verse and prayers for Wednesday July 30

KRISTINEFREDRIKA - 10:23AM UTC, Jul 31st 2013


New Living Translation
To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory.

Isaiah 61:3

Annette, what you shared yesterday made me think of this verseĀ….We are so small when faced with difficult situations. The best thing for us to do is hide behind our heavenly Father :)

A new day is upon us ladies...fresh and new...ahhh...have a great one!******************

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

KRISTINEFREDRIKA - 4:44PM UTC, Jul 31st 2013


***Annette: love your verse too...where would we be without Romans 8??? discouraged probably.

Erika: funny you should mention that verse. The guy who does the opening had mentioned it Sunday :) That is a very important lesson you've learned...we can only handle our own reactions...not those of others...even our own are hard to handle at times.

Steph: amen...God owns cattle on a thousand rent check is nothing for him :)

thanks for holding me up sisters.... (remember Aaron and I think Josua?) holding up Moses' arms when he was tired? Thank you Father for showing us that connections between your children really do produce fruit :) thank You for providing safe areas for us:love:***************

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

STEPHDREED - 3:36PM UTC, Jul 31st 2013


Good morning,

Renter dropped off the rent yesterday thank goodness. Penny was 1 hour and 20 minutes late meeting DH last night. I think the Laser Therapy might be working. FIL talked to my DH again and didn't mention anything about the gossip he has been hearing. They are leaving for Florida today hopefully they have a safe trip. I have gotten derailed from my diet lately. I think I just needed a break. No plans to go to exercise class tonight but next week I want to start walking and going to class again. I haven't heard anything from Raymond. I think three good days working hard in the back yard and I will be finished with my part of the wood sawing. DH will have to come up and cut what he can and then I will get a price and getting the rest cut up. The grass and weeds are still growing like crazy. Hopefully the rain will hold off and I can get something done tonight.

Praying for you ladies, Kris, Erika and Annette

Hope everyone has a wonderful day:)

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ERIKAYAMAN - 3:11PM UTC, Jul 31st 2013

South Carolina

to walk in Faith, choosing JOY... and Focusing on What is TRUE< NOBLE< ....

I have 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 on the wall (subway art style) in my kitchen--
LOVE IS PATIENT, LOVE IS KIND, It does not envy, it does not boast, its not proud, its not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered
It keeps no record of wrongs, lover does not delight in evil,
It always PROTECTS, always TRUSTS, always HOPES, always PERSEVERES,

I have been gazing at it and reading and meditating on the words.
I my hard situations with my brother- GOD IS THERE.
I cannot change my brother. I don't know for sure if he is a christian- I have never seen any fruit, but he has started going to church fir the first time since he left home...
I can't make him be ready to talk out our issues, I can only pray that God dwells in the middle, that he works in my heart and MAtt's.
Just because I am READY to forgive and be forgiven and move forward, doesn't mean he is.

Thanks for the prayers ladies.

steph- praying for the sale of the house, and rent paid on time ...

Annette- sounds like you have been trhough alot focusing on walking in Faith, and choosing JOY.
Continue to pray for you in your family situation.... It sounds like you are refocusing and beginning to view the way you KNOW is correct- through GRACE AND FOCUSING ON WALKING IN FAITH, and CHOOSING JOY.
WE will continue to pray this daily for all of us.
God works through the bad and the good in us. Sometimes we grow most "through the rain".

Kris- love the verse!!!! YES, hiding behind our God-always the best place to be. He has open safe arms for us ALWAYS... If we arm ourselves in HIS ARMOR, we can face anything through FAITH in HIM!!!!

I will walk clothed in FAITH in Him, while actively CHOOSING JOY----this is my prayer for us all today!

love you gals!

DISCIPLINEDMAMA - 2:44PM UTC, Jul 31st 2013

I often feel like I carry a big story of faith and how God rescues his children, I used to tell it, but now, I am on a new chapter......i have been in a new chapter for over fifteen years now which forces me to live in today and creating new memories....

My oldest daughter turns fifteen in a few days....that was the age I was when I started dating my high school sweetheart that turned into the story you read yesterday.....he was a Christian, I was seeking God...but I didn't quite realize it:). He wasn't seeking a Christian to date, but God had other plans for the next almost eleven years. He totally turned his back on God, the mother of his child was a topless dancer that he met while living his gambling addiction, she didn't look like a topless dancer, just a young girl with a rough life who actually dressed modestly...she was only 19, my ex told me that he wanted the relationship he lost when i became a dedicated Christian (oh brother:tongue10:, that s between him and God....i would not want the path he chose). i really didn't know very much until Everything was exposed, i just knew that i had a very lonely married life, that only sometimes seemed like it existed. I have shut the door on communication with him because he doesn't have any boundaries and played a lot of head games...I have heard that he is learning, but this needs to be between him and God, I need peace, and we made our peace:). I am not bitter about the money he owes me, but it does help me keep my boundaries up:). I wish him well:).

I have encouraged my kids with their crushes to see through the years how they treat each other:), see if they stay nice:)...but it dawned on me the other day.....not everyone cracks, my kids could end up with beautiful long term beautiful relationships that start young....I pray everyday for them and their future spouses, that God will prepare them for each other....but, I have to admit, I get very nervous:)....but, they are much better kids than I was:)... Not as naive and trusting as I was, we have been exposed to a lot of manipulative people at our school, so it kind of teaches us when we can and cannot give, and who is more of a schemer.

God really does protect us even in the middle of the storm:), and he does work out things for good for those who love him:). Rom. 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Love you ladies and thank you so much for sharing the above verse:heart1:.

I am figuring out our monthly budget today...and we have a ton of expenses and pans that we want to see happen, so I appreciate any and all prayers:), thank you!

Logging---yes, every bite---too many bites:bigeyes3:, goal for today is to eat less yet be more productive:).

Last Edited: 3:03pm UTC, July 31st 2013