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  1. Thank you! It means so much to us!
  2. The kitten is doing better so far! He's put on an ounce and that is a great thing! We haven't heard back on the ultrasound results for my daughter yet but she is still in a lot of pain, but with meds does have it somewhat managed. I will keep you all posted when we know more. Thank you so much for your prayers.
  3. Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences and thoughts! As I mentioned in my original post, this was not something against the church at all, just stuff I wished I had learned or picked up there but sometimes we have to learn the hard way too. On a side note to regards of the church letting me down as far as knowledge on death and suffering, I was not equipped to handle it on my own at the time. The church I attended for several years basically left our family out to dry on that one, to this day I don't understand why but everything happens for a reason. I did not leave that church on bad terms, there were no disagreements, no bad blood, nothing, but when I asked the pastor for prayers for my mom he told me that he had no experience with that type of suffering (cancer) and that somebody else from the congregation would call me. She never did contact us and my family was never checked on again after we stopped attending. We lived a street away from the church and the pastor. I didn't ask for advice or anything like that, just prayers to get through it. I lost a lot of faith during that time and it took me 8 years to come to terms with it. If my original post came across as bad, it is only because of this experience that I mentioned the part about being let down. I hope you understand. I have, at times thought about writing the pastor a friendly letter letting him know why we stopped attending, so he can avoid doing it in the future to somebody else because I don't feel it was intentional. I understand there is a lot of pressure for a pastor and totally respect that, this situation just was weird but maybe it was also God's way of saying it was time to move on. Those of you who are lucky enough to have a good church to go to, it truly is a blessing.
  4. I look forward to this day too and wish it was talked about more also!
  5. I know that we are each on our own journey with God and that things can be interpreted differently depending on our life experiences. Last night as I was struggling to sleep and pray. Some thoughts came to mind and I wondered if others had a list of things they wished they had learned in Church or that could've been taught better? This is one of those lists that I didn't know that I didn't know, if you know what I mean? I have come to some understanding with this list but thought it would be insightful to see other's lists. Here's mine: - How to pray -- Some say anywhere and anyway that you can, others have a ritual to it. Give thanks, ask forgiveness, and let our requests be known. I pray both ways, hopefully it's ok. I was stuck in the more ritualistic side of prayer and really needed to know it was okay to pray throughout the day or just talk to God in general. I have found he answers prayer either way. - Why memorizing Bible verses is important. We teach our children to memorize verses, but do we tell them why? It is also just as important for adults to memorize verses, this is our best defense against worry, depression, stress and attacks. - How to get through suffering and the loss of a loved one (my church really let me down on this one, took me 8 years work through this and it is only by God that I was able to accept it) - Why God sometimes doesn't answer prayer and that we should ask for understanding when he doesn't. This is not meant to be a negative post about Church, more a post on how we can help each other learn things that may or may not be commonly talked about or is assumed knowledge at church. Up until 8 years ago, I went to church weekly for most of my adult life and didn't know the above until just this past year.
  6. My daughter had a baby 3 months ago and started having severe pelvic pain a few weeks ago. Drs. didn't take her seriously until today. They think the pain she is having is due to complications from the delivery or something else. She was supposed to go back to work tomorrow but they told her she can't now. Please pray that whatever it is, will be easily healed and that she'll recover quickly. The 2nd thing is she also has a little kitten that is not doing very well, he's not gaining weight like he should and with all that is going on it will be a few days before she or I can get him to the vet. He's eating and playing normally, just not growing well. Please pray that he gets better.
  7. Thanks everyone, the bully is back at it today. Apparently, he hasn't been talked to yet or HR did not take me seriously. I thought I had enough to get him written up in the very least(really, I thought he'd be fired). This is the same guy who is gay and hates Christians and has told me this on several occasions, many of them over Instant messenger at work, but unfortunately that was the one thing I didn't take screen shots on as I didn't know things would go this far. I have always tried to be kind and non-judgemental with him and we had a very good friendship for many years. I wasn't sure about posting some of the story on here, but part of the issues is this guy is a former friend of 8+ years, he went through my mom's cancer and passing with me and as I'm sure many of you know, when we are sick we are not always in our right minds. He is using that knowledge of the things she said to hurt me further by behaving as she did when she was dying. The other half of it is, he's been doing drugs, so I chose to remove him from my life as much as possible and he didn't take that well.
  8. Praying for you and your family.
  9. I have crippling anxiety and depression at times. I've been reading Joyce Meyer's "Battlefield of the Mind" and it has helped tremendously. Lots of verses, reassurance and how to get where we want to be using God's word. Probably the most important thing that I've learned from Joyce Meyer's book is to pray every time you feel an anxiety attack coming on, which has helped tremendously. I also have been taking Native Remedies Pure Calm and Triple Complex Calm. Lastly, Greg Laurie with Walk in the Word has a freebie Anxiety sermon that is very good. Hope this helps even a little.
  10. Thank you everyone for the warm welcome!
  11. Hi everyone, I'm desperately seeking prayers to help me find a new job or for something to happen to make this one better. I am in a very demanding, basically 24/7 IT position and can barely handle that and to add to stress I have a co-worker openly bullying me (he's been reported). I've been trying to find a job for the past year and had one offer, but it didn't feel right, so I declined, now I'm at the point where I'd take almost anything related to my field and that isn't always the best place to be when looking for job opportunities either. It feels like I'm in some sort of holding pattern, waiting for something to happen and while I know God does things in his own time, my health is badly affected from the stress of it all. So, I just need some prayers to help me through this time.
  12. I have been through something very similar and still have hate for my ex-husband as well, when it comes to our children, it's hard to forgive those that hurt them. I fought tooth and nail for my son, and while things are okay now, I still see the resentment my son (now 20)holds for everything that went on, for BOTH parents. My ex made up HORRIBLE things about me to try and get custody, that part never bothered me, it was the fact that he was manipulating my son, but I knew even back then that my trials were happening so that I could help others someday. So, with that in mind, my bit of advice is to be the better parent, meaning try your best to not let your negativity affect your children, they will see it. You may not be ready to forgive your ex and trust me, you still have a long road ahead of you, but your kiddos will see you tried your best. In hindsight, I am a firm believer that children will pick up and learn the attitudes of the parents.. If they need coats, buy them some and smile, thanking God you still have your babies. If money is tight, 2nd hand clothing is okay too! Try to keep the simple things simple, save the stress for the hard stuff.
  13. Hi Everyone, I am glad to be here but boy oh boy, somebody doesn't want me here! Between trying to post on this welcome board and respond to messages, I keep getting server crashes, distractions, etc making it so I can't even say hi (I signed up aboute 24 hours ago!!). That tells me this is where I need to be if I'm getting so much push back! Anyway, I really look forward to getting to know some of you and also seeing your posts!
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