Welcome, April!

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Father God, keep us connected to You in this new month. Lord God, thank You for the brave men and women all over the world who are working to help others in the midst of the coronavirus. Lord God, in this time of quarantine and stay-at-home orders, may we not grow distant and isolated from You and from each other. Lord God, be present with the elderly all over the globe as many face this time alone. Lord God, in the United States, may we grow in our respect, appreciation and awareness of our elders.

Lord God, “April Showers Brings May Flowers” I ask for Your rain to cleanse and renew Your creation and us literally and figuratively this month. Lord God, may we cling to You and trust You in this new month. There’s a saying Lord, “You don’t know how much you need Jesus until Jesus is all you have.” These are desperate times Lord, make Yourself known to those who do not know You and strengthen those who belong to You. Lord, I am learning to depend on You now more than ever. Lord God, help us to pass this test that we are going through in our speech, thoughts and conduct.

Lord God, may we cling to faith and not fear, wow is that easier said than done. Lord God, I ask that Your people (myself included) practice common sense when it comes to social distancing. Lord God, help us be a people who will live for You and others and not just for ourselves. Lord God, may we be reminded that JOY means Jesus Others Yourself. Lord God, thank You for the gift of a new month. Lord God, only YOU know what this month has for us. Prepare us to face this month knowing that You are in control.

Prepare our hearts for Easter. Thank You that we have a Savior who has defeated all sickness, disease and death. Thank You Jesus that You are our Resurrected, Overcoming and soon returning King. Praise You God for this reader. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.

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Blue Collar Theologian

My name is Mandy Sweigart-Quinn, I live in Lancaster, PA and I am a “Blue Collar Theologian.” I love Jesus! I am passionate about His Word (The Holy Bible)! I come alive when I can encourage others in their walk with Jesus (whether by writing or speaking). As a “Blue Collar Theologian” it is my aim to live/practice/work out my Christian hope with sincerity, authenticity and genuineness. As a “Blue Collar Theologian,” I strive to meet people right where they are (“Incarnational Theology”). I graduated in May 2019 from Capital Seminary and Graduate School with a Master's in Biblical Studies. I am a passionate, excited and enthusiastic person! I love flowers, sports and sunsets. Since January 2, 2018 I have had the privilege of being married to Nathan.

18 thoughts on “Welcome, April!”

    1. I love your perspective, Annie! FYI I contacted WordPress and they said my comments on your site are in your spam folder which you can check by using a laptop or by going through your website. Apparently my comments can’t be viewed on an apple or android app. I am thankful for you and praying for you and your husband in these very different times! Love and blessings!!!!

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  1. Thanks, Mandy. I’ve had only a few words with which to pray lately. Just a constant knowing in my heart that I’m leaning on God. So, today, I prayed your prayer aloud for myself and agreed with you. Thank you.

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    1. Hi, Sara! As cliché as it sounds, you will never go wrong “leaning on the Everlasting’s Arms!” Thank you so much for praying along with me!!! Love and blessings pretty lady, keep smiling for Jesus even in these dark and difficult days!!!

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  2. Amen, Mandy: We need God’s strength to persevere through this month, not knowing what might happen. But Hallelujah, our sovereign and gracious God is in control! (You have my permission to remind me of that, should it become necessary!)

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