verse and prayers for Tuesday Aug 13

KRISTINEFREDRIKA - 10:35AM UTC, Aug 13th 2013


Good morning sisters

Look at all these lovely verses on rain...rain must be good right??? there's a country song about rain too... Rain is hard for me ...especially with hyper boy...but I'm going to thank you for the rain today Father, because YOU created it!

1 Kings 8:35 ESV / 29 helpful votes

“When heaven is shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you, if they pray toward this place and acknowledge your name and turn from their sin, when you afflict them,

Jeremiah 14:22 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Are there any among the false gods of the nations that can bring rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Are you not he, O Lord our God? We set our hope on you, for you do all these things.

Jeremiah 5:24 ESV / 24 helpful votes

They do not say in their hearts, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives the rain in its season, the autumn rain and the spring rain, and keeps for us the weeks appointed for the harvest.’

James 5:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.

Psalm 72:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth!

Zechariah 14:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And if any of the families of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, there will be no rain on them.

********** enough about rain :)
Steph, so glad the reunion went well! Great pics on Fb. No years are lost…it's all learning and preparation for today :)

Annette: It's an uphill battle with kids sometimes…I often get sucked in to the moment and need to step back for a second or two…

Erika: my new girl is just under 18 months and my new boy is just over 18 months. Both seem pretty calm (siblings of kiddies I'll still have). The parents have been brining them by in the afternoons so they can get used to me a little.


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

STEPHDREED - 8:31PM UTC, Aug 13th 2013


Good Afternoon Ladies,

No rain here it looks like for days. So mowing will probably be on the agenda tonight and I hope to get in at least one more day of sawing wood this week.

Erika I sent you my name on FB in your inbox.

My husband was just telling me that we need to go somewhere soon just the two of us. I think the girls are really getting to him and he needs a break. He was even thinking about canceling our Holiday World camping trip coming up. I think he has had enough of the girls bickering. I text him earlier today and he said he is feeling better. I hope being in school helps things calm down a little bit. Another reason he is all stressed out is because the mine that he works at keeps having rumors that they will be done in October.

One of my goals this summer is to get the wood finally cleaned up in the backyard in Indy.

DH has a list of stuff for us to do Saturday. Renter didn't have the rent on time again this month so I am supposed to be able to get it from her Friday. youngest just posted that the first day of school sucked. Girls are already starting drama and talking about each other behind their backs. Three years of school left with this one...GRRR

Have a good one...I will be off to some mowing praying therapy session in a bit:wave1:

DISCIPLINEDMAMA - 6:57PM UTC, Aug 13th 2013

My book that I wrote disappeared again:blush4:

I wish that it was me stepping back that got the kids to do their reading, I tried that a couple of times this summer...but, unfortunately it was me getting frustrated and tough, which I never like to be. 2/3 kids have pleasantly been plugging along the last couple of days, my son and I checked out several books to help. Tomorrow is the last day to pick up the prizes at the library. I just want at least one goal met this summer, so I chose the easiest that came with a prize, which was the summer reading program.

Ps. 18:32 it is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.

Praying for God's will over summer, which covers a lot of prayer requests:y:

Have a wonderful day:love:


ERIKAYAMAN - 4:27PM UTC, Aug 13th 2013

South Carolina

Kris- good for you! WE can find thanksgiving in ANY situation can't we??? Even the RAIN:P:P

Steph- who are you on facebook? I would love to friend you. I just got back on it.

Annette-- agree with Kris, sometimes you have to step back and breathe, pray and breathe some more when dealing with kids. Its easy to get the feeling that right now is how is will always be in the moment- ever since I had newborns I quoted aloud to myself and to my friends THIS TO SHALL PASS< THIS TO SHALL PASS< THIS TO SHALL PASS--- really "in the moment" of parenting issues it can really feel like now is FOREVER...

Today my study was on being desired by Christ Jesus
It talked about how we are beloved by Jesus, and His Desire is for ME.

..."Only the Holy Spirit can enable us to believe and experience the liberating truths, the unparalleled beauty, and the oceans soft delight revealed in the gospel. So I cry out today: come, Holy Spirit, come.
Rescue me and my friends from our unbelief; dethrone my false notions of God and the gospel;soften my hard heart.
Its one thing to rest in Jesus's finished work, but its another thing to be alive in his present desire.
Do great work in our hearts Oh God, Do a fresh work in my heart.
Forgive me, Jesus, For believing that any human being could possibly satisfy the very longings you created in me. Forgive, me for assuming I could ever be to someone else what you alone can be. Help all of us to realize, that YOU JESUS are the spouse we always wanted and the one to whom we belong. And more importantly, Jesus, Help us to believe that you are the spouse who always wanted US......AMEN"

It really spoke to me again about truly trusting in HIM, and finding my joy in him alone, and not my circumstances. It reminds me that even in my broken, painful, overweight body he still desires me, He wants me, He even DELIGHTS in me. THat is HUGE...If only I could truly accept and believe it at all times. God please bring in me the ability to fully trust in You, as only you can.