Friday, August 1, 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! Happy first day of August! So far, it doesn't seem any different than July, but maybe we will start noticing a few changes toward the end of the month.

"O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth."

Yesterday, because of my arthritic foot, I only walked a short distance to the canal at the park, and stood watching a great white heron preening his glowing, white feathers, while a flock of ibis pecked around nearby. A curious squirrel peered at me from the oak tree I was standing under, thinking about peanuts, no doubt.

Then I saw a squirrel chasing a Cooper's hawk out of a tree! Apparently, the squirrel must have had a nest nearby and didn't want the hawk around. However, after the hawk moved to another branch, he stayed there smoothing his ruffled feathers! God is Awesome!

The little lizard that I wrote about yesterday, has gone someplace else, but I didn't feel sticky little feet on my face last night!

An Irish blessing:

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering, Angel
so nothing can harm you.
Faithful friends near you,
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you .

Prayer is the soul's sincere desire,
Unuttered or expressed,
The motion of a hidden fire
that trembles in the breast.

Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear,
the upward glancing of an eye,
when none but God is near.
James Montgomery

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

Love and hugs,