I'm sitting in the sun this morning basking in the warmth while all the time it's freezing cold outside. We've relocated to southern Idaho and are now taking the new challenges of a church here in the dessert. I want to encourage you today to hear the Lord's words to us. They come out of Joshua (Yoshua) 1:5b-9 "As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you or forsake you. Be strong and outrageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. . . Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified do not be discouraged for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." We belong to Him and He is directing our paths. I'm not so sure about America right now with the current leadership and trends. I'm wishing for something different. I'm praying for something different! Please Lord, don't let us continue like this. But, He gives me hope - in the prayer He spoke on the mount of Beatitudes - "lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil!" Let us take the land that He gave us to reestablish His Holiness and righteousness. We don't have to vote with the majority on this. . we just have to live it!