Dear Ones,
  Hope you are having a great weekend. There was snow yesterday at the Silver Chateau (cabin) before our son left to go back to Kansas. Today we are going to Remer as Al is speaking at the  funeral of a member that we knew from our former congregation and have prayed for her family. We go from there to Brookston to  the outdoor wedding of a special couple. The bride’s mother was a member of our church in Des Moines many years ago, and has since died. But we pray daily for her family and have kept in contact and it will be a joy to be at the wedding. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  As I awakened one morning, a song was playing in my mind; a song I remember our quartet sang when I was a teen. But the words were so clear to me: “I don’t know about tomorrow/ I just live from day to day/ I don’t borrow from its sunshine/ for its skies may turn to gray/ I don’t worry o’er the future/ for I know what Jesus said/ and today I’ll walk beside Him/ for He knows what is ahead. “And the refrain goes “Many things about tomorrow/ I don’t seem to understand/ but I know who holds tomorrow/ and I know who holds my hand.”
    I find this song has more meaning today than when I sang it years ago. Our world has changed so much since my predictable world back then, when the Bible was believed as the Word of God, and we had respect for parents and one another. It was not like today where our world is out of control, anything goes, and parents aren’t privy to what their children are even doing.
   We can only live in peace if we put our complete trust in the One who loves us and is over all. Like it says in Isaiah 26:3-4 (God’s Word), “With perfect peace you will protect those whose minds cannot be changed, because they trust you. Trust the Lord always, because the Lord, the Lord alone, is an everlasting rock.” The Lord is that solid place and we can completely trust Him for our well-being, for guidance, provision, and protection. He has told us to just ask of Him for anything we will ever need, for He hears and answers according to His perfect will.  That means we can live this day, and every day, in peace rather than thinking about what tomorrow holds and becoming anxious and fearful. No matter what is on the news, we can be in peace when for our minds are focused on Him.
Challenge for today: Ask the Holy Spirit to uncover any area of your life that causes you anxiety and give it all to Him in trust for He holds the future in His hand.  
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy