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Courage for the Unknown Season/Jan Silvious/Pam Gillaspie
Sherri
20:26
I have Jan's book - it's awesome!
pamgillaspie
20:30
Yes! They should be sending out an email about its release tomorrow, I think. Doesn’t go live on the website until it’s actually for sale. Jan’s book that we’re talking about today is on Amazon. Alison has the link posted.
Karen
20:31
great Caron, do you know where Warner Robins is? My husband is a civilian working for the Air Force
gmow
21:16
Yeah, soo excited to be a part of this!!!!
Beloved Truth
21:50
Chat
Caron
22:05
Texas
Nicki Cornett
22:08
Indiana
Vicki
22:08
Ohio
Beverly Schlomann
22:08
bev, from VA
vweers
22:09
Idaho
Michelle Fly
22:10
Washington
gloriabraxton
22:11
I am in Virginia
Karen
22:12
Warner Robins, GA
llanilee
22:12
Hi, Lani from Niagara Falls, NY
Maria Marrero-Diaz
22:13
Miami, Florida
Mariann
22:13
Texas
Debrah Pospisil
22:14
north carolina
Sherri
22:15
Texas
welchm7
22:16
Mary is from Dayton, OH
Marla
22:16
southern California
Marsha Robb
22:17
Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii
gmow
22:19
Edna, Michigan!
Jo Merrick
22:24
New Zealand
Claire
22:24
Ontario
pamgillaspie
22:24
Aloha!
Martina
22:25
Germany
rosalie castleberry
22:33
Ohio
Beverly Schlomann
22:41
and if you exit full screen on the top right, you can see the video and the chat at the same time
Rosanne Parker
23:28
Roanoke VA
sally hughes
23:53
michigan
gmow
24:45
Hi, Sally!!!
Nicki Cornett
25:08
You can send her an invitation to share her camera
Linda
25:58
68 and cloudy in AZ
Karen
28:43
those are still being held? I loved going to them!
Anita Lee
29:30
Hi everyone, greetings from MIssissippi!
Michelle Fly
32:11
yes
Beverly Schlomann
32:14
yes
Anita Lee
32:14
yes
Marla
32:15
yes
Karen
32:19
YES!
Rosanne Parker
32:20
beautiful
Martina
32:21
yes
Linda Wright
32:53
lost you
Nicole Chapin Given
32:55
Girlfriend you're beautiful. Still rockin':)
Karen
33:45
My job is digital and I am 60!
Beverly Schlomann
36:51
Alison -- if Jan can go to the top of her square, to the little blue box, it will say "hide non-video participants" and then just pam and jan will show up. jan can't see herself because there are too many participants
gmow
37:20
unexpected illness can cause all kinds of fear
Jan Bennett
37:38
How true!
Karen
37:39
children's marriage
Caron
37:40
Disasters are sudden change
Marla
38:22
Sudden loss of beloved pets.
Karen
38:31
Cancer was not a good change for me.
Jan Bennett
38:53
I understand that.
gmow
40:41
good question!!
Jan Bennett
41:42
There is real helplessness...when your leg no longer works and you can only get around in a walker and the simple things of life are no longer possible.
Karen
41:50
my thought with cancer was to give God glory where I was at that time!
shelly
42:34
my family is definitely in a season of change. I was very sick in the spring from secondary conditions to my disability, got better, moved in with my sister, and now dad has been in the hospital for two weeks with pneumonia and a trach placed.
Karen
43:49
Shelly I have been there, it is a horrific, but let God shine thru this time.
gmow
43:55
Shelly, I am sorry, I will be praying for you and your family!
shelly
45:31
thank you so much
Anita Lee
45:46
Is she moving her mouse around?
Michelle Fly
46:56
I became disabled in my late 30s and had to see who Christ wanted me to be with my "new body". It is amazing what He can do. It does take a lot of resilence and acceptance.
Rosanne Parker
47:24
Praise be to God Michelle
sally hughes
47:33
I don’t have chat box unless someone sends a chat
Beloved Truth
47:49
Thank you
Jan Bennett
48:02
My chat messages just say "Me"
Beloved Truth
48:27
Me is OK
Jan Bennett
48:52
"Me" equals Jan B.
Beloved Truth
49:18
I see you as Jan b
Jan Bennett
49:30
Good
sally hughes
49:40
I have iPad is there a way I can get chat box?
Annie's iPad
50:12
tap it when it comes on
gmow
50:46
Sally, do you see the word chat when you scroll down on the bottom of the screen? If so click on it! Hope that helps, Edna
sally hughes
51:03
no
gmow
51:44
well, clueless on the cmputer again! sorry
Michelle Fly
51:45
I won't be able to be the grandparent I want to be
Karen
52:17
Jan you need to read my article I wrote for my paralegal newsletter. It deals with the things you are talking about.
Rosanne Parker
52:42
past failures and traumas wreck havoc. Neuropathway trenches from trauma are difficult to fight. Intentional truth becomes important....take that thought captive....
Martina Hofmann-Chittka
52:50
SALLY, I had to click on members, then there was "CHAT"
Anita Lee
53:15
Memorizing Scripture is a great defense
sally hughes
53:48
ok thanks that worked
Michelle Fly
53:49
I agree with memorizing God's Word.
gmow
53:58
Yeah, Sally!
Jan Bennett
53:59
Me too!
Karen
54:54
so do I! My gift is teaching children. and they are amazed what I can quote!
Rosanne Parker
55:05
Enjoy, Enjoy , Enjoy!
Jan Bennett
55:18
Another great thing is Christian music!
Anita Lee
59:49
Yes, love my furbaby!
Caron
01:00:15
Love furbabies!
jpriddy
01:00:19
Yes, love my Barney too.
Anita Lee
01:00:30
Hi Jan Priddy!
pamgillaspie
01:00:36
Barney is such a doll!
jpriddy
01:00:46
Hi girlfriend.
pamgillaspie
01:00:54
So glad to see you here!
Michelle Fly
01:01:11
My service dog is my best friend. I can tell him all my faults and he always loves me.
jpriddy
01:02:22
Jan S. - Rocky thinks you are God. :-)
Beverly Schlomann
01:02:52
especially Great Danes :)
Rosanne Parker
01:03:01
YES!!!
Jan Bennett
01:03:02
Cats too
Caron
01:03:16
Yes, cats too!
Marla
01:03:20
I just lost my best friend and sweet golden retriever Shiloh suddenly. Truly a gift from God. Perfect gifts are from our heavenly Father. I am praying for God's next perfect gift...His new puppy gift. I loved your discussion and love of these beloved furry friends.
shelly
01:03:27
I wasn't animal person until I moved in with my sister. yes all dogs go to heaven
pamgillaspie
01:03:43
So sorry for your loss, Marla!
sally hughes
01:03:46
guess that’s why God resurrected our dog scamper
Anita Lee
01:03:52
Bless you heart, Marla.
jpriddy
01:03:53
C. S. Lewis says there will be animals in heaven.
sally hughes
01:04:47
whoa I have more responsibility now I’m older
Rosanne Parker
01:05:15
One of my favorite people, Phyllis B,, is in her 90's....one of her famous Phyl-isms is " I have an idea!"....she lives every day to its fullest! Inspirational.
Anita Lee
01:05:51
Such wisdom, Jan Silvious
Michelle Fly
01:06:25
I love that! Give ourselves permission
sally hughes
01:07:38
yep love that too give myself to live and enjoy these years
Anita Lee
01:07:45
I have started drawing and painting at age 63
Anita Lee
01:08:08
Thanks!
Nicole Chapin Given
01:10:36
Has there been a season that you and your husband have gone through, but your experience of it has been different? How did that impact your marriage? What was difficult? What was revelation about the other?
Nicole Chapin Given
01:11:06
*revealed about the other that was joy
gmow
01:11:26
I am trying to get used to the "new normal!" Isaiah 43:18-19, helps me, when I remeber it! Edna
Michelle Fly
01:11:44
Amen
Karen
01:11:59
I had to learn to accept my sons for the men they are. They are great men but just what I expected!
Malinda Guider (Galaxy
01:14:31
I have been praying about starting an online blog, but don't consider myself a writer. I do have the spiritual gift of encouragement & desire to encourage others all the while giving God all the glory. How do I know if this is what God wants me to do in this season of my life? Should my question be, "Why not"? :)
Margaret's iPad
01:15:37
My husband loves that the kids are gone. Two live in SE Asia. My husband is like "hey, somewhere to visit." I am still adjusting to them all being gone. I miss my sons and daughter. But, I am finding that focusing on the good helps move through the grief of change.
Anita Lee
01:15:42
Melinda, you will never know until you try and the Lord will lead you.
Nicole Chapin Given
01:16:07
Good word, thanks Jan <3
Karen
01:17:31
Parenting adult children can be a quagmire. especially when you have boys.
Jan Bennett
01:17:42
I had a medical procedure that has left me partially crippled. My husband is my caretaker. I cannot do the simple things that I normally would do. I read that there is unlikely to be a cure for this. I'm having trouble saying "it is what it is" because my thoughts about the future are frightening to me. I have Life Alert and have had to use it. Getting older didn't scare me. But this does.
Rosanne Parker
01:18:14
Jan,
Michelle Fly
01:18:18
Margaret, I understand. It is hard when only one of you is grieving the change of season.
Michelle Fly
01:18:47
That has been the hardest season change for me
Caron
01:19:09
Try not to take them over. Let them still be adults
Margaret's iPad
01:19:16
so important though to not have expectations of these grown kids.
Margaret's iPad
01:19:48
don't
Malinda Guider (Galaxy
01:19:53
Thank you much, Anita Lee!!!
Margaret's iPad
01:20:05
don't parent adult children. LOL
Margaret's iPad
01:20:29
If adulterous you become their friends.
Karen
01:20:31
AMEN!
Margaret's iPad
01:20:34
oops
gmow
01:20:43
Jan B. I soo understand! I try to remember while I deal with failing health.. that Even, then God is Still there! Not just simple words, but words of encouragement!
Margaret's iPad
01:20:51
if adults, the. let them be an adult
sally hughes
01:21:45
we just have to be there for them. and love them
Michelle Fly
01:26:20
How do you make that change into having adult children, respecting their independent lives without drifting away from the close relationship you had?
Malinda Guider (Galaxy
01:29:55
Thank you much, Jan & Pam, for your words of wisdom & advice!!! Absolutely love, love, love both of your writings...you Gals bless my socks off!!!! ;)
Maria Marrero-Diaz
01:30:20
I just got divorced. I’m 55 years old. My son lives in Iowa, but I don’t want to go there because of the weather. Need to sell my house and want to leave the State of Florida. How do I begin searching for a location?
Margaret's iPad
01:30:42
it is hard when it's our son who gets married. but I try to praise her, reach out to her, buy her things, etc. I often tell her how much my son adores her. etc.
rosalie castleberry
01:31:32
Pam—- thank you for recommending Jan’s book to us. it’s perfect.
Margaret's iPad
01:31:45
How I appreciate that she is his best friend,...
Karen
01:31:51
I thank the ladies that married my sons for loving them and making a life with them
sally hughes
01:32:21
to start to search for a new location you can get a realtor on the end you want to go to start searching and looking at places for you ahead of time
Maria Marrero-Diaz
01:32:48
thanks
Nicole Chapin Given
01:33:08
Have you ever been called into change, but that change was a little way off? What did you do positively and negatively in the time prior to that change?
Michelle Fly
01:36:26
love the term "waiting room'
Nicki Cornett
01:38:15
Gold Cord is my favoriet
Nicole Chapin Given
01:38:26
so good... thanks friends <3
Anita Lee
01:39:49
Yes, those early decisions are sometimes permanent
Caron
01:43:27
Not sleeping!
Rosanne Parker
01:43:32
still here
Caron
01:43:56
Hey!
Michelle Fly
01:43:59
frantically taking notes
Margaret's iPad
01:44:00
still here
gmow
01:44:04
Edna, just taking it all in!
Malinda Guider (Galaxy
01:44:21
I'm still here with my sweet cat in my lap...Yayness!!! :)
Anita Lee
01:44:26
This is so good, I am in "thinking it over" mode!
gloriabraxton
01:44:31
Definitely benefitting from this discussion…enjoying my 71st year…
rosalie castleberry
01:44:34
what you are saying is too good to interrupt!
Barbara's iPad
01:44:36
still here
Annie's iPad
01:45:02
what is the difference between enabling adult children and helping them in need?
Cindy Klimt
01:46:11
here and loving this! Thank you!
gmow
01:46:48
A quesiton for Pam, your new online class on Proverbs.. is it just an overview or what? thanks Edna
shelly
01:46:53
seems like with all my health issues and my moving into my sister home, my folks have at 70 had a harder time adapting than I have at 49 with my disability changes
Tonya Goerzen
01:46:54
What is a good book that you would recommend on depression in women? It seems so prevalent even for Christians.
jpriddy
01:46:57
In your 20s, 30s, and 40s, take care of your health and then your 70s will be great..
Jan Bennett
01:48:07
How do you accept catastrophic illness that prevents you from doing even the simple things? I can't do the things I imagined I would be doing at the age of 66. The future seems stuck when there is no cure.
Margaret's iPad
01:48:36
When your parent are mid 80s, in poor health, mom narcisstic, Dad mean. They can stîll make their decisions but don't like any helpers they get. How do I help but not get dragged down.
Margaret's iPad
01:48:59
It's been five years of helping them.
Malinda Guider (Galaxy
01:49:01
Hi Jan Priddy!! I sure do miss working alongside you, but I absolutely love your jokes on Facebook...Lol!! ;)
Margaret's iPad
01:49:26
Paul Meie
Beloved Truth
01:49:29
Minerth myer
jpriddy
01:49:31
Malinda - I'll read your blog. I'm on your team.
Margaret's iPad
01:49:42
Meier on book
jpriddy
01:50:10
Yes, I do.
Anita Lee
01:50:12
It's true!
Tonya Goerzen
01:50:14
The "waiting room" really spoke to my heart. I have been unemployed for 7mos. Teaching me to wait is hard.
Margaret's iPad
01:50:14
that is true
Anita Lee
01:50:43
Thanks SO much!
gmow
01:50:44
Thank you Pam and Jan!
Rosanne Parker
01:50:45
Frank Minryth
Malinda Guider (Galaxy
01:50:53
You are so sweet, Jan Priddy!!!! :)
Tonya Goerzen
01:50:56
Thanks so much ladies, It was wonderful!!!!!
gmow
01:50:59
Thank you Alison!!!
Marla
01:51:00
Thank you so much ladies! It was such an encouraging time for me! Bless you!
Maria Marrero-Diaz
01:51:05
Thank you so much, it was great.
Michelle Fly
01:51:05
no
gmow
01:51:06
no
Annie's iPad
01:51:10
thank you Jan and pam
Rosanne Parker
01:51:40
fabulous session
Caron
01:51:48
Thank you for this!
Michelle Fly
01:52:40
Thank you so much. Love this time together
Jan Bennett
01:52:44
Thank you!
sally hughes
01:52:44
thanks
Nicole Chapin Given
01:52:45
Well done sisters.
Malinda Guider (Galaxy
01:52:47
Thank you so much Ladies...I thoroughly enjoyed it!!!! ;)
jpriddy
01:52:48
You are the best.
gmow
01:52:50
Amen!!!!!!
Nicki Cornett
01:52:50
Thank you really enjoyed this
Anita Lee
01:52:50
Thanks Pam, Jan, and Alison!
jgreeno
01:52:51
So rich!!
Rosanne Parker
01:52:52
Bravo
Linda White
01:52:58
Thank you
Debrah Pospisil
01:52:59
so Good thank you jan, pam and alison
Barbara's iPad
01:53:04
great
Maria Marrero-Diaz
01:53:05
thank you all
Mariann
01:53:12
thank you so much!!!!
gloriabraxton
01:53:17
Thanks so much! Wisdom from God!!
Maria Marrero-Diaz
01:53:33
many blessings to all
Cindy Klimt
01:54:54
Thank you all!