Dear Ones,
Hope you had a great weekend and kept warm.  With -13 yesterday we had less people in church. We also walked in the underground rather than outside. This morning I made choc chip cookies and a birthday cake (with 1 dozen eggs!) and going to my exercise class in a few minutes.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
 We have a loving Heavenly Father who finds so many varied ways to show just how much He cares for us. He often sends people into our lives that meet a specific concern we have, just at the exact time of our need, and we know it is Him. We may even call them an angel for our hearts are filled with so much gratitude.
My husband calls Robert our Archangel for the Lord sent him just at the time we were building our retreat house and needed the lower level finished. We didn’t have the know-how and very limited money at the time, but he came most every weekend, sometimes bringing others, and worked until it was ready for Pastors and wives and other pilgrims to come for times of retreat. He was an angel to us!
As I wrote recently, the Lord sometimes sends an actual angel from above to help us and encourage us at various times. Some of you responded with stories and I would like to share what a dear friend who is now a pastor wrote: 
“I do have an angel story. In May 1985 I was making my usual trip to the laundromat as we had no washer/dryer in our duplex! I asked the Lord to show me if there was someone to share Jesus with.  I met this kind older man and we visited and shared our mutual love for the Lord. We walked out together and he asked if I had kids and we didn’t and he asked if we hoped to and I said yes! Then he told me to put my hand over my womb and he then prayed for me. He gave me his card with his name and phone number on it and his organization he worked for. The very next month I got pregnant and Luke was born 9 months later. I decided to call the gentleman and thank him for praying for me and tell him the good news! When I called the number, they were the organization on the card but they said they have never had an employee there with that name or description!! I am convinced it was an angel!!!  Sometimes when I was teaching classes I would have special evenings where we would spend the time sharing our experiences with angels. It was always such an uplifting time of fellowship!! And so great to hear other people’s encounters!  Truly faith building!”
The Lord comes to us in so many ways, and often in the Bible angels were sent. But whatever way He shows Himself to us, let us remember the words from Zeph. 3:17 (Amplified), “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.” No one loves us more!
Challenge for today: Memorize Zeph.3:17 and let the words speak to your heart.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy