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Old 03-27-2013, 12:44 PM   #321
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Lesley, so much heartache in our lives, yet Jesus takes it all on Himself - Praying for Marky now too, that the Lord touches his heart!

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The doctor could not do the surgery today. They found a few more spots.they want to try some different treatments - will let you know more later if I hear anything new. Keep the prayers coming!!
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Oh Lesley my heart aches for you as a mother. Nothing hurts us like the hurt our children experience. I'm so sorry you are going through so many hard trials. You will come out of this stronger. You and your family are in my prayers. I wish I could give you a hug and make you some good food for comfort. I would if we lived by one another.

Jill praying for your sil. I have been praying for her. I just can't imagine how scary it is. I can sure see why you could get depressed. Satan works hard to take your joy and peace. Praying for your dh too. I know this is hard for him too. How are you feeling?

Oh Greenie I hate this for Judy. She is really going through a lot.

CA bless you. I hope things are good. How is DeAnna doing?

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Ok...girls I got my card in for tomorrows challenge...

Still keeping, Judy, Carol & Markey in prayer.....

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Lesley, I am so sorry your kids are going through this. My brother and SIL went through, drugs (meth & crack), crime, prison, death of their only child after growing up that way and because she got in a car with a driver who was on alcohol and weed. I have many other stories of family members and substance abuse.

My point - I did not believe (even though I prayed - yes, that was a no-no on my part) that my dad would ever stop drinking or that my brother or SIL would EVER get clean from crack and meth. They did though. I pray they stay that way. So, it is possible.

I am praying for Dylan and Dustyn that they are called to HIM and that they reject the lifestyle around them.

I am praying for you. I know what it is like as a daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece and cousin. I know as a mother it has to be harder. Draw your boundaries Sister. Give what you cannot control to God; there is a LOT that is not up to you and that you cannot control. Get help.

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I'm praying for Judy, Carol and DeAnna, and their families too and all of you tonight.

Please pray for Jay and Andra and their families that they would know Lord and that they would be healed of cancer, that they would find rest and hope for a future in Him and with Him.

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Adding Jay and Andra and families to my prayers - there is definitely hope if you think of all Jesus did for us that Good Friday so long ago - we just need to trust Him - reflecting on that as I pray for all of you and your concerns today!
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Brat, thank you for your comforting words! Thank all of you sistahs, for your prayers. I feel so blanketed!!!

Does anyone know if CA gave a challenge for next Friday? I couldn't find it in the posts, though my eyes are still blurry a little. I may have missed it. If not, I'll fill in.

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I have missed so much and so many prayer requests. I pray for all of you and your concerns, but I am caught up now and can do a much better job knowing exactly what the needs are. Oh, Sissy Les, I am hurting for you, I know what these things does to a momma's heart. We are going through a lot with my oldest grandson, he has court next week, Monday, I think. He has to counts against him. Then he has a lawsuit on him from a guy who instigated a fight, for his medical which will drag out for a very long time. I try not to think about it all because I am such a worrier and my old body can't take it. Prayer is much better than worry and I suppose that we are suppose to leave it in His hands. I am trying to do just that. Sorry that Judy did not get a better report. I have a prayer request for a gal very dear to me, that was diagnosed with an inoperable cancer. Yes, God, is good. Only He knew how our friendships were going to comfort each other. I am praying for all of you and your loved ones. I haven't mentioned everyone personally but this message is to all of you.

Now to get to the kitchen and bake a cake or two. Ugh. I am not a baker, I need Sylvia here for that.

You all have a very Happy Easter. I know it is a time for rejoicing, but when I think of what Jesus went through for us, I can't help, but to feel sad for all the pain He endured.

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Keeping Markie in prayers too, Les, and trusting God to touch his heart!!

It's still early today and being that it is Good Friday, CA could be busy getting ready for Sunday - I am sure she will have a challenge for us sometime over the weekend.

Hope everyone has a very Blessed Easter!! Praying for all of you!!

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Speaking of all that Jesus went through for us this day, so many years ago, I have been watching the series , the Bible all week, which has been phenomenal. Add to that all the other movies of the life of Jesus - The Passion of the Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, King of Kings, and some others, it has really been a week of reflection of how He suffered - all for each of us. Giving thanks for His mercy and Love and rejoicing that He chose to redeem each of us as if we were the only person in the world.

He is risen as He said! - Hallelujah! Easter Blessings to all of you!!
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I didn't see the challenge for next week either....doing a B card for my mom, but just going to case one of my cards that I like...she will be 85 april 1st...

Still keeping all in prayer...so much cancer going around...and so sad for the families and people going through that...

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and Happy Resurrection Day for tomorrow!!

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CA is off to Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm this week, so I will fill in for her. Let's see..........how about if we do a beach themed card. Use whatever you have that reminds you of the beach/ocean.
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HAPPY EASTER, MY SISTAHS!!! He is risen!!!!!

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Oh, gosh! Did I forget to give the challenge before we left?!!! Well, it was a bit hectic. We are at our hotel in Buena Park. We are just kicking back today. It's a bit overcast, but it was yesterday, too, and when it burned off, we all got a little bit sunburned. We're going to use the pool here today and go to the beach later. Maybe we'll be in time to see the sun set over the ocean! A beach themed card sounds like a great challenge. I will try to make one when I get back next weekend. Happy Easter everyone!!! I'm going to watch the last episode of the "Bible" series on the History Channel tonight. If I'm at the beach and miss it, I will watch it when I'm home since we set it to record. YES, He IS Risen!!


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Wonderful picture! Thanks for sharing it, CA! Have a blast!!! Hugs!
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Cool picture, CA - hope you all have a wonderful time!! Beautiful kids, BTW!!

Lesley, thanks for the challenge!! A beach card sounds like fun!!

Update on Judy - she came home yesterday from the hospital and had a quiet day at home - will find out what is next tomorrow and update you all.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter - I, for one, am BUSHED!! Headed to bed -

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Happy resurrection Day to all....I did a nice page on my blog...would love to share with you all...if you would like to look.....

Just giving praise honour and glory to Jesus!! for all He did for us!!
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He is Risen!!! Happy Easter to the Sistahs

CA - I am so tired from all the activities around here this week-end. Then I look at that cute picture of the kids and I think... WOW! You must be super woman! Have fun!

I am dreaming up EVIL Mommy stuff to do to my kids tomorrow. I do believe Spencer is going to wake up with some serious and weirdly spiked hair in the morning! Mwahahahahahha! Then when I call him at the bus stop his phone will ring with a ridiculous little girl song - like My Little Ponies! Mwhahahahha!!!!

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Brat Girl, you are too funny! LOL!

Speaking of beach themes, I took the kids to the beach yesterday. Willow had never seen the ocean. The kids collected shells and we ate our dinner there (McDoubles, bananas, pears and flavored waters). It got chilly at sunset, but they all had a great time.
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Just Jill checking in here...

I'm sorry I haven't posted lately. I've been reading the prayer requests and praying...

Jan, I'm sorry but I won't get a card done this week for your challenge...I have two sympathy cards to make, along with 3 birthday cards right now....and last week I did a child card for the piecing challenge, so I don't need another one right now...

Had a very nice Easter, anytime spent with my daughter and her family is a special time especially this time of year...because my dd is tax accountant and her schedule is always crazy the first few months of the year. She did tell me that her new job is still going well, and she does look more rested and calmer than she did last year at this time. Her last job she was putting in 70 hour weeks!!! Yikes!!

Our Easter dinner was mostly vegetables but it was very good, my daughter even made me one of my favorite desserts ...Carrot cake...however, she took my recipe and changed it so it was healthier (Not as much sugar, and it was gluten free) It was really good, I want to try and get the recipe from her.
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Speaking of beach themes, I took the kids to the beach yesterday. Willow had never seen the ocean. The kids collected shells and we ate our dinner there (McDoubles, bananas, pears and flavored waters). It got chilly at sunset, but they all had a great time.
Great photo...looks so peacful...makes me wish I could visit California again.
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Hi all! I spent that last hour and a half in my craft room...desperately needing card therapy! My step DIL, Amanda, who was placed in a drug rehab by her parents 1.5 weeks ago, just signed herself out and called her hubby (my stepson) to come and get her or she will walk the streets until someone brings her home. We have told Marky that she cannot come here and her mom doesn't really want her to come there, but will take her. None of us are happy right now. Marky is doing what Amanda wants and is not listening to the rest of us. He is not doing her any favor right now. We all believe that she has not been in rehab long enough. We keep telling Marky that he needs to concentrate on what he has to face on Friday (his preliminary hearing) for these felony charges. The hubster and I have been supported Marky financially and we are stretched right now. However, Marky doesn't think of this and wants to run all over the place using gas that we put in his car. The hubster and I told him tonight, after hearing that he is running to Reading to pick up Amanda, that he will get anymore money for gas until we get paid this coming weekend. It is so difficult to see your children make choices that are not in their best interests. So headstrong!

Anyway, my poor hubby is beside himself. Poor guy. He is always my rock and it's difficult to see him waver some. I'm trying to really watch what and how I say something so that I don't stress him more.

On the other hand, Justin is doing well except he is still pounding the pavement looking for a job. He has been able to come 'home' these past two weekends for about 8 hours. He tried to pull an April Fools joke on me this morning, but I was too smart for him this time! LOL! He is too funny!

Greenie and Jan, I don't think that I'll be able to go to Allentown on April 13th now. I'm so bummed. There just isn't any extra $$$ for now. That's ok.....I can wait until next year. I'm just sorry that I won't see you gals there. Debbie is disappointed too, but won't go without me. I feel bad, but I know me...if I go, I'm gonna want to spend $$$. I can't just window shop!

Love you gals!!!! Thanks for always being here to listen when I need to share. Hugs all around!
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Hi Gals - hope everyone had a joy-filled Easter!!!

Brat, how did you make out with Spencer and your April Fools Day tricks??

Jan, visited your blog - how beautiful!!

CA, how wonderful that you got to spend the day at the beach - must have been cool for Willow to see the ocean and enjoy a great picnic on the beach!

Hey, Les, I don't think JAN is going to Allentown - I think JILL is the one you were thinking of - I am REALLY going to miss seeing you again there. I have decided NOT to go to Lancaster this year - I was not happy with the setup and everything was so crowded - so NOT LIKE Valley Forge (before the stupid casino went in there) However I will probably go to York in October - maybe see you there??

Sorry to hear of the strife caused over Amanda and the fact that Marky is not listening to reason, and concentrating on his upcoming hearing, instead of bailing Amanda out when she needs to be there in the rehab to get help! I can understand why Mark is upset about this and will be praying!! Glad to hear Justin is doing well, still praying for him to find himself a job!!


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Anyway, my poor hubby is beside himself. Poor guy. He is always my rock and it's difficult to see him waver some. I'm trying to really watch what and how I say something so that I don't stress him more.

On the other hand, Justin is doing well except he is still pounding the pavement looking for a job. He has been able to come 'home' these past two weekends for about 8 hours. He tried to pull an April Fools joke on me this morning, but I was too smart for him this time! LOL! He is too funny!

Greenie and Jan, I don't think that I'll be able to go to Allentown on April 13th now. I'm so bummed. There just isn't any extra $$$ for now. That's ok.....I can wait until next year. I'm just sorry that I won't see you gals there. Debbie is disappointed too, but won't go without me. I feel bad, but I know me...if I go, I'm gonna want to spend $$$. I can't just window shop!

Love you gals!!!! Thanks for always being here to listen when I need to share. Hugs all around!
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Hi all. I had a wonderful Easter. My whole family was with me at church. I made a big meal on Saturday night because Jerry had to work Easter. I had a fresh strawberry and a banana cream pie for desert. I cooked all day. No kidding. Don't think I am going to do that anymore. Its too much!

Jan your blog is beautiful!

CA I wish I could have seen that sunset. I think I will be going to Florida this month so I will get to see the ocean. Yay!!!

Brat I love the idea for the phone! I got a good laugh from that.

Greenie I have just been too busy to call. On top of being so busy I am a little sick. I have a bacterial infection on my skin. I went to the doc today and got antibiotics. I have fever from it and not feeling to well. Then one of our best friends showed up unexpectedly from Florida. So I had company for dinner. He had his bil with him whom we had never met. I'll call in the next couple of days. Wow have I been busy.

Lesley so sorry your son is making you all worry. We have all been there one way or the other. I'm sorry for the choices he is making. I'm glad you got some crafting therapy in. I wanted to do the cas challenge today but never found the time. I'll have your family in prayer.

Jill so glad you got to be with your daughter and that you had a great Easter.

Be good and if you can't be good...be careful! Keeping everyone in my prayers.
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My test results on my Thyroid was negative...it was just a cyst, not cancer...I want to thank you all for the prayers....I still have more tests to do...

Still trying to catch a thyroid problem, I was on medication before...but that was out of province, and our province dosen't do the whole test here...so having a hard time to catch it here.... gotta be some reason why I diet and excerise (20minutes everyday) Monday to Friday and gain 11 pounds... huh?....lol

Oh well.my problems are small compared to some here that we are praying for...so no complaints from this dept.

Just prayers going up for you all, esp. Judy, Carol, & Marky....and of course the families too...hard on them also!

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Jan so glad that the tests came back cancer free!!!!! Praise the Lord.
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My test results on my Thyroid was negative...it was just a cyst, not cancer...I want to thank you all for the prayers....I still have more tests to do...

Still trying to catch a thyroid problem, I was on medication before...but that was out of province, and our province dosen't do the whole test here...so having a hard time to catch it here.... gotta be some reason why I diet and excerise (20minutes everyday) Monday to Friday and gain 11 pounds... huh?....lol

Oh well.my problems are small compared to some here that we are praying for...so no complaints from this dept.

Just prayers going up for you all, esp. Judy, Carol, & Marky....and of course the families too...hard on them also!

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Praise the Lord for the negative results on your Thyroid, Jan! Don't forget that exercising builds muscle, and muscle weighs more than fat. Keep us posted.
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Heading to Disneyland today. It will be a very long and expensive day! I'll keep you all posted!
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Thank God no cancer there, Jan!! Something to definitely be thankful for! As far as the weight gain - your metabolism slows down when you get older, and they say you have to eat the right combination of foods that work together to help you lose weight - Right now I am struggling with finding the right mix too. CA is right about the muscle mass weighing more too - if you are building muscle, it will weigh more, so you may not see a weight loss. I am trying to get out TWICE a day to walk, now that the weather is starting to warm up a little. I know it is probably helping my cholesterol too.

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My test results on my Thyroid was negative...it was just a cyst, not cancer...I want to thank you all for the prayers....I still have more tests to do...

Still trying to catch a thyroid problem, I was on medication before...but that was out of province, and our province dosen't do the whole test here...so having a hard time to catch it here.... gotta be some reason why I diet and excerise (20minutes everyday) Monday to Friday and gain 11 pounds... huh?....lol

Oh well.my problems are small compared to some here that we are praying for...so no complaints from this dept.

Just prayers going up for you all, esp. Judy, Carol, & Marky....and of course the families too...hard on them also!

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Thanks for the advice...ya I think I must be building muscle...even when the clothes are tight...oh I do wonder what the right combination of foods is...?...but like you said greenie...as we get older it is tougher...wahhhhh

CA you have a wonderful time, and keep us posted!! and next time...PLEASE....take me with ya's...lol

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Good evening ladies. I need to ask a favor. Anyone have any golfing images? I would prefer something funny. I need to do a card for a friend who has cancer and he is a golf pro. If anyone could send me a couple I would surely appreciate it.

I have a bacterial infection so I am taking antibiotics. Today I posted a card and when I stood up the whole room was spinning then I got very nauseated. I'm having a reaction to the meds. Of course I called the doc. Stopped the meds. I was too sick to go pick up the new ones. Still feeling lousy but better than earlier.

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No golf images here...

I sure hope you get to feeling better very soon.

Jan, I am so happy you do not have cancer. I am not sure if you are saying you have low thyroid. You can have that without a tumor or cancer. I do.

Losing weight gets pretty complicated. You need to have plenty of sleep, drink enough water, manage your stress, as well as eat a healthy diet. Both the diabetic diet and the American Heart Association diets work; I know from experience. It is not always about how much you eat, but what and how often (often is good) as well. Those two diets work on the what. The diabetic diet works on the how much and how often as well as the what. The American Heart Association works on the what not and the what. I used their what not for my cholesterol. Just staying away from saturated fat and eliminating trans fat makes a HUGE difference. I look at those two things as POISON because for me they are.

When I had to change cold turkey with gestational diabetes, I found that reading labels (still to this day) and food journal (for a few months) really helped. Before the journal I would just not count or simply deny what I thought were a few things until I saw them written down. When I started the journal I would write everything I ate in there. It also helped as I was learning what and what not and how much because as I wrote what I learned and what I liked, it helped me to remember what I learned, such as new recipes and things that I found I liked and worked for me.

Just think of all the education a nutritionist has to have. They didn't learn it in a day or a week. We don't either. We just keep learning and trying new things.

More and more research is also adding diet soda as a big what NOT.

In the beginning I was just trying to keep my baby healthy and the technique of controlling the diabetes dropped the weight as an added surprise. Then a few years later and a few bad habits returned - I had to watch the fat in my diet. The doctor said , " If you want to see your kids graduate from high school, you will change your ways." She was talking about fats in my diet. That scared me. So, while watching my fat intake, I dropped weight as a bonus.

Just keep trying and use healthy and proven methods and you will find what works for you.
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Okay, so Spencer got a laugh from his phone ringing "My Little Pony". When I gelled and spiked his hair while he was sleeping, he actually smoothed in down in his sleep! When he woke up he just thought it was messy and combed it!

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OMGosh! My feet hurt!! Having arthritis really pops out when you spend hours at Knott's Berry Farm one day and then hours at Disneyland the next!! Yikes! Tomorrow is Disneyland again and then Thursday is Knott's one more time! The kids are really enjoying it, but they are almost as exhausted as Gramma is! LOL! Two more days and then the LONG drive home! We are blessed!
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Oh Brat you have given Jan such good advice. My cholesterol was a little high and my weight was becoming a real problem. This was about 6 years ago. I went to WW because they advocate a good balanced diet. I lost 45 lbs and my cholesterol dropped below normal range. Now I have managed to put it all back on. I have been trying to make better diet choices although I have not really started a "Diet" but will soon. I have to get this weight off. If I stay away from red meat and eat fish and chicken I cannot believe how much better I am. Also veggies, veggies and more veggies with a lot of fruit. I love potatoes and they just do not work with a diet. Yes I know you can eat them but who wants bland potatoes. Also I do not believe in those diet margarines. Margarine is horrible for your body. Your body does not know how to process it. So on my veggies I use a lot of lemon juice and have been learning how to use balsamic vinegar on a lot of my greens in place of butter. I only eat whole grains in my breads. Well that is all I buy but I do eat rolls etc that are white. I need to learn to leave out white wheat. I hardly ever eat any processed foods. I do not like the taste of them and I don't like many deep fried foods. All that grease disagrees with me. So I do know and practice a lot of the right things now I just need to get it together and do it all right! I have hypoglycemia so I do have to manage my carbs and sugars. I can have them as long as I have protein. I need to cut them out or most of them. So Jan I feel for you. I too have a slow thyroid and now getting older its even harder to lose the weight. As I tell you all. I love to bake and am a sugar aholic!!

Well I went and got Cipro. I am scared to death to start it. I have to start tonight. I have problems with antibiotics. My old doc used to tell me I had a weird metabolism.

Oh please continue to pray for my dgs. He is about to get into serious trouble. The laws in this state are crazy. Wal-Mart has him on tape stealing. They can't even arrest him because he is a minor! He will be put on probation. So its like a slap on the hand. Believe me this is the least of his problems. My poor daughter is about to have a nervous breakdown. She is three hours away so not an easy thing to run over.

I am still praying for everyone. Jill how is your sil doing? Praying for your friend Brat. There is so much cancer everywhere. Its scary.

Lesley I hope things are settling down for you a little. You know exactly how my daughter is feeling. I think of you everyday. If I didn't mention you by name know you are all in my heart.

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Wow guys...brat & Silly...all you have said is correct...I also have hypoglycemic..and do need to watch my carbs very carefully...I love my spinach salads..when I can get spinach...we live 42 miles away from a store....so fresh fruit and veggies are very hard to get...so I buy my fruit frozen... but the fat intake...I hear ya on that...I was a little too high there...and have cut way back... but am trying all I can too eat right...same as a diabetic diet... but I have lots of smoothies, with almond milk, water, ice cubes, fruit, and almond butter, and a scoop of protein powder...makes awesome smoothies....

Thanks for all the info....

and Ca...wow....on the disney....so glad the kids are having fun...and I hear ya on the feet bit...

Silly...will keep ur dgs in prayer.....maybe getting caught is the best thing....will pray he sees the light and dosen't go near any of that again....but is hard on parents & grandparents... svs...

Keeping rest in prayer...
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