My friend Steve in California wrote to report that has accepted a job. Amid the details he wrote this:
You and your prayer group definitely helped me through this tough time, but I believe deeply that God closed one door and opened another. I feel very blessed and I feel that this is going to be a very good year for me. K. and I went to see the surgeon last week and we have a new left hip coming on March 16th. We've been working on the wedding stuff to knock out some small tasks.[Emphasis mine]
I am hoping to be at the wedding this fall.
We have been praying for our friend Mark (Марко Фризия) from whom we have heard nothing for months. Today he posted on his blog, Amictus Sindone.
I am sorry to have been away for so long. In some ways, the full impact of my loss didn't hit me right away. And then I suddenly felt overwhelmed and I reacted by shutting down. And, I think, this loss had a massive impact on my physical health as well as my mental status. Of course, things are far from perfect now. But I seem to be doing better. A blog posting is impersonal compared with emails to my various friends. I will be catching up with emails sooner or later. But it seemed more important to let everyone know how I was doing in general, sooner rather than later.Mark, dear friend, we are just delighted to know you are still with us and rest assured you are held in prayer.