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After working for many years in the kitchen and having other responsibilities, Brother Lawrence “was assigned to the sandal shop, which was a delight for him, but he was willing to give up this task like the others. He would find joy everywhere doing little things for the love of God.” Brother Lawrence had already learned to bring God into his kitchen work and make it enjoyable. Now he brought God into this new challenge – making sandals, repairing sandals, stitching

Brother Lawrence got assigned to work in the “kitchen to which he had the strongest natural aversion. [Yet] he got used to doing everything for the love of God, asking him at every opportunity for the grace to do his work. He was able to carry it out with great ease for the fifteen years he was in charge of it.” The kitchen was totally out of Brother Lawrence’s comfort zone. He didn’t like it and would have steered clear of

Brother Lawrence said that “we must act very straightforwardly with God, and speak to him freely, asking him for help in events as they happen, for God never fails to come to our aid, as he often experienced.” He described his own experience of being given the task of traveling about three weeks round trip of several hundred miles on the river to pick up needed supplies. Because he suffered painfully from a kind of sciatica gout that made him limp and

Hello QCAC Family! Instead of a daily devotional today, I want to talk with you about QCAC re-opening! Our Spanish congregation will begin meeting publicly in the church sanctuary at 9:00-10:15 a.m. beginning September 13. Extensive safety protocols have been put into place including: • a COVID-19 registration form – questionnaire, social distancing safety guidelines, and waiver – with online registration through Eventbrite, emailed registration turned in upon entering, and in-person registration for walk-ins – registration also facilitates contact tracing if needed •

Brother Lawrence said that he “acknowledged his sins and was not surprised by them. He confessed them to God and did not plead before him to excuse them; after that he returned to his ordinary exercises of love and adoration in peace.” When Brother Lawrence was convicted of sin, he quickly admitted it to God and trusted God to forgive him fully. He then returned to “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding” (Philippians 4:7). He didn’t make excuses for his