There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.


Friday, October 31, 2014


Friday, October 31, 2014, Day 25

Today, Halloween, let's be praying for:

~the leaders, churches and Christians of Washington and West Virginia

~those who serve as police officers, prosecutors, defenders, judges and Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, that they would be vigilant in service and wise in judgment. 

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
John 17:20-21  

May God bless and keep you and all yours today
Carolyn Wainscott

Thank You, Lord, for my many blessings, for being with me, for allowing Your Son to be my Saviour. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Thursday, October 30, Day 24

On this Thursday, let's be in prayer for:

~the leaders, churches and Christians of Vermont and Virginia

~that there will be a growing number of people in your city or community trusting in Christ as Savior and Lord. 
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Acts 2:41 
And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Acts 2:47

13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
Psalms 103:13  

~[and please pray for abused children, such horrendous stories of children being abused and by their own parents. It is heart breaking]

May God bless keep you and all yours today
Carolyn Wainscott

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Wednesday, October 29, 2014, day 23

Today let's be praying for:

~the leaders, churches and Christians of Texas and Utah

~all of our Representatives and Senators who serve in the U.S. Congress, that they will govern with God-honoring discernment and preserve the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. 

"I don't ask God to bless what I do. I pray that he will help me to do what he blesses."
-Bob Pierce

[and how much do we need to in prayer for the elections in a few days?]

May God bless and keep you and all yours today
Carolyn Wainscott 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Day 22

Today let's be in prayer for:

~the leaders, churches and Christians of South Dakota and Tennessee

~an increasing spirit of unity in the Body of Christ across America

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
John 17:20-23 

"Our prayers lay down the track on which God's power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, His power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails.
-Watchman Nee

May God bless and keep you and all yours today
Carolyn Wainscott
I am especially in prayer this morning for a grand nephew to turn his life around and for God's leading in his life and for a baby girl, who is less than a month old who has been abused by her father. She may be permanently handicapped.

-even though we are not together physically, we are gathered together in His name spiritually and Jesus is in our midst

18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Matt 18:18-20 

Monday, October 27, 2014


Monday, October 27, Day 21

On this Monday let's be in prayer for:

~the leaders, churches and Christians of Rhode Island and South Carolina

~the President and Vice-President, that their hearts would be guided by God, that their decisions would be wise and that their leadership would be principled.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Matt 7:7-8 

May God bless you and keep you and all yours today
Carolyn Wainscott
I haven't been watching the news for the past several days, too depressing isn't it? and what good does it do, I need to keep my eyes on God, I can't do anything about the news. I felt led to get the 31 Days of Prayer online daily and so far have gotten that done. So often, things happen to keep me from finishing what I start. 
Today my sister-in-law is having a knee replacement so we are asking God to keep His hand on her for quick healing. I will be going to be with my brother. I thank God for the close, loving family that I have. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Sunday, October 26, 2014, Day 20

Today, let's be in prayer for:
 ~the leaders, churches and Christians of Oregon and Pennsylvania

~the teachers and administrators of our educational systems that they would be positive, God-honoring influences in students' lives. 

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. 9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. 13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Psalms 51:7-13 

~[our children as they go out into the world, in to schools where they go through drills in case someone invades, to schools where they no longer start the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag or prayer]

May God bless you and keep you
Carolyn Wainscott 

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Saturday, October 25, 2014, Day 19

Today let's be praying for:

~the leaders, churches and Christians of Ohio and Oklahoma

~a spiritual awakening across the nation,that the Gospel would be communicated across the full spectrum of American society and that people of all ages, races and backgrounds would be drawn to Christ and receive his life and salvation. 

"Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer."
-John Bunyan

16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19 Quench not the Spirit. 20 Despise not prophesyings. 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
1 Thess 5:16-22

and, yesterday,  still another devastating school shooting, what in the world is going on?? a freshman, a good kid, football player, popular-only 14 or 15 years old. walked into the cafeteria, shot and killed a friend, critically wounded several others then turned the gun on himself. 

I include these news bits to mark what is going on at the time-I have great, grandchildren attending school. My grandchildren are all in the work force. This is the climate that we need to be in prayer for. 

May God bless you and keep you
Carolyn Wainscott

Friday, October 24, 2014


Friday, October 24, 2014

Today let's be in prayer for:

~the leaders, churches and Christians of North Carolina and North Dakota

~the candidates for public office, that they wold be moved by God to seek what is honorable, just and moral. 

~for the family of the young soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was shot and killed in Canada in a terrorist attack as he guarded the war memorial. 

[the two nurses who were infected with ebola from treating a patient have been cleared of the disease but now there is another patient in New York who is a doctor, just back from treating patients in Africa.]

"Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first and worship God in His glory. Think of what he can do and how He delights to hear the prayers of His people, Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!"
-Andrew Murray

May God bless you and keep you safely today
Carolyn Wainscott

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today let's be in prayer for:
~the leaders, churches and Christians of New Mexico and New York

~the soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen/women and guardsmen/women of our Armed Forces, thanking God for their service and asking Him to bless them with strength protection. 

[Yesterday there was a shooting at the Canadian Parliament, there was a young officer killed while on duty. Our Service People put their lives on the line every day]

 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
Acts 4:31 

~let's also be praying for ourselves that we speak the Word of God with boldness. Our freedom of religion is coming under assault every day. 

May God bless you and keep you today
Carolyn Wainscott
I'm adding this young woman if you have time today. She is in the struggle of her life with terminal brain cancer with only a short time left unless God intervenes. Her wish is to get to play with her basketball team at Mt. St. Joseph College here in Cincinnati and her request has been granted. The game has been sold out. 
Photo: Mount St. Joe freshman Lauren Hill has been battling terminal brain cancer for the past year. Her one wish is to have the chance to play in her first college basketball game. Today at 4 p.m. on The Now Cincinnati, we'll show you what the team is doing to make sure Lauren steps out on that court.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Today let's be praying for:
~the leaders, churches and Christians of New Hampshire and New Jersey

~the genuine conversion and successful rehabilitation of those who have committed crimes. 

I know they have brought it on themselves, I know it is hard to have sympathy because I have a really hard time myself. I have compassion for the victims of the crime and for the families of the criminal but it is really hard to turn your life around when you can't get a job or a place to live in order to make it. So I'm having a talk with myself and with God about my hardness of heart in this area. If someone truly wants to change they need encouragement, not ridicule.-Carolyn Wainscott

A man has just been released from North Korea who has been held captive for leaving a Bible for others-Thank you, Lord.
But there are others around the world still being held-please keep this young marine in your prayers
U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi served two tours in Afghanistan for our country, yet the administration has done little – if anything – to fight for his freedom from incarceration in Mexico. I have cosponsored a resolution demanding that the president act to immediately secure Sgt. Tahmooressi’s release and bring this Marine home to the country he has so faithfully served.

 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chron 7:14 

God bless you and keep you
Carolyn Wainscott

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today let's be praying for:

~the leaders, churches and Christians of Nebraska and Nevada

~for those who serve as police officers, prosecutors, defenders, judges and Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, that they would be vigilant in service and wise in judgment.
[that they will uphold our Constitution. Pastors are being threatened with arrest if they don't perform same sex wedding ceremonies against their own beliefs. There are officials who will perform the ceremonies but that isn't good enough, someone else's way of life is being forced on even though they have the right to their own beliefs-well, they have the right at this point until it is taken away if we don't all stand our ground for freedom of speech and religion.]

"True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a finr oration of great length."--C. S. Spurgeon

 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people
Prov 14:34 

May God bless you and keep you in all safety today,
Carolyn Wainscott

Monday, October 20, 2014


Monday-October 20, 2014

On this Monday let's be praying for:

~the leaders, churches and Christians of Missouri and Montana

~the safety of those who live in your community-- specifically, safety from conflict and crimes. [Include yourself and your family in there!!!]

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. 7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. 8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. 9 Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.
Psalms 122:6-9 

"I look at a stonecutter hammering away at a rock 100 times without so much as a crack showing init. Yet at the 101st blow it splits in two. It was not the one blow that did it, but all that had gone before. So it is with persevering prayer." 

May God bless you and keep you and all yours safely today
Carolyn Wainscott
The little prayer 31 Day of Prayer Atlas only had listed Psalm 122:7 but I had to add the other verses. They are so appropos for right now
 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
James 5:16

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Today, let's be in prayer for:
~the leaders, churches and Christians of Minnesota and Mississippi

~all of our Representatives and Senators who serve in the U.S. Congress, that they will govern with God-honoring discernment and preserve the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. 

I have added this one-
we need to be praying that the churches in Houston, Texas stand their ground to keep our freedom of speech.
[the Houston, Texas mayor has ordered pastors to turn over their sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender issues.]

6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. 7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Luke 18:6-8 

May God bless you and keep you today
Carolyn Wainscott

Saturday, October 18, 2014


No title for this post seemed right until the words to this old song came to mind the other morning so I googled it and knew I had found the right one. No two pieces I write come about in the same way. One may slog around in my fog of a mind for a while before it is written while another gets done right away. I may know almost exactly what will be written for one idea but start on another one and it turns out completely different from my original thought or stays in the "draft" folder for a while till it is ready to be finished.  

I want to share things that have been given to me in stressful, hurting times-not big expensive things but small, thoughtful, meaningful ones. So when a song I hadn't thought of for years and years floated through, I knew it was the title I had been looking for.

~Little Things Mean A Lot~
Give me a hand when I've lost the way
Give me your shoulder to cry on

I've had hands to hold and shoulders to cry on when I've needed them most and mementos to remind me:
The Lion and The Lamb were given to me at the passing of my son, Rick, several months ago by my brothers and sisters.
 Sister, Shirley, made this all tied, all white lap robe for me, it was given to me August 30, 2013. The year before, my husband had passed and I had been trying to sell my home for over a year. This day the sale was official, along with signing papers on my future home, plus the divorce of my granddaughter, plus the death of my son-in-law-yes, all in the same day. When I walked out of the closing, I was in a daze and just crumpled onto my brother's shoulder who had been with me for support. Shirley had made this for me praying all the way through, I am sure because so many things were happening, had happened and were going to happen. Jim gave me the robe from her when we got home and settled down a little from the day. It lays across the back of my chair. It would never win a prize in a quilt contest but it wins first prize in comfort every time I put it over my legs.
 Another treasure is a handmade card from friend, Doris. She also put my name in calligraphy on the stone. She made one for each gal in our Bible Study after we studied the passage "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.   Rev 2:17 Isn't it awesome that we will have a new name and written in stone yet. And I think it is awesome to have a friend to take the time to make these treasures.  
this is the inside of Doris's handmade card. she sent it when son, Rick, died in July-and, yes, I did feel like an empty pitcher during that time.
These are scarves my youngest sister, Jackie, has made for me. The one on the bottom has some of our mother's jewelry attached. She is always coming up with something unique-

and another one by Jackie. It is hooded and you can see Little Girl likes it also.

 Jackie crocheted this one for me while I was going through radiation after breast cancer surgery several months ago. You talk about a comforting thing. Wearing this reminds me of my sister's love and of the prayers she was sending up for me as she worked and that I am cancer free.

Jackie also made this tote, it is one of four she made, Mom had one, one for me, Shirley and herself. Really handy to carry my Bible and other paraphernalia to church.

 this is the special cup I have my coffee in almost every morning. It is from son, Rick, and Sherry, his wife. They gave it to me for Christmas almost 2 years ago along with some other things. Don't you love it. And, yes, my hair does look like that sometimes.

Shirley sewed a strip of fabric across one end of a nice bath towel.  The closeup reminds me of us three sisters.

 Ah, yes. My favorite candy bar. Grandson, Dan, brought this in a few days ago because he saw it at the store and remembered it is my fave.
These are just some of my "things of comfort"-[that is one of the titles I originally was thinking of for today's post] because each of these along with other things that have brought comfort and continue to do so.

3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
2 Cor 1:3-4 

God bless you and comfort you as He blesses and comforts me daily.
Carolyn Wainscott


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Today let's be praying for:

~the leaders, churches and Christians of Massachusetts & Michigan

~for God's kingdom to come and His will to be done in your life and your family.

14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
1 John 5:14-15 

Please keep this ebola situation in your prayers. The two nurses who contracted the disease from a patient they were caring for are still in the news. One is doing ok, the other not so ok. Ebola has and is affecting thousands in Africa. America is blessed not to have had to deal with it till now but now it is here on our shores. I am praying that God put His hand on this situation for a cure and healing for those who have the disease.

May God bless you and keep you today
Carolyn Wainscott

Friday, October 17, 2014



Today let's be praying for:

~the leaders, churches and Christians of Maine and Maryland

~for the President and Vice-President, that their hearts would be guided by God, that their decisions would be wise and that their leadership would be principled. 

15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. 16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. 17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. 18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. 19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. 20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: 21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
Prov 8:15-21 

and the quote for the day:
"Prayer s not overcoming God's reluctance but laying hold of His willingness."
-Martin Luther

God bless you and keep you today. 
Carolyn Wainscott
"Even if we totally despise those in our leadership, we still need to be praying for them, even if we disagree with everything they do-put them in God's hands." -Carolyn  

Thursday, October 16, 2014



Today let's be in prayer for:

~the leaders, churches and Christians of Kentucky and Louisiana.

~our children and youth of America, that God will grant them protection of body, soul, mind and spirit and fill them with godly desires and true hope. 

That they [and we] will put on the whole armour of God that we can stand:
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Eph 6:10-18 

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much
James 5:16 

And, let's please add the nurses who have come down with the ebola virus that they got from a man they were caring for. and for this nation in this crisis.

I know, the booklet said this would only take about 5 minutes a day and I keep adding things. Sorry. Had, had, had to put in the whole armour of God this morning-I needed that passage badly for myself and "All Mine". 

God bless you and keep you this Thursday and always
Carolyn Wainscott
"Don't pray just when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A  believer is powerful on his knees."
-Corrie ten Boom

"But when you have an appointment with the Lord, expect the Great Deceiver to try every way in the world to get you to break that appointment."
-Carolyn Wainscott 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


What a difference a few minutes of prayer can make. I know it is making a difference in my own life, in my own peace of mind. That peace comes from knowing that God can and will take care of everything if we just turn it over to Him. This 74 year old, great, grandmother can do nothing about the disasters in this world but pray for them I cannot protect "All Mine" as they go out into this world that is becoming more evil with each day that passes but I can put them in God's hands each morning.

Today is October 15, 2014
Let's be in prayer today for:

~the leaders, churches and Christians of Kentucky and Louisiana

~a spiritual awakening across the nation, that the Gospel would be communicated across the full spectrum of American society and that people of all ages, races and backgrounds would be drawn to Christ and receive His life and salvation.

~ADDING: the new victims of ebola, those who have contracted the disease from taking care of other patients

 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
Mark 1:35 

May God bless you and keep you today
Carolyn Wainscott
I find that my day is so much better when I start it with the LORD. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


This is Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How time flies. Only 2 1/2 months left in this year. And how much time do any of us have left in our lifetime? Years? Months? Weeks? Days? Hours? MINUTES? Thank you for taking this few minutes to pray for our country. 

We never know when we get up in the morning whether we will get to crawl back into our bed at night or not. That can be a scary thought. 

Today let's all pray for:
~the leaders, churches and Christians of Illinois and Indiana.

~candidates for public office, that they would be moved by God to seek what is honorable, just and moral.

2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; 3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; 4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
1 Thess 1:2-4 

God bless you and keep you
Carolyn Wainscott


Monday, October 13, 2014


Today let's be praying for:

~the leaders, churches and Christians of Hawaii and Idaho.

~the soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen/women and guardsmen/women of our Armed Forces, thanking God for their service and asking Him to bless them with strength and protection.
let's please pray for our law enforcement officers who are under fire daily Even when they are enforcing our laws, there are riots, muggings, destruction-even when the law is being broken by thugs,

"Time spent alone with God is not wasted. It changes us; it changes our surroundings; and every Christian who would live the life that counts and have power for service must take time to pray."
- M. E.Andross

May God bless you and this nation of ours
Carolyn Wainscott 

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Sunday morning-another day of nothing but bad news-A smoke bomb thrown at people in the subway in New York, Isis is marching on Iraq and Kobani-such evilness and it is fast invading our shores. We need to so keep our minds and hearts on our God. 

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Phil 4:6-8 

Today let's be praying for:
~the leaders, churches, Christians of Florida and Georgia

~Pray that the Church will deepen its commitment to prayer and never cease to call upon God. 

 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
Psalms 5:3 
17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. 18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
Psalms 55:17-18 
 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence
Isaiah 62:6 
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint
Luke 18:1 

God bless you and keep you
Carolyn Wainscott
Today, I will be attending a memorial service for my former sister-in-law, Rita. I am praying for nephew, Randy and his family, in the loss of his mother. She and I are the same age-kind of makes one think, doesn't it? Am I doing all I am supposed to be doing? Am I procrastinating on things that need to be done? 

Saturday, October 11, 2014


When Isabella was born the nurses had a little lace dress ready for her. We had forgotten to bring her things in all the confusion and distress-that's understandable, don't you think? You can read about some of that in a previous post @

How I've wished that I had remembered to take the coral colored sweater with matching bonnet I had crocheted for her. 

But back to the lace dress. I'm sure Travis and Erin paid no attention to it as she was being dressed for them. But someone had paid attention and cared enough about grief stricken families to take the time to make the little lace dress. 

It is my understanding that some of these are made from wedding gowns and Isabella's probably was. The lace seems to me to have some vintage, a classic lace that is lined. It is a very simple design with another lace sewed onto the hem. There are covered buttons on the front and lace ties on the back. For something so simple, it is so cherished.

I would love to meet and thank whoever took the time and love to make Isabella's dress. I didn't know anything about it for a couple of weeks until  Mike, our funeral director, told me Isabella had been wearing it, "What did I want him to do with it?" He could dispose of it if I wanted. No, I picked it up that day. It has been put into a keepsake box with other things. It is the only thing Erin and Travis have that touched her. 

When they were making her arrangements, they both brought handkerchiefs. Erin's was a little white patch of fabric that I think she said had been her grandmother's, Travis had one of his Pappaw's to be placed with her and I brought the crocheted sweater and bonnet that was made especially for her.

Travis and Erin are glad they allowed a photographer to come in and take photos at the suggestion of the chaplain. Here is the photo of her little hand that when I looked closely realized that she is wearing the dress.  

How wonderful for someone to make these precious outfits. It means so much. 

And let me say something about the nurses who were with Erin, Isabella and Travis. They have to be so special to do all they did. 

Our grief journey was made a little easier because of these very special people.

God bless all of you
Carolyn Wainscott


As promised in the little Pray 31 booklet, it can only take about 5 minutes out of our day to complete a round of  prayer for each state in the U.S. and I can't wait to see the results of 1000's in unified prayer for our nation. 

Jesus said
 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Matt 18:20 

No, we are not all together physically but we are together in one mind-and not just two or three but 1000's. 

Today let's pray for:
~the leaders, churches and Christians of Connecticut and Delaware.
~for those who serve as police officers, prosecutors, defenders, judges and Justices of the U,S. Supreme Court, that they would be vigilant in service and wise in judgment

"The battle of prayer is against two things---wandering thoughts and lack of intimacy with God's character as revealed in His Word. Neither can be cured at once, but both can be cured by discipline."
-Oswald Chambers

Yesterday at Bible study we also prayed for the young man from Indiana who is a prisoner of Isis. Isis has threatened to behead him as they have others. Please also pray for him.

God bless you
Carolyn Wainscott

Friday, October 10, 2014


OCTOBER 10, 2014

today let's be praying for:

-the leaders, churches and Christians in California & Colorado 
[can you believe that with all the spontaneous fires in California right now there are people who are deliberately setting more-how evil]

-the Holy Spirit to bring conviction of sin and draw people to faith in Christ. 

 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
John 16:7-8 

May God bless you and keep you today
Carolyn Wainscott
Getting this done early-on Friday mornings I go to Bible study and want to be sure to pass along today's prayer concerns
I  have on my computer "Bible Explorer 4" that I enjoy a great deal. It is a free download and allows quick search, I know there are a lot of others also but I have used it for years, have tried others, purchased several but like this one best. Just wanted to pass that along-have to finish getting ready for Bible study now-have a great day 

Thursday, October 9, 2014


 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. 4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
Psalms 56:3-4 

October 9, 2014-day 3. 

There is nothing but bad news-fires destroying 100's of acres in California, airline workers striking because they aren't being protected in this Ebola scare, the first Ebola victim in the US died yesterday, everyone around him is in jeopardy, more threats of beheadings by Isis. 

Worrying about all these worldly things won't do a bit of good, putting them in God's hands will.


-Pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Arizona and Arkansas

-Pray for all our Representatives and Senators who serve in the U.S. Congress, that they will govern with God-honoring discernment and preserve the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

We need statesmen who serve the people who elected them instead of politicians who serve themselves.

26  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:26-28 

God bless each and everyone of you today and may you be in His keeping. I've already placed All Mine in His hands this morning. How could I even get through the day worrying about them in this day and time. 
Carolyn Wainscott

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Yesterday after dropping granddaughter, Janna, off at work, I stopped by Aldis for a couple of things. It was a nasty, rainy day. While inside there came a downpour so I waited til it was over so I could run between the raindrops.

After the rain let up, I got my stuff into the car and as I backed out noticed an older gentleman having trouble getting the basket attached to his walker. I stopped, rolled down the window to ask if he could use any help but he was oblivious to anything around him and got it fixed before I could get out to help. He was using oxygen and had set the tank down on the ground til he could get done. The tank was put into the basket when it was fixed and all that effort barely left him enough strength to pull the back door of the car down. Breathing problems are bad enough but bad weather makes them so much worse.  

Seeing him struggle took me back to watching our father with his oxygen for the last 6 years of his life after his lung cancer surgery. The cancer was removed but there is no cure for emphysema.  Lung cancer is terrible but I think emphysema is worse and Dad had both. His tank was strapped to one of those little luggage carriers on wheels that went everywhere he went. He thought fanning him with a magazine helped him get more air, would even get agitated when he thought we weren't fanning him fast enough. He didn't realize his whole body was screaming for the air that wasn't getting out of those diseased lungs.

Just thinking about all this smothers me. Why am I going over this then? -seeing that man yesterday in the parking lot. The site has been with me since. 

My dad smoked a good part of his life and I despise smoking. Oh, he stopped years before but not soon enough and I'm sure there were more factors that contributed to his lung disease in the places he worked.

Even as I write this, there is news rolling across the tv screen about a woman who has died from a fire in her apartment that was caused by smoking while she was on oxygen. She was 75 years old, only one year older than me and Dad was only 72. 

And again-why am I bringing all this up-I HATE, HATE smoking and have been on a stop smoking campaign for a long time. My children smoke, my grandchildren smoke, though they saw what suffering it caused Dad. 

 He was in the hospital the last several weeks of his life. All the kids and grandkids came to visit him the night after he had been resuscitated and each of us got to see him and talk with him. He had something to say to each. A few days later, he was gone. 

The ointment from "The Alabaster Box" is not as I intended when this was begun but this is how it came out. I'm pretty sure it is what Dad would have me tell you, what he did tell us all-that flashback yesterday just hit me at a bad time on a nasty, rainy day when an old man had barely enough energy to pick up his oxygen tank off the ground to place it in the basket of his walker and close his car door. 

God bless you
Carolyn Wainscott
I just took this of old set of photos of  Dad and Grandfather that we never knew

Here he is a few years before he died. He was always a snapper dresser.

Mom and Dad before they were married. She is only 16 here, he was 20. He was her heartthrob-you can see why. Snazzy dresser even then.

PRAY 31-A Month Of Prayer For America

Posts keep coming up on Facebook to "like & share" for prayer for America and of course I share but that is soon forgotten even knowing this land of ours is in deep, deep jeopardy from all sides, including the inside-especially from the inside but I get caught up in everyday life and my intent gets shunted aside. 

At our weekly Bible study last week, however, we were given the US PRAYER ATLAS which is a 31 day nationwide journey of prayer that I am beginning to participate in and to share here. I am determined to keep my resolve this time. Just think how things can change if we all ban together in prayer-WOW-it is too awesome to think about. 

In this 31 days we will be praying for:
Our President & Vice-President
Our Congressional Leaders
Our Justice System
Our Armed Forces
Spiritual Renewal
Candidates for Public Office
Leaders in the State
Churches in the State
Chirstians in the State

This can take only 5 minutes per day and using a journal is suggested. I am used to keeping a journal but have gotten away from it for a time but have been wanting to get back to that so here is my opportunity. 

Since I am on day 2, am sharing days 1 & 2 today so I don't confuse myself, I get that way so easily, you know. 

Please join me.  Our God can do anything if we just turn Him loose on it.  This nation of ours can turn around. There is nothing but bad news in all the media. How can we be anything but depressed if we sit twiddling our thumbs, talking about the mess and doing nothing?

-Pray for a great outpouring of God's Spirit on America 
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions
Joel 2:28 
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
Acts 2:17 
-Pray for the President and Vice-President that their hearts would be guided by God, that their decisions would be wise and that their leadership would be principled. 

"Prayer penetrates doors we will never enter. Prayer breaks hearts that have been hardened by the most ruthless pursuit of position. Prayer bridges the gap between the modest den of the meek and the highest places of government, where laws are made and bills are signed and officials wrestle against impossible odds."--Beth Moore
-Pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of ALABAMA and ALASKA.
-Pray that christian leaders across America would seek God's heart for vision, wisdom and direction.   
3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Jeremiah 33:3
"Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God; not only by unbelief, but by thinking that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things 'above all that we ask or think.' "--Andrew Murray
Take this 31 day journey with me-let's pray for our nation and each other.

God bless you
Carolyn Wainscott

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


 Monday morning, August 4, I was getting things done, laundry, dishes, straightening the house in preparation for the next day. I wanted a free and clear day, not have anything to  do. We were going to have a baby-great, granddaughter, Isabella, was scheduled to come into this world.   

Then the phone calls started coming in. Grandson, Travis, Isabella's daddy, called-Erin, Isabella's little momma, doesn't feel right, is going to doctor. 
Another call-they can't find the heartbeat
And another-yes, they did find a heartbeat
And another-he is going to the doctor's office, the heartbeat is gone
And then-"Mammaw, we lost her".  

Talk about your world being tossed upside down. I have been through some bad times, bad weeks, bad months, bad years but this is the ultimate of bad. Erin was being sent straight to the hospital. My son, Jeff, had to drive me there because by this time I was unable and for the next two days the hospital was our home. I still don't know why a C-section couldn't have been done and get this all over with but instead that beautiful young couple went through a day and a half of knowing this child was not going to make it as the rest of us had to stand by and watch and try to ease their grief a little. Great, grandmothers, grandmothers, grandfather, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends-some from a distance came as soon as they could. The chaplain said the outpouring from the family was good, that a lot of times there is no support. The whole staff was great to all of us, respecting each and everyone who was there. 

I put out calls for prayer just to get us all through this, especially Erin and Travis. They were so sweet together and so very gracious even in these circumstances. They made it easier for the rest of us, at least for me in the way they handled everything. 

Then, Tuesday evening, the time was near for Isabella to be born. Erin and Travis had decided that they wanted to be alone during the birth so we gathered round them for one last prayer with them, maybe to petition God one more time to let us keep this precious baby and to please keep Erin safe and don't let anything happen to her. Then we were all shooed out by the nurses so they could do their job. 

I made another round of phone calls for prayer that this would soon be over, that Erin would do well and be ok and the wait set in. It was about 7:30 p.m. It had been a long 2 days. 

As were the next couple of hours. No one came out to let us know anything for a long time but I guess Trav and Erin wanted to block the world out as long as possible, to have as many precious moments as they could with Isabella before they had to share her with us. 

When we went in, Erin was holding Isabella and they both were so beautiful. Travis told us how well Erin had done. What a trooper she had been. Isabella was all swaddled in blankets and a hat, they didn't want her unwrapped except for that pretty little face. I wish I had thought to have taken the crocheted outfit I had made for her to the hospital so it could have been put on her. 

Each of us got to hold Isabella-her two great, grandmothers, her two grandmothers, her grandfather, her  aunts, her uncles, her great aunts and I don't remember who else but we were all given the opportunity to say goodbye.   

Then it was time to leave, to let them try and rest, to let them be alone in one of the worst times they will ever have, to try and find peace when things make no sense at all. 

I was getting ready to go back to the hospital the next day but Travis called and said they had checked out and wanted to get home. They could have stayed another day but that wasn't going to happen. "Do you need anything?", "No, Mamaw, we're ok". "Do you need me to bring anything to eat?", "No, Mamaw, we have plenty of food in the house, we'd don't need anything right now". 

Arrangements had been made for Isabella to be picked up and now her funeral arrangements needed to be made. Travis was adamant that Isabella was to be placed with his beloved Pappaw who had passed 2 years before. They only wanted a simple graveside service and that was the way it was. 

The funeral director said he hadn't seen so many people at a newborn's service before. Did I expect that many? No, I didn't know what to expect but it was so appreciated that so many did come to give their support.

Jeff read the poem I had written for Isabella, he said it was the most important thing he had ever read.


This life God gave has so much worth, 
for Isabella was not to be bound upon this earth.
The angels bore her quickly back to whence she'd come,
back to be with Jesus in His safe and loving arms.
Back with others like her to be kept on Jesus' knee,
 cause Jesus can take so much better care than even we.
Back to be sung to sleep by angels, play peek-a-boo with God,
catch fly balls hit by Jesus, play tag on holy sod,
fly kites so high they touch the stars, do everything you'd want her to.
For those of us whose child is there, Jesus keeps them for me and you.
We don't know what life here for her would be,
but we do know that God does give life abundantly.
And how much more abundant than to be with Him from the start
and not have to trudge through life's hurts and broken heart.
How selfish 'twould be on our part to keep her bound here
than loose her to the freedom of Heaven to save ourselves a tear.
For, in time, you will be greeted with "Momma, Daddy, I'm so glad you're finally home!
Come over here and see what Jesus and I have done!"
Then this child you've missed so much will take you by the hand
and the time will fade away as she shows you that heavenly land.
You'll see all her grand works of art that were saved for you to see
and won't have missed a thing because you'll have all eternity.
So when we're told earth's bad news with which we'll have to cope
we need to keep in mind that heaven is our hope.
© Carolyn Wainscott-2014

After the service, Travis and Erin went home and shut the door to the nursery they had ready for Isabella. The bed was made with new sheets, afghans and the attached changing table. There were new curtains, custom wall lettering plus many shower gifts. It is still shut. Decorative boxes are ready for special things made just for Isabella that they want to keep. The rest will be packed up when they can or if they want someone else to come in and do it but so far they are handling everything together as well as they can. 

Why was this written today? It has been on my mind for a time but couldn't bring myself to get to it but this morning I woke up with Isabella on my mind and now is the time, I guess. 

No, we don't know what happened. Everything was fine on the last check up on Wednesday. There was life til that Monday morning but when Erin woke up she said things were just not right. They had been shopping the day before getting last minute things. Erin had been having pain in her back the whole week before. Isabella weighed 8 lbs. 9 ozs. and was 21" long. She was at least 1 1/2 lbs. larger than expected to be. 

It has been two months now, it seems like centuries ago but it also seems as though it was just yesterday. That doesn't make much sense, does it? Isabella is the latest saga of heartache in this family. 

God bless this young couple of my heart. I know that He has a special mission for them.

In God's love,
Carolyn Wainscott