Wednesday, April 9, 2014


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! One minute the sun was shining brightly through the front windows and the next it was raining, but now, the rain has cleared off and once again we have the sun shining. The air is slowly cooling, and, even though it is still not really cool, I had to get up about 3 AM and put my fleece throw on the bed for warmth! I will do the same before I get in bed tonight! Then, it will warm up again and we are in for summer weather for the next six months!

I am slowing down and did not go out much yesterday, but did make it over to the park, where I dodged around a woman standing in the middle of the road pointing her camera straight up in the oak trees. I have seen a couple other people training binocs up into the trees next to the building, so I am thinking there is a hawk's nest high up in the trees. The hawk built a nest right over the sidewalk one year and I was able to see the ugly babies sticking their fuzzy heads over the sides of the big nest. They are ugly because they have huge eyes and yellow fuzzy down, but to mom, I guess they are beautiful.

I saw the roseate spoonbills again, so that was a pink spot of beauty against the mud. Some ibis were also enjoying the grubbing in the mud further down the canal. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Two people can accomplish more than twice
as much as one; they get a better return for their labor.
If one person falls, the other can reach out and help.
But people who are alone when they fall are in
real trouble. And on a cold night, two under the
same blanket can gain warmth from each other. But how
can one be warm alone? A person standing alone
can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand
back- to- back and conquer. Three are even better,
for a triple- braided cord is not easily broken.

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

Love and hugs,