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「戌年」連載小説 第8章

キャミー・タング著「戌年」連載小説 プロのドッグトレーナーであるマリ・ムトウは、厄年を迎えている。 犬小屋と訓練所の改築をしながら、いつも不服そうにしている家族と同居することになった。母と姉に言わせれば、犬の毛とよだれかけにまみれる仕事は、家族にとって恥ずべきものだという。彼女は元カレを説得し、数ヶ月間犬を預かってもらうことにした。しかし、彼の兄は、数週間前に彼女が誤って車に追突した、怒り狂ったセキュリティ専門家であることが判明する。 アシュウィン・ケイトウは十分な問題を抱えている。叔母が玄関先に現れ、同居を希望している。彼は彼女にすべてを借りているので、断ることができません。母親が家を出て行った後、ネルおばさんはアシュウィンと弟を引き取り、愛のあるキリスト教の家庭で育てた。しかも、弟のダスティもアパートを追い出され、居場所を求めている。しかし、彼は犬を飼っている。そして、その犬の飼い主は誰だと思いますか? しかし、旧友でオアフ島のノースショアでデイスパを経営する私立探偵のエディサ・ゲレロから依頼を受ける。マリの施設で奇妙な破壊行為があり、3年前に失踪したエディサの妹の財布を発見する。エディサはマリが危険な目に遭っているのではと心配する。警備の専門家であるアシュウィンがすでにマリを知っていることを知ったエディサは、忙しい若い女性を密かに監視することを彼に依頼する。 アシュウィンは、活発でのんびりとしたドッグトレーナーに不本意ながら惹かれていく。彼女は、幸せそうな母親を思い出させる。その母親の裏切りによって、彼は人と距離を置くようになったのだ。マリは、アシュウィンの冷たい外見を見抜き、彼が家族に忠実な男であることを認める。彼は、彼女のキャリア選択を批判するだけの母親や姉とは違う。 マリのバラバラな家庭とアシュウィンのバラバラな家庭の中で、過去を隠そうとする人たちから、彼らの周りに危険が迫ってくるようになる。彼らは、影で動く秘密に光を当てることができるのか? 過去に発表されたパートへのリンクはこちら。 *** 第8章 - 恐ろしくも真っ白な不動産書類 『みんな仲良くできないのかな?』 マリは無用に力を込めて箱に本を投げ入れた。最近、なぜ彼女は人生の中で全員と言い争いをしているのだろう?もしかすると、これは本当に悪いアイデア

Sunday Prayer

Captain's Log, Stardate 06.11.2006

Leave any prayer requests in the comments and I’ll be praying this week. You don’t have to be Christian to leave a prayer request. If you’d rather not advertise to everyone on the blogosphere, just leave an unspoken prayer request or email me. If I forgot your prayer request, email me. Not to be mean or anything, but if you don't email me or comment to update your prayer request, I'm only going to pray 3 Sundays.

Father, we desire your own heart.

Lord God, I lift up Gail and Brenda to you. I pray for a miracle, but even more I pray for the strength and power of your spirit over all of them.

Be with Heather as she finishes up her manuscript.

Cover Pammer with your love and convict her of your love for her. Please be with her manuscript.

Give Squirl wisdom and speed and ability as she rewrites her manuscript. Help her to write for you alone.

Bless Dineen’s new graphic design business and help her to persevere as she writes her manuscript.

I pray for justice for Robin and her family. Give her wisdom in her submission and her writing, and encourage her in her career. Help her to remember you’re with her and guiding her.

Thank you for helping Ronie finish her manuscript, and be with her as she works on her new one. Help her to know your will in all aspects of her life.

Help Ron as he finishes school.

I pray for a successful launch for Sharon H.’s book. Give her peace and joy and excitement in this phase of her career.

Bless everything Kelli S.’s hands touch, including her own life.

I pray for success for Sarah S.’s projects. Continue to lead and guide her in her new writing projects.

Please heal Mir from her tinnitic and allergies and help her with the minor surgery she might have. I pray for healing for her, Lord. Please help her with her writing, as well.

Help Lori K. continue to heal from her surgery.

Be with Gina H. and her new writing project. I pray for the right house for her manuscript.

Protect Paula M.s’ family from spiritual warfare. Give her strength and guidance, and help her to remember she’s never alone.

Bless Megan D.’s writing this week. Give her your own special joy.

I pray for complete healing for Malia’s back and knee. Please work everything out with her insurance.

I lift up Donna F. and pray for your hand to continue to guide and hold her.

Be with Gen in her writing and classes. Give her wisdom and guidance.

Help Audra S. in her writing and family life. Give her time management.

Help Mair’s son Kenny out of his wilderness.

Continue to strengthen and rejuvenate Angie P. and heal Pattie completely.

Help Lynette give up all her writing to you so that you can use it for your glory.

Give Tiff your strength and guiding hand.

Please help Tina, Mary C., Myra, Pam, Cheryl and Ruthy hear back soon about their manuscripts.

I pray Mary’s daughter’s wedding went well. Give her rest. And I lift up her sister and niece to you, too.

Be with Mariah wherever she goes.

I pray for healing for Pam’s nephew and grace over her entire family.

Give Glynna all the strength and grace she needs for her workplace, and I pray you will protect her and her coworkers from spiritual warfare.

Be with Missy’s children at camp and help her to feel at peace in you.

I pray for physical healing for all the SAYSFers.

Continue to guide Dream in the path you want her to go.

Help Katie’s brother heal from surgery quickly and smoothly.

Thank you for the opportunities you’ve given to Angie A. and I pray you will walk with her manuscript wherever it goes.

Help Ane to know the right agent for her.

I lift up Winter to you and ask you to be with her in her biopsy. I pray everything is normal, and there isn’t anything alarming. Keep her in good health.

Help Cathy W. to write for you, and lead and guide her.

Please heal Sigrun’s physical and family pain.

Help Ruth A. to trust you in her work situation, and please diffuse all tension around her.

Continue to reveal more facets of yourself to Mary D. Confirm your purpose for her, her family, her writing.

Heal Diana D.’s ankle completely and quickly.

Continue to heal Mama Rose’s daughter.

Give Connie S. more strength and grace when she needs it most. Help her to be a blessing to those around her.

I pray for justice for Kristin and her family. Help everything go smoothly and quickly. I pray for healing of her body, ease of her pain.

I pray that MaryLu’s story will encourage my friends married to non-believers.

Give strength to your persecuted church, Lord.

Give me your will and guidance in this new book, Lord. Thank you for this opportunity. Help me to have self-discipline in all areas of my life. Help me to be wise and humble.

Thank you for your lavish grace on us, Lord. Amen.

Comments

Shelley Adina said…
Camy, please pray for me, Tracey Bateman, Deborah Bedford, and Lyn Cote as our book tour ( http://www.shelleybates.com/news.html ) launches a week from today. It's a huge undertaking and we're going to need God every step of the way!

Bless you,
Shelley B.
Oh, Camy. I was so blessed to read the prayers and then see my name. Thanks you so much!!!
Gina said…
How precious you are. I ask prayer for my son, for healing of his autism and delays.
Thank you Cami.
Ruth said…
Hi Camy,
Meant to comment yesterday but didn't get a chance. Thank you so much for your continued prayers. I am striving to be content and waiting for God's timing for changes on the job front. I know that the prayers you've lifted up are working because I see them at work day to day -- so thank you.
I want to take a moment to lift up my friend Roy and his wife, Robbie -- Roy suffered a stroke early Sunday morning. He is recovering but drs are concerned that this smaller, "traveling" stroke might be the precursor to a larger one -- I come against that in the name of Jesus, and pray that Roy's health will be preserved and restored.
Thanks so much, Camy!
Ruth
Myra Johnson said…
Thanks for the prayers, Camy!
Catherine West said…
Thanks, Camy!
I would also really appreciate prayer for my husband and I to have wisdom as we raise our 16 yr old daughter, who is not making the wisest choices right now.
Pray for her protection from evil, and that she would walk in step with God, and listen to His voice, and choose to follow Him and not the crowd.
Sigh.
God is in control, but it's still hard when it's your baby.

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