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)

(http://www.godisreal.today/pictures-of-jesus/)
Artist Unknown
Thank you, Godisreal.today!

~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:

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Terrorism/victims.html

~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. (www.communitylifechurch.com)  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:
&&&   http://www.activementoringinchrist.com

Jan Bracken's postings on this blog:
***   http://www.thehealingisalwayschrist.com/2012/12/christmas-poems-by-jan.html
and
         http://www.thehealingisalwayschrist.com/2014/03/the-wedding-invitation-and-go-by-jan.html
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


pictures of jesus greg olson not afraid

Picture courtesy of~~~ https://www.google.com/#q=www.godisreal.today%2Fpictures-of-jesus%2F
~~~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.

TO LIFT YOUR SPIRIT, MY FRIEND!!  THIS VIDEO OF THE FATHER'S LOVE THROUGH A BABE'S MAMA MOVES BABY TO TEARS...
BABIES AND CHILDREN FEEL GOD'S PRESENCE- YES!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awcau_CLvlw

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!
http://www.thehealingisalwayschrist.com/2012/12/christmas-poems-by-jan.html

http://www.thehealingisalwayschrist.com/2014/03/the-wedding-invitation-and-go-by-jan.html

:::~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!!)

***https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+2%3A14-26&version=NKJV

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.

http://www.activementoringinchrist.com/2016/03/a-cure-for-loneliness.html

God bless you today and always, Dear Friends...in 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.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

In Christ~~~ A Prayer for the Downtrodden: the Abused, and the Hurting People in All Nations (First Part)

“At bottom, and just in the deepest and most important things, we are unutterably alone, and for one person to be able to advise or even help another, a lot must happen, a lot must go well, a whole constellation of things must come right in order once to succeed.”:
***http://biblehub.com/luke/7-38.htm
Picture courtesy of~~~ https://www.google.com/#q=www.godisreal.today%2Fpictures-of-jesus%2F
~~~Today's and the Second Part just posted on April 5, 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
Believers in Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior- It is imperative to spend time in the Word with You, LORD, to pray for the good things for people and the world that we know You would have for us to do; that we go where You call us to respond for those people in need, to stop humanity’s terrible unkindness to one another and to living creatures!!

Jesus, completely God and also Man...
A Prayer to God of Great Thanks:
Thank You, God for your Character that is unlimited, boundless, and unchanging!  
We love, adore, and worship You, Lord.
You are the One God, united in the Father, Your Son, and the Holy Spirit-
One Spirit and Three Persons.  
In Your Son's Name, Amen. 
A Prayer for the Abused, Downtrodden, Tortured, Terrorized, and Refugees/People Who Flee Their Own Countries:
 Dearest Heavenly Father, 
We thank You for Your Lordship and Salvation to ALL people who accept and believe in Your Son, 
Jesus Christ: the Living Water, the Bread of Life- the Innocent, Holy Lamb of God- our Redeemer- 
our Creator and the Lord of Life!!  We love Your Holy Names, and we love You Yourself even more so!  We esteem You highly, Oh, Holy Spirit of God, Who guides and protects and comforts us.  
You are Almighty God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
You made us- people: man and woman in Your image.  With you, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY- One God, Triune – Three Divine Persons, blessed Trinity!  You are completely Holy- ALL things are possible with You only!  Nothing is too difficult for You- You reign over Heaven and Earth and all that is in it, around it, NO limitation or boundary for You.  You are Self-created and Invincible.  Love is Your Spirit, and You want good for us, the ones you prize and created.  You gave Your Life on Calvary, Lord and Savior Jesus! so that we can have Salvation- all we need to is to believe and tell You that we believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  We are sorry for our mistakes and faults, sins.  You are fathomless- so HIGH, so DEEP, so WIDE- omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent.

I ask You to thwart and to stop the killing and plundering of men who prey upon others!  Thank You, God!  To stop the physical and emotional/spiritual/psychological victimization that evil, even demon-possessed people, do to others.  We pray for people specifically in Syria, Ukraine, Russia, South and Central America, Africa, European folks and North American alike, for people in the continents and nations of Australia and the North and South Poles, the great Asian, far-reaching regions and nations, Pacific Islanders, and all island and indigenous people, nations and tribes…any who are helpless and hopeless who try to survive the horrors of wickedness! 
Let NO leader of his own nation or country hurt the people within the borders of their country or to drive them out!  This is sheer madness of the lowest and most vile order. 

We thank You, God, for putting a HOLD on the forces of evil, even though we are struggling exceedingly hard, always have, but some people say that things are getting even worse on Earth... You are the Righteous God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and hundreds of millions more of us, perhaps billions over these thousands of  years. With YOU, all things are possible!  You hold us in the palm of Your hand.  You are our Guide and Protector; we thank You for the shield You place, the hedge of protection You put around each of Your loving, believing children.

Bless Israel, Oh, LORD- we pray for the peace of Jerusalem!!  We pray for peace, Almighty God, over the people in the Middle East.  We hear true stories that Jesus Christ is appearing to people there in dreams, perhaps visions; the people call Him the “Beautiful Man.”  Sometimes after the dream, then that person may come upon a Christian missionary in the market, and then the individual who did not have any knowledge whatsoever of Christ Jesus accepts Him as one’s own Lord and Savior, right then or perhaps soon after!  Praise You, Most Holy God!

Lord, let us be sons and daughters of You who DO good things for others- to step out of our comfort zones to help children, women and men, who need a helping hand!!!  We want to walk in Your footsteps, King Jesus!!  Give us courage and strength, understanding and wisdom, insight, Holy Spirit.

Where there is horror, hate and malice, please bring the Spirit of God- You- to these regions and all the areas in the world.  Let us look to You, Holy God, and we ask that You help us to be as like Jesus Christ as we possibly can.  God, we want ALL people to know you and accept You as their personal Savior and the Lord of their Life, for peace now, and so that they can live eternally in Heaven with other people who say, “YES, JESUS CHRIST; YOU ARE MY LORD!”  
Let our “yes,” be yes, and our “no” be no, anything beyond this is evil. (Matthew 5:37)  
In Jesus’ Name, Amen- So Be It, always and forever.

***By Diana Moses Botking, 1994: Picture of a woman or Mary of  Bethany (also Lazarus' sister of Martha and Mary) from Pinterest, saved from Dailypainters.com THANK YOU so very much.  
Please Note, Reader: the link right under the picture is the account from the Gospel of Luke...each of the Gospels in the Bible has an account of a Mary or a woman washing Jesus' feet with her tears, spikenard- an expensive perfume, and there are variations such as 
"she was a sinner."
The Second Part of these Prayers is coming forth, very soon.
May the riches in the glory of Christ- His mercy, kindness, goodness, longsuffering and lovingkindness fall upon you in God's great Love and Peace.  
He loves you so, 
and He wants you in His Kingdom forever.
Donna M.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving+Praise+Worship & Adoration to God in Poems & A Salvation Prayer & A Truth-telling Song!

 
Our God is a Mighty God!!
We praise His Holy Name, and We Adore the Almighty King of kings and Lord of lords! 
As we express our exceeding THANKFULNESS to Him, 
We are forever and ever grateful that God the Father gave His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ~ for you and me~ to wipe away each person's every sin, because Jesus, fully Man and fully God, is the One Who takes away the sin of the world!
We praise You Oh, MOST HIGH FATHER GOD, FOR SACRIFICING THE LAMB OF GOD, JESUS, TO GIVE US ETERNAL LIFE!  Your wrath for all the sins and wrongs was poured out upon JESUS as the Perfect Redemptive One, Only He could do this mammoth task for us!!
  
 An Almighty God is He!
An All-Powerful, Ever-Present God is He!
As the great pastor/teacher Charles Stanley says,
"He is the only One Who says, 'I will never leave you, nor forsake you!'"
Oh, Lord, we are totally dependent upon You, and
We give You, LORD, all of the Thanksgiving and Praise, Worship and Love that You so richly deserve.
We are saved ***(Salvation Prayer below) because You foreknew us before the foundations of the world, and You have called us~ nothing have we done to deserve this great Salvation and Lordship from You did answer Your call with a prayer of acceptance in Jesus Christ's, the Son of God, His death on the cross for our sins, arising from the grace in the resurrection, and then following: ascending to the throne where You are at the Father's right hand interceding for us - AND - so that the Holy Spirit would come to indwell those of us who choose You, forever and ever.
Is God's Salvation to us eternal, solid, and never-changing?
Indeed, it is!!  He knew that there would be the fall from grace with Adam and Eve.
Loving Lady, dear, and Good Man, sir: 
It does not matter how wonderful you are...all have fallen short of the glory of God!
Only through the Lord's mercy and grace, completely unearned by us, will you be saved, 
Only in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
Commit, please, to Him now, in your own words, or by praying the prayer below.  
You must sincerely want to accept Christ into your heart. 
Evil, mean, bad person- there is much more to you: Do Not harden your heart any longer!!
no one is all bad; even if you are, God accepts you just as you are!
Ask Him to take away your sin, every person must be repentant and ask God to be your personal Savior and the Lord of your Life.  Ask God to accept you into His Kingdom, now and on into Heaven when you die one day, which you will surely die. 
This lovely ###picture at the beginning of today's posting portrays God on His throne, and Jesus is at His right hand- interceding for us.  The people there in white, more than we can count- and coming more, more, and more...are God's children who are saved because they have accepted the Lord God's Salvation and Lordship through Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God! 
Jesus is the "Man Who sits up high and looks down low," as sung so beautifully in the song, "Not About Us": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYEEw-FC0Vg
(Bishop Noel Jones and The City of Refuge Choir!  Fantastic, thank you, Lovers of Jesus!!)
There is no one- no person, thing, entity, or being, no "universe" (a universe is not a god or person)- that can rise higher, deeper, longer, better or be purer/more holy than Jesus is!  For God is Self-created, here before anything ever existed.  Everything comes from Him, through Him, because of  this Holy God, and nothing goes by Him without His full knowledge, wisdom and power.  Because of God's countenance- always the same- yesterday, today, and forever- but so rich and so full that no one can see all of His greatness, angels (and creatures full of eyes, as stated by John, the Revelator, in the Book of Revelation) encircle the Lord constantly, ever in awe and honor and almost disbelief that He is Who He Says He Is- the Great I AM- "I Am Who I Am."  His character, attributes and Names are Holy and Just.  
He cannot have sin in His Kingdom.
If what is written here is somewhat overwhelming and breathtaking, even frightening- you are okay!  You, Friend, are more than okay with God the Father, God the Son- Jesus Christ, and God, The Holy Spirit!! The Lord places you above everything else in creation- that is every single thing that God created- all of it.

Please do not let another day - or even moment in time - pass you by, once again perhaps...take this time to do absolutely, bar none! the most important thing that you can do for your self!
God is profoundly thrilling and amazing!  Give Him a try; you will see.  Pray to Him and ask Him to help you see.  He most assuredly will do that for you.
If you most definitely want to accept Christ's gift, the one that He Alone can give you, of Salvation and having His Lordship in your Life now and forever, then read this prayer and mean it from your honest heart and soul- 
Tell God that you believe in Him right now, for your good that you will NEVER regret.  
However, if you do nothing, you will regret it oh-so-much more than bitterly forever.


~~~A Salvation Prayer~~~ 
I ask You, God, right now to come into my heart and life.  Father, I believe in Your Son Jesus Christ, that He died on the cross shedding His perfect blood to redeem me; I ACCEPT Jesus' Gift!!  I repent from the ways of the past and want to live as You would have me, loving You, then others as myself and helping people, also that they will learn of Who You are- and who they are- in You, Lord!!  I will follow You, Jesus, all the days of my Life into eternity!!  Thank You, Holy Spirit, for coming to indwell me to guide, comfort, and obey what God wants for me.  I want to find a good church that believes in You, Christ, and studies the Word of God, The Holy Bible.  Thank YOU for talking away my sins; You even forget them.  In Jesus Precious Name, the One above All, Amen.        

The Beautiful One

You are the Beautiful,
My Jesus.
Really- the only, the most,
My Beautiful,
My Savior.

How can it be that You
Believe us to be the most beautiful?
You must’ve,
Because You gave Yourself
For us.

I wait for that
Wonderful Day,
When You
Come to get
Me.
 1 John 4:12,15-16

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
Donna M.

Toward Him

We can truly say in earnest-

God always has a thing better in Mind
Because each step of the way
Toward Him
Brings a better day!
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren… 
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps…
The steps of a man are established by the LORD,
And He delights in his [your] way.
(All, NASB)

With You

Those utterly most precious moments

Just with You,

Serene or full-tilt,
There’s nothing that compares.

Oh, how I covet those sweetest moments
If they are only for a few seconds-
Eyes filling with tears of Joy
I guess because I get a hint of the Love
You feel for me…and all of us.

Such supreme happiness and appreciation,
Because: You have healed me.
You have been there even when I
Did not know it through the tough times.
You have shown me friendship in like-minded and the needy.
You have given me the most beautiful Jesus as my Savior
And the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide me…
Because: You Love me.

Thank you, Lord!
      “Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, 
the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments…"
Note: Please remember to pray for your children, grandchildren, great...extended, and so on.  This is what the Word of God says, and it works- His faith is incomparable and always, always true.  Pray for your extended family, also!  My Bible study friends and I agree that we are ever grateful to our grandmas, brothers, moms and dads for praying for us, mainly our Salvation in Christ.  Many of the believers might not be such, were it not for their family and other faithful praying saints.  (We can include church and work friends, neighbors, people from your past, descendants in the future, even *enemies- God says to love and to pray for them.  Many of you do.  I do even the latter since the Lord really emphasized loving and praying for *enemies a few years ago- over and over during a specific period of time and then since from time-to-time; these are God's Echoes, that I would hear on the radio, read in the Bible, hear at church, etc., a message that Christ Jesus has just for me - or you!  *It is hard at times, but I understand what the Lord is saying/requiring, and I want to be obedient to Him, truly.)
 I have two more poems for you today, and then time to go for now!  I hope you have a great Thanksgiving, and no matter what time of year it is, let us be thankful to God for each and everything He has bestowed lovingly upon us.  We have nothing without the Savior and Lord!!  And, even if you are alone and lonely---God is always near, and He is with you, Friend!!  Reach out to someone else, and you will always feel much better.
Jesus' grace, mercy, and healing upon you.     

The Good News of Jesus Christ

The Good News of Jesus Christ
Is that he lives today among us, His believers,
And He reigns o’er the entire world
That none of us should perish.
The Holy Spirit works and hovers
To move us to Christ.
So come, come now
To Lord Jesus
Your Savior.

John 3:16
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

                              Romans 8:39                             
…nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
                                   
Mercies Anew
 Regardless of how tough it gets,
The Message gets through~
Our Lord God Jesus
Loves us so much
His mercies unfold each day anew!
 Philippians 4:13 - (NKJV)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

:)  Donna M.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Wounded Soldier & Sean Winn's Patriot Features/Roy Shenkel & Remembrances of The Giving Helpers God Made and Called & A Salvation Prayer, The Lord's Prayer, and the Lord is My Shepherd, 23rd Psalm

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In the United States of America, we celebrate annually the day, November 11, called, Veteran's Day.
In fact, the idea and noble holiday was thought of and established by an Emporian
***(Emporia, Kansas, U.S.) where I grew up and had most of my major schooling!

Our military (and those around the world)~ fighting for the good, only!~ and most including the first responders to emergencies, human beings who are in need, are the police, the nurses and doctors, the fire fighters, and the emergency medical services.
There are many others... These brave men and women fight the horrible, daily battles between life and death, hellish oppression and freedom!!!
Praise God for all of these people [>>>(See below.  Florence Nightingales, if you will)] of the nation and the globe.  They put themselves in great jeopardy- including the awful heartache and deep sadness, even anger that can linger on in nightmares, daily living, and deep within these people's souls and hearts and minds.  Let us pray for them, remember them, pat them on the back and whatever the Lord brings to mind to say, "I love you, and I care!"  To say, "I remember you and your families and know just a little piece of what you have given and are giving for others' comfort and very lives."
I want to tip my hat (how about a big hug, warm dinner, bouquet of flowers), so to speak, to the amazing and boundless work (thank You, oh, Holy Spirit!!) that intelligence folks do in America, land of the free and home of the brave, to keep our lands and waters safe from terrorists- of any nature- within or without!

Watch this incredible video by our gifted Sean Winn at 
Community Life Church in Shawnee, Kansas (www.communitylifechurch.com).  
Wonder and listen to Roy Shenkel, WWII veteran and P.O.W.,  Magnificent Soldier and Christian...  
Sean creates www.patriotfeatures.org 
Go to:    http://www.patriotfeatures.org/portfolio/roy-shenkel/
Please be thankful to God with me for these heroes, miracle-making people, with God Almighty's Help, who keep our nation, as well as countless others, from the tyranny, oppression, outright evil and demonic plan that Satan would relish we have- but we only "deal" with that until Christ's Return!!
The Lord God never meant for us to have to live like this- in fear, torture and death; I have referred to this Truth, this true theme of  Lord Jesus Christ's original intention for us starting with Adam and Eve before they (we most likely would have done the same thing) believed the serpent/the devil and listened to his lies:
The Serpent's Deception
4The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die! 5"For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 6When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.
Genesis 3:4-6, See www.biblehub.com…
Instead of believing God's actual Words to them: that they, Adam and Eve, would surely die if they ate of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.  (We now all die, unless those of us who are Christians who will be Raptured while living; there are a very few exceptions of being straightway taken to Heaven without death.)
One of the saddest things, I heard a pastor once say is this:
"We were already like God- He made us in His image (never, are we God! Blasphemy!).  Eve and Adam believed the devil's lie that God was trying to keep something from us...why would God, our most loving Parent in the universe He created, want to keep any good thing from us?  Never!  The Lord wanted/wants to keep us from seeing and experiencing evil and horror.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. 

James 1:17-21 (ESV)

Oh, how I personally wish we did not know the hideous nature of this current world.
Someday!!!   :)  We have such a bright future in Christ, Alone.  (He protects us now, too!)

God gave us the Way (Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life) back to Himself, however!!  Through the shedding of Innocent blood as a Living Sacrifice Who died on the cross with all of our sins, ever, heaped upon Him- Only Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, could accomplish this inscrutable, Selfless act of Love, Mercy and Grace for each of us.  Then Jesus died, was raised again, walked the earth a little more than one month, and arose to the right Hand of the Father- God, part of the Triune One Lord we serve, which includes the Holy Spirit.  Again, we have: God, the Father; God, the Son, Jesus Christ; and God, the Holy Spirit)...

This following poem, The Wounded Soldier, was shared in The Healing is Always Christ another time.
This special time of year in the United States spurred me on to celebrate soldiers and helpers, yet once again.  I have included a few others which may be apropos as we prayerfully think of, pray, and give to God's Helpers.  Give these warriors/even yourself!~ a big hug~ or tell someone to hug you if you are a helper :)  

Others of us recognize that we are in the presence of An Unselfish Heart, a True Giving Person, which leads me to my family...my mother was the very essence of a giving and loving person, in Jesus Christ.
My sister Sherry McCoy and I were born of an exceptional Christian woman for our dearest mother, Dorothy E. McCoy, of whom I have written several times in this blog.  Our dad, whom we are extremely proud and thankful for serving our nation and the world, Clayton W. McCoy, served in World War II in all three theatres- the European, the Pacific, and the North-African.  He was at Normandy on D-Day, and the next day or so after, he and others of the Navy and armed forces of America went on water and land to retrieve the injured and to take back the bodies of their slain fellow brothers.
Yes, that incomparable war and all of them of the world involve The Fight- Good against Evil. These continue today, horribly and unfortunately!  These horrific battles, including the deprivation of the citizenry being tortured, raped, and taken captive will abruptly stop when Christ returns for His 1,000 Year Reign!  Praise our God Jehovah- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!!  Then, there will be one, very short war where God Himself lays the devil out helpless, defeated-where he belongs for the good of humanity- in Hell Eternally, and he or his demons will never bother or hurt anyone again.
God's children made in His Own Image, beautiful animals, gardens and forests, our earth will be lush and free as only Adam and Eve knew for a while.  We will have it all forever.
I truly imagine that Eve and Adam will be there with us, also.
Everyone, give your heart and being, your lives to God Almighty!!

See the +++Salvation Prayer+++ and ~~~The Lord's Prayer~~~ and +++Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd (below).  

The Wounded Healer above all, Jesus Christ, gave His absolute all for each of us that day on the cross at Calgary.  His shed blood from His Holiness, both God and Man, Jesus Christ was the only Perfect Lamb capable of cleansing all of the sin that had been, is, and ever would be.

The Wounded Soldier
Does not want to get up
One more time.

He is too sad,
Does not understand,
And is so tired.

How many battles,
Thousands,
He has fought for others.

What, excitement and adventure
It was,
But no more.

He is tired of helping others
As lofty and loving
It was, all these years.

Who will help him now?
I will, as I have,
Saith the Lord.

I have been and will be
Your Protector,
Your Savior and Friend.

How I have loved you,
What and for whom
You have done.

Sweating, fearing, hoping,
Devastating personal toll.
Loving and sacrificing for them.

You know
My angels
Have been ‘round about you.

So many times,
And you knew
And you did not, many times.

Now, come under
The Shelter of
My Almighty wings, and rest in Me.

Abide in Me,
All the rest of
Your days with your family.

They will help, too,
And you need to rest
And learn even more about Me.


Venture forth into
That land you love so well!
I put that in you before you were born.

Well done, My good and faithful servant!
Donna M. on April 22, 2014

 Striving to push beyond the bounds of earth,

Yet wanting to have complete solace,
I need to find my refuge in You, Lord.
 Donna M., June 2004
Like a Soldier of the Lord (Himself),  Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Messiah, the Saver of our Souls for eternity...He lay down His life for each of us.
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.


Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.




But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.


so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.

Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.

+++A Salvation Prayer+++ 

(as told by Jimmy Evans on "Joni," Daystar Television, October, 2015)

Lord Jesus, I confess that You are Lord!  
I believe that God the Father raised You from the dead.  I open my heart to You.  I lay my life down to You.  I invite You to come in as my Lord and Savior.  Forgive me of my sins.  Give me a gift of eternal life.  I have lay my life down for You, Lord God.  
Live in my heart forever.  In Jesus' Name, Amen.
And now, the Holy Spirit of God, has come into your heart to live inside you as Helper, for Guidance, and Comfort.  Listen to Him.  Stay in The Holy Bible, the Word of God, and begin and stay with a very excellent church where Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Scripture, the Bible, is used and followed.  Find a small fellowship within the church where you can be yourself, stay accountable, learn and grow, and help others within and in the community and world.  
God bless you on the best Decision you will ever make!!  I am praying for you!  Thank you for your prayers for others, for this humble blog, and me, Donna.  I so very much appreciate you. 
I am very, very happy for you, Friend of God!

~~~The Lord's Prayer~~~

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.  Matthew 6: 5-15

+++The Lord Is My Shepherd+++
(Psalm 23 - King James Version)

(1) The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 
(2) He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: 
he leadeth me beside the still waters. 
(3) He restoreth my soul: 
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 
(4) Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; 
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

No Separation

No separation,
No good-byes,
No “See you tomorrows,”
Ever!!

Forever,
Together again-
That is what the Master
Has promised us!
                                                                
Your beloved was immediately
Taken to be with our Jesus…
And when the Lord saw him/her, He said,
“Well done!  My good and faithful servant.”

Then, He took your loved one by the hand
Where s/he basked in the glow
Of His Light and Loveliness-
Today, Tomorrow, and Always.

Yes, your hearts are full and heavy,
And yet light and happy at the same time,
For you know the Truth that is promised
By our Lord and Savior.

God knows your troubled hearts,
And He loves you so very much!
We cannot calculate or begin to understand
The depth of His continuing love for you.

So, remember each day
And just think joyfully as you may,
That your dad, friend, your brother, your daughter, or mum
Will be with you again, in the blink of an eye!

We can do all things through Christ, which strengthens us.
May you dwell with the peace that passeth understanding,
Christ Is With you, Always
In love and blessings, His mercy is unending.
 Donna M. 2001

 ***It is a good town- Emporia, Kansas.  William Allen White, Pulitzer Prize Winner, owner and author of The Emporia Gazette wrote and lived there.  I was fortunate to attend elementary school there- very blessed with very smart and dedicated, caring teachers all the days I was a student.  The bulk of my higher education was at Emporia State University, formerly Kansas State Teachers' College.  (I took classes elsewhere such K-State University in Manhattan and K.U. in Lawrence. I was blessed to do special education research at Juniper Gardens Research Project, Westminster Community College in Denver, A.C.C.K. (Associated Colleges of Central Kansas- private, a consortium of private, church-related colleges), Wichita State University, and Bethel College...so thankful for all of those experiences and work, especially teaching, in special education.) 

>>>http://www.biography.com/people/florence-nightingale-9423539

Beautiful photo at top of this posting:
I apologize to whomever did this photo; I love it and was immediately drawn to it for selection of today's sharing.  I look back now, and I cannot find the source.  God bless the people who worked upon it and all of the wonderful photographers, reporters, and Truth-tellers! of governments!!

Coming up!  The Lord has magnificently given a fourth day of supremely high page views from Israel, His chosen people!  Also, Sue's dream from God and Darlene's prayerful healing and my second major healing through Christian prayer to our Lord; and More Names of God in English and Hebrew!  More poems.
May the Blessings of Christ Jesus shower His riches in grace, healing, comfort, and love over you and yours!