Friday, May 2, 2008


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Our little cool spell is over, but I hear predictions that another one is on the way. We need rain desperately, so I hope for some with this cool spell. But I am sure God will provide in His time.

I found a dove egg shell in our driveway, and looked for the nest overhead, but could not see one. Doves are not architects. Their nests are very sloppily put together, and the eggs usually fall out. I wonder why so many survive.

As I walked in the park yesterday, the cool wind was most welcome, but I was carefully sticking to the shade as much as possible. It was warm! When I stopped at the shelter to look at the baby gators, a very large gator was on the bank, across the canal and some distance down. I am sure that wasn't Mama gator.

Only two babies were visible, but when I stopped on the way back from the tower, all five were in a heap on the mud. They don't mind crawling over each other. I should take their pictures, but always forget my camera. But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can I best use time?

Psalm 90:12 "Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom."

Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 "There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to rebuild. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to speak up. A time for love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace. What do people really get for all their hard work? I have thought about this in connection with the various kinds of work God has given people to do. God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end."

Valuing time begins with seeing it from God's perspective. When we do this, we learn that there is always time for accomplishing God's plans for our lives.

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

Love and hugs,