memorial days...

“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. 
Great works are performed not by strength, 
but perseverance. ”
{dr. samuel johnson}

Depend upon it, if you are bent on prayer, 
the devil will not leave you alone. 
He will molest you, 
tantalize you,        \block you,\ 
      and will surely find some hindrances, 
                      big or little or both. 
And we sometimes fail 
because we are ignorant of his devices…
I do not think he minds our praying about things 
      if we leave it at that. 
     What he minds, 
       and opposes steadily, 
is the prayer that prays on 
until it is prayed through, 
assured of the answer. 
{m.w. booth} 

Psalm 119:76
May Your unfailing love be my comfort,
    according to Your promise to your servant.

yesterday was our last “moms in prayer” time for this school year. i have missed very few of the meetings this year. which says less about my faithfulness than it speaks to my total helplessness and feeling like peter when he says to Jesus, “Lord to whom (else) shall we go? You alone have the words of eternal life.

Prayer should not be regarded “as a duty which must be performed, 

but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed, 

a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty.”

-- E.M. Bounds

and here is a GREAT story about the power of a mother’s prayer...

so i persevere in prayer. i wait with joyful hope and expectation. i submit to His Sovereignty. i am comforted that He will not fail (even though i seem to fail on a minute by minute basis.) my trust is in His promises and knowing they are all answered “YES” in Christ Jesus. i linger with longing and with love. i am assured that the answer will come. in His timing. in His perfect way. in His perfect will. 

and don’t worry, i won’t leave you without a musical moment for today.... from “catch me if you can”. the songs in this musical were written by the same team that brought the musical “hairspray” to life. and it has the same upbeat feel. it follows the story of  con artist extradonaire, frank abagnale. there was a movie with the same name in 2002. both are based on abagnale's autobiography. now abagnale works for the very agency (the fbi) that hunted him down when he was the aforementioned con artist and criminal.  it is a “truth is stranger than fiction” kind of story. and it was a fun musical... norbert leo butz played the fbi agent and he was AMAZING. i had seen him as fiyero in wicked a few years before and he is a quintessential broadway performer.

so catch some rest this weekend. sing a couple of broadway songs. dance through all three days... and i will see you on tuesday!