Dear Ones,
Happy Weekend! The sun is shining brightly and hope you will be enjoying this day. Our granddaughter, Lily, graduated last night and the rain quit in time for the ceremony. PTL! I just made choc chip cookies on a stick and sweet potatoe rounds so the apt is filled with sweet aroma. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  The Lord has a calling for each of us and our life will be fulfilling if we are in the place God has for us. We can lose ourselves when we try to become what we think others expect of us and try to please them rather than God. We must ask ourselves if we want His will for our lives more than we want to please others and ourselves? And the truth of it is, we can never please everybody anyway and we will get very weary in the process if we try. Why not follow the One who knows and loves us best!
   Al and I live more of a monastic life as we spend time in quiet reading and writing and praying. We don’t have loud music on or the TV going until supper time when we watch the news. Not long ago, I spent a couple days from 9 until 3 making cards with friends, and I loved it but it is not my calling to do every day. I need time alone, to spend in the Word, to listen and to write. I have been doing it for over a dozen years and it has become a contemplative life. When I get too busy, I long for the quietness again.
  The Lord may be calling you to a life of outreach to the poor or giving nursing care to the sick; or maybe you are a listener to those who with heavy hearts etc. But one thing we are all called to do is to share the Good News by the way we live and speak.  I read Psalm 51 today from a modern Translation and in the 12th verse David says, “Let my passion for life be restored, tasting joy in every breakthrough you bring to me. Hold me close to you with a willing spirit that obeys whatever you say.” 
   We may all need to make some changes in our lives if we are to know and please the Lord. Do we desire to become the person He wants us to be, then we know He will bring changes into our lives. Our part is to yield to Him each day, and say, “Not my will but yours!” Then we will find joy in His presence as not miss out on His plan for our life.
Challenge for today: Ask the Lord to show you where you have been compromising and seek His face and will daily.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy