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I Am Asking You For Prayers.......

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Last night we received some devastating news! My son's best friend found out yesterday that she has a very aggressive form of brain cancer. She is only 38 years old and has two young children and a husband who is also 38. She is a wonderful young woman in the prime of her life and has not been given much hope from her doctors.
I definitely believe in the power of prayer and have seen how members of SparkPeople come together to help someone in need. I am asking you to come together now for Renee, to raise her up in prayer. I Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
Patti

  
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REBELBLITZ 6/20/2011 10:45AM

    Prayers for her health and her family.

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BENDER7 6/20/2011 7:32AM

    Definitely adding her & her family to my prayers.

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MRE1956 6/20/2011 6:17AM

    Oh, dear.....such a shame.....will keep all of you in my best thoughts.....

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HOLISTIC5 6/19/2011 6:33PM

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VICKILYN4 6/19/2011 1:53PM

    Prayers for Renee and the family!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/19/2011 10:15AM

    OH my. . . prayers being said.

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JAKEANDNELLIE 6/19/2011 10:13AM

    Sending prayers!
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ASHLEYKAT 6/19/2011 10:11AM

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Prayers and positive vibes sent!

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MARTY19 6/19/2011 9:24AM

    I will add her to my prayer list.

Marty

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LILYGAL 6/19/2011 9:00AM

    I will put her on my pray list along with her family.

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PJSTIME 6/19/2011 7:49AM

    Prayers for Renee and her family.

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AKELAZ 6/19/2011 5:02AM

    Sending prayers and positive vibes to Renee and family

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REDSHOES2011 6/19/2011 3:45AM

    Will pray, but sometimes we have to put things in Gods hands..


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UNSTOPPABLE_ 6/19/2011 3:15AM

    Praying for Renee & her family

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NEW-CAZ 6/19/2011 3:07AM

    Sending up prayers for Renee and her family emoticon

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 6/19/2011 2:32AM

    Sending prayers your way
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HELEN_BRU 6/19/2011 12:38AM

    Only holding good thoughts for her. emoticon

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1TOBFIT 6/18/2011 11:24PM

    my prayers are with her and her family
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2BFREE2LIVE 6/18/2011 10:53PM

    Sending prayers her way and for her family as well. The Lord does heal. Sandy

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 6/18/2011 10:42PM

    Saying prayers right now for Renee.

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0309COOKIE 6/18/2011 10:21PM

    I will keep Renee in my prayers.

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/18/2011 9:59PM

    We will pray for her and for strength for her family.
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LINDA! 6/18/2011 9:42PM

    Sending prayers for Renee. God can heal!! emoticon

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LINDAGRAVEL 6/18/2011 9:38PM

    Prayers for Renee

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THINLIN07 6/18/2011 9:35PM

    I also believe in the power of prayer and will definetly be praying for Renee and also for her husband and the whole family. She is just a year older than my youngest and a year younger than my oldest sons.

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CAZ5346 6/18/2011 9:25PM

    SENDING PRAYERS UP FOR RENEE.
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EDWINA172 6/18/2011 9:23PM

    I will pray for her.

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NEED2SUCCEED 6/18/2011 9:19PM

    Sending prayers up......



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LESLIESENIOR 6/18/2011 9:17PM

    Prayers are being sent to young Renee from southern california.

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LINDAJ0621 6/18/2011 9:16PM

    So sorry to hear that and just said a prayer for Renee.
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FLAME42 6/18/2011 9:13PM

    Prayers are being said right now for Renee and her family. Also keeping you and your family in my thoughts.
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My Living Will

Friday, June 17, 2011

I, Patriciaann46,being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means.

Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead politicians who couldn't pass ninth grade biology if their lives depended on it, or lawyers/doctors interested in simply running up the bills.

If a reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to ask for at least one of the following:

Glass of Wine
Chocolate
Margarita
Sex
Martini
Cold Beer
Chocolate
Chicken Fried Steak
Cream Gravy
Sex
Mexican Food
Chocolate
French Fries
Chocolate
Pizza
Sex
Ice Cream
Cup of Tea
Chocolate
Sex
Chocolate

It should be presumed that I won't ever get better. When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my appointed person and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the tubes, let the "Fat Lady Sing" and Call It A Day!

Resource: Maxine

  
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HELEN_BRU 6/19/2011 10:58PM

    Funny stuff!

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    Totally agree!!!!!! emoticon

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FLAME42 6/17/2011 3:54PM

    Today I am still asking for CHOCOLATE!
This was very cute.....

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CAZ5346 6/17/2011 3:53PM

    FUNNY

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NEW-CAZ 6/17/2011 3:17PM

    love it Pat! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LMMIMI 6/17/2011 12:01PM

    Looks pretty decadent, but I love it. emoticon emoticon

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8 More Things A Burglar Won't Tell You

Thursday, June 16, 2011

1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.

2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.

3. I'll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound , he'll stop what he's doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn't hear it again, he'll just go back to what he was doing. It's human nature.

4. I'm not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?

5. I love looking in your windows. I'm looking for signs that you're home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I'd like. I'll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.

6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It's easier than you think to look up your address.

7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it's an invitation.

8. If you don't answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.

Sources: Convicted burglars in North Carolina, Oregon, California and Kentucky; security consultant Chris McGoey, who runs http://www.crimedoctor.com/ and Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book Burglars On The Job.

  
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BENDER7 6/18/2011 8:59PM

    thank you

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DONNAD222 6/16/2011 2:41PM

    Wow! This really makes one think. Thanks for all the good information.

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Thirteen Things Your Burglar Won't Tell You:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste.....and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.....

5. If it snows while you're out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.

6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don't let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it's set. That makes it too easy.

7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom......and your jewelry. It's not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.

8. It's raining, you're fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door.....understandable. But understand this: I don't take a day off because of bad weather.

9. I always knock first. If you answer, I'll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don't take me up on it.)

10. Do you really think I won't look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.

11. Here's a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids' rooms.

12. You're right: I won't have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it's not bolted down, I'll take it with me.

13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you're reluctant to leave your TV on while you're out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television. (Find it at http://www.faketv/..com/)

  
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SKYEPHOENIX 6/16/2011 2:13PM

    Thanks!!

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BENDER7 6/16/2011 8:15AM

    Great info--Thanks!

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NEW-CAZ 6/16/2011 3:02AM

    some great reminders Pat, it's frightening how easy we make it for opportunist thieves! emoticon emoticon

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LINDAJ0621 6/15/2011 11:39PM

    Good information! Thank you!


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FLAME42 6/15/2011 9:14PM

    These are good reminders, sometimes we do make things very easy for those burglars.

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SHOAPIE 6/15/2011 8:51PM

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HILDABRAND 6/15/2011 5:30PM

    Thanks for the reminders to be aware and be cautious

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ELSEEBEE 6/15/2011 5:30PM

    Excellent! Many of these I hadn't heard before or thought about! Thanks for posting.

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JULIENMM 6/15/2011 5:00PM

    Guess I'll be storing my valuables in the kids' rooms!

Thanks for the info.

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Protection For You And Your Home

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr.'s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

PS........This would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you are alone and can't reach a phone. Also, if you fall and can't get up, it would serve as an alert.

  
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BENDER7 6/15/2011 8:02AM

    awesome idea!

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    great advice!

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BESTSUSIEYET 6/15/2011 6:14AM

    Great idea!

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FLAME42 6/14/2011 10:31PM

    Very smart idea, thank you for sharing. Those of us living in the country migt have less chance of neighbors hearing but still think it might scare off a person trying break in.

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