My brother, Zachary, deployed last Tuesday for 90 days. This will be his 3rd deployment and I have to tell you that it is never an easy day when he leaves. I got up Tuesday morning and I was doing my normal routine when I sat down in the chair with my coffee to do my devotion only to discover that the devotion book I was using was upstairs. I thought well I will just grab another book off the shelf to read this morning. When I opened up the book and turned to August 25 this is the verse I read "He goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him."-Psalm 126:6. The devotion went on to tell about a lady that had accepted the call to go to the mission field and even though she knew it was God's will she said that she cried a lot leaving her family behind. She said that even at 2 years of serving there are days when she weeps, but she knows at the end of day joy will follow. I put the book in the bag and I carried it with me all day. When Zack called to talk to me before he boarded I read it to him and I shared it with my mom too. I tell you in our time of need he is so FAITHFUL!! Zack arrived safely in Afghanistan at the end of last week. I have talked to him one time and he seems to be doing well. I ask that you please pray for his safety and peace. Also, please keep my family and his wife, Alex, in your prayers. I am so thankful for all those that are willing to go defend our freedom so I can sit at home each morning and have my quiet time in peace. If you have a solider out there please let me know so I can pray for them as well.