Dear Ones,
Happy weekend to you! Enjoy the beautiful colors before the snow comes! This morning I studied, did food prep and cleaned the apartment. This afternoon, I think I will put away summer clothes! Emoji 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
One day, we will all die, unless the Lord comes again first and takes us to be with Him. When we leave this earth, we leave our family and friends behind but hopefully we also leave a Godly heritage. That is far more important than land or gold and can influence generations to come.
Last Sunday our pastor gave a children’s sermon about passing on the baton as in the 4×4 meter relay race at the Olympics. He had 3 children practice running and passing the baton on to the next person in line. Of course, the race can be lost when the transfer is not smooth and sometimes the baton is even dropped! How sad that is when we think of it in the spiritual sense.
Al and I were blessed when we went to see our grandsons and heard them say their memory verses for school and saw their curriculum.  They are being taught not only at home, but in their Christian school, what it means to be a follower of the Lord. Like my cousin put on Facebook recently, “If we don’t teach our children who God is, someone else will teach them everything that isn’t.” It’s appalling to discover what is being taught in our schools and even in some churches today
We can’t leave the most important teaching up to others, but to teach and live out a life for the Lord. I saw this example in my home growing up; our day started out with family devotions around the table before going off to school. My parents had rules for us kids, but they walked out what they believed and that witness is what remains with us.
When Moses spoke to the Israelites, he told them they would be blessed in the Promise land if they loved the Lord and walked in His ways. In Deut. 30:19b-20 (ESV) he says, “I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying His voice and holding fast to Him, for He is your life and length of days..”
Let us not drop the baton, but run with it, pass it on to our children so they can pass it on to their children and the generations to come.
Challenge for today: Pray for your family and use opportunities to share the Lord with them.
Blessings on your weekend  and prayers and love, Judy