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As we walk these days together our family is stronger and more passionate than ever before. I say this because of the need for prayer. Daily we sit together and with a new journal we have a page for thanksgiving and praise, the other side for prayer requests. We are filling it more and more. There are days I can hardly pray my heart is so heavy for the hearts breaking and the need for forgivness, restoration and grace. I need that everyday, but I know there are others out there I love hurting and I want to take that hurt away, now! All I can do is pray. So, therefore, all my kids can do is follow my lead. They pray or at the very least listen to my pray!
Friday is our day we read from, Jesus Freaks by dc Talk and the Voice of the Martyrs stories of those who stood for Jesus: the ultimate Jesus Freaks.
We have read stories from this book, but today I started from the beginning. It was outlining the courage and faith of the young teenage girl that was shot at Columbine High School after she was asked if she believed in God. She said yes. Then He asked why. She never was able to answer...
Horrible, tragic and devestating. She is gone, but her memory is that of a faith that could not be moved. She chose life with Christ as gain, and her loss of life gain.
These are tough life lessons, but when I read these out loud I do so to ground us. Then we pray, more....