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Offline Jakub

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Self Imposed Sabbatical
« on: December 28, 2004, 10:11:13 PM »
Dear Friends,

As I have posted elsewhere, after much thought and prayer I'm limiting my time on forums to concentrate on where I truly belong, I cannot be a hypocrite and I've been fence dwelling for a long time. It may or may not lead away from Rome but I feel something has to be resolved spiritually.

I will only visit the prayer section for members requests and will not engage in any others.

Please say a prayer for my enlightenment and journey.

Your brother in Christ,
james

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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.

Offline Arystarcus

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Re: Self Imposed Sabbatical
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2004, 11:36:21 PM »
Of course I will pray for you buddy!  :)

May God bless you and be with you, providing guidance on your journey of faith.

In Christ,
Aaron

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Re: Self Imposed Sabbatical
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2004, 01:16:17 AM »
Dear James,

You are to be commended for struggling to remain true to your principles.  You are in my prayers. 
May God offer you His guidance as you continue your journey.

In Christ,

Bob James
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Re: Self Imposed Sabbatical
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2004, 06:13:30 AM »
James, my brother, my friend,

My prayers are with you as you wrestle with this matter. (We Bostonians need to stick together, no matter how geographically distant we get from Fenway Park ;) ). Seriously, please know that whichever choice you make, I will support you in your decision, believing as I do that God is more concerned that we be with Him than which road we take to get there, particularly as between these two paths - much as I believe He is waiting for them to intersect.

Should you need to vent at any point, feel free to e-mail me - Irish_Melkite@verizon.net.

May God grant you many years,

Neil
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Re: Self Imposed Sabbatical
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2004, 10:36:54 AM »
My prayers are with you, hermano m+¡o.
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Re: Self Imposed Sabbatical
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2004, 05:20:39 PM »
my prayers are with you as well...prayers that He shows Himself to you in continually clearer ways. :)
hmmmm...

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Re: Self Imposed Sabbatical
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2004, 05:02:49 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Self Imposed Sabbatical
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2004, 05:31:39 PM »
Prayers for you as always James.  And a toast of Patron and Tecate upon your return!
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Re: Self Imposed Sabbatical
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2004, 06:20:12 PM »
Thank you David & all for your prayers.

I don't enjoy episodes of spiritual dryness and confusion. A prescription for a retreat of sorts was needed, but my needs are nothing compared to those who are suffering in Asia.

Back to study and prayer.

james
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.