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Latest posts Tree September 23rd, 2011 06:38 PM Density that is a good idea. But honestly I have tried for years and years to make some kind of an influence on them. Each aunt or uncle or cousin of my husbands has been around me so that I could test the waters about speaking of God. Only a few have even bothered to listen, even though it really did no good, I tried.
I would give Bible story books to the grandkids. I think they all resent me for that. One of the wives of a cousin was a Catholic. I am not, but I understood she needed to get back to a church. Drugs were eating her alive. She had two small children who were witnesses to the drugs too. So I went and I found a Catholic Bible. I gave it to her. She sent me a thank you card, as her husband denies God is real. Then a person at a store she worked at just gave her a cross necklace. She told me about this, it was a strange customer. I felt God was calling her to help her. But she would not listen. She said her husband would not quit the drugs and she could not change if he would not. Eventually she left him and her kids. She moved out of state. Left her kids with him. I lost contact with her.
And Josie, what you say is true! We walked to the heart cath lab with my MIL and the nurse pushing her bed told us that there is an unusual thing going on lately. They have young people getting heart caths. From 18 to 20 somethings. I believe it is the drugs around here. Josie September 23rd, 2011 06:07 PM Wow tree! I'm feeling bad for you and bad for the doctor. You for having to deal with a bunch of people who have made their choices and they aren't good choices. I feel for the doctor because he's taken on the responsibility of your MIL's care and he doesn't know the whole story. densitydude September 23rd, 2011 03:31 PM Tree, I will pray for them and thank you for loving them and hating the sin. I see you have your hands full, so to speak. If were i, not saying you should, I would take the kids to church with the stipulation that the adults go to 1 Sunday School a month. Make sure it is the small group so they can see the love, personally.
With my family, I used to say,"yes, if you come to church once a month." It did not work, though I'm sure they learned from the pastor preaching, my family member did not feel the love and comradely that you get in the small groups of Sunday School. Tree September 22nd, 2011 09:56 PM My mother in law had a heart attack, Tuesday evening. They did the necessary tests, put her on the meds needed and scheduled a heart cath. I do not go around my mother in law, or my husbands family at all. Because of the drug abuse and alcohol abuse. But I had to go to the hospital and spend time with them. I do not hate them. But I could look at them and in my minds eye it was like seeing a group of demons congregated together over a victim. Some comments were about lortabs, painkillers, and wanting some of her morphine. Well today they did the heart cath. Her heart is perfect. Doctor does not know why she had a heart attack. But the EKG and blood tests confirmed she did. He does not know she is taking pain meds that are not hers. I have a old friend who was addicted to pain meds too. He decided after years of taking them he would just quit. He had a massive heart attack. Doctors told him that stopping the lortabs suddenly caused the heart attack. His body was wired to have the drug and the withdrawl from it caused the heart attack.
It is all a big messy mess. Prayers for them to stop abusing prescription drugs, illegal drugs and alcohol.
It is my husbands entire family on his moms side. All the way down to the grandkids. They asked me to take two of the grandkids to church with me, because they can do nothing with them. They curse like sailors already. One is 3, one 5.