Thursday, October 21, 2010


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! (I believe it is 3 PM in Rome) Another clear, cool start to the day, which I hope will be productive.

I was so pleased with myself that I did my ironing yesterday, as well as getting some other things done that needed doing. Life is good!

Another anecdote about my trip...we drove up in the NC mountains, almost to the 5,000 ft level and stopped at a pretty overlook, rest area, got out and stretched, and I took photos of Daryl and Matthew, which I hope will turn out well, and also of the scenery, which was just beautiful! We were very close to Deal's Gap, the twistiest highway in the U.S., with 138 turns in 11 miles of hiway. (I think that number is correct.) Anyway, that accounted for the many motorcycles we passed or were passed by. All kinds of bikers-some pulling trailers, and some three wheelers, all out enjoying the weather and beautiful leaves and colorful scenery. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Why do I sometimes find myself weary and tired?

Isaiah 40:28-31 Have you never heard or understood? Don't you know that the Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth? He never grows faint or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to those who are tired and worn out: he offers strength to the weak. Even youths will become exhausted, and young men will give up. But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

2 Corinthians 4:7 This precious treasure--this light and power that now shine within us--is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak bodies. So everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own.
As human beings, we have limitations. We get hungry, tired, and hurt. We are not self-sufficient. Instead of relying on ourselves, we need to rely on the Lord. Like the eagle that soars on the currents of wind, we can trust the Lord to carry us onward.

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

Love and hugs,