"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair."~from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

APOLOGY to READERS who followed a SEARCH to HERE & didn't find it

On July 18, 2017, I drafted almost 3000 blog posts that I had published since 2008 when I began blogging, rather than edit each one. So if you clicked here from somewhere else and ended up with the post unavailable or error, I am sorry but this is why. It'd be too much work for me to go back and fix them. There's an explanation on 7/19/17 as I'm still learning.

Friday, August 1, 2008

SHARING THE LOVE! Anniversary & 100th Post!

This is a really long combination post of such a
ANNIVERSARY-100 Posts...*** Blogiversary!
August 1st

Today is my Anniversary! It's a Double ANNIVERSARY!

On August 1st, 1976 I married in Las Vegas, Nevada
[Boy, did we take a gamble!]
So, in honor of that day, since I am here in Mexico and HE is home in Minnesota...


I am committed to 2 Challenges from Revive Our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss:
(1) 31 Days of Prayer Challenge (recommended that I start with this one)
(2) 30 Days of Encouragement

[HUBBY:I have more especially for YOU at the end! ]

a "WHOLE NEW WORLD" has opened up to me since APRIL 2008.

THIS IS MY 100th POST!!!!

I have observed since starting how others CELEBRATE their 100th post or anniversary. I'm so sorry to disappoint YOU but I have NO GIVEAWAYS, PRIZES, EXCITING CELEBRITIES or CRUISES being given so you can come and join me in Mazatlan, Mexico ...but I have some BLESSINGS from me:


YOU are more than welcome to copy any of this for yourself, after all THIS is YOURS with me...


II.SECOND... O=Others (that's ALL of YOU)
III.THIRD.... Y=Yours (that's me & hubby)

When I began my BLOG in April, I had no idea what was in store for me. I started my 1st blog with a breath and a short prayer: "O Holy Spirit, lead me, guide me, & speak through me!" And my post was titled WHAT'S IN A NAME? I wanted to proceed from there with the Names of GOD in the Bible: HIS WORD…but I did not get far. Soon I was off in another direction.

However, I continue to learn the Names of God, which are more than 600, and I have increased my understanding of the vastness of HIS CHARACTER and ATTIBUTES, deepened my faith and grown in my prayer life, praise and worship of WHO HE IS to me!


So today I honor
My Lord & Savior FIRST…and ALL HE is TO ME
through 100 Names & Verses
where HE has revealed HIMSELF to me


ADONAI...... ………. Malachi 1:6 meaning "Lord", a reference to the Lordship of God.
EL-ELYON..............Genesis 14:17-20,Isaiah 14:13-14 meaning "The most high God"
EL-OLAM...............Isaiah 40:28-31 meaning "The everlasting God"
EL-ROI...................Genesis 16:13 meaning "The strong one who sees"
EL-SHADDAI........Genesis 17:1,Psalm 91:1 meaning "The God of the mountains
or God Almighty"
ELOHIM................Genesis 1:1, Psalm 19:1 meaning "God",
a reference to God's power and might.
JEHOVAH-JIREH....Genesis 22:13-14 meaning "The Lord will provide"
JEHOVAH-MACCADDESHEM.......Exodus 31:13 meaning "The Lord thy sanctifier"
JEHOVAH-NISSI.....Exodus 17:15 meaning "The Lord our banner"
JEHOVAH-RAPHA..Exodus 15:26 meaning "The Lord our healer"
JEHOVAH-ROHI.....Psalm 23:1 meaning "The Lord my shepherd"
JEHOVAH-SABBAOTH...Isaiah 6:1-3 meaning "The Lord of Hosts"
JEHOVAH-SHALOM......Judges 6:24 meaning "The Lord is peace"
JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH...Ezekiel 48:35 meaning "The Lord who is present"
JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU.....Jeremiah 23:6 meaning "The Lord our righteousness"
JEHOVAH--YAHWEH.....Genesis 2:4 a reference to God's divine salvation.
ABBA.............................Romans 8:15
ADVOCATE.....................I John 2:1 (KJV)
ALMIGHTY.....................Genesis 17:1
ALPHA............................Revelation 22:13
ANOINTED ONE...............Psalm 2:2
AUTHOR OF LIFE..............Acts 3:15
BEGINNING.....................Revelation 21:6
BRANCH..........................Jeremiah 33:15
BREAD OF LIFE.................John 6:35
BRIDEGROOM..................Isaiah 62:56
BRIGHT MORNING STAR...Revelation 22:16
CHOSEN ONE...................Isaiah 42:1
CHRIST.............................Matthew 22:42
COMFORTER....................John 14:26(KJV)
COMMANDER..................Isaiah 55:4
CONSUMING FIRE............Deut. 4:24, Heb. 12:29
CORNERSTONE.................Isaiah 28:16
COUNSELOR.....................Isaiah 9:6
CREATOR.........................1 Peter 4:19
DELIVERER.......................Romans 11:26
FAITHFUL & TRUE.............Revelation 19:11
FATHER...........................Matthew 6:9
FIRSTFRUITS....................1 Cor.15:20-23
FOUNDATION..................1 Cor. 3:11
GENTLE WHISPER.............1 Kings 19:12
GIFT OF GOD....................John 4:10
GLORY OF THE LORD........Isaiah 40:5
GOOD SHEPHERD.............John 10:11
GUIDE.............................Psalm 48:14
HEAD OF THE CHURCH.....Ephesians 5:23
HOLY ONE.......................Acts 2:27
HOPE..............................Titus 2:13
HORN OF SALVATION...........Luke 1:69
I AM....................................Exodus 3:14, John 8:58
IMAGE OF GOD....................2 Cor. 4:4
IMMANUEL.........................Isaiah 7:14
JEHOVAH............................Psalm 83:18 (KJV)
JESUS................................Matthew 1:21
JUDGE................................Isaiah 33:22, Acts 10:42
KING.................................Zechariah 9:9
LAMB OF GOD..................John 1:29
LIFE..................................John 14:6
LIGHT OF THE WORLD.......John 8:12
LILY OF THE VALLEYS.........Song 2:1
LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH.......Revelation 5:5
LIVING STONE...................1 Peter 2:4
LIVING WATER..................John 4:10
LOVE.................................1 John 4:8
MAN OF SORROWS............Isaiah 53:3
MASTER.............................Luke 5:5
MEDIATOR.........................1 Timothy 2:5
MESSIAH............................ John 4:25
MIGHTY GOD......................Isaiah 9:6
NAZARENE..........................Matthew 2:23
OMEGA...............................Revelation 22:13
ONLY BEGOTTEN SON..........John 1:18(kjv)
OUR PASSOVER LAMB.........1 Cor. 5:7
OUR PEACE..........................Ephesians 2:14
POTTER................................Isaiah 64:8
PRINCE OF PEACE.................Isaiah 9:6
PROPHET..............................Acts 3:22
PURIFIER..............................Malachi 3:3
RABBONI (TEACHER).............John 20:16
REDEEMER...........................Job 19:25
REFINER'S FIRE.....................Malachi 3:2
ROCK....................................1 Cor.10:4
ROSE OF SHARON.................Song 2:1
SAVIOR.................................Luke 2:11
SERVANT...............................Isaiah 42:1
SHIELD..................................Genesis 15:1
SPIRIT OF GOD......................Genesis 1:2
SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.......Malachi 4:2
TEACHER...............................John 13:13
TRUE LIGHT...........................John 1:9
TRUE WITNESS......................Revelation 3:14
TRUTH..................................John 14:6
VINE.....................................John 15:5
WAY.....................................John 14:6
WITNESS...............................Isaiah 55:4
WONDERFUL........................Isaiah 9:6
WORD OF GOD.....................Revelation 19:13

My beloved My beloved Son (Jesus) My buckler My defense
My defense and refuge in the day of my trouble My deliverer
My exceeding joy My Father My father's God
My [God's] firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth (Jesus)
My fortress My friend My glory My God My goodness
My help My hiding place
My hiding place and my shield
My high tower My hope
My hope in the day of evil My judge My King My lampMy love
My portion for ever My portion in the land of the living
My praise My Redeemer My refuge

My refuge and my portion
My refuge in the day of affliction
My rock My salvation My Savior My [God's] servant (Jesus)

My [God's] servant David (Jesus)
My shepherd My shield My song My stay My strength and power
My strength and song
My strong habitation, where unto I may continually resort
My strong refuge My strong rock
My trust from my youth
My Project Playlist that plays the music when YOU enter my page is in my sidebar. It also has 100 songs!

Perhaps YOU always only hear the first but I have 99 more.Pop it out and listen on your own. Enjoy!

Potter's Hand -- Hillsong
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) -- Chris Tomlin
I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous) -- Chris Tomlin
Miracle -- Darlene Zschech
Pray -- Darlene Zschech
Parent's Prayer -- Steven Curtis Chapman
On My Knees -- Jaci Velasquez
God Will Make A Way -- Don Moen
Lifted Higher -- Twila Paris
See With Your Heart -- Gloria Estefan
Breathe On Me/I Need Thee Every Hour -- Natalie Grant
Legacy -- Nicole Nordeman
Lord Let Your Glory Fall(Redman) -- Matt Redman
Face Down -- Matt Redman
Held -- Natalie Grant
Awaken -- Natalie Grant
It's the Thought -- Twila Paris
Bring The Rain -- Mercy Me
Bless The Broken Road -- Selah
It is Well (Africa)!!! -- Selah
There Is A Fountain -- Selah
You Raise Me Up -- Selah
All My Praise -- Selah
Was It A Morning Like This -- Sandi Patti
Via Dolorosa -- Sandi Patti
Tu Amor -- Danilo Montero
Fortaleza -- Danilo Montero
Tu Misericordia -- Danilo Montero
Tanto para darte -- Lilly Goodman
Ven te necesito (Dueto con Lilly Goodman) -- Jesus Adrian Romero
Renuevame -- Marcos Witt
Escucharte Hablar -- Marcos Witt
Anhelo tu Gloria -- Marcos Witt
America Sera Para Cristo -- Marcos Witt
Me Has Llamado A Conocerte -- Marcos Witt
Jesus, Eres Mi Buen Pastor -- Marcos Witt
Just A Prayer Away -- Jaci Velasquez
Look What Love Has Done -- Jaci Velasquez
In God We Trust -- Jaci Velasquez, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Rachael Lampa, & many more Christian artists
Friends Are Friends Forever -- Michael W. Smith
I Will Carry You -- Michael W. Smith
Purified -- Michael W. Smith
Raging Sea -- Michael W. Smith
Everlasting God -- Chris Tomlin
Wonderful Maker -- Chris Tomlin
Unfailing Love -- Chris Tomlin
Your Grace Is Enough -- Chris Tomlin
I Know WHO I AM (Featuring Chris Tomlin) -- Israel & New Breed
Indescribable [Worshiptogether.com Songs] -- Chris Tomlin
Give Thanks -- Don Moen
Holy Ground -- Don Moen
Call Upon His Name -- Darlene Zschech
Dwell In Your House -- Darlene Zschech
I Live To Know You -- Darlene Zschech
I Will Never Be the Same Again -- Darlene Zschech
Let The Peace Of God Reign -- Darlene Zschech
Love You So Much, Jesus -- Darlene Zschech
This Is The Air I Breathe -- Hillsongs/ Darlene Zschech
Beautiful Savior -- Casting Crowns
East to West -- Casting Crowns
Set Me Free -- Casting Crowns
Voice Of Truth -- Casting Crowns
Who Am I -- Casting Crowns
The Great Divide -- Point of Grace
You Are Good -- Point of Grace
The Servant King -- Graham Kendrick
Deeper -- Israel & New Breed
If Not For Your Grace -- Israel & New Breed
New Season -- Israel Houghton & the New Breed
He Knows My Name -- Israel & New Breed
Moving Forward -- Ricardo Sanchez
Rebecca St James - Song of Love -- Rebecca St. James
Rebecca St. James/The Power Of Your Love -- Various
Feel the Nails -- Ray Boltz
The Hammer -- Ray Boltz
Thank You -- Ray Boltz
Watch the Lamb -- Ray Boltz
What Was I Supposed To Be? -- Ray Boltz
Isaiah 6 -- Todd Agnew
America Again -- Carman
Lazerus come forth -- Carman
The Prayer Anthem -- Carman
Satan Bite The Dust -- Carman
Run To You -- Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You -- Whitney Houston
I Believe In You And Me -- Whitney Houston
When You Believe (From "The Prince Of Egypt") (With Whitney Houston) -- Mariah Carey
Father's Eyes -- Amy Grant
Thy Word -- Amy Grant
I Will Remember You -- Amy Grant
One Sweet Day -- Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
Chiquitita -- ABBA
Because You Loved Me (Theme From 'Up Close & Personal') -- Celine Dion
The Impossible Dream -- Andy Williams
Fueron Tus Manos -- Julissa y Ricardo Rodriguez
No Puedo Callar -- Julissa & Don Misionero
Desde Mi Interior -- Hillsong
More Than Life -- Hillsong
None but Jesus -- Hillsong
Healer -- Hillsong


100 Blogs+ of Super Special Friends

and Memes of Interest or Participation, some that I have made part of my journey and others that I'm considering to start.

Some of you know me and that I visit your Blog, treasuring every morsel I read. Others of you may not even know that I visit you but at sometime I decided to add you in my Favorites, which I've divided into categories/ folders containing each of you.

However, there are so many of you and now new ones I'm discovering, that there is not sufficient room for this increase...so this is my new organization tool of you and my way to honor YOU because you are showing me My Lord Jesus through your "blog" and "blog friendship".

There truly are not enough words to THANK YOU or express all you have given me through this blog world on the internet...when you are away from "home", this is more than just words, it's a connection for me to Real, Authentic People (RAP) before the Rapture of Christ Jesus!

It helps me to know that I have not been Left Behind (lol) but still growing in my purpose driven life to know, love and serve Him MORE and less of me. There is UNITY in this body of Christ! There is sisterhood... brotherhood... a Life Message and Mission for each of us!

Recently I received my first blog award and was humbled three times by three dear friends: Tracy, Cheryl and Paulette (remember whatever is underlined means you can click on it & be linked which means you are transported to that place...I pray they all work)

A week ago, I received this one from Amy at Signs, Miracles and Wonders, which I am passing to ALL 100 of YOU and anyone NOW Reading this, if YOU have never received it,

I was so moved by its originator Crystal at Memoirs of a Mommy in honor of Noah and the donor of his sweet little heart who ENCOURAGES me to SHARE THE LOVE !
[Click on Memoirs of a Mommy to learn and read this special love story!]

The rules for this award are to pass it along to some people whose blogs you love. They make you laugh, smile, leave encouraging comments on your blog. You would like to share some love with because they have uplifted, inspired, encouraged or prayed for you.

This special award goes to:A
All Eyes on the King Marcie
A Planting of the Lord Kimberly
Aroma of Joy Kelley
At Shore's End Melinda
A Magnolia's Heart Beat Laurie Ann
Ashley's Story Trish
A Hoosier Family Sharon

By His Grace Jenifer
Becoming Me Angela
Beloved Mama Christelle
Blessed with Grace Lisa
Bring the Rain: The Story of Audrey Caroline -Angie Smith

Call Her Blessed Daiquiri
Confessions of a Modern Christian Woman Maisie now at Maisie's Soapbox

Dogs on Thursday Paula/Natalie

Eph2810 Sting My Heart Iris
Especially Heather Heather
Every Day Miracles Wendi
Every Day Miracles Sherri
Everything to Me-Puff's Pockets aka Darlene
Forever His Susan
*Faith Lifts 1st Group see below
Faith Prints Tania
Fruits of the Spirit Melanie
Gina's Public Diary Gina
Hope for Each Day Cheryl
Hebrews Thirteen Three now found
@ Meditations & Confessions of a Homemaker Sheila
**Holding On 2nd Group below
***Internet Café Devotions 3rd Group below
Inky's Spot IIona *missionary
In Christ Alone Renee
Journeying Forward Cristine
Journey through Faith Sam
Joy in the Journey Joy * missionary
Kittens Come from Eggs Dineen
Kisses from Heaven Mary
Kerry Hasenbalg Kerry
Lifting Hands Leigh Ann
Liza's Viewpoint Liza
Little Red Hearts from God Connie
****Laced with Grace 4th Group below
My Cup Runneth Over Tracy
Married to the Preacher Natalie
Mocha with Linda Linda
My Life's Journey Pia
Mumblings of a Mommy Monk Heather
Mel's World Melissa
More than a Conqueror Nancie
Natalie Grant Natalie
Notes from the Soul Stephanie
One So Blessed Joanne
Peace for the Journey Elaine
Precious Maeday Moments Mae
Pass the salt, please! Cheri
Praise and Coffee Sue
*****Proverbs 31 Team Lysa, Renee,+Team(5th Group below)
Quiet Reflections SharonB
Refresh My Soul Angela
Revive our Hearts Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Reservoir Sharon
Spiritually Unequal Marriage Lynn
Sheep to the Right Carol
Signs, Miracles and Wonders Amy
Shortybear's Place Denise
Seasons of My Heart Kim
Shabby Olde Potting Shed Lea
Safe in His Arms Tonya
Scattered Stones Kimberly
Scrapping Servant Carolyn
The Preacher's Wife Lisa
Tea with Tiffany & The Shame Factor Tiffany
Thirsty for Him Tracy
The Accidental Pharisee Beth

Van Walton's Created for the Jungle Van Walton
Women Taking A Stand Laurie
Walking with Y'shua Katrina
Xandra's -Heart of Service & Called According to His Purpose
Yard Nanny- Our Summer Blessings & On the Heart with Paulette

~Zany 1 Peter 3 Living Yahoo Group
Too many to name but many blogs in this GREAT group! (see note~)

[NOTE:~ZANY is not part of the Yahoo Group name- just 1 Peter 3 Living! But, to me, they are ZANY & since their name starts with a number and I needed a" Z", I put them here...so as not to be forgotten! It was better than calling them Zealots...or ZooKeepers!]

(actually one of the 1 Peter 3 Living Yahoo Group has a blog that starts with U)

So, if "U" visit me, or I visit "U" than U are included and that brings More "U NITY!!!

MANY PEOPLE ARE INCLUDED IN THE GROUPS but THEY ALSO HAVE THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL BLOGS (some are listed above & some are not)so here are their names:

(1st Group) FAITH LIFTS
Susan C.
(2nd Group) HOLDING ON
Who's Who At the Cafe....
Aimee Caitlin
Amy Brooke
Amy Grant Bayliss
Angie Knight
Annie Pettigrew
Carol Hatcher
Chelsey Hall
Cindy Beall
Cindy Swanson
Elaine Bateman
Gina Smith
Heather Cox
Joy Forney
Julie Todd
Kim Uden
Kristen Schiffman
Kristen Welch
Laura Fabrycky
Linda Crow
Lori Macmath
Mary Snyder
Natalie Witcher
Robyn Adams
Susan Amato
Tammy Nolan
Tracy Berta
Twinkle Mom
(4th Group) Laced With Grace
Meet Amy
Meet Angie
Meet Bernadine
Meet Connie
Meet Ellen
Meet Heather C
Meet Heather
Meet Iris
Meet Janna
Meet Laurel
Meet Leigh
Meet Linda
Meet Lynn
Meet Renee
Meet Tiffany
Meet Tracey
Meet Tracy

AND LAST but CERTAINLY NOT LEAST but THE BEST GROUP that I started with reading as e-votionals and then to their individual blogs:

Seek the Lord Sunday
Sunday Praise and Worship

Be Still Sunday
Speak to My Soul Sunday
Super Simple Spiritual Sunday

MONDAY (Monday Meanderings discontinued 6/29/08)
My Walk Monday
Miracle Monday
Marriage Monday
Simple Woman's Daybook (M)


Tuesdays in Other Words move to http://writingcanvas.wordpress.com/
Tuesdays for Timothy Moms
Two Shall Become One Tuesdays
10 Minute Tuesday


YOU GO GOD (just started on Wednesday, July 30th)
Word-Filled Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday
Live Well Wednesday
Works for Me Wednesday


Thankful Thursday
Thirstin' for the Word Thursdays
Thursday Thirteen

Psalm Friday
God Stop Friday
Frugal Fridays
Faith-Lift Fridays
Fruit of the Spirit Friday


Then Sings My Soul Saturday

Café Chat (Saturday)

Camera Critters

IF THERE ARE MORE MEMES out there PLEASE leave the LINK in COMMENTS for us to get to know by visiting & participate!

Finally...PEGGY (my acronym):

Prayers & promises
Encouragement of
Gifts of His Spirit

7 Random things you may not yet know about me! I chose 7 instead of 6!

1) I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and have a home in Stillwater, MN
But for the last 12 years I have been finally living my purpose and calling on my life as a volunteer missionary in Mexico. Only have my older sister & brother still living. My mom, youngest brother & dad are waiting in heaven.

2) I attended the College of St. Catherine and almost became a nun, religious sister…woman who dedicates her life to being single and serving God(like Mother Teresa). I have a BA in Elementary Education, Spanish & Library.

3) I married my Spanish high school teacher 6 years after I met him after working with him as a teacher assistant in many programs teaching English or Spanish.

4) I am over 50, never had my own biological children, but I'm a grandma to 2 grand daughters and 1 very special grand son, who was diagnosed as Autistic when he was 2 years old from our daughter (Tracy) and son, Vinny (siblings adopted).

5) I love God and passionate about prayer, praise, worship. I dance with flags and/or tambourine. I love creative drama, expressive dance, choreography and much MUSIC!

6) I love dogs and horses! I owned 3 very special horses in MN: Tano, Missy & Star.
I currently have 5 dogs in Mexico and 2 at home in MN: Bravo, Chimi, Chiquitita, Toby, Chispita, Lucky and Tano! When I came to Mexico, I had a Dachshund named Champion and a mixed breed Bailey. They are my family!

*7) I was raised in the Catholic church, left to an Evangelical church and became a spirit filled Christian of a Pentecostal church, Assembly of God in 1989…my home church in MN is Redeeming Love Church with the best Pastors and Church Family anyone could ask for and I would drive 20 miles or 3,000 miles just to be blessed by worshipping, serving, participating, celebrating with them. I learned much from them and the ministries I participated in as I continue doing here also with the church families that have taken me under their wings or allowed me the great privilege of their extended family…the body of Christ in Mexico!

Sharon from Quiet Reflections and Tania from Faith Prints tagged me past weekend and though I DO NOT do "tags" I felt that this was harmless and easy enough to share with YOU!

Here are the rules of tag
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

I'm going to TAG any of YOU that want to do this one for my BLOGIVERSARY, if you are not too busy with the AWARD! So ALL 100 + GROUPS consider yourselves TAGGED! It's up to YOU!

Official Dedication Prayer of Mazes, Messes, Miracles…aMazing Grace / My Mission Statement was given here and then here during Angela's Blog Mission Tour! You are welcome to read mine, visit others on the Tour & write your own.

LORD, I invite You into Mazes, Messes, Miracles…aMazing Grace blog as I would my home…"Mi casa es Tu casa"…Spanish for "My house is your house" I desire for Your Presence always to be with me and anyone who visits here. 
Please come and fill these posts with Your Love, every corner with Your Peace, each thought with Your inspiration and each moment here with Your JOY!

May this be a place where we are aMazed by Your Grace! May all who enter here BE BLESSED by You in a special way. I commit my Mazes, Messes, Miracles…aMazing Grace BlogSpot and Mission to YOU! I ask that You truly make my thoughts Your thoughts and make it a home
To anyone searching for YOU or more of YOU from the journey we have shared
together to the journey yet to be…may this be used to bring YOU
Glory and humble me as I learn from YOU where YOU have led me and to
Where YOU will lead me…be my Guide each day as I live, laugh and love
YOU and MY SPECIAL FRIENDS YOU send this way! In Jesus Name…

SEÑOR, Te invito a este lugar…haga Tu Voluntad…sea Tu Hogar de alcanzar otros 
para Ti y para Tu Gloria…sea Tu Presencia por mis palabras humildes…bendiga a las personas que vengan a este lugar!


31 Days of Prayer Challenge and Encouragement from Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Revive Our Hearts

Combination I have done from her Challenges. My personal prayers for my spouse will be posted later for this first week and then daily hopefully. The PRAYERS were not meant to go along with the ENCOURAGEMENT. Nancy offers them as separate CHALLENGES.

My 30 Day Husband Encouragement & Prayer
By Nancy Leigh DeMoss Revive Our Hearts, © 2005.
© Revive Our Hearts. Used with permission.
www.ReviveOurHearts.com Info@ReviveOurHearts.com Permission granted.

WEEK ONE________________________

Day BIBLE Verse
1 "The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life." Prov. 31:11-12

…have you ever thanked your husband for "choosing you" above all other women? He found you attractive as a person, and appreciated you.
Though many circumstances in your marriage may have changed, let your husband know that you are glad God led you together, and that you want to be a blessing to him for the rest of your marriage. Let him know that he can trust you to be in his corner.

Pray that your husband will grow spiritually and consider his accountability before the Lord. Pray that he will guard his heart by developing spiritual disciplines—Bible reading and study, prayer, meditation, scripture memorization, etc. (2 Pet. 3:18; Prov. 4:23)

2 "...through love serve one another." Gal. 5:13b

…find some way that your husband is serving you or your family. Does he help around the house? Take care of the car? Fix things that are broken? Maybe your husband's not a handyman, but does he run errands for you? Let you go first?

Take care of you when you are sick? Help you make decisions? Praise him for his willingness to serve others. Let him know that you see his unique service as a great strength.

Pray that your husband’s relationship with God and His Word will bear fruit in his life. Pray that he will be a man of wisdom and understanding, fearing the Lord. (Prov. 3:7,9:10; Ps. 112:1)

3 "...love suffers long, and is kind... 1 Cor. 13:4

"And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:19

…If your husband is considerate of your needs, let him know that you have noticed. Thank him for his kindness and consideration. Thank the Lord that your husband knows how to be both tough and tender. Sometimes it's difficult for a man to be gentle, kind or tender - especially if he hasn't had role models in these areas. If he's not a considerate person, appeal to him for help without complaining. Let him know that it's hard for you to handle some things alone.

Pray that your husband will be humble and quick to agree with God about his sin. Pray that his heart will be tender toward the voice of the Lord. (Ps. 51:2-4; Micah 6:8)

4 "...let him labor, working with his hands what is good.." Eph. 4:28

Do you "dump" on your husband at the end of the workday, or do you strengthen and encourage him with your words? A wise wife will make her husband feel that she values and appreciates his work. Let him know that you are glad he is a hard worker. Take opportunities to praise his diligence and resourcefulness to others. If your husband is out of work, unable to work, or refuses to work, you'll need to be more creative. Praise him for a character quality that you see in him that would be a vital part of a successful career - such as persistence, decisiveness, strength, an analytical mind, organizational skills, good with people, good listener, determination, etc

Pray that your husband will grow in leadership skills in your relationship—protecting and providing for you. Pray that he will lead you wisely and love you sacrificially, so that God will be glorified in your marriage. (Eph. 5:25-29; Col. 3:19)

5 "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers." Eph. 4:29

Another way to describe the positive side of this "30-Day Encouragement Challenge" is by using the word "edify," which means, "to build up." Negative comments only discourage and tear down. Positive comments encourage and build.

…Do you edify your husband before others, adding to his value in their eyes? This is especially important to other family members. Do you praise your husband to his relatives, and yours? Does your husband's mother know how much you love him? How about your dad? Perhaps you can drop a word of praise into a conversation or letter. Be creative in letting your relatives know that you respect your husband, love him, and support him - in spite of whatever flaws and weaknesses he may have.

Pray that your husband will be faithful to his wedding vows. Pray that he will have a desire to cultivate your relationship as a sign of his loyalty and commitment to you, and as a picture of Christ’s love for the Church. (Prov. 20:6; Gen. 2:24)

"...whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Cor. 10:31b

Do you recognize and appreciate your husband's creativity? Or do you criticize and demean his efforts? Instead of negativity, determine to be positive. Perhaps you can help your husband see that his efforts are an opportunity to glorify God.

Is your husband the "creative" type? Does he have any artistic gifts? What is that special "knack" he has? Affirm him for his handiwork - a hobby, music, gardening, tinkering with cars, working with wood, etc. Remember: Even if he doesn't measure up to your standards, praise his efforts. If your budget allows, buy him a book or magazine that will continue to encourage his special skill or talent.

If you have a hard time finding his "creative side," understand that men's creativity sometimes is related to their work. Find something he does to make his job run more smoothly or something he does that adds value to his work...and let him know that you have noticed.

Make his day...Praise his accomplishments in public, while he is listening.

Pray that your husband will love righteousness and hate wickedness, especially the evils of the culture. Pray that he will recognize and avoid wickedness in his own life, and if necessary, take a clear, strong stand against evil. (Prov. 27:12; John 17:15; 1 Cor. 10:12-13

"Do not overwork to be rich; because of your own understanding, cease!...for riches
certainly make themselves wings..." Prov. 23:4-5
"That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, that I may fill their treasuries."
Proverbs 8:21

Money is the root of much marital discord. Ask yourself, "Am I being negative toward my husband in the area of finances?" Determine not to speak evil of your husband in this area. Discover ways to encourage and help him instead.

Does your husband handle finances wisely? Does he make good financial investments, based on biblical principles? Does he have a budget? Does he make wise decisions about purchases - checking many sources before he buys? Is he a good steward of his money before the Lord? Let him know how much you appreciate his strengths in financial matters.

If he is weak in this area, encourage any good decisions that he does make. Perhaps you can help him, if he's open to the idea, by organizing financial files or providing other practical assistance. Or, if he wants you to handle the finances, ask for his input before you make decisions that will affect him.

Pray that your husband will safeguard his heart against inappropriate relationships with the opposite sex. Pray that his heart will be pure and undivided in his commitment to you. (Prov. 6:23-24, 26; Rom. 13:14)

For the rest of this Challenge, you need to go to Nancy Leigh DeMoss' website; Revive Our Hearts

(history of a love)
Eydie Gorme and Los Panchos

One of his favorites in the past: El Reloj

This is the music genre that he played and loves


  Day 1 

Spiritual growth and accountability before the Lord.

Lord, I pray that my husband will grow to know You soon and realize that You are the Only Way,You are the Truth and You are His Light. Protect his heart from the darts and lies of the enemy and the world. He has lived too long in this humanitarian outlook. Change his will to Your will for him. Guard in his heart spiritual disciplines. Help Him to begin reading Your Word for insights not for jokes but for truth. Allow him to hunger and thirst to study what I find in Your Word so very priceless. Teach him how to pray through Your Word not just out of needs or saying thanks (though that is nice and a step in the right direction).

Lord, I know the prayers of this challenge are intended for believers but I believe that I can profess my husband as You see him saved by Your grace and see him that way also. So Lord it doesn't seem right for me to ask you to deepen his spiritual disciplines to mediate and memorize scriptures yet, because You have yet to reach him though many have planted seeds in him that has been non-existent in his life thus far, but it is my earnest prayer that he would be given a chance to begin to read your Word and soak in the Truths. There are plenty of Bibles around our home, so just draw him to begin reading the Bible as he reads so many other things that do not feed his spirit. May he replace some of that with spending time in Your Word. Lord, forgive him for the many years he has not been accountable to the reading of the Bible for himself. Break off those past generational curses and religious spirits that have kept him from you! Set him free from the spiritual bondages from his childhood that have hardened his heart for all these years from Your Truth getting in. Break off lies from his early religious training and racism that drove him away from you! Soften his heart and help him to be receptive to hearing the Truth in the Bible shared by many that you place in his life on purpose. We all love him and care for his eternal life. But Father, if we who know him and love him here want that for him...how much more You His Creator and You, Lord Jesus, His Savior desire.  Draw his heart to want to know You and Your Word. For he has gained much worldly knowledge but needs Your Wisdom my Lord. Bring him a desire to hunger and thirst for You! In Jesus Name, I pray.
  Day 2 
Relationship with God & bearing fruit

Lord, Today I ask You to meet my husband where he is at...He knows You exist, draw him closer in his personal relationship with You! This plea is the MOST important prayer I have for my spouse, to accept Jesus Christ as His Lord and personal Savior.Reveal yourself to him as JESUS the ONLY Way, the Truth and the Light for him.There is NO other way Lord.Help him to understand and see this truth soon. His life does bear much external fruit Lord...through years of his own effort. Allow that fruit that he has to now go down deep within and cause an internal change. Allow Your fruits of the Spirit to increase in his life:love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, self control, goodness. I pray Lord that all the wisdom he now has will be matched by the wisdom and knowledge of the Lord.May his understanding be increased. Give him a fear of the Lord enough to draw him to want more of God in His life than the things or ways of this world. Help him to develop the fruits of Your Holy Spirit. Bring him more love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness,gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.May these fruits bear increase in me, so that he will notice the life changing power of knowing You! I ask You according to Your will that none would perish but come to a saving grace in You. In Jesus Name.

Day 3 ...to be continued..... daily....


In Christ,

[if I missed you or have some part incorrect please forgive me]

BTW-by the way- I do LOVE reading Dr. Seuss books aloud to kids but as you can tell there is
no Dr. Seuss here...
no Horton Hears A Who
no Green Eggs and Ham
no Cat in the Hat
no One Fish, Two Fish...
but GOD has many fishes in this NET that still need to hear HIS story!
in fact, the world is counting on YOU to tell of HIS Love...


  1. Good Grief!! That is one heck of a post! I look forward to reading it when I have a bit more time!!

    Thanks for thinking of me!

  2. Happy Anniversary and Happy 100th post - of course I'm sending my biggest wishes for a wonderful anniversary! (although 100 posts is a feat too!)

    Well, you certainly didn't whip that post out in a short time - what a wonderful and sweet way to honor everyone - including our Lord and Savior!!

    Did you know this weekend is the first anniversary of the Lifting Hands blog? I hope to blog about it on Monday on my main blog (except I'll be on vacation so it might come later in the week).

    It is amazing the people the Lord has brought into my life through this crazy thing called blogging!

    Have a blessed weekend Peggy!!!

  3. Happy Wedding Anniversary sweetie, may God bless you and your dear husband with many more happy years. Happy Bloggie Anniversary, I love your blog. Thanks so much for the award, I appreciate your kindness. This was such a wonderful post, filled with many nuggets of gold. Be sweetly blessed my beautiful friend, I love you.

  4. You were so sweet to include me!! Happy Blogoversary and Happy Anniversary to you!!!


  5. Wow Peggy! It took a lot of patience and time to write this post and it is as always filled with love and encouragement to us all. That seems to me to be your true spiritual gift... encouragement to others. Thank you for all the kind words you always leave and for your prayers. I'll be praying for you and your husband too. Congratulations on your 100th post!!!

  6. WOW!!!!!! Happy, happy anniversaries!!! What an honor and a joy to be listed with all of these amazing blogs!

    Blessings to you on your blog, in your marriage, and in your walk with the Lord!

  7. Wow-Peggy! You are s blessing. Congrats on your 100th post. So much great info here and a great way to share with everyone.

    If you do not mind I am going to copy your names of God list and print it out for me continually reflect on. A great list.

    Congrats on the award too and thanks for sharing it.

    Lifting prayers for you!
    Much love,

  8. Happy Anniversary Peggy, and Congrats on your 100th Post! Thanks for sharing THE LOVE with all of us too!
    I love everything you shared and wrote. You worked SO HARD on that!
    Love your picture on your profile too!

  9. Happy Anniversary and Blogaversary Peggy... you are too sweet.

  10. Wow! Wow! Wow! I've never seen anything like this! What an incredible and unbelievable way to celebrate your anniversaries. (Both of them!) I can't imagine the time you must have put into this, Peggy! And just like always, with unmistakable love, encouragement and enthusiasm. Thank you for sharing these amazing gifts with us. We love & appreciate you and the precious way you love and encourage all of us! Know that I'm praying for you and your husband.

    Blessings always,

  11. Wow Peggy, some post.

    Happy Anniversary and Blogaversary.

    Thanks for yet another award. My first two...ever. Other award post is almost finished.

    A Hoosier Family
    Assembly of God Blogs

  12. Happy Anniversary, Peggy--and what a wonderful party you are throwing in your blog!
    Thank you for the oh,so kind mention of The Accidental Pharisee blog.
    I enjoyed reading and gleaning from your post today . . . and will come back again!
    Celebrating with you!

  13. Wow, what an AWESOME post!! This was a lot of fun to read, and I will use many things you shared as a reference.

    As always you are so ready to bless and encourage so many people.

    I'm thanking GOD for this special day too!!

    So a great big Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! (sorry you are apart...), and

    Happy Blogaversary!!!

    I love what your name means:

    Prayers & promises
    Gifts of His Spirit

    Yes, each one perfectly describes all that you are to all of us. What a gift you ARE!!!

    Blessings to you my precious friend.

    “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10


  14. Peggy~ First I'd have to agree with Amy, I do believe your spiritual gift is encouragement. You have so encouraged me since we've "met". I so appreciate you!

    I just loved this post, especially the names of God! So many are my "favorites" but recently ABBA has taken on a special meaning!

    I love the challenge to pray for our husbands...I think I too will take that challenge for the month of August, which works well since it's my husband's birthday month!

    Peggy, thanks for sharing the 7 things about you. I loved getting to know you just a little better.

    I must admit that I have never read your very first post until today along with your mission. WOW! Did you know that Is 61 is my life mission? God gave it to me quite a while ago when I asked Him what it was He wanted me to do here from Him.

    You have such a beautiful heart and I look forward getting to know you even more over sharing our hearts through our blogs...

    May our God be glorified!

  15. Wow, Peggy, I just mean... WOW... This post is amazing. You must have spent hours preparing it for all of us. I am undone.

    I know I will book mark this and use it frequently in the months and years ahead.

    Peggy, your sweet heart for the Lord is evident in your words. Your love for Jesus shines out in your praises. You are always quick to encourage me and soooo many others.

    I love the challenge, the names of God. All of the links... Peggy.... Amazing.... Well done good and faithful servant.

    Love you so very much girl. Have a great Friday. PS. I will be back often. Hugs, Lynn

  16. Peggy, Congrats on the Anniversary and Blogiversary. How fun. I can't believe you took such time and effort in this. It is awesome. Thanks you for listing me in your post. I am touched you thought of me. Thanks for sharing the love. You are blessing to many people every day, every week. Have a wonderful day!

  17. My goodness! That would have taken me 100 days to write!! That was great Peggy! Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby and to your blog. I am so very blessed by you. I loved the names of God. How awesome. I hope you have many more years of marriage and blogging!! :) Many blessings, Carol

    ps. I agree with Amy. You are such an encourager!

  18. WOW...that took some time! What a special way to celebrate this occasion. Peggy, you are kind and gracious and compassionate, and I am so thankful that God is using you where you are. May his anointing follow you all the days of your life, and may his sure presence be your guide as you seek to serve him.

    Happy Anniversary, Friend.

    PS: I'm sorry for the confusion over the Bible study. I will be doing this study in my home church on Tuesdays, not on the blog.

  19. HAPPY ANNIVERSARIES!! Thanks for the award and I will pray for your hubby to know Christ...I'm sure it weighs heavily on your heart.

    Blessings and hugs to you, Cheri

  20. Hi Peggy,
    Congratulations on your 100th anniversary AND your wedding anniversary! And thank you for listing me! Thanks for the love, girl! :-)

  21. Peggy, you are amazing! You must have tremendous energy and intelligence - meaning the ability to acqiure and apply knowledge. I lack patience to read much NORMALLY, but I was kept interested by the diversity and encouragement (which several others have mentioned) you have on this post. Thank you for the words of affirmation and your tireless passion to lavish them on others. You blew me away with the number of blogs you are familiar with already. Loved the long names of God list and the ways to encourage our husbands. Happy Anniversary for all your events of note. Dios te bendiga mi amiga.

  22. Mama Mia! This is one great celebration of 100th post!!!! Congratulations - you make the blogosphere a better place by being here.

    Thanks for the award - I'd surely put that button in my blog and will pass it on too.

  23. Peggy, Happy Anniversary and Happy 100th post! May God bless you and hubby abundantly. Thanks for sharing with us the names of God and the many other wonderful things. You can write so well!

    Thanks for being such an encouragement to me and many others with your writing and encouragement gifts. May God continue to make you a blessing to many.

    There is an award waiting for you on my blog :-)

  24. Hi Peggy, thanks for sharing the Sharing The Love award with me and so many others! It's so kind of you.

    Thanks too for your encouraging comments on my blog.

    You do deserve the "Arte y Pico" award as you are very gifted in your writing and you are such an encouragement to many of us.

    I am giving you the Kind Blogger Awards in replacement, for all the kindness and encouragements you show to me and so many others. God bless you always!

    So remember to come over again to claim your new award!

  25. Wow. What a post. Thanks for listing me in it. I'm glad that you included the 7 things about you, to get to know you better. Thanks for your concern while I took a break from blogging.

  26. Happy BLogoversary and anniversary! Too bad you can't be with your hubbie right now to celebrate though :(

    What a great list of people you've mentioned here. I'm honored to be among them. Thanks for your encouragement! Blessings!

  27. I am totally AMAZED at this post.. You spent a lot of time pouring your heart and soul into it...

    I so enjoyed reading it...

    and I am honored to be included...

    I am going to really enjoy getting to know you

    btw, I love the fathers love letters... they carry me from day to day...


  28. Peggy... what a wonderful accomplishment ...your Anniversary of blogging and your actual anniversary! CONGRATS!!!

    and thank you for the award. You are such a blessing to me and all of us that read your blog!

    blessings, Laurie

  29. Goodness, you have encouraged me this evening!! :) I have a very similar Names of God list and I can not read it without getting excited!

    Happy Anniversary!!!

    Praying that God will continue to bless you and your husband. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  30. Peggy!

    Goodness girl, are your fingers tired of typing! What a great way to celebrate your anniversary(s)! You are such an encouragment to so many!

    There is a lot of good info you left for us!

    Praying for your hubby and you! He still answers prayers!

    Thank you for all!

    Enjoy your weekend!


  31. Happy 100th post!! Holy Cow girl, there's about 500 links in that thing! You deserve some kind of award for all the linkage :)

    Thank you so much for including me !

    Much love,


  32. Good Morning, Peggy! What a wonderful 100th post! Happy Wedding and Bloggy Anniversary to you!

    I loved reading all of it and you've shared some blogs that I haven't seen before.. I'll have to go check some of them out.

    Thanks for sharing your award. So kind of you to think of each one of us.

    I pray you have a blessed week and I'll look forward to my next visit. I am ALWAYS blessed by your words.

  33. God bless you Peggy and Happy belated Anniversary!

    God bless you dear Sister in Christ for your warm and caring heart and it's such a blessing to know in the family of Christ, I have you for a wonderful sister!!

    Thank you so much for the award and the mention in your list and I feel so overcome since there are many listed that are so much more worthy than I am.

    God bless you Peggy and it's always a joy to meet a new friend!

    With love and hugs,
    Twinkle Mom

  34. Hi Peggy,

    Thank you for sharing this informative post with me; the list of the names of God is extensive.

    You are a blessings and a friend.

    Blessings and peace.


  35. Peggy, this would qualify for the Blog Roll of the century! LOL! You sweet girl, you love to honor others with your encouraging words and actions.

    Love you!

    ps. I loved the photo of your and the hubby... You both look very distinguished! Red suits you too!


Bless you for your visit and encouraging words! I thank you and I am humbly blessed by YOU and the time you spend with me... Peace, "Mazmagi" Peggy

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