Prayer Requests 9-12-18

It’s Wednesday, so don’t forget Ajisuun and The Gambia.

Anyone else?

Psalm 32

Blessed is the one
    whose transgressions are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
    whose sin the Lord does not count against them
    and in whose spirit is no deceit.

When I kept silent,
    my bones wasted away
    through my groaning all day long.
For day and night
    your hand was heavy on me;
   my strength was sapped
    as in the heat of summer.

Then I acknowledged my sin to you
    and did not cover up my iniquity.
   I said, “I will confess
    my transgressions to the Lord.”
   And you forgave
    the guilt of my sin.

Therefore let all the faithful pray to you
    while you may be found;
   surely the rising of the mighty waters
    will not reach them.
You are my hiding place;
    you will protect me from trouble
    and surround me with songs of deliverance.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Do not be like the horse or the mule,
    which have no understanding
   but must be controlled by bit and bridle
    or they will not come to you.
10 Many are the woes of the wicked,
    but the Lord’s unfailing love
    surrounds the one who trusts in him.

11 Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous;
    sing, all you who are upright in heart!

13 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 9-12-18

  1. I need enough energy to get through today and tomorrow. I am suffering from self inflicted weariness. I am conditioned to wake at 6am but my work day three days a week isn’t ending until 8:30 then I have a 40 minute drive home. I have no one to blame but myself.

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  2. I have a follow-up medical appointment today. The knee is definitely looking better–my husband and I both agree–but I’m holding my breath that at this point it will keep progressing. It’s nowhere near healed yet, and “looking better” than the “really bad” of a week ago doesn’t put me out of the woods yet. (It is actually looking better than it has in weeks, but having had several times it looked better for a few days, I’m not holding my breath yet. Still, God did help me get in to quick, careful medical care, and I’m encouraged by that.)

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  3. My brother, Gene, has had his bladder cancer return. He and his wife, Deb, primarily need the Lord. My grandson at boot camp will remain in place for the time being. Prayers for all for wisdom in the hurricane areas.

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  4. That reminds me of my own brother, who has some health issue, possibly prostate cancer. He and my SIL, and their family, need the Lord, too. May God move in a wonderful way in both these families.

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  5. Y’all are probably tired of me whining about my Chickadee and the McKs. But there is just something really wrong in that situation, and with her dependence on them.

    It has been pointed out that Chickadee is an adult, and it is normal for a young adult to live separately from her family, and I do understand that. But she really is not an independent adult, she is more like a dependent grown-up child who has switched her dependence from one family to another – to the one who seems to “accept her for who she is” without trying to help her grow.

    Yesterday, Nightingale and I picked up Chickadee around 1:20 to come over for a visit, after having not seen her for several weeks. The original plan was for Nightingale to take her back before football practice, which is at 5:30. Sometime around 4:45, Chickadee realized that she had forgotten to switch her laundry from the washer to the dryer, which would mean she would have to hang out here for another couple hours until Nightingale and The Boy were back from football practice.

    That made her cry. Having to extend a visit a couple hours – after not seeing us for several weeks – was too much for her. She had to be back with the McKs. She decided to just pack up her wet laundry and take it with her. (She was able to have it in the dryer for 20 minutes to start it drying at least.)

    Now, I can imagine someone thinking that it was the thought of hanging out with me that she didn’t like. But I don’t pressure Chickadee to talk or interact with me. Often, we just hang out in the living room, with me on my laptop and her on her tablet. Or she can retreat into her room for a while without me making a fuss.

    No, the issue is that she is so bonded to the McKs and their home, so emotionally dependent on them.

    I have no idea what she does with her time, or what is going on with her personally, because she doesn’t talk about any of that, and I try not to ask intrusive questions. (And I have never even seen the inside of their apartment.)

    After she left, I cried.

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  6. I am so sorry Kizzie. I am going to guess it was not about hanging out with you that made her cry or become upset. Some with Aspergers, which may be Chickadee’s case, are not inclined to be spontaneous….they have their set expectations and when it does not pan out it is highly probable they will go into a meltdown. My daughter’s niece who is 20 years old diagnosed with Aspbergers exhibits this very tendency. You never see it coming but after a while you will know to expect it. Praying for your girl and for you

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  7. Kizzie, your daughter reminds me a lot of my twenty three year old. She moved out at seventeen and a half and never looked back. She accused us of many things, the new family kept her very close to the mom as they did not want to go through what we did. She tailed the mom everywhere for nearly the entire time. She does not drive so gets rides from the mom everywhere. They did get her into a job with Americorps. And said daughter was going to move with twenty one year old son to Boise but I have not heard if they had. Sounded like son had changed his mind. But she is very attached to that family. I am glad she has that because I believe they are a good influence on her, they love the Lord. But the pattern of attachment is quite similar. We now believe she would qualify on the Autism spectrum.

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  8. Mumsee – I strongly suspect that Chickadee is on the autism spectrum. Yesterday I said to Nightingale, “If [Chickadee] really is. . .” and Nightingale replied, “What do you mean, if? She definitely is!”

    If the McK family were more godly believers, I wouldn’t feel as uncomfortable about the situation as I do. I know the parents are believers, but I don’t know if they attend church. YF and Sister believe that Jesus was all about “love and equality” (which in one way is true, but not the way they think). On Facebook, YF has shared various things from liberal Christian pages, as well as her own words. She rejects any of the traditional Christian beliefs about sexuality – even saying that virginity is not even a real thing, and is not important, and that women who wait until marriage are setting themselves up for sexual dysfunction. She also believes that Jesus will welcome people from all religions – or no religion – into Heaven. And Jesus would be a socialist.

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  9. It would be nice if the McKs would gently urge Chickadee to learn to drive or to get a job, but I don’t see that happening. Their own about-to-turn-31-years-old daughter, YF, drives, but doesn’t have a job.

    The younger sister, who seems to be more on the ball in life, and was the strong-willed one, is going through a program like Nightingale did, to become an LPN. I wondered why YF didn’t try something like that, then remembered that she has lots of student debt that she can’t pay off (and doesn’t seem to be trying to), so she can’t get another loan to go through a tech school program.

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  10. The doctor agreed with our hopeful assessment that the wound is healing! It had been sort of scabbing over, but then sloughing off and leaving an open wound behind. Now as it sloughs off it is leaving fresh (but still red) new flesh behind. She said it might all take a few weeks to regain proper color, but as long as it continues on track, it should be healed in a couple of weeks, so continue the treatment regimen.

    Praise God! It had looked to me like it was healing, and my husband definitely thought so, but I hardly dared hope after being disappointed repeatedly. She said to call her if it goes backward but that she expects it to fully heal (and that it’s not MRSA). Praise God! It has been two-and-a-half months, and it has affected virtually everything in my life (what I wear, how I sleep, how active I am), lest I reinjure it or spread it. And treatment could have been really expensive, and could have been ineffective or lengthy. I’m not necessarily “out of the woods” since it isn’t fully healed yet, but it looks like we’re getting there.

    I was also concerned about an upcoming event (not yet scheduled): our granddaughter’s baptism. I didn’t want to travel for several hours with a bandaged knee and then feel unable to hold the baby lest I risk her health! We don’t know when that will be, but sometime in the next couple of months, and I was concerned that this drag on and endanger that . . .

    Praise God with me, and please continue to pray for complete healing.

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