I debated all day yesterday if I should post something so personal as the things in my life heavy on my soul and in my prayers. I finally determined that I believe in the power of prayer, the importance of naming our intentions, the fruit of sharing one's crosses, and banding together in sacrifice and prayer for each other.
I also believe that one needs to be prudent in sharing personal things. In my line of work we try to make it clear to young people that certain things do not need to be shared outside their inner circle. With this in mind, I won't be going into great detail.
Please join me in praying for these intentions.
For my cousin, Natalie, that she is blessed with the strength to endure her intense pain and the hope to persevere while the doctors determine the cause.
For her doctors, that they be given wisdom and understanding of her condition and find a treatment.
For my uncle that he be given hope.
For a friend that she may remain joyful in the midst of her suffering and her recovery from brain surgery continue.
For those that are grieving the loss of Linda that her example of living in joy and faithfulness.
For young mothers, that they may know the beauty of motherhood and feel support and affirmation.
For patience and joy during the waiting periods of life.
For all women to know their true beauty.
For all people to know that they are loved.
Feel free to share your own intentions as well!
Hugs and Prayers,