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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    I wear jeans every day in weather too chilly for shorts. Up here we have the khaki and dockers crowd. Not me. But they can hang around me if they like.
    Yeah, if I'm not in shorts I'm in jeans and vice versa. And I NEVER wear pants in the house. Well I mean I always wear shorts and t-shirt in the house, not that I go around without pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diakonos777 View Post
    While we're at it shave that beard and cut that hair. You'd probably look 20 years younger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    Yeah, if I'm not in shorts I'm in jeans and vice versa. And I NEVER wear pants in the house. Well I mean I always wear shorts and t-shirt in the house, not that I go around without pants.
    Right. Of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    While we're at it shave that beard and cut that hair. You'd probably look 20 years younger.
    Ain't cutting my hair till the Good Lord comes,,,

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    Ain't cutting my hair till the Good Lord comes,,,
    You have a good start on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    You have a good start on it

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    Faith Outreach Center. 6d · Rochester ·
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    Since spring all the science of the medical field said I had developed a bad heart condition. So I prayed, the months to follow the physical effects wore me down, weaken me. The Saints laid hands on me at the Alter & at home and in intercession for the breakthrough. I went to the hospital (Monday, 12 Dec.) finally for the final test & procedures to see if a stint was going to be put in my heart. The prayer warriors from Church were activated when I was in there for the procedures. They did a EKG and it wasn't like the 4 I'd seen before, that flaw they pointed out before as the sign there was blockage was gone. I kind of knew then the evidence of things unseen. My Brother in Christ Todd was there with me so we pressed on.

    So fast tracking now, I'm down on the table for the event, the fentanyl applied, then I hear concern from the med staff (guess my blood pressure drop was a concern) but then in a blink of an eye everything was cool. I wondered a bit then just as fast was at Peace. They put the die in my wrist, got the hot flash, the Doc told me about & his joke, we giggled. Then they did the look at my heart and I could tell he was surprised when he said. For a guy who has smoked for nearly 50 years your heart looks good. He said well there is some stuff there but nothing of great concern, it's great. I said "Praise God" and whispered "Thank You Lord'.

    All Glory to the Father, Jesus will save you from the snare of the fowler. Praise be His Name! Thank you to Tod & Jason and for them standing in the gap for me, Jesus is the Healer! ❤️❤️❤️✝️������


    Side note 1: A spring yearly check up I finally got set up with the VA. After all the Covid going on things. I hadn't been there much. Then I switched PC Doctors then for my next appointment. My last one just seemed like he went through the motions, he covered the bases. But I felt like like I needed a pitching change, (baseball stuff there).

    I got a woman doctor and she was on it. She notice things in my blood work and got me meds for it. My blood pressure was just a big red flag when the RN had seen me before seeing her. They did a EKG on me me. She notice a concern when she seen it. Then started setting me up with specialist to have to see.

    Diabetic Endocrinology & Heart Specialist, were the two important medical care I was needing. I was having many incline reaction since the VA switched my long lasting injection stuff {to Lantus}. A1c not good enough, and to get a sugar monitor hook up on me that alerts you when your low & high. It always tells you where you are. The VA was now oking the use of them & or a pump, (pump, have not got that as yet). After I had seen her she wanted me have the monitor with in a week. This was April, it took until first week of September to manifest. I was doing all my part in calling VA folk and all. To get it going.

    But I could only be seen December 1st. I was watching a teaching sermon on U-Tube about "binding & loosing". The guy said Satan will block things so you can not receive them. I was watching this early in the morning before I met with the LORD. Just like that the light blub turn on. So during prayer I addressed that "in Jesus Name". 3 hrs later I got a call from South Bend Clinic Endocrinology saying they had an open this Thursday at 10am and if I could make the appointment. Well, all aglow I'm sure I was, I had my left hand raised, I said "yes Mama". Praise Jesus, I was so fired up right then, I mean just in awe. So I end up getting the FreeStyle 2 system sugar monitor in around a week later. Man I needed something like this years ago.

    I'm a Word of Faith man, so I'm fighting the fight confessing the Scriptures on healing and everything coming against me. All through this since this fight began. The loss of energy was the worst. All I seem to do was wake up take meds meet with the Lord, then shortly after back a sleep, wasn't on line much, just steaming HULU & sleeping. I had good days and not many and bad days. I went thru leg & arm swelling on my right side, no blockage was found there after a month of that deal that was gone. Praise Jesus. But after the stress test on July 25th, I couldn't get anything done medically about my heart condition. Trying to stay at peace with it all I didn't really stress about anything just was wanting things done. (A man thing.)

    Dec. 1st well finally I see a different doc from Lutheran on my heart he goes over all the findings and says we need to do a better check for this. We will know right there if you need a stint. Then we will do it right there & then. He said there is something there but we can't really tell. While Todd was driving me to the appointment, I told him about that talk. Then said well seems that might be what will be done, "I'm gonna get a stint". All the evidence seemed to be there.

    I rolled out of bed, Sunday morning. The day before going to Lutheran Hospital in Warsaw IN. Met with the Lord as every morning I do. Part of the conversation went to a request I had made that Friday when I learned about the next appointment on my heart condition. I said "Lord, guess I need a driver by what the Med Teck said about getting this procedure." I told some of my kids about the deal after I heard about the appointment for Monday. It's wasn't enough time to even get a VA driver. I didn't want anybody missing work. Money is tight every where this time of year & the way things are with inflation and all. Soon after I prayed that Friday, I got a thought about a guy named Todd at Church, and thought yeah from what I know about him, that's his kind of calling. But I didn't dwell on it.

    So I said well Lord having not heard anything about a driver, so guess I'll do it I have the means to take what I need and wait it out in the parking lot or what ever. I can take the food I'll need the incline and all that. No problem. I was not feeling real top notch and was debating if I could make it to Church. Well, I take communion and lay back down with the TV stream Fox news on. I get up about 10am and get the Church live feed for the morning service on. Somewhere while Pastor Terry is preaching I drift off. I wake up later then switch to the Lions football game, the Bears are not playing today. I fall back asleep.

    My phone rings, the games still on and it's Todd, he said the LORD put me on his mind this morning and I couldn't find you in Church. So what's going on. I had him & his wife pray for me one Sunday about all these things at the alter. He ask if he can come out and pray for me. I said sure Brother. He arrives with another Brother from Church who I have met, but didn't really know. His name is Jason. So we talk a bit and Jason tells me more about what stuff I might have to go through. He had to have a stint put in at 40 yrs old, he's 50 now. But they ended up doing open heart surgery because of where the blockage was. He said after they put that in your gonna fill 10 years younger.

    So I talk some about me needing a driver & Todd says I can do it and that me/self not wanting to effect someone's income just has me. I said Brother, I'll just wait out the wait in the truck & I might have to stay over night so thanks man, but I got it. So they lay hands on me and they pray Jason first then Todd, we are agreeing for nothing to be there and a healing, as well as guide the Doctors, covering all the bases. We are giving Jesus praise, and in my spirit, I hear, "Gene you asked Me for a driver."

    We get done praying and I say what the Lord had just told me and we all just laugh. Jason says don't ya just love how the Lord works. Then he says Gene he owns his own company, he is the Boss, he's got ya. So everything is set, Praise Jesus. The video link: My testimony at Church service the next Sunday. Pastor Terry never makes it to the sermon for the day.

    https://fb.watch/hx8IoRjmfS/

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