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Offline GabrieltheCelt

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Elderly (Nursing) Homes
« on: January 11, 2008, 12:27:33 AM »


After visiting a friend's elderly father tonight, I wanted to encourage all y'all to visit a nursing home sometime if it's within your capacity to do so.  With our busy lives these days, it's so easy to forget the elderly esp those who, through circumstance, are placed in nursing homes.  Lord have mercy on these dear, dear souls.
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Re: Elderly (Nursing) Homes
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 12:50:23 AM »
Lord, have mercy on the sick, the infirm, and all your servants.
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6

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Re: Elderly (Nursing) Homes
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008, 01:41:36 AM »
Blessed are they who understand my faltering step and palsied hand.
Blessed are they who know that my ears today must strain to catch the things they say.
Blessed are they who seem to know that my eyes are dim and my wits are slow.
Blessed are they who looked away when coffee spilled at the table today.
Blessed are they with a cheery smile who stop and chat for a little while
Blessed are they who never say, you’ve told that story twice today.
Blessed are they who know the ways to bring back memories of yesterdays.
Blessed are they who make it known that I’m loved, respected and not alone.
Blessed are they who know I’m at a loss to find the strength to carry the Cross.
Blessed are they who ease the days on my journey Home in loving ways.
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Re: Elderly (Nursing) Homes
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008, 01:46:37 AM »
^^Beautiful OG (are you trying to make me tear up?)
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