Monday, August 31, 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! Although I have been up for some time, I am a little late getting to the PC for this message today. That means that I have been taking care of Louis and have him settled for a time.

When I stepped outside this morning, I saw Venus shining brightly again in the east , but no sign of the moon. I know it is out there somewhere, because it is supposed to be full on the 4th. Anyway, God is Awesome!

We went to the park after church yesterday and saw an almost invisible great blue heron on the bank, (almost invisible because of his dark color against the foliage.) An anhinga was dragging along on the weir, ready to dry out the wings. It was a beautiful day to walk in the park, sunshiny and a little less warm. Our Mexican petunias are a lovely purple, although the plants are scrawny, and I noticed about four blooms on our Bird of Paradise in the back yard. God's beauty is everywhere!

This will be a busy day as I start radiation on my nose, and Louis has a cardiologist appt. this afternoon. Just one of those days to start the week!

What do I do when I feel overwhelmed?

Leviticus 26:8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand! All your enemies will fall beneath the blows of your weapons.

Joshua 23:10 Each one of you will put to flight a thousand of the enemy, for the Lord your God fights for you just as he has promised.

Be encouraged that the power of God is for us, regardless of the number of enemies against us. God used David to overcome Goliath, Gideon's three hundred soldiers to defeat the armies of Midian, and one hundred and twenty disciples to establish the church in Acts. He joys when working through our weaknesses and limitations.

Colossians 1:11-14 We also pray that you will be strengthened with his glorious power so that you will have all the patience and endurance you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father, who has enabled you to share the inheritance that belongs to God's holy people, who live in the light. For he has rescued us from the one who rules in the kingdom of darkness, and he has brought us into the Kingdom of his dear son. God has purchased our freedom with his blood and has forgiven all our sins.

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

Love and hugs,