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  1. I hadn't posted an update on Facebook for a while until this morning. Some of it is a repeat of the previous post, but here it is: A few weeks ago, the doctor cleared Randy to go back to work. He had already been back to preaching, but now would need to go back to home health aid. We were not thrilled with this, because we know how much pain he's in (well, I know from observation, he from - obviously - experience). The first week there were some issues that seemed like would end up with his losing his workman's comp. We know that if that had happened, God would take care...briefly summed it was because he had been released for light/moderate duty, but even the light duty was too much. He had three days with 1 shift each day, 1 1/2 hour each. Sounds easy peasy, right? Well, he had just gotten to the point where he was sleeping at night for maybe 3 hours at a shot before pain woke him. The night after his first shift was not horrible, but it wasn't as well as the previous nights had been. The second night was worse, and he woke in the morning for his third shift with his foot so swollen (this was after propping it the rest of the previous day and night) he could hardly get his shoe on. Yet he still went to work. So...he had to see the doctor again. He wanted me to go in with him, to make sure that he remembered everything he wanted to discuss. Upshot of the visit was that the doc limited him to two 1 1/2 hour shifts per week. While that is still difficult for him, it is much better than the 3 shifts. So he's done two weeks like that, and heading into his third week. The doctor had also referred him to a neurologist for his foot. And the doc told Randy that it's very likely that he has neuropathy (which is not curable)...and that this is quite likely his "new normal." He has an appointment for June 26 He still isn't driving, so my mom and I take turns bringing him to work - and finding something to do in town so we don't have to drive home and go back. =D Just this morning, as he was walking to his chair, he was limping badly. I asked him if he was ok...he was having some intense surges of pain. He had to get to his chair and sit before he fell. The surges of pain are one big reason he isn't driving right now. And they are intensely painful. It bothers him that he can't get outside and putter with things - like mowing the lawn. Our son has come and done some mowing, and my wonderful sister and her boyfriend spent 4 hours (that's a total of 8 hours...) this past Saturday mowing and weed eating - and they weren't able to finish it all! Not because they weren't working like lunatics, but because there's just so much to do! Randy feels guilty about not being out there (I know, and he knows, there isn't anything he can do about it, but there it is...). So there's that. And he is a bit frustrated at not being able to be out knocking on doors for church. It's something that he has always loved doing, and now cannot do. At the same time, he knows that God is in control - and he is looking forward to God working in our lives and in our church. And he is enjoying the extra time to study. Me? I'm concerned greatly. He has several health issues that can be life-threatening. I'm praying for a miracle. A miracle that, even if he has neuropathy, our Great Physician will heal him. I can't really put into words all that is in my heart. But I would ask that you join me in praying for that miracle. Thank you for continuing to pray for my Randy.
  2. Alrighty then. This thread is going to be locked as soon as I'm done posting this. And I think you'll understand why... MJW has brought to this thread nonsense spewed on David Icke's forum. David Icke is a conspiracy theorist (please understand, I'm not against every "conspiracy theory" because the devil really is out to get us) who is anti-Israel, believes shape-shifting lizards control the earth, parallel universes, that he is a son of the godhead, had an illegitimate child from his wife-approved relationship with a psychic (his wife renamed herself Michaela, you know - from the archangel Michael). I could go on and on, but I don't need to. The fact remains that the nonsense listed in this thread appears on his official forum. I'm leaving the thread intact simply for educational purposes. However, to the reader of this forum: please be advised that what MJW has said and posted in this thread is not biblical. @John Young, if you'd like to comment, let me know. I'll be glad to unlock it for your comment, since you are the originator of the thread.
  3. Sorry, but Jesus didn't say, "And, as he slept, he dreamed that he was in Hell and this is what he went through..." Nope. He said, "And in Hell, he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence." Nowhere in that passage, neither before, during, nor after, does Christ mention anything about a dream. As you've quoted from several scriptures, when someone is dreaming, God makes it clear. What is clear in Luke is that the conscious rich man awoke in Hell. In torment. Not in a nightmare. In eternity.
  4. Molly's cancer is now in her lymph nodes. She is facing several tests and surgeries. Added to the burden of her health is the financial aspect. And, of course, her family. Both her son and her husband are pretty well (understandably!) upset. She asked me to thank those who are praying.
  5. This is interesting - @DaveW, have you heard about this? In September 2018, a 20-strong team of palaeontologists and volunteers gathered near Karoola homestead in Central West Queensland to rescue a slew of dinosaur footprints (figure 1).1,2,3Over 20 days, they excavated endangered tracks from a dry creek bed and moved them some 100 km to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum near Winton, founded by Executive Chairman, David Elliott. Australian vertebrate palaeontologist Dr Stephen Poropat of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne is leading the research work. The tracks were first exposed 20 years before when floods altered the course of the creek. Although landowners often passed the impressions, they did not recognise their significance (figure 2). However, a couple of years ago, a visitor suggested the features were dinosaur footprints, an opinion later supported by palaeontologists. Some 25 per cent of the total footprint area, which was about the size of two basketball courts, was relocated, including all the fragile prints. Relocation will continue to the end of winter 2019... For the rest of the article: https://creation.com/dinosaur-footprints-karoola-australia
  6. I hear you on that long road. Ours hasn't been as long as yours, but we're still walking it as well.
  7. @Ukulelemike, please let your wife know I'm praying for her. I hope she gets back on her feet and feeling better soon. Today we had our monthly potluck, so tonight was leftovers. Three cheese ziti with sweet Italian sausage, meatballs in sweet chili sauce, salad. With German chocolate cake for dessert.
  8. I haven't posted in this thread for a while, because nothing was changed, really. Randy is still healing, still in pain, still walking...but... The last time he saw his doctor, the doctor marked that he was able to go back to light/moderate work. sigh...Sadly, it wasn't because he saw such great improvement. His reasoning was that "L & I need to see some progress." L & I is the workman's comp company (L & I stands for Labor and Industries - they are more than just workman's comp). They (L & I) had decided a few weeks back that Randy no longer needed his pain meds. And, although there is a form the doc could fill out to extend it, he stopped prescribing them. So now Randy is in much more pain, and expected to go back to work helping clients...all so a company can "see some progress." Well, he talked to someone at work who suggested starting with one client. He said okay. Checked his calendar, and he was scheduled for 3 mornings with the one, and an afternoon with a second one. He talked to the woman, as well as her helper, and let them know that he is physically unable to just sit for 4 hours (which is what he would be doing in the afternoon) with his leg down, and there is no way to sit with his leg up at that client. So they took him off. And then asked him to do 3 evenings with the morning client, same day. He had to tell them he couldn't do that right now, that he needed to see how things went first. So because of that, they "turned him in" to L & I for "refusing shifts." And L & I said they would no longer be sending him comp because of it. I am dealing with some anger over this. He went to his client the three mornings. My mom or I drove him and stayed in town for the 1 1/2 hours. He was in a great deal of pain Wed and Thurs by the time he got home. Both nights were bad for him again (his sleeping had only just begun to improve), with Thurs night being really bad. Friday morning his foot was so swollen it was hard to get his slip-on shoe on. So he told them he could not do Fri mornings, that he would only do Wed and Thurs mornings for now. That might seem like he's refusing shifts, but really - how sensible is it to send a lame caregiver to help clients? We do know that God is in control. But I'm feeling like a butterfly trying to get out of the cocoon. His doc wants him to see a neurologist about his foot. He couldn't get in until June 26, and something was said about L & I not covering anything after May. I guess those pencil pushers know when healing is complete. sigh He is really struggling with pain now. And now the bottom of his foot is tingling. His INR was too low yesterday. And it's sunny here...beautiful weather. But he can't get out and mow or putter around the yard. It's bugging him. But he's so thankful for the extra time to study. And to top it off, I've been dealing with a tooth infection since Randy got home from the hospital. The antibiotic made me very ill, so had to stop taking it. The infection was finally clearing up and I was hit again last weekend with massive pain and swelling. Got a stronger antibiotic that doesn't set well, but isn't making me ill. I have a referral request in to an oral surgeon - please pray that will work out and I can get this tooth pulled. This post feels like a downer, and I don't mean it to be. I'm just skimming over how things are going right now. And I'm thankful for the prayer.
  9. Thank you. We do still earnestly covet prayer.
  10. He is not doing well, Rosie. The family still needs loads of prayer.
  11. I have not heard from Molly for a while, even though I have tried contacting her. However, the other day this gofundme was shared to her FB wall. There is no new information, but I thought if anyone desired to be of financial help, it might be good to post it here. If I hear anything more, I will let you know. https://www.gofundme.com/ngw8pu-mollys-cancer-fund?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=p_email%2B3201-24hr-reminder-v5&fbclid=IwAR0IOF_QhSAOI1XO6H8YLLl4MyYc9uNq6nnRvSwXDScyLlXIE-4Eb10bLwE
  12. Homemade beef and vegetable soup tonight.
  13. I'm sorry that you have this baggage, Corinne. Battles of the mind are some of the hardest to fight. God tells us that our minds shape what we are - "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he." This verse is speaking directly about an evil man, but the principle is still there - as we think, so we are. Sin of any kind becomes baggage, and the mind will always battle it. You are battling religious indoctrination, others battle past experiences of a different type. But the Holy Spirit is able - and willing - to help us. The only way to conquer this kind of thing is to completely immerse oneself in scripture and prayer. Maybe you could do a Bible study on the mind? Eph. 5:26 says "That he might sanctify and cleanse it by the washing of water by the word..." The verse is speaking of the church. Who is the church? We are...God can wash our minds by the word. The indoctrination you underwent will be hard to shake - I'm not in any way saying it will be easy. But God is able. Will be praying for you.
  14. That would be fine if you desire. If you do, I would probably explain why I think it's not flawed or incorrect. LOL Yes, we should focus on the core errors of their doctrine...but keep in mind: bad doctrine is where EVERY cult that has formed came from.

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