Dear sweet sister Mariel,I post once in a while on Five Doves and have been reading what you have been going through for years with your health, and your dear sweet Irv, and I just felt led to tell you today that I love you in the Lord and I can't wait to give you a big hug in heaven!You are such a dear soul and I know the Lord loves you very much. Be blessed today sister and be strengthened in the Lord. Soon we will all be home and together and you will again be with your dear Irv. Let's hope our Lord comes for us SOON!Love, ysiC,Diane C
Rowina (24 July 2010)
"Yes, pray that we "may escape all these things""
Jim Bramlett quotes the above at the end of his article on CJ and others' reasoning
that TuB'Av may be the rapture date. This scripture quotation is one which is most
likely to impress me with the hope of the rapture, for the Lord Himself asked us to
pray to escape evil. He also asked us, in "The Lord's Prayer", to pray to be delivered
from evil. Delivery means taken completely out of the fray, in my understanding.
I too hope that Tish B'Av will be the rapture date. I think it's the only Feast of the Lord
which is specifically dedicated to marriage, thus evoking the Marriage of the Lamb.
Today July 23 is my birthday, and like most days it has been a difficult day. I am in
a rehab place, almost ten weeks into recovery from a broken kneecap. I fell down
the stairs at my nephew's house in Seattle, because the stairs were steep and my
feet are somewhat numb.
I spent the first 6 weeks in a bad facility due to not being able to afford a proper
Rehab, and being told Medicare did not cover rehab for a broken kneecap. But
then I had a TIA (threatened stroke) and was again hospitalized, this time in a
different hospital, where they interpreted Medicare as meaning that I could have
rehab for a broken kneecap, so I was placed in a very good facility by that hospital.
(I did not have a stroke, not yet anyway).
I prayed to have some good slip-on shoes arrive, because I had been unable to
wear shoes for two months---just socks, due to feet swollen from the break and
from the usual pain and numbness from Polycythemia Vera. I ordered some shoes
which were shown on sale in the paper on Sunday, and during the night I prayed
that I would be able to wear the shoes. The shoes are the best ones I've had in
years, remarkably cutting down foot pain, and looking nice too, which helps me
in my effort to learn to walk and especially to bend my knee after 6 weeks with the
leg immobilized in a cast. It hurts a lot when the PT bends the knee, and I get
exhausted from it, but today I can't rest even though I have the opportunity.
Like many now, I am anxious! Waiting for the Lord to deliver me.
Please Lord, I pray that we may "escape all these things" that are going on in
our world and which are threatening to be the next disaster.