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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #70 on: September 24, 2007, 11:39:09 pm »
{{CyberHugs}}  Had a GREAT chat with Lynne yesterday for hours!

It was a terrific way to spend a lazy Saturday morning.  8)

I am so glad you all were able to do that. I am hoping to see her in about a month.

I hope so too, but if not, we'll try for November or the hollydays.  :-*  Wish I could blow off the work stuff and join you for PA.  ;)
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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #71 on: September 25, 2007, 09:05:28 am »
Truman, BetterMostians,

All this talk about 'words' has got me into my dictionary to see all the possibilities, so ...

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


Engineer:
One who skillfully or shrewdly (marked by keen awareness, sharp intelligence and often practicality; cleverly) manages;  To plan, construct, or manage; To alter or produce by methods;  To plan, to manage, and put through by skillful acts of contrivance; (to plan or devise with cleverness or ingenuity); maneuver (a movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity).

Circumstances:
A condition or fact attending an event and having some bearing on it;  a determining or modifying factor; A condition or fact that determines or must be considered in the determining of a course of action;  the sum of determining factors beyond willful control; Detail accompanying or surrounding an event, as in a narrative or series of events.

Will:
The mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action; volition (the act of an instance of making a conscious choice or decision); A desire, purpose, or determination, especially of one in authority; to decide on; choose; used to indicate requirement or command.


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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #72 on: September 25, 2007, 09:08:36 am »
It was a terrific way to spend a lazy Saturday morning.  8)

Best day that I've had since August 12th.  I / we have missed you so much!   :-*

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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 #73 on: September 25, 2007, 12:29:55 pm »
I meditate on thse words and what comes to me is that it is involking a positive space in which we can trive and excell, No mater what we belive. I don;t think of God as a bearded guy on a cloud, perhaps good is a good attitude, or a good attitude is a facet of God.

Anyway, I will pray it ever day.
"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 #74 on: September 25, 2007, 08:44:08 pm »
Brother Patrick, I sought peace at a stressful moment in my workday today by thinking silently, "Engineer my circumstances, O Lord, according to Your will." I gave it all over, if only for a moment, to the One Who IS. I also stopped in my tracks for a sec, closed my eyes, and thought to my myself, "Be still, and know that I am God."

We really, truly need never fear. I know I will fear more, because the body is weak and is prone to the spasms of animal feeling, but at least I know on some level that it is not necessary. Everything will work out, everything has been worked out, as it should be. We are only called upon to sit back and watch the show.

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #75 on: September 26, 2007, 07:16:43 am »
We are only called upon to sit back and watch the show.

Glinda (in The Wizard of Oz): "That's all it is!"

There's NO place like HOMO, o i mean home~!

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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 #76 on: September 26, 2007, 08:14:26 am »
We are only called upon to sit back and watch the show.

And sometimes, we are called to be the star of the show.
And I'll be your biggest fan!  ;)
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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #77 on: September 26, 2007, 03:21:02 pm »
Brother I got to thinking this morning of an example of your prayer in action.

I sell real estate, or try to as the guy in the waiting area would say, and there are times I have seen a transaction get so bogged down in red tape, problems, emotions that it grinds to a halt. We get to be at a total impasse and my clients look to me for advice and the only thing I can tell them is a qualified "give up".

I have found in these situation when everone just gives up, relaxes, the "blockage" as it were dissapates and deal closes. It may not exactly be leaving it in the hands of a higher power, but it is a first cousin to it.
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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #78 on: September 27, 2007, 01:16:01 am »
I have found in these situation when everone just gives up, relaxes, the "blockage" as it were dissapates and deal closes. It may not exactly be leaving it in the hands of a higher power, but it is a first cousin to it.

THIS is a perfect situation for "The Perfect Prayer" because if said before the blockage can occur, it may not occur at all, or occur in a way that is best for you!  Our Higher Power (or the One Who IS) only wants the best for 'his' people and we're special - we're "The People of the Rainbow!"  Can't hurt to try...   Real Estate, huh?  With your talents you probably could sell Ocean front property in Arizona.

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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 #79 on: September 27, 2007, 08:29:24 am »
I hate selling real estate, OMG, people think what they have is worth a million dollars but if they were buying it from someone else they wouldn;t give you 2 cents. And selling or buying such a large asset is fraught with concern and worries and you have to listen to all that, and when peoples minds get caught up in things like that they go to strange places. Wanting to bail out of a contract because of a crack in the driveway, I have heard it all.

Mostly I do property management. As an example of that I got a call from an apartment owner yesterday upset over a tenant having a couch sittling outside on the landing. A reasonable concern, it don;t look good, but I heard him the first fo four times he told me. I called the guy and took care of it. Baby sitting, thats all it is. You gotta be patient. Gotta let go of it or it will drive you nutz.
"It was only you in my life, and it will always be only you, Jack, I swear."