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Ordinary to Extraordinary: Day Thirteen

  • Lori Freeland
    Lori Freeland, a freelance writer from the Dallas area, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her other life, the one BK—before kids—she has worked as a social worker and a certified dyslexic reading tutor. Currently, she embraces her status as full-time homeschool mom to three awesome children. Her big dream? Becoming a Young Adult novelist, a goal she diligently pursues during the wee hours of the morning with help from a very large mug of coffee and occasionally some chocolate-covered peanuts. In addition to blogging and contributing regular inspirational articles to, The Christian Pulse, and, she loves to mentor new writers and encourage people to share their life stories. As a member of the Cancer Mom club, she desires to connect with others in hopes of giving support to those struggling down the messy paths of life. You can find her hanging with the North Texas Christian Writers as a Critique Group Leader and Writing Coach or cheering on her writers on the Faith Team at The Christian Pulse where she recently took on the role of editor. She also loves to attend Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators meetings where she has begun a critique workshop for new writers. You can visit her website at LAFREELAND.COM.
  • 2012 Oct 19
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Today I am wrapping up prayers for my middle son, Alek, and tomorrow my prayer focus shifts to my youngest child, and only daughter, Maddy.

In Acts 4:13, Peter and John rose  from ordinary status to extraordinary men just by following Jesus.

"When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled,

ordinary men,

they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus."


Dear Alek,

Never settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary. Maybe your thing isn't to work at a desk job nine to five. Maybe you need to be out there doing a job that takes you exciting places. Pray about what God has equipped you to do. He gave you a unique set of skills and talents that are just Alek. Together with your personality and your experiences, that makes you one of a kind. Pretty cool, huh? I think so. I'm so glad you're a part of this family. How did I get so lucky?



Lord, show Alek how unique and awesome he is. Point out what's special about him. Lead him in a direction that takes him somewhere he never imagined he'd go. And always, always, stand next to him in whatever he does. Thank you for knowing his future when I don't. Thank you for loving him, accepting him, and protecting him.

If you missed any posts, you can find them here.

Take a Spin Down Intercession Lane and Change the Life of a Child

Prayer Moves Mountains: Day One

Look to the Hills: Day Two

You Must Ask: Day Three

Take Captive Every Thought: Day Four

You Are Not Alone: Day Five

Quit Looking at the Old: Day Six

Revisit Your Blessings: Day Seven 

What Does God Have For You? Day Eight

The Greatness of our God: Day Nine

A New Spin on Purity: Day Ten

You are Not Invisible: Day Eleven

Go After the Best Blessings: Day Twelve