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Prayers Needed Please

Discussion in 'Religion and Spirituality' started by njfinfan, Nov 6, 2008.

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  1. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    A 6 hour long MCAT at 8am in which I also had stomach pains that were later diagnosed as an ulcer, a term paper submitted right after that when I got back, and then 2 college graduation ceremonies on June 13th with a grad party that ended at 4am the next day. All after 4 straight days of 5 finals that week. Turned out pretty well save for the first thing (34 on the MCAT's good for most, not for Asians with so-so grades). I'm hoping yours won't be as stressful and more successful. :up:
     
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  2. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 Well-Known Member

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    thats my birthday. hope it brings you good luck!
     
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  3. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    Forgive me as I'm a little late to this post, I blame school work but very happy to hear the great news Mrs. Mary. Hope it keeps on coming!
     
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  4. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    I hope you have a wonderful birthday Seth and hope that date brings us some more good news as well.
     
  5. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Wow - BUSY day! Hope your ulcer is better now and your grades are up. :up:
     
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  6. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Thanks sweet young Alen. You've been so supportive of us. We truly appreciate it! You rock kiddo.
     
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  7. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    It's been better now. Haven't had an instance since then. It was about 6 years before that last one so it was due. Graduated so grades are pretty much as-is now. Just re-taking the MCAT again this March. Keep us updated! :up:
     
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  8. dolphindebby

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    Good luck on MCAT. You'll do fine.
    Glad you're feeling better Seth.
     
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  9. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Can everyone shoot prayers this way for my 12 year old daughter Meghan so she heals quickly and relatively painlessly. She broke her nose at school yesterday, playing basketball in gym class. She got hit in the nose with one of the basketballs. Thanks as always.
     
  10. PMZQ

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    You got it Sweet Sister Mary :up:
     
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  11. dolphindebby

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    You've got them Mary.
    Tell her I hope it's better soon.
    Hope you're doing well girl!
     
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  12. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Thanks Deb. I will as soon as they come home from school (in about half an hour - half day today, no school tomorrow). We're doing better than expected, thank you very much. :up:
     
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  13. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    You got my prayers. I know those can hurt pretty badly.
     
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  14. Miamian

    Miamian Senior Member

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    שיהיה לכם שלום בית


    Hoping for a good epilogue Ms. Mary.
     
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  15. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Thanks Mike. :up: She's doing better but she's in alot of pain. She has meds though - so, since school is closed today, she's camping out on the couch and using every bit of her childish charms to get her way.
     
  16. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    Show her the episode of The Brady Bunch where Marsha gets her nose broken. Help her laugh through the situation.
     
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  17. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    That was a great idea Opie. Thanks! I showed it to her last night. Me and her sister watched it with her and then we talked about "appearances" after. She feels much better and said this morning that because of that she's not ashamed to go to school anymore and even went on a school field trip today to Rutgers. While she's there she's getting her medal for being the number 1 6th grade reader in Essex County. She already got a certificate from her principal at school in a schoolwide assembly and she's being sent a letter from Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
     
  18. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    :hi5:

    Awesome.
     
  19. dolphindebby

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    That's just wonderful Mary.
    Tell her congrats from me.
    I know you must be so proud.

    Opie is WAAAAAAAAAAy smarter than he lets on, isn't he? (he's just a sweetie)
     
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    This is really wonderful news Mary. She's on the right path. Keep her interest in reading so she will learn, learn and learn more.
     
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  21. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Thanks Deb - I'm like a peacock - strutting around telling everyone I can - when her teacher initially called me to tell me - I called everyone I could (except you cause I forgot your number - PM it to me please love). I also let the Assemblywoman know and she said there's no way we can allow this intelligent a child to be put out on the street. :up:

    And we all love Opie - and I remember that episode from The Brady Bunch so vividly, but didn't even think to show it to Megs until he mentioned it. :knucks:
     
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  22. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    :tantrum:

    Don't let that become common knowledge.
     
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  23. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Thanks Kev. I remember when we were growing up - I had 4 sisters and 1 brother - we were all reading fanatics. My oldest sister, Karen, used to walk around the house reading books, reading while she was cooking, reading while visiting the "research room", etc. (that's what hubby calls it). That's why I foster their reading so much. I tell them every day - you never stop learning.
     
  24. PMZQ

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    Now c'mon dude, you can still be macho with a soft side :wink2:
     
  25. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    A little Vin Diesel mixed with Dr Phil? That's a scary thought.
     
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    Don't be scared opie, Mary and I will protect you!!!:yes:
     
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  27. PMZQ

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    Reading was the key for me as well. I was always in the "blue" group (the highest rank) in 1st through 3rd grades. My parents started me reading Dr Suess books at age 3, and by the time I was in the 7th grade, I was tested at a 1st year of college reading comprehension. Get them started early, set aside reading time without TV or radio or computers on, and they will shine.
     
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    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    I was a huge reader as a child. I was reading novels (mostly Steven King) by the time I was 13. Learned a lot of bad language that way.
     
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    Oh, now I understand. :wink2:
     
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    I read all of Ayn Rand's novels.....my favorite novel to this day is her 1st major novel from 1931 called "We the Living". Kira is one of the all time great heroines in literature.
     
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    I love to read to.
    Right now I'm reading Joyce Meyer's book on living without stress.
    It's really good and full of good Biblical teachings. AND it's helping me.
    It's title is "In Pursuit of Peace". I know you would love it Mary and Kev, it is really geared to any one.
    Mary, all of her books are good, I have quite a few. I think you would really enjoy her. We saw her in person and she's so wonderful.
    Sorry, got off topic.
     
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  32. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Funnily enough - I credit my dad. He would never let us read "garbage" as he called it - comic books, cartoons, etc. were off limits completely - said they would rot our brains. :lol:
     
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    Oh remember I grew up in a very conservative Southern Baptist family. As a child it was schoolbooks and the Bible for me. :wink2:
     
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    Funny thing about Joyce.. every time I listen, I hear something I needed to hear.

    I read a LOT. My Mom got me started and it was encouraged in our house. Dad had dyslexia and once told me he had never read a book for pleasure in his life.. a great sadness came upon me. As a kid, I had near 100% recall for what I had just read, and I was a speed reader, some of that follows me still even after all the abuse I enacted upon my intellect as a young man. I have a Clancy and a Cussler working, both of which I have read before. Just got done with Sick Puppie.
     
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  35. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    I love both Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler Marty. Have a ton of their books.
     
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  36. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Update!

    We just got in the mail (today - Saturday) our 3rd adjournment till February 27th, courtesy of the Assemblywoman. Denise, her Chief of Staff, said her boss mentioned after meeting with me, "that mortgage company is going to be sorry they messed with a constituent in my district" and that she is bound and determined to keep us in this house at least until summertime. We have an interview with the Department of Community Affairs on Wednesday. Wish us luck!

    Chris, Mary and the girls
     
  37. alen1

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    Thank you for updating us. :)

    That's great news. Wish you the best of luck!
     
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  38. Da 'Fins

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    Great news. Will keep praying. God bless.

    As to reading. I read continually and voraciously (mostly theology and history of religion books along with the OT and NT).

    A couple of books that I think are great that I've read of late - really both are great for someone who is religious or non-religious. Both by Timothy Keller:

    The Prodigal God - story of the father and two sons (commonly referred to as the prodigal son - but that story is really about the elder brother who won't accept the father's forgiveness of Jesus). A short, easy read.

    The Reason for God - best book on apologetics that I've read (and I've read almost every scholarly book on this that one can imagine - I have 40-50 in my library) in many years - maybe since Miracles or Testimony of the Evangelists - perhaps one of the best I've seen on apologetics. Thought I was reading a long lost twin! ;)

    Casually - I like reading John LeCarre and used to like Clancy (early stuff). I am, of course, a WFB Jr. fan. ;)
     
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  39. Ohiophinphan

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    Continued best wishes!
     
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  40. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Thanks you guys. Your prayers have indeed worked for us. We truly appreciate it.
     
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