Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. This morning I cleaned the apt and this afternoon we had  a mini celebration for Leif’s birthday, which is on Monday. I made a G.F. Choc birthday cake with gobs of choc frosting and they stopped over after their shopping trip. Soon we will get our walk in and work off the calories we just ate.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
As I put my robe on one morning and prepared to write, the thought came to me that every day is a gift of grace! We don’t know what each day will bring and we have no assurances that we will be here tomorrow, so let us celebrate every moment filled with grace today. It was a reminder to me as I reflected on the sad news Al and I heard the other day  when we went downstairs for coffee. We were told that a lovely friend from our apartment complex was in an accident over the weekend. She didn’t drive and that day a friend was taking her out of Dodge, so to speak, which is a treat. But on the way out of town they were in an accident and hit by another car, leaving Joann who was in the passenger seat, hurt badly. She had to be airlifted to the cities where she is recovering from a collapsed lung, broken bones etc. and will need rehab. I’m sure she had no idea that morning when she awakened that she would end up in the hospital, but is God’s grace she is alive. None of us really knows about what tomorrow, will hold, and we must live each day with the awareness that the Lord walks beside us no matter what happens to us. Like the song goes, “I don’t know about tomorrow/ I just live from day to day/ And I don’t borrow from its sunshine/ For its skies may turn to gray./ And I don’t worry about my future/ For I know what Jesus said/ And today He walks beside me/ For He knows what lies ahead./ Many things about tomorrow/ I don’t seem to understand./ But I know who holds tomorrow/And I know who holds, who holds my hand.” The Lord extends His hand of grace to each of us that we may take hold of it, and as Paul says in II Cor. 12:9 (The Message), “My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.” His grace is enough and let us depend wholly on Him.
Challenge for today: Receive this day as a gift of grace and give thanks to the Lord. 
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy