Dear Ones,
Happy weekend to you and may you take time to enjoy some time to be refreshed. I had an audiologist appointment early this morning with hopes to hear better. Made a G.F. cake and Al and I are going to sample it now.Emoji
Enjoyed our Women’s Bible study last night on Women of the Bible and over 20 showed up. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  It’s wonderful to be able to connect with God any time day or night as He is always available and never too busy to listen to what is on our hearts. Plus, we can talk to Him about anything and everything and know that He truly cares. Maybe a best friend in our lives gives us a small indication of what it is like to be cared for like that, but the Lord surpasses all others in loving us and being there for us in every situation.
  The challenge is for all of us to take to heart is to live in the awareness of His presence from the time we get up in the morning and throughout the day and at night. God promised Joshua, after Moses died, that He would be with him always just as he was with Moses, and never leave him. He said in Joshua 1:9 (ESV), “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” That means He was going to be with him 24/7! That is the same for us so why do we not always live in the awareness of His presence?
  We can try to be more cognizant of the Lord with us by talking to Him before we even get up. We can greet Him and give Him our day and ask for His help and direction for it says in Psalm 139:16 that our days were written in His book before they happen. So, He has the plan for our day and we can share with Him as we walk out the day. If I am alone in the car or apartment, I often talk out loud to Him and may even sing. But it helps all of us to keep acknowledging Him and have ongoing conversations with Him throughout our day, and express gratitude.
  The Lord doesn’t leave us so He is always there and talking with Him often helps keep us in tune with Him. I find that as I do this more and more, my days become richer, even if I am doing something routine and mundane.
  Why not start your day out upon waking, intentionally sharing everything with the Lord
  Challenge for today: Thank God for His presence and His love with you every hour on the hour today.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy