Pick-Me-Up-Prayer

Welcome to our mid-week pick-me-up.  Our leaders and prayer warriors will lift you up in prayer today.  Please leave a comment below with your prayer requests.  If you want to send them in ahead of time to make it inside the blog post, go to our prayer page and fill out the form or email your requests to: mary@thatchurch.com.  Prayer Warriors…when you see a prayer request below, please leave a comment with a eprayer or a shout out to let these ladies know they are being lifted in prayer.

Thanks again for the participation and let’s lift each other in prayer today.  Leave us a comment for your prayer requests!

Just start leaving your prayer requests in the comment section and know…we will be praying for you!

1) Melinda:  Her sister-in-law Heather had surgery on her digestive system.  It was an emergency type surgery.  She is living with Crone’s disease.  Please keep her recovery in your prayers!

Pick-me-up-prayer…

Welcome to our mid-week pick-me-up.  Our leaders and prayer warriors will lift you up in prayer today.  Please leave a comment below with your prayer requests.  If you want to send them in ahead of time to make it inside the blog post, go to our prayer page and fill out the form or email your requests to: mary@thatchurch.com.  Prayer Warriors…when you see a prayer request below, please leave a comment with a eprayer or a shout out to let these ladies know they are being lifted in prayer.

Thanks again for the participation and let’s lift each other in prayer today.  Leave us a comment for your prayer requests!

Just start leaving your prayer requests in the comment section and know…we will be praying for you!

Pick-me-up-prayer

Welcome to our mid-week pick-me-up.  Our leaders and prayer warriors will lift you up in prayer today.  Please leave a comment below with your prayer requests.  If you want to send them in ahead of time to make it inside the blog post, go to our prayer page and fill out the form or email your requests to: mary@thatchurch.com.  Prayer Warriors…when you see a prayer request below, please leave a comment with a eprayer or a shout out to let these ladies know they are being lifted in prayer.

Thanks again for the participation and let’s lift each other in prayer today.  Leave us a comment for your prayer requests!

Just start leaving your prayer requests in the comment section and know…we will be praying for you!

Meet Barbara…

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Meet Barbara Rainey, her husband Rick along with her daughter Robin and two grand children!

Tell me a little bit about your family Barbara.

430551_311871672253891_236456831_n“I am married to Rick Rainey, 42 years. We have one Daughter, Robin Gann, married to Scott Gann, two Grand kids, Dustin and Mary Gann. The Gann family also attends ThatChurch. I have lived in this area since I was 9 years old. Grew up in Park Hill and Rick was my high school boyfriend. We got married as soon as I graduated high school.”

42 years, that is wonderful!

Tell us how you came to Thatchurch…

“In the fall of 2008, I was at a real bad place in my life and marriage, I realized that I desperately needed a church family, Robin  told me I would love her church, then known as “Mercys Cross”, so I visited with much apprehension. But I knew the first time I visited that it was the place for me.”  We are sure glad too!

Let everyone know the ministries you are involved in…

“I am on the Guest Services team, serving at the 8:30 service, and have been a small group leader several times.”

Oh!  I think she left off something here.  You see, Barbara is always serving!  Look at all these pictures:

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And always has a wonderful smile on her face too!  Barbara is a lady with a huge heart that loves the Lord and her church family.

Tell us what the Women’s Ministry team means to you…

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“It’s a great chance to get to know ladies in the church… and surprise, many of them are just like me, and have challenges and difficulties far worse than mine, and I see how strong they are. I see a lot of role models in the Womens’ Ministry. Ladies of all ages, from every walk of life. We really need to connect with each other!”

What kind words…we love this too!

What would you like us to add to the ministry?

“I would like to see us do some sort of little outreach or invitation packets to ladies that are new to the church. Maybe something that could be kept at the info desk, (even if its only a flyer) and when we meet a woman who does not know much about us, we can just grab that and give it to her. It could have an upcoming schedule, explain what Soul Sisters are (I get asked that so much when they see the gifts at the table). Some ladies have been attending a long time and have never participated in any W/M events, they don’t know how fun it is, or what to expect.”

That is a wonderful idea….Renee and Andi, we have an idea here!

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Don’t let her fool ya, she plays around too!

Grant, you look scared!  Bahahahaha!

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And another!  So cute ladies! 🙂

People should not tell me I can pull pictures off Facebook! 🙂  I have the best time.

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As you see, Barbara loves God, her family and her extended family at ThatChurch!  You’ll know that once you meet her!  Go say Hi to her!  You will have a friend for life!

I asked her what else she wanted to share with us and this is what she said,

“All that I can say is how much I love being a part of ThatChurch and love my church family! Getting to know others who are walking with Christ or just discovering Him is very rewarding. It has helped me so much in dealing with my challenges and changing my perspective and my life too! Our Christian walk is very much like a garden that needs constant maintenance, weeding and watering. I sure get that now. I have learned to look to Jesus to feel whole, wanted and loved.” That is Barbara!

Thanks Barbara!

Pick-Me-Up-Prayer

Welcome to our mid-week pick-me-up.  Our leaders and prayer warriors will lift you up in prayer today.  Please leave a comment below with your prayer requests.  If you want to send them in ahead of time to make it inside the blog post, go to our prayer page and fill out the form or email your requests to: mary@thatchurch.com.  Prayer Warriors…when you see a prayer request below, please leave a comment with a eprayer or a shout out to let these ladies know they are being lifted in prayer.

Thanks again for the participation and let’s lift each other in prayer today.

Here are the requests:

1)   Please pray for safe travels for my family this weekend. We will be driving 6 hrs to meet my MIL then the kids will ride another 6 hrs back to Ohio with them. And pray for peace and comfort for this will be the first time our youngest (under 2) will be away from us, for a whole week. Thank you! (Amanda Harrod)

2)  Prayers please…my cousin(Michael Nichols) went in surgery at 8am & was done st 5pm, came her straight from work…at uams…hes in icu…seen him a bit ago, its a ruff time for him & family!  He’s 33 had to have his pig valve, pacemaker & difibulator changed, when dr got in there the veins & everything from yhe other valve was mangled up…2 leads undone & good valve started bleeding bad…his body can’t take anymore surgery…so hes in a drug induced coma til tommorrow…to see how it goes..they are changing the patch out now over the bleeding valve & seeing if it stopped the bleeding…he was left open also due to the issues going on. (Belinda Beebe Barrett)

3)  Please pray for my youngest daughter, Morgan. She goes thru these episodes every few months of being angry, tired & depressed. Takes it out on those closest to her, especially me (running away from her troubles, not speaking to me, etc). It’s hard knowing she’s hurting & not seeing her or my grandson. It ALWAYS passes, but I know whatever is going on is not healthy & she refuses to seek professional help. (Diann Siegele)

4)  Please pray for a safe road trip for my babies and in-laws. They will be bringing our kiddos back from Ohio on a 13 hr drive this weekend. (Amanda Harrod)

5)  Praying for God’s guidance in finding a job! (Erika Walker)

Please leave your typed prayers in the comment or reply section!

Thank you!

 

Pick-me-up-prayer…

Welcome to our mid-week pick-me-up.  Our leaders and prayer warriors will lift you up in prayer today.  Please leave a comment below with your prayer requests.  If you want to send them in ahead of time to make it inside the blog post, go to our prayer page and fill out the form or email your requests to: mary@thatchurch.com.  Prayer Warriors…when you see a prayer request below, please leave a comment with a eprayer or a shout out to let these ladies know they are being lifted in prayer.

Thanks again for the participation and let’s lift each other in prayer today.

Here are the requests:

1)  Please pray that my husband Rick would desire a closer walk with God, that he would start coming to church with me to worship and grow with God. Pray that I will stay strong and set a good example. (Barbara Rainey)

2)   Pray for Thomas who is stuck at Cairo airport. (Pam Mitchell)

You can always leave a comment on the prayer page to send your requests, or email me at: mary@thatchurch.com

Love y’all!

Pick-Me-Up Prayer.

Welcome to our mid-week pick-me-up.  Our leaders and prayer warriors will lift you up in prayer today.  Please leave a comment below with your prayer requests.  If you want to send them in ahead of time to make it inside the blog post, go to our prayer page and fill out the form or email your requests to: mary@thatchurch.com.  Prayer Warriors…when you see a prayer request below, please leave a comment with a eprayer or a shout out to let these ladies know they are being lifted in prayer.

Thanks again for the participation and let’s lift each other in prayer today.

Here are the requests:

1)  Please pray for my family as we burying my dad on Wednesday (today) Terri Valentine

2)  Please add to the prayer requests for Ericka walker. She recently was laid off and needs another job soon. Thanks (Beverly Berg Esau)

3)  I’m putting my house in the market. Pray that it sells and I get some profit off of it. It’s just too overwhelming owning a home by myself with 2 kids alone. (Sophia Andrade)

4)  My family the Rogers, my uncle passed in his sleep. This is my daddy’s little brother. Please pray for children and all my family and friends of the family. (Susan Piker)

5)  Please pray that my husband Rick would realize he should come to church, and join me to worship and learn. Pray for me to stay strong and not get discouraged with him. Pray that our marriage will continue to improve and not backslide into “old ways”. Thanks! (Barbara Rainey)

6)  Please continue to pray for Debbie Coleman (Bonnie Connelly’s sister in law) and that the chemo gets the cancer in remission. She is getting chemo every single day. Debbie’s son’s and brother all shaved their heads for her since she lost all of her’s.  Pray for her family as they deal with this situation as well.

7)  Also, please continue to pray for Ramona’s dad who has lung cancer and isn’t expected to make it much longer. (Debra Garrison)

8)  I recently got a promotiom at work, which is a great thing. But the transition has been extremely difficult. The level of stress and the amount of hours I am working is extreme. I so don’t want to lose ground in the relationships and conversations I have had with the people I work with because of my exhaustion and pressure. Please pray that I will represent Christ well in an extreme situation where I could easily be short and quick to answer. I know He has led me to here. I want to be very aware of him navigating me through this
. I feel pretty under qualified for a very big assignment. Thank you for the blog and reaching out to the Women of ThatChurch! It has been an encouragement to me! (Sheri Schlagel)

9)   I have two requests actually…I spend a lot of time in prayers of thanksgiving. I am so tremendously blessed; I can’t help but be in awe of our amazing God! The one thing I am really struggling with is pain. I suffer from migraines and I have Scoliosis in my lower back. Throughout the Bible we read countless examples of how Jesus healed the sick. He made the lame walk and the blind see. Why then can I not trust Him to heal my pain? My head knows He is more than capable. Is it my heart that doesn’t trust enough? I need prayer for healing, but also need prayer to shorten the distance between my head and my heart-for my faith to be strengthened.
My second request is in regard to my parenting. I struggle in my relationship with my mother because instead of asking me to do something, she tends to expect things that I am unaware of. I also get angry with my 4 year old daughter if she tells me to do something rather than ask. I expect my daughter to do something she hasn’t been taught. In order for her to respect me I have to first show her respect by asking her to do things rather than ordering her around. Pray for me to be a better parent, pray for wisdom and respect to flow from me as I expect it to flow from others. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share. And thank you for praying for me and my family. (Stephanie Stoltz)