Thursday, July 31, 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! Our rain came later yesterday, so it was good to be able to get out and run errands in the morning. Everything is very wet and drippy this morning and I have a young lizard staring at me from the curtain behind this PC. He has been in the house about a week. I wish Matthew was still with us, because he is a great lizard catcher!

The water at the Park is very high now and plentiful. The trees that are touching the water, seem to be even lower, now, so I guess the tree crew will have to come in and remove them. They have to get in a boat and work in the mud... quite a job! But God is good and we need the rain.

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Psalm 146: 5-10 Happy are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God. He is the one who made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He is the one who keeps every promise forever; who gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry. The Lord frees the prisoners. The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts the burdens of those bent beneath their loads. the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord protects the foreigners among their loads. The Lord loves the righteous. The Lord protects the foreigners among us. He cares for the orphans and widows, but he frustrates the plans of the wicked. The Lord will reign forever, O Jerusalem, your God is King for every generation! Praise the Lord!

Our hope is rooted in the wonderful acts of God in creation and history. the Bible gives full testimony to the fact that God is able to deliver us from any and every circumstance. He will either get us out of it or bring us through it--for his glory and our joy.

I pray that God , who gives you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in him. May you overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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

Love and hugs,