Thursday, August 20, 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!

A little later start to the PC, but I have been up and busy getting things done (like taking care of hubby). What a rain we had yesterday evening! I don't have a rain gauge, but it must have been over two inches! Seemed like the thunder and lightning never would stop. Three of those orange topped toadstools popped up in the yard from the wetness, but David mowed over them. I watched a squirrel take a bite out of one, but I guess it was not to his liking. At least he did not get sick!

The park has high vegetation from all the rain and the water is high. I saw the younger gopher tortoise in his usual spot, and what looked like a goose on one of the lakes, but I think it was an egret all drawn up. When their long necks get pulled in, they look very different. God's Creation is marvelous!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can God break the power of addiction in my life?

Galatians 5:22-23 When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Here there is not conflict with the law.

Romans 8:5-9 Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. If your sinful nature controls your mind, there is death. But if the Holy Spirit controls your mind, there is life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God's laws, and it never will. That's why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God. But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of God living in them are not Christians at all.)

God can break the power of addiction in your life when you give him control. He will come into your life and change your heart and your desires. Surrender to the Holy Spirit, and God will replace addictive drives with life-affirming desires.

Romans 12:2 Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.

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

Love and hugs