Friday, May 6, 2011

Fabulous Find Friday

Hi There!
If you're new this week, each Friday, I mention my fab find for the week.  It can be ANYTHING.  Clothing, food, blogs, etc.
This week, I have two fab finds...  The first are these water bottles! 

They're Contigo brand and were only 14.99 for all three at Costco.  Since I don't drink enough water during the day, I'm going to plant a full one in the hot mama mobile (aka. mini-van), one in the kitchen and one for good luck.  I bought them on Monday and already feel better hydrated ;)  They are tall and skinny and I'm happy because they fit in the cup holder of the hotmama.
There's a mouthpiece....

...that you press this button to open!  Won't spill and no top to unscrew or flip open...


The second fab find is an email.  An email you say?  Yes!  I found it under my bed of all places (I had printed it for you smart alecs out there!).   A friend sent this to me and the subject was "praying for your children."  It is dated November 07, 2008 and she copied it from this blog post. If you have younger kids, and want to pray for them more, I think this is spectacular.  I'm very glad that I found it.  I'm going to be practicing this asap.

Here's the email I received!

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...the point is that one of the most important things I am privileged to do as a mother is to pray for my children every day.  
The other day I came across a verse that God used to prompt me to write this post.  If you are a mom (or have someone else you want to pray for specifically), I hope you will join me as I do this for the next 7 days.  It struck me that I need reminders during the day to be praying over my girls, and I decided to choose 7 events in a day that would remind me to do so.  Then, I chose verses that had to do with that time of the day (for example: as my kids are getting dressed in the morning) and then I put them on notecards.
Here are the events and verses I chose:
1.  When they wake up: “Let the morning bring (child’s name) word of your unfailing love, for she has put her trust in You.  Show (her/him) the way (she/he) should go, for to you (he/she) lifts up her soul.” (Adapted from Psalm 143:8)
2. When they are getting dressed: “Therefore, as God’s chosen child, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Lord, help (him/her) bear with others and forgive whatever grievances (he/she) has against others.  Help (him/her) forgive as the Lord forgave (him/her).  And over all these virtues, help (him/her) put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” (Adapted from Colossians 3:12-14)
3. While they are eating: “Teach (child’s name) the secret of being content in any and every situation whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  Teach (him/her) that (he/she) can do everything through him who gives (him/her) strength.” (Adapted from Philippians 4:12-13)

4.  When they go out of the house: “(Name of child), do not conform any longer 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.” (Adapted from Romans 12:2)

5.  While they are taking a bath: Lord, give (name of child)  clean hands and a pure heart, and let (him/her) not lift (his/her) soul to an idol or swear by what is false. Let (him/her) receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God (his/her) Savior.  Let (him/her) be part of the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. (Adapted from Psalm 24:4-6)

6.  When they are going to bed:  “The Lord Your God is with you; he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, be will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

7.  While they are sleeping:  “I pray that (name of child) will do everything without complaining or arguing, so that he/she may become blameless and pure, a child of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which he/she shines like a star in the universe as he/she holds out the word of life-in order that he/she may boast on the day of Christ that he/she did not run or labor for nothing.” (Adapted from Philippians 2:14-16)

I feel like God has been reminding me more and more lately that I need to live my life in prayer. For my children, husband, family, friends, country, those in need, etc., etc.  As a mother, it has been so pivotal for my children to hear me praying out loud over them, and I want to commit to do this every day (seven times a day!) for the next week.  If you care to join me, just copy these verses onto index cards. 
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Fab, huh?
Let me know if you have any fab finds this week!  Leave a comment with your fab find and/or a link to it!
Thanks ;)

7 comments:

  1. The contigo bottles are fantastic! We've been using them for years. Even better are the insulated coffee travel mugs. They're completely spill proof and keep coffee or tea warm for hours! Both very important when you have kids running around! I should do commercials!

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  2. I love the idea of praying for your children--it's one of the many, many things I look forward to about motherhood :-) And I am one of those who NEEEEEEDS reminders--foolproof ones--and these sound up my alley. Now... how to keep track of this list until I actually have kids...? ;-)

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  3. Oh you know I needed that prayer list this week! I'm going to write those on notecards this weekend. Thanks Tina! =)

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  4. I awarded you The Versatile Blogger Award. Love your blog and your sense of humor! http://gardenofeden-craftsfamily.blogspot.com/2011/05/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  5. Hey Tina, I"m following you now, so I can't wait to see the next 20 minute tuesday party! Thanks for inviting me. :)

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  6. Hey, Tina! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will definitely join the link party next week! I love cheap, easy crafts! (ps - your blog is adorable)

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