Dear Ones,
Happy weekend to you! It was so good to arrive  at Kurt’s safely and we are grateful for your prayers. We had a good evening as e prayed for Lily as she played soccer for the first time since her surgery and she made 3 goals! Paige and I went to a coffee house to hear her friend’s music group perform and later we all went to get ice cream at our favorite place. Today we plan to go to Grant’s game this morning and then out to Five Guys to eat. We  look forward going to their new church tomorrow and then all watching the Super Bowl! On Monday we plan to leave for N.C. to see Mark’s family and would appreciate prayers for safe travel.  
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Why do we remember things we should forget and forget things that we need to remember?
As we traveled yesterday to see our son’s family in Kansas, I read a Psalm that I had memorized a long tie ago—Psalm 103. Even though I knew the words by heart, as I slowly read it, new things stood out to me—mainly, “Don’t forget!”
This is a praise Psalm of King David and verses 1-2 says, “Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul and forget not all His benefits. He goes on to list things we are not to forget.
I am not to forget how He has forgiven me….like from those careless words and those unloving acts I have done.
I am to remember how he has healed me…so many times He has touched my body and given me good health.
I am not to forget how he has given me new life as He took me from the pit and showered me with love and compassion.
I am to remember that He has satisfied my deepest desires with all that is good so that I feel younger than my years!
I am not to forget His love and that he doesn’t treat me according to what I deserve, but with compassion. In fact, He has removed all my sin as far as the east is from the west.
I am to remember that He is not like a harsh judge but a loving Father who knows my frailties and loves me as His child.
Just like David, I also must not forget my life is short on this earth; even though I am like a little flower that flourishes for a short time, when my life is over, His love still remains with me always and forever.
Then, with the angels and all of those who have accepted the Lord, we will praise Him for all eternity.
My heart is full as I rehearse His goodness to me and may we all never forget what it cost the Lord and give Him praise forever!
Challenge for today: Read Psalm 103 slowly and spend some time thanking Him for how He has personally blessed you.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy