...for a very hectic couple of weeks ahead, where my part-time work turns into a full-time one temporarily, where I visit two different churches that are potential calls, where I participate in a 2-day conference two hours' drive away, where I preach and teach and do pastoral calls, and all the usual stuff. I will be putting probably something around 1500 miles on the car with all this.
Prayers, too, for D, who was in an auto accident a couple of days ago and is in the hospital nearby. I need to find time tomorrow afternoon (after a most-of-the-day meeting 40 miles away) to visit her. Fortunately the damage appears to be limited to broken ribs and a couple of cracked vertebrae, but the car was totalled - needed to be cut open with the Jaws of Life to get her out. Not something an 81 year old should go through. And it speaks again to the danger of using a cellphone while driving, since the woman who t-boned her was talking on her phone, with three kids in her big SUV, and wasn't paying attention.
Lord, let your healing grace come down upon your servant D. Protect her and guide the hands of those who care for her. Ease the minds of those who love her, and remember her faithfulness to you. We ask all this in the name of the One who is the Great Physician. Amen.