Wednesday, August 19, 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 much earlier this morning, I noticed the bright star once again in the east..must be Venus, but did not see any others. God is Awesome!

Well, I have been playing a waiting game this morning. Waiting for the plumber to come, and when he did, the problem was solved in five minutes, but it cost a lot more! Also, David was late coming to mow, but now the plumber is gone and David is mowing, so soon all will be taken care of.

The park was nice and peaceful when we visited yesterday, but a large truck with two huge round pipes was parked in front of the building, so I don't know what is going on. Guess I will have to ask Mike. I was happy to see a gopher tortoise in his usual high grass, munching away at the succulent stalks. Yum!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

-Do I have the power to resist overwhelming temptation?

James 4:7 Hunble yourselves before God . Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

The devil can tempt us, but we can resist him just as Jesus did--by responding to the temptation with the truth in God's word.

1 John 4:4 Every child of God defeats this evil world by trusting Christ to give the victory. And the ones who win this battle against the world are the ones who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

We can break free from temptation when we change our focus and our minds. Instead of thinking about our weakness, we can fill our minds with the promise of God's strength. In Christ we have power. We must never forget that the Holy Spirit is great enoiugh to overcome any threat against us.

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

Love and hugs,