Archive for June 2008

WFW-Clean Heart   21 comments

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ABC Wednesday – W   13 comments

W is for Wine – Wallace Brooks Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley

I used to always forget the names of the wines I had at restaurants. 
Now I just take pictures of the bottle and have no problem remembering!
Cameras – don’t leave home without them!

For more ABC Wednesday post, head on over to Mrs. Nesbitt’s!

Posted June 24, 2008 by Lana G! in ABC Photograph Wednesday, Dining, Photo, Photography, Wine

Tis So Sweet   2 comments

Posted June 24, 2008 by Lana G! in Encouragement, Faith, Jesus, Photo, Photography

Psalm 27   1 comment

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Posted June 23, 2008 by Lana G! in Bible, Bible Verse Photos, Encouragement

Laundry Prayers   19 comments

As I looked with dismay at the mounds of laundry that I was to wash, dry and fold,  I hastily uttered a cursing prayer, “Oh God, why me?  Why can’t someone else do this today? I am tired of this never ending duty!”

Little did I know that he would hear this prayer and give me an answer that would bring me to my knees.  He opened my tear filled eyes to a new opportunity to spend time with Him in tender fellowship.  As I cried out to Him, He showed me how to pray the laundry prayer for my precious family…

Father God, as I sort through these socks, matching and folding, I ask you to direct the paths of my family.  Walk with them.  Lead them and guide them in paths of righteousness.  Protect them Father from evil. May they not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners. May your Word light their path and may they seek your direction. 

 Oh Lord, as I fold this underwear, I pray for purity for each precious member of this family.  Lord, protect each one of us from sexual sin. Lord this world scares me to death with how easy it is to fall into temptation and to be led astray.  Oh God, I cry out to you – protect us from this evil.  May we not be enticed or delight in this seduction. May wisdom enter our hearts and knowledge be pleasant to our souls so that discretion protects us and understanding guards us. Heavenly Father we are weak and seek your wisdom and strength.

On and on my prayers went as I sorted and folded through the laundry.  I couldn’t wait to get to the next set of clothing to pray the next set of prayers.  I was praying like my family’s lives depended on it…

Jesus, may these t-shirts remind us to go out each day with our breastplates of righteousness in place; with our shields of faith at the ready.  May we daily seek your word and hide it in our hearts so that we are ready to extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Oh Lord, as we pull these shirts over our heads, may we remember our helmet of salvation. May we never forget your wondrous work on the cross that provided that salvation.  Keep our minds focused on you and your Word. Give us alert minds that will discern truth and may we speak your truth in love.

 As we put these pants, skirts or shorts on Lord, remind us to be careful who we choose for our friends.  Again, give us discernment and may we seek wise counsel and not give in to peer pressure.  May we spend time in your word and not waste time sitting around filling our minds with idle chatter or useless information.  May our fellowship be sweet and encouraging. Protect us from the temptation to participate in gossip or slander.  May we honor you in our speech. Give us opportunities to share the hope that is within us and to encourage those who are struggling or grieving.

 I was amazed at the amount of prayer that doing laundry had invoked!  I was humbled by the word pictures each piece of laundry brought to mind and how it could be turned into a prayer for me and my family.

Father God, I pray that you would bless these sheets and pajamas.  Give my family peaceful sleep and recuperating rest.  May you fill our dreams with thoughts of heaven and spending time with you in eternity.

Lord Jesus, protect our marriage bed!  Sanctify our marriage and may we bring honor and glory to you.  Keep our hearts pure and may the pleasure you provide solidify our devotion to each other.  May the thought of divorce never be spoken or thought of in this household.  Protect our vows and may our marriage be a godly example to our family and friends.  May we submit to one another as we submit and honor you.

 The last pile of laundry that remained was the towels.  I will never be able to look at a towel the same again…

Father God, please wash me and heal me.  Lord, forgive me for my bad attitude.  Forgive me Lord, for it is against you alone that I have sinned.  Wash me and clothe me in your righteousness Lord.  Wash me and I will be whiter than snow.  Create in me a pure heart! 

Wash the scales from my eyes. Open my eyes to see your will and your plan for me today.  Wash the dirt from the windows of my soul so that I may see the needs of those around me and focus on responding to those needs as you would see fit.

Humble me Lord.  As I wash and fold these towels, may I remember that you washed the feet of the disciples, teaching them and us to have the heart of a servant.  Lord, I caress this towel with tears of love and gently brush it across this laundry as a symbol and pledge of obedience to have the heart of servant touched by grace toward my family. I pledge to serve them wholeheartedly.  Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity to bless them with my laundry prayers.

Oh the joy of doing laundry – Thank you Jesus!

Posted June 21, 2008 by Lana G! in Faith, Home, Household Hints, Laundry, Life, Photo, Photography, Prayer

Photo Hunters – Water   41 comments

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Posted June 20, 2008 by Lana G! in Photo, Photo Hunters, Photography, Travel

The Welcoming Committee   2 comments

I have been in California since June 9th. I flew back to Washington last evening and enjoyed being welcomed home by these visual delights!

The weather appears to be cooperating this weekend. I may have to do some more exploring!

Posted June 20, 2008 by Lana G! in Flowers, Home, Photo, Photography, Sunset, Washington