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Thomas W. Glenn Jr.
Tommy was a wonderful man. He was charming, intelligent, charismatic and good-hearted. He could always put a smile on your face.


This prayer circle is for all of those who are suffering from the disease of addiction, dealing with a family members addiction, or those of us who have lost a loved one to addiction. In loving memory of Tommy. September 2,1975-January 27,2001. God Bless


This prayer circle is in memory of Thomas W. Glenn Jr. Tommy was an intelligent, articulate, charming and good-hearted young man. His life ended short at the young age of 25. A true genius, the things he could have achieved if given the chance. On a cold Januay morning he passed away from "bad heroin". His family and loved ones miss him desperately and need prayers. Also, in honor of Tommy the prayers are being said for all of those suffering from the disease drug addiction, families dealing with addiction and loved ones of those who have passed on due to addiction. Tom was a conquerer, if this could beat him...it could beat anyone. Please help one another. Please Lord, give me the strength to continue to fight for this cause. God bless you.

WE LOVE YOU TOM!!!

Tom, you are in the Lords hands now and one day we will meet again For now, I pray for you all the peace and happiness in heaven.


 
renee25 -6/28/2001
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AngleEthan
9/30/2003 08:45

HEY GIRL!!!!! YIPEEEEEEE!!!!! I AM SOOO GLAD YOU ARE BACK WITH US!!TEARS CAME TO MY EYES WHEN I SAW IT WAS YOU!!I GOT YOUR MESSAGE ON MY ANSWERING MACHINE THE OTHER DAY, BUT HAD MY GRANDSON, SO DIDN'T GET TO CALL YOU BACK, AND I HAVE BEEN SOOOO BUSY! GOT A QUESTION FOR YA KRIS. DID YOU NOT KNOW THAT GOD WAS PROTECTING YOU WHEN YOU WERE RAPED, OR HAD YOU JUST NOT THOUGHT ABOUT IT MUCH?
HAVE YOU FORGIVEN THE ONE WHO DID THIS?
I TOO WAS RAPED AT 14, AND IT WAS NOT UNTIL I WAS 31 THAT I FORGAVE HIM. I HAD A DREAM ABOUT HIM ONE NIGHT, AND TOLD MY MOM ABOUT IT THE NEXT DAY, BECAUSE I WAS SCARED WHEN I WOKE UP FROM THE DREAM, AND MY MOM TOLD ME I NEEDED TO FORGIVE HIM (IN MY HEART TO GOD) I SAID WHAT????? I COULDN'T IMAGINE! BUT I TOOK IT TO THE LORD, AND HE KNEW WHAT A PROBLEM I WAS HAVING WITH THIS IDEA! FORGIVE THE MAN THAT TOOK SOMETHING FROM ME THAT I COULD NEVER GET BACK???? BUT THE LORD IS GOOD!!!!! :) HE BROUGHT ME TO FORGIVNESS AND I HAVE HAD A PEACE ABOUT IT EVER SINCE. GODS WORD TELL US IN MATTHEW 6: 14-15 FOR IF YE FORGIVE MEN THEIR TRESPASSES, YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER WILL ALSO FORGIVE YOU; BUT IF YE FORGIVE NOT MEN THEIR TRESPASSES, NEITHER WILL YOUR FATHER FORGIVE YOUR TRESPASSES. Must be for someone out there!!! Let those who have ears to hear!I do ask god to direct my words and my path.
I have something I want to share with all of you. A very DEAR FRIEND (the one we talk about Kris) left this on my desk the other day, and I was very touched by it. (I knew who had left it the minute I read it!)I hope someone else is helped and touched by it also.(next post)


AngleEthan
9/30/2003 08:58

GOD grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change.
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.
Taking as He did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it.
Trusting that HE will make ALL things right
If I surrender to HIS will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life;
And supremely happy with Him forever in the next.
Amen
I hope reading this will bring you all the peace it brings to my heart when I read it. :)
I gotta get to work!! I'll be back later today.
Father God,
Thank You for another day to share what You have done in my life so that others may be encouraged. ALL things are possible through You, and I am ever thankful for You being my Saviour. You are so precious to me. I love You Lord Jesus. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen
I love ya all lots! God Bless you all dearly!
Cindy-Angel


AngleEthan
9/30/2003 22:29

Good Evening ALL?
Wow!I can't believe I am still the only one who knows Kris is back on here!!!!! Where are you all? BA I know - you are in school! Praise God for your strength, and courage! It has sure been ONE LONG DAY!! I am glad it is over!! Then when I got off work, I went to pay this loan payment, and find the VP in the office, saying I am 198.00 OVERDUE!!! The manager that was in there has been flat out lying to people about what she can and can't do, I need 198.00 by 10/11/03 to get current! Praise God! I didn't even get upset about it!!! He will provide a way. Anyway, I am glad this work day is done, and GOD has been there every minute of it! Right beside me! :) HE makes my heart glad. Thank You Jesus!!! By th way, this vp offered me a job THREE times in the 30 minutes I was there! But I'm happy where I am! But it's still nice to get stroked once in a while!:) Haha!!! Hope everybody else has had a good day also.
BA ~ Happy to read your post! Glad you like school, and the people, and are doing good with it! That's great! I am also glad you control the real beer and have the o'dulls. I agree you do not need to beat yourself up about when you drink too many real beers. You don't need to do that. However, I do want to say a word of caution to you. Our enemy is VERY SLY!!(satan) There are millions of "social drinkers" out there, and it makes one feel more secure and less guilty about what they are doing because deep down inside its not what they want to do, and then satan can trip them up more easily by telling them "it's ok, after all YOU"RE just a social drinker" and before you know it WHAM! you're drunk! So please I ask you as a friend to be very AWARE of what you're doing, and don't let that old devil trip you up, O.K.? I will still pray for your deliverence of alcohol ok.
Quigley ~ I sur hope you did the right thing too! I imagine it was kinda scarry, and a relief at the same time. Stay in prayer, and let us know how your interview went today! Hope it was good. How are things with you and Taylor? How old is she? Children are such precious gifts!!You said that when you told Brett what I said that he said he wished we could all be that easily satisfied(I think thats right - without going back to your post & looking).You know what?? WE CAN BE!!! ITS ALL A MATTER OF WHAT WE CHOOSE!!!!IT'S UP TO US! GOD HAS ALREADY PROMISED US A LIFE MORE ABUNDANT!! WE JUST HAVE TO RECIEVE IT IN FAITH, AND IT WILL COME TO PASS! GOD SAID IT I BELIEVE IT!! IT'S THAT SIMPLE!! :) REALLY! There is SUCH peace when we just surrender our all to God! When we stay focused on Him LIFE is so much easier to get through!! He gives me oppertunities daily to tell others of His goodness, and it feels so good.
Kristena ~ Where are you? I hope you are doing O.K. under the circumstances. I pray for the sobrity of Chris. For you to have strength renewed, and to KNOW that GOD will carry you through.
Let us hear from you O.K.? there is strength in numbers, and LOTS OF STRENGTH WHEN WE ARE GATHERED TOGETHER IN PRAYER FOR ONE ANOTHER!! :) :)
CW ~ Are you O.K.? Are things getting better for you and your family? Proverbs 3:5-7 TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART;AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING. TRUST GOD AND HIS WORD - HIS PROMISES ARE SURE( Acts 16:31) God cannot work if we do not forgive our children their ungodly ways. They also need to learn about God's grace, mercy, and forgivness through their experiences in life.Your believing and trusting God's word will draw them into submission to the Lord's will much sooner.( Matthew 12:37; Romans 2:1 & Proverbs 18:21). God Bless you. You are in my prayers.
Bonnie? How are you holding up? By the grace of God, right? How are you doing with your emotions, and seperating the drug from the man? I hope you are making great strides for yourself! God will bring you through this also. You just have to believe Him and trust in Him in ALL things.Gotta go! I will never grow tired of telling others of God!!
Love you bunches!
Cindy~Angel


BAPETNUT
10/1/2003 02:49

Good evening Kris,
PRAISE GOD....I've missed you soooooo much, I will be back in the morning, It's 12am and I just got home from school at 1030 pm and was doing some studing on my computor and you no me, had to read the posts in here, I for NOW dont have time to answer them just going to bed but wanted to tell all:
I LOVE YOU ALL, YOU MATTER, YOUR SOMEONE, AND LIKE KRIS YOUR ALL IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS:
GOODNIGHT TO ALL AND I WILL TALK TO YOU ALL TOMORROW(WED)..GOD BLESS TO ALL:-)
LOVE YAH ALL,
BETTYANN :-)


littlecreeksparrowdance
10/1/2003 17:19

hey ,HEY ,HEY,!!!!!GOD IS STILL IN THE MIDST , IS STILL IN CONTROL, GOD IS EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING.CAN GET AN AMEN!HEY BA!SO GLAD TO HEAR THINGS ARE GOING WELL FOR YOU AT SCHOOL AND YOU SEEM TO BE HAPPY ABOUT IT AND IM PROUD THAT YOU ARE TAKING THOSE SEPS TO ACCPOLISH THE GOALS YOU WANT TO SET IN LIFE , OK MOW YOU KNOW , YOU AND QUIGLEY HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF THE KRIS FACTOR COMING AT YA, SO HERE GOES ,YA READY!FIRST YA KNOW IF I DID'NT LOVE AND CARE ABOUT YALL , I WOULDNT SAY A WORD, I WOULD IT'S YOUR LIFE , IF THIS ROAD YOU CHOOSE TO STQAY, HAVE AT IT,BUT YOU KNOW I CANT DO THAT ,IT IS YOUR CHOSE, THAT IS TRUE; BUT WHAT IS THIS CHOSE GOUING TO BE, TO DO THE RIGHT THING YOU KNOW DEEP WITHIN YOUR HEART TO DO OR CHOOSE TO TAKE THE PATH ON THIS SAME BOUNCY ROCKY,THAT HAS HAD SO MANY CURVES THAT HAS TOSSED YOU TO AND FRO,HAS KNOCKED YOU DOWN ,HAS PUT YOU IN A PATH WHERE THERE EITHER, NORTH, SOUTH, EAST OR WEST.ALL DIRECTIONS AT ONE TIME COMING TO THE FORK OF THE ROAD AND WHAT IF THAEY ALL MEET , YOU HAVE A COLLISION.A COLLISION OF THE MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AND SOUL.ON ONE SIDE YOU HAVE THE TRUTH, YOU KNOW THIS PATH, HIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE STRAYED FROM , AND RAN TO THE PATH THAT WAS FILLED WITH LIES, THEN ON THE OTHER PATH YOU HAVE AND ON THE OTHER PATH YOU HAVE THE THE SWEET SPIRIT OF SALVATION,BUT SOMEHOW THE OTHER SIDE STILL PULLS YOU TO THE PATH OF DESTRUCTION.NOW THESE ALL COME TOGETHER, AND NOW THE FINAL COURSE BEGINS, WHICH ROAD ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE.WHICH WAY WILL YOU GO ?OUIGLEY,AND ALL THIS APPLIES TO YOU TO.YYOU GIRLS ARE MY HEART,MY FRIENDS,AND I LOVE YOU ALL HERE, AND I HAVE MISSED ALL OF YALL SO MUCH AND IT HAS BROKE MY HEART TO READ SOME OF THESE POSTS,I AGREE WITH ANGEL,ONE DRINK LEADS TO ANOTHER,OH IT'S ONE DRINK, THAT WONT HURT,WRONG!ANYWAY, SO THERE YOU GO, KRIS FACTOR.HA

CINDY- I DO WANT TO WELCOME YOU AND BONNIE AND KRISTINA,AND ALL OF YOU HERE. THIS IS SUCH A CLOSE KNIT CIRCLE AND THERE SOME OF US WHO HAVE SUCH DEVELPED SUCH ANAMAZING CLOSENESS AND TRUE FRIENDSHIP, AND IT IS SO AMAZING HOW GOD PUT HIS BLESSINGS IN PLACE. I WELCOME YOU ALL TO THIS AMZING SITE. IF YALL HAVE NOT MET OUR FRIEND RENEE IN HERE , SHE IS SUCH AN AMAZING SWEET SWEET SPIRIT AND PRECIOUS WOMANAND I AM VERY PROUD TO CALL HER A FRIEND. IT IS A BLESSING EACH TIME WHEN YOU COME AND YOU SEE THE LOVE THAT ABSOLUTLY FILLS THESE PAGES, AND THOSE THAT COME HERE THEY CAN KNOW THEY HAVE FOUND A PLACE WHEE THERE ARE THOSE HERE THAT WILL PRAY YOU THROUGH, WE WILL BE THERE FOR YOU, TILL THE END.LOVE AND FAITH,KRIS .MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YALL SAFELY IN HIS LOVING PRENSENCE.AMEN

QUIGLEY,WHAT I CAN SAY,YOU ARE SO LOVED .YOU MATTER,YOU ARE SOMEBODY, AND I HOPE THINGS ARE BETTER WITH TAYLOR,AND YOUR STRESS IS A LITTLE BETTER. GLAD THINGS AE GETTING BETTER WITH YOU AND BRETT. THAT MAKES ME A LITTLE EASE TO KNOW THAT .HE DOES NEED COUNSILNG THOUGH , BECAUSE IF THE MANIC DEPRESSION, BUT I CAN SEE THAT HE IS TRYING THROGH THEE POSTS AND THAT IS THE MAIN THING, AND YOUR HAPPINESS. HOW IS THE JOB SITUATUION?YOU HANG IN THERE MY FRIEND, YOU HEAR ME.?TODAY IWS MY DAUGHTER'S 27TH BIRTHDAY, OH BOY DO I FEEL OLD!HAHAHA.I WILL WRITE YOU ALL A EMAIL LATER ON TONIGHT, IM DOING A GARAGE SALE HERE THIS WEEKEND AND I HAVE GOT TO START ON THAT .AS I SAID; YOU ARE LOVED, YOU ARE SOMEBOBY,YOU MATTER, AND ALL OF YOU ARE SO IN MY HEART AND I LOVE YOU ALL.KRIS .

RENEE;YOU ARE IN MY HEART , AND YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSING, DONT EVER FORGET IT,AND ALL OF YOU ARE SO VERY SPECIAL TO ME.IN MY HEART ALWAYS,YALL WILL BE ;NEAR AND DEAR TO ME;FOR IF I NEVER SHALL EVER SEE,I KNOW IT;S THERE WHERE MYLOVE OF FRIENDSHIP PERCEIVES.FOR IF ONE DAY, BY CHANCE,IN JUST ONE GLANCE , OUR HEARTS WILL DANCE , THE WALTZ OF FRIENDSHIP.KRIS


BAPETNUT
10/2/2003 02:38

Kris,
You are so right..I have missed your words sooo much and Angel has filled in for you, I learn soooo much from the 2 of you..I absolutely LOVE school but yet on the other hand like you and Angel said..The Devil is TRYING to make me fail..because Im sooooo happy and focused in life, the problem is>>>>I buy 1 16oz beer now after I get out of school on the way home to drink( wrong I no) very Wrong....I just am soooooo wired and excited what I have learned that I cant seem to RELAX and calm down to go to bed (which i need to since I have to get up at 6am for work)...sooooo I feel back into my old pattern of drinking a LARGE beer and Melatoin(natural sleeping pill) to try and get drowsy and fall asleep..so now it's till 1150pm and Im drinking O'duls and STILL not tired, I guessIm excited I got an "A" on my test tonight and I noI dont work tomorrow so I'm surfing the Internet then going to go lay on couch and watch TV till I fall asleep.
Oh Dear Jesus:
Please dont let me get back in the pattern of nightly drinking, wether it be 1 or 10 beers..Please help me find a way to relax after school and get to bed, Please help me to do your will and your will only, Thank you soooo much Dear Jesus that I love school and you made it possible for me and you help me pass all my tests..Thank you Jesus for people like Kris, Angel(cindy) that are so strong in the Lord, I pray we may all be strong like them..also Dear Jesus, I pray with the stress of school and working fulltime I DONT start smoking again, I went outside last night with a student after my final( a "C") and had 1 cig after 5 months not smoking anything and it really hurt my lungs not to mention it stunk really bad, PLEASE Dear Jesus keep me on the right track and follow your will, and not let the stress lead me back into Temtations , I pray for all on this site to have their prayers answered and find peace, joy, love, good health and please show them the way, In Jesus name I pray,Amen
Goodnight to all,
God Bless each and everyone and I pray we hear from Quigley soon and that Dear God you find her a new job.
Love yah all,
Bettyann


Cweb79
10/2/2003 06:47

Greetings one and all!! Kris, it is so nice to finally "meet" you! I was praying for you also. I can see why you were so missed. I had some catching up to as it's been awhile. They say change is good and I believe that to be good at times, especially when God is opening the doors no man can close. Quigley, I pray this is the case for you. I worked a job, I was so miserable at that my health finally said no more!. When I put in my resignation there was such a weight lifted. I do thank God though for the time on the job and the experience. I believe everything we go through in life shapes us into the person we are today and the person we will be tomarrow. We never stop growing or learning. BA, You go girl!!!!!Kudos.CindyAngel, thanks for your encouragement. I cried a few times as I read back through the posts. Renee you are a treasure as is the gift of the prayer circle. Bonnie my heart aches for you. I don't want to say the wrong thing, or discourage you, you are such a champ. My dad wrote me off a couple of weeks ago. His logic.....Hope your sitting down...Besides the fact that he still believes I'm the narc. They called my coworker at her second job. She's already freaked out and this was just a ploy to get her goat. They knew she'd call me all upset, and she did. She is quitting working for me over all of this. Thats her problem, there's things in her life that she doesn't want to come out, by her reactions. My other two staff memebers are not the least bit affected by all this. THey have nothing but compassion for what I'm going through. Back to the sitting down part. My little sis spoke with dad about his hostility towards me? His answer.."I'm tired of taking the blame for everyone else's choices". Well my son's aren't blaming him. I am! I asked him for help. She told him You are the leader of the Clan, Cindy came to you for help and you get her sons dealing and doing meth!!!!!. His reply "I did help, Josh isn't doing it anymore is he!" Do you know how sick that is? My son almost died the night he turned himself into re-hab and almost killed an innocent person in the automobile wreck. To this day due to the black out he still does not remember anyting. My youngest son is still being tempted, but thanks to his girlfriend being pregnant. Has decided to start getting his act together. The only crime I committed was for 42 years loving this man. I nearly died from a drug overdose at his hands when I was the boys age. I forgave. He changed, swore "that life" was over, thanked me when I bailed him out 10 years ago,"It'll never happen again, thanks for believing in me." YOur welcome dad...here's my sons.....death is a funny way of showing us how much you love us!!!!! He has disowned his own children, is mad at my sons because they won't go around him. You put trash out on the curb, not your daughter, not your grandkids. He's 60 years old, no more excuses, no more! This time it's tough love. I will not go to him. He can come to me WHEN HE HAS GONE AND GOT HELP AND THE LIES AND DECEPTION STOP.


Cweb79
10/2/2003 07:22

Hi, again. I'm sorry if that came off strong. I love him. I love my sons. They have their whole life ahead of them. Josh goes to court on the 17th, my dad on the 13th or 14th. I don't know what to pray anymore. My son has shown genuine remorse, accepted full responsibility. He is working hard. I'm getting him back. He's more at peace, he smiles, he laughs again. I know he will be scarred though. I pray the judge has mercy and see's past his youth, to a young man who is sincere. Who for the last month and half has been fighting to get his life on track. My dad on the other hand. He's still in denial. I believe he may still be using. He only cares about his material possessions and that if he does go to prison, the state won't seize everything.So he's covering for my stepmom, who is just as deep in it as is her daughters. They hope he goes to prison and the do end up with everything. What a tangled web. That's there life, there choices, so be it. My sons continue to need guidance and are reaching out to me. I won't turn my back on them. They can learn from this and be wiser, stronger and I pray servants of the Lord, who one day will have a powerful testimony that will save if not one, but maybe many lives from the road to addiction. I have what you might call a "Righteous Anger" right now. I can not judge my dad. I have to forgive as my Father in Heaven forgives me my trespasses. This is true but I will no longer "cast my pearls among swines". Danger still lurkes around the corner. My dad is a dangerous man as long as he continues to live in a state of paranoia. I am not bitter. I just won't be played again. I have spent my life seeking his love and approval at all costs. I'm sorry it stops here. My Father in Heaven loves me. Jesus loves me and they love him to. He just doesn't love himself. There is some concern as to how much damage has been done to his brain. He has become very forgetful. He has serious health problems. I do to and the stress is killing me faster than any of it. So I lay it at all at the alter. I pray for each of you. That Jesus comforts you, encourages you, and helps you to leave your pain, confusion, addiction, anger, and the list is endless, at His alter. May we trust just as Abraham when he laid Isaac at the alter. What courage, what faith. I yearn to be like that. YOu all really have powerful testimonies and God is using you to touch my life and many lives, you probably have no idea. There is strength in numbers my dear friends. Satan IS DEFEATED ALREADY!! His days are numbered and we are VICTORIOUS THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS!!!!!!! Thank you for your prayers. I have actually been sleeping at night the past two weeks. Something I haven't been able to do for months. I chalk that up to all you prayer warriors. God knows what we have need of. You have been interceding. I've been interceeding in your behalf. Miracles are happening. Praise be to God. You are so precious!!!!!!!! God Bless you. CindyW


shaniqua
10/2/2003 12:50

lord i please bless rony lord send your angels to him lord please open mind so that he will stop drinking lord you are the only one who can help him plese lord thankyou i jesus name i pray amen


BAPETNUT
10/2/2003 16:35

Welcome Shaniqua and Hello Cindy W,
What a powerful story and yet so sad.I will be praying for you and you are right, you have wasted many days and years seeking your Dad's approval and this is how he treats you? Do no that "he" truly loves you but can't see past the drugs. My dad was an alcoholic and I never did anything good enough, but as you say Jesus loves us just the way we are and only he can fix the rest of our family, people, etc..I will be praying for your entire family and hope your Dad finds Jesus and your son's get your Faith..Sometimes we have to learn the hard way in life but when we look back where we were and now where weregoing things happen for a specific reason.In the long run the trials and bad things that happen only make us stronger. I go to school tonight then work all weekend and Im making the consience choice TODAY to stay away from the beer, if I want one then only O'duls.; this weekend after work.I also started drinking alot of powerade now so~~~~~~~ONE DAY AT A TIME SWEET JESUS.I Hope everyone, Quigley, Kris, Renee, Bonnie, Angel, CW and all have a wonderful, safe weekend and you all are in my nightly prayers, may God give you all strength and courage to endure your trials and may you all find inner peace and happiness and be on the right path with God's will, for only HE can give us true happiness, "First seek the Kingdom of GOd, and all elese will be added onto thee" In Jesus name I pray, Amen..
Talk to you all soon,
Love yah Bettyann :-)


help4myfamily
10/2/2003 18:06

Hello everyone. First I want to welcome Kris back to the site. I know you have been missed. It has been a few days since I have been able to post anything, but I have not forgotten any of you in my prayers. As I read back over the post, I have said a prayer for every one of you. BA, please stay strong. Maybe a hot bath with a good book will help you to relax at night. Glad to hear about the A. Cindy W. I know how you feel with wanting your dad’s approval. For years I could not understand why my dad did not love me. I have not spoken to my dad in 2 years and before that it had been at least 5 and even longer before that. I have always wondered how anyone could love me if my own dad didn’t, but I have finally come to realize that my true “Father” loves me for me and I have accepted that. No more putting myself down, letting others walk all over me, it is time I stand up for the good person that I am. I am even telling myself every morning how beautiful I am. I have started working out to relieve some of the stress of my home life. I am hoping that the new inner strength will help me with the Brian situation. Cindy I am glad that you are there for your boys. They need you know more than ever. Quigley I know that God will open the doors that need to be open for you. Just remain strong and keep praying. Kris I hope that God gives you the peace in your life to endure the pain you have. I can tell by your posts, that you are a true angel and blessing to this site. AE I am doing my best to separate the two. Brian has worked that past 13 days straight and I know it is really doing a number on him. He is so tired and irritable. I just pray he remains strong and doesn’t fall. I have told him he can come to me with any problems he has and I will not judge or yell. I can tell you it has been hard to sit and listen, but I am doing my best. Last weekend was quiet since he was not home, and I am not sure if he will be home this weekend or not. Are you ready for this girls? I MADE IT TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY!!! It was so good to see everyone. We have a church picnic on Sunday and Brian has agreed to go as long as he is home. Please pray that Brian will see that church is a good thing for our family. Paige just loves it and is always asking when we are going back. Well it is about time for me to go home and I guess I should end this post before it turns into a novel. I will pray for everyone on this site tonight. That is how I go to sleep now, I fall asleep talking to my “Father” and I wake up so refreshed. I hope you all have a blessed night. Until we talk again, you are in my prayers. Bonnie


help4myfamily
10/2/2003 18:21

It's me again. Cindy this was sent to me and I wanted to share it with you. I hope it brings strenght and peace to everyone.

DEAR CHILD:

I just wanted to remind you today of how beautiful you are because there
is a father of lies who will try to deceive you. He will try to tell you
that you are not good enough, not attractive enough, not thin enough,
not strong enough, not smart enough, not righteous enough, and that you
are simply unimportant to Me.

He will try to tell you that you have broken one too many promises, that
you have fallen one too many times, that you have lived one too many
lies, and that you've been going in the wrong direction so long that it
is pointless to turn back now.

But guess what?

YOU DO NOT BELONG TO HIM. HE IS NOT YOUR FATHER.

I AM.

You see, you are My creation. My workmanship. You have been borne of My
thought, every part of you placed together by My hands. You have My
thumbprint upon you. You are a prince/princess, did you know that? You
are My child, the child of THE King!


I look at you and see a precious, priceless pearl. There is no ocean I
would not swim, no mountain I would not climb, no price I would not pay
to have you and to be with you and call you My own.

I already have.

I have done all that I could, given all that there is. I desire to be
with you every moment of every day. How I long for you to talk to Me
every day. My love for you never grows cold. My promises are never
broken (contrary to what he might lead you to believe). My character
never changes. And you, my child have been made in My image.

I love you dearly, unconditionally and completely. I understand every
emotion that you have. I've been there. I count every tear that you cry.
I know every hair on your head.

And do you know what?

I even know your weaknesses and your failures and your fears. I know
those hidden parts of you that you wish would go away. Those dark
corners of your world that you stuff deep down, praying that no one will
ever see. I have already seen them and they will not change my love for you.

Nothing will.

I love your heart and I desire all of it.

I just wanted to remind you today of how beautiful you are and how
precious you are to Me.

With Unmeasurable Love,
Your Heavenly Father


AngleEthan
10/3/2003 00:37

Good Evening All!
WOW! I don't know where to start! What remarkable posts!CW, I am truly sorry for your Dad being the way he is. My heart goes out to you. IT IS the drugs. I've seen it before. Very sad. But you sure sound like you are hanging in there. Sounds as if you are making some good decisions for yourself, and that's exactly what you have to do! You can't get all caught up in the insanity of it! I will continue to ask our Father for strength for you, and also courage for the many things you are going to be going through. He WILL sustain you. Tuff love is hard at first, but then it becomes a part of you, and others do get to the point where they accept it, and don't resent it any more, and relationships start to heal. I know. I'm still loving my son with tuff love, and we have a good relationship. :)


AngleEthan
10/3/2003 00:56

Bonnie,
You sound much stronger!! I am so proud of you and CW!!!The poem was BEAUTIFUL!!
Our Heavenly Father loves us soooo much!
Loving an addict is so frustrating, isn't it? It seems at times it would be so easy to just give up, but then we CAN'T! I for one would NEVER give up on my son.God sets the example of the love between parent and child by loving us so unconditionally. We strive to be more and more like Jesus, so we love unconditionally. Weather it is our kids, or spouses, or parents! We don't have to agree with, or like what they do,but we can love and forgive them into a closer walk with Jesus! Jesus interceeds for us as does the Holy Spirit when we are so distraught we don't know what to pray! Isn't that just GREAT!!??? I'm glad you got to church! :) Aren't kids wonderful when it comes to going to church? We should all follow their lead! I hope Brian can come to you with his worries and fears, but if he can't, it is more than likely he feels you couldn't understand - not having lived the drugs yourself. Have you gone to any AlAnon meetings? CW-have you? They do help. Maybe you won't agree with everything they say, but they are there because they are all in the same bost. You might want to look into it.GOD IS IN CONTROL!!


AngleEthan
10/3/2003 01:07

Notice I haven't signed yet? I'm not finished! Haha!
BA!!!!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING DRINKING AND DRIVING? WHAT ARE YOU DOING DRINKING AND DRIVING? WHAT ARE YOU DOING DRINKING AND DRIVING BETTYANN?????
YOU BET IT IS WRONG! VERY WRONG! I am very bother by this behaviour!!! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? OR ARE YOU THINKING?ARE YOU THINKING THAT YOU COULD KILL SOMEONE???? ARE YOU THINKING YOU COULD KILL YOURSELF? WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO YOUR JOB IF YOU WERE IN AN ACCIDENT? WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO YOUR SCHOOL? WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO YOU? HOW FAR FROM SCHOOL DO YOU LIVE THAT YOU CAN'T MAKE IT HOME WITHOUT ONE FOR THE ROAD????? COME ON, BETTYANN!! YOUV'E GOT WAY TOO MUCH GOING FOR YOU TO BEHAVE LIKE THIS!! HAVE YOU ASKED GOD WHAT HE THINKS OF YOU DOING THIS? BET HE SAYS DON'T DO IT BETTYANN! AND SO DO I!!! BECAUSE I CARE, AND I WANT YOU TO SUCEED. This is not the way to do it!! I'll be back.


BAPETNUT
10/3/2003 22:23

Thanks Angel, I haven't done it this last 2 nights. I realized it was wrong and if I for some reason got pulled over Id go to jail with an open container, thanks for making me realize how Wrong that was. Im doing much better, did go to dinner with b'f tonight and had 2 beers with dinner, now just on line then we are going to rent a movie. I dont need a beer on the way home, I dont no why I started that the first week of school??????? Im in my 3rd week starting MOnday and am getting used to the extra stress and dont need 1 beer for an 1/2 hr drive home just to relax..so I can get tired and go to bed. I just try and read or watch TV so I dont wake up the b'f for he gets up at 530 am and I get home at 130pm from school, need to go for now but wanted to say, The POEM you guys sent was BEAUTIFUL ON THIS SITE...I hope all have a good weekend I'll just be working then off to school again M-thurs...God bless you all and Trust in him and all things will change and work out, I appreciate all your prayers and concerns for they really help me and others. In Jesus name I pray for all to have their trials overcomed and answers in their lives,
Love Bettyann :-)


AngleEthan
10/5/2003 06:29

WELL!!!PRAISE GOD BETTYANN!! I AM SOOOO HAPPY YOU STOPPED DOING THAT!! YOU REALLY SCARED ME WITH THAT ONE!! thats just how easy it is for satan to trip us up - cuz you said you didn't know why you started that the first week of school!! Thank You JESUS for bringing Bettyann out of that so quickly!! :) I don't know if it will work for you or not, but a lot of times when I can't go to sleep, I just get quiet, turn off the lights, and talk to God in the quiet, and the dark. If you're reading - read His letter to us!! Proverbs 3:24 - "When thou liest down,thou shalt not be afraid; yea,thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet." Read His word Bettyann. GOD makes a way for us in EVERYTHING! Even our sleep!! I am glad you are doing well in school. I have a friend who is taking the same course you are! It sure seems to be going by fast. Gotta go for now, and see if this goes through. I hate it when that error thing comes up! Keep up the good work, and keep resisting the devil and he WILL flee!!
God Bless Love'Cindy~Angel


AngleEthan
10/5/2003 07:22

Hello all again!
Gods word has a lot to say about deliverence, and deliverence is what is needed for addictions. FAITH cometh by hearing and hearing by the WORD OF GOD!!
So, read your Bibles! Use GODS WORD in your prayers. Stand on HIS promises!! That's what we are supposed to do! THAT BUILDS OUR FAITH!!! Joel 2:32 " And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered" Mathew 21:22 "And ALL things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, BELIEVING, YE SHALL RECIEVE" The word BELIEVING here means just that. Doubt, worry, fear NEGATE belief! We cannot let those things enter into our thoughts and lives once we have asked God for help, deliverence or anything. We just have to thank Him every day for the answer,even when we don't see it. John 15:7 "If ye abide in Me, and MY WORDS ABIDE IN YOU, ye shall ask what ye will,and it shall be done unto you." Gods hands are tied by UNBELIEF!!When you say things like " I'll probably drink the rest of my life, or I'll probably always have just one or two beers, or I just can't stop having a drink now and then, or joint, or WHATEVER it is - I'll probably always be poor - and you've ALREADY asked God to help you with this, or through that, YOU ARE STOPPING GOD FROM DOING WHAT HE SAID HE WOULD! Because you are DOUBTING and Gods Word WILL NOT return to Him VOID!! Is someone getting this??? I don't know who you are, (maybe my own faith needed this!), but someone out there needed this. Thank You God for Your Word, and Your promises. Thank You for all My prayers being answered. Thank You for not wanting even ONE to perish.
Kris - how'd the sale go? Hope to see ya back here when its over! Hope Quigley is O. K., and gets the net on her computer at home, so we can hear from her! Where is Renee? Has any one heard from her? Where is Kristena, JesusFreakSue, jce387?,Bono?
Gotta go!
Love ya, and you're in my prayers:)
Angel(Cindy)


BAPETNUT
10/5/2003 23:47

Goodevening,
Thanks Angel:
I have to say Im glad you said those things to me,,I was STUPID for drinking a beer on the way home, that has stoped. I worked today and yes, went to dinner again with the boyfriend for I go to school m-thurs 6-10pm and dont see him caz I also work during the day 8-5 so see him maby 1/2 hr, so yes I had 3 beers tonight? Im condused> Why now? I love school, love my life and direction so why still now drink? When everything was going wrong in June and he kicked me out and I almost lost my job and back then I drank a bottle of wine a night or 6-8 beers NIGHTLY then I quit for 1 1/2 months????? Why now do I still want a beer here and now? I am worried..My bro being married 16 yrs and just lost his job(cutbacks) told my faince he wants a divorce (not happy, no longer sparks in his marriage) etc.. NO JOB , Terrible Marriage, then MY best friend of all Junior hi and Hi schoool wrote me last week and tells me aget 20 yrs she just got divorced, lost her children and no job*was married to a Laywer//What the heck is happening to people in this world? 2 years ago I was a wreck, didnt pray at all, was addicted to pain pills, did booze every night, got in trouble, etc..etc.. I could go on and on, my point>>>>>>NOW IM happy so WHY AM I WANTING TO DRINK AGAIN?..I hate the DEVIl for trying to bring me down, but u no what~~~~~~JESUS is my Lord and HE is stronger than the evil one, so I just need to keep praying and give it up to God like I did in JUne when I lost everything and totally quit drinking and life was good and fiance took me back, then I joinded school made some goals and now, we still get along great but I havent given up the beer here and now thing and I no I need too? any suggestions as to why when Im HAPPY Id do this again?
God bless you all and I pray all is well for all and Things go your way and listen to GOD:
Angel, any suggestions where in the bible I should start reading? I usually just read the Psalms in betwwen work, school, cleaning etc..
Love you all, WE WILL ALL SUCCEED IN CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVI0R, I HAVE FAITH, MY TIME WILL COME AND SO WILL ALL OF YOURS, THIS SITE HAS MADE US ALL STRONGER AND I THANK RENEE:
KRIS, I hope your still ok, havent seen you, night all:
Bettyann


JONILNOWM
10/6/2003 08:47

I would like to request prayer from you prayer warriors for my daughter Rachael who is 23 and has a recent heroin addiction as well as John her fiance. They have a ten month old baby. She is in intensive out patient rehab. He is supposed to be going to an in-patient rehab for the THIRD time. Please pray that he will actually go and that Rachael will turn her life back over to the Lord. Pray that John will find the Lord. Pray that I will know when to be supportive and when not to rescue since I have been an enabler to her as John's parents have been to him. They live with his folks but it is not a good environment for the two of them to be togethernow. Thank you for your prayers


quigley
10/6/2003 14:31

Hey all!

I just wanted to say I'm back on line. I'm working a new job for a different attorney - long story and I haven't got to read all of your posts so when I get a chance I will - Kris, it's great to see your posts again - I missed all of you very much - I will read the posts and write again later - love and god bless


BAPETNUT
10/6/2003 16:56

Hey Quigley,
Glad things are looking up for you.Write us soon ok!!!!! Welcome Joni, I will pray for your daughter Racheal and all:
Dear Jesus thank you for your comforting words today In Psalms 51 and 55, you say you help us overcome temptations, trust in thy Lord, Dear Jesus I pray for Racheal and her family, please lead her and her b'f back to Jesus and get off the road of drugs, please give her strength to change this time and say NO for good, give her mom strength to show tuff Love yet no she is in your hands, I pray for all to seek happiness in life, help us to all overcome our addictions and have total Faith in you dear God, I pray for my brother and his wife that you intercede and help their marriage or give them both new directions in life, please help my brother find a job since he was laid off so he can support his 2 kids, please Dear Jesus make us all strong and follow your Directions in life, thankyou for keeping me Sober today and for reading your words, May I grow stronger each and every day and be an example to others that GOD and only GOD can change your life around, thankyou for school which I love and help me to continue to do good, I pray for all in the name of Jesus,
Amen
Hope you all have a great week, Im off these next 3 days but in school at night, just got done reading Bible for once...heheheheh and then cleaning house and praying for you all, take care and I will be back tomorrow,
God bless all,
Love Bettyann :-)


help4myfamily
10/6/2003 18:13

Just a quick note before I leave for the day. Quigley glad to see that you are back and working. Thank God. BA stay strong and sober. I will say a prayer for Rachel & John. Brian is doing well as far as I can tell. He has worked 15 days straight and is tired from that, but has had a great coworker with him most of the time, so I am pretty sure that he has not fallen. I pray daily for his strength as well as for all of yours. The following passage was brought to my attention and I think it fits us well on this site; 1 Thess 5:11 - "Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." That is something different, I can't remember a time I have ever quoted the bible. Thank you Lord. I hope you all have a blessed and safe evening. Take care, until we talk again. Bonnie


AngleEthan
10/6/2003 21:34

Good Evening! :)
First things first! Bettyann~ I can not tell you how happy I am that you quit the beer on the way home!! :) Like I said before you have way too much going for you to take those kinds of chances!!
Great job!! As for wanting to drink now? I've thought about this, and all I can say is this:, and these are questions for you to think about and maybe help you figure out these things. I hope so anyway. Last June when all that happened - with b'f, and job & all, I imagine it scared you. So much so that you just quit - out of fear of losing what you love. Well, that helped, and helped alot, but then things calmed down, and things got better. You set goals for yourself, and started attaining them - this gives one confidence - you started looking for a better way .The loan for the house went through, you wern't hurt real bad from the fall, and life just seemed to be going in a better direction. You want to do GODS will(satan will attack your very thoughts to keep this from happening).You started school, are doing well in it, like it, and the other people.Your handleing things better these days, right? So why could you not handle the drinking? (only you can answer that one!)Satan DOES NOT want you to succeed!!! GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU, AND SEE YOU THROUGH WHATEVER COMES YOUR WAY - IF YOU SURRENDER YOUR ALL TO HIM, AND SATAN KNOWS THIS! If people love YOU, they will love you without the drink too! :) I have learned that people who stand fast by what they know is best for them, and stand by what they believe - people have a much greater opnion of them. Rather than those who are wishy washy. Those who can't stand by what they want in life.Opinions of others don't matter to me any more, because I've learned that the ONLY one I need to please is Jesus Christ! HES THE ONLY ONE WHO COUNTS & HES THE ONE I'M GOING TO BE WITH FOREVER. AND HES THE ONLY WAY I CAN GET THERE! NO BODY ELSE CAN SAVE YOUR SOUL! IF I AM DOING WHAT OUR FATHER HAS SAID TO DO, THEN IT JUST DOES NOT MATTER TO ME WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK, SAY OR DO, BECAUSE I KNOW MY REWARD IS WITH HIM! AND IT WILL BE FAR GREATER THAN ANY ONE CAN COMPREHEND!! YOU WON'T BE MISSING ANYTHING BY NOT DRINKING.HONEST! TRY IT! STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU WANT IN YOUR LIFE. LET JESUS TAKE YOU BY THE HAND AND LEAD YOU. STEP OUTSIDE OF THE PICTURE, AND TAKE A GOOD HARD LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE YOU KNOW WHO DRINK, AND ASK YOURSELF WHAT HAVE THEY GOT? As far as WHERE to start reading the Bible? I just finished Philliapians, and it was good. But James is a good place to start, as well as Ecclesiastes.1st & 2nd Corinthians are good too. Its ALL good. Ask God to help you understand what you are reading, and to give you ears to hear whenever you do. If you don't understand something tell God you don't and ask Him to help you. Read it again, or come back to it later. I hope this helps you. Let me know what I can do, O.K.? I'm praying for you, and I love you.
Gotta go I'll be back
God bless you all greatly
Love - Angel

 
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