Expectant Prayers ®

Jennifer Jo Weiss

Blog posts July 2008

For Grandma & Grandpa (Construction Belt and Birthday)

Thanks for the "destruction worker" belt!    

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This Week's News

We've spent the last several days with my sister and her family... and it was a lot of fun!  The kids look bigger every time I see them and it's a reminder that kids aren't little very long!   Nephew celebrated his 16th birthday while on this trip.  Uncle Pete and I decided that every 16 year old de…

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Dealing with the "Unwantables"

There was a quote in my devotion from yesterday that really struck a chord- and I knew it would for several of you out there as well.  It was spoken by President Theodore Roosevelt:  "The most important single formula of success is knowing how to get along with people".  The devotional went on to co…

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Toby's Message from Doggy Day Camp

Hello Mother, hello Father! Greetings from camp “Aye Chihuahua”! The food is great here, but this place is Not like home, I miss all of your smiling faces.   Late last night this little lover Had to hide under Celeste’s covers! There was thunder and some lightning. I shook wit…

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My Gown from the Wedding...

"I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me."  Psalm 13:6For Mom and Dad and friends, I thought you might like to see the gown I wore in the wedding on Saturday.  I wanted to take my own pictures of the entire wedding party, especially the bride and groom, but time didn't …

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The Family is Coming, the Family is COMING!

Today, I have the extreme pleasure of hosting my sister's family from Indiana at our house.  You would think we are  "Minute Men" because everyone is running excitedly proclaiming, "The family's coming, the family's coming!"  I haven't made contact yet this morning, so I don't know exactly WHEN to e…

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The Bride of Christ (Lessons from Jeremiah)

 “I remember how eager you were to please me as a young bride long ago,    how you loved me and followed me even through the barren wilderness.” Jeremiah 2:2 “Does a young woman forget her jewelry?      Does a bride hide her wedding…

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Update on Shoes

Well, I felt the Lord had a perfect plan again and YES I have located the silver shoes I needed for tomorrow's wedding in only a half hour!  I found them at the Gordman's close to our house.  The best thing is that they were on sale and then marked down on clearance as well... so a $40 shoe for $16!…

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Searching for Silver Shoes

With the wedding upon us tomorrow and the rehearsal tonight (which is preceded by my first run through with the accompanist)  it seems like time is flying out the window.  There are always those last minute details that have to be taken care of... in our house - times eight.  Not only do I have to h…

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POV (Point of View) - Lessons from Jeremiah

I was typing a document in Word yesterday when all of the sudden, it seemed like the computer had a mind of its own!  It began filling in words and "talking to me" as words appeared on the screen that I had not written.  It is usually quiet in the room I am in during my time on the computer, but whe…

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Delusions of the Mind (Lessons from Jeremiah)

But I said, "Ah, Sovereign LORD, the prophets keep telling them, 'You will not see the sword or suffer famine. Indeed, I will give you lasting peace in this place.' "

 “Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them…

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Important News Story Everyone Should See

Thanks to my father-in-law for sending me this.  If you can't view it very well with this embedded video, please go to: will probably be crawling under my van today to check out my tires!

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Lessons from the Weeping Prophet

For several weeks now, I have been studying in the book of Jeremiah.  You don't have to read very long until you notice that the very things the prophet speaks about could have come from today's headlines!

Speaking of headlines, who would have thought that we would ever see a headline that a man is …

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Quote for Today

God's answers are always wiser than our prayers.                                  -Unknown (AGWM, Impact Africa; July Issue) "B…

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OPENING COMMENTS:I have had several thoughts running through my head this week concerning the topic of The Lakeland Revivials and discussions that followed over at ahoosierfamily. I was very thankful for the post because I had no idea this was even going on at the moment.   To the…

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Lead Me to the Rock...

I was hoping to get in a post today about some thoughts concerning the topic over at AHOOSIERFAMILY, but I was preempted with life.  Music came pouring in for next weekend's wedding and I began rehearsal on my 5 pieces...still awaiting one.  Yes, you heard me right... six…

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Those Trophy Moments

More Beautiful Flowers and Pictures

I was in the picture taking mood today.  Here are some more shots of the beautiful flowers growing in my yard.

What says "summer" like the fiery hot blaze of the marigold's orange and gold petals?  Just gorgeous!

The red on this geranium in contrast with the green leaves & white tips... stunning.  G…

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Lipstick and Dish Soap; The Product of Words

There I was, folding laundry on my bed...desperately trying to sort through the whites and match up socks for eight people in my family when I heard a lovely word ring out from the television... INFALLIBLE.  It took a minute for it to register in my brain.  Suddenly, socks everywhere, I whipped arou…

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Getting that Camp "SPIRIT"

B.O.W. Award of the Week!   This is such an honor!  Thanks to Assembly of God Blogs for being such a blessing and to Aaron (Iron Sharpens Iron) for the nomination!One of the earmarks of summer is upon us today... Kids Camp.   We gleefully sent two of our kids off to the…

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