This Sunday at Church: Encourage a Single Parent in the Congregation — The Domain for Truth

This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Pray any pastoral counseling today would be used by God. I have been working all week on preparation for my upcoming overseas travel to teach on biblical parenting.  I have been spending a long time thinking about single parents, as one of […]

This Sunday at Church: Encourage a Single Parent in the Congregation — The Domain for Truth

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    • Hi Linda Lee, there were some high winds and downpours in some parts of Nova Scotia, but here in Halifax (the city where I live) it was actually pretty mild. Power was out for a few hours but nothing serious. Clear sky today and most have their power now restored. I’ve seen worse! Thank you for your concern and prayers, ALWAYS appreciated! Blessings!

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      • I’m so glad that you and your family were safe. I was just now reading another news report, and I see that I called the storm by the wrong title in my earlier comment, it was a post-tropical storm, not sub-tropical. The report that I read just now said the storm had winds in excess of 100 mph, the equivalent of a category 2 hurricane. Yikes!

        Many years ago, I was on a fishing expedition in the Gulf of Mexico, when a tropical storm blew up. The ship rode those waves like a roller coaster. It was both terrifying and fun! The captain did a great job of steering into the waves, until a wave hit us broadside and we capsized. I slid all the way across the deck and slammed into the opposite bulkhead. My right shoulder took the full brunt of the hit, which is why I am having physical therapy on my shoulder now. Although the injury happened over 40 years ago, apparently my shoulder joint has been deteriorating ever since. That storm was one nautical mile below hurricane force, well below a Category 2 hurricane, but it was enough to capsize the ship we were on.

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      • It was a wild ride! I was young enough at the time that I still felt almost immortal, if you know what I mean. But looking back, it’s a wonder that no one was killed or seriously injured. Most of the people sailing on that fishing expedition were from a church I was attending at the time, in Houston, Texas. We were approximately 100 miles from shore when the storm hit. God sure had His shield of protection around us that day!

        When my shoulder started hurting really bad last year, my doctor ordered an MRI, then sent me to an osteopath surgeon. After they looked at my images, I was told that my right shoulder is severely degenerated, and that the only surgery that can help is a complete shoulder replacement. I thought the injury had happened last year when I picked up a stray dog and she panicked and lunged, but they told me that the damage is too severe. To the medical professionals, this looks like a very old injury that has deteriorated over the years. I thought about it, and the only time I can remember hurting that shoulder really bad, was when the ship capsized. When I related my story I was told that yes, this mess I have now was probably caused by that old injury!

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      • Sounds like the Lord was protecting your young mind/heart, too, Linda. It could have been a lot more traumatic if you had realized the danger. I have memories like that, took, where I can’t believe our parents let us do that stuff… Or maybe they didn’t know. 🤨

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      • I can see why that would forever be a memory you won’t forget, Linda Lee. When I was in the Canadian Navy I was out at sea in three or four hurricanes and the forty+ foot waves were a sight to behold, and those broadsides can be brutal. Fortunately, those are just memories now and chances are pretty good that we won’t be facing any more of those any time soon. Ya gotta love those battle scares! Blessings Linda Lee!

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