verse and prayers for Tuesday July 30

KRISTINEFREDRIKA - 10:19AM UTC, Jul 30th 2013


*Good Tuesday morn sisters
The same visiting pastor left us this poem at the end of his sermon. I really liked it and find it to be completely true! How often do we keep putting ourselves in the same situation knowing we will fail! I think as Christians we need to be honest with ourselves: there are just some people, stuff and places we need to stay away from! The verse I will add to it is as follows:

Romans 6:13
New Living Translation (NLT)
13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.

There Is a Hole in My Sidewalk
Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
By Portia Nelson
Chapter One
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost…I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.
Chapter Two
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend that I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in this same place.
But, it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.
Chapter Three
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep whole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in…it’s a habit…but,
My eyes are open
I know where I am
It is my fault.
I get out immediately,
Chapter Four
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.
Chapter Five
I walk down another street.


Victory = series of right choices....

Nothing tastes as good as Peace feels!

God bless you and yours!
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STEPHDREED - 2:01PM UTC, Jul 31st 2013


Thanks for sharing Annette. I jotted down the book you mentioned maybe this winter I will have time to read again:)

DISCIPLINEDMAMA - 6:28PM UTC, Jul 30th 2013

When I successfully made it through a time of rejection.....I lived off of the verses in Phil. To look to things from above, a Astor told me not to think about what my abuser may be doing at all, but to focus on God...whatever is right, true, noble, pure, lovely, admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things...God only revealed things to me as I was ready to hear them.

I need to use the advice I was given years ago...look above....and do not seek love from others. I also read Hinds Feet On High Places during this time and it taught me not to seek love from others, but to give love unselfishly...and to walk in faith choosing joy. There will be pain in this life, God will smother it with his joy and use it for hs glory if we let him:).

I want to walk in this loving faith with my dad showed me pictures on Sunday of a plant I gave my stepmom a few years ago, it is dad said that it is her favorite plant.

God does use ugly situations:), and he does want us to only lean on him:)....our joy gets compromised when we look for it in things of this world:).

God bless each of you today:heart1:

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STEPHDREED - 5:32PM UTC, Jul 30th 2013


Amen, to God driving hatred, sin and abuse away. I really want God to reveal the truth. I don't care if it isn't the truth I want to here I am just sick of the lies. I just remembered in service on Sunday he was talking about how if you love in this life you will also have pain. I feel like the band aid is slowing being pulled off re - applied and then slowly peeling back again over the same place that was already uncovered once.

Proverbs 19:9
English Standard Version (ESV)
9 A false witness will not go unpunished,
and he who breathes out lies will perish.
Proverbs 10:18
English Standard Version (ESV)
18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever utters slander is a fool.

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DISCIPLINEDMAMA - 5:10PM UTC, Jul 30th 2013

Okay...I think this is my third or fourth attempt at posting today:)...hopefully this time I will press reply:).

Challenge this week.....just pushing through and doing the ordinary things I need to do to prep for mil's visit and oldest daughter's birthday:)...and stay on a budget...none of these are as easy as they sound for me:)...but I do believe that this is an obstacle that God wants to see me through and to overcome:).

Ps. 118:13-14 I was pushed back and about to fall, but te LORD helped me. The LORD is my strength and my song, he has become my salvation.

Awesome verse:heart1:

Oh Steph, you are such a blessing to your renter....I have a friend who is usually late on her rent, but her manager told her that if she is late next month, they will not renew her lease. She brings enough money, the discipline is good for her.....I would love to see your renter bless you with buying from you:).

Kris--praying that God continues to prep each of us and our kiddos for fall:heart1:

Erica--praying for remedies for pain:)

And for each of us, continued wisdom and guidance in love with our families. I was very shaken up when I didn't see a ring on my day's finger on Sunday....I was so scared that I broke up their marriage...I never asked about the ring, I don't want to drive a person away, but I would love to see God drive hatred, sin, and abuse away....pretty much for God to rule, not the other guy.



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STEPHDREED - 1:02PM UTC, Jul 30th 2013


Good Morning,

Good verse Kris, I need to figure out how to fix my Monday's. I am at my weakest on those days.

Feeling pretty good I got caught up on my sleep. The youngest is going to see her mother again this week and the oldest is supposed to go up on Friday. They will both be coming home on Sunday. The renter still hasn't given me the rent for this month but she has contacted me each day. She said she is borrowing it from someone and they are waiting for a check in the mail. I am still praying that she buys the place before December. This would be such a blessing.

1 Corinthians 13:7
New Living Translation (NLT)
7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Have a wonderful day ladies:wave1: