Dear Ones,
 Hope you have an exciting day! I woke up without a sinus headache and it feels wonderful as it has been almost 3 weeks. I just keep thanking the Lord. The house is full of aroma as I made Al cookies, a veggie stir fry. and sweet potatoe rounds. Soon I am going to Aldi’s!
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Would we say of our life that it is routine and boring or is it rather exciting and full of adventure? Or it could be that we think it is somewhere in between. We can probably remember as children telling our parents we were bored and needed something to do and have fun. Where we live, I have also had a few adults say that they are bored in their apartments but one way they can remedy that is by socializing in our community room.
  John Michael Talbot lives much of his life in routine of the monastery or quietness of his hermitage but that doesn’t mean it is boring. Even if we are people of routine, that can in many ways give us comfortable form to rest in, so that we can then go forth and discover new things. The choice is ours. Maybe you are reading this and feel bored with your job, tired of your mate, or even sleepy much of the time, lacking direction. John Michael may say to you, It could be God is calling you to go deeper with Him or maybe He has a new ministry in store for you.
  We need to break out of boredom and not be overcome by sleepiness or try to fill our spiritual hunger with food. If we give in to boredom, we may be tempted by things that are distractions and catch us in the snare of what the world offers.
  What can we do? Sometimes we just need to get physically busy and produce something. I might bake something new or help someone in need. Other times we may study scripture or pray in a new way, like while walking in the woods and taking in the fresh wonder of creation around us. We might sing as we go about our work or sit by a lake and write our deepest thoughts. It could be we find that we discover God is leading us into a new way of serving Him..
    Let us not get apathetic or lose our zest for life in the Lord. His mercies are new every day and we can be expectant for what He has for us, if our hearts are open and we are not stuck in the quicksand of boredom. Paul said in II Cor. 5:17 (God’s Word), “Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come into existence.”
Challenge for today: Do something new today that you have not done before to express your love for God.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy