Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Family Retreat

Due to some very serious family issues my husband has taken a week off from his job and we are headed to Florida for a retreat, refocus and extended prayer time. Please be in prayer for my family during the next week. The last two weeks have been some of the most difficult weeks of my life, someone in our family has to be under 24 hour supervision {minus sleeping} and it's put a strain on me to say the least.

Here's a few ways you can pray for us:

Pray that God would renew us again to His mercies and grace.
Pray God would grant us more wisdom in how to handle difficult issues with our kids that no one seems to have answers for.
Pray for a MAJOR upcoming court date {next friday}. Pray that court would indeed happen {this is the 3rd time it's been scheduled} and that the decision would be made next friday in the best interest of the kids.
Pray that we would all be able to enjoy this rest right before we have to testify and prepare for court.

Thanks so much for praying Ladies! I will have several posts next week because they are pre-scheduled so come back and check them out!

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  1. Sending prayers and loving thoughts your way!

  2. You're in my prayers!

  3. Marcie, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know that you are in the palm of His hand and I just want to encourage you to keep the faith. I've been walking in a little desert myself, so I know how it seems to want to crush at times.. remember psalm 91. God bless!

  4. Thoughts and prayers sent your way!

  5. Definitely praying for wisdom, renewal and refreshment!

  6. Thought this might help you and your family, it is James 1:2-18.

    2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

    9The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. 10But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower. 11For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will fade away even while he goes about his business.

    12Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

    13When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. 15Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

    16Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. 17Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

    This is the lesson I have been learning as well. It didn't fix the problems to know the scripture, but it sure gave me a different perspective!!!

    God Bless You

  7. Oh sweetie.....I will pray for you and your kids.

  8. I will be praying for you and your family. God will give you the strength you need right now

  9. I will be in prayer for you and your family...hugs.