Prayer Requests 10-12-17

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 62

Truly my soul finds rest in God;
    my salvation comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

How long will you assault me?
    Would all of you throw me down—
    this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
Surely they intend to topple me
    from my lofty place;
    they take delight in lies.
    With their mouths they bless,
    but in their hearts they curse.

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
    he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, you people;
    pour out your hearts to him,
    for God is our refuge.

Surely the lowborn are but a breath,
    the highborn are but a lie.
    If weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
    together they are only a breath.
10 Do not trust in extortion
    or put vain hope in stolen goods;
    though your riches increase,
    do not set your heart on them.

11 One thing God has spoken,
    two things I have heard:
    “Power belongs to you, God,
12  and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”;
    and, “You reward everyone
    according to what they have done.”

20 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 10-12-17

  1. Kizzie? Find that marriage certificate? Get the social security figured out? That can be very challenging. You would think they would make it easy for the older folk, but I remember my grandparents fighting it in the early seventies.

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  2. Yesterday was quite busy, so I didn’t get around to commenting here.

    Nightingale & I decided that it would be quicker to just go get a copy of the marriage certificate. I called the town clerk in the town we’d lived in at the time, which is next door to our current town, to see if it was filed there. It was, so we went down to pick up a certified copy. (It cost $20, but was worth it.)

    Kind of funny thing is that I also needed that for getting a non-driver’s ID, which Hubby & I hadn’t gotten around to doing. My old license, which expired in 2009, had sufficed for voting & a couple other things, but I realized it wasn’t going to be sufficient anymore, especially not with the SS office & Probate Court. So I needed the marriage certificate for that, too (to show how my name went from maiden to married).

    When I called about the marriage certificate, the clerk said I needed an ID. Uh oh. I need the m.c. for the ID, & I need the ID for the m.c. After explaining my situation, the town clerk replied that I could bring in the other documents that I’d need for the ID. So that worked out.

    Then Nightingale & I spent two hours at the DMV to get the ID – except that they no longer issue the IDs or licenses right away. They give you a temporary paper copy, then later do a check to make sure you’re really who you say you are, & finally send it in the mail. Should be here in a couple weeks.

    Hoping the temp paper ID will be accepted at the SS office (& Probate Court, when we get to that). I will bring those other documents with me, just in case they may be needed as back-up.

    After those errands, we did a grocery shopping at Aldi, & got home with just a few minutes to spare before The Boy’s school bus came.

    We will not have time to go to the SS office until early next week (hopefully Monday) as Nightingale is working during the day today, & tomorrow afternoon/evening, & she needs the earlier part of the day tomorrow to prep for The Boy’s birthday party, which is Sunday afternoon. She is having it at a nice playground park one town over, so the kids can run around & play.

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  3. I’m nervous about going back to church on Sunday. I haven’t been since Hubby was in the hospital (kept thinking we’d be there the next Sunday for sure).

    We used to go as a family. Then Nightingale stopped going several years ago, & Chickadee stopped going a few years after that. So for the last few years, it’s been Hubby & I together. A sweet friend will be picking me up & taking me to church, but going “single”, even though I will be with my brothers & sister in Christ, seems so lonely, so “not right” to me.

    I don’t mean “not right” for me to be in church, but “not right” to be the only one in my family there.

    I have been praying even harder, if possible, for God to unite my girls, grandson, & I as a family in Christ.

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  4. Sounds like God continues to show His Love for you in the details and His provision of Nightingale at this time. May you continue to grow closer to Him through this.

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  5. Oh, I am growing closer to God, even as I tell Him that I don’t understand why this had to happen, why He didn’t allow Hubby to be around for The Boy, let alone the rest of us.

    There’s a song from the early 70s by Bobby Goldsboro called “Watchin’ Scotty Grow”, & part of the refrain is “Me & God are watchin’ Scotty grow.”

    Hubby would sing that, “Me & God are watchin’ Forrest grow.”

    That song came on the 70s station yesterday, & I burst out crying. I’m crying again now thinking about it. Hubby so wanted to see his precious grandson grow up, or at least mostly grow up, & to tell him more about God when he’s a little older. And that grandson greatly loved & needed his Papa.

    So I cling to my Heavenly Father, talking to Him, crying to Him, about my pain & the thoughts, thwarted desires, & questions I have. Despite the pain, despite the questions, I know He has a plan in this, I know that He has not left The Boy to flounder in this world, even though it feels like that now.

    And I pray for good, godly men to come into his life throughout his life. I pray for a good, godly step-father to come along, &/or for God to save X & do an amazing work in his life.

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  6. At the Cub Scout meeting last night, they were talking about trusted adults. The boys had to list five adults they know they can trust. The Boy listed us & his other grandparents, & even added a sixth, the aunt (X’s sister) who lives in Oregon, I think, & he doesn’t see very often (although she used to live in town, so he had time to get to know her before she moved).

    But he did not list his dad. X has time with him every Saturday, & usually has some fun activity for them to do, but he’s not there for him in his everyday life. Papa was.

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  7. Kizzie, can you tell your daughters that you don’t like the idea of going to church alone this first week and see if one or both is willing to go with you? When my father-in-law died, my parents-in-law were attending church with their daughter and son-in-law, but she wanted both of her children there that first Sunday (one on each side), and we skipped our own church service to be there for her. Now, in her case I think part of the reason is that her church isn’t really “family” and she wanted her family around her so that she wouldn’t have to talk to anyone at church, and we thought that was pretty sad. (No one from their church, other than the pastors, bothered to attend his funeral, though about half of our church came, from farther away and for a much more distant connection–the father of a fellow church member rather than a fellow church member, husband of another member, and father to other members–to be there.) But at a time like loss of a spouse, children want to be of service, and your girls might themselves be in need of spiritual nurture. If you haven’t already asked if they could do you this favor and be there, I’d ask.

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  8. That’s a nice idea, Cheryl. Unfortunately, Nightingale is either working or taking The Boy to his football games on Sunday mornings, & Chickadee’s anxieties may prevent her from agreeing to come.

    But we are childsitting this Saturday night, which means Chickadee will still be here this Sunday morning, so I will ask her.

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  9. Kizzie, would you consider sitting in a new location in the church? If you have friends from a class it might be nice to sit near them. I would expect they may even ask you to sit with them.

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  10. Thankful for the updates on everyone. As for an update on myself, regarding the situation I asked you to pray for yesterday, time will fully heal the slight misunderstanding, but I have to tell you what Second sibling told my mother yesterday, after the relative who was upset had talked to both of them. She said that a) that her husband had said that I should not be blamed for the change in plans, and b) that they both loved me. I talked to her last night when she called with a question about Tiny Niece’s health (the wee girl had a bit of a fever), and we both said “Love you” when we said goodbye.

    Now, I have another prayer item. The college instructors strike is happening, beginning next week, barring a miracle. Two of my courses will not be affected at all, as they are by university professors in university buildings. One of my courses is definitely affected, as it is taught by a college professor. The other two are uncertain, as one is by a university tutor but in a college building, while the other is my clinical, and I’m not certain whether my tutor for that is an employee of the college or university (the announcement said those students who were affected would be contacted before Monday). The clinical course is the one which it is most critical that I not miss any time – the others have some leeway.

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  11. Janice – We are a small church, so I could sit just about anywhere & be near someone I know fairly well. But I am partial to where we have usually sat (we did move around sometimes), as it is near two couples who are especially dear, one of whom will be picking me up for church.

    There’s also a weird reason for sitting on the left side for me. I am more comfortable “tilting” towards the right than towards the left. I even had to tell Hubby at some point that I needed to sit towards the left side of the room. (The chairs are in a semi-circle.)

    Roscuro – Glad to hear that things will be well with you & your second sibling.

    Since this strike is not the fault of the students, wouldn’t some grace be given on these requirements?

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  12. Kizzie, those of us in the joint program are caught right in the middle, since the requirements are set by the university – based on provincial legislative and regulative requirements for nurses – since if/when I graduate, the degree is from the university. All the academic side of things is administered by the university, the business side by the college. If I need academic advice, I go to a university office, if I need financial advice, I go to a college office. While the university is fully aware of the strike and is providing what support and advice they can, they also have requirements from the regulating body and the province to fulfill.

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