Monday, April 28, 2008


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! A little late this morning, because of a sleepyhead in the family! This is the beautiful day the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, I could not see the moon or stars, because of overcast skies, but looks like they have blown over and we won't get the rain we need.

Our pump is primed and ready to turn on tomorrow, though, so the grass and shrubs will be watered. Our staghorn fern, which is huge, broke one of its chains, so, our friend Terry, came over Sat. night after he closed the Park, and put a new chain on it and raised it up on the limb of the tree it hangs on. We are blessed to have such good friends!

When I walked Saturday, I stopped to watch the baby gators swim about in the oily looking water from an air boat which had just passed by up the canal. The air boat was going very slowly, but still disturbed everything. Sometimes they use it to clear out the water lilies, which are a nuisance plant, but I hadn't noticed many this year. But God is good!

From the Promise Bible:

Does God care about my reputation?

Colossians 3:23-24
"Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and the Master you are serving is Christ."

What matters most is not what others think of us, but what God thinks of us. When we seek to please the Lord, he will give us favor with others.

What is the basis for my reputation?

1 Corinthians 1:30-31 "God alone made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made Christ to be wisdom itself. He is the one who make us acceptable to God. He made us pure and holy, and he gave himself to purchase our freedom. As the Scriptures say, "The person who wishes to boast should boast only of what the Lord has done."

Ultimately, we should be known not for what we have done but for what the Lord has done for us. We are "exhibit A" of God's greatness and goodness.

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

Love and hugs,