Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I saw the sunrise!

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! The sunrise was glorious this morning, in spite of the ozone, which is unhealthy today. Last night the sunset was lovely, too.

Yesterday, the air was so cool, there was no way I was staying in, so off to the Park we went! The tree trimming crew was at work, blocking off most of the sidewalk around the building, but I headed off to the boardwalk. That part that leads to the tower will be closed off today because of resealing, but I was able to head for the shelter to check on the baby gators. There was a very large one on the bank across from the canal, but I only saw one baby and then another came and was lying on the big baby's back. I looked under the shelter and saw another one, so at least three survived.

We saw two peacocks with fully spread tail feathers, slowly turning around and around, attracting lots of attention! The colors are really beautiful. God is Awesome!

I have been putting chunky peanut butter on a part of our oak tree that sticks out and the little squirrels love it! Let's see you hang upside down by your toenails and eat sticky peanut butter! :o)

From the Promise Bible NLT:

What are the benefits of wisdom?

Proverbs 9:10 "Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding."

Psalm 111:10 "Reverence for the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. The rewards of wisdom come to all who obey him Praise his name forever!"

Wisdom is not simply knowing facts and figures' it is understanding that an all-powerful, all-knowing God has designed a moral universe with consequences for our good and evil choices. Wisdom begins with understanding our accountability to and our full dependence on our Creator. It's not what we know, but who we know.

Proverbs 3: 21-26 "My child, don't lose sight of good planning and insight. Hang on to them, for they fill you with life and bring you honor and respect. they keep you safe on your way and keep your feet from stumbling. You can lie down without fear and enjoy pleasant dreams. You need not be afraid of disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap."

Wisdom produces honor in our lives and protects us from trouble. Wise people know the difference between right and wrong and choose to do what is right. More than that, wisdom is choosing to apply God's truth and principles to our daily relationships and situations.

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