Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cool day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! As I stepped outside this morning, the moon was blazing its light in the west, directly over the house and was eclipsing the brilliance of the stars, which were barely visible. Tonight is to be the lunar eclipse, so, if the sky stays clear, we should be able to see part of it, anyway.

It should be a good day for walking with dry air and warming up. Once more, we will have spring-like weather in the middle of Feb. I see the piles of snow on the weather channel on TV and am very grateful that I live in Florida!

Lots of people were enjoying the outdoors at the park yesterday, I saw them hanging over the bridge looking at the water, and wondered if they were looking at turtles or if a gator was hanging in the canal.

A great white heron was looking at a bush at the edge of our yard yesterday, with his neck undulating. It was fascinating to watch! Usually, they don't come in our yard, because sometimes a feral cat hangs around. It doesn't seem to bother the Mama duck and her three almost grown ducklings, though. They like to rest by the plumbago in the shade in the afternoon. God is good!

From the book, Quiet Moments with God for Teachers:

Sunrise, shining its beams through the window on a cold winter's morning, is a welcome sight. Even if the air outside is icy cold, sunrise gives the illusion of warmth. With the rising sun, the city opens its shutters and make preparations for the day; in the country, the farm animals are let out to pasture. Kids are off to school, adults are on their way to work, and each has a different perspective of the sunrise.

Sunrise happens whether we see it or not. Clouds may cover the sky so totally that we can't experience the beauty of the sunbeams making their way to the earth. No matter what the climate, the sun still rises in the eastern horizon and sets over the west. Sunrise is set by God's clock, and it is ours to enjoy in the early mornings when we can see it clearly. It is just as much there for us to enjoy when the clouds cover it. We can trust it to be there-even though it may be hidden for a while.

We can also trust God to be there every morning because He is the one, irrefutable reality in this life, and He remains constant and true!

"The sunrise from on high will visit us to guide our feet into the way of peace."
Luke 1:78-79 NASB

Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain. Laughter and teardrops, pleasure and pain - low tides
and high tides, mountains and plains.

Triumphs, defeats and losses and gains. But there never was a cloud that the son didn't shine through and there's nothing that's impossible for Jesus Christ to do!
Helen Steiner Rice

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,