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  1. JTK says:

    “All men know that if you ignore discomfort long enough it will go away on it’s own.”

    When I ask the young men I’m around how likely they are to go to the doctor, they say, on a scale of
    1-100, on average, a “5.”

    Gentlemen, get your butts to a doctor, the ER or a therapist or whatever it is you need or should go to!

    I could’ve died if I hadn’t followed this advise a few months ago.

  2. JTK says:

    Praying for your health and recovery, Michael

  3. Michael says:

    Thank you, JTK…

  4. David Ike says:

    We still need you around Michael!
    I have my 7 day old man pill box also.
    Took a heart attack for God to show me I need to be smarter at 50!


  5. John 20:29 says:

    thanking God for His supply of grace… a wise chiropractor with, it appears, God-given skills

  6. John 20:29 says:

    FWIW – my grandmother lived for many years with a pretty bad aneurysm… please be careful to watch your physical exertion… as David I. said, your passing would leave a rather large flock of sheep untended 🙂

  7. Michael says:

    Thank you, Ike…I’m not planning on going anytime soon!
    I just gave in and got one of those pillboxes…

  8. Michael says:


    There are doctors and there are healers…some are lucky enough to find both in one person.
    I’ve been blessed…

    I should also note that she’s refused to charge me a dime in twenty years…thinks I helped her…once.

  9. Xenia says:

    I always figure that I can outlast any ailment, and that’s been pretty much true in my life. I had an alarming pain 20 years ago that I was scared was something ominous. The pain is gone but I am still here. But that’s not always going to work. One day the pain will appear that is the harbinger of my death, the ailment that does me in.

    I was talking to an elderly friend the other day about aches and pains. I told her every morning I wake up and check out my various components for evidence of system failure. She told me she was trying to fold up a big blanket and couldn’t manage it. She said she told herself “Nope, that don’t work no more.”

    Her blanket-folder is broken, my grain-digester is broken.

    Still and all, this is probably the happiest time of my life, I think.

    (Trying out a new avatar…. let’s see what happens…._


  10. Xenia says:


  11. Xenia says:

    Maybe now….

  12. John 20:29 says:

    Xenia, as i was reading the thread this morning i was thinking of all the moms i’ve known in years past… so many stories of ignoring pain to meet family demands… I think God took that need into consideration when working out the design as most of the time those pains resolved themselves as yours did 20 years ago… not always tho…
    Maybe that’s where the phrase he/she is working themselves to death originated?

  13. John 20:29 says:

    #11 – how did you get that cute picture of me for a gravatar? (Joking). ?

  14. London says:

    Thank you for this today.

  15. Captain Kevin says:

    London sighting!! ?

  16. Captain Kevin says:

    Great encouragement, Michael! Praise God for your chiropractor! I gave in to the pill box long ago, but I’m still curious to find out if CBD oil might work better.

  17. dusty says:

    Still praying for you big brother. So glad you went to your doc.

  18. dusty says:

    Captain kevin, CBD might be just what you need for your pains. Praying for you.

  19. JoelG says:

    This reminds me of a little book by Henry Nouwen called “With Open Hands”. I haven’t made it past the first chapter. It’s hard to turn to God in the midst of stress and let him into our deepest self in those times. But that’s when we need Him most.

  20. John 20:29 says:

    There’s a popular motto that most know and has become a bit maudlin perhaps, but it is a truth… “Footprints in the Sand?”
    When we are so stressed that we cannot form a cogent sentence, God does carry His child… The book of Job is so full of insights into God’s viewpoint and i think, too, Ecclesiastes is full of insights into how it looks to the human viewpoint of a wise man – we think we see and we do, to an extent… but the big picture is seen from where God sits … I think…
    Thank God for the Book – a precious gift (that can only be fully comprehended through God the Holy Spirit working in us – “line upon line, precept upon precept”)

  21. JD says:

    Praying for you Michael. BTW long ago I dated a Chiropractor but broke it off because she was too much of a manipulator. 😉

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