verse for Thursday

KRISTINEFREDRIKA - 3:25AM PDT, Jun 20th 2013

kristinefredrika
Quebec

*Good morning sisters

Special prayer request ladies: there is a construction strike here…and it's getting a little nasty. Even the guys who aren't unionized are getting bullied by those who are! They are starting our garage tomorrow and my BIL (our contractor) said he hoped no one came here to make trouble…so please pray for protection all around.thanks!

First day of summer…a little bit of ahhh even if I am still working. I've had a lot of absences and now both my teens are home to lend a hand so it makes things a lot easier. I have 1 week left until my real vacay. (first two of July)

Oli gets his results Wednesday…Im praying for God's will and that if it is to teach Oli a lesson in responsibility by redoing his secondary two (grade 8) that I am able to accept it. Thank You Ladies for the prayers…I really appreciate it and I FEEL that it has made a difference. I also told Oli that you ladies are praying :)

Two verses today that go hand in hand.
Colossians 4: 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
1 Peter 3:5
These verses are something I try to always keep in mind. I am surrounded by non-christians with whom I have a daily relationship: all the daycare parents and my daycare colleagues…I try and look for doors that God has opened for me. My closest daycare colleague even went to a conference at a church with me last month. She's very 'spiritual' but in a more of a you're ok, I'm ok type of way. I keep praying that she sees God is good and that not all roads lead to heaven…

Father, you didn't save us to sit back on not share what you have so freely given…Father show us those doors, provide words for the opportunities you give us. Lord, fill our mouths and let us speak when you want us to. Thank You for giving us your Holy Spirit to guide us through our days. thank You Lord for giving us grace!
Lord thank You for taking care of Erika and giving her the strength to abstain. Nothing should control us. Thank you Father for Steph…please bless and protect her…even down to the hairs on her head. THank you Father that you love each of us. We want to stop and be thankful for everything we have. *****************
Kris

Victory = series of right choices....

Nothing tastes as good as Peace feels!

God bless you and yours!
*********************
teen weight 250
starting weight 169
CW: 149.4 ya baby!!!
:) weight: 148


STEPHDREED - 5:39AM PDT, Jun 20th 2013

stephdreed
Indiana

Good Morning,

Very nice Kris...

Very comforting. When I think about the things that I have to deal with I am humbled when I compare myself to other hardships that others are going through. I sure look forward to the day when we have it all. I would love to go to tomorrow but then our oldest wouldn't be able to come....in his good time.

1 Peter 1:3-5
The Message (MSG)
A New Life

3-5 What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole.

Colossians 4: 5 - Is one that I feel drawn to focus on right now for me.

Prayers sent up just now for you ladies:angel4:

Have a wonderful day:love:


ERIKAYAMAN - 9:13AM PDT, Jun 20th 2013

erikayaman
South Carolina

I had a quote on my tea bag last night- Yogi brand-- its said Happiness comes from serving others.
I realize our true Happiness come from God, but I think the path He has shown us to follow is almost always that of a servant. He humbled himself, He has shown us the way.
I smiled when I read your verse, its always amazing to me how often what is on my heart already I come to this post and you have a verse that fits right in!!!!

I love you both (how wierd is the internet- I feel a bond with people I will probably never lay eyes on,--- I count this a great blessing and am SOOOO very THANKFUL)

I have to say, I was a bit worried when I started my 12 day challenge, I had been using wine a cructch, was becoming too dependent, was worried it was a problem...
I have made it. Its been much easier than I thought. I am seeing it was just a decision I was putting off.. I was letting emotions rule with food and wine....
I am thankful God has given me the strength- I know our bodies are His temple, I also know I can only do things through he who gives me strength- I am glad I am finally asking, and so thankful for His Grace and Forgiveness and this strength.
I have had many moments where a glass of wine crossed my mind, but its been rather easier than I had thought to just replace with hot tea????
Food has been so easy, I am easily making good choices?????

Ya'll pray for my choices on vaca, that I may continue through His strength to be mindful, and to stay on the course to weight loss and better health. I know my back pain can be so much better if I drop this weight.
-also, seems silly but worried about the flight. Its a work trip, so my flight is actually booked seperatly from DH and I am flying alone...no biggie, but I am worried about transfering planes, I walk SO SLOWLY these days. Mom want me to use wheelchair service, I feel embarrassed- I don't look disabled.???

Steph--
praying the new groupon is an answer to prayer! So cool how God sends us what we need and sometimes it can be SOOOO obvious!

Kris- praying for it all girl!

Erika


ERIKAYAMAN - 7:29PM PDT, Jun 20th 2013

erikayaman
South Carolina

Emergency prayer post
Ya'll pray for my mom- she had surgery tonight, very unexpected appendicitis.....:bigeyes3::bigeyes3:---just left hospital

she is supposed to keep my kids this week while we go on vaca. Its already paid for, flights and hotels...:cross2::cross2::cross2:
pray for me while I shuffle, and pray for my mom and dad. They are so amazing. The best christian parents that raised a girl who has never known a day without The Lord. They are the best ever.
They are going to keep them anyways, my dad will cut his patient list, but I still will need to rely on friends to help a lot.
AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.


KRISTINEFREDRIKA - 3:48AM PDT, Jun 21st 2013

kristinefredrika
Quebec

*Good morning sisters! Phew….made it to Friday. Was a bit of a long week.

Oh my...Lord please lay your hand on Erika's parents...please help her mom heal quickly. Thank you Father for the situations that you allow that show us how truly gracious and powerful you are! Father, calm your child and keep her confident that you will work everything for good in this situation.

It's cool how God uses little things to talk to us like a tea bag or my printer. We just got to have our ears open so we can hear what He's saying to us. Maybe you could get someone meet you at the airport maybe that would be a nice compromise between going it alone or using a wheelchair? I think some airlines offer accompaniment for people who can't do it alone.

Steph it is humbling to see what some others have to go through...there is always some one who is worse off, but it doesn't mean our suffering is any less real to us. I think God measures out what we can take very carefully.

I'm thankful for this group too. Right now I don't have any close spiritual sisters. My best friend of ten years has backslid and is now moving two hours away. We used to be so close...I didn't shut the door but she more or less has. I think when you have both feet in the world it's just hard to be around someone who still reads her bible every day and wants to serve God. I do have other ladies in the church who I am semi close to but no one who I can truly say I could call at any hour. This situation has made me closer to God and has made me closer to my dh. Last year at this time I was running or walking most evenings with my friend and these days I am walking with my dh. My relationship with him is supposed to be my number one human relationship. Each time God has allowed me to lose someone or something I've understood later that it really was in my best interest. That being said... I miss having a gf in The Lord.

and now the verse...almost forgot:

Romans 8:28 (for Erika)

New International Version (NIV)
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose
*****************
Kris

Victory = series of right choices....

Nothing tastes as good as Peace feels!

God bless you and yours!
*********************
teen weight 250
starting weight 169
CW: 149.4 ya baby!!!
:) weight: 148


STEPHDREED - 6:53AM PDT, Jun 21st 2013

stephdreed
Indiana

Good Morning Ladies,

Prayer just just sent up Erika for mother and Kris for your construction and for your son. Any news yet?

Very disappointed yesterday, my hair appointment was canceled at the last minute. They tried to call me twice yesterday but my silly cell phone did not tell me I had a voice mail and I didn't happen to check it. I haven't been able to reschedule yet. Hopefully they call soon. I drove all the way downtown Indianapolis and sat there for 20 minutes before I found out I had drove there for nothing.

Yesterday I called Raymond to see if he could come down to work at the house and he was having a yard sale trying to sell stuff so that they could buy some food. He said he would be down has soon as they cleaned up. I asked him about food stamps and he said that because he get disability he makes too much to qualify. I asked him about going to Church's to get food and he stated that they are all out right now. He said he had called several and it was on the news. I asked him if he was completely out of food and he said yes. He did some work for a lady the day before and she cannot pay him until today. I mentioned how many people I seen on the streets downtown begging today and he said he hated that and he stated it has to get really bad before he does that. He only made 5 dollars at his yard sale but some man gave him a Mongoose bike. It just needs a little work. He said the guy just come up and asked him if he wanted it. He noticed that he had been having to walk everywhere lately. I plan to buy him a lock for it when my husband and I are out and about this weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Steph


ERIKAYAMAN - 10:13AM PDT, Jun 21st 2013

erikayaman
South Carolina

Who exactly is Raymond--what is the link??? I don't think I know. I have been praying but don't know for sure your link to him???

Erika


STEPHDREED - 11:10AM PDT, Jun 21st 2013

stephdreed
Indiana

I was having trouble starting my lawn mower one day and Raymond stopped by and noticed my spark plug was off and put it back on. One day this spring he stopped by to see if he could do any work around the house for money. He is disabled and does odd jobs to make ends meet. He has been helping me a few times this summer. I haven't met his wife Michelle but I have talked to over the phone a few times. He may have something wrong mentally sometimes he seems to be a little slow and sometimes childlike. A few weeks ago he went into a Flea Market and someone cut his lock and stole his bike which is how he gets around to do his odd jobs. I pray a lot and talk to my husband about what to do. Funny thing is I prayed about finding a way to help people in Indianapolis. My thought was trying to find a place to volunteer like I did around home last weekend at Feed my Sheep. I am kind of thinking Raymond is my answered prayer. It's not really what I expected or something I am all that comfortable with but that's how it goes sometimes. I am not the only one that is helping him out. He talks about another really nice lady that he sometimes does work for. He mentioned she used to be a realtor and she bought him his lawn mower and some tools.

Last night I ended up giving him a few cans of soup and vegetables and a few odds and ends from the cabinet and fridge and 20.00. He is supposed to be working on my mess of a yard this weekend while I am gone. He promised to have it looking really nice when I get home. We will see he is not the most productive but he is trying and that I have full respect of. I think he does better when I am there and he just has to help.

I work in Indianapolis through the week and go home every weekend. It's about a 2.5 hour drive. My husband and I bought a house in Indy which is to be my flipping project. It was a foreclosure and needs quite a bit of work. The plan is to put the house up For Sale next spring. My project that I am working on is supposed to last three years. If I get to stay, I will probably just start staying in a hotel again. Eventually, I would like to get a project or a few projects that I can work from home. I try to not to think about it too much though because who knows what will happen in next year.

Sorry so wordy...

I almost forgot the youngest is going to see her mother this weekend. She is supposed to pick her up around 6. This will be the first time my DH will have seen her since she called him up and told him off and told him that he had better check his X@X?@ wife . Anyways I told him hopefully she just acts like nothing happened that is my plan if I have to see her. I plan to get home well after 6 but she usually runs late. Hopefully we do not have any drama from her.

Last Edited: 11:38am PDT, June 21st 2013

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