I'm so glad you've stopped by my blog! I am a Women's Minister and a former Pastor's Wife. I love finding God in my regular-everyday-stuff. I struggle with keeping up with the laundry, I love blogging, and my kids are my first line of ministry. I am recently widowed. So God and I are on a brand new journey as I try to find peace and understanding. Please grab a cup of coffee and let's get to know one another as we journey on our faith walk together.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

His Word Sunday

I know there is a lot going on today with it being "October 31st."  However, I want to encourage you today to focus on the fact it is the Lord's Day.

In service today you may be honoring, All Saints Day (November 1st).  Later, you might be heading out to gather candy with your children in some fashion or another... but for a time today, just focus on the Lord.

David says it best:
Psalm 103:1 (ESV)
"Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name!"

Just who is this Lord that I am to bless?  Read on...

Psalm 103:8-13 (ESV)
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  
He will not always chide, nor will He keep His anger forever.  
He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him;
as far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our transgressions from us.
As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear Him.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sunday's coming!

If you've been coming to my blog - you know that I like to do something fun on Fridays!

I think because I work really hard all week doing ministry stuff - mentoring local ladies, working in my local church, writing blogs that are more of a spiritual nature...

         ..... and by the time Friday rolls around - I like to let my hair down and just relax a bit.

Also, if you've been here before you know I'm a Texas gal at heart - even though I currently live in New Orleans.  You can find my husband & I two-stepping in our kitchen often!!

So... in celebration of the weekend - I thought I might post a country music video of a song I just LOVE!

I love the phrase, "Friday's here, but Sunday's coming!"  This coming Sunday is Halloween.  I've read so many blogs about whether to "celebrate" this day or not.  I've read all the whys & why nots.  And this morning, I thought, "ya know... it's still Sunday" - Halloween or not - it's still the "Lord's Day!"

And I LOVE Sundays!  That's why I LOVE this song!  My two favorites about Sunday are church with my family & the sacred Sunday afternoon nap!

What do you love about Sunday?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Weekend 31

So I've been baking all morning on what I should post about today!  I really love my blog being current and am feeling the pressure to put something new & fresh up today.

However, when my husband asked me what I had going on today, my only response was, "Weekend 31 Stuff."

So what is Weekend 31?

I'm speaking at a Women's Retreat on November 12-13th in New Orleans!

I'm so excited!  The retreat is hosted by the Women's Ministry of our local church - Journey Christian Church.  However, we've got ladies from all over coming!!  We've got women from our church of course, and women from our city, and women from at least 2 other states!!!

What is Weekend 31 all about?

It's based on Proverbs 31.   The key message is this:

Much like a precious jewel - found in the rough - it still has immense value and is no less a jewel, just because it has limestone, or dirt, or marble all around it.  The outside dirt must be knocked off in order to see the beauty within!  We are the same way!  We were created with beauty & immense value.  However, sin has covered some of this beauty.  We will be discussing what must be knocked off or cleaned up in our lives so we can reveal God's beauty within!

So... today, I'm:

  • Editing conference materials
  • Making a few signs to hang up around the retreat center
  • Sending out final emails to my team leaders
  • Adding directions to the retreat center to our website
  • Creating my PowerPoint presentation
.                                                             ...just to name a few

But don't worry...
 I won't be gone until November 12-13!  In fact, I've already written & scheduled my blog for tomorrow!  And trust me!  
You're not going to want to miss it!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I love you T-H-I-S much!

Love.  Such a simple little word.

Yet, there are so many ways to verbally express this wonderfully deep emotion.

My husband & I go through this cute little banter almost daily.  It goes something like this:

"I love you!"

"I love you more!"

"Oh no, today it's my day to love you more!"

"Well, I guess we're just going to have to share!"

Silly I know - but it always makes me smile!

A while back, my Mother-in-Law (the kids call her Sweet Mama), gave Jordan a book called, "I love you THIS much!"  She loves it!

And now every time I ask her how much she loves me, she stretches her arms just about as far as she can and says, "T-H-I-S much!"

It's really cute... and again makes me smile!

All of this, no matter how silly or cute, I totally understand and "get" where it came from and how it originated.  But with our son, his expression of complete love is somewhat of a mystery.

When we ask JP how much he loves us, he simply says, "four times."  Is this his "THIS much"?  Is four his number of completion?  If so, how did he land on "four"?  He's been saying this before he even knew how to count!

Regardless of the mystery - we know that we he says he loves us "four times" he's communicating his ultimate love for us.

John & I have a little "love banter."
Jordan stretches her arms and says, "THIS much."
JP giggles an says, "four times."

All of these are very personal expressions of love.  The Lord has beautiful expressions of love to & for us as well.  But one that I've really been praying towards and focussing on lately is this:

"steadfast love"

Other translations may use "lovingkindness".  The Hebrew word here is chesed meaning kindness, mercy, faithfulness, and love.

Psalm 136 uses this word 26 times!  The psalmist lists all that the Lord does, (here are just a few)
     -does great wonders
     -made the heavens & the earth
     -conquers enemies
     -rescued His children
     -provided for His children
     -remembered His children in their despair

and then completes the sentence with "His steadfast love endures forever".

I want to encourage you all today, no matter where you are - on a high mountain or in a deep & low valley to go and read this chapter.  Imagine it - 26 times the Lord telling you, His steadfast love endures forever!

So when asked to the Lord, "how much do you love me?"  
He simply answers, "with a steadfast love that never ends!"

What cute or special way does 
your family express their love to you?

If you're here from iFellowship... WELCOME!
I hope you grab a cup of your favorite beverage
and hang out with me a while!
Leave me a comment, so I'll know you came by
and know that I'll be by later to visit you as well!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lessons from Texas

This past weekend, my husband & I traveled to Texas.  We had some business to address regarding our house (yes, that we still own there).  We got in late Thursday night, and took our time getting up Friday morning.  We wanted to truly soak up this time here in this place we once called home.  We decided early on we would eat at some of our favorite restaurants and spend time with some special friends.

Friday morning started with an old breakfast favorite - Cracker Barrel!

After our tummies were more full than we wanted... we went to the house.  Did a few home repairs, let the kids play on their old treehouse, and took some final pictures of a place that held many memories.

While all of this was really nice and cathartic to our souls the best part of the trip was found in Friday night!

To read more about our trip and the lessons I learned please come see me over at Seeds of Faith!

Seeds Of Faith For The Christian Mom

Monday, October 25, 2010

Be nothing like the Moabites!

Yesterday during worship service, as my husband was about to open the congregation in worship, I got a text message from a dear friend.  They needed John to come back to Texas to preach a funeral.

I walked across the stage, whispered this in his ear and he said only 2 words, "Of course!"

I love the faithfulness of this man!  
After church and a quick bite to eat, he was heading out the door to be with our dear friends.

One thing that you may not know about me... I do my best work around the house when he's not home.  This is mainly because when he's around I like to be with him - not buried in a project!

I knew what my "project" was going to be even before I walked him to the front door - cleaning out the garage!  I worked on it until my old body couldn't move anymore.  I made a clean pathway to the Christmas decorations, organized the laundry area, found the car charger to my cell phone, and discovered a few of the kids' long lost treasures.  I hope to finish this project today!

When it got to be bedtime I just fell into the bed.  I quickly realized just how sticky I was from working so hard.  I knew sleep would be hard to find feeling this way - so I dragged my worn out body to the shower.

I felt better and was actually able to go to sleep!  

Isn't it interesting that comfort and rest came when I no longer had the remains of the day on my actual person?!  I didn't "smell"like myself - and that was a good thing!

We find Jeremiah giving the people of Moab a similar message:

Jeremiah 4:8-11 (ESV)
Moab has been at ease from his youth and has settled on his dregs; he has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, nor has he gone into exile; so his taste remains in him, and his scent is not changed.

There are actually many warnings for us all in this passage - but I don't want to overwhelm you or write something so long that you would give up reading, so I'll only focus on the last two...


After reading this - I took a moment to evaluate my own life.  I asked myself 2 questions.  If we are to have the aroma of Christ and are to taste and see that the Lord is good...

Do I still "taste" like Penny?  
Has my scent changed lately?

I want both of these to point to Christ!

At the end of working last night - I smelled like I had been in the garage all day.  What about when I go through a trial?  Do I taste & smell like trouble and worry  - or do I give off the aroma of Christ?

2 Corinthians 2:15 (ESV)
For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

I prayed to the Lord, "I don't want to be found like the Moabites - tasting and smelling unchanged!"

After my shower, I felt rest for the night and strength for today followed.  I am more able to complete my project today as a result.  I think it's the same with the Lord.  I will be a better servant of the Lord if I "taste & smell" more like Him.  When I am found "clean & holy" instead of wearing my trials & hardships all over me, I can find rest for my soul and energy for the task He has set before me.

Today, wash yourself in the Lord 

& be nothing like the Moabites!

Be clean and have a pleasant 
aroma to everyone around you!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

His Word Sunday

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, 

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."

While I like this quote and the visual... I think the author of this Psalm says it better!

Psalm 94: 18-19, 22 (ESV)
When I thought, "My foot slips," 
Your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up.

When the cares of my heart are many, 
Your consolations cheer my soul.

But the Lord has become my stronghold, 
and my God the rock of my refuge.

From slipping feet to the overwhelming heart concerns... 
our Lord is our Rock!

(which is stronger than any knot I could tie!)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Just the basics....

A while back, I wrote a post asking this question:

Most of my posts are exactly that... an explanation or description of my own private prayer time.  Today, I got up early, as usual, and began to read my One Year Bible.  While reading, I asked God for something that is very dear to my heart.  I would imagine most of what we ask of God is dear to our hearts or we probably wouldn't bring it before Him!

However, this morning... my request was big and very personal.  It was concerning a "thing" - not so much a situation, an emotion, or an attitude - but for a physical thing.

Then, as I continued to read I came across this verse:

1 Timothy 6:6 (ESV)
"Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.  But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content."

It was almost as if God was saying to me...

"Penny, let's start with some basics before we get to this thing.  
Let's start with godliness with contentment.  
This thing that you're so concerned about... you didn't come into this world with it and you certainly won't leave with it.  
Do you have something to eat and wear today?  
Yes you do!  
Today, my child... you can have contentment whether or not this thing is provided or not!"

As soon as I read this, heard from the Lord, I looked around my kitchen. (This is where I read my Bible as I drink my coffee)  I remembered the groceries I just purchased on Monday.  I thought about the clean laundry I have waiting for me in my closet... and actually had a wave of peace come over me.

Paul was instructing Timothy on how to live his life, serving the Lord.  The 2 main things Paul referenced here were food & clothing!  

He didn't mention... 
bank accounts
successful jobs
completed projects
obedient children... only food & clothing.

Today - with the Lord's help - we've got those covered.  So today, I'm going to focus on being content in godliness!

What about you?  
Do you sometimes let the other "things" cloud your contentment?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Tastes of your Roots!

Last night I made one of my husband's most favorite meals.

Hot Water Cornbread and Ham Steaks with Red Eye Gravy

It's a meal that reminds him of home.

It's a meal that his Momma used to make when 
he was a little boy.

It's a meal that just by smelling it cooking in the kitchen 
brings him comfort.

It reminds him of his roots.

Isn't it interesting how food can do such a thing - bring comfort and remind us of days gone by?

I've very excited about tomorrow....
...we're taking a quick little trip to TEXAS!!!

In April 2009, my husband followed the Lord's calling to a wonderful church in New Orleans, La.  So we packed up all of our belongings into a moving trailer (didn't know we had so much "stuff") and our minivan and headed East!

We're really enjoying 'Nawlins and especially all the new foods - like gumbo, jambalaya, and Monday's sacred Red Beans & Rice!

But as soon as I called my friends in Texas to announce our coming - they knew exactly what I needed... Mexican Food!  Just seeing the words in her text message brought comfort and reminded me of good times with them! Mmmmm.... I can taste it now - guacamole, fajitas with homemade tortillas, chips & hot sauce, cheesy queso, refried beans & rice!!!

I believe the Lord wants us to enjoy our food.  Did you know He uses the word "taste" over 30 times throughout the Old & New Testaments!

Here are a couple of my favs:

Psalm 34:8 (ESV)
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!  
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!

Psalm 119:03 (ESV)
How sweet are Your words to my taste, 
sweeter than honey to my mouth.

Just like foods can remind us of our roots and bring us comfort - so can the Word of the Lord.  Let verses you learned as a child take you back to a place of refuge and warm your heart today.

I'm curious about something today...

Where are you from?
And what foods remind you of home?

If you're here from iFellowship... WELCOME!
I hope you grab a cup of your favorite beverage
and hang out with me a while!
Leave me a comment, so I'll know you came by
and know that I'll be by later to visit you as well!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

God's Growth Chart

Last week I went upstairs to clean my 3 year-old son's room.  At first all I wast going to do was pick up the toys, make the bed, you know...  the basics.  However, as I started picking up the toys, I got this crazy idea to TOTALLY rearrange the entire room!

I moved everything to a new place - the bed, the dresser, the train table, the Little Tykes basketball goal, and yes, even the drum!  I swept everything (toys, clothes, trash, etc) to the center of the room until I was ready to sort, clean & organize the small stuff.  Finally to complete my project, I wanted to adorn the walls with the "boy things" that had been placed on top of the dresser to "one day hang up" when we found time. 

I hung his favorite Saints Football poster and a cool motorcycle poster.  I hung up a really cool anchor that matches his sailboat motif.  Then as I was about to hang the shelf where his animals could sit, I found a wonderful treasure that I had forgotten even existed!!!

To read the rest of this wonderful treasure that I found, and what the Lord showed me come join me over at Seeds of Faith!

Seeds Of Faith For The Christian Mom

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Mother's Rhapsody

Yeah Friday!

It's been quite the week!  I'm weary in more ways than I care to share with you here.  So... because I don't want to have a stale blog, I thought I would post this fun little video.

(I found it from someone else's Twitter a couple of weeks ago - I'm sorry I don't remember who - or I would certainly give credit!)

Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What you do today matters!

Today I am leading the last day of our Bible Study on Ruth (both a local & online study).  The title of Kelly Minter's study is called RUTH: loss, love, & legacy.

As we close our time with Ruth, we're looking at the legacy that followed her life of obedience.  I know many of you are familiar with her life, but for a short review...

Ruth does indeed marry Boaz.  Together they have a son named Obed.  Obed has a son named Jesse.  Jesse has a son named King David!

Did you catch that?  Ruth... a widowed woman from a foreign pagan nation is redeemed and becomes the great-grandmother of King David - from whose house we eventually see Jesus!!!

Now that is some kind of legacy!  God showed an amazing amount of lovingkindness, mercy & grace to Ruth.  Ruth followed the Lord every step of the way and as a result got to be involved in a beautiful part of history.

What about us?  
Can we too leave such a legacy?  
Does what we do today - our regular, day-in-day-out, kind of life have future impact?


Psalm 103:17 (NASB)
But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children, to those who keep His covenant, and who remember His precepts to do them.

Ruth was just being obedient in her regular, every-day-kind-of-life.  She found work, worked hard, and did it well.  The townspeople knew her to be a woman of noble character!  This life of integrity is what got her noticed by Boaz!

Ladies!  Our life of noble character, our life of obedience in the small things, day after day, will have lasting impact to our children's children!

I want the Lord to show His lovingkindness & bestow righteousness to the ones that will come after me... to the ones that I may or may not even meet!  The Lord promises this if I will just obey.  If I will just keep His Word and actually do what He says.

What I do today - the way I live today - affects WAY more people than just me!

Legacies are not built in a day - they are built over a lifetime.  In other words... I have to think about my legacy now!  Am I saying that simple things like choosing to pray and read my Bible over "playing on Facebook and/or Twitter" will make a difference to my grandchildren?!  Yes!  Am I saying that choosing not to gossip in the carpool lane has lasting impact?!  Yes!

Today, if you find yourself needing some motivation...
         motivation to finish that last load of laundry,
                 motivation to call that friend that needs you,
                          motivation to think before you speak,

Do it for the sake of your children's children!  

You just never know what small act of obedience 
(like Ruth gleaning in the fields) 
will be the start of an amazing legacy of your life of faith!

How are you working on your legacy today?

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I'm so glad you came by today!  I love making new friends.  
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Beauty of a Pressure Relief Valve

I've been in some sort of ministry for just over 10 years.  But in my "former life", I was a chemist!  In one of my many chemist jobs, I worked for a chemical company where I was responsible for 100's of gas cylinders.  Our company provided and maintained the gas delivery systems for Motorola.

I learned in that job every gas cylinder has a Pressure Relief Valve (PSV).  This type of valve controls or limits the pressure build up due to a process upset, system failure, or fire.  Basically it keeps the cylinder from exploding - from totally destroying the vessel!

Read that definition again.  

Wouldn't it be great if we as Moms, had a Pressure Relief Valve!  Something that we could adjust or turn when pressure was building up, when systems in our life were failing, when too much heat was applied to our day?!

To read the rest - come see me over at Seeds of Faith!  Let's share a cup of coffee together and discover how God has designed us with built-in devices that can lower our pressures!!!

Seeds Of Faith For The Christian Mom

Monday, October 11, 2010

From my kitchen table & beyond!

One of my most favorite things is studying God's Word.  I get up early and read my One Year Bible every day, but Monday is my day to prepare for the Bible Studies that I teach throughout the week.  I look forward to Monday with excitement.

I know that after I get the kids settled - Jordan off to school and JP working on something that brings him joy (trucks, trains, movies, outside adventures), then I can spread out my books & computer at the kitchen table and dive right in to a place of comfort!

However "fun" it is to study God's Word... at some point I must get up from the kitchen table and actually go out and live what I read.

JP (our 3 year old son), loves Buzz Lightyear!  He loves saying, "to infinity & beyond!"  It's really quite cute!  I thought about this as I focused on my prayer time today.  I know God wants me to take what He shows me at the kitchen table and "go beyond"!  

Wouldn't it be great to read about His love, His mercy, His grace and all the other "feel-good" things in scripture and then walk outside the doors of safety of our home and actually feel & experience them all the time?  To have that "feel-good" feeling all the time with no trials or tragedies.  Like being a believer could somehow put a force shield around me and I would never experience pain.

God's Word is not just true when times are great - God's Word is true all the time!

God's Word is not just true when I can see the hand of God moving - God's Word is true even when I don't understand it - or can even see that He's working all things together for my good!

At some point you have to ask yourself - "Do I really believe what I read about my God.... all the time!"

Do I believe that He is faithful, loving, gracious, even when... no, especially when times are really hard, and days are dark & uncertain.

My friend Rachel over at A Steady Rain, posted a song yesterday by Steven Curtis Chapman, called You Are Faithful.  If you know the road that Steven & his family have walked in the past few years, you know this song is an amazing testimony of who God is in his life.

Psalm 33:4 (ESV)
For the Word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does.

He is not just faithful when times are easy, He is not just faithful when I approve of the circumstances, He is not just faithful when I'm sitting at my kitchen table or in church....

He is faithful in my Monday through Saturday - in ALL THAT HE DOES He is Faithful!  I must trust this and find comfort and peace that the Word of the Lord is right and true - ALL THE TIME!  Even when times are hard.

Life is where the rubber meets the road with your faith.  

I must believe that God is faithful when I get up from my kitchen table.  

Today, I too am proclaiming & relying on the faithfulness of God... even though I don't always see it.

I know my God is faithful... from my kitchen table & beyond!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

His Word Sunday

I love Saturdays... they mean restful time with my family and my weekly call to my Mother in Texas.  I truly treasure both!

It always seems like my Mom knows just what I need, when I need it!  Last week definitely had it's share of challenges and I know God sees me & I'm desperately trying to see Him in this part of the journey He has me on.... so my Mom sent me to Isaiah 6.  She also gave me an assignment.  She wanted me to listen to this song.

It ministered to me so - I thought I would pass along her "blessing project" to you as well.

Warning!  This is an old song... but like they say, "It's an oldie - but a goodie!"

I pray you all see the Lord today.  Find comfort in the fact that He sees you too!

(The photos in this video were taken from the Hubble Telescope)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Humbling accepting Blog Awards

Today I am thanking my God for my precious online friends!  We all put our hearts out there in the blogosphere hoping that someone will 1) read what we wrote and 2) actually like it enough to leave a sweet comment.

I have been blogging here at Living Above Ministries for about a year and a half.  I am just amazed at the miles that God has taken my simple act of obedience - to simply share what He teaches me with those around me - and now beyond me!

I can honestly say that I have very dear friends that span from Canada, East Coast, West Coast and every where in between!  This was all orchestrated by the hand of God!

In the recent few months I have been graced with several blog awards!  Imagine that!  I have received the Versatile Blogger Award 3 times, and most recently the Beautiful Blogger Award just this past week!

Thank you to the following sweet sweet friends that have blessed my life and my crazy days more than I can share here!  You're gift of this reward has put a smile on my face!

This Versatile Blogger Award was given to me by:

The Beautiful Blogger Award was given to me by:

Here are the rules attached to this reward:
1.  Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award.
2.  Pass the award on to the bloggers whose blogs you love (15 tops)
3.  Share 7 things about yourself.
7 Things about me...
1.  I actually love getting up early (before everyone else) - this usually happens at 4am!
2.  My husband & I have had a date every Friday night since we started dating!
3.  I like a few of the reality shows (shhhhh....)
4.  I don't read fiction (just not enough time).
5.  My husband is my hero!
6.  I have a Chemistry degree.
7.  No matter where I live - I love being a Texas gal!

I am honored to accept these awards and am pleased to pass them on!!!  I will be selecting who to pass these 2 wonderful awards to on - later this week!

I hope you all enjoy your Saturday!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

What's your "thing"?

I know I'm probably late on the draw for today's blog - but better late than never right?

Today has really been wonderful!  I got my daughter off to school without too much drama and had a wonderful time with a dear friend over coffee at my house!

As I was preparing for her arrival (picking up the shoes that were right in front of the door, doing a quick scrub of the guest toilet, and putting dirty dishes in the sink) I was thinking about what "my thing" is for daily living.

For example, I have a friend who, no matter what, makes her bed every day!  I have another friend who ensures that, when all else fails, her kitchen is clean.  We all have "our thing" that even if it seems a little quirky - it's the one thing that we do every day!  And we do it really well too!

While we all write & read blogs about how to make our lives simpler, do things better, and make us better Mommies, wives, friends, Christians - I thought today I would just stop for a moment & celebrate that one thing that we do really well - all the time - no matter how strange, quirky, crazy, loony, neurotic, it may be - today... celebrate it!  It's part of what makes you... you!

I can't wait to hear what your "thing" is!

To get the ball rolling, I'll go first.

Sometimes to the irritation to those around me... I'm a rule follower!  I will follow the the rules to the letter of the law!  If the parking lot has arrows - I follow them!  If the door reads "EXIT", I do NOT enter through that door!  Due dates too are firm and are not meant to be flexible!  I know... strange!

Also.. just one more... I'm VERY punctual!  I grew up with this phrase: "To be 15 minutes early means you're on time.  To be on time means you're really late.  To be 15 minutes late means you're fired!"

So, I LOVE being about 15 minutes early to every place I go - and if I'm just getting there at the assigned time I feel VERY LATE!!!

Okay, I'm so glad that's 
out in the open - 
so... what's your "thing"?!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

The three most important things to consider when buying a house.  

What about the most important things to consider when having your prayer time?

No... I'm not saying that finding your favorite prayer spot is anywhere close to the commitment involved in buying a house!  But I'm wondering today what your prayer spot looks like.

This used to be my prayer chair.  I purchased this chair at a really difficult and new phase of my life.  At that time, I was single, had no kids, no husband and had plenty of alone time in the evenings.  I couldn't wait to get home from work, put on some comfy clothes and settle into my favorite chair with my Bible.

Today, this is where I meet God.  It's a small, quaint little "Mommy's Desk" in my kitchen.  Instead of meeting with Him in the evenings, we have a nice quiet time together before the sun rises (and before little feet arise) every day.

It's almost like "having coffee" with God.  The first thing I do is turn on my coffee pot, then I open my One Year Bible and my journal and God & I chat.  I read His Word (Him talking to me), then I pray (me talking to Him), then finally I write in my journal some of the things I feel He's laying on my heart and teaching me (us kind of talking back and forth to each other).

Of course I can have my prayer time just about anywhere!  I love taking my Bible on camping trips! There's nothing like reading your Bible out in nature!  This past summer I enjoyed having my prayer time out on a beautiful deck in the mountains of Colorado.

But for my every day - my Mommy Desk is my favorite place to meet God.  I hope that you have your favorite spot to meet Him too!  If you do... I would love to hear about it!  What does it look like?  Do you have morning coffee with the Lord, or a nightly cup of hot tea?

I would love to hear about your favorite prayer spot!

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