Monday, June 8, 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 air was moist and not much cooler than last night, but all the birds were up and singing, and squirrels waste no time in climbing, running, leaping and digging for acorns and whatever else they eat! I think squirrels are busier than ants!

What a day we had Saturday! It started off okay, with me looking forward to going to a retirement celebration, but God had other plans. As I came home from errands, Louis lost his balance while getting out of the van, and stumbled backward down the driveway, until he fell flat on his back on the driveway, smacking his head on the concrete. Our friend and neighbor, saw it from her window and came rushing over and held a thick towel on his head, while I called 911 and got the paramedics on the way. Louis kept trying to get up, and was talking to the medics while I answered questions. They finally got him ready to go the the ER, while Brian and I got in the van and drove to Bayfront. Our wait was only three and a half hours while they did a CTscan and xrayed his back. No damage there, thank God! He's pretty tough. He now has five blue stitches in the back of his head and a very sore back, but he is able to walk with the walker and pretty much get around with pain. I am so thankful for our neighbor, Cheryl, and for the kind nurses at Bayfront. God is Good!

I did go through the Park, though, and was very disappointed to see how high the weeds and grass have grown, since it was last mown who knows when. It does not look like the same park where I have been walking for over twenty years. Very sad. People still come and enjoy the picnics and the boardwalk and the walking their dogs. It is still free and that is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can I best use time?

Psalm 90:12 Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 There is a time for everything; a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to rebuild. A time to cry and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. A time to search and a time to lose. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend. a time to be quiet and a time to speak up. A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace. What do people really get for all their hard work? I have thought about this in connection with the various kinds of work God has given people to do. God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.

Valuing time begins with seeing it from God's perspective. When we do this, we learn that there is always time for accomplishing God's plans for our lives.

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

Love and hugs,