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« Reply #300 on: August 16, 2008, 09:31:40 am »
I like your pics !

That sunset one, looks great!

More?

Keep care,
au revoir,
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« Reply #301 on: August 18, 2008, 08:01:48 am »
I like your pics !

That sunset one, looks great!

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Keep care,
au revoir,
hugs!

Glad you like them.  The Seagulls are getting used to me being around them and fly very close.   But it is REALLY hard to keep the horizon STRAIGHT when I take the pictures.   I had to 'crop' off almost 1/2 of the pic to straighten the horizon.   I guess it is hard for THIS gay person to do ANYTHING Straight!  And since I'm on the West Coast of Lake Michigan (or the East Coast of Wisconsin), these are Sunrise photos.

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« Last Edit: August 19, 2008, 11:48:59 pm by Br. Patrick »
Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #302 on: August 18, 2008, 09:02:17 am »
Thought I'd do a 'word study' of what my simple but profound prayer was called on the 'Other Side'.
I was told that it was The Perfect Prayer..


"Engineer my circumstances, O Lord, according to Your Will"

PERFECT: Lacking nothing essential to the whole; complete of its nature or kind.  Being without defect or blemish.  Thoroughly skilled or talented in a certain field or area; proficient.  Completely suited for a particular purpose or situation or type.  Accurately reproducing an original.  Complete; thorough; utter.  Pure; undiluted; unmixed.  Excellent and delightful in all respects.   (note from me.. WOW~!)

PRAYER: A reverent petition made to God or another object of worship.  The act of making such a reverent petition.  A specially worded form of address used in petition, worship, devotion or thanksgiving.

{{{ Back on This Side..  }}}  ::)

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Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #303 on: August 18, 2008, 09:16:50 am »
Every now and then I have to come back here and read this, to remind me to let go. To accept the zen of being and know I should be more like the trees, and soak up the rain as well as the sunshine. To put out of my mind the constructs and situations I have created that color my world with distractions, blocking my view of what IS.
"It was only you in my life, and it will always be only you, Jack, I swear."

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« Reply #304 on: August 19, 2008, 03:51:33 am »
Pure Poetry..  Whenever I leave my apartment I am instantly aware of the 'REAL' and the "human created" world.  It seems I can block out all things not REAL and just see the trees, the plants, the flowers; feel the air on my face and the fiery heat from the sun.   When I stand on the beach and take pictures, all I see is the REAL.  (Lake Michigan has lost so much water that I am walking out about 40 or 50 feet further from when I moved here in 1997.) So my peripheral vision sees nothing "human" if I look directly at the Lake.  That is REAL cool~!

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« Last Edit: August 21, 2008, 04:56:35 am by Br. Patrick »
Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #305 on: September 17, 2008, 09:30:51 pm »
Oh Brother, where art thou?  :o
"It was only you in my life, and it will always be only you, Jack, I swear."

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #306 on: September 17, 2008, 09:58:17 pm »
 ??? ??? ???
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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #307 on: September 18, 2008, 02:50:34 am »
I am dealing with a couple of very bad things.  Last Friday, my sister-in-law called from Florida to tell me that my 58 year old brother is dying of lung cancer.  The doctors give him six months to two years.

Prayers, Postitive thoughts appreciated!!!    ::)

For the last 3 days my entire spine has been in extreme pain.   I see a pain specialist next tuesday and I have some really strong medicine - but it's not helping much.   I have had a bad back since my back operation in 2001 for a slipped disk.  The whole area is deteriorating.   I can't feel most of my toes on my left foot.   But until yesterday I NEVER had UPPER back pain.  It is so bad it hurts to breathe.  My ribs are moving my vertebrates, I guess.

So say a prayer for my brother Jack and throw one in for me. too..

I gave him the URL of this thread and sent him a copy of BBM.  That will make him make sure all the days he has left will be appreciated, I think.   I told him to watch it with the subtitles on.

I also gave him some general spiritual advice and warnings to distance himself from anything 'occult.'

My oldest brother Bob died in 2000 at 55.

September 22, will be the 20th anniversary of my mom's death, before which, I used to be a normal person...

Thanks for your concern and know your prayers & positive thoughts will be appreciated.

peace :)
br. p
Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #308 on: September 18, 2008, 09:27:46 pm »
Hey there, Brother Patrick,

I'm very sorry to hear what you're dealing with right now, both your brother's illness and your own health.  Your back pain sounds absolutely excruciating.  I wish I could help, make it better somehow.

Prayers, Postitive thoughts appreciated!!!    ::)

Always.

{{{{{{{{{{Patrick}}}}}}}}}}

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #309 on: September 19, 2008, 08:22:10 am »
So sorry to hear that Brother Patrick. I will say a prayer for you both. Will you get to visit with him any?

Sometimes you can get a disc replacement, would that help your back?
"It was only you in my life, and it will always be only you, Jack, I swear."