Dear Ones,
 Happy Super Bowl weekend! Thank you for prayers as we arrived safely at our son Kurt’s in Kansas and arrived yesterday afternoon. So fun to catch up with family last night over a scrumtious meal and laughter and today we are going to a Nursery to look at plants and have coffe and then this afternoon to buy Kansas Chief shirts and Kansas State shirts! Tomorrow the pastor is giving a summery of the T.V adds from the past from a spiritual perspective. Afterwards Grant has a basketball game and then we are going out to eat and maybe snooze before the Super Bowl game starts. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  The Lord has such deep compassion for us and expresses His love in such intricate ways. Last night I was just awed by His grace and kindness as our granddaughter shared with us. We had arrived at our son’s home in Olathe,  Kansas and all sat around the table in the evening catching up and laughing and telling stories. Paige opened a mug from us that was decorated with kitties and then proceeded to tell us about her beloved kitty, Cleo. When we visited before she had purchased a white Siamese kitty with her own money and cared for her with love in every way.  But being away in college it became difficult, plus her boyfriend had an allergy to cats and couldn’t be around Cleo. So, she prayed and put an ad online to find the right home for Cleo. God led her for she just knew when a certain person responded that she was the one. The gal was young like Paige and had lost her mom, and her beloved cat had died who had looked just like Cleo with the same markings. When they got together, Cleo responded in friendliness to her right away, which was unusual for her, and Paige was certain she had found the right home. Paige offered her Cleo’s bed and all the things she had bought for her and told the gal there was no charge as she just wanted to find the best home for her kitty. But the girl’s father sent her $200 in the mail for I’m sure he knew what it meant for his daughter who had experienced two big losses in her life. They both cried when she left for God had answered both of their prayers.
  As Paige told the story, I thought of how our Heavenly Father cares for us and loves to pour out his kindnesses to us. This morning I read from the Message translation the book of Ephesians  that we have been studying in our Bible Study class back home. Paul wrote, “Immense in mercy and with an incredible love, He embraced us …Now God has us where He wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus…. God can do anything you know—- far more than you could even imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams:” That is our God, so rich in compassion towards us.Let us recognize His hand in our lives as He pours out His grace to us in big ways and small ways for He loves us above all else.
Challenge for today: Before you go to sleep tonight, recount the ways God has blessed you today.