Prayer Requests 4-28-17

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 54

Save me, O God, by your name;
    vindicate me by your might.
Hear my prayer, O God;
    listen to the words of my mouth.

Arrogant foes are attacking me;
    ruthless people are trying to kill me—
    people without regard for God.

Surely God is my help;
    the Lord is the one who sustains me.

Let evil recoil on those who slander me;
    in your faithfulness destroy them.

I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you;
    I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good.
You have delivered me from all my troubles,
    and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.

20 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 4-28-17

  1. Well BG came home last night. I was somewhat surprised. I thought she would stay at the boyfriend’s.
    Have I told all of you that a long time ago when I was getting my degree in education I had a few weeks in an elementary summer school program. The Master Teacher was a first grade teacher. Most of the children were diagnosed with ADD or something else. She told me that a lot of times others blamed the parents for how the children acted but with most of them the parents really did try. It’s just they got exhausted and sometimes gave up. It’s taken me 19 years with this one but I am worn out. She has fought me her whole life it seems, going all the way back to refusing to potty train, or even just screaming every time I put her in her car seat. Taking her shoes off every time we went anywhere so that I had to put her shoes and socks back on before I got her out of the car seat.
    I feel like I have given motherhood my best shot and it wasn’t what she wanted. I am just tired.

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  2. Kim, fifteen year old tells me she does not care for my method of parenting and she will not be using it. I told her that was fine. But I am not going to change my method. Where did she come up with such a term, anyway?

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  3. I tried to talk to Carol about her predicament yesterday but concluded she’s still unwilling or unable to take personal responsibility. When she told me her brother was selfish, greedy and disrespectful of her when he turned down her request to wire her some money, that he only wants to spend money on himself, that buying all the new gadgets was his “god,” all I could think of was the phrase “you are the man.” But I don’t want to get involved in a spat between her and her brother so I let it go.

    I even offered to get her to the phone office on Saturday to get her phone unlocked and bill paid for May (I know, I keep wanting to “fix” everything) but before I knew it she was talking (again) about going to Rite Aid instead to get a different phone, then she began musing about what phone carrier she should go with as she’s thinking of changing (Huh??). I knew right behind that would be a request to take her to the 99 Cent store which I really will refuse to do ever again — I can’t stand to see her spend every last cent on a bunch of junk and then have it fall on me to pay for her lunch and haul all her ‘stuff’ in and out of the Jeep.

    I’ll help her with priorities to get her out of her mess (on her dime, not on mine) but when she suddenly began trailing of as if everything were “normal,” I wrapped up the conversation quickly and said I actually probably wouldn’t be able to come by on Saturday considering all I have to do with my garage.

    When I suggested yesterday that it might be time she take a hard look at her monthly finances going forward, she came back with the little chirpy “uh-huh” in that tone of voice she uses when she’s completely dismissing what you’ve said. I’ve come to recognize it quite well.

    If she gets evicted, she gets evicted (it’s happened before to her for non- or slow payment of rent). With all the concern about homelessness in LA right now, I’m quite sure no one’s going to boot her onto the street, she’ll just be able to find another facility somewhere that’ll take her in.

    I’m weary, too. I’m not good at “tough” love or playing Dutch Uncle to anyone, so it’s hard for me to openly confront some of her behaviors and attitudes. But since she has no access to a phone right now (they won’t let her call outside the Hollywood area code so it’s up to me to call her on the general facility line), I can just decide to “take a break” from it all for a couple days.

    Pray for me in this, that I strike the right balance and continue to say No-No-No to bailing her out and also that she would somehow get reacquainted with her conscience. It’s lying submerged in there somewhere, I’m sure. I’m stumped that she’s a believer yet can be so oblivious to some of this in herself.

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  4. Just to be clear, I wasn’t going to pay her phone bill but (assuming) she’d be getting her monthly money in direct deposit on Saturday she could then get that paid right up front when she got her phone re-set. I’m not sure what her scheme was about going to Rite Aid instead to buy an entirely different phone when she has one that theoretically can be fixed (for free).

    Argh!!

    I’m out, can’t deal with it right now. Pay day is a disaster for her typically and this month will be no different, despite her current mess and downward economic spiral. She completely loses her head and there’ nothing anyone can say or do to change that until and unless she finally gets tired of herself.

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  5. Husband is off to drive truck again. We don’t know where he is going. He has to drive up to the company and then they tell him. He has to be back in time for his road commission job.

    The infusion seems to have helped quite a bit this time.

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  6. Well, the pizza is now in the oven. It is for young folk so just deer pepperoni and mozarella and pizza sauce. Should be just the thing shortly.

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  7. I have Dutch Blitz. I have played it, but find it is really the same as Double Solitaire. I have taught all my children and grandchildren to play that. It can be quite fun with lots of players.

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  8. Sorry, I hate games like that, I am slow and methodical, those games are speed…

    Tough love Kim and Dj. I read the book. It is what Mumsee does. It may not feel good, but it leaves the problem with them. Praying as I know it is harder on you than them.

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  9. Pizza in a Dutch oven might be seriously delicious. 😉

    I like speed games, but the faster I try to go, the louder I get, for some reason.

    My speed game today was to run up the driveway from the mailbox to the service door of the garage and count my steps.

    Thirty strides. I’ve lived here for almost 28 years and didn’t know that until today. Good to learn something new every day, I guess, even if it’s some degree of useless knowledge. 😛

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  10. But, anyway…

    Prayers for all of you, and glad you could get back on here, Jo.

    Mumsee, whenever I hear your husband is off on a driving excursion, if I happen to be at a gas station with big trucks pulling in, I always wonder if it’s IdahoMike showing up in my neck of the woods. 🙂 Although I’m guessing he doesn’t get as far as this area, generally?

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