This month was exciting to say the least. Oh yes, we were still sheltering in place, locked in, but God… That’s one of my favorite Bible phrases. But God… He’s always either walking with us, or carrying us through. He knows all about us!

“Lord, you know everything there is to know about me.
You perceive every movement of my heart and soul,
and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind.
You are so intimately aware of me, Lord.
You read my heart like an open book
and you know all the words I’m about to speak
before I even start a sentence!
You know every step I will take before my journey even begins.
You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way,
and in kindness you follow behind me
to spare me from the harm of my past.
You have laid your hand on me!
This is just too wonderful, deep, and incomprehensible!
Your understanding of me brings me wonder and strength.

Psalm 139 The Passion Translation (TPT)

On the 2nd we began reading a new book, Redeeming Your Timeline, by Troy Brewer. The author said what I’ve taught for years: God looks at our lives as though He is hovering above a train. He sees the past, the present and the future, and He guards the entire ride. By the time we’d finished both D and I had traveled into our past and allowed God to heal some old hurts and clarify some old questions. This book is well worth the time you’ll spend on it. My plan is to re-read it again soon.

We watched the Super Bowl on the 7th, officially kicking off Spring here in California. For those who haven’t followed the Cottage, our Holiday seasons are marked by Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Super Bowl and then Spring. I’ve been telling people that for years now.

We celebrated Valentine’s Day on Sunday the 14th with a delicious meal and flowers.

On the 21st we started a daily devotional, The Book of Mysteries, by best selling Rabbi Jonathan Cahn. Every day since then we have marveled at the amazing intricacies this Messianic Rabbi reveals from God’s Word. I highly recommend adding this one to your library.

D’s Birthday celebration came the following week. Dear friends delivered a spectacular cake, long-distance hugs and blessings. God answered my prayer by sending someone to help D in the garden. On the 25th they scraped off the lawn and re-seeded the bald spots; something D simply wouldn’t have been comfortable doing by himself. Grateful for that.

The entire month has proven that Jeremiah 29:11 holds true…even during a global pandemic.

“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)

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