verse and prayers for Monday July 8

KRISTINEFREDRIKA - 11:30AM UTC, Jul 8th 2013


*Good Morning sisters

Yesterday we visited the church where we were saved over 18 years ago. I love the pastor there. It was nice to see old friends, but it also confirmed my current church family really is my home. Still gleaned some wonderful treasures from the message:
2 Corinthians 4:4
New International Version (NIV)
4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

The pastor talked about the importance of standing our ground as christians and not watering down the gospel for fear of offending people around us. He was saying how in the last 20 yrs people in general have lost the fear and respect of God.

Erika: I'm sorry about the situation with your brother. Extended family situations are hard. We are 6 kids, but only two are saved. We have drug dependency in our family and a whole mess of problems. I think you're right. We have to concentrate on our attitudes and reactions to people. They are supposed to see Jesus in us....Father, I ask you to bless Erika. Thank You for this correction you have given her. Thank You that you will give her the strength and words to meet with her brother and show your love and compassion toward him.

Annette: I'm about 75% veggie now. I did have chicken last night...I couldn't go vegan because I still love to bake and need the eggs :) I have also been no dairy (also about 75%) for about a month. I'm still experimenting to see what works.


Lord, I ask you to bless these ladies that come here to share. Bless and show us what you want. Father, corrections may hurt but we know you have our best interest at heart, we know that you are shaping us day by day to resemble you and present you to those who are perishing. Thank You Lord that you love us and you have great plans for every one of your children. Thank You for all the blessings you have given us as well.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!


Victory = series of right choices....

Nothing tastes as good as Peace feels!

God bless you and yours!
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CW: back to 155 :(
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DISCIPLINEDMAMA - 6:22PM UTC, Jul 8th 2013

Good morning ladies:),

Eph. 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."

Steph: :heart2: ((hugs))

Nice to meet everyone, it sounds like a very nice group of ladies:), thank you for sharing



STEPHDREED - 2:17PM UTC, Jul 8th 2013


Good Morning Ladies,

Kris, Last week I was just on call for work so it was a little crazy last week. Glad to be back on track.:heart1: Very nice reminder for today.

Back to work in Indy today. It took two days but the contractors got our front porch finished and the back door/floor awning fixed. The ceramic tile needed to be replaced and I had to come up with something that came close to matching I think it turned out pretty good after all. We had our cook out on the 4th and everyone seemed to have a good time except for the niece that has decided to lie through her teeth every chance she gets. I keep praying for Ashley but it is really is hard not to have hard feelings towards her. I really just want to stay completely away from her. My DH found out his vacation is July 22nd week. Today over lunch I am going to shop around and see if we can rent a Pontoon boat on the 27th. My brother has a jet ski and he will meet us up at the lake if it all works out. I am sure the yard up here in Indy is totally out of control...not looking forward to dealing with that and I have my second hair appointment. I hope to get the hair products to get started on them today.

Annette, so glad to have you back:love::kiss:

Erika, welcome back:heart1:

Welcome Alice to our group:love:\

Prayers just sent up for you all:thumbu2:

Have a blessed day!

Romans 12:19
English Standard Version (ESV)
19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it[a] to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Last Edited: 2:50pm UTC, July 8th 2013

ERIKAYAMAN - 1:54PM UTC, Jul 8th 2013

South Carolina

Thanks for the prayer today Kris. I was up half the night fretting/then praying/then fretting...
Its so easy to be anxious, even as I know and hear God telling me to not be anxious about anything, but through prayer to bring it all to him.
I have so far to go to in the the sanctification process. I think God has to humble us completly sometimes to get through, and this did it once again for me. I went to bed and slept well, after finally feeling God's arms and strength and grace wash over me. It was just one of those moments,where you literallly feel/hear God saying Calm down, I have you. Just trust me Erika.
and I am. and I will.
I will just have to meet with Him continuously and pray- which is what he wants from us [email protected]!!!!
I love how what he asks of us is really just what we NEED.

Dear God,
Thank you for continuously pointing me towards you and working in my sinful nature and heart to bring me closer to who you are molding me to be. I pray the same for my girlfriends here today. Show us the way to go, keep pointing out our areas we need to work on and give us the grace and strength to do so. Because as Kris said, corrections can hurt, but you use rough times to teach us and bring us to you. Thank you for that, thank you that even in the bad times or things we don't understand we can still say THANK YOU, because we know that you never let us go and you always have a plan.