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Thanks so much, Tina!

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Praying for his full uneventful recovery.

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His surgery was successful, Tina. He's home and resting. He has a little pain, but has meds for that and it's only normal for this surgery. He'll be 6 weeks in the neck collar and then to physical therapy while he waits for the next surgery.

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How'd your son's surgery go? Praying all is well.

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The neck surgery is scheduled for the 3rd week in May and they'll wait until he's out of the cervical collar and able to do physical therapy before scheduling the brain surgery. They need to make sure his neck is healing properly first.

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I'm glad you were able to go with him, so you could hear the details first-hand. And yes--so smart to be debt free! Wow, that's a long haul. I'll be praying all goes well. When will the first surgery be?

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I'm happy to hear that, Tina! Melanoma is nothing to fool around with!

I went with DS today for his consultation with the doctor and learned that the brain surgery is more complicated that I thought. They won't be able to do both at the same time and his neck has to be repaired before the brain surgery because the doctor will have to tilt his head and that can't be done until the neck is fixed. He's looking at about 6 months off work while he gets all of this done and recovers. I'm glad he's been so diligent about getting out of debt and staying debt-free! They'll be able to survive on state disability ins.

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Praying for your sil, faith included.

Your son's surgery does sound serious. Hopefully they are right, that it just sounds more serious. I'll keep him in prayer, too.

The edge of the biopsy was in-site 2--just starting. They took a wide incision chunk from around it and there was nothing else, so doing fine. Had the stitches out today!

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Tina, how did the mole biopsy turn out?

My step-sis is basically getting things in order. She's continuing with therapy to gain more time but this cancer will not be cured. She is not a believer.

My eldest DS will be having serious surgery in May. He has serious narrowing of the spine (cervical) AND a small opening in his skull that has allowed brain matter to enter his sinus cavity. The dr. assures us that it's not as bad as it sounds and that the surgery is fairly non-invasive. We're hoping both can be done at the same time by the same neurosugeon.

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I'm so sorry. I"ll pray for her, too.

Had a mole removed Monday that was melanoma, stage 2 I think she said. They'll take a bigger area out next week. She thinks they got it at a good time so all should turn out okay...

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I will, Tina. I'm trying to be better about this, so am keeping a list near the computer where I will see it and be reminded.

I'd like to add a request for my step-sister, who has just learned that the colon cancer that she was treated for a few years ago is back--showing up as spots on her liver and stomach now. Not a good sign.

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I have a friend who just has uterine cancer surgery and found out this week that her thyroid cancer from when she was a kid is back. Please remember her in your prayer, if you could.

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Prayers needed for some friends. Feeling surrounded by cancer this year. emoticon Thank you!

1) Our Scoutmaster, Chris, died yesterday of cancer. He leaves a wife and high school aged daughter, and his son died last year in the service.

2) A hs family here--their son was just diagnosed with cancer, and he's around 21. Spot on his lung and liver.

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Just in case someone reads this thread only, Tracey's dad collapsed and is in intensive care. (See the daily thread.) He and the family need prayer!

Tina

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I faxed over the paperwork needed for caring for my sil this afternoon. Could use a little prayer that it's just what the social worker needed. Thanks!

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I ran across a list of 31 days of prayer for husbands that I'd saved. If you'd like a copy, please pm me with your email address. I shared it with some IRL friends who are glad I shared. Just in case you'd like it!

And if you know someone who could use some very good help with their marriage, here's a highly recommended resource/get-away:
www.retrouvaille.org/
Several women from a forum I've frequented have said it really worked for them.

Also, a great book is Love & Respect by Dr Emerson Eggerichs.

I am just knowing too many couples who need prayer and help right now, so I'm into sharing resources. February seems like a good month to do it. emoticon

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Definitely.

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Could we pray for marriages and families in general? I know I know people hurting right now, and I'm sure you do, too.

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Tina, lifting you up in prayer. (((hugs)))

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I'm not doing good at getting it done on my own, so I could use some prayer in getting my bookwork done today and tomorrow. Thanks so much!

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Continuing to pray!

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Current info on sister: The appointment with the specialist is still a month away. The meds to slow her heartrate and thyroid levels are helping.. but she still is need sleeping meds just to sleep. So, at the moment we are in a wait and see mode still. Thanks for the prayers.

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Rhonda, I'm praying for your sister as well! It's so hard when you don't know. Hope you have some answers soon!

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Praying with you, Rhonda! Hopefully it is benign; better to do the biopsy than not. I'm with you on the meds, but hopefully it's just for a short time. Hugs.

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Update on my sis: There is a cyst on her thyroid. They said it LOOKS benign but they are referring her to another doctor who they say will likely do a biopsy. They also put her on a bunch of other meds. Her heart races with the hyperthyroid and she can't sleep so meds to slow her heart rate and sleeping pills plus the meds to slow her thyroid. I wish she was not on so many meds so praying for wisdom with the doctors, healing from God, and praising Him for His loving care.

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Tina, I am so sorry. I will lift up your family in prayer. (((Hugs))))

Update: We still don't know. The radiologist did not get the file to my sis's doctor until this afternoon.. but her doc left at lunch. So.. another day of waiting. They did up her meds to slow down her thyroid again because the bloodwork showed it was even higher than he had thought. Could be many things other than cancer. And thyroid cancer is generally very treatable. But appreciate continued prayer. Thanks.

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Oh Tina, I am so sorry! (((hug)))
I will be continuing to pray for you and your family.

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Thanks for the update. I'm so sorry for your loss Tina! I'll continue praying for your sil and family.

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Thought I would update... My bil died Friday; he's at peace now, with no more pain. Sil seems to be doing well, but then her new life is just beginning. Luckily she has a great support team. Thank you for the prayers for our family.

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Rhonda, i am praying! (((hug)))

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Moving this to here:

wanted to ask for prayer...

My sis.. a non-believer had an ultrasound today to look at her thyroid for cancer. They wouldn't tell her anything, obviously. Waiting is very hard. She has lost over 50 pounds in the last few months.

Last night after finding out about it.. I did binge eat instead of praying. But today I have laid it at the feet at my Savior and had a good day. Now to let it STAY at His feet. :)

Rhonda

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That is so sad. I'm glad you're there for those kids. I'll pray for them


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Ido have a request... One of my favorite schools is in an extremely poor section of town. So many very needy kids emotionally as well as , well, every way! So heartbreaking! Please keep these kids in prayer. The district keeps taking away from helping these kids for the upper crust schools and these kids need so much.... they are definitely not getting the services and the teachers try their best(please pray for the teachers ,too)
One little boy (K) as i took hime for Reading hugged me grabbed my hand... Then in between learning letters he was telling me about he has two brothers in jail( one is in HS age) About all the people who live in his home and his mom said no money for gifts! I said so what will you do on Christmas.... He said Mom said we will make a pie sit and eat popcorn , pie and watch Christmas movies... So without bringing in anything ( not allowed unless they bring it up ) I said that sounds wonderful and we talked that up big...... Another boy piped in.. Well Gifts are not the reason ..... Gotta love them! LOL

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Girls, I am praying for both of you! ((hug))

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Just said one for Bonnie, your bil, and their family. It's so hard to lose a loved one! My heart aches knowing what is in store for them over the coming years. I pray they will find comfort and solace in the Lord. I know I have.

I know prayers helped our family Thanksgiving to be peaceful. It was a very nice day with no commotion. My dad was perturbed that my baby brother wouldn't talk in depth with him and kept things light. But my dad has no idea that just a few weeks ago, my brother said he refused to come if my dad and his wife attended. My dad really doesn't seem to understand that we're all still mourning and holidays make us miss mom even more. I guess I'll keep praying!

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Anyone have prayer requests? It's been quiet here!

We visited bil/sil tonight, and he's very near the end. If you could pray for Bonnie and their family, that would be wonderful. Thanks.

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So glad things have been worked through. Time and prayer are good healers.

Family sure know how to push our buttons sometimes, but gotta love 'em anyway!

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Tracey, I'm so glad things worked out better with your mom. Family relationships are so hard sometimes! I'm a little worried about how Thanksgiving will work this year with my family and their struggles. It might be lively! LOL!

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Dear Jenny,
Thank you for your wonderful, thoughtful post!! I went to bed last night... lay there and really talked to God.. He said as you did .. forgive her... she loves you and is worried and naturally there is some spiritual warfare going on....... So I prayed for her.....

I totally agree love and forgiveness and family is totally worth it... very hard and hurtful at times! i kept remembering that Jesus mentions that we will have to choose sometimes. But he also said to pray for those who hurt you...

I woke this morning, got up and acted like nothing was wrong and nothing had happened. I posted an article I had read and my Mom finally came in and started talking. So we chatted about things , dad and the rest of the family got up and well, it was as if everything was fine. She did bring up the health issues and mentioned she had been up half the night thinking( yes, we as Moms can relate! ) LOL and well, she didnt say she say what i was saying ... but what she said was like that....

In retrospect, she is probably very scared, also for me and my health and I know she has never liked the health care around here...(cannot say i blame her)
I have no idea the ramifications, But i am believing that God will turn it all around for His Glory and good for all ... i always pray that i show them the love of my Jesus and not the hypocrisy they see around them from other Christians that has soured them....

I too believe that we should always honor our parents , it is hard at times when the thinking and choices are different from what they think it should, nontheless...... I do believe too, she deals with her own insecurities and issues as you have suggested,also... thanks again,Jenny!!!!!!!! It really felt good to have you alongside ...
Have a wonderful day!!

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Tracey, families can be hard sometimes. But they are still worth it. I can tell you are really hurting!

When it comes to this specific issue, it's no surprise that your mom would push meds seeing as she is a nurse. I think she's worried about you and wants to help. On the other hand, you're an adult and you can choose to handle it the way you want to. I would try to avoid talking about it with her by saying things such as, "You're right, mom. I'll talk to my doctor," and then drop it. If you agree with her in some way, she won't need to argue about it. My dad harassed me for a long time about my naturopath and my decision to have a homebirth with my last child. He called my naturopath a witch doctor. But he eventually went to see her too when his MDs couldn't help him.

My cholesterol was borderline high in July and I've been seeing my naturopath for it. I haven't mentioned it to my dad because I know it would upset him. When my mom was in the hospital dying last year, he kept making me get my blood pressure taken and it was high. I just said, "Umm...I'm caring for my dying mom in a hospital. I think I'm under a little stress. LOL!" And I dropped it.

I think it's hard for parents to let go of the control they once had and let their adult children make choices that they may not agree with. I've watched my dad and brother struggle with this over the last few months. My brother is angry at my dad for getting remarried. My dad wanted to force my brother to be happy about the marriage and my brother wanted to force my dad not to do it. Both of them needed to realize that in a family, we choose to love each other and be polite even when we don't agree with each other. We're all adults and we cannot control the choices other adults make. We might voice our opinion once or twice, but eventually we have to let it go or risk hurting the relationship and that's not worth it.

I believe forgiveness works miracles on many levels (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual). I recommend forgiving your mom and trying to do some small things to help her feel loved. Perhaps your mom feels like you don't respect her or value her advice because she has different religious view from you? Pray about what you can do to help heal your relationship with her. I really believe that we should honor our parents. And sometimes that means apologizing even when we don't think we are wrong. I try to teach my family that it never hurts to apologize (even if you were the one wronged). Hugs Tracey! I'll be praying for you and your mom!

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Hi Everyone! I surely would appreciate your prayers and any advice,insight,thoughts, etc.
As you know my folks are up... well,they are not believers and that has caused problems now and again. We have to be very careful what we say , they are usually fine and .... anyway, I digress!
Late August, I found out my cholesteral was high( I dont remember the numbers offhand) They wanted to put me on meds , i asked if I could try natural ways first. they said ok.... so i have been trying to do fiber ,eat well, fish oil and red rice yeast , exercise, diet... etc.....

My blood pressure was high also , but i was under alot of stress and it was unusual. Then I went to a gastr doctor last week and my blood pressure was 126/90..... he mentioned it was a bit high , but no more.... Thursday I went to a ENT and my Mom came with me( she is a nurse) They took my blood pressure... 146/96.... way high.... I do not understand why it is like this ( used to always be low...) Anyway, my Mom was very upset and kept going on about meds and why was I relying on natural stuff.... I did say Oh i hate the thought of meds( she took it as I am never going on meds) anyway the miscommunication and such continued. Then My sil this morning messaged me and was talking to me about her severe health problems. I told her about mine and I was sharing with my mom at the same time. Then my sil mentioned a doctor (osteopath) she went to did i want the name... My mother started in again about my not taking it seriously and what was i thinking on and on... I said Mom, noone has mentioned meds with my high blood pressure and I am researching and talking to people ... nothing wrong with that, or trying things until the doctor says something to me... I said mom do you think i am stupid..? She said *well*......

Dropped it didnt go on ... I was upset... BUT I let it go and really tried to enjoy her last day here.....
then much later, My older sister called and we kind of had a 3 way conversation and she doesnt even have a problem and her doctor wants her to take meds statins... After we got off the phone, my mother said Oh lisa has a nice doctor an osteopath doesnt always go the regular route... i said Mom why is it ok for her .. but when i was talking to jean you thought i was being stupid... for just trying natural ways on my own , thinking about trying an osteopath..... She said she never said that started yellling i had a persecution complex and she was never speaking to me again... and she has not the rest of the day. I just wanted to understand if we had another miscommunication( seems to happen more and more...) :-(

So I dont know what to do.... I must admit... I was not feeling persecuted.... just did not and do not understand..... I guess I was looking for understanding! She has always felt and voiced she knows better than me what I mean, think or feel..... This make s me so sad...
I really would appreciate prayer....


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Thank you ladies. It does help to know the prayer burden is shared. :)

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Prayers coming for the whole family!

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Oh Tina, I am so sorry to hear this news. I am and will be praying!

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Absolutely Tina. So sorry for your sil and your dh as well.

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Keeping you both in prayer.

Visited my bil a couple nights ago. It may only be a week or two before he goes. I'm thinking we'll be having my sil living with us for quite a while after his death, that she'll go into a deep depression again like she did when her mom died summer before last. Could use some prayers for dh's family. Thanks.

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Hanging in there. Like you, I am also waiting for God to guide me in the direction he wants ds and I to go. I'm not sure if that means filing for divorce now or waiting. This is inevitable, but timing is everything.
In church we were learning the history of the Bible and then men who stood against the kings/government to get the Bible to the common man and had it printed in English. And which men were burned or hanged for this. It was based on "a certain man" which is listed in the Bible multiple times. This was followed up with Thy Word; My Bread, Thy Word; My Light, Thy Word; My Law.
I'm excited to see what will be taught today.
For my home Bible study I have had The Importance of the Word and The Importance of the Gospel and Doctrine. `

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How are you doing,Mel? I am so thrilled to hear that your Bible study went well!! I do miss it.... But I am trying to patiently wait on the Lord for His guidance in this area! What are you studying?

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Thank you both Tina and Lily. I need lots of prayer and support. I definitely believe I'm going through a growth period, and yes Lily, it does feel overwhelming at times. I know I have grown in the area of faith and not stressing too much. (hey I'm human. LOL)

I had my first (in a very long time) Bible study tonight and it was so enjoyable. I'm really looking forward to learning so much. The woman and I have a lot in common too. I think she's a good match for me. =)






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Whew!!!! So glad!!!!!

Well, we will be holding your arms up during this time.... praying not for just the situation but for the Lord to minister to you and strengthen you during this time... I know He will show His face in a truly unexpected yet awesome way!!
It is so important for us to be there for one another... to hold each other up for it is indeed a battle that at times can feel very overwhelming!!!
((hug))

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I will definitely keep you in prayer, Melody! $1000 a day adds up way too quickly! Yikes!

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Oh gosh, no need to apologize Lily! I didn't take offense at all. I probably worded it too harshly. It's pouring problems in my life right now, and what I mean is that if I were to add my prayer requests to my own journal it would take up the whole journal. LOL

I'm trying to look outside myself and concentrate more on others requests. I didn't take the time to explain this last night in my haste.

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I will be praying, Melody!
I wasnt trying to offend.... I guess I dont always see including myself in my prayer journal as it having to be a problem... everyone has a different vision for their journal... my apologies....

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sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you all, I couldn't find the thread.
On Sunday I met the lady that will begin my home Bible studies. =) (beginning this Friday!)

I do not add my problems to my journal.

Though I do have a heavy duty request now regarding "dh" and his house in Cali that he's renting out. The city sent a violation notice saying he cannot rent to the four individuals that aren't related, (even though the house is five bedrooms, they're not illegal, and the house is well kept, etc.) I am seriously beginning to think someone there hates us and is nitpicking every little thing. And "dh" is completely blase' about handling the issue. The violation stated if it isn't fixed by 10.19 then $1000 fine every day will be applied and any legal fees.

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Melody, I will be praying!! Don't forget to put prayers for your self in your journal,also.... You are a very important person! We are all holding your arms up as this season is underway!!!!

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Sending prayers your way Mel!

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I'd be glad to pray for you, Melody. Is it a personal Bible study or are you having some people over?

I haven't forgotten your gloves, just got overwhelmed in life. End of this week I could get to the post office. :)

I know. Turning it all over to him would relieve a lot of stress. But of course, relying on ourselves makes sense. :P

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I love knowing that my life is in His hands and that He loves to answer our prayers. I need to remember to just breathe that in more and relax in that, instead of being agitated.



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Last night my ds and I watched three DVD's about a man that used to be agnostic and believe in evolution. He has since changed his mind. How can one not when they face the truth and delve into the facts? Everything is just too perfect not to have been created. I was just so blown away by the beauty of it all that I started crying. LOL
"man" thinks it's the smartest animal on the planet, but I think that's up for debate.
I have just started a prayer journal, but haven't added any personal prayers. They're only prayers for family and friends.
So if you all could please add me, I'd really appreciate it. My home Bible study has yet to get under way and I'd like that to begin this month.

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Yes, isn't it amazing how usually it's the little things that let us know He cares. :)


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Thanks for sharing Tina! He is good! He knows each one of us and our needs.

As soon as I got home from the airport yesterday, I started unpacking. I was missing my mom a lot since it was the one year anniversary of her passing. As I went through my suitcase, I pulled out some cute earrings and a necklace that my husband bought me on our trip. They made me smile and I put them on because I thought my mom would have liked them. After going to the cemetery with my sister's family and my dad, we all went out to dinner. After we got into the restaurant, I noticed that one of my earrings was missing. I was so sad since it was the first time I had worn them. I looked everywhere but couldn't find it. I then said a prayer and started looking around again. I found the earring on the floor kicked under something. I was grateful to find the earring, but even more grateful for the reminder that the Lord knows me and wants me to be happy.

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Isn't it so wonderful that He cares even about the small things....like going for a walk! Our God is so great! :)

"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds;"
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Our God is an awesome God!

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Speaking of prayer, yesterday he answered two prayers. The first was a prayer from my devotional to be able to share scripture with someone yesterday. During my dinner calls, I ended up sharing the previous day's Bible reading with her and didn't even think about it. A short while later, it hit me that He'd answered that one!

Then, I've been wanting to get started walking again, but haven't wanted to bug my one friend that's busy helping a new widow's family. About one, my other walking friend showed up at the door asking me to go walking. Two answers in one day! We do serve a marvelous God!

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