Friday, February 8, 2013


Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! What a beautiful blue sky we have this morning after the sprinkles and then thunder and rain last night! Yes, we finally got some much needed rain! I went to bed with thunder rumbling in the distance and it was such a comfort. I like the sound of thunder!

Well, I had a good breakfast of pumpkin Eggos with strawberries and bananas. Yum!

I had my yard man and pest control guy here at the same time yesterday morning. I had asked Steve, the pest control guy, if he could install some new florescent lights in the bathroom for me, and he was very obliging to do it. They were fluttering and just about to drive me crazy every time I turned them on. I started out with Steve, the grandfather, many years ago, then Steve, the son, took over the business, and now Steve, the grandson, is doing the work. I am blessed to have people to do the work I need to have done.

My friend, Carole, sent me an email with a photo of another tabebuia tree, this time yellow, so I looked them up and there are about three colors of blossoms, all just lovely. I have no idea why I have not noticed them before!  

I drove over to the park and saw a lot of people out before the rain, although the wind was really blowing. I saw a lovely, great white heron in the canal, and the gopher was plopped beside his hole, while a man and his dog walked very near to him. The black turtles were flattened against the bank of the weir again, enjoying the sun. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

What do I do when I feel overwhelmed?

Leviticus 26:8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase 
ten thousand! All your enemies will fall beneath the blows of your weapons.

Joshua 23:10 Each one of you will put to flight a thousand of the enemy, for the Lord
your God fights for you, just as he has promised.

Be encouraged that the power of God is for us, regardless of the number of enemies
against us. God used David to overcome Goliath, Gideons' three hundred soldiers
to defeat the armies of Midian, and one hundred and twenty disciples to establish
the church in Acts. He joys when working through our weaknesses and limitations.

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

Love and hugs,