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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Psalms For Moms


Psalm 116:1, "I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy."

A few weeks ago I got a phone call from one of the moms in my youngest's TK (transitional kindergarten) class. She asked if she could take my daughter for a playdate after school with her daughter, Ellie. I told her she had no idea how much her offer meant to me, because it was an answer to a desperate mom writer's prayer. With my edits I was finding that the 4 hours I had each day she is in school just wasn't going to be enough. And just her out of the blue offer that would provide me with a few extra hours was confirmation that He is working, that He heard my prayer.



Ellie's mom Mandie said "Well if that's the case then why don't I just take her once a week from now until you get your edits done?" I hung up the phone and had to shake my head at God's goodness to me. Once again He had answered my prayer in such an unexpected way. When people ask me "how do you do it?" and I say it's God, I am not being uber-spiritual or giving you a Sunday School answer. It really, really, really is Him. He supplies my needs-- giving me ideas, words, time, and resources to do whatever it is that needs doing. In this case, it was my new friend Mandie and her daughter Ellie.

The very cool thing is that the girls love each other and don't just sit and watch tv when they're there. Mandie is one of those moms who thinks of creative and fun things to do while they're together. They've popped popcorn, played with chalk outside, baked and decorated cupcakes. Today's activity was a trip to a local park. The truth is, ahem, Ellie's house is more fun than ours. I am not too proud to admit it. My little girl doesn't just get shuttled off to someone's house. She has real fun, as you can see from these pictures that Mandie was kind enough to share with me.

Are you facing an impossible situation? Ask God to cover it in a way that you can't see yet from where you're standing. Then wait in expectation, trusting Him fully. And watch Him deliver. Right now I am seeing answered prayer in the joy on my daughter's face and in the kind and giving heart of a mommy named Mandie and her cute little girl, Ellie.


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8 comments:

Happy Four said...

What a blessing. The pictures clearly portray two very happy and precious girls. Praying for you as you complete your book.

Anonymous said...

I so neeeded to read Are you facing an impossible situation? Ask God to cover it in a way that you can't see yet from where you're standing. Then wait in expectation, trusting Him fully. And watch Him deliver.I am facing total isolation from my family /small children for a week due to radiaion I will have from thyroid cancer. I'm feeling overwhelmed as to where the children will go & not being able to hug or touch them breaks this mamma's heart.I will have to lose total control of the household & that is not easy to do. Thanks & God Bless !

Zibilee said...

This is just awesome! It is so wonderful when God answers a prayer we didn't even know we had. I love the pictures!

Cheri Bunch said...

I love this post! The pictures are so great! The girls look like twins! There is a message that comes through the photos about their friendship. We should all have such a good time together. Thank you for the encouragement as well! Awesome post!

bp said...

Thank you for the encouragement today. God has been putting things before me repeatedly this past week to show me He hears prayers and He can do the impossible.

God bless!
Bethany

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Precious post. Such cute pics and wonderful truth.

slds56 said...

HE IS THE MASTER OF EVERYTHING. GOING BEFORE US. HE IS SO AMAZING. HE WORKS THINGS OUT SO SMOOTHLY,SOMETIMES WE ALMOST MISS HIS ANSWERED PRAYERS.
THE GIRLS WERE HAVING SO MUCH FUN.
YOU ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH A SWEET FRIEND.

Jo Princess Warrior said...

I had a simliar thing happen to me this week. My husband has a huge project at work and is working crazy hours and I just needed some time out, but didn't know how that would happen.

I went up the front at church for prayer and the lady praying for me said, "I feel like you need to get away by yourself to the beach. There will be something about the saltwater that will be very refreshing for you. You will also have the presence of God with you so strong tha you will look down in the sand and expect to see His footprints next to you." I thought, that's nice....but I have no way of getting away for an hour to do that.

Another lady came up to me after I was prayed for and said, "I really want to come over to your place for a few hours once a week so you can get away by youself." I was so overwhelmed and blown away!

Loved reading your story too. xo