Thursday, November 15, 2012

November 15, 2012
Today is the day the LORD called my mother HOME to be with HIM in HEAVEN, in 1983. It was a beautiful Autmunm day, visiting my mother in St.Joseph's hospital. It was a beautiful Autumn season that yr., with beautiful colorful displays of Maple trees outside the hospital, lining the sidewalk. I will never forget those 'last moments' of her life on earth, as I stood by her hospital bed, holding her hand, as she slipped from earth into a Heavenly eternity !! What a comfort & joy it is, to know we will see our loved one again, if they loved the LORD. GOD'S WORD promises that we will see them again for eternity in Heaven. Psalm 14:2 The LORD looks down from Heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand & any who 'seek GOD'. PSALM 15 -the Character of Those Who May Dwell with the LORD.  Revelation 21: 1 Now I saw a 'new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more. Then I John, saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from GOD, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. verse 4 - And GOD shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be 'no more pain', for the former things have passed away. Verse 5 - Then HE who sat on the Throne said "Behold I make all things new" And HE said to me, "Write for these words are true & faithful". Verses 9 thru 27 of chap. 21 of Revelation speak of the New Jerusalem - the 'new Heaven on earth'.
Prayer in the 'Garden of Gethsemane'

Autumn is the season of trees shedding their leaves after a beautiful color display, bringing forth the beauty of the winter season. Every living thing on earth dies & leaves at some point in time, but only 'one' never leaves us, that is GOD himself, that is HIS promise to us.

Hydrangeas bring memories of my mother & her flowers.
In my garden are many Hydrangeas, it is in the garden where
we are reminded once again of the 'agonizing prayer' of CHRIST'
as HE knew his death at Calvary was very close in time. HE
cried to the Father, "Not my will, but Thine be done oh LORD,
as it is in Heaven".

Thursday, July 5, 2012

JULY 4 2012

 The year 1776 makes this day possible. The signing of  "The Declaration of  Independence", representation of FREEDOM for the UNITED STATES of America. We have come so far away from realizing 'all' that  meant for us as a nation, one nation under GOD.
One day in October 1892, twelve million school children first pledged their allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. In 1990, in honor of  its' 100 anniv., historian June Swanson wrote the book,  "I Pledge Allegiance" for children, so they would understand 'what' they were actually saying in this Pledge. It was published by Carolrhoda Books in Minnesota.
Spiritually, we have been given FREEDOM 4 our Soul, thru the 'shed blood' of Jesus Christ on Calvary's Cross. It is a GIFT that needs to be received thru FAITH in HIM, by GOD'S GRACE & LOVE. Gospel of John 3:16, For GOD so loved the world that HE gave HIS ONLY Begotten SON that whosoever would believe in HIM, would not perish but have everlasting LIFE. FREEDOM 2 'worship GOD' as we please without harm. We need to PRAY that Freedom is never LOST in the U.S.A.
There are nations today, many in the Middle East, that suffer great persecution for their Faith in Christ JESUS, inhuman suffering, even to the point of Death. Their love 4 CHRIST is sooo strong & faithful, they do not turn away from HIM to Save their own life. HE gave HIS life 4 us, so they are willing to give their life for HIM. That is steadfast FAITH. There are two particular 'organizations' I am familiar with. They are Voice of the Martyrs at , the other is OPEN DOORS at . Open Doors has a daily Prayer Bulletin - bi monthly called "Prayer Force Alert", praying 4 persecuted Christians worldwide. Psalm 17:6 - I call on You, my GOD, for you will answer me.
In June , my husband & I visited Hershey Rose Garden, now called Hershey Gardens, they have all kinds of beautiful flowers there, other than just Roses. It was another very Hot day, but a lovely visit to this beautiful Garden. While there we saw the cutest little critters, one of my favorites, the Chipmunk. We saw 2 of them playing amongst the colorful flower beds, munching on some morsels they had found. GOD'S Creation - Genesis chapter 1
Another 'freedom' that is available in the USA is to 'visit' whatever your heart desires, to plan your days according to your choosing. God's plans sometimes 'change' the direction of our plans.  HE is Sovereign.

More of GOD'S beautiful creation, right in my own backyard, the gorgeous Asiatic Lilly, called Burgundy. Perennials are a favorite of mine, for various reasons.
All of GOD'S beauty started in a GARDEN, the Garden of  Eden. Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane. The beauty of Gardens was GOD'S idea.
We have the 'freedom' to choose even the flowers that we put in our yard. If we truly believe that GOD is the creator of 'all', then we also have the Freedom to worship HIM even as we tend to our Gardens.

FREEDOM doesn't give us the right to do what we please, but to do 'what pleases GOD'.

God's Blessings to you, from HIS treasure A.M.

Friday, June 22, 2012

A long time has passed since my 'last Post' !! We have had 'Fall, Winter, Spring & now the official day of Summer' of 2012. There has been a whole lot of  'LIVIN' goin on in my life. But the 'need' to write continues to be in my SOUL. So whether anyone else is reading this or not, is not a problem, I am writing for the pleasure it brings to my 'soul & spirit'. I am writing to use the gift that GOD has 'given' to me, to use 4 HIS GLORY, as HE CHOOSES.
A 'glorious hot summer day' it was !! I used it to bring 'joy' into the lives of 2 neighbor children, who need lots of  LOVIN.  I was the receiver of blessing from giving them a special day.
I will call them 'vanilla & chocolate', they are sweet. They are GOD'S CHILDREN, & HE makes our life even SWEETER !!
Have a wonderful summer, knowing that when the SUN shines, the SON of GOD is SHINING also, over you. HE brings brightness into our lives, & takes away the darkness, that keeps HIM from shining in our lives into the lives of others.
Leaving you with a Hymn title, "Turn your eyes upon JESUS'. (Look full in His WONDERFUL FACE, and the things of earth will grown strangely DIM in the LIGHT of  HIS glory & grace" the Chorus 4 this hymn.
ISAIAH 26:3 - YOU will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on YOU O LORD, because he or she trusts in YOU.