Wednesday, July 23, 2008


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

When I stepped outside earlier, the football shaped moon was trying to beam through the layer of clouds and was indeed, casting some light.

What a thunderstorm we had yesterday evening! The water still had not dried up in our gutters and now there is more!

I took a walk out to the tower at the Park yesterday, even though it was getting oppressively warm. I stopped at the gator nest and looked and looked for Mama gator. If she was there, she was hiding under a thick canopy of ferns. But then I walked on to the tower where a lot of trash and lilies have washed in, and there was a big gator amidst the trash... looked like Mama gator taking a break, but I couldn't be sure.

I was just in time to see an osprey swoop up from the water with a fish in it's claws and make a beeline toward it's nest, which is probably the one on top of a field light pole at Sawgrass Elementary. Then I watched as two more ospreys glided and soared in their graceful flight around and around the lake. They didn't hover as I was hoping, but they were still beautiful.

Many dragonflies were flying back and forth in front of me, catching mosquitoes, I hope! God is Good!

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 wee 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's right. More than that, wisdom is choosing to apply God's truth and principles to our daily relationships and

Proverbs 9:11-12 Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life. If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.

Psalm 25:8-9 The Lord is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray. He leads the humble in what is right, teaching them his way.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understanding. Heed his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.

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

Love and hugs,