Category Archives: Prayer

At least we’re making progress

Everyone who knows me knows that I have been praying for quite a while about a certain situation with a certain daughter, and most of you have been praying on my behalf for a resolution.  I’ve also expressed my hesitation to get my hopes up at the slightest hint of change, because what usually happens isn’t what I’d expected.  However, I thought I should share with you the most recent development in that ongoing saga because, my friends, prayers are being answered!

Last week about this time, I spoke with the dad-who-will-not-intervene about the daughter-who-will-not-call and asked him once again if he would make the girl call her mother.  I was surprised to find out that he had already (so he said) “had this conversation with her” and that he had warned her that she would find herself living with her mom if she didn’t start doing what she was told.  (Here’s where we pray that he runs out of patience.)

Seriously though, who knew the change we’ve been praying for would be in his heart?  Praise God!

He said if she doesn’t call me, he’ll take her phone (that should put the fear in her.)  I suggested that maybe he shouldn’t let her go anywhere with friends unless she calls me first.  Then I thought if he’d already threatened to send her to me, maybe he’d be willing to follow through.  So I asked if he would, and he actually said that if he was unable to reach her, he’d be coming after her!  (On the other hand, he also said that he didn’t want to make it seem like living with me would be punishment, like I care at this point how she sees it.)

So here’s where we stand:  If she starts calling me, I will have contact with her.  If she doesn’t, I will go get her, and this time, her dad won’t be backing her up (if he meant what he said.)  The best part is I’m no longer fretting over whether she returns my calls or not.  And to be honest, I’m kinda hoping she doesn’t.

Although the issue isn’t fully resolved yet, I am gaining ground – and patience, and for that I am ever so thankful.

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Love for Parker

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Urgent Prayer Request

Lindsey’s dad called to inform me that she left his house earlier this evening without his knowledge. She didn’t leave a note, nor did she take any of her belongings. He has no intentions of going to look for her because he suspects that she’s gone to her boyfriend’s apartment.

Please pray for her safety and my sanity. God help us.

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How Can I Pray for You Today?

I have received word from my ex that he is sending my older daughter back to live with me. This is good news for me but not for her. She needs our prayers, and she desperately needs to turn to the Lord. Please join me in praying that both my daughters will realize the importance of seeking the Lord with all their hearts.

Please share your requests as well.

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Another Post Already? How Odd!

Hi again, folks. I’m back with a couple of prayer reminders and a new request. I’ve been remiss in keeping you up-to-date with Heather and Kelli, so I just want to take a moment to remind you to continue praying. Please make it a point to visit their blogs if you aren’t already following their stories. Amazing women. Amazing grace. Amazing God.

Also, one of my fellow shopkeepers is needing our prayers. Her husband rushed her to the emergency room this morning, and it was discovered that she had suffered a heart attack. She is now in ICU and resting, but surgery is not an option because she is diabetic. Her name is Debbie, and her husband Bill has informed me that they are Christians, but they aren’t active. Prayers on their behalf are much appreciated.

That’s all I have for now. May you all have a blessed week!

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Showers of Blessings


Today is the day! Once again, we’ve been afforded the unique opportunity to reach out through the blogoshpere and touch someone in need. By making a contribution of as little as $1 or as much as a commitment of faithful, fervent prayers on behalf of our beloved Heather and her family, we can make a difference! For more information about this love offering, click here.

As many of you are aware, Heather is facing some incredible challenges, medically and financially, which you can read about here. If you aren’t familiar with her story, you can read about it here and here. Her complete dependence on the Lord is her greatest strength, and I am amazed and inspired by her faith. She is certainly no stranger to overwhelming obstacles, having faced many challenges in the last few years with her daughter, Emma, whom you can read about here.

I encourage you to take part in this effort to bless Heather’s socks off, whether you are able to give financially or simply by committing to pray for her and her loved ones. Let us storm the gates of Heaven with our prayers and flood the coffers at PayPal with our gifts. Head on over to BooMama’s now. You will be blessed by the outpouring of love, guaranteed!

Bring on the rain!

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Thinking Out Loud

Welcome back, y’all! I trust you’ve had ample time to think since my last post. I know I have.

Here are a few of my thoughts:

You really don’t know how much you have to be thankful for until you have to pay taxes on it.

If nobody likes Sanjaya, why are so many people voting for him? (I like him, but I don’t vote.) I think he’s more popular than folks like to admit.

It’s foolishness to expect my children to honor and obey me willingly. Look at how many of God’s children rebel against Him, and He’s perfect.

Jesus didn’t come to give us a better life. He came to give us eternal life.

Being a teenager is hard. Parenting a teenager is harder.

While it is true that you learn from your own mistakes, you can also learn from the mistakes of others.

It never ceases to amaze me when people who claim to know Jesus turn from Him the instant another believer disappoints them. Isn’t that when we need Him most?

Speaking of need, I am praying for Heather and the fundraising effort that BooMama has organized. It is so exciting to see God working through the blogosphere to meet the needs of His people.

I’m also praying for Kelli and her family. May God grant each of them rest, peace, and strength. He’s already given Kelli an amazing sense of humor. She is seriously contagious.

Yellow Mama at OneStepUpFromStupid has asked us to add her brother and her dad to our prayer lists. She also has a word of encouragement “for everyone facing physical challenges…and for everyone who is family or friends grieved by bad news or difficult news.”

I’m sure there are others I haven’t mentioned, and it occurs to me that if we were to pray for every single person we know, whether we know their needs or not, whether they request it or not, we’d come pretty close to praying without ceasing.

Those are my thoughts for now. Well, not all of them, but some things are best kept to ourselves.

One last thing before you go, if you’re still reading. I have opened a gift shop at CafePress, which you can visit by clicking the link in my sidebar. I’ve still got a lot of work to do on it before I launch a big promotion, but I’ve already made a sale, and I can barely contain my excitement!

Be blessed!!

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