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I, too, will be thinking of you and your family. Bless you all.


In a time like this, words of comfort are seldom comforting. Hold fast to the hand of God who holds you, your brother and all of us in a loving and powerful embrace. No matter what happens or when it happens, as my rabbi friend says, we are all falling into the lap of God.

Unregulated Female

I have nothing profound to say other than: Love you, my friend. AND I am here for you during this painful and frustrating time.

Damien Scott

I will also be praying. About ten years ago my family went through a dreadful ordeal when my young sister-in-law contracted colon cancer. She came through it and still attributes her survival to the prayers of Carmelite nun friends of mine.

Meanwwhile, I have to confess you would not believe what I have been whining about the last few days. At least I hope you would not believe it. Your family's tragedy is NOT part of God's plan to make me snap out of it, but it sure has had that effect.

As Dame Julian says, "All will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of thing will be well."

Not, note, all will be as we wish.


I am so sorry. I agree with you I get sick of all the sadness and pain. My prayers are with you and your family. Peace.

Dr. Mike Kear

Your paragraph about the "God has a plan crap" brought tears to my eyes. Man, I have been there - right there! And though years have passed, I can still feel the echoes of the same kind of pain that you're feeling right now.

For me, although I didn't know it at the time, the "What the hell is this shit? experience" was the beginning of a paradigm shift in my life that has changed me forever and brought me to an ever-clearing vision of the real God.

Just know this... although I've never met you in person, I love you. I can't explain that statement. I don't understand it myself. But the Spirit of Christ in me feels mercy and compassion for you and yours. I lift up my heart to the Lord in behalf of you and your brother and your family.




I'll keep your brother, his family, and you in prayer.

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