Monday, November 22, 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! What a beautiful day again! Sun shining, a little cool, but really warming up to the eighties today, I guess. Since the moon was full Sat, night, as usual, I had a difficult time sleeping, I am a "loonie" when it comes to full moons. I was up and down from about three until I finally got up for good at six. Gives me plenty of time to get ready for church.

I went for a walk Saturday afternoon in the park along the sidewalk and enjoyed the serenity and peacefulness of the river. There was one lone ibis high in a tree and ripples in the water, but no critters were visible., except on the way in. The fat gator was sunning and the usual turtles were lined up on the weir. They seem to like to stay in bunches.

But this morning, I arrived at the Park at a little after seven, and saw my friend, David C. just getting ready to leave, so he got out of his truck and came to chat briefly.He gave me the gnarly, twisted walking stick I am using. I enjoyed the solitary walk and was pleased to see several families of moorhens, busily pecking at the water lilies and other greens that grow in the water. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Colossians 1:5
So we have continued praying for you ever since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you a complete understanding of what he wants to do in your lives , and we ask him to make you wise with spiritual wisdom. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and you will continually do good, kind things for others. All the while, you will learn to know God better and better.

We also pray that you will be strengthened with his glorious power st 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.

Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and the Master you are serving is Christ."

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

Love and hugs,