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Offline HandmaidenofGod

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I'm a mess
« on: April 26, 2010, 10:23:28 PM »
Please pray for me.

This week begins Finals week so I'm super stressed about school. Also, I'm waiting to hear from Rutgers and Montclair Universities respectively to see if I got into either one of them. (I'm scheduled to graduate with my AA from the Community College in August.) In addition to all this, life with my Stepmother is no pleasure cruise, and the part-time job I recently started prohibits me from going to Liturgy every Sunday. Plus, my Father-Confessor is in Atlanta, and I'm in New Jersey. (My priest in NJ just grants absolution every Sunday before communion, and when I try to go to confession, he rushes me through it.)

I just feel a mess. I'm questioning the wisdom of my decision to go back to school, I have no social life, feel very isolated, and just feel like I'm burning the candle at both ends.

Prayer has been difficult, and being cut off from the Eucharist is not good.

Please pray for me, as I am having difficulty praying for myself.

Right now, I feel like this whole idea of going back to school to get my idea is more of a pipe dream than an achievable goal.
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jer 29:11

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Re: I'm a mess
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 10:38:49 PM »
I'm sorry that you're having such troubles :( Lord have mercy!

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Re: I'm a mess
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 11:00:07 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: I'm a mess
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 11:27:26 PM »
Blagoslovi Gospode ! Rucnu Slugu ...;.Amin.....
Gospode Pomiluj ..Amin....
 Lord Have mercy ! Amen Amen.......
Hope Everything work's out ...........
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: I'm a mess
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 11:31:46 PM »
Lord have Mercy.

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Re: I'm a mess
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010, 02:17:00 AM »
Lord, have mercy!  Hang in there, sister!  :)
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Re: I'm a mess
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 03:09:38 AM »


This guy tells us that when we confess, we don't need to... Just listen to it, that's all

# 009 'How To Confess Properly'

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He's the most Orthodox speaker i've heard.


Listen to an audiobible here: http://www.audiotreasure.com/KJV/index.htm


Listen to this about prayer:

Scroll to #22

http://www.philokalia.org/OTF.htm




100. Like a bee one should extract from each of the virtues what is most profitable. In this way, by taking a small amount from all of them, one builds up from the practice of the virtues a great honeycomb overflowing with the soul-delighting honey of wisdom.

St Gregory of Sinai

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Re: I'm a mess
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2010, 06:26:47 AM »
It's finals week and you're working...you ARE burning candles at both ends. This will pass.  Hang in there. It will be worth it. 

Prayers for you.


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Re: I'm a mess
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2010, 10:09:37 AM »

Lord, have mercy!

Take a deep breath and go one step at a time.  Don't think too far ahead.

You CAN do it!
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Re: I'm a mess
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2010, 10:53:49 AM »
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: I'm a mess
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2010, 11:42:12 AM »
Lord have mercy on Your faithful handmaiden!

You can do it! Remember, this too shall pass, and we hope for better days ahead...
+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +

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Re: I'm a mess
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2010, 11:50:47 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.

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Re: I'm a mess
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2010, 01:55:52 AM »
Thanks for your prayers. It's just about 2 AM here. I've finished two papers due for tomorrow and I have two more to do before night's end.

It's going to be a rough week.
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"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jer 29:11