Thursday, April 26, 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! It's warming up, but still very cool in the early morning. Once again, I was very chilly last night.   I thought I would be warm once I climbed into bed, but woke up very early and was so chilly I added my flannel jammy top, and went back to bed, only to still be chilly. So, even though it was almost time to get up, I put the fleece throw on the bed again and climbed back in to warm up. I will put the throw on tonight when I retire, because even if I get too warm, I can always "throw" if off!

I noticed that two of the small mangoes on the tree next door, blew off during the strong winds we had a couple days ago. Two more are left high in the tree top. They are about three inches long, but growing fast. I had a long, dead small branch break off from the oak tree from the wind, right over the driveway, so I put it in the dumpster and it got hauled away this morning.

Yesterday, I decided to enjoy the outdoors, so went over to the park, after finishing my ironing. I parked and got out at the sidewalk, and immediately heard all kinds of bird calls and the loud squawking of the moorhens. I have said before how happy the moorhen couples seem to be, but they certainly have a raucous way of communicating! The water in the canal was flowing swiftly, and was so clear I could see the bottom...something that is rare. Usually the water is murky. I walked on, keeping to the shade as much as possible, and saw a big and small turtle sunning on a dead log. I also saw what I thought was a hawk sitting amidst the hydrilla so still, it was not moving. But then, when it moved its head I saw the long beak, so it must have been an immature egret, because the feathers were brown and white speckled. I should have looked it up in my Peterson guide book. I was passed by several people, nearly all of whom spoke, including a kid on a bike. It was a good walk. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can my faith help me accept circumstances I cannot change?

Romans 8:18, 23-25 What we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later...Even we Christians, although we know the Holy Spirit within us is a foretaste of future glory, also groans to be released  from pain and suffering. We, too, wait anxiously for that day when God will give us all our full rights as his children, including the new bodies he has promised us. Now that we are saved we eagerly look forward to this freedom. For if you already have something, you don't need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don't have yet, we must wait patiently  and confidently.

Job 2:10 Job replied,..."Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?"

So, in all this, Job did nothing wrong.

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

Love and hugs,