Wednesday, August 20, 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! The wind is blowing and clouds are racing across the sky, but no rain and no hurricane! God is good!

When I stepped outside this morning, I could actually see the waning moon through the bumpy clouds that were passing in front of it.

Since all the county parks were closed yesterday, I did not take my walk in the Park, but hope to do that today. Our bird of paradise and the beauty berry bush have many blooms as a result of the rains we have had. The birds love the beauty berry bush, because of the purple berries. I think that is how we came to have the bush, since we did not plant it. :o)

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Blessings: How has God promised to bless his people?

Numbers 6:24-26 May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.

God's blessing encompasses all of life. We live in his protection, his presence, and his peace. Nothing this world offers can compare in scope or duration with the blessing of God.

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.

We are tempted to base our hope and confidence on worldly circumstances such as a good job or financial security. But these cannot compare to the promises that we have in God, the creator of heaven and earth. Put your hope where it cannot and will not be shaken.

1 Corinthians 12:13 The only thing I didn't do, which I do in the other churches, was to become a burden to you. Please forgive me for this wrong!

Jesus Christ blesses us with forgiveness and redemption. God the Father blesses us with the assurance that we are loved and of infinite worth. The Holy Spirit blesses us with fellowship and the continual presence of God.

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

Love and hugs,