Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lesson 31- Praying For Your Husband/ Future Husband

Pray that your husband will recognize the lies of the Enemy in his life. Pray that his attitudes and actions will be guided by the truth as he brings his thoughts into captivity to the Word of God. 

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

This is the last lesson on the series. Thank you so much for following along! 

If you missed any lessons, or want to start at the beginning..... below are all the lessons. (Just click on the lesson and it will take you to that one).

If you are looking for another study....... Courtney from the blog Women Living Well just started a Proverbs 31 study. We are on week 3 right now, but you can easily catch up! Check out all the details HERE. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Third Times The Charm? Adventures in Baby Making

This is a very random post and more for me to remember what is going on, so feel free to skip this if fertility stuff doesn't interest you:)

 On Tuesday I will have my 3rd iui. I cant remember where I left off.....

 January was my first one. I was on femara to help with ovulation. The iui was not as bad as I thought. It was basically very similar to a pap. Femara gave me really bad hot flashes- I think that was my only side effect.

February was a no go. The Dr had a funeral to go to and was out of town the week that would of worked. 

March was also a no go. The Dr was tdy (temporary duty for work at another location).

 April- I had my second iui. This time we did injections. I am so glad JR can give me the needles because I sure can't. We are also very very lucky that the base offers this for free, because fertility drugs aren't cheap. In April I used femara, follistem, and ovidrel. This would be thousands if we paid out of pocket.

May- This month will be iui number 3. I am also doing a stronger treatment with just injectables. Follistem is NOT my friend. I am so bloaty I feel like I am 5 months preggo! Yikes! I think I have gained 5-6 lbs :( This really upsets me becuase i have been working so darn hard to lose weight. Plus I am super emotional and cranky.....Poor JR!

 I had to go in today to see how my levels are and have more blood work. Then this afternoon my Dr said Tuesday is the iui day. I actually had to make a second trip to the hospital to get my ovidrel needle to trigger ovulation for Monday. (They are closed tomorrow and Monday) I kinda wished I could of picked it up earlier when I was there, but the blood work took a while and I think she thought I was going to go in Tuesday for an appt and then do the iui Wednesday. So we will see! Time is slowing running out to get pregnant and have a baby here in Ohio. I will be happy to just get pregnant before we move next year.

Last week was fun. When I had my blood work (they have you go in and do a pregnancy test to confirm you aren't pregnant before you can start any more treatments/ take drugs). The parking lot was super full and I saw a lady pull out and then I saw it was an expectant moms spot, so I kept going. Then I had to get 3 needles before the guy got my blood (bad veins- not his fault). Then when I picked up my meds I realized they need to be refrigerated. So I actually got a disposable ice pack from the lab to keep them cold (I figured they have those). The man was super nice and gave me 2 ice packs. I actually had to go back again today for more blood work and I brought the lab in treats to eat. They are all so nice and I am a "pita" pt. Pain the the a@$.(really bad veins and they know me by name) There are a few people there that can get me on the first try, but have 2 or 3 needles is not uncommon. I have had many black and blues and sore arms. But, anyways I had errands to do and was so thankful for the ice packs. I had to stop by the wood shop on base and wasn't going right home (Madison was in school). I have been trying to make pens ( I bought some kits to fiddle around with) and i want to make a wooden box for Madison. The guy that does the classes needed to be there to help during do it yourself hrs. So after like 3-4 weeks I finally was able to get in there to get started. I was about to cut something and this little old guy that I have never seen before came up to me and said "miss are you going to working in here today" ? I said, "yes" and then he was like "no your not". I was wearing capri's and apparently you have to wear long pants. (my own fault, I know). But, then I got really hot and grabbed my stuff and left. As soon as I hit the door I couldn't stop crying. (I told you..... Super emotional!) I had no idea why I was crying. I just knew I wanted to get my darn stuff made while I had free time and Madison was in school. Well, after I picked Madison up we headed to the gym and felt a little better. Hopefully I will be able to work on my projects soon.

 I am also so behind with blogging and I have over 400 pictures to upload from the past 2 months. I will get caught up hopefully this weekend. Hopefully.........

 I hope everyone has a wonderful memorial day weekend!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Lesson 30- Praying For Your Husband/ Future Husband

Pray that your husband will serve God and others with pure motives. Pray that he will obey the Lord from his heart, and glorify Him in everything. 

1 Cor. 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

John 7:17-18 
Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.

Col. 3:23-24
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


We picked a gallon of strawberries today! If you are local...... head over to Fulton Farms before they are all gone!! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Lesson 29- Praying For Your Husband/ Future Husband

Pray that your husband will surrender his time and talents to the Lord. Pray that his spiritual gifts will be manifest in his career, at church, and in your home. 

Eph. 5:15-16
Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise,  making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

1 Cor. 12:4, 7
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.

“Time that is past you can never recall,
Of time to come, you are not sure at all;
Only the present is now in your power,
Therefore, redeem and improve every hour.”

                                       ~unknown poet 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Lesson 28- Praying For Your Husband/ Future Husband

Pray that your husband will be a man of prayer. Pray that he will seek and pursue God in purposeful quiet times. 

1 Thessalonians. 5:17
pray continually,

Luke 22:46
 “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”

James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lesson 27- Praying For Your Husband/ Future Husband

We are almost done with our Praying For Your Husband/ Future Husband prayer lessons. This just started off with my small women's bible study group from our house church and has become  one of the most viewed posts that I have ever blogged about (over 80 women joined us in our last study)! That makes me so happy to see and be able to help out others! Thank you so much for following along with us in this journey. Also thank you so much for all the sweet comments I have been getting. I read them all. I hope this study has been, and will continue to bless your marriage. For  those still looking for that special man I know Gods timing is perfect and your future husband will be in your life very soon if not already!

Thank you again for taking time out of your busy day to stop by say hello, and do these lessons with me and my women's bible study group. Keep Praying! xo

Pray that your husband will understand the importance of taking care of his body—the temple of the Holy Spirit—for the glory of God. Pray that he will practice self-control by making wise food choices, and get sufficient exercise to stay healthy. 

Rom. 12:1-2
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.

1 Cor. 6:19-20
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

1 Cor. 9:27
No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.