Category Archives: At Home Ministry
Today, I’m doubly thankful. First, I’m thankful that my Little Man, who’s been sick, is feeling better today. He’s still chugged up with the cruds and is complaining of his ears hurting (Uh-oh, I hope it’s not an ear infection.) but he isn’t feverish now. It scares me when he gets a fever because it often spikes hard and fast.
Secondly, I’m very thankful that tomorrow is a new day and God‘s mercies and compassions are new every morning. That is a great comfort to me right now.
You see, today was a very trying day for me. While my son felt better and for that I am grateful, his feeling better also meant that he was catching up on the days he didn’t get to use up energy and chatter. 12 hours of non-stop talking, questioning and movement had me very much ready for his bedtime tonight. Oh my, was I ever ready for his retreat into dreamland!
Combine all that energy with my lack of sleep from the past few days of being Nurse Mom, trying to get some things crossed off my wanna-do and must-do lists and others needing me for various things and I have to admit, I was not a very loving and patient at home woman as the day progressed. I raised my voice. I was harsh. I lost my cool. And I said things that I have had to apologize and ask forgiveness for.
I really do not like when I’m out of sync like that. I don’t like when my emotions rule and reign. I don’t like when I’m not following the Lord’s promptings to do it His way to get the best results. I don’t like when my words and actions do not release love, healing and encouragement. I especially don’t like knowing that I may have hurt the ones I love most with my emotional and fleshly reactions and responses.
But I know and admit that I am not perfect, that I do fail and that I have let situations rule my emotions which in turn have ended up ruling me. I know this is not the ways of Jesus. I am grateful that He understands and I get another chance, many in fact, to do it His way. And I know He will be with me every step of the way with mercy and grace as He gently guides me toward growth and maturity.
So I’m most definitely thankful for brand new days full of God’s mercy. Because like it or not, I have to be real and tell you that this parenting/marriage/homemaker/business owner/friends and family thing can be really hard sometimes and I need His mercy, His grace and His leading to wade through it all.
Until next time….enjoy your at home world and be #IntentionallyThankful!
The United States is in a very difficult and disjoined condition right now. The division that has come to light in recent times is astounding. I cannot recall there ever being this much confusion and distress. My spirit grieves for the things we see happening during this time in history.
Fear, control, and disunity seem to abound. Morality and integrity has been dwindling for decades. Personal agendas, greed and lust for power seem to be the order of the day, including in our leadership and government. Selfishness and perversion of truth is everywhere. There is so much blindness and deafness to the realities of what is happening, where its happening and why its happening, not to mention the who and the how of it all. Common sense seems to have been replaced with denial of reality and twisted intellectualism that makes no sense at all. It looks like trust, hope and freedom are disappearing faster than you can microwave a cup of coffee. And worst of all, our leaders and our people seem to have forgotten that we are one nation, under God, indivisable with liberty and justice for all.
Our land is wounded, bleeding and yes, by every outward appearance, it’s dying. But there is hope.
“If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” -2 Chronicles 7:14
.Mike Huckabee, a man of God whom I greatly respect, is inviting everyone, from every denomination, walk of life and corner of America to A Day To Pray on January 20, 2013. This is a spiritual event being held where you are, not a destination event or political rally.
Mike Huckabee writes: January 20th is “A Day to Pray“
“Join me for “A Day to Pray”, where we will ask God to grant our leaders, from the local school houses to the White House, the wisdom they need for the road ahead. We will gather to ask God for forgiveness and healing of our land and to bless our Country and her people. This will not be a political rally but a spiritual event and hopefully one that can help bring us together as we move forward as a nation”. -Mike Huckabee
No man has the answer for the hope and healing our nation needs. Only the one true living God can give the wisdom needed in this trying time. Only He can restore, bless and anoint the United States and bring healing, peace and Godly unity within our borders.
Will you join hundreds of thousands (make that millions) of people in this spiritual event that will raise a standard of excellence, bringing forth light and truth to this ever darkening time? It’s time for a spiritual awakening and revolution in this country. It’s time for truth to abound. It’s time to humble ourselves before a mighty God, surrender ourselves to His will and earnestly submit to His authority. It’s time for God, who is Wisdom and Love to rule.
Visit the A Day To Pray event page on Facebook and accept this invitation to stand in prayer before our awesome, loving and merciful God……for ourselves, our leaders and our county. There is power in agreement. There is power in prayer. There is power in faith, truth and humble submission to the one true God, Jehovah, ruler of all nations.
Won’t you please release that power and agree with God and His word and perfect will for America? Because in reality, our life as individuals and as a nation DO depend on it.
With love and blessings,
- Mike Huckabee organizing a Day of Prayer the day before Obama’s inauguration, which is also MLK day (freakoutnation.com)
- Spiritual Leaders Call for Prayer, Repentance This Sunday. (greatriversofhope.wordpress.com)
- Mike Huckabee: Schools are a ‘Place of Carnage’ because We Removed God from Them (patheos.com)