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2011.06.09 03:29 o_Oskar Professional eSports in a Bar
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2023.06.09 17:40 DisOdoSid 27Afab Trying To Learn About Anhidrosis Plz Help
[Preferred pronouns are they/them] 5'3"-ish, weight fluctuates between 200 and 220 thanks to ARFID i was born with, Asian [Ryukyuan], i have psoriasis that's mostly stress-based, i take a few hundred mg of antidepressants [mix of sertraline & bupropion] daily, as well as lisinopril to keep my heart/bp where it needs to be due to sensitive vagal nerve, amitriptyline for fibromyalgia, oxybutynin for complications due to a golfball sized ovarian cyst, and microdoses of otc edibles at night sometimes to help with fibro pain and/or issues falling asleep. Drinking alcohol is not something i do because there isn't really a point to it for me, and the same goes for smoking/vaping anything- however, if someone on the other side of the same room is smoking weed, it'll still affect me, and cig/tobacco smoke damn near suffocates me. Due to parental neglect until 6, i still have tonsils that produce stones, and all of my medical issues were not diagnosed [until a little over 3 years ago thanks to my partner] due to cultural reasons. Oh, also, i have autism- idk if that's relevant.
So, with all that said, i was born with anhidrosis and didn't know that's what was going on until a few years ago. Despite my best efforts, i haven't been able to learn much about what causes people to be born this way, only that my grandmother's mother was like me. The one time i experienced sweating, i think i may have been on the verge of, if not straight-up having a heat stroke since it was over 100 degrees, i was wearing [job uniform] layers, and i started hallucinating. Even then, it isn't like i was pouring sweat; it was just noticeable enough moisture on my arms, face, and pits. I get that it's genetic, but like... HOW??? Is it a brain thing? Can it affect my insides too? Cuz i've been told i drink watetea/etc like a fish but i'm just trying to keep my insides from feeling like raisins because it feels like i don't produce enough inside-liquids on my own??
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2023.06.09 17:40 PregnantCarrot My horse hates my goat
I have a mare and she has been alone for almost a year and she is doing well. However I felt bad that she doesn't have any company around 24/7, only the dogs and me for a few hours a day. So I got her a goat two days ago. At first she only saw her from her stall and she was a bit nervous. The next day I had her (goat) on a leash and they smelled each other and my mare acted like she acts when she sees other horses and I thought it was normal. Then she hid in her stall. The goat seemed to love her and she wanted to be with her because she is so friendly and quiet. And today we let the goat off the leash because she behaves so well and she follows you everywhere. And she grazed the weeds near my horse on the pasture and my mare didn't seem to mind. But as soon as the goat got in the pasture, my mare wanted to kill her. She chased her around so mad! She hates her!
Do you think she will like her ? Because my goat seems to love her and I don't want my mare to hurt her.
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2023.06.09 17:40 terry418 Flexible Structured Training?
My current training plan of "just ride" has me on a plateau and in all likelihood probably declining a bit. A bad showing at a race this past weekend cemented it (I wasn't exactly going all out as I had no chance of a competitive showing but even so expected to do better).
I do structured training in the winter and am not the biggest fan of it in general but when summer comes around and I'm outside I really want some flexibility in it. Having to do X workout on Monday might not work out with work meetings, family obligations, weather, etc. so I'd rather just take that as a rest day and ride Tuesday. Clearly that's not an issue now but with any training plan it does come up.
I see the below options here:
- Subscribe to something (which opens another conversation of which one) and do the outside workouts as close to "on schedule" as possible. I've been through a few and in my mind they all have some pros and cons. - Trainer Road: I really liked this and saw good gains even though I had COVID right in the middle of it. I just didn't like the lack of flexibility especially with off-plan rides but I know they have some more AI in the plans now as it's been a couple years since I've used it. - Join Cycling - This seems to be the ultimate in flexibility but I don't know if the workouts are the greatest. Love being able to setup weekly schedules instead of per training block though. -Fascat - I haven't used this but it seems with their new optimized plan it is similar to Join but maybe the workouts are better? Is pretty pricey though. -Systm - Sufferfest was my first structured training program and I liked it. I used Systm a bit and it was okay as well however I think they're lacking in the AI areas? I am not doing any ramp tests. :p -Others - I subscribe to Breakaway to keep track of PRs and training load and I know they have some fairly basic suggestions. I'm also sure I'm missing other options as well...including just creating my own...
- Continue to just ride and do it harder. I've gotten into the habit of pacing myself, especially in this area that is rather hilly. Unless I'm attempting to beat a PKOM on a segment I'm probably not going all out with the exception of the killer hills around here. It wouldn't be structured but instead of just getting over the hill I could do my best to go all out a few times on the rides.
- Say screw it and just ride. Always torn here. Part of me wants to get better. Part of me really just enjoys the alone time on the bike. Tell the competitive one to shut up and deal with poor showings at any actual races I find myself in. Pretty sure at this point in life I don't have the time or genetics to get to a podium anyways.
Thoughts? I know flexible and structured are close to opposites but I don't want to turn my riding into a chore....
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2023.06.09 17:40 Lynnlynn18 Accidental Unmatch?
I’ve been messaging this man for a few days on the app, we discussed our schedules and we wouldn’t be able to meet for another week or so. I asked if he wanted to call for a bit as I wanted to get to know him more and wouldn’t be able to meet him for a while. He said yes so I called using the app and it seems like something went wrong and he couldn’t hear me and said “hello” a couple times. I looked at my phone and he disappeared! I scrolled to the bottom of the chats and it said his account was deleted. Do you think it was on accident? I found his social media and was wondering to message him just in case it was a mistake. It really felt like something went wrong, it was honestly a bit funny 😂😂. Let me know what you think!
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2023.06.09 17:39 Noddfor Tiredness and Flecainide
I was recently prescribed Flecainide post ablation Prior to ablation I was taking Metotropol and Eliquis no issue there, but the Flecainide has not me for sure. I can’t walk more than 2 blocks and I’m tired all the time, don’t know how I’m going to go back to work next week, I’m on 200mg a day to stay in rhythm for another 21 days. It also drops my BP Any ideas how to combat this tiredness and lethargy would be greatly appreciated.
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2023.06.09 17:39 silkflowers47 sim wine/rose myrtle trip report.
I am visiting the Phu Quoc region of Vietnam with my girlfriend's parents. I was eating lunch with the family members when the dad offered me some wine. I thought it was regular alcohol so i accepted and drank the alcohol. I downed 1 shot (I am from korea, Korean people drink the whole shot at a time). They told me to sip it slowly so for the second shot i sipped in segments. The sim wine was served from a water bowl. It was a large bowl of water with the sim wine floating at the top. They scooped a bit each serving. 20 minutes in. I did not expect any alcohol to have an effect given how little i consumed. I have never had rose myrtle before and i started to feel distant from what i was seeing. I felt a bit off and was confused of what was happening. I went to the bathroom and noticed that I was not sober. This was such a different feeling from drugs consumed in the western world. The early feeling was confusion and anxiety. I was feeling nervous of the effects coming up and felt uneasy.
45 minutes + I was definitely high. It felt like mushrooms without any visual effects. It felt like i was disconnected with my surroundings. Similar to low dose of magic mushrooms without visual effects. A bit of disconnected confusion + relaxation. I was sitting inside a car with AC blasting and it was very refreshing given how hot Vietnam is during the summer. I decided to stop talking. It was the head high of magic mushrooms without anything affecting my eyesight. A bit of relaxation. I decided to stop talking. I felt nauseous for a moment but i did not throw up. I waited to get back to the hotel and lay down.
2 hours + I was laying down, out of focus. I felt relaxed in the bed. I did the dirty with my girlfriend and chewed on a nicorette. It was relaxing and distant from my thoughts. I felt like further from the ceiling. I felt like the space was getting bigger. I waited to sober up and went on with my day after. I returned back to sobriety.
I witnessed the elder drink multiple shot cups of this drink and wondered how they felt. The dad was mostly quiet in the car and no one spoke. Can anyone please tell me if they have heard about this drink? There is not much information online about it. Given i drank two small cups, it was strong and wondered if people in America have drank something similar
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2023.06.09 17:39 Zephensis Volunteer experience around Tampa, Fl?
I graduated with my BSc in Environmental Science and Policy from USF right before COVID started. I did an internship with a botanical garden and have been volunteering for the past year with the state park system, but because I’ve been working full time (in my late 30s) the whole time I was in school and it took me 8 years I didn’t have time to do more internships or get experience. I like volunteering with the parks but the jobs available through that do not pay enough and don’t really allow me to use my education. I’m wondering if anyone knows of anything that I could do max once a week? I’ve had one interview with the DEP and while it was supposed to be suitable for a recent graduate realistically no one with my degree from my university would have the experience they seemed to want unless they interned with them.
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2023.06.09 17:39 rben80 To stop at two kids, or to have a third?
I'm looking for input from people with three kids (or those who have two and decided to stop there!). My wife and I had our second a little while ago, and we are both on the fence if we want a third, or if we are content with two. I have always wanted 3 kids - all of the good male role models in my life were awesome family men with 3-4 kids and that's always what I envisioned myself doing. I love the idea of three kids in 10-15 years time.
I know we have time to decide, but in the three months since our little girl was born, I've thought about it every day, and I'm just looking for some comments from people who have been there! I was very eager to have our first, and very eager to have our second. I'm not as eager about a third and am legitimately 50/50 on it at this point. My wife feels the same.
For some context on our lives and lifestyle, we are both 32, own a house, and both have good career trajectories. I don't foresee money being a deciding factor in this decision. Our son is almost 3 and our daughter is 3 months. For me, it comes down to the kind of lifestyle I want to live with my family. I have always been a very active person in the sense that I do a lot of stuff (camping, hiking, biking fishing, hunting, beer league sports, travelling, etc.). I can't sit still, and can't 'hang around' for very long. The hardest part of parenting for me so far has been the personal sacrifices. I absolutely love everything about being a present and engaged Dad, but I REALLY struggle with getting out significantly less than I used to. It was starting to get a little more doable to get back to doing more as our oldest hit about two years old. It was easier to bring him along more, and easier for family to look after him. With the second being born, it makes getting out almost impossible at this stage.
I don't doubt that as they both grow, it will be easier to include both of them in our active lifestyle. But there are two things that are causing doubt with the thought of having a third. First, the thought of hitting that 'reset' button again is daunting to me. Second, I worry that including three kids in an active lifestyle as they grow will be significantly more difficult than including two (ex. vehicle space, hotels, airports, gear, camping space, etc.) I worry that we'll end up doing less than if we have two kids.
TLDR: Currently have two young kids, and am looking for input on how much more difficult an active lifestyle is with three kids rather than two.
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2023.06.09 17:39 bellayesil She's not eating her kibble imma kill myself
She comes in about 2 week ago. She's shy quiet she refuses kibble for 2 days i talk to my friend learn her regular kibble and feed her wet food+homemade food to the best of my ability until i get the food. İ got it 3 days ago she hasn't eaten a bite. She refuses kibble begs waits for me to eat and roam for crumbs. She's hungry. İ know that she's very clear about that she just refuses her kibble. I've even added chicken broth. Her stomach is a dent at this point and she pooped a very small piece but she doesn't eat. She holds on because she thinks if she holds on she's gonna get some chicken heart some wet food but I'm standing firm making sure she has ker kibble and nothing else to nibble on so she starts to eat. My friend says she ate that shit. She liked it. She's clearly holding on in hopes of "better" food. Don't get me wrong I'd love to feed her homemade food but i have no money for that and she's not mine I'm just fostering for my sister and i know for sure my sister can't feed homemade food as she has two left hands in the kitchen and she's a right handed. So the dog needs to eat the kibble but i also feel horrible because i can literally see how hungry she is. İdk what to do.
Os: don't say mix kibble with wet food. I've tried that this b word sucks the wet food off off the kibble and spits it out 🤦♀️
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2023.06.09 17:39 randomaccount_345 I (23M) am bothered by the hook up my girlfriend (22M) had when we broke up.
I broke up with my girlfriend around October of last year due to various reasons. She hooked up with someone a week and a half after I broke up with her and when we talked things over, she told me as she wanted to keep things open and honest. It’s present day and it still bothers me that she hooked up with someone so quickly. We’ve talked it over and she said she looked at it as a “to get over, get under someone.” Kind of deal. But it still really really bothers me. How does one deal with this and get over it?
TL;DR I broke up with my girlfriend and she hooked up with a guy a week and a half after. We are back together but the hook up is bothering me.
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2023.06.09 17:39 astashov Trying to come up with good program descriptions pages
Sometimes it's pretty hard to figure out the logic of a weightlifting program. Like, took me a while to wrap my head around GZCL programs like "The Rippler" - I stared at the spreadsheet for a while until I realized how it works. I'm trying to come up with web pages with good program descriptions, so it'd be easier to understand how the programs work. And use various interactive widgets to help people understand it.
So, this is my first attempt: https://www.liftosaur.com/programs/gzcl-the-rippler
. What do y'all think?
Especially if you never knew how The Rippler works - does it make sense for you? Is it clear? Do the widgets / exercise images and the interactive playground with the week split? I'd love your feedback!
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2023.06.09 17:39 Blue_Tea_Full Job stringing me along?
A bit of background, I have been unemployed since January due to the death of a family member, the completion of my associates degree, and having a baby.
I applied for a healthcare related office position, I received a call that ended up being a quick interview. I was told that because I couldn’t start until the beginning of July that I should reach out once I am ready to work.
I then received a phone call requesting an in person interview a couple of weeks later. I feel the interview went well but they didn’t have a position in mind for me seemingly until mid interview when the main interviewer remembered that one of their employees was going out on maternity leave so I could take her job temporarily. but a week and a half later I received an email saying they decided to go in a different direction. I asked if they would be willing to share if I could have improved anything but received no reply.
Now, about a week later I received a call asking me to take something called a PXT assignment (from what I can tell it’s a personality test). Seemingly still no position in mind.
I suppose I wanted to know if other people have encountered behavior similar to this and how it turned out or if these are red flags. A sort of what would you do / how should I be reacting to this situation as a whole? Or if you have any advice. Thank you!
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2023.06.09 17:38 chrissypharaoh Need help with building all around 4k video editing, fx, music prod + gaming machine around $2000 or less before taxes. (USA)
I’m fine with best buy open box for graphics cards to save a few hundred. Yes I have microcenter near me.
My current pc is a powerspec g350 prebuild from microcenter: http://www.powerspec.com/systems/system_specs.phtml?selection=G350
i wonder if I could reuse any of those parts for my new build to save some money for the meantime (e.g. ram/hdd)… I never built my own pc before. I don’t think I’d need to buy everything I need right away and just accumulate over time but at least I’d have something to use for the meantime reusing old parts..
I want to see if it’s possible to get the best bargain for the buck without going past $2000.
gfx: 7900 XTX or RTX 4080
storage: 1tb minimum.
- stable diffusion and related stuff (idk i never tried yet)
- audio programs (idk yet)
- i dont really care i only play fortnite right now but I’d love to be able to play anything.
- Ill get a good one later in the future… for now i only have 2 1080p ones
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2023.06.09 17:38 Ravin1971 SCAMMER? no legal thief
2023.06.09 17:38 Fragrant-Salt-324 [F4F] 1st person, conversational, rp partner search
I’m a 35F that rp’s in 1st person with a conversational style. I’m looking for a rp partner that’s preferably 25+.
I’m interested in Kings and Queens. And often wonder what it would be like to be a King or a Queen and what it would be like to know a King or a Queen.
I was hoping to do an rp including a King or a Queen.
I don’t mind playing the role of a King if you want to play the role of a Queen.
Or if you don’t want to play a Queen you could be a normal person.
Or I could play the normal person and you could play the King or the Queen.
We can bounce around ideas based on what role you want to play.
Here’s an example of my writing :-
“What time are the guests due to arrive?” King George asks his butler as they make their way to his quarters after a day of hunting.
“Around 7.30pm your majesty” replies James his butler.
“I’ve heard word from the Von Traps that they have a solution to the troubles we are facing with France and Scotland” says King George.
“Really your majesty, how interesting” replies James as they make their way into the Kings bedroom.
“I better freshen up quickly it’s nearly 5.30”. Says King George. “Ready my bath James”.
“Certainly” replies James.
“I’ll soak my bones before getting dressed” says King George.
King George soaks in the bath for about an hour before summoning his porter, Bill, to bring him his towel.
“Fetch me my towel Bill”
Bill quickly fetched the Kings towel and helps him out the bath.
“Dry me” says King George
Bill tenderly dries the king off, whilst Sebastian brings over two outfits for the King to select from.
“I’ll go for the red and green” says king George.
They walk to the main bedroom and stand in front of the mirror. Sebastian having dressed the King everyday for the past two years gently hands him his under garments then assists with the over garments.
“Where’s James?” Asks King George.
James had been freshening up
“Here your majesty” replies James
“And the time?” Asks King George.
“7.10 your majesty” replies James.
“We better head over to the grand hall and await our guests” says King George.
If this sounds interesting to you and you want to discuss further, shoot me message - I prefer Reddit chat and I also have discord.
Looking forward to hearing from you!!
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2023.06.09 17:38 Moon_mama123 7 months pregnant and hurt by my husbands private lap dance and vacation to Thailand without me.
Hi! I’m going to try keep this as objective as possible as I’d love your honest opinions.
Last year my husband and I visited a strip club to spice things up in our marriage. Things went too far and he had sex with 2 strippers in front of me. Almost destroyed my marriage. Despite having clear boundaries set out prior to even going in.
I have mostly moved on from that night - but never will be able to move on 100%. It was devastating and still is. A year on, he went to a strip club last weekend for a stag party and was one of the few people in the group to get a private, paid, strip dance. This obviously means he chose a girl, paid for her, and had her dancing naked (and lord knows what else) for him.
This has broken me into pieces. The day after finding, out he went to Thailand with 2 other couples and has left me for 2 weeks, 7 months pregnant, with Covid and a broken heart. PS. I agreed for him to go on the trip because at that point I wanted to be a kind and selfless wife.
What do you make of this all? Forgivable? Unforgivable? I feel so hideous all the time. Since the first strip club incident. I don’t even want him there for delivery, I just feel too insecure for him to see my body.
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2023.06.09 17:38 Traditional-Cell3315 Help with an antiqur postcard
I (14m) bought this around 4 months ago from an antique shop, me and a few friends are trying to find more information on her. i know her first name is hollie and i think the address is 3700 cypress ave missouri? but i have lots of trouble with that little word near the bottom and her last name.. can someone help me?
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2023.06.09 17:37 Dry_Mortgage7803 [17F] [chat] here looking for a chat cause I'm bored and we can stay up or something so go for it and message me dw about my account my old one is bugged so spam
Sup. Some hobbies I got are that I like to go for walks most of the time or go out and explore stuff, I prefer to be outside most of the time when the weather allowed it. I like to play some games but I can go weeks without playing, cause I lose interest occasionally. Just bored rn so spam me with messages sif you see this and we could stay up and chat or something.
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2023.06.09 17:37 Seahorse_12 I (M30) took part in a paid study at my local university that studied the affects of diets on abdominal weight gain. I’ve put on over 115 pounds in 1.5 years. I’m seeing my parents(M67, F61) & siblings for the 1st time this weekend and they have no idea I look like this now. How to handle the shock?
are some pictures and videos taken by me or others over the course of the last year and a half. THIS
is me this week at my current size (273 pounds) ahead of seeing my family this weekend.
My local university was conducting a medical study on the affects of different diets on weight gain. I signed up and was chosen and the potential money to be made was very appealing. The first two months of the study involved simply eating at a calorie surplus on a premade diet to see how it affected my body’s weight gain. After taking measurements after these initial two months, if my body’s measurements represented any kind of high percentile outlier, I would be selected to potentially continue for the entire 1.5 year study focused on a particular area of the body. Of all of the participants, my abdominal girth was at the highest percentile ratio of girth compared to weight/height, so they selected me to participate focusing on abdominal weight gain and to see how severe it could be.
They paid me about $3,000 a month and had all of my food paid for as I followed a specific premade diet plan that changed every 2 or 3 months to study the affects these specific diets had. Some were dairy heavy, carb heavy, specific types of meats only, mixing in alcohol consumption, specific supplements, etc. I’m incredibly busy in my life with work right now and having a free premade meal plan plus so much extra cash was too good to pass up. So I decided to continue for the entire 1.5 year study.
Fast forward to now, having finished the entire trial, I am starting to have some serious regrets. I’ve put on nearly 115 pounds since last January and I never expected the results to have me looking like this. Honestly, I think even the researchers themselves were really shocked by my result. My ratio of abdominal girth to height/weight is at the highest percentile of the study, their entire student body, and anyone who has participated in the study before. I gained most all of the weight in my torso, which they are severely attributing to genetics and simply the effectiveness of the tailored diets they had me following.
I obviously look ridiculous now. I haven’t even been able to keep up with buying a new professional wardrobe for work (as you can tell my the pictures and videos linked). I was gaining an average of 7 pounds a month, some months being just 3 pounds and some being an entire 15 pounds in a month. So many things are difficult… I break a sweat going up one flight of stairs, I can hardly put my shoes or socks on, fitting into restaurant booths is nearly impossible, getting in and out of my car or off the couch takes preparation. People stare at me in stores or on the street. I had a homeless guy ask me “Jesus Christ, what the fuck? Are you pregnant, dude?” once. My coworkers are polite but make comments here and there.
I haven’t seen my family since early in the study when the weight gain wasn’t very noticeable. I’m seeing them in this weekend for a reunion, and I cannot even imagine what they are going to say. I didn’t tell them I took part in this because I knew they wouldn’t approve, but now I wish I had because how am I going to prepare them or explain to them why I look like this now and how it happened so fast. They are all very fit and stay in good shape and even my siblings partners are all in good shape. I was always slim before this and they make comments if I ever even fluctuated a little bit in weight before. I’m worried to fit on the plane on the way there and having to travel. I’m so nervous to see them. And honestly would like any genuine opinions of whether or not I’m blowing this out of proportion or if they are genuinely going to be shocked. Maybe I can hide it better if I find the right clothing. What do you recommend I do? Tell them ahead of time? Be honest with how it happened? Just pretend everything is ok? Will they bring it up? Can I hide it somehow? This
is me going into work today, leaving midday to fly home. I probably will have to wear this or something similar. This is one of the biggest shirts I have, and it didn’t fit too poorly just a couple months ago. I did find a couple shirts that fit decently but I will be there for awhile and will have to opt to some of these. I feel ridiculous. Be honest - is this really as awful looking as I think it is? Like, if you were my brother or sister, what would you say?
TLDR: I’ve gained a ton of weight doing a medical study at a local university and my family has no idea I’ve participated nor that I look like this now. I’m seeing them this weekend and also going to a family reunion. How do you recommend I can best handle with the shock of looking like I do now? Should I tell them ahead of time and be honest, even if I think they will judge me for having taken part?
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2023.06.09 17:37 holyspirit1313 Guided Prayer to St Expedite for Urgent Needs (Posting Because a Blessing Occurred!)
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My sisters and brothers, I am sharing with you a very special prayer to my heart that I discovered four years ago. Ever since, I have created a short guided prayer video to this prayer so that all may know this powerful intercessor, St Expedite. He is the saint of urgent needs, procrastination, and I can say without a doubt he has helped me in times of great emergencies! submitted by holyspirit1313 to Catholicism [link] [comments]
I recently completed this prayer as a 9 day novena and would like share with you a blessing and testimony. At the time for two weeks, I have had seen no progress in a particular situation financially that left me in great distress. I could not find the means to care for my family in light of a medical emergency. Despite the struggles during this novena, I kept praying even when I felt like my faith was wavering. On the 9th day all of a sudden things changed drastically, and in turn not only did the medical emergency subside but the financial situation recovered! Praise God!
This is my thanks to God and to St Expedite for his miraculous and speedy intercession. Please share this prayer video if it resonates with you. God bless!