Dear Ones,
Hope you are enjoying this day. It is cold and windy and even a few snowflakes today! Emoji This morning I made a two layer choc cake and went downstairs for coffee and Rice Krispie bars. This afternoon I plan to make bread. Please continue prayers for Gen. Her dad and sister are flying out to see her again at Easter; hospice told them they should  come soon as she’s been given one week to a month. Prayers for the whole family appreciated. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
We are told to walk by faith, not by sight and the life of faith is not dull; it is full of exciting surprises as we never know what the Lord is up to. I must admit I like comfort and safety, and especially to be toasty warm. Just imagining my cousin who is walking across America and spending some cold nights outside in her little tent, sends shivers up my spine. But I know it is an adventure for her and she will have so much to share of all that she and her daughter and son-in-law are learning. The life of faith is one of action and enables us to trust God for everything, even for a warm place to pitch our tent, out of the wind! We have to put our faith into action and act on the faith we have. I woke up this morning after experiencing a dream of people coming to our place. The first few were invited and I had made food for them but more and more kept coming and I was finding tables and chairs and trying to seat them all. I woke before I realized I would never have enough food for all of those, but they were given a place to rest and to be with others. We especially need faith in this day when everything is changing and many of our liberties are being taken away. Our faith may waver at times, but it is strengthened as we are bound together with others and we are given courage to act. When we exercise our faith, we show that we have complete trust and confidence in the Lord. We may not know how things are going to turn out but we trust Him. Jesus said in Mark 11:24 (ESV), “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” People of faith need to come together and to encourage one another and listen to what the Lord is saying. Just yesterday as we were out on the trail we stopped to visit with new friends. We shared pleasantries and then they shared their grief of how they lost their son just last month and were going through all their son’s belongings.  Sometimes we are simply to be quiet and listen and to pray. Let us live by faith, walk by faith and share our faith!
Challenge for today: Ask forgiveness for any unbelief and pray for courage to act in faith.
Blessings on  your Holy Week and prayers and love, Judy