Thursday, January 15, 2009


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Anonymous said...

Thank you for your Proverbs 31
writing about peace and the peace that Jesus promises us. I had to sing in front of the congregation yesterday and I felt SO nervous. I wish I could have had Jesus' Peace at that time, but several people told me "it takes time to develop a comfort level when singing", so I knew God was speaking to me--He always repeats himself to me! I will not give up singing (I love it despite the discomfort!) and I remember when I used to feel nervous teaching others, which is a piece of cake now.
Thank you for the prayers and verses which I will meditate on the next time I sing, which will be soon I hope!
Your sister in Christ,

Anonymous said...

I want to thank you for theProverbs 31 devotion that you did on January 29 regarding MySpace. I am a 7th grade small group leader in our church and I immediately forwarded it to our Youth Pastor and he thought it was so good that he sent it out to all parents and leaders in the Youth. Thank you so much for sharing from your heart on this issue. Even though my children are younger and don't have MySpace, some of my 7th grade girls do and this has prompted me to get my own MySpace page (with the help of others because I don't know what to do! LOL) so that I can "check in" on my girls. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I just read your article on proverbs 31, April 15th, about the mother in law 'putting down' her son's wife. What a great opportunity and place (surrounded by her friends and people she trusts) for someone, anyone to gently speak wisdom to this woman. I believe not saying anything is the same as agreeing with her behaviour. I only mention this because I find that a lot of Christian women use the fact that they are christians to gossip and speak curses ( because that is what it is) on other women... It is also too bad that those listening to the 'gossip and curses' choose not to use that moment to be a true friend and reminder of why we are christians... salvation through forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We are the example.
I do appreciate and thank you for what you are doing for prov. 31.
This is a pet peeve for me. I look up to the older women. So this comment is more for them. We the younger women in the church look up to you! Please be mindful of how you speak as you are a walking advertisement for Christianity. :)

Veronica said...

Thank you for your devotional for the Proverbs 31 "Encouragement for Today." God's timing was so perfect. I have been struggling with my daily time with the Lord and your devotional and John 15 were so perfect for me today!

Anonymous said...

I thought I would run into my garage door as I was driving down my driveway when I saw the contractor waiting for me. A vision who looked as if he should be a "pool boy". Who in there right mind would look that good and be a contractor? I thought those kind of men were only in coke commercials.

In saying this, I want to thank you for your encouragement today. Lately, I have let myself go, physically. I eat what I want when I want and do not care one bit. Well, that is not what God wants for me. If I am His temple and a good wife, then I need to take care of what resides in me and be a shining representation from the inside out.

I nurture my relationship with my husband as I should. However, I am not loving my husband by taking care of myself the way God intended me to.

Thank you for your words.


tweetygirl said...

I just finished reading the devotion on the X-Factor. It was just what I needed to see. My husband and I had just been discussing last night about my ex-fiance. To explain, I'm on Facebook and there's a section that has 3 people you may know that you can add as friends. Last week my ex popped up on there. Needless to say, it freaked me out.
Your devotion today really spoke to me about forgiveness. I thought I had but maybe there's more work to be done. Thank you.

Dori said...


I just received the Proverbs 31 devo in my inbox this morning and it was EXACTLY what my hurting heart needed to hear on this, the morning after one of the hardest days I have ever had with my 13 year old!!

Thank you for your faithfulness to share His Word in due season!!


dianewithhim said...

Thank you for sharing your past hurts and difficulties with your children. It's hard when someone states that if you parent correctly, your kids won't choose wrong in their lives. I have a placque in my living room that reads "God Made Us a Family" and I turn to that in prayer when times are tough, and know I can trust His wisdom and knowledge when I have doubts about my ability to parent the children He gave us. Thank you for being a blessing,

Jeanies Heavenly Treasures said...


I so love how you write! God has blessed you dear sister in christ!
I just read your post on 4/16/09 about taining up children in the Lord and they still may not go the right way. God's word is so true. You know though, how many times do we as mother's (especially) still beat ourselves up over this! I loved how you added the word in greek. May God richly bless you! Jeanie

kristine kelly said...

I love your devotion on P31 today!
My card would read:

Prisoner/Convicted Felon!

Free & Pardoned And singing from the rooftops!

I can't wait to meet you! My dear friend Carolyn Ryberg speaks so highly of you!

Blessings sister!

Anonymous said...

Please pray for me. I've lost 2 jobs in the past year, and I feel so, so much like failure. One was a downsizing and the other was just flat fired. Not because of anything I did wrong, I just was not qualified for the job. Please pray that I will find something else soon and that I can have the faith and perservere until I do. Thank you so much. DJ

bryte_future11 said...

You're encouragement for today was wonderful. It spoke to me on so many levels. I am a 20 yr old female and Facebook consumers a lot of my time. I have to learn to put God first in everything that I do so He knows that He is everything to me. Thanks for everything and you be blessed.

The Gotch 5 said...

Thank you I do accept this challenge to spend time in tune with God before facebook or computer time. I have fallen so short with my devotions other than these that come over email and then usually choose to read the other emails first. This one really hit home today and thank you for the reminder to put God FIRST! Thank you thank you thank you I needed it.

Toni Boutin-Ryan said...

Hi Susanne,

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to do this, but you asked for suggestions on how we can help lead our children to a closer, more personal relationship with our Lord.
When my son and I first began attending Canyon Ridge, he was about 7 years old. Kevin spoke one Sunday morning about serving. He had had enough of hearing others complain about how big the Church was (so small in comparison to today) and how nobody knew their name. He encouraged each of us to "get off the bench and into the game" and get to know each other by serving. From that day forward, Joshua and I became servant junkies. We found something we could do together to serve, which at the time was to help with the tear down crew after the last service at the High School. From there as Joshua got involved in youth Ministry, he began to serve independent of me in many ways. I then found what God wanted me to do and set out to learn many new things in service. We still served together on many things, but as Joshua grew, he needed as he put it, “his people” and I had “my people”. We both grew by leaps and bounds in our faith and knowledge of God through the ways in which we served God's people. I say all of this to let you know that my son is now a 22 year old College student who still loves the Lord. He has had his ups and downs, as College life tends to rob our kids of their "childlike" faith, but God has prevailed. Serving with my son was one of the keys to him getting to know the Lord on a more personal level, not just me passing my faith on to him.
The other thing that has been so instrumental in his walk with the Lord is the "village" of people who also poured their faith and guidance into my son. I am forever grateful to those who have loved my son over the years. Thank you Jesus!!
October 6, 2009 8:20 AM

Jamie said...

I love your blog!! In response to the pet shenanigans, my dog's name is Chesska. She was born in Belgium, where she bagn 6 months of training before 12 more months of training in SC. She is a solid black German Shepherd to whom we speak Dutch. The thing I love most about her is her unshakeable loyalty to my husband while he is at work. On the homefront, I love that she does EVERYTHING by command, even eat, as long as my husband is home. SHe will act up a bit, though, if he leaves without her. = ) God bless you and have fun with those puppies!

anna said...

Thanks for your message today about fathers. It is hard when our own fathers don't express love toward their children, and we are left wondering if that is what love is supposed to look like.

I have always wanted to go to a She Speaks conference, and would be blessed by a scholarship...I hope I win!

Thanks so much,

Tekesha said...

Lysa your testimony and books has been such a blessing and an inspiration in my life and spiritual walk. I was seriously contemplating a divorce and I received an email from a friend and the topic you were speaking on happened to be on marriage, GOD was truly speaking to me. Since that day which was less than a month ago I purchased What Happens When Women say Yes to GOD, read it and it truly ministered to my soul, Next I purchased Being more than a good bible study girl--Truly Awesome!! My husband bought me What Happens When Women Walk in Faith on yesterday, I am loving it already. I am called to ministry and I know this conference is for me. My grandmother always tell me that I should have been a counselor she also prophesied to me saying GOD was going to use me for his Glory and to minister to other young woman. I know that GOD has a calling on my life and I just want to do his will only. I came into contact with Proverbs 31 ministry by divine order and I know that through your ministry GOD is going to help me to help others. Be Blessed!! Love Ya!! Oh I also purchased a NIV study BIBLe I have a Bible but this one teaches the word more understandable.

sheri said...

I am sitting here crying, thanking God, for the piece that appeared on Proverbs 31 today (May 12th). It was like you stepped inside of me and wrote about my life. Drifting so far away from God while raising 2 small children and going through a divorce - that is me. I went to bed last night in tears because my ex's wedding is coming up in a few weeks and the guilt i have been feeling over making my children experience divorce and I've been wondering if God even wants me calling His name anymore - what use could I be now? Look at the mess of things I've made. I never go straight to Proverbs - but this morning i felt I should. I can't thank you enough. Peace be with you, and thank you for your honest words this morning. I feel they were meant for me.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for your P31 devotion for today (5/12/2010)...I am always blown away by God's amazing love, mercy, grace, and impeccible timing as He brings encouragement to His kids.

Short of divorce (but being in an increasing hopeless feeling place in my marriage), everything you described fits my life circumstances for the past 5-6 years to a T. Every thought and emotion you communicated was exactly as I have or presently am feeling.

Thank you for being real, honest, and transparent in your experience so people like me can find hope again to believe again that God can and will restore and renew His work in us and through us as we respond to His gentle, loving call.

Today I walk in the courage and faith that only God can provide, beleiving that He is able to do all things. And I am expectant to see what wonderous things He will do and where I will find myself in these next days, months, years.

Believing in the God who does restore that which the locusts have eaten...

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for today's devotion. My situation is almost identical to yours, and I have struggled so much with feeling unworthy!! Thankfully, we have a loving Savior who forgives us!! Be blessed!!