Prayer Requests 6-25-18

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Psalm 119:113-120

ס Samekh

113 I hate double-minded people,
    but I love your law.
114 You are my refuge and my shield;
    I have put my hope in your word.
115 Away from me, you evildoers,
    that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live;
    do not let my hopes be dashed.
117 Uphold me, and I will be delivered;
    I will always have regard for your decrees.
118 You reject all who stray from your decrees,
    for their delusions come to nothing.
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;
    therefore I love your statutes.
120 My flesh trembles in fear of you;
    I stand in awe of your laws.

14 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 6-25-18

  1. Please pray for Nightingale to order her priorities more wisely and sensitively.

    I’ve hesitated to ask this, because it could sound like her priorities are way out of whack, or that she is being neglectful in some way. That is not how I mean it; I mean it in a more minor way. She is a hard and conscientious worker at her job, a good mother to her son, and she has other responsibilities that, in general, she handles well. But she has so many things on her plate, some things do get put on the back burner that should be attended to a little sooner.

    One of the traits she shares with her father is being very focused on her agenda for the day, which has its good points and bad. The way it works with her, and worked with Hubby, is that if I ask her to do something for me, she fully intends to do it, but her mind goes to the next thing she wants/needs to do, and my request is forgotten. (That is why, when I need a Netflix DVD mailed back, I have learned to wait until she will be picking up Chickadee, and then text Chickadee to make sure it gets mailed. 😀 )

    I really am trying not to complain. She handles a lot of things very well. I am grateful for her, and proud of her. But, yes, she needs to have the wisdom or motivation or whatnot to get to some of the things that seem less pressing, but are important nonetheless, sooner rather than later. It would even make her own life a bit easier for her.

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  2. I see it as a boundary issue, Kizzie. Please excuse how blunt this may sound, but whichever of you is the one ordering the DVDs is the one responsible for returning them. If that’s you, Kizzie, Nightingale has no obligation to return them. Your wanting her to do you a favor doesn’t change that.

    If she’s ordering the DVDs, then it is her responsibility, and her lateness in returning them is something you need not concern yourself with…

    …unless she’s ordering them, and you’re paying for them (especially if you’re also paying late charges). Then it is your concern, and you have every right to stop paying for that service. Have the account in her name, if she’s racking up late fees, and let it be entirely on her to order and return those DVDs.

    Determine whose responsibility this is, even if you both watch the DVDs, so that any natural consequences that might occur as a result of returning the items late will affect only the one who has been designated the responsible party.

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  3. 6 Arrows – Since I don’t drive, it is Nightingale who would be more able to mail something on her way out to wherever she might be going. (I don’t ask her to make a separate trip.) At home, there are things that should fall under her responsibility that I take care of, such as cleaning the kitchen after she cooks or bakes, even when I am not partaking, or watching and feeding her dog (often even when she’s home). We’ve come to an unspoken understanding of blending of responsibilities.

    Michelle – I have wondered about leaving them in the mailbox, but haven’t done that kind of thing in years. Many people complain about the mail service in town, so I am reluctant to do that.

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  4. We once had mail stolen in our post office area. I, personally, did not have anything taken. We try to run anything with checks to the PO for that reason, so I understand, Kizzie.

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  5. When I went out to the end of the lane to wait for The Boy’s school bus (last day of school – half a day), I took a look at my mailbox. It doesn’t even have a flag to put up.

    6 Arrows – I don’t know if this would make a difference in the matter of responsibilities (which as I said, we have blended anyway), but I pay for the Netflix DVD service which I use, and for the Netflix streaming service that we all use.

    (For those who don’t know, Netflix can be quite affordable. I have either the cheapest or next-to-cheapest program for the DVDs – $5 a month, and the streaming service is $11 a month. That is it for my entertainment expenditure, and Nightingale and The Boy get use out of it, too.)

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  6. I think you all are missing Kizzie’s point. She isn’t asking how to get her Netflix mailed back, she’s giving an example of something that NG doesn’t object to doing, but simply forgets to do. To that point, are there any little tricks you or she can do so she remembers? For example, (silly example) I stopped on the way to choir practice and bought milk. At church, I put it in the ‘fridge, and so I wouldn’t forget it, I put my keys in there, too. Using the Neflix example, could you stick it in her purse? or to her steering wheel?
    (p.s., we put ours in our mailbox, too :-))

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  7. Sounds like the mail box isn’t close to the house, so I’d understand the wariness of sticking them in there — if it were closer or you otherwise see the mail person when he or she comes by, you could also hand it to them, but sounds like that’s not the case.

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  8. Linda – For now, my trick is to text Chickadee when Nightingale is picking her up, or ask her to take it if Nightingale is dropping her off. That has worked so far.

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  9. I was just thinking that was one aspect to take the pressure off and an opportunity to look at other things she was expecting from Nightingale. Relationships are complicated and it is difficult for us looking in to see how to fix it. But God knows what He is doing there.

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  10. As Nightingale and I have been navigating this new phase in our relationship, I have been very aware that there is a lot on her shoulders, just as there is a lot on mine. So I am careful about what I ask or expect from her, trying not to ask anything that is unnecessary, and holding my tongue if I feel like complaining about something. If something needs to be said, I am careful in how I approach it.

    Earlier this afternoon, I was thinking about what I wrote this morning about our “unspoken understanding of blending of responsibilities”. “It’s kind of like marriage,” I thought to myself, with a little chuckle. Well, of course, we are not married, but we are partners in this life, each dependent on the other – financially and in other ways.

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  11. After Nightingale texted me to ask The Boy where he wanted to go for dinner, she asked if I would be coming, too. I asked her if she would prefer it be just the two of them, but she replied that she wanted me to come, too. That made me feel good.

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