Dear friends I would be glad of a stove installation prayer. Tomorrow (Monday 6th – the feast of the Epiphany), our friend and master builder Terry hopes to install Komorebi’s woodstove. He needs a dry day!!!
Anyone living in England reading that may respond simply “Hahahahahaha – in your dreams!” Because here it has rained and rained and rained until the rivers are overflowing and houses and trees have toppled in the storms.
Now I know the issues people have about things like praying for parking spaces – all the objections; trivializing prayer, why should God bother with your parking space in a world where children die of hunger etc etc, and I do understand those objections. But even in a world of terror and sorrow, I am a parking-space-pray-er. If you are not, please pass hastily on by this particular post - but take your scepticism with you all wrapped up tidy in your own mind just as a kindness.
If you are a person into praying for such detail, then I ask you of your charity – please will you pray that tomorrow Terry will have whatever he needs of time, light, energy, weather, commodities and equipment, to get that little woodstove safely into Komorebi.
He is also putting in an air vent, a carbon monoxide detector and alarm and a fire alarm, even though I said “Aaaaaaaaagh! Noooooo!” he said I had to not only have them but keep the batteries in them or he wouldn’t do it at all. So be it.
This past patch of time, with all the extra social and relational interaction and stressors of the holiday season (even though we in our household observe only the scant minimum so as not to hurt or exclude anyone) I have been teetering on the edge of being ill, and my soul so craves the peace of that little quiet place we are making.
In the days following Christmas, the Badger has worked hard in all weathers in his workshop shed (right next to Komorebi) crafting a beautiful set of shelves to fit the space exactly. Those are in now, and everything tucks away simply and perfectly. And we drove across to Gillingham in Kent to pick up a rocking chair I got on eBay for the lowest possible price – for you to sit on by the stove when you come to visit with me in Komorebi J
It would just mean a lot to me to have the woodstove in and really be able to begin. I’d be so grateful for your prayers. xx