Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Blog Break for Christmas, Marriage Post Pin Board & Wednesday's LinkUp Party!

Hi Everyone! The countdown is on for Christmas! {plus my son, John, turned 23 yesterday, my other son, Alex, turns 21 on Sunday, My Mom has a birthday on December 22, beloved Elisabeth Elliot turns 88 on December 21!} Phew! That's a lot of birthdays of people we love! But most of all it is the wonderful season of the celebration of Jesus's birth! 

From our family to your family, we'd love to say Merry Christmas 2014 to you!
Terry, Juana, John, Mary, Blair, and Alex

{Come back here later this week to see our Christmas Card here}

You can't see the back but it says:
Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Merry Christmas!

I will be taking a blog break for a few weeks to focus on family and Christmas and cooking!
If you would like to have help in reading a scripture each day to focus on keeping Jesus the center of the celebration, you may want to see these simple daily advent devotions I posted here.

For all you bloggers that are on my Choosing Him All Over Again Book blogger launch team for my first book coming out January 5 on faith and marriage, keep those great marriage posts coming in and posting them on our Group Pinterest Board >>HERE<<, and on our Choosing Him Marriage Blog tour >>HERE<<. If you're a blogger and want to join our team, just email me at juana(at)juanamikels(dot)com and you can read about how to be on the team just for bloggers >>HERE<<. 

Thank you to the Choosing Him Blogger Launch Team in advance for your posts on your blogs and social media in January. I appreciate each one of you for spreading the word on my first boo!

Even though we are taking a blog break for a few weeks, I'm never too busy to pray for you in the mornings. Just leave your request in the comments, and we will leave the LinkUp and comments open throughout the entire month of December. 
Let me know what I can be praying for you.

Merry Christmas! Love, Juana

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It's time for 
Wednesday's Prayer Girls & Link-Up Party!

Each Wednesday I like to offer to pray for your non-confidential prayer request or praise in the comment section below. Please enter a prayer if you would like me to pray for you (and pray for one another!) and I will be reading your prayer and lifting up your request as I read it, or if you just have a comment (click the word "COMMENT" located below my signature below, under the colorful social media sharing squares:-)
If you're a Christian blogger, we all would love to see what you've been writing! Enter your blog link below to join the party! 
For readers, enjoy the blog party below! 
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I'd love to connect with you on your favorite spot:

You may follow my blog here or on Bloglovin'. 

It is my delight to pray for you! 
Remember, God desires us not only to be a believers, but to be wholehearted disciples of Jesus Christ! May we listen to Him daily through His word, and obey Him!

Walk by faith and Merry Christmas!


  1. Please pray that I will be less independent and assertive {which starts an easy argument when I am obnoxiously making a point because I think I am right} and that I will give up my right to myself, deny myself, dropping the matter before a dispute & disharmony breaks out. This happened yesterday :-( What can I pray for you or your loved ones?

    1. Father, we Thank You for today, and for Juana. We ALL need this prayer for ourselves, so please instill more of YOU and YOUR character in us and less of ourselves. Thank You that You alone are our refuge. In the Precious Name of Your Son, Jesus, Amen.

    2. Thank you Jana for your prayer for us to be filled with Him. Love, Juana

  2. Dear Juana, please pray that our tax lawyer will know what to do about our tax problem. We pay the correct taxes but the examiner wants us to pay a huge amount in taxes. A lot of people think its because we do not want to give him any bribe money :^( Praying for you, that you will be calm, and peaceful. Here's St. Teresa de Avila's prayer: Let nothing disturb you,
    Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things.
    Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices.
    God bless you! patsy

  3. Replies
    1. You are welcome, Sarah Jean, and thank YOU for posting:-)

  4. Prayer for PEACE over our entire family, during the CHRISTmas season and the entire year.

  5. Heavenly Father, may Your peace reign in the entire Hagan household this Christmas as they celebrate Your Son's birth with the wonderful birth of a new baby in their own household! Amen.

  6. Praying for you Juana, and the book launch! I reading through this beautiful work of your heart and just resting in the lessons you are sharing. We have had some sickness hit our home, I'd appreciate prayer that it doesn't reach every family member. :) Praying also for wisdom and focus for my writing and my blog in the next year. I wan't going to add that but, you know what.. I really appreciate your heart for prayer so I'd love to have you praying with me.
    Bless you!!


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