Expectant Prayers ®

Jennifer Jo Weiss

Blog posts June 2008

L-O-N-G Suffering

I was watching a favored local call-in show, hosted by Pastor Westlake Sr. from Sheffield Assembly, last night.  People call in and ask him questions about the Bible and he answers them on the air.  I watch him every chance I get.  I just love the insight he brings and how quickly he can formulate a…

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More About the Cameron Tumors

I spent awhile looking up stuff about the Cameron Tumors yesterday.  I felt like I had a vested interest since we spent almost 2 years living in the community.  We ministered to the people of that town and prayed for Cameron daily.    Our prayers continue today.

Looking around on local newspapers…

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How Much Do You Use Your Cell Phone?

You may want to re-think how much you use your cell phones after seeing this!   It's crazy.  I imagine some of you will try this! My sister says this is a hoax and used for a marketing scheme- so it probably won't work if you try it.  Regardless, my goal is to get people …

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A Funny Thing Happened While I was in the Kitchen!

There I was, dinner on the stove.  The crucial minutes when the meal "all comes together" was upon me.  I was  stirring a simmering pot of my 'special recipe' spaghetti sauce and preparing to serve everything up when all of the sudden I noticed Zeke blow past me on his way to the pantry like a kite …

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Change You Really Can Believe In!

This blog isn't about politics, but I can't help but bring up an obvious illustration!    There's a whole group of people in our country that are wanting political change, but do they really know what that means?   Their motto:  Change We Can Believe In.  What exactly ARE we putting our hope, faith,…

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Summertime... and the Livin' is Easy???

Summer.  It's officially here!   What a wonderful, relaxing.....yeah, right.  Most of the time when parents hit "summer" you quickly learn that you exchange one type of busyness for another.  Places to go, things to do, people to see.  

This week in the Big Weiss family was no exception.

Two o…

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GMA 2008

"Train a child in the way he should go,        and when he is old he will not turn from it."  Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)Congratulations to the 10 boys who earned their GMA this past weekend!This year's ceremony was truly unique and was probably the best one I've b…

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A Little Entry

"Enjoy the little things- one day you'll look back and realize they're big things."                                   &nb…

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Happy Father's Day 2008

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads!  Blessings! Myspace Graphics at

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Missouri River

"The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;        the LORD is enthroned as King forever.   The LORD gives strength to His people;        the LORD blesses His people with peace." Psalm 29:10-11The following pictures were taken on…

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Devastation and Disasters

"Don't panic. I'm with you.    There's no need to fear for I'm your God.I'll give you strength. I'll help you.    I'll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you."  Isaiah 41:10If you caught my blog yesterday, you will remember that I mentioned that three of …

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Who Said That???

This past weekend, my husband and I were blessed to have the house to ourselves... well, almost.   Three of our boys went to a Royal Ranger Pow Wow and our daughter spent the night with a friend.  That left us with just our two smallest boys.  For us, it was like not having any children at all.  The…

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He Knows My Name

"but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him."  2 Corinthians 8:3Isn't it one of the biggest desires of our heart... to be a person of meaning; one who makes a difference in the world?  We want to leave our mark, we want people to remember us and have validation that we "weren't ju…

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Atheism: A Fast Growing Doctrine

On Friday, I was watching Fox news when a story came on about a billboard on one of the busiest highways in Philadelphia (I-95) that read "Don't Believe in God?  You are not alone."   It was a promotion for a coalition of Atheists (The Greater Philadelphia Coalition of Reason).   Atheists would prob…

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Don't Allow Your Spiritual 'Gifts' to be Exploited

OK- this topic has been brewing for some time and I felt like today was the day to share it.  For whatever reason, I feel like someone out there needs to hear this.

First of all, I would like to point out that I am using the gifts of the Holy Spirit as a general term, not necessarily referring to th…

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It's Hard to Put Glue Back Into the Bottle

We use quite a bit of glue in this house for school and leisure projects.  My favorite kind of glue for scrap booking or collage projects is called: Elmer's Rubber Cement.  It's the most amazing glue.  No wrinkles!  It was great back in the day when you had to literally cut clip art to make church b…

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Does Your Church Have Sunday Evening Services?

For most mainstream churches, the Sunday Evening service (usually a service at 6 pm or 7pm) is becoming phased out.   I was just wondering how many of you out there still have a Sunday evening service! The church I attend does, but I have to admit that there is only a core of members …

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Goin' Up!

Back when Pete and I first began pastoring here in Kansas City, we got one of those personalized license plates.  They were all the rage back then, you know.  We tried to think of something cleaver that would express our Christian beliefs, so we thought long and hard.   Finally we came up with somet…

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Some Things Deserve a Closer Look

"The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on His heavenly throne.  He observes the sons of men; His eyes examine them."  Psalm 11:4Ever hear the old adage that it's not good to be "under the microscope" in life?  It's also said (in regard to the 'life microscope') that thin…

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