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Too much of a Martha, and not enough of a Mary.

I’ve been uncomfortable in my complacency for a couple of months now, yet too confused to do anything about it because it seemed that everything I have ever tried in the past has landed me right back where I started in beginning with more wear-and-tear than I bargained for. On Sunday I prayed and asked the Lord to do a work in my life – I laid the fleece out on the lawn, if you will. I prayed that He would reveal Himself to me and grab ahold of my heart.

I prayed that my Prayer Life would become real – not just going through the motions of asking for things when I’m in need, but that I would learn to praise Him when things are taking place that are perhaps unpleasant. I prayed that I would be more concerned with what God thought about my prayer life than what my prayers sounded like to others. God doesn’t care about fancy words and impressive praise — He cares about what’s in my heart.

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Snow day snippets {8.26.11}

First of all, I want to apologize that there was no SDS post last week. I thought I had one scheduled for that weekend, but apparently I did not…

So I will try to make up for my boo-boo in this weeks post.

My brother and I hosted a 4-months-late get together with a bunch of friends last night, and we were up pretty late. Chances are, I may still be sleeping while you’re reading this. just saying…

And I’m STILL trying to recover from everything between July 8 and today. I need a vacation. Like, a “legit” vacation on a deserted island somewhere. Just me, the water, a pillow, and a servant. Ha.

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You Talkin’ to Me?

It’s a line that has been repeated in movies and comedy sketches over, and over again: “You talkn’ to me?

The line “You talkin’ to me?” was made famous by a young Robert De Niro in the 1976 movie Taxi Driver. Have I seen the movie? Well, no I haven’t; but I know the quote very well. I have to say it all the time (figuratively, at least).

As a Parent

I was a kid, once. I was not born yesterday. When my children try to fool me into thinking that they have it all figured out, that they know better than daddy, they sometimes open their mouths and say things they regret.

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Grasping tight the pen.

A couple weeks back, Lauren over at Beautifully Broken asked a group of bloggers to fill in for her while she enjoyed a much-needed vacation.

You may recognize Lauren – she wrote a guest post for my blog while I was recovering from surgery (which I am ever grateful for). You can read the guest post she wrote for Grow Up! {here}.

To read the guest post I wrote for Lauren, click the following link: {Grasping tight the pen.}

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Why I love the Lord.

On Sunday nights after the evening service, a group of the “singles” (not restricted to age, or even marital status really… we just say “singles” because we make up the majority of the group) usually go out to dinner or dessert. This past Sunday, however, we didn’t go out after the service. We stayed at the church and had a prayer meeting, after which my friend bought pizza for everyone.

There were eight of us all together, and for over an hour we shared prayer requests and sought the Lord in prayer. Some people are burdened with financial difficulties, others with strained or severed relationships, and others with illnesses and injuries. But God is good, and I know that He is weaving the tapestry of every life to bring about His will for us.

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