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Colossians 3:23

Whatever may be your task, work it heartily, as something done for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23

If you ever struggle with housework or any job you have as a wife and Mother  inside or outside the home, this is for you.

If we put our tasks into the right perspective, we will find them easier to do.

There are many tasks that we have as Mothers...cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, nursing, loving, cleaning, child rearing, drill sergeant, chauffeur, oh...and did I mention cleaning?

For many of us it is a constant struggle just to keep the house decent. Others may find their tasks, meaningless, boring, too much, or unenjoyable.

We can change all of this if we do EVERYTHING for the Lord. If we make it an act of worship, we will find joy in seemingly meaningless duties. If we make the choice to allow God to SHINE in EVERY area of our lives, we WILL be MUCH happier.

Let's Pray,

Daddy God, thank You for the gift of Motherhood. Thank You for ALL that comes with being a Mother...good and not so good. Thank You for the opportunity to teach my children by example how to live a life dedicated to You. Thank You for loving me and helping me to....(what ever area you struggle in). You know I struggle in this area. You also know that I want my life to reflect You. I love You. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

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Hello! Todays reading is Matthew 20 through 24. God bless you all, take care and keep on reading!
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Todays reading is Matthew 16 through 19. I hope you are all reading along, I can't help but feel a little discouraged due to the lack of updating, but I have faith and hope you are all staying on track and reading along. Take care.
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Today's reading is Matthew 12-15.

Some great stories or parables in these verses. The parables of the farmer scattering the seed, the mustard seed, the yeast, and many other famous parables. I love when Jesus spoke in parables, he was applying his teachings to everyday life, the lives of the men and women back then, but we can apply it today as well. Its something that we can grasp, sometimes peoples, this seems especially true back then, is people need teachings applied to their life instead of being told what to do, think, and pray, they needed it spelled out for them almost! lol, but sometimes Jesus needs to spell it out for ourselves as well, before we seem to get the hint! Happy reading!
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Today's reading is Matthew 8-11. Happy reading! Update if you can.
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Bible study will begin June 1st here. We will be starting in Matthew and we will be reading 2 to 3 chapters a day. Please feel free to comment or post with what the Lord has revealed to you about the scripture and any prayer requests or praises that you might have. If you have any ideas to add to the study please feel free to let me know them, I take any and all ideas! God bless you all and I look forward to the accountability and encouragement we can bring to eachother.
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This is something God has been putting on my heart time and time again. When it crosses my mind I feel so strongly about it and I know it's something I'm meant to do. I haven't had a chance to discuss it w/ my husband since our lives are so crazy right now. Anyway, I feel like God wants us to some day if not right away, adopt a child--be it a 5-year old or a newborn. My husband and I have a biological child, our sweet baby girl Hannah (who will be 1 in April!). We could probably repopulated the entire planet if we wanted to, but there are already so many kids out there who need good homes and parents to love them. It's so funny b/c this feeling is so strong and it's not like I know what it's like to be adopted. The parents I have are my own and I don't have any friends who are adopted so it's just awesome actually how much God has put this in my heart. I know not talking to my hubby about it sounds really bad but I'm just waiting for the right time. We're in the midst of moving and transitioning out of the military life but I will find the right time. Keep us in your prayers! :)
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contemplative contemplative
Current Music:
some movie on TBS
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My papa is really sick and so far it's not looking so good but we won't know anything until he goes to the doctor. He has a bad hernia that may be growing in his intestines. he's 80 years old so his body's not as strong as it used to be. My dad is probably going to be flying to California to be with him and my nana. Just pray for us and my papa. Especially my dad b/c he's pretty stressed out about all this.
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Hello! I've been a member for a couple weeks and this is my first post! :) I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior 10 years ago this month (I'm unsure of the exact day). I was 13 years old and it was thanks to the guidance of my wonderful Sunday school teacher, Grace. :) Naturally I've struggled through my walk w/ the Lord at certain times but I still try. Lately I've been struggling w/ reading the Bible every day. I need to make the time for it...that's what it comes down to. Anyway, I'm excited about discussing and growing through this community! :)
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My name is Heather, I'm 20 years old and I live in Clackamas, Oregon. I was raised in a traditional Lutheran church, though over the course of my high school years, I've seemed to have lost my way with God. I do still believe in him and I pray for friends and family on a regular basis. However, I do not go to church, mostly because I haven't found a church that I really like and connect with.


The churches are either too big and I get lost in the crowd or they are too small and there aren't any people my age in the church.I also prefer traditional music and services. The church I was raised in sang only hymns and had only an organ and piano ( which my mom played ). There aren't many churches that still have traditional services, so I've grown accustomed to the guitars and drums and more contemporary music. I know music isn't all there is to church and believing in the Lord, but it is a way to praise Him.


Anyway, I have a boyfriend who has had a pretty rough life. From the time he was 10, his mom was sick with breast cancer and then lung cancer which she died of when he was 18 ( four years ago ). He's expressed to me that he doesn't really believe in Jesus anymore because God took away his mom. Two years after his mom died, his girlfriend got pregnant and then a year after that, she got pregnant again. So, he is 22 years old, with no mother, no money, and two children. He's pretty much lost all faith and any stroke of good fortune that does come his way ... he passes off as luck, not fate or a miracle of God.

I am trying to get him to come to church with me. There is one church that I sometimes go to, though it is quite large and no one from the church has greeted me, even after I had been attending services for several weeks. I like the Pastor's sermons, though, which is why I kept going, though as of late, I haven't been attending. I want to keep going and even if I could get my boyfriend to come with me just a few times, I would be happy. I pray for him all the time, though I don't know what to do to restore his faith in the Lord. He also knows that when I have my own children, I want to raise them in church, which he doesn't have a problem with.


Even though my parents don't attend church anymore, they both still believe and pray often.  My little sister is 16 and needs prayer and the Lord deeply.  They have tried to get her to go to church, but she just seems so apathetic to the whole thing. My mom really wants to get back into church, but she feels the same way about traditional services as I do.


Anyway, I've blabbed enough for one entry.  Please keep myself, my family and my boyfriend ( his name is Nate, by the way ) in your prayers.

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