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For My Oldest Son's Decision
« on: November 16, 2008, 09:29:14 AM »
Yesterday, my oldest son who is a high school senior learned he has been offered an appointment at the Virginia Military Institute. This was his first choice, but he still has some other colleges that he was considering. He has some decisions that he will need to be making.

Please pray that he is guided by the Lord in his decisions regarding his future, so that my son can discern where the Lord needs him to be, to best serve Him.

And pray that his family remains at peace, guiding him well when he seeks advice and reconciling ourselves to his decisions, so that the Lord is glorified through this time.

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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008, 09:34:43 AM »
Lord, have mercy! Guide Your faithful servants, illumine their hearts, help them make right decisions in life!
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008, 09:43:33 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2008, 09:57:47 AM »
Lord have mercy
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2008, 10:06:01 AM »
My prayers are with your son, you, and your family.






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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008, 10:52:48 AM »
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2008, 11:10:40 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2008, 11:23:25 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2008, 11:26:28 AM »
Lord have mercy, and grant peace and discernment to your servants.

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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2008, 11:51:20 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2008, 12:23:31 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2008, 12:46:53 PM »
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2008, 12:49:51 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2008, 01:34:55 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2008, 06:04:24 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2008, 06:26:08 PM »
"There stands Jackson like a Stone Wall"
Your idea has been debunked 1000 times already.. Maybe 1001 will be the charm

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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2008, 06:28:49 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2008, 08:52:47 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2008, 09:12:36 PM »
Prayers...
An old timer is a man who's had a lot of interesting experiences -- some of them true.

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2008, 10:07:17 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

May Lord help your son in everything, and in particular, in making the correct decision at this time! May our Lord, also help your entire family in everything, Fr. Chris!
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2008, 01:13:38 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2008, 06:54:31 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant and grant him discernment.

And pshaw - Norwich is a MUCH better Senior Military College. Hah. Good luck to your son if he does choose it, though. I've become much more disciplined and humble in the three months I've been here, and I'm sure VMI is just as good.
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2008, 07:20:54 AM »
Lord be with him and his family! :)
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2008, 07:28:10 PM »
Lord have mercy and guide your servant.
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2008, 05:02:07 PM »
Lord have mercy.
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.

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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2008, 07:06:38 PM »
Lord have mercy on your servant and his family!
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Re: For My Oldest Son's Decision
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2008, 09:39:42 PM »
Lord, have mercy.