Tuesday, May 15, 2012


This morning, I read a twitter/fb update from Scott England. He wrote: "When I find myself overcome by fear or insecurity, I like to kick it in the teeth with these words." 2 Timothy 1:7

So, after having battled with  feeling a little "less than" over the past few days and no I do not mean less than as in size, but just 'less than'. I have been overcome with some fear, mainly insecurities that rock my soul. This morning, after reading his statement, I had to get up from the breakfast table while the kids polished off the last bites of their bacon and looked up 2 Timothy 1:7.

This is what 2 Timothy 1:7 says in the amplified:
"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity [of cowardice of craven and cringing and fawning fear], but He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well balanced mind and discipline and self control."

Jolie is feeling care-free here...

Earlier in the weekend, I received my daily prayer devotional email from Germaine Copeland of Word Ministries. Every day I receive a short little devotion followed by a scripture filled prayer. AND her little emails are always timely. Sometimes the subject matter hits home hard with me and is just what I needed...(same Holy Spirit)...I always say I just wish HE would email me or something...and sometimes He uses Germaine Copeland's email ministry to do just that...The title of her short devotional/prayer was Care free. The devotion stated how our bodies can not tolerate the burden of worry, fretting and anxiety because it causes a chemical imbalance in our DNA and messes up the production of necessary hormones for physical, mental and emotional health. Worry is probably the major cause of sickness...and because of this we should cast our cares and lay them on the LORD.
Feelin' a little carefree here...

Start singing Lay um Down by Need to Breathe as you ponder that last statement... or just watch the following youtube of my oldest singing it..

I want to do as her devotion states and cast my care to the  Lord for He cares for me. She suggested approaching God boldly in prayer and read aloud His word and the worries will subside.

Pray these words from her devotion/prayer email...

Heavenly Father, I thank You for your goodness. In the name of Jesus I cast the whole of my care~all anxieties, worries and concerns upon you! I know that you love me and care for me. ANd those for whom I am praying. Today I make all my requests known to you with thanksgiving. I know you hear me, and I believe your best answers are on the way from the moment I ask AMEN.
Word Ministries Inc....

Today, I prayed that prayer and looked up the scriptures she listed with it.,( Psalm 136:1,Phil.4:6, 1Peter 5:7). However, at speech today, Jolie melted down, and continued the melt all the way home...I joined her. Today was Karlie's last final exam...today is just a melting day. But He cares for me...and I will continue to cast my cares over and over and over. FOR HE cares for me and mine...
me and mine


  1. Our Lord specializes in melt downs. ♥

  2. Hi Martha. Great thoughts (and such a cute photo of your little girl). Yes, stress kills us, doesn’t it. I’ve seen it in my own body when I stress over things instead of laying them down at Jesus' feet. Thanks for sharing this on B&BB. You must be proud of your talented son as well! I pray you have an excellent week in Christ. I’m writing this on a train from Budapest, Hungary to Zagreb, Croatia. I don’t have internet, but I opened up your blog post before the trip so I could read it while traveling. And I’ll paste my comment into a comment box when we arrive. So I’m reading your blog and thinking of you across the globe!

  3. Hi Martha, Am visiting from B&BB this week. Your son is very talented. I take so much to the Lord, there are times I think he must see me coming before him and thinking, "oh no, here she is again". Of course, the Lord is not like us humans and wants us to come to Him with all our cares. It is just mind blowing to me how much he loves all of us, and wants us to cast each worry and care on Him. Such a lovely picture of you and your family. Blessings.


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