Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Books and Prayers

When Sarah and Steve got back from his parents' house Sunday night, they were carrying with them a treasure. Well, actually two treasures! And here's Sarah (our own personal treasure) showing off the two treasures she brought home.

These books are by Hans Christian Andersen which is probably not all that exciting in itself. However, what is exciting is that when Steve was a young boy, he and his parents were in Denmark and purchased these books in Andersen's home, which had been turned into a historical site.

Steve's parents gave the books to Sarah and she is so delighted to have them. Not that Sarah likes books, or anything.

In fact she HATES books.

She never, EVER reads them.

Yeah, right. She just did an inventory and she has over 120 books in her room alone! Hans Christian Andersen will have plenty of company.

Steve and Sarah also came home from Charlotte with a Steve Story I had never heard before. It seems that when Steve was a toddler, he would hide a butter knife when he was put to bed and then try to take his crib apart when no one was looking.

As much as that man loves to tinker with mechanical things, that doesn't surprise me one teeny little bit.

And on a more serious note, Colleen signed the guest book recently saying that her husband has been laid off work for six months. She asked if our family would pray for them.

That reminded me of another blog I read last week where readers were encouraged to put their prayer requests in the guest book and pray for each other. That is exactly what I would like to do here!

If you have something on your mind--job issues, family circumstances, health crises, financial concerns--I invite you to write down your request. I promise that I will pray for them all and I'd also like to encourage each of you to pray for the two requests above yours.

These are tough times for a whole bunch of people and the Bible encourages us to "bear each other's burdens." Isn't it exciting to have the privilege of doing that? So many of us have gotten to know each other through guest book entries left on Sarah's site through the years. Sharing prayer requests is an even better way to link hearts.

And it doesn't have to be in response to just this post; any time down the road, feel free to write down your concerns.

Is that a deal? Good!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Sue G said...

Morning, Becky!

It's always sweet to read more stories about your family and both sets of grandparents. Both you and Steve were blessed to be raised in very precious environments, and given the growth of dysfunctional families in this world, it is great to read of such wonderful memories. I am not at all surprised that Steve's mom is passing those books and those memories on to sweet Sarah!

~Sandy said...

Just stopping by from SITS and wanted to say welcome and hello to you! We are glad to have you join us!
Hugs, Sandy

Pam D said...

P.S. speaking of books... ! Duh. I'm sending my check for the "letters" book.. it will go out in tomorrow's mail. My brain, my brain... my kingdom for my brain....

Anonymous said...

Thank you Becky for your response to my prayer request. You are so right about so many folks going through some rough times..some worse than others. I am always thankful that I don't have a close family member that is suffering from a devastating illness or worse.
I pray that your lung disease will not get worse and faithfully believe that it will get better in time and of course the special prayers for Sarah that she remains healthy until she is an old lady..whatever age we may think that is. My daughter in law who is a nurse knows a woman who is 104 and has all her wits about her..she is just hard of hearing and has a cane for walking. WOW!!!
Thanks for the pics of Sarah and her treasured books..what a cool story that was.
Love and prayers for all,

Kris from Santa Barbara said...


I have a very close friend who has been making some very bad and possibly self-destructive decisions in his life. I would appreciate it if you would pray that he sees things more clearly and that he sees how much he is likely to lose if he continues on this path. And for him to realize how many people love and care about him and don't want to lose him.


Bethany said...

I would like to request prayers for my mother who is having a repeat mammogram this week.