Christmas Prayer Request

I ask for your prayers. My husband took me to the emergency room last night for what we thought was strep throat. Three of my four children have been diagnosed with strep throat since Sunday morning. Well, it turns out that I have pneumonia. I’m writing this from the hospital.

My children are crying for their Momma.

Now, in my heart I’m singing

I’ll be home for Christmas.

Laura
Longing for Home

Husband Bashing or Praying?

God has been so good to bring such good Christian friends into my life.  I’m so blessed to have friends that I can be completely open and honest with.  I can share my heart, the joys, the fears, the frustrations, the victories, the hopes and dreams.  They can do the same.

NO HUSBAND BASHING allowed!  Usually, we’re talking about the ways that we are trying to change, praying to change, and changing.  We talk about loving and submission, teaching and disciplining kids, recipes and what is working for us around the house. 

WE PRAY TOGETHER…for our families, ourselves, those that we know that are suffering in some way or in need, for healing, for the body of Christ, for others’ salvation, for our country’s leaders and our country itself.

Thank You God for my good friends!

Laura

Blessed Among Women in my Own Generation

Dish Soap, Laundry Detergent, and Gas

My husband has been out of work since August 1.  Even the job he had didn’t meet all of our expenses.  No unemployment benefits are available to him.  Tuesday night, I put the last of our money in the gas tank.  It’s an incredible thing to have no income.  The only thing we can do is depend on God for our needs.  God has since sent a check for $25…enough to buy dish soap, laundry detergent and some gas.  He’s incredible.  He knew these were the things we needed immediately.  Thank You Father God!  I think we are learning to live by faith in a more real and “desperate for God” way than ever before. 

I don’t know your exact situation.  If God hadn’t made an incredible way for us to have a place to live in a caretaker’s cottage working off the rent, we’d be out of a home right now.  God can provide when it seems impossible.  I find that so much of what I experience depends on how I am take things emotionally.  True faith comes from true need and true dependence.

Do you know the Lord?  He is so much more than church.  He is our savior, our redeemer, our hope in hopeless times.  He is our provider and healer of the broken hearted.  I’d love to tell you more if you’d like to meet Him.  Just comment; and, I’ll e-mail you.

Those of you who know Him, I encourage you to really get to know Him through His written word, through prayer, through being still and listening for His still small voice.

God bless you, dear reader!  Your family is safe in HIS hands. 
Laura

Blessed Among Women in My Own Generation

God’s Chisel

Hey Y’all,

This is an incredible video.  It is actually a must see.

Click on the link below.

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God’s Chisel
 
When God chisels the dead weight out of our lives it can be very painful. In one of their most requested skits, Tommy and Eddie give a very creative look at a typical believer having to go through the process of discipline.
I’m so glad my husband shared it with me.
Laura

Bless…Praise…Boast…Magnify…Exalt…Seek…and Be Delivered

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I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. 

My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear of it and be glad. 

Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. 

I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.  

Psalm 34:1-5