Monday, July 17, 2017

Praying for Families today


It’s Monday and we pray for families today; strong families, intact families, dysfunctional families, happy and sad families today. Even hot mess families. You’ve got to fit into one of those categories, and guess what? The Lord loves you all with an everlasting love.

I would love to live with no regrets, show me how to do this Lord. Show me how to let go and let You do the impossible with people in my life. Nothing is impossible with You. Each one praying can insert the name of the loved one or situation and say Lord, __________ is not impossible with You. You are the God of Possibilities, OUR GREAT HOPE AND HELP!

You may be a mother with a family member that you don't think will ever get out of the pit they are in. Don't give up. Find a verse and cling to it. All your children will be taught of the Lord and great will be the peace of your children. Praying every day, in every way for you:)

Fix us, Jesus, please and let us live to ever serve You. Put our families on a path that You can bless and humble the hardhearted in Jesus name we pray. Let’s not only worship today, but praise Him with the dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RjNcOqwpRk&list=PL7E3299D433960258&index=67/3

Somebody's Mother Online Prayer Support Group,
https://www.facebook.com/groups/119408188089314/
 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Praying today and every day for you


Good Morning Family,

 I'm dedicating Saturdays to prayers for those who have lost loved ones to death. Many among us have lost loved ones, mates, parents, children and young adult children. The most unnatural thing in the world they say is burying your child. Lord, send your strong father arms of comfort to those who are grieving. And for those grieving the death of a dream, we pray also.

 We are reminded that there will be a day, don't miss this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtud5pvF08A

 Max Lucado says in Grace for the Moment:

In the Arms of God

We don’t like to say good-bye to those whom we love. Whether it be at school or at the cemetery, separation is tough. It is right for us to weep, but there is no need for us to despair. They had pain here; they have no pain there. They struggled here. They have no struggles there. You and I might wonder why God took them home. But they don’t. They understand. They are, at this moment, at peace in the presence of God……When it is cold on earth we can take comfort in knowing that our loved ones are in the warm arms of God. And when Christ comes, we will hold them too.

Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die New Living Translation
 
(©2007).https://www.facebook.com/groups/119408188089314/
 
 

Monday, July 10, 2017

He's an On-Time God!


I believe He is still an “On-time God” even when the way looks hard and barren and hope seems far away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6fA35Ved-Y

“No prayer is lost. Praying breath was never spent in vain. There is no such thing as prayer unanswered or unnoticed by God, and some things that we count refusals or denials are simply delays.”--H. Bonar

 On Mondays we pray for our families and extended family. Some of us are in times of transition and questioning why our loved ones go through what they are going through. Some need help for grief, some need provision and jobs. There are times and seasons for all things and our seasons are in the hands of the Lord. We pray especially for those in authority and for those grieving for lost loved ones. Lord, send wisdom, protection and help.

The Morning Prayer comes from Cecil Murphey: “Ever-wise and ever-loving God, thank You for not letting me choose the season. If I had my choice, I’d learn only the easy lessons. Remind me that there are difficult and painful things I need for my growth. You know what I need long before I figure it out. You choose so that I’ll become more Christlike and loving. Amen.” Cecil Murphey

“I wonder if that's the secret of changing people. If we focus on being who we are and refuse to let another's attitude upset us, we might actually change them.” Cecil Murphey

Ending with a quote to knock your socks off: “Loving God show me the truth about myself, no matter how wonderful it may be.” Cecil Murphey

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Another version of The Chain Breaker video; don't miss it!

Good morning People! It's Thursday and a great day for recovery in the state of Florida. Go to a meeting, spread some love and hope and work your program! Make a gratitude list and truly think about what you are writing down and what you have to be grateful for, we ask for grace today as we pray for those in recovery and their families.

This is one of my favorite parts in the book, “From Survival to Recovery”:
If we willingly surrender ourselves to the spiritual discipline of the Twelve Steps, our lives will be transformed. We will become mature, responsible individuals with a great capacity for joy, fulfillment, and wonder. Though we may never be perfect, continued spiritual progress will reveal to us our enormous potential. We will discover that we are both worthy of love and loving. We will love others without losing ourselves, and will learn to accept love in return. Our sight, once clouded and confused, will clear and we will be able to perceive reality and recognize truth. Courage and fellowship will replace fear. We will be able to risk failure to develop new, hidden talents.

 Our lives, no matter how battered and degraded, will yield hope to share with others. We will begin to feel and will come to know the vastness of our emotions, but we will not be slaves to them. Our secrets will no longer bind us in shame. As we gain the ability to forgive ourselves, and our families and the world, our choices will expand.

With dignity we will stand for ourselves, but not against our fellows. Serenity and peace will have meaning for us, as we allow our lives and the lives of those we love to flow day by day with God’s ease, balance and grace. No longer terrified, we will discover we are free to delight in life’s paradox, mystery, and awe. We will laugh more. Fear will be replaced by faith, and gratitude will come naturally as we realize that our Higher Power is doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves. (From Survival to Recovery)

This video: Oh my Lord!  don't miss it; another version of The Chain Breaker. I'm posting separate and with prayer post so those who need it will see it. Many moms will relate to this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd_xxmXdQz4

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Who's your Sanctuary?

SANCTUARY is the word on my heart. He is our sanctuary but isn’t it good when we have that with a loved one, a friend, a family member. Right now there is so much chaos surrounding some of our homes, a sanctuary seems distant. That’s not as it should be. May the Lord have mercy and make us a sanctuary to someone and give us a journeymate to be that to us we pray. Jesus You are my SANCTUARY!
Picture the Lord singing this over you today:


Praying for all who need healing in any way today. We ask for a healing touch from Your hand and relief from pain, infections and diseases. I have some special loved ones on my heart today. Lord I can’t fix them but You can.

 Praying for good results from tests for those in the hospital and that the doctors will have the wisdom of God as they work along with You, Jesus, to bring about healing. I'm adding prayers for single mothers and fathers. Lord please provide for their needs and wrap Your big Father arms around them and their children. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Fervently Praying for You


Show. Us. How. To. Live. Today.

I've got some things on my heart, and a great quote from the book, "Fervent" but first I’m praying for all who feel that aren't going to make it and need a journeymate today. I’m praying for people who need healing, for families that are falling apart at the seams, for the mentally ill and those who love them.

Yes, It starts with me, and you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pslWA2VRmxg

About Fervent prayer:

"Because this is war. The fight of your life. A very real enemy has been strategizing and scheming against you, assaulting you, coming after your emotions, your mind, your man, your child, your future. In fact he's doing it right this second. Right where you're sitting. Right where you are.

But I say his reign of terror stops here. Stops now. He might keep coming, but he won't have victory anymore.

Because it all starts failing when we start praying." Priscilla Shirer

Let's WAR today!

From 2 Corinthians: "Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.

If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. As it is, there’s not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we’re not much to look at. We’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we haven’t broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us—he lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus’ sake, which makes Jesus’ life all the more evident in us. While we’re going through the worst, you’re getting in on the best!

We’re not keeping this quiet, not on your life. Just like the psalmist who wrote, “I believed it, so I said it,” we say what we believe. And what we believe is that the One who raised up the Master Jesus will just as certainly raise us up with you, alive. Every detail works to your advantage and to God’s glory: more and more grace, more and more people, more and more praise!

So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever."

The Message (MSG)

Friday, June 16, 2017


I’ve been praying about this for a while and really need to pull out of most groups that have added me. I have many needs in my family that come first, have very little time to try and write for publication (praying that the well hasn’t run dry) and just need to have a life. The last seventeen months have been very hard on my family and me personally. BUT I’M STILL STANDING! I give all credit to my Lord and Savior, JESUS CHRIST.

Our family stays in a state of transition, it seems. Pray for us, please.

I’m the type of person that takes prayer needs that I see online deep within my soul, I sometimes literally feel the pain of the one posting. My main ministry is through Somebody’s Mother Online Prayer Support Group that was started some years back because of the burdens I hear about daily.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-bUZj1bkoE

You can always find me on my homepage: https://www.facebook.com/donna.c.tinsley

Or on: Somebody’s Mother Online Prayer Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/119408188089314/

https://www.facebook.com/Three-strikes-and-you-are-Marchman-Acted-116158848506964/

https://www.facebook.com/Anchor-Recovery-Ministry-113490205328854/

I hope to always be a Word Weaver and here, though, good Lord willing and the creek don't rise.
Peace!

Psalm 23  my version

The Lord is who leads me

I have no lack.

In grassy fields I lie down, at His request

By quiet waters near the ocean,

He allows me to go

Refreshed throughout

And holy, too

Because His name I claim

Dying, I will walk towards Him

No terror, I am Yours.

The discipline and crutch have made me secure.

 

A banquet before those who have hurt and despised me

Massaging fragrant oils on my head

Bubbles arise from the cup of the Lord and spill from my glass,

The best and

Undeserved goodness

Are with me

A am Yours,

At home at last,

Forevermore, with him.

 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

There was something in the air and it wasn't a Phil Collins song


Yesterday it seemed like something was in the air, to twist and distort things between people. It seemed to be everywhere. I had to remember as one version says, we wrestle not against flesh and blood, our people may be hurting us, but it’s the enemy behind them, trying to destroy families. Ephesians 6:12 the Amplified Bible  reads “ For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.”

 I reminded people as the Lord led, that we have to bless the Lord, think higher than our thoughts, think on good things or we will all go under.

A good slogan is expectations=resentments. I found this quote taken from an Al-anon site : "Any time I am in resentment, I am not taking care of myself. I am blaming someone else for something I need to do.

The higher the expectations, the lower the serenity. I try to keep my boundaries high, my expectations low, and my heart open."

So, it’s Thursday and a great day for Recovery in the State of Florida! Go to a gathering attend a small group, pray with a loved one, read something encouraging. Be gentle with people and may they give gentleness back to you. Smile at someone even if there are tears in your eyes.

 Take care of your body and soul and you will have something to give to others the Lord puts in your path.

Praying especially with those who are struggling in their mind with wanting to use again or contemplating leaving a recovery path. Sometimes it just takes pressing through that wall! Put the beauty of music and worship into your day:
 
Song for the day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGYjKR69M6U


And LOL Phil Collins song
http://search.aol.com/aol/video?q=someting+in+the+air+tonight+phill+collins&s_it=video-ans&sfVid=true&videoId=948F300BC9166BA8B086948F300BC9166BA8B086&v_t=TB50CL-ie

Thursday, May 25, 2017

WHAT HOPE REMEMBERS will not be soon forgotten.



WHAT HOPE REMEMBERS is the third book in the Misty Willow book series and the first book that I’ve read by Johnnie Alexander. I became an instant fan and can’t wait to get the other books she has written.  I didn’t realize that Johnnie was a romance writer but this book is also very suspenseful. I was not sure she would be able to bring things to a conclusion as I got closer to the end but was very pleasantly surprised.

The characters in the novel were believable and drew me into the story, especially Tess, a woman who owned Whisper Lane Stables and had a heart of gold, especially towards her nephew, Gabe.

There were some magical moments as Gabe, a discouraged former Marine, and Amy, a high powered former lobbyist, renewed their friendship. She was a young woman who had battled an eating disorder which is a subject that isn’t always covered in novels. What Hope Remembers gave  hope to families that  healing can occur. There were details about the pain, the hunger and trauma for those with the disorder that showed that Johnnie did her research in a lot of areas to write this book.

As this couple tried to make their way back to each other things were very complicated; the scripture verse included at the beginning of the book was perfect.  For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 (NKJV)

Thanks to Revell for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

https://www.amazon.com/What-Hope-Remembers-Misty-Willow-ebook/dp/B01MUANO2S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495714022&sr=8-1&keywords=what+hope+remembers+by+johnnie+alexander

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Praying for Manchester, England


 
Sometimes the name of Jesus is all we have strength to pray. And in those cases, it is enough. I think that as I found out about the tragedy in Manchester, England.  Please pray for these families, unknown to me, but known to the Father. Jesus, please send strong comfort to the parents, the grandparents and all who loved those who perished. Only You can come in at a time such as this with peace. I think of all the people that I know who have empty arms and I pray, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. I say Jesus, lover of their souls, bind their wounds and make them whole.

 I am putting lyrics and my responses to a song but for our song of the day, Only Jesus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofNtjhUE0Zs
My comments in parenthesis.
 


 "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

O love that will not let me go… (Thank You Jesus this is true) 

 I rest my weary soul in Thee… (We need Your rest desperately)

 I give Thee back the life I owe… (We am Yours)

 That in thine ocean depths its flow… (Don't let us drown in the ocean of tears)

 My richer, fuller be… (Yes!)


O Light that followest all my way… (Show us the bright light of Your Spirit)

 I yield my flickering torch to Thee… (Don’t let the cares of the world destroy our light)

 My heart restores its borrowed ray… (Let us reflect You)

 That in thy sunshines glow its day… (You are our bright light)

 May brighter, fairer be… (Shine, Jesus, shine)


O Joy you seek me through the pain… (Emotional pain seems constant for many)

 I cannot close my heart to thee …(Where could we go but to the Lord?)

 I trace the rainbow through the rain… (It is faint, but it is there)

 And feel the promise is not vain… (Thank You for Your promises)

 That morn shall tearless be… (A warrior's shout of praise shall come!)