The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures.  He leads me beside still waters.  He restores my soul.  He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil;  my cup overflows.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 23

I was sitting here this morning overwhelmed.  Overwhelmed with grief and how it complicates everyday life.  I won’t go into all of it, but the stress of family, finances, activities, obligations etc can take a real toll on a weary soul.

Living life with grief, a scattered brain, unanswered texts, missed appointments, calls that need to be returned, thank you notes that need to be written, tasks and chores left undone, and friendships that need tending to….have me before the Lord asking for MORE of Him during this season.  I need Him now more than yesterday and I am more thankful today for sweet friends and family that have endured the uncertainty of this journey and encouraged me more than you may ever know!  I am LOVED.  I am grateful.

I was blessed to be part of a sweet time of prayer and praise last night with a dear friend whose husband is Home with the Lord after battling brain cancer.  I listened to the honest, simple prayers of 13 & 14 year old girls as they prayed over their friend who misses her Daddy.  I love that this family absolutely knows where their help comes from, and the LIGHT that shines from their testimony is inspiring to me.  There was an unexplainable peace and even joy as we gathered in the front yard declaring that Jesus is still enough in the middle of a storm.  It is only because of Jesus that we can both mourn and rejoice during our suffering here on earth.

I think God wants us to live transparent and vulnerable.  I believe we are to live in FREEDOM, because in Christ we are VICTORIOUS!!  (..this is just me…preaching much needed truths to my heart 🙂  )

Please Jesus help us to remember that today, and flood us with MORE of you and give us opportunity to share this with others that need more than what this world can offer.

My prayer is that I would not believe the lies of the enemy as he tries to convince me that in my grief “I can’t….” or “that’s too hard…”  I want to keep moving from ‘here to THERE’…show us how to keep moving and to point others to You.  It’s just JESUS.

Jesus.  Jesus.  Jesus

We  still need your help to get our kids sponsored!

We would  be SO grateful if you would pray about your involvement and how God might be able to use you.

So many times in the past… opportunities fell right into my lap that I basically ignored.  I often put things off or assumed someone else would do it.  Please don’t miss the blessing!

Thank you in advance for  praying with us that each of these boys will get sponsored!

The deadline is Monday OCTOBER 3!! (Grace’s boys) ** really wanting to get her boys sponsored 🙂 (Julie’s boys) (Bill’s boys)

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