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Praying for the Generations

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Every Monday here on the blog we pray for our descendants, those who have come and will come after us. What a privilege, what a responsibility.

These are the precious names I will call today--the descendants of my parents and my husband's parents--

Larry, Jeff, Kim, Kailey, Josh, Kendall

Michael, Traci, Katelyn, Caroline, Kennedy

Chris, Andrea, Ashton, Noelle, James

Mary Jane and Mike

Lindsay, David, Colby, Dawson, Lilly, Dax

Phillip, Jacob

John David, Addison, MacKenzie

Johnny and Gay

Jay, Valera, Turner, Peyton

Jud, April, Aimsley, Cooper, Abby, Jud

Mike, Betty Kai

Mika Beth, Matt, Addison, Turner Grace, Sophie

Mary Kate, Mike, Cooper, Hadley

Kyle, Becki, Annie Kate, Drew


 Heavenly Father, It is our desire to be faithful to pray for our children and grandchildren and all those to come after us in our lineage. It is also our desire to be diligent to talk to them about you--to talk of your unfailing love and promises, to let them see the ways you work in our own lives--to make …

To Try This Blog Thing Again or Not--That is the Question!

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To try or not to try this one more time--that is the question. I know many who have given up their blogs and I was one of them for about a year.

 So,the pages of my life, huh? The pages of my life have been battered, torn, cried upon, tattered, ripped to pieces for the last almost six months.

 So am I down for the count--I don't think so--amidst the greatest griefs of my lifetime have come so many special blessings and it is those that I will choose to dwell on in my blog.

 Since I am retired I have the luxury of spending ample time with God and in His Word--I have filled a journal and half of another one in these last months.

 If it hadn't been for God, there is no way I could have survived this trial. What do people do without Him?

 I know there are those of you who have prayed for me and my family and for that I am so so grateful.

To others who have no clue what is going on in my life--we lost our 17 year old granddaughter January 1 of this year--to a disease that ravage…

The Important Thing About Me

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Not long after Kennedy passed, someone sent this writing to her parents. The mother of one of Kennedy's classmates had found a booklet the class had made quite a few years ago.

It blessed me so much and I was hoping it would bless you also.








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Oh, the Glory That Will Be Revealed!

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 ere's what I would like for you to know about Kennedy today -- shortly after she passed, someone went to her Instagram account and found under her profile that she had posted Romans 8:18.
The last year has been a great struggle for Kennedy but she was definitely a fighter and not a complainer.
Here is a quick version of the verse that I wrote last week.  I hope this verse ministers to you.  
It was so comforting to know that she compared her earthly pain to the glories that await.  How mature for a seventeen year old.  It blessed my old grandmother's heart so much.




This picture was taken several years ago in my back yard.

Have a wonderful day my friends.  I love you with all my heart.

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Writings From A Broken Heart

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On January 1 of this year, 2017, we lost our 17 year old granddaughter, Kennedy, to a disease that ravaged her sweet body--its name--ulcerative colitis.

 I don't know what the future is as far as blogging is concerned but I felt that those blogging friendships I've made through the years would want to know what our family has been experiencing.

 I will write what I can for now hoping that you hold us close in thoughts and prayers. First of all I want to make it abundantly clear that I trust God and His timing--I have no questions of Why us, God?

But it hurts--it hurts so bad.

I will be back.  I can only write a little bit at a time at the present.

I have some sweet stories to share in the near future.

The last time I saw her, hugged her tight, sat beside her at dinner on Christmas Eve was one month ago tonight.

I love you my precious friends.  Good night.




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Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

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Wednesdays here on the blog are dedicated to prayer for Jerusalem.

 Father, We come before you today to ask your blessings on Jerusalem and all of Israel.

We pray that in the days ahead you will burden our hearts more and more for Israel and teach us how to pray.

In your Word we are told to pray for the peace of Israel and we know that you are peace--the only true peace comes from you-- We pray that you would protect Israel from those who would want to destroy her, who would want this country wiped from the face of the map.

When her enemies stretch forth their bows, may their arrows fall short--

And not only that, Lord, but that her enemies would have miraculous encounters with you--we pray that You would make Yourself real to them in visions and dreams, in encounters that we cannot even imagine.

Let your blessings flow unbounded--may many come to know You, even today.

Thank you so much for the readers of this blog from that part of the world.

Be gracious and compassionate towards th…

Pray for the Generations

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It's late but it is still Monday and we don't want to let the day go by without bringing our precious ones before the Lord in prayer.


Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day for darkness is as light to you.
Psalm 139:7-12
Oh God, for the beloveds, the precious ones I pray today--
Lord, I pray that your Spirit will go with everyone of them for every day of their lives.  I pray that Your presence would stay close to them--that they would not want to flee from Your presence but will seek You out with all of their hearts for  every day of their lives.

Peonies

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Peonies are one of my favorite flowers.

I featured one shot of them yesterday but just couldn't get enough of their beauty so thought I would show you the rest of the photos I took.













Hope you enjoy--wishing you a wonderful Tuesday!

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Photos edited in lightroom-- camera--old, old, old Canon 10D with Canon 50mm lens