860. Prayer is the language of a man/woman burdened with a sense of need. ~E.M. Bounds

There’s a saying that when prayers go up,
blessings come down, and I’m praying and asking
for prayers for my youngest sister tonight.

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Linda remarried 8 years ago after being divorced for 30+ years, and her husband is a really good man with a really bad heart. As of late, his heart conditioned has worsened considerably, and he is now on the list for a heart transplant. And then tonight, I got a text message from her that Dick had passed out in the kitchen hitting the front of his head first on the granite countertop as he went down and then the back of his head as he hit the tile floor. When she got in there, she said the kitchen looked like a crime scene. So she called 911, and he was rushed to the hospital in Dallas where he’ll have the transplant when a heart becomes available. His blood pressure was critically low, however, as of now that has come back up. But he has a black eye and broken bones under that eye and a staple in the back of his head from the blow to the back of his head. Thankfully at the moment they’ve patched him up and he is stable although he looks like he has been hit by a truck. So I’m asking for prayers that they he not only survive what happened tonight but that he lives long enough for a heart to become available. In the meantime I could be out of pocket for a few days and not able to post anything or read your posts. But I will be back as soon as I can, and I will keep you updated on my brother-in-law’s condition. Thanks for reading this and sending up prayers. Blessings and hugs, Natalie

Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth. ~Psalm 54:2  ✝

859. Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us. ~Boris Pasternak

I’m a great believer in the
beauty and power of surprise.
~Mark Gatiss

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Even the dullest bird or face or object becomes interesting when you give it a good look in the wild/flesh. The way the shadow drops across the cheek, the light hits an eyebrow, and so on. There are many more angles and positions than you can ever imagine. My heart always makes a little jump when I see things in birds or faces or bits of nature that surprise me. ~Edited quote by Siegfried Woldhek

The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. ~Psalm 29:8  ✝

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