Prayer & Praise

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  1. Em says:

    i like the “too much” because we all have to deal with “some”

    God keep all close and comforted

  2. erunner says:

    There’s a picture posted on FB today of my Grandma. She had a profound impact on my life and is now 97 and consumed by Alzheimers. As she lives far away I haven’t seen her since my father passed away almost 17 years ago. I’m so sad tonight realizing how much I’ve missed because of not being able to travel. What an amazing woman she is.

  3. Nonnie says:

    Praying for you Erunner. Peace and comfort to you brother.

  4. The Waters Edge DMW says:

    Genesis 2:18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; —-

    I’m glad that God knows that ALONE is NOT good… that tis the first thing in the whole Bible that was not good

    Now I know God was talking about marriage, and anyone who knows a single guy, and you can see into his house and life, you know it’s not good for him to be alone.

    But there are all kinds of being alone.

    MS isolates those couples that struggle with it. People get tired of dealing with something that the prognoses is unknown, it cause is unknown, and there is no cure.
    Over the years I spent many days defending what NO KNOWN CURE means, or NO KNOWN CAUSE, because each week someone would discover Nutra-Sweet caused MS and then went into the reasons that the increase of incidents of MS increased at the same time that Nutra- Sweet came out was because it was the same year the wide spread use of MRIs began and for the first time they can diagnose MS. and if it caused MS, the used of the stuff has increased a thousand fold since those days, and MS has actually ran level all those years. Same with brain cancer etc…

    Then I would spend other large parts of my time telling that it has no cure as each week someone offered a cure. (bee stings) (Cobra venom) etc —

    You know if people would just accept No KNOW cause and No Cure perhaps they would spend their time ministering instead of trying to find a cure on the internet.

    And activities at this point when people do visit consist of sitting around my wife’s bed. We don’t eat with people, because my wife’s MS has make swallowing very hard and dangerous and eating is something she has to do with NO distractions, which means everyone by me to leave the room until she is finished.

    Everybody seem to be incapable to fellowship without food or activity of some sort. To just sit drives them crazy, it drives me crazy to..

    Then there are the daily battles of the evaluating of new symptoms which no one wants to hear..

    All I can say if after so many years with this disease it has isolated us. if we get company a few days a year that’s norman. And people being what they are make it sound to others like we have company all the time so few come because they think we are busy. The older I get, the fact that no one wants to hear anything I have to say, (and all that happens adds up to a grand total of nothing)

    In any case not that long ago thousands of people every year wanted to hear me speak, now I can see the glazed look when someone has had enough about 5 minutes into a conversation.. so from thousands wanting to hear from me, to no one wanting to talk to me.. Life is strange

    this is a long way around to saying pray for us. I am lonely. my favorite girl who has been with us for 6 years has finally had enough and needs to quit, so last Saturday I said good bye. She promised to visit, but I am old enough to know that she really means it, but life will not allow her the time to do it.

    So one more step toward total isolation.

    I am a caregiver, that’s all I am and all that ever happens, therefore all I have to talk about. I wouldn’t choose to spend time with myself if I had the choice.

    I need to hire help. and that is not easy, since I am not just hiring them to run a machine I am hiring a companion to keep my wife company, and when you ad that to the fact that I have been asking for months with NO takers.

    The Children of Israel often came to the water’s edge…. The Red Sea — the water of impossibility – the waters of death to all that cam before — Then to the Jordan – Water in the way of the Promise. Impossible to water to cross, the water of Death to all that was, in the way of all the Promise of fulfilled promise..

    At the Water’s Edge
    Alone — and It’s not good to be alone.

  5. Nonnie says:

    I don’t know what to say DMW. But I am calling out your name to the One who knows.
    May God comfort you, bring you help, encourage you, give favour unto you.
    I’m sorry you are suffering this way. God help you!

  6. Em says:

    praying, erunner, DMW and Nonnie all bearing burdens, may our Lord make a way and His presence real

  7. jlo says:

    praying

  8. Concerned says:

    DMW- I haven’t been on here for a long time. I go to the prayer thread to pray for the needs of those I knew here. I want to share this site with you. This is a medical Dr named Terry Wahls who was in a wheelchair from M.S., could not practice, and now dedicates her life to helping cure MS patients.. She is out of the wheel chair and well. Please check out her site. It is basically a paleo-grain free gluten free diet. I have seen MRI’s of people who had MS lesions disappear after a gluten free diet. Praying for you.
    http://www.terrywahls.com/

  9. erunner says:

    Thank you for your prayers. I am having two procedures done in the next eight days. I would like to be peaceful during and after them.

    I had three tests on my parathyroid gland and for now have been given a new medication as I produce too much uric acid. After the new year we will revisit those results with a bit more testing. Would love for the kidney stone issue to vanish! Thank you for being here for me.

  10. erunner says:

    DMW, A day that I regret is when you took the time to come to my home to visit with me and I was asleep and missed seeing you. I wanted so much to speak with you. I recall getting to speak with Debra a bit at one of our E-Fests and I wish I could have spent more time with her and you.

    If I was able to make the drive I would come to see you guys in a flash. I’m sorry I can’t. I’m sorry for the loneliness and trials you have been experiencing. God bless and keep you both. Allan

  11. Paige says:

    For those of us too much into fatigue,
    birth us into the energy of Pentecost.

    Indeed…….
    Started reading “Heaven’ by Randy Alcorn today. I must say, so far, it is HUGELY uplifting and encouraging. Water for a thirsty soul.

    DMW…… prayers for you and Debbie.

  12. erunner says:

    I had a procedure on my prostate Monday and was to have a catheter removed today. They filled my bladder with fluid thru the catheter and when I was able to eliminate it they removed the catheter and sent me home. Upon drinking more fluids I tried to urinate at home and the pain was unbearable. I drove myself to the dr’s office and they replaced the catheter for another 4 days. Wearing this thing is painful and I’m only comfortable lying down. If you would please pray that I heal completely so I can have this removed and that I do not let my mind get away from me. Thank you and I’m sorry if the details offend.

  13. Scott says:

    Will do erunner. May Lord grant you relief and healing.

  14. erunner says:

    Thank you Scott. God bless.

  15. Em says:

    Lord, keep erunner safe through this procedure’s pain – be his strength, Lord

    praying that we all come through the days ahead safely and closer to our Lord

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