Tuesday, November 1, 2011

31 Days of Love

For the next 3 weeks I will be Louisville, KY.  I will be in school, getting trained for my new career at Humana.  This was a prayed for position and one of my written visions of faith that has come to be.  Glory be to God! 
For the next 31 days, I will be drowning in my new career with training, getting my feet wet and what not, so I’m leaving you with theses links. 
These are “31 Days of Love” links from http://www.time-warp.blogspot.com/ that Darlene did for the month of October.



"31 Days of Love" will challenge you daily to live beyond yourself, to put aside your preconceived ideas of what romance should look like, and seek out true love that is sacrificial and intentional.

This journey is merely a stepping stone of many that I pray will continue on in your hearts long past the 31 days.
Try to do just one a day, as I won’t be posting again until December.
Love to all!


November 1

November 2

November 3

November 4

November 5

November 6

November 7

November 8

November 9

November 10

November 11

November 12

November 13

November 14

November 15

November 16

November 17

November 18

November 19

On October 20, Darlene put her 31 Days of Love on hold so she could care for her ill father. Day 20 will be an older post on my own marriage.  Days 21 -31 will something related to marriage.  If Darlenes post's pick up, I'll slide her right back in where she picks up.


And it now has occured to me that there are only 30 days in November, so at that, we're done.  I hope you have enjoyed the links.  Blessings!




Monday, October 31, 2011

The Pumpkin Parable

What it was like to be a Christian.
It's like being a pumpkin: 


God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off you may have gotten from the other pumpkins.
Then he cuts the top off and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc.
Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."

John 8:12 "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

2 Corinthians 4:6 "For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ."

Matthew 5:14-16 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."


Since this is the time for goblins and bats
Halloween parties and ghosts and cats
Weird costumes and strange masks too
These are the things I wish for you-
May the only ghost that comes to stay
Be the Holy Ghost to guide your way.
May the only spirits you chance to meet
Be the spirits of love & warm friends sweet.
These are Halloween wishes for you
And may God bless you in all you do.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN


Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Book Mark

Joshua 1:7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the laws my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”


My son Nathaniel brought me a book mark yesterday with a shortened version of the verse above and said, “Here Mommy. Take this with you on your trip.”  Nate amazes me sometimes.  He can be so sensitive to my needs.  He made my day and couldn't help but get teary as I hugged him. 

It was just what I needed. 

Here in the next few days I will be taking a GIANT leap of faith. This is what I needed to calm my fears, my worry and my anxiousness.  And even my little ten year old boy knew, the Lord will be with me. I mustn’t be afraid, but strong and courageous. A blind leap is to jump totally relying on faith, right?  Well, my faith is in Jesus and I can do anything with Him by my side.

I’m ready!  Let’s do this!

Monday, October 24, 2011

The More I seek You

We sang this song at church yesterday. I love love love the way it stirs His spirit in me.
His love for me is amazing. Thank you Jesus!
The more I seek you,
the more I find you.

The more I find you,
the more I love you

I wanna sit at Your feet
drink from the cup in Your hand.
Lay back against You and breath,
hear Your heart beat

This love is so deep,
it's more than I can stand.
I melt in Your peace, it's overwhelming.
The more I seek you,
the more I find you.

The more I find you,
the more I love you

I wanna sit at Your feet
drink from the cup in Your hand.
Lay back against You and breath,
hear Your heart beat

This love is so deep,
it's more than I can stand.
I melt in Your peace, it's overwhelming.
  

Friday, October 21, 2011

Weather Report

WEATHER REPORT
~BJ Gallagher
"Any day I'm vertical
 is a good day"
...that's what I always say.
If you ask me,
"How are you?"
I'll answer, "GREAT!"
because in saying so,
I make it so.
When Life gives me dark clouds and rain,
I appreciate the moisture
that brings a soft curl to my hair.

When Life gives me sunshine,
I gratefully turn my face up
to feel its warmth on my cheeks.

When Life brings fog,
I hug my sweater around me
and give thanks for the cool shroud of mystery
that makes the familiar seem different and intriguing.

When Life brings snow,
I dash outside to catch the first flakes on my tongue,
relishing the icy miracle that is a snowflake.

Life's events and experiences
are like the weather -
they come and go,
no matter what my preference.

So, what the heck?!
I might as well decide to enjoy them.

For indeed,
there IS a time for every purpose
under Heaven.

And each season brings its own unique blessings.
AND I GIVE THANKS!


How true it is! We all face adversity in our life. However, it’s not the adversity, but how we react to it that will determine the joy and happiness in our lives. During tough times, do we spend too much time feeling sorry for ourselves, or can we, with gratitude, learn how to dance in the rain?

It almost sounds too simple to feel important, but one word…gratitude, can change your attitude, and thus your life, forever.

"When we choose not to focus on what's missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present...we experience heaven on earth."--Sarah Breathnach


“Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.--Vivian Green

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Christian Mother


Being a mother is a very important role that the Lord chooses to give to many women. A Christian mother is told to love her children (Titus 2:4-5), in part so that she does not bring reproach on the Lord and on the Savior whose name she bears.

Children are a gift from the Lord (Psalm 127:3-5). Caring for our children, nurturing them, affectionately embracing them, meeting their needs, and tenderly befriending each one as a unique gift from the hand of God.

Several things are commanded of Christian mothers in God’s Word:

Availability – morning, noon, and night (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)

Involvement – interacting, discussing, thinking, and processing life together (Ephesians 6:4)

Teaching – the Scriptures and a biblical worldview (Psalm 78:5-6; Deuteronomy 4:10; Ephesians 6:4)

Training – helping a child to develop skills and discover his/her strengths (Proverbs 22:6) and spiritual gifts (Romans 12:3-8 and 1 Corinthians 12)

Discipline – teaching the fear of the Lord, drawing the line consistently, lovingly, firmly (Ephesians 6:4; Hebrews 12:5-11; Proverbs 13:24; 19:18; 22:15; 23:13-14; 29:15-17)

Nurture – providing an environment of constant verbal support, freedom to fail, acceptance, affection, unconditional love (Titus 2:4; 2 Timothy 1:7; Ephesians 4:29-32; 5:1-2; Galatians 5:22; 1 Peter 3:8-9)

Modeling with Integrity – living what you say, being a model from which a child can learn by “catching” the essence of godly living (Deuteronomy 4:9, 15, 23; Proverbs 10:9; 11:3; Psalm 37:18, 37).

The Bible never states that every woman should be a mother. However, it does say that those whom the Lord blesses to be mothers should take the responsibility seriously. Mothers have a unique and crucial role in the lives of their children. Motherhood is not a chore or unpleasant task. Just as a mother bears a child during pregnancy, and just as a mother feeds and cares for a child during infancy, so mothers also play an ongoing role in the lives of their children, whether they are adolescents, teenagers, young adults, or even adults with children of their own. While the role of motherhood must change and develop, the love, care, nurture, and encouragement a mother gives should never cease.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Stand Firm

 If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. - Isaiah 7:9

Many of us know a parable that Jesus told about a wise man who built his house on a rock. Throughout storms and floods and winds, his house remained secure, for it was built on a firm foundation. Another man built his house on sandy ground, without a foundation. At the first sign of water, his house collapsed and crashed to the ground, for it had nothing to stand upon.

When Christ describes the man who built his house on a firm foundation, he is not speaking of those who are “good people;” he is not even speaking of Christians, those who claim to know him as Lord. The man who remains secure is he who hears the word of Christ and follows it. Likewise, the man whose house crumbles does not represent those whom we view as horrible sinners, but those who hear Christ’s word, and know it, but do not follow it. Not only will these people lose what they build; Christ says that “the ruin of that house is great.”

God is asking each of us to serve him with all of our heart, all of our mind, all of our soul, and all of our strength. He has given each of us different abilities and desires, that we may use them to glorify him.


Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. - 1 Peter 5:8-9



Friday, October 14, 2011

You’re Always There for Me




 
When the world comes crashing in
And chaos rules my mind,
I turn my heart to you, Lord,
And pure, sweet peace I find.
 



You lift me out of trouble
You comfort me in pain;
You nourish, heal and cleanse me,
Like cool, refreshing rain.
 



In times of joy and bliss,
When things are going right,
You lift me even higher,
And fill me with delight.
 



You listen to my prayers;
You hear my every plea;
I’m safe because I know
You’re always there for me.
 
 
 



By Joanna Fuchs

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our Core Identity


God does not define us by our roles or by our relationships.  He knows us by our hearts, our characters, our in intrinsic enternal selves. Our souls are what identify us to God.  We look to our labels;  God looks to our core. Labels like child of..., mother of..., wife of..., beautiful woman,  teacher,  businesswoman,  or  patient only describe where we have been and not who we are!

We can lose many identities in life, but in the end, our souls remain. We are so much more than our labels. We are more then our beauty or our life's achievements. We are more than any defining relationship. We are more than our image or what we are perceived be. We can lose every drop of perceived specialness and still, soul --- that deep intrinsic, individual identifying specialness ---remains.

God remains as well. Nothing can change that. A shift to internal values away from an external perceptions is sustaining. A woman who cares more for her soul than she does about the labels she has acquired, who is focused on the work of becoming God's friend, has an abiding immutable center.

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory -Colossians 3:2-4

We are not to look at ourselves but at Him the author and finisher of our faith.- 1 Hebrews  2:2




Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Keep dreaming.

  • God gives us our dreams
  • God changes our dreams so that He will receive the most glory
  • With God, our dreams go from crazy to possible
  • Not everyone will believe in our dream
  • And sometimes dreams happen so quickly, it takes our breath away
  • But most times, dreams don’t happen overnight or even in a decade
  • But with faith and patience and hard work, they do happen
Keep dreaming. Don’t give up.

Monday, October 10, 2011

At the feet of Jesus

We fall down
We lay our crowns
At the feet of Jesus
The greatness of mercy and love
At the feet of Jesus

We cry holy, holy, holy
We cry holy, holy, holy
We cry holy, holy, holy
Is the lamb

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. ...

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.


I leave all my worries at your feet, dear Jesus.  I need not ask you more than once.  Thank you for your amazing power and glory.
In Your Holy Name, Amen.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Remember When

John 5:17  " Jesus said to them, 'My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.'"

There are many advantages of living within the context of a community of believers.  You develop good and true friends. You have fun at football games and at the lake and at each other's homes.  You pray together when things are hard and you rejoice together when things are good.  But one of the most powerful things about community life is watching the Lord work in the lives of those around you. Watching the Lord lead your friends, seeing how He answers prayer, and having a front-row seat to watch His plan unfold in their lives is a really powerful way to know His faithfulness.

This past weekend, I was gifted with some time to spend with my dear friend Rendi.  We didn't really set out to, but we ended up spending a lot of time recounting her story and how her story has intersected with my story and how they might even intersect in the future.  Having been in close relationship with my friends Rendi and Josh and little curly cotton-topped almost-four-year-old Sanders since well before Sanders was born, I've learned their story really well.  Not only have I learned it, but Jack and I have been privileged to be a part of it, to pray with them and to rejoice with them and serve God with them.  When I think about it and when I think about how the Lord has led my friends so well in small and big ways, I can't help but breath praise to the One who is working- all the time- in and through those who say yes to Him.

He's always working.

He was working at the beginning of time.  He was working before Abram had Isaac.  He was working before David was crowned King of Israel.  He was working before He came to be born in humility in Bethlehem.  He was working on the Cross.  He was working when He ascended to Heaven.  He is working now.  He is working in the small places that seem so insignificant.  He is working in the grand and the overwhelming.  He is working.  He will be working.  He never gets tired, He never sleeps, He never gives up.  He will accomplish all He promises.

There are a lot of questions about what the future holds- for me, for my friends, and for you, but as we continue in the grace He gives us day by day, we can rest in the knowledge that our Savior is working.

Always working.

It's trite but true.  Hindsight is 20/20.  It's hard sometimes to be in the midst of life's uncertainties and to see what the Lord might be doing.  But it's really cool to be able to tell our stories together and have those "Remember when?" moments.   To testify again and again and to recount the Lord's provision and His strong and supremely good leadership together.


The Lord is always at work in the world and in our lives, but sometimes it may not seem like it.  In the middle of our messes or our trouble or our apathy, we can't see it.  We're so blind, so dull.  But the good thing is that He gives us friends who come alongside us and help us remember.

Faith journeys are hard on your own.  It's much better to have each other so that we can remind each other to remember to look back at what He's done, to look around at what He's doing, and to look forward to what He said He's going to do.

I'm so thankful that His plan includes an assembly of believers and not just us trying to make it on our own.

I'm so thankful that that's just one of the ways He works.  

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Two Ways to Pursue Your Husband


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Fourteen years ago my husband chose to begin pursuing me with a prank phone call. It's not how a couple usually meets, but it's how we met. We were both college students at the Moody Bible Institute, living in one of the greatest cities in the world, Chicago, and here we sat in our dorm rooms! I didn't know him, and he really didn't know me. But I was in an English class with his roommate, which is how I got on the "call list" that evening. Much to their surprise *ahem, I did not fall for their prank, but I soon would fall in love with the man behind the prank phone call.

A prank phone call led to a double date, which led to a single date, which eventually led to a lot more dates, and then marriage. Today he is a pastor (no longer making prank phone calls :)) and I am his wife. God has graciously given us thirteen years of marriage, four beautiful children, and just over ten years of fruitful ministry. As I think back to our dating and engagement days at Moody, I often laugh at the ways we pursued one another in love. Pursuing one another came easy. There were spontaneous calls, silly notes, impromptu walks, and no shortage of talking. He pursued me and I pursued him. This is true in the beginning of almost every relationship. But as a relationship progresses and time goes by, so does the temptation to stop pursuing your spouse.  Life sets in. Things begin to become  routine and mundane. There is an assumption that "he is mine," therefore, I don't need to try to catch him or keep him anymore. Nothing can be more destructive to a healthy and intimate relationship than one spouse failing to pursue the other. I want to be a wife who keeps pursuing my husband, not because I fear losing him, but because I still deeply desire him and love him. I don't want him to doubt that.

As I have thought about the art of pursuit in marriage, I think there are two primary ways that any wife needs to pursue her husband.

Affirmation - You should be your husband's biggest fan! Tell him you love him, tell him he looks nice, tell him he's a good dad, tell him you appreciate his hard work, tell him he's a hunk! Your husband shouldn't have to live on a compliment you gave him two weeks ago. Make affirming him a primary way you pursue him. It is a lie and a myth that men don't care about feelings or emotions. They want to know you still have feelings and emotions for them! Affirming your husband is a great way to show him your love and desire to pursue him.

Affection - Your husband wants to know he is desired. It's not true that all he cares about is s*x. He certainly cares about it, but he also wants to be wanted. Be a wife who initiates physical contact.

I have come into my garden, my bride;
I have gathered my myrrh along with mybalsam.
I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey;
I have drunk my wine and my milk.
~ Song of Solomon 5:1

In Five Aspects of Woman, Barbara K.Mouser points out that this is a Biblical picture of wedded love, with man and wife. With marriage, a woman's body becomes an interpersonal space, a place of fellowship for two people. Just as a virgin should guard the domain of her body, the wife should tend it and share it with her husband.

I am aware that there are many women who complain about their "duty." God didn't intend for s*x to be a duty. He intended for it to be beautiful. Don't just react to his affection, be proactive and pursue him. He will be delighted by your desire for him!

Friends, these are two simple ways that as a wives we can pursue our husbands, and I know there are so many more. In what ways do you pursue your husband? How do you make him feel loved and treasured?


Today's Challenge:
Think of one or two ways that you can pursue your husband, and put that plan into action today!


And let us not grow weary of doing good,
 for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. ~ Galatians 6:9

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Peace of Christ



Many of us don't get the one thing we want in our personal lives.  Some woman dream of a husband love, and doesn’t have it, some desire children and don't have them.  One of the greatest challenges in life is to accept the compensations God gives and, through Christ, live in faith and without envy, even when we don’t get what we desire most deeply.

When we don't get what we deeply desire, it's easy to only look at what we don't have and ignore the good things we do have.  Only Jesus Christ can help us rise above our need and desires and find joy and purpose in loving others.

The "average" woman today is called upon to balance career, church and community involvement with the changing needs of her family and friends.  Thankfully, on any given day, God promises to meet us where we are and never give us more than we can handle.


Revelations 22:13
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
John 4:13-14
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
1 Timothy 6:6-8
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content w

Friday, September 30, 2011

Honoring your Siblings


1 John 4:20-21
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
1 John 2:9 -11
He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
John 3:15
Anyone who hates another brother or sister is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don't have eternal life within them.
1John 3:17
But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of the Lord abide in him?
Matthew 5:23-24
So when you are offering your gift at the alter, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the alter and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.

James 4:11
Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?
Romans 12:10
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;


 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Honoring your Parents

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you" (Exodus 20:12).

And he who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death" (Exodus 21:15, 17).

That is how important this command is in God's eyes! The home and the family unit are the basis of all decent society. And the relationship of children to their parents is an exact type of the spiritual relationship between true Christians and God.

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise" (Ephesians 6:1–2).

The Apostle Paul reemphasizes the blessing attached to the fifth commandment: "That it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth" (Ephesians 6:3). Obedience to the fifth commandment automatically results in the building of habits and character that tend to long life. And, in its ultimate meaning, those who learn to respect and obey their parents and later—because of this training—God Himself, will certainly "live long on the earth." For, as Jesus said: "Blessed are the meek [the humble and obedient], for they shall inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5).

The time may come when it is no longer necessary or right that a person should strictly obey his parents. But the day should never come when they cease to honor them. The word "honor" has a much larger meaning than that of obedience. It indicates a high respect. It denotes a feeling of high esteem and reverence. This honor expresses itself in courtesy, thoughtfulness and kind deeds. As we mature, it becomes increasingly evident that untold hours of work, of anxious thought and agonized prayer were bestowed for our welfare by faithful and loving parents. It should become the delight of every decent man and woman to return this love that our parents showered on us. Let us think and act on this opportunity to return the love our parents so freely gave!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kindness

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.” ~ Ephesians 4:32

20 Ideas For Being Kind


1. Be resolved to become a kind person. How do you do this? Think, speak, and act with kindness.
2. Love kindness. When you do what you love, you are happy. A master of kindness is a master of joy.
3. When encountering someone, let your first thoughts be, What kind words can I say to this person and what kind things can I do?
4. Keep asking people, What can I do for you?
5. Everyone needs encouragement. Ask yourself, What can I say that will be encouraging?
6. Wherever you are, you are there for a reason. Ask yourself, Since I am here now, what kindness can I do?
7. Every kind person is unique. You have unique talents, skills, knowledge, and resources. Utilize them to help others in your own unique way. Ask yourself, In what unique ways can I be kind?
8. Do a daily act of kindness without letting anyone know who did it.
9. Learn from every kind act you see or read about. Ask yourself, What can I learn from this to be kinder?
10. A valuable rule is, Even if you do not feel like a kind person, you can still act like one. Think of a kind act you can do that you do not feel like doing.
11. Think of a kindness telephone call that you can make today.
12. Think of a kindness note, letter, or email that you can write today.
13. View your own pain, distress, and suffering as tools for empathy and understanding. Ask yourself, How can this experience help me be a kinder person?
14. Keep asking yourself, If I were this person, what would I want others to do for me?
15. As soon as your recognize a need, volunteer to do something about it. Do not wait until you are asked.
16. Listen to those who need a listening ear. Listening to someone is a great act of kindness.
17. If you know that someone is looking for a job or needs to earn more money, ask yourself, What can I do to make it happen?
18. Be empathetic and compassionate. Be resolved not to cause distress, pain, or loss with your words and action.
19. Learn from everyone. Keep asking people, What kindnesses from others have you appreciated?
20. Pray for the welfare of others.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Writing my Vision of Faith

Habakkuk 2:2-3
Then the Lord said to me,
2 “Write my answer plainly on tablets,
      so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.
    3 This vision is for a future time.
      It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
   If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
      for it will surely take place.
      It will not be delayed.


Be so specific that when it comes to be – that you have no doubt that it comes from the Lord. This is what our sermon was about yesterday. This is my vision for my family. And I believe through my faith in the almighty Father, that it will surely take place.

  
I pray for my finances. That we find away to get rid of our credit card debt of $8,303.34.
I pray that one day soon we will find a house in the Savannah, Paloma Creek or Providence area.
I pray that when we go to get the mortgage loan that our credit debit is low enough to qualify.
I pray that we are able to save for a down payment of at least $5,000.00
I pray for courage to start a new career at Humana and to prosper at it.
I pray for my husband’s career at the fire department. That it flourishes and makes him feel rewarded.
I pray for my husband to be leader of our family.  That his patience be plenty and his temper be few.
I pray for my children to follow you, learn your ways and worship you fiercely.
I pray for Nathaniel has he goes through one of the toughest parts of childhood (puberty). That he deals with the different emotions that he is going though in a positive, correct way and that he stays out of trouble. That he would be a good example for his younger brother and always be there for him.
I pray for Jakob.  That he continues to be the sweet loving boy that he is now, all the days of his life. That he continues to learn to deal with his ADHD, and that other people continue to learn how to deal  it with it as well.
I pray that the boys constantly learn and realize what their Dad and I do for them and that they are grateful for it.
I pray for the will power to lose the weigh I want to lose and for the energy to exercise.
I pray for my hormone levels.  I pray for my injections to last the longest amount of time possible, and that when it come time again to get them, that I will have the funds to pay for them.  That the procedure is not a financial burden. 
I pray for my marriage. That although it has its ups and downs that we never give up.  That we always know there is love there for one another.

I ask these things in your gracious name, Lord Jesus, AMEN.