2013 goal: pray harder.

It’s the first week of January.  Time to set goals and resolutions.  Lose weight, work out more, yaddayah.  I’m not referring to the stereotypical goals, I’m talking about spiritual goals.  So here is my 2013 goal: pray harder.

You see, my sister in law’s sweet brother was just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.  And Aimee‘s brother in law found out this week he has a brain tumor.  We’ve had two very close friends pass away from sickness over the years, our very best friend at the young age of 24.  And our 2nd mom at her prime grandma age in her early 60’s.  So we obviously can’t prevent cancer.  Or sickness.  Or heartache.  But we can do something…PRAY for those who are suffering.

I was deeply inspired by this 17 year old young man, Zach Sobiech.  He was diagnosed with incurable cancer in 2009.  With months to live, he wrote and performed this song called Clouds.  He sings about how he was in a dark hole but needed to grab hold of the end of the rope.  He sings how he’ll go up where the view is higher and everything will be just fine. *tears*

So my goal is to pray harder. Pray for peace for those who are suffering. Pray that comfort may come to those who need it most.  Pray that I can be an instrument in Heavenly Father’s hands and can bring comfort to those through Him.

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Lolly Jane
Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO
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  • Rikki-Dee - Thank you, I so needed that. My family also had an extremely rough time last year right up to the last day. We all need to pray more for each other.ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Wouldn’t it be great if the whole world prayed for others daily? Hope 2013 is kinder to you!ReplyCancel

  • Mandi Buchanan - Thank you for sharing this. I think we all need the reminder that not only can we bless other people’s lives by serving them, but also through prayer. Prayers of others can be so powerful. I pray that your loved ones will be blessed with hope and peace.ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Thanks so much, Mandi! That’s greatly appreciated! xoReplyCancel

  • Angelina - Now this is CERTAINLY a goal worth keeping and working at :) Thank you so much for sharing it.

    • lollyjane - Thanks, Miss Angelina!! So happy to see your cheerful comments, girl!ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Thanks, Miss Angelina!! So happy to always see your cheerful comments, girl!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - Great goal for the year.ReplyCancel

  • Holly @ My Sister's Suitcase - Love it!! Thanks for sharing your goal and this amazing song. Maybe we’ll have to join you guys in sharing something about our personal goals once a month. It will make me a little more accountable too :) Have a great week!ReplyCancel

  • Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen - Life is hard sometimes, isn’t it?ReplyCancel

  • Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke - Prayer does make us stronger. I just don’t like sad things–at all.ReplyCancel

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