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God?! The Bag Is Almost Empty Again!

I sat in the office at the middle school where Cub 1 attends listening to the adults sitting around the conference table:

“…he is capable of the doing the work…”

“…he used to be in my gifted class…”

“…he hit another student in the hall just this morning…”

“…there is no space between his thoughts and his actions…”

“…he seemed to hit a wall in early October. His grades turned to F…F…F…F…”

I had to hold back the tears several times while in our last meeting. We all sat together – some willing to try anything, others not so much – to come up with some ways [ANYTHING] to keep Cub 1 from failing seventh grade this year. After the meeting PB and I debriefed in the school’s parking lot.

He’s our gift. He was given to us. Even when the bag of tricks gets low, or even empty, and we get tired…so very tired, we keep at it because that’s what parents do. We spend a lot of time in prayer asking for more guidance.

So, what’s your bag of tricks that you use for your situation looking like these days? Is it running low? What’s your next plan for saving your marriage? Are you running out of ways to shift money around to pay bills? Looking for quick fixes to lose weight? How long are you going to spend reading daily devotionals in place of instead of in addition to going to bible study? Checking your horoscope in order to determine what your day will be like? Are you drinking an extra cup of coffee or other caffeine even though your body is screaming that it needs a break? Is parenting a struggle?

What about talking to God? Ask Him to refill your bag. Just a thought.

Day 24: I’m thankful for a replenished bag.

Peace and Blessings!


10 thoughts on “God?! The Bag Is Almost Empty Again!”

    1. Thank you, Lisa! I’m learning that when you ask God for help with a weak area, He just might put you in a situation where you have to practice it! I’m thankful for the lessons I’m learning.

  1. First I would like to THANK YOU for sharing your life with us. God will carry you all through this journey! Keep the faith and stay strong. I am praying for you all!


  2. Just keep praying and never give up. God is carrying each of you through this storm. I have witnessed the power of prayer and know first hand how powerful a prayer from parents can be.

  3. Hang in there Pastor Kay and Renee. The “devil” is a liar. Notice how I put his name in small letters because “GOD” handles this in a “BIG” way. Right now I am rebuking the “devil” from this gifted child whom God have given to one of the most magnificient “Man & Wife” I know. It will be alright in Jesus name, this is my prayer for all!!!!!!!!!

    1. Thank you, Pat, for the prayers! We continuously depend on God for his guidance, and our friends and family for their prayers of encouragement and support. Bless you!

  4. Dear Evelyn and Duane, Thank you for your amazing witnesses to the truths about life. Blessings and care as you face these challenges. I, too, recall sitting in a teacher conference similar to this… also dealing with a middle schooler. Today that same son is the father of four lovely children and the CEO of an award winning cloud computer company that he and a buddy started together. They now have 80 employees and are recognized nationally. Jeremiah 29:11 was a special affirmation to me. LLC _____

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