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Old 01-13-2021, 04:26 AM   #1
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One of my first classified deals almost 10 years ago I met this fellow at a filling station midway for both of us. We drank a soda and swapped stories for a couple hours. In that first meeting it was just almost who could tell the better story without fibbing, almost. We had a great deal in common but were completely different at the same right down to him preferring stick and string while I preferred a cam and cable.

Over the years I would meet up with Chris “Thumper” Flinn several times at that old station and even though some time had past we seamed to always pick right up where we left off. About six months ago I receive a text asking to get together and we scheduled a meet but this time I would be going to him instead of our usual place. Having some time to kill the drive was very pleasant and I looked forward to swapping more stories with my “old” friend.

I sent him a text as requested fifteen minutes out and he asked if I would check a weather proof box at the gate for a package and to bring it up with me if it had arrived. I eagerly complied and walked up to the door where I was greeted by someone I didn’t recognize, that is until he spoke greetings. Mercy, my friend was is rough shape! I followed him in and after he had caught his breath I learned what was going on and what all had transpired since our last meet. The story he told made me both saddened and thankful for the blessings in my life.

It was recently asked what TBH is for you, well, for some it is nothing more than a place to be a keyboard jerk living in their parents basement at forty while others it is a place to connect with “family”. If you ask me, Chris falls into the latter and as such I ask that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers. None of us can escape or are immune from death and the older we get the more we think about our own departure. I know for a fact Chris thinks of this more and more with every passing hour as his medications are being adjusted for comfort.

I struggle with asking everyone to pray for an Agape healing or for peace and comfort as our brother nears standing in the presence of God? I apologize for taking so long to post this request but I promised Chris I would keep everything private until he said otherwise. Yesterday as I collected a few things to sell here on his behalf it really hit me, it makes no difference if you live in a cardboard box or a thousand acre ranch, at the end you cannot take it with you.


“God, thank you for being with us right now. We confess that we don’t understand why things happen the way they do. We don’t understand why illness comes into our lives, but we do know that you walk every path of life with us. Remind Chris that you are walking with him right now. Remind Chris that you love him, no matter what he is going through. I also pray for Chris’s family. God, we thank you that you never leave us, that you never forsake us, but you love us. We trust you, and pray this in your name. Amen.”

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Old 01-13-2021, 04:32 AM   #2
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Thank you for sharing your/his story. Prayers sent
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:53 AM   #3
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:59 AM   #4
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Thank you Michael!!

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Old 01-13-2021, 05:18 AM   #5
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:25 AM   #6
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:28 AM   #7
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Aw man...I hate to read this. Prayer sent up!
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:35 AM   #8
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Prayer sent^
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:44 AM   #9
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:50 AM   #10
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Tough read...great guy / member. Had no idea.

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Old 01-13-2021, 05:54 AM   #11
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Prayers up. I met him for a tbh express and talked for a good while. Great guy. He tpld me what was going on and I wished there was more I could do.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:07 AM   #12
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:07 AM   #13
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Prayers up. He’s fortunate to have you as a friend. God bless
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:11 AM   #14
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:15 AM   #15
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Prayers up for his healing.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:24 AM   #16
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:27 AM   #17
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Prayer sent. He is one of the good ones for sure.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:28 AM   #18
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:29 AM   #19
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:30 AM   #20
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:31 AM   #21
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:34 AM   #22
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Prayers up for Chris and family. Thanks for sharing the story MT...
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:37 AM   #23
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:38 AM   #24
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:39 AM   #25
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:48 AM   #26
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:54 AM   #27
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:57 AM   #28
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:01 AM   #29
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Prayers sent for Chris.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:02 AM   #30
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Dangit man. Prayers sent right now.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:03 AM   #31
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:03 AM   #32
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Prayers for peace and comfort for Thumper and his family and friends.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:03 AM   #33
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“God, thank you for being with us right now. We confess that we don’t understand why things happen the way they do. We don’t understand why illness comes into our lives, but we do know that you walk every path of life with us. Remind Chris that you are walking with him right now. Remind Chris that you love him, no matter what he is going through. I also pray for Chris’s family. God, we thank you that you never leave us, that you never forsake us, but you love us. We trust you, and pray this in your name. Amen.”
Thank you Michael, may your prayer ring loudly in the halls of Heaven. May the Lord of lords and King of kings hear you and may the people of His Kingdom hear you.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:11 AM   #34
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Thanks for the story
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Prayer up for you too brother
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:14 AM   #35
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:15 AM   #36
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Praying for comfort to him and a blessing on you for being a good friend.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:17 AM   #37
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:18 AM   #38
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:19 AM   #39
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:28 AM   #40
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:29 AM   #41
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:30 AM   #42
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:35 AM   #43
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Done for Thumper.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:35 AM   #44
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:36 AM   #45
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Sent up Michael. Sorry to hear you bud is going through this.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:40 AM   #46
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Prayer sent and thank you for being one of the great men on this site.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:42 AM   #47
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:43 AM   #48
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It’s strange to think that this earthly life is just the preface to the book, but that’s reality. Friends like you are priceless. I believe the whole reason we are here is to look out for one another and spread the word of the lord. Prayers for all involved.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:47 AM   #49
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:50 AM   #50
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Prayer for Thumper, so very sad.
there has been to many losses as of late. :-(
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