God IS Good

Today was the busiest day in a very long time.

First of all, I want to say THANK YOU, LORD.

The Judge admitted that my husband was entitled to an exemption from garnishment.

So, we thanked the Lord.

Toby is now making half a paycheck and lost 3 weeks of pay for sick days that he does not have.

We started off early this morning to go to Court, an hour away than another hour away for my Psychiatrist than, earring aids doctor and finally pain Medication Dr. for almost 3 hours. I am exhausted but will try to post a little tonight. I am almost on track again.

I am trying to read as many of your posts that I can and as always having a good time between Drs on Data when possible.

We have faith that the Lord will direct us and help us in this moment of need.

God loves us and will help us as he always has. I do have faith and s does my husband.

I was able to watch a full episode of a show as I waited to see the Pain Medications Dr. I spend almost 3 hours every month at this Dr. Office and my back hurts a lot more when I leave.

I wanted to say something funny but I cannot find anything at all from my tired mind.

Love you all in Christ Jesus.

God bless you,

later,

Pat,

Child Of God

Strength to Carry On

NIGHT LIKE FOR PARENTS

Our competence comes from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5

Every mother deserves our support and admiration, but the single mom (or dad) merits a double dose. She must locate available and safe child-care services, work for eight or more hours every day, pick up the kids, stop by the grocery store, then come home to cook dinner, wash the dishes, change the diapers, help with the homework, bathe the preschoolers, read a story, dry a tear, say a prayer, and tuck the kids into bed. Then, after perhaps twelve hours of such toil and mothering responsibilities, she must tackle the household chores. It’s an assignment that will overwhelm even the most skillful and dedicated parent. That’s why those of us in two-parent families must reach out in Christian love to single moms and their children.

No matter what your circumstances, Mom, your best avenue to success is daily dependence on the Lord. Without regular prayer and supplication on behalf of your children, your task is simply too daunting. When you’re feeling that one more runny nose or whiny cry will send you over the edge, lay your burdens at His feet. The “Father of compassion and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3) will give you the strength to carry on.

Before you say good night…

Do you know a single mother who needs encouragement and help?

When you feel discouraged, do you turn to the Lord for solace?

Do you regularly seek direction in Scripture?

Father of compassion and comfort, thank You for loving and caring for us! We know that no matter how difficult the journey, You are there to pick us up and point us in the right direction. Wrap us daily in Your arms as we do the same with our children. Amen.

  • From Night Light For Parents, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson
    Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved.

A Wife’s Countenance

NIGHT LIKE FOR COUPLES

“He is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.” Deuteronomy 24:5

If you really want to know about a man and what kind of character he has, you need only look at the countenance of his wife. Everything he has invested, or withheld, will be there.”

That was the message Bill McCartney, then head coach of the University of Colorado football team, heard in a 1994 sermon. The words cut straight to his heart. McCartney had built the Colorado football program into a powerhouse that won a national championship in 1990. He had also cofounded a national men’s movement, Promise Keepers. But those achievements came at a price. For years McCartney had withheld his time and energy from his wife, Lyndi, and their four children. In 1994 Bill McCartney didn’t like what he saw in Lyndi’s countenance— so he resigned his position at Colorado to devote more time to his wife and family.

As a husband, you bear the primary responsibility for your wife’s welfare and emotional well‐being. What do you see in her face tonight?

Just between us…

  • (husband) Do you ever feel like you’re competing for my attention?
  • (husband) Do I appear preoccupied by my work or recreational activities?
  • (wife) What do you imagine it was like for Bill McCartney to walk away from his successful coaching career?
  • (wife) Do you ever struggle with trying to care for my emotional well‐being? Is there anything I can do to help?

(husband) Almighty God, with Your help I wholeheartedly accept my responsibility to care for my wife’s emotional well-being. May I increasingly become a master at it, so that I can see joy and contentment in her face. Amen.

  • From Night Light For Couples, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson
    Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Quotation from From Ashes to Glory by Bill McCartney (Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson, Inc., Publishers, 1995).