Thursday, November 16, 2023

Prayers Needed Again for Toddler with Breathing Issues

Back on 10/25/21, we asked for prayers for little Ella who was only 1-1/2 at the time and is now 3 years old. She is once again in the hospital with breathing issues!

Back then, she was in the hospital, on a ventilator, from RSV with pneumonia plus urinary tract infection which is a lot for a baby to handle.

But your prayers at that time were answered and on 11/17/21, not quite a month later, she was off the ventilator.

I don't know much about RSV but it would appear that either this is a long-term side effect of it, or the double whammy of RSV and pneumonia weakened her lungs. She needs your prayers big time once again!

Sweet Lord Jesus, you love the little children. Please shower your compassion and your healing power on this little one. And please bless those who say a prayer for her as well. Jesus, we trust in you!

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Latest Distribution of our Handmade Items for the Local Homeless

On Sunday, the 12th, we were happy to drop off 4-1/2 big white 13-gallon bags filled with crocheted hats, scarves, and gloves to our contact. Diane and her friend will now take them to the priest(s) before Thanksgiving. It is already cold out there on the streets at night.

I paced myself and packed those big stuffed bags into the trunk of the car yesterday and today it was an easy drop off. The priest(s) hand them out directly to the homeless. Sorry to say I forgot to take photos this time.

This time we donated:

Hats                74

Scarves           38

Gloves            45 pr

We really love passing these along to them. Thanks for the items made for this drop by Louise, Evie, Malinda, Rosemary and Randi...

Rolling along...

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Update on Request for Prayers for Patient with Lung Mass

Back on September 29, we asked for prayers for a friend's high school friend who had a lung mass they feared was cancer.

We are happy to report that they have since confirmed it is NOT cancer, but it is still serious and we ask that prayers for healing and great treatment be continued.

Sweet Lord Jesus, we thank you for easing our fears for this person in that it is not cancer. However, please hear and answer the continued prayers for a great medical team and safe resolution to this person's illness, and please bless all those who take a moment to say a wee prayer. Jesus, we trust in you!

Friday, November 3, 2023

More Prayers Needed for that Preemie

Back on October 22, we asked for prayers for a mom who had a C-section and a preemie who wasn't due until January and who arrived at only 1 pound, 3 ounces.

The little boy went through surgery this morning. No news yet about how that went - such a tiny little baby.

Sweet Lord Jesus. who loves the little children, please watch over this little one and bless him with a great medical team and great healing and a full life ahead. Jesus, we trust in you!

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Prayers Needed for Preemie and Mom

A friend asked for prayers for her friend's granddaughter and her baby. The friend had an emergency C-section done today. The baby wasn't due until January. It's a boy and he only weighs 1 pound, 3 ounces.

Thank you for any prayers you can find the time to send up on their behalf.

Sweet Lord Jesus, our healer, you who loved the little children, look kindly on this mother and son and bless them with a great medical team and great progress for the baby's health. And please bless those who pray on their behalf. Jesus, we trust in you!

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Prayer Request for Friend Facing Triple Heart Bypass

A dear friend and neighbor has suffered AFIB for a long time and had some ER visits along the way. But now he's facing a triple bypass. 

It will be in a few days while they get the medical team together and while they try to stabilize his blood pressure and some other labs to the point where surgery is safer.

He is a good man who has often helped others and is active in his church. Please say a prayer for him if you can spare a moment?

Sweet Lord Jesus, our Healer, please look kindly upon this man and bless him with a skilled medical team and a favorable outcome. And please bless all those who take a moment to pray for him. Jesus, we trust in you!

Friday, September 29, 2023

New Prayer Request for Friend of a Friend

A friend just asked for prayers for her high school friend who is dealing with a lung mass, possibly cancer.

We all know the fear that word stirs up in each of us. 

Please take a moment to send up a prayer for a favorable outcome.

Sweet Lord Jesus, please look compassionately on this woman's health situation, and send your healing spirit her way. And please bless all those who pray on her behalf. Jesus, we trust in you!

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

New Prayer Request for Family with Family Issues


I'm not at liberty to be specific with this request, but please pray for the whole family of a friend of mine. In any family, there can be many different issues but it's hard to deal with them when they all happen at once or pile up on one person.

Please pray for my friend and her whole family!

Sweet Lord Jesus, you totally understand what family life is like here on earth. Please look lovingly upon this family and heal where healing is needed, whether emotional or physical. Jesus, we trust in you!

Update on Prayer Request for Sick Child

We have been asking for prayers for little Adam for a long time, most recently at this post (link here). He has recurring seizures, he is autistic, he is 3 years old and regressing to babyhood. He was beginning to talk but has now stopped talking.

He is, however, now beginning once again to try to walk! Thank you all for your continued prayers on his behalf! And, please, if you can spare the moment, please continue them along the way.

Sweet Lord Jesus, you love the little innocent children. Look after little Adam and his struggling family. Please bless those who pray on his behalf. Jesus, we trust in you!

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Prayer Request for Friend's Brother

A dear long-time friend asked for prayers for her brother. He had open heart surgery 3 weeks ago Friday and is not recovering well. The breathing tube was taken out and he was slowly making progress. However his blood pressure dropped drastically and he is being sedated again, the breathing tube back in and is on dialysis.

She is very worried about him and would appreciate any prayers you can send on his behalf.

Sweet Lord Jesus, our healer, you lived among us and you know family ties. Please look upon this family and help them in any way you can, from a great medical team to whatever they need to deal with this. Jesus, we trust in you.

Monday, September 4, 2023

Prayers Still Needed for Suffering Child

A while back, we asked, a few times, for prayers for a friend's grandchild who was having seizures multiple times. This has never stopped. The little boy is now 3 and has been having effects from whatever is causing this.

He only just started to sit by himself. He’s trying to stand up but looks like he has no feeling in his legs. He finally left the hospital, again, but is still not doing well. He needs a lot of therapy because he’s not walking and his left arm is paralyzed.

Unfortunately, there is no facility near his home for the therapy and the family must lose time from work for these hospital stays and therapy, which is an hour from their home.

Please keep this little boy and his family in your heart and prayers. The family will appreciate them.

Sweet Lord Jesus, you loved the little children. This child is suffering in ways that don't seem to have a solution. Please bless him and his family with a great medical team, easy access to therapy, and whatever they need to deal with this. Jesus, we trust in you!

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Delightful Birthday Yesterday

Yesterday's 84th birthday was one of the most delightful in recent years. It was nothing special but it was everything I needed. I managed to help some folks, weather was not crazy, food was great, and things moved along easily.

As we get older, it's rare to have a day without issues.

Yesterday, I enjoyed lots of Facebook birthday wishes, a surprise,  and  my "baby bro" who will be 80 later this month called me from another state.

I also had a chance to chat online with a dear old friend who used to live here and who lost her beloved husband earlier this year and hopefully, I was able to gently distract her from her depression and sadness over the loss.

I had a chance to chat via email with another dear old friend who is having many medical and emotional issues after last year's major medical issues following 2 falls and months of major physical therapy, and hopefully give comfort by simply "listening."

Also, I enjoyed working on some fingerless gloves for the Lord's homeless people in need.

Along the way, I slipped out quickly to a Starbucks drive-thru to claim (one day only!) a free food or drink item. Years ago, a friend sent me Starbucks gift card and it's still "alive" and I don't have to even buy anything during the year to get this free item each birthday. I chose a cheese/fruit protein box which had grapes, apple slices, crackers, and 3 wee cheeses including a wedge of brie.

So, dinner, I had some salmon salad, brie, and crackers - talk about an "elegant" dinner - LOL - the salmon salad is one I make from a tall can of salmon and freeze in one-cup portions. When I defrost, I eat 1/2 one day and 1/2 the next day.

The weather has been stormy lately and some t-storms have caused me to sometimes shut down the PC and TV but yesterday I was able to enjoy my Saturday Cozi TV shows (Columbo, Banacek, McMillan & Wife, McCloud, etc.) without that worry. The rains were there, but no severe winds and no nearby thunder.

Yep, all in all, I have to say yesterday was one of my most delightful birthdays in a long time.

Rolling along...

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Great Stuff from Work at Home Charity Crafters This Year!

We received some great items from our work at home gals this year, including 4 more lap covers for the VA, bringing our total, so far, to 11.

A while back, we received some needed things for the homeless from one of our team: 5 scarves, 7 hats, for the homeless...

This gal makes the warmest hats ever and she is the only one of us who makes great long pocket scarves. We are always glad for her contributions!

The other gal dropped off the 4 lap covers for the VA, plus 8 hats, 3 scarves, and 4 glovs for the homeless, and 11 baby hats and 4 baby jackets for Baby's Bounty.

These came in while my camera still needed fresh batteries, so no pix this time.

Almost time to pack some more 13 gallon bags for the closet for later distribution.

Rolling along...

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Charity Crafter Items Documented and Packed

I finally found the time to sort and document and pack the items we have finished so far this year. Usually, these days, we do not distribute these until October, except for the VA lapghans which can be any time.

Anyhow, here are some photos but they are not my best - I was in a hurry, it's hot in this back bedroom, and I wanted it finished and out of my way...LOL.

This is what I now have finished and stashed in the closet...


Hats                               39

Scarves                          29

Fingerless Gloves          28 pr


Hats                               44

Jackets                           20

Blankies                           3

VA     Lapcovers                        7

Some of our ladies are working from home these days but we are still rolling along...

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Additional Prayers Needed For Friend After Hip Surgery

We asked for prayers for long time friend who underwent hip surgery on 5/22 (see post here).

We need more prayers to help reduce her stress level. While recovering and doing therapy, the whole household went through a major home incident which I can't disclose. We all know that whether a major leak, repairs needed, car issues, whatever, a major issue that affects the whole household is stressful. This on top of her hip replacement recovery.

Please keep her and her loved ones/family in your heart and prayers while they all deal with both issues.

Sweet Lord Jesus, you know what life is here on earth. Please look gently and compassionately on this family and help them all to get through this stressful time of their lives. Bless them with whatever they need to endure and resolve it. And please bless those who take a moment to say a prayer for them. Jesus, we trust in you!