Monday, April 23, 2012


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! Well, it was a different weekend.  The weather was threatening, but it did not interfere with a beautiful celebration of life service for a beautiful friend who succumbed to cancer after a two year battle. The rain came down before the service was over, but did not stop the music or memories being shared.

We so needed the rain! It came down most of Saturday, and even Friday night. When I was over in the Publix parking lot when the skies were threatening. I sat and watched an osprey hovering over its nest on the light pole. There was a fish in his claws and he kept dropping down and lifting up. I think he was offering bits of the meal to the babies that were in the nest, Then he took off and later I saw him or his twin perched on the wire over Turner's creek, which was swollen and full from high tide and the rain.

I was impressed to see the water up at the park, and the egrets enjoying the fish floating by. I watched one egret lift his wings and take gracefully off, gliding along the water, looking for another good fishing spot.  The gopher tortoise was lumbering up to his hole, causing some visitors to pause to watch. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

What are the benefits of wisdom?

Proverbs 9:10 
Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdim. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding.

Psalm 111:10 Reverence for the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. The rewards of wisdom come to all who obey him. Praise his name forever!

Wisdom is not simply knowing facts and figures. It is understanding that an all-powerful, all-knowing  God has designed a moral universe with consequences for our good and evil choices. Wisdom begins with understanding our accountability to and our full dependence on our Creator. It's not what we know, but who we know.

Proverbs 3:21-26 My child, don't lose sight of good planning and insight. Hang on to them, for they fill you with life and bring you honor and respect. they keep you safe on your way and keep your feet from stumbling. You can lie down without fear and enjoy pleasant dreams. You need not be afraid of disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.

Wisdom produces honor in our lives and protects us from trouble. Wise people know the difference between right and wrong and choose to do what's right. More than that, wisdom is choosing to apply God's truth and principles to our daily relationships and situations.

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

Love and hugs,