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Offline rwprof

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Hestitatingly
« on: April 10, 2009, 10:19:57 AM »
I ask that you pray for me. After over forty years, I stopped smoking three days ago (this will be the sixth time I've quit -- pray that this is the last). I'm better today. I have been in what can only be described as a murderous mood the last two days, so if I have bitten, I am extremely sorry. Also, the puppy was diagnosed with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada-Like Syndrome, an auto-immune disease in which the immune system attacks pigment cells. Her retinas detached and she is blind, and will remain blind. She is doing extremely well -- it's amazing how quickly and bravely she is adapting -- but it's very hard on us, and I would appreciate your prayers.

And may everyone have a very blessed Holy Week and Pascha!


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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2009, 10:24:48 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Your faithful servant Rwprof! St. Panteleimon the Healer, intercede! St. George the Dragon Slayer, St. Michael the Archistratige, grant patience to our brother Rwprof, help him overcome the addiction!
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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2009, 10:28:18 AM »
Lord have mercy on your servant.
Learn from your dog.
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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009, 11:31:18 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2009, 01:03:46 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -- Douglas Adams

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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2009, 01:10:46 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Thy servant!
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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2009, 02:20:50 PM »
I ask that you pray for me. After over forty years, I stopped smoking three days ago (this will be the sixth time I've quit -- pray that this is the last). I'm better today. I have been in what can only be described as a murderous mood the last two days, so if I have bitten, I am extremely sorry. Also, the puppy was diagnosed with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada-Like Syndrome, an auto-immune disease in which the immune system attacks pigment cells. Her retinas detached and she is blind, and will remain blind. She is doing extremely well -- it's amazing how quickly and bravely she is adapting -- but it's very hard on us, and I would appreciate your prayers.

And may everyone have a very blessed Holy Week and Pascha!




Lord have mercy!

All the pets in my immediate family died in the last two weeks. It's been hard on my sons.  I feel for you.

My grandmother quit after 50 years of smoking, and added a decade to her life. It can be done!  My father didn't, and died at the ripe old age of 51.
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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2009, 02:26:03 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2009, 06:12:30 PM »
Lord have mercy on your servant and grant him endurance and fortitude.
Domine Iesu Christe, Fili Dei, miserere mei, peccatricis.

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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2009, 06:22:19 PM »
rightwingprof, I hope everything works out for you.  You have my prayers.

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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2009, 07:22:25 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant.
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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2009, 07:38:45 PM »
I pray to The lord , you do succeed in breaking the smoking habit..
 I quit for a year, but friend meaning well kept offering them to me ,so i
started to smoke again,,second time is even harder for me now ..
Lord Have Mercy! and Grant you strength.....
Sister Quit ,went to a hypnotist,,quit cold turkey...
 
Lord have Mercy! on your pet..........
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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2009, 09:27:58 PM »
Dear Jesus, please help Your servant Rwprof. Please bless him and assist him.

Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2009, 11:48:44 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2009, 07:00:51 AM »
Lord have mercy on your servant.
Learn from your dog.

Yes!! I recently had to "put down" a beloved 16-year-old cat (who had more intelligence than many people I know) due to cancer. Yet, Mistress, despite her otherwise justifiable sense of feline superiority, never complained, even though she would have been in quite some discomfort, despite the medication she was on to help with relieving her pain and inflammation.

Critters seem to bear infirmities with far more equanimity than us humans. A quite humbling observation.
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Am I posting? Or is it Schroedinger's Cat?

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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2009, 12:44:50 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Hestitatingly
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2009, 12:34:21 PM »
Lord hear our prayers.
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