Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cloudy day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, a mockingbird was greeting the day with very loud and continuous songs. The moon was not visible because of the cloud cover and, of course, it is very warm.

Yesterday we got our exercise walking the very long halls at the Veteran's Hospital, but in the time we were there, we managed to get in three appointments. Tomorrow Louis has to go back for lab work at 6:45am, so there may not be an email from me in the morning.

By the time we were through with the last app't at 12:30pm, he was tired out, so I had the clerk call for escort service with a wheelchair, to take him from the third floor, out to the front, where we caught a shuttle to the very back row in the parking lot. That place is really busy!!

We are blessed to have such a facility in our area. Some of the nurses were getting their exercise on the lunch breaks by walking very fast around and around the halls. I say, good for them! God is good!

Third John 1-5 NKJV
To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth:
Beloved , I pray that you may prosper in all things, and be in health, just as your soul prospers... I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth...

From Quiet Moments with God for Teachers:

...More often than not, when we hear the word "courage," we think of heroic acts in times of crisis. But in our everyday lives, we shouldn't overlook the courageousness of simply being there. Lives are changed when we faithfully provide for our families, care for the elderly, or lend an ear to a troubled student. Persistence in making this world a better place to live-for ourselves and others-is definitely a form of courage.

Albert Schweitzer, the great Christian missionary, doctor, and theologian, was once asked in an interview to name the greatest living person. He immediately replied, "The greatest person in the world is some unknown individual who at this very moment has gone in love to help another."

As you go about your work today, remember that you could be someone else's hero.
Have thy tools ready: God will find the work.

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

Love and hugs,