Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day 500 Prayer Request

Our new little one is having surgery today.  Please pray He will guide the doctors' hands and give them wisdom.  Please pray we will find a solution today for his breathing problems.  Please pray for comfort for our little one.

Reagan (Momma to 5)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Day 499 Prayer Request

Please pray that as we work through some painful parts of our child's "story" with her therapist that she will be able to process them and heal from them.  Please pray that God would put His huge hand of comfort over her heart and mind.

Anne (Momma to 4)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Day 498 Prayer Request

Please pray for strength physically.

Annette (Momma to many)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Day 497 Prayer Request

Please pray I will take every thought captive about my kids.

Annette (Momma to many)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Day 496 Prayer Request

Please pray for us as we consider a new therapy for our child.  Please pray we will have open hearts, receptive to His will.  Please pray attachment won't be hindered.

Jane (Momma to 2)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Day 494 Prayer Request

Please pray for my cousin and her husband who are waiting for find out if a birth family has chosen them for their baby.  They should find out today.  Baby is due on Sunday.  It will be the first child for both of them.

Danielle (Momma to 3)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Day 493 Prayer Request

Please pray I will surrender my heart to His plan.

Reagan (Momma to 5)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day 492 Prayer Request

Please pray that I can love as Jesus does and love through rejection.

Ann (Momma to 6)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 491 Prayer Request

Please pray for my child who seems under attack right now. Please pray for her to feel His comfort in a real and personal way.

Annette (Momma to many)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Day 490 Prayer Request

Please pray for my child to not put up barriers with friends for fear of rejection.

Anne (Momma to 4)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Day 489 Prayer Request

Please pray for my sister-in-law to come to know the Lord.

Anne (Momma to 4)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Day 488 Prayer Request

Please pray that I will be loyal to my child the way the Lord has been loyal to me. 

Jane (Momma to 2)

Friday, October 17, 2014

New dreams may come....

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9

"Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established."
Proverbs 16:3

Day 487 Prayer Request

Please pray for hearts to soften. 

Ann (Momma to 5)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Day 486 Prayer Request

Please pray that I will make good decisions using wisdom and discernment.

Annette (Momma to many)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Day 485 Prayer Request

My grandpa died.  Please pray for peace and safe travel to his funeral and for God's presence over my grandma.

Marie (Momma to 5)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Day 484 Prayer Request

Please pray God will melt my hard, broken heart and help me reach out to them through my hurt.

Reagan (Momma to 5)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Day 483 Prayer Request

Please pray that we will hold strong for our daughter and not give up guiding and loving her even in the times she rejects us.

Ann (Momma to 6)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Camel stage...

"I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God - what is good and acceptable and perfect."
Romans 12:1-2
And this momma appeals to you too. 
Soak in every single word in His Word.  Let it transform your heart and your mind.  Let it sink inside you so deep that in times of great sacrifice and tireless service, you are constantly renewed and refreshed at the Holy Spirit's prompting of the Word buried deep within your heart.
Because, as my dear Papa shared with me, we are either hummingbirds or camels.  A hummingbird lingers long, soaking in every word, taking his time.  A camel, drinks in the water deep knowing times of drought are near. 
I much prefer the hummingbird stage, but I am so very thankful for the deep drinks I have previously taken that are sustaining this very tired momma right now. 
"A person cannot recieve even one thing unless it is given him from heaven."
John 3:27
Yes, all these beautiful, time-consuming gifts are from heaven above. 
His Word is perfect. 
May you be filled deeply this day.  :) 

Day 482 Prayer Request

Please pray for wisdom and strength with two little fighters.  Please pray they will know they are loved, despite their circumstances. 

Reagan (Momma to 5)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Day 481 Prayer Request

Please pray God's truth would be known to everyone and I'd leave everything in God's capable hands.

Annette (Momma to many)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Day 480 Prayer Request

Please pray that I may cling to Jesus all of the time and love the way He loves.

Jane (Momma to 2)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Day 479 Prayer Request

Please pray for truth to be exposed into the light and for God's miracles in my brother's life and the life of his family.

Anne (Momma to 4)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Day 478 Prayer Request

Please pray that God would make time in my week for everything that needs to be done.  The to do list seems way longer than what I feel like I can fit in realistically.

Marie (Momma to 5)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day 477 Prayer Request

We have our first of hopefully a few meetings this morning with school staff regarding our child.  Please pray for wisdom of words for my husband and I and openness of others.  Please pray I will not break down. 

Ann (Momma to 5)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Day 476 Prayer Request

We are taking our new little one to Children's today.  Please pray that we will begin to get some answers in how to effectively treat his breathing issues. 

Reagan (Momma to 5)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Day 475 Prayer Request

Please pray that I can find positive ways to connect with my daughter.

Ann (Momma to 6)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Day 474 Prayer Request

Please pray for Dad as he travels this weekend for a quiet retreat with God.  Please pray for Mom at home with the children.

Ann (Momma to 5)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Day 473 Prayer Request

My older child is visiting for a week.  Please pray I will have time for all of my younger kids.

Annette (Momma to many)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Blooming Orchid

That orchid in my kitchen window finally bloomed again after a year of nothing.  It bloomed right on my anniversary. 

The Warrior Daddy smiled.  He didn't utter a word.  I understood his smile. 

Some things are so worth waiting for. 

Some things I wait for, with lingering, spread-thin hope. 

That orchid is a chore. 

That orchid is temperamental. 

That orchid is hard for me to love at times.

So many moments over the past year I've wanted to give up.  A person can handle small seasons with no flowers, but long seasons make this girl start to lose hope, setting my mind into endless query.

That orchid bloomed a second gift right on Hope's birthday.  It shared it's fifth on my Joy's gotcha day.  I lost count when a bloom blossomed right on my birthday.

Sisters, God is that good! 

His endless gifts are so personal, and full of His tender love. 

That orchid is a gift to this very tired girl, blessed with another very sick child.  And I know it is a grand gesture of His love and direction for my mind and heart.


What if I dared to love with endless devotion, believing with my whole heart that the manipulation, lies, steals, cheats will someday stop?

What if I dared to surrender my whole heart to my precious ones, believing someday they will truly wrap their little arms around it and stop the piercing?

What if I dared to truly reach out and love a birthmom whose choices have damaged my beloved children and changed our reality forever?

What if I give my heart away to a little needy soul who may or may not get to stay forever?

What if I truly trusted in His story, stopped blaming the issues, laid aside my own expectations, and jumped right into the worship of serving these precious ones?

God is bringing me to a crisis of belief, and He is changing this girl forever.

"Then the King will say to those on his right,
'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.'  Then the righteous will answer him, saying,
'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?'  And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'"
Matthew 25:34-40

He promises the flowers will bloom. 

Day 472 Prayer Request

Please pray for my son.

Jane (Momma to 2)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Day 471 Prayer Request

Please pray for more patience to listen to heart issues and energy to deal with them.

Marie (Momma to 4)