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Another Tuesday

Dear Reader, please understand that this post is extremely difficult for me to publish as it is very personal. My prayer time with the Father is not something I like or want to share for so many reasons. However, I must obey the Lord. In no way are my prayers meant to teach any specific theology or to declare a form that works or in anyway be an example. It is simply my time with Jesus and I hope you can respect the privacy that I’m sharing with you. God bless.💗

“Good morning, Lord.”

Good morning, Little one. I know, you are weary.

“Yes, Lord, I am.”

“Jesus, please fix me, my attitude is poor, my body is cranky, my mind is fuzzy. I’m a mess. I need Your strength to do home school, to pray for others, to smile at my family. I’m empty, please fill me up.”

Child, why are you empty? Or are you?

“You’re right. I’m not.”

What you are is Mine.

“Yes, Lord. Please forgive me. I allowed my emotions and my physical to crowd out the truth. Thank You for reminding me.”

I love you. I am with you.

“Yes, Lord. Thank You, so much. Jesus, please guide me as to what Your will is today.”

I will. I am. Don’t forget to praise.

“Yes, Jesus! What a blessing and what joy to glorify Your name! Lord Jesus, You alone are worthy of all praise. You are incredible! You give me breath, life, food, all that I need. You have blessed me with family and friends and a place to live and clothes to wear. Thank You! God, how awesome is Your name! How precious are Your ways! You alone are worthy of all praise! Jesus, I so much want others to be able to enjoy the relationship You are wanting to have with each one. Please open the hearts and minds of those who have yet to know You. Please deepen the walk of those who already know You. Lord, please don’t let us simply know about You, and then go our own way, please let us walk with You in all things.”

“Lord Jesus, there is so much hurt, loss, and fear right now and I know You understand the hurting far better than anyone. You see the heart. You love more than we can ever have the capacity to love. I also know that I can trust You in all of this. I don’t understand all that You are doing, but I know You are.”

Yes child, I know. Trust Me and pray.

“Lord, thank You for all Your wonderous works. Whether we see them or understand them, I know You are working. Lord Jesus, please heal the hurting and the sick. Lord touch the hearts. Please, soften the bitter. Open those spiritual eyes who have grown dim or blind to truth. Unstop the ears, let Your truth be heard. Shut the mouth of violence. Stop the ways of wickedness. Put an end to harming the innocent. Please strengthen the feeble. Please protect those who are doing what is right. Please guard those who are risking themselves for others. Please put Your hand on those who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. God, put an end to hate between people. The only thing we should hate is evil. Lord, please raise up leaders who are people of integrity, honor, and truth. Please let fathers be responsible, loving, kind. Men who do what is right each and every day. Men who love their wives, work hard, provide for their families, lead the home in teaching and worshipping You. Lord, please let the men of this country be Mighty Men of Valor, able in word and deed. Men who love to serve You and those around them. Not vulgar, not addicted, not lazy, not angry, but full of peace, love, integrity, and truth: Your Word. Lord, please let women be praying for their husbands, their children, their communities, their homes. Let us be steadfast in caring for our families and our friends. Lord, let us raise our children to know You, to be honorable, to be humble. Lord, please help us women to be full of virtue, not lazy, not addicted, not bitter, not angry, not depressed, not held down by lies. Lord Jesus, please let us be Women of Worth. Please whatever the task at hand let us do it with all our might, in love, in service, in gentleness and kindness. Lord, raise up women who will speak the truth with love to those around them. Women who lovingly serve no matter the personal cost. Women who support and exhort their husbands and their children. Women who love You more than life itself. Lord, there is so much more. Thank You so much for loving us. Thank You for salvation. Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You for Your unwavering support. Jesus, I love You. May Your name be glorified throughout the whole Earth.”

Purple Tuesday

Noel's room2It began many years ago when I knew I’d be homeschooling our four little ones while living over seas.

I wanted to do something that would be fun and educational.

After all who wants learning to be boring?

So “color day” was born in our home.

On any given day I would announce that the next day was “Red Day!” or “Blue Day!” or “Green Day!”

We would wear the color, eat food of that color (green day was not a hit for this reason) and play “I spy” for that color all throughout our day.

It was fun.

And hopefully we grew to appreciate God’s creativity a little more.

After returning to the States I kept up the color day but with much less frequency, often finding it difficult to carve out the needed energy and fore thought to bring it about.

But it lingers on and has adapted as my children have left the stage of colors and numbers.

Then I went to prison, and my outlook grew.

One of the requirements for us to be allowed to go in was we wear purple tops and black pants. I owned 1 purple top. So I went shopping, for it was a two day appointment.

I was blessed to share with several ladies about Jesus and the hope of Salvation. I grew to love these women and they returned the emotion.

On our last time with the ladies one woman, with whom I had formed a friendship, commented to another inmate.

“We can’t hug the purple ladies, but I wish we could.”

I took that phrase with me as I squeezed her hand for the last time. I have added purple to my wardrobe and pray for those inmates when wearing my purple.

This to the shear joy of our middle girl who’s favorite color is purple.

One day at school she and I were wearing our purple and another Mommy who was present was also wearing purple.

As we discussed this unusual happen stance she smiled, “It must be Purple Tuesday!”

So, not every Tuesday, but many of them we wear purple. I always smile when I walk out of my bedroom on a Tuesday and my middle girl says, “Mom, it’s Purple Tuesday!”

Other people at school have joined in from time to time, and we have had a great deal of joy out of our special tradition.

My wonderful in-laws bought me a beautiful flowing cardigan for Christmas that is a lovely royal purple.

My first day at school wearing the beloved garment I received many compliments but one Mommy blessed me by quoting scripture:

“Her clothing is fine linen and purple.” Proverbs 31:22b

I grinned.

“Thank you.”

What wonderful gifts we have all around us in the everyday. I hope you and your family have your own special traditions which bring added joy through the simplest of things.