Saturday, August 20, 2011

Showers of Blessings! Our Family~Posted by CharlesAngel Deanie on August 20, 2011 at 7:24pmView Blog.

Hello Dear Ones in Christ,

I just now returned home from attending a precious party called a "Baby Shower!" Oh,,,what a blessing it is to be expecting a treasure sent straight from God. I had not ever met the expectant mother before, but I have known the babies dad for as long as he has been living. His mother is a daughter of one of my very long time, "BEST" friends. We have been friends so long that his Grannie was my Matron of Honor at my wedding, almost 47 years ago. So the new baby is important to me because of the love that is shared between friends whose family is my family too. I also met the expectant mothers mother who predicts that the baby girl will arrive on the 21st. of September. The doctor tells them the baby is a little girl. Only God knows for sure!,,Right? The day that the doctor says the little one will arrive is the 26th. of September.

Isn't it amazing how our families grow by different ones joining together to have families and then their families, in a way, becomes a part of each others family because of the bonds we have with each others children. This is kinda like the Family of God.

"His whole family in heaven and on earth." [Ephesians 3:15]

Ephesians 3:15-21
New International Version (NIV)

15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

(a) True Christians are called "a family" because they all have one Father.

(b) True Christians are called "a family," because they all rejoice in one name.

(c) True Christians, above all, are called "a family" because there is so strong a family resemblance among them.

This family likeness among true believers is a thing that deserves special attention. To my own mind it is one of the strongest indirect evidences of the truth of Christianity. It is one of the greatest proofs of the reality of the work of the Holy Spirit. Some true Christians live in civilized countries, and some in the midst of heathen lands. Some are highly educated, and some are unable to read a single letter of the alphabet. Some are rich and some are poor. Some are old and some are young. And yet, despite all these differences, there is a marvelous oneness of heart and character among them. Their joys and their sorrows, their love and their hatred, their likes and their dislikes, their preferences and their aversions, their hopes and their fears, are all most curiously alike. Let others think what they please, I see in all this the finger of God. His handiwork is always one and the same. No wonder that true Christians are compared to "a family."

The last paragraph by Tony Capoccia from


J. C. Ryle

All Scripture references are taken from the HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (C) 1978 by the New York Bible Society, used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Reply by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on October 25, 2009 at 7:56pm
Delete Hello to my friends at The Love Dare Group. I contenue to keep you in my thoughts and lifted up to the Lord in my prayers! This was the second book study that I have ever done. It really made me stop and take a look at my marriage and made me realize how very fortunate I am to have a husband that is very far from being perfect, but he is so kind and good me. I learned so much from this study!

The following is what I posted on my day 40:

I am so blessed that I have a husband that does not withold his love and affection from me, his wife from his youth. We were so young and brave. We were so very young!! I could not have imagined loving him more than I did then. You know I think that I do love him more than I did then. When our love matures it changes, we change and that is when our true love for each other is really tested.
Charles was 21 yrs. old and I was 20yrs. old when we pledged our Wedding Vows! I remember the minister saying 'in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit'

We both had Gods Son Jesus through the Holy Spirit to guide and direct us in our marriage. We did not always listen to His directions. We have both been guilty of not waiting to hear Gods wishes or commands. All through our marriage He has been with us. Even when we thought He might have forgotten about us. I have failed our Lord many times. He has never failed me. He has lifted me out of many deep places in my life, all of that time I have had a wonderful husband. We have depended on Gods Will in our lives for little decisions and for large or life changing things.
Ozark, County Missouri 1944,,, Birth AnnouncementPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on April 19, 2009 at 11:30pm
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.Birth Announcement:

From their home in Trail Holler,
Ozark County, Missouri,

Mr. and Mrs. John Rue Lamb and two year old Mary Catherine are pleased to announce the birth of baby girl Claudean and twin brother baby boy, John Harrison. The proud parents are sadened to report the death of their precious baby boy John Harrison. He was allowed to be with his earthly father and mother but only a little while, but will forever be in his Heavenly Fathers arms.

When you are the the survivor of twins, you wonder what it would have been like to have grown up with a brother your age. I realize that we are not to question Gods Will that one should live on earth and the other be with Him forever.

Today is my 66th. birthday and what a wonderful life God has allowed me to have here on this earth.
I have had so much happiness and sad times too, there have been many. The joys out weigh them though. So, if we are not careful we might go through life wondering about the what ifs. God does not intend for us to do that when we promise to follow Him all the days of our lives as I have promised Him. So that I may have the assurance of having a Heavenly home some fine day when My Heavenly Father says, welcome home my daughter. He will say well done my good and faithful servant!
Oh, what a glorious day that will be.

Until He calls me home I plan on enjoying life to the fullest each day. I want to follow His commandment by telling everyone about Gods Son Jesus, that He sent to save a world of lost sinners like me.
Romans 3:23 KJV For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

First He came as a Baby; soon He will return as Divine Royalty!

On a very sad day for the rest of the family, on the 20th. day of Febuary the year was 1957, John Harrison welcomed his own sweet mother, Lula Lamb into heaven, her eternal home.
His earthly farther also joined him in his heavenly home on a cold day in December in 1970.
The Garden Gate---Gods Heavenly FlowersPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on April 14, 2009 at 4:00pm
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.Rita watched her mother as she put the angel wing begonia in the pot full of potting soil. The little girl was watching with great intent. Seeing the flower being planted so carefully by her mother caused her to remember the reacurring dream that she had had about a beautiful gate.
The gate was at the edge of their farm where the forest started to get very thick with underbrush.
In Rita's dream she would go to the beautiful gate which had two angels standing by it. The angels stood at each end of the gate. She could see on the other side of the gate as far as the eye could see were the most beautiful flowers.

Mother, you should see the gate and all of the flowers on the other side of it. It is as if the gate was made of pure gold. I ask the angel on the left side of the gate what does all this mean? The angel stated that I would understand it all better some day when my life is over here on earth. I ask the angel on the right side of the gate what does all this mean? The angel also stated that I would understand it all better latter on.

Rita went on to tell her mother about her dreams.
I ask the angels what should I do so that I may enter through this Golden Gate.
They told me to go back home and tell you and everyone that I see, the story about Jesus the Savior that I have learned about at church for as long as I can remember. The Savior of the world that God sent to earth over 2,000 years ago that all may have everlasting life, in heaven with Him. The road to this gate is straight and narrow and only a few will enter through it. Only the children of God can enter through the golden gate. The angel went on to tell me that only God can open the Gate for us that we may enter into eternal life.

The little girl bowed her head and said a sinners prayer right then and there, asking God to forgive her from all her sins. She then told God that she wanted to follow him all the days of her life. God accepted her into His Kingdom, forgave all of her sins and sent them as far as the east is east and as far as the west is west, never to remember them again.

She went on to tell her mother about how the angels had given her a little glempse of the flowers in the heavenly realm of Glory. The flowers as far as she could see. One of the angels said with a smiling face.
These are the flowers for the Master's Bouquet.
Mother, don't you understand? We are the flowers for the Master's Bouquet!
Written by Claudean Brown

Comment by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on April 30, 2009 at 5:28pm Delete Comment I would like to dedicate my story, as a memorial to my Aunt Ivy, who passed into her eternal home yesterday evening around 5 pm. central daylight time. ..
Recieve New LifePosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on January 25, 2009 at 10:00pm
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.How does your life demonstrate that you have been transformed by recieving new life in Christ?

Anyone can experience this new life. God transforms all who by faith recieve His Son Jesus as Savior.

Here are important truths to remember when you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour.
You will find these truths in the Bible, Gods Holy Word.

1). The gospel of Jesus Christ supplies the need of people seeking spirtual fullment.

2). The gospel has the power to release people from spiritual bondage regardless of their circumstances.

3). Those who have truly recieved new life through faith in Jesus demonstrate the reality of that transformation through observable actions and attitudes.

4). You can show that you are a new creature by sharing the gospel with others, beleavers can participate with God in His miraculous work of transforming lives.

Recieve new life by beleaving in Jesus as your Savior; and live a transformed life characterized by
purpose, freedom and joy.

Acts: 16:31-NIV-They replied, "Beleave in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved"--you and your household.
Also, recomend reading the book of John.
Life is a Gift from GodPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on January 18, 2009 at 10:00pm
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God wants us to realize that all human life is sacred. God wants us to show respect for all human life from conception to natural death.

God places high value on every human life and expects us to do the same.
We can adopt Gods attitude of valuing human life by:

1). Recognizing that all human life comes from God. God created every individual in His image and cherishes each one. We should show respect for all people.

2). Abandon self-centered attitudes. We are wise to eliminate attitudes that causes us to devalue or mistreat others. Cain's focus on self led him to jealously, hatred, and finally the murder of his brother Abel.
Am I my brothers Keeper?

3). Accept accountability for the way we treat others. We will all have to answer to God for harming others and failing to help others that are in harms way.

The age old question, Am I my brothers keeper?
The answer is ,,,YES!
A Fresh Start (Perspectives) in 2009 by: ClaudeanPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on January 4, 2009 at 10:30pm
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What are perspectives? --- My Sunday School lesson today was all about a fresh start with God.
How many of us have made New Years Resolutions and they have been completely forgotten about by February or March. Well if you start these fresh starts with God in control, you will have a stronger power than your own will power.
--- Do you need a fresh start? The lesson sugested three places we can look for fresh perspectives.

1. Look into the heavens, or at Gods creations in general. We can see the evidence that He exist and is powerful beyond our comprehension.

2. We can find a fresh start by looking inside our Bible, Gods Holy Word. We can gain wisdom on how to live our lives in the best possible ways.

3. We can get a fresh perspective by looking inside our own hearts. We can see sins that we need to confess to God. Receiving Gods forgiviness for our sins is a vital step toward making a fresh start.

--- Just maybe we could make a fresh start in just one area of our lives. Perhaps I could do my daily Bible study more regular than I have in the past year.

---So, just what are perspectives?

---Notes from Claudean, "thats me," will be a regular happening on this page beginning today!
Until next time may God Bless all who read these words.

Character Makeover---40 Days with a Life Coach to Create the Best You!

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Welcome to my Blog: After being with my life coach in this wonderful book since October 10, 2008. With blogging about each chapter every week for eight or ten weeks, I have found myself missing my visits with her and her friends in the book. I really miss writing my thoughts here on my blogsite for you my accountability friends for this incredability Journey, called a Makeover for my life.
I want to thank those of you who have followed my journey through reading my blogs and commenting on them. I especially want to thank those of you who held me up in your prayers and gave me encouragement. Also, I really appreciate you that have blogged your journey and allowed so many others and myself to follow your journey too.

The most wonderful time of the year is here, the time we celebrate our Saviours birth. There never was and there never will be a Greater Love than when God sent His Son Jesus.
The Savior of the world as come. Rejoice and be glad!
4o Day Character MakeoverPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on October 12, 2008 at 7:00pm
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.I am starting the Journey to day, October 12, 2008.
I have been searching the Group and trying to figrure out how to follow with other members of the Group. I may have to keep my journal on my personal blog and go from there. I will contenue to try to learn how to follow along on the Group.
Love and Prayers,
Family DayPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on October 12, 2008 at 1:00am
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.I just have to share with you all about the day I had to day with my family. To celebrate my husbands 65th birthday and our daughter-in-law T's 41st. birthday. We all went to the famous Cheesecake Factory down on the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. for lunch. Then we went to Barns and Noble to buy books. I was able to find and purchase the book, "Character Makeover" 40 days with a Life Coach to create the best you. Yeah!
I will start tomorrow with the first chapter!
Until then,
October is Breast Cancer Awareness MonthPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on October 8, 2008 at 9:15pm
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.We should all have a buddy to remind them about being aware of the dangers of not having breast cancer screenings. This could be your mother, sister or friend. It just might be saving someones life.
Blessings to all who read this!
Sovereign SundayPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on October 18, 2009 at 10:15pm
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Simply let the Praises and Worship begin!

Today is a good day! God says that it is good.

My husband and I attended our 10 A.M. Sunday School Class this morning. It is a Bible study with other seniors. Our class is called " The Ventures Class" for retired Adults at Calhoun Baptist Church. Our lesson was about how Jesus was betrayed by Judas and deserted by all of His closest friends (His disciples) when He was in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was there to pray because He knew what agony was ahead for Him. His disciples did not understand what would happen to Him. They could not even stay awake to support Him.
Will He find us staying awake to spread the news about the Salvation we all can have through His sacrifice on the cross for the sins of a lost world?

Then we had our Worship Service at 11 A.M. Our guest speaker was a wonderful speaker that got his message straight out of the Word of God! He started in the book of Genesis. In the beginning......

This is the day that the Lord has made and He saw that it was good.

From one Pumpkin to Another--Subject: Pumpkin

A woman was asked by a coworker, 'What is it like to be a Christian?'

The coworker replied, 'It is like being a pumpkin.'
God picks you from the patch, brings you in,
And washes all the dirt off of you.
Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed.
Then He carves you a new smiling face and
Puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.'
I Have Borrowed this Recipe from a Friend----Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on October 10, 2009 at 8:00pm
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.I Have Borrowed this Recipe from A Friend
From "A Blog of Joy and Hope"

A healthy recipe..

4 cups of love
2 cups of loyalty
3 cups of forgiveness
1 cup of friendship
1 cup of understanding
1 cup of hope
1 cup of tenderness
4 quarts of faith
1 barrel of Laughter
1 quart of tears

take Love and Loyalty, and mix well with Faith. Blend it with Tenderness, Kindness, and Understanding. Add the friendship and Hope. and roll in laughter and sprinkle with tears. Bake it with Sunshine and serve daily to one and all. (unknown author)

---I say to you, in as much as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to me. Matthew 25:40
Jobs and Job----Another MountianWings MomentPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on October 9, 2009 at 11:17pm
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.MountainWings A MountainWings Moment
#9282 Wings Over The Mountains of Life

Jobs and Job

If you ask the typical Christian what book and character of the
Bible represents the most severe trial, the vast majority will
identify Job.

Job was a man who had it all, then lost most of it and suffered
tremendously. There is often reference to "The Job Experience,"
and many of us will one day or are currently enduring a type of
Job experience of pain, ridicule, and suffering.

I urge you to remember this when it comes:

Job went through tremendous loss after he had been granted much.
He lost his ten children. When all was restored, everything he
had was restored double except his children. He only got ten
children back, why didn't he get twenty children?

Because he will likely see the original ten children again, he
didn't lose them, he was only parted from them in his lifetime.

Some of you will lose jobs or your current nightmares and
sleeplessness are due to the fear of losing your job. It's no
accident that job is spelled just like Job, and for many losing
your job will be your Job Experience.

It will be restored.

Scholars claim the book of Job is the oldest book of the Bible.
Perhaps intense trials at some point in our lives is the oldest
human condition.

Keep the faith, don't lose heart, and remember, like Job, you
won't lose it all, and when restoration comes, your latter days
will be greater than the former.

The book of Job has 42 chapters.

~A MountainWings Original~

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To Brenda G T Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on October 8, 2009 at 11:00pm
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.At 6:40pm on June 7, 2009, Brenda G T said…Deanie. How are you liking the Love Dare? Is it doable? Is it helping your marriage?

Talk to you soon I hope.

Bless You!
Brenda Gale

At 11:20pm on June 7, 2009, Deanie "CharlesAngel" said…I really like The Love Dare! It makes me think about things that I could very easily take for granted in my marriage and in my daily walk with the Lord, which is one of the same. Yes, it is very doable for me. Some of the dares do not apply to me as my marriage is not in a difficult state with problems. The very basics of the entire study is in fact about being more like Jesus in every aspect of our lives!
Thanks for asking!!

Have you done the study?

Love and Prayers,

Brenda's reply:

At 8:37pm on October 8, 2009, Brenda G T said…Hi Deanie. No I haven't done the "Love Dare"... yet. I was thinking about it. Times have been tough and I'm spending more time Praising and Worshiping to get me through
My Dear -----, I do not even have to think about it, Of course I will pray for you and your ---! I Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on October 4, 2009 at 11:22pm
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.My Dear -----, I do not even have to think about it, Of course I will pray for you and your ---! I will pray for marriages in general too. This covenant of marraige is taken so lightly by so many people these days. You say "stand in the gap" do you mean pray daily for you and Tom and the instution of marriage that is your Ministry at all of these blogs, websites and all of the other obligations that you have.

I will pray that you will recieve strength through the Holy Spirt, to do what God has led you to undertake in your walk with Him.
Please let me know what you want me to pray about. If there is any certian need other than what you have mentioned.

It is really strange, today we were at a Flea Market and I bought a book about A Praying Woman." The name of it is The Power of A praying Woman, written by Stormie Omartian. I have been a beleaver all of my life, but still feel inadequate when it comes to prayer!
I do know that He hears and answers our prayers!!!
I will contenue to praise God for your friendship!
In His Love, Deanie
Hey, it is Friday and I just could not resist sharing this with you all!Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on October 2, 2009 at 6:00pm
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.Here is Friday's MountianWings Moment: What a wonderful way to end your day!

Happy Landings

When I was in graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh,
I would change buses downtown, in front of a place called
"Happy Landings." The logo featured the front end of a smiling

I remember thinking to myself, "Next year, when I have a job,
I can afford to go night clubs like this. Then I'll be happy."

In doing so, I gave myself permission to be miserable in the

I have lived most of my life that way.

When I was 15, I said to myself, "When I get a car, THEN I'll
be happy."

Later, "When we get a bigger house, THEN I'll be happy." And,
"When I get a better job, THEN I'll be happy."

Only recently have I realized that, although I have hopes for
the future, THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS. Be happy...right now.

Here is what I now do:

When I go to bed, before I fall asleep, I make a list of three
things that I am grateful for that day.

Here is my list from yesterday (simple, little things):

* Listening to the Phillips Craig and Dean CD playing in my
car as I had the roof off waiting for my daughter to get off
work yesterday evening.

* Going with son and other daughter in his Jeep to pick up
dinner at Boston Market.

* Even though I am 52 years old, I still feel like I did in
high school. No aches. No pains. This is truly a miracle that
could be taken away from me at any time. But most days I just
take it for granted.

See what a difference it can make in your life if the last thing
you think about before your drift off to sleep are YOUR

Happy landings!
A Strange Birthday PresentPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on September 30, 2009 at 8:29pm
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.A Strange Birthday Present---

It is a strange birthday present.

Today is my mother's birthday. She is 76. People often think
that she is in her 40s. She looks just that young and is
amazingly spry and agile. My mother went with us when I took
my company on a trip to New York. We walked several miles.
Only one other woman could keep up with my mother.

So what was her strange birthday present?

First, there's really not much material that she doesn't have.
Trying to buy something for her is extremely difficult because
she has everything material that she wants. Her gifts have to
be of a different nature to really make an impact.

So I attached her gift in an email.

Was it a gift certificate to a fancy store?

Was it a voucher for an exotic vacation?

Was it a notice of the arrival of flowers or candy?

So what was it?
It was prayers.

Prayers for her?

It was your prayers. Forty-six pages of your prayers.
About the number of years people think is her age.

You see, my mother leads the Wednesday prayer service at our
church. Each week, the prayer team prays over the MountainWings
prayer requests one by one. I pray over them first during the
week and then the team prays over them each Wednesday.

So I attached this week's prayers as I usually do with a Happy
Birthday note.

My mother gets great joy from helping others. She really does.
Perhaps that is one of the things that has preserved her youth
and health. So the attached prayer requests and the opportunity
to go to the Heavenly Father on your account gives my mother joy.

Just as she has diligently prayed over her six sons,

so shall she pray over you.

For the prayers of a righteous mother availeth much.

~A MountainWings Original~

Note: To hear how my mother sounds, go to and
enter her name, Robbie Bronner, in the search box.
The Prayer Of Jabez---What does it mean to you?Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on September 27, 2009 at 5:30pm
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.The Lords Pray is the prayer that I have always fashiond my prayers. Today our Guest Speaker taught from this scripture. He said since he has been praying in the way Jabez did. His work has prospered. I always like to follow through with research when I am peresented with a new or different way of worshiping my Savior. In His name is how we should pray. In the name Of Jesus!

Prayer of Jabez: What is it?

The Prayer of Jabez comes from the Bible. In 1 Chronicles 4:10, we read: "And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that Thine hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested." The prayer is composed of four parts. First, Jabez asks God to bless him. Second, he asks God to enlarge his territory or increase his responsibility. Third, he prays that God will be with him and stay close. Lastly, Jabez asks that God keep him from harm so that he will be free from pain.

Prayer of Jabez: Why is it important?

The Prayer of Jabez reveals that Jabez understands what many people do not -- there is only one God and He should be the center of our work God wants to bless every life. But, we must first make the choice to invite God into our life and ask for His blessings. Jabez wants to succeed and increase his sphere of influence for God. The specific sphere of influence is not important. What is important is that when we want to reach for goals and accomplishments that we have God on our side. Proverbs 16:3 says, "Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established." It is critical to understand and practice this in a close relationship with God. Further, it is equally important to stay close to God and rely on His continued support and guidance throughout life. Jabez clearly knows and prays specifically to the One who can protect him from evil and pain -- God. At the end of the verse it is clear that God approved of this faithful prayer by granting it. It is also important to see that Jabez was passionate in his plea to God: "He cried out to the God of Israel." God wants to hear that we need Him through passionate prayer.

Prayer of Jabez: What does it mean to you?

The Prayer of Jabez reminds us that everybody struggles with choosing to rely on himself or God. Whether you are a focused Christian
or just searching to find out more about God, life is a growing process. However, it is very clear in reviewing the Prayer of Jabez, as well as the rest of the Bible, that God is faithful in caring for those who seek Him. Jabez sets a great example of how God wants everyone to come to Him through constant and passionate prayer. If you are looking to start a relationship with God or improve your existing relationship with Him, start with prayer. God answers prayers when you trust Him (1 Chronicles 5:20). Prayers to God also please Him (Proverbs 15:8). We can all learn from Jabez and faithfully pray to God always in everything that we do
HANDY LITTLE CHART---GOD HAS A POSITIVE ANSWER---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on September 25, 2009 at 9:37pm
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You say: 'It's impossible'
God says: All things are possible
(Luke 18:27)

You say: 'I'm too tired'
God says: I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: 'Nobody really loves me'
God says: I love you
(John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 )

You say: 'I can't go on'
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

You say: 'I can't figure things out'
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5- 6)

You say: 'I can't do it'
God says: You can do all things
( Phil ippians 4:13)

You say: 'I'm not able'
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)

You say: 'It's not worth it'
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28 )

You say: 'I can't forgive my self'
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say: 'I can't manage'
God says: I will supply all your needs
( Phil ippians 4:19)

You say: 'I'm afraid'
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
(II Timothy 1:7)

You say: 'I'm always worried and frustrated'
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)

You say: 'I'm not smart enough'
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)

You say: 'I feel all alone'
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:5)
Todays MountianWings MomentPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on September 25, 2009 at 8:53pm
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.MountianWings Moment

Bad Decisions

I had a few bad decisions that I made recently.

When I went back and thought about it, I said, "Wisdom was
crying out to me when I chose to make those bad decisions."

If I had only listened!

How many of you ever felt like just kicking yourself?

If you had only listened to the voice of reason; to the voice
of wisdom, Godly wisdom down in your heart, down in your

...that tried to warn you, that tried to save you, that tried
to preserve you.

Get wisdom; get understanding. Forget it not; neither decline
from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not and she shall
preserve thee. Love her and she shall keep thee.

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original MountainWings Power Minute here:

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This is a good one!! This is the Mountainwings Moment for this week---Are You? Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on September 18, 2009 at 10:00pm
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.Are You...?

A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales
convention in Chicago. They had assured their wives that they
would be home in plenty of time for Friday night's dinner.

In their rush, with tickets and briefcases, one of these
salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table which held a display
of apples. Apples flew everywhere. Without stopping or
looking back, they all managed to reach the plane in time for
their nearly missed boarding. All but one.

He paused, took a deep breath, got in touch with his feelings,
and experienced a twinge of compassion for the girl whose apple
stand had been overturned. He told his buddies to go on without
him, waved goodbye, told one of them to call his wife when they
arrived at their home destination and explain his taking a later
flight. Then he returned to the terminal where the apples were
all over the terminal floor. He was glad he did.

The 16 year old girl was totally blind! She was softly crying,
tears running down her cheeks in frustration, and at the same
time helplessly groping for her spilled produce as the crowd
swirled about her, no one topping and no one to care for her

The salesman knelt on the floor with her, gathered up the
apples, put them back on the table and helped organize her

As he did this, he noticed that many of them had become battered
and bruised; these he set aside in another basket.

When he had finished, he pulled out his wallet and said to the
girl, "Here, please take this $40 for the damage we did. Are
you okay?" She nodded through her tears. He continued on with,
"I hope we didn't spoil your day too badly." As the salesman
started to walk away, the bewildered blind girl called out to
him, "Mister". He paused and turned to look back into those
blind eyes. She continued, "Are you Jesus?"

He stopped in mid-stride, and he wondered. Then slowly he made
his way to catch the later flight with that question burning and
bouncing about in his soul: "Are you Jesus?"

Do people mistake you for Jesus? That's our destiny, is it not?
To be so much like Jesus that people cannot tell the difference
as we live and interact with a world (shopping, working,
reacting to others that are serving us) that is blind to His
love, life and grace.

If we claim to know Him, we should live, walk and act as He
would. Knowing Him is more than simply quoting Scripture and
going to church. It's actually living the Word as life unfolds
day to day.

You are the apple of His eye even though we, too, have been
bruised by a fall. He stopped what He was doing and picked you
and me up on a hill called Calvary and paid in full for our
damaged fruit.

Let us live like we are worth the price He paid.

~Author Unknown~
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> A little girl had been
> shopping with her mother. She must have been about 6 years
> old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of
> innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that
> gushes over the top of rain
> gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has
> no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there under the
> awning and just inside the door of the store.
> We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature
> messed up their hurried day I am always
> mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight
> of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world.
> Memories of running, splashing so carefree as this
> little girl came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the
> worries of my day.
> The little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic
> trance we were all caught in.
> 'Mom let's run
> through the rain,' she said.
> 'What?'
> Her mother asked.
> 'Let's run through the rain!' She repeated.
> 'No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a
> bit,' her mother replied.
> This young child waited about another minute and repeated:
> 'Mom, let's
> run through the rain.'
> 'We'll get soaked if we do,' her mother
> said.
> 'No, we won't, Mom. That's not what you said
> this morning,' the young girl said as she tugged at her
> mother's arm.
> 'This morning? When did I say we could run through
> the rain and not get wet?' Her mother asked.
> 'Don't you remember? When you were talking to
> Daddy about his cancer, you said, 'If God can get us
> through this, He can get us through anything!'
> The entire crowd stopped dead silent. You couldn't hear
> anything but the rain. We all stood silently. No one came or
> left in the next few minutes.
> The mother paused
> and thought for a moment about what she should say. Now some
> would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might
> even ignore what she said. But this was a moment of
> affirmation in a young child's life. A time when
> innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into
> faith.
> 'Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through
> the rain. If GOD let's us get wet, well maybe we just
> needed washing,' the mother said.
> Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and
> laughing as they darted past the cars and yes, through the
> puddles. They held their shopping bags over their heads just
> in case. They got soaked. But they were followed by a few
> who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their
> cars.
> And yes, I did too. I ran. I got wet. I needed
> washing.
> Circumstances or people can take away your material
> possessions, they can take away your money, and they can
> take away your health. But no one can ever take away your
> precious memories....So, don't forget to make time and
> take the opportunity to make memories everyday. To
> everything there is a season and a time to every purpose
> under heaven.
> They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an
> hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an
> entire lifetime to forget them.
My Weekly Note "You Will Meet Them"Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on September 13, 2009 at 5:21pm
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.You Will Meet Them Too
======================= has a large number of subscribers in over 125
countries. The vast majority is silent and most that do speak
are very kind and complimentary.

Approximately one in every few thousand is totally obnoxious
and vulgar. They will write and the email will be loaded with
curse words, and derogatory statements; you name it, they write
it. They rudely demand to be removed from the list when all it
takes to be removed is about 10 seconds with a quick click to
the website.

It no longer bothers me, it did at first, but you get used to
it. You begin to see the spirit behind it and eventually feel
more compassion than anger. They are often hurting very deeply
themselves and only know how to lash out as they have been
lashed out against.

The reason that I am telling you this is that sooner or later,
you will meet them too, just as MountainWings does.

At work, in the family, at the mall, on the golf course, in the
gym, at church, or even a faceless foreign enemy, sooner or
later you will meet someone that for reasons that have nothing
to do with you, will violently lash out at you.

The first temptation when that happens to you is to fight fire
with fire. The key to that phrase is "fight." An angry violent
person will draw you into a fight, if you let them.

You have three choices when you meet them.

1. Fight - Return blow for blow, an eye for an eye. They curse
- you curse, they swing - you swing, they glare - you glare,
that's the essence of fighting. In a fight, not only do you
return blow for blow, but also you try to get in more blows.
You end up trying to out curse, out shout, out glare, and out
hate the enemy.

2. Ignore Them - Say nothing, do nothing, become numb to them,
and hope they go away.

3. Return Love for Hate - Each of these gets harder to do.
Loving your enemy is not an easy thing to do. It goes against
every nerve cell in the body and our cultural training.

Jesus told us to do that. I now understand why.

Anger and hate kill, not just the other person, but you.

Anger and hate will raise your blood pressure, irritate your
nerves, tense your entire body, and even constipate you.
There is a long list of physical illnesses that are caused by
mental stress. Anger and hate lead the list in causing stress
just as love leads the list in relieving stress.

I thought Jesus said Love Your Enemy to help the other person.
It helps the other person, but the greatest benefit is to you.

There was a particularly nasty note from a 12-year-old boy.
I was astounded that a 12-year-old would talk that way.

Each time I see a virulent email, I now bow my head and pray for
the peace of that person. Hopefully the prayer helps them.

I too have the three choices: I can get mad and respond in the
same violent manner, I can ignore it but not really, it will
still burn inside of you with a small flame, or I can pray for
the peace of that person.

When I pray for their peace, it brings my peace. I understand
now that loving your enemy is really loving yourself.

Remember this when you meet them, for surely you will.

They will curse and fuss, huff and puff, and stare and glare,
criticize and taunt you for something that is not your fault.

Remember it's not you who has caused the real pain, those
wounds are more likely from an age long before you.

Learn to pray for them, learn to love them, for surely as you
read this, sooner or later, you will meet them.

Be prepared to Love them; you need it.

~A MountainWings Original~
My Note to Trista MoyerPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on September 13, 2009 at 4:30pm
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.I can not take credit for any thing that I wrote to you this morning. It is all God and his Holy Spirit within me giving me the words that He knows that you need to hear from one of His children. It is my prayer and I know that God answers our prayers from our hearts, it is my prayer that you find comfort in knowing that you are not alone in your problems. He is only a wisp away. As a matter of fact He is not ever away from each of us . It is us that have a tendency to drift away from Him. Hold Him close to your little family and He will take care of you! I beleave that Gods Holy Spirit flows through His children to others making us conduits of His love. It is the Holy Spirit that has tenderized my heart and made me the woman of faith that I am today. I am so unworthy of His love that I might be considered a part of His Kingdom. We must contenue to pray for one another and lift each other up when we can not do it ourselves. Have a good evening my friend and sister in Christ Jesus! Remember that "Joy comes in the Morning"
My New Blog--- by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on September 1, 2009 at 3:00am
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Hello this is Deanies world with Jesus as my Saviour! It is here for you to enjoy. I want to share my thoughts with you about my life with Jesus. He has made a great differance in how I live my life from day to day!
I Did "The Love Dare" on Christian Woman Take Root with Julie Arduini---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on August 30, 2009 at 5:30pm
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.Day 40 of The Love Dare---

I am so blessed that I have a husband that does not withold his love and affection from me, his wife from his youth. We were so young and brave. We were so very young!! I could not have imagined loving him more than I did then. You know I think that I do love him more than I did then. When our love matures it changes, we change and that is when our true love for each other is really tested.
Charles was 21 yrs. old and I was 20yrs. old when we pledged our Wedding Vows! I remember the minister saying 'in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit'

We both had Gods Son Jesus through the Holy Spirit to guide and direct us in our marriage. We did not always listen to His directions. We have both been guilty of not waiting to hear Gods wishes or commands. All through our marriage He has been with us. Even when we thought He might have forgotten about us. I have failed our Lord many times. He has never failed me. He has lifted me out of many deep places in my life, all of that time I have had a wonderful husband. We have depended on Gods Will in our lives for little decisions and for large or life changing things.

I will be posting my Promises for our marriage as soon as I get them written.
Tomorrow is Promised to No One, not on Earth anyway!Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on August 28, 2009 at 12:30am
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.A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package:

'This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package.'

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.

'She got this the first time we went to New York , 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on , was saving it for a special occasion.

Well, I guess this is it.

He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.

He turned to me and said:

'Never save something for a special occasion.

Every day in your life is a special occasion'.

I still think those words changed my life.

Now I read more and clean less.

I sit on the porch without worrying about anything.

I spend more time with my family, and less at work.

I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.

I no longer keep anything.

I use crystal glasses every day....

I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.

I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.

The words 'Someday...' and ' One Day...' are fading away from my dictionary.

If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now.....

I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell.

I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.
She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels.

I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favorite food.

It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come.

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.

Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one.
The Love Dare 40 Day Challenge----Days 38 & 39 ---Aug. 27, 2009---Love Fullfills Dreams and Love EnPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on August 28, 2009 at 12:19am
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.My husband would like to go down under to Australia. I do not think that he dreams about going there someday because it is completely out of our financial range! Another trip that he would like to take is one that takes us around the western states of the U.S.A. This would be a good trip to take on a Tour Bus, but they usually end up at Los Vegas. We both have our rathers about going there, like we would rather not go there. I hear that it is beautiful there, but most sinful places are beautiful.

He will contenue to be a satisified husband that likes to go to the local Flea Markets and enjoy his family and friends. He helps them in every way he can help them. I will contenue to pray for him to recieve the desires of his heart other than just me!

Some men marry women hoping they will not change. Some women marry men hoping they will change.
Both are usually severely disapointed.
This was in my inbox this morning from MountianWings Moments.

I have been working on dares 38 and 39 for the past few days.

I would like to do the 40th. dare on our 45th. Wedding Anniversary Celebration! If not then, maybe on our 50th. Celebration. I can go ahead and write out my promises to my husband for our marriage the rest of our lives.
I am praying about this!
MountainWings Moment---Thursday---Change---This one fits me today as I am finishing the Love Dare CPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on August 27, 2009 at 11:00am
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Men Marry women hoping they will not change. Women marry men hoping they will change.
Both are usually severely disapointed.

I have been working on dare 38 and 39 for the past few days.

I would like to do the 40th dare on our 45th. Wedding Anniversary Celebration! If not then, maybe on our 50th. Celebration. I can go ahead and write out my promises to my husband for our marriage the rest of our lives.
I am praying about this!
How Long?Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on August 24, 2009 at 12:00am
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."The MountianWings Moments" Contenue on Deanie's blog:


I took my son to golf practice today.

The profoundly simple wisdom that comes from a child is amazing.

As he placed the ball on the tee and prepared to hit the ball
onto the driving range, a lady watching my young son from behind
asked him a question.

"How long have you been playing golf?" the lady asked.

"Since I started," my son quickly answered.

I chuckled at first but then a higher meaning came to light.

A MountainWings Moment.

I don't know whether more MountainWings Moments are coming into
my world or whether I am just becoming more sensitive to the
moments around me. This was a MountainWings Moment.

A MountainWings Moment is a moment of insight that transcends
everyday reasoning and takes your spirit above the ordinary.

He had no need to rack his brain trying to ascertain how many
months or days he had been playing golf. At his age, he really
doesn't comprehend months or even weeks.

He lives in the present.

"Since I started."

That's exactly how long you've been a subscriber to

Since you started.

That's exactly how long you've been (fill in the blank).

Since you started.

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry
about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

One of the world's greatest and most well known quotes tells you
not to worry about tomorrow. That also applies to yesterday.

Most of our hurt and pain is because of the memory of yesterday
or the fear of tomorrow.

In reality, my son had just begun playing golf when he placed
the ball on the tee. He didn't care about all of the other
times; he was playing now.

~A MountainWings Original~

**************************************************************** "Wings Over The Mountains of Life
The Old Mans Steps---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on August 21, 2009 at 1:32am
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.The Old Man’s Steps

I may be young in years, but I suddenly realized how often we

I live almost at the top of this tall steep hill. My step dad,
my brother, my dog, and I went on a walk to the bottom to a park.

On the way back up, it was harder. We complained all the way to
the top. A few days later, we were coming down the hill in our
car when I saw an old man. He was going up the hill.

He was taking small, slow steps but he was making it.

Without complaining!

Sometimes we do that to God. He'll give us a task and we
complain about it. If we take small, slow steps we will soon
make it up the tall, steep hill.

All we have to do is do the task that is in front of us and take
small, slow steps to complete it.

~A MountainWings Original by Alanah B, Kent, WA~
The Love Dare 40 Day Challenge----Day 37---August 17, 2009---Love Agrees in Prayer ---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on August 18, 2009 at 12:30am
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.Love agrees in Prayer---I told my husband what the writer said that would change ones marriage and improve it significantly. Wouldn't you want to know what it was? He said, "yeah," what is it?
I told him that it is praying together as a couple. We have not ever done that regularly. Out loud, that is. I pray all the time. I do not pray out loud with my spouse. We both have prayed out loud before at separate times. I do not think that I will be able to convince him to pray out loud with me on a regular basis. I am going to try!
The past few years we have become so much closer to our Lord. We seldom miss going to church. We assist with what ever is going on there. We both helped with Vacation Bible School this year. I usually do not say much about what we do to further Gods Kingdom, because He knows all about our hearts and the way we live our lives for Him. I beleave that the way we live our lives should be our testimony for the Lord.

Honesty Is the Best PolicyPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on August 17, 2009 at 7:30pm
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.Honesty is still the best policy in life.

As you sow so shall you reap

Your deeds, good or bad, will repay you in kind.


From the Bible, Galatians VI (King James Version):

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.


A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.
Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together..

He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you. "The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued. "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today - one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO."

One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow..

Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew. Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing. By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure.
Six months went by -- still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however. He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - He so wanted the seed to grow.
A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection.

Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful -- in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!
When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives.

Jim just tried to hide in the back. "My, what great plants, trees,and flowers you have grown," said the CEO. "Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!"
All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, "The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!"

When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed - Jim told him the story.

The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, "Behold your next Chief Executive Officer!
His name is Jim!" Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed.
"How could he be the new CEO?" the others said.

Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow.
All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers.. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive Officer!"

* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust

* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends

* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness

* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment

* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective

* If you plant hard work, you will reap success

* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation

* If you plant faith, you will reap a harvest
So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.

"Whatever You Give To Life, Life Gives You Back"
The Love Dare 40 Day Challenge----Day 36---August 13, 2009---Love is Gods Word ---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on August 14, 2009 at 1:00am
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.Love is Gods Word---

Be like the writer of Psalm 119, who could say, "With all my heart I have sought You....Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You" (Psalm 119:10-11).
Wouldn't it be something if we could truthfully say that about ourselves?

When I ask Jesus to be the Savior of my life, Gods Holy Spirit come into my heart. I have not ever been the same sinful creature who was not sorry when I did wrong! The Holy Spirit convicts me when I have done wrong in the eyes of God. I thank God for sending Jesus to save me from my sins. That does not mean that I do not ever sin. He has forgiven me and I have turned away from sinful ways. For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23.
I depend upon the Holy Spirit to guide me daily. I have built my life on the Rock, Jesus the Son of God!
My husband has built his life upon the Rock of God. We study the Word of God almost daily.
God guides and directs us in our marriage. We do not have a perfect marriage. Who does on this earth?
We are human and born into a sinful world., with temptations all arround us everyday. I want to serve my Lord and do His Will always.

We have a devotional book for daily reading. It is called Open Windows. We also attend Sunday School where we study the weekly lesson and have fellowship with other believers that are seeking a closer walk with God as we are in our walk with Him.
I am moving on to Day 37.
The Love Dare 40 Day Challenge----Day 35---August 11, 2009---Love is Accountable ---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on August 11, 2009 at 11:30pm
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.Love is Accountable---

My husband and I both agree that we do not need a mentor for our marriage.
We have celebrated 44 years of marriage. Seems like only yesterday that I was a crying bride at her wedding. My, my, we were so very young! Someone might ask, if you had it all to do over again, my answer would be, "in a heartbeat." Or, maybe in two heartbeats, my sweethearts and mine!

I am moving on to day 36.
The Love Dare 40 Day Challenge----Day 34---August 11, 2009---Love Celebrates Godliness ---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on August 11, 2009 at 10:30pm
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.Love Celebrates Godliness---

Love does not rejoice in unrighteousness, not in our mate or should we rejoice in our own unrighteousness. It is ok to be proud of your spouse when he does an honorable act that glorfies God.
Paul wrote in Romans 16:19 about how he wanted the Roman church to be wise in what is good and innocent, in what is evil. That is how God wants his children to be now also, remaining unjaded and uncompromising as we travel through this life. This is the way we should be to win Gods approval, for sure.
I am so thankful for a Godly husband. It really helps to have a husband that seeks Gods will in his life when you are seeking Gods will in yours. This way we are not unequally yoked in our marriage.

I know that he is honorable and he thinks I am a lot better than I really am, so just maybe we are a couple of pretty good ole Missouri Hillbillys!

I am moving on to the next dare, day 35 of this wonderful journey, The Love Dare!
Have you found your place in Gods will?---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on August 3, 2009 at 2:00am
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.(New International Version)

1 Thessalonians 5:15-22

15Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.

16Be joyful always; 17pray continually; 18give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

19Do not put out the Spirit's fire; 20do not treat prophecies with contempt. 21Test everything. Hold on to the good. 22Avoid every kind of evil.

Read Matthew 6:9-13 as a sincere prayer: ---
9"This, then, is how you should pray:
" 'Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us today our daily bread.
12Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.[a]' 14For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Treasures in Heaven

(NIV) Matthew 6:13-23
19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

24"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

Do Not Worry

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:13 Or from evil; some late manuscripts one, / for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

This is whe way I learned the Lords Prayer!

9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11Give us this day our daily bread.

12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Isn't that Awsome?
The Love Dare 40 Day Challenge----Day 33---July 28, 2009---Love Completes Each Other ---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on July 28, 2009 at 6:00pm
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.If two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone?---Ecclesiastes 4:11---

Love Completes Each Other---I really like the sentence where the writer says, "we multiply one another's joys and divide one another's sorrows." I know this is so true for us through the years. Our Lord knows that we have had our share of sorrow and sadness, because He has been right there with us all of the time. The Lord knows that we have had many joys too. Our blessings have been many through out our entire life. I beleave that waiting on God and listening for Gods guidance in even the smallest decisions and most of all in major or big ones is very important. If at all possible making them together is the main thing. God intends for the husband to be the head of the household not the dictator of it! So therefore the wife must not be eather. Marriage is a wonderful partenership, designed by God, from the very first time He created the first man and then He created a helpmate for him.
This is Gods plan for us that we should be two as one.
On one of our Wedding Cards a very wise friend wrote the Bible verse that we should all consider applying to our lives. It goes something like this, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all the rest will follow."

I will be moving on to day 34. I am looking forward to reading and studing it as I have not read ahead on any of the days dares.
The Love Dare 40 Day Challenge----Day 32---JuLY 23, 2009---Love Meets Sexual Needs ---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on July 23, 2009 at 11:00pm
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.Love Meets Sexual Needs-----
I am moving on to day 33 as I completed the Love Dare for this day two days ago around eleven o'clock in the morning. Need I say more about maybe it might have been a nooner that took place that morning! ;)

My spouse is going to be 66 this October and I am right behind him at age 65. I know that a lot of young people think that older married folks do not have an interest in sexual relations. This is mis-information, probably spread around by some that who do not enjoy their God given rights as married couples to express their love for each other. We should be Best Friends with our loved one. The act of giving ones self to your spouse, to meet their needs, is one of the most important part of our marriages. That is, love for each other can be shown by our hugs and kisses too, we may have a habit of taking for granted and not even be doing that. Just let something dreadfull happen to your honey and it will really make you stop and think about how we have not taken the time in our lives to even be close to each other as God intends for us to be as married couples.

I will get off of my soap box and post this. I love you all!
Love and Prayers,
The Love Dare 40 Day Challenge----Day 31---Junly 19, 2009---Love and Marriage ---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on July 20, 2009 at 12:32am
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.Love and Marriage----Cleaving to one another to be one in all aspects of our marriage.
Most of us do not accomplish this over night. It takes give and take from both you and your spouse. Most of the time it seems as though you are giving more than taking. This relationship called marriage is the most important contract that I ever signed in my entire life. It is a very wise person that takes it seriously enough to break ties with whom ever you were reporting to, such as your parents or who ever raised you. We did not have that problem at all.

We were so fortunate that neather one of our parents tried to interfere with our marriage. When we were young and my husbands parents were alive and active. My husbands mom expected all of us for Sunday dinner every other Sunday. I appreciate this and I did then, but sometimes there are other things that a couple needs to do. After a few years she got used to sharing us with my side of the family. We have been each others best friend. I realize that this is how we have become the the married couple that we are today. We do not fight with each other when we have a disagreement which is not very often. Fussing and fighting has never been a part of our lives together.
The Love Dare 40 Day Challenge----Day 30---June 12, 2009---Love Brings Unity ---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on July 14, 2009 at 12:30am
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.Love Brings Unity----

Always seek Gods Will in your lives as a couple and He will mold you into a oneness that God as likened a marriage as to be like Jesus and his love for the church or 'the bride.
The Love Dare 40 Day Challenge----Day 29---JuLy 10, 2009---Love's Motovation ---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on July 11, 2009 at 12:30am
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.Todays dare is so good!
"The love between a husband and wife should have one chief objective: honoring the Lord with devotion and sincerity."
Isn't that amazing? I have to admit that now that we are older, we have a closer walk with our Lord. He has been with us through so many good times and there are some times that were really bad! They were so bad that I do not know how we would have endured them without Him and His omni presence in our lives.
One of these times was when our second son was born, he was rushed to a hospital a hundred miles away while I had to stay behind in the the hospital here. He was there five weeks. The nurses called him their little yellow Brown Baby. He was an Rh baby and had his blood completely exchanged. Today he could have that done while he was still in the womb. He was so sick :(,,,, He got Hepititus B from the bood. God was with us!!! He has a plan for each one one of us. It is a wise person who works at finding and developing the plan that God has for us!!!
I am moving on to Day 30.
Gabby AngelPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on June 29, 2009 at 11:13pm
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.You have a way with people- and not by accident. You were designed for this very purpose. Kind of like Angel Gabriel talked with Mary when she was pregnant and a virgin (quite a task for any angel), or comforting Jesus in his time of need, you have a God given gift for working with people.
Advise for a Lasting MarriagePosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on June 24, 2009 at 12:47am
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.Advice for a Lasting MarriageI was sorting through some old papers recently and came across a stack of brightly colored note cards. Dearly loved women from my past wrote these cards for me at my bridal shower. Some have recipes, others scraps of wisdom or helpful tips. The thoughtful advice from seasoned matriarchs and the practical counsel penned on that day are just as encouraging now as they were then.

In fact, the notes speak to me more today, after almost 18 years of marriage, as I now know for myself what it means to have a loving, fruitful marriage. I'm so grateful to the Lord for putting so many wonderful older women in my life as I entered into marriage. Their examples still bear fruit in my life today.

Here are some of the notes I received in June 1991:

* Remember to show and tell each other often how much you love, respect and appreciate each other. Give each other lots of compliments. Don't criticize each other. Try not to correct each other, especially in front of other people. Take control of your thoughts. As much as possible, replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Be happy!

* Hold hands when you are having a "disagreement".

* Marriage is not 50-50. It is 100% of effort by each person.

* Try very hard to set aside time just for you and your husband, especially after you have children. Go on a date or do something special, at least once a month. You won't regret it!

* Never end the day with a grudge.

* "Never, never, never give up." --Winston Churchill

* Start out your marriage the way you want it to be. It is difficult to change after the pattern is set.

* First of all, keep your eyes upon the Savior who gave His life for all. Be sure to read His word every day and let it be a pattern for your lives. Don't ever let the sun go down until you've forgiven each other if you've had a bit of a quarrel. Tell each other "I love you" every day. We have a little thing between us that we squeeze each other three times, and that means the same thing. Have fun.

* Support each other as you encounter life's challenges; this will make you strong in each others' love.

* Put your arms around your husband and tell him that you love him (and count to 10 before you let go), as many times as you can, during the day.

* Take long walks together. Walking is the best time to talk.

* Remember to keep your friendship alive. Your husband is your best friend. Let the Lord be the Lord and the head of your home. I know this is your desire.

Some of these women have gone to be with the Lord now, after decades of faithful marriage. Others are getting older, but are still holding hands, hugging and taking walks with their husbands. As for me, I am grateful to God for 18 wonderful years with my beloved.

I'm planning to attend two July weddings this summer. The brides were both little girls when I said my vows. I offer them the same advice that was given to me: Laugh together. Walk and talk together. Forgive each other. Look to Christ every day. Read the Word. Pray together. Remember that you are each others' best friend, so always take time for each other. Give 100%, all of the time. And Never, never, never give up!
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The Prayer of FaithPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on June 23, 2009 at 6:30pm
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.James 5: 13-20: "Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops. My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins."

I pray that God grant us all the courage to take him at his Word. Amen!

Please pray with me that the sick will be healed and the lost will be saved.

This is my hearts desire now and forever. I have beleaved and expected this from my Lord Jesus since I was a small girl. Praise His Holy Name!
The Love Dare 40 Day Challenge----Day 26, 27, 28---June 20, 2009---Love is Responsible ---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on June 20, 2009 at 10:30pm
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.Love is Responsible---Day 26

Day 27----I am on this day Julie but I have been doing VBS week and it is taking up my time getting prepared for the classes and then helping with them. The last two evenings we have had 42 students. YEAH! I am working in crafts with the children this year. I ned your prayers. I love you all
You know that I can truthfully say that my husband is my very best friend on earth! I do not have those unrealistic expections of him that I need to ask him to forgive me for. I beleave that I am his greatest encourager!
I am going on to day 28eed your prayers! I love you all!
God is the Great "I AM"Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on June 20, 2009 at 3:00pm
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.My Dear Friend Judi,

I am weeping right now because
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother! I am so at a loss for words right now. Words from anyone in this world will not seem to help much now. So, I must tell you what I would do and what I always try to do, is to lean on Gods Promises. He says that He will never leave us nor forsake us. When we are at our lowest points in our lives He is with us. He is with us when we are out of our minds with grief so much that we do not know what we are doing. He is with us when we are in our darkest days He is carrying us, even when we forget to pray!

I am going to remember you and your family in my prayers during this very difficult time in your lives.
Remember that I love you, but not nearly as much as our Heavenly Father does. He would want you to read Isaiah 61:2 & 3, I beleave these are the beauty for ashes verses. God would want you to remember all the beautiful things about your Mothers life.
My Mother died when I was 13 years old and I still weep at times for her. I say treasure those wonderful days you have had with your Mother and know that you will have a great reunion with her some day!!!

Love and Prayers,
Jesus' LovePosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on June 15, 2009 at 3:42pm
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.Jesus' Love

The Lord says that there is nothing you can do that would make Him love you more. There is also nothing you can do that would make Him love you less. He loves you because He loves you because He loves you because He loves you because He loves you because He loves you because He loves you because He loves you because He loves you because that is what He is like.

It is His nature to love--and you will always be the beloved---and His love is unchanging--and He loves you 100%. He won't love you any better when you become better. He loves you 100% right now. And even if you have no plans to be better, He will still love you 100% because that's the way He is. And even if you don't want to change, He will love you 100%. And even if you have no plans to walk with Him; He will love you 100% because that is His nature. He loves all the way all the time. His love is unchanging.

What will change, says the Lord, is your ability to receive my love. And (today) I want to crown some more of that ability inside you. So I challenge you, says the Lord, open your heart to me---open your heart to me and you will receive more of my love than you've ever experienced before.

I dare you, says the Lord, come on; open your heart to me. Give me your heart. Give me whatever your obstacle is--I'll take it. I'll remove it out of the way because I love you as you are right now. I love you 100% as you are right this moment. I love you as you are; so be loved.

You are the beloved. It is your job, says the Lord, to be loved outrageously. It is why I chose you. That is why I set my love upon you---that you would live as one who is outrageously loved---that you would receive a radical love. So radical that it would blow off all your paradigms of what you think love is.

And know, says the Lord, that I will love you outrageously all the days of your life because I don't know how to be any different. This is who I am and this is who I will always be. This is the "I AM" who I promised you. I AM He who loves you outrageously and you may love me back with the love that I give you. You may love me back with the outrageous love that I bestow on you.

And know this, says the Lord, you can only love me as much as you love yourself. So my love comes (today) to set you free from yourself. To set you free from how you see yourself. To set you free from the smallness of thinking about yourself. My love comes to set yourself free from rejection ad shame and low self esteem and from despair and from abuse because when I look at you, says the Lord, I see something that I love. I see someone that I can love outrageously and I have so much that I can bestow upon you, so much to give you, so many places to take you in my heart. But you can't go there unless you allow me to love you. And my love for you will break every barrier---bring every wall crashing down.

And know this, says the Lord, my love damages fear. My love hates fear. My love will fight fear. It will fight fear around you. And if you have fear (today), says the Lord, know that you have a treat in store because my perfect love casts out fear. There is no fear where I am present because my love cast out fear. Beloved, you are my beloved. You are my beloved and in my love, I want you to feel good about yourself.

Todays Word---from Joel and VictoriaPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on June 13, 2009 at 12:29am
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.A Mark of Honor

"Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling"
(Proverbs 20:3, NLT)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
I’ve found that for most people, it can be easy to start a fight but hard to end one. It’s easy to get offended and say things that we know we shouldn’t, but once you get started, it’s difficult to stop. It’s hard to let it go. That’s why the scripture tells us that it’s much better not to ever even start a quarrel.

If you want God to honor you, if you want to enjoy your life to the fullest, then always strive to be a peacemaker. Be the kind of person who goes the extra mile to avoid an unnecessary argument. Make your home a place of peace. Choose to be in harmony with your spouse and the people you live your daily life with. The Bible says that you are blessed when you are a peacemaker. So today, look for ways to make peace. Choose to overcome strife and wear the mark of honor He has given to you.

Father in heaven, today I choose to be a peacemaker. I choose to wear Your mark of honor and avoid strife in my life. Use me for Your purposes today as I yield every area of my heart to You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
The Love Dare 40 Day Challenge----Day 25---June 10, 2009---Love Forgives ---Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on June 10, 2009 at 6:00pm
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.Love Forgives---

Great marriages are not created by people that never hurt each other, only by people who choose to keep "no record of wrongs"(1 Corinthians 13:5).

That is the reason here that I could not think of anything that I could forgive my spouse for at this this point in time.
I would not be honest with you or myself if I said that I have never been hurt by my spouse in any way through our very long relationship. I beleave that if you live your life as a Christian that applies the Beautitudes to your everyday living, it will help us to forgive others, including our spouses.
You will find them in the Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10, the first book of the New Testament.

Also, most of all the first and greatest commandment is about love.
When Jesus was asked, "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" he replied, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind' - this is the great and foremost commandment, and there is a second like it, 'You shall love your neighbour as yourself'. The whole Law and Prophets hang on these two commands." (Mtt 22:37-40, Mrk 12:28-34).


"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10
DAD'S STORYPosted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on June 9, 2009 at 4:51pm
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.My friend Lorine's son Mike sent this to me. He has a three year old son. I am sure this really hit home for him. I beleave there are Angels all around us and with us.
I do not know the writer of this story, but I know that this could happen.


On July 22nd I was in route to Washington , DC for a business trip. It was all so very ordinary, until we landed in Denver for a plane change. As I collected my belongings from the overhead bin, an announcement was made for Mr. Lloyd Glenn to see the United Customer Service Representative immediately. I thought nothing of it until I reached the door to leave the plane and I heard a gentleman asking every male if he were Mr. Glenn. At this point I knew something was wrong and my heart sank

When I got off the plane a solemn-faced young man came toward me and said, "Mr.Glenn, there is an emergency at your home. I do not know what the emergency is, or who is involved, but I will take you to the phone so you can call the hospital." My heart was now pounding, but the will to be calm took over. Woodenly, I followed this stranger to the distant telephone where I called the number he gave me for the Mission Hospital . My call was put through to the trauma center where I learned that my three-year-old son had been trapped underneath the automatic garage door for several minutes, and that when my wife had found him he was dead. CPR had been performed by a neighbor, who is a doctor, and the paramedics had continued the treatment as Brian was transported to the hospital. By the time of my call, Brian was revived and they believed he would live, but they did not know how much damage had been done to his brain, nor to his heart. They explained that the door had completely closed on his little sternum right over his heart. He had been severely crushed. After speaking with the medical staff, my wife sounded worried but not hysterical, and I took comfort in her calmness. The return flight seemed to
last forever, but finally I arrived at the hospital six hours after the garage door had come down.When I walked into the intensive care unit, nothing could have prepared me to see my little son laying so still on a great big bed with tubes and monitors everywhere. He was on a respirator. I glanced at my wife who stood and tried to give me a reassuring smile. It all seemed like a terrible dream. I was filled-in with the details and given a guarded prognosis. Brian was going to live, and the preliminary tests indicated that his heart was OK, two miracles in and of themselves. But only time would tell if his brain received any damage.. Throughout the seemingly endless hours, my wife was calm. She felt that Brian would eventually be all right. I hung on to her words and faith like a lifeline. All that night and the next day Brian remained unconscious.

It seemed like forever since I had left for my business trip the day before. Finally at two o'clock that afternoon, our son regained consciousness and sat up uttering the most beautiful words I have ever heard spoken. He said, "Daddy hold me" and he reached for me with his little arms. [TEAR] By the next day he was pronounced as having no neurological or physical deficits, and the story of his miraculous survival spread throughout the hospital. You cannot imagine, we took Brian home, we felt a unique reverence for the life and love of our Heavenly Father that comes to those who brush death so closely. In the days that followed there was a special spirit about our home. Our two older children were much closer to their little brother. My wife and I were much closer to each other, and all of us were very close as a whole family. Life took on a less stressful pace.

Perspective seemed to be more focused, and balance much easier to gain and maintain. We felt deeply blessed. Our gratitude was truly profound. The story is not over (smile)!

Almost a month later to the day of the accident, Brian awoke from his afternoon nap and said, "Sit down Mommy.. I have something to tell you." At this time in his life, Brian usually spoke in small phrases, so to say a large sentence surprised my wife. She sat down with him on his bed, and he began his sacred and remarkable story. "Do you remember when I got stuck under the garage door? Well, it was so heavy and it hurt really bad. I called to you, but you couldn't hear me.. I started to cry, but then it hurt too bad. And then the 'birdies' came."

"The birdies?" my wife asked puzzled.

"Yes," he replied. "The birdies made a whooshing sound and flew into the garage. They took care of me."

"They did?"

"Yes," he said. "One of the birdies came and got you. She came to tell you "I got stuck under the door." A sweet reverent feeling filled the room. The spirit was so strong and yet lighter than air. My wife realized that a three-year-old had no concept of death and spirits, so he was referring to the beings who came to
him from beyond as "birdies" because they were up in the air like birds that fly..

"What did the birdies look like?" she asked.
Brian answered, "They were so beautiful. They were dressed in white, all white. Some of them had green and white. But some of them had on just white."

"Did they say anything?"

"Yes," he answered. "They told me the baby would be all right."

"The baby?" my wife asked confused.

Brian answered. "The baby laying on the garage floor." He went on, "You came out and opened the garage door and ran to the baby. You told the baby to stay and not leave."

My wife nearly collapsed upon hearing this, for she had indeed gone and knelt beside Brian's body and seeing his crushed chest whispered, "Don't leave us Brian, please stay if you can." As she listened to Brian telling her the words she had spoken, she realized that the spirit had left His body and was looking down from above on this little lifeless form.. "Then what happened?" she asked.

"We went on a trip," he said, "far, far away." He grew agitate ed trying to say the things he didn't seem to have the words for. My wife tried to calm and comfort him, and let him know it would be okay. He struggled with wanting to tell something that obviously was very important to him, but finding the words
was difficult. "We flew so fast up in the air. They're so pretty Mommy," he added. "And there are lots and lots of birdies." My wife was stunned. Into her mind the sweet comforting spirit enveloped her more soundly, but with an urgency she had never before known.

Brian went on to tell her that the "birdies" had told him that he had to come back and tell everyone about the "birdies." He said they brought him back to the house and that a big fire truck, and an ambulance were there. A man was bringing the baby out on a white bed and he tried to tell the man that the baby would be okay. The story went on for an hour. He taught us that "birdies" were always with us, but we
don't see them because we look with our eyes and we don't hear them because we listen with our ears. But they are always there, you can only see them in here (he put his hand over his heart). They whisper the things to help us to do what is right because they love us so much.

Brian continued, stating, "I have a plan, Mommy. You have a plan... Daddy has a plan. Everyone has a plan. We must all live our plan and keep our promises. The birdies help us to do that cause they love us so much." In the weeks that followed, he often came to us and told all, or part of /it, again and again. Always the story remained the same. The details were never changed or out of order. A few times he added further bits of information and clarified the message he had already delivered. It never ceased to amaze us how he could tell such detail and speak beyond his ability when he talked about his birdies. Everywhere he went, he told strangers about the "birdies." Surp risingly, no one ever looked at him strangely when he did this. Rather, they always got a softened look on their face and smiled. Needless to say, we have not been the same ever since that day, and I pray we never will be.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go...Some people become friends and stay a while...leaving beautiful footprints on our hearts ... and we are never quite the same because we have made a good friend!!