Poppin’ Prayers

Our prayers around here have some style, I tell ‘ya.

We come from different faith backgrounds, and we’ve made it our own.

Arianna prefers to sing her prayers at the top of her lungs, picking and choosing which words she’s going to use at which moments. Like last night, when Evan asked if he could pray a Grandma prayer. We pulled out the Prayer Book and chose the Pearl prayer, to which Arianna ran around the house for 20 minutes singing, “Oh God, my God! He is God” over and over and over.

But it makes sense. Our supper prayer, “God is Good” is accompanied by our own in house ‘lil Jon. “God is good (GOOD), God is great (GREAT)…Amen (AMEN)” It sure spices things up to have a hype man in your prayers.

Build Upon a Solid Rock

This afternoon, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the VA/MD area and here in The ‘Burgh, we felt shakes from it. At first, my boss didn’t believe me when I said the building was shaking, but then we watched in awe as his PC proved me right. Our first reaction was to get to the door and see what others felt. I could see plants shaking above my desk. A co-worker confirmed the quake.
Cell service (atleast texts) was down, so my “did you feel that?” to Mr. Burgher went unnoticed. After a few minutes, I called and talked to him, he saw my fb post about feeling it. Sadly, he didn’t feel it at the house, but I see it as a blessing. Our old house on the hill must be built on solid rock, a firm foundation.


It sure is. Last night, I was teaching A one of my old favorites “Down in My Heart” and I asked her where she had the love of Jesus. Her reply? “He’s in my heart, just like you and Daddy are!”

How marvelous, how wonderful! As we embark on trying to instill values of peace, love, and our loving God into our kids, we worry about mixed messages they see from us, our neighborhood, and society. While Mr. Burgher and I are religiously different (and A will be attending Catholic preschool–which neither of us are), it is good to hear that she does know the basics.

Should anything happen, we can rest assured she is built upon a solid rock.


Speaking of faith, thank you for those saying prayers for us. Tonight, we go from a one car family to a 2 car. No more feeling like we are burdening others for rides or turning down opportunties because one of us has the truck. God really is good, all the time. We are both so thankful that we turned to Him in our time of need and had our prayers answered.

We, too, are built upon a solid rock, and feel thankful and blessed for God’s love. With Him, all things are possible.