Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hodge Podge and Mish Mash

Over the next month you will hopefully see some positive changes in my blog(s). I'm not going to go into any details, but I will say I'm really excited about it. So, if you visit here ever at all, just hang with me. I'm in the process of gaining some normalcy to my life and implementing some ideas I've had in my head for a long time. I just didn't have the means to move forward. Now I do.

As many of you have read on other blogs, She Speaks was amazing. I don't think I could say it any better than that. Today, the P31 office had a "She Speaks Debriefing Meeting" where we reviewed 3 categories of She Speaks. 1. Pre She Speaks 2. During She Speaks 3. Post She Speaks We discussed what worked and what we need to improve on for next year. This year's conference was pretty close to excellent. Let me just say that next year's will be even better.

My Mom is still home and continues to recover. Thank you for your prayers.

Jeff, the kids, and I will be leaving Saturday for Florida. We have a Disney vacation planned. This could not come at a better time for me. This summer has been hard on our family. This getaway to a literal "fantasy" land is a welcome retreat. I have missed Jeff and the kids so much. I have spent more than half of this summer away from them because I was caring for my mother and then I had She Speaks. Blake turns 16 while we will be at Disney. For his birthday, he and I are taking the behind the scenes tour of the Magic Kingdom. I think I'm more excited about this than he is! I will not be blogging while I'm away, but I will post a question to ponder each day I'm gone. I'll also be tweeting and facebooking live from WDW.

Yesterday I received a prayer request at the office from a pastor's wife whose husband is addicted to pornography. He stopped for a while, but she recently found out he was "not looking at porn" but looking at women in their bras and panties, bathing suits, etc. Anyway, they weren't his wife. She feels defeated and useless to him. And she is hurting. This is just one request. We get so many similar to this. It breaks my heart. We have a fabulous prayer team, but could always use more. If you are interested in being on the P31 prayer team, let me know. It's a big commitment, but if you have a heart for prayer and are looking for ways to get involved in Proverbs 31 Ministries, we could definitely use you. Get in touch with me if you are interested.

I realize this post was a hodge podge and mish mash of stuff, but that's how I am these days. Hodge podge and mish mash....LOL.

Love to you and yours,



Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Have a wonderful trip visiting the Mouse.....Hope your trip is magical....

sweettea said...

I hope you don't mind if I leave my prayer for this family here.

LORD, I pray for this man who has strayed from YOU. Being a pastor does not immunize them from sin; rather, it places them on the front lines. I pray that today he will wake up from the slumber he has fallen into. I pray his eyes will be opened to see the gravity of his sin. As I read this morning, I pray that he will be as the lady who wiped YOUR feet rather than the Pharisee who ignored his own failings. Open his eyes as only YOU can. Awaken the Holy Spirit in him today, JESUS. May his stomach turn and his spirit come face to face with his sin and, thus, repent.

I pray for the lady. Oh, JESUS. Oh, the emotions coursing through her veins. The added shame of him being a pastor in sin. I pray she seeks you out with ALL her heart, soul, mind and strength. I pray she holds nothing back, but gives it all to YOU. May she give her hurt, the feelings of betrayal, the anger, the feelings of inferiority... Give her hope amidst this horrible storm. Show her the light on the other side should she choose to walk with YOU. Help her to hang on even if she feels like running away. Fill her to overflowing with YOUR Holy Spirit that she might choose to walk in the ways YOU would have for her. Show her that she is valuable; show her how saturated this society is with temptation for men. Grant her a heart of forgiveness for this man as YOU have forgiven her. Give her the strength of YOUR Spirit to do so. Give her the strength to do any confrontation she needs to. Surround her with those who will help her through this.

LORD, satan is trying so incredibly hard to ruin marriages of faith. I pray this one will not be a victory for him, but one that shows YOUR love and forgiveness loud and clear. May it be one that shows repentance and the grace and mercy that follows. May it be one that shows cleansing and restoration. Heal them individually; heal their marriage.

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa,

I am fully committed to becoming a part of the prayer team for Proberbs 31! I will email you as well! Thanks for an open door to serve!

Melissa Reynolds

Joyful said...

WOW..something I can do from across the border for P31!!!!! It would be an honour and blessing to be involved with the prayer team. Did you see I took that quiz on FB and the results were that I am a "Prayer Warrior"? Thanks for extending this opportunity.

PS. I'm having fun following your activities at WDW via FB! Sounds like you're enjoying every minute!!

Melissa said...

Thanks so much y'all! We had a great time in Disney and it was magical indeed!

sweettea, thank you for that beautiful prayer. Thank you so much for that.

Joy and Melissa, If you read this, please know I will be getting in touch with you both of you. Thanks for volunteering to be on the P31 Prayer Warrior Team!!! Wow!

Thank you friends your blessings!