Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.


SSMT #5–@BethMooreLPM

March 1’s SSMT for #4 and me is Phillipians 4:5-7

 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

A lot to think about, isn’t it? Being thankful in every stuation. Every means E-V-E-R-Y   O-N-E! Whatever happens, loss, tragedy, pain, we’re to be thankful.

Is that thankful for whatever our situation is (death of a loved one, pain caused by cancer, etc) or are we to be thankful for the maturity we’ll attain from surviving that situation?   

I really don’t know.

And I’m to guard my heart and mind in Jesus. Live with only the peace of God on my heart. I love the idea of it, but doubt that living it can be as easy as it sounds.

 Are you doing SSMT? I know Jesse is and I enjoy reading her memory verse when she shares it. But I know there are tons of other Siestas out there who also blog. I’d love to read yours.

Let me know where your blog is and I’ll try to connect all of us in my sidebar. (If I can figure it out. LOL)

All you have to do is put your blog’s URL in my comment box. Even if you don’t blog, share your SSMT verse with us. After all–

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12)

And if you aren’t doing SSMT, how about  sharing your favorite scripture? I have a feeling it says a lot about you.


God and Prayer

Pryor Creek, Oklahoma. My boys spent much of their growing up years in that wonderful town. I miss PC. (You might have guessed that if you’ve read many of my blogs.)

When we bought the pharmacy and moved to PC, #1 Son was starting 3rd grade, MS was starting preschool, and BB wasn’t a two-year-old yet.

When we moved away from PC, #1 Son had graduated from high school and was attending college in Claremore. MS was in his last year of middle school and BB was in his first year of middle school.

Between those two paragraphs were ten and a half years of getting to know and coming to love a wonderful community. The thing I loved most? The people. (Big surprise, huh?)

I liked the heck out of our customers, loved most of our neighbors and every person in our church, and to be downright honest, I adored the women in my Sunday School class.

There were two woman I connected with in SS like few other people in my life. When we moved to PC, a town where I knew only the preacher and his wife from college, I started praying for prayer partners.

God answered that prayer in high def.

He gave me prayer sisters that I connected with so deeply, I can still feel their prayers in my life today.

We prayed through so much together. Family celebrations. Christian joys and family sorrows. National tragedies. We asked God; He answered.

These two prayer sisters were a wonderful blessing. And I miss them more than I can say. I learned constantly from them, grew deeper in Christ and came to know Him in an even brighter light.

These women are and have always been more than friends to me, and when I see Him face to face, I won’t be surprised to learn they were truly angels, we just didn’t know.

What does it take to make a prayer sister? A heart for God. I was very lucky to have God answer my prayer in such a beautiful way.

I haven’t found non-related prayer partners here in C-Town, except for the crew that we call The Church. The people there are ready and always willing to pray with and for others. There’s a short prayer list each week in the bulletin and a longer one available on the church buttetin board.

Do you ever feel the need for someone to pray with you for yourself or others? Is there someone special you join with in prayer?

Or do you stand on your own when you pray?

Come on and tell me about your prayer life.