Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Wordless Wednesday - Please Pray for Me

Hello friends, I realize this is Wordless Wednesday, but I have a need today.

I'm asking for prayers please. I found out this morning I will be having surgery Wednesday morning, May 9, 2007 about 7:00 AM. I have no choice; surgeon states it is an emergency. I'm unsure presently how long I'll be in-patient; I'm praying to be home within a day or two, but it depends on many things.

I would greatly appreciate prayers for the next few days, but especially Wednesday morning as I go into surgery. I've prayed with my husband and pastor and I'm at peace with the decision for surgery; and have great faith things will work out exactly as God wills. Thank you for your prayers.

My husband will email Denise at Shortybear's Place blog to let her know how my surgery went, and she can possibly place an update on her blog if you are interested, or email her for an update, whichever works best for Denise.

I look forward to catching up with comments and how everyone is doing when I'm able to return to the computer again. I'll miss each of you this week. God bless you always as you have blessed me.
Love and hugs,

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Strength of Love

Jesus Loves You

I pray that out of His glorious riches
He may strengthen you
with power through His Spirit
in your inner being,
so that Christ may dwell
in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you,
being rooted and grounded in love,
may have power,
together with all the saints,
to grasp how wide and how long,
and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love
that surpasses knowledge,
that you may be filled to the measure
of all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:16-19
I Love Jesus

Friday, May 4, 2007

My Name is I AM

I was regretting the past
and fearing the future.
Suddenly my Lord was speaking:
My name is I AM.

He paused. I waited. He continued:

When you live in the past
with its mistakes and regrets,
it is hard. I am NOT there.
My name is NOT I WAS.

When you live in the future,
with its problems and fears,
it is hard. I am NOT there.
My name is NOT I WILL BE.

When you live in THIS moment,
My name IS I AM.

©Helen Mallicoat

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Thankful Thursday


* My savior, Jesus Christ.
* My husband who was also my junior high/high school sweetheart.
* My children and grandchildren.
* All my new blogging friends and sisters in Christ.
* Encouraging e-cards and emails from someone very near and dear.
* I AM Bible Study at The Preacher's Wife blog.
* Two days spent with a friend who needs prayers and a listening ear.
* Through prayer, I can ask my Heavenly Father for "spiritual eyes".
* The realization that even though my earthly father passed away a year ago next Thursday, I will always have a Heavenly Father.
* Loving church family who treats us like real family which is truly a blessing since my husband and I both lost our last parent in 2006.
* Making it through a bad storm with tornadoes and strong winds in our area Wednesday.

1. I will praise You, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. 2. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. Psalm 9:1-2

Visit others who are sharing thankfulness this week, by going to Sting My Heart.

Pray for Heather - Brain Surgery Today

Pray for Heather

May the loving arms of Jesus surround you Heather, your husband, and family. I'll keep you in my heart and prayers.

Dear Friends and Family,

Please join us today, Thursday, May 3, 2007, in covering our dear blogging friend Heather of Especially Heather, with intercessory prayer as she is having surgery to remove a large tumor in her brain. She is a sweet wife, mother, and child of God. We are all joining to cover her in love and prayer around the clock.

Visit 5 Minutes for Mom for more information and to get the html code to post the Pray for Heather button on your blog or website if you wish.

At Kelli's Living in Grace blog, you can read more about our continuous 24 hour prayers for Heather.


Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Please visit the Wordless Wednesday blog to view other
WW participants.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Heather Prayer Chain - Surgery is Thursday

Kelli from Living in Grace blog, has started a prayer chain for Heather from Especially Heather for before, during, and after Heather's brain surgery which is scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2007.

If you visit Heather's blog you will see why so many from the blogging community have been touched by Heather and are uniting in this prayer chain for her. You can read Heather's own words about her upcoming surgery on Thursday and her amazing faith.

If you can join in prayer, please visit Kelli's Living in Grace blog and leave a link and a comment to let her know. It is our heart's prayer to cover Heather with intercessory prayer beginning the day before her brain surgery and continuing for at least a week.

Call to me and I will answer you, and tell you great and mighty things which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3

I AM Bible Study - Lesson One

This post with questions and answers is in response to the "I AM - So You Don't Have To Be" Blog Bible Study, being taught by Lisa at The Preacher's Wife blog. This is an awesome Bible Study and is self-paced. Praise God! If you would like to join in, it isn't too late. Please visit Lisa's blog to get started.

Lesson One: I AM Your Beauty ~ Just in Time - Acts 7:17-20

Question: Are there any circumstances or relationships in your life where you can see God has intentionally placed you to be a light for Him?

Answer: Yes, definitely with family members who are unsaved. Also, six years ago when my husband and I, with God's blessings, had a house built and were moving, we hired someone to clean our old house as we had no time. The person who cleaned our old house later became one of our very dear friends and we continue to keep in touch, visit, pray and share together. Just last year she accepted Christ into her life and I am now helping her through a difficult time which occurred due to her new faith in Jesus Christ.

Question: Can you honestly describe yourself as a woman with a 'yes' in her spirit?

Answer: Two or more years ago, I could not answer this with an honest yes as I became intimidated easily, was rather shy and uncomfortable - especially in group situations. However, God has been strengthening me in the past two years to bring me to where I can now say "yes" and know that He will give me the strength to do whatever He asks of me.

Question: Are you in an emotionally and spiritually healthy place today? If so, what will you do with your series of unrecurring events? Will you commit to ask for spiritual eyes to see opportunities to defend a weaker sister?

Answer: I am stronger emotionally and spiritually more so these past two years than I have been in previous years, and will definitely commit to praying for spiritual eyes so that I do not miss any opportunities to serve Him or defend weaker sisters.
Now, I'll begin my study of Lesson Two of the
I AM Bible Study - Beautiful to God.
Thank you Lisa for sharing your valuable time to present this Bible Study.