Hello friends! Happy May to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend filled with God’s richest blessings!!

I have a huge prayer request to share today. My dear husband John lost his job. Without going in to many details….John was called into his boss’ office on Wednesday and let go, effective immediately. (There was no wrong doing on John’s part, the company has just decided to restructure/go in a different direction).

Because John’s only worked for this company a short time, he receives no severance package. John came home Wednesday very shaken, surprised, and overwhelmed.

Would you please keep us in your prayers? I am asking God to use me to be a voice of Truth, hope and encouragement to John. I am asking God to lead, guide, provide, heal and restore.

I am also asking for Him to protect our marriage and family (it’s much different having someone home with me now during the day). I am reading and reflecting on the Proverbs 31 women, and asking Him to mold & shape me into the wife John needs during this difficult time.

Funny how God works..remember that Marriage Conference I was going to speak at?? A few weeks ago, I sensed I wasn’t supposed to participate in the conference this season. I contacted the coordinators and regretfully declined the invitation. My exact words were “I sense I’m supposed to live the message, not write the message during this season”.

Little did I know that God would use the prep time that I did for the marriage message to prepare my heart and mind for the very important role I have now in serving John. And thankfully, except for Monday nights, my schedule is now clear to love and serve my family with excellence.

Thank you for listening to this very personal prayer request. I will keep you posted as God reveals His purpose and plan in this “detour“. We are trusting God to bring us through this very hard place VICTORIOUSLY!!

Have a wonderful week full of God’s richest blessings! I’m preparing for my big “40th” birthday this weekend ~ and look forward to seeing how God will grow me in the days and weeks to come!!

Many blessings to you!!

P.S. Here are more winners from the *She Sparkles* Anniversary Celebration….

The winner of Beth Moore’s Get Out of that Pit is Denise Lynn &
the Making Ordinary Days Extraordinary book will be sent to Renee. Thank you to all who entered and for helping celebrate the *She Sparkles* 1st Anniversary with me! Woo Hoo!!

I had one more GIVEAWAY planned (lots of great CD’s from Seeds Family Music…but will wait a few days to post it. Please check back later this week. 🙂

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