May 23, 2013
Please pray - as I am - that God in Jesus Christ: will elect to be my son's Judge and Advocate even now; and, especially on June 3, 2013. This son - truly blessed by Almighty God, for Jesus Christ Holy Name sake, is certainly a blessing to his entire family! He has a full time job and a part - time job. He also has a court summons on June 3, 2013 for driving violations. No drugs or alcohol are involved. Praise the Lord! Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (I Thessalonians 5:16 -18) Thank You Faithful Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ; and, Almighty God's army of prayer warring saints, for all of your - truly needed for such a time as this - intercessory prayers on behalf of my son. Amen.
May 23, 2013
Today is the 6th anniversary of my Dad's death, although the word 'anniversary' doesn't seem to fit. His name: John Robert 'Jack' Martzell. He was an attorney here in New Orleans and without a doubt one of the greatest men of law whom ever lived. His code of ethics and his knowledge of the law were unparalleled. Our relationship was estranged for most of my life, even though I was his firstborne. I DID make it a habit of kissing my Dad every time I saw him. Many years ago, I questioned that practice to my mother. She told me: "Don't ever stop kissing your father." I listened to her, she was right. Three days before his death, my Dad and I shared a glass of wine and a game of chess. Over the chessboard, I said: "Dad, I play to WIN, just like you in court!" He smiled and began to tell me how he prepared for trial: the research, the strategies, the moves. He then says: "And then, Son, you go in and if you're better than the other guy, you win!" Smiling I say: "So you've never worked a day in your life." "All play", he said. I dedicate this post to my Dad and pray that he enjoys his rest in heaven; and I pray I make him proud of me some day. I love you Dad and I miss you.
May 23, 2013
Please intercede with me in prayer for both my grandpa Ivan Joseph & Devette. They both are sick, please pray for God's will be done for each of them. You all be blessed in Christ Jesus!!! :-)
May 22, 2013
Dear Lord, We give you praise and thanksgiving because you are God! Thank you for taking on all of the cares in this world, including the ones we have for our daughter. Thank you for doing something about her thoughts and actions that are contrary to Your Word! How amazing You are! "You, O God, are strong" and "You, O Lord, are loving" (Psalm 62:11-12). More than anything else, we want her Biblical knowledge and heart connected so she may want You, O God! If she walked with you, how blessed she would be! Surround her with "Your "forces that are beyond number," and those under your command are "mighty" (Joel 2:11). May Your "power and might" protect her Lord (Jeremiah 16:21). I pray she will recognize her own limitations and understand her need for you. Help her to humble herself before you, so that you will lift her up! "When challenges come, may she "find refuge in the shadow of your wings" (Psalm 36:7). Better still one day we will together "we will praise your name forever"( Psalm 44:8).
May 15, 2013
Please have the man I'm instested in treat me kindly and understand. I've been thru so much. I don't want any miscommunications or mistakes to be trouble. If you could ask God to watch over this developing and give Grace. Bless this into a great relationship