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Wes Thorp
Lansing, MI
I'm a "kid under construction.
Interests: My number one interest is my relationship to my God and how I reflect his love to others, especially my family--my wife, my kids, their spouses, my grandchildren-both born and unborn, my friends and others I come into contact with. I am also interested in effective personal and organizational communication. A third area of interest is narrowing down my to-do list with the rest of my life to the things that are truly important. I want to make the most of the time God will give me.
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Thank-you Morgan. I'm at the age where I need to tie-up loose ends. I praise God for my kids and for Gladys. You and your family have been a beacon for Krista and for our family. My best--Wes
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Shirley-- Thanks for sharing your status with your vision and with the cataracts. When my cataracts were removed more than 10 years ago, my vision improved to the point where I almost didn't need glasses. That was a dramatic change for me. Then several years ago, my eye pressure started the big increase and then the lens in my right eye slipped off its perch. It was repositioned which lasted for several years which brings me to the past year. I am really sorry to hear about how it has affected your daily life. I found the cataract surgery to be pretty easy. The process to remove them has become more and more refined. I pray that your cataract surgery was as successful as mine. Wes
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I think having a do-over Christmas would be great. We have an artificial tree. Good chance all or some of the kids would be home and we are pretty sure that there would be no ice storms.
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Thank-you Wendy. Gladys has been right at my side. She was at every appointment and there were a lot of them. She never complained. Thanks for praying for me and for us.
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David--thanks for the prayers. I've really learned the importance of praying for others when they ask me. Those prayers made a difference for me and for super-wife. I love you too, man--Wes
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Thanks for sharing about your mom's experience Bonnie. I've learned a ton about the medical community and about the importance of vision. Let's do coffee sometime.
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Thank-you Lauren. You are a gift to Justin and to our family--Wes
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Wes Thorp is now following Paul & Fran Giambarba
Feb 10, 2013
Wes Thorp is now following john donohue
Feb 10, 2013
It is great news Dave! I really appreciate the concern, the prayers and the verses. I really appreciate you and who you are.
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Kathy--thank you for the prayer and support. Praise God for being able to move to the next step--Wes
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Dave--thank-you, thank-you for the encouragement, the personal testimony and for the verses from the Word. I am trusting God to get me to the other end of this tunnel. I really appreciate brothers like you to help me with that. I'm counting on the promises in Isaiah and other places. This is only a couple of days old, but, sometimes fear grips me like in the middle of the night. That's when a do the big lean on his word. Thanks again. I love you too--Wes
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Rich--I really appreciate your prayers. I feel really uncertain about how much more vision is in my future. I am trying to grasp the promises in the Bible, like Psalm 34:4. "I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears."
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Thanks for the comment Pat. I don't think truth really matters anymore in politics at any level. My opinion is that politicians reflect the people they represent. And the culture takes a relative view about truth. As a result, truth can be anything you want it to be. What if you take a piece of truth and take off a small sliver of it? Is it still truth? Most politicians would say it's a means to an end. I bet most of their constituents would say the same thing. Is what's happening right now just a replay of biblical happenings where people were looking for a political savior? To respond, I would invite you to read a blog post by a South Carolina pastor: http://www.perrynoble.com/2012/10/17/the-church-politics-a-mess/ I think he says it pretty well. Can we recruit you to come and speak to the "Ask The Experts" class to speak about your experience of quarterbacking the family through two major episodes of cancer. The Friendship House http://friendshiphousemsu.org students need to hear real life stories about dealing with major illness when God is on your side. Wes
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Laura-- I'm sure you're right. You hit the nail on the head. The State Department got called out on it. Wes
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Bobby--Thanks for the birthday wishes. We loved Budapest. We stayed in a condo that my son-in-law found through airbnb.com that was perfect for our needs. It was about a block away from the Danube. Also, thanks for the link. I will pass it around. Wes
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John--thanks for the comment and for the question. I will get to the answer as I lay more of this out for my own edification and for anybody else who likes to read stories of others. I'm doing well and so is Gladys. Our daughter and family are in Turkey right now and our son just got home to D.C. from a stint in Silicon Valley. Check out his wife's business umbabox.com Say hi to your spouse--Wes
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Thanks man for the affirmation. I too look forward to taking a few items off our mutual "to-do" lists. I thank God that you're part of our family and that you're father to our first two grandchildren. Wes
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It is sad that their Sunday morning choices are limited. I hope that we planted some seeds with the help of the Holy Spirit and I hope that they grow, right along with the others that people have planted.
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I definitely want to go back and explore. I'd love to try out the beach. I'd also be tempted to take the ferry across the Adriatic to Venice. Ever thought about that?
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Laura, thanks for the comment. It was a great time. Thanks for reading it and stay tuned for the rest-Wes
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Thank-you Judy. Since I've retired I have found it easy to get distracted. I find that I have to constantly work on where I want my inner-focus to be. It all starts and ends with God. I know that has to be my personal foundation. Wes
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Judy, have a great trip. We loved our short dose of the sugar white sand. It has a real palliative effect on your inner being. At least, it did for ours--Wes
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The sun's coming up here and I'll be heading to the windows shortly. I'm looking. Wes
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Thanks for sharing George. The RBC people are not perfect. I don't put them on a pedestal but they are players in helping people connect with our creator God. Their website http://rbc.org is a real valuable resource, in my opinion.
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