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   Safetydude  This is my first post on this wall.
I believe faith is a private matter and I don't share it, but today something happened that reinforced my faith and I do want to share that.
About a week ago, my wife, 'Miss Tina', had bad fall while retrieving our blown away garbage can. She fell on her lower back and also hit the back of her head. Even 'tho she was in was pain two days passed before she would let me take her to the hospital. When we got there her blood chemicals were totally screwed up and her liver had stopped working, etc. She wound up in the ICU with a dozen tubes in her.
For three days she was mostly comatose and incoherent, rambling and squirming so she had to have restraints put on her wrists. As I sat at her bedside trying to call her back she did not get any better. There were some moments when she settled down and it looked like maybe she was sleeping.

This afternoon her sister called me after her first visit and agreed with me that it seemed pretty hopeless. By this time I had already talked to Miss Tina's doctors and we had basically agreed that if there was not a marked improvement in the next two-three days she would be transferred to a Hospice.
Early this evening I went back to sit with her and like a miracle she had periods where she was 'almost' lucid. I talked to her and asked her what her name was and she answered and I asked what her friends called her and she answered that. One of the nurses asked her how old she was and what year we were in, which she also answered. After every answer she smiled like she was proud of her herself.
After about an hour, or so, I went home and called my sister-in-law and told her what had happened and she made me repeat every thing and then she asked me, pretty point blank, if I was lying to her.
That took me back a bit, and I said no, I'm telling you what happened.
My sister-in-law then said she had prayed over Miss Tina and had anointed with oil.
Later I went back to say good-night to my wife and she smiled and and said she wanted to come home. Tomorrow is another day but now my faith is re-enforced and I know we'll be ok.
This may be a bit rambling but I want it down quickly while it's fresh in my mind.
I believe God made it happen through my sister-in-law.
21 hours ago .

   HopeandGlory  Praise the Lord for the best neighbours in the world, they are also my evening walking buddies . . . and I love them all dearly.
November 9 at 13:26 EST .

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   Linder  I got to see the peonies bloom another I turn 73 this summer I'm beginning to realize I won't be here forever....and finding greater appreciation of things taken for granted. Peonies may be my favorite gorgeous!
May 15 at 21:28 EST .

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   Jerico  I love them also. Especially the white with pink inside.
July 8 at 07:08 EST .

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   BirdsNest  This Thursday marked the one year anniversary of my beloved Hagar's passing. A rough week for sure. I spent the day in mostly silence asking friends to refrain from calling or texting me. I spoke only a few words to the lady at the funeral home when I went by to pay on my bill. Otherwise I just reflected on life and love. I am blessed with many friends.
February 18 at 06:39 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  (Hugs Birdsnest ) I know this has been a hard year for you . . . I'm so glad that you have a lot of loyal friends to see you through this very difficult time.
February 20 at 13:46 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks Hope. Earlier that week I got a call from a lady that used to have our UPS route. She is retired but she saw a man in a local diner that had a ponytail that triggered a remembrance of Hagar and she was moved to phone me. Hagar was fond of her and she of him. Its times like that that grab my heart. Folks that get reminded of him and share......
February 21 at 20:17 EST .

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   MeiDei  It's good for you to share/talk about him, part of the healing process. Sometimes we even learn something special from others that may surprise, delight or explain an unknown. I believe God provided the prompt & moved that lady to call you - & am glad she did. Consider it a blessing upon which more will be added to.
March 1 at 09:25 EST .

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   StormCnter  The heartache of losing someone we love never goes away, but I have read that after the first year anniversary, it's a bit easier to face the important days in your life because it's no longer the "first without". I hope that is true for you. Precious memories are a solace, but you already know that.
March 12 at 09:22 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Thank you Almighty God for Blessing us with President Elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President Elect Mike Pence. We humbly beseech you to watch over and protect them during this transition period. We ask in Jesus name . . . Amen!
November 9 at 21:07 EST .

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   Balogreene  My friends, relatives, and nephew all survived the storm easily.
October 9 at 20:16 EST .

   14 people like this.

   MeiDei  A blessing of a different type - seeing a need and providing for it. Thank you God for the gift of ingenuity.
   September 26 at 13:34 EST .

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   Straitpath  Is the greatest commandment to love God and self and fellow man? I am going to try to keep that commandment today. Feeling anxious and scared, but not terribly so. Feeling gratitude, too.
   September 21 at 09:06 EST .

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   Straitpath  So I have been depressed and I know that fear and doubt are the opposite of faith, so I have begun a quest for faith. I have perfect faith that God is my Heavenly Father and that Jesus Christ is my Savior, but I am still fearful of life. Faith can move mountains. How to gain more Faith? I have been reading about it and my best answer today is that Heavenly Father will grant me more faith if I am obedient to His commandments. I am trying.
   September 20 at 17:45 EST .

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   MeiDei  I have found that when I have to spend my last ounce of faith, accepting what follows, God grants me more faith sufficient for and in the nick of the time. You have a prayer partner, if not more, here. Be of good cheer.
September 21 at 18:45 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  I prayed that our Father would increase my faith. And He did. One thing He used to accomplish His will in my life was to place me in situations where I had no options EXCEPT relying on Him to "bring me thru the waters" as He promised in His word. A major tool -for me at least- was to dedicate time each day to read His word the Bible. There is an excellent pamphlet titled "Through the Bible in a Year" which gives a daily reading schedule. It goes through the Bible in chronological order, and each daily reading is no longer than a newspaper article. If you Google the title I'm confident you can find it. I join Mei in praying for you on your journey.
November 22 at 17:17 EST .

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   Straitpath  I was in bed thinking about trying to do a daily devotional. I thought about this under used site and decided to try to post a devotional comment or two regularly. My purpose is to praise God publically and I would love to have others do the same. So I got out of bed and thought I would talk about an answer to prayer I received today. I am having neighbor difficulties; someone is going to build near me who seems to want to take advantage by running a business in a residential neighborhood which would disrupt our peace and quiet. I have been very upset and had no peace of mind. I prayed for help and the answer came that I should let God fight my battles and that I should be a good neighbor no matter what. I now have peace of mind which I badly need. I am thankful.
September 20 at 01:34 EST .

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