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First Line Fridays (REMIX) - Week Twelve

Friday, July 15, 2016

How did it get to be the middle of JULY??? Thankfully our weather in WA has been mild so far this summer...other than a few weeks of 90 degree weather here and there. Thankful for our A/C unit and for weeks of 68 and RAIN in between. 

So excited for our weekend project this week...Painting the exterior of our house! Yay! Thankfully my hubby and his dad have their own construction business, so they have all the equipment and tools to make it a smooth day. 

Do you have any summer projects that you are hoping to get done around the house?

Now...on to my First Line:

Well, since writing the above, our night has taken quite the detour. [Yes, I usually write these posts on Thursday night.] My husband is on the way to the ER with Ezra, for a fever. If you don't know about his condition, the short version is this: Ezra was born without a functioning immune system (SCID) and received a lifesaving bone marrow transplant from his brother at 9 weeks old. We just reached his 2 year post transplant anniversary. He is doing SOOOOOOO well! But they still need to take extra precaution with fevers/infections. I know that he will be fine, but it is late and this is always stressful for me. They will give him a dose of IV antibiotics and draw cultures to test for infections. (Hopefully it is just a cold.) And then he should head home in a couple hours.. I will try and update this in the morning if there is anything further to report.

**UPDATE 8:30am: Zach and Ezra got home about 2:30 this morning. Ezra's temperature maxed at 102 in the ER. They gave him one dose of Motrin (between Tylenol doses) and by 6:00am his temp was 100.4. We gave him another dose of Tylenol and I am letting him sleep right now. Prayers for Zach while he is at work today. And we NEED Ezra's temp to stay below 100.4 without the aide of Tylenol. No result on the cultures yet. All his labs are normal right now though, so that means he is not dehydrated and his kidneys and everything are functioning just fine.**

In light of all this I am really switching up First Line Fridays today...I want to know what is YOUR first line in the Bible that you run to in trying times?

The verse that has gotten me through many battles is:

25“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
28“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
Matthew 6:25-30 NLT

Don't forget to head over to these lovely sites and join in more First Line Friday fun! Happy Friday!!!

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Faithfully Bookish - Beth Erin (Brilliant reviewer)
Singing Librarian - Sydney (Genius coordinator of Singing Librarian Book Tours)


  1. The Lord God is my strength [my source of courage, my invincible army];
    He has made my feet [steady and sure] like hinds’ feet
    And makes me walk [forward with spiritual confidence] on my [a]high places [of challenge and responsibility]. Habakkuk 3:19 AMP

  2. Moroni 7:45-48 (This can also be found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

    45 And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

    46 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail—

    47 But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.

    48 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen.

  3. Jeremiah 29:11,13
    "For I know the plans that I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope."
    "You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart."

  4. Am I allowed to post two? I'm such a rebel! lol (LOVE this type of First Line Friday, by the way!!!)

    My first is Psalm 73:26 and my favorite version of it is in the NLT -- "My health may fail and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever." <3

    My second is from another Psalm (the psalms are my go-to Bible passages in discouragement or trials), and my favorite version of this verse is in the NASB. Psalm 3:3 - "But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head."

    Praying today that you will feel God as the strength of your heart and the lifter of your head, my dear friend <3

    1. You are such a rebel! Haha! But I love both of these! Thank my friend! Means so much to me and my family!

    2. You are such a rebel! Haha! But I love both of these! Thank my friend! Means so much to me and my family!

  5. "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."
    Romans 15:13

    I memorized this verse during a time of great fear in my life, and when my biggest fear happened, I thought that I had lost my biggest hope. This verse echoed through the year and situation, and one day, I really looked at it again. It struck me that hope is mentioned twice, and as the Lord has handed me hope back again after all that crazy, the verse was relevant all along, even when I wasn't feeling joy or peace.

  6. This one has long been my go-to verse!

    Proverbs 3:5-6
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    And lean not on your own understanding;
    In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    And He shall direct your paths.


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