Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Nanny Diaries: Prologue

Last summer I was working at an Arts Conservatory and shared some things I was going through at the time with a friend.  Her and her husband kindly opened their home to me and said that if I needed a place to crash and get some head space to pray and find out what the Lord wanted me to do next I could do it there.  Well, a few weeks into my time at IHOP another friend told me that her husband was being deployed to Afghanistan for one year.  I began praying for them and a few weeks into my time back in Maryland the idea of going up their and possibly helping her for some time during the transition kept coming into my mind.  I didn't understand where the idea was coming from or why it was popping into my head.  A few days later she began to text me and I new what she was going to ask.   So, on Saturday, February 26, 2011 I will be taking a train to upstate New York.  As of right now, I will be there for one month to see if we mesh well.  If things work out well I will stay for 2 more months.  If it doesn't feel right, I'll stay in Maryland when I come back this way for another friend's wedding which takes place at the end of March.  I am going with truly no idea what the Lord has in-store.  All that I can say is that we both have peace about it.  I will basically be helping my friend with her two little boys and the household. 
We covet your prayers during this transitional time and for her husband Jon in Afghanistan.  Please pray for his protection, health, peace of mind and that he would be able to plant mighty seeds into his men.
I thank you in advance for your prayers and support during this time.  We will need all that we can get.

Hopefully I will be able to post my Nanny adventures here regularly.  I am sure that these two little boys will give me enough material for a lifetime!

Jeremiah 29:11 (NLV)11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Super Sunday!!

Happy Superbowl Sunday!!  I love football, so this is a fun day for my family and I.  We are sad our team didn't make it, but I am wearing white and green to root for the underdog. Especially since our favorite team is always the underdog and everyone is always in shock when we come out fighting.

Anyway, Susan Isaacs tweeted this picture today and I thought it was appropriate seeing as most of us went to church today and there is much truth in it.

Her tweet was, "Have you ever prayed this way?"

James 5:16 (NLT)16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.