How About Another Livestream on Wednesday, February 1st?

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RED ALERT! PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIME HAS CHANGED TO 10:30 AM RATHER THAN 11:00 AM SO THAT WE CAN CLOSE DOWN BEFORE THE NEHEMIAH FACEBOOK LAUNCH PARTY FOR KELLY MINTER’S NEW SERIES. It is so fabulous and I don’t want you to miss a single word about it if you can help it. I’m not going to miss it either.  (I thought it began at 11:30 but I was mistaken!) Those of us who can make it will gather at 10:30 for our Siesta livestream then, as many as possible, jump on Kelly’s at 11:00. If you need to make an understandable choice between the two, attend Kelly’s! Mine is just a chat time and we’ll have many opportunities just like it. The launch party for Nehemiah is a one-time-only skype. Thank you for your cooperation! The following post has now been edited and corrected:


Hey, Sweet Things! Let’s get together live again! Want to?? I have a window of opportunity this coming Wednesday, February 1st at 10:30 AM Central Standard Time for half an hour. Would that work for any of you? I know many more would be available if we’d do the livestreams in the evenings and I hope to schedule some of them accordingly but our little studio and set up for streaming is here on campus at LPM. Since these tapings require a substantial amount of staff on hand, I hate to ask them to work after hours. As it is, they work every Tuesday night this time of year. I so appreciate your patience until we can schedule one after work hours. Until then, those of you who are pretty certain you’ll be able to tune in, consider doing something that might make our time together richer. In a comment to this post, please very succinctly (so that I can read many of them!) tell me ONE of your biggest cares or concerns right now. The devotional we’ll share has to do with that theme – unless God changes the direction – and I’d love to work in some of your own examples. Please, JUST ONE and within a few sentences please. Oh, man, I don’t ever want to play “tick tock, the game’s locked” but it would work most effectively if only the ones who plan to participate in the livestream leave comments to this particular post. If you’re unable to attend, please refrain from writing a reply BUT here’s how you can participate: let these comments morph into prayer requests and pray for some of your Siestas in their areas of greatest concern!

Since I’m posting this after closing and our hard-working Lindsee has already gone home for the day, don’t look for these comments to get moderated and published until well into the morning tomorrow (Tuesday). Thank you so much for contributing!

I hope to “see” many of you Wednesday at 10:30! Oh, and by the way, this one is open to any woman and not just our community so you’re welcome to get word out. As I promised, I’ll let you know when a gathering is really just intended for our active blog community.

You are huge to me.

May Jesus be blatant to you this week! He loves you so.



363 Responses to “How About Another Livestream on Wednesday, February 1st?”

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  1. 151
    Sharon says:

    My biggest concern right now is for my adult children. I have a married daughter with some real strains on their marriage. I also have a son who very likely will be heading to prison soon. Learning how to balance a mothers heart that is hurting, with trusting our Lord with them 24/7.

    • 151.1
      Patti Hayes says:

      Sharon – have you read any of Carol Kent’s books, the newest of which is “Between a Rock and a Grace Place”? You might be encouraged by her testimony. (See 2 Corinthians 2:3-4)
      Hugs, Patti

  2. 152
    Letha says:

    Been following Jesus since I was five years old and love Him so, but altogether weary of conflict, ugly infighting and politics among church leaders. We are bombarded with hate outside our church families, especially in this political season; I long for Jesus’ love to show itself more among our church leaders but hope is waning.

  3. 153
    Sarah says:

    Greatest concern/prayer request without too much detail: How to appropriately handle something that has come to the attention of multiple people regarding our church.

  4. 154
    dora says:

    My biggest concern is about which college God wants my daughter to attend. I soo want her to follow God’s path. We have prayed long and hard but still not sure where He is leading. Many deadlines are approaching. We need an answer very soon.

  5. 155
    Leanne says:

    My husband and I have been so hurt through the church and I have alaways been a love of church…he went when we were dating b/c he liked me, wink. He is not a spiritual leader in our home and we have both grown cynical and I HATE IT.

  6. 156
    April Jones says:

    My biggest concern right now is maintaining a close relationship with my husband as our schedules seem to be out of control busy. I worry that we are drifting apart and it is hard to find the time or the energy to invest in our relationship.

  7. 157
    Nancy says:

    My biggest concern right now is for my 21 year old sons health. Head concussion and future MRI to see if there are any scarring or abnormalities. May change his future, he is a fitness trainer. That he would stay strong in the Lord through these days.

  8. 158
    Lisa says:

    One of my biggest concerns is my husband’s job as the company he works for is going through bankruptcy.

  9. 159
    Melissa says:

    Facing some depression right now. Probably having to do with a lot of things happening at once, including recent emptying of the nest(and how to pay for college costs), aging parents, hormones as I approach menopause, wondering what is next for me…Is a bit of depression a normal reaction at this time of life?

  10. 160
    Susan says:

    Restoration to the person the Lord intended me to be.

  11. 161
    Tami says:

    Feeling as though I have wasted most of my adult life “wandering”, I’m nearly 49 years old. I have been a believer since I was a small child, but have wandered in and out of serving Him. I feel like I have wasted so much time. I fear that He can’t or won’t use me now, and really want to know how I can redeem the time, and fulfill His plan for my life.

    • 161.1
      Angie says:

      Tami, I absolutely understand every single word you’ve just said. I am 51 years old and am so heartbroken over the years that I wasted not walking closely with God. I want so badly to be used by Him also. Let’s believe Him for it! Be glorified Lord!

  12. 162
    Ginnie Berry says:

    One of my biggest concerns is the deliverance of my son from his addiction to pornography. I’ve prayed for years for him and he still struggles with it. I have not lost hope, but it is so hard to see his life “on hold” as it were. It effects me and my husbands lives, since he lives with us.

  13. 163
    Bonnie Wallace says:

    I struggle with complaining about everything to my husband without even realizing I’m doing it. I wish I could catch myself in the moment of when it happens, and control my tongue, instead of dampering the precious time we have together in our busy days. Words bring life or death. My prayer is to always speak beneficial words of life! Amen.

    • 163.1
      Patti Hayes says:

      Bonnie – Psalm 141:3 (NASB) has really helped me in this area. “Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.”
      Hugs, Patti

  14. 164
    Missknitsalot says:

    so excited for the live chat. Im taking notes this time! Loved the one on prayer, but couldnt access it later. MY concern today is that I have a friend who has been through unbelievable suffering in the break up of her marriage, and now is dealing with a beloved daughter who blames her for the break up and is rebelling in terrible ways. The Lord put this on my heart and mind today.

  15. 165
    Heather VonBerg says:

    knowing His calling on my life. while waiting to know a specific task, being faithful to study, prayer and growth.

  16. 166
    Lisa says:

    This week my husband and his sister have to decide what to do with their mother that has developed Alzheimer’s. She is determined to live alone but can no longer do it safely. She doesn’t remember that.

  17. 167
    Terry says:

    My biggest care/concern is how to live JOYFULLY when there is so much heartache, when the circumstances of life keep blind-siding you. I’m in one of those seasons where it’s been one unexpected, devastating thing after another for a solid year. How do I rise above it all vs. being weighed down by it all?

    • 167.1
      Dianne says:

      What you described was my 2011, I am hopeful for 2012. I’ll pray for you Terry. May we both choose joy! Blessings to you!

      • Terry says:

        O thank you, Dianne, for your prayers and exhortation to CHOOSE joy! One of Scripture memory verses in 2011 was “Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I am guilty of wanting to FEEL joyful, when instead I need to BE joyful!
        I share your hope and will pray for you, too. Peace to you.

  18. 168
    Betty Ann Milligan says:

    Beth, it’s your lawyer friend in Memphis…I have only commented once before and will try to attend the stream, but in an office environ it’s hard. My greatest concern today is that I am fast becoming the one responsible for management of our firm, 35 lawyers and support staff, as those older than I are retiring or ill, so it seems to be falling to me. I would rather handle lawsuits than manage folks. I so want to glorify God here and finish well.

  19. 169
    Cynthia Barks says:

    Mine is time allocation. I care for elderly parents, have two unmarried daughters, a young teenager that I mentor plus my ministry at church and other obligations. I just feel mentally exhausted too much of the time.

  20. 170
    Denise says:

    Family! Praying my husband and I don’t fall into old habits AND preparing a new chapter with our very active 10 year old daughter.

  21. 171
    Robin in New Jersey says:

    Finances…my husband lost his job over 2 years ago. He had to use our life savings to buy himself a job(a franchise.) It has been a very difficult year. We are way behind on all our bills, and the phone rings all day long with people wanting money. We never thought we would be in this boat. It is very unnerving. My husband has constant anxiety. Is he going to be able to pay the shops bills and ours too?

    • 171.1
      Tanya says:

      I was reading through the comments and when I read yours, I wanted to suggest reading Dave Ramsey’s book “The Total Money Makeover.” It won’t change what you’ve done in the past, but it will help you change what you do now and in the future.
      My husband heard Dave on the radio just before Christmas of 2006. We read the book before New Years and got on a budget in January, 2007. I do not have the space here to tell you all the ways it changed not only our finances, but our life and way of thinking.
      It has been 5 years, we use no credit and have only our mortgage as debt. I hope this information is able to help you somehow, if you have not already heard of him or read his book.

  22. 172
    tricia says:

    Fear and approval addiction are a daily battle for me!

  23. 173
    Angie says:

    My biggest concerns right now are:
    ~ My son not being saved
    ~ My aging parents not being saved and caring for them while still working full time

  24. 174
    renee says:

    my biggest concern is for my children, 23, 18, and 16. i live in constant fear of them making bad choices. i try to control everything. the 23 year old is dating a man she knows is not right for her but sees everyone else getting married and is settling and back at home after not finding a job after college, 18 year old son is preparing for college and is seeking God for his will, fear he may backslide not going to christian college, and 16 year old is allowed to date now and has been mixed up with girl friends i know are not a good influence and has told BIG lies to fit in. Now she is liking the friend of her girlfriend’s boyfriend – I am SCARED! They all talk to me and i worry if i give too strong an opinion they will stop confiding in me. it’s so hard, i dont want them to make mistakes even though i know they have to:( sorry this is so long. I want to live my life instead of worry constantly:(

  25. 175

    Move or not to move. What is best for our girls (leaving friends, church, starting over in new place)? Trusting God for direction.

    • 175.1

      And Beth … we made it back from Disney (Florida back to Texas) after celebrating 25 years. Got home and heard about the horrible accident on I-75 in Florida where some 10 people lost their lives. We passed that way just the day prior … even saw the smoke but it was at a distance then. Sure makes you realize how precious each day is … heart goes out to all those families touched by that tragedy.

  26. 176
    Tara says:

    Trying to maintain a balanced life. I am so obsessive!!

  27. 177
    Linda says:

    My biggest concern/care right now is my Son, daughter in law and month old grandson as they have quit their jobs (to be full time missionaries in Brazil) and are traveling around the country raising support.

  28. 178
    Kaila says:

    Yesterday I found out from my electrophysiologist that there is nothing more we can do medicine wise to fix my heart and that our only option is to do another exploratory surgery (number 5 in 5 years). I have no doubt that God can heal in a moment, but for some reason He has chosen not too. I need much wisdom and peace.

  29. 179
    Jennifer T says:

    HOLY HUGS & SMOOCHES to all you LPM’ers for making these possible! 90% sure I’ll join u tomorrow.
    Biggest concern: NOT passing on my procrastination & laziness to my kids. Good daily habits that come naturally to so many others represent major personal victories for me.

  30. 180
    Debbie in Tennessee says:

    My teenage daughter and my consistency to live my faith in front of her, especially when confrontation occurs.
    Love and Blessings to you and yours.

  31. 181
    J. Cole says:

    Even though I was tempted to list my biggest concern regarding my own children, I feel led to give my best friend and her daughter as my biggest concern. On her last day of chemo for breast cancer, my friend discovered that her beautiful daughter was a functioning addict. She is such a talented young woman but as a middle child of 5 incredibly gifted children, she doesn’t see her own gifts. In the spring of last year, she was arrested for possession of heroin and got out of a court mandated rehab last week. In the book on prayer that I reading, this morning read that sometimes it takes a group of intercessors, so I’m bringing this to this sweet community of Siestas.

  32. 182
    Royana says:

    Joy to You!!!

    My biggest concern right now is starting chemo treatments this Friday. I was diagnosed with Breaast Cancer and have had surgery. I’m not scared, but concerned for my children as they watch me go through the next 6 months of treatments. It won’t be pretty!! My faith is strong and I know if God chooses to leave me here a while longer or take me home to be with Him, either way…I WIN!!!

  33. 183
    Theresa says:

    I am a nanny. I have a little boy that I have watched since he was 3 1/2 months old (he’ll be 5 yrs old in May). He lives with his grandparents who currently have custody. His mom has lived in another state, across the country for almost 2 yrs now. There is talk about her moving back here with her husband (ex-con) of a year and a half and their baby. I love her first son as if he were my own. I am terrified of losing him.

  34. 184
    Mary says:

    anxiety resulting in anger

  35. 185
    Marcy says:

    Healing, deliverance, freedom

  36. 186
    Casey Erickson says:

    Can’t wait for the live chat! Missed the last one, but was one of the few lucky ones able to view the recording online before you took it down. I know my hearts burdens will be addressed through whatever you talk about. I have a heavy plate of real life stuff, but what I feel lead to share is that right now I’m really trying to pursue pure authenticity in my passion about the Lord. I so feel that I fall into a struggle with pride and need to impress man (really woman ;-)) that it becomes more about me and less about HIM!!!! I so want to HUMBLE myself before I have to BE HUMBLED by him.

  37. 187
    Julie Elrod says:

    My struggles with food and overweight.

    • 187.1
      Amanda May says:

      I’m with you,Julie! I think sooooooo many of us have given up in this area…rolled over and accepted defeat when the Lord wants us to know that victory is possible in this battle with food.
      How about this? I’ll pray for you and you pray for me.
      I will be praying that Jesus Himself would fill us up…and that the strong grip of food would lose it’s power as we allow His presence to satisfy us. It is for freedom that Christ set us free…now let’s stand firm, tip our heads back, open wide our mouths, and let Him fill us!! <3

  38. 188
    Christie Koenig says:

    My biggest concern right now is my dear sister’s sobriety. She has been in and out of treatment at least 6 times in the past 11 years.

  39. 189
    Melissa says:

    I just realized this is for tomorrow instead of today. I won’t be available ):
    Will it be recorded for later viewing?

  40. 190
    liz says:

    Obedience instant and unafraid do what I’m told don’t question or complain : ) easy yes….

  41. 191
    Christy Evans says:

    My greatest concern is… how do I know that my son with special needs (age 13) is going to Heaven? He may not ever fully comprehend praying the prayer of salvation. It keeps me up at night!

  42. 192
    Casey says:

    So if anyone needs a laugh…A group of about 13 of us jumped on for the live feed today…and sat there and wondered where everyone was. Then we realized it is TOMORROW. We laughed at ourselves and then chatted with each other. A blessing in spite of ourselves!

  43. 193
    Tanya says:

    One of our family’s biggest concerns right now is whether or not to purchase “land” and build our own home, with no covenants or restrictions. It’s been a dream of ours to do this. We enjoy gardening and would love to be able to grow more of our own food, and even to try raising a few chickens and goats. When it comes down to it, we want to be sure we are where the Lord wants us to be.

  44. 194

    I struggle with being “fit for every good work”. I have allowed myself to become sedentary and have accumulated all the excess baggage that comes with such a lifestyle. It is eroding my health and my walk. It’s been a struggle for so long that I feel defeated—it’s not ground I’ve lost, it’s ground I’ve never been able to stand on!

  45. 195
    Eva says:

    Has I have read these, I feel a part of all their lives! I was once a pastor’s wife, but after 15 years of marriage, then divorced for 10 years we remarried again. My greatest concern is am I fully trusting God to restore our family back like He told me He would? My youngest daughter (30) is an addict, an I continue to pray for her deliverence! Help me believe!

  46. 196
    Joann says:

    The biggest concern I’m facing that’s about me is the overnight change when I turned 51 and feeling like my really useful life is done. Even at 49 I was hopefully looking ahead to my future and then all at once it was like I was a train wreck. There was the empty nest for the first time in 25 years, I am by myself still living paycheck to paycheck, I moved into a tiny apartment, my mother passed away, my family pulled away from me, I quit smoking and gained 40 lbs … I felt lost. I can’t even explain. But now, I’ve learned much during the last 2 years and I’m happy again, even joyful, but feel like life passed by. I am active in church and bible studies but I mean the real looking ahead at life is done and I feel like I missed the boat. And I’m currently battling through bible study and prayer a certain fear over aging and being alone.

    The biggest concern not just about me is my daughter becoming engaged to be married to a christian man this year. I pray for great blessings and real love for them!

    • 196.1
      Angie says:

      Joann, our paths are so close we could probably hold hands!

      51 and feeling like my really useful life is done – check
      Empty nest – my 18 year old son is almost out of the nest and it scares me half to death!
      Still living paycheck to paycheck – check
      Quit smoking and gained 40 lbs – check (oh and plus some)

      Let’s refuse to believe that it’s over for us and seek hard after Him for victory!

  47. 197
    Vicki says:

    My biggest concern is an ongoing struggle to bring every thought captive to Christ; not giving the devil a foothold in my life through anxiety,worry and fear.

  48. 198
    Dawn says:

    My greatest concern is how to TAKE my greatest concerns to the foot of the throne of my Great King, and leave them there. I KNOW that He is moving in the lives of all my loved one because He is my changeless God, but I still WORRY WAY too much… I want to pray in faith more and worry less.

  49. 199
    kathypinkbicyclearkansas says:

    My biggest concern and the battle I face daily is being legalistic. James is speaking directly to me especailly in today’s lesson in James 3 about humility, being wise and understanding.

  50. 200
    Fran McCurry Plott says:

    I am with Vicki- my thought life needs a major overhaul. I have done “Me, Myself, and Lies” and I need more of that good stuff!

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