Praying for your family...

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My thoughts...
Recently, I discovered 1 Chronicles 28:8: Now therefore, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the Lord, and in the hearing of our God, keep and seek [to be familiar with] all the commandments of the Lord your God, that you may possess this good land and leave it as an inheritance for your children after you forever. As I pondered this, I was inspired to begin praying Scriptural prayers over our home, our marriage, and our daughter and it is transforming the way I approach God's Word. These prayers are recorded in a journal given to me by my husband during our college dating days and I hope they will be passed on to my children and to their children, after them. I am regularly praying these prayers aloud during my time with the Lord and adding to them as I discover new Scriptures with special application to the life of our family.

For example, I am praying 1 Peter 5:10: May You, the God of all grace, Who has called us to Your own eternal glory in Christ Jesus, Yourself complete and make us what we ought to be, establish and ground us securely, and strengthen, and settle us.

I am also praying 1 Thessalonians 2:13: Thank You for Your Word, which is effectually at work in us who believe, exercising its superhuman power in us who adhere to and trust in and rely on it.

In moments of vague anxiety, I can pray Proverbs 1:33: May we listen to You and live securely, and be at ease from the dread of evil.

I encourage you to incorporate the Word of God into your own prayers for your home, your marriage, and your children. His Word is our most powerful weapon!

A word from Sara, owner of Bella Blu Boutique:
I am a mother of one amazingly spirited little girl, Isabella. She is the inspiration for the clothing that I create. I wouldn't have started making sewing a passion if it weren't for her. I love to create unique clothing for her. I really love it when I can share my creations with other parents out there that want to give their children the gift of handmade. I love doing custom orders, and welcome them anytime. I am a part time NICU nurse, and love having the best of many worlds. Being a nurse, wife, mommy, and seamstress, it can get a little hectic at times! I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 7 years. He is very supportive of my Etsy business. I couldn't do this without him. Thank you for checking out our shop! See what a difference handmade can make for you, and the artists that you support!
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