Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Please pray

for my son. He has another one of those BIG tests of the academic sort tomorrow. You may remember he said he barely passed last time, and he'd sure appreciate your prayers tonight and tomorrow.

So, this week, I am breaking bread with Kim! again. Your card is already in the mail since I have your address, but please email me or leave a comment with YOUR prayer request for this week.

I'm so full of hope that you're all experiencing joy and peace during this Christmas season. May God's blessings shower over you like a beautiful, tropical waterfall. Love YOU! Keep in touch & leave a comment and I may be breaking bread with you next week.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Give it up for

Lorie! I'll be breaking bread with her this week. Please be sure to leave a comment in order to be entered for next week's giveaway.

Whew! I hope I come out of the tryptophan (turkey protein) induced lethargy soon. It's a blessing to have so much, but I am going to have to learn (relearn?) moderation. We were blessed with EXTRA guests for Thanksgiving, and I was a little concerned about how that would work. Honestly, I've never had so many people over at the same time. Fortunately, I LOVE to cook, and we had the most spectacular weather. We were to eat outside on the deck which made ME even more thankful. My daughter kindly let me take a much needed nap yesterday, but I wasn't good for anything after that nap.

I hope all your needs are being met, and I'll be praying for good health, empty parking spaces, joy, and peace this week.

Monday, November 24, 2008

I'm thankful to be breaking bread with Ohilda this week!

Please be sure to leave a comment so YOU can be entered in the drawing to break bread with me next week.

Hooray! Ohilda has been with me from the very beginning, and this week I'll be breaking bread with her.

I have so many things to be thankful for this year. I thought I'd list a few:
*Decent health and good insurance for when it's not so decent
*Two children who bring me so much joy
* A job/career that I enjoy
*More later as the daughter is bringing me more joy than I can handle and post about at the same time...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Congratulations to Robin!

Robin, a very special lady in the process of adopting Mia Hope from China, is my guest of honor this week! Please visit her blog and read her touching story. I'm so glad we'll be breaking bread together. It's almost as if God chose her as my guest of the week to help focus our attention on Adoption Awareness month.

I'll be honest with you. I struggled yesterday. You see, I think I must be more Mary than Martha. And yesterday I WANTED to sit in on the service, but I was needed in the toddler room.

Normally, I would sit in on second service while my husband takes our daughter to visit her grandmother. Yesterday, however, we were celebrating my MIL's 80th birthday, and we had to leave right after 1st service. It didn't help my attitude one little bit that my son and husband said it was a really good service. And there was a really good skit. Even if I watch the service on line, I won't get the skit.

I really wish I had a willing servant's heart. I'd love for it to come naturally to me. It just doesn't always, though, so I struggle to do the right thing and pray that the right attitude somehow manifests itself in me. So, if you've read all the way through this and feel moved to do so, please pray that God will help me serve more joyfully and with less reluctance. Surely Jesus wasn't wearing a long face or dragging His feet when He served us.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Monday, Everyone

Sherri is my guest of the week! Please leave a comment below to be entered in next week's drawing.

I'll add more later - just wanted to let everyone know who I'll be breaking bread with this week ASAP.


Ahhh! The test! Thank God you were all praying for him! He said he barely passed. When asked why he thought that was, he answered, "I didn't study enough. I won't make that mistake again!" I let him know I had friends praying for him, and he said he was sure it helped. So, thank God and thank YOU for praying for him.

We had pot luck at church on Sunday, and it was so much fun. It was held outdoors, and while it was a little windy, a fantastic time was had by all. The church had rented one of those big, white tent/canopy things for the occasion, and the next morning when we went for my women's Bible study group, my daughter saw it and squealed, "I want to EAT, Mommy!" She's a sharp little cookie.

In addition to pot luck and communion, we did 2 new things during our service. We were encouraged to write down our problems or requests and leave them at the foot of the cross, and candles were provided for us to light as we said a prayer for someone. Really, it was one of the best services I've ever attended. I hope your Sunday was just as moving!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Hello and Happy November! It's been a spectacularly beautiful fall so far where I live, and I'm greatful not just for the beauty but the mild temperatures as well. I'm a little late in announcing the guest of the week, but as there were only 2 comments, I don't suppose there were too many people holding their breath ; )

I'm so fortunate to be breaking bread with Michelle again!

If you're following the blog, I have a few prayer requests: 1) my son has a very important test this week, please pray that he passes; 2)Please pray that whomever wins in the election will seek God's will in each matter of government.

Blessings to everyone!

Monday, October 27, 2008

This week

I'll be breaking bread with Kim! Please visit her blog and read about her family and what they are doing in His name.

As for the rest of the week, I'm going to have to work a little harder on my own. We missed church yesterday while traveling (we can still watch it on line, thank God), and my study group isn't meeting this week : (

Who knows what God's plan is for me this week, though? I'm sure it will be just what I need. Praying you get what you need, too,

Monday, October 20, 2008

Windy! And this week's RSVP

I am so lucky to be breaking bread with Windy this week. Windy, please email me your contact information & address at SisterCecelia@yahoo.com so I can mail your gift card to you . (Sorry about misspelling your name earlier!).

Be sure to leave a comment & maybe I'll be breaking bread with YOU next week.

So, apart from the awesome church I get to attend, I'm also participating in a women's ministry study group. I really wanted to join a group so I'd be more dedicated to reading God's word. I felt so strongly about it that I've had to leave my daughter with a babysitter an extra morning each week. We're following Kay Arthur's Precept on the book of John. It's a really great study, but I am also blessed to breaking bread with other ladies from the church I wouldn't otherwise get an opportunity to get to know.

On the very first day of the study, one of the group leaders passed around index cards for each of us to make a prayer request. The cards were divided by the 2 group leaders, and they are praying for each of us every day. Then the group members swap prayer requests each week for new things that croup up in our lives. I love getting to pray for someone each week, and knowing someone is praying for me each week makes be feel so lucky/blessed.

Do you guys have any specific prayer requests this week?

Monday, October 13, 2008

And this week

I'll be breaking bread with Angel!

Someone asked to learn a little more about me, and I certainly think that's fair since we'll be fellowshipping with one another. I DON'T want this blog to be about me, though. It's really about something God called us to do, so if you feel like you have to give someone thanks or credit, it's all His.

I'm 40 years old, the mother of two, and wife of one very special man. I struggle all the time with the question, "What does God want me to do?" Sure, there are many things I know I am SUPPOSED to do: love my neighbor as Jesus has loved me, love my husband, etc. But, I still ask what is God's big mission for me? He may not have a big mission for me, He may want me to do lots of little things, and I'm not sure of the way all the time. Still, I'm listening, and I know He knows that.

Feel free to share something about yourself in this week's RSVP (comments) for the Sunday, October 19th drawing. I'll be praying for all of you this week! May your hearts be full of Hope, may your plates be full, and may your nights be peaceful.

Finally, I'd like to encourage each of you to go to We Are That Family to learn more about One Day to Give.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hold the *Spam*, please...

The blog was down for the first part of the week, and I apologize if you weren't able to RSVP. Really, I'd done nothing wrong, but something about the blog caused it to be flagged as a possible *spam* blog. I hope you'll all come back and leave a post under the Dinner Anyone post below. Thanks for joining us or checking back in!


Monday, October 6, 2008

Dinner Anyone?

I'll be breaking bread with Michelle this week! And I'll be adding Angel's comment to this week's list of invitations since she entered after midnight, but there wasn't a new invitation list started. I'll try to figure out how to schedule publication postings for next week.

Thanks to everyone who responded! I wish I could take you all out to eat at the same time, but Jesus hasn't given me a loaves and fishes multitude miracle. And any way, this is more intimate for right now.

I'll pray that each and every one of you has a terrific week this week. Stay healthy, stay close to God, and don't forget to RSVP (leave a comment so I can break bread with YOU next week).


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Introduction and 1st Fellowship Give Away

Giveaway!!! I'll be giving something YOU could enjoy. Read the intro, leave a comment by midnight Sunday, and I'll use the random number generator to select the recipient.

Last night, or technically this morning since it was 1:00 AM, wasn't what you'd call a good one. I woke up hotter than you could imagine with a tummy ache that is always a sign that I am about to break out in hives. Ok, you may be saying, so you were hot and itchy. Big deal. It CAN be a big deal. I have gone into anaphylactic shock before which led to a trip to the ER. Fortunately, my husband, benadryl, and the rest of the night's sleep were all that were necessary for me to recover. Unfortunately, the benadryl made me so sleepy I missed first service this morning.

I love my church, though, so I got up while my husband and daughter went to first service, and got ready for church. I hate to miss church. I'm serious, ya'll. I get up on Sunday morning full of anticipation of what I'll learn at church. It's not a church where we only hear about God's blessings, it's not a Hell's fire & brimstone church, it IS just exactly the church I'm supposed to go attend.

I am so glad I did. I think you will be glad, too. Today's message was about the church in Acts. One of the highlights is that we're supposed to fellowship together, to break bread with one another. In Acts, the church members provided for the needs of one another.

I want to break bread with you. Maybe we'll never meet face to face for that to happen, but I'm going to reach out to you anyway. Each week, for as long as I can, I am going to send a gift card out to someone who leaves a comment that week. So, leave a comment. Even if you're not a believer, I'll pray for you and send you a gift card. My plan is to find a restaurant in your zip code or close by, and I'll mail you a gift card toward your meal. I hope you'll go with someone you love or someone who is lonely and fellowship with him or her, but it's not a rule. Just go break bread knowing that someone out here loves you and wants good things to happen in your life.