Wednesday, April 2, 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! Well, the moon is almost hidden, at least it was this morning early. It was very low in the east and I could barely see it sparkling through the treetops! Venus was very visible, though and will become more so later this month. God's Creation is Awesome!

Seems like the gators are liking this warm spring weather. Yesterday, another one was sunning, almost hidden in the weeds, across from the canal as we entered the Park. A lady walking two dogs, was keeping her distance. There are many dog-walkers in the park, and one man in particular, walks his dog several times a day, smoking his pipe. He gets lots of exercise, because its about a mile from his house to the bench where he sits and watches the people go by. Life is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

When I am confused, where do I turn for clarity, wisdom, understanding, and direction?

James 1:5-8 "If you need wisdom-if you want to know what God wants you to do - ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him, bu sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave if the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. They can't make up their minds. they waver back and forth in everything they do."

Psalm 119:125 "Give discernment to me, your servant' then I will understand your decrees."

Discernment is the ability to interpret events and to understand the true nature of people and situations. Discernment is an aspect of wisdom. It enables us to see behind the facades that mask the truth. Discernment shows us the way through the maze of options that face us. Like the sun that burns away the fog, discernment cuts through confusion and distractions. Whereas the devil is the "father of lies", God is the father of the truth, and he gives discernment to those who seek it.

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

Love and hugs,