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October 21, 2019, 08:21:52 am

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General Discussion / Re: backat last
Last post by jiminpa - October 14, 2019, 02:05:22 pm
Quote from: flaglady on October 12, 2019, 11:49:06 amWell, I'm back at last! Had to have my knee redone on the 6th and it was a brute! Surgery took 3½ hours, the surgeon told me and the replacement implants were 3 times longer than the original! This was because the lower part had come loose and was in danger of causing a break in the bone!

Enough detail, my recovery was awesome in the first 2 weeks but rapidly went down hill thereafter. Not fun! I'm now 6 weeks out, still miserable and haven't been out of the house yet. Only plus side is that my range of movement is terrific. Well at least that's something!

In meantime, my computer took a nose dive and 3-4days of work hasn't resolved the problem so the first thing when I get my freedom back is to get a new computer!
Thanks for updating us Jo. I'll be praying.
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General Discussion / Re: backat last
Last post by Bryan - October 13, 2019, 07:57:32 am
Well hopefully you don't have to spend a fortune to get a new computer.  God willing, your recovery will hit a boost and you'll be dancing like David in no time!  :)
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General Discussion / backat last
Last post by flaglady - October 12, 2019, 11:49:06 am
Well, I'm back at last! Had to have my knee redone on the 6th and it was a brute! Surgery took 3½ hours, the surgeon told me and the replacement implants were 3 times longer than the original! This was because the lower part had come loose and was in danger of causing a break in the bone!

Enough detail, my recovery was awesome in the first 2 weeks but rapidly went down hill thereafter. Not fun! I'm now 6 weeks out, still miserable and haven't been out of the house yet. Only plus side is that my range of movement is terrific. Well at least that's something!

In meantime, my computer took a nose dive and 3-4days of work hasn't resolved the problem so the first thing when I get my freedom back is to get a new computer!
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Deeper Fellowship / Realizing you are not enough
Last post by Bryan - October 08, 2019, 08:25:06 pm
So the other day while praying I had this moment of intense revelation.  I know in the past I have talked about not being enough, but in this moment I felt it.  Truly felt empty and completely helpless against God.

I cant remember exactly what I prayed, but I was praying and reading a book by Andrew Murray when this realization hit.

It wasn't just I'm not enough, but that I'm truly not sure if I am willing to surrender to God.

It really is hard for me to articulate but the feeling remains.  And honestly, I'm okay with that.  I feel closer to God by feeling farther from him if that makes sense.

Me living on this spiritual cliff where I feel as though I'm just a breath away from falling again keeps me tied to him in prayer and supplication.

Perhaps that is the strength of our walk with him?
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General Discussion / Re: Fourteen years old. Yep as...
Last post by jiminpa - September 28, 2019, 11:24:27 am
Wow, my later in life, youngest is 13.
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General Discussion / Re: Fourteen years old. Yep as...
Last post by Bryan - September 28, 2019, 12:01:13 am
Happy birthdsy!  My oldest turned 11 today as well :)
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General Discussion / Fourteen years old. Yep as of ...
Last post by Renee - September 26, 2019, 07:05:47 pm
Fourteen years old. Happy birthday baby boy.
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General Discussion / Re: How the Holy Spirit speaks
Last post by Bryan - September 12, 2019, 08:40:52 am
For me, sometimes I will know immediately that the Holy Spirit has spoken to me.  Words or impressions will just hit me differently.

Once I was cleaning around the house and my youngest came up and started grabbing things.  I told her if she wanted to help then to allow me to show her how first.  Horrible paraphrase but the gist was the Spirit spoke to me immediately through my own words that if I wanted to serve he had to show me how first.

Or how I was driving to work a few months ago and the Spirit impressed upon my heart my own love for my children and how if I love them and will love them no matter what, then how much more does God love me?  Something about that moment, even though Ive heard that a million times, struck me and I know the Spirit was speaking through that impression.
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General Discussion / How the Holy Spirit speaks
Last post by Bryan - September 10, 2019, 06:21:14 pm
What are some of the ways the Holy Spirit speaks to you?  How are you able to discern the difference?
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General Discussion / Re: Hymns as prayers
Last post by jiminpa - September 09, 2019, 01:34:51 pm
Hillsong United's song "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) is written as addressed to God, but it makes a very scary prayer. The bridge is, "Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my savior." 
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