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Standing in the Gap

Sunrise at camp
Sunrise at camp. Today.


Sunrise at camp
Sabbath morning. 🌄

This week our two younger boys and I have participated in a mission trip to one of our youth camps. We’ve been very busy, painting, peeling, building, and tearing down. Hiking, kayaking, eating, singing and hanging out.  We met new friends, and even reacquainted with a dear old one from my last life. It’s been good. Kayaks on lake

Teens hiking
Hiking with friends


Zip lining

One evening, a new friend shared a worship talk with us that impressed me. The read this poem, that gave me pause for thought. She also has three boys, although hers are grown and out of the nest. Still, as a mom, her boys are never far from her thoughts and prayers. I understand that. 

I want to print this out to hang in my bedroom where I’ll remember this when I pray. Maybe you will find something to inspire you too. 😊   Fill in the blank for whomever you pray for.  For me, it’s sons.

I’ll Stand In the Gap

I’ll stand in the gap for my son.
I’ll stand ‘till the victory’s won.
This one thing I know
That you love Him so,
And your work with my child is not done.

I’ll stand in the gap every day,
And there I will fervently pray;
And Lord just one favor
Don’t let me waver
If things get quite rough, which they may.

I’ll never give up on that boy.
Nor will You, for You promised him joy.
For I know it was true
When he said ”Yes” to You,
Though the enemy seeks to destroy.

I’ll not quit as I intercede,
For You are His Savior, indeed!
Though it may take years,
I give You my fears,
As I trust every moment I plead.

And so in the gap I will stand,
Heeding Your every command,
With help from above,
I’ll unconditionally love,
And soon He will reach for Your hand.
Shirley Pope Waite

Since we are off to the races for our last stretch today, I’ll be doing features and stuff on my ride home in the pm.  For now, you can see what our friends are sharing on the hop!  

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The Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop

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The focus of this blog hop will be: anything related to making our homes more sunny and happy! If that’s through homemade cooking, a health tip that will help another, homesteading tips, homeschool successes or real-life struggles, or just whatever God is impressing you with in your home journey, please share it!

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Features for this week!

How to Attract Honeybees to Your Garden
Quick and Easy Preserved Lemon



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6 Replies

  1. Beautiful pictures and great poem…
    Thanks again for hosting this charming party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! I hope you have a great week!

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