Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Rapture: Take Hold of Christ! Vicky Thomas' Postings on the Rapture and Jeanie Windes' Dream of the Rapture!

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There is much good that I could say about these two women of God- Christian ladies who are dear friends of mine.  They are so important, and I am very thankful to them for sharing their hearts and gifts with us.  Each one prays and studies the Bible, loves her Lord and family.  Both Vicky and Jeanie are precious, and they spread the Good News, the Gospel of Christ Jesus, Who is the Living God, both Bread of Life and Living Water.  Jeanie and Vicky are married to Christian men, are mothers and grandmothers- and wonderfully so, you can see the love of the LORD in their faces!

I must quickly share how today's vitally important posting came Almighty God orchestrates happenings for His will and greatness, for the goodness of His created ones, us.  The unity of God's Spirit is incredible and magnificent!

When I saw Vicky's blog title come up for my favorites, I clicked on the title of the Rapture, and when I saw the whole title there on her beautiful blog and read just a small portion, my mouth fell open, and I just knew this was it!  By that, I mean I knew it was time and that her work must be shared on my blog, too! 

A couple of things then happened that caused me to postpone for just a week or less in getting Vicky's Rapture work on a posting here.  Meanwhile, Jeanie had seen a posting of mine recently that caused her to contact me.  We had not seen each other in a while and wanted to catch up on each other's lives and our faith.  When we met and talked over coffee that particular day, one of the last things Jeanie said to me was, "Oh, I had a dream about the Rapture, too."  As we shared with one another, we had been discussing Godly dreams.  Well, my mouth fell open a second time!  I was astonished that now I was hearing from another Christian about the Rapture.  God's timing was perfect, as usual... The two must come together, so here are Jeanie's dream and Vicky's writing...God bless you and enjoy, Dear Friend.

Rapture Dream (in Jeanie's words and writing)

I was walking along on the sidewalk in downtown

Sedalia, Missouri close to where I grew up.  It was

a beautiful warm sunny day.  No one was around me.  I was walking alone.

I looked up at the beautiful blue sky and marveled

at all the little clouds that were gathering.  They were beautiful white clouds that were swirling around and increasing in number and size.  Suddenly I realized they were Angel wings and the sky was filled with Angels.  Then the blue sky split open and all I could see was a brilliant Gold Light. Instantly my body started ascending into the air and I realized "this is the rapture."  I saw other specks ascending around me and realized it was other people.  I said, "Praise God, this is the rapture."   I woke up feeling that this dream was God saying to me, "In your lifetime."

You can read Vicky's whole original posting herein just below, then at the end of this re-posting of Are You Ready for the Rapture? there is a direct link to her second posting following, When Will the Rapture Occur? and a third link to her blog for What Will Happen When the Rapture Occurs? 
The Rapture is the Truth of God in His Holy Word, the Bible.  God's Biblical Promises to this point in time have all come true, and those still to be done will most certainly happen, including the Rapture, followed by the Tribulation and the whole of God's Plan to completion.  The New Heaven and the New Earth will form, which is God's Kingdom for those who have believed in God the Father's Son, Christ Jesus. 

When Vicky and I talked last, we each had thought prior to the other's knowledge: "We want people to know that the Rapture is not a fairy tale.  It is going to happen." 
Please, dear ones, be with those of us who have chosen Life in Christ; it is eternal.  None of us wants our eternal life without God.

~~~Vicky's first in her series of three postings on the Rapture: Are You Ready for the Rapture?

~~~The second in the Rapture series: When Will the Rapture Occur?

~~~Vicky's third in her series on the Rapture: What Will Happen When the Rapture Occurs?

A Prayer of Salvation

When you want to step over the line of faith to God, you can tell Him in your own words or pray this prayer, simply telling the Almighty that you believe in His Son, Jesus Christ- that He died on the cross for your sins and that you want to be with the LORD forever and ever.  My husband Royce says that we make it so complicated about faith and trust in Christ and that it is simple.  Yes, it is...if you are sincere, take that step will be new in Christ, and you will never, ever regret asking Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior forever.

Dear Heavenly Father,
I know I have fallen short when it comes to living the life that I should.  In small and even big ways, I need Your complete redemption through Your Son, Jesus.  I believe that He is the Savior and the Lord of Life, that He came to earth and is the only fully human and fully God Person ever.  He died for me, was resurrected, and He arose after being seen by many people 40 days from His redeeming crucifixion- just for me.  He took on the sin of everyone.  Thank You, God, for being my God!  I want to follow you all the days of my Life and then go to Heaven one day to be with You and others who have believed in You, only.  In Jesus's Name, Amen!

Bless you mightily in the Name above all names, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
Jesus Christ!!
Donna M.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Dreams from the LORD Almighty: Sue Barron's Magnificent Dream and My Husband's Two Profound Dreams & Scripture & Salvation Information... A Book on Christian Dream Symbols and A Poem!

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(Thank you, Pinterest, for this gorgeous, free image.)
Purple is the Royal Color for Almighty God
Revelation 1:4-7


To the seven churches in the province of Asia:

Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spiritsa before his throne, 5and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

7“Look, he is coming with the clouds,”b
and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”c
So shall it be! Amen.
8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

~How Do You Know When a Dream is from the Lord?~

First, we can never put God in a box.  My good friend Joni Ames+ told me this pearl of wisdom once, and does that truth ring ever truer and truer to me each year of my life!  I do not have the exact answer to how we know when a dream is from the Most High, or what avenue/way God may let us know, but I have written a few personally-experienced ideas below.***    +(  

These following verses from Isaiah are not directly related to dreams, but this is the Scripture the Holy Spirit put upon my heart as I write you:

Isaiah 55:6-11~ 

“Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10  “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11  so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

~~~Sue's Dream~~~

Sue Barron is a very close and dear friend; we met through our church over 12 years ago and have enjoyed many great Bible studies, as well as other fun, together times.  Sue Barron is the kind of person anyone would be thankful to have in one's life!  She is kind, always helpful, and extremely giving.  She is always helping others~ family, church, and friends, including people she does not know well; Sue helps with food, prayers and encouragement, cleaning and helping with their houses/projects.  She even travels far to help sick friends, as in this following life-long married couple's home where she had this dream of Heaven.  Is it from God?  Undoubtedly.  Here is Sue's dream in her words and written in her own hand...

I am recording this dream I had while being at my very dear friends' house, Buddy and Paula's! It was the night of January 30th, 2010. Paula's father had just died recently and also right after he died, then Melissa's mother Sandy died Dec. 22nd [Melissa is Sue's daughter-in-law]. We had been talking about their deaths and funerals, and it made me think about my own death one day and decisions I really needed to make for my family to help them at that time! So, I don't know if this is a true dream and vision I had that night [Sue has visions from the Lord often] or not, and I know I won't know until it truly is "my time," and the Lord does take me home to be with him. But I will forever hold on to this dream I did have, for the rest of my life! I dreamed that night that Jesus came down out of the sky and was surrounded with brilliant pink and purple, and lavender clouds swirling around Him, mostly at his feet. He was dressed in a snow white robe with a brilliant white light shining around Him and coming for me and towards me. As I looked up at him and saw his face and such magnificent colors surrounding him, that is still hard to find the right words to try to describe it! What a sight this was to behold!!!! I then started singing this song to Him, as I was looking at him, "What a Day This Will Be When My Jesus I Will See." A hymn that the first time I had heard it to begin with, I immediately always knew I had wanted this song to be sang at my funeral when that time came! I began singing the words of that song to him as I was looking at his face, "What a day that will be when my Jesus I will see, when I look upon your face, the one that saved me by your grace. When he takes me by the hand, leads me through the promised land! Oh what a day glorious day that will be"!!!! Then as I was going to him, I awakened, and was in such awe of this beautiful dream that I had just had! I also remember thinking to myself how a little overwhelmed I felt by all of this that I thought I had just seen! I remember telling God then, "Oh wow, what a vision the lord allowed me to have and experience tonight, that I will forever hold on to and have peace about dying now and going home to be with Him one day, that I will carry with me from now on for the rest of my life!!!!" So, I don't know if this dream actually is true, as I said, or how it will really happen though till that glorious day comes, and I do see my Lord face to face, but until then, I'm going to count it as so! Praise you Lord!

So, I deeply do desire to have this song "What A Day It Will Be" sang at my memorial service when it comes that time, and I want everyone to know that I, too, will be singing it with you, as I'm looking at my lord and savior, the Lord of Lord and King of Kings, as I actually do see him face to face that day, and he takes me by my hand!!!! Hallelujah and all praise to my heavenly Father!

Thank you so very much, Sweet Sue!  Your dream from God is an inspiration to all of us!

~~~Royce's Dreams~~~

Jesus, the Example
      1Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.    3For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
New American Standard Bible, NASB

Approximately 7 years ago, my husband Royce had two significant dreams from the Lord God, that are extremely telling.  Royce believed that his dreams were from God so much that he told our grown children at dinner one night.  Please know that Royce does not have dreams (that he remembers) and has never before or since had dreams such as these.

In Royce's first dream, he was standing in the showroom of his mom and dad's tractor and implement store.  When Royce was a  young man, he had worked setting up equipment, making deliveries, and later on did some sales.  Vic, a wonderful Christian employee of the store, was standing in the showroom with Royce.  (Vic had had actually died in real life a few decades ago.)  In the dream, the two men in the showroom were waiting for the father/employer, Marvin, to come in from the country.  My father-in-law was also a great Christian man; He is most assuredly in Heaven now as is Vic... 

As Royce and Vic watched and waited for Marvin to come in from the fields, there were clouds in the sky so prominent, large and billowy.  The clouds were a lighter shade of  purple in color.  These clouds became larger and much more purple in color until they were a very deep, most impressive purple.

Royce started to see forms of people in these magnificent he watched the clouds and as they became more intense, he saw figures of many people within them.  The people were beckoning to Royce and saying "Come!"  This went on for a while, and then the dream ended.

I think that there is a good deal of meaning behind who was in the dream...Even though I have talked about this dream, written it out in handwriting, etc., even as I have typed the dream for this posting, I see connections and meanings that I had not seen before.  There are words of love from God, so to speak, within the happening and the symbolism of this dream.  Oh, Lord, You are wonderful beyond anything that we can think or fathom!  How much we love and adore, worship and owe You!

Royce's second dream is very short...perhaps to signify the shortness of time we have before Christ comes.  The Bible says that today is the day of Salvation!  There is no reason whatsoever to wait in your decision for Christ Jesus- to be amongst His children who will go to Heaven!  Once you accept Jesus as your personal Savior, the Kingdom of God begins within your heart into eternity, forever.  The Kingdom of God is literal, and those of us who accept Christ's gift of salvation will literally be with Him there forever and ever after our lives on earth have passed.

"We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: 'In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.' Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (2 Corinthians 6:1, 2).
In Royce's second dream, he was walking along the street on the sidewalk.  He was headed to a specific house.  He walked into our daughter and son-in-law's home and announced, "It is time...come now!"

***Some thoughts about dreams from the Lord:

These are personal and by no means inclusive! 

1.  While dreams can be so fleeting as we wake into our conscious mind, I have found that the meaningfully "God dreams" that I have had, tend to be remembered better, are more profound.  Suggestion: record your dreams in a journal by your bed.  If you awake and know your dream is from the Lord and meant for you for prayer for someone or for yourself; for your understanding; or to help you in any way that God wants- then, write it down when it is fresh.  Even Godly dreams can vanish from our minds.  In that case, or if I am unsure, I ask God to keep it in myself and for His leading and knowledge, wisdom in the dream to continue even if I do not remember it.

2. I sometimes go to sleep and ask God in prayer before I sleep: "if You have something or someone you want me to remember/be aware/something helpful that You want to say to me, please let me have a dream, Lord, and enable me to remember it."

3.  Not always, but dreams of God, for me, I have found, tend to be very vivid, in color.

4.  We can always remember people, situations, and ourselves in prayer, night or day, for thanksgiving, needs and hopes.  Always pray for yourself to be closer to the Lord!  I pray that for my family and myself, our church and other friends, even for enemies.  (Jesus told us to love and to pray for our enemies.  They need help to do right and to accept Christ as their personal Savior and Lord, just as we have needed and need Him.)

5.  Dreams can be literal...on the other hand, if you dream something disastrous about someone, be sure to speak to the Lord about His specific leading to you regarding that dream.  A Christian woman, Debbi Carlson, said at a conference several years ago that just because you have a dream, does not mean to take it literally.>>>(See her information below.)  Dreams can be symbolic and often are, but, nonetheless, they have importance.  I remember two dreams I had over ten years ago about my mother-in-law and a sister-in-law.  The dreams showed me accidents/illness that each had- and both did happen.  There was no necessity to tell my relatives.  I told my husband, and we prayed for them!  Ruth Mom and Sis Sue came through the difficult waters with their Lord by their sides!

6.  We should commit our day, each day, to God's leading and ask Him to be glorified in all "that I do today!"

7.  Never read or consult a medium, soothsayer, past life regressionist, astrologer, etc.  These are occult, which is of Satan.  The Bible forbids these things.  If you have done them, make sure that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior (including re-committing to Him) and ask God to forgive you...He absolutely will!!  Then, please do not do these things anymore.

>>>Debbi Carlson's book, Dream Symbols: Learning the Language of the Holy Spirit and How He speaks us in our Dreams, copyright 2010, is very helpful. Contact her at Debbi Carlson, P.O. Box 977, Rogersville, AL 35652 U.S.A.

How to Accept Christ, A Link from InTouch, with Charles Stanley
God made each of us to live one life only, to die, and then to go to Heaven or Hell- depending upon our decision for Him- to believe in Jesus Christ as one's Lord and Savior.  The Lord Almighty WANTS us to accept His Son and to take the Salvation given through our recompense, Jesus.  Jesus, the Messiah, is fully God, fully Man- the only One Who is completely Holy, the Son of God, and the One to Whom all the sin of each of us could lay upon Him on the cross, the Perfect and white, spotless and holy Lamb of God- to die and to be resurrected; be seen, touched, have meals with the Disciples and people within that 40 days after He arose from the grave.  Then the Lord Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father in Glory so that He could send the Holy Spirit to His Believers here on Earth, for now.  Here is a link that will help you!!  The second link tells more what to do after you have received God's-given Salvation...


Now that I am SAVED, What Do I Do?

God bless you richly in Christ Jesus- the King of kings, and the Lord of lords.  When Jesus returns...

Revelation 19:11-16
New King James Version (NKJV)

Christ on a White Horse

11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had[a] a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean,[b] followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp[c] sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

You and Me, Lord

 God, You make me feel so very special!

Oh, so special.

Do you ask too much of me?

That I love you and

Take Jesus in as my
Savior and Lord?

For You, God, so loved me,

That You gave Your One and

Only Son, Jesus,

For me,

That if I believe in Him,

I will not perish

But have everlasting

Life with You!

I think, Lord,

You do not ask too much, at all.

I will gladly take You

Into my heart,

Follow You,

Love You, and

Obey You- most assuredly,

I will (do).


April 11, 2011

I just LOVE it that Jesus has written that HE IS FAITHFUL and TRUE.
Be ready.  I am, and so very thankful to God for that...
Donna M.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

A 9-11 Anniversary: The Lord God Speaks to Us in Many Ways~ His Wonders to Behold! & A Prayer for Salvation!

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Does the Lord speak to
(Thank you so much, Pinterest, for the beautiful picture.)

Does He speak to you and me?  Oh, assuredly~ yes, He does!  God Himself, the One God of the Trinity- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit- reveals His ability to communicate with His children in a myriad of ways in The Holy Bible.  He spoke from a burning bush; He sent people to tell someone or others what God intended, as in the prophets of old- and now, through Christians who have the spiritual gift of the prophetic.  Their job, today, is to glorify the Lord, to encourage, to exhort and to uplift the believers in Christ Jesus.  We hear from the Lord in dreams, visions, whilst we are praying...we can be drawn to stop to pray to the Almighty with a whispering from Him through the Holy Spirit to our ear, mind, or spirit.  A true believing friend who has welcomed Jesus Christ into her/his life can say something or beckon us to listen to God, to talk with Him.  And, yes, we are so very thankful that we have the Lord's Word Who is Jesus Christ Himself (see the beginning of John) and is The Holy Bible to read, meditate, and study!

I have many examples just in my own my early 30s, I was walking across the kitchen floor serving my two young children a meal, when like a lightning bolt, the thought came to my mind, "You do not have to be perfect!!"  It was not I who said that; it was God because apparently I needed to hear that in my hurrying and scurrying to be a good girl, to be perfect; I tried :) and to do everything for everyone, especially my little, darling family!!

The God of Heaven and Earth is capable of even speaking to us through an animal, as in the donkey in the Bible!  The Bible speaks that the rocks will cry out if we do not magnify and thank the Lord.  All of nature shows/demonstrates Jehovah Jireh (The Lord will provide) and His everlasting Love, Mercy, Plenty and Provision, let alone the Beauty of His Hand!!  We are not capable of writing the final word or list of God's massive, everlasting, and completely perfect and fruitful, protective Holy Spirit.  He is endless, for He has no beginning, nor an end!  Is not the Lord Almighty wonderful beyond our words or feelings to express?!  Oh, God, You are absolutely everything to us!  We thank You, adore and love You, and are grateful forevermore.

The Lord brought to my mind very recently to spread widely when He spoke to me at a particular time in His chosen way.

How the Hearing from the Lord Occurred that Day

This particular day of the week that I heard from the Lord in a very unusual way was a Tuesday.  I had no idea what day of the week it was except through eventual retrospect.  I was sitting in the car listening to a favorite Christian singer/songwriter, Fred Hammond.***  At the beginning of the song there is a young man who says some of the verses from Psalm 63:1-4~~~

O God, thou art my God. Early will I seek thee, my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is. To see thy power and thy glory, in the sanctuary. Because thy lovingkindness is better than life my lips shall praise thee. Thus, I will bless thee while I live. I will lift up my hands in thy name.

I had listened to this song and the cd many, many times!  I loved the song and the whole cd.  As I sat in the car listening, looking over my grocery list before I went inside the store, when the song lyrics upfront were from Psalm 63, it came to the part that says: "Thy Lovingkindness," and instead of that phrase, I heard this young man's actual voice who was reading the passage say, "9-11."  He absolutely said it, and I heard him say it!  I looked up because I thought to myself, 9-11? Where did that come from?  I had heard that date said in the young man's own voice on the cd as clearly as could be possible.  I was completely perplexed (baffled, very puzzled) shocked, and surprised!  I pushed the track button back several times to see if I could hear, "9-11," again where Psalm 63 was read.  I know that all of this did not make sense!  The song on the cd always said exactly as it had been recorded- Your lovingkindness- there was no "9-11" now as I re-listened whatsoever on the cd.  And yet, I had heard it very plainly.

The following is very pertinent; this particular day was Tuesday, September 4, 2011.  I had no idea whatsoever that exactly a week from that day it was going to be 9-11.  However, it was exactly one week before the upcoming 10th anniversary of 9-11 in 2011 when in 2002 America and the world was shaken by the horrific events of that date.  There had been talk of the 10th anniversary of 9-11 coming up, but it was far from my mind that day until I heard 9-11 instead of Thy Lovingkindness.

I went into the grocery to do my shopping, but of course, what I had heard in my car in the song a bit earlier was not far from my mind.  When I finished shopping, I returned to my vehicle.  Still feeling stunned, I wanted to share this extraordinary event with someone who might understand for clarification and understanding, so I called two close and discerning girlfriends in the faith, who have personal experience, and we have discussed the gifts of the Holy Spirit through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  7 The Holy Spirit is given to each of us in a special way.  8 That is for the good of all. (1Corinthians 12:7-8)

I phoned one and then immediately the other, which order I phoned does not matter, nor do I remember: Sally Pesta and Michele Cole,+++ with each one and sometimes other Christians together, we have shared many times in the Lord together: praying and answers to prayer; healing; how God leads and prepares the way before us.  We have studied the Word of God, the Bible; discussed how good our Lord and Savior is to us; talked about the things we have seen and experienced in the Most High as Christians, including how we hear from Him.  Either Michele or Sally informed me that it was exactly one week before 9-11-2011.  Both Michele and Sally fully believed and understood what I described about hearing "9-ll" in place of the actual words, "Thy Lovingkindness," on the cd from Psalm 63.  We all agreed that this was a call to prayer and that we would be praying for nothing bad to happen to our country, our citizens or soldiers, and all nations that next Tuesday, 9-11-2011!  I told my husband, grown children, and several close friends from church about what had happened and asked them to be praying, please.
What Happened That Tenth Anniversary of 9-11
As it turned out, I kept praying, and I know millions of people were praying to Jesus Christ, our Father, and the Holy Spirit- the Lord God- for safety for people regarding the 9-11 anniversary.  I remember praying throughout the day, and by early afternoon, I breathed a sigh of relief that nothing adverse had happened related to this date.  Then, I heard the news that our United States Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, had been attacked, and four individuals were killed, along with eleven people who sustained non-fatal injuries.  It was so wrong and sad, awful, then I prayed more for their families, our nation and peoples' loving democracy. Even those who hate it- we must pray.  Jesus said to love and to pray for our enemies...
God's Sovereignty
With this incredible happening with the word/s "9-ll" (from the Lord to my ear) being audibly inserted exactly where the words of the Psalm/song said, "Your Lovingkindness" utterly amazing and incredible this is, My Friends~!  God has a message here to us- amongst many, some of which I do not know- but the message is this, I believe, in part:
Even in the horror of what happened to the people in our country, the United States of America, that horrific day when we were attacked in several ways, so catastrophically, GOD LOVES US!  His Lovingkindness outstretches and outmatches any horrid plan or scheme that Satan/the devil would desire for you and me, Sister and Brother!  Do not forget that fact!  Ever.

***Fred Hammond's Psalm 63

~Receive the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Your Personal Savior Right Now/ Rededicate to Him~
If you want to receive Jesus Christ's gift of Salvation and follow His Way, sincerely, say this prayer or tell God in your own words that you have decided to take Jesus into your Life, start living in the Lord's Kingdom now and then forever, when you will go to be with Him and others who decided the same, you will be in Heaven always!  It is beyond our best expectations, glorious and wonderful beyond anything we have ever experienced in this current life.  God the Father gave His Son Jesus' Life, to die on the cross, to be buried for three days, to be resurrected, live amongst people for 40 days, then Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father to pray and to intercede for us!  When you are saved, that is the first baptism of Jesus Christ- you are saved...period and absolutely forever!  Read more below to learn MORE about the Beauty, enduring Love and incredible world the Lord has for you, my precious Friend!
~~~A Prayer of Salvation~~~
Dear Heavenly Father,
You have given me life and Life eternal.  I want to spend it with You, forever.  I do not want to be separated from You and my loved ones, other people.  I believe that Your Son Jesus Christ died on the cross for me, arose, and then later ascended to You, the Father.  He paid the price for my sins.  I repent of my own wrongs- I am sorry and will seek You to help me do as You would want, for good and no harm to anyone. Thank You more than I can ever express for sacrificing Your Only Son, Jesus Christ, for me!  As a song says, "When I see Your mercy on me, I see the stain I left upon You."  I accept Jesus, the Messiah as my Lord and Savior- the King of kings and the Lord of lords, forevermore.  Help me always to grow in knowing You and to be pleasing for Thee, Oh, God.  In Jesus' Name, the One above all, Amen.
If you are a new Believer in Christ or have rededicated yourself to Him, Congratulations, Friend!  You have just done the single most important thing in your Life.  I am praying for you!  Gather together in a Christly, Bible-believing church or fellowship where YOU are welcome, and they put GOD first, then others as ourselves.  They reach out to their community to help people, near and perhaps abroad.  They follow only Jesus!  They spread the Good News of Jesus, the Gospel.  The fellowship studies the Bible, the Word of God.

Two Vital and Helpful Sermons from Our Church
Please listen to these two sermons on the Holy Spirit of God.  We Christians believe in the Trinity, the One, True and Only God Lord Jehovah: the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, and the Holy Spirit.  These two, thus far teachings by our church's teaching pastor, Elizabeth Winn, are full of knowledge and wisdom that will help you in your walk.  These sermons are Biblical.
Look at the other sermons offered, please!

This current series is about the Holy Spirit of God.  Part 1 is up, and you may listen; you will learn, I promise you!  I learned so very much from Elizabeth Winn's sermon today, which will be posted in the next day or so, Holy Spirit, Part 2.  Our lead pastor is Chris Winn.  Please attend in Shawnee, Kansas, U.S.A., if you are able.  You are always welcome.

Sally and Michele+++
Christ's Suffering and Our Suffering: Is There a Connection? by Sally Pesta+++ 
Michele Cole's ministry with husband Ken Cole and the blog+++
(Complete) Psalm 63
New King James Version (NKJV)

Joy in the Fellowship of God

A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

63 O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
Thus I will bless You while I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches.
Because You have been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
My soul follows close behind You;
Your right hand upholds me.
But those who seek my life, to destroy it,
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall fall by the sword;
They shall be a portion for jackals.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God;
Everyone who swears by Him shall glory;
But the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

You will, also, enjoy these wonderful Christian writers, gifted in the Holy Spirit...
Vicky Thomas
Joni Ames

God bless you!  Thank you for reading my blog which is dedicated to the Lord and to all people,
the saved and those soon-to-be-saved, I pray.  If you have fallen away, please re-dedicate yourself to Jesus Christ.
Donna M.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Love, Says the Lord God, Do Not Hate- The Time is Now! & A Prayer of Salvation

picture jesus christ light

Jesus Christ is the light of the world,

and He offers the light of life.

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

Artist Unknown
Thank you,!

~People in Many Places in the World are Suffering~

I feel so moved that I must write you now.  I had wanted to write such a letter/posting just a few days prior, and so I include those other suffering people in Nice and Paris, France; Brussels, Belgium; Istanbul, Turkey; Syria and countries near and far beyond all over this world; many nooks and crannies, many corners, fields, oceans and mountains; in the USA: Orlando, Florida; Baton Rouge Louisiana; Dallas and Garland, Texas; New York City; Newtown, Connecticut; Oklahoma City and Tulsa Oklahoma; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Overland Park, Kansas... and this listing is completely short and non-inclusive, unfortunately...

To see a listing of attacks on Israeli citizens and others in that country, please look; you will be shocked!  We pray for our sisters and brothers in Jesus' birthplace, land, people, his birthright.  Of God, His Father... Jesus is the first-born of the first fruits:

~Almighty God~

I do not know all of the events, places, and times of inhumanity; they are too numerous for any human being to hold and to remember, but we care about every person.  Do we realize Who created, knows, and holds with Love each and every one of these devastated individuals?  God even cares about the malevolent perpetrators of atrocities, but He will have justice, and He will not wait forever.  The LORD even hardens hearts when He knows that person will never, ever come around and repent! 
Do you know Who knew each one of us before the foundations of the Earth and all creation?  Who knows each one of us- before He created us in our mothers' wombs?  It is Almighty God Himself: Three Persons in One God (only, no other), and yet, God is Spirit...God the Father, God the Son in Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit of the Lord.
The Almighty knew the time and complete circumstances of each one of these deaths and was there with His good angels.

~Dave Melton~

(Tuesday, July 19, 2016)
Today in Kansas City one of our own, Captain Robert Dave Melton of the Kansas City Police Department in Kansas City, Kansas, was killed while performing his duties.

This man went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq; he has served his country and his city very well.  He is a holder of the Bronze Star.  It is quite good to tell you who Dave is, but I so wish that it were not in this manner...  What did Captain Melton do to deserve this death?  Not a thing.  Quite the contrary.  I am so grateful to learn from the press conference today (7/20/16) that Dave's death was not an ambush and not pre-planned.  He was on duty with his department "checking on his people," (officers) and pursued a car from where shooting of a gun had occurred yesterday. 

To say that I am thankful and impressed with the chief of police, the mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, and the community of pastors as a whole and individually of Wyandotte County is an understatement!  These faith-filled and caring representatives of our area is unsurpassed.  They have a 20-year history of police and community cooperation.  Yet, they recognize that with the current bad climate in the United States of America and the world at large of senseless evil, distrust, and lack of love and communication, there were even newer talks and prayers planned and taking place between civilians and the police.

We also remember Detective Brad Lancaster just two months ago in May of 2016 whose life was taken by shooting, in the same local police department.  Detective Lancaster was likewise serving and protecting people that day.  Please pray for these families, the police and first responders, and our communities!

~In Heaven~

Dave is what his family, friends, and fellow police officers called him.  He was a bigger than life, a loveable man who was gregarious; Dave was a good man!  He was simply, heroically, and as always, serving in his chosen Life's work- "To Protect and Serve".  Thanks be to the Lord Almighty because Dave had a belief in and had chosen Jesus Christ as His Lord and Savior- that is Who Jesus is, do you know?!  Because Dave had chosen Life in Christ, alone, and no other- Dave's family is reassured that he is now in Heaven with the Lord!  (Being good, no matter how good, gets any person to Heaven for eternity.)

~Dave's Family~

Dave and his wife Katie, and their children were members of the Community Life Church in Shawnee, Kansas, for years. (  The children are- Sarah, Ashley, Brad, Brian, David and Lizzy.  The family attended Sunday School, known as KidzLife, and also our church services.  Being able to see their children grow up and become closer to Jesus was and still is a great privilege to remember.  Yes, these kiddos always eager and shining faces- from infancy, preschool and middle school and high school- warmed my heart, their teachers' Sundays, and everyone at church~~~ gatherings for a picnic, to help in the community with yard work, to restore living areas for people who needed homes and jobs, and to plant gardens, etc.  They invited and welcomed friends: new members, believers and people who recommitted to a saving faith in Christ!  We were also able to see Katie, the mom, go back to school and to acquire her nursing degree!  A dear friend Vicky Thomas reminded me on the telephone yesterday that one time the family needed a fence to protect and keep the children safe in the yard. (See Vicky's blog below &&&)   Since Dave was serving overseas, we collected money for a fence, and some of the men of the church built a beautiful fence for them.  What a privilege. 

~Love and Death~

Love edifies and builds up.  It does not tear down.  Yes, God is Love, and He always has the Final/Last Word!

With the events of terrible death that seem to loom around us, we must remember in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 15:54-58 NASB: 54But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. 55“O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?” 56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 57but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
      58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

If you are ready to accept the Salvation that can be found only in God through Jesus Christ, please tell the Lord in similar words or pray this prayer and believe!  Step over that line of faith into the Kingdom of God, where some day you will pass on to Heaven to be with God, forever!  (No one wants the alternative, to be separated from God and all that is Good for eternity!)  Once you become a Believer, seek out God's plan and will in the Bible, join a great church that welcomes you and studies the Bible, has fellowship and grow in your knowledge and wisdom!

~Prayer of Salvation~
(Taken from Bill Winston Ministries)

Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Your Son Jesus Christ. You said in Your Word that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13) Father, I am calling on Jesus right now. I believe He died on the cross for my sins, that He was raised from the dead on the third day, and He's alive right now. Lord Jesus, I am asking You now, come into my heart. Live Your life in me and through me. I repent of my sins and surrender myself totally and completely to You. Heavenly Father, by faith I now confess Jesus Christ as my new Lord and from this day forward, I dedicate my life to serving Him. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

You are now a true child of God and a Believer in Christ!  The Holy Spirit has come to reside within you, to guide you, teach, and protect and comfort you.  He will never leave, nor forsake you, no matter what.  If you were once saved, but unsure now or have gone away, say a prayer of salvation to God, and you will be absolutely sure!  Your Salvation is something no one can ever take away from you.

~2 Timothy 4:6-8
The Holy Bible, The Voice (written by the Apostle Paul)~ 

6 For I am already being poured out, and the last drops of this drink offering are all that remain; it's almost time for me to leave. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have stayed on course and finished the race, and through it all, I have kept believing. 8 I look forward to what's in store for me: a crown of righteousness that the Lord-the always right and just judge-will give me that day (but it is not only for me, but for all those who love and long for His appearing).

Christians Pray for You
Jesus Says to Love and to Pray for our Enemies

Please know that Christians everywhere are praying for you!!  We are called by Jesus to love and to pray for, even our enemies.  Jesus Himself told us that, and highlighted that truth to me about 7 years ago...has never let that part from me :)  To God first, foremost, and always, and to love our neighbors, as ourselves.  Jesus said these are the first and second greatest commandments!

God bless you richly in the glory and the grace of Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior!  Amen.

~Little, Important Things Needed by Dave and His Fellow Soldiers~

Last but not least, the following are a couple of short emails/a list of things our church got together more than once to send to Dave Melton and his fellow soldier friends when he was serving in our military...oh, how we love them and are praying for them so earnestly~~~!  I am reminded and did want to include our dear Jan Bracken, who is an elder of our church and does many, many things for the church family, including a weekly prayer list and KidzLife (Sunday School) assistance. (See Jan's blog postings below***.)  Her daughter Valerie Dykes is a precious pastor, more than double-time between our church and another in town.  Here we go! ending today's posting with the list of things for Dave from 2003:

From Jan- here is the list of things Dave Melton (our member's husband and dad who is overseas for at least the 4-5th time).  IF YOU ARE ABLE to bring anything on Thursday eve, please do so; no problem if you cannot or don't remember!  Thank you, Donna

Here is the e-mail that was sent out for the box for Dave.  I have one box ready to send this week.  It costs 12.95 to send it so if you could donate to that that would be awesome.  Thanks for any help you can give in getting stuff to put in his box. 

Dave loves:

Peanut M&Ms and anything chocolate

Reece’s peanut butter cups

Trail mix

This is a list from a website regarding sending packages to soldiers. I’m sure anything we send will mean a lot to Dave. I would ask that you would make sure that as part of the package you have notes to Dave encouraging him from your group. That will really be the encouragement that could help sustain him! Thanks for helping with this project. Pick up your box/es on Sunday!! Thanks, Val

Here is a quick list of items these young men & women are wishing for:

  • First and foremost - letters of support & encouragement along with pictures of friends and family.(include your name, address, phone number, & email along with a "what can I send you" note if you want to hear back from them).
  • DVDs (recently released pre viewed DVD movies are fine, TV shows on DVD are great too), music CDs, & CD storage books
  • Coffee, coco, tea, hot cider mix (powdered flavored creamer, too) - not liquids
  • Mugs (unbreakable like camping gear is better)
  • Microwaveable non perishable just-add-water foods like soups and mac-n-cheese
  • Snacks - candy (not too melty),chocolate, trail mix, granola bars, gum, cookies, nuts, popcorn, chips, etc. (Entenmann's Products were specifically requested)
  • Slim Jims, jerky, pre cooked vacuum packed meats, & canned chicken - NO pork items
  • Canned fruit (pop top is best - not the ones with foil lids), canned veggies(the kind you would eat.)
  • Hair brushes
  • deodorant (the guys like Old Spice Red Zone) lotion (body & face)
  • Beanie Babies, etc. - for the soldiers to pass out as good will gifts to the local children
  • Room deodorizers/air fresheners and scented candles (nothing too melty)
  • Nail files & nail clippers 
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, & floss
  • Hair bands & barrettes for pony tails
  • Magazines, books, word game books
  • Playing Cards, board games, chess, checkers, etc.
  • AA batteries (they have access to all other sizes)
  • Blank cards, stationery & pens
  • Baby wipes - for when there's no water
  • Softball Gloves, softballs, Frisbees, other small outdoor activity items
  • Boot scrubbers to get the mud off before entering tents or house slippers so they don't have to wear the boots inside
  • Drink Mixes to flavor the water like Kool-Aid, Gatorade, & Tang
  • Anything else you can think of that these guys might want/need

Vicky Thomas' blog:

Jan Bracken's postings on this blog:
Donna M.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

In Jesus Christ~~~ Prayer for the Downtrodden: (Second Part) Those Who Have Loss, Sadness, even feel that Their Life Has Been Stolen Away & Extremely Moving Video of God's Evidence and Presence & Salvation Prayer

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Picture courtesy of~~~
~~~Today's and the First Part posted February 2016, were inspired and are dedicated to my good friend Nicolai.  He is a believer in Jesus Christ, and he had the courage to share with my close friend Jan Bracken***(see her links below) and me very sad and terrible pictures of wounded and killed people in his homeland who were murdered by a heinous leader.  Thank you, Nicolai, for your courage to press on toward Christ and shine His Light bravely as we move each day a little closer to Heaven!!  With love, Donna

Acknowledging, Learning & Listening, and Loving our God, 
Including Making Time for Him Each Day

Toward the very end of my mother's last days on Earth, I asked her one day what we should like to pray. She paused only a slight moment to think as she said, "Let's pray for the people."  I had never heard my mother comment quite that way before- as much as she believed in Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior, relying on Him, praying to God... her words came forth with important clarity and of single purpose: "Let's pray for the people."  It was very profound.  She could not have said a better or more apt, loving thing.  The people.  All the people.  The ones that God, our Almighty King and Savior has made in His own image.  I was and am very proud, thankful and ever-amazed at who my mother was and even better now, who she is completely in Christ in Heaven!  At the time mother said 'let's pray for the people', she was in the throes of the last months of life here while living and functioning as best she could with Alzheimer's/Dementia.

My beautiful mother loved her Lord and Savior Jesus above all.  She had an intimate, completely trusting and confident relationship with Him.  She was absolutely sure of her Salvation because the Bible told her so! Mom was raised by a God-fearing and loving Christian mother and father (just like my sister and I were raised by our Christian mom : ), and our Grandma Binder spent time every day reading her Bible.  The family was in church every time the doors were open.  They were not wealthy by any means, but they gave to others as they could.  Grandpa and Grandma had a total of ten children, of course, spread over some 20 years.  Young or old, the children knew that when their mother was reading the Bible and spending time with God in prayer and meditation- you did not bother her!

We believers in Christ Jesus, who worship and adore Him as our personal Savior and the Lord of our lives- must spend time with Him each day.  Early/first thing in the day is best- then throughout as we can- and ending the day with some Scripture and prayer is a most helpful practice and Joy.  If you are afraid, struggling, unsure or dissatisfied- even facing very important and difficult happenings in life- stop to pray; read the Bible; speak out some Scriptures that you know that encourage and remind you of Who is Your Lord, Your Creator/Maker, and how supremely capable He is in your life!!!

One more thing I am reminded to say- surely it is the Holy Spirit Himself Who guides me in my writing- I ask Him for His help; He is always more than welcome!!  I am so grateful to the Lord in all of this...  Surely, I say, "Come, Lord, awaken in me what you might have me to say!!  For only YOU know exactly who will be reading this work of love for You and Your children (us)."
Remember to Keep Praying and Not to Give Up
We are not aware of every factor that is involved in God's listening to and answering our prayers.  
However, we know He hears them.  Sometimes He is saying yes, sometimes no, and other times, wait.  
Saints, be faithful and persevere in your prayer thankfulness and requests!
In the Book of Daniel, Chapter 10
12Then he said to me, "Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. 13"But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia. 14"Now I have come to give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yet future."…Daniel 10: 12-14.
Daniel's prayer went to God, but when the angel was responding back to Daniel, it took 21 days for the angel to get through from the Lord.  There was such fierce fighting and impediment to interfere with the good angel's flight to Earth because a bad angel, a demon, was keeping the good angel from arriving with God's answer. Archangel Michael had to go to help the angel who was in such bitter combat with the demon. 

We pray together: Dear Heavenly Father, 
We don’t have to woo and coax You – You always stand ready for those of us in Christ- You love all your children, but sons and daughters, co-heirs in Jesus Christ, have the unending glorious power from the authority of our Savior to live out our lives and make a difference in others' lives.
Oh, come, Holy Spirit and anoint us.  We thank you Father, Son, and Spirit of the Lord for our lives and especially that we are alive! in You!
We pray for your children here on Earth, Lord, all of us need Your help urgently, but especially those who are under terrible duress- no matter what it is.  No matter who the person is- even if evil, that person, giving up him/herself to You and asking You, Jesus Christ, can have eternal Life.  You forget as far as the east is from the west, and put our sin down in deep waters of the oceans- they are gone forever; You wash us white and clean as snow, forever.  We live in You, God, utterly and completely~~~ loving You first, then our neighbors as ourselves.  We often give up things for ourselves to love others first.  Let us help and bless our fellow person- especially children, Lord!!  We ask for all innocent people to be let go of the BAD- the devil Satan, and his minions- the demons!!  Only the Good Father, You, Lord, are our Father and Abba Daddy!!  There is no fear in You, Oh God!!  

It is imperative that we as Christians, spend time alone with You, Lord, each day- in Your Word, which is The Holy Bible, and praying and meditating upon Truth and the people for whom we want to and need to pray, especially the ones that you have in our circles of influence such as co-workers and neighbors.  Ever since Adam and Even had to leave the Garden of Eden where they had intimate access, even walking together with You, God, in the morning of the day…You do not leave us alone and abandoned, No!  We have - and it is upon each of us because you value and gave each of us free will - to accept You by telling You that we believe in Your Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth; that You sent Him to be the Living Sacrifice upon the cross, to take on ALL of the sin that had ever been, is and would be because He is the Only Perfect Lamb of God, without sin, totally Holy, so He could pay our sin debt…You cannot be in the darkness of evil, yet You love us so much that we are justified and being sanctified by the Blood of Jesus Christ- His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension to Heaven- then, so the Holy Spirit of God, the third part of Your One Godship, the Trinity.

Once we have Salvation from Jesus Christ, we are saved!  However, You do expect us to have a life like Jesus' life where we serve our fellow man/woman, of course including children!  We are not to sit idly by, just learning and taking in for ourselves alone the greatness of You without giving!!  Faith without works is dead.***

God, we pray for the disheartened, lonely, sick, discouraged and depressed.  For these burdens to lightened and even removed!  We pray for individuals who have trouble focusing on work or a task; help them to do something, then to move to the next item.  If we fall short, we can push the delete button and quickly move on to do better without wallowing in our mistakes.  It most certainly makes the difference to pray in the morning for no interference, patience, and persistence.  Help call people and friends, even good strangers, to reach out to the needy in spirit and body.
 Help us show Your love, to see the world through Your eyes, Jesus.
Help us to be Light in a very dark world and not afraid to speak out boldly and lovingly of the Treasure that You, Alone! are!!
Foil the plans and evil schemes of lawbreakers and people haters.  Keep sending your angels to thwart and stop any demonic activity against humanity.  We appreciate you, Lord, more than we can ever say- we will spend our lives thanking You and adoring You for Who You are and for giving Your all, Your Son, for our faults, our iniquities, our pride and arrogance, our lack of humility, and our sin.
We give special attention to people who feel their lives have been stolen away!  No one can ever take away a person's inside- mind, body, and soul and spirit.  Those imprisoned and taken away from their most beloved!  Let them feel Your loving Presence with Your arms 'round about them.
Take AWAY human trafficking, the ravages of war, refugees' hopelessness and loss of home, all oppressed, tortured, raped, murdered and ravaged by war, Oh LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!  Terrible memories, be gone in the Name of Jesus Christ!!  
The procurers of pornography and prostitution; of hate and torture must answer to You, All-powerful God, for each and every hurt and horror they have perpetrated! We pray for their souls- that they will come to a saving knowledge of  You, Christ, before it is too late.
Thank You, Jesus, for helping us and guarding us from so many horrid things.  Thank Your for food, shelter, our Salvation above all, and so very much our families- children, parents, siblings- and those we feel like family who are such blessed friends.
In Sweet Jesus' Name, Amen.


Video, just above here, submitted by dearest Jan Bracken!!  Further, here are Jan's two contributions to The Healing is Always Christ.  Both are equally good; however, the first, entitled "From Crib to Cross to Crown" is the third highest read posting on this blog!

:::~A Salvation Prayer~::: 
Please tell God the following, from your heart and mind, being truly earnest and yearning for Salvation in Christ alone!  You can tell God in your own words, of course.  Let your heart be your guide in speaking to Him, be yourself- you are who He created for His special purposes for others, yourself, and your family, even the world.
Dear Father in Heaven, I am sorry for the mistakes I have made, and I want to start fresh in Jesus Christ.  I believe that you sent Him to die for my sins, that He arose on the third day, and then, over a month's time, He ascended to Heaven to sit at your right hand and to intercede for me and all people in His glory and splendor.  He will be returning for His own, and I want to be and will be with them because I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.  Thank You, Lord, and help me to walk with You daily, to do my best according to Your Word, the Bible, and to pray, to be in fellowship with people of the Body of Christ.  Help me to find a true and good church.  In Jesus' Name, Amen.

(Please be sure to follow up by sharing your statement of faith in Christ Jesus with your pastor or another firm believer!!  It is good to join in together in the Body of Christ to celebrate your decision, Friend!!  I hope and pray that you take time each day to read and to study and meditate upon the Word of God; that you pray; and that you fellowship in a solid, loving and welcoming church where Jesus Christ is preached and The Holy Bible is used regularly as our compass.  Angels in Heaven are celebrating greatly over y our personal decision, My Friend!!)


Please read a very recent posting, "A Cure for Loneliness" from the Active Relational Christian Mentoring blog by another dearest friend Vicky Thomas.  It fits right in so well with today's focus of people feeling desperate and lonely; I am sure you will gather help from her insightful and lovingly written posting in Christ.  I encourage you to read more within Vicky's studied and life-long walk with Jesus Christ!  Jan Bracken, Vicky Thomas and I studied several years together from the Bible and various Christian books on "prayer".  We prayed very much together each meeting time at Vicky's house as well as sang together as Jan played the piano- priceless memories that still feed me about Jesus Christ to this day and beyond.

God bless you today and always, Dear Christ alone we have our breath, our life, our moving and very being.  May we further God's Kingdom while, yet, even here on Earth as it is for now...
'til that Glorious Day in Heaven!
Donna M.