Lord, I can't speak any words better than what David has, so I echo to you his prayer...In Jesus Name.dlr110 wrote: ↑Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:40 pmWhen I was checking for new posts I suddenly felt the need to pray once again for Roland.
As we pause here for a moment, let us lift our friend and our brother Roland to You. Father we desire our friend to be back with us, daily sharing in the passion of our common love of knives. No matter what, we know Your will shall be done and “that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Lord we can’t always understand why things happen to us but as hard as it may be we just have to trust Your judgement and Your perfect will in all our lives.
Father we earnestly pray for a miracle of healing and restored health but if that is not Your will for Roland, and You are calling him home soon, then Father please let his journey be peaceful and without pain. Father bless the medical personnel that are caring for him, may their decisions be centered around what is best for Roland mentally and physically. Comfort and care for family and loved ones Lord. Please give them understanding where there is none, and the blessed assurance that You Lord are still in control of all things. Father in all things bring glory and honor to Yourself and we pray in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen
Thanks for this post, Duncan. I try to think postitive thoughts for Roland every day. Not to get better, but to find peace.Campbellclanman wrote: ↑Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:04 pmRoland I consider a friend, and the only reason I am posting this is because Roland is looked upon very favourably here in AAPK, so because there isn't a lot of news about our friend about, I thought I would update - simply for your benefits, so you can think of Roland and send him positive thoughts with care.
Roland and I - we have communicated a lot over the years through e-mail, then this led to many phone calls.
Roland I think is a very tough guy as he for many years struggled with a horrible sleep depravity, this really effected him- as it would.
I was thrilled to hear the energy and enthusiasm in his voice after the Surgery, but this was short lived, I wish I was very much closer to Roland to help him out.
He told me a lot about his amazing Log Cabin type of getaway house he had that backed onto the National Park - he sent me photos and fantastic descriptions of the surrounding land etc, absolutely beautiful, be it somewhat isolated, so with the sleep depravity it made it hard to continue the upkeep- of course it would- it would to any man!
I rang Roland a few days ago and he was struggling very much then and he asked that this was the last time to speak - it took so so much from him that it was near impossible, the phone call was quite impossible too if you could imagine saying goodbye to a Pal.
Emails continued just for a few days - that too has become extremely tiring.
Its been not nice at all knowing Roland is in this space - terribly upsetting, I hope that when the time arrives for him to leave our Earth as we know it, that he continues to travel, and that he travels well.
Amen....bestgear wrote: ↑Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:21 pmI too share a fond and personal connection with Roland as many in the knife community have. I have 2 of his special folding knives in my permanent collection intentionally to keep his memory alive in my life. I will cherish our connections, mutual trust and honest horse trading. Be well my friend and know that you are loved.
Bob, there is a picture of Roland on aapk somewhere holding a sword or large knife. I don't remember what thread.
It’s great to have a picture of Roland here !just bob wrote: ↑Tue Aug 16, 2022 11:26 pm
Thank you so much for posting that. The fact is that's not far off from the mental image I have had of Roland. Still meditating and praying for a positive update.