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A Mothers Love Never Dies

A week ago today, I celebrated my 57th birthday.  My husband took off work to spend the day with me, which was a complete surprise since he never really takes off work!  We were just hanging out talking, riding along , enjoying conversation when in a moment when nothing was really on my mind, my moms face flashed before me, and a warmth came over me that I haven’t felt since the last hug she gave me, I  felt her and I heard her say “Happy birthday baby, I love you”.  My eyes welled up with tears and my heart, although it was happy to be with my “Boo” (husband), was overwhelmed with the love and the memory of my dear sweet mother and her the adoration I always felt from her.  You must understand that she’s been dead for 10 years, and I’ve longed to feel her, to know that she was okay, and I knew in that moment!   Just before that encounter I asked the Lord to let the rain which had clouded my heart stop because It was my special day (Everyone who knows me well knows that I am lover of the sun!)  Then the sweetest thing happened again, the sun shined on me, it literally came out, and I was so thankful again to know Gods love and to feel that “He is particularly fond of me” (The Shack movies). ☺️

I’ve learned in life that we will deal with loss, pain, and deep sadness, but no matter the pain or struggle, it makes it all the more bearable when we have hope, and joy in knowing there is someone who watches over us, who orders our steps simply because we love Him enough to be faithful, and to honor His sons sacrifice with our lives by living in obedience to His word.

I’m so sure that my experience with my mom on the celebration of my birthday was a gift that I had to share it with you in hopes of encouraging someone who’s feeling down because your mom is no longer with you.  I pray that you celebrate her this Mother’s Day with joyful memories, be happy for the time you were blessed to have her in your life.  God bless you

I felt her love and it was the best gift ever!!   

Psalm 147:3. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 103:13. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

All Lives Matter

​Nothing is right about what happened in Dallas, TX last night?   During a peaceful demonstration,  12 innocent police officers were shot,  5 are dead,  ” They say” all because one young man was angry (overly emotional) about the injustice that’s is raging in our country concerning young black men being killed by police officers in other parts of the country.   Such a tragedy in both cases because the Dallas officers had nothing to do with what happened in LA,  but now their families are grieving for them, as are the families of the young black men who  have been killed. 

What the enemy seems to want right now is WAR.  A war between the races,  a war against our government,  a war between right and wrong.   

Something has to change,  as I heard a late night talk show host say, “We do more for animal rights than we do for human beings”.  People were outraged recently when a gorilla was killed in order to rescue a child who got into its enclosure accidentally, of choice.    Jail time has been issued for animal abusers, but none for any office who has been filmed killing a suspect they were trying to take into custody.

Lord help us to see past hate,  anger and violence enough to pray for change and to be active concerning change, until a change takes place. 
Please, please, please!!  Don’t allow hate to spread and take root within you. Stand up,  speak out and doing stop until a change takes place. 

The Right One

When my husband sometimes pats himself on the back for marrying me and making my life so wonderful, I laugh and remind him of how “I would have made any man want to be a better man because I would have encouraged any man to work hard, to achieve great things, and to of course to make me happy”.

Well, I was watching my favorite morning show the other day when the story of a woman and a homeless man was featured, It reminded me of my saying.  The story was told of how this homeless man asked this woman for money and she began to cry.  She told him she didn’t have enough money for what she urgently needed in her life at the moment.  This mans heart went out to her, he gave her all the money he had collected that day.  Now this was a person who she passed regularly who was always asking others for a hand out instead of working to help himself.  

They became friends and kept in touch after that.  Because of their encounter that man went and found a job, and started working regularly, something he was not motivated to do before that chance meeting.  They changed each others lives during a time of need for them both.  Well, they were married recently and because of their story, their community came together and gave them a wedding with all the trimmings.  
The moral of this story is that there is someone for everyone, keep your heart open for love.
The right person can and will change your life for the better.  The right person could be someone who may look totally different than what you think you want, someone who has never really had a reason to be responsible but now will change because they found a purpose in you, a reason to be productive, a reason to do what they would not do for themselves for love, for you.

Gods plan doesn’t always line up with our shallow hearts, or our lists, so don’t be so stuck on what you think you want a person to look like, what they must have achieved or how much money they should make.  You may find more happiness with less stuff once you find the right person to share life with. 

Love is patient, love is kind, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not selfish, is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs…  1 Corinthians 13:4-8

The Greatest Gift has already been given

There is nothing more precious than the gift of eternal life, John 3:16, and there’s nothing like peace of mind, love, joy, happiness and good health.

Merry Christmas to you all

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Thank God today for the greatest gift ever given. Praise Him for His Son and His great sacrifice to man kind.

Isaiah 9:6

Nothing Like Family Gatherings

You know how you dread family gatherings because you always end up doing or saying something you wish you hadn’t,  “people pushing your buttons on purpose” or so you think.  You are not alone!   But!!  I have a suggestion that may help.  Make up your mind that everyone is not like you, they don’t always do things your way, they don’t always like everything you like, and you can deal with anyone and anything for a short period of time.  Learn to accept people for who they are, whether they are loud and obnoxious, totataly condescending or painfully shy.  Actually,  we are all far from perfect, So put your big girl and big boy panties on, bite your tongue, be patient and be kind.  No matter how you may feel about that person, nothing which  causes you to avoid or to mistreat another human being is worth holding on to.  

Search yourself and be honest, are you using how you feel as an excuse to act badly towards someone, to avoid family or are you seeking attention or sympathy from others by how you act out during gatherings?  Remember that God knows all and He sees everything.  We will be judged by our actions and we will give in account for our wrong doing,  Period!  God gave His only Son for the forgiveness of our sins, so why do we have the right to hold onto grudges, or bad feelings against anyone?
Now, as we all prepare to be with family and friends this holiday season, it is very simple if you desire to change and to please God.  Pray and ask God to help you to be kind and to show His love.  He looks over our faults everyday and still gives us grace and mercy.   It is after all, the one thing He requires of us the most.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Do What?

I have my two oldest granddaughters for a couple of weeks this summer, and I have been telling them regularly, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, Luke 6:31.    I feel like, if they get this principal locked down concerning how they treat one another as children, they will be so much better as adults. We who were not raised with that mentality tend to do the opposite, we want to “Do unto others just as they do unto us”.   Wrong!!!

Here’s the thing,  people are not always going to do as much for you, as you may do for them. They are not always going to treat you as well as you treat them either. The key is to do whatever you do for anyone from your heart, and accept people for who they are, flaws and all (we all have them). Our struggle is to remember that not everyone has the values or the moral compass we may have. Christ showed His love for us all in giving His life freely on the cross, He even socialized with sinners and he was Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  Tolerance on our part goes a long way in God’s love being revealed to others through how we accept and treat them. They may not have the profession of faith that you or I may have but continue to show love, joy, peace, kindness, long suffering, gentleness (Galatians 5:22) because you never know when God will give you the opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ (your faith) with them so that their lives can be changed just as yours once was.

Jesus Knows and He Cares

We all go through things in our lives, in our marriages and in our relationships, and we think when we are going through it, “I never thought this could happen to me”, but when we have faith in God, we have hope.   Jesus hears our expressions of sadness, of pain, of disappointments spoken and unspoken. He’s so familiar with the unspoken pain which comes from our wordless sighs, the sound of our falling tears, and even the pain of our soul’s silent cry of, “Why Lord”?  

BUT !!  He wants us to speak honestly and openly with Him, (Pray).  He not only wants us to experience the healing that comes from sharing our hearts, and hurts with Him, but He also wants to comfort us in knowing that He does always listen, and In love, He offers help and hope during our troubled times.   As we practice talking openly and honestly with The Lord, (Pray), we will start to feel a sense of peace, of relief which comes from our trust in Him knowing everything about us because, He is our creator, The One who understands us more than we understand ourselves.

“Trust In The Lord with all of your heart and lean not to your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths”, Proverbs 3:5-6.