***Good morning sisters
Look to the Word for our solutions right? It only rained a little while and I was able to get outside for 8am just the same. It's all good!
Erika: this too shall pass…there is no verse that actually says that (apparently...I google it) but it is a true saying that we can use that is based on several verses...life being temporary with it,s suffering etc..
Annette: I remember trying to get my kids to read...now when there is an interesting book, they do My challenge this year will be to pull back. I tend to be an over-organizing...a little over bearing mom...
Steph: It is hard at school. Thankfully my dd is the quiet type...she is the peacemaker in her group and not usually the target of any negativity thank God...my son...a different story. this is a new year and I want to be positive.
I need this verse today because I already feel complaints trying to come out of my lips:
1 I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. 2 My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. 3 Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together. 4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. 5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
that is the great thing about the Word...it is there to come to our rescue.
My focus today: praise and prayer...praise and prayer...praise and prayer. I will need extra love for my kiddies today because I have some parents that are absent this week and their kids are being babysat even at night and that is REALLY hard on them. If I handle it with love it usually helps...thank You Lord for the Love you have poured out in my heart (romans 5:5) thank You for your Word...how often you have helped me.
Help us today Father to keep our focus on you and not get lost in all the little petty details of our short lives...Father use your children today to bring glory to your name! thank you Lord for Annette, Steph and Erika...thank you for giving me sisters here...please bless and protect them today. I ask your blessing on Melissa today father...it's her birthday...please direct her life according to your plan!
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