Thursday, April 2, 2009


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 fog was still in the air and the sky was overcast. Then, while we were eating breakfast I heard a sprinkle, and sure enough, it was raining for a second or two. Well, every little bit helps! Now the sky is clearing up and the sun is shining. It promises to be another warm, humid day! God is good!

I noticed a hawk at the park, zipping across in front of us with something trailing from its claws...either a long twig or a snake. Seems like spring has brought all kinds of feathered friends building nests and feeding their young. I was in the Publix parking lot and saw the osprey on her nest. They have to go a long ways to get their food when they are in the city like that, but water is everywhere, so I guess they can fish or get lizards or small animals to feed their young. They provide somehow!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can I have hope when times are tough?

Hebrews 10:23
Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.

Our hope is rooted in God's integrity and faithfulness. When everything else falls apart we can cling to the fact that God keeps his word.

John 14:1 Don't be troubled . You trust God, now trust in me.

John 10:33 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.

Our troubles do not surprise the Lord and should not surprise us. Trouble is rampant in this fallen world. Our focus should be on Jesus who has overcome this world and all its troubles.

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.

Psalm 130:7 O Israel, hope in the Lord, for with the Lord there is unfailing love and an overflowing supply of salvation.

Our hope is rooted in the wonderful acts of God in creation and history. The Bible gives full testimony to the fact that God is able to deliver us from any and every circumstance. He will either get us out of it or bring us through it --for his glory and our joy.

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

Love and hugs,