Prayer Requests 12-29-16

It’s Thursday, so don’t forget to pray for Jo, her students, and the people of PNG.

Anyone else?

Psalm 93

The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty;
    the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength;
    indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.
Your throne was established long ago;
    you are from all eternity.

The seas have lifted up, Lord,
    the seas have lifted up their voice;
    the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
    mightier than the breakers of the sea—
    the Lord on high is mighty.

Your statutes, Lord, stand firm;
    holiness adorns your house
    for endless days.

9 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 12-29-16

  1. Roscuro, this is to answer your questions from yesterday. We have one other son from whom we are currently estranged – long, sad story – so other siblings aren’t an issue (although I’m quite sure he wouldn’t mind). We avoided the gift tax by taking advantage of the lifetime gift exclusion by which you can give up to a certain amount over your lifetime without penalty ($5.45 million as of 2016). You do have to file Form 709 to disclose the gift but there are no taxes on it. I assume this is different in Canada.
    We absolutely love our living arrangement, as do Son and DIL. It helps that she and I are really, really close – much more so than she is with her mother. And also that all four of us are pretty easy-going.

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  2. Probably a small matter for which to be requesting prayer, but here goes, anyway…

    We have a malfunctioning doorknob here, and 4th Arrow is stuck in her bedroom. She’s the cool, calm, collected one, for the most part (she was also the one trapped in the shed with the rattlesnake this summer), so she’s not panicking. Prayers requested as 3rd Arrow works on getting the door open.


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  3. 6 Arrows, when I had foster children, one day the caseworker came by, and the six-year-old (the older child, but one who had some challenges) was angry and she went into the bedroom and slammed the door. Now, when you’re a fairly new foster parent and your caseworker comes by, you prefer for everything to look like a happy little family, but in a way it’s good that he can see that she does indeed have some issues and that I was able to respond to her calmly.

    When she went into the bedroom and slammed the door, he got out his paperwork for us to do on the dining room table, the other end of the house. And she continued to yell and scream. After a while, I said, “Her yelling is different now–something is wrong.” (Later I was glad that he could see I was in tune with the kids, to notice that. But right then I just needed to find out what was wrong.) We walked down the hall, and discovered that when she slammed the door, she also broke the doorknob (which was old and fussy) and she was now locked in. I spoke to her calmly and retrieved the lock-picking tool (it had a bathroom-type knob) so the caseworker could get it open. The knob was basically hanging in pieces on the inside, and the door should not be closed again, so then I propped the door open with heavy chairs and made sure to not let the girls know that if they slammed it again, they’d be in there and I couldn’t get in–they might very well do it on purpose, or they might lock a sister out on purpose. While they were in school the next day, I went out and bought a new knob and replaced it.


  4. Slammed doors can really do a number on door parts. (Body parts, too, like fingers — speaking from experience, unfortunately.)

    Good that you could distinguish between the different forms of yelling the girl exhibited, Cheryl. There’s an art to that which can take a while to acquire.

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  5. Reminds me of the dog kennel incident when their social worker came for a visit and the first three locked themselves in the dog kennel, in the middle of the driveway. She waved as she walked by them.

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