Dear Ones,
Hope you are enjoying this beautiful day. I have been doing food prep this morning and just got back from Aldi’s. Al had Men’s group this morning and  today is Donut day here and Bible study this afternoon. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Age is creeping up on me and so are the wrinkles! I no longer look like the pictures in my youthful years and our beauty obsessed culture has a million remedies advertising how to be beautiful and forever young. But the fact is for all of us that our beauty will fade as it says in Proverbs 31:30, “Charm is deceitful and beauty fades, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.”
  Rather than bemoaning the fact that we are getting older or spending big bucks on trying to reverse our fading beauty, let us give more thought to our inner self and what God sees. When He created us, He said it was good and we know that He doesn’t make junk! We are told in scripture that a woman’s beauty comes not from outward adornment but from a gentle quiet spirit, which is precious in God’s sight. (I Peter 3:4) Beauty on the inside is what God desires for us and that comes from fearing the Lord, seeking Him and not focusing on ourselves. We are more beautiful as we become more like Him.
  Now you guys who are reading this are not off the hook because men today are also spending lots of money and time on their appearance as well. You might be more concerned that you can’t weightlift as much as you use to, or that you’re losing hair and nearly bald; but instead let your focus be on becoming strong in the Lord and the power of His might. Both men and women are created for good works as Paul says in Eph. 2:10: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” We are not to be super concerned about our outward appearance but rather doing the works that He has prepared for us to do. Let us all be ever growing in the Lord, and doing His works and becoming more like Him
Challenge for today: Focus on inner beauty and strength rather than outward fleeting things!
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy