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 huge full moon was shining in the west on its way around the earth, and everything was lit up. God is Awesome!
I took a drive to the Park yesterday and saw the pastor's wife taking a photo of some turtles lying on the bank, then went on to find a parking place, so I could walk out on the bridge. I stood for a few minutes feeling the sun on my back and relaxing, then, since the traffic light was blinking red, and traffic was heavy, I turned right and went on to Joe's Creek Park. What good timing! There was a whole flock of ibis, tri-colored immature ones, and white ones pecking all around the fence... must have been three or four dozen. I got out of the car and they paid no attention to me. I watched them for a few minutes, then made my way home.
I also noticed that the tiny songbirds are now here for the winter. I just noticed one in the neighbor's mango tree, pecking and flitting around. God's creation is great!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
What do I do when problems overwhelm me?
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?
Problems can turn our eyes from the Lord. Use them, instead, as opportunities to turn our eyes to the Lord for his protection, his guiding light, and his saving power.
Psalm 145:14 The Lord helps the fallen and lifts up those bent beneath their loads.
God finds the fallen and never passes them by. When we feel we can't go another step, he shoulders our loads, easing our pain and burden.
Psalm 42:5-6 Why am I discouraged? Why so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again--my Savior and my God! Now I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember your kindness-from Mount Hermon, the source of the Jordan, from the land of Mount Mizar.
Remember God's mercy. He has been faithful in the past and will be faithful in the future. Memory ignites the fire of hope and drives away the darkness of despair.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,