Thursday, May 20, 2010


Dear Friends and Prayer Partners,
I am taking Brian for a procedure very early tomorrow morning, so there will not be a "Daily Walk". Hope you have a Jesus-filled weekend!!

On another note; please ignore the previous email I forwarded today. It is a hoax and not true for the most part. I should have checked first.

Love and hugs,

Sermon on the Mount

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! Unlike the way the day started out yesterday. today is sunshiny and bright already and promises to be a hot day. We still need rain, but God will send it in his time. My well pump does not work any more. (it's only about 41 years old, so can't imagine why) so I have to use city water, and I am not willing to do that. So I water sparingly.

Yesterday I drove to the park, parked and walked to the second bridge. The cloud cover was welcome and there was a strong breeze blowing, so it was very pleasant. I kept stopping to look at the water and wondered why it is green. It must be the algae from lack of oxygen making it green, but it doesn't look very good. I could not see any fish or anything in the water. Very strange. I don't know how the anhingas manage to find fish underwater if they can't see. One of the birds flew along the canal and landed up in an oak tree to dry out his wings. Then I went to the hawk's nest, but, once again, saw no signs of life. But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT;

Matthew 5:3-16
God blesses those who realize their need for him,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is given to them.
God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
God blesses those who are gentle and lowly,
for the whole earth will belong to them.
God blesses those who are hungry and thirsty for justice,
for they will receive it in full.
God blesses those who are merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
God blesses those whose hearts are pure,
for they will see God.
God blesses those who work for peace,
for they will be called the children of God.
God blesses those who are persecuted
because they live for God,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

God blesses you when you are mocked
and persecuted and lied about because you are my followers.
Be happy about it! Be very glad!
For a great reward awaits you in heaven.
And remember, the ancient prophets were
persecuted, too.

You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it useful again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world--like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see. Don't hide your light under a basket! Instead, Put it on a stand and let it shine for all. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

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

Love and hugs,