Today I leave for Baytown, Texas to get my parents house ready to go on the market.
This is the end of their housekeeping days. This is a part of my season of life. When your busy in the summer of life...rarely do you think of what will be ahead. Fortunately...I have a dear friend going with me. I am an only child...so I need some help. Wilson is in a meeting this week in Georgia and Luke is with him since it is spring break.
So how does one prepare? My only suggestion....have a prayer life. There is no one greater than HE who can provide solace to the weary.
I am sharing this from a sister in Christ. It is very telling about what has happened to us in the church. This woman is an inspiration to me. And convinces me more than ever that we need to be more convicted about prayer.
I think that prayer is not talked enough about in the Church of Christ. I grew up as a Bible Presbyterian preacher's daughter, although most of the churches were non-denominational. Prayer is so very powerful! And is definitely talked about and done more in the denominational world. I would have good friends who when I was troubled would stop and take my hands and we'd prayer about the situation. I knew that when someone told me that they were praying for me that indeed they were and I knew how powerful that was!
I think that there are those who are afraid in the Church of Christ of coming off "too denominational" in regards to prayer and have even had some tell me that they don't say "I'm praying for you" because it sounded too denominational!! To be completely honest I actually prayed more before I came to know the truth. Prayer started having limitations placed on it or at least that is what I felt. I had those tell me you don't need to pray about everything like the denominational world does - trivial things. But I feel that God is there for us no matter what and although whatever is troubling us may seem trivial to someone else is huge to us.
So it's "funny" that you actually sent this out because this is something I've really been struggling with here of late and have been breaking out of the shell and have begun to pray more often and more earnestly about everything again. May God open my heart more, my eyes to see what I need to do and my tongue to tell of His love and mercy.
I have started a new blog dedicated to women and prayer.
The reason??? I am convinced that many women fail to see the power of their prayers. Many times it is difficult for women to pray in their ladies classes....with other women...with their children.
I invite your input.
has a new workbook out "Choosing a Mate"...letters to singles. It is composed of letters from those who have made wise choices in mates and unwise choices. It reveals the heartaches so many have gone through because decsions were made without consulting God or when they made choices while being unfaithful or unwilling to listen to wisdom.
When you know a friend or family member is about to make a serious mistake in marriage...what do you do? What do you wish you would have done/said, but couldn't do it? What did you do that made a difference?