Dear Ones,
Happy weekend to you! Another gorgeous day with lots of sunshine. This morning I cleaned and did food prep and began packing for the lake. We are going tomorrow morning and dear friends from WA are coming in the afternoon and stay until Monday. Looking forward to catching up and fellowshipping together, spending time by the water, celebrating Al’s birthday with Ann’s etc.  
Devotions from Judy’s heart
If you have been reading my daily devotions you know about the Church of the Paul Bunyan Trail. Nearly every day Al and I meet together with a special couple on the trail who love the Lord and sometimes others also join us along the way. As we share the Lord together, we go home encouraged and built up in our faith and that is God’s wonderful plan for all of us. I was reading from Heb. 10:24-25 (God’s Word) today and it says, “We must also consider how to encourage each other to show love and to do good things. We should not stop gathering together with other believers, as some of you are doing. Instead, we must continue to encourage each other even more as we see the day of the Lord coming.”  We are meant to stir one another up with love and good works that we may be mutually strengthened. The Message translation says we should see how inventive we can be in spurring one another on and encouraging love, not avoiding worshiping together.
After Bible Study here at our Apt complex or after meeting friends on the trail, my heart feels like it is singing. There is something so energizing and faith building when we are connected with other Christians and rub off on one another. It is just what the Doctor of our Souls orders!
We should be intentional to gather together with other Christians and of course, the enemy will do all he can to hinder that from happening. He will tell us it doesn’t matter, just stay in our pjs and sip coffee and watch church online. But Sunday mornings can rather be spent in quality time with other believers as we worship side by side and fellowship over coffee.  After Covid restrictions were lifted, it seemed extra meaningful to be in church, singing together, and worshiping, even if we had to social distance. God uses others to help us grow in our faith and overcome doubts we may have. Let us use the opportunities He sends our way to deepen our relationship with the Lord as we share His love together!
Challenge for today: Make room in your schedule to fellowship with other believers.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy