Day 11 of 30 Days of Prayer

Dear God,

Without you I cannot breathe, think, or love. Thank you for guiding, teaching, training, strengthening me and for carrying me on those days that the world seems to be on my shoulders and life doesn’t seem to matter. Thank you for making me laugh, stuffing my days with joy, smothering me with kindness, reminding me that you have not forgotten me. Amen.


If you don’t know God as beautiful and satisfying, you don’t know him.

Day 7 of 30 Days of Prayer

Dear God,

On this Christmas Eve, may the joys and mystery of your love abound for all who are anxious, depressed, or ill. Get close to them who find this season a source of pain or grief. Embrace with your tender care all who wander alone or have no place to lay their head, so they may experience the hope of Christ. Strengthen family ties of love and commitment, so they may delight in the joy of the Savior. Open hearts to your presence, that we may be transformed by the new birth. Amen.

Day 4 of 30 Days of Prayer

Dear God, It’s the Christmas season. A time when some folks spillover with joy and peace, yet the minds of others weep with sorrow and hopelessness. I pray the joy and peace find its place in the lives of others: those who don’t know you; those who lack intimacy with you; those who want to know you, and those that know you.  Father, I pray season blossoms with abounding hope even when people, places and things seem forlorn. Amen. 

Angchronicles receives Reality Blog Award

Sharla of Awakenings blessed angchronicles with the Reality Blog Award on November 21, 2012. angchronicles accepts this award with a open arms and appreciation.

When one gets an award, she must work extra hard afterwards to live up to the standards. And with every award comes rules:

1.) Show appreciation of the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post. DONE!
2.) Add the award logo to your blog. DONE!
3.) Share 7 things about yourself. SEE BELOW!
4.) Nominate 5 – 10 or more bloggers you admire. SEE BELOW!
5.) Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know. CHECK YOUR BLOG! WATCH FOR A TWEET!
6.) Optional questions. (This one I will forego for now to make it easier on everyone!)

Seven things about me:

  • Learning to not take myself so seriously.
  • Laughing at myself more.
  • Having fun with life.
  • Jumping of the cliff and thinking about the net on the way down.
  • Completing a novel..not Nanowrimo.
  • Falling behind the word count on Nanowrimo because I can only work on one project at time.
  • Attempting to work on one project at a time, not five. (Twice I left this draft to send an email, make a phone call, and then had to stop reprimand myself to get back to the task at hand.)

Reality Blog Award goes to …the envelope please:

Cherie, Susan, Julane, and Sara@ pagesfromstages
Morning Story and Dilbert@ Morning Story and Dilbert
Cristian@ cristianmihai
Kim Cash Tate@ Color Your Perspective
Jen @ Jen’s Thoughts
Gina@ Writer…Interrupted
Charise@Prayers and Cocktails

That’s all folks, be sure to check out the new blog post “In a place…” Each week angchronicles explores places we find ourselves in such as bitterness, joy, grumbling, peace, anger, love, thirst….

Be well, do good things, rejoice always.

33 Days of Prayer Journey: Day 23

Dear God,

Everyone at one time or another has been foolish, disobedient, deceived, and followed their passions and pleasures. There is not one person who has not been hated or hated back, walked around with a chip on their shoulder, or envied another.

I know, I’ve been there, done that, worn the T-shirt. Forgive me when these emotions and reactions rule over Your Word, Your Way, and Your Will. Thank you for your mercy that I’m not destroyed. Your loving-kindness is new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness.

33 Days of Prayer Journey: Day 16

Dear God, I confess that I do not always trust your timing and attempt to do things my way; I do not remember to rely on your promises although your Word says you “will never leave” or “never forsake me”; however, when the dark valley gets lonely I wonder where you are in the midst of my confusion and the chaos. I confess that I do not always wait for your answers, and sometimes grow angry when your answer is not what I want to hear. Forgive me.

33 Days of Prayer Journey: Day 9

Today, I admit I have faults and failures. Sometimes I try your patience, Lord, but you forgive me and still love me. Please forgive me for giving into temptation, choosing the worse situation when I know better; hardening my heart against the faults of my neighbor, coworker, friend, spouse, or sibling yet not focusing my own failures; envying someone who is doing a great work and not believing God has called me to a small work. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit in me. Amen.