Monday, July 7, 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! When I stepped outside early this morning, I could see stars twinkling and an airplane far above as it made its way north.

After the storm yesterday afternoon, the sky is clear and everything is washed and fresh. God is good!

We drove through the park yesterday, and saw a bedraggled peacock with the tail feather bones dragging on the ground... not so proud when molting!

Not many people were out, because of the threatening skies and heat, but the ibis were busy and the squirrels were running back and forth as usual. It is a peaceful place to be.

From the Promise Bible, NLT:

How can I have hope when times are tough?

Hebrews 10:23 Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.

Our hope is rooted in God's integrity and faithfulness. When everything else falls apart we can cling to the fact that God keeps his word.

John 14:1 Don't be troubled. You trust God, now trust in me.

John 16:33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

Our troubles do not surprise the Lord and should not surprise us. Trouble is rampant in this fallen world. Our focus should be on Jesus who has overcome this world and all its troubles.

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.

Jeremiah 29:11 "I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."

Do not doubt God's good intentions for us. The wonder of creation, the evidence of his constant care, and the priceless gift of Jesus Christ for our salvation give us confidence that he will establish all who trust in him.

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

Love and hugs,