Monday, January 12, 2009

Prayer List and To Do List

There are lots of people I know that are going through things right now and just need an extra prayer sent up for them. My sisters-in-law are both going through rough times. Nan's maw-maw is having colon cancer surgery today. I think she'll be 86 or 87 in February. Nan's a very funny person and so much fun to be around, but comes to tears at the mention of her maw-maw's cancer. Please pray for her.

Then there's my other sister-in-law, Sherry. Her mom is in the hospital with pneumonia. I'm not sure how old she is, but I think she must be in her 70s. Sherry's the only daughter in her family and so she's really carrying a heavy burden right now and needs lots of prayer too.

Jeff's brother, Mike, is in the hospital. Something's going on with his liver. He's not married and his son, Kyle and grandson, Jack, live in New York. Jeff's brother, Don, who passed away in 2006 died of liver problems, so naturally, Ed & Jean are really, really worried that the same thing is going on with Mike. Pray for Mike and Ed & Jean too.

People are losing their jobs left and right. Some who are able to keep their jobs are having their hours cut or losing their benefits or having to pay more for their benefits to keep them. These are tough times. My online friend, Joyce, whose blog you can follow from mine, is facing an interesting problem in May. Here in Georgia, especially where I live, we don't have issues with bridge closures causing us to temporarily relocate. I guess down on the coast, it's a possibility, But in the northwest, it seems they do. Read her blog and pray for a solution to her problem.

These are just a few things. I'm sure there are so many more. Just wanted to take the focus off me for a moment and ask y'all to pray for my family and friends.

Now, back to me. Just a regular Monday. I think I might fix supper tonight. (jaws drop). Don't know what to fix though. Maybe I'll check out Joyce's family recipes and see what looks good. I'm gonna have to go to the grocery store no matter what because I have no ingredients to make anything. We're even out of cereal.

Trying to get some work done today too. I've got quite a lot to do. I just have the hardest time focusing to get it done. Working at home is so hard. It's up and down, up and down to do this or that. This nap or that nap, eat this or eat that, you know what I mean. I've had the same To Do List hanging in my office since New Year's Eve. Nothing new has been crossed off of it either. I think I'm gonna snatch it down right now. Snatch. It's gone. That space sure looks empty. Guess I'll have to make another . . . Is it a bad thing when you use a To Do List as a wall decoration instead of the organizational tool it was designed to be???


Theresa said...

I will PRAY for all requests! Ed and Jean have had tooo much grief in the past couple of years with both sickness and deaths. They are two of the nicest people and although they are actually your in-laws... they have been in our family so long that I feel that they are my family too.

Is Joyce relocating down here with us? :) She could join our family! We can always make room for more.

I am making a lower fat/calorie chicken and broccoli casserole for dinner. Marc and I are eating healthier and trying to lose some weight:( Have a blessed Monday, it is wash-day for me.

Kelly said...

Great idea, Theresa!!!! Joyce, if you read this, come on down. We'll welcome you, Papa and even Toby with wide southern arms!

suzanne said...

Yeah, times are surely getting tough. Jason swears if the media would quit harping on it, it would get better!!

I feel bad for sweet Ed and Jean. They deserve everyone's prayers.
I hope Joyce gets her situation worked out.

So far so good on this Monday; let's hope it continues.
P.S. I don't even bother with to-do lists. It makes me feel worse when I don't get any of it done :0(

Joyce said...

Wow...thanks to all of you. I may take you up on that move! lol! Kelly, I just got off the phone with one of my bestest friends... her name is Candice and she's from Georgia, too! She went to the University there, was Miss Atlanta and her parents still live in Austell! I think she was Miss Cobb county or something and sang at Six Flags in college. She ended up on Broadway and toured with the King & I. She is a Georgia peach. Lives about 10 miles from me...her husband is military. I'm posting a video I found on my site.