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  1. Our circle of friends and acquaintances is quite large, so we know there will be lots of reasons for prayer, times of grief, times of joy, etc. Well, this is one of those times of grief. I just found out that a friend of ours has passed on to glory. Yes, I'm thankful he is with our Savior, but my heart breaks for his wife and children. His wife and two of their daughters (one married, w/their first grandchild, the other probably never leaving home) were back east visiting their third daughter, who is interning at a church for the summer (helping with the children's ministries). They arrived back home in IN this morning to find him dead. It is believed that he died some time after Thursday night. The reason is, as yet, unknown. They have two sons, also. One married, the other not. All of their kids are adults. I would appreciate prayer for the family. The last name is Payton. Unbeknownst to both of us until years after we had met, Mrs. Payton and I were in the same high school, the same year, in OK. She was a senior and I was a junior. Small world! The girls all worked with us in our nursing home ministry for a number of years. I taught them how to tell their first Bible stories. They are friends, they are brothers/sisters in Christ. And we hurt for them greatly. I thank you in advance for the prayer. I know the family will appreciate it as well.
  2. First surgery was successful. Please keep praying.
  3. One of the members of our church has an aortic aneurysm. It began in her groin and the doctors found that it had grown or spread, whatever they do, up to her throat! In a very short time. She had to be flown to Seattle and is being prepped for surgery tomorrow. She has to have 3 stents put in, in 3 locations. So it is actually going to be 3 surgeries. It is major, and it is very dangerous. She is saved, but we aren't sure about her husband. Please join us in prayer for her, and please pray for family. There are some lost family members, so it would be great if they got saved. Her name is Debbie. The surgery begins tomorrow morning at 8:30, Pacific time. Thanks in advance.
  4. The clot in his leg is gone (it was the one that went all the way from his groin to his foot) thanks to surgery. The pain from the vein getting back to normal size is also gone. He's still on Warfarin - for life - and as far as I know the other little clots in his groin and the pieces in his lungs are dissolved or nearly. His INR is usually right in the range it's supposed to be, which indicates that no new clots are forming, praise the Lord! Thanks so much for the prayer, everyone.
  5. My hubs wore a heart monitor for a couple of weeks and went in today to get the results. They aren't what we were hoping for. He has A-fib as well as atrial flutter. Both of these cause fluttering and heart racing, just in a different way. So the cardiologist told him he should probably have an atrial ablation. She is referring him to a cardiologist who does ablations. This cardiologist is based in Seattle but comes to her office in Sequim once a month. He'll be in town next Friday, but Randy figures he's probably already booked up so it'll likely be next month before he can get in to see him. If he does have the ablation done, he'll have to go to Seattle for it, and will likely be kept all night. I spent a bit of time crying when he told me this today. Of course we know that God is in control. My hubs is not at all worried. I do trust the Lord, but I am concerned. Prayer is appreciated.
  6. The local paper posted this on Facebook this evening. I love this sunset through a dandelion! It was taken by someone named Dan at the end of June.
  7. I know you didn't, and I'm sorry if I sounded like I was rebuking you. I wasn't - just wanted to explain. ;)
  8. I don't reply to this thread because I do not adulate Trump, but I wanted to address this. Our country was set up as a federated republic, which means we are composed of (supposed to be, anyway) independent republics (states) with a (relatively weak) central government. Of late, more and more power has been taken by the feds, and far too many people have ceded that power to them. However, the Constitution grants the authority to the federal government regarding things like immigration. Article 4, section 4 states: The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them from invasion"...and that would include Hawaii. Illegal immigration is indeed an invasion upon our country. IMO, the travel ban doesn't go far enough. We need to adopt Ted Cruz' plan, which would make it untenable for illegals to stay here and they would self-deport. That would be a good companion to the travel ban. I neither like nor trust Trump, but when he does something right, it should be acknowledged. This travel ban is a good first step, and should have been done long ago. I also want to correct an incorrect statement made in an earlier post. Kate's Law is NOT "Trump's bill." It was written and introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz as a companion to a bill introduced in the House by Rep. Matt Salmon. In 2015. Before Trump ever became a Republican or threw his hat in the ring for POTUS. Bills like this often take time to get passed. This one only took 2 years, which is kind of amazing, actually. As I said, I don't post in this thread, but as a moderator I do have to at least skim it once in a while. ;) When Trump does something right - like the travel ban - he deserves the credit. But he does not deserve credit for something he had nothing to do with, like Kate's Law.
  9. Sadly, a young boy drowned this past Tuesday. He was 12 years old. He and his family came with their church from Chicago to the church where we were members in Indiana. The church in Chicago borrowed F'haven's facilities. Some of the boys were swimming (I heard there were about 8 boys in the pool, with 2 adults there for supervision). Davion drowned in the 3ft section. At this point I have not heard whether it was a physical reason or not. Lots of people have been trying to smear the church saying that a 12-year-old drowning in 3ft of water is highly suspicious. However, anyone who knows anything knows that adults have drowned in far less water. sigh...the devil has his minions out on this one, that's for sure! Anyway, please be in prayer for Davion's mom, Angela. She has a daughter and a special needs son as well. She is a single mom who is trying to raise her children to love and serve the Lord. I'm posting the link to the gofundme page. I know nobody is made of money, but if there is any way that someone could send anything, we would be so grateful. PLEASE be praying for this devastated mom and Davion's siblings as well as the two churches. Davion was loved by both groups (the church in Chicago regularly brings the members to activities, school, etc.). https://www.gofundme.com/davions-funeral-fund
  10. Discovery Bay at the Port of Port Townsend Gardiner boat ramp. The top picture shows Diamond Point (from whence I took the picture of Mt. Baker). The bottom picture shows Port Townsend. The gap in between is the entrance into Discovery Bay. We were on the (private) beach just minutes from our house.
  11. Mt. Baker as seen at Diamond Point, WA (just 5 or so minutes from where we live - Diamond Point, not Mt. Baker).
  12. We are grilling steak and potatoes today.
  13. Since BabeinChrist doesn't mind, the inserted conversation can continue should participants so desire.
  14. Today's the day...

  15. Start another thread to continue this discussion. Back to the original topic.