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Linda Garren

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  1. And jb, don't worry about turning 60. It's when you turn 70 that I think it will really stun you to see it and to say it. It seems unreal. Oh well, on the forum I guess I'll always be 69. As many times as I've tried to change it, it just doesn't change.
  2. God’s unfailing love for us is an objective fact affirmed over and over in the Scriptures. It is true whether we believe it or not. Our doubts do not destroy God’s love, nor does our faith create it. It originates in the very nature of God, who is love, and it flows to us through our union with His beloved Son. ~ Jerry Bridges One of the greatest evidences of God’s love to those that love him is, to send them afflictions, with grace to bear them. ~ John Wesley
  3. Great quote, Muffet. I love how he succinctly describes so well what is beneficial to us through suffering. Thanks as always for sharing good stuff. I've found perhaps the greatest benefit to suffering to be that it can cause us to call on the Lord for help. There are so many, many verses in the Bible that tell us how much God loves us and wants us to be close to Him, as well as learn to trust Him through what He allows us to suffer. I often think of the verse in the Old Testament that is such a sweet illustration of how He wants to comfort us and protect us from ourselves and keep us from suffering as a result of choices we make that are not to our benefit nor honoring to the Lord. The verse indicates that God wanted so many times out of love to gather His people as a hen gathers her brood under her wings (though sadly, they would not let Him). And in the New Testament, we read, Through Him we have obtained access by faith into His grace and that therefore we can choose to rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. (Romans 5:2-5). As Parkies, we have access to His comfort and love as we go through our difficult challenges, as well as the promise of growing stronger in character and in endurance to meet the challenges to get through each day. He sends His Holy Spirit to live in those who are His, through whom we are assured of God's love for us, as well as the assurance that some day we will be with Him for eternity, totally apart from suffering of any kind. We know that suffering is only for a time. And that the best is yet to come. :-
  4. Sounds delightful, Pathfinder.
  5. Oh, I agree totally, genden. I should have made clear in my post why I posted what I did. I have found the same thing as to price shopping, both on line and in brick and mortar stores. Shopping for groceries is always a journey, as I go to several stores to get the best prices on things that I can. It takes a little longer, but it's well worth if the stores are all within a reasonable distance of each other. Thinking of you and praying for you and your DH in this very difficult time, Linda
  6. jul, always enjoy the precious picture of the kitties and the caption you put that is just perfect, It's cut off in this picture, and I don't remember the exact words. Can you remind me?
  7. I'm posting this in "Just a Little Something About This and That" for your enjoyment/relaxation/escape. It was posted on another support site I belong to for another chronic health condition I have, and I thought it something that people here might enjoy, too. This was posted by that forum's moderator: Linda THIS VIDEO IS TRULY EPIC! THE BBC HAS JUST RELEASED 40 HOURS OF INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY OF EARTH, IN ALL OF IT'S GRANDEUR, COMPLETE WITH ACTUAL SOUNDS. (Yes, there are 4 ;YouTube videos that are EACH 10 hours in length. They are slow moving and mesmerizing and worth your time to watch for as long as you have time, then bookmark it and resume when you want a time of relaxation. I promise this will astound you. Each scene is about a minute in length so it's easy to pause and resume at leisure. You will see the links to the three other videos. If you don't have time to watch, and you get anxious to see other scenes, just do a fast-forward to get a general overview of what this is all about. You'll be glad you did! https://www.sciencealert.com/video
  8. Kevin, I know this has been a hard decision for you to make. You are not alone, as many of us had to come to that same decision, and it was surely not easy. There is great relief, however, in not having to push beyond what a Parkie is able to do comfortably and safely. And there are many pluses to slowing down and seeing all the other things in life that we still can do and enjoy. We're here for you, and hope you keep us up on this part of your journey.
  9. pd, I read the guarantee, and it is indeed good, as were the reviews for customer service working with customers who found that they needed a firmer or softer mattress. So, Noah, that is a real plus for you in terms of ending up with just the right firmness/softness that you want the mattress to have.
  10. Also, Noah, in my post above from 5:34 pm yesterday, the first two posts are from people in our forum who have the same problem that you have with your hip. Just FYI.
  11. How did you decide on the firmness? I really like that it has border control (not as to immigrants!) LOL! I think what I may mean is that the edges will stay nice instead of indenting from sitting on them. I've wondered if memory foam tends to get hot? (I decided against it when I bought my mattress because my internal thermostat doesn't work very well.)
  12. Very interesting, pd! I've never heard of this. Noah, this looks like something good to check into. Hope whatever you decide on will work well. I found deciding on a mattress very difficult. There are just too many choices!
  13. okie-doke. I posted that link mainly for the brands that this site seems to recommend thinking that it might be helpful for some who have reported problems re: the issue with those they are giving care to.
  14. Packed full of all kinds of helpful information and news: http://www.aplaceformom.com/senior-care-resources/articles A not-well-known benefit for veterans: http://www.aplaceformom.com/senior-care-resources/articles/guide-to-us-veterans-benefits