Prayers for my older son, Paul

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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by ReverendThom » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:51 am

Praying Dennis

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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by dennisthemenace » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:52 pm

Thanks everyone for all the prayers.

Here's a bit of an update. Paul went to Indianapolis for a 3 week truck driving course. He was let go after a week, because he hadn't told them about his felony conviction (or they spotted that he wasn't in his right mind). Tonight he's taking a bus to Iowa, hired by CRST Trucking for training and right into a job IF they keep him. The company does team driving; one sleeps and the other one drives. Might be good, might not. He is still in denial about his schizophrenia and won't take the meds. Some quack doctor has prescribed Adderal for ADHD though. What I read online indicates that Adderal exacerbates schizophrenic symptoms. Great.

I'd say pray for his safety and the safety of everyone near him on the road.
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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by Jocose » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:04 pm

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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by JMG » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:05 pm

So sorry, brother. I know this must sitting heavily on you. Continued prayers.
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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:07 am

JMG wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:05 pm
So sorry, brother. I know this must sitting heavily on you. Continued prayers.
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Post by John-Boy » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:30 pm

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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by durangopipe » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:35 pm

Cannot imagine the degree of your concern and worry, Dennis.
With you in prayer.
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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by CodeMonkey » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:02 pm

Lord, hear our prayer.
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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by Thoth » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:03 pm

Continued prayers
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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by dennisthemenace » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:39 pm

Update. I know it's been ages, but we feel we're in a holding pattern. Paul got hired by a trucking company in Iowa last October and they put him through training and he got his Commercial Driver's License and went on the road with a partner driver. He drove with the partner for about a month, then the company was going to put him in a dorm until the next haul with another partner. He took a bus back home instead, & called us late at night to pick him up at the station as his friends weren't answering. He's been camped out here mostly, ever since. Went to his friend's for a few days, but came back. We suspect he was kicked out.
He's worked two one day temp jobs, otherwise depends on us for room and board. His schizophrenia seems to be getting worse, and he's still in denial and won't take the prescribed meds. We have a very minimal set up for him in our basement. He's awake usually anywhere from 24-48 hrs at a time talking, arguing, and laughing with the voices he hears, then will crash and sleep for a long while. His daughter Lucy is ready to have him gone, as he eats her favorite foods and has stolen about $20 from her piggy bank, mostly for cigarette money as far as we can tell.

Not sure what to ask prayer for, except all of our safety, and for Paul to finally realize his problem and want to do something about it.
Personally, I don't think it's likely till the Lord draws him back to Himself.

Paul turned 30 a couple weeks ago, the same day his daughter Lucy turned 8.

Thank you all for the continued prayers. We truly appreciate them.
Your Humble and Obedient Servant,

Dennis

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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by Hovannes » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:52 pm

more prayer.
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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by Craig Thompson » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:32 pm

Continued prayers

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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by Auroraboy » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:36 pm

Man-- so, so sorry about this ongoing situation you're dealing with. We've also got a grown child with problems severe enough to wonder if it wouldn't be better if God was to call him home. You've certainly got my prayers.

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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by JimVH » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:29 pm

Praying often, Dennis.

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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:36 pm

JimVH wrote:
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Praying often, Dennis.
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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by Jocose » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:39 pm

Paul has been on my mind a lot these days. Praying for him and his family.
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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by ReverendThom » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:54 pm

Praying, sir.

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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:14 pm

I’ve never forgotten your family, sir, but I’ll redouble now.
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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:58 am

Prayer continues for your family and this situation
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Re: Prayers for my older son, Paul

Post by Jocose » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:46 am

Praying daily.
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