A Letter for All Fibro

*From the Archives of Just Us Owls*

From Sue a letter written for all of us Fibro-Warriors!

Fibromyalgia? Because you asked…

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Shame on Apple

Apple’s latest update in their iPhone software is causing a stir. They’ve deleted Good Friday and Easter from the iCalendar. This upsets me greatly. I use Apple Products for I feel they have greater use of technology.

This is shameful and must be corrected. What I do not understand is why they kept Christmas on the calendar yet removed the second most Holy Day of the year. If this is indeed intentional Apple will suffer from a great boycott. Nothing like alienating billions of Christian faithful, yet they offer a whole calendar devoted to the Islamic faith.

This is a screenshot of my iCalendar.

A quick video as well from the news

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5735215096001/?#sp=show-clips

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New Ham Frustration

Are you a new Amateur Radio Operator? Have you been frustrated with the hobby or just don’t know where to begin? Dave Casler offers some great advice to newly minted Hams!

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Return to the Gospel

Remember Man thou art dust and unto dust he shall return. Repent and return to the Good News of the Gospel! I invite you to an adventure of a Solemn and Holy Lent

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission, and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

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Love.

bible.com/59/1co.13.13.esv


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Lenten Journey 2017

Lent is vastly approaching us; this year it begins on St. Valentine’s Day. I know most of you my beloved readers look forward to the daily devotional and homily I post during the journey. Are y’all looking forward to it this year? What do you want to see it included.

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It’s all in your head.

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/americans-are-abusing-over-counter-drugs-well-opioids-study-shows-n846401

This is my reaction to the above article.

The problem is people with chronic pain such fibromyalgia (which I happen to have) are told the pain is all in our heads. A good many of doctors refuse to treat the pain and label us as drug seekers.

Doctors have to listen more to their patients. I’m in pain 24/7 and all I have to rely on is Motrin and Aleeve, as well as BioFreeze and IcyHot (all which barely touch the surface of the pain). While I understand the addiction epidemic there is also a pandemic of pain and physicians are not treating people with pain disorders correctly. It’s time that doctors got a little more education in the sufferings of their patients. End the stigma. We are not drug seekers! We are pain warriors who just want a little relief from pain to live and function like the average person does!

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Lighthouse Mission Update

We are praying for the Lighthouse Mission.

Amateur Radio Communications Team (ACT)

26168363_1142928059176577_4669868403622399045_nThe #LighthouseMission is in desperate need of Winter Coats of all sizes for disadvantaged folks. If you can donate clothes, please contact:

Lighthouse Mission (feeding 3200 folks weekly)
1543 Montauk Hwy
North Bellport, New York
Call (631) 758-7584
Follow The Mission on Facebook

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Pet Peeves

My beloved friend Phil over at www.excuseusforliving.com wrote about pet peeves the other day. So I’m going to follow his lead.

First how do we define pet peeve? Well the Oxford dictionary defines it as “Something that a particular person finds especially annoying.”

My pet peevesI have many. These listed below are the tip of the iceberg.

1. Lack of Respect. The lack of respect in today’s society…respect of military…respect of patriotism…respect of all religious leaders (while I’m at it religion as a whole)…the respect of personal morals and ethics…just respect as a whole I guess.

2. History! The lack of appreciation and comprehension of history. Those who refuse to acknowledge and learn from history will indeed suffer to repeat the sins of the past. But it must be the historical truth not a fantasy history. Dig, research and learn true history.

3. Not being looked in the eye when someone speaks to me.

4. People chewing with their mouths open.

5. People being late, not arriving on time.

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Bible Challenge

My Dear Friends,

I’m constantly asked which version (translation) of the Bible do I recommend, I’m now answering with this challenge. I hereby challenge you to Read the Bible in each of the Word for Word Translations (Amplified, ESV, KJV, NAB, NASB) then make note at which one inspires you the best! After you have found the one that speaks to your heart go out and get a study edition of that translation.

Now you are going to ask why I only suggest word for word translation or the paraphrase translations. Let me put it to you this way the Thought for Thought translations are beautiful but they change the Authors meaning, edit His words as an afterthought. I know I would not want someone to edit my work after it has been presented to the people, so I can imagine how God feels.

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MAC & HAM

Note: this is not my Shack

Calling all Amateur Radio Operators who use Apple/MAC computers! I came across this nice resource for us. Go to: http://macham.club/macham-club/

They are providing for us something completely free. “Free email service for ham radio operators who work with Apple/Mac.”

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Advent Reminder

As we approach the end of Advent I wanted to check in and see what you remember of this time.

The Advent Season and then The Christmastide season are about preparation for the coming of the Christ and then celebrating his joyful birth among us. Have you remembered this or have you gotten mixed up in the secular side of this Holy Season!

What gifts have you gotten to give unto the King of Kings this year? Don’t be so wrapped up in exchanging gifts with each other that you loose sight that we celebrate the gift of the greatest Gift God gave mankind this season.

It is Christ the newborn King that should be remembered first and foremost and we need to flourish with the gifts the Holy Spirit gave to us to further His Kingdom and Glorify Him.

Remember without the manger we can not have the Cross and Empty Tomb! Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord! Veni, Veni, Emmanuel!

Let us pray!

Father, just as You sent John the Baptist to prepare the way for Jesus, help me to clear the path in my heart, too. Show me the distractions in my life that block me from all-out worship of You this Advent. Lord, I await Your coming! As I celebrate the first Advent––the first coming––I look toward the day where I will see You face to face. I imagine what it will be like. Give me a heart, Lord, that looks for Your coming on a daily basis. Help me to live my life where I’m constantly seeking Your presence. My offering to You today is my righteous life for I know I am only clean because of Jesus. Show me today how I need to be refined, purified, forgiven. Give me the strength to ask for forgiveness and to then change my ways.

~Sarah Martin, from “The Awe & Wonder of Advent: Day 18

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Men with Fibromyalgia

I’ve carried this cross of pain for nearly a decade and some days have been easier to get through than others, especially with no real pain control. Yes we men do make up a good number of people with chronic pain.

I moved to Florida one year and three months ago and since that time I have yet to find a doctor that believe in Fibromyalgia or that men get this disease as well as women.

Just like I haven’t found a physician here that believe that men get migraines, I was told that is purely a women’s disease. I call bullshit on the medical community here in Brevard County Florida. I think all of you doctors need to go back to medical school. Also those of you doctors that are not from the United States and whose native tongue is not English, please try learning the language here a little better you are very difficult to understand.

I’ve been asked a few times why I don’t try natural route ie medical marijuana, even if I wanted to I cannot. The drug is still a Class I Narcotic according to the federal government and as I have a mental health license I have zero tolerance clause. Until such time that the federal government and my secular employer allow such a treatment I can’t even think to get it.

What’s the point of this post…it’s more of a venting rambling while I’m sitting here at work.

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