For many older persons-couples and singles-there comes a time to decide whether to remain in their own residence or move to a facility designed for seniors. Whether to move has many considerations: physical, economic, social, emotional, spiritual.
The authors of this website, Carlee and Howard Hallman, undertook this journey in their early eighties. Living in a single family home, they realized that it was time to consider moving to a continuing care retirement community. Previously Carlee, a retired United Methodist minister, had written a book of prayers, Abide with Me: Prayers for Life’s Eventide (Abington Press, 2006). She decided to write a new set of prayers reflecting the stages of deciding to move, picking a place to go, selling their house, and relocating to a new home. Along the way Howard added a few prayers, particularly to offer a masculine perspective.
These prayers are offered here for persons who are going through a similar journey and for persons who counsel them. Kindle & printed versions are available from Amazon.
I am something of a Christian whistleblower. I complained about my Christian marriage and religious freedom being violated when my husband and I were ordered to divorce in a protection order hearing. I even filed a suit and was ignored.
Almost all of my entire family is bullying me. They are accusing me of being crazy though I had witnesses to this and to crimes against me since. They have no love or compassion for me and though I am starving and have no income (he was supporting me and died), and all of my family is wealthy, they won’t help me. I can’t find work because almost no one will recommend me and I am in my fifties and have few skills. I haven’t worked in years. I was a traditional stay-at-home mom. I was a writer before that, respected and well-paid.
Please pray that Jesus enters their hard hearts at this Lenten time and Easter and bring the spirit of understanding and forgiveness, compassion and generously.
Please pray that I find true Christian friends and a supportive community. Please pray I find work and an income. I also need a car. I have no transportation.
Barbara D. Livingston
Prayer for Relief began his stud career this year in Florida.
Multiple graded stakes-winning multimillionaire Prayer for Relief will relocate to Indiana to stand the 2018 season at R Star Stallions.
Prayer for Relief’s retirement was announced in March, and he entered stud at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Florida with the 2017 season already in progress. He covered 22 mares, according to The Jockey Club’s Report of Mares Bred.
“Very few horses in recent memory displayed the combination of durability, longevity and talent that Prayer for Relief did, so we are so pleased to have him in Indiana,” Leigh Ann Hopper, who operates R Star with husband Kerry, said in a release. “The quality of stallions in Indiana has been increasing every year as the Indiana program has grown, and we think Prayer for Relief helps continue that trend.”
Prayer for Relief put together a record of 46-8-6-10 with earnings of $2,277,948. He swept the Grade 3 Iowa Derby, Grade 2 West Virginia Derby, and Grade 2 Super Derby as a 3-year-old in 2011. He continued on as an older horse to win the Grade 3 Cornhusker Handicap and a pair of listed stakes. He also placed in 15 other stakes events, including a third in the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes in 2014.
A son of leading Pennsylvania sire Jump Start, Prayer for Relief is a half-brother to stakes winner Twin Sparks and is from the extended family of Grade 1 winner Another Reef. Bred in Kentucky by G.R. Aschinger, the horse was an $80,000 Keeneland September yearling sale purchase by Zayat Stables.
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