Friday, September 18, 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, I saw something dark lying across the sidewalk, and discovered it was a large branch that had fallen off the oak during the night. Glad I wasn't standing under it when it broke and fell! It was still dark, so I couldn't see it clearly until later.

We had our first adventure with Dart Careride yesterday as Louis had an appointment to get his toenails clipped. The medical building we were going to does not have good handicapped spaces and only two, so I thought it would be a good idea to have us just dropped off and escorted in. It was a good idea and was a help, but we had to wait for them to come and get us after the appointment. On the way home, we passed two beautiful roseate spoonbills in the ditch alongside 62nd Ave. I had seen them there before. For some reason they seem to like the ditch in that highly industrial area. But God's beauty is everywhere! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

When I am confused, where do I turn for clarity, wisdom, understanding, and direction?

1 Corinthians 2:12-16 God has actually given us his spirit (not the world's spirit) so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us. When we tell you this, we do not use words of human wisdom. We speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths. But people who aren't Christians can't understand these truths from God's Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them because only those who have the Spirit can understand what the Spirit means. We who have the Spirit understand these things, but others can't understand us at all. How could they? For , "Who can know what the Lord is thinking? Who can give him counsel?" But we can understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.

Those who believe in Jesus Christ will find that God gives them a new perspective on life. We have the mind of Christ , coming primarily from God's word. It also comes through the Holy Spirit's guiding our thoughts and decisions.

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

Love and hugs,