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Offline Robb

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Prayers for my family needed.
« on: April 18, 2010, 12:23:26 AM »
Please pray for my family.  We are having some tough times right now and I am in the thick of things.  My stepfather, who can be a very nasty man has caused a lot of trouble for us.  He has been especially hard on my mother who has Bone Marrow cancer.  I had to confront him about these things tonight and the results were none too pleasant.  I felt that, despite any trouble that would result it was important for me to stand up for my mother who has already suffered so much over the past several years and whose health might become worse due to his persistant verbal abuse.

I don't know whats going to happen now between us, but I just couldn't let something like this that I knew was wrong and yet allowed out of fear of starting a  family war continue to go on.  Sometimes I feel guilt for having had to do this, but what other choice do I have at the moment.

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Re: Prayers for my family needed.
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 12:29:43 AM »
Lord, have mercy.

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 03:34:24 AM »
Lord have mercy!
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
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Re: Prayers for my family needed.
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010, 10:21:01 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for my family needed.
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010, 02:33:03 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Prayers for my family needed.
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010, 04:37:40 PM »
Lord, have mercy
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Re: Prayers for my family needed.
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2010, 07:02:31 PM »
Lord have Mercy.

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Re: Prayers for my family needed.
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2010, 08:26:07 PM »
Kyrie Eleison!
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Re: Prayers for my family needed.
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2010, 10:14:41 PM »

Lord, have mercy!  Grant health, peace and healing to the situation!
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Re: Prayers for my family needed.
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2010, 03:08:21 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for my family needed.
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2010, 04:33:11 PM »
Thank you all for you're prayers.
Men may dislike truth, men may find truth offensive and inconvenient, men may persecute the truth, subvert it, try by law to suppress it. But to maintain that men have the final power over truth is blasphemy, and the last delusion. Truth lives forever, men do not.
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Re: Prayers for my family needed.
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2010, 07:27:25 PM »
+Lord Have Mercy!
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