Marie Lynch (mu-ree lench)

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I'm a wife, mom, and intercessor. Won't you find some comfort in your story as you read about mine day by Dei...
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Friday, February 12, 2010

The Book

On this snowy Valentine's weekend, Brad & I saw The Book of Eli. I was curious. Sure, it'd seem more fitting to see a sappy chick flick, but in honor of the martyr, St. Velentenius, we thought we'd celebrate our love for one another by watching Denzel Washington fulfill his calling as Eli, sojourner of the West.
Don't fret, I will keep all the "cool" inquiries a secret. However, I will indulge my thoughts on The Book. The main character, Eli, read and studied The Book (a Bible) everyday. He guarded it ferociously. It never left him, and he never left it alone. And in this mission to which he was called, the point was always the Book.
Keep the Book.
Never leave the Book.
Guard the Book.
Read the Book.
Study the Book.
Carry the Book.
The Book.
And so I do I treat the Book? Do I treasure God's Word in my heart that will keep me from sinning? Do I cling to its decrees? (Ps. 119:11,31) Do I continually abide in the Word, as Jesus called believers in John 15?
I pray you'll turn your heart to the truth & wisdom found alone in the Bible. Would you join me today in reading Psalm 119. Refresh your devotion to the Book.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Polly Pocket

I was reminded today that nothing is too hard for my God. He says so.
Jeremiah 32:17 declares that God stretched out His hand to make both Heaven & earth. "Is there anything too hard for Him?", He asks (rhetorically). He doesn't always come to me gently. Sometimes, He is quick to my spirit. Sometimes, He is shouting to my spirit. Today, He used a Polly Pocket.
If you're not the Mom to a daughter, you may be clueless. A Polly Pocket is a tiny Barbie doll. And I emphasize tiny.... so small, in fact, that I could not get the shirt on Mabrie's miniature doll. My fingers could barely grasp the teensy-weensy accessory. I pulled and pulled. Prodded, grumbled, "Oh, COME ON!" until finally the doll was outfitted.
So, here's where God came near.
Mabrie came expectantly. She trusted that dressing that tiny Barbie wasn't too difficult or me, even when I grew frustrated, she waited patiently for me to accomplish what she simply asked. Should this not be our response to His Word when he declares that nothing is too diffcult for Him?
We should come expectantly, waiting patiently for Him to bring the thing to pass. He wants to.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


What would you normally be doing on a Saturday evening post kiddies bedtime? Movie perhaps? "Snuggled" in your Snuggie with a good book? These would be normal.

But, at approximately 10pm, we started the most stupid venture ever....P90X.

For the next 90 days, according to the infomercial, we should develop the GLORIOUS beach bodies everyone covets. Did you catch the "should"?
..............Here's the breakdown of events:
~Embarrassing pictures taken of one another in our Pre-P90X shape.
~Three minutes of warm-up, to which Brad & I look at each other, and gasp,"We have a WHOLE HOUR of this!"
~We find ourselves contorting our bodies into various forms including a "banana roll", a "boat", and most dreadful of all, "the plank."
~Tony, our semi-human, semi-Herculean instructor encouraging us along the way to "not tear the muscle from the bone." Geez, I guess that's why I hurt so bad!
(Interjection here: Brad doing the banana roll/ superman yoga stunt was PRICELESS. He even broke into a fierce sweat.)
~One totally wasted hour later, we're running for the mirror to see the results.
Actually, I (true account) went to the fridge to eat the last piece of cherry pie. I needed to reward myself for all the hard effort.
To God be the glory in this earthly vessel, if He can redeem all the chicken nuggets and mocha lattes I've consumed, then He can do anything!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Why "day by Dei"?

"day by Dei" has been created to encourage you....and well, to flex my writing muscles. Boy, am I out of shape!
The title includes the latin word for God, "dei", pronounced "day." So, as you & I would normally go about "day by day," I realized that my days are really my teachings/ musings with God. I cannot wait to share how incredibly personal He becomes in the daily grind. So, I hope you'll join me in peeking into the simple, amusing life of this normal wife & mom. I pray you'll see how God takes the average and redeems it. He makes it grand! Enjoy....