How Long O Lord? {Psalm 13}

How Long O Lord?

Psalm 13 1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, 4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken . 5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall […]

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The Women Living Well Book Club – Chapters 2 & 3

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Welcome back to the Women Living Well Book Club!  If you are looking for the weekly reading schedule – click here. Now let’s dig into Chapters 2 & 3! Chapter 2   During our discussion of chapter 1, a lot of women said the #1 hindrance to setting aside time to be in God’s word was “busyness”.  We are simply too busy…or so busy – we aren’t carving time out for God. But you will find in Chapter 2 “The Busy Mom’s Guide to Meditating on a Passage of Scripture” written just for you (this guide was also featured over […]

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The Women Living Well Book Club – Chapter 1

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Welcome to the Women Living Well book club! Today’s reading assignment was the Introduction and Chapter 1. The book opens and closes pointing to the fact that we have to INTENTIONALLY shut out the clamor of this world so we can hear the voice of God. My daughter was sick this past week – throwing up! Blak!  I knew she was sick the minute she lost her appetite. And I wonder – Have you lost your appetite for God’s word?  Is your soul sick?  Has another voice crowded out the voice of God in your life? The key to being […]

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My Favorite Books on Prayer

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In my book, to be released this October 1st, I write for the first 5 chapters in-depthly about my Walk with the King.  I share about my quiet times as a child, teenager, college student, newlywed, and mother. My walk with God often feels like a hike –some days the journey is easy and other days –it is steep, bumpy and difficult. I have to wrestle my blankets in the morning to get out of bed and turn away from the facebook, instagram and twitter feeds that woo me to come visit them first.  But after drinking a tall glass of […]

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Putting My Prayer Life in Order

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  Order – I crave order. I make schedules and lists and plans and then the children wake up…and well – the order goes out the window! That’s when I light my candle, put on some classical music and say a prayer for peace in our home lol!I shared on a post earlier this year – how my prayer life deeply suffered in 2012.  Typically, I come to the end of the year and my prayer journal is bursting at the seams with a vibrant walk with God – but not in 2012.  I was so busy blogging and homeschooling and […]

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Saturday Supplication

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On Women Living Well’s Facebook Page – we have started something new called “Saturday Supplication“ James 5:16 says “Pray for each other…The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”NIV Let’s serve one another through prayer. If you have a prayer request, comment on this thread on Facebook.  When you pray for someone else’s request click “like” on their comment. If you do not have Facebook and have a prayer request.  Please leave it in the comment section here.  There is no way for us to indicate that we are praying for you without replying and I know that many readers […]

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5 eBook Giveaway of Warrior Prayers

 Have you heard of this eBook, Warrior Prayers by Brooke McGlothlin?  It’s been buzzing around on twitter and the blogosphere and I HAD to get my hands on it!  Let me be honest, this eBook knocked my socks off!  I LOVE it!  Why you may ask?  Because not only is the writing open and transparent but the prayers – the prayers are exactly what I need.  It’s specifically the powerful, God-breathed prayers that make me want to shout out loud – “if you have $5.97 get this eBook!” (-and no I’m not being paid to say this! lol! I honestly believe it!)  […]

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My Mini Faith Crisis – Does God Hear My Prayers?

 Years ago, I had a faith crisis. I questioned if God was really hearing my prayers.  God spoke to me through his word and here’s what he said: Psalm 139:17,18 “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!How vast is the sum of them!If I would count them, they are more than the sand.I awake, and I am still with you.” As I emptied my suitcases from vacation, I found 100’s of grains of sand stuck in the corners of the suitcase and inside of shoes. Memories of reading Psalm 139 on the beach wrapped around me like a warm blanket – comforting […]

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Random Tips and Clips From This Week

Here’s a few random happenings in our house this week: Lexi sweeping with her new broom! What a blessing she is! I LOVE getting the mail every single day! It’s like hitting the jackpot every time I open a Christmas card from family or friends! Here’s what we do with our Christmas cards… (and I know some of you are already doing this!) We have placed all the cards in a fish bowl (you could use a basket)and at every meal the kids each pick a card out of the bowl and we pray for the two families who are […]

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I Wish I Had a Counseling Degree

There are times I receive emails from my dear readers that contain questions far too difficult for me to answer. When the questions are beyond my experience or studies I often say “I’m sorry I am not a counselor. You need to seek out a pastor, trusted Godly friend or call Focus on the Family’s 1-800 number (1-800-232-6459). I deeply regret this is beyond my expertise.” There are moments I feel inept to write on this blog because I am not a counselor – I just don’t know all the answers and I so wish I did!~ Thankfully there is […]

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My Heart Is About To Burst!

As I clicked through yesterday’s marriage challenge link-ups, my heart was overwhelmed with joy! My eyes teared up and I felt like my heart was going to burst – burst with excitement for your marriages!!! Ladies who linked up – you are BEAUTIFUL! The world has failed to praise you for your inner beauty – but I will not miss this opportunity! I learned a lot from you all yesterday – at one point I had to pull out my journal and start writing! I think it was the transparency of those who admitted that they had never thought to […]

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Book Review: The Daniel Fast by Susan Gregory

Fasting is a Christian discipline that is rarely talked about in the Christian church, so I found the book, The Daniel Fast by Susan Gregory, to be refreshing and enlightening. America has been plagued by an epidemic of obesity – we love our food -and for some they love their food more than they love their God! Fasting was a part of the Jewish culture and great men and women of God through out the Bible, participated in fasting and prayer. Our ultimate example is Jesus our Savior, who went into the wilderness for 40 days to fast and pray. […]

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