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Praying for my Warrior

 

Can you image being Mary? The mother to our Lord. Do you think that she prayed daily for her son? I do, I am sure that our Lord faced all of his battles with his mothers prayers. I am sure that when he was sacrificing his life for us his mom was praying for his suffering to end. I am sure when he was leading the disciples that his mom prayed for his ability to lead. I want to be a “Mary Mom”. I want to pray ahead for my son, I want to know how to effectively pray each day for this man that God has entrusted to me.

A challenge to pray for 21days for my son. I feel honored that I get to pray for this young man. I feel blessed that there are other woman out there to feel the same. My son is amazing, he is smart, funny, kind, and courageous. He is a really neat person. He is also a teenager and is daily facing the world. I want him to be a Christ warrior, I want him to know that he is covered in prayer while he is growing in his faith. I need him to remember that he is in the Lord’s favor. I have a desire that he can lean on God when facing the daily challenge of growing up in today’s teen world.

 

I encourage all of my friends, family and myself  to take this challenge.  I wonder how next 21 days of there lives would be changed? I wonder how the next 21days would change us as moms.

                                                     “The fervent prayers of a righteous {mom} avail much.” James 5:17.

 How do we do this?

  1. Purchase your own copy of Warrior Prayers: Praying the Word for Boys in the Areas They Need it Most (just $2.99 on Amazon KindleNook, and as a PDF download!)
  2. Commit to praying for your son(s) or grandsons using the prayers from the book for 21 days straight (May 1-21, 2012).
  3. Sign up by linking to your “about” page if you blog, or by leaving a comment below stating your intention to participate.
  4. Come back here to the MOB Society on May 1st to begin the challenge. Our own Alle McCloskey will be leading us through the challenge, and posting daily encouragement for you as you pray. Watch the site (and the Warrior Prayers Facebook page) for more from her soon.

 

What are you waiting for little Mama’s! Follow the links above to join the Challenge… And let’s start changing our sons worlds one prayer at time!!

 

 

 

Bullying

 

Bullying, it seems to be the theme around our house the last few months. I don’t know about you but as a mom of two tween’s I want to teach my kids the necessary tools to deal with what ever comes their way. This is where the old saying “growing pains” fits in… growing up is hard. It is down right painful, but I truly believe that if we guide our kids we can ease that pain. I am not saying they will never feel pain. Trust me… If I could have taken pain away, my kids’ life would be a whole lot different around here. What I am saying is, by guiding them, maybe their pain could be lessened. Maybe they just might listen ( we can dream ) and avoid some of it altogether. I do know this, I will never regret teaching them, giving them insight, or giving instruction to my kids on how to treat others or how they should expect to be treated.

In the last year we have had our first run in with a word bully, then our first playground fight, and in this last few weeks we just experienced our first round of cyber bullying.

In these three cases came so many teaching lessons.

When we had our run in with the word bully we took this opportunity to teach ‘Why’? Why would someone say something so hurtful. We talked about this person and what is going on in their life that might cause them to have sadness, anger, and pain. We talked it out and then we prayed for those things then we tried to forgive. It is really easy to tell your child to forgive someone… but they are kids… heck I was still upset. I understood better but that did not take the pain away. So we tried to forgive. Still today we talk about this word bully… we are still forgiving.

Then came our first playground fight and the opportunity to teach friendship was ginormous. “WHAT!” I know that sounds bad right… but in all seriousness, one of our kids displayed friendship during a fight. Sometimes, well most of the time… going against the crowd is hard. During this event one of our kids pulled a child out of a position where he was getting beat up by many other children. Our child thought first of someone else! YHA! Fighting is wrong, but standing by idly while your friend is in need… that would of been wrong too… Friendship was taught…

Now Cyber Bulling… When in a leadership role on the internet you have responsibilities. This act of bullying has taught both of my kids how to stand up to a friend for the injustice of another friend. It has taught them that what you type on the computer is forever documented. Black and white for all the world to read. It has taught them to take caution with whom you give authority to.

All good things right? Of course none of these things came without a price. Bullying is real. But when talked about it, we can all learn.

We did a study on You Version about bullying with the kids. It was awesome. It brought on some really great discussions. I hope that you will do this study with your kiddo’s. Help them hide these words in their hearts.

 If possible, to the best of your ability, live at peace with all people.

Romans 12:18

Target Mom… I wish

…Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Matthew 13:46

I need to remember this… Everyday that Jesus Christ sold himself, every bit of himself for me. He sold every bit of himself for you too..

Amazing Right!

I have a tenancy to forget the power of Jesus. I have been in the need for grace lately… You know what that means… Mama’s been Grumpy… As I toss and turn in bed, speed down the street. or cringe as I sit at the table. I keep asking the Lord to get me through one more day. I hate this, I want to be one of those sweet Target mama’s, who are always smiling! Not… A Wal- Mart Mom , who are always screaming at their kids as they run down the aisle like wild banjes! I want to look at my kids with love at the end of each day, not with relief that it is final time for bed. Even the sweetest child can push a mama’s buttons to the very brink. This is real life, if my kids did not bicker then they would never learn how to deal with conflict in their future relationships. Thank God I don’t have to be the referee when they get married! But in all seriousness I am thankful that at the end of each day I can go to the Lord and ask him for the grace to get me through what ever store I might go to that day!

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