Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Words of Wisdom from Ecclesiastes

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 in the dark this morning, Venus was very bright in the eastern sky and other stars and planets were twinkling all around the brightness. It was awesome! The darkness is lasting longer as the days shorten. Soon it will be fall and winter again. Already the acorns are falling from the oak trees, much to the delight of the squirrels in our yard. I watched two little ones sitting up and munching in identical positions yesterday. Really cute!

Water is still draining out of our yard into the gutter, so everything is really soggy from all the rain, but that is good for the lakes and rivers and all the drought we had this spring. God always supplies our needs! Seems like a lot of birds are around lately. I surprised some mockingbirds in our yard yesterday enjoying the berries from the podacarpus bushes. God is good!

From Eccl. 5&6

Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor. If one person falls , the other can reach out and help. But people who are alone when they fall are in real trouble. And on a cold night, two under the same blanket can gain warmth from each other. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back to back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

People who work hard sleep well whether they eat little or much, but the rich are always worrying and seldom get a good night's sleep.

...and it is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life-that is indeed a gift from God. People who do this rarely look with sorrow on the past, for God has given them reasons for joy.

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

Love and hugs,