Dear Ones,
Happy Weekend! Another lovely day and our son and daughter-in-law and another couple just stopped in on their way to the lake for the weekend. I have been busy in the kitchen this morning freezing beans etc. and taking care of all that I received last night. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  I woke up early and occasionally there is a song playing over in my mind and this day it was the doxology that is often sung in many churches. I silently sang it back to the Lord and thought of all the ways the Lord has blessed me. “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.” This song was written way back in 1674 by an English cleric but it expressed what was in my heart today.
  The Lord is so worthy of our praise as He is the source of all our blessings, the biggest being his death on the cross for our sin, down to the smallest blessings of each day. Just last night a friend brought over 2 big bags full of fresh produce from her sister’s garden and also salmon and halibut her husband caught in Canada. It has been quite some time since I have been able to have a garden and to pick fresh produce as we live in an apartment now; and I can’t remember the last time I had that kind of fish all cleaned and ready for the pan. I couldn’t wait to get to my kitchen this morning to begin cooking! I also felt I wanted to share some of what I was blessed with to an elderly widow who I know appreciates fresh garden produce; I crept down the hall and left it outside her door and when I knocked, I quickly disappeared. Her gift is also from the Lord who prompted someone to give to me! Think of how the chain of blessings can go on and on when our hearts are moved! We don’t receive the credit but simply the Giver! I only gave what was never mine in the first place. That’s the way it is with God’s blessings!
   Let us all experience the joy of receiving His blessings with thanksgiving in our hearts. as we name them and express gratitude back to Him. But let’s not stop there but be stirred to also share with others… I think we will find our joy will be multiplied and the other persons blessed!
  Challenge for today: As you have freely received thank Him and then freely give to others.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy.