Archive | May 2015

Memorial Day Remembrance

Memorial Day     In the United States, Memorial Day, is a day set aside to remember those who have died while serving in our Country’s military.  Originally, this day was called Decoration Day, after the Civil War in 1868, when an organization of Union veterans (the Grand Army of the Rebublic), established it as a time to honor those who died in the war by decorating their graves with flowers. The Confederate veterans had a competing tradition honoring their fallen, but by the 20th century, the two traditions merged, and Memorial Day became a day to honor ALL Americans who died while in military service.

     Today, as we reflect on the tremendous number of fellow Americans who have died while in service to (our) Country, let us all also merge our hearts, as a country, as a people, just as the Union and Confederate Veterans did.  Let’s take today to honor these men and women and their families who gave so much.  Without the sacrifice each of them gave, our Great America would not be Great and we would not remain a free People. 

Their sacrifice has made living in the United States of America better for every single one of us.

To all our Fallen Military

We remember and honor you today.

May God bless each of you and your families,

And May God bless our United States of America!

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Heart-Healing Words

Happy Sunday to you!!

Are you happy this morning? Or are you, like me, maybe feeling a little hurting in your heart – from hurt feelings, or maybe sadness from a loss?

A few days ago someone I love slung some very hurtful words at me and in hurt and anger I slung a few ugly and not nice words right back.  Words that I thought would never come out of my mouth. Today I feel great remorse (even though I am still reeling in hurt).

However, I read a few Words this morning that sounded so good and reminded me where I always can find healing for my hurt. These words were:

How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Ps 119:103
And I am reminded again of how magically reviving and hurt-healing the Words of this Book can be to me when I remember to seek them out and let them into, and wash over my heart. I love to also dwell in Psalm 139 to know that I am not, I am NEVER alone. And there is good with me, wherever I am – always.
Today, I choose to dwell in His Words, instead of those other hurtful words.
And bask in His awesome healing.
How about you – where do you turn for your heart healing?  I invite you to click the link above to read Psalm 139 – let the Words flow over and sink into your heart as you reflect upon what they are saying to you.  Then re-read verses 13 & 14.
Oh, how I love these beautiful Words! They tell me (you) that I (you) was planned and placed and created by a wonderful Maker, whose works are **marvelous  – marvelous! – that means I (you) am marvelous! We are marvelous!
So I will let those hurtful words someone said to me, roll right off of me! They don’t stick today because God’s wonderful Words have healed my heart! I was created wonderfully and marvelously, with awe, and as long as I choose to live in this example of goodness, I can be wonderful and good, and no words can take that away from me (or you)!
So, choose to embrace this wonderfully marvelous self who God created you to be and let your heart be healed!
**Some other Bible versions use the word “wonderful” here. God’s words are wonderful! We are wonderful!
Bible Gateway passage: Psalm 139 – New American Standard Bible

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“And Then I Knew He Was Mine”

This is awesome – will put a huge smile in your heart! Caroline is quite an inspiration ❤

Beautiful Life with Cancer

The heat and humidity of the Georgia July summer welcomed the fourth daughter into a family of what would eventually consist of eight children.  I followed and imitated a God that was preached in my church and home. Life was life and I never questioned it.  My little heart dreamed a dream of my own life and my own plans that I longed for day by day.

My fairy godmother waved her wand and I was Cinderella at the ball dancing with my prince.  James looked into my eyes and I was loved like I never thought possible for a maid covered in cinders.  But then I heard the clock strike midnight and I ran.  I ran from a God that gave me cancer.  I ran from a God that did not promise health to my miracle baby.  I ran from a God that could take everything from me with…

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