Monday, May 20, 2013

Pray Instead of Worry

A new week, and such good reminders; fresh, new for each morning. 

"Don't worry about anything;
instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need,
and thank Him for all He has done."
(Philippians 4:6)

Thanking God for His strength and His gifts this past week ...

Direction for our daughter & family with decisions about growth hormone shots (for our sweet granddaughter with a newly diagnosed kidney disease)

Warmer weather - even to upper 90's one day (a blessing after a colder than usual spring)

Phone updates from my brother and his wife (my sister-in-law suffering from serious leukemia)

A beautiful day for play (with four year-old grandson and one year-old granddaughter here)

A Cru Omaha event (starting up Cru at Central High)

Direction for a son with a job application (and the news of his acceptance)

And opening up a position for another son (as he waits on other possibilities)

Wonderful vacation days for a daughter and her family (fun to see photos on facebook)

A day trip full of memories (taking my father to the town where he and mom had lived for 17 years)

Purchase of two knock-out rose bushes (so happy to plant our first rose bushes in our yard)

And a trip to Mulhalls (more plant starts, and seed packets, and a sun catcher with butterflies on it - to brighten the day for my sister-in-law who loves butterflies)

More graduation parties (four more this past weekend)

Worship and such great teaching at Citylight (so thankful for our church home)

A bit of time to digital scrapbook again over the weekend (it has been awhile)

Reminders to pray instead of worry (and the reminder to pray the moment I start worrying)

His peace (the greatest gift as we pray instead of worry - what we long for)

"Then you will experience God's peace,
which exceeds anything we can understand.
His peace will guard your hearts and minds
as you live in Christ Jesus."
(Philippians 4:7)

Linking up with:


  1. Cherry - what a lovely list - even through hard times.
    I would love you to link to both Sunday Stillness and Can I Dare You?
    Many blessings,

    1. Thanks, Janis - and thanks also for the invitation to linkup. And for the ways you encourage me and others to pray and trust.

  2. Replies
    1. Yes, I am always needing to be reminded of this, as well - thanks for your visit.

  3. Love your lists! Our days are full of blessings if we just stop long enough to recognize them! AND, then thank the Father for all He provides!

    1. Yes, always needing to slow down, and recognize all the gifts that He gives! Thanks for your visit, Mary!

  4. Love the picture of the plants! Hope you have lots of roses on your new bushes! We've been attending a lot of graduation open houses, too! A reminder to pray, instead of worry. I continually need that "gift from God"!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    In His Love, Ann @ Christ in the Clouds