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lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
6th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Momma Snell:</b>" I have two prayer requests :D 1. My husband's boss found out he has colon cancer. This man has bent ... [snip!] ... would be awesome.:D Sorry I just wrote you guys a book! How are you all? Anything going on that needs prayer? "</blockquote>



I will definitely pray for them. My friend Needs prayers (you can read my old posts from the last month if u want te whole detailed story it's too Long to type out again). she has cancer and will die. We just don't know when. She has given up on life. She refused chemo and is on hospice care. She doesn't talk to any of us. If we ask to go see her she refuses. So we just go without askin anymore. She doesn't have any life left in. It's so sad and none of us know what to do. :( I hate to see her leave this earth depressed and alone.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60983 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Momma Snell:</b>" I have two prayer requests :D 1. My husband's ... [snip!] ... have any life left in. It's so sad and none of us know what to do. :( I hate to see her leave this earth depressed and alone."


:cry: I'm sorry. I'll certainly pray.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
6th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MiniMansMamma:</b>" Just thought I would share this link- My pastor's wife, Amy, is doing a 10 week class called "The Dating ... [snip!] ... to the church's website, as well as the note sheet we get when we go. http://livingwordfellowship.net/media.php?pageID=31"</blockquote>
Nice. I'm Gonna check that out :) Thanks.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
6th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brianna K:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Momma Snell:</b>" I have two prayer requests :D 1. My husband's ... [snip!] ... prayer? "</blockquote> Prayer request for my MIL. She has a pretty bad case of pneumonia and had to be hospitalized."</blockquote>



How awful. Last yr my dd was hospitalized for it and it's no fun. Praying she feels better soon.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60983 posts
6th Oct '12

My daughter's marching around the house singing this right now..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGPN2Z-bgS0&feature=g-vrec

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
6th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Momma Snell:</b>" It's tough. With homeschooling I do hope to have less of the world's influence on the kids at that ... [snip!] ... they'll just make the choice to wait until they're ready to really be serious about it :P...in a perfect world, right? "</blockquote>




That's a big reason we took our dd to a charter school. It has more focus on modesty and education. We don't want to have to worry about the social problems and we want her to be able to see the importance of education and not of dating and boys. We Have screwed up a lot and don't want dd to fall into the same traps. Our parents never raised us to be Christians. That was our choice as a couple. But feel like we missed out on a lot by not growing up in a strong faith.

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
6th Oct '12

Praying for everyone's requests!
I have one too. After being home with the kids full time for the last 17 months I have to return to work. Pray for a smooth transition for us...esp..the baby (16 mos). I think it may be esp hard on her :(

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
6th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Momma Snell:</b>" My daughter's marching around the house singing this right now.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGPN2Z-bgS0&feature=g-vrec"</blockquote>



I can't er my phone to play it :( dd always sings newsboys gods not dead. It makes me happ that we listen to christian music cause if she was singing that I'm sexy and I know it song like all the other kids I'd be so disappointed in myself.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
6th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Blissful Six:</b>" Praying for everyone's requests! I have one too. After being home with the kids full time for the last ... [snip!] ... I have to return to work. Pray for a smooth transition for us...esp..the baby (16 mos). I think it may be esp hard on her :("</blockquote>




Will do mama. It is hard going to back work.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60983 posts
8th Oct '12

How are you guys doing?



We had a wonderful communion service on Sunday evening, we generally will open it up for people who want to come share what's going on with their life, and I decided to share my testimony of how God used forgiveness in my life. Tonight when the kids go to bed, I may type it up on here too. :)

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
8th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Momma Snell:</b>" How are you guys doing? We had a wonderful communion service on Sunday evening, we generally will open ... [snip!] ... to share my testimony of how God used forgiveness in my life. Tonight when the kids go to bed, I may type it up on here too. :)"</blockquote>




Oh DO share it here! Forgiveness is wonderfully freeing. I would love to read it!

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
8th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Momma Snell:</b>" How are you guys doing? We had a wonderful ... [snip!] ... it up on here too. :)"</blockquote> Oh DO share it here! Forgiveness is wonderfully freeing. I would love to read it!"</blockquote>



!!!!!

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60983 posts
8th Oct '12

Okay, I'm going to type this out just as I said it in front of our church..



As a child, I endured various forms of abuse, from various family members. After a particular incident, I decided to tell my father what happened. Unfortunately, his response was lukewarm & he told me not to tell anyone else - that it wasn't a big deal. I learned rather quickly to shove my emotions to the side, and just move on. A defense mechanism, I'd assume. Several years later however, the abuse surfaced again, this time my mother found out. She took it much more seriously, but too much time had passed to take any real legal action. Unfortunately, this infuriated my father's side of the family; they harshly & promptly made it known I wasn't welcome in the family anymore. I, as a young teen, was devastated. Those who should have protected me abandoned me instead. I decided rather quickly to shove my emotions to the side, and move on. Unfortunately, by ignoring my emotions and not knowing Christ, I was entirely unable to forgive or find any peace. I spent years with deep resentment, anger, and hurt brewing inside of me. Flash-forward many years, and I had found Christ. I remember singing praise songs at church in NC one day and then very clearly feeling the Lord tell me, "Forgive them, and do your part to make peace. Once you do, come back to worship me." I'll be the first to admit that the idea of reaching out to them not only scared me, but also angered me. I didn't think they deserved forgiveness. God disagreed. After weeks of prayer, I contacted them. I forgave them and expressed my love. I told them that it was only because of Christ that I could love and forgive. It was in that moment that God gave me peace. Unfortunately, they never responded to me. But that doesn't change the fact that God is good. And I pray that my humble obedience pleased Him and also somehow blessed my family, too. As for my abuser, rumor has it he accepted Christ before he died. I hope it is true. If so, the next time I see him there will be no awkward apologies, no anger, and no broken hearts. We can simply praise our God, who forgave both of our sins, together.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
9th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Momma Snell:</b>" Okay, I'm going to type this out just as I said it in front of our church.. As a child, I endured various ... [snip!] ... be no awkward apologies, no anger, and no broken hearts. We can simply praise our God, who forgave both of our sins, together. "</blockquote>



How wonderful! I had a very similar experience growing up and everything I described sounded like me except I never told anyone because I feared what you experienced with you DDs family. It was hard to shove my emotions aside. But the Person passes away and I never spoke to him about it. Forgiveness is an issue I struggle with. I always feel like forgiveness means I have to go on pretending like I was never hurt or that they can push me around. I have a hard time letting people back into my ode who have done me wrong. For example my SOs parents have done us wrong so many times and it has affected me and my family greatly. I just don't know how to overcome my bitterness and bad feelings towards them. I don't know how to forgive them when my heart still hurts from te things they have done.

DN⚓JB Due October 13 (girl); 2 kids; Connecticut 374 posts
10th Oct '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Momma Snell:</b>" Okay, I'm going to type this out just as I ... [snip!] ... and bad feelings towards them. I don't know how to forgive them when my heart still hurts from te things they have done."


You don't have to like them or let them back into your life just because you have forgiven them. Especially if they are toxic to you or your family.
I have found it helpful to try and think of why the person did or continues to do whatever it is they are doing that is hurtful. What could they be thinking\feeling... what are their life experences that could have lead to this, etc. I guess, I try to 'rationalize' it from their eyes. It helps me to see them more as a human being instead of just being one more person who did me wrong, and who needs God's forgiveness juest as much as myself. And obviously pray for the help to be able to forgive.