Monday, April 23, 2012

RIP....

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8.

There is a time for everything, 
   and a season for every activity under the heavens:
  a time to be born and a time to die, 
   a time to plant and a time to uproot, 
  a time to kill and a time to heal, 
   a time to tear down and a time to build, 
  a time to weep and a time to laugh, 
   a time to mourn and a time to dance, 
  a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, 
   a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 
  a time to search and a time to give up, 
   a time to keep and a time to throw away, 
  a time to tear and a time to mend, 
   a time to be silent and a time to speak, 
  a time to love and a time to hate, 
   a time for war and a time for peace.

A young Uncle Robert.

My Uncle Robert passed away on Sunday morning.

I will be attending his funeral on Wednesday.

And my family has a heavy heart.

He fought many demons during his life.

And while I respect not airing dirty laundry, I do want to say this.

If you know someone who is struggling with Alcohol/Drug Addiction, please encourage them to seek help.

I know that it is hard.

And more often than not, that person will fight you tooth and nail.

I saw it almost everyday at my practicum site.

But, all you can do is try.

And when you try, and they resist, just pray.

Pray for that person. 

Hard.

Pray for his/her admittance.

Pray for his/her recovery.

Pray that one day that person will find peace.

May you rest in peace Uncle Robert.

If you know someone who is dealing with Alcohol/Drug Addiction, or you are struggling with addiction, please call 1-800-662-HELP.

It's never to late to take that first step.

Psalm 30:5 "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning."

Please keep my family in your prayers.

Family is a blessing.

Remember to fill me on your blessings, too, friends.

Much love, ;)

1 comment:

  1. def needed to hear the verse you shared!!!


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