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5/10/08 10:09 A

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I'm heading off to an Alpha retreat (bus leaves in an hour), and I know it's going to be very emotional for me (more so than usual). I'll be thinking of all of you, which will give me strength, because I know you are caring and faithful. Thank you from the bottom of my emoticon .

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My son Scott's memorial:
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"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

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CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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4/26/08 9:31 P

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Yes, it is a course. I am so glad that you find hidden blessings in your son's death, bless your heart. You must be a very strong woman.

The course is based on Gods Word, His Invitation to have a real and personal relationship with Him, Him speaking to us, Adjusting my life, and Obeying and experiencing Him. This course has changed my life. I have always felt thqt I had a relationship with Jesus, but I am now learning to have a personal relationship with God and listen to Him. I am making some major adjustments in my life to maintain a good relationship with Him. I am learning to accept His wonderful Grace. I have always felt the need to work for my salvation but I don't have to. I believe in serving but not working for my salvation. I'll share more as I go along in the course.

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

Remember every journey starts with a single step. Keep taking them. Madelyn Fernstrom


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4/26/08 5:58 P

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Since my son was killed, there has been a lot of discussion from friends and family about the "purpose" of his death; ie. how can this be God working in our lives, to cut short this Christ-living young man's life, to take this wonderful person from us?

As painful as it is to live through, I know there IS a plan, a reason, a purpose. I also recognize that much good HAS come to others - just as a start, as many as possible of Scott's organs and tissues were donated.

On a deeper level, however, dozens of people (probably more) have been inspired by his story. Scott's unexpected death has people re-evaluating their lives, re-dedicating themselves to service (and kindness and generosity) as was his normal, every day way of living.

I'll never know how many lives will be enriched, changed for the better, by my son's death, but I don't have to know the details to believe. "Experiencing God" - this is a course? Can you tell us more about it? Thanks, Elizabeth

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My son Scott's memorial:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AopgOKaOUwY

"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

"Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard.
CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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4/26/08 12:57 A

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God works in mysterious ways.

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
Charles Stanley

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in


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4/25/08 1:05 P

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Glad to have you on the team Deb, you share good news for sure

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

Remember every journey starts with a single step. Keep taking them. Madelyn Fernstrom


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4/25/08 12:17 P

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I am also learning about how God can help my situation and just let him take care of it for me. I think this should be a good lesson for me. I need more patients, but it sure is hard for me not to try to get hold of my daughter. But God is amazing and if you let him do what he wants, he will show you the way ,and not what you want to do. That is what I am learning. I am also learning how to lean on God more each day.
Love you guys, My name is Debbie, I go by Deb.

Due to health issues, I want to change my life style and become a better person as well. I also would love to know if anybody likes to crochette and share patterns?


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4/25/08 8:04 A

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emoticon God Bless You, Pam!!!

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4/25/08 7:39 A

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Sorry about your stressful weekend. How wonderful you have found a Christian Councilor. The course you are taking sounds wonderful.

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4/25/08 5:15 A

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Your doing great Pam. I would love to hear more about what your learning. Sounds like something I could use.

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" May the Lord bless you and keep you; May the Lord make his face shine upon you; and be gracious unto you; May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace"
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4/24/08 11:48 P

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Learning Gods Word is amazing and I never stop being blessed by it. This week we are learning to adjust our lives to do God's Will for us and accept His invitation when He reveals to us what He is doing and join Him in His work. I have been somewhat depressed after going thru alot of stress over the weekend. I won't go into that but I saw a Christian Councelor today who had me laughing by the end of the hour. She too is doing the Experiencing God course. I am now again ready to Watch My Father Work so that I may know what He is doing and join Him. I hope that you get something out of this. Pam

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

Remember every journey starts with a single step. Keep taking them. Madelyn Fernstrom


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