Food For Thought Friday

Finally Friday!

Friday2Finally. The weekend is upon us, and it couldn’t have come soon enough. You know how some weeks it feels like the world is against you, and you are in a constant battle to stay sane and on your feet?

This week has been that week for me.

  1. My surgery was supposed to be performed under general anesthesia.
  2. It was not.
  3. I was awake and feeling a great deal of pain during the procedure.
  4. I did not ovulate on my own this month.
  5. We had to rummage around to find a place we could get to in our area who carried the HCG Trigger Shot and was still open by the time our doctor’s office let us know we needed to make the purchase.
  6. I got a speeding ticket on my way home from dropping Craig off at the truck, which we left at Northside Hospital when I had my surgery.
  7. I got an e-mail last night, right before bed, from the Social Security Administration.
  8. There was a mix-up with my crazy long name that made me worry so much I didn’t sleep much at all.

But I am determined NOT TO LET THE DEVIL WIN.

James 1:2-7

Testing of Your Faith

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

English Standard Version (ESV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.

Remember almost a year ago when I heard God speak to me? I believe God is calling us to Him, reminding us that no matter what else is going on in the world, we need to re-focus our eyes on the Lord, pull our hearts out of the pile of tears and sadness, and seek what He has in store for us above all else.

It is so hard to forget the world and our problems, and lean solely on Him.

Victoria Osteen posted this on Facebook today:

osteenWhat an important reminder for all of us.

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Let’s remember this as we face the weekend upon us.

Happy Friday, Folks!


My Choice Monday

We Have A Winner!

MondayGood Morning Monday Folks!

As I mentioned on Friday, we had the pleasure of guest posting Saturday over at Footprints On My Heart, and we would love for you to visit and see this post for yourself! It includes pictures from our trip a year ago (Oh my goodness! It’s been that long?!?!) to Rome, and we think you’ll enjoy it.

492d6-ourfriendsthesaintsIn other news, WE HAVE A WINNER!!! The winner of our giveaway is Pamela James! Pamela, please e-mail me with your mailing information, and we’ll send your prize right over! Our runner-up was Beany Lefebvre, and don’t you worry – We have a gift for you, as well! 😉

giveawaybookAnd our product choice for this week…

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…this glass water bottle by Ello! I personally have this very same water bottle and absolutely love it – It’s BPA-free, and dishwasher safe, plus at 22oz, I know I am drinking as much water as possible throughout the day! This little guy goes EVERYWHERE with me – Pure Barre, work, the gym, to the store, on a road trip… The silicone seal means the water stays fresh and the glass keeps it relatively cold. I keep on my nightstand for my 1-2/night ‘wake up in the middle of the night for water’, and have loved that my water is never warm and always tastes delicious! I’m not sure why but cold water tastes so much better in glass than in plastic…but maybe those are just my taste buds. 😉 Try this one for yourself! You won’t be sorry you made this purchase!

Prayer is our other ‘choice’ for the week! We have a LARGE prayer request list, and just ask that you pray for our intentions, as well as let us know how we can pray for you! Fill in the contact form below – It is 100% confidential, and just sends us an e-mail with your prayer requests so we can pray for you! All we ask in return is that you pray for our list too!

Here’s our list:

  • Pier’s minor surgery this Wednesday
  • Our dear friend’s mother, who has just been diagnosed with stomach cancer
  • Another dear friend whose father has just been diagnosed with lymphoma
  • The healing of a broken heart for someone oh so special to us
  • Safety in our travels this week
  • Healing, patience & understanding for all of those facing the pain of infertility
  • God’s guidance as we go throughout our days to make the choices we should
  • A couple very very close to us, for continued healing and miracles 

Thank you, Jesus, for your healing & blessings!

Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.”

Isaiah 40:31

“…but those who trust in the LORD will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.”

Mark 11:24

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Happy Monday! We look forward to your prayer requests flooding our inbox! Don’t forget to visit Footprints On My Heart to see our guest post!
All Our Love,
My Choice Monday

Our Very First Giveaway!

MondayWe have some very exciting news to share! This week we will be doing our first ever giveaway! Here’s how you can win:

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Click the image of the prize for a chance to win this Rafflecopter Giveaway! There are only a few simple steps to enter your name in the hat! You have from now until Friday night….




Until Tomorrow…