Thankful Thursday! July 28, 2016

I thank the Lord for so many things!!

My oldest son, sweet Rendon, is engaged!!    

His beautiful fiancé is the best girl I could have ever chosen for him! 

Tay and Whity beautifully decorated!!    It looked wonderful!

Precious family time!  Proposal and dinner with all the boys, their girls and our future in-laws!

Preston coming home for the weekend! 


 “Pray and Praise

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.

JAMES 5:16–17 

I will be much entreated because I know that only in that earnest supplication, and the calm trust that results, does man learn strength and gain peace. Therefore I have laid that incessant, persistent pleading as a duty upon My disciples.

Never weary in prayer. When one day man sees how marvelously his prayer has been answered, then he will deeply, so deeply, regret that he prayed so little.

Prayer changes all. Prayer re-creates. Prayer is irresistible. So pray, literally without ceasing.

Pray until you almost cease to pray, because trust has become so rocklike, and then pray on because it has become so much a habit that you cannot resist it.

And always pray until Prayer merges into Praise. That is the only note on which true prayer should end. It is the Love and Laughter of your attitude toward man interpreted in the Prayer and Praise of your attitude toward God.



Lord, make my life a living Prayer unto You, so that all I think and say and do brings praise and honor to Your name.”


Excerpt From: A. J. Russell. “God Calling.” Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2011. iBooks.