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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Today's Prayers

Today there are several people and situations weighing on my heart and I need to express them here.  Not because I haven't been praying for them already, but because prayer changes things, and we are taught in the Bible that we should pray continuously, and because where two or three are gathered together in [Jesus'] Name, there [He is] in the midst.

Lord, You are a gracious Lord and I know that You never leave me or forsake me.  You have taught me that You are always there and always know what is best for me and for all those who seek You, even when - especially when - it seems that everything around us falters.  Because You are gracious and full of mercy, You allow us to make our own decisions and trod our own path and still You seek.  Lord, show me Your Will today and help me and those who seek You to follow after Your Will no matter what the cost.

Lord, I ask that you touch the lives of a few friends today, You know who they are.

You know M, Lord, You know that she needs help in her financial situation and family situation.  You know that she is struggling now and has been for some time.  Lord, show her Your Will.  Give her a glimpse of the wonderful glory You have for her in a way that will leave her changed for You and never looking back.

Sweet Jesus, I ask that you work in the life of Mrs. MB.  Don't let her heart be burdened by the struggles and poor decisions of others.  Please give her peace that passes all understanding that only You can give.  Let her mend fences that can be and be a support for those that can't.  She blesses so many, Lord, as You know.  Continue to make her a ray of sunshine in the lives of others.

Oh, Lord, dear U, show her Lord, how being out of Your Will in one area of her life can drastically affect all of the other areas of her life.  Show her, Holy Spirit, the multitude of Your blessings when she gets this area in line with Your Will.

There's also H, Lord.  You know her struggles much better than I.  She has some big decisions to make.  Show her Your path, Jesus.  Let her know that the path she is choosing brings her closer to You and Your Will for her and her family.

Lord, and my little Baby K is running a fever today.  Please touch his little body and heal it, comfort him like only You can and Lord, please give me the strength to care for him while he is feeling so badly.

Heavenly Father, I pour out my heart and soul to You and ask that You touch the lives of those seeking You.  Bless those who are gathered here today praying in Your Name.

I plead Your blood, dear Jesus.  Amen

ChristinaLynn }i{

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Over the last couple of months, things have changed in my coupon world.  My dear, sweet husband has been telling me since the beginning of my coupon journey that one day my all-time favorite coupon blogger was going to stop doing what she does so well. 

And then it happened.

Since then, I've had to re-learn what I already knew about coupons from a new perspective.  In the interim, God provided an opportunity for me to teach coupon basics to a great group of women through my church.  Because of this, I've decided to share with you all {I would say "ya'll", but it looks funny when I type it and the computer puts that squiggly red line under it} my shopping list in hopes that you can see exactly what I plan to buy, what coupons I plan to use and then hopefully, what I actually end up purchasing along with how much I spent and how much I saved.  In a nutshell, real-life examples.

So, that's my plan.  I truly hope you find it helpful and I really appreciate and look forward to your feedback!!

ChristinaLynn }i{

Friday, May 11, 2012

You Raise Me Up

In prayer we must lay before Him what is in us, not what ought to be in us. - C. S. Lewis

Excerpts from The Bible Promise Book for Women:

  • Perseverance - You've tried everything to no avail.  Now what? ... The Lord tells us that after we've done everything we know to do, and have said everything we know to say, to stand. ... The same holds true for every area of our lives.  "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." - Margaret Thatcher
  • Seeking God - ... God isn't lost - we are.  Our search for Him begins when we realize that. ... God desires for us to seek Him because we yearn to know Him. 
 Hebrews 3:14 (NIV) We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.

Ephesians 6:13 (NKJV) Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

I Chronicles 16:11 (NIV) Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

This is what God has been bringing to me the past 24 hours.  I'm not sure how to pull it all together, but would love to hear your thoughts.

ChristinaLynn }i{