Prayer Requests 5-17-18

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 98

Sing to the Lord a new song,
    for he has done marvelous things;
   his right hand and his holy arm
    have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made his salvation known
    and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
He has remembered his love
    and his faithfulness to Israel;
   all the ends of the earth have seen
    the salvation of our God.

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
    burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp,
    with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
    shout for joy before the Lord, the King.

Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
    let the mountains sing together for joy;
let them sing before the Lord,
    for he comes to judge the earth.
   He will judge the world in righteousness
    and the peoples with equity.

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-17-18

  1. Our little granddaughter is already finished with her surgery. Adenoids out and tubes in–at least one. The other one will have to wait a bit. Tonsils will also wait a bit, so we are happy for that.

    I was up with her for about an hour in the middle of the night. She kept putting her head back, trying to breathe. The doctors are hoping this will help with that and she will sleep better.

    Thanking God for all the wonderful health workers.

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  3. We are preparing to do the actual physical move in the next 48 hours. Tomorrow night we have a few men coming by from church, to pick up the truck and get a few things on it to take some of the work off Saturday. Saturday morning people from church are coming by–but it’s a small church and many are not able to help (old, pregnant), and several more have other commitments (at least one graduation, presbytery business), so we aren’t sure how much help we will get. Then a four-hour drive and unloading at the other end, and we do have commitments to help unload at the other end (and some of our people are going down with us). We are already weary.

    Everyone on here who has ever moved has repeated the same refrain: Get rid of stuff now! One blessing of this move is that the tightly crammed kitchen cabinets have been unpacked, and I know that we own some lovely crystal dishes, which can be used now that we will finally have a dining room rather than a small eat-in kitchen. The kitchen is also larger with more cabinets, so I should be able to have cabinets packed in a way that I can see what we own. And I’ll have a toaster oven again! (One is already sitting on the counter waiting for me. Counter space has been at too much a premium here.)

    This week the flooring company has been in our condo, and we have also had a plumber and some volunteer help in the bathrooms. (We did what we could before leaving to come back and finish packing, but “what we could” was enough to leave us both sick this past week.) We will need to continue to work on things after we move in (stripping wallpaper, more painting, and getting the windows replaced), but the vast majority of it should be done when we get there sometime Saturday afternoon. Then comes the hard, but encouraging work of unpacking (and setting aside stuff that we actually don’t need for another yard sale this fall–we have already taken several carloads for one here, and sold stuff, and thrown stuff out, and given stuff away . . . but yes, we still have “too much stuff”).

    Prayers appreciated over the next two days as you think of us. I will probably not have internet access until some time Monday (at the earliest–we do have a provider coming by Monday, but whether my computer itself will be connected then, I do not know). My husband is driving our car, our son-in-law the rental truck (a big one, so I hope he’s careful!), our other daughter her car . . . so traveling mercies would definitely be appreciated, and ideally that the possible rain won’t come through at either end.


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  4. Bon voyage, we’ll see you when you land in your new place.

    Yes, moving is a horror, it’s never gone smoothly for me and it certainly can wear you out so completely. I’d lost my house keys to my house when I moved here so the movers were unable to unload anything when we arrived from over the two-harbor bridge at just around dusk. Luckily, a painter I was able to call had a spare key (he’d done some work in the house in the days leading up to the move) and I managed to get that from him so I could at least get myself in that first night. But we were in the midst of a dreadful heat wave and I was so tired I could hardly move.

    I had no clean clothes and no car, it was left at my old place after I discovered my keys were lost. No furniture, the moving van was to return in the morning with all my stuff. A friend took me to the local CVS on that first night, but they didn’t have much to help me out clothes-wise and it was just too late in the evening to deal with it. I did take a bath at least, but then had to sleep on the bedroom floor in a stifling hot house (‘gee, this house sure gets hot’ … new information) with 3 dogs who barked at every single noise in what was a new place for them, too.

    Prayers that everything goes smoothly for you and that there are no glitches. Once you’re “in” on the other end, things can at least slow down to a manageable pace, you’re no longer under the gun to get everything packed and out “now,” no matter what.

    Try to snatch some rest when you can. And a bath. A long, soothing bath, with bubbles. Keep clean underwear and other fresh clothing in a personal bag close to you so you don’t lose them. Not even a bath really can fix that !

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  5. You’ll have fun getting settled in after that, I’m sure. So cool that you have crystal and other nice things to use in a more proper dining area.

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  6. DJ, in my move from Chicago I packed a box with everything I could not lose: my purse, the new house key, the lock for the rental truck and storage locker, probably a change of clothes and basic toiletries.

    I worked right up till the day I moved (till noon), went on very little sleep, and only three of us (two of us being women) were available to unload the U-Haul. I had not had any sleep the night before (I was startled awake when drifting off to sleep) and insufficient for a couple of weeks, and unloading was physically the hardest thing I have ever done.

    This move has much more “stuff” than that one: I’m 15 years older, there are two of us, and this move includes computers and a big TV, more furniture, a piano, and some appliances. And I’m 15 years older (though probably healthier). But this time I have more than one box that needs to stay accessible. I had us pack a couple days of clothes (including church clothes) and toiletries in overnight bags–even if somehow we lose track of them, it will be visually obvious what we are looking for, so we shouldn’t lose them. My purse and camera always travel in the car with me, and we packed a box of important kitchen stuff in a single box so that if we only open one we have stuff. And when we were down there 10 days ago or so, I left a box of toiletries (new toothbrushes included) for easy access. Certainly lots can go wrong on moving day (the bed I planned to use broke on my move from Chicago), but I’m hoping the preparation will keep everything important within reach!

    I’m weary and sore, but almost everything is boxed up (that has been 90-95% my responsibility, and I discovered this week he owns more clothes than I do), and we should have plenty of help on both ends. One big push tomorrow to box the rest of it, and we should be ready to go.

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  7. Oh, I had a good plan. I had all those important things in my car, clothes to change into, meds for me and the dogs, toiletries, so I could easily find and get to them right away after the move.

    But of course the car was locked. And I’d lost my keys.

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