Prayer Requests 7-7-21

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

Anyone else?

Psalm 128

A song of ascents.

Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
    who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor;
    blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
    within your house;
   your children will be like olive shoots
    around your table.
Yes, this will be the blessing
    for the man who fears the Lord.

May the Lord bless you from Zion;
    may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
    all the days of your life.
May you live to see your children’s children—
    peace be on Israel.

11 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 7-7-21

  1. Praying for Debra and C as they continue along the path God has before them.
    Praying for A and S as they continue to mourn the loss of their baby, knowing they will see her again.
    Praying for Kim and BG, may God make Himself known in many ways as He draws them closer to Him.

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  2. Thank you Mumsee.
    I am asking for a different kind of prayer today. I am hurt…wounded really. Part of my responsibility is to educate agents on fair housing and other violations that can get you into trouble. Now NAR has ruled that even opinions you post online can constitute hate speech and can cost you your license. Back in December there was a conversation in a FB group where I stated that there was a certain word that should be removed from our language. If you will remember in May of 2020 I had to accept the resignation of one of our agents because of something he posted on FB, then deleted, but people had screenshots and kept reposting. I was using those two examples to warn the new agents I teach that even with the best of intentions, it can be taken the wrong way… Well, guess what? It was.
    One of the agents went to one of the launch coaches about it. They don’t think I am a racist, but the conversation was uncomfortable and lasted too long.
    I’m a fixer and I don’t know if I should attempt to fix this or ignore it. All I know is it stole a little joy from me and killed a little corner of me.

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  3. This whole mindset of digging the evil out of our fellow man (even when it is not there) is evil. And causing anguish all over the place. God come quickly.

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  4. If you read about totalitarian take overs of countries you read about this type of thing. It is disgusting to see it employed in the United States and we must stand against it. Prayers, Kim, for the hurt in your heart. More and more we must hold firm in knowing God is our true judge and our identity in him is our true identity.

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  5. No grace, no nuance, no forgiveness in our society. (See the Chinese meetings where everyone confessed their sins and then . . . )

    The power of the Gospel is the only relief–and I’m so thankful we have that avenue to forgiveness, whenever we ask.

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  6. Kim, when I taught adjunct English, I had a class of white freshmen. (I don’t think I had anyone in the class who wasn’t white, but no black students at any rate.) I got into almost an argument with one student who insisted that if you were good enough friends with a black person, you could call him the n-word affectionately and it would be OK. I was living in an all-black neighborhood, attending a church that was majority black with a black pastor, and some of my best friends were black (and no, I’m not just saying that, it’s true), and I knew that what he was saying could cause some very serious hard feelings. (Even if I could call one of my friends that “affectionately,” why would I want to? Now, granted, male culture is different than female culture, and some of the teasing can sound pretty mean. But that’s a word loaded with so much baggage, pain, violence, and even violent death–so why go there with people you care about as a “test” of your friendship?) I’m talking about him, of course, not you. I didn’t see your post, but I haven’t heard that you said anything wrong. It’s simply a super treacherous subject today–and I say that as someone who just wrote a chapter about it.

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  7. Stitches out; all looks good. Next up tomorrow: dentist–am I getting a crown yet?–and then an ultrasound to rule out a blood clot in my leg below the dog bite.

    I had a meltdown this morning trying to schedule the ultrasound.

    Back to the couch with my leg up! My zoom meetings this afternoon can all be done on the Ipad.

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  8. Luckily one of the staff, A is a black woman. After I posted here I went to her office and asked if I could have a very difficult conversation with her. I told her what happened and we talked through it. She gave me the words to say. As it ended up crying and hugging. Then I went to class and told them it was a safe space and everything said in there was confidential because I sometimes shared certain situations I was dealing with for the examples it allowed me to give.

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  9. * A and I ended up crying and hugging. She is a very special woman with a lot on her shoulders. Her husband works out of town and they have an adult daughter with severe medical issues.

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  10. The only time I’m perfect is when we confess sins in public.
    I do not confess even a small lie.
    It can, and likely wil, be used against you.

    I will confess to an individual, with an apology. But I am not for public confession.

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  11. Chas, I don’t think Kim was explaining a sin or confessing one. She was explaining how something she said that was not wrong could be used against her in this environment where (1) we jump to the worst possible conclusion and (2) everything having to do with race is extra dangerous.

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