Skip to comments.Participate in Terri Schiavo's Birthday, December 3, With prayer, Mass Intentions, Cards and Notes
Posted on 11/20/2003 10:16:19 PM PST by Coleus
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Terri's Birthday is December 3rd. So many people have contacted us, recently, to ask how they may participate. We are so delighted that so many people want to help Terri enjoy her special day and we appreciate the kindness that people have shown to Terri.
Because Terri's husband does not permit her to have flowers in her room, we ask that you consider doing something else that would be as meaningful. Here are some things you can do:
If you can come to Florida, please join us in wishing Terri a very happy birthday:
6774 102nd Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL
You can send a card or a note to us at the foundation. We will deliver them all to Terri.
If you've placed a light in your window for Terri, please send us a picture.
Terri adores animals. If you have a picture of your favorite pet, feel free to send it along!
Terri enjoys music. Piano music, John Denver, Journey and Wham! are just some of her favorites. Since she has a CD player in her room, a CD would make a great birthday gift.
Terri enjoys lotions and nice-smelling things for her skin.
Would you like to send a personal message to Terri? Tape record your own message and we'll play it for her!
So many people have already sent a prayer to Terri on our Share a Prayer page. We read these to her as often as we can. Be sure to include yours.
Terri's husband does not permit her to receive physical therapy, but "stress balls" are great for relieving the contractures in her hands.
Prayer is also a good gift, please remember Terri in your prayers
The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation
4615 Gulf Blvd.
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Please if you are Catholic have a Mass Intention for Terri on or near her Birthday, December 3.
Family attorney, Patricia Anderson speaks to Glenn Beck about this case.
Imagine, her "loving" husband will not allow flowers in her room or therapy. It's common to present flowers to both the lving and the dead. What a monster.
November 29, 2003
I don't remember her name but I do recall the story of her miraculous recovery from an automobile accident changing the lives of numerous people.
Her body was crushed when her car was hit by a drunken driver on Florence Boulevard several years ago. Her family refused to believe doctors who said there was no chance for her to live. She was in a coma. Week after week, her parents stood beside her bed in the intensive-care unit at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital several times a day and prayed. Prayers were also said in many Shoals churches. Her family and friends never gave up.
She fully recovered, completed training and became a nurse at ECM. She later married.
The thing that struck me most about this story is the persistence of prayer.
Persistence is the key in Jesus' parable in Luke 18 about a widow who continually asked a judge to avenge her. Finally, the judge did avenge her for fear she would weary him. This teaches us to continue in prayer if God does not give an immediate answer.
Luke 6:12 teaches that we should make decisions after sufficient prayer, not before. When Jesus was deciding which of 12 followers to choose as disciples, he went into the mountains and prayed all night. He was ready to name his disciples the next morning.
Often, we say a quick prayer and expect to have the answer immediately.
Jesus prayed twice to heal the blind man at Bethsaida. Jesus led him out of the town. Mark 8 says that he spit on the blind man's eyes, put his hands on him and asked him what he saw. The man looked up and said, "I see men as trees, walking." Verse 25 says, "After that Jesus put his hands again on the blind man's eyes and made him look up, and he was restored, and saw every man clearly."
The prophet Elijah prayed seven times for rain before it fell. The Bible said his prayer was according to the will of God, yet it took time for rain to come. Experimenting with prayer can be exciting, an adventure. Some people pray quietly, others like to speak out loud when they pray. In her book, "Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ," written in the 17th century, Jeanne Guyon suggests starting prayer in a quiet manner, entering the presence of the Lord. Turn to scripture that is "simple and fairly practical."
"Read a small portion of the passage, taking what you read in gently and carefully. Turn what you read into a prayer. It's not judged by how much you read but how you read. Pause occasionally so that your mind is quieted and you understand what Scripture is saying as it becomes imbedded in your heart."
In his book, "The Power of Positive Thinking," Norman Vincent Peale says that when praying, you are dealing with the most tremendous power on Earth. He says the secret of prayer is to find the process that most effectively opens your mind humbly to God.
Prayer, simple and powerful, has a significant purpose in life today for all who will use it.
Lucille Prince, retired TimesDaily religion editor, writes a column for the Saturday paper.
FOR TERRI: May angels seen and unseen continue to guard, defend, protect, and strengthen you.
We do not take your safety or your wellbeing for granted; we are grateful to God for seeing you safely so far.
We pray that you might be with your family soon: home for the holidays? Why not?
Terri's alive thanks to lots of help.
If you have ping lists, please ping them. Thanks. FV
Wouldn't it be great if there were thousands of signatures! Let miserable Michael keep that away. Incidentally, I sent her a Mass card to the Foundation address. I assume they will deliver all mail on her birthday?
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