I am in the middle of a few days/week of busy-ness and not checking in much. So, not checking in much.
I'm leaving prayer for waywards I'd like to respond to and don't have time at the moment. ChanceatLife35, Change4theBetter, Pyrite, ff4152, Antihero, JBWD, axj131, Steve123, Girl123, Morris45, HopefulKate, Daddydom, Hutch, Sayuwontletgo, TheBedImade, ManyRegrets and lurkers who need prayer as they struggle. You are all in my prayer:
...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Prayer for those helping the strugglers:
When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset.
For those in the path of Tropical Storm Barry (thanks Want2BeHappyAgain)
Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purposes for me.
For DragnHeart, and anyone else who can't be on SI when they would like to be
May the Lord keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other.
Ecclesiastes 8 (no supercession!)
There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: the righteous who get what the wicked deserve, and the wicked who get what the righteous deserve. This too, I say, is meaningless. And I commend joy, for man has no good thing under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun.
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
for my husband
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
And for myself, honesty. For continuing to peel back the protective layers.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
[This message edited by Pippin at 2:29 PM, July 13th (Saturday)]