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Hey there, I'm Sunny Shell, a wretch saved by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ the Lord. I'm married to the most incredible man on earth, who loves Jesus more than he loves me, and we have two precious adult sons.

The compassionately endures me through my metabolic disease (since 2004) that enables me to be more prayerful and careful about commitments I make and helps me to make the best use of my short time here on earth.

If you want to know more about me, click HERE.

Crawling Off the Altar...Need Your Prayers!


Hello my beautiful sisters,

I need your prayers today! My sister-in-law and two of her 4 kiddos are coming to visit today and I'm very tempted to crawl off the altar and live against Romans 12:1 and Ephesians 5:1-2.

I've been continuously praying that I don't build up an idol of me! You know, creating an image of yourself that you want others to see? Have any of you fallen into that trap? If so, then please pray for me, what you'd like prayed for you! And don't worry, I will ABSOLUTELY NOT be insulted if you pray prayers of correction, discipline, refinement, etc. I so need those prayers...or how else will I ever grow? How else will I ever be conformed into the likeness of my Savior if I don't willingly submit to our Father's will and say, "Okay Lord, where do you want me to hold the chisel?" so that He can chip away all that is in me that doesn't resemble His Son?

I want so much to just be who I am! I want to be transparent with them, like I am with my incredibly godly husband, and precious boys....like I am with all of you! And I thank God not only for my amazing family He's given me, but also for all of you!

I've not met many of you in person (because we all live so far away from one another), but I love you so much already, thank God for you, and pray for you! There are no female "cat fights" here, there is no jealously, no condemnation, only God's truth in love without ugly "girly" criticism and I am so eternally grateful for all of you!

Thank you all so much for allowing me to share me my heart with you through this blog!

For those of you who are on the perpetual journey of becoming a Proverbs 31 woman through our study: A Wife's Biblical Submission - I am so grateful to be traveling this road with you! Thank you for coming with me, as it can get very lonely and discouraging, but with you sisters along me side, I am blessed!

Already comforted, knowing you're praying,

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9 comments:

  1. First of all...I'll pray..I think we all easily fall into those traps if we aren't constantly aware and praying about it...if we can't pray for each other...then what???

    I DID not know that about Kirk Cameron and the kissing...HOW COOL is THAT!!

    I'm so encouraged to hear this!! Yea!!
    Thank YOU for sharing...
    I wanted you to know that your post is in draft...as soon as it's published I'll let you know!
    It's a blessing!
    peace,
    lori

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  2. Precious sister Lori,

    Thank you SOOOO MUCH for your prayers! You're such a faithful sister!

    And yay, so cool about Kirk and honoring his wife Chelsea, huh? It's in his autobiography "Still Growing". It's on my "bookshelf" on my side bar.

    And thank you so much for all the work you do with Internet Cafe! I've already been so blessed by you guys!

    Much love in Christ,
    Sunny

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  4. Hey there! This reminded me of my post Open Book. I am so open right now and the Lord is exposing things that I didn't want revealed in my character! Right out in the open! Reminds me of how much I really do have to work on molding my character to that of my Lord and Savior.

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  5. Hello new to your blog and love it...
    I woke up Friday morning telling god I want a better relationship with him and with the word...spoken to my heart i went on my blog snooped around and i found yours.....i have been reading and note taking since with the biblical submissive wife bible study and I love it...your blog is the kind of blog that is like a good book I cant put down!
    glad to be a part of the bible study!
    your sister in christ

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  6. Beautiful words and I'm praying for you.

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  7. Precious sister Marisa,

    I praise our Lord God Almighty who led you to this blog, for this blog and everything in it belongs to Him!

    I'm humbled and utterly grateful that in His kindness, He has allowed me to participate in His glorious work during my short visit here on earth.

    Thank you for letting me know that you'll be joining us on the narrow road to Biblical submission as a wife. I enjoy knowing who's taking the study so I can personally pray for you...and I will. :-)

    If you ever need to contact me with prayers or questions of a very sensitive nature, please feel free to contact me privately via email. At the bottom of every post there is a link that says "Email the author".

    With great love in Christ,
    Sunny

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  8. Welcome dear sister Sue & for your prayers! :-)

    I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!

    Much love in Christ,
    Sunny

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  9. First of all...I'll pray..I think we all easily fall into those traps if we aren't constantly aware and praying about it...if we can't pray for each other...then what???

    I DID not know that about Kirk Cameron and the kissing...HOW COOL is THAT!!

    I'm so encouraged to hear this!! Yea!!
    Thank YOU for sharing...
    I wanted you to know that your post is in draft...as soon as it's published I'll let you know!
    It's a blessing!
    peace,
    lori

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