Sunday, August 7, 2022

The Twentieth Anniversary of My Lord Saving Me from Death in an Extremely Serious Car Accident

 



                                                                      

A Wondering Thought: 
Sometimes I wonder how many times the Lord has rescued us from a catastrophe, and we have no idea.  Maybe in Heaven He will tell us!   :)



August 7, 2002, I crashed my car while driving on a country divided, two-lane highway in my state of Kansas. My husband was driving his small truck, and I was following him home. It would be a three hour drive from Royce's little sis Lori in Salina to Overland Park, our home, and we had just left Council Grove, an old Kansas town with LOTS of history and fun to hangout with family! Royce and I were very familiar with these towns and roads, especially since Royce had driven large trucks delivering large farm implements around Kansas and a few states.  The last thing on my mind that day was a car crash!


As I was driving the only things that I remember was the darkness, a drab gray and voices.  I remember my husband talking to me: Royce said that I would be ok; he or the other man said that I had been in a car accident.  The main thing on my mind was talking with Jesus and God.   I said, "Jesus, help me!'  Please help me, Royce, and the people here." That was it. 


Everything was that gray blankness except for a few sounds people carrying me on a lift, seeing nothing, only having that vague awareness.   I heard the whirringsound of a helicopter's wings .  The people at the scene either told me that we were going to the helicopter, or I supposed that by hearing the sounds.  I was lifted into the copter, and then we took off. Royce had to drive the way to the hospital I was flown to St. Joseph's Emergency unit in KCMO, Missouri.  Royce was a police officer at that time, and when the people in charge had asked him which hospital, Royce said, St. Joseph's.  He had taken victims there, and it had the best reputation for extreme accidents at that time.


I am making this posting extra short because I want to put it online tonight on the 20th anniversary of that accident and time.  I have not included a picture of a car in a culvert, as I usually put a picture at the top of the story, wrecked. My family has been through so much with me that a graphic picture is one less reminder, even though it would be a facsimile.  I must say that my family went through so very much pain in that one month's stay at the hospital, then the following 9 months and year -plus, plus- with home therapy, outpatient therapy and at least 2-3 surgeries, and through the years.  I still walk with a cane. On a vacation, the family pushes me in a wheel chair, etc.


I was raised by an incredible Christian mother (more to come on that very soon!) who raised my sister Sherry and me to be very thankful for what we have from God in Jesus Christ, with our Holy Spirit, of course! She would point out about others who have much more need than we do! We are to give: 

Luke 6:38. "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."


This posting is meant to encourage you!!!  Please, do not be downhearted or heavy in spirit!  God is with you each step of your Life.  Be sure to commit your Life to Christ Jesus, and you will to go to Heaven when you pass on.  If you think a loved one had not accepted Jesus before dying, keep heart!  We do not know what goes on in the mind of a person is passing away.  God will take every advantage to persuade us to come to HIM!!!  Be sure you take your family to a really bona fide Christian, Bible believing church, and it is never too late to affect someone for their faith to be in Jesus. Stay in the Word; read and study the Bible.Tell people The Truth!!


God bless you, Dear One.  Be encouraged and have and keep your faith in Him.  He loves each one of us MORE than we can imagine.


by Donna M.

I do not like to write in a shoddy fashion, but I am posting this writing tonigh to get it out on the 20th anniversary and will keep editting this post!  Thank you for your understanding.


 

Monday, December 13, 2021

Who Else Except Jesus Himself Can Offer You Heaven!? & A Salvation Prayer!



Jesus Ascends to Heaven

A Catholic Print, Thank you!


I am a Protestant

We all, Catholic and Protestant,

Believe in our Lord and Savior

Christ Jesus!



Part I of II

Who Else Can Offer You Eternity?





We people search and search,

Wonder and search.

We should question.

 

Whatever you

Query,

Ask the Lord Almighty!

Ask Him to help you find His Answer.

 

Then, go to a good believer in Christ,

One who is knowledgeable.

One who is Bible-believing and

 Jesus Christ,

The Son of  the Living God-

Believing…

 

Talk with this most special person

Who chose well!.....

Wait.

(Or, make a decision to accept Christ the Lord and Savior, now!?) 


God will answer your true heart’s calling.

He will, most assuredly.

 

When you know,

Then ask Christ into your heart.

Ask God for the forgiveness of your sins.

 

God, the Father, the Son, and

The Holy Spirit

WILL forgive you,

Putting your sins as far as the east is from the west,

Deep into the more far regions

Of the Seas-

And forget them all, the sin.

 


    

Part II

Who Else Except Jesus Himself Can Offer You Heaven!?


Jesus, the Messiah,

Died as the Father asked Him to do.

Taking on ALL of the sins that

All of us ever had, would, or would be committing.

 

Jesus, the Atoning Perfect Sacrifice

Was the Only One,

For He is completely Holy,

Fully Man and Fully God.


Jesus died on the cross, then three days 

Later, arose. 

He was seen by over 500 people

During a period of 40 days.


From Bethany on the Mount of Olives,

Mount Olivet.

Then, Lord Jesus arose to Heaven

To sit at the right Hand of God our Father,

Where Jesus intercedes for us!

For always into eternity!

He will return in the clouds,

To sweep up to Heaven His chosen.

Then, when He returns to Earth and sets feet here, 

There will be a short Armageddon***(See Below) because

More battling, all would be dead,

It will be so terribly unbearable...

~~~~~~~~~Until all mankind would have passed away,

and before that, those who have chosen

 Jesus as their Lord and Savior,

These people will be in Heaven with Jesus!

Or have refused Him, thus, these have chosen to reside in Hell forever. 


Those of us who have or will 

Accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior,

Will abide beyond beautifully 

 To tulfill our loves and hopes!

By Donna M.


Dedicated

This posting is dedicated to my sister

Sherry McCoy and her husband

Robert Swartz.

Godspeed and to all who read this.  

The Lord wishes with all of His heart

That each one! of us will accept 

His Lordship and Salvation and 

WANTS

All of US to decide for Heaven,

not Hell...

He respects you enough to let you choose for yourself.

Forevermore. Amen.

Choose for Your Eternity,

Donna McCoy-Harms

 

Important Note:

***It is really not complicated, but people who are without Christ, but are alive during Armageddon, can accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour during that time.  They will be saved with Christ, too.  However, who wants to wait until Armageddon is here- or worse, what if one passes away before Armageddon or any other time without redemption?!!  Unthinkable, but it happens and will more for those who are unbelieving/wait too long until their own death to make a decision FOR the LORD.

Accept Him Now, Please, Friends.

Here is a prayer that you can pray to accept Jesus now!

~~~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.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Be Absolutely SURE That You are Going to Heaven to be with Your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, When You Die- And Be There with Him Forever into Eternity AND A Salvation Prayer!

 



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We hear many things and contradictory thing about Heaven and Hell... from the world, the news, people, books, even well-meaning folks such as people who think that they know the truth, including our families.

Here is the Truth according to the Holy Bible, the Word of God, and from Christ Jesus Himself.  These are just a few examples:

https://unlockingthebible.org/2020/03/25-bible-verses-about-heaven/ by Kristen Weatherall, writer and Bible Teacher.

25 Bible Verses About Heaven. Ever wondered about heaven? The Bible speaks about eternity often, in both the Old and New Testaments. If you’ve found yourself wondering 

how a person gets to heaven, what heaven is like, or what Jesus had to say about heaven, then use the following list of Bible verses about heaven to spur on your Bible study and your worship.

1. “Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8)

2. “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

3. “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son.” (Colossians 1:13)

4. “Therefore they are before the throne of God,
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
the sun shall not strike them,
nor any scorching heat.
For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of living water,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Revelation 7:15-17)

5. “For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray…But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us…so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:3-7)

6. “In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psalm 16:11)

7. “There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

8. “There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” (Luke 15:7)

9. “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.” (Revelation 21:3)

10. “Set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:13)

11. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’” (Matthew 7:21-23)

12. “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

13. “A person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 2:16)

14. “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord,we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” (John 14:1-7)

15. “Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.”(Deuteronomy 10:1

 

~~~PLEASE be sure for your own Life for eternity that you ARE with God

(not separated from Him forever) by making that Choice and speaking from your heart to Him that you believe in Jesus as your Savior and the Lord of your life; that you know He died for your wrongs; and that you want Him in your heart and life forever.  You will not know or understand everything- no one understands everything about God or even the Bible, but we can and want to learn and to keep growing closer to Him.  I can promise you: that you will have a life here on earth, for now 'til you go to Heaven, that will be guarded by and lead and loved by your

Heavenly Father.~~~  


 Dear God in Heaven, My Heavenly Father,

I want very much to be in Heaven with You, the Lord Jesus, and my family and those whom I care about.  I know that as I ask You now to come into my heart, that You through the Holy Spirit, will come into my heart and mind to love me, comfort me, guide me and to help my make choices that please the Father.

I ask that You forgive my sins, once and for all!  I want to have You abide with me as I make my way here on Earth and then take me to Heaven one day to live in Light and Love with You and others forever and ever.  I believe that Jesus died on the cross for me, arose three days later and in forty day, ascended to Heaven to be with You, where He, Jesus, now intercedes for me to You.  I will learn as I go along and as I make mistakes, ask for Your forgiveness.

In Jesus' Name, Amen!


Now, go and live without fear and without wondering about your forever Home.  It is done; you are His, always!  Be happy!  Pray for your loved ones and others.  The Bible says to pray for the ones we do not know, strangers, and to love them.  I am trying, especially the loving part.  I think of and ask Jesus to help me.  He always does help me.

God bless you!  You are in the family and kingdom of God Almighty!

Donna M.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow". He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life! One Way!!!



pictures of jesus greg olson lost found


 Jesus Christ is the same 

yesterday, today, and forever.
Hebrews 13:8 New King James Version (NKJV)
Thank you godisreal.today/pictures-of-jesus, Artist Greg Olson for this stunning painting of Jesus today talking with a young man about something serious and important.  Jesus has and does talk with each person who will listen- the same every day and forever.  Here Jesus in the dress of His day on Earth with a young man from this current time...very interesting :)

Updated on April 1, 2021

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Our great God of all creation, the Creator, the Healer, the Messiah, Emmanuel- "God is with us".  Yes, can you imagine?  The One Who spoke the world into being, making Himself a tiny Babe, completely helpless, the One Who could have called thousands of angels down at any moment, chose to come fully as a man, the Son of Man, and also the Son of God, fully God!  He chose to come down to earth to save us, for we could never save ourselves from our sins.  It had to be done by the perfect Lamb of God because God is holy.  Yet, he loves us more than any of His creation, so much so, that He had a Plan in place even when we fell from grace in the Garden of Eden.

The Lord has never let me down, not ever, not even once.  He is always faithful to us, even at times when we have turned our backs on Him.

During my teen years and into college, I did a lot of reckless things; sometimes I suffered the consequences, and sometimes, by the grace of God, I seemed completely spared.  In high school I was standing up in the back of a truck bed where I should not have been, and the truck lurched forward,  so did I, and off and out I went onto the solid concrete in the parking lot.  I made it home and was badly bruised and very sore.  My poor mom met me at the door.  Mom was a believer in Christ as she always was- oh, how relieved and yet I am sure- shocked and thankful she was for my return home in one piece.  I am positive that she had been praying for my safe return that night while I was out with friends, as she prayed for my sister Sherry and me each day, certainly multiple times!  Once I became a parent, I joined in with the multitude of praying parents over their children's lives, forever and always, and I understood full well why Mom must've been praying for me that night, and I came away from it all relatively unscathed, by the Lord's grace.

My mother prayed quietly, openly, often- all of that and more.  Early on in life, she had taken Christ Jesus as her Lord and Savior.  It is an act of faith that when we hear the Word of God and His promises in Jesus, that we say, "Yes," to Him, asking for forgiveness of sins and promising to live in a close relationship with God, now and forever.  Everything that one has done before accepting Christ is forgiven; "as far as the east is from the west," or though the Lord had thrown your sins into the deepest chasm of the sea, never to be remembered. Psalm 103:8,10-14 (NIV) "The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love... He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgression from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust."

This is no small thing, since it is the most important decision that you and I will ever make- all else pales in comparison.  Please do not wait a second more if you are still waiting or undecided.  You can pray a prayer like this one: Dear Father in Heaven, I know I have done things that have displeased you, even greatly at times.  I ask for the forgiveness that only You can give me.  You made me and love me, knowing every thought I will ever have.  I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior and the Lord of my life.  Thanks be to You, in Jesus' Name, Amen.

In the first posting, I mentioned how most of the time around the car accident that I experienced what little I saw was a gray-color, but I did remember some distinctive things.  The point that I really want to make is that God is the most merciful, the most loving, the most patient, and the most powerful Almighty King we could ever imagine.  He spared me from so much hurt, pain and remembrance of a terrible moment in my life.  I do hope that this realization will comfort those of you who have loved ones who have endured horrible events. 

It will be incredible when we get to experience the full Presence of God, night and day for eternity.  The peace, joy, and goodness of being together with the Lord for ever and ever, well, it is something I long for- don't you?  We can talk more about Heaven any time; I have a couple of great books I have enjoyed and learned about aspects of Heaven (based on the Bible)- and of course, I have The Holy Bible to read itself, just like you do!  Please send your comments, experiences, and thoughts.  Coming up soon: God is Always with You; Jesus Christ, the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever; Jesus is the Open Door; and The Names of God.  If these titles speak to you, send your comments about them any time. 

Here is a poem I wrote awhile back that I hope you enjoy- then a few more comments.  Until next time, God be with you- He is!!


God just keeps healing me,


God just keeps healing you.


If we only could conceive


Of the many healings we receive!



Taking for granted


His daily miracles-


So many, uncountable…


But His heart is so full,


And His mercy and power


So boundless.



Yes, God just keeps healing me,


And He keeps healing you.


If only we could fathom


His never-ending love.



Only Christ Jesus


Shows us the Way to the Father


Through our Savior’s sacrifice- for us,


We can accept the truth that, yes…



God just keeps healing me,


God just keeps healing you.







Donna M.


 September 28, 2003


Copyright 2009


Thanks you to several of you who have left comments and who have signed up through Facebook! I  have a Page on Facebook, The Healing is Always Christ.


Regarding the recent disaster in the eastern states once again, I pray specifically for those who have lost loved ones, pets and precious memories and now need clean water and food, their electrical and gas power restored, a place to call "home" again that is really their own as soon as possible, including healing for their emotional and spiritual needs.  


***(Some thoughts on emergency preparedness... I originally wrote this article in Autumn after Hurricane Sandy.)  

I am very thankful that we are okay, not under a catastrophe, where we are right now. It is dire in that we are toward the end, we hope, of the world's pandemic, and many folks are getting vaccinated!  Praise be to God on High---when I think and thank the Lord Almighty that he enabled human medical people to develop, test, and to have GOOD outcomes for inoculations against the Covid-19, it is only by the miracle of Jesus Christ, our Creator and our Lover. However, it is always a good idea to have extra food, water, medical necessities such as medicines, bandages, and Neosporin, matches/flashlights/LED lighting and toiletry necessities. If you have the means to afford a generator, super!! You can start by putting a few extra things in your shopping cart such as peanut butter and tuna, and bottles of water as you shop each week. Be sure you will eat what you buy. Bags of rice, good ones such as long-grain, wild, are very good, but keep tightly wrapped and in tin. For example, I just bought the dried instant, non-fat milk such as Carnation (a medium-sized box for $7.48 recently) in the box and if you have babies, of course you will want to have extra baby food, formula if your baby drinks that, and good nibblies (snacks) on hand!!!  There is a group called Thrift; I am not promoting it necessarily (I bought from them for a while), but they have many packaged foods that have shelf life of many years.  They have gadgets that you can run water through to help purify it if you have access to decent drinking water, for bathing and such.  They have many ideas and items for survival in a disaster or catastrophe, including lesser ones where one is snowed in for a few days.  Check out the Red Cross!  You should keep these items in your car in the trunk if not TOO hot or TOO cold for certain things and/or have a luggage back on roller wheels that has a very good First Aid Kit- inside the car and inside your apartment or home.  Your car and home should have at least one very excellent lantern, LED, and your car needs a red flare or other flashing light that you can put outside your car to tell other motorists that you need help.  This list is far from complete! Your family should know a safe place to meet it would be difficult to have the meeting point at your home. I thank several friends, and you know who you are :) who have enlightened me over these last years on preparation in emergencies.

Until next time, May the LORD bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you, and to give you Peace.

                                                                           Donna M.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Dream: Come to the New Jerusalem! and A Salvation Prayer

 


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This posting will be rather brief.  

The Lord God gave this message to me in a dream that I had about 7 years ago.  Here it is!

Here is the scene that I saw.  It was as though a video camera were moving along from the left to the right (how we read in English).  The colors were white, off-white and cream colored.  As I looked at the moving scene, there were buildings in this scheme, like the ones you would see in Jerusalem, Israel.  Low, light stucco with one floor, maybe two or part of the building had partial second story.  These buildings were on rolling hills as in a desert.  The scene continued in this fashion.  

In the background I heard this lovingly fashioned song, of sorts, the sweet constant words: "Come to the New Jerusalem...come to the New Jerusalem, COME to the New Jerusalem!!"  In the dream and to this day, I knew that God and Jesus were speaking together saying these words.  (Unsure, but why did it not come to me to think of the Holy Spirit?  He is literally here on Earth with the believers and also beckoning others throughout the world to join in with Jesus...the One Almighty God, Triune in Persons and Spirit: God the Father, God in Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit of God : )

Oh, and the brilliant colors in this dream!  Throughout the rolling hills, there were flashes of bouquets of petunia-like flowers!!!  Magnificent these were.  The bouquets had deep, bright colors: purple, red, yellow, and perhaps blue.  They were breathtaking and hard to describe adequately.  The flowers were bell-shaped with the thick, colorful petals.  Just exquisite.

The rolling scene and song of a gentle but certain and loving command- Come to the New Jerusalem! continued throughout.  Some dreams get hazy over time, but the true ones like this one, which I know is from God Himself to me- and others reading now- stick with me forever.  I never forget the content, nor the meaning.

I so hope, Dear Friends, that you will highlight this posting, remembering the Message.  It is for ALL people.  It speaks of Christ Jesus Himself, the Holy One, the Messiah, and the King of kings, our Lord and Savior!

Thank you and bless you as you have read this message, and I hope you will pass it along to others whom you love.

I hope we meet in the New Jerusalem, which is Heaven, with Jesus someday!  That is truly my prayer.

If you have never asked Jesus into your heart and asked to be saved so that when you pass away, you are absolutely assured of going tto Heaven forevermore!  If in the past you accepted God's salvation and then fell away later, please feel free to talk with Jesus again to reconnect to Him and to have your heart and mine assured!  What freedom! The ultimate freedom!  God bless you in this journey.

A Salvation Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for my Life!  I want to accept Your Son Christ Jesus as my Lord and Savior.  I believe that He is the One, and that He is the Only Way to Salvation and to Heaven to be together with You one day!  Please help me to be thankful, grateful, kind and prayerful in all things.  I am so glad that You have saved me, and please help my family in this Way with Jesus, also.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen.


Donna M.