guest author – Caitlin Butler


There is such a difference in knowing something to be true in your mind, and feeling it within yourself.

Guest author, Caitlin Butler, is pleading for prayer for the serious condition of her dad (he is basically in congestive heart failure), her family and herself. The unknowns are great, the tendency towards fear and panic is immense, and to transfer all the head-knowledge of trusting in God to the heart can be very difficult in times like these. Therefore, I’m asking you, dear readers, to take a moment and lift up Caitlin and her family. They need our love and support and prayers.

10-2.jpgPray for: 

  • :: A fast recovery for her dad
  • :: Wisdom for the doctors
  • :: Grace for her mom and the rest of her family
  • :: Comfort for Caitlin

I know she will greatly appreciate your prayers.

For more details, read her post, If It’s Okay to Covet Prayers, and stay up to date on her xanga site, RainboGirl. You may also send her a note of encouragement at skittle07@gmail.com.

by Caitlin Butler 

  I was strolling along online and I came across The Burning Candle. Girls, I recommend you take a look. Even if you’re not struggling, it’s really encouraging.

      Once upon a time, I had a list something like this one. Experiencing God’s responses is overwhelming… Being content in Christ is lovely. (for lack of beautiful, flowery, intelligent speech.)

Why do I want to get married?

by Beverly Seward Brandon          

             I want to be loved.

“I have loved you with an everlasting love…” Jeremiah 31:3

I want someone to adore me.

The King has brought me into his chambers to adore me. (Song 1:4)

I want someone to hold my hand.

“I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Is. 41:10)

 I want to be accepted and valued.

I am accepted in the Beloved (Eph. 1:6. KJV)

 I want a place, a nesting place that is my own to create and use.

We can rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (Ps. 91:1)

 I want help in my days of trouble.

“And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you…” (Ps. 50:15)

I want to share my life – the joys and the struggles – with one person.

God will share with me the treasures of darkness and hidden riches. (Is. 45:3)

I want a champion of my causes – one who is willing to fight for me.

The Lord will fight for you. (Ex. 14:14)

 I want someone to meet my needs.

God is meeting all my needs. (Phil. 4:19)

 I want intimacy.

The Lord is intimate with the upright. (Ps. 140:13)

 I want someone to help me in my life.

There is no one like God who rides the heavens to help you. (Deut. 33:26)

I want to walk through life sustained and carried. I don’t want the whole load of life.

Even to my old age, God will sustain me, carry me, and rescue me. (Is. 46:4)

I want a companion for this life.

God invites us to humbly walk with Him. (Mic. 6:8)

 I desire children.

God gives us spiritual children like the numberless grains of sand if we invest in lives. (Is. 48:19)

Only He can meet the deepest needs of my heart.  He is what I long for. Only God is enough.

taken from the burning candle at YLCF.org

Princess Caitlin is an 18 year old homeschooled graduate. She lives far away, in the woods of Georgia, with her family. She enjoys reading, writing, walking, crocheting, art, shopping, and coffee. She likes people, too. And her dog. And her bird. Her friends mean the world to her. As the oldest of 7 children, and a preschool teacher, she also enjoys cute children, frolicking with cute children, playing with play dough, and crayons.

She recieved her royal title at the age of 5, when she was adopted by The Gracious King, and made heirs with his Son, her Savior, Jesus Christ. Only recently, though, did she realize the full beauty of her title, and all the implications that follow it.
Contact:
Blog: www.xanga.com/rainbogirl
Email: skittle07@gmail.com