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Megan Smith
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Invisible chronic pain and the use of narcotic pain medication to control it is one of the most difficult realities we sufferers have to defend in our current medical system, if not thee most difficult. I was treated with less personal judgment when I was a smoker. No joke. But my latest trip to the ER has led me to shine a light on the way those of us with invisible chronic pain who are on prescribed narcotic pain medication are not sometimes, not once in awhile, but usually treated by medical staff. I can give you two perspectives because I used to be on the ER staff.

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“The Bad Days” | Beating Trauma by Elisabeth

Elisabeth hits the nail right on the head, so I am sharing her article with you all today. “...and while being happy at all costs makes the rest of the world comfortable, I am done making everyone else comfortable at my expense. But even on these days, I have learned what helps. Here are some of the approaches I use...”

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Judge Ye Not Lest... Ye Know the Rest
“JUDGE NOT , and you will not be judged; CONDEMN NOT , and you will not be condemned; FORGIVE , and you will be forgiven; GIVE , and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the ...

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"Psalm 88: It's Not a Happy Psalm, but it's all I have strength for today as my hospital stay just 2 week before we move to a new state 9 hours a way stretches into it's 4th very long day,and I have to forget about visiting my 93-year-old Grandmother and my only daughter's namesake one last time before we leave. So, I am likewise not happy. Here is how I am feeling. Here is how a lot God's people are feeling...."

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“Mothers and fathers used sit around their supper table and tell their kids, "You can be President if you work hard." Now, mothers and fathers sit around their supper tables and bash either the President of the United States or the President's opposition. ...Have you read the nasty things that are being written and posted on social media sites like Facebook? Music and TV, too, are jamming our kids' minds and hearts with thoughts of sex, power, money, popularity, image, the right clothes, the right hair, the right body, the right car, the right girl or the right boy... So, it should come as no surprise when our children lack compassion. Now how do we get it back?...”

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“Mothers and fathers used sit around their supper table and tell their kids, "You can be President if you work hard." Now, mothers and fathers sit around their supper tables and bash either the President or the President's opposition. ...Have you read the nasty things that are being written and posted on social media sites like Facebook? Music and TV, too, are jamming our kids' minds and hearts with thoughts of sex, power, money, popularity, image, the right clothes, the right hair, the right body, the right car, the right girl or the right boy... So, it should come as no surprise when our children lack compassion. Now how do we get it back?...”

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Pastor, Where Is Everybody?
A Short Note About the Church, Change, Dwindling Attendance, Bringing Back the Youth, & Capturing the Elusive Millennials. " Enter by the NARROW GATE. For the gate is WIDE and the way is EASY that leads to DESTRUCTION, >>>  and those who enter by it are man...

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Pastor, Where Is Everybody?
A Short Note About the Church, Change, Dwindling Attendance, Bringing Back the Youth, & Capturing the Elusive Millennials. " Enter  by the  NARROW GATE. For  the  gate  is  WIDE  and the  way  is  EASY  that leads to  DESTRUCTION, >>>  and those who enter b...

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Pastor, Where Is Everybody?
A Short Note About the Church, Change, Dwindling Attendance, Bringing Back the Youth, & Capturing the Elusive Millennials. " Enter by the NARROW GATE. For the gate is WIDE and the way is EASY that leads to DESTRUCTION, >>>  and those who enter by it are man...

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"A note to pastors and church workers about the church, change, dwindling attendance, bringing back the youth, and capturing the elusive millennials.

Whenever the number of people in our pews starts to decline, we are always so quick to assume that we are doing something wrong. We tend to believe that we're not making church or Bible Study "fun" enough to attract "the youth," or "interesting" enough to attract the hard-to-reach "millennials." And so we scramble to change... but more often than not, WE ARE NOT THE PROBLEM..."

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