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7/17/14 11:36 A

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Praying for you and your family this morning. Sometimes I find that having a good cry makes me feel better...get it out instead of keeping it inside. I'm then able to say... "Okay, God, I know you're with me and You are in control."
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I am thinking of you Della. Life is so hard at times, and crying is a good relief. Be strong as your mother will need your strength.

Today is the beginning of the rest of my life.

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I'm crying with you. Everyone deals with illness, death, differently.
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Today I am having a sad day I just need a sit and talk, with some one that is not family. We have my father in~law back at the emergency room by ambulance. They are going to admit him. I had to convince him that he needed to come to the e.r. and with out fight he came. Some of his children act like nothing is wrong and he is just bounce back from this. And some understand this could be his last day. I am so sad because I didn't have this with my dad. I didn't get to make the calls to the ambulance, I didn't get to sit up at the hospital. It was just a call one late night from the local e.r. that he was gone and I had to identify even though his new wife was there. I who am only a child of his by his son is the one not handling this well. Mom j broke down today also. But I have to stay strong and I can't know all I want to do is sit and cry.

Forgive the novel thank you for listening and prayers

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Marie and SHORTSTORY I so agree about the clothing in church. I've always gone to a church where you dress up and for the last 8 years I belong to a church where the dress is casual. It's great and I don't feel judged. We're able to see the heart and look past the clothing. I live in the desert where it gets in the 100's in the summer so being comfortable is very important. I also agree that the weather affects me too. I know what you mean about gloomy. Even as a child living in northern CA I was affected by all the fog. Nice to hear from you ladies.

He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Isaiah 40:29 NKJV

Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Phillipians 2:4 NKJV


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Sat down this morning with my home help and agreed a new schedule and it is hopefully going to work.

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7/14/14 9:21 A

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The weather tends to have quite an affect on me. Here in Oregon it has been gloomy and very foggy most of the time we have been here. A few times the sun has come out in the afternoon, but every morning we wake up to gloom. Right now it is all fogged in with so much moisture in the air that it looks like it is raining! Makes me want to stay in bed ; ( I've been snacking more too. Time for some sunshine!!! We leave here on the 20th. Thank you God!!!

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7/14/14 5:11 A

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I am not one to create an arguement so I stay quiet and put up with a lot of things. This morning I had to sort out a problem and I prayed for God to help me and he did. Things are now sorted and life should be a bit easier.

Today is the beginning of the rest of my life.

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It is sad when people can only see the outside and not the heart. We go to church to worship God. What we wear shouldn't be so important. I think as long as we look respectful that's fine. I don't think we should go in our worse cloths, but being comfortable sure does help.


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7/13/14 11:54 A

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I am a practicing Catholic and attend Mass as much as I can. Here in Malta we dress modestly but the heat that we have in the summer is pretty unbearable and there is no air conditioning just fans. The ladies wear short sleeved tops or dresses or full or mid-calf pants while the men where t shirts or short sleeved shirts and either long pants or shorts. In England though it is very different, we can wear what we like within reason and no one bats an eye. I think its a shame that one is judged by what one wears than what is in one´s heart. What God thinks of us is what is important and if we believe and trust in him, nothing else matters.

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Praise God Diane! I'm so happy for you.

He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Isaiah 40:29 NKJV

Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Phillipians 2:4 NKJV


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emoticon Diane, that is really good. Forgiveness heals all concerned if they are willing.



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Just want to say..... I have been reading and adjusting more to the Lord as my Shepherd. Just yesterday & today, I have been saying, what an abundant, loving, comforting Mother/Father Lord I have in my life. And when I called my mother today, it was like all that resentment had fallen away.

I also seem not to be "coveting" things, for example, all that nasty junk food in the stores. This makes me so happy!

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INEEINAZ I agree! I'm believing for my family and God's word is encouraging me.




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Everyone is at different levels when it comes to their journey with the Lord. No two are the same walking through the doors of a church. I love how the Lord is a true gentleman and lets us "realize" things at His pace.
I think that when my daughters have that revelation (because I am believing and trusting that they will), it will be ever so much more deeper and etched in their spirit because it will ultimately be their decision and not mine.

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Bene, I agree with Dari. Some have been without modesty their entire life and don't know any different. I find it offensive everywhere except at a swimming pool. Still, it's what the media promotes and some are more in tune with that than GOD.



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Bene, I know what you mean. I now go to a "casual" church and I love it. I don't have to think about what I'm going to wear but some people take it too far. There's a mom and her two daughter's who do take it too far. Too much leg and too much cleavage. As an older member of the church I want to say something but I've been praying about it and I feel the Lord is telling me to step back and wait for her to see it for herself. The Lord doesn't want me to jeopardize her not coming back. I make sure I greet her and her daughter's when I see them so they feel welcomed and loved. I pray for them that the Lord will speak clarity when it comes to their clothing. They're very sweet ladies. We get a lot of visitors too and I wouldn't want them to think they weren't welcomed back. The Lord took me when I was a mess.

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AMEN!

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.... thankfully, He'll NEVER give up on any of His own. emoticon emoticon
while I was this sick I had moments that His hand on my life was so clear. He promised and He keeps His promises.



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Thank you IGNITEME.

It's imperative that I do not give up on the Lord....He's NEVER given up on me.
I appreciate your prayers.

Have a blessed day!
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Sometimes, it's right to be uncomfortable. It helps us grow more in Him. I've found that the times things were the roughest at church, I was made stronger in Him. Praying for you INEEINAZ.



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Thank you for your encouragement.
I need to keep my eyes on the Lord and be strong while I am uncomfortable at church.

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INEEINAZ, I understand. I've felt this way many times! The enemy of our soul loves to get us discouraged.
It's some of the same thing I'm working through now. Different reason, but relly the same problem.

Keeping my eyes on what's right, His word and searching for Him is the only way. He promises that if we seek for Him with our whole hearts we will find Him! He's closer than you may think. Don't give up! It's the only thing that counts in this life-peace with Him.....
Sometimes when I want to give up, I hear a little voice that says, 'I'm right here with you'.



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I am a devout Catholic and I don't like to see immodest clothef, but our standards are not the same. we wear jeans, shorts, and the like. In old times, though, the priest might not give Holy Communion to someone who was showing too much! When I say "immodest," I am not talking about jeans (even short ones). I am talking about a dress that shows too much cleavage, shorts so short you can see everything, and hip huggers with short tops where you can see tooo much belly. And on the male side, there's the fashion of wearing big pants with no belt so that the wearer is showing more of his behind than I ever wanted to see. I play a lot of weddings and the trend in wedding gowns is rather shocking, to say the least! On the positive side, the groom can certainly see what he is getting! emoticon

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I am struggling with my church.

Some of the members have made it very difficult for my daughters. The church that I go to is very modest. They believe that women should always wear skirts, wear shirts that have sleeves that cover their elbows and high necklines. I believe that this is a personal conviction between you and the Lord. Well, my daughters are not abiding by that. I don't force them because this has to be a personal walk with them. They have to have a relationship with the Lord on their own. Now I don't allow them to wear just whatever. They do not argue with me when I tell them no short skirts or short shorts. ( I work at a high school and I have seen a lot!)

Well, we were at a store and some of the members of the church saw my daughter in a pair of jeans that went past her knees and a t-shirt. The next day in Sunday school the topic was about modest dress. This didn't bother me because I figured that it was going to preached...until I heard the way the youth pastor delivered it. Things were said like "if I was that person's parent, I wouldn't allow such a thing" and some other things were said.....Well we are not the same and I wasn't raised in church. My household is not the same as others. Everyone raises their families different....our arrival to the Lord is different for everyone. No two are exactly the same.

This made my daughters upset and cry. My husband is not in church...so I have a battle because my house is divided. Some of the kids at church stopped talking to my kids for awhile and stopped inviting them to "youth activities".

There is much more, but it's too much to write. This has turned my house upside down and made my struggle a bit harder. There is negativity when the topic of church is brought up. I think my kids are almost in the mode of "hating church". This is not good at all. I have a brother who is agnostic and an uncle who is completely atheist. It's not good at all. They are missing something so great deep down inside.

I have tried to talk to the pastor and he said don't let the devil get you offended by others.

I need prayer because it is very difficult to see these people. My initial instinct is to get in their face and confront them, but I am trying to relax and not be the hot-headed, aggressive person when I feel my family is attacked.

Not all the church people are like this....there are some amazing ladies there as well who are wonderful sisters in Christ. Then there are some that have completely stopped talking to me and I didn't even have issues with them.
Now I am seeing things I have never noticed before. The other day the pastor was talking at the pulpit saying that another member came to him and showed him a picture of another member at a baseball game (which is kind of a no-no cause it can steer you away from God). Now personally I don't think baseball can take you away from the Lord, but then again I would never be obsessed with baseball...it bores me. But I thought..who has time to go in a tattle-tell against another member of the church???!!! If they were doing something illegal or something that was dangerous, then maybe they had a reason to bring it up to pastor. emoticon

Just recently one of my daughters told me that the spouse of one of my good friends at church told her that he is going to pray that she has a miserable high school experience in order for her to come running to church. Really!?! Why would you pray for such horrible things....that would not be my choice on how to pray for others. You don't pray against people...you pray for them. It's up to the Lord if He chooses to place obstacles in front of them....not you. emoticon

I feel so stuck. I just want a relationship with the Lord because in the end....church is just a building with people in it.....what counts is my relationship with the Lord. I have been struggling with this for over 3 months now. Church used to be a place of comfort where I can refresh my soul. Now it's just a place of stress and resentment.

I didn't mean for this to be so long and dragged out...I guess I am still more upset than I'd like to believe.

I need prayer....please!

Thank you.

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emoticon Dari! I have slept since 10 or so last night mostly until now. Lots of hours, but I am healing. How could I sleep that long? I woke up around 8 took the meds with yogurt and slept with a few conversations with my gd who is swimming now w my lovely Dd!!
My DRs words were sleep as much and as long as you can. I'm doing just as she says, too.



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Della, you have let NO ONE down! You can't control when you get sick or how bad. You are doing the best you can and it's so important to rest and heal so you don't relapse. We love you and want you to take care of yourself first.

He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Isaiah 40:29 NKJV

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Anyone need to vent about what's keeping them down today?

I've sure had a weird day, but got through it!



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Debbie, I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL.
I felt bad like I let every one down I thought being unable to go outside would make it easier to be online but that didn't happen, either. Thank you for being understanding.
Helplessness is a good think if/when it turns our focus back on GOD. I have been fighting to stay right there.....
steroids are a bummer. live - learn: then do it right! lol hugs my friend!!



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Della, I think that before all this was placed on my plate it was fine, I knew I needed help but I figured it would come soon, this week was so busy and having remodeling done on the one day off! Tomorrow I am going to have the day to myself to clean answer emails etc. I will try to get to a bunch tomorrow later and we are suppose to go to Breakfast on the Farm but it is suppose to storm so I may get to a lot on Sunday if that happens! I will pray for your recovery, we never know if what we are eating is really good, I try hard but every once in a while make bad choices, boy do I pay for it! My tummy does not like a lot of sugar or any fried food! I think a McDonalds hamburger would make me vomit! LOL. Our bodies are so particular! God Bless you sister! Deb

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Bene, I understand about bosses. Though I'm retired, we all have a boss of some sort. Government, loan holders, electric bills, etc., they all have a power over us. It's why it's so nice to know GOD is in control and that He is our supreme boss..



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DEBBIEPHEIFER57 , no worries at all. I've been sick but I remember feeling in the beginning as a sparker, at times, that I could not do enough to spread the word. So I understand your frustration. Now that I've been sick it's hard to let go and rest. I'm doing more now. Adjusting to the food changes is hard for me. It's like learning to et all over again. I use to work in the weight loss field so for the 1st time, I don't know what to do about my food! It's kind of funny when you think about it. All of my knowledge about weight loss is almost useless, for the time being.




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My boss. He can be really frustrating! emoticon

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I am sorry my letter was so blunt and angry. I was just frustrated. I knew I was going back to work, I had a busy month coming up and when we asked people to help there was no response. There is no way people who have just lost loved ones or have been ill should feel guilty for not helping with introductions. They will wait, Dari is helping, we will get more help. I am sorry for making you feel bad... emoticon Deb

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D7TOHIM,
It's hard s our loved ones get older. She may have some memory problems. she sounds happy though. It's great that you still have her in your life.
So glad you have friends to share with!! Dell



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Deb, I appreciate all you re doing for our team. Hopefully, I'm back on the mend. I have always read their blogs, Nnd left comments plus a goodie until I was so sick I couldn't do it anymore. I have welcomed a couple today and hope to be able to do more.
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I really want some of the leaders to step up and help with new SP introductions. I read about doing the auto welcome, that is so un personal. I like to address the reason they are introducing themselves, like if they have a question regarding where to start, you have a auto message that's great that you welcomed them but they still don't have their question answered! Sometimes the auto message is just a welcome emotion, is this the way we want to great new people? To me it is cold and if they have a question you just blew them off. So I am trying to do as many as I can but it is taking hours, a day. The other night I was up till 11:30pm and I had to be up by 6am. I can't keep this up. It is about being kind compassionate and understanding people who are coming to a group for the same reason we did. I was welcomed and felt it! Now we want to AUTO welcome, our team needs at least 3 people. What could be more important then greeting new members, to SP or HH? Sorry I don't want to come off crude, but I am getting frustrated. I also get about 50 messages in my in box because of others responding to the new members, I don't want to un click because how would I know if a new member has a question, so today I went through over 80 messages. Please someone step up! I would be so grateful! Blessings, Deb

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I wish my mother wanted to listen to me. I called her again today with a couple of things I could share; well, she did ask about my trip to Florida, but I had more girl stuff on my mind. My counselor has told me that it will probably always be that way (talking about herself - then she wants to quick hang up). I guess I need to remember that she is 87 yrs old, & in assisted living & what things happen in a ward like that ( I mean as far as extracurricular stuff & world events - she rarely watches TV).

I wish it were more of an intimate level, but I think that is what we have friends for. And I have a couple dear, dear friends. I am thankful for that. - Diane -

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest." (MSG, Matt.11:28)


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Jenny, I know what you mean. Or when they tell you they know how you feel when they've never experienced what you're going through. I know they're trying to be sympathetic and nice but they make the problem worse. It's hard to gently tell them not to do that. I try to learn from it and remember to not do it to someone else. Are you doing any better?

He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Isaiah 40:29 NKJV

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What bothers me is when people try and tell me what they know it hurts to think that they have never been in my shoes. I mean I bought orthotics and they only made the pain that much worse. Last night two people I will leave unnamed since they know who they are said something to set me off. Because of that my page will now be private. When you are in pain protocol don't matter to you. You want the pain gone! One remedy does not fit all. So said Christy Brown; my former primary. She don't think it will work for me. I am on my last legs with cortisone shots. Christy Brown believes therapy and orthotics won't help me. One of them was a friend who spoke of protocol. I think that friend doesn't know how protocol angers me.

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My finance's are always messed up ( I have little say or control over even the money I make......... the person in charge spent 700.00 on a hobby and pushed the mortgage off anly to tell me if we fall through with any financial obligations he is leaving because he is not going to be with a loser ) but it is WORDS! more than anything. I try to pill them of and reject them or work harder if they have truth I recognize I am not perfect.
It is a never ending battle ...... the critical and negative people who speak them do not see what they do to the inside of you. If you try to express how bad they have hurt you they justify it as you deserve it. ( I was told I deserve to have a failing business this week because I am lazy and sugar issues )
Forgiveness is good but it wont cover the gun shy feeling you have with trusting others with the most fragile parts of you on the inside. Trying not to get tearful or pull away or be too cool and steady which usually a critical/ negative person will see as you being disrespectful .
Words are very very powerful and we all should be a lot more carful about what and how we say things.
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Personally when my finances are messed up, it gets me down cause I know I did it to myself!

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I can also get down if I am craving a particular food and am not able to get it. It puts me in a bad mood for a bit I'm ashamed to say.

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thank you everyone.

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emoticon So sort for your loss Glitter,hardest thing I ever went through was the loss of my Father,will be praying for your peace and comfort emoticon emoticon

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So sorry to hear of your Loss Glitter. May God be with You and give the Family Comfort and Peace. you need. Praying for you and family.

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Some times at an impass in a conversation, where both parties are hurt, I feel very lost emotionally. I have skills, yet the other person doesn't want my comfort in the communication. they want to believe their fears. communications isn't allowed. yet communication could resolve both parties from feeling insecure, and feeling this way. I forget that I too am insecure. when someone I know, that I have grown to respect & care for misperceives something in my conversation. I keep forgetting that most people are not aware of their own behavior. Or that they aren't able to communicate because they don't relate directly, but indirectly. To me I keep forgetting that many people have not been loved, and have had a lot of criticism in their life as a child. I have not, but was loved. Their attacks hurt me deeply. Usually a situation arises where they misperceived the interpretation of a conversation. With me, I can and do ask for their interpretation, but usually don't get an answer other than an attack. It is very unfortunate that they assume that I who care, am attacking them. They don't realize that they are insecure, and assume the worst when they are confronted. I guess they space out, and remember the pain of when they were attacked before. They can't express their internal insecurity, and dialog becomes impossible from my side. I just feel hurt like them. Yet have learned to forgive, and move on. yet from my end, nothing is ever the same.
It saddens me that God's love doesn't stick with some. How could they except that others aren't out to hurt them, when they still are hurting themselves. We are all hear to learn humility in many forms from God. I know that I will always be tested just like others, it is the constant test of the spirit living in our human bodies.


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So sorry for your loss, Glitter!

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my father died saturday. just missed being in a nursing home.

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Also, have you tried resetting your modem/router?

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Maybe you need to do a disc clean up or defragment your computer. If you have not done that in a while, it might make things easier. If you don't know what that is, call your internet provider and they will help you. I do that about every 10 days and it really helps to speed things up and stops some of the "hang-ups". Just a thought.

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this computer is driving me crazy,making it hard to comment,on the other hand I am doing well,just wish I could share more,keep having to refresh the page,

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U agree, Jusy. We need to set boundaries. It's not always clear if we are being used or helping. I am learning new boundaries now, myself.

The weather is effecting me. yuck. It's been too dark for too long! So glad when spring arrives!
On a positive note, Avalynn is now walking! Finally~ at 17 months old. PTL! So relieved!!

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Gotta learn to say no sometimes, Honey. Judi

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I have a few praises and vents: Didn't want to go work in the church library yesterday but DS wanted to go to youth group so off I went. Enjoyed it fine. Ran into a guy that can remotely fix computers. He fixed mine last night. I hope. Still slower here than anywhere else I've been today. Don't know what that is about. Also when I got home my dryer was running. Why the big deal? My DH fixed it. Two weeks without a dryer is not as hard as it may sound but having one fixed for $100 is emoticon So the theory is the computer and the dryer are both fixed. HAPPY DANCE!

DD went to a friend's house for a few days. I call and call to try to arrange a time to pick her up. DS has to be somewhere else by 630 don't want a replay of last week. Can't text in the house. Jump many hoops to text her. She answers immediately. Then calls my cell knowing its stretchy at best. She got mad at me for bring up her homework and reminding her that staying up late on Thursday would not be a good idea since our Friday is going to be a long day/evening.

I'm feeling rather unappreciated by my DD. Maybe its time Mom isn't as available as Mom as been. Maybe its time for some no sorry cant' do that moments. I hate do that knowing her friend is moving 12 hours away sooner than later.

urrrr......this site is driving me crazy. Or is it my computer still. too glichly. got to go can't handle any more of this.




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Just stupid stuff. Like computer problems (mail.com). Messes up the whole day. I have to remember to "look up instead of looking around." (Thank you Papaw Herb)

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had plans today. well the weather changed that. so cold that it is only going up to 12 degrees. usually go to the mall to walk. i was going someplace else.

not going out until it is time for hubbys radiation.

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Amen to that. I am lucky to live alone. That is the way I like it. Just me and my companion cat, Missy, who is never vocal. Really, she rarely makes a sound. So, it is usually quite in here. Don't let eating something off plan lead to a binge. I have that happen too, so who am I to talk? But I am doing better. When I am tempted, the times that I do not give in, I give to encouraging others who have the same problem. We need to support one another in this problem. All of us. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. God bless.

I agree and applaud your message to Jill. Amen. Judi

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What are things that seem to keep me down? Myself. I am my own worse critic and punisher. The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is reprimand myself for what I ate the day before. I know that eating too much makes me feel bad, yet I do it anyway way too often.... and once I've eaten something I told myself not to eat... then it becomes a feast-fest and I overdo it and feel horrible the next morning. this pattern must stop. I feel so great when I eat right. I feel so bad when I don't. I know this, so why do I keep making myself feel bad? Being fat keeps me down by robbing me of my confidence and self esteem.

OH... and I'm very frustrated this morning. I got up early (5) so I can have some time alone to read, ponder, write... (thinking I'd have at least 3 hours) but about 20 minutes is all I got before someone else was up. Someone who doesn't bother to get up this early any other time... the only time is when I"M up... then they are talking or on the computer watching videos loud enough to disrupt my thinking... I know I shouldn't be like this, I love this person dearly, but good grief!! This person can sleep until 8 or 9 on Saturdays! unless I'm up. I have no alone time any more now that I work full time. I used to have two full days in the house completely alone every week... kids at school, hubs at work... I miss that time so much. It's when I'd read and pray the biggest and ponder and meditate... I have not been alone for more than 20 minutes at a time since I started full time. It's sucking out my brain! ... So, now they are walking around, feeling the need to open the blinds behind me... then just stands there for a moment as if expecting me to do/say something, then talks... talks.... talks... I'm not responding much because I'm reading stuff online and typing, I expect any moment for a comment along the lines of... well if you're not going to talk then I'll just go... blah blah blah... that has happened before. ugh... so much for trying to have some much needed ME time. I shouldn't be so selfish, I reckon. .... ok, I've vented. Thanks for that. :)

Jill, I am sorry that someone felt the need to complain about your picture. My only thought is that it probably caused them to think about their soul and the emptiness in their heart that only Jesus can fill.... but they don't realize that the space is Jesus shaped and that nothing else can fill it. Just pray for them... God knows who they are.

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Amen to all our friends have said on this situation for you my dear sister. Love you. Judi

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Jill,I am sorry you had to deal with that,but that is what we should expect if we are followers of Christ,we are told in the scriptures repeatedly that we will suffer because of our love of Christ,so you hold your head up and rejoice girl,your doing right,I myself am beginning to feel I don't belong on other teams,sad but true, emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Jill,

i understand your feelings. love you, girl!



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Jill, you have my support 100%! I'm sorry someone felt the need to try to drag down such an awesome portrayal of our savior! God knows your heart, just never forget that!

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Oh man do I need to vent and I need to ask for the Lord to understand. I am so upset with someone on Sparks. I know that I have to forgive and that is done. I just don't understand how someone can be such a coward and not tell you to your face that they don't like something about you or your page. Of all things to complain about or report in this world of abominations. Why would someone complain about my profile picture of the Passion of the Christ portrayed by Jim Caviezel the man did a beautiful job of portraying our Savior. What is this world coming too. What do people do get up in the morning and look in the mirror and say to themselves "what am I going to complain about today" Really of all things. And then sparks wouldn't tell what team it was so I could leave that team. I just might get kick off of sparks because I stood up for my right to display the picture. I will fight for my Beloved Lord Jesus Christ until the day I die. I am sick and tired of every other religion in this world getting their butts kissed, but let a Christian just do one thing someone doesn't like and all of a sudden it's offensive guess what They can just kiss Jesus's grits. How about that.... I LOVED THE GUY and DON"T CARE WHO KNOWS IT!!!
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Honey, I'm excited that your day went so well!

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Today/night was/has been SO much better than yesterday at this time! I took DS to the skaking rink. I hung out with the other moms. I crocheted my problems away. Loved watching my boy skate. I took him and a buddy of his shopping at an army surplus store. Off to church after that. I worked in the library. It was nice being a productive part of an adult world not really involving my children although there were kids there. Just not mine. lol DH was in a GREAT mood when I got home too. :)

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're COMMITTED to something, you accept NO EXCUSES; only results."

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I am proud of you Honey. You stood up to them and then you felt you feelings and cried. Hang in there (don't you just hate it someone says that.) You have my number if you need me. Love ya. Judi

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Honey, I KNOW ONLY TOO WELL, the frustration of dealing with 'inconsiderate' children! lol One minute they will make you feel so loved and and you know they are truly a gift from GOD! Next minute, they are in their own little world not thinking of anyone but themselves.
? does it ever change? Not sure, but my ability to handle it has gotten better through the years. Praying for you dear one.

Praise GOD you are able to cry! For some of us, it's just not that easy. Tears can be so healing! Praise God you have a DH, too, (though snappy he may be, at times) . Oh, and Praise GOD they were doing thinks 'acceptable to GOD!
Yes, now it's my turn to see what I am capable of praising God for in my situations regarding my children. emoticon



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My day ended in tears and started that way today. I had to pick DD up yesterday. The plan which she well knew was to drop my DS off at class, pick her up, (1hour each way), get back in time to pick up DS. What happened? I get to said mall to wait. 45 minutes. I didn't feel comfortable sitting in a mall parking lot waiting. Felt every unsafe. But I did have our big dog with me. I take her when I can. She rides well. Anyway, finally get DD on the phone to find out they aren't even at the mall. Just outside it getting the other girls hair done. I go over there. By now I'm ANGRY. Hulk ANGRY. I walked in there chewed both of them out right then and there in front of everyone. Trying to get through to these young people that I feel used and abused. I don't require too much. Communication I do. Had they bothered to call me to say hey this is going on, I could have said ok, I'll get you after class no big deal. But others rely on me for transportation. As it was DS got out of class early of all things. His teacher brought him home. Not a big deal she lives in the subdivision across from us. Its the point of the thing.

I walk in the door to a Snapping Hubby. I now can't handle any more. I'm in tears, went to the shower. While DD was in the shower I shared with DH and DS what happened. Felt they needed to know.

DD did use the ear candles on me last night per my request. Not something I can do on my own. But she never did apologize or say thank you for picking me up. I only spent 2 hours on the road and 45 minutes in a parking lot to make it happen.

Sometimes she can be so grown up---18. Other times not so much.

Sorry just feeling growing pains.

I would love to ring bells again but serval other things come into play: it hurts my wrists, they aren't doing it anymore. :(

Cooking class: My teacher moved away.

Bible Study: need a group I can really connect with.

SP and excerise with big dog, DS and hopefully DD would be GREAT. I COULD USE SOME TIME IN THE WOODS. yep yep

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're COMMITTED to something, you accept NO EXCUSES; only results."

I tired of being sick and tired all the time!! Time to do something about it!!

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Honey, I agree with Judi. Your life matters. Go back to bible study and stay on SP! Better yet, poke 'em back with love and a little giggle~



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I may a little close to this one but maybe some folks should be made to do some things for themselves and you need to make a schedule that shows THEM when you are available to do things for THEM. Your DD is grown and she needs to respect you. Your DS is a very considerate young man and your DH needs to appreciate you more. That being said, you know HONEY, how much you mean to me. You are like a DD to me. I will be praying for you. Pick the one thing you want to do the most and ease it back into you life and let them know that is YOUR time. We all get poked! You are valuable not only to them but to YOURSELF. They need to know that you are not their puppet. Take care of YOU too. Love ya. Judi (I have not said anything you haven't already said to yourself, have I?) emoticon

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Some things that keep me down: websites that are sssllloooww---urrrr. I'm trying to do something for myself but this is eating up too much time. Computer problems. Other than; I live with people that put too many demands on me without giving back to me. If that makes sense. My DS is very quick to say, "Thanks, Mom for......What can I do for you tonight since you took me....and you lost hours of your life for me?" The other two are my beloved porcupines. I just never know when I'll get poked by those quills. They make lots of withdrawals with few deposits. The do for me, do for me attitude with nothing for me gets old quickly. Complaining already that I'm spending too much time on SP. I've just started back yesterday.

I gave up a Bible Study, ringing bells, cooking class, ect because of I got poked less when I did. I'll just have to get clever on my SP time. ;)

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're COMMITTED to something, you accept NO EXCUSES; only results."

I tired of being sick and tired all the time!! Time to do something about it!!

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Dear Judi Thank You for posting the Songs. They are very Beautiful Songs. Carrie Underwood is the best.. I agree with you.. I got 6=7 hours sleep for the last two days. I hope it continues. I need the sleep for my heart and health. I Thank God for the sleep. Hope that you have a Wonderful Lord's Day. Bless You. Love Elaine. Hope that you are feeling fine too. How is the weather back there? I hope that it had great improve from what it was with all the snow and ice. God Is The Savior Of All Man Kind And The World.

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You got it. Here is Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill as well as Carrie singing it alone. Two for the price of one. Lol. I love these too. What an awesome way of expressing our love for our Savior.


youtu.be/pLLMzr3PFgk Vince Gill and Carrie Underwood
youtu.be/nhvaDJTUmrU How Great Thou Art - Carrie Underwood

And a little surprise for Carrie at the Grand Ole Opry as one of her favorites has a question for her at the end. Enjoy.

youtu.be/UbycvUQzVD8 I Told You So -Carrie Underwood (The best female country performer today, in my opinion.)

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Dear Judi Thank You for the song OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD. I have never heard it before. It is a Beautiful Song. Thank You. Please keep posting songs. I love Music. I love Alan Jackson Gospel Music. Sat here and listen to him over an hour two nights in a row. Vince Gil and Terri Underwood sings HOW GREAT THOU ART. It is Beautiful. Try to listen to it if you can please. It is on UTube too. You may want to post it so everyone can listen to jt. I music. I do not know how to. Songs are very uplifting and good for the soul. I Thank God gave us Music to sing his Praises Unto Him. Love Elaine. I also love the song that you posted tonight too. Thank You.

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Thank you, Judi! I'm listening!



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Mornin' Della. You know how I am. Your post made me think of a song. Here goes:


youtu.be/o2gj_N4i77s I Bowed on My Knees

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Keeperfree, I know what you mean. On the outside most people look 'normal. But ? As you and I both know, looks are deceiving. What is normal, anyway?
The bible tells me there are no real norms in this world. We are all out of balance because we don't see Him as He is, yet! When we do see Him, we will be like Him and our suffering out of balance will end!
This is my hope!
I know this is your hope, too. This is what keeps me saying, praise you Father that You are with me even through this. PRAISING HIM is the only way I make it through those times when nothing else makes sense. When my world is so out of balance, I can turn to Him.
Yes, I see those who seem to have perfect lives, but this is the Life I have and I am thankful everyday for it! Sometimes I have to write to get out all of these feelings that tell me something different than what God's word tells me. Many times its just like what you have written here!
You are not alone, dear one. I'm here as are the other leaders if you want to vent more....
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You're right. Keep pushing forward. Just remember.....we can only take one step at a time and not get overwhelmed. WE can do it, right? I love what you had to say. Wish you could get more sleep, sweetheart. I have a song just for you today. I hope you have a good Thursday. Will keep you in my prayers. Love ya. Judi. emoticon

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Enjoyed my scenic ride out to the doctor appointment Tuesday afternoon. My toilet was flooding the lobby today downstairs. So they had to spend all afternoon til 5:30 PM fixing it. I \'m not getting that much sleep though. We must not ever quit. God helps those who help themselves. We have to take a step at a time. Keep Pushing Forward. You Can Do It!!! We have an Awesome God. God Blessings Always.

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I have Posted another Blog on my Spark Page. Please read it. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Wonderful Day Love Elaine.

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Yes, Sandra, I have Positional Balance Disorder associated with Meniers Disease. I take medication for it but still fall. It is a problem for me, that's for sure. Thank you, Sandra. Have a blessed day. Love ya. Judi

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these past few weeks are so busy we are bombarded with semester exams. then it will slow down for a month and then comes taking a trip 60 miles away for 5 days in a row 4 of them for my daughter's benchmarks and one for grocery shopping. at least I can ask my S/O if he wants to have lunch with us on Saturday since he lives in the town we are going


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DID ANYONE CHECK YOUR BALANCE THAT IS WHY YOU MIGHT BE FALLING AND HURT YOURSELF

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KEEPERFREE, I have dealt with bi-polar and I understand how it can make you feel. I struggled with that for over 30 years until I got rid of it. I was able with the help of the Lord to get off the medication and no longer see a Psychiatrist. I still have depression from time to time but that is normal. I AM NOT TELLING YOU TO STOP TAKING MEDICATION. I would never say that. That is something you would need to talk with you doctor about, of course. I just wanted to let you know for me bi-polar for me did not have to be a "prison". I just want you to know that I do understand what you are going through and I am praying that you will soon feel much better. God bless. Love ya. Judi emoticon

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Oh, Elaine, my dear friend, do I ever know what you mean. I have been to so many doctors in the last 5 weeks and I promise, I have just about lost it with these characters and have driven my blood pressure up so high. I don't think they even talk to each other. It can be so very frustrating and taxing on you. It gets to the point where trusting them is a real problem for me. And as you said, some of the "doctors" are in the same building. I am expecting a call from my Primary Care Physician today. She knows that I am upset about the conflicting stories I am getting from these characters and I told them yesterday that I wanted some real answers. I fall so easily. I fell up against the wall yesterday and hit a nail there (no idea why) and cut my and on it. I have to use the walker all the time. Except in my kitchen which is very small. I hope you can some answers and things will be better for you soon. I understand how you feel. You can talk with me anytime, if you need to. I am just a Sparkmail, away. Judi emoticon emoticon

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emoticon This is the part I really hate about the Bi-polar,the depression,I hate the medication.The Bi-polar makes me feel I am defective,I feel like I am on a slide,slipping wildly down into a dark tunnel,I want to tell everyone that I am sorry that I am being disappointing right now,I hate being Bipolar,especially right now,I can't even draw,or write,but I still workout,still eating right,it is like a lifeline right now,I just want too be ''normal' emoticon

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Hi Judi. I have the same walker that you have with the seat on it. I uses it when I go out and to the doctors. I even take it to the hospital with me. I have used it in the apartment once in awhile too. Tonight I was standing at the kitchen sink and got very lightheaded that I fell into the side kitchen counter. And I'm getting worse. I went to the Gastroenterologist yesterday. It was a mess. They presented me with a medication list 4 years old and ask if that was my medications that I'm on. I said no and give them my current list as of last Friday. The doctor came in and begin asking off the wall questions then. They had no records for me. Asked where my primary doctor was, weather she was with Providence, etc. He asked the same thing about my heart doctor. Told him he is on the second floor in the same building. Didn't know how to access my records on the computer but finally found a way to do it. Ask how I was. Told him I was in the hospital again. Ask why and I told him. Wants to send note to heart doctor. Harrowing of artery going to the stomach is quite bad too. They don't want to do anything that would reqire and sedition at all because of the heart He did say was the radigists intervention might be able to do something. Said he would talk to them. All I wanted to do was to come home and go to bed. Very drainng on me . Then I had to wait about an hour for Medical Transport to arrive to bring me home. The cab driver refused to put the ramp down stating it was for wheelchairs. And I said for walkers too. He decided to take the long way on freeways by downtown etc bring me home. I trid to enjoy the ride. The driver thattook me out there it was his second day on the job decided to go over mountains etc. looking at Portland. I did enjoy that ride a lot. He was very nice. I did get about three hours of sleep when I got home. It is a day a do not want repeat at all. And then the doctor wants to see me again in 8 weeks. What for? For a repeat performance of today!!! He was so disconnected from me as his patient. So this is how my day went. I hope that you had a fantastic day. Love God too. Love Elaine.


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Good morning Elaine. I have a Positional Balance Disorder associated with Menieres Disease and I am subject to falling as well. I use a Rollater which is a walker with a seat. I use it all the time. Have been in PT for some time, since a bad fall in September. You need to do what will keep you safe. Be careful, my friend. Will continue to pray for you and our sons. Have a blessed day. Judi emoticon

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Dear Judi. I had an appointment with PT for a Motorized Wheelchair Accessment. I go back next week to meet with the Vendor and PT. Then it goes to my insurance company for approval. They took all the measurements and ran me through some exercise checking my balance. Out on 56 points I only got 19. I'm at high risk for falling. Today I have an intake appointment at the Gastroenterologist. I am having to go to so many different doctor appointments. It is very overwhelming. So please pray that all goes well with them. I'm very tired so will try to go to bed now. Hope I can sleep. Need the sleep very badly. I hope that you are doing well. Will write again tonight. God is good. God Blessings Always. Love Elaine. Having severe cramps. Very painful. Hope that our sons are doing well too. Bless Them In Jesus Name Amen.

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Dear Elaine, You take your time. I know how hard this is. Believe me. We are here for you no matter what. You take all the time you need. We are here when you need us and no one will pressure you in any way..Jesus promised that he would never leave you or forsake you and neither will we. God bless. Hold to God's unchanging hand and claim the peace he offers us.
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Hi Sister. My Son was born 1/21975.That would make him 39 now I think. So there is 6 six year between our Sons. Six weeks after my Dad died of having Cancer for 26 years. Had 5 or 6 major surgeries growth on his arm, skin cancer etc. So everything had to be centered around him. All three of us children had major problems which my parents didn't know how to deal with. They done the best they could but it wasn't near enough . So I name my Son after my Dad on the delivery table. My Dad wanted to see his Grand Son so bad too. But it wasn't meant to be. God took Dad home to be with him. As I said I'm a very close person so will post what I feel comfortable with. It is going to take time to get all of this out into the open. But I have to do it for myself and my mental Health. So be patient with me. Love and God Blessings Always. Elaine. God is Good. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Girl, we seem more alike each time you post. I also have a son. He is 46 and lives about 35 miles away and I see him maybe every two months. Are you sure we aren't kin in some way? I know, we are sisters in Christ. My son has turned to budha and other things even though he was raised in the Lord's church. So we will pray for each other's sons. God bless.

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Hi It seems like we have a lot in common. I see I'm not the only one in her apartment 24/7. I have a son who lives 50 miles from me and haven't heard or seen him for over two years. It has been extremely had on me. He knows I have had these heart hearts etc. but acts like he could care less. It is killing me. I love my son very much too. It is very heartbreaking and sad. It is killing me. So please pray for my son too. Woulg appreciate it very much. Sending lots of Love and Hugs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Your Way and to Everyone. We have an Awesome God.

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You are getting what my granddaughter calls "air hugs" from me this morning, my friend. If I were there you will have the real thing because I know exactly how you feel. I am in my apartment alone 24/7. I see very few friends. I get so lonely. And I am dealing with similar health issues. Even though, we may not be able to hug you personally as friends, you have at least 257 friends on this team who care deeply for you. I know you are probably thinking, as I have many times, "They are just saying those things, they really don't know me or care about me....it's all just words". Let me tell you that is so far from the truth. It is our aim, at least I know it is my aim, on this team to spread the love of Jesus and to love as he loves us. I want you to know that I will pray for you this morning and I want you to know also that if you want to talk privately, I am only a Sparkmail away. And, sweetie, you are not alone. The Lord has promised never to leave you forsake you. God bless and I hope you have a peaceful and pleasant Sunday. Your friend, Judi. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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