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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

And the Hits Keep Rolling ....

This has been an extremely difficult few months. It seems like every time I turn around I am getting some kind of seriously bad news. I haven't elaborated on all of the attacks I have experienced, but maybe you have sensed them in the tone of my posts at times. I am generally a very strong person, but I'll be honest that I am feeling a little weak right now.

We leave for vacation on Friday and I am very distracted with lots of circumstances that are out of my control. I want this to be a fun time for my family. I want it to be a vacation my children will always remember, one filled with laughter and love.

So, I am asking for some prayers .. just for protection against any other attacks, as well as strength and a positive attitude.


  1. I thought something might be up when i read your Simple Woman's Daybook! :(

    Sorry your having a hard time! your in my thoughts and prayers and hope you have a great fun family vacation and time!

    if you ever need to vent, i'm here

  2. Nicole,

    I don't know what you're experiencing, but I can tell you that this year has felt much the same for my family. I know God has a master plan... it just seems like the Devil is REALLY testing!

    I'll keep you all in my prayers!

  3. I will be praying for you girl!

  4. Praying for you right now!
    ~Keri Cochran

  5. Hey girl -
    I know it's been a hard few months. I love you and you are strong, very strong. I agree with Suzanne - I really think Satan is attacking. He's attacking families, marriages, and friendships and it's the strong godly relationships he's after. Believe me I've seen it in my life too - he's desperately trying to rip a very dear friend completely from my life and it seems he's using my husband to do it.

    I will be praying for you, Rick, and the kids throughout every day over the next week, every time you come to my mind. I love you girl and I hope you have an awesome time. I'll be checking your blog for updates!!

  6. Sorry. We'll pray. The evil one tries to overburden us with bad news and a sense of being out of control when we are planning a break in the routine. This is the one that often gets to me. I have so much to plan before I leave for even a short trip (I am a minister) that it can be very stressful, I fret, and wonder if I should even leave. The answer is, "YES!!!!!" Once you are in the vehicle taking off, just imagine all the stress and worry washing away. Relish the time in the care with you kids. Smile. That's what we do. Then Cheryl sleeps!

    I preached in Cody for 9 1/2 years. My heart still longs for the place. When you look at Heart, Rattlesnake, and Cedar Moutains, tell them "Warren and Cheryl say hello."

    God bless, trust in the Lord, and have a great trip.

  7. Hey Sweet Girl:

    I've seen you in action and Satan has NO idea what he's up against....lift up that pretty chin and show him who's boss!!!

    At times like this people often say "experiences like this make you stronger". It's true but none the less painful while you're enduring. But endure you will!!

    Love You!!!
    Ozarks Bud

  8. WHAT HAS HAPPENED?? I'm going to have to read down further to see if I can get some sort of idea. I'm sorry for you, whatever it is. But you are so strong, you can fight this, beat this, whatever. Have a GREAT vaca with your family. Yall deserve it. Thank you for your prayers by the way. I'm gonna email you later with some details.
    LOVE YA!! Stay strong.


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