Dear Ones,
Hope you are enjoying the beautiful colors of fall. As I lookout my window there is a awesome Maple tree, that is full of brilliant red leaves and so beautiful. This morning Al is preaching next door at Assisted Living and I am going to my exercise class. This afternoon I plan to work on quilts for Alzheimer’s patients and later have BIble Study at church. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  How is your day going so far? Would you say it is a good day or a bad day? When we know the love of the Lord, then every day is a good day, no matter what is happening. Maybe we received some bad news, but in our hearts, we know the good news that He is with us in our circumstance; or it could be someone’s words or actions hurt us but it only drives us to the Lord for His comfort. We can pray the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 73:23 (Message),“I’m still in your presence, but you’ve taken my hand. You wisely and tenderly lead me, and then you bless me.”
  When little children are wounded, all they need is the sight of their parent coming to help and they begin to feel better. They know Dad or mom is now present and will take care of them and comfort them and make everything better! Our heavenly Father is aware of all that happens to us and the Psalmist said he almost missed seeing God’s goodness as he was looking the other way. But when he turns to the Lord he says, “But I’m in the very presence of God—oh how refreshing it is!  I’ve made Lord God my home. God, I’m telling the world what you do!” Everything changes for him when he realizes God is with him and will be his strength and refuge.
  We are continually in God’s sight and every day is good when we live with that in mind. We can give Him all our concerns throughout our day and He will be there to help and give us the strength needed for each and every situation. Let us not have bad days when we have our eyes only on our circumstances and fail to look to Him. Instead let us have a steady gaze to the One who holds everything in His han
Challenge for today: Ask the Lord to help you keep your focus on Him and enjoy the day before you. 
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy