How to Pray for the Ones You Love

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Hey gals,

Wanted to share a little Sursee here today about prayer.  One thing I have learned from others is that praying actual scripture is a great way to pray for someone.  I was reminded of this  as I was praying for one of our sons, and I thought, ” I will just pray Ephesians 3:14-21 for him.”

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,  may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,  and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,  to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:14-21

When I woke up today, I thought I need to share this Sursee with y’all.  Maybe someone out there might be encouraged by this.  This is why we need girlfriends and conversation and community. When we share what we are learning or discovering or trying in our lives, we spark ideas in one another.  You tell me something you are learning, and it spurs me on to love and good deeds.  Then I share something I am learning to encourage you.   Yay! for girlfriends.

So here is your Sursee for today: Use Scripture to pray for your kids.

I even made a printable so you could print it out and put it in your scripture journal or send in a card to a friend or tape to your mirror.  The possibilities are endless.

Here is to praying through scripture.  Cheers!

The Serenity Prayer :: A Sursee for Today

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Happy November, dear friends.
My heart needed this, this morning.  Maybe yours, too?
xo

 

God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Amen.

Saturday Sursee :: Hide your Laptop in a Padded Envelope

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Hey friends, Check this out.  Here is a great way to carry your laptop around and hide it from spying eyes.   My friend is using a really fun graphic padded envelope from Target to carry her laptop to work.  Shhhh. Don't tell. Now when she … [Continue reading]

What Makes You Feel Whole?

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Just read a little article about different creators and what inspires them and teaches them and keeps them going.  One gal listed six things that she relies on to make her feel whole. Kids. Love. Business. Health. Travel. Spirituality. Hmm.  What … [Continue reading]

3 Things I Learned at Weddings this Summer

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Summer is for brides and weddings, and I have been learning a thing or two at the ones I have attended this summer.  Indoors and outdoors, Texas and Alabama, big cities and small towns.  Hot nights, dancing on the dance floor, frothy white dresses … [Continue reading]

The Summer is a great time to CREATE

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  I love being around creative people.  All of us are creative in some form or fashion.  Creativity looks different on everybody, but everybody is creative. I know this is true because God is creative. In the beginning God created the … [Continue reading]

Two Words that Help any Conversation

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In our society today, we are not very civil in our conversations.  If I have a different idea or opinion from you, I shudder to express it.  We struggle listening and hearing what the other is saying. A friend shared with me the other day what … [Continue reading]

One way to to Tackle your Fears- Get a Makeover

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  Ok, raise your hand if you get a little nervous when you walk by the make-up counter... I always think I am the only one in the room who is not quite sure how to put on the shadow or line the lid.  But, I think, I am not alone.  I have … [Continue reading]

12 Sursees I Discovered When I Visited a Friend

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I love traveling and visiting friends in other places. It helps me to stay fresh. It mixes things up for me and helps me think new thoughts and it just plain encourages me.  Oh, the Sursees I See! I get new recipes. New decorating … [Continue reading]

A Good Egg Review :: A Sursee for you

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Handmade card by C Bayless Design I talked about this phrase way back at the beginning of Sursee Gal, and I thought it might be fun to see it again.  I love thinking about the Good Eggs in my life- they are true Sursees.  So, read on to see … [Continue reading]