Monday, March 3, 2008


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the beautiful day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Since I last wrote, we have turned over a new month and this time, March came in like a lamb! The old saying goes, it will go out like a lion!

I hope you early risers saw the gorgeous sight in the sky this morning. The thin crescent moon was hanging low in the southeastern sky and Venus was just a little above it. Tomorrow there won't be a moon, but Venus will still be there! And we have been having some colorful sunsets these days. God is good!

The trees are all greening out at the park, and the desolate, bare branches hanging over the water are now, all green and pretty. As soon as our trees get through shedding, they will be all newly green. Spring is here!

I have a dear friend who loves to work in her yard, because it releases anxiety, so I thought of her when I read this from Quiet Moments with God:

1 Corinthians 15:58
"My beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord."

The landscapes around a home are usually very personal and reflect the individual taste of the homeowners. Making the outside reflect the owner is a unique talent landscape architects and novice gardeners have in common....

Landscaping is indeed an art, but it is also much more. These eye-catching scenes say something about the owner. they express the preferences of the owner, giving insight into what is appreciated and worth all that effort to create.

Most gardeners will tell you that even though they love gardening, it's still work. It involves investing money, time, and hard work to create the desired results. For the first year or two, a well-landscaped yard requires just about as much work as a new baby does. It takes preparation and commitment - and a lot of hard work.

The way we live our physical lives also expresses who we are and what we appreciate. It takes preparation, the nourishment of the Word, and constant attention to the weeds in our daily lives in order to create a beautiful and satisfying spiritual landscape.

One thorn of experience is wortha whole wilderness of warning.
James Russell Lowell

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

Love and hugs,