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Shane Whalen
This Prayer Circle is Dedicated to my son Shane Whalen Who Passed Away On March 15, 1999 at the Age of 24, & All Other Children

Start a prayer circle for bereaved parents who have lost a child.

There are many of us out there who have lost a child, and it is devastating. It changes the outlook on life, plunges you into a depression, and you think that the feelings and thoughts you have nobody else could possibly relate to. I think a prayer circle for bereaved parents would only benefit us and help us on our journey of grief. This Circle is one of Love, where a Grieving Parent can safely come to for Prayers, and to talk about their feelings.

Shaner -10/14/2000
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10/20/2006 19:21

Dear Connie,
Good to hear from you. What an awful ordeal to go through at work; my prayers are with that family. A few months ago an acquaintance, a very soft-spoken gentle-acting man, was having problems sleeping and got a Rx from his dr. The Rx made him have hallucinations and when he called his dr. for advice, the dr. told him to try it for a few more days. That afternoon he went into his back yard and shot himself; his wife found him when she got home from work. She left the house and has not been back since; she sold it and other friends and family had to move all her things because she refused to go back to that house. What a messed-up world we live in; just gives us another reason to look forward to Heaven--no more death, pain, sickness, or suffering there!
Love, Charlene

10/20/2006 19:38

Hi all my dear sisters. First of all, I want to thank you again for your wonderful prayers, like i said before, I know that Prayers Work, Praise to the Lord, my sister is home already and doing much better, she is really trying not to smoke, and she hasn't so that is such a great news, she still has to follow up with her doctors, but she sounds and looks so much better.
I tried postin the other night after I posted to Lee Ann, but I just couldn't get back in, I just hope that I can keep on posting now.
My dear Kathy, my prayers are with you, but I know that everything will be just fine, if that lumps hurts it is probably a cyst, and you know that all of us will keep on praying for you.
Jane I'm glad that you are feeling better of your stomach problems, my psychologist always tells me that "specially" this type of grief that we all are suffering, can bring all kinds of ailments due to the stress and the complicated pain that we all are going through.
Charlene, congratulations for your new baby grandaughter Elise Faith, what a blessing for all of you, I am sure that you all are very happy, I love the name and I am sure that she will bring so much Joy, you most be so tired and i am sure it was well worth it.
Connie, what a terrible tragedy about your friend, may God give him Peace now, and also gives comfort to his wife and kids, sorry you also had to go through that unexpected tragedy.
Deeper, Willi4 and Tmary4, Thanks so much for your so much needed prayers, this is the ultimate loss, and the pain is the worse anyone can endure. May God Bless you all.
My dear dear Angel in Chief. I am finally starting to get a little relaxed, even though I still get up to check on Nancy, she is so much better that I can sleep tonight, I am sure that she won't try to smoke again, the poor thing went through such a rough time, she could hardly breathe, so i am sure that she doesn't want to go through that again.
Ms. V, we are missing your posts, I pray that everything is going well and that you might be only experiencing computers troubles and giving the AOL tech's a hard time.
I will try to go back and read all the posts, please forgive me if I miss someone, but I haven't got the time to read it all.
My dear Angel sisters, my love and prayers are always with all of you. I Thank God everyday for this wonderful Circle of Love and our dear sister Sandy for creating it. My love to all. Selva

10/21/2006 00:33

Dear Connie,
Nice to see you back. We all have problems for a few days getting in. When I need to reread a post I use my back browser to read it, then the forward to get back to my message. It works for me. I'm surprised that I haven't heard about the board member. I haven't been able to hear a lot of the news because of my work schedule, but I do try once a day to catch up. I missed it altogether. My prayers are with the family. Thank you for your prayers on my behalf. I have lupus and a flare up can happen anytime. My stomach is a favorite target. It gets real inflamed and the pain at times is intollerable. I'm back on the medicine, but it hasn't totally gone away. I just have to have plenty of rest to protect my health. You have a great restful weekend. Love, Jane

10/21/2006 00:35

Dear Selva,
I'm so glad Nancy is home and doing well. It will be good for you to sleep through the night. My prayers are still with both of you. Love, Jane

10/21/2006 00:49

Dear Sandy,
I'm sorry Tim LaHaye feels that way about Catholics. I know many Evangelicals feels the same way. I am not Catholic, but I have met and had been ministered to by many and I know their few is wrong. St Augustine said something like unity in the basics and love for all else. My pastor has been doing a series on unity in the Church at large. He's really on target. We have so many divisions and fights just to hold on to beliefs that make us unique and "right." I think many people will be surprised to get to Heaven and see their Catholic friends rewarded more than they are. OK I'm off my soap box. My question wasn't to promote Mr. LaHaye but his statement about our age in Heaven. I think of that often because Elizabeth was only 8 weeks when she died and I often wonder what age she will be when I'm reunited with her. I'm sorry if I offended you by bringing up Mr. LaHaye. I also think we are all going to be surprised when we get to Heaven and realize the Truth and how off we were. We all know in part, as for me there are only certain things I will be dogmatic about. Have a great and restful weekend. Love, Jane

10/21/2006 00:57

Dear Charlene,
Now you sound like a "new grandma"! So happy to hear everything is working out with your little Elyse. By the way, I had that discussion with the assistant store manager this evening. She had no idea that I was made to work by regular department and was very angry. She told me I should have called her the next day and she would have made the managers on duty to accomodate me. I told her I really held no hard feelings, but I didn't want it to happen to anyone else. She wants me to speak to the head manager on Monday. Don't know if I will. Like I said before, I just wanted to be heard. Hope you catch up on your rest this weekend. I have to be at work in about nine hours so I need to get my rest! Love, Jane

10/21/2006 01:53

God, please give these grieving parents the benefit of Your strength so that they may overcome the burden of sadness and find relief. Plesse show them a glimpse of Your love so that they can have complete faith in Your plan at a time when there seems to be none. Please give them a sign that their children aren't lost to them forever, but reside in Your paradise awaiting the time when they will be reunited. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

10/21/2006 09:29

May the love of Jesus Christ be with you in your loss. I've lost 2 children and share your feelings of grief. Do not dispair for you will meet your son in Heaven one day. GOD BLESS!!

10/21/2006 10:06

Leonora!! It's so nice to see a Post from you too! We so appreciate it when someone who hasn't suffered the ultimate of loses come's here and offer's prayers for us, thank you my dear friend, we all appreciate them so much. I read your Post about your own Mom losing your brother, yes, she will carry your brother in her heart until she see's him again one day. I couldn't post to you at the time, because the tear's started coming.
Aw, that's so sweet of you to say, I can say the exact thing about you!
{{Hugs}} to you too, my dear friend, and may God bless you and your family abundantly,
Love Sandy

10/21/2006 10:18

Hello our dear Connie,
OMG, that's so tragic, poor man must have been severely depressed, God rest his soul. Young, with a family left behind no doubt in great shock.
Hm, Connie, you mean once you make a Posting, the back one's disappear on you? They should all be there for you to read, after you've made a Post. If it's happened to you before, then it's not because of the new changes, so I'll let Beliefnet know about it,
Much love & Hugs,

10/21/2006 10:53

That's a terrible tragedy too, dear Charlene! There's more and more information coming out about those new sleep aids and some people have experienced hallucinations, psychotic episode's from taking them. You'd think his Dr. would have told him to immediately cease taking them!Who could blame the wife for not wanting to go back, especially after finding him dead in their backyard, God love her. There are some day's I just have to turn off the TV, Radio and not even read the Newspaper, I forget that the world can be a wonderful place and much good is happening.
Much love & Hugs,

10/21/2006 11:05

Hi my dear sister, glad you could come to the Circle, I think? they have most of the problem's worked out, I don't think you'll have a problem getting back here.
Aw, you know I'm very happy about Nancy and how well she's doing, thank You Lord for answering all prayers said for Nancy and Selva! I think it did scare her, being hospitalized, so much good has come out of it. And you yourself can finally get a good night's sleep, without worrying and getting up to check on Nancy, :-). God is good my dear sister, you can never go wrong putting your trust in Him,
Love you my dear sister,

10/21/2006 11:57

Oh, dearest Jane, no harm done, you didn't know that LaHaye spout's hatred toward's Catholicism! I made a false assumption, thinking that all Pentecostals, Evangelicals know about his views, so I apologize to you!
I think Jack Chick is going to be the most surprised, ha, ha. That's one of the reason's I miss John Paul II so much, he reached out continuously with a friendly hand of ecumenicism not only to all our brothers and sisters in Christ but to other faith's as well.
It is a good question, I wonder about it myself. Time stopped for me when Shane passed away at the age of 24 - so when we're reunited, when we're all reunited with our child, I believe at first, we'll see them exactly as they were when they passed - so you'll be able to hold your precious Elizabeth again in your arms, I'll see Shane at the same age, then gradualy we'll see them as they are in Heaven. Just what I believe, :-).
Much love & Hugs,

10/21/2006 14:27

I did not know that Tim LaHaye was anti-Catholic. I've read some of his books in the past but must have missed that about him. My personal view is that all BROTHERS/SISTERS in Christ are the body of Christ and therefore no matter what 'denomination' they belong to here on earth, will be united in Heaven as ONE with Christ. Sandy, I consider you a sister in Christ as well as the other sisters here in this circle. Jesus is who makes the difference, not a denominational name. I've also heard Baptists put down Methodists and Methodists put down Christians (denomination). So sad to see the body of Christ acting peevish toward one another or toward someone who is different from them. Off of my soap-box now. :o)

Love to you all!
It is very cool and rainy here today; I'm thankful for the rain but the cool damp air is hard on my joints today. I think I need to get out my winter clothes and start wearing them. I've had the furnace turned on for about a week, but today seems colder for some reason. Maybe I'm just tired from my excitement last week.

SELVA, glad that Nancy is home and maybe you can get more rest now. Every day that she goes without a cigarette is a victory and it will eventually get easier to go without them. Sorry, I'm not talking from experience, but that's what I've heard. :o(

Thank you, legs48, for your prayer. It is very much appreciated. I DO believe I will be reunited with my grandchildren again in Heaven; that's what keeps me going and gives me hope.

ankhe66, I am sorry for your loss of 2 children. So you KNOW what each of the moms here are going through. It's rough and not what we would want anyone else to experience. Thank you for posting.

Love and prayers for all,

10/21/2006 18:57

Dear Sandy,
No apology needed. But who is Jack Chick? I hold the same view as Charlene. Really it's all about Jesus, not the doctrine we follow. Personally, I could puke with all the name calling among the Body of Christ. Yes Pope John Paul II is sorely missed. He showed us how to live and how to die. He was a great peacemaker.

As to the question of age, I really hope you're right. Of course on this side we won't know. However, I would just love to look into Elizabeth's eyes again and see her beautiful smile. She was my only baby who slept through the night from day one. Also she only had one 1/2 hr fussy period a day. From 10:30-11:00 PM. We used to joke if we had taken her out that we had to be home by 10:30 or we've never be invited out again. She started exactly at 10:30 and quit exactly at 11:00. My boys screamed the first 4 months or so constantly. She was just alert and smiling all the time. I would love to see that again. Oh well, the memories are still real fresh, even after all these years. Have a great Sunday. Love, Jane

10/22/2006 03:56

All the families who has lost a loved one.

PSALM 120:1

IN my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me in Jesus Name. Amen

10/22/2006 04:45

Dear Father,Dear Jesus,we beech you to comfort those of us that are greiving,and are lost! We have no light,"but our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, will provide light for us,those that are lost in greif and suffering!" They will embrace us,"and comfort us,and give us rest!" For so saith, their words to their children,"and their words never return unto them void."So,heavenly Father,and our Lord Jesus Christ,"your children beech you to reach unto them, and fill them, with your love and peace!" For our road unto you is filled with darkness and greif,"and you are our only light and comfort!" So,we ask of you,"to surroud us with your grace and love, and guide your children unto you!" Thank you Father,"for you !" Thank you Jesus,"for you!" Amend-Selah

10/22/2006 08:59

Dear Desselb34,
Thank you for that Psalm! I love the Psalms and try to read some of them every day. They are such a comfort to me; David was a man after God's own heart and yet he suffered and grieved too--that makes me feel close to him. Yes, I cry out to the Lord and He hears me! I know He does because He says He does, even though I don't feel like it sometimes. Thank you!

10/22/2006 09:06

Dear forourfather,
Thank you for your prayer. Yes, Jesus is my Light in the darkness. I just read someone else describe this time as the sun (God) shining behind the dark clouds (our grief). We are surrounded and overwhelmed by dark and rainy days sometimes but I know that God is still shining behind those clouds and He will shine on us again. When it's hardest to see Him or feel Him is when my faith takes over; I have to believe even when I don't see. And yes, He does draw us to Him and is even drawing us to Him through the darkness. He is our rock and our fortress and our safe harbor in the storm. Thank you for your prayer!

10/22/2006 09:17

To all my dear sisters,
This song has been going around in my head this morning so I thought I'd share it with you all. It's also one that Elvis sang (although he didn't write it) and since I've been listening to his music, this song sticks out to me today.

Without Him I could do nothing
Without Him I'd surely fail,
Without Him I would be drifting
Like a ship without a sail.

Jesus, oh Jesus, do you know Him today?
You can't turn Him away, oh,
Jesus, oh Jesus, without Him,
How lost I would be.)

Without Him I would be dying,
Without Him I'd be enslaved;
Without Him life would be hopeless
But with Jesus, thank God, I'm saved.

words and music by Mylon R. LeFevre

Love and prayers to you all today!

10/22/2006 09:43

Here's another song for you all; I felt it's so appropriate for us. (I don't know who wrote it, though.)

When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me.
When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me.
When the world is tossing me
Like a ship out on the sea;
Thou who rulest wind and water,
Stand by me.

When I'm growing old and feeble,
Stand by me.
When I'm growing old and feeble,
Stand by me.
When I do the best I can
And my friends misunderstand;
Thou who never lost a battle,
Stand by me.
Thou who never lost a battle,
Stand by me.

10/22/2006 10:43

Hello desselb34 and forourfather, God bless you both for posting here for us all, I love most of the Psalms too, and the one you posted is so a propros for this Circle and all those in their own time's of darkness.
A beautiful prayer for us all forourfather, we truly appreciate the prayers of others and I pray God's Blessiings on you both,
Love & Hugs,

10/22/2006 11:14

Hi dear Jane, you've never heard of Jack Chick? He publish's Comic Book Tracts about the evils of Catholicism, truthfully, we have a good laugh over him, :-), he never get's it right, or he just enjoy's lying, ha, ha.
Anyway, I agree 100% with you and Charlene, we're all children of God and that's all that really matters!
Only a 1/2 hr. of fussiness with Elizabeth and she slept through the night - gosh what a good baby she was! Aw, of course the memories are still so fresh and yes, even after all these years they can still bring up pain. You will see your precious Elizabeth again, that I am certain of,
Much love & Hugs,

10/22/2006 13:39

Hi dear Charlene,
Nice song's for Sunday, :-), I'm sorry, I've never heard of them, but the words of each speak so much and are spiritually edifying, thanks for posting them and have a wonderful Sunday,
Much love & Hugs,

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