The beginning of another week and pray requests abound as well as thanks to God for answered prayer.
A Joyful Chaos' daughter was involved in a vehicle accident; please, remember her, her family and the person driving the vehicle in your prayers. Sunbeam is amazingly well, considering it was a serious, very serious, accident.
A blogger friend in Washington state requests prayer for her four granddaughters and the rest of the family. It seems the judge, in all her 'wisdom', has decided the girls need to return to a living situation that is not only morally corrupt but their lives will actually be endangered. The four granddaughters are now living with their father and his parents in a secure living arrangement. It boggles the mind as to WHY a judge, female at that!, would place the girls in a dangerous, potentially life-threatening environment...??? Please pray for the family and, perhaps more importantly, for the judge to regain some sembalence of a brain.
A close friend and her husband are attempting to adopt their three grandchildren as the parent's have gone completely off the rails. Those children were rescued from a dangerous environment and have only had a safe, secure life since the grandparents intervened. Please keep them in your prayers.
Jim, our pastor, was bitten by a brown recluse spider and is in a bad way. Pray for him to make a full recovery as well as keep his family in your prayers.
Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts; all are welcome. John Donne wrote,
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated...As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us all: but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness....No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
It's true there's been no death except the death of, perhaps, innocence and dreams but we are all connected. While Christ serves to connect us, the i-net has made the world a much smaller place and the 'six degrees of separation' are, increasingly, more relevant in all our lives.
"Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good unto all people..." Galatians 6:10
Blessings ~ pray for one another ~ Good News ~ wisdom ~ grace ~ mercy ~