Our Latest Computer Disaster

Home Office Computer Desk Hutch Honey Stock Photo 3431858 | Shutterstock

Our computer hutch last week began to fall apart. I have it propped up temporarily with books, but there’s no escaping the fact that we’ll have to get a new one.

I’m afraid the whole thing will simply collapse in ruin if I try to move it. And behind the hutch is a Gordian tangle of wires–computer tower, monitor, speakers, mouse, printer, and God knows what else. No one has ever accused me of being a handyman, and this job looks utterly impossible.

I never dreamed there could be so many obstacles to simply writing a book.

Please pray for us. These little problems pile up into big ones.

Prayer Request: Erlene

Before we do anything else around here, I’d like to ask everyone to join in prayer for our sister Erlene, who’s had rather a bad week and needs healing. No one has been with this blog longer than Erlene–and we want to keep it that way.

O Lord Our God! Please, Father, be swift and sure to heal your servant, our beloved sister, Erlene, who has been sick all week. Please, Savior, heal her! In Jesus’ name and by the power of Jesus’ name, Amen.

Oh, This Day!

Close Up of a Pile of Cut Down Tree Branches. Stock Photo - Image of logs, nature: 164688458

This is what our sidewalk looks like today.

I take Patty to the hospital for her rehab. Here, the tree service is camped in the middle of our parking lot, sawing down most of the trees. All right, some of them are in bad shape and like to fall.

Back to the hospital to take her home. The session has made her cheerful. By now they’ve got trunks and limbs all over the place, so instead of getting out of the car in the parking lot, Patty takes the sidewalk. Damn. It’s blocked by sawed-off branches. Going around it she slips and falls, making a mess of her elbow.

Now it’s started to rain. Thunderstorms are predicted. I can forget about getting any work done on my book.

We’ve cleaned up and bandaged Patty’s elbow. I offer to take her  back to the hospital. No thanks. To the local walk-in wellness center? No, she doesn’t want that either.

Please drop a prayer in the box for us.

Update: So we did decide to go to walk-in wellness after all, and guess what? No doctors or nurses working there today! I guess we’ll try again tomorrow.

Prayer Request: Mike

Please join in prayer for our friend and colleague, Michael Riemer, “Elder Mike,” who has a painful major health issue. We don’t know what it is, but we want him to know we’re praying for him.

O Lord our God! Be merciful to your servant, our brother Mike, and heal him: for all healing comes from you. Help us to entrust ourselves to you in faith, in Jesus Christ Our Savior. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer Request: Erlene

This is me making the request–because I haven’t heard from Erlene today. She works hard and sometimes it catches up to her. She was under the weather yesterday. Please join me in a prayer for her.

O Lord our God! Be swift to help and comfort, and heal, your servant and our dear sister Erlene Talbott. This is our fellowship, O Lord: we love each other, care about each other, and pray for one another. Please bless us by blessing our sister. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

By Request, ‘Just a Closer Walk With Thee’

We have this from Joshua, an instrumental by his cousin, James Swansom: Just a Closer Walk with Thee.

Please drop in a prayer for me today–my allergies are killing me.

Prayer Request: Carol and Danny

My wife’s best friend, Carol, has a prayer request. Her husband, Danny, had a heart operation recently. Today, minutes after telling him “You’re good to go,” the doctor changed his tune: “I’m afraid I have bad news for you.” It was bad, all right: they messed up the operation and have to do it over. No joke: that’s a heart operation. And to have good news snatched away like that is hard to bear.

Carol and Danny need our prayers.

O Lord our God! All healing comes from you–even when the doctor makes an error. Have mercy on your servant, Carol, and her husband, Daddy: they are deep in need or your blessing and protection. Please, Father–put it right.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer Request: Our Country (2017)

Biblical prayer for healing of body and soul

Jeremiah at prayer

Going into 2020, America was humming like a finely-tuned machine. Now look at us. Didn’t take Democrats long to plunge us into the tar pit, did it?

We needed to pray five years ago. We need it more now.

Prayer Request: Our Country

The Swamp, the corruptocrats, the nooze media, and our (aaaak!) so-called schools and colleges work night and day, every night and every day, to destroy our country and debase the entire human race. If not wipe it out.

But “greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4): God Almighty, Jesus Christ our King, will overcome the evil ranged against us.

Pray, and work, and dare to speak the truth–for God is with us, and not with them.

Robbie to Get Radioactive Iodine Treatment

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We’re stewing today because we’ve got to take Robbie to another corner of the state tomorrow to get radioactive iodine treatment for her hyperthyroid condition.

We’re not worried about the treatment itself, because so many people say it really works. It’s more the early-morning drive on the Garden State Parkway, with the cat screaming bloody murder all the way there, crazy Jersey drivers all around us, and a not at all user-friendly veterinary practice where they won’t let you take your cat into the building, they’ll come out and get her, etc. They’re still in full-throttle COVID mode.

We’ll have to leave her there for several days because she’ll be “hot” from the treatment. Again, people say it really works. But we’re not used to there being no little girl-cat in our home and I expect we’ll fret in spite of reassurances that all will be well. It’s like checking your child into the hospital. Not very soothing.

I just can’t do any more nooze today. Please pray for us.

Here’s the Little Boy We’ve Prayed For

May be an image of 1 person, standing and hospital

Against grim odds, but with a lot of prayers raised up for him, little Holden is on the mend and might be able to go home in another day or two. And that is a very healthy smile he’s got!

Thank you, O God, for sparing this little child. We are sorry it had to come to a heart transplant: but we know the true healing agency was your sovereign grace and love.