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Sick on Sunday

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Lil Sister, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. Lil Sister

    Lil Sister New Member

    Oct 29, 2003
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    What do you do when you're sick on Sunday?
    Knowing how easily "stuff" is passed around, I stay home so as not to make everyone else sick.
    If my fuzzy brain can comprehend anything, I read a Christian book I've been trying to get to. If not, I read a few lines of Scripture, good Bible-centered article or watch a Christian movie. Then, I crash and let my hubby spoil me by making his homemade chicken soup (my recipe--he does a great job!).
    So...what do you do when you're sick on Sunday??
  2. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator

    Jun 30, 2000
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    Having been hit hard since 2001 with mono, then meningitis and now profound neuropathy (after 5 months with a broken foot), I have found myself missing a TON of Sundays - after having been a pastor and NEVER missing a Sunday.

    Reading is good. Some services on TV are edifying. And, gasp, working on the BB! Reading the chapel posts and the theology posts drives me into the Word of God (and English translations) and prayer as I seek to help answer questions.
  3. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

    Dec 30, 2000
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    I was home too...
    I played on the computer and cleaned the house and had fun with the kids. I didn't attempt to do anything to "make up" for not being at church. It never even occurred to me. I was too lost in my own thoughts. :(
  4. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2003
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    Praise the Lord I haven't been sick on a Sunday in a LONG time. The last time (several years ago) I was I listened to a message on the radio and still tried to maintain soemthing of an air of "The Lords Day."
  5. j_barner2000

    j_barner2000 New Member

    Jan 13, 2003
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    The last 3 times I was sick when there was a service at Church, I was scheduled to preach. I prayed that if He would hold back the bugs so I could deliver the message He prepared in my heart, I would be thankful. Each time I was told that I did a good job... Of course MY notes were left behind after the first point and I preached what was laid upon my heart.
    Turned out fine and ALL OF THE GLORY IS TO HIM. Each time I ended up going home to bed and suffering the rest of the day with the bug... But He held the illness so I could do His bidding. Praise God.

    Before that I would lay in bed and whine like a baby. Boy, He has changed me!
  6. Thankful

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    Mar 5, 2002
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    I think when people are sick on Sunday, they should do as they would on any other day that they are sick...Take care of themselves, rest, and get well.

    It, of couse, depends on the illness. Reading the Bible, Watching or listening to a church service are good ways to worship at home. Listening to music is another way. One can worship God every day in our every day life.

    Church is important for learning and fellowship with other believers, but I am grateful for the people who stay home and do not spread germs.
  7. dianetavegia

    dianetavegia Guest

    I've only missed one Sunday in years for my OWN sickness.... and I really don't appreciate it if people come to church when they are contagious or bring really sick children to church! It only passes the illness around.

    I don't know exactly what I'd do since I've only missed a few times in YEARS.

  8. Karen

    Karen Active Member

    Aug 24, 2000
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    It's hard to argue with that. And certainly there are times in a secular job, as my husband has found, that you just HAVE to crawl in and do what needs to be done. Some of the jobs he works on are scheduled months and years in advance.
    And there is NO changing with all the people and machines that have to be meshed.

    On the other hand, there were times when my kids were younger that it felt like we could not AFFORD to go to church. Each time we went they were around kids in the nursery that gave them something that required expensive Augmentin, not much cheaper Amoxicillin, and several trips to the doctor each. That nursery takes a much stronger stand now on not letting sick kids in.

    I'm extremely susceptible to strep and have had strong complications from it. Caught it at church apparently several times from people who thought they couldn't miss when they were ill. I wish they had stayed home.