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[IPr] Where your heart is...



To everyone who still looks for this digest in their mailbox:  I too have
missed the daily messages, but then I realize I could have written something
myself. I guess I felt as though this list was slowly but surely marked for
doom. And I'm very grateful to say it taint so! April, thank-you for sharing
your touching poetry and I'll be there with my hand stretched out to you as
well. To Bonnie, I'm so sorry you and your brother are going through this
but was very heartened by your post. Our priest today said he'd read a bit
about a wealthy woman who went to Calcutta to see Mother Teresa and to ask
her why those poor people had to suffer so and not her? Mother Teresa's
response was that, "Perhaps you're not worthy enough". Meaning God has
indeed a "Special relationship" with those who suffer. So conflicting with
our idea of who is blessed I know, and yet it feels right. I will also pray
for you and him to find renewal and strength to meet each day as well as
your families. And Michelle, I will also remember you for Him to show you
the way through your current ordeal as I know He will. Trust Him when it's
the hardest thing to do, He'll not ever leave you or forsake you. My warmest
thoughts and prayers to all of you looking for spiritual guidance and I
personally head that list. My current motto is to "Encourage one another"
and I hope I have done so.
    Your sister in faith,
    Rosemary
----- Original Message -----
From: spirit-digest <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2000 12:30 PM
Subject: spirit-digest V4 #352


>
> spirit-digest        Saturday, October 14 2000        Volume 04 : Number
352
>
>
>
> PLEASE edit the subject line of your reply messages.
> ####################################################
> This issue of the digest contains:
> [IPr] Miss You All
> Re: [IPr] Miss You All
> [IPr] Spiritual Help
> Re: [IPr] Miss You All
> Re: [IPr] Spiritual Help
> Re: [[IPr] Spiritual Help]
> Re: [Re: [IPr] Miss You All]
> Re: [Re: [IPr] Miss You All]
> Re: [IPr] Miss You All
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: 31 Aug 00 23:30:09 EDT
> From: april smith <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IPr] Miss You All
>
> It has been a long time since I have seen any posts to the group. This ma=
> kes
> me sad cause I feel like that we can help to comfort and enlighten one
> another. I miss all of you and your shared thoughts on the spiritual aspe=
> cts
> of dealing with diabetes. I had my mind on this even when I was in the pr=
> ocess
> of waking up this morning and this poem developed in my mind. I cannot ev=
> en
> tell you if I was awake or not. I don't much think i was but I remembered=
>
> it...
> ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
> I reach out my hand to you in the surrounding dark,
> I hope that you reach out your hand to me also,
> Hand in hand we press earnestly toward the mark,
> And meanwhile we will share all that we know...
> ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
> Nothing profound.. only what is on my heart. =
>
> God bless,
> April =
>
>
>
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 08:41:26 -0400
> From: "Dan & Denise" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IPr] Miss You All
>
> That's beautiful April!  I too have missed the posts here!  Thanks for
> sharing!
>
> Love Always,
> Denise
> email @ redacted
>
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 08:29:27 -0500
> From: Bonnie Richardson <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IPr] Spiritual Help
>
> Just sharing a story.........
> My brother has early onset Alzheimers/MI Dementia.  In the last couple of
> months he has been going downhill more quickly than in the past two years.
> He calls and I listen and we laugh about old stories (over and over) and I
> am just there for him to be best of my ability.  Last week he called and
it
> was apparent that he was worsening.   I was very down about it after I
hung
> up.  My daughter said what can I do and of course we both said "Pray for
> him".
> The next day she gave me a little package.   It was a tiny "God Box" which
> opened up so that you could put your written prayers inside and God would
> take care of them.  I went out and got a tiny silver chain, wrote a prayer
> on a tiny piece of silk, stuffed it in the box and wear it every day.   I
> swear, my worries about my brother have lightened as I know someone else
is
> doing the caring for him.
> It is, of course, an outward and visible symbol of an inward an spiritual
> grace.
> Just wanted to share.
> Bonnie
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dan & Denise [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> > Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 5:41 AM
> > To: email @ redacted
> > Subject: Re: [IPr] Miss You All
> >
> > That's beautiful April!  I too have missed the posts here!  Thanks for
> > sharing!
> >
> > Love Always,
> > Denise
> > email @ redacted
> >
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 17:17:58 EDT
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPr] Miss You All
>
> Hello ALL
> I miss everyone on this list a whole lot also.
> I am glad you sent that poem it was very nice.
> I have been busy running around being oriented to my PhD program.
> I have been having weird BS readings from stress and anxiety the last
couple
> days.
> I am so excited about school and life, but I think my excitment is welling
> over into anxiety. So I have been trying to meditate and do positive self
> talk to keep myself a little calmer and keep my BS a little more stable.
> I also have been dealing with a very scary and non-diabetes related test
> result, I had an abnormal PAP test for the first time ever. So I get to go
> through not so fun and semi-invasive testing to make sure I do not have
> precancer of the cervix.
> I am accepting all types of prayers and any and all advice on this
subject.
> Brightest Blessings Michelle T.
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 17:24:07 EDT
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPr] Spiritual Help
>
> Bonnie
> That was a very helpful story. Sometimes putting our prayers in a concrete
> form allows us to more easily let go of the stress around them. I know I
did
> similar things a few months ago when my 22 year old sister almost died in
a
> head on collision. Luckily my sister is alive and relatively well, despite
a
> compressed/broken back and a shattered pelvis. The past year has been
> profoundly enlightening for me in terms of rolling with the punches and
being
> there when others need me, with out imposing myself when they are unable
to
> recieve me. Sometimes I think tragedy and pain are the best teachers in
the
> world. Spiritualy I look at everything in life including my Diabetes as a
> learning tool and sometimes a test of my spiritual strength.
> Brightest Blessings Michelle
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: 1 Sep 00 18:02:33 EDT
> From: april smith <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [[IPr] Spiritual Help]
>
> Dear Bonnie,
>
> Thanks for sharing. That was a very inspired idea that you had about putt=
> ing
> your prayer on a piece of silk and wearing it close to your heart.
> That is why that I keep a spiritual/prayer journal so that I can look bac=
> k and
> see how God heard my pleas for help. It is when we let go and Let God han=
> dle
> life's situations that we see results whether the results are external or=
>
> internal ones. I hope that your brother's condition is stabilizing. I kno=
> w it
> is so hard to watch your loved one's suffer from the cruelty of alzheimer=
> s.
> God bless,
> April
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Bonnie Richardson <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > Just sharing a story.........
> > My brother has early onset Alzheimers/MI Dementia.  In the last couple =
> of
> > months he has been going downhill more quickly than in the past two yea=
> rs.
> > He calls and I listen and we laugh about old stories (over and over) an=
> d I
> > am just there for him to be best of my ability.  Last week he called an=
> d it
> > was apparent that he was worsening.   I was very down about it after I =
> hung
> > up.  My daughter said what can I do and of course we both said "Pray fo=
> r
> > him".    =
>
> > The next day she gave me a little package.   It was a tiny "God Box" wh=
> ich
> > opened up so that you could put your written prayers inside and God wou=
> ld
> > take care of them.  I went out and got a tiny silver chain, wrote a pra=
> yer
> > on a tiny piece of silk, stuffed it in the box and wear it every day.  =
>  I
> > swear, my worries about my brother have lightened as I know someone els=
> e is
> > doing the caring for him.  =
>
> > It is, of course, an outward and visible symbol of an inward an spiritu=
> al
> > grace. =
>
> > Just wanted to share. =
>
> > Bonnie
> > =
>
> > =
>
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Dan & Denise [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> > > Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 5:41 AM
> > > To: email @ redacted
> > > Subject: Re: [IPr] Miss You All
> > > =
>
> > > That's beautiful April!  I too have missed the posts here!  Thanks fo=
> r
> > > sharing!
> > > =
>
> > > Love Always,
> > > Denise
> > > email @ redacted
> > > =
>
> > > ----------------------------------------------------------
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> rg
> > > send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
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>
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>
>
>
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: 1 Sep 00 18:07:18 EDT
> From: april smith <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [Re: [IPr] Miss You All]
>
> Dear Denise,
>
> Thank you for your post. Maybe we can keep our shared thoughts and prayer=
> s
> going. I hope that all of you are prospering in your spiritual and physic=
> al
> life.
> God bless,
> April
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "Dan & Denise" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > That's beautiful April!  I too have missed the posts here!  Thanks for
> > sharing!
> > =
>
> > Love Always,
> > Denise
> > email @ redacted
> > =
>
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
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>
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>
>
>
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: 1 Sep 00 18:20:09 EDT
> From: april smith <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [Re: [IPr] Miss You All]
>
> Dear Michelle,
>
> Please be assured that I will add you to my prayer list. Dealing with dia=
> betes
> is a hard enough struggle without having other health surprises thrown ou=
> r
> way. I agree completely though with what you said about life's most preci=
> ous
> lessons being learned as we suffer adversity. I feel that we get to know
> Christ more deeply when we as the scripture says we get to know Him in th=
> e
> fellowship of our suffering. Keep us posted about your health condition. =
> I
> know that it is scary. I have had abnormal pap smears
> before my hysterectomy. My 21 yr old daughter has had one also. Right now=
>  she
> is having to have repeat ultrasounds to monitor a cyst on her ovary. I kn=
> ow
> that you are young also and hope all turns out well for you.
> God bless,
> April
>
>
>
>
>
> email @ redacted wrote:
> > Hello ALL
> > I miss everyone on this list a whole lot also.
> > I am glad you sent that poem it was very nice.
> > I have been busy running around being oriented to my PhD program.
> > I have been having weird BS readings from stress and anxiety the last c=
> ouple
>
> > days.
> > I am so excited about school and life, but I think my excitment is well=
> ing =
>
> > over into anxiety. So I have been trying to meditate and do positive se=
> lf =
>
> > talk to keep myself a little calmer and keep my BS a little more stable=
> =2E =
>
> > I also have been dealing with a very scary and non-diabetes related tes=
> t =
>
> > result, I had an abnormal PAP test for the first time ever. So I get to=
>  go =
>
> > through not so fun and semi-invasive testing to make sure I do not have=
>  =
>
> > precancer of the cervix.
> > I am accepting all types of prayers and any and all advice on this subj=
> ect.
> > Brightest Blessings Michelle T.
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> > for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org=
>
> > send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml
>
>
>
> ____________________________________________________________________
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 11:31:04 -0500
> From: "George Lovelace" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IPr] Miss You All
>
> On 1 Sep 2000, at 17:17, email @ redacted wrote:
>
> > Hello ALL
> > I miss everyone on this list a whole lot also.
>
> I know that there are many who miss the posts to Spirit and
> wanted to reassure everyone that the list does still exist and that it
> is here to serve as a sounding block for your Spiritual needs and
> beliefs.  Maybe at this time when there is such a conflict that tries
> to take on a religious front, we can all remember that we are of one
> race and also that we share this planet with many other species
> besides human.
>
> Nomastay,
>
> George
>
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> ------------------------------
>
> End of spirit-digest V4 #352
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