Prayer Requests 9-29-20

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Psalm 53

The fool says in his heart,
    “There is no God.”
   They are corrupt, and their ways are vile;
    there is no one who does good.

God looks down from heaven
    on all mankind
   to see if there are any who understand,
    any who seek God.
Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt;
    there is no one who does good,
    not even one.

Do all these evildoers know nothing?

   They devour my people as though eating bread;
    they never call on God.
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
    where there was nothing to dread.
   God scattered the bones of those who attacked you;
    you put them to shame, for God despised them.

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
    When God restores his people,
    let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!

9 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 9-29-20

  1. Injured my back a couple days ago, probably lifting that telescope. Anyway, prayers for me to remember to not damage it further and that God would heal it before the three little ones arrive. Today would be fine.

    Selfishness aside: praying for Michelle and her world.

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  2. 6 Arrows – (re: your comment from last night) – You may already know this, but I just want to assure you that your mom’s anger and defensiveness is perfectly normal for someone in the early stages of dementia, whether she realizes she has a problem or not. And you’ve probably heard that people who do realize that they are not remembering things as they should try to cover it up. (We saw that with my MIL Mary.)

    Praying that you and your siblings can be in agreement on how to proceed, and for wisdom for all of you. I’m sorry you have to go through this.

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  3. Thank you, Kizzie, and Cheryl from last night. Cheryl, I will look into who, if anyone, is listed as someone the doctor can speak with. My guess is that it would either be my brother or the sister who works in the same healthcare system where Mom & Dad generally go.

    Kizzie, that’s what I was thinking, too — that Mom’s anger is an early sign of dementia. She’s not generally been an angry person. The filters seem to be coming off now.

    Her suspicion about mail-stealing is another red flag to me, as I saw my father-in-law get paranoid about people taking his things when he was in the nursing home the last year of his life. Mom’s been getting a huge volume of mail lately, and a lot of it is fund-raising pledge cards where she’s agreed to give a certain amount. She has no idea whether they’re legitimate organizations or not.

    I was there Friday when she got a phone call from one of these “organizations.” She got agitated and said to the caller, “I already sent you that donation,” and a bunch of other things. Everything they’d say, she’d try to say something back. “I have company over.” “Relatives are here.” Etc.

    She finally hung up after saying, “We have a situation here.” She told us after she got off the phone that it was “The Volunteer Firefighters of America” calling to ask her why she hasn’t yet sent the money she promised.

    Then they called back a half hour later, but my brother-in-law answered the phone that time. They actually were calling themselves “The Emergency Firefighters of America.” (When is firefighting NOT an emergency?! And if their name was “Volunteer Firefighters of America,” which she originally thought was the name, why would there be fundraising for something people volunteer to do?)

    So we had a discussion with her about being wary of people calling and asking for money. They don’t call back and ask “Where’s the money?” They might send a reminder notice through the mail if your donation is late, but they’re not going to call and demand payment. We cautioned her about giving to an organization you don’t know is legitimate. And don’t answer calls that say ROBO on the caller ID, which those calls did!

    She doesn’t seem to grasp any of that, though. Sister-in-law and niece, who sometimes pull Mom & Dad’s mail out of the box and bring it into the house for them, however, recently had a similar conversation with Mom, after they saw how many pledge forms were coming in the mail. So now Mom watches them like a hawk when they get the mail, to make sure they’re not taking mail they supposedly disapprove of. East Coast sister overheard Mom say to Dad one day last week, “I’ll have to hide this mail before ______ and ______ (SIL and niece) see it, or they won’t like it.”

    She’s more paranoid of family, who have helped her out for years, stealing her stuff than she is of getting scammed by con artists.

    Sorry to vent. This is “6,” of course, anonymous on my laptop. Thank you again, all, for praying.

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  4. Do I send my address or bank account number, Mumsee?

    House is fine, I sent AJ a shocking photo taken the night of the fire.

    Prayer: 8 year old Adorable dropped a board on her foot—smashed toenail came off.

    10 year old Adorable bitten by a sand flea. Blood curdling screaming and fears of infection. (Some consider she takes after me in drama).

    Flaming neuropathy which made it difficult to sleep last night for pain.

    Thanks

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  5. Do I send my address or bank account number, Mumsee?

    House is fine, I sent AJ a shocking photo taken the night of the fire.

    Prayer: 8 year old Adorable dropped a board on her foot—smashed toenail came off.

    10 year old Adorable bitten by a sand flea. Blood curdling screaming and fears of infection. (Some consider she takes after me in drama).

    Flaming neuropathy which made it difficult to sleep last night for pain.

    Thanks

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  6. Sis and family got back home safely. Thank you for praying.

    In her email announcing that, she said she had tried calling Mom and Dad multiple times tonight to let them know they’d arrived home, but Mom & Dad’s phone wasn’t working, like other times recently, we’ve discovered. I didn’t see sister’s email until 9:30 tonight (two hours after it came), and apparently neither did my siblings, and Mom would probably be very alarmed to receive a phone call that late at night. So I decided not to call her, hoping that it’s not more worrisome to her that she hasn’t received news of sister and family getting back home OK.

    She might have even forgotten that they were planning to be back to their own house today.

    Prayers for her peace of mind tonight if she does remember their ETA and doesn’t know they’re back yet.

    Thank you again.

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