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Edifying Bible Topics / Re: Quotes for the Journey
Last post by Madre -
"It simply isn't an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons."  :armourofgod:

~ J. R. R. Tolkien
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Edifying Bible Topics / Re: Quotes for the Journey
Last post by Madre -
"I assume the Spirit is always whispering, 'Abba', to God's children, assuring them that they are safe in His care. And he is continually calling them to become what God saved them to be, solid people, indestructibly alive, hurting perhaps, but consumed with pleasing the Father."

~ Larry Crabb
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Pregnancy / Re: Hi Lynn!
Last post by LAlvis -
Hey, Celina! Thanks for checking on me! I keep meaning to post here and I have so many posts I want to reply to...but time just keeps getting away from me and the days are really full right now!

I am doing okay. 34.5 weeks now. Feeling big and uncomfortable and ready to be done....which earned a flat stare from my midwife and a frank reminder that I am only 34 weeks.  :eyerollblue: Gotta hang in there a while yet! Baby girl is doing great, growing and stretching and punching me at all hours. She takes a really active fit every night at 10:00. That could prove interesting if the pattern holds after she's born!  :happygreen:

It has been really hot and humid here over the last week, and I can't believe how much the heat has affected me! I've never been "big pregnant" at this time of year before. Trying to drink lots and take advantage of the A/C when I can. My sister in law and I went on our annual flower-buying expedition on Friday at a ginormous local greenhouse (they put their entire stock at 70% off and it is so worth waiting for!), and the heat really got to me. I felt kinda silly for not thinking to bring a water bottle in with me--an hour and a half of wandering around in greenhouses and/or the sunny courtyard in the heat started to make me feel pretty woozy. I found a chair and sat in the shade for a bit, and that helped! Still learning how to pace myself in the heat.

So how are you other ladies doing? @Happyblessedmama Celina, I know you've faced some complications--how are things going for you this week? I am sure the gestational diabetes is rough! I have a friend at church who has Type 1 diabetes, and she's pregnant right now with her third baby. Pregnancy is really hard on her.

@Melinda, how are you? Been thinking of you, gal! I sincerely hope the sick part is beginning to ease up for you!

Well, it has taken me all day to finish up typing this much--I'd better try to post it while I can!
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Edifying Bible Topics / Re: Quotes for the Journey
Last post by Madre -
"Godly people... nobly endure hard things. They know that their existence is meaningful and that they are destined for unlimited pleasure at the deepest level in heaven. Because they keenly feel that nothing now quite meets the standards of their longing souls, the quiet but deeply throbbing ache within them drives them not to complaint, but to anticipation and further yieldedness."

~ Larry Crabb
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Edifying Bible Topics / Re: Quotes for the Journey
Last post by BlessedMommy -
"We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction."

~ Henry Allen Ironside

I love this one!
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Edifying Bible Topics / Re: Quotes for the Journey
Last post by Madre -
"Honesty has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it. No ulterior motives. No hidden meanings. An absence of hypocrisy, duplicity, political games, and verbal superficiality. As honesty and real integrity characterize our lives, there will be no need to manipulate others."

~ Charles R. Swindoll
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Edifying Bible Topics / Re: Quotes for the Journey
Last post by Madre -
"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations."

~ Charles R. Swindoll
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Edifying Bible Topics / Re: Quotes for the Journey
Last post by Madre -
"We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction."

~ Henry Allen Ironside
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Edifying Bible Topics / Re: Quotes for the Journey
Last post by Madre -
"How unutterably sweet is the knowledge that our Heavenly Father knows us completely. No talebearer can inform on us; no enemy can make an accusation stick; no forgotten skeleton can come tumbling out of some hidden closet to abash us and expose our past; no unsuspected weakness in our characters can come to light to turn God away from us, since He knew us utterly before we knew him and called us to Himself in the full knowledge of everything that was against us."

~- A. W. Tozer
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Pregnancy / Hi Lynn!
Last post by Happyblessedmama -
How are you doing? Getting close now! Hope you're hanging in there ok.

I'm doing well. Hoping to cope with gestational diabetes for the last two months or so. I'm enjoying my walk and stretches in the morning and all baby's movements. I wrote out my birth plan and am excited to see when this little girl makes her appearance!

I'm sure you are REALLY ready to have your babe!
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