Monday, September 29, 2008

A Reminder To Pray For Your Beloved

I know it's been a while since I've posted a Pray for your beloved post. Sorry! Things are crazy around here right now with football ~ we've got 3 games a week for the next couple or three weeks.

However, I just want to remind you to be in prayer for your beloved. He needs your prayers! You can pray more effectively for him than anyone else in the world. You know him, his strengths, his weaknesses, his needs intimately, so lift him up! Be his Aaron and Hur(Exodus 17:8-13), and uphold him before the Lord. Be his support and help him live victoriously.

So far, we have prayed for:

If you know your beloved specifically needs prayer in any of these areas, go ahead and reread my posts on them ~ they all contain Scripture that can help as prayer prompts.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Please Pray for Noah

Please be praying for Noah Estes. As I was checking my email this morning, I saw there was an update on their blog. It was an emergency prayer request.

"We are rushing to the Greenville ER. Noah is vomiting, shaking uncontrollably, and running a fever of 103.5. He is extremely sick. Please ask everyone you know to pray. I'll update when I can. Kate"

To keep updated on Noah, or to find out more about him, you can click through to their blog from the Prayers for Noah button to the left.

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Appreciating My Man

I believe it's important to recognize and appreciate the things that our beloveds do. So, I wanted to share about my darling.

I woke up this morning to horses in my pasture! "So?" You may ask, "Isn't that where horses belong?" Well, yes. However, our fences are, shall we say, suggestive. Meaning, they suggest to the horses that they should remain in the pasture, but the horses (the mares in particular) haven't been "listening" very well lately. So, every morning I wake up to my old gelding whinnying, wondering where his mares went. It's been very stressful for me to say the least. With a 4 month old fussy baby, I haven't been able to get out and do any fence fixing on my own, and although my 16 year old son has worked on them, we've not been successful in keeping them in.

My Beloved and I have talked at great length what to do, but with limited resources, most of our ideas haven't really seemed to be much of a fix. Well, last night, after football practice, my Beloved came home and worked on the fence. He got out the fence charger and got everything hooked up and electrified. And now, the horses are listening when the fence says, "Stay!" :-)

This may not seem like a big deal, but my Beloved grew up in town, and not on a farm. Being on a farm is much more my dream than his, and so, the "animal" chores are not ones that he particularly cares for. So, it is a big deal that he took the time to take care of something that was causing me so much distress.

I was so overjoyed to not have to run out in my nightie and call horses in this morning! I called my Beloved and let him know how appreciative I was/am.

So. Let me encourage you today to find something about your beloved to be appreciative about and tell him ~ and someone else.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Quick Apology

Just a short post to apologize for not posting much last week or this. We've had the stomach flu here, and between sick children (and husband!), a fussy baby, and trying to get things ready for school starting, I just haven't had time to even think about posts, let alone get any written. I hope to be able to post later in the week, or at least by Monday.

Thanks for hanging in there!