Sunday, May 20, 2012

100 Days: Weekend Edition

Please excuse me from my absence. This weekend was super busy, but I have also been battling my allergies, and unfortunately when my allergies start acting up, so does my asthma. My lung has been in rare form lately, and to be honest, it just hurts. I actually toyed with the idea of going to the emergency room, but I'm going to see what I feel like in the morning after my inhaler kicks in.

Church was so amazing today. Psalm 57 was our scripture reference, and what sticks out the most from the sermon was how David praised while in the midst of his crisis. Sometimes I'm not so good at that because I'm kind of just holding my breath, waiting until its over. It definitely helped me, and I took a lot of notes over it. I should make a mental note to go back and read know so it's actually beneficial...

The hardest part of walking by faith is hoping that everything will be ok when you finally get's enough to take your sanity sometimes.

I fear that this post is not one of encouragement. My is however real..and that's all I can promise...!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Off Kilter...

Another post from my phone...

Today was hard...I had a cruel dream, and it kind of through my entire day off. It was a busy day all around, and to be honest, I didn't devote all of the time that I wanted to for prayer.

That dream really did me in because it was so beautiful yet will probably never happen that way with those specific details...not being pessimistic, just realistic!

One little nugget I left bible study with was conviction brings about change...if that isn't good teaching I don't know what is...

On to day four...

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A Rainbow for your Trouble...

I'm posting late but I had a busy day today!

Let me say this...I knew when I started this that a whole lot of 'stuff' would transpire as a result. You know who doesn't like when you start praying...

With that being said today was a's funny how situations and people that need an ear or an encouraging word come near you when you're sensitive to it. My day was filled with tears from heart aches for them because so many really have no clue...

My scripture for today was Psalm 138:8 and it'll probably be mine for tomorrow as well...I could write an entire post on that scripture it!

This is a short post but I survived...this will not be easy...but I'm sure worth it!

I'll leave you with's a pic of a rainbow I saw while driving Monday. My Dad says rainbows are a sign of God's promises. I'll take it!

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Monday, May 14, 2012

100 Days Will Change your Life!

Exactly 100 days from now is August 22, 2012.  (I hope my math is correct...if I goofed, just let me know--you know I teach English and not Math smile...)

Have you ever had an idea come to you over and over again, and it finally hits you in the head that MAYBE you should do something with it?  For the past few years, I have toyed with the notion of 100 Days of Prayer.  In the past my prayer life has been very reactionary (is that even a word), instead of proactive.  I talk to God all day long, here and there, but it has been a very long time since I have sought out His presence, carved time out of my schedule to REALLY get on my knees, and go to Him purposefully. I mean really just prayed.

One of the most beautiful things I left Baylor with was being taught how to pray.  How to go to God on behalf of myself and others, and HOW to wait and listen.  I have said this a million times, but I am FOREVER grateful for the life lessons Baylor taught me.  Way more than handing me my degree; and so much more about developing my life as a Christian and a person.  The Baylor way is real...if you are seeking Him.  I can remember the day I sat in Chapel, and really got it.  Sure I sat in Chapel many more times and rolled my eyes at the length of time I had to spend in there, but that day...Jesus and I had an exchange, and it was real!'s my plan, and bear with me because I'm developing as I type:
1.  I will set aside the same time (or come very close to the same time) daily to go to God.
2.  I have very specific things I am praying about (I may not get the answer I want, but He says to ask, so hey...I'm asking)
3.  I'm taking requests...for 100 days, I won't be selfish and just pray for myself, and my list.  I want to pray for you too..
4.  I will journal openly on my blog for those 100 days.  Rest easy that if you share a private request with me, I won't use your name, or anything that could let others know it's me..what you say is in the vault.
5.  I believe with all of my heart that something will happen.  After 100 days of talking to God, spending on purpose time with Him, I'm going to change, and some things will change...isn't that exciting?! 

One of my most favorite scriptures is Exodus 14:14, "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still."  I can't tell you how many times I can sleep soundly knowing I've done everything right, and it still doesn't click the way I think it should....the Lord has my back...and yours too! 

So...welcome to my 100 day journey.  I really am excited about this...because I'm sure that 100 Days of Prayer can Change your Life!


P.S.  If you'd like to send me a prayer request, e-mail me at  And remember, it's in the vault!