Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Big S little s

“Big S little s. What begins with S?” I have read this line many times to my boys. It’s from Dr. Seuss’ ABC book.

As I type this blog I am thinking of many things that begin with S.

Summer…it has been a very fun summer. Filled with lots of great times and memories with my boys!

Swimming, S’mores, Slip-n-slide, Swings, Storytime, Smoothies!

Surrender, I have had many lessons these past few weeks on…

Laying down all my doubts…’I am NOT capable!’
Handing over my fears…’what if’?
Listening to His advice and taking it…’to remain silent’!
Trading in my stubbornness and pride and ‘picking up humility and obedience’.

Lessons that I am living out. Completed and checked off and competent in…oh NO! But lessons I am willing to listen to and apply…in His power…not mine!

Speaking, is such a blessing and gift. To have the opportunity to share His message of love and grace. To lead people to His heart and to encourage others to live life on purpose!

Saturday, I am blessed to speak at a Ladies Luncheon. Please join me in praying for this!

Surgery, is scheduled for Friday the 14th. Through exam and ultrasound a tumor was found on my right ovary. Please join me in praying for the surgeon, the Engineer as his duties will increase, pray for the boys, and pray for us to be completely aware of His peace and joy in this situation!

Short Sabbatical I will be taking one to prepare for all things in this next week and half.

Will you please share how I can pray for you? I so enjoy standing next to you and seeing God do great and amazing things!

And the little teaser for when I return…

Sex! Yep I have the go ahead from a couple important sources for this to be the next topic we dive into on the blog!

May we know we have a great and amazing Savior who makes all life worth living!


Cindy said...

Sending, short, sweet and spirit-filled (s)prayers your way!

Susan said...

Hey, Nichole! I will be lifting you up this Saturday as you speak! What a treat these ladies are in for! I wish I could be there too!!

Will be praying for you on the 14 as well. SO glad that you have this scheduled. I'll be praying for the Engineer and the boys as well while Mommy is recouperating!!


~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

I like your approach on this. Thank you Lord. My concern is for my daughter. God knows the issues. The other is my husband starting school and finding a job, even if it's part-time.

Nicole said...

I am praying for you friend! I did not know of the tumor on your ovary. God has a plan in it all. He makes beauty from our hurts, diseases etc. Love you!

I'd be honored to have you pray for Evan and I regarding a tough decision we are having to make that will affect others around us. We really need the Lord's wisdom. Thank you!


From the Heart said...

I'm so glad you had a great Summer. Will be praying for you on Saturday and the surgery on the 14th. May you feel the presence of the sweet, sweet Holy Spirit through all of these things. If you get a chance read my scripture for WFW for today. If not, it's Matthew 11:28-29.
Blessings my friend,

Leebird said...



Thank you for my sister, Nichole, and the deep well of encouragement she seems to be to everyone she meets!

Please speak Your perfect words from Nichole's mouth to the heart of her listeners.

Continue to strengthen Nichole in the exercise of surrender. Me, too, God!

As Nichole has surgery next week, please give the docs extreme skill and thorough-ness. Keep Nichole's body free of any disease as she seeks to honor you with her body and her sweet, sweet heart.

I trust You with my sister, AMEN!

Lori said...

Nichole, Know without a doubt you are being prayed over, every single day, my dear friend!
Hugs, Lori - AZ
"Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other." Psalm 85:11 -God's promise to us ~ peace.

Irritable Mother said...

Praying RIGHT NOW, Nichole.
God is so good, and I know He will meet your needs!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Yes, stuff does fit with this post. Sounds like you've got some going on girlfriend. Take good care of yourself during this sabbatical and rest in the loving hands of our Father who will see you through each stage of your "stuff."

Lots of love.


Joyful said...

Nicole...did you know I did an 's' post once? You can read all my 's' things here:

Praying for you. Friday is my b'day and I will be praying the gift of God's presence and healing for you.


Tea With Tiffany said...

Wow, I am glad I stopped in. I'm thankful to know God is using your gift of speaking. I'm sorry to read about your surgery. And I too enjoy SUMMER!

Lord, please be with Nichole as she rests and recovers from her surgery. Give her peace and joy. Allow her family to fill in the gaps as needed. Restore her to complete health. We love and trust you, Jesus. Amen.

HUGS to you, friend!

Irritable Mother said...

OK, eager to know...How did things go Saturday???
Praying for Friday.

Much love,

Lori said...

Lifting you up sweet Nichole today - especially! Hugs, love, and prayers coming your way.
Lori - AZ 8/14.

Laura said...

What a wonderful post. I will be thinking and praying for you to have a speedy recovery.