Dying Man’s Journal Big Family Weekend


I am excited, we are having a big family get together this weekend. My brother Robin is coming to the city for the weekend with wife Debbie and 2 sons Trent and Travis. Haven’t seen Trent is at least 3 or 4 years, really looking forward to it.

They will be staying here with Vi and I. Eric and his family will I imagine or hope will be here all weekend. Thankfully, Eric lives only about 5 minutes from here. I don’t get to be with both of my brothers nearly as often as I would like. I want to enjoy every minute of the time and am going to even try a limit or even miss my naps. Without them though I get to feeling so groggy and thick headed that I wonder am I better off napping to really enjoy the time with them or just “tough” it out to get as much time in as I can. Quality or quantity I guess is the question.

I am blessed, such a lucky man to have the family I do. My 2 daughters Billie and Shauna, now back before they were born if some miracle had happened and God had handed me a pen and paper. Asking me to write down all the qualities, the character, every thing I would like my daugthers to have and in as much detail as I could. Well as it was God asking naturally I would have done my best. They have both surpassed anything I could have written or asked for. I love them so much and am so proud of both.

Shauna and her husband Jake will be in town for the day on Saturday. Billie sadly won’t be here, the distance is just to great.

I had decided this would be a daily journal, but I am not sure about this weekend, will see. Just more ramblings, time for my morning nap.

6 Responses to Dying Man’s Journal Big Family Weekend

  1. Caring for you! says:

    Hello!! I have been reading your blog and it is very interesting. I am a bit concerned about some of the comment that are being left.  I would have to say that I really feel and the bible talks about it over and over. God DOES NOT AND NEVER WILL Give you or anyone any sort of sickness or disease no curse is from God and it is not a blessing in disquise. John 10:10 say the devil comes to Steel, Kill and Destroy and God brings life and life more abundently. I have a few more scriptures that I would like to challange you to read and confess over your life. 1Corinthians 12:14-27, Luke 9:10, Luke 10:9 ( I am part of the body of Christ, Satan has NO part over me), Ephesians 1:20-23, Ephesians 4:19 ( all things are under my feet), 1 Peter 5:7 ( Cast my cares on Him), John 10:28, 1 peter 5:7, Psalms 27:1, 1John 4:4, John 10:3-5 (The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.4 After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.5 They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.”), Proverbs 3:5 (Trust in the LORD with all your heart;
    do not depend on your own understanding.
    6 Seek his will in all you do,
    and he will show you which path to take.), I really challange you to read these Scriptures. Wouldnt it be awesome if with Gods Holy power you were Healed. What a Testimony you would have!! Please Please! Take time and read these Scriptures and Confess them over your life and that of your Children and Family. Please Do not follow the voice of a stranger read what God is telling you follow him.

  2. hudds53 says:

    Thank you for the comment. Yes it would be definately awesome if I could be cured. I have just read this comment and will get my Bible immediately. I am always up to any challenge when it comes to reading the Bible. In fairness, it was I that invited the comment on which you speak. I read it on his blog and thought it was inspiring. Inspiring that we can with God’s help overcome adversity and learn from it. I will read the Bible where you have suggested and will undoubtedly learn. Do you have your own blog I can visit, as you also at this time are a stranger to me.

    I ask, please leave more comments at any time.

    Bill

  3. Fr. Antonio says:

    God has the power to heal but sometimes he allows suffering for those He loves. You can pray for your own healing, but you can also accept sufferings for the salvation of others. Jesus gave a meaning to sufferings. “Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” (John 12:24). “We know that all things work for good for those who love God.” (Romans 8:28).

    Suffering without union with God = bitterness, no fruit
    Suffering + union with God = salvific fruit

    Christianity does not reject suffering. It embraces it.

  4. hudds53 says:

    Thank you Father. Your words are always a comfort and inspirational. I no longer pray for my own healing. To me, that does not mean I have given up on life or am just going to roll over and die, not at all. Instead I pray that God’s will be done in my life. I have placed myself and my life entirely in the hands of our Heavenly Father. What better place could I ever be?
    Most days I am at peace and comfortable knowing that what ever happens and when ever it happens is for my best.
    I am ashamed to admit, that I do have my days, especially when I am tired and not feeling well. That, I suppose it is my earthly human brain kicking in to gear, but then I some times do have times of worry or nervousness. Thankfully, these periods are very short and are ended with prayer.
    I ask that you please continue to leave your comments on a regular basis.
    Thank you
    Bill

  5. mike says:

    Fr. Antonio — you said, “Christianity embraces suffering” … I like that. I really do. It gives a better summary of my own feelings re: than subject than I could have said myself.

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