Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Prayer Request

The last two weeks I've been asking myself the question "Why is it that.....?" I've filled in the blank with a variety of things. I still don't fully have my answer but I'm starting to feel like it might be "Because life is just hard sometimes." Right now, I'm in that "sometimes".

This should be an exciting week in my life. I'm headed to my first writers' conference in almost three years. I should be excited. But instead I'm battling a defiant teen, overwhelm at work and a new flare-up of what I call my vicious three: fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis and excessive stomach acid production. I know it's always a bit stressful before I have to travel. I don't do it often, but when I do, there's always a certain amount of stress. But this time? I would use the word overkill. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. it's hard to get mentally ready for this conference with all these distractions going on.

My husband says it's spiritual warfare. It might well be, because as soon as I made the last payment on the conference, everything went completely crazy. If it is spiritual warfare, then somehow I have to find more time to get armored up. It kind of tickles me, in between tears, sighs and groans, that the name of the conference is Writers Advance! Boot Camp. I guess it requires armor because I sure need it right now.

As I get ready to head up to The Cove, also known as the Billy Graham Training Center, would you pray for me? I need all the prayer warriors I can get. I leave early Friday morning and return Sunday evening. For those of you willing to be in prayer for me between now and then, I pray God's blessings for you and offer my sincerest gratitude. If my husband is right, then God must have something wonderful in store for me because everything sure does seem to be trying to prevent me from getting there.

Until next week when I can report on how things went.....Be Blessed!



Leebird said...


I pray that my sweet friend Mari will experience immediate relief from her symptoms so she can get some rest before she leaves for the conference. I pray that her mind will be clear and focused so she can take in every nugget of writing knowledge she can possibly hold. Surround the whole family with a blanket of peace so all will be well and Momma won't have any cause to worry while she's gone.

Thank you for giving Mari this amazing opportunity to learn and grow as a writer. Provide her with some incredible connections, including my critique group buddy, Jenny Smith.

In Jesus' Name I pray, AMEN

Amy said...

I will be praying for you, Mari.

(((BIG HUGS!)))
God Bless,

Mari said...

Thank you Lee and Amy. You ladies are the best. Love you both!


Cecelia Dowdy said...

Prayerfully, things will work out with your conference. I hope you have/had an aweseome time!

Vonda Skelton said...

Mari, I'm trusting you had a great conference. It certainly looks like the evil one didn't want you there--which is exactly where you needed to be!

Oh, and how well I remember the defiant teenager years. Ugh.

Blessings, sweet friend...