Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day eighteen, nineteen, and twenty - Anger, Salvation, and Heart Change

Wow! I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of our 21 days of prayer! I had the kids this weekend and it's amazing how much harder it is to find the time to blog and spend time praying and reading God's word. Their summer visit with their Dad will end next Tuesday and I will have them back full time (thank the Lord) but I will definitely have to figure out how to make my time with God the first priority even with others here vying for my attention. I don't ever want to go back to making prayer an afterthought.

All three of the topics we have been praying over the past two days and today really boil down to the attitude of the heart. It will be my forever prayer that God mold Tyson's heart. That when the world is bearing down on him he will choose not to respond in anger but with the fruits of the spirit. I get angry, we all probably do, but man does Tyson get angry! I've talked to other Mom's of teenage sons and heard similar stories and I take comfort in knowing that I am not alone but that sure doesn't make it any easier when Tyson is in his room banging his fist against the wall or making creepy growly/yelling sounds. I am glad that he is able to not direct that anger towards anyone but I will be happy when God teaches him how to deal with those emotions in a more healthy manner. In the mean time I will be sure to model appropriate anger and continue to pray.

I had an interesting talk with a pretty cool 14 yr old tonight. He has been going to youth on Wednesday nights at our church for about six months. Tyson invited him the first Wed but now he comes whether Tyson is there or not. He is hungry for knowledge about the Lord and not ashamed to ask questions when they come up. He asked me tonight if I was mad at his Dad for saying there was no such person as Jesus. He was quick to defend his Dad saying that he is a really cool guy except for that. I was so glad for the opportunity to talk to him about this statement his Dad made because it had been weighing on my heart since the conversation happened. I told him that no I was not mad at his Dad. That I was sad that his Dad didn't believe in Jesus and that I was sad his Dad said those things in front of him when it is obvious how much he loves Jesus and how important that relationship is becoming to him. I explained to him that it was not our place as Christians to judge but that we should pray for him and let the love of God shine through us to his Dad. He wanted some concrete answers about how he could prove to his Dad that God is real. He said how do we really know we are right and all the other religions are wrong? I am so thankful for the prayers on changing hearts we have been praying. I told him my faith is very simple, I believe Jesus is the son of God who came to this earth to die for our sins. I believe because of his death on the cross our sins are forgiven and if we accept Him as our savior we can spend eternity in heaven with God, the creator of everything. I told him that part of having faith is not knowing all the answers but believing anyway. I told him I will pray that God changes the heart of his Dad. He reaffirmed that yes that was what he too believed and he told me about how God has been speaking to his heart lately. What a great conversation! I tell you this story for two reasons- 1. so that you can join me in praying for my young friends Dad and 2. to remind you that our boys are going to be around people all the time even people who love them who will challenge what they believe. It is our job to continue to pray and share the love of Christ with our sons so that in times where their faith is brought into question they will continue to stand strong.

I am praying for you!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day sixteen - Gentleness Day 17 - Self-control


Oh my sweet Tyson boy is just about as gentle as a bull in a china shop! I am thankful for his exuberant spirit and larger than life personality. I am fully aware of how very normal his testosterone laden behavior is, however I will be praying long beyond this challenge that Tyson become a gentle man and understand that it is a strength and not a weakness.


Why oh why is it so hard to have self control? I think we all battle self control in some area of our life. For me the biggest challenge is my weight. I just can't seem to get that battle under control. I can assure you I have put it under a microscope and it is not substituting for anything it is for the most part a self-control issue. I have been a terrible example for the kids when it comes to food. I don't know how many times they have heard "I'm going to start a diet on Monday so I'm going to eat (fill in the blank) tonight." I can't count how many Mondays I have started diets! Another area is in having healthy Christian relationships with the opposite sex. Let me just say it is hard to be a single 34 year old Christian woman. It was one thing to be a teenager around boys who wanted to have sex and say no-it's another thing entirely to be a woman around Men who want to have sex and you do too-AND YOU STILL HAVE TO SAY NO!!! When Tyson talks to me about his adolescent hormones I want to say your preaching to the choir buddy and I know what I'm missing!!!!! (nobody call CPS I don't actually say it)

I am thankful that we have a God who loves us so much that we can go to Him and ask for self-control. If you are tempted to have sex, eat the cake, fill in your area of struggle here, our God is not surprised!!! He knows your heart and is just waiting for us to turn it over to Him. Brooke talks about sin being a matter of what you love more than God. Yes we all love God but how much? More than we love a night of fun with the cute guy from work? More than we love a stuffed tummy with food we weren't even really hungry for? More than we love the new outfit we bought with our tithe money? I don't want to love anything more than I love God. Who but Him sent His son to die on the cross for me even knowing that I was going to choose these things over Him? What's a girl and the crazy brood she's responsible for to do? We are weak but oh thank you Lord that you are strong. Thank you for your grace and mercy. Lord you are worthy of my very best. I can't even dream up what you have in store for me or my kids but I promise I will not stop trying until I am living a life pleasing to you!

Maybe you struggle in different areas that I do but friend a struggle is a struggle and I am praying for you as you deal with yours!

Tyson is 14! He thinks he looks so super cool in this b-day picture and I would never tell him any different but I can't wait to show it to him when he is about 35!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day fifteen - Faithfulness

Yesterday was a rough day. Not for me personally but several tragic things happened to people around me. Someone I go to church with lost her baby, a teenager was shot and killed in a gang related incident, and a 16 yr old drowned trying to save his 8 yr old sister from drowning. I can't imagine the pain these parents are experiencing. My heart breaks for them. I have no answers as to why these things happen. But I do know that God is still God. He will never leave us or forsake us. He is faithful.

Let Tyson grow to be a man who is faithful to you. Above all else, God, let his heart belong to you. When times come, and they surely will, where Tyson doesn't know the answer to his question why, let his faithfulness in your remain steadfast.

I think that about sums it up. I want Tyson to be faithful to his wife, his children, his job but more than anything to God. When he is a man completely faithful and fully sold out to God the rest will fall in to place.

I am praying for you!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day fourteen - Goodness

What a difference a day can make!!! Nothing in my circumstances has changed since yesterday. I haven't even seen or talked to Tyson today so I'm definitely not getting my optimism from some deep heart to heart conversation with him, but let me tell you what has changed! My heart! I stay up WAY to late. It's a problem. I decided to try something different yesterday.  Last night, after saying prayers with the kids, two of whom were no where near ready for bed, I decided to go to my room and pray. I took my 10 prayers for yesterday and my sad, beat down, tired heart and gave it all to God. I laid in bed and confessed all of my short comings for the day. Of course, He already knew them He was just waiting for me to go ahead and get them out. I told God how dissapointed I was in the way Tyson's birthday turned out. I admitted I didn't understand why even though I prayed so hard for a good night with the kids it still turned out so crappy. I recently read a quote from Paul Miller author of a praying life that prayer is a moment of incarnation-God with us. God involved in the details of my life. I liked the way that sounded but wasn't sure I understood exactly what incarnation meant so I looked it up. Incarnation - a bodily form assumed by God. That is what last night was for me. God, coming down to my level, if you will, caring about the details of my daily life. How amazing is that!!!! God loves us so much and cares about every detail of our lives!!!!   I felt the Lord begin to lift those things from me. As i prayed for Tyson and the girls I felt a peace. I am not in this alone God is right by me raising them with me waiting for me to ask for help, waiting for me to confide my fears and frustration in parenting to Him. Then I fell asleep and slept like I haven't in, well a long time for sure. I am so thankful for the gift of a new day. God is so smart! Imagine if we had to just keep on living one continual day!!!

Today we are praying the fruit of the spirit Goodness for our boys. It is so easy to confuse good behavior with true Goodness. Ok let's be honest here folks I want Tyson to have good behavior!!!! Certainly makes my life easier. But the catch is that we don't stop there. God is concerned with what is on the inside and as Christian mothers raising these amazing boys that should be our focus as well. Let's not settle with things looking good on the outside. I think part of this is to stop caring so much about making things look good for others.Wanting to have the best most well behaved son. I WANT TYSON TO HAVE A HEART FULL OF GOODNESS!!! I don't want him to behave or "act" good just for the sake of behaving. I want his good behavior to be a reflection of all the goodness going on in his heart. Matthew 12:34 "out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks." I can not change Tyson's heart so I am darn well gonna spend my time with The One who can, interceding on Tyson's behalf, that he will have a heart shaped and molded by the Creator Himself.

I am praying for you!!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day twelve - patience Day thirteen - kindness

Happy Birthday to Tyson. My sweet boy turned 14 today. I woke up this morning with a picture in my head of what today was going to look like. Tyson is always with his Dad on his bday and I get him at 6:00 at night. I'll spare you all the sordid details but in a nut shell the day was filled with unanswered texts, missed phone calls, his Dad decided not to meet me half way, they were fed a "late lunch" an hour before I was going to take him to eat, I found out he's been "snuggling" with a 17 year old girl while at his Dad's. Ok is that enough to give you the picture that today did not go the way I planned? How often, as mothers, do our plans take a nose dive? Quite often, if you're life is anything like mine. I kept praying during the 1 1/2 hour drive to pick the kids up today that God would fill me with the fruits of the spirit. Over and over I repeated them love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. When I picked Tyson up he was oblivious to how upset I was. We ended up coming home and ordering pizza and we hung around watching tv. I am still disappointed in the way today turned out I'm not gonna lie. I am choosing to be thankful for the time we have together and the gift that Tyson is in my life. I am a work in process. I'm praying for you!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 10 - Joy Day 11 - Peace

I'm going to take a moment and  feel a little sorry for myself and be somewhat self indulgent. But hey, if you can't do that on your own blog where can you?

I am having a rough time. I am definitely not feeling like a super Mom or super anything really. I am very very unhappy in my job and that makes things rough. I also feel like I am not allowed to have any down time AT ALL. I take it trust me but then it seems like things suffer because of it. I just feel like there is always so much to do and I'm worn out. I'm tired of worrying about money and never having enough. And most of all, I miss my kids so much. They are with their Dad for their summer visit. They will be home next week and then go back to his house for one more week and then another week in August. I do see a light at the end of the summer visit tunnel but for right now today I am missing them terribly.

 My 11 year old has been texting me today telling me all the drama that is going on over at their Dad's. Certainly not things I want them to have to deal with. What upsets me the most is hearing how Tyson is behaving. It makes me wonder if he is only good when I am around? I can control his behaviors somewhat when he is with me but here is what I am realizing today: It's his heart that needs to be changed. I am not around him all the time, he is entering high school this year and there will come a time very soon where he will go off to college and I won't be around very much at all. What happens then? Without me around to tell him what is right and wrong does he just go off like some kind of a heathen maniac? I hope not. I read yesterday that only God can change Tyson's heart. This is why I pray, this is why the 21 days and beyond of prayer are so important. So that my son's heart and your son's heart can be shaped according to God's will. So it can be filled with His spirit. So that when we aren't around to tell them how to behave they will know in their hearts what is right and wrong. I am crying out to God tonight to give Tyson's a heart that longs for Him, that longs to please Him and to do what is right and good and pleasing in His sight. I don't FEEL like I am doing anything but I KNOW  that I am . God is listening. Even when I am discouraged and overwhelmed God hears my prayers.

Thank you for letting me vent. I don't have all the answers some days like today I don't feel like I have very many. But I know the one who does. As we continue praying the fruits of the spirit for our sons I am reminded that the joy and peace that come from the Lord are things that we have to choose to live in. I pray that you will CHOOSE to find the joy that comes only from focusing on Christ instead of our circumstances and that you will CHOOSE to rest in His peace.

I am praying for you.

Ready for these goof balls to come home!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day nine - Love

I am so excited to begin praying about the fruits of the spirit for Tyson!!!! I am going to be praying this for myself also. I could use some work on it ;0) I've typed this prayer and am putting it on my computer at work: "Lord, fill my heart with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." The amazing thing to me is that as believers filled with the Holy Spirit we possess these qualities. The question is why are more of us (myself included) not living like it? In Galations 5:16 says "But I say, live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh 17 for the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the Spirit has desires that are opposed to the flesh" Oh yeah, there is that whole dying to the flesh thing! So my prayer for you and myself, so we can not only be good examples for our children but also so that we can have all the fullness in this life that God has to offer, is that we live not by our flesh but by the Spirit so that we can bear its fruit.

So fruit number one LOVE!!!! Oh the things we do for love. (Hey isn't that a song?) There are many times in my life I have felt unloveable and have done many things to earn what I thought was love. It has been so hard to believe that the God of this universe loves me. And not just a little. The creator of everything is crazy in love with me!!!! And when He made me I was exactly who He wanted!!!! Oh man can you get ahold of that? Thank you Paula Hix from Trinity Church for teaching me this truth!!!! So I am praying that Tyson will know really know what REAL love is. Love you don't have to earn, love that is good and pure. That Tyson will open himself up to the love of God so that it will spill over into the relationships in his life. Join me in praying this for your sons!

I am praying for you!!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day eight - Honor

Just like a knight in shining armor
From a long time ago
Just in time I will save the day
Take you to my castle far away
I am a man who will fight for your honor
I'll be the hero you're dreaming of........

This song has been in my head since I read that today's prayer topic would be honor. For me it is a bitter sweet song. It was played 14 years ago during my wedding. I so wanted to be marrying a man of honor who wanted to be my hero as much if not more so than my ex-husband wanted to be a man of honor. I truly believe he wanted to be a knight in shining armor but unfortunately for both of us he didn't know how. Still doesn't. I believe there are all sorts of reason for this some his fault but many are not. That's a blog for another day or maybe that's something he should put on his own blog ;0)

So where does this leave me as the single mother of a knight in shining armor in training? Let me tell you first of all how cool God is. He puts this innate desire in boys from the time they are little bitty to be protectors, warriors, princes! I can remember Tyson at three, he wouldn't dream of leaving the house without his pillow case tied around his neck in cape fashion. He was always ready to fight off any bad guys or dragons threatening our well being. Fast forward 11 years. He may not play dress up any more and he doesn't often carry his light saber in the waist band of his pants but the desire of his to be a man of honor has only grown. Tyson loves to read. If you go through his book library 99% of his books are about young ordinary boys who low and behold turn out the be extrodinary heros. (Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, Eragon, and Percy Jackson to name a few) I believe my role is to encourage this natural longing in Tyson. To help mold this desire in the appropriate direction. To teach him what God says a man of honor is and to show him examples of honorable men in God's word. To remind him about what it says in Phillipian 4:8 that whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. To not role my eyes when he insists on walking on the outside closer to the street or feels its his job to pump the gas for me. And also to pray for Tyson's future princess that she be all that this dragon slayer deserves.

I'm praying for you!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day seven - servant's heart

Wow, day seven. We have made it to the end of the first week. Is there anyone still out there? I hope that you are still praying for your sons.

I would like to encourage you to find opportunities for your family to serve others. This is such an important thing to teach our kids. As a single mother my family has been so blessed by others. There are many things I would like to be able to give back but unfortunately do not have the financial resources to do so. That being said we look for opportunitites to give in different ways. Our favorite is delivering Meals-on-Wheels. This organization has allowed my children to truly serve by blessing others. I pray that the servant heart that has started in them in their youth will continue to grow far into adulthood.
The kids delivering Meals-on-Wheels

I am praying for you!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day six - Purity

Purity. This seems to be a favorite topic in our household these days.  I am so thankful that Tyson and I are able to talk openly about sex. It has always been important to me that the kids feel comfortable talking to me about sex and boy do they! In order to protect the privacy of those who have not consented to have their lives publicized all over my blog I will not go into great detail about the struggles related to sexual morality that have been passed down to Tyson. I will say that I believe God has more than equipped Tyson for this fight. I used to just focus on the idea of not having sex and thought that that equaled purity but I have learned that is not the case. Tyson and I read a wonderful book titled "Questions you can't ask your Mama about sex" I'm not sure who learned more. The author points out that purity does not just mean the act of abstaining from actual sex. Ok, i know you are cringing here Mom, but I'm going to go ahead and say it anyway: purity doesn't just mean no penetration. He poses the question: Is it okay to roll around naked kissing a girl as long as you don't go "all the way"? Tyson and I have spent a lot of time defining what purity really means to a Christian young man. I encourage you to do the same with your son. We have decided that it is not ok to do anything with a girl that you wouldn't feel comfortable telling her future husband about. That Tyson should be able to walk up to the man God has chosen for this girl to marry and say here is your wife. I didn't do anything that would bring any shame to her. After all, he certainly doesn't want someone out there doing anything less than pure with his future wife.

 As a single woman this has been interesting to discuss with Tyson. It has caused me to closely examine what it means to be a Christian single woman that glorifies God in my relationships. In the interest of not being a hypocrite I would like to go on record as saying I am still working towards being the woman of virtue that God desires me to be. I am FAR from perfect. I do know that God does require that I be an example for my children and this means not asking them to do something I myself am not willing to do. It's not easy to be "pure" in today's world. It is important that we not only pray for our children but give them tools to resist the temptations they face. They are out there trust me, I know all too well.

One last note, it is important that in teaching our children to abstain from sex until marriage we do not teach them the wrong lesson that sex is "bad". We want them to have a healthy of view of sex as God created to be between a husband and wife. Tyson recently made a comment about how he was going to "do it all night" on his wedding night. I wanted to puke but instead chose to be thankful that I have a son who at very soon to be 14 is committed to waiting until his honeymoon to "do it all night" I am praying for you!

Day four - avoiding foolishness and Day five - pride

I remember when I was young and would go to youth camp and be so on fire for God and ready to change my whole life and commit everything I did to the Lord. Or as an adult how I have gone to women's retreats and had the same feeling. Then I come home and reality set's in. Life gets in the way. God gets put on the back burner. Tyson was with me this weekend and I had a busy few days of baseball tournament, work and a meeting and many times during the two days I prayed for Tyson and my Mom's from the 21 days group but not the same as the deep concentrated prayer of the days before. I wanted to blog but after a full day I wanted to rest even more. The test is always taking the enthusiasm and changing it into true commitment that will not wain when every day life sets in. I am praying for you all that you will grow deeper in your commitment to God during these 21 days. That even in the midst of our busy lives we take the time to spend with the creator. He is worthy of that, at the very least. How are things going for you? Are you holding strong with the promise you have made for the 21 days of prayer or like me do you waiver when things get "busy"?

I would like to say a word about pride. When I saw this was the topic for the day I was like thank goodness! Those of you who know my son know that kid sure does love himself!!!! I pray every day that he will remember that all of his gifts come from God and that he will give God the glory in everything good he does. Something I had never considered though until I read todays lesson in the leader guide was that my pride in Tyson can be a dangerous thing. Of course we are proud of our sons; we are, after all, mothers!!! But let's be careful to never let our pride in their accomplishments push them to be who we want them to be instead of who God wants them to be. Brooke says "we have to let go our our dreams for our sons, and deliberately choose to pick up God's dreams for them instead." I am praying for you!
I am a proud Mama ;0)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day three - Integrity

Wanna hear something cool? Tyson and Kiley are staying with their Dad right now for their summer visit. (that's definitely not the cool part) Tyson has a busy weekend filled with summer volunteer orientation and a baseball tournament. His Dad was not able to take him to these things so he brought him last night to stay until Sunday so I could get him to all his activities. As soon as I saw him a feeling came over me like nothing I can really explain. It was like this swelling inside me knowing I have so been covering him in prayer for the past few days. Don't take this the wrong way becuase I love this kid like you would not believe but I even felt like I loved him deeper and stronger than I ever have before. And as dorky as this sounds I felt like God and I were such a team taking care of this sweet boy.I know this is not dorky it is so true but maybe for the first time it felt so much more real! I am so glad I don't have to raise this boy alone!!!

Which leads me to today's topic integritry. Oh I can't tell you how many times I have cried out to God asking Him to make Tyson a man of integrity. As a single mother this to me feels like my biggest challenge. To my deepest sorrow Tyson does not have very many men of integrity in his life. We have had many talks about the men in his life and how they all have different great qualities that he can strive to immulate as he grows up. But as far as being the mighty man of God full of integrity that I truly believe Tyson has been called to be it's just him and God with me tagging along for prayer support. Thankfully,God knows this and His desires for Tyson are even stronger than mine. What things work for you when it comes to teaching your son about integrity?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day two - Submission to Authority

When Tyson was 4 and in mother's day out I got a call from the director. He was in her office and the story went something like this: Tyson's teacher had asked him to clean up the table where he was sitting. His response "I didn't make the mess" Obviously this did not sit well with the teacher. She tried to help
Tyson clean up the spot in front of him and he began to lead her on a chase around the table screaming like a maniac. Thus began the conversation I have had countless times with Tyson about submitting to authority whether you always agree with them or not. He could probably say with me at this point "do you think I always want to do what my boss tells me to do? Of course not but I have to because she is my BOSS" I can't begin to tell you how many times over the past 13 years I have fretted and worried about how to teach Tyson to submit to authority. I have had hour long conversations with friends and family about what kind of man Tyson could grow up to be if he doesn't learn this lesson. It has just hit me that the one person I haven't talked to about this issue is the one person whose authority I am ultimately trying to teach Tyson to submit to. I am beginning my day of prayer by asking forgiveness for bringing this to everyone instead of God. I am praying for you all today as you pray for your son's.

Tyson the day he got sent home from school for wearing the "wrong" kind of jeans.
Sometimes submitting to authority isn't that much fun!
Has anyone else noticed the more you are praying for your son, the more you seem to be praying about other things as well?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day one - Obedience

*It was just brought to my attention that there is a discrepancy between the leader guide and the participant guide. My book starts with obedience while yours starts with heart change. We will go ahead and start with obedience to make sure we are all praying the same thing. Sorry for any confusion*

Listen and obey, listen and obey, we will have a happy day if you listen and obey. I wish I had a dollar for every time I have sung that little verse to my kids over the past 13 years. I still sing it sometimes but it's usually met with eye rolling and sighing these days! I have tried very hard to make my parenting style more about relationship than rules. I want the kids to obey me because of our relationship rather than a list of rules I have posted on the fridge. (I've tried the later, it doesn't really work) I want the same to be true of their relationship with God. I am praying that they desire to obey God because they love him! To be honest I'm praying that for myself as well. I'm glad we are starting with obedience-it really seems to be my biggest challenge with Tyson these days.

I mean look what I'm dealing with! ;0) Anybody else find 13 yr old boys to be extremely goofy?

Trying to figure out how to get in you ten prayers a day? Here are some suggestions:

1. Get up early and pray for your son first thing in the morning
2. Pray the prayers one at a time throughout the day. (I'm doing this by setting reminders on my phone)
3. Make the prayers a part of family devotion time.
4. Spend some time in concentrated prayer late at night, around bedtime.

Let us know what is working for you!!! Have a great first day!

Getting Ready

 I have been getting organized tonight, making lists, sending emails-lot's of busy work. As I was doing this I started thinking I really hope I don't fail at completing this 21 day challenge. I've said often I'm a great starter but not that great of a finisher. All my doubts and negative self talk started creaping up and then God said to me this is not about you Sarah it's about Me. Thanks you Lord!!!! I can't finish this challenge by myself and I certainly can't raise Tyson by myself. God wants me to succeed and for that I am so grateful. In Brooke's blog today she talked about God being for us. I know this is turning into a long blog but I believe this is worth sharing because it meant so much to me reading it. She says:

When your son takes his first steps and you realize for the first time that your baby is growing up…God is for you.

When you give it your all and his heart doesn’t change…God is for you.

When you wake up and he’s five and you realize there are already so many moments you’ve missed and will never get back…God is for you.

When you realize the home life you desperately wanted to provide for him isn’t going to happen…God is for you.

When you realize how your own sinful choices have affected him…God is for you.

When you’re defeated and ready to quit…God is for you.

When you see the desires of his heart and realize that they’re not always good…God is for you.

When your son gets hurt or that thing you always wanted to protect him from happens…God is for you.

When his heart doesn’t belong to just you anymore…God is for you.

When he makes choices that hurt you, no, devastate you…God is for you.

When the threads of your carpet are worn bare from the praying, begging, hoping in God to complete the work He started…God is for you.

And His heart for you is good.
God wants you to succeed! I want to encourage you and help you succeed!!!! Help me to do that by commenting to this post so I and other members of the group can pray for you. Tell us your name and who you are praying for during these next 21 days.

Along with praying for all of you during the next 21 days I will be praying for Tyson my very soon to be 14 year old son. I am a single mom and being this amazing kid's mother is one of my most rewarding and challenging jobs. One that I know I can't possibly do without God's help!

Your turn!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It's not too late to sign up!!!!

I am so excited to begin the 21 days of prayer for our sons!!! Here is what you need to before tomorrow. Go to www.brookemcglothlin.com/warriorprayers/the-ebook and download and print the book. It is 5.95.  On the right hand side there is an option to follow this blog by email, submit your email address so you can receive the daily updates during the 21 days. After today I will not be sending individual messages so this will be  how you will get your information. I am praying for you as we start the 21 day journey!!!! Let me know if you have any questions.