verse and prayers for Friday August 9

KRISTINEFREDRIKA - 10:39AM UTC, Aug 9th 2013


*Good Friday morning sisters

thanks Ladies for all the sharing on the thread yesterday :)

Erika: saw your fb site. Love the family pics!

Lisa: welcome! We'd love you to share with us. I would bring a bag of cut up veggies to nosh on when temptation hits at that fair...and lots of water.

Annette: a restful day ahead?

Steph: it rained here too...I may not get on that picnic today but if I have to stay in the playroom, at least my hyper boy isn't here today :) God knows what we can handle.

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. — Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV)

I really like this verse ladies...this morning I was listening (audio bible) to the passage where Peter tells Jesus he will not fall away etc and I thought, Jesus warned him about what he would do, but he did it anyway...I didn't pick up any stones however because we are the SAME! The word is full of safeguards and warnings and we fall anyway...

In this world, and with our flesh, and not to mention enemies...we have to stick together, stick even closer to God, and walk down a different road if we realize the one we are on leads to trouble...(see a week ago, sidewalk poem).

Father, thank you for this day...thank you that it is Friday and that there is rest on the horizon for many of us...thank you for your love and care for each one of your children...I ask your blessing and protection on this little group...when two or three (or four :) ) are gathered in your are there. Thank You Father!

have a great day today sisters...I will!


Victory = series of right choices....

Nothing tastes as good as Peace feels!

God bless you and yours!
teen weight 250
starting weight 169
CW: back to 155 :(
:) weight: 148

DISCIPLINEDMAMA - 8:49PM UTC, Aug 9th 2013

Steph--thanks for sharing, I went I my ten year reunion which was right after he break and days after my dad was a little awkward fr me and not awkward at the same time. I passed on my twenty, and will most likely pass on my thirty.

Erika--I can so relate to how you feel....I am not ready at all for my three kids to go back to school, my youngest is entering middle school this year, middle eighth, oldest tenth. Both girls will be at the same arts magnet school (6th and 10th graders.)..they are happy to be together again:).

Kris--we will be visiting my hubbies home that he grew up in for the ast time today, it is empty, we will stop by and offer to take mil....and then heading over to a hello/goodbye party....niece moving to San Diego, ex foreign exchange student returning from Germany and off to University of San Diego, plus their foster daughter off to the military, whew! Hopefully it will be relaxing, not sure, much opportunity for emotionally tough.....but I did get my walk in during the heat this morning.

Lisa--how are you today?

Up .4# at ww, but I will take it.....I tend to gain weight when overwhelmed........less than half a pound sounds more like my body fluctuating, especially since I dudn't eat light yesterday.

Ps. 27:13-14 I am still confident of this; I will see goodness of The Lord in the land of the living. Wait for The Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for The Lord.

Have a wonderful day,


ERIKAYAMAN - 3:55PM UTC, Aug 9th 2013

South Carolina

Wow Steph, thats a lot of heavy stuff.
Glad you are i a good frame of mind and looking at the positives.

Kris--- yeah to short day and then your OWN time (even if part is the doc)

I am off to go school supply shopping. the kids LOVE it, I dread it because it means tHEY ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL.... aaahhhhhh
I will miss them dearly.

I need to start formulating a plan for me and my days while they are gone......
I know I am going to start water aerobics HOPEFULLY DAILY.

STEPHDREED - 1:33PM UTC, Aug 9th 2013


Good Morning,

Annette, I am not going to start up the Wii again probably until winter. I do want to start going to strength training class twice a week and get to walking again.

Lisa, too bad we couldn't meet in person. You are right in my neck of the woods:) We were just talking about going to the state fair. Maybe we will get to go next year. I have only been there once and I was very young.

Erika, nice prayer you shared yesterday.

Kris, I really like your verse you shared today.

Well l started out the day right. I am in a very good mood and looking forward to the weekend.

Last night, I ate and drank way too much... not to make excuses but...

As I suspected when I saw the picture of myself on FB in a swimsuit on a tube on the lake that my sister in-law posted my mother had photo shopped my hair. At least, this time I wasn't in tears when I saw how fat I was. I knew what to expect. I was surprised to see what looks to be an afro on my head:cross1: Ulg, when I mentioned my class reunion Mom mentioned that she has a wig that I can wear. :huh: When she went on to tell me that my hair has never been this balding before. I reminded her that I know and that is why I have started these laser treatments and that I do have a bunch of baby hairs but it's going to take time.

Next, my class reunion is Saturday. Prayer requested for that one. I seen a site that I hadn't seen before where people were saying if they were going or not and I seen that my ex's wife was on their as going. She isn't in my class so she was posting for him.:cross3:

My ex and I got together when I was 15 for about 9 months and then he broke up with me. I pined over him and we finally ended up getting together and moving in and living together for 10 years. That is one prayer I wish that was never answered. 2001 we broke up due to the fact that I wanted to have children and start a family and he would not stop smoking the pot and doing meth. Mind you he was raided at our place trying to make it 9 months before. The only reason he didn't go to jail is because everything was in my name. He cried and said he was done he was stopping. So I thought, God had answered my prayer. But it wasn't he was right back on the stuff matter of months later. The sad thing is we should have never have gotten together in the first place. I could go on but you get the idea. He ended up having a really bad accident due to being up for days and finally ended up going to prison for manufacturing meth for about 5 years. Thank God, when he got out in April I had already met my husband in March and I wasn't even tempted to try it again when he asked me out.

Anyways, I love his family to death and one of my best friends is married to his brother and she invites us to do things and I don't go because I know he will be there. Maybe this will turn out to be a good thing. He really isn't a bad person just like my sister got on the drugs and it was ruining her life. My sister finally has found God. Maybe he has too....lord knows I pounded it is head several times in the few letters I wrote to him while in prison.

I am glad that God led me to the person I am supposed to be with. We are like two puzzle pieces fitting together. Not perfect but really compatible. I remember when we first got together how happy I was. I was crying and thanking God because I never knew that anyone could be so perfect for me and to know what it was like to actually have someone love me was so refreshing.

Sorry I am even more long winded than normal today but I am very thankful for my mood and I am really looking forward to what God will do with me tomorrow and today for that matter.:heart1: I just hope that I don't cry:cry4:

Have a wonderful day ladies,


Last Edited: 2:19pm UTC, August 9th 2013