Do not be sad and gloomy if a card you do not get.
The truth is I am busy and have no time to sit
But thoughts of you regale me with prayers for one and all
So consider your are Christmas’ed right here on my blogging wall.
Christmas love to all -Brenda Wood
Try these prayers on for size:
“Lord, will you please square me and hammer me, and strike off all kinds of pride, self-love, world worship, and infidelity, so that…I can become a stone and a pillar in your house.” (from a quote by Samuel Rutherford)
“Lord, change me—not my husband, not my children, not even my pastor, but change me.” (Based on Romans 12:2, From Evelyn Christenson’s life-changing book Lord Change Me!)
Lord take my everyday, ordinary life—my sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—I give it to you as an offering. I embrace everything about you. Help me not to become so well-adjusted to my culture that I fit into it without even thinking. Help me fix my attention on you so that I will be changed from the inside out. Help me recognize what you want from me and help me to quickly respond. Don’t let the culture drag me down to its level of immaturity. Bring out the best in me God. For Christ. Amen. (from the Message version of Romans 12:1-2)
Everyone tells me that the first year is hard simply because of all the ‘firsts’ alone. March 2nd, our 49th wedding anniverary loomed in front of me. Family and friends went out of their way to be there for me.
So many called and wanted to spend time with me that day. People who have my devotional book ‘Heartfelt, 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living’ read about our marriage on the day and called or sent E mails.
Some kept secret the fact that family would travel hundreds of mile to be here. What a surprise! This sounds simple until you factor in three children under five, March weather and time off work. Family fixed my dryer, sat with me and on occasion cried with me. Of all women I am most blessed. Thank you all for remembering…..I am remembering you all with thanksgiving in my prayers.