October Quotes

Somehow I ended up with quotes from two Thomas but on two different topics. From Thomas Merton:“We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they do or what they have but for their usefulness.” From Thomas Nelson:“Christians don’t pray for the same […]

My Prayer today

In my bible study, it suggested praying the following verses for my children. I would also like to extend that prayer to my dear friends and also to all the muslims who are earnestly seeking God during this time of fasting and prayer. (Eph. 3:14-19 NKJ) I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner […]

Waiting in Expectation

Prayer has been on my mind the past few days as I have been praying for Noel on his trip, our language studies, friends back home and our team. This morning I read Ps 5:4. It says “In the morning I lay down my requests before you and wait in expectation.” I found myself thinking about my expectations to my […]

National Day of Prayer

Lately I have been struggling to be consistent in prayer yet I know more than ever prayer is a work that needs to be done. Even though every day should be a day of prayer, it is nice to have a day set aside to concentrate on prayer. My prayer is during these weeks while Noel is in training I […]

Where I Want to Be

I get an email devotional everyday and this is one from last week. May we all pray for God’s kingdom. I don’t think I am there yet but would sure like to be. Author: Elisabeth ElliotSource: A Lamp For My FeetScriptureReference: Matthew 6:33 God’s Kingdom, My Reference PointA beginner’s prayers are generally an attempt to get God to pay attention […]

First Aid

A week ago my daughter and I took a first aid/CPR class. I didn’t want to go by myself so I signed her up to go with me. We learned how to respond in an emergency, how to take care of wounds and how to administer CPR. My daughter especially liked practicing CPR on the dummies and can now be […]

A Gift from God

I regularly meet with a group of friends.  Our meetings began with us celebrating each of our birthdays. We have four in our group so this guaranteed that in the midst of our busy schedules we would come together at least 4 times a year. A few years ago, we decided four times a year was not enough and started […]

Celebrating His Faithfulness

When God calls you to a new journey. He is faithful. He is more than faithful, more often he is extravagant. We didn’t know if our house would sell. It sold in a week. We didn’t know how it would work with N going back to school and I going back to full time teaching. N. got extra daddy time […]

If my people….

II Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” S.D. Gordon: ” The great people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do […]

God’s Presence

This blog was going to originally going to be called Iowa 2. I would have told you how I was getting fresh produce for my cooking from the garden and how I was enjoying time to read and helping the boys with their project. Change of plans. I had prayed for the safety of this project and all the people […]