verse and prayers for Wednesday July 17

KRISTINEFREDRIKA - 10:14AM UTC, Jul 17th 2013


***Good Wednesday morn sisters

Mid week. I wonder what blessings God has in store for today?

Steph…that is so sad. I'm sorry to hear about Raymond too. Great verse!

Annette…there are days like that. About pain being stirred up, sometimes it just has to be dealt with…maybe not within the family, but at least with yourself. What ever comes into the light can't hold power over us anymore. Unfortunately I think there are no SIMPLE answers…everything is so complex. Where do one person's feelings end and mine begin? one day at a time…one moment at a time.

Erika: Think of it as one necessary step toward a positive outcome:kiss:Lord, please be with Erika...on every path you send her down. Thank You that you love your child...please let her feel that today. Let her feel you all around her...:love:

have a great one sisters!

Verse for today:

1 The words of the Teacher,[a] son of David, king in Jerusalem:
2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!”
says the Teacher.
“Utterly meaningless!
Everything is meaningless.”

Solomon was so close to God…and then finished so far from Him…and yet still knew that whatever the pursuit it doesn't mean anything without God. I think it is so easy to get caught up in our jobs, our lives, our families…we can forget what is really important. Thank you Father for this verse. Remind us that everything is meaningless without you. Remind us that we were created to honour you and bring glory to you. Father remind us that our salvation is not meant to be in our back pocket…remind us that we are supposed to always be ready to tell others about you. Thank You Lord for every good thing that comes from you!



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 - 5:24AM UTC, Jul 18th 2013

I was Having the best summer break until this stupid reunion came up.....I am not handling the stresses of life well.

I had asked my dad to be the one to talk to my sister because it is just too much inner stress for me...well, he didn't she called me. She mentioned that my stepmom likes my cousin more than me and I just had to tell her I need out of the conversation. I had already told her that I just wanted she and my dad to talk and decide what they were going to do together, it just stirs up too much inner pain from loss for me.

No call from my dad today.

It doesn't feel good.

DISCIPLINEDMAMA - 8:07PM UTC, Jul 17th 2013

Thank you for sharing Erika, I am feeling pretty overwhelmed today.


ERIKAYAMAN - 7:45PM UTC, Jul 17th 2013

South Carolina

A Prayer When Feeling Pretty Overwhelmed

As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?” Ps. 42:1-3

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matt. 11:28

Dear Lord Jesus, your Word gives voice to every season, circumstance, and emotion we experience in the journey to gospel wholeness. In our joy and in our despair, and in everything in between, you are with us and you are for us.

Your love is the one constant in our unpredictable lives. You don’t love us more when we have a dancing heart. You don’t love us less when we have a doubting heart. Indeed, with kindness you drew us, and with an everlasting, unwavering love, you hold us. Great is your faithfulness and compassion.

Today we bring our discouraged, weary hearts to you, and we bring some of our deeply hurting friends with us. Lord, sometimes it feels like life is just too much: the hard providences and the difficult people we do life with, seem to multiply…

The aches and pains of this tent of a body we live; cars, air-conditioners, and plumbing that break down, usually at the worse time; spouses who expose our sin as much as they reveal their own; children who seem allergic to the gospel and who make the same bad choices we did; mounting bills and decreasing resources; and a world, and even family members, who say, “Where is your God in all this?”

Lord Jesus, you know what this is like—more so than anyone else. For you took the ultimate combination of assaults, somersaults, and insults on the cross, for us. Your cry, “My God, my God, why have your forsaken me?” assures me we will never be forsaken—never, even when life mocks our confidence in you.

It’s your thirst on the cross that assures us that our thirst is only fleeting—though at times it feels fatal. Indeed, as we pant for you, Jesus, you are running to us with the living water of the gospel. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We collapse on your promise of sufficient grace today. So very Amen we pray, in your faithful and tender name.
--this is a prayer my Mom sent to me yesterday after my lawyers appointment and I was feeling overwhelmed--

DISCIPLINEDMAMA - 7:04PM UTC, Jul 17th 2013

Praying that I will become more like the hardworking ant today :).

Prov. 1:33. But whoever listens to me will live in safety, and be at ease without the fear of harm.

That is what I need today:love:

My sister called me today and it didn't end well:(. Whether or not my dad can be there for me, I hope he will at least be there for her.

Prayers for each of you and I wish you a good day:),


STEPHDREED - 12:53PM UTC, Jul 17th 2013


Good Morning:wave1:

Feeling very accomplished today:queen:

I got my normal work day in got in an hour or so on my second project and then went home unboxed my saw and started to work:) I think the hardest part sometimes on a task your not sure about is just getting started. Looking at the mess I think I can make a pretty big dent in it before Friday when DH comes up. The wood is mostly cotton wood and it so far is a lot lighter than I expected. I will probably work on the wood again tonight or mow finally making progress.

My DH called yesterday and gave me the warning that the Penny (the girls mother) called my oldest asking for my phone number yesterday about 3. I guess she said she was tired of being treated like crap and was going to drop my youngest off to spend the rest of the week with me. I never heard from my daughter or her mother thank goodness. My DH text DD and she never said anything thing so I guess her mother was just "out there" probably. She had the gawl to ask the oldest when she was going to come up and visit. I will be glad when DD is home we shouldn't have to deal with Penny until probably Thanksgiving.

I am enjoying working outdoors again. I think Raymond was kind of ruining that for me. One of the last things I mentioned to Raymond was if he had went to any of the Church's for help. I also mentioned at another time when he said something about if he didn't pay me back and I made the comment that if he didn't God would take of me. So hopefully I did what I was supposed to do but I am not that good at that sort of thing.

Two vacation days planned coming up the 22 and the 26 but I will be working with DH to get stuff done around the house.

Proverbs 6:6
The Message (MSG)
A Lesson from the Ant

6-11 You lazy fool, look at an ant.
Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two.
Nobody has to tell it what to do.
All summer it stores up food;
at harvest it stockpiles provisions.
So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing?
How long before you get out of bed?
A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there,
sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next?
Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life,
poverty your permanent houseguest!

I remind myself often of this verse when I have a huge task. The ant works away and is so small and gets small piece of work done at a time but eventually you see progress.

Have a wonderful day ladies:) Look forward to meeting with you here each day one of the lights in my day.


Last Edited: 12:59pm UTC, July 17th 2013