Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Please pray

The boys are both back in school and the need for a good routine is pressing in on all sides! I think all of us are fighting it too. Hard to let them be gone all day. I have been sad the last few days missing the boys. Even Z and L are missing their brothers.

I now have a little more quiet around here and have been hard at work with the pressing issues for String of Pearls. Setting up meetings, getting our reciepts put together, designing brochures, sending reciepts, and writing. This is all very exciting but I have to admit I am a bit discouraged too. I can't put my finger on exactly why, just feeling down. I was talking with my sweet friend Corie today and she reminded me this is a spiritual battle we are in and Satan does not want us to be putting this organization together. He wants me to be tired and discouraged. I cannot do this on my own. We need people to be praying for us. Will you pray for us? Will you pray for me as I prepare to speak at a conference in 2 weeks and meet with several of the larger physican groups in Denver next month. I am asking God for a clear mind and a heart that hears what He is wanting me to say. I do not want to be weary....preparing to speak about all of the emotions we went through with Pearl takes a lot out of me...I re-live each moment we spent with her and begin to feel the dark depths of my pain again. I still feel the pain, but I don't want the pain to paralyze me. I know He will equip me to do what He has called me to do.

I know this post is all over the place! Thank you for praying for me as well as our family. I know this effects our kids too and I want them to be protected and for much grace to be present in our home.

I will keep you updated on how the conference goes as well as the meetings here with the Dr.s.

8 comments:

Family Murphy said...

Have prayed, pray-ing, and will pray, sweet friend!

In Christ,
Kari

Kenzie said...

Laura-

Praying for you right now... for peace, for strength, for a clear mind and your rest to be multiplied as you work hard toward this continuing goal. I am SO IMPRESSED with the website! It is absolutely beautiful and I know that it will bless so many lives as you strive to glorify the Lord through Pearl's short life!

Love lots & Praying,
Kenzie

Corie said...

I am so committed to pray. Not just today, but tomorrow and the weeks and months ahead. I know how much the pain and hurt with Pearl was used to help me. I can not even begin to tell you how much your friendship has meant to me. Good to still be walking together even as we see what God is doing with the foundation and our own families. Satan will not win this battle. Babies will be saved, families encouraged even in the darkest days. I have so much faith in Christ that He will be honored with this foundation. I know it is hard to speak in the midst of the pain, but I also know they will see the hope in you and the good in it all. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Always praying.... wishing we could chat over coffee. You are doing wonderful work for the Lord. Think of how you would have felt when you left the Doctors office that day, if you could have gone home and had something like String of Pearls come up in your Google search. You are providing so much for people. You guys felt so alone, now no one else has to! I am proud to call you my friend. Lifting you up,
Mikki

Aimee said...

I am praying for you now.

Are you surprised? Satan will have nothing to do with this. He wants to defeat you. This support service will ONLY bring glory to God and he is determined to get you down. But, I know you, and you are a fighter.

I am praying on your behalf.

Love you lots!

Caren or Danielle said...

Joy for the journey, Laura Jean.
All my love ~ care

Shanygne said...

ditto family murphy... praying for you right now, and will keep praying for you, my friend!!

Tamara said...

Hey there girl! Thanks for stopping by Abbs site and saying hello. I will pray for you and your ministry, God will prevail & be glorified through this beautiful vessel you've become! It is when we are weak, tired and broken that He is strong, alive & full of impact! satans just a bee minus the stinger, all he can do is buzz, buzz around. You are in my thoughts! Strength to you, remember just breath! Loving ya, Tam