Tuesday, September 9, 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! When I stepped outside this morning, the stars were twinkling in the clear sky...just a few puffy clouds drifting by. It is usually quiet before the neighborhood wakes up. The wind was blowing again, reminding me of fall coming. But our acorns have not started coming down yet, although when the tree trimmers come, there will be plenty!

I was not able to take a walk yesterday,  because of a slight computer glitch, so the gators had to get along without me, ;o) However, maybe I will get to do that later today. We saw two peahens when driving down into the park, and they were getting pretty big. I haven't seen the peacock lately, though. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Where do we find confidence for every day?

Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation-so why should I be afraid? the Lord protects me from danger-so why should I tremble?

Psalm 121:8 The  Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.

John 16:33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

Many of the greatest athletes say that their real contest is a mental, not a physical one. It's the same way in our spiritual life. Our confidence comes not from looking around at our physical circumstances, but from looking to God.

How can we have confidence in the face of life's greatest hardships?

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

When we rely on God, he will not let us down. Our limited understanding  is no match for his limitless love and grace.

Romans 8:38-39 I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can't and life can't . The angels can't, and the demons can't. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can't keep God's love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord..

Philippians 4:11-13 Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to get along happily whether I have much or little. I know how to live on almost noghing or with everything; I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.

Our happiness  rises and falls, but our steady confidence comes from the consistency of Christ. We depend on Christ - not on circumstances.

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

Love and hugs,