"I have prayed for Dean. I hope it goes well.
My wife's grandfather died over ten years ago and it was really difficult, he was the only really Godly man in either my wife or my family - and he'd had a huge impact on many…"
"I'm sorry to hear about your father-in-law.
I've been hearing a lot of news about people being diagnosed with cancer lately and am planning on using my lunch break once a week to go to a daily Mass that's followed by a service…"
"Cameron, my sister and her husband are experiencing the exact same trial right now. I will certainly pray for you and your wife in my prayer time, and here.....
Lord, you call us to enter into holy marriage in Your name and then to be…"
Brothers (and sisters),I would just ask literally a few seconds of your prayer time today and in the near future for my father-in-law, recently diagnosed with cancer (unstaged as of now, but believed to be quite serious). I sincerely thank you. Pray as you think best, or even use what I'll type below. God bless. Almighty God, we ask you humbly, but confidently, to heal Dean of his cancer -- whether that healing happens slowly through gradual shrinkage of the tumor growths -- or whether that…See More
"I don't think that is safe to say at all. Due to the alarming divorce rate, more boys are growing up without a father figure than at any other time in our history. If men are becoming more like women -- which I would agree with -- it is due to…"
"Though it's probably preferable that one learns true manhood from his father, it's certainly not a requirement. Worthy mentors are found in other places -- maybe a grandfather, maybe a teacher or coach, maybe a friend's father. As…"
Maine seacoast, sports, reading, electric guitar, RPGs
Rick Johnson -- Power of a Man
Tom Brokaw -- The Greatest Generation
JRR Tolkien -- Lord of the Rings
Ocean's 11 (the original)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The Quiet Man
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Dirty Dozen
original Star Wars trilogy
You know, Steve, I've never thought of it as "cool" until you wrote. It gives me a new perspective and I appreciate it -- thank you. On a related note, my father's name is -- wouldn't you know -- Steve. (It is spelled "Stephen", though.)
Matt, I like your last name. Sooo Cool! My original name was Kim. It was changed to Steven Kimble Masters in 1965. That's another story. My second daugher, actually my youngest and baby daughter has her mother's and my middle name: Kimberley Wynell. My grandson abbreviates her name to Aunt Ber or Kimber.
"I've made friendships with at least 3 pastors. I consider it my gift - befriending pastors. :) But, you are dead on. It's hard. Most either share too much or too little for the exact reasons you described.…"
"What's ery intersting about this thread is how the procrastinating OP has managed to involve the well-intentioned AoM community in enabling his procrastination.
To the OP: You need to drop all the social media stuff for a while. If…"
"While I am not in full-time ministry I am a minister and can relate to your position to some degree.
Ministry can be a long and lonely road to begin with. People expect a lot out of you. People often times want more than you can give and they…"