August 27-28
 The last weekend in August!  Oh, sweet summer of 2016 how quickly you have passed.
I thank God for a sweet granddaughter to spend this next week in the lake with me!

Last month I was asked by a young friend to pray for a sweet family, whose young husband is dying.  It is a beautifully written piece and a reminder, we all are dying, hopefully we are dying to new life.  You won't regret taking the time to allow these words to flow into your heart and my guess is you are praying for someone who may find peace from reading this as well.

"You see, Chad's story hasn't been altered.  The plans have never changed.  The same God who knit God together in his mother's womb, who called him fearfully and wonderfully made and said all his days were ordained before even one of them came to be (Psalm 139:13-16), that same God is using the ugly places of this life to complete this fearfully and wonderfully made process.  The same God who said He would work all things together for out good is doing just that!  (Romans 8:28)  Lori Jude

"Count it all joy my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."  James 1:3