Prayer Requests 8-27-18

Anyone have something to share?

Psalm 18:1-3

I love you, Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
    my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
    my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
    and I have been saved from my enemies.

12 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-27-18

  1. With school starting this Thursday here (The Boy is going into 2nd grade), Nightingale has asked me to be strict, on the schooldays when I childsit after school, in an area where she was strict but allowed me to not be so. Doing so is going to take more strength and patience on my part, and be harder for me to deal with, but of course, I want to abide by her wishes as his mother.

    Please pray for cooperation on The Boy’s part, and that God will give me the strength, energy, and patience that I need, especially on those days when Nightingale is working 2nd shift. Thank you.

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  2. Two business requests:

    A new piano lesson inquiry, for a beginning student. I have more success acquiring transfer students than new students, but really am hoping I can get this potential new beginning student. Prayers that God’s will be done — He knows what is best — and that I would not be covetous, desperate-acting, you name it, and that I will accept His will without disappointment if this possibility doesn’t work out.

    Second business item: for wisdom in deciding on whether to attend none, part, or all of our state’s independent music teacher’s conference in October. I’m weighing the logistics, practicalities, benefits, and drawbacks of attending. It’s complicated, and I would appreciate prayers.


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  3. Kizzie, I’ll be praying. Your willingness to abide by Nightingale’s wishes is admirable, but I’ll also say that, if it becomes too stressful to deal with The Boy in the way she asks, I hope you’ll consider asking her to make other childcare arrangements for him. You’re his grandmother, but you’re not obligated to also be his child sitter, even with him living in your home.

    On a related note, but from a different angle, my niece who started in an overseas nanny job a few months ago is now back home to the US, no longer working for the family. Their parenting philosophy — do nothing to interrupt the children’s happiness — which they expected her to fulfill, was something she simply could not, in good conscience, do.

    I mention this to encourage you, Kizzie, to not be afraid to say, “I’m sorry, but fulfilling your requests/expectations is something that is too stressful for me to do.” Or something along those lines, if it begins to feel like that.

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  4. Thank you for your concern, 6. It is very important to me to be The Boy’s caregiver, so I do my best. But yes, if this stricter rule doesn’t work out for me after a while (I should give it some time before deciding it doesn’t), then I will ask Nightingale to let me tweak it to make it a bit easier.

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  5. I agree, Kizzie — allowing time before deciding whether something is working out or not is a good idea, IMO.

    And thank you for your understanding as I offered advice. It’s true that my love and concern prompted me to write what I did, but I’ll tell you that I had second thoughts after I posted my 12:58, and emailed AJ to either delete the whole thing, or everything but the first sentence. I probably should have offered no advice, or at least not on the prayer thread. Maybe that’s Firstborn Tendency Exhibit A up there at 12:58. 🙂 (Or just excuse-making in this post.)

    Anyway, if the comment gets truncated or disappears, that’s why.

    (And now I’m hoping I’m not starting a discussion here about firstborns.) 😉

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  6. Squealing in California! You guys are prayer warriors!

    I asked you to pray for an impossible prayer request a few weeks ago and it was answered just now.

    I’m going to be interviewed on the Eric Metaxas show again!

    Even better, they’ve invited to come into the NYC studio! I had specifically asked in MY prayer for that so I can visit my dear elderly friends in Connecticut while on a business trip (and thus, write off the plane ticket).

    We’ll see if they have room for me in October, but it looks promising and I’m so very excited and thankful I may get to see Roy and Liz. It’s been three years and Liz’ Parkinson’s is only getting worse.

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  7. Wonderful news, Michelle! I’ll pray this all comes together for you and that you can visit your friends out there.


  8. It will probably be more difficult at the beginning, Kizzie. Children will always push the boundaries and if they have been set at one point earlier, that is what he will expect. Like any habit, it will take awhile to reestablish the new ones. I am confident they can be reset, though. With any unpleasant thing, you will have to remember: “this, too, will pass.”

    I think 6 arrows had good advice, too. 🙂

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  9. I imagine it will be easier because it’s a boundary his mom already enforces, a rule he already knows but just being applied consistently.

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  10. One of the drawbacks to my relationship with The Boy is that I have to be like a parent more than a grandparent much of the time, making me kind of a hybrid. 🙂 That means that I can’t “spoil” him as much as another grandmother might. I tread a line where I can be softer than his mother, but not as soft as I’d like to be.

    But I also recognize that there is a great blessing in this, too, in that we have a very close relationship, and that will continue to grow as he matures.


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