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Everything is going well, very well, with my father’s recovery — so far; but prayers are always needed as he continues to heal, to make sure everything continues to go as well as they have. All the main work has now been done; depending upon how well things take, all that is left is possibly a minor tweak.

I took a walk yesterday morning (for a little more than an hour), to “get out to nature” and also to just contemplate and pray. It was a nice, brisk walk, and do-able because the temperature was not excessively hot or humid. But one thing I did note: in the park, it says dogs should be kept on leashes and cleaned up after — but the people who take their dogs there don’t obey those rules. It was the most unpleasant part of the walk yesterday, having to look out for what the dogs left behind (which can sometimes mix in with the dirt in the many trails in the park). The main reason, it seems, is that the people who take their dogs there go to jog with their dogs, and don’t want to stop just because their dog is doing something in the woods!

Despite the walk, my energy was still low; I’ve been having sleeping problems again. I’m not sure where they are coming from. I was beginning to sleep well (or better, at least) at night, but now I am waking up “early” again. It puts extra stress on me in the day, especially since I know I have to try to stay up so not to get into a worse pattern.

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Monday was another beautiful day outside, making it difficult for me to stay indoors. From time to time, I would go out just to sit outside, take in the glory of God’s nature, even if for a few minutes, to help raise my spirit in an otherwise indoors existence as I do my normal study and work. The sun was out, shining, but the temperature was mild, and there was a nice, cool breeze to make sure it never got stale.

Nonetheless, my study yesterday was somewhat less than ideal, because I’ve had other things also on my mind; my father this week is going through a couple surgical procedures; although they are of a relatively common kind, all surgey is a concern, and the difficulties which take place as one recovers, even when minor, are never minor for the one who has to face them. Prayers, of course, are always welcome.

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Still Looks Bad

Things still do not look well for my Grandmother. One never knows, but it does seem like she is nearing the end. Please, continue to keep her and everyone in her family in your prayers. God’s will be done — for her, but also for everyone else. It’s been difficult for many. Hopefully God’s peace will make it easier.

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Having finished Balthasar’s First Glance at Adrienne von Speyr, I was left as confused about Adrienne as I was before reading it. I do not know what to make of her. I can understand why Balthasar was fascinated by her: she affirmed many theological intuitions he had. But I am thankful I am not the one who is being asked to examine her life and her mystical experiences. There is way too many things to look at, ponder, and question.  

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Prayer Request

My grandmother on my father’s side (well, techincally she is my step-grandmother, but I’ve only known her as my grandmother) is quite sick and in the hospital. It might be her time to go. She has not been doing well for quite some time, but it’s always difficult to predict what that means. Sometimes people, even if they think they are ready to go, hold on to life and recover. Just say a prayer for her, and God’s will be done and what it is everyone can accept and find peace with.

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