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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #350 on: February 22, 2009, 01:30:02 pm »
Hey there, Brother Patrick!

I was just thinking about you and your perfect prayer.  I always come back to it when times get trying.  Check out my personal ten commandments in my blog when you get a chance...tell me what you think.  Since I'm not working again, maybe we can schedule a midnight chat one day next week?  I'd like it.

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« Reply #351 on: February 23, 2009, 08:30:02 am »
Hey there, Brother Patrick!

I was just thinking about you and your perfect prayer.  I always come back to it when times get trying.  Check out my personal ten commandments in my blog when you get a chance...tell me what you think.  Since I'm not working again, maybe we can schedule a midnight chat one day next week?  I'd like it.

Much love,
Lynne
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SO good to hear from you~~~!!!  It's not 'my' Perfect Prayer anymore, it belongs to the ages.  Can you put a link in a reply to help out this computer nut navigate to your blog?    Then we can talk about next week!!!!!!!

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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.

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« Reply #352 on: February 23, 2009, 09:55:31 am »
Bonjour cher Br. Patrick !

Are you walking too on ice?

Or on water?

I long to see your posts and threads!!

And may I hug you mon  ami !!

How are you?

What are you doing?

Au revoir,
hugs!

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #353 on: February 23, 2009, 12:50:18 pm »
GirlFRIEND~!
SO good to hear from you~~~!!!  It's not 'my' Perfect Prayer anymore, it belongs to the ages.  Can you put a link in a reply to help out this computer nut navigate to your blog?    Then we can talk about next week!!!!!!!

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Here you go, Friend.

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,102.msg479929.html#msg479929
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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #354 on: February 23, 2009, 02:05:11 pm »
Bonjour cher Br. Patrick !

Are you walking too on ice?

Or on water?

How are you?


I'm hangin' in there.. waiting for this winter to end.  Warmed up a bit then more cold lately.   Beautiful 'Cloud Mountains' over Lake Michigan, this morning.

Spiritually, I'm getting ready for LENT (which means spring) and will partake by leading various services at my local church as a Monk.    LOTS of GUILT associated with LENT in the Roman Catholic Church.  It didn't start out that way, it just was added, little by little throughout the centuries.  Lately, thanks be to God, more is coming out about making POSITIVE CHANGES in your life instead of just 'giving something up.'

Lent means Easter is coming and that is a REAL good thing~!

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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 #355 on: February 23, 2009, 02:28:54 pm »
Here you go, Friend.

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,102.msg479929.html#msg479929

As I said in your blog, I had to take a Sabbatical lately because my Spirituality was too big for any 'church' after my Near Death Experiences ..

I came out of it with One Commandment..


LOVE~!


or again to repeat what St. Augustine of Hippo said in the 5th Century, "Love - and do what you want."

Would love to chat any night you choose.  I'll keep your job situation in prayer too.  Haven't heard (read) from my brother again in weeks..   Lemme know.

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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 #356 on: February 23, 2009, 06:27:13 pm »



   Glad to see you back with that beautiful little picture of the kitty and puppy.  That is amazing.  So cute, and adorable.
I am so glad to hear from you again.  Be well my darling boy.  love jan



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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #357 on: February 23, 2009, 07:30:30 pm »
Merci Br. Patrick for your news! I missed them!

Joyeuses Pâques, Br. Patrick !

That's Happy Easter!

Tell us about LENT, please!

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« Reply #358 on: February 24, 2009, 03:52:13 pm »
Tell us about LENT, please!

Au revoir,
hugs!
From Wikpedia..
Current fasting practice in the Roman Catholic Church binds persons over the age of eighteen and younger than fifty-nine (Canon 1252). Pursuant to Canon 1253, days of fasting and abstinence are set by the national Episcopal conference. On days of fasting, one eats only one full meal, but may eat two smaller meals as necessary to keep up one's strength. The two small meals together must sum to less than the one full meal. Parallel to the fasting laws are the laws of abstinence. These bind those over the age of fourteen. On days of abstinence, the person must not eat meat or poultry. In most countries, the strict requirements of abstinence have been limited by the bishops (in accordance with Canon 1253) to the Fridays of Lent and Ash Wednesday. On other abstinence days, the faithful are invited to perform some other act of penance.

(Note from br. p:  On other fasting days the faithful are invited to make 'positive change' (my words).  This could mean simply performing random acts of kindness to strangers.  Being less harsh on your particular weaknesses (we are PROGRAMMED TO PROCREATE so getting horny, for instance, is a 'normal' thing).

From Wikpedia:
Many modern Protestants consider the observation of Lent to be a choice, rather than an obligation. They may decide to give up a favorite food or drink (e.g. chocolate, alcohol) or activity (e.g., going to the movies, playing video games, etc.) for Lent, or they may instead take on a Lenten discipline such as devotions, volunteering for charity work, and so on. Roman Catholics may also observe Lent in this way in addition to the dietary restrictions outlined above, though observation is no longer mandatory under the threat of mortal sin. Many Christians who choose not to follow the dietary restrictions cite 1 Timothy 4:1-5 which warns of doctrines that "forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth."
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So it all ends up to be a time of preparation for Easter.   I am reminded of a funny line in the movie "The African Queen" where Kate Hepburn strictly admonishes Bogart with, "Human nature, Mr. Alnutt, is what we were put in this world to overcome."   She says it with strict authority but by the end of her journey she finds some stimulations to the flesh to be exhilarating.

Lent CAN BE a GOOD thing.  I didn't always think that way and I will vehemently disagree with someone who insists that there must be some kind of 'suffering' for it to mean anything.   I was taught by nuns in Grade School and they freely gave out 'guilt trips' during this time of year.  But that was then and this is now.

It all comes down to a simple battle.    Do we control our bodies or do our bodies control us?   The ANSWER is somewhere in the middle of the everlasting now..

br. p leaves podium and says "WHEW!"

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 #359 on: February 24, 2009, 03:57:28 pm »
 Glad to see you back with that beautiful little picture of the kitty and puppy.  That is amazing.  So cute, and adorable.
I am so glad to hear from you again.  Be well my darling boy.  love jan

My Butterfly ( or should that be FlutterBy because that is what they do  ;D   )

Thanks for the thanks.  I'll post another "moment"..

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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