Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Praying Wife

I finished reading "The Quiet Room" today, and headed straight over to my church library to check out some more books. My sister is visiting tomorrow, and we've decided to hang out by my parents' pool in the afternoon, so I wanted to make sure I had a good book to read while I sunbathe ;-). And my public library doesn't have too many Christian books, so I decided to go to the church library for a change.

I checked out 3 books, and decided to read this one first:
I had read "The Power of a Praying Woman" back in high school, but decided to read this one now that I'm married.

I've decided that since I have so much extra time this summer, I want to spend a lot of it building and strengthening my relationship with my husband. One of the best ways to do that is to pray for him. I try to pray for Luke everyday, but I've gotta be honest...I haven't quite been doing that lately. It's been a little sporadic. But I want to make it a point to do it every day.

I've only read through the first chapter, but I love the book so far. I could see how it could change and strengthen any marriage. The author gives suggestions on how to pray for your husband, and encourages women to look at their husbands through God's eyes.

I'm excited to read this book and to start a habit of praying for Luke every day. And praying in an unselfish way. I also decided that every Thursday I will fast during the day this summer and pray for Luke during that time. I've only fasted a few times, but I know it's a way to draw closer to God and connect more deeply with Him. One of my friends from church just read a book on fasting that she said changed her life, and I may read that one after this. Because I guess I'd like to learn a little bit more about it.
Before I go, I wanted to write about my flowers. I finally planted flowers in my window boxes out on our porch this weekend. I can't wait until the plants are just spilling over the edges of the boxes in a few weeks. Every morning I go out and look at them, and they seem to be growing overnight.

We are putting in a ramp for my grandma, who lives in one of our downstairs apartments. But once that is finally in, Luke said he would make some flower beds for me on that side of the house. I LOVE flowers, so I'm super excited! I can't wait to get this place looking nice outside! My grandpa used to own a floral shop and landscaping company, my mom was a florist for about 15 years, my husband used to work for a landscaping company (which just happened to be owned by my uncle) and now he works for the parks and recreation department in a nearby city. So it's in my blood to want to make everything outside look pretty ;-) I can't wait to get started!


  1. Reading a book by the pool sounds relaxing and fun!

  2. Can you review the book for us? I've wanted to read that!

  3. Let me know what you think of it! I need to start reading my copy!

  4. Ooooh, gardening will be great! Plus, that book sounds really interesting!

  5. Just found your blog through Brittney G's site. I have heard about this book, and I know I should pray more for my husband, so you have encouraged me to check it out!

  6. I can see that you are a reader, and while I don't read Christian books per se, I have enjoyed several Amish fiction books if that counts. :) I thought I'd leave you a few titles in case you were interested:
    Plain Truth, by Jodi Picoult (esentially a murder mystery)

    The Abram's Daughters series by Beverly Lewis (The Covenant, The Betrayal, The Sacrifice, The Prodigal, and The Revelation)- AWESOME SERIES

    and Ellie, of the Ellie's People Series by Mary Christner Borntrager. (I only ever read the first book in that series when I was younger, but I read it till I wore it out. More of a pre-teen to teen book, but I was totally read it again if I still had my copy.)

    Hope this adds something to your summer reading list!

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