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Offline Entscheidungsproblem

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My Friend, Eric
« on: April 30, 2009, 01:34:58 PM »
Please keep in your prayers my friend Eric.  He is about to finish his post-secondary studies and is having a quarter-life crisis if you will.  He entered his field of study since it would provide good employment, but he has no interest in entering that field now after 4 years.  He is becoming very resentful of his parents (who applied significant pressure on him), increasingly depressed and is unsure of what to do now.  He has always had a deep love for music, and it is one of the few things he feels like he has going for him at the moment.

Lord, have mercy.
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Re: My Friend, Eric
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 01:38:27 PM »
Please keep in your prayers my friend Eric.  He is about to finish his post-secondary studies and is having a quarter-life crisis if you will.  He entered his field of study since it would provide good employment, but he has no interest in entering that field now after 4 years.  He is becoming very resentful of his parents (who applied significant pressure on him), increasingly depressed and is unsure of what to do now.  He has always had a deep love for music, and it is one of the few things he feels like he has going for him at the moment.

Lord, have mercy.
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Re: My Friend, Eric
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 02:04:04 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: My Friend, Eric
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009, 02:27:20 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: My Friend, Eric
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009, 02:40:45 PM »
Lord, have Mercy.

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Re: My Friend, Eric
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 02:44:55 PM »
Lord, have mercy, and fill his soul with the sweet music of Your Wisdom!
"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: My Friend, Eric
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2009, 03:03:08 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: My Friend, Eric
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2009, 04:31:20 PM »
Lord Have Mercy!...Amen
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Re: My Friend, Eric
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 04:53:51 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: My Friend, Eric
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009, 07:51:54 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: My Friend, Eric
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2009, 11:18:07 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: My Friend, Eric
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2009, 03:57:14 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: My Friend, Eric
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2009, 10:07:11 AM »
Lord have mercy.
Domine Iesu Christe, Fili Dei, miserere mei, peccatricis.

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