I just realized that in my monthly updates for the first time ever, I forgot to add my prayers for the month. That is the most important part of the updates. I got all wrapped up in my protest and rant I guess.
Also, another scary thing happened this month that I forgot to mention in my monthly updates. Probably because I try to keep things positive all the time, even when I am angry. Which is normal, everyone gets angry. But when you grow up in a dysfunctional family you learn to suppress those types of emotions and instead act as if everything is okay, like nothing upsets or bothers you. Anyone who has been exposed to any kind of abuse in their lives will always have to be so very careful. They will always be vulnerable. There are so many wolves out there that are lurking around who are looking to take advantage of the sweet ones, as a lot of scapegoats are called…we are the empaths and people pleasers of the world.
To speak up and out about anything you feel is unjust has repercussions. So you learn to react to anger in another way, a very bottle it up, inside kind of way. You always remain sweet as they say. Me defending myself for anything takes a tremendous amount of courage to break a chain like that but I am learning that this is okay. Anyway because I was trying to keep everything positive in my monthly update post, I also forgot to mention that something really scary happened in our area this month. At one of the shopping areas where my son and daughter like to shop, an area we have shopped at and attended sports events at over the years, had a tragic event happen.
A 19 year old took a gun to the center and started firing and shooting at people. Three people were shot before the gun malfunctioned. There were cops there to grab him as soon as the shooting stopped. Even an off duty paramedic was there shopping with his family when it happened and was able to attend to the people who were hurt. Two were a brother and sister out for the day. The most critical one was shot in the chest and the sister was shot in the leg.
My son and daughter were just talking about how as soon as the lock downs are through they would like to go shopping or something, just get out of the house. I left that part out of my updates. I instead wrote 10 things to stay positive about. We were hit hard this month but we are also okay and thank God that that gun stopped working, no deaths and no one else got hurt.
Wow, do we ever need prayers out there right now. I don’t even know where to begin. I think I will begin with this (photo below) of a box of blessings from a friend of mine. This friend at one time asked all her friends to keep her husband in our prayers because he had throat cancer, so we all prayed and passed it on. He survived all the treatments and to this day he is still cancer free and that was three years ago when I first started blogging.
Then about a year ago or less he had to have heart surgery and once again he was back on the prayer list. Some of you even helped pray for a safe surgery and recovery for him when I included that in one of my monthly updates post. He is okay now and on the mend, that was months ago. So many prayers have been answered that it would take a whole post to write them up.
Anyway, this friend of mine who asked everyone to pray for her husband decided to make all her friends a little box of bible verses for what we are all going through right now in the world. Everywhere there is so much hate, separation, sadness, fighting, death and worry…we all could use this little box of blessings that I opened up in the mail one day. For anyone who is not of a religion, maybe a little box of well wishes and encouraging quotes, hey…no judgement here. It was the perfect thank you gift to everyone who cared and prayed for my friend’s husband.
When I got this special gift, I knew it was something I had to also share with all of you as well because you also prayed. You prayed for a stranger you did not even know. Prayers are powerful when many are included. At a time when Christians and churches are being silenced or shut down this is so important to remember.
My friend copied this idea from a box she inherited from her mother years ago. Her mother is passing down a very beautiful gift to us all. The little pick that we all received in our box of blessings was made by my friend’s husband, the one who survived cancer and heart surgery. A thank you to us all.
So every Sunday, as long as I can remember to do this and post it, I will try to share a verse from this box of blessings. Even though it was a gift sent to my house and meant for my family, it is also a gift that was meant for you and yours as well.
The verse I pulled out today is this…
The fear of the lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instructions.
Prayers this month go to-
Once again the world, pray for the whole world. The meanness, self love, entitlement, loss of faith, greed, wastefulness, resentments, rage and just the whole propaganda thing that has been going on for awhile now, years in fact, has finally reared it’s ugliness and look at us now. I know there are so many of you that are hurting because if what you are seeing. Pray that we all start seeing the love we should have for one another. Pray that the evil doers stop causing us to turn against each other. Pray for the Peace this world desperately needs right now.
Pray for families that have lost love ones or they have love ones who may be sick.
Pray for the victims and family members who were shot here at a shopping center this month.
Pray that everyone reading this today is safe and protected from harm of any kind and that every day they are blessed with happiness and health for them and their families.
Thank you for stopping by Our Little Red House for a visit. As always, stay safe out there , pass on kindness each and everyday in memory of anyone who has lost their lives during this time in our history…hate breeds hate but kindness breeds love. God bless you all. Have a Happy Sunday where ever you may be in the world.
“ If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, that will be enough.”
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