Written by cycleguy on June 30th, 2019

After being gone all week to Ohio to help Jo take care of her sister’s things and apartment, I am here for one day.  Her sister was back in the hospital this past week and Jo took care of some legal stuff while I worked a lot at her apartment. I think we made some good progress and with some hard work should be able to finish the labor-intensive part of the clean-up. We were able to have several large items hauled off this past Friday (which included a stove and refrigerator).  The dumpster comes tomorrow (Monday) at 9:00 and then I suspect we will really notice a difference.  I haven’t minded too much doing the work. I know it is helping Jo and it is giving me time to listen to music and work alone but the worst part is her apartment has no A/C. Yeah. You heard that right. NO A/C.  The temps hit the high ’80s this past week and no air was moving so it was quite sweltering. The worst part was at night. We so looked forward to sleeping in air conditioning Friday and last night. We head back today for another week of the same conditions but hopefully it will bring some closure for Jo. By the way: Vicki has been released and is back in the long-term facility.

My sermon today is a follow up to last week’s on the Marks of Integrity.  This one is about the story we have probably heard since we were children.  But there is so much more than Daniel in the lion’s den.  It seems unjust for Daniel to suffer as he did. It seems unjust for people today to suffer for doing good. Or to suffer needlessly (children, sex trafficking, etc). But Daniel serves as a great example to us of how we can survive in a pit with lions.

I know you are probably getting this after the fact but I’d still like to ask you to pray. I pray each week my sermons will last longer than my breath on Sunday. Please pray for that today. And while you are at it, please pray for me and Jo this week. Travel. Working. Her state of mind as she works through all this…aaaah…garbage that keeps getting thrown in her face.  Thanks.


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. floyd says:

    You’re a good man for doing the hard thing. And working in sweat is one thing, but sleeping in it is another.

    Praying for you in all ways, brother.

  2. The story of Daniel and the lion’s den was one of our Bible lessons at VBS this past week. The children loved it!
    Yes, prayers continue for you all.
    Blessings, Bill!

  3. Ed says:

    Having to work with no air conditioning sucks. It’s even worse when you have to sleep with none at all… fans can only do so much! Praying for you and Jo!

  4. Lisa notes says:

    Praying for you and Jo and Vicki. It’s hard work you’re doing–both physically AND emotionally. And all without AC makes it even harder. Most of us aren’t acclimated to that anymore.