Monday, October 10, 2011

25 Prayers for My Husband

I was browsing on Pinterest the other day and usually it just fuels my materialism, but I found this sweet "pin" and thought I would share because we all know our husbands need prayer :-)  (The original link came from here- check it out, she has a printer friendly version) I know praying for Gabe is important and things just seem to line up better when I do, but sometimes my prayers seem unfocused, repetitive, and lacking.  This list helps touch on many things that I sometimes neglect to pray for.  I hope it can encourage someone else like it did for me!   

25 Prayers for My Husband

I pray…
  1. that he continues to grow spiritually through the disciplines of Bible study, prayer, and quiet times. (Proverbs 4:23)
  2. that his relationship with God will bear much fruit in his life, and that he will be a man who seeks wisdom and understanding. (Proverbs 3:7, Psalm 112:1)
  3. that he would walk humbly with God, and would always be convicted quickly about any sin in his life. (Micah 6:8)
  4. that he will continue to grow as the leader of our family, and that God would be glorified in our marriage. (Ephesians 5:25-29)
  5. that he would have a teachable spirit and a servant’s heart, and that he will listen to God and desire to do His will. (Proverbs 15:33)
  6. that he would always look to the way of escape from any kind of temptation, and that he would rely on God to remain faithful to our marriage, and to God. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
  7. that he would safeguard his heart against inappropriate relationships with the opposite sex, and this heart would pure and undivided in his commitment to me and to our marriage. (Proverbs 6:23-25)
  8. that he would continue to be able to provide for our family, and that he will not become discouraged by doing work he does not enjoy.
  9. that money would never become a source of discord in our family, and that we would be wise in handling finances and in stewardship. (Luke 16:13)
  10. that the words he speaks will build our family, and reflect a heart of love. (Proverbs 18:21)
  11. that our physical intimacy would be a positive reflection of selfless love. (Song of Solomon 7:10)
  12. that the men in his life would encourage his accountability before God, and that he would be a godly influence on his friends and coworkers. (Proverbs 13:20, 27:17)
  13. that he would choose healthy foods and activities, and honor God by taking the best possible care of his body as the tabernacle of God. (1 Corinthians 6:19)
  14. for his strength — physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. (Ephesians 3:16)
  15. for him to have wisdom and discernment in training/disciplining our children, and that You would enable him to love them unconditionally. (Ephesians 6:4)
  16. that he would always have an eternal perspective, and make the most of however much time he has in this life. (Ephesians 5:16)
  17. that he would always be a man of peace, who allows the Holy Spirit to lead his responses in all situations. (Romans 14:19)
  18. that he would have a balanced life in regards to work and play, and that he would submit his schedule to You. (Proverbs 16:9)
  19. for him to find favor with the Lord, but also with people he knows and interacts with. (Luke 2:52)
  20. that he would enjoy peace and refreshment in his relationship with the Lord. (Psalm 16:11)
  21. that he would always be courageous in his stand against evil and injustice, and that he will protect our family from Satan’s attacks. (Ephesians 6:13)
  22. that he would be a man of prayer, seeking God in purposeful ways. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
  23. that he will serve God and others with pure motives, and that God would be glorified in everything he does. (Colossians 3:23-24)
  24. that he would offer all this dreams to the Lord, and pursue only those that bring God glory, and that count for eternity. (Jeremiah 29:11)
  25. that he will recognize the lies of the enemy in his life, and that he will always be guided by the Truth. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What We've Been Up To

We have been having fun over the last couple months. Here are some things that we have been doing...

Gabe and I completed our first sprint triathlon (400 meter swim, 9 mile bike, 5K run).  It was the annual Tri To Make a Difference event.  The Lynch's are the sweet family who began this race.  They were inspired by their precious son, Thomas, who was born with a rare seizure disorder. 100% of the proceeds benefit the children's miracle network. It was a great event and I will definitely do it again!

The Lynch's


And by the way...  I finished in 1 hr 20 minutes; Gabe's time 1 hr 25 minutes.  Yep, that's right, I beat Gabe.  Better luck next year babe ;-)


Other news... Michael has been learning to help out around the house. Rent is only free for so long...


He has also been charming the ladies...

Hanging out with friends...

Hanging out with some out of town visitors...

My mom and her twin sister came to visit and then my dad showed up to surprise us for a short 8 hour visit. It was a great surprise and I think my mom really loved it since it was their 35th wedding anniversary!  Happy 35 years to my parents!


We also went hiking in the canyon. Michael liked the hike, but he loved slurping on the Camelback even more.


I also turned 21 (plus or minus 10 or so years) so I got some really great gifts and among them was a really cool new toy, jogger/bike trailer from Gabe's parents. Here's a pic of Michael all strapped in and ready to go.


It was a great birthday and getting older did not even bother me because I am so at peace and happy with where I am in life right now. God has blessed me with so many answered prayers. I have a sweet baby boy, a loving husband, great friends, and a wonderful family... I have much more than I deserve!

Because I have been given much, I too must give.
Grace Crowell

Saturday, October 1, 2011

5 Months!

Watching a baby grow is so entertaining.  Every day there seems to be little changes.  Michael is already five months and here are some highlights of his life so far:

  • He is grabbing things like a champ!
  • He is rolling over which has resulted in him now sleeping on his stomach.  
  • He is sleeping pretty regularly from 9:00-7:30 give or take a half hour.
  • He loves his bouncer and looks like he is riding a wild bull when he really gets going.
  • He loves watching the doggies and laughs when Sadie catches the ball.
  • He is interested in everything and is looking around constantly.
  • He gives shy smiles and big smiles.
  • He is a mostly happy, easy going baby.
Here he is in his grown up 5 month old outfit :-)

Photobucket We love you Mr. Michael! These last five months have been the best!