Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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

 
Re-shared for Thanksgiving!2018! 
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- turn and change your ways/your wicked way around!- 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 & The City of Refuge Choir "Not About Us" (Live)
(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.
All poems are copyrighted.  All rights reserved.  Please pass them on to a friend, read and use- all except publishing or publication without my permission.  Thank you.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

July 4, 2018: The Wounded Soldier & Sean Winn's Patriot Features/Roy Shenkel & Remembrances of The Giving Helpers God Made and Has Called PLUS MORE!

<b>Free</b>] <b>Veterans</b> <b>Day</b> <b>Images</b>,Pictures 2014 | Happy Frinedship <b>Day</b> Quotes ...

& A Salvation Prayer, The Lord's Prayer, and the Lord is My Shepherd~~~The 23rd Psalm

See toward the end of today's posting The Lord's Prayer, and the 23rd Psalm- The Lord is My Shepherd.  Then see a Salvation Prayer that you may read and promise God in that from your heart or in your own words that you want Jesus Christ to be with you everyday until you go to Heaven to be with Him forever and your beloved!  
If you are fully, already committed, you might refresh or pass on to someone.  If you know you are not saved or even were and backed away, the please COME now and re-commit to God!  You will never, ever regret it, but if you are not saved, all of your chance will have gone by the wayside- the Holy Spirit having worked diligently to draw you to Himself for repentance- then your fate will be sealed the other way, to a place- alone and ugly, even tormenting.  PLEASE, FRIEND, I am weeping just thinking about this plight for you.  PLEASE, Today is the Day of Salvation!

                                                     II Corinthians 6:2 NKJV                                          


We pay honor, respect, and homage to our military (and those around the world)~ fighting for the good, only!~ which includes the first responders to :emergencies and 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!!!  Sometimes we all struggle for survival in this beautiful world the LORD has given us, but since the Garden of Eden, we had to leave and be in a broken world until JESUS' RETURN, Praise God~
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 (thankYou, 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 who hails from 
Community Life Church in Shawnee, Kansas

Homepage +++ Patriot Features by Sean Winn

Community Life Church
Wonder and listen to Roy Shenkel, WWII veteran and P.O.W.,  Magnificent Soldier and Christian...  
+++Go to:    Roy Shenkel, WWII veteran, Patriot Features
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!!
(If you madam or sir, are a repented and saved true believer in Chrirst Jesus, then you are NEVER going to be possessed by a devil.  You can be oppressed by him or his minions, but you can say in all confidence (exactly like Jesus told him in the wilderness): "Get thee hence, Satan!"  "In the Name of the LORD and Savior Jesus Christ, I am His son/daughter, and He is my authority, not you!  Leave!"
Get thee hence means, "under my foot!" And the devil MUST leave!
Here is what the LORD Almighty said in Genesis 2:15-17
15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
(See Bible Gateway with certain Scriptures/passages/even full Biblical books, such as John; key in the verses, click, and you have it there on the page/s!)
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)

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 believed the serpent/the devil and listened to his lies:

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, Adam and Eve believed the serpent, Satan.

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 :)  This includes being a prayer warrior!  God bless you richly in the grace of our Savior, Christ Jesus~!  I am so happy now.

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 heinous 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, after the 1,000 years, 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
Copyright
Please use any of the postings or poems for use on a small scale to share the Good News of our LORD and Savior, Jesus

 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. I am very thankful to God for this humble blog.  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
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>>>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, now 10 days (update, had moved from 1- 4 at this time by then- November 2015- I wrote on a few other times of supremely high page views from Israel, His chosen people!  It all began with my praying and asking God.  I will get the link for you in the next few days, so sorry.  Also, Sue Barron's dream from God~~~and coming up: Darlene Harrel's prayerful healing and my second major healing through Christian prayer to our Lord; Patty Fransen's dreams about her husband who is in Heaven; and our lady, love her, too! Linda Winn, Bible teacher, who is wife to our main pastor, who has seen her mother in dream/s since she passed on not too long ago! 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!
Donna M.
Modified and re-penned today from the first posting in November, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Part 1 (of 3): Only Jesus Christ is the LORD God and the Savior of All People! The Ten Commandments Included. A Prayer of Salvation!


 Passion Of The Christ
The Truth is, was, and ever shall be:
Jesus Christ
 is 
 the Lord and Savior, the Creator
 of us all-
 every single one of His grandest creation.

 Passion Of The Christ
From the movie, The Passion of the Christ, Jesus on the Cross, thank you www.lostseed.com .
###Part 2 and +++Part 3 of this series at end
My friend, this is what the Lord and Savior Jesus did for you and me...even though I know full well the end of the story, this picture and thought make me weep and hurt like nothing else does.  To think how Jesus allowed Himself to be scourged, flogged with sharp leather and metal talons, to be spat upon and hated, then to die an agonizing death on the cross with ALL of the hate and sin that had ever been or would be committed by people - that's you and me;  it was horrid beyond our true understanding.  We get a small "look" right here... 
We believe in the One Lord God~~~ the Godhead, the Trinity, Three Persons and also God is Spirit.  
The Lord God is:
God the Father, God the Son- Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit.
A Personal Case in Point, A Real Life that Shows Us What God Can Do~~~
My dear friend Nancy Walker told me when we were talking about this posting, "I told Chuck once that feeling the Holy Ghost's Presence inside of you is just the best!!  There is nothing else like it to compare."  Her husband Chuck and Nancy's wedding anniversary is August 26th; earlier this month, she has had his birthday and his passing on to Heaven, milestones earlier.  Those dates are so hard, and to have all three in the same month: they are triple reminders in a short impactful time! 
However, the fellowship of the Lord in the church and her friends and family bolster her.  As Nancy said, God Himself gives her comfort, calm, peace, protection, and a sure hope and promise!! even more! 
that words cannot truly express. 
As true Christians, believing in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, asking for forgiveness of our sins, and following Him for the rest of our lives, we do have that date of joining God in Heaven, most assuredly, 
and then that Day becomes the greatest date of all in our lives!  
We are promised as true believers and disciples of  Lord Jesus being with God forever and those loved ones who went on before...and will yet come!  Praise You, God Father, Son, and Spirit.
The following is what we can absolutely expect: "absent from the body, present with the Lord!"
2 Corinthians 5:8  
(###See below for full 2 Corinthians 5, full chapter for inclusive topic and understanding.)  
What a Joy we have in our God!
Before Jesus died, He said to His Father in Heaven, "Forgive them for they do not know what they do."  He was right- His crowning glory, the ones He made in His own image- you and me.  We can be so awful, yet so loving.  Yes~ sometimes, naive and lead astray...however, some people allow outright evil to take over their being and are in line with the devil himself- such a loss and terrible devastation of a person!  
Jesus had the profound, unconditional LOVE and tenacity of Spirit to ask His Father to forgive us- which He did and does!  
Dear Friend and Blog Contributor, Jan Bracken***(See her writing links below) just told me that a minister she heard on the radio had said,
"Once we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are no longer in bondage...we are truly the children He made in His image!"

Jesus was buried and three days later arose from the grave- Hallelujah!  He walked, talked, and ate with His Disciples and other true believers, was seen by over 500 people in a variety of places- until 40 days later when Jesus arose to Heaven, so that the Holy Spirit could come here to minister to the believers.

It is extremely clear: Jesus, the Lord and Savior, the Creator Who knew everything that would happen into eternity; The Lord knew we would believe the snake, the devil- Lucifer- the fallen angel, believing that we could eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and surely would not die- as God told Adam and Eve they would die ahead of time, attempting to avert them from disaster.  Jesus foreknew each of us He would call and that ultimately His plan for Salvation was absolutely necessary and would be accepted by free will by many of us.  Alternatively, He knows that many will not accept it and end up living their eternal lives in Hell.  Lest not one fall, God says!!!  He does not want anyone to go to Hell- please make sure YOU will have your name written in the Lamb's Book of Life before you have the first- and only- death from earth.  God is no respecter of persons- that means that we are equal before Him.  All of Heaven- the angels and saints who have gone ahead of us- cheer and shout and sing and dance when they know YOU have chosen through your free will, given so lovingly from God, to be in Heaven with us!!!  

Everyone who calls on the Name of Jesus and believes in Him will be saved...

Please see the ***Salvation Prayer toward the end of today's posting.  You can tell God anytime that your choice is Jesus Christ!!  Do not tarry or wait, please!  Do this for yourself and your family, friends, and others in your circle of influence in this lifetime.  

God bless you richly in the grace of Jesus Christ- as only the Son of God can bless you!  I pray you TAKE Salvation and Lordship, Love and Protection all the days of your lives, no matter what.

The Deity of Jesus Christ
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
 was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
He made everything, and it was good. -  (John 1:1-3, New American Standard Bible).

God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. Evening came and then morning: the sixth day. - (Genesis 1:31, Holman Christian Standard Bible). 
A person cannot serve two masters>>> (See reference below), and we are told in the Ten Commandments of the Lord God Almighty that we cannot have any other gods before Him.     ~~~(Ten Commandments reference is below.)  
The Holy Bible is the Word of God, inerrant, inspired by God, cohesive over 1,500 years.  Do not let any false prophet, false church or facet that is false, deceitful or wrong about Jesus Christ and Who He is- the Son of God and our Lord and Savior, or bogus religion tell you otherwise because it is the devious lie of the devil, Satan.
You cannot have religion/faith both ways...one foot in one religion and another with Christ.
I wish that influential people such as: Buddha, Mohammed, the Dali Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, Joseph Smith, Mary Baker Eddy, and thousands of
inauthentic people of supposed religions/faith would have been
(but never were and are certainly NOT) 
true believers and speakers/teachers for
the Only Messiah, Jesus Christ.
I often think of the impact mega-celebrities such as Oprah could have- the good that they could do to tell the Truth from their "pulpits" about
Christ
if only they would believe and live as true Christians,
born again, and living for Jesus, the Lord and Savior.
They do not do so, however!! 
If these impostors of false faiths could be true givers and lovers of the Lord God, and then actually to love and cherish people-
unselfishly, not with arrogance and a terrible, puffed up view of themselves- I can only imagine the possibilities for spreading the
Truth of the Good News, the Gospel of Jesus Christ! 
It is hard to be in the spotlight and not get a distorted self-image...may I say self-worship and self-idolatry?  I do feel very sad for folks who are new to the spotlight of culture, the world and media, and I pray for them-especially the youngest "stars," but even the "oldsters," the ones who have had decades of stardom.
I pray that they will see and believe the truth that Jesus Christ of Nazareth alone can give- take away their sins, come into their lives and make them whole, day by day. 
If only... people like you and me would do the same!  Can you imagine the impact we (would) have on our families, churches, schools, places of work, with neighbors, with everyone whom our lives touched- our circles of influence.  Wow.  What a wonderful world, and God's life-saving Message of the Gift of His Son would circle round our neighborhoods and the world- lickety-split!
My son-in-law made a very forthright statement that has stuck with me, indeed.  Eric and I were talking together not so long ago...Eric said that, "If people truly believed that Jesus is the Son of God, wouldn't they be doing absolutely every single thing that they could do- knocking on everyone's door, calling out the Truth of Jesus Christ to help change everyone's life?"
I replied, "Yes! and People are doing that very thing right now here and other places.  In fact, I am getting to that point myself!"
Eric's point is this: the Good News of the Gospel (you can read yourself the three synoptic gospels at: https://www.google.com/#q=synoptic+gospels that Matthew, Mark, and Luke have written, along with John's fourth gospel in the New Testament of the Bible) is so fantastic, and beyond anything this earth truly offers. Jesus' birth, life, ministry, miracles, solid knowledge of the Law, but every time the Pharisees tried to trick Jesus, He came out with a bolder truth, that truly made them look for small (they were trying to trick him to say something wrong that they could accuse or convict Him).      
Jesus put Himself with the most unlovely people, not the higher-ups who had power, prestige, religious power and presence, nor the wealthy, but with the lowly, needy and admittedly or obviously sinners.
Pray this prayer if you are not already saved by Jesus Christ or if you are uncertain, worried, or confused.  God most assuredly WILL hear you and answer Your prayer with His definite- Yes!- I, the LORD, am so glad you took my Salvation that I acquired for you on the cross!!  
Dear Father in Heaven,
I know You want me to be with You in this life and in the next in Heaven.  I want to be there with You, also.  Thank You, Jesus Christ; I want you to be my Lord and Savior.  You created me for this time and moment.  As I am Yours now, the Holy Spirit of God has come immediately to live inside me to help me in all ways!!  
You came to this world to take my place on the cross…You alone are the only Lamb of God Who, completely Perfect and Holy, taking my place in death and resurrection, forgiving me of all my sin.  Now I don’t have to carry that around.  After You gave Your Life on the cross taking all of the sin that was, is, or ever would be; being resurrected, spending 40 days with many people; then later, you arose to be at the right hand of the Father to intercede for me.  
Please take my Life, lead me and keep me each day.  I want my whole family and others to be saved with the knowledge and grace and love of You, Jesus.  I would like to tell others about You, the Gospel, Good News, I need your uplifting in that and all things.  Help me to learn more about You and to give you myself each day for your leading.  
God, I am so thankful You love me, are so merciful, and gracious! In Jesus’ Name, Amen (so be it).
Congratulations!!  You are now a true believer and disciple in Christ, only.  Tell someone you love and trust.  Seek out a great Bible-believing, Christ-believing church where they welcome and care about you.  Get a Bible and read it, study with a good fellowship of Christians.  You will never regret this step of  FAITH.

Exodus 20:1-17 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Ten Commandments

20 And God spoke all these words, saying,
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
“You shall have no other gods before[a] me.
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands[b] of those who love me and keep my commandments.
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.[c]
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”
The Ten Commandments, then, are additionally stated in The Holy Bible in-Deuteronomy 5: 4-21...here is its link at BibleGateway:
 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy+5%3A+4-21&version=ESV
(Good resources, also are also at Biblia.com and Biblehub.com (in MANY LANGUAGES!).
###2 Corinthians

A Prayer of Salvation
You can, from your heart, read this prayer and/or say one in your very own words to God.  He hears you, and You will be saved.  Blessings in Christ Jesus!  Once you have accepted His Lordship and Salvation, both given in Truth and in Grace from Himself, freely but with a complete cost He gave for you~~~ please be sure to find a good, welcoming church that preaches Christ and the Bible.  Get in the fellowship of God there and blossom :0)

Dear Father in Heaven,

I know You want me to be with You in this life and in the next, in Heaven.  I want to be there with You, also.  Thank You, Jesus Christ; I want you to be my Lord and Savior.  You created me for this time and moment.  As I am Yours now, the Holy Spirit of God has come immediately to live inside me to help me in all ways!!  You came to this world to take my place on the cross…forgiving me of all my sin.  Now I don’t have to carry that around.  After You gave Your Life on the cross taking all of the sin that was, is, or ever would be- then later, you arose to be at the right hand of the Father to intercede for me.  Please take my Life, lead me and keep me each day.  I want my whole family and others to be saved with the knowledge and grace and love of You, Jesus.  I would like to tell others about You, the Gospel, the Good News, but You do not absolutely require that of me; I need your uplifting in that and all things.  Help me to learn more about You and to give you myself each day for your leading.  God, I am so thankful You love me, You are so merciful, and gracious! In Jesus’ Name, Amen (so be it).



***Jan Bracken, writing contributor, see her poems at: 
From Crib to Cross to Crown and I Am a Present   and
The Wedding Invitation and GO!

Thank you so much to the movie, The Passion of the Christ, from whom I shared this photo of Christ on the cross, probably from a site that carries lots of pictures of Jesus, from lostseed.com 
I want to thank Mel Gibson for the tremendous thing that he did for God in making the aforementioned film.  It boggles the mind what he has done for the LORD.  However, I have prayed for him many times for restoration of his health and that he will not hurt others, especially women in his life.
Jesus blesses you and me,
Donna M.