This was a very sweet read. It is written for Dads of Daughters. The authors write that of course you love your daughter so much, but where do you begin to pray for a young lady you do not understand? There are 88 life situations given, along with Scripture and a model prayer for that area of her life.
I was not expecting the format for some reason. The title of the book says it all, though! It was difficult to just read it through, but it would make a great reference book. When my daughters are faced with a difficulty, I can grab this book and find the matching section, read the Scriptures and model prayer for guidance.
One thing I really loved about this book: In the model prayers, there is usually a reference to the Dad himself being the example in that area that he should be. For instance, if his daughter is struggling with being discontent, the father should pray that he himself would be content, and be a good example in that area.
Another thing I really loved: It could be called Parents’ Prayers for Their Children, as most of it is not necessarily for Dads, or Daughters.
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This year, we are going to do our best to memorize 50 verses as a family! This will be word-perfect quoting by the oldest three of us! Timothy is 3, and can probably learn about 98% of them too, I’m just not going to stress about him. 🙂
Verse #1, the most important verse in God’s Word, John 3:16:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
After working on it only 2 times, Jackson almost has it! It’s amazing what little minds can learn.
Also, another thing we are going to do to help is learn Scripture songs that go with the verse we are working on. Bible Truth Music has an amazing collection of Bible verse songs! You can listen to them on Spotify, or go to their website: bibletruthmusic.com.
Join us and learn 50 verses this year!
As I was washing dishes… again… I thought of how often I wash dishes. Not a day goes by that dishes don’t need to be washed. Now, days go by when I don’t wash them, but I could wash at least 1 dish every day! Most days, it’s a couple sink loads!
They are dirty. The forks, the spoons, the plates and bowls. They get used. They serve and hold. If they are not washed, they can’t be used again…ewww…
You know, I got to thinking with my hands in those suds. We are like dishes. We are used daily for different tasks for our Master. We hold and serve. We have many jobs. But if we are not clean, we cannot be used effectively. I mean, you could eat with a dirty fork, but it wouldn’t be sanitary (umm… YUCK!). Can I serve the Lord if I am dirty? Not effectively. I would leave a bad taste in someone’s mouth!
How thankful I am that my Master puts me in that sudsy bath and gets rid of all my impurities. He gets rid of the crusted-on meals, the chocolate milk, and everything that is keeping me from being clean, and being used. It’s usually not comfortable getting in that hot water, but it’s necessary.
Next time God is “washing me,” (without complaining, I might add) may I remember the sermon He taught me at the sink!
Bows, and ribbons. Flowers. Headbands, hats. We’ve got it all. What we don’t have is…
Well, we tried. Five months is not a sufficient life span to grow enough hair for pig tails!
We have had many plans this year for things we wanted to do. We had romantic getaway plans, which changed, but actually came about! We had family plans, which really got changed, then changed again.
But we decided it was definitely time to have a little un-interrupted family time. So we got on hotwire.com, found a GREAT hotel deal, and took off. On hotwire, you don’t see the name of the hotel until you pay. But it was a four-star in downtown Cincy, so we took it. It turned out to be the Hyatt Regency. It was so nice, and we were really happy with it.
The boys on “their” bed. Yes, I think Jackson is picking his nose.
The boys had never been in a real pool before, just the ones we have bought them from year to year, that you blow up. 🙂 They were so excited!
They were so scared at first. They just wanted to sit on the side. It took us a while to convince them it was fun! After a while, they were jumping in to us. We even let them go under a few times. The loved it!! The boys with Daddy:
Getting ready to check-out of our 21st-floor room. 🙂
I had a quick dr. appointment, then on we went to EnterTrainment Junction. It is a neat little place. They have over 2 miles of track, and lots of displays. The boys loved it, but we did lots of holding because they weren’t tall enough to see. 😉
My biggest “boy” building “Cranky the Crane”:
They could shovel coal. They LOVED it!
Going on a “Thomas the Train” ride all by themselves! We were so proud of them:
All-in-all a fun adventure. We wouldn’t pay to go often, but it was worth it! 🙂 Our happy family:
We ran by Hobby Lobby so I could get some of those cute little crocheted hats and bows and flowers to clip on them. 🙂 Then, we stopped by Steak-n-Shake before we went home!
We had a terrific time! It’s wonderful to just spend time with our boys. We are so thankful for them. Sometimes life gets busy, and you have to slow down and just “be” together. Happy memories…