These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Monday, November 22, 2010

A couple requests

I'm comin' askin' today.

First is a request for prayers for someone very dear to me who is experiencing a painful period in the marriage. I would simply ask that you include this anonymous person in your prayers, thoughts and meditations. Don't worry .... the prayers don't need a name; I think the Big Guy knows. And thank you so much.

Secondly, I don't know if any of you read Nick's Bytes, but I love this blog, particularly the TBIM (Too Bad It's Monday) jokes and humor. That starts my week right every week. Nick has been through a lot, including ongoing medical issues, financial debacles on the part of IRS and his bank (it was eventually straightened out), recently moving to a different apartment to ease his budget, and then his computer totally crashed. Nick is essentially housebound. He is able to get out a little, but not much or for long. His "social life" is his computer and us, his friends on the internet. Being without the computer has been very difficult for him.

As of today, he has a new computer. He was able to get one, but it had to be "built" and the charge for the technician to do that is pretty high. Nick is financially strapped. He really doesn't have the money he will need to pay the guy in the next month, so I thought I would just ask if anyone could help him out with a little donation. I'll be sending a little in a week or so, and another of his friends has send a check, too. Between the two of us, I doubt we've covered 1/4 of the cost (about $400). So .... If there is any way you can help Nick with a little bit of the fee, please do so. If you are interested, contact me here or at and I'll put you in touch with Nick. He's a really nice person (retired minister, military chaplain, and social worker) who has struggled a lot recently, and I'm hoping we can collectively put him out of harm's way financially. The computer is his connection with the outside world. I'm not even nearly as limited in mobility or finances, but I know how devastating it is to lose that connection. Thanks you for anything you can do to help. Let this be your Christmas good deed, OK?

That being said, I will scoot outta here for now and be back with a different post later or tomorrow. Hey! Thanksgiving is almost here! Yay!


  1. Hi Lyn,
    Oh what a sweet friend you are! I will include your friend in my prayers for sure. As for nick I'm not in a great situation myself right now but I would love to help. Do you think that after Christmas would be of any help? I have my granddaughters birthday and then Katie's two days later and then Christmas. All within two weeks! I can't afford much but would be happy to send something after Christmas. Just let me know. Love Di ♥

  2. Thoughts and prayers to your friend and to Nick. Believe me, I've been in a bad marriage and I can totally sympathize.

  3. Di, I don't know, but I'll let you know after the holidays if he still needs help. Thanks! And we are all in that kind of position these days, aren't we? gah.

    Daisy, thanks very much. Yep, many of us have been there, done that. It sucks.

  4. Will be praying for the marriage and will see what I can do about sending Nick some money. It may not be a lot, but I think I can spare a little bit.

  5. Caroline, that's all I can do, too. Everyone is having a hard time of it, but I felt I had to do something because the computer is so important to Nick. He can't go to the library like most us us could to use a computer. Thanks for whatever you can do. :)


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