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Today is this biscuit lover’s birthday!

“Did someone say, Biscuits?”
Seriously. He loves biscuits.

And so I send out a special prayer just for him. May it ‘rise like dough’ up to the Heavens & be answered by the One above!

Lord, I’m praying for my boy today.

Thank you for giving him to me, and for the privilege of being his parent. I’ve got some things on my heart, and I’m bringing these request to You now. Thank You that You hear and answer prayer.

Please keep him safe.

Protect him from physical danger, emotional harm, and spiritual attacks. Put Your angels around him so that he is always sheltered in Your care. Guard his mind, his eyes, and his steps.

Help him make wise choices.

Give him courage to choose paths that will lead to long life, to joy, and to Your purposes for him. Give him the eyes & wisdom to avoid temptation and pursue what is good.

May he always be a man of character.

Help him to continue to be honest, kind, generous, and unselfish. May he always be trustworthy and resilient, be willing to work hard, and ready to take responsibility for his decisions. Give him the ability to see the best in people and circumstances, and to find strength in the face of adversity.

Surround him with good people.

Provide friends who encourage him, understand him, and have a positive influence on him. And help him to walk away from any relationships that tear down his self-worth, or cause him to make poor choices. Give him mentors; people he can trust, those he can emulate. We all need godly role models, and I ask You to provide them for him.

Give my son a heart for You.

I know that he will make mistakes and that he will have struggles. This is part of life. But through these experiences, would You speak to him; and show him that You are for him? May he love You in the Quiet, and seek Your peace in the midst of a noisy world. Help him to see You in the everyday moments of his life.

I commit this young man to You.

There is so much I can’t control now that he is this age, but I know I can always come to You with my requests, and I can relinquish my worries to You. I thank You for peace, and freedom from fear, because Your perfect love casts out all fear. I stand on Your promise that You will complete the good work that You have started in my son, and You will always love this beautiful gift You’ve given me, even more than I could ever do.

Adapted from the Poem A Prayer For My Son, by Ron Tranmer.

Biscuit meaning: 1. a small, flat cake that is dry and usually sweet: 2. a type of bread usually baked in small, round pieces: 3. a small, soft, raised bread.
Son-of-mine! I will always love your dry & usually sweet humor. May you hear my small, softly raised song of praise to God today -for the joyful gift He gave to us when He rounded you together in my womb.

hugs n’ blessings with two added cups of hugs and unending tablespoons of blessings to a very special son!

baby girl! (i dream of you.)

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Abigail (noun) – ab·i·gail \ˈa-bə-ˌgāl\

Abigail is a female given name. The name comes from the Hebrew name אֲבִיגַיִל / אֲבִיגָיִל Avigail, meaning “my father’s joy” (alternatively “my father rejoices”, or “my father is joy”).  The intelligent, beautiful Abigail was Old Testament King David’s third wife, described as ‘good in discretion and beautiful in form.’

The name Abigail is also English, AB-i-gayl and German, AH-bee-giel.  As an American baby name the meaning of the name Abigail is: “The father’s joy.”

The name Abigail can be shortened to “Abby”, “Abbey”, “Abbi”, “Abbie”, “Abbe”, “Abi”, “Abbye”, “Abs”, or “Aby”, as well as “Gail” or “Gayle.”

People with this name have a deep inner desire for love and companionship, and want to work with others to achieve peace and harmony. People with this name are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They tend to be optimistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be resistant to change, and become restless or  rebellious when asked to do so.  A super-sweet girl she will probably be extremely gorgeous and certainly tons of fun once she is comfortable in your presence. When you meet one you will want to be a huge part of her life; but you would have to be very lucky for it to happen!  An Abigail will stay on your mind forever so you will know when you meet one.

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Abby is a kind, cute, and loving girl. An “Abby” typically has brown hair, but sometimes it can be red. They often prefer to be in the background, but once you get to know them they are fun, talkative, and wild. Most of the time they are athletic, champions for the down-trodden, and enjoy music. A lot of people say that Abby’s are very authentic and are confident in their own skin; even though they shy away from sharing their heart until they feel the other is trustworthy.  Most people around them like them, but only a certain amount will see their crazy, out of control side!

Abby’s can make great girlfriends because they’re caring, sincere, fun, exciting and enjoy a diverse group of personalities; but usually have one certain boy that they have given their heart to. Usually they will go for the fun, athletic, sweet, loving boys who have a great smile! They LOVE to get hugs, from anyone…but especially their man!!

As a friend, you can always count on her to go crazy with you, care about you, listen, and keep your secrets. If you meet one, don’t let her go because she will be a great friend for life!

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Also, Ab-bees love to laugh and eat…especially with those they hold dear!!

“What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, whatever that may be.”   Helen Claes

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these hugs n’ blessings are just for you today!  

(and until the dawn of the day bright and new…)

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Photo Courtesy of Jared Schaaf Photography

Music by: JJ Heller