Prayer Requests 1-13-17

It’s Friday, so please remember to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nestlings.

Anyone else?

Psalm 107:1-9

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.

Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
    those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
those he gathered from the lands,
    from east and west, from north and south.

Some wandered in desert wastelands,
    finding no way to a city where they could settle.
They were hungry and thirsty,
    and their lives ebbed away.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he delivered them from their distress.
He led them by a straight way
    to a city where they could settle.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
    and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
for he satisfies the thirsty
    and fills the hungry with good things.

18 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 1-13-17

  1. I told you a week or so ago that Guy asked me if I would like a room at the local “grand” hotel the night of our awards banquet. The top sales people will be invited to a special dinner that night and will be given a room and $100 gift card or services there. I told him this morning that there was no point in paying for a room for me when I was only 5 minutes from my own bed and I didn’t have anyone to take care of the dogs. It’s not like this is a fun filled weekend “away”. He laughed and said his wife had said the same thing. He also told me again that I needed to “fly under the radar” and not let anyone know that I am selling anything and he again implied that I should not trust anyone at the office or tell them anything I am up to because it will call into question what I am doing and how I am compensated.
    I am going to have to go to the awards banquet because I just discovered an email where HE is having to pay $70 for me to get a glass “trophy”.
    Is it any wonder I tell you have have zero self confidence.
    I will paste a smile on my face and be nice…just like a good little southern girl.

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  2. Kim – You know the situation better than I do, of course, but what Guy is telling you sounds hinky. Is it possible he’s doing something he shouldn’t do, maybe something the company doesn’t want him involved in (or something like that)?


  3. Kizzie, I don’t think it is so much hinky as it is controlling. You know how an emotionally abusive person likes to alienate you and make you think they are the only person you can trust????

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  4. Oh, okay. I see.

    When Nightingale would express an opinion contrary to his, Mr X would claim she had been brainwashed by us. She finally got to the point where she could come out & tell him that she had a mind of her own.

    Nightingale has always been such an independent thinker. My mom used to say she certainly marched to the beat of her own drummer. So it was so surprising to us that she would come under Mr X’s control. I can’t tell you how relieved I was when I saw the first signs that she was “waking up” & exerting her individuality again.

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  5. Well, husband should be about ready to leave Ohio and head back this way. Paying the bills. That is a good thing but we like having him around. Eighteen year old son keeps asking if there is any word yet on when dad is coming home. Prayer for safety and wisdom and things to carry on here.

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  6. I was concerned today about Carol, she went into the hospital again last night, we talked briefly this morning (potassium shortage again) but I hadn’t been able to reach her on her cell since. Just called the hospital and they connected me to her room phone (she didn’t pick up) so I’ll try again in the morning.

    Wish they had a better way of regulating that for her, but she’s on some strong diuretics out of necessity that drain the potassium from her body. She gets potassium supplements at the facility where she lives, but she eventually seems to land in this spot where she needs to be on the potassium IV again for a few days.

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  7. Hey folks,
    I could use your prayers. I know I’ve been gone a long time, but I can’t talk to anyone else, because: A) they’re tired of me, and B) it might get back to the boss.
    I’m sick of where I work. Absolutely fed up to the hilt. I’m discouraged, I’m angry, I’m depressed, I hate who I am while I’m there, and how I act. I can’t seem to get anything done, I get no praise, no recognition, no appreciation, no encouragement, and my paycheck seems to get smaller every quarter. (I recently found out that I’m making $10K less than my nearest co-worker, and my bonus was half of what theirs was.) I need to leave, but don’t know where to go… Instead of thriving and growing, I’m shriveling and getting dried up and bitter. All the skills I worked so hard to develop aren’t getting utilized. I’m being shuttled off as a maintenance man, fixing machines… I got out of fixing cars years and years ago, but it seems I”m right back in the old grease pit…
    And you know me as a guy who loves to create. I don’t want to be the mechanic. I want to be the artist, the designer, the craftsman.
    But the new boss (and his “large and in charge” daughter) just don’t appreciate what I’ve done for the company. A) they weren’t there when I spearheaded the changes that tripled our production rate, and B) they don’t understand any of that technology. All they can see is a guy that comes in and… “what does he do all day?”
    Well lately, not a whole lot. I can’t get myself moving, so I feel like I deserve this treatment… and I don’t deserve a raise, or the bonus.
    I hate my life right now.
    I know, I know, there’s lots to be thankful for, but sometimes I get shards of disapproval stuck in my back, and just can’t get over…
    Ever since my Dad died back in August, I’ve been kind of a basket case. The least little thing will send me over the edge. I either get unreasonably angry and want to smash something, or I just want to curl up and cry….
    I feel like a square peg getting smashed into a square hole.

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  8. Just prayed for you, MIM. May you and your wife be able to encourage each other in this hard time. Can you talk to your pastor? another brother in Christ?

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  9. MIM, you do such beautiful work – I so enjoy seeing your artistry on Facebook. Praying for God to lift you up and encourage you and hold you tight.

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