Four years ago this month, I sat down to write this blog with a few words and even fewer readers. (Ok, maybe two if you don’t count my mom and dad.) But slowly, people showed up. And some of you even began to come back week after week, sharing some of your own experiences and laughing with me across the miles like we’ve known each other for years even though we’ve never actually met.

As for the times I’ve thought no one is reading and I’m wasting my time writing, it never fails that so many of you have sent messages of encouragement at the exact time I’ve needed it.

And hundreds of posts later, this blog has become my dream job. But it’s way more than that. It’s the place where my path intersects with yours. And since I don’t believe in coincidence, I know we’re both here for a reason. You may have found your way here because you wanted to learn how to makeover a piece of furniture, but I hope it’s you that ends up being changed. I hope you leave here encouraged every time we meet.

And that’s the reason I’ve decided to start a new series for Mondays. I’m calling it “Pray for Me” Monday. And what it means is simply– I’m going to be praying for you. Everyone I know could use some prayer. Maybe you’re sick or hurting or discouraged, or you know someone else who is. Let me know your prayer request, and I’ll pray for you that day.

Here’s how it will work:

I won’t be posting this reminder here on the blog every week, but you will find the “Pray for Me” Monday post on my Facebook page each Monday. You can just leave me a comment on the post, telling me your prayer request, or just simply say, “Pray for me,” and I will. And if you don’t use Facebook or you don’t want other people to see your request, email me privately. (In fact, you can send your requests any day of the week, not just Mondays!)

I love meeting you all here…And sharing my days with you…And being a part of yours as well. We’re friends. And what better thing can friends do for each other than to pray?

Let me pray for you.

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, heheareth us.”

I John 5:14