Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Emily Fountain: Replacing Fear with Faith (Part 3 of 4) & Wednesday Prayer & LinkUp Party!

Welcome to Wednesday prayer day and the blog Link-Up! I love to pray for you & for my readers to pray for one another, so please share you non-confidential prayer request in the comments section at the end of this blog below my signature. 

If you are a Christian blogger, I'd love for you to post your wholesome blog link(s) on any topic in your passions like marriage, parenting, homemaking, homeschooling, organization, Christian living, gardening, cooking, political life, books, or any area of your interest from a Christian viewpoint. Thank you for linking up so others can learn from your beautiful, Christian blogs!


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I know many of you are following along and are looking forward to hearing Part 3 of my good friend Emily's testimony to God on replacing fear and worry with prayer and praise. So let's stop talking and press the play button to hear the third audio installment with Emily!

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Wow! Wasn't that beautiful how the Andrews and Page families rushed to be at the hospital just minutes after news of the accident? Didn't you love how the Andrews sacrificed a family beach trip only to say there was no place else they would rather be and they stayed 24/7? 

I loved that the Page family simply put on note on their door that said,"Come on in and help yourselves," just before they left to be at the hospital with Emily and Richard in spite of getting ready to give a dinner party.

That's the body of Christ in action!!

Emily was able to pray and praise God in the storm of her daughter's accident because she had a strong foundation in Christ. She urges us to prepare by staying in his Word, and doing what it says.

“... everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” -Matthew 7:24-27

Is your life founded on the strong foundation of Jesus Christ? If the winds blew in tonight, can you say that you are standing on the strong rock of Jesus? Are you reading His word daily and drinking it in like a good daily meal? Or do you starve yourself spiritually for several days and only read His word now and then? We would never do that with food, why would we starve ourselves spiritually?

Let's commit to reading God's word every day!

Emily stated that someone has defined joy as the supernatural delight in the person of God, the plans of God, and the people of God.  Our Savior clearly dictates our joy, not our circumstances! As Emily so earnestly stated, "God is the giver of joy and our source of joy!"

I'll see you next time for the final installment of Emily's testimony of replacing fear with praise and prayer. You'll see a very special picture of all four of the girls who were in the accident on a very special day. You won't want to miss the last part!

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 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." Philippians 4:4-7

The Fountain Family: L to R, Preyer, Janie, Mary Norris, Richard, Peter, Emily & Richard
Walk by Faith,


  1. Thank you for praying for my daughter, Mary, as she leaves for an overnight camp with 30 other blind students next Monday while I visit with my sister. She is nervous about taking care of all personal needs without me, help, etc. Your prayers mean so much! Please let me know what I can pray for you!

    1. Father we lift up Mary and ask for blessings upon her next week at an overnight camp. We thank you that she is able to go to this camp and ask that you be her provision and help at camp without her mother. Bless her precious Mother, Juana, while she is away and allow Juana a wonderful visit with her sister. We pray for safety and peace over all.

  2. I will pray Juana. Please pray for safety for my family and I. We are headed up to Yosemite for a few days camping. I would ask for safety and to find the perfect campsite..it is first come first serve. Thank you so much! See you next week.

  3. Oh, How exciting Rachael! Let's pray! Heavenly Father, Guide Rachael and her family as they travel to go camping in Yosemite. Lord, we thank you for allowing them to travel to such an awesome place that You have created! Help them to not be nervous about finding a spot to camp, but instead help them to already begin to thank you for your provision. May you grant them a safe trip up and back. Amen.

    1. Rachael, this verse is just for you as you look for your spot! Have fun!!!
      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." Philippians 4:5-7

  4. Sorry so late! Praises for Baby Poppy's progress, prayers for her little lungs to continue to strengthen so she can go home soon. Praises for some sweet girl time with some old High School friends. Prayers still for my husband, Paul, for things to slow down and stress to subside. Specifically for invoices to get paid and a troubled account to be resolved. He really needs a vacation, but even if we were able to take one, he takes his work with him.

    1. Hi Jana! So glad you wrote! I've been thinking of you. Let's pray. Heavenly Father, today I want to bring You the Hagan family. We thank you that you are keeping your watchful eye on little Baby Poppy, and ask for you to strengthen her lungs so she can go home. We also ask for a good time & for conversations that would honor you as Jana gets together with her high school girlfriends. Thank you for friends God, for all good gifts are from You! We entrust Paul to Your faithful care Lord, for You to help him to be relaxed in all that he has to accomplish in his work that he may do it effieciently so he can experience Your grace & abundant life in all He does. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.


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