Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy December First!

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 sky was clear and dark and Venus was shining brightly as was an airplane as high, it seemed, as Venus.

I really enjoyed the rain yesterday. Everything looks fresh today and wet. Lots of leaves and twigs were blown down by the strong winds that preceded the rain and I picked up some to put in the dumpster which gets emptied today.

We drove through the Park and even though the weather was threatening and blowing, there were still quite a lot of people out enjoying it. I spotted some anhingas and turtles, but no gator. There was a very interesting article in the paper yesterday about the bike trail through the Everglades and how many times gators are on the trail. I once was coming back down the sidewalk at Sawgrass, when a very large gator crossed the sidewalk in front of me to get to the canal. I gave him the right of way!! God is Awesome!

Excerpts from Psalm 139 NLT:

O lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my every thought when far away.

You Chart the path ahead of me.
and tell me where to stop and rest.
Every moment you know where I am.
You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
You both precede and follow me,
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to know!

I could ask the darkness to hide me
and the light around me to become night--
but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines bright as day.
Darkness and light are both alike to you.

...Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you..
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

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

Love and hugs,