Friday, April 29, 2011

Root It Out, Lord!

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139:23-24

This passage perfectly sums up some of my personal prayers from this week. As I have searched my heart with the Lord He reveled to me - or reminded me - that anxious thoughts are most often rooted in fear. And anxiety can lead to offensive, or defensive behavior, or a downtrodden spirit. When I deal with the fear through prayer, the anxiety goes away.

Lord Jesus, I confess I have been struggling with the fear of _______________(name the fear). I have believed _______________ (state the lie). I choose to renounce that lie and believe Your truth that says _______________ (state a promise from God's Word). I confess that my anxiety and fear have led me to compromise my witness for You by _______________ (list any and all ways believing this lie or living in fear has held you back or kept you from serving Him). I choose now to live by faith in You and stand on the truth of Your Word, trusting You to heal my heart, guide my steps and protect me. In Jesus' name, amen.

Anxiety and fear are not the only reasons to ask the Lord to search your heart though. Whenever I am in the wrong, I want God to reveal it to me so that I can strive to walk blameless and upright before Him. It has been said that a good man (or woman) desires to know the worst of himself, I believe, so that he/she can make every effort to live above reproach. The believer truly concerned about his/her own heart would want the Lord to root out anything wicked, anything corrupt, selfish or not of God, so that he/she can walk in a way most pleasing to God and profitable for themselves.

Lord, I ask You to look deep into my heart today, to the places I cannot even see, and reveal to me the things that are not glorifying to You. Things that hinder my service to You. Things that keep me from loving others well, especially my family. Root it out, Lord! Show me what to do with those things so that I can walk upright, with clean hands and a pure heart before a Holy and Righteous God. In Jesus' name, amen.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Inside the Heart

"These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me." Matthew 15:8

Reading this verse I am reminded of what the LORD said to Samuel in 1 Samuel 16:7... "People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." Humanly, it may be hard to determine where another person's heart is. Only the LORD knows where one's loyalties lie, or to where one turns when no one is looking. Lip service does not always equal heart devotion. God is interested in what is real inside the heart.

Some keep up a face of godliness to the world but live a far different life behind closed doors. This would be a loose definition of a hypocrite. The Greek definition of this word is "one who pretends to be what he is not". The dictionary defines a hypocrite as a "person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc. that he or she does not actually possess [or practice], especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs" (additonal words, mine). In other words, with reference to the key passage from Matthew above, saying one thing and doing another.

Q: Does my talk match my walk?

Father, wherever I may fail You, please help my talk match my walk. Help my public words line up with my private devotion. May my heart's passion for You remain pure and true and my words be the overflow of a heart whose affections are set on You. In Jesus' name, amen.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Walking on Water

"During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. 'It’s a ghost,' they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: 'Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.'

'Lord, if it’s you,' Peter replied, 'tell me to come to you on the water.'

'Come,' he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, 'Lord, save me!'

Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. 'You of little faith,' he said, 'why did you doubt?'” 

Matthew 14:25-31

The disciples, sitting in a boat, seeing someone coming towards them cried out in fear thinking it might be a ghost. They failed to recognize it was Jesus until He spoke to them. He quickly quieted their fears and told them to take courage saying, "It is I." He didn't have to say His name because they knew His voice. Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 14 expands on this point saying that our perplexing and disquieting fears come from our mistakes and misapprehensions concerning Christ. The more clearly and fully we know Him, (know His character), the more assurance we will have in trusting Him.

Being a man of courage, and trusting in the Lord, Peter called out to Jesus asking Him to call him out onto the water. He asked and then waited for God to clearly call him. He did not make any presumptions. He did not run ahead. He waited to be called. Jesus did not see his request to walk out on the water to Him as foolish, but saw his sincere faith and trust in Him to make the impossible possible and invited him. Once he was bid to "Come," Peter responded immediately in faith.

So, Peter began to walk on that water in faith, but when he noticed the wind begin to pick up, he doubted and began to sink. In walking on the water he knew Christ's power, and in his sinking he knew his own weakness. Matthew Henry says, "The strongest faith and greatest courage have a mixture of fear. Those that can say, 'Lord, I believe,' must say, 'Lord, help my unbelief.'" Only God's perfect love can cast out our fears. He goes on to say, "The lengthening out of a trial discovers the weakness of faith."

When we experience fear, even if only for a moment, we have forgotten who our God is. Sometimes the Lord may let us sink a bit to remind us that what we are doing for Him is done in His power and not our own. He may even let us sink to the point of crying out for His help before saving us. This makes me think of how we love a good suspense movie. The scenes can get intense as we wait for the rescue, but oh how good it is when the rescue comes! The Bible is full of such stories, so why would we think our lives any different? This is often how God works. When our faith is at its weakest, and our needs are at their greatest, our prayers should be their strongest. In fact we are encouraged in Hebrews 5:7 with Jesus' example to offer up prayers with loud cries and tears in our desperation. "During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission."

God often chooses to save us when we begin to sink. No matter how rough the storm however, there is no danger in going under if we are trusting in Jesus' everlasting arms to hold us up. We only need faith as small as a mustard seed to take the first step in trusting Jesus, but great faith or ever increasing faith to sustain us for the long haul. Faith that comes from seeing God move and work in our lives with great faithfulness, never letting us down, and remembering what He's already done for us when the next storm comes.

Father, Savior, Rescuer, Friend... I love You more than life itself. You have been so faithful to me. Give me courage to do great things for You and great faith to sustain me. Make the impossible, possible. Make Your way clear. Help me Father never to run ahead or make assumptions, but to keep in step and walk with You. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Treasures

"He said to them, 'Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.'" Matthew 13:52

According to my understanding of this passage, I should continuously reflect on and talk about the old things God has taught me in the past, as well as share the "new treasures" He reveals to me as I study His Word. There is so much to learn from the pages of scripture, I will forever be a student of the Word!

Father God, may I never grow tired of learning about You. Your character is so multi-faceted. Your Word full of hidden treasures. Full of mysteries. Grant me a hunger and thirst for You that can never be quenched I pray. In Jesus' name, amen.

Monday, April 25, 2011

After God's Own Heart

"Saul died because he was unfaithful to the LORD; he did not keep the Word of the LORD and even consulted a medium for guidance, and did not inquire of the LORD so the LORD put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse." 1 Chronicles 10:13-14

Saul died because of his unfaithfulness and lack of responsibility in a position of leadership. Humble at the beginning of his reign, he quickly became corrupted by pride and fear, and in the end, his potential was wasted. He was called and commissioned by God, but little by little he declined both in conduct and in character. He was disobedient to "the Word of the LORD". Because He neglected his relationship with the LORD and disregarded His commands, God's hand of favor was removed.

When life got difficult and Saul needed spiritual direction, he opted not to call on God who had called him into service. No longer being closely connected with the Lord he turned to a medium for guidance, and whenever one turns to any type of psychic or worldly counsel, destruction eventually follows. Saul turned away from the One who would have given him divine spiritual direction and he was put to death. The kingdom was handed over to David, a man after God's own heart.

This passage gives a somber warning to those called by God to act responsibly. Be careful to keep the Word of LORD, live by it daily, and seek God's direction in all things. Don't run ahead of Him. Don't turn away from Him. Walk with Him. Be a man or woman after God's own heart.

Lord Jesus, I want to walk humbly with my God and be a woman after Your own heart. I want to live my life according to Your Word. Help me Father to live for You alone. In Jesus's name, amen.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Joyful Dependence

"Because You are my help, I sing in the shadow of Your wings." Psalm 63:7

When I seek shelter in times of trial or trouble in the shadow of the Lord's wings, my safe place,  I can sing praises knowing my God is my help. I can joyfully depend on Him. There is  a confidence that comes from knowing my God is able to meet all of my needs as I seek Him in faith and in prayer.

When I am troubled I can find relief and confidence in remembering the times my God has helped me before and trust that He will help me again. He has never failed me - and promises He never will. I can trust God with my future because I know He works all things together for good and He has good plans for me.

Matthew Henry's commentary on Psalm 63 suggests that because the Lord is, and always has been, so faithful to help us we should resolve to never "desert Him, never distrust Him, nor ever droop in our walking with Him." That last part stepped on my toes this morning. My walk has been rather "droopy" this week. Instead of  "drooping" I should walk in confidence believing God. He is my Help, my Refuge and my Rescuer. I want to walk in joyful dependence on Him.

Lord Jesus, thank You for speaking to me through Your Word and in Your still, small voice these past few days. Thank You for lifting my spirits and reminding me to shift my focus from the problems to the Problem Solver. Help me to walk in joyful dependence on You. In Jesus' name, amen.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Favorite Young Man...

Spending the day with my favorite young man before he follows God's call to the ends of the earth to tell the people of Brazil about Jesus on a spring break mission journey...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Sometimes I just have one of those days where I want nothing more than to lay my head in my Father's lap and stay a while. Just stay there in a prayerful state resting in the security of His love and His presence. Today was one of those days...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Just a Thought...

Just a thought to ponder from David Jeremiah...

"The Lord can use a stammering tongue better than a silent one."

In other words, He'd rather we share about Him, stumbling through it, than give in to fear and not share at all.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Blessed Troubles

"A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all." 
Psalm 34:19

The troubles of a righteous man are tools in the hand of a holy God for the purpose of making good. Troubles, thorns and afflictions are meant to refine my character and make me more like Christ. My troubles, in other words, are meant to do me good, not harm. That doesn't mean they won't be painful, but through the pain God can create something good, something beautiful in me.

As a believer I can tend to look at non-believers and assess that they have fewer troubles than me, and that very well may be true. The trouble is, the unbeliever may be overlooking the most significant problem in their entire life... their sin, and their need for a Savior. If they overlook the biggest issue in their life, the worst evil of all will befal them and lead to their eternal ruin. In light of hell, these momentary troubles are the worst I will ever have to endure, because I have taken care of that sin problem and asked Jesus to be my Savior. I am assured that I will, between here and heaven, be rescued from all of my troubles. In light of these two options, I would rather go through life struggling, with God at my side, and choose to look at my problems as blessed troubles that I will one day be delivered from!

Lord, on days like today when I feel like the weight of the world is on my shoulders I am quickly reminded not to use that phrase. You, O God, are the only One that knows what the weight of the world feels like. Thank You for carrying that burden on Your shoulders to the cross because of Your great love for me. I trust You to be my Deliverer from the things that weigh me down in Your perfect time. In Jesus' name, amen.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Godly Success

"In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him." Psalm 18:14

What makes one successful in the Lord? We know that the world measures success by money, fame and fortune, but not God. This passage refers to David's success, and Saul's fear of him, "because the Lord was with him."

Some versions replace "success" with "behaving wisely in all his ways". Here David has had spears thrown at him, been put out of the palace, faced powerful and determined enemies, but God... 

But even in the midst of awful circumstances, the Lord was with him. In so being, David chose to behave wisely because he was walking according to the Lord's will and His standards, not the world's. Saul was afraid of him because he had a different mode of operation. Saul had wisdom about things of the world like how to throw spears. David's knowledge however, came from the Lord. He trusted in the Lord, not the sword or the spear. This Godly wisdom may have seemed foolish to Saul, but yet he knew it was real and was therefore afraid.

Where does your knowledge come from? In whom or what are you placing your trust, especially in difficult situations? Are you a success by the world's standards, or the Lord's?

Lord Jesus,  I know that I must walk with You in order to gain godly wisdom. Your Word says that those who walk with the wise will become wise, and You are the wisest One I know. Help me Lord to grow in godly wisdom as I walk with You each day. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Break My Heart

This is the prayer that's been on my heart and mind...

Lord, would You break my heart for the things in my life that break Yours?

Dare to pray it with me?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

When Trouble Comes...

"...Samuel was troubled, and he cried out to the LORD all night." 1 Samuel 15:11

God promises that troubles will come. And when they do, He wants to be the first to hear about them. Yes, He already knows all about it, but He wants to hear about it from our perspective. How we perceive it, how we feel about it, what we're thinking. And He wants to comfort us. He wants us to first come to the throne, not the phone. He asks us to cast all our cares upon Him, not our spouse, our mother, our friends, because He cares for us far more than anyone else ever could. And He is the only One that can do anything about the things that trouble us.

Samuel was troubled over Saul's decision to turn away form the LORD. He was so distraught that he decided to forego sleep and talk to God about it, cry out to God until morning.

What has you distraught? Is anything weighing heavy on your heart? What have you done about it? Who have you talked to? To whom did you turn to first?

God wants to hear about our troubles. He wants us to cry out to Him...all night if we have to. Cry out until He answers, or brings resolve, or gives direction, or grants peace.

Thank You Jesus for never taking a break and never closing an eye to sleep. Thank You that no matter the hour I call, You are always and forever there for me with open ears and a compassionate heart when I have need. In Your precious name I pray, amen.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Purpose in the Thorn

"To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

God has a purpose for allowing the thorns in our lives. It is to keep us from the temptation to be conceited, or think more highly of ourselves than we ought.

Thorns, according to God's Word, may come in the form of weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions or difficulties in things such as relationships, health, finances, work issues, and so on, to name a few. A thorn is that which makes us weak in our flesh, but through which we can be made strong in Christ. Though God can absolutely remove a thorn any time He so desires, it may bring Him more glory to leave it there as a reminder to not get prideful. And if He decides to leave it, He promises that His grace alone will be sufficient, more than enough, to endure it. For His power is seen more clearly and made perfect in His eyes through my weaknesses.

If I were perfect I wouldn't need a Savior. But since I am not, and never will be, I am eternally grateful for the Father that loves me and whose thoughts toward me outnumber the grains of sand on the seashores...faults, shortcomings, weaknesses and all.

Thank You Jesus, amen.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Find Rest, O My Soul

"This is what the LORD says: 'Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls." Jeremiah 6:16

God's Word says implies we are to ponder the path of our feet. We are to consider the ways of the wise who have gone before us; those who have diligently sought the Lord. Consider the paths such patriarchs as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob took to help determine where the "good way" is, and then walk in it. Considering which path to take also means determining which path not to take; the path of the wicked. We are to find the narrow path and take the high road. Determine to take the way that agrees with God's written Word and lines up with His promises. Then, God says, you will find rest for your souls. A spiritual kind of rest that only He can give. Though the path may be painful along the way, the return at journey's end will be well worth it.

Lord Jesus, my soul needs this kind of rest. It feels hard pressed on so many sides, and the only true rest for my soul can be found in You. I ask You Lord to order my steps, to help me determine where the high road lies, and give me courage to walk there with You, that I might find rest for my soul. In Jesus' name, amen.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Grateful Heart

2 Corinthians 9:10-13

"Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else."

This passage is set in the midst of an entire chapter on giving with a heart that pleases God. I have read through it many times, but today I was particularly drawn to verses 10-13 because they correlate with a deep work God has been doing in my own heart in recent years. Even more so in the past couple of months. So I decided to dig deeper, read commentary and thank God all the more for loving me enough not to leave me as the somewhat selfish woman I once was.

Reading these verses I am reminded that all I have and ever will have, comes from God. But as of late, He's taught me that not everything He gives to me is for me. My time is not my own. My talents are not for my own good or pleasure. And my resources are not only meant to meet my needs, but the needs of others. Sometimes I am called to be the means by which God passes provision along. I guess that makes me the middle-man, so to speak.

God gives regularly to meet my needs. Other times, He gives with an accompanying impression on my heart that I am to pass it on to someone in need. Being able and desiring to be obedient, be it a little gift or an extravagant one, now overwhelms my heart with blessing. Having been in great need and on the receiving end of generous giving was a humbling place to be. My own experience made me ever so grateful for God's goodness and renewed my faith in Him. God often uses His children to bless others, encourage them, renew their hope and give them a reason to thank Him.

I believe God blessed me with the gift of being desperate in order to show me personally what "liberal sharing" (as some versions call it) looks like, so that my heart would change at the deepest levels. Change to the point that out of my own gratitude I would learn to share liberally too. He has brought me to a place where my heart is filled to overflowing with more joy when shopping for someone in need than shopping for myself. I have always found it fun to shop for someone's birthday or to bless with a little gift just because, but this is different... this is indescribable joy in giving liberally to meet the need of another who is walking in a similar place of desperation, so that they too will be filled with gratitude to God and prayerfully have opportunity to one day do the same.

The Lord is teaching me to share so that no one He speaks to my heart about would be destitute. I can't solve the problems of the world. There is desperation everywhere. But I can walk in obedience to the one's God tells me to help so their faith is renewed, they know that God has not forgotten them and they will have reason to thank Him. Prayerfully this cycle I have been blessed to be a part of will produce a pay-it-forward kind of change. My life was changed because of the generosity of others when I was in need. Hopefully when God chooses to use me, the life of another will be changed in such a way that they too will be moved to do the same. God blesses so that we might be a blessing, in His name.

Thank You Lord for loving me enough to change me and use me as You see fit. I am ever so grateful... In Jesus' name, amen.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Need Meeter

Psalm 77:7-12
7 “Will the Lord reject forever?
   Will he never show his favor again?
8 Has his unfailing love vanished forever?
   Has his promise failed for all time?
9 Has God forgotten to be merciful?
   Has he in anger withheld his compassion?”
 10 Then I thought, “To this I will appeal:
   the years of the right hand of the Most High.”
11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD;
   yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
12 I will meditate on all your works
   and consider all your mighty deeds. 

Asaph laments to the Lord in verses 7-9 because he feels forgotten. He feels unseen, like the Lord and His love and favor have vanished. He wonders if God has forgotten to keep His promises because He is delaying with the answer. He even wonders if God is angry with him.

When I am in a storm or the pressures of life are weighing down on me, or when God delays in answering my prayers, I can so relate. Sometimes I have wondered if my grace card is all used up. The one I never deserved anyway.

Then at verse 10, David shifts his thinking. He decides to reflect on all the good things God has done for him in his lifetime. He remembers the miracles and surely thinks on the provision made for his needs. He decides at that point to take all those negative, questioning thoughts captive and chooses to meditate on God's goodness instead. He gets intentional about His thought life, and when he does his outlook changes. 

The same holds true for me. When I shift my focus from the problem to the Problem Solver, my gray skies turn to blue and my spirit begins to soar again. Today, I choose to focus on God, my Need Meeter and all that He has done for me so faithfully.

Father God, our list of needs is long and seems to be getting longer by the day. My prayer request list in my journal is filling up! But You O God have not forgotten me. You have not turned a blind eye and deaf ear to me. You have listened to every work I've prayed and You will answer. Your Word says You know my needs before I even ask. Thank You for knowing me better than I know myself. For knowing my needs before I do. And for having a plan to meet them that is far better than anything I could dream up. I love You Lord Jesus, amen.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Gift

I wanted to share my notes on another analogy from the session I went to the other night...

How often I have prayed and said, "God, make me more like You."

All acts of God in my life are to be considered blessings. And if they are blessings, I cannot question the measure by which God chooses to bless in order to sanctify me and make me more like Him. Especially if I have asked Him to mold me and make me into His likeness.

The speaker recounted the way a gentleman put it after receiving the news that his wife had cancer for the third time... I look at it this way. God goes into His storeroom of blessings and very thoughtfully handpicks the gift or blessing that He deems His best for me or my wife because He loves us so much. He considers our background, experiences, personalities, and so on, and then chooses the gift that will best get us to the place He wants us to go, in order to be more like Him. Because there are so many factors, my gift may look far different than my wife's, my friend's, my neighbor's. I know that suffering is something we are invited to and that it's meant to purge us of sin and filth as a process of sanctification. When God chooses to try us in the fire it is to prove whether or not our faith is authentic. In all things, praise be to God!

Can you picture it? God going into a storeroom of blessings - I see beautifully wrapped gifts - choosing the ones that best suit me. The ones that through my suffering will bring Him the most glory and prove my faith authentic. Yes, I know there may be some tough days, but the point is for my faith to endure. I see that as pulling through those tough days eventually with a renewed sense of hope and strength and trust in the Lord. The ability to praise my Jesus in the storm...and thank Him for the gift.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Simple Obedience

I attended a Bible teaching session last night about the evidence of true conversion in a believer's life. I am reviewing my notes today, still taking some things in, and wanted to share one of many points that spoke to me...

The speaker referenced scriptures throughout the Bible that indicate how nature obeys God's every command instantly, and without question. Bodies of water were created and stopped exactly where the Lord told them to. Animals gathered themselves two by two and showed up at the ark just as God told them to. The lion shut his mouth when God told him to and Daniel's life was spared. The sun rises and sets every day as God tells it to. Lightning strikes exactly where God plans it to. In fact, an example was given from last week's storms: a tree outside this little church was struck and according to its bent, it should have fallen on the church, but God... But God told the lightning to split the tree in two and to fall into the street and block traffic instead of falling on His house, and it did just as the Lord told it to do! No questions. No complaining. Just simple obedience.

My favorite scenario was her description of the wind and the waves when Jesus was asleep in the boat with his disciples. The waves were kicking it up in the water, tossing and jumping and having a party, because that's what waves do in a storm. The speaker herself was jumping around and having a great time... until the Lord said, "Peace, be still". Then it was like she froze in a game of freeze dance, representing the waves. When the Lord commanded them, they immediately became still. No questions. No complaining. Just simple obedience.

Everything in nature obeys the Lord. Why should we not as humans? All of creation (except us humans) obeys Him immediately and without complaint or questioning His ability. Why should we? If only we obeyed Jesus like the waves... go when He says go, instead of continuing to pray in hopes He'll change His mind; stop when He says stop, instead of pressing on in sin; obey when He says "yes" and obey when He says "no", instead of procrastinating. We all do it from time to time. Hopefully less and less. I thank God for His amazing grace knowing that Jesus died for every rebellious act in my life. But I pray that as He makes me more and more into His likeness that I disobey less and less, and walk more often in immediate obedience like the wind and the waves. To delay, to procrastinate or to not follow through with the Lord's promptings essentially says, "God, I don't think You're able" or "I think I have a better way" instead of believing that He knows best and responding immediately. No questions. No complaining. Just simple obedience.

Think about it...

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Time spent with dear friends in Tennessee...priceless! It's doing my heart a lot of good! Back With you next week.