Thursday, May 29, 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!

Well, better late than never!

Yesterday, after a trip to Lowe's, I felt strong enough to take a walk with Matthew, out to see the baby gators. We thought we would be disappointed, but after carefully looking, I discovered three of them almost hidden in the mud under a bush. The biggest one has really grown.. he is about a foot long and very fat, so whatever they eat, agrees with them. It was good to walk again, even though a little warm.

And, I discovered this morning, that not only do I have an amaryllis blooming, but another stalk is about to pop open with blossoms! God is good!

From the Promise Bible:

How is my work important to the Lord?

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 "This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we commanded you before. As a result, people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others to meet your financial needs."

Work is God's plan for our lives. Those who work diligently experience many benefits in their own lives and bring benefits to others. God promises two basic rewards for faithful work: (1) having a more credible witness to nonbelievers and (2) having our needs met without having to financially depend on others.

Romans 12:8 If your gift is to encourage others, do it! If you have money, share it generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

God blesses us us when we do work that is in keeping with our gifts and abilities.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But people who are alone when they fall are in real trouble. And on a cold night, two under the same blanket can gain warmth from each other. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back to back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

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

Love and hugs,