verse and prayers for Friday july 12

KRISTINEFREDRIKA - 11:05AM UTC, Jul 12th 2013


Good morning sisters!

My last day of vacay. I have decided to go somewhere with the boy…I know he didn't mean what he said the other day…yes Erika, you are right.:love: We all need grace :) so glad to have you ladies. :thumbu2:

It turns out that my sis has the day off and we will be able to go together so it should be quite a nice day! Thank You Lord for the way things are turning out. Went for a nice bike ride with the boy last night and his sweet character was back. Chatty and nice….my dd is very easy…but in retrospect she was really difficult up until age 5. Oli was a great baby! Slept his nights right home from the hospital. I guess it's his turn now. But thank you Lord for grace!

Annette: Erika is our regular lady :) So basically for now we are four…We have a spare :) When two or three are gathered in His name!

What a difference a day makes. I don't want to rely on happiness, but JOY! Joy that depends on God, on not happiness that depends on my happenings…I am easily brought down by family matters. I even felt really happy that they finally paved the road in front of my house. The garage is coming along nicely too!
verse for today:

Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

Thank You Lord for all these wonderful 'happenings' in my life right now. Remind me Father to place my joy in you in all times! I want to have your praise always on my lips! Please bless and protect my family today. It has been a long time since my sis and I did something together. Thank You Lord for orchestrating this day! Please bless Erika and help her with the pain. Help her focus on You through it all…Please bless Annette and her family as well. Thank You Lord for keeping Steph in your sights.

have a wonderful day sisters!******************

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 - 5:19PM UTC, Jul 12th 2013

What a treat to find all of the regulars here this morning:), Irregulars are a welcome sight too:heart2:. I got up early and went to my earlier ww meeting this morning, I am down 2.6 pounds, which is nice....but, at the same time I am dealing with continued patient perseverance, i am not struggling with having it.....but i felt almost teary with a lack of more progress this morning. i have to realize and make note of the journey i have been on. I have to confess that I am struggling with watching others have quick success like I did when I joined ww the first time....but, I need to remember that it's okay to be slow this time, it's okay:). I need to continue in hope and joy with an attitude of gladness as I diligently persevere, and make habit changes that last:).......yes, it would be awesome to be like a rock rolling downhill which gathers speed as it goes along, lol:laugh5:...but I need to faithfully obey God in this process, learning and growing stronger as I persevere down this path.....and, yes, it is a very beautiful path I am on even with it's bumps in the road:).

Kris--:rock1: I am so happy that things are working out for you with your son and siste, it's not easy:kiss:.

Steph-- I feel for you.....been there. Prayers that you will have a pleasant release from this situation, it's not easy.....:kiss:. I have been falling back in love with yardwork too....well, I have always loved it, but I haven't always given myself the time to get it done, and now I am:).

Erika--prayers go out to you, I hope you find the right doctor soon. I experience pain at times, but for me I go to a chiropractor helps. What does your pop think about what you are going through? I would definitely want to make sure that you don't have something else going on:). Prayers, prayers, prayers:heart1:.

Have a wonderful day,


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ERIKAYAMAN - 3:35PM UTC, Jul 12th 2013

South Carolina

....The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.....

what a good reminder!!!!

Please keep praying for strength to deal with pain and life at same time...and that I will find a way to make this easier on me....That I may be able to get done with workers comp mess and be able to find a doctor who can treat fibromyalgia and help me be more stable....
I am just praying that God will keep me patient and focused on my joy in HIM and all he dos for me, rather than what I "feel" he is not doing right now-- In my heart and head I do know better.

Kris- praying ya'l lhave a blessed day together, one of pure happiness, good son and momma time.
Steph and Annette- prayers going up for you and yours also.

Dear LOrd-
Keep reminding us that the only way to understand ourselves and situations is by what GOD does for us, in NO WAY what we do for HIm, or us, or anyone....only through GOD do we fine our JOY and PURPOSE....may we continue to seek you first and listen and meditate on your word as we wait to hear your plan for us, and only step when/where we feel you guiding.


STEPHDREED - 2:16PM UTC, Jul 12th 2013



I just said a prayer for you ladies:heart2:

The rest of the year I just have some mini trips planned and my vacation days here and there. We decided to take the one vacation this year to Branson to save some money. I am still praying that our rental house sells. The contract is written that the house will be purchased before Dec 17 but I asked her last time I picked up the rent about buying sooner and she said she would be going to the bank. Tonight is the night that I am supposed to pick up the rent hope that goes alright.

Last night I mowed the entire yard, sprayed some stumps and weeds. I really enjoyed working out in the yard for the first time in a while it was like much needed therapy. Raymond stopped by to say that he would be by this weekend to get his work done. He mentioned that his brother took back his bike because he hadn't paid him the 35 dollars left he owed him for it. His phone is now shut off and he was talking about taking some of his tools to the pond shop. He was saying there just isn't any work what do you do? I am thinking I have plently of work that you should have been already doing and if you done that work I would have found more for you to do. At this point, I am going to let him finish what he has already been paid for and do the rest of it myself. I don't even care if he does the work he has been paid for I just really am tired of dealing with him. I tried but if he isn't then I have to draw the line somewhere.

Looking forward to going home. The youngest is still at her Mom's and I haven't heard anything from her so I guess she will be staying. I told her to let me know if she wanted to come home early and she could ride home with me today.

DH doesn't have to work this weekend not sure what we will be up to yet. He wants to finish up working on our daughter's car and there is a Michael Cochren concert Saturday night that we would like to go to.

Kris I hope your day goes well with your son and sis.

Erika praying that you have better day with your pain today.

Annette I know where you are coming from with the traveling I deal with it to I am just the one traveling instead of my DH.

Hope Everyone has a wonderful weekend:)

Luke 18:14
The Message (MSG)
14 Jesus commented, “This tax man, not the other, went home made right with God. If you walk around with your nose in the air, you’re going to end up flat on your face, but if you’re content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself.”

Romans 12:3
The Message (MSG)
3 I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.

Proverbs 3:5
Common English Bible (CEB)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
don’t rely on your own intelligence.

Last Edited: 6:37pm UTC, July 12th 2013