A short devotion: God paints a beautiful masterpiece with the ashes of our lives. It's only when we finally realize that only He can pick up the pieces that true happiness and fulfillment can enter in. Satan tries to keep us down and steal our joy but God says let me turn this trial into triumph and this test into a testimony.

1 Then Job answered the LORD and said: 2 “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. 3 ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. 4 ‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you make it known to me.’ 5 I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; 6 therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”
Job 42:1 - 6

FUMC Youth Parents:
This summer has definitely been a busy one! My family and I have loved getting to know each of your kids and are looking forward to meeting even more of our youth and parents that we have not had the privilege to get to know yet. I wanted to make you aware of some upcoming events.