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12/9/12 8:43 P

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Thank you so much everyone. A few days of quiet prayer and reflection have certainly helped my mood, if not the situation.

And SMARGED, what a wonderful idea. Such a lovely way to meet anger with love. I will definitely try that over the next several days.

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12/8/12 2:05 A

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Wonderful ideas!

All the best to you and your family, TRINITYROYAL.

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12/6/12 12:54 P

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Smarged emoticon

"Optimism is the foundation of courage."
- Nicholas Murray Butler

"A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step."

-Butler Janet Oberholtzer

Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God. :)

Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Failures keep You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only God keeps You Going!
Amen!!


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12/6/12 12:49 P

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Thank you Smarged, it really seems appropriate..

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things:... Psalm 98

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
2 COR 16-18

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12/5/12 10:03 P

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Amen will also pray to St Anthony to help you and St Jude hugs

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Situations like this are really hard, and you are right about prayer being the only answer. I would like to share a way of praying that I was taught when I most needed it - and it has become a part of my life now whenever someone is being hurtful. I can assure you from personal experience that it is really a very effective way of praying.

Every time the person comes to your mind - as many times a day as that might be - right then and there pray a short mental prayer something like this:

"Dear Lord (or Father or God or however you prefer to address Him), please bless (name of person) with your choicest blessings; fill him (or her) with Your grace, Your love, Your presence. Make him (her) happy, fill him(her) with peace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."

Never ask the Lord to change a person in a specific way - it's not up to us to decide how a person should be, or act, or whatever. That's up to God. Just pray that the person be filled with the presence of God and His blessings and gifts.

Not only will this type of prayer give you the peace you need, but just stop and think about it - if that person is filled with the spirit of the Lord, they will inevitably change their way of speaking and acting. Of course, you can also pray for them during your regular prayer time as well.

I have truly seen people totally changed after a few months of praying for them in this way - and of course, they never knew that I was praying for them.

I hope this helps you. Blessings on you, your son, you DIL, and all of your family! emoticon

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I bless your name forever and ever!"
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My experience with difficult people is to .... when they are at their worst...
ask God, " What would you have me do?'"
I find asking for guidance is more in line with what Jesus did.
He didn't yell at the people who crucified HIM..
Just my opinion. I hope I don't offend anyone.

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things:... Psalm 98

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
2 COR 16-18

Doing nothing is the most perfect form of action, when I do nothing there is nothing left undone and there is nothing left to do.... The Way by Lao Tse


 
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12/5/12 3:52 P

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Praying.

"Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out."
---Anton Chekhov



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12/5/12 3:36 P

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Hugs & prayers,

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12/5/12 2:40 P

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...and grace, and wisdom.

This is nothing terribly grand or serious. Just a relative who is rather self-centred, causing ructions among the family. This is nothing new, and normally I can laugh it off, but in the case, the person most likely to be hurt by her actions is one of my children, and I cannot take that lightly.

I ask for prayers, that I may have patience to be understanding toward my SIL and not chew her head off. And prayers that I may have the wisdom and grace to protect my son from hurt without causing hurt to others.

Thanks all.



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