Dear Ones, Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Yea for the Vikings too! The house is still full of aromas as I made cookies and porkchops with browned apple slices on top, roasted Brussel sprouts etc. I went to Aldi’s and my exercise class this morning and this afternoon we have a couple places to go before our walk. The snow is melting and almost gone now. Devotions from Judy’s heart I’m sure we can all remember times our parents told us if we continued with our present bad behavior there would be consequences. They didn’t always say what the consequences would be, but we knew we were in for it if we kept on. We can acknowledge it was for our own good, as they wanted us to grow up to be persons of character and integrity with hearts that would obey. I remember one friend who told me he was not disciplined as a child and he clearly remembered that people dreaded when he came to their house. That is not love that lets our child just go his own way. In Proverbs 3:11-12 (The Message) it says, “But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under His loving correction. It’s the child He loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.” I believe God has been trying for some time to not only get our individual attention but that of our nation as well. How many warnings do we need to bring us back to be a nation under God?  We are like children who have strayed so far and He will not keep tolerating it but bring correction to us. I am reading Jonathan Cahn’s book, The Harbinger II and recognize the warnings we have been given already, that should have awakened us.  He goes into detail about signs and warnings given before 9/11 and how we did not heed them. All throughout the old testament whenever God’s people followed Him, they were blessed and fruitful and prospered. But when they strayed from God, had idols and forgot God, they were taken over by their enemies. When it happened to Israel, Judah did not learn and later suffered the same fate. David said in Psa.18:27, “For you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down.” America is proud and has been going the way of the world, contrary to God’s commands. He has sent us watchmen that have been sounding the alarm but it seems not to be heard. It is time to wake up, time to repent for the time is short and we don’t know when God’s judgement will fall. Let us pray as never before and heed His warnings. Challenge for today: Gather with others to pray for our nation. Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy