Prayer Requests 2-26-20

It’s Wednesday, so don’t forget Ajissun and the folks in The Gambia.

Anyone else?

Psalm 24

Of David. A psalm.

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas
    and established it on the waters.

Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
    Who may stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not trust in an idol
    or swear by a false god.

They will receive blessing from the Lord
    and vindication from God their Savior.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek your face, God of Jacob.

Lift up your heads, you gates;
    be lifted up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord strong and mighty,
    the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, you gates;
    lift them up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
    The Lord Almighty—
    he is the King of glory.

12 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-26-20

  1. 6th Arrow appears to be getting what 4th Arrow had/has. It’s starting out the same, anyway — fever, chills, cough and body aches. She’s curled up under a blanket on the couch. Please pray for her, as well.

    Trip tomorrow to visit granddaughter (we haven’t seen her since early January) will have to be postponed. A disappointment, but I don’t want to expose the little one to any of this that is circulating in our household now. Even if the still-healthy ones go to visit, I’m concerned we may be incubating the virus and transmit it to her.

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  2. 6 Arrows – Praying it will not spread to the rest of you.

    You may remember that several days ago, I asked prayer for Nightingale, concerning a really nasty stomach bug she had (and for neither Boy nor I to get it). Because I had recently read that we can be contagious with one of those bugs a couple days before feeling any symptoms, I chose not to go to church. The dear folks I sit with, who also drive me home, are in their mid-to-late 60s (she is the former, he is the latter). And she works with preschoolers, so could pass the sickness to them and their families.

    Nightingale thought that was wise and nice of me. It turns out, though, that unless this has a really long incubation period, I have not been bitten by this particular bug, nor has Boy. I am very relieved.

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  3. Thanks, Kizzie. We’re hoping it doesn’t spread further, too, and I’m glad you and Boy didn’t get what Nighingale did.

    I’ve been thinking about yesterday’s thread and Michelle’s wondering what the restaurant was where 4th Arrow works. The more I think about it, the more I believe people anywhere have a right to know that, since the chain is in 25 states, and even if a person doesn’t live in one of those states, they might travel to one at any time.

    Here’s a link to the map showing in which states they have a presence:

    https://www.culvers.com/locator/view-all-locations

    You could always call a specific restaurant of theirs if you have one in the area and ask what their policies are for ill employees. Maybe they vary by store and aren’t as bad as daughter’s store.

    They did ask her, when she called in sick on Monday, if she was throwing up, and she answered truthfully that she was not. Of course, there can be a whole lot of contagious junk out there that doesn’t involve any vomiting.

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  4. Interesting, 6 Arrows. My mother-in-law loves Culver’s, but my husband and I have eaten there twice that I felt awful for hours afterward, so it’s not on our list of restaurants anymore (even though we have a new one in our new town now). But something in their food doesn’t agree with me at all.

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  5. Excitement! Another medical school interview— this one at UC Riverside, about 75 miles east of where she currently lives and with plenty of nearby relatives.

    I like it already! I will not, however, go with her this time. 🙂

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  6. A little while ago, Nightingale just came out from taking her shower and asked me to pay the electric bill that is behind. (I had previously offered to do that, and in fact, I told her, had gone ahead and paid it today.) Then she started crying, which she rarely does in front of me.

    The company that owns the nursing home had switched health insurance companies. I had already heard about how the employees’ premiums had gone up A LOT (doubling or more in some cases). The company did not alert their employees that several doctors and hospitals are not in this new network. That includes the two hospitals that are closest to people who live in that town. (Fortunately, the small hospital in our town is in-network.) Nightingale only found out about it when people started mentioning getting bills from their doctors.

    (Nightingale had to explain to me that the doctors and such are on the plans, but being out-of-network means that the insurance company does not pay as much for them as they pay for those that are in-network.)

    So she went online to check it out, and found out that Boy’s pediatrician and his therapist, their dentist, and maybe someone else, are no longer in-network. She figured out that she will paying about $750 for the visits they made while not knowing this. She also said that it seems that they are “paying triple the amount for half of the coverage. ”

    This is in addition to other great stresses she has in her life right now. Please pray that God will use the stresses and anxieties she is feeling to draw her to Jesus, even this very night.

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  7. Just this morning, before I knew about those things, I was asking God that when we eventually (hopefully, soon) go in to the bank to refinance the home loan into Nightingale’s name, they will instead “forgive” the loan, and it will be off my back and hers. This sounds impossible, but God could make it happen if He so wills.

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  8. Please say a quick prayer for me to get to sleep quickly when I go to bed soon. I was already feeling “stirred up” (as in upset) by what is going on with Nightingale (it seems that stresses are piling upon stresses for both of us). Then I just received a private FB message from a man who goes to my church. He informed me that he had deleted the “hit piece” I had shared in a comment on one of his posts, asking him his opinion, and his words were condescending and insulting. So that has me a bit upset as well.

    (I did not see it as a hit piece, but one with some pertinent info – on Bernie Sanders – and I was sincerely interested in his opinion. He basically told me that it wasn’t worth his time to answer me, with him assuming that I would not change my mind from things I commented four years ago. He had started that last part with saying “I am well aware of your position . . .from four years ago.”

    I began my reply with “Are you also well aware that I don’t have all the same opinions that I did four years ago?” (Except for the “Are you also well aware. . .” the wording may not be exact.)

    The sad thing is that not only is he is a brother-in-Christ with this haughty attitude, but one I know personally in my church. 😦 One of his attitudes is similar to YA’s in that he doesn’t merely disagree, he assumes the other person is ignorant and/or has bad motives.

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    Sorry for these long comments. I am feeling overwhelmed and stressed myself, and right now, I feel really weird in my head, as if I had a lot of caffeine (but I didn’t). Now it is an hour after I wanted to be in bed, but it is my own stupid fault. (Of the three nights so far that I needed to get to sleep early, I have not gotten to sleep “on time” for two of them. This night will make three out of four. 😦

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  9. Oh, praying, Kizzie. You have a lot on your plate. And I suppose that was what was bothering Nightingale these past weeks. How awful, the insurance situation must be so discouraging and scary.

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