Prayer Requests 7-5-17

It’s Wednesday, so don’t forget to pray for The Gambia, and for Ajisuun as well. 

Anyone else?

Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

 

 

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 7-5-17

  1. I was able to spend some time with my friend L Monday night and yesterday. I took her to her grandmother’s 93rd birthday party yesterday. (I got to drive her new Honda Pilot–nice ride). She was easily tired, so when we got back to the cottage she took about an hour nap. She starts the rounds with the doctors tomorrow and will start back with chemo next Tuesday.
    Now to check on my friend M who fell Monday night and yesterday.
    My friend C told me yesterday that I needed to upgrade my friends. She has MS. L has cancer. We don’t know what is wrong with M! I told her I had to keep them who else would I have to take care of!

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  2. In what I wrote last night about Chickadee seeing a psychiatrist I was slightly mistaken. She sees the psychiatrist now & then to check on how the anti-depressant is working, but otherwise she has been seeing a different therapist to talk about her depression, anxiety, & anger issues. She says the therapy is partly talking about what’s bothering her, & partly coming up with strategies to deal with her issues.

    The follow-up conversation we had this morning was one we could not have had a couple months ago. I brought up something I’d been afraid to bring up before, & she was okay with it.

    This may be an answer, or part of the answer, to one of my prayers for her. I am grateful she is facing her problems & getting help for them.

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  3. Kizzie, I went back to read your post yesterday. I have also wondered about there being a romantic relationship with Chickadee and the best friend. I am clearly hetero and as far as I can tell never been attracted to a female, and I will tell you that I used to work with three lesbians. We did some out of work socializing. I was married and still found them fun and accepting. They had the best get together parties. It was one of the few times in my 20’s I felt like people really liked me. One of them went so far as to declare herself BG’s “Fairy” godmother. Through time and distance I am no longer friends with them but I did enjoy their company at a time that according to my husband I “intimidated other women”. Which meant the stuck up witches didn’t like me. 😉
    I am glad to know that Chickadee is seeing a therapist. Maybe this will help her and also help you reconcile. IF she asks you to go with her do whatever you have to do to go. Anything said in therapy should be “safe”. Above all, make sure she knows you love her no matter what. Ask yourself, if she is gay will that change how you feel about her as your daughter? Don’t think about whether or not homosexuality is a sin or not, just think about if she is will it change your love for her.

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  4. I doubt she’s gay, but many young people probably experiment especially in this day and age where there are no cultural restraints. If so, it’ll pass.

    Some hopeful signs regarding Carol — she had a long phone conversation with the man from her church who bought her the cell phone and apologized several times to him (but I think it took my pointing out to her that not paying her bill was something of a slap in the face to him and the very generous gift he bought her just a month ago). He told her she did, indeed, break her promise to him and that the sin was before God primarily. Then he told her to quit apologizing, it was “water under the bridge,” and they’d move on from there. Carol also told me later that she’d confessed her sin to God and prayed for forgiveness.

    And, even more hopeful, she’s actually talking about strategies she can implement to get herself out of this constant cycle of being broke and having to impose on everyone around her because of it. I suggested she see what help maybe someone at her home church might be able to offer and she said she would when she goes for her visit on the 16th.

    Pray for a willingness to change on her part. Change is hard, and this is her life-long way of life, so it won’t be easy. But honestly, just hearing her willingness to finally “go there” is an encouragement to me; mostly she seems to shrug it off and just says it’s the way she’s always done things. I don’t think she’s realized how negatively it is affecting those around her.

    Everyone has always tried to help her, but at this rate she’ll just run through everyone.

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  5. Remember when we let seventeen year old head out because she could not leave fifteen year old alone? We sent her to my lesbian cousin and her girlfriend because I knew daughter would be safe there with loving caring people and no males interested in girls. She was. She enjoyed all the fun of Los Angeles (Disneyland, camping, beach, fishing, eating out, etc) and she laughed and enjoyed the time. After a couple of months, they asked for her removal as she was too dark around them. They got her home and we moved to the next stage. Since then, I have become the evil woman for making her go live with those horrible people. They did nothing but help her. Very nice people. But the people daughter is surrounding herself with, are Christians who do not seem to be able to exhibit a Christ like attitude and she has soaked that up like a sponge.

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  6. Kim – I doubt that Chickadee is gay, for the reason I mentioned yesterday. But if she were, & she “came out” to me, of course I would love her as much as I ever have, & I would let her know that.

    But my heart would also be broken for her, as sexual sin is one that infects one’s very soul in a deep way, & finding healing & deliverance can be a very long, painful process, & may never be finished on this side of eternity.

    So, as I said, I would be heartbroken for her, not because of her.

    When she told me last night about the taking the anti-depressant & seeing the therapist, I reiterated to her how much I love her, & that she can tell me anything, & I will never turn her away.

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  7. Kim – I have a niece who now says she is bisexual, but for a while claimed to be a lesbian. She is “married” to a “trans man”, who she initially was in a lesbian relationship with, before the transition. I love her & her “husband” & pray for them frequently. (You may remember she/they cut off relationship with me over a misunderstanding a few years ago.)

    In referring to Niece’s “husband” to my daughters, I use the male name “he” uses, but in my prayers, I use her real name.

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