Dear Ones,
Hope you had a good weekend! We enjoyed our time with Mark’s family so much and had church with them before we left yesterday. Sadly we had to say good-by and then began our long trip home. We went as far as Frankfort, Kentucky and got in heavy traffic, most of the way here. Is everyone out looking at the beautiful display of colored leaves?! Thankful for your prayers for safety! 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Time runs out for all of us one day. We don’t know when that exact time is, but it is coming. We just got word that a sweet friend at our apt. complex just died and  5 of her 8 children were with her. Two more of our friends lost their fathers last week and since they were not in a hospital, they were able to be with them until the very end. What a blessing that is to be holding their hand when the Lord reaches out His hand to take them home. When we think of our days in light of eternity, we are left with the question of what is really important. We each have 24 hours in a day and how we spend it is up to us. I don’t think most people on their death bed think, oh I wish I had just made a little more money; or I wish I had gotten another degree. No, I think it is more likely that we wish we would have spent more time with our loved ones and to let them know how much they mean to us. Or that we would have helped more people who were struggling, and shared the Lord with those around us. Even if we are young, we have no assurance that we will live to be 90. None of us know what a day will bring and how many days we will have; we are like a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. David prayed in Psalm 39:4-6 (God’s Word), “Teach me, O Lord, about the end of my life. Teach me about the number of days I have left so that I may know how temporary my life is. Indeed, you have made the length of my days only a few inches. My life span is nothing compared to yours. Certainly, everyone alive is like a whisper in the wind.” He goes on to say his hope is in the Lord. Let us make every day count and use our time with eternity in view.
Challenge for today: Don’t put off what is important to do today.
Blessings on your week and prayers and love, Judy