Family help and friendly prayers!

Mark has a sister in Ogden, Sharon, who brought us her car to use for a couple of days, and her son, Trevor, is going to help her get around while we have her car. My family has also been helping us, and I also want to thank all of you who have been praying for us. All prayers are gratefully received!

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Health update

Thank you to so many of you who wrote and said you are praying for me. I wanted to give a quick update to those who are reading but didn’t write. Last night, twenty-four hours after it started, the bleeding stopped. I still plan to get an appointment with the urologist, but I am encouraged that there was nothing visible in the CT scan that might have been serious and the bleeding stopped as quickly as it started. Your prayers were a great comfort to me! I will let you know if my urologist has any ideas about what happened.

The inauguration

I worked this morning and missed the inauguration of President Biden, but this evening, I had the opportunity to watch the entire replay. I am not going to talk about parties and divisions, but I want to say that I was heartened by the pastoral prayers, the scriptures quoted, and the singing of Amazing Grace and a quote from another hymn. I was impressed with the poem by Amanda Gorman, America’s first National Youth Poet Laureate, asking us to “leave behind a country better than we were.”

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Call to prayer

I was reading this morning that Twitter has reported there are more attacks being planned for the 17th and the 20th.  There were photos of tweets from the extremists saying they plan to come out in numbers greater than the police and the National Guard who are planning to provide security for the inauguration, and that these groups are planning to bring guns.  Would you join me in praying for safety for the politicians, the police, the National Guard, and the average citizens of Washington DC for the next month? God help us all!

Kind of a shock to the system

Everything has been up in the air for us regarding our trip to Oregon for the next couple of months.  My brother-in-law has been living in adult foster care most of this year, so we’re not sure where we will be living.  But today, we got more unsettling news… Continue reading

A little bit of catch-up

First, some news about my pastor, Nancy.  I believe I had last told you that she was not going to have a mastectomy.  That was the news she told us all when she sent a phone call out to the church.  Ten minutes later, the oncologist called her and told her that not only was that still a possibility, but the doctor wanted her to have a port put in to start a sixteen-week course of chemo.  My pastor was too devastated to call back. Continue reading