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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Christmas Cards and Prayer

I have 2 confessions to make:

1.  Just yesterday, I finally took down all my Christmas cards.  For those of you who are unware, Christmas was 50 days ago.  Don't worry...the rest of my Christmas decorations have been put away for a while :)

2.  I'm a pastor's wife and prayer is not an easy task for me.  I'm pretty sure that it should be in my job description if "pastor's wife" had a job description!  These two confessions have something to do with each other...I promise.

When I was in college, I babysat for a great family (the Lusks) and was inspired by something they did.  Tracy Lusk had pictures of their family friends on her fridge (I confess, I can't remember if they were their Christmas cards or not).  When I asked about them, she said that the kids and her would pick a picture each day to pray for at meal times!

I sacked that little idea away ...

And now to connect my confessions.  Yesterday I finally completed the task of cutting pictures out of all my Christmas cards, putting magnets on the back of them, and replacing our 2011 Christmas cards with our 2012 cards.  So if you sent us a Christmas card this past Christmas, then know that we are praying for you.  We pick a family or two at each meal and pray for you.  Weston holds one picture.  William holds another.  And if momma forgets, then one of her boys reminds her that we need to pray - a little accountability in my day :).  Because prayer does not come easy for me!  But know that if I say we are praying for you then we will do it...right before the PB&Js that God has so richly blessed us with.

We are grateful for you friends!  And we are lifting you up to our great God!

The cards before they came down.  Everyone that has come to my house since Christmas has seen them proudly displayed!

Our prayer cards from Xmas 2011 that actually made it the entire year.  They get a lot of loving throughout the year...a lot of sticky fingers, a lot of bends and tears, a lot of time hiding under the fridge.

$0.97 at Walmart.  2 packs of magnets with some to spare for when the above mentioned "love" causes magnets to fall off :)

Now we are finally ready for 2013...and it'll never look this neat again.  So far the Stevenson's card is Weston and William's favorite because Mickey Mouse is part of the family picture :).  And Kiels and Pressleys...we printed off new pictures of y'all :) 

Here's to a 3 year old & a 2 year old keeping you accountable,
Happy New Year :)