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  1. turtletwo

    Mom may need a surgery

    I got a phone call from the wound care nurse telling me my mom may need a surgery called a Colostomy (because recent loose stooling is causing her large ulcer wound which was healing so nicely to suffer a setback. The wound is unfortunately in that area.) I have to help make the medical decision on this one (Mom is unable to due to brain damage. I'm her poa.) I feel sad to put her through any more surgeries but perhaps she really needs it. The nurse said I should research it. So I will. It seems kind of scary to me and I don't know if it will be painful. I really need God's wisdom on this. Please pray He guides me to make the decision that would be best for her. This is what I've learned so far: Colostomy is a surgical procedure that brings one end of the large intestine out through an opening (stoma) made in the abdominal wall. Stools moving through the intestine drain through the stoma into a bag attached to the abdomen.
  2. Received a flu shot, six days later this heavy "cold-allergy-congestion develops. May not be related, none the less I am rather sick at this time with chills, heavy congestion, sneezes, sinus aches. Will appreciate prayer for my rapid recovery as I have a memorial service funeral to attend tomorrow afternoon. I will appreciate prayer that my wife does not come down with this. It may be allergy -I was working under oak trees, this time of year they give off all sorts of stuff that triggers allergy reactions in many of us in the subtropics. My doctor wants me to move away for two months a year February and March, maybe it got me early this year. Doctor thinks it serious enough that I do need to get out of Dodge so to speak. Thanks
  3. Deborah_

    The Book of Ruth

    The story of Ruth takes us back over three thousand years, into a society without machinery, social security, schools or supermarkets. This is a society where there is no employment other than farming, and where a poor harvest (or the death of the family breadwinner) means that starvation is staring you in the face. In such an environment, romance takes second place to financial security. It’s also a society in which the reality of God’s existence is always assumed – and acknowledged – whatever your situation and feelings. One day Naomi is praying for her daughters-in-law; the next she is railing bitterly at the God who has bereaved her of her husband and children. Boaz greets his employees with a blessing; and they respond in a similar manner. Is this what it is like to “pray continually” (I Thessalonians 5:17)? It isn’t just talk, either (James 2:15,16). After praying for God’s blessing on Ruth, Boaz takes action to ensure that she can get enough food to live on. And when Naomi realises that Boaz is not going to make the first move, she works out a strategy to enable Ruth to propose to him! There are no miracles here – but nevertheless the reader can see that God is at work, through the choices and actions of ordinary people (which is how He does things 99.9% of the time). Ruth leaves her home and culture in order to support her impoverished mother-in-law (and if that isn’t selfless love, what is?). Boaz is required by law to leave the margins of his field unreaped, to feed the local ‘underclass’; but he actually gives away far more than the bare minimum. Both of them – eventually – receive back far more than they give, in their marriage and in their son (who turns out to have a vital place in the genealogy of the Messiah).
  4. Theyre only 2000 years to late.
  5. Jostler

    Chrisitians, or slaves?

    Something to consider. I think we're missing something important when we frame *anything* up as "blacks do (did) this...." "Whites do (did) that...". There is ONE place where race distinctions truly get wiped out and we're standing in it. It's at the foot of the cross, where red is the only color that matters and was shed for all colors, UNDENIABLY granting equal value to every race and nationality. People do (did) this or that because they're wittingly or not following the wrong god and in need of the Saviour. Not because of their color or ethnic group.
  6. Deaf Mouse

    A little more about me...

    Hello again, I did just post another thread titled Hello. I"m not sure how much to introduce about myself. I am Deaf. I am a Christian woman. I love Jesus. I am not seeking a relationship with any other person. I am content with my relationship with Jesus. I enjoy doing many things. I love to do Puzzles and Paint. I have pet fish and hamsters. I like Chocolate! Ice Cream is one of my favorite 'snacks' sometimes I even have it for breakfast. I like to watch Cooking Shows on TV. I like to color in adult coloring books. I like to read novels, but not romance ones. I'm more into mysteries. I like to go for walks when it is warm enough outside to do so and enjoy God's Creation. I love the Ocean and hope to live near one some day. I really don't know what else to share. So I hope this is enough? "Mouse"
  7. Gemstone777

    Having A Flare Up

    Hi all. I've been having a flare up: extreme swelling in my left abdomen along with pain and other symptoms. My dad and I discussed going to the ER, which I opted not to do for now. My husband will be flying home from his work trip later today. I could use the Master's healing touch, some rest, and restoration. Thank you in advance for all that will pray. May God richly bless you! ❤️
  8. Like a booster rocket sending a payload into orbit once it's lifted off, sometimes we need a boost in ramped up prayer. We get off the ground (so to speak) in life by prayer and blessing... but its in that ever struggling mode fighting gravity and we never quite get into orbit (continuing with the analogy). My Beloved and I are very blessed! So I am not crying "poor mouth" here. The thing that concerns me is her health. God has healed her of all her ailments (from shingles, hip replacement, several bouts with pneumonia) but there are ongoing losses of energy... and the ongoing nerve pain from the shingles she had two years ago. Granted, neither one of us are spring chickens anymore (we're in our "golden years," ah heck, we're old). Just so hard to say because we fight it so vigorously. But I look at my Beloved and I see her looking very frail at times... not wanting to do activities she always wants to do or having the energy to do them... Believers here have prayed for us many many times. And we are both grateful beyond words! But I pray for booster prayer for our last years here on Earth. Th LORD knows these and any other details... so I'll not burden you all with each and every one of them. The priority of them, however, is my Beloved Bride's restoration to full health, pain free, and rejuvenation of strength and energy and vitality and improved eye sight (this too has been going bad) and freedom from allergies. I boost to you my many thanks in love and in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  9. Equippers

    slurring speech?

    hello i first noticed my speech begins to slur about a few months ago, it has gotten progressively worse. please pray for me thank you
  10. Weep for the lost and keep them close to your heart as you live each day from now on, which is the move He has been making for some time now. Each of His children will feel this at different times in their lives as His Holy Spirit draws us near to Him. Allow Him to live through you so the lost will see Christ in you as seek His salvation. The time is closer than most realize.
  11. Voice of martyrs works for persecuted Christians they have a conference In 2008 dad and entire family had suffered persecution and we are alive today I have sent a message to them to give me a chance to attend there conference also asked to give me a chance to speak there being as a persecuted christian and family. Please pray that they will invite me, and also allow me to speak in the conference.
  12. Wayne222

    Feel sick.

    HI all I am feeling pretty sick with cough heavy chest. Sinus infection. Hope I don't have bronchitis like lat year. Well it's getting worst. Please pray and I thank any who does pray for me. God blessing.
  13. turtletwo

    When God Removes Pain

    I Praise God for those times He removes pain. What a relief that is. For example, the stabbing pains I was having the last couple days... behind my left ear. They have been few and far between now. I also praise Him for my family in Christ here at Worthy who prayed for my healing. Thanks everyone.
  14. Mat 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. Mat 24:11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.
  15. Frances

    Bible Reading

    Spoke to a plumber today about God. He says he goes to a certain church where there are mediators to pray. But he said he prayed directly to God. I said that's great and asked him other things. One of the things I asked was do you read the bible. He said No. I told him he should and encouraged him to read my favorite gospel... I ask that we pray that he starts reading the bible and comes to grow in the knowledge and love of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks for praying!
  16. OneLight

    What do you do when the world is cruel?

    Anyone who tries to make someone feel inferior for any reason is only hiding deep inferiority complexes within themselves. The only way they can feel better about themselves is by making others feel less than them. Once you can realize and remember this, when it happens again, you will find you feel sorry for those doing this and not angry. I often wonder what has happened to this person to make them so insecure and/or hateful. Don't allow anyone to control how you feel about yourself.
  17. Hi naominash, What good advice and caring from those before me. We all quite understand what you are saying, for there is NOTHING, NO NOTHING in this world that satisfies. Here is an old song I learnt years ago - `This world is not my home, I`m just a passing through, My treasure is laid up, somewhere beyond the blue. The angels beckon me, from heaven`s open door, and I can`t feel at home in this world anymore.` Oh Lord you know I have no friend but you, If heaven`s not my home then Lord what will I do, The angels beckon me from heaven`s open door, And I can`t feel at home in this world anymore.` Here are our treasures, the riches in Christ - ` adoption, acceptance, redemption, forgiveness, wisdom, inheritance, the seal of the Holy Spirit, life, grace, citizenship,` (Eph. 1 - 3) Encourage yourself in the Lord with what you do have in Christ and not let this ole world depress you. It will pass, and you will pass into glory. Marilyn.
  18. turtletwo

    The Book of Ruth

    @Annette The book of Ruth is one of my favorites, too. It has an interesting combination of characters. Ruth is devoted and selfless. Unlike many so young, she chooses to put her mother-in-law's happiness over her own. She could've stayed behind and remarried. She even turns away from worshiping the idol of her land and embraces the true God of Israel. In v 3:5 she is shown to be obedient to Naomi. "And she said to her, “All that you say to me I will do.” Naomi is clever. She senses Boaz is drawn to Ruth by the way he keeps seeing to it she is eating well and protecting her. Boaz gives her special treatment and tells her he wants her to stay nearby in his personal fields. In 2:8 Naomi explains to Ruth: "Now Boaz, whose young women you were with, is he not our relative? In fact, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor. Therefore wash yourself and anoint yourself, put on your best garment and go down to the threshing floor..." Ruth 3:2-3 For Naomi knows Jewish law obligates wealthy, kind Boaz to marry her. Boaz is bighearted. He treats his servants fairly and is especially generous with Ruth and Naomi...looking after these two widows. Best of all, Boaz can be seen as a Messianic foreshadow! He is a type of Christ in several ways. Boaz is from the tribe of Judah and of the town of Bethlehem which points ahead to Jesus. ( Boaz, David and finally Jesus, fulfilling the Micah 5:2 prophecy.) He is the redeemer...the one who can rescue Ruth from her plight as an outcast (heathen) in Israel. She will find safety under his covering "Take your maidservant under your wing, for you are a close relative.” Or "Spread the corner of your garment over your maidservant" (3:9) All of us were outcasts lost in our desperate spiritual condition. Like Ruth, we found hope in the Savior who mercifully received us as His own. The Church is His beloved Bride. Another parallel of Jesus and believers with Boaz and Ruth. Praise God.
  19. Frances

    Farmers and animal's safety

  20. turtletwo

    left knee

    Having pains in my left knee/knee cap
  21. missmuffet

    What Is A Christian?

    Over the years the word "Christian" has lost its significance. Anyone can call themselves a Christian. A born again Christian has put their faith, hope and trust in the work of Jesus Christ. Including His death on the cross as payment of our sins. A born again Christian does not just have a religion but a daily relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ comes before anything or anyone in their life. They have an eternity in heaven which will never end.
  22. Heybro

    What Is A Christian?

    James, all I can add is that" when we all get to Heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be. When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and Shout the Victory." In Heaven, there will be no denominations, there will be no differences, we will come in unity under His Headship. While we live this side of Glory, there will be differences, though we worship the One Lord and Saviour, be not distracted in what others are doing, but as Jesus said to Peter on the beach, "What I will for this man is not your concern, You follow me." We all have a "cross" to bear, let's then keep our focus on "Him." What has been posted above is good, Godly, sound advice, be encouraged James, and as always, I hope this helps, God bless.
  23. Willa

    What Is A Christian?

    A Christian is a person in whom Christ lives (or abides). Jhn 13:35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Jhn 15:4 “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. Jhn 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. Jhn 15:6 “If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. Jhn 15:7 “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. Jhn 15:8 “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. Jhn 15:9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 2Co 13:5 Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
  24. plavious

    His grace is enough

    If we have survive all these while, it's by the grace of God. Keep praying for us. I have not been online for months because of our deplorable condition and no Internet access. Remember to pray for me and my family all the time. Pray for Cameroon too. Last two weeks, a man killed a 12 years old boy, dry the meat and have been eating because of hunger. Blood no longer scare us. The only words my 1 year 6 month son knows is police hide. Even in the heart of the forest, Jesus is still lord.
  25. Sometimes I can tell someone is intentionally going out of their way to make me feel inferior. To make me feel ugly, less than , poor, insignificant. Because of my class, race, looks, etc. It it makes me so mad and upset that they’re doing it on purpose and enjoying every second of my sadness and anger. I want want to get mad at them, not just for myself but on behalf of all people they treat that way. I want to put them in their place! Who do they think they are? They’re the ugly insignificant one! But...what does Jesus want me to do?