Prayer Requests 8-15-20

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Psalm 15

A psalm of David.

Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
    Who may live on your holy mountain?

The one whose walk is blameless,
    who does what is righteous,
    who speaks the truth from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander,
    who does no wrong to a neighbor,
    and casts no slur on others;
who despises a vile person
    but honors those who fear the Lord;
   who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
    and does not change their mind;
who lends money to the poor without interest;
    who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.

   Whoever does these things
    will never be shaken.

15 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 8-15-20

  1. It looks like they are going to have to find a new permanent place for Carol once she leaves this rehab — no surprise, although interestingly they kept telling her this week she was going back to her former resident and the administrator from there even told her on the phone that they’d be putting her in her old room.

    The doctor at the rehab came in to talk to Carol yesterday, told her that her medical needs are simply too complicated now for her to return and that she’d need a higher level of permanent care — one of the major issues (again) has been a problem in stabilizing her potassium levels so IVs are needed when that happens. That also explains her mental slowness at times when I’ve talked to her; I knew they were monitoring the potassium there, however, but apparently the doctor told her now they can’t seem to stabilize her.

    I told her I’d be glad to help with a search for a new place, she said the doctor said he was handling and she’s requested to return to Downey where she was before and her former home church is located. Makes sense, and it’s closer to me though not particularly “close.”

    Not sure what will be done with all her “stuff” however, she’s something of a hoarder in buying a lot of things — she is concerned the “groceries” (candy) won’t follow her, she’d ordered dozens of bags of that before she had to be moved to this place and has been dreaming about it ever since. I told her she might not have the kind of freedom in her new place to order and eat things like that — she’s lost 10 pounds at this new place, simply because she hasn’t had access to the junk food she eats all day long.

    Anyway, prayers that a good place will be found (I’ll definitely check it out online, but it also will depend on what her insurance will pay for) and that the transition won’t be too difficult for her. I don’t think she realizes all of the ramifications yet, that this will be a very different kind of place than she’s been used to all these years. Carol’s pretty adaptable, thankfully. But she can no longer walk easily or safely even with her large walker and she simply can’t take care of her own personal needs — her current permanent place isn’t equipped to handle things like that.

    It’s sad and I’m so sorry to see this happen, although I knew it was coming and felt it was probably imminent over the past year or so.

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  2. Please pray for Liz, my sister-in-law with cancer. Out-of state family is coming to gather around her now.

    Please pray for her son and DIL’s safe travels from Florida, and for that of the siblings from various Midwest locations.

    I do not know if she has embraced (or re-embraced) in faith her Lord and Savior. She strayed for many years, and at times appeared antagonistic toward the faith and those who practiced Christianity. As I said earlier this month, though, she showed signs of softening, in that she was very warm and loving to me and to my girls who walk with Christ, unlike her previous mannerisms toward us.

    She’s had time to return to her Christian roots in these her final times as her terminal cancer has progressed. Please join me in prayer that the peace of Christ will be hers now and eternally.

    Thank you so much.

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  3. DJ – Rules and practices may vary according to the particular nursing home, but at the one where Nightingale works, residents are allowed to bring in “goodies” to eat, and even order pizza or whatnot. As she says, as long as they are not deeply into a state of dementia, the nursing home cannot tell them what they can order in or not.

    She says there are diabetics who eat things they shouldn’t. It is frustrating for the nurses to see that, but all they can do is advise them of what is best, and then keep testing their blood sugar throughout the day and administer insulin.

    That reminds me. . .My mom became a diabetic in her late 50s, and she had a very hard time making the dietary changes she needed to make. When she wanted to have dessert at a restaurant, she would bring her insulin, and “shoot up” before having it.

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  4. 6 Arrows – Praying Liz will be spiritually ready to enter eternity.

    DJ – For Carol, I prayed that she would get into a good facility closer to you, and that her nurses and CNAs will be caring and kind to her.

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  5. Those are my prayers too, Kizzie.

    I’m somewhat surprised Carol’s avoided diabetes so far. She loves her desserts and candy.

    I remember taking her out to breakfast several years ago now — she ordered a gooey pancake dish with syrup, whipped cream, sugary fruit. When she was finished (I was paying) she ask if she could order dessert. lol — (A), I told her, people don’t typically eat dessert after breakfast and, (B), that breakfast pretty much was one massive dessert. 🙂

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  6. Hubby is back from Liz’s. He seems less stressed now than when he told me he was going to her place — she’s doing a bit better than it sounded like to hubby when his brother called him.

    Still, though, keep praying while there’s time. Pray for her Christian siblings’ witness. Five of her seven siblings appear to be walking in faith, though they don’t tend to talk a whole lot about it. Those siblings are the ones who have been or are planning to come this weekend, including the one farthest away — 8 or 9 hours. Ministering actions from Christians, IMHO, speak the love of Christ, too.

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  7. So, twenty three, not known for honesty, tells me she heard from nineteen that his girlfriend has not been to the doc because she has not told her parents she is pregnant. Wisdom.

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  8. I am in discussion with nineteen. He still has not addressed why she has not gone. I expect lack of knowledge and forgetfulness. He says she told her mom but she shrugged it off. His dad and step mom live in Lewiston and are supportive but that is quite a distance for two non drivers.

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