Friday, July 18, 2008


Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! And it is the beautiful day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!

This morning, for the first time in a week, I saw stars, when I stepped outside. that means the sky is clear and no rain for today! Be careful what you pray for because just last month I was praying for rain. Wow, Did the Lord ever answer!

I did my daily walk at the VA hospital yesterday. That place is huge! I am sure that I walked a mile in increments, most of it pushing Louis in a wheelchair, because his legs give out after just a short distance. But I am thankful for the caring staff and doctors who do a great job of caring for our veterans and always thank him for serving his country, so many years ago.

We drove through the park and noticed the high water, which flowed over the weir during the hard rain Wednesday. The canal is up, also, and grass is growing in our front yard. Everybody is out mowing. God is good!

Two squirrels came up to me looking for peanuts,which they are not supposed to have, at the first shelter when I walked the other day. Someone had been feeding them and they get used to it, but I just told them I did not have anything for them. :o)

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How will God rescue those who depend on him?

Psalm 91:9-16 If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your dwelling. For he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone. You will trample down lions and poisonous snakes; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet! The Lord says, "I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will answer them. I will satisfy them with a long life and give them my salvation."

The Lord gives us absolute assurance: "I will rescue those who love me." This passage does not give us license to be reckless, But it gives us the promise that when people and circumstances turn against us, God is for us.

Psalm 6:4 Return, O Lord, and rescue me. Save me because of your unfailing love.

Psalm 50:15 Trust me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.

God promises to rescue us not only for our welfare, but for his glory.

Psalm 72:12-14 He will rescue the poor when they cry to him, he will help the oppressed who have no one to defend them. He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them. He will save them from oppression and from violence, for their lives are precious to him.

No situation is too difficult for the Lord. The greater our need, the greater the depth of his love and compassion for us.

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

Love and hugs,