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Fourth Sunday of Advent - Vision

This morning I was in so much pain I didn't want to go to church. But I had this feeling I had to go and manage through the intense pain in my back and knees. Suzie was late picking us up. She was late due to her car not starting due to the frost. We went into the chapel, I sat there listening to the choir singing. They were good. They made church bearable for me. I sat down and with eyes open, I said a quick prayer. The prayer was for the girls I hold dear to my heart who needs God's love and spirit.

After the Eucharist, I sat down and closing my eyes, I prayed as hard as I could for Lourdes and Amy. They have been in my constant thoughts this past week. I will remember I have it good. Most people, even my girls get it hard sometimes. Amy is struggling and I want her to be at peace with God's Spirit in her, working wonders. I also hope Lourdes and Robin have God's Spirit with them also. They are also struggling with money worries and other problems.

During my prayer, …

Song - Flying Without Wings

Everybody's looking for a something One thing that makes it all complete You'll find it in the strangest places Places you never knew it could be
Some find it in the face of their children Some find it in their lover's eyes Who can deny the joy it brings When you've found that special thing You're flying without wings
Some find it sharing every morning Some in their solitary lives You'll find it in the words of others A simple line can make you laugh or cry
You'll find it in the deepest friendship The kind you cherish all your life And when you know how much it means You've found that special thing You're flying without wings
So, impossible as it may seem You've got to fight for every dream ‘Cause who's to know which one you let go Would have made you complete
Well, for me it's waking up beside you To watch the sunrise on your face To know that I can say I love you At any given time or place
It's little things that only I know Those are the things that make yo…

Come to Me - In Memory of my Mother-in-Law

Come to Me
God say you getting tired
when a cure was not to be
so he put his arms around you
and whispered ‘Come to Me’
You didn’t deserve
what you were going through
and so He gave you rest
God’s garden must be beautiful
He Only takes the best
And when I was you sleeping
so peaceful and free of pain
I could not wish you back
to suffer that again Barbara, I miss you, so does your family here on Earth. I want you to know we love you. You are always in our hearts. Without you, we are lost. The only thing that keeps us going is knowing we will one day be with you again. You will always be in my memories and they are all good ones. You boys will stay strong. I will make sure the family stays together. Fred will be fine. He is in good hands…

Song - You Raise Me Up

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me. You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up… To more than I can be. You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up… To more than I can be. There is no life – no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity. You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up… To more than I can be. You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up… To more than I can be…

Scripture - Ephesians 5:1-2

So be imitators of God,as beloved children,2and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.

Faith - If you Believe, it will Happen.

If you have faith in GOD, you'll know and feel the presence of God and Christ n you heart. I study the bible each day. It shows me that God and His son Christ loves us, Christ gave his life so we can have life eternal. Plus we have  God's unconditional love. This love shows us what God did for us. He gave his only begotten son so we in time with be with them in heaven.

Song - I'm a Child of God

I am a child of God, And he has sent me here, Has given me an earthly home With parents kind and dear. Lead me, guide me, walk beside me, Help me find the way. Teach me all that I must do To live with him someday.
I am a child of God, And so my needs are great; Help me to understand his words Before it grows to late. Lead me, guide me, walk beside me, Help me find the way. Teach me all that I must do To live with him someday.
I am a child of God. Rich blessings are in store; If I but learn to do his will I'll live with hime once more. Lead me, guide me, walk beside me, Help me find the way. Teach me all that I must do To live with him someday.
I am a child of God. His promises are sure; Celestial glory shall be mine If I can but endure. Lead me, guide me, walk beside me, Help me find the way. Teach me all that I must do To live with him someday.

God Speaks to your Soul

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek To be consoled as to console; To be understood as to understand; To be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; And it is in dying tat we are born to eternal life… Amen


This prayer spoke to me when I found it in a box of books while unpacking in the bedroom. We'd recently moved into a new apartment July 1st. it made me stand back and think about God and his role in our lives. I know that I try to pray daily and study his word. The thing is sometime we forget or get too busy. We as a christian nation need to stop and spend just five minutes with him. He can strengthen and guide us wherever we're meant to be going. 


I read …

Visions from God

I had a vision at church after the Eucharist. I was lifted up into the clouds. I was taken by an angel and told that things will get better and that I need to accept the facts about my MIL. She had done her job on earth. I wanted to ask questions, but when I tried to talk nothing came out. I had lost my voice. I was also shown myself in a book store signing autographs for books I’d written. It was so overwhelming. First I was told about my Mil and then about my writing. Then just as they were closing the service, I was back on the chair in church. I now know that God sent his angel to show me things I needed to understand about life.

Working for the Lord

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Poem - Good Christian

You tell me you're a good Christian,
That's what you have confessed.
You act like you know everything,
Like you're divinely blessed.

You look down on those around you,
With judgment in your eyes.
You cannot be one of the flock,
You want the shepherd's prize.

You claim to know the mind of God,
He whispers in your ear.
You say He shares His will with you,
And you share what you hear.

You act like you're above it all,
Like you are free of sin.
And if we do not follow YOU,
Our souls will be condemned.

But if rebuke should come your way,
With scripture on its side,
You'll just attack my character
With venom born of pride.

You claim to be a good Christian,
But I will disagree.
The one who must exalt himself,
Will never truly see.

For self is all your eyes behold,
To God's will, you are blind.
And if the flock should follow you
A pit is all they'll find.

For he who leads, but can't be led,
Is inane and hollow.
While your own pride and vanity
Are the gods y…

The Servant Song - My thoughts

During this weekend, I have found that I have be touched by God. Usually I hear his voice telling me something during mass. The thing was I usually sit with my husband, but this weekend he was doing CRHP. He was on the giving side. He is in team 14. He gave his witness and During holy hour, I felt God's spirit enter me and touch me like nothing I'd ever felt before. The songs touched my hear and told me what my vocation is and not to let anyone tell me otherwise.

The Song before this post is about being a servant to God. I'd done CRHP myself. I was on team 12. This lenten journey my girls, my sisters in Christ have been learning about ourselves and what it means to study and be a disciple of God. This Sunday afternoon we studied the bible and talked about being a servant woman. The study touched my heart and I wanted to share with the world how God can hear our prayers. He is there and guiding us to fullfill his promise to all mankind. If you ask for his Holy Spirit to ent…

The Servant Song - The Maranatha Singers

Brother, let me be your servant
Let me be like Christ to you
Pray that I might have the grace
To let you be my servant too

We are pilgrims on the journey
We are brothers on the road
We are here to help each other
Walk the mile and bear the load

I will weep when you are weeping
When you laugh, I'll laugh with you
I will share your joy and sorrow
Till we've seen this journey through

When we sing to God in heaven
We shall find such harmony
Born of allwe've known together
Of Christ's love and agony

Brother, let me be your servant
Let me be like Christ to you
Pray that I might have the grace
To let you be my servant too

Prayer and Thanksgiving

If you haven’t got enough, pray to God-
If you have just enough, thank Him-
If you have more than enough, praise God!
While praying for and helping 
Those who haven’t got enough

Food

John + 4:32 & 34 “…I have food to eat that you do not know about… (34) My food is to do the will of the one who sent me, and to complete his work.” (Jesus Christ)
As with most of the things Jesus said to His disciples, having only a natural minded standpoint through which to weigh them, these verses must have perplexed them no end. To them, food was a physical necessity, but the nourishment Jesus spoke of was of another sort- the nourishment of the spirit.
John + 6:63 “It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh has nothing to offer. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.” (Jesus Christ) John + 4:24 "God is Spirit." John + 3:6 "…what is born of the flesh is flesh; what is born of the Spirit is spirit." (Jesus Christ) John + 3:5 “I tell you most solemnly, unless a man is born through water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God…” (Jesus Christ)
Ephesians + 4:23 "Your mind must be renewed by a spiritual revolution so that you can put …

Daily Scripture - Tuesday 29th March

Matthew 24:29-31
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Matthew 24:36-44
"But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. For as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. In (those) days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day that Noah entered the ark. They did not know until the flood came and carried them all away. So will it be (also) a…

Sunday Mass - 27th March

I was woke this morning after a terrible night of constant pain in back and knees. After finally falling asleep around two in the morning, after taking some pain medication. I slept for a couple of hours,where Pacer one our cat pounced onto my body causing another about of intense pain. I got back to sleep at six in the morning, only too be woken up at eight, no almost nine this morning. I found that I wish I could stop Pacer coming into my bedroom so when I could sleep, i wouldn't be disturbed.

I got dressed and ready for church. Our friend Suzie came to get us. We went to church, it was a nice service and I liked the homily. Our Pastor is a good one and I love his homilies. During Mass I prayed for a relief of the pain i was enduring all last night and this morning. I wanted God to ease my pain, but somehow he didn't answer my prayer. I guess I'd have to wait a little longer for relief of my aches and pains I suffer right now.

After my prayer we had the Eucharist, i saw…

Monday Evening

Had a major experience yesterday at church, then at my bible study group. I'm a devote catholic and study the bible each day which does help with my writing. I believe God gave me a wonderful gift. I am a writer, with the thanks of the Holy Spirit. The girls I study the bible with are like having sisters around me all the time. I love them dearly and they inspire me to become the best I can be, along with my family here in Indiana.

Yesterday at church, during MASS, I had an experience I don't understand. God sends his angels' to me. It's like this last year during LENT, now this year. I believe this is something from God to tell me to be the best I can be. I love writing and I have written one novel so far. Not published or anything. Now I feel that God wants me to continue writing and finish my second or third book.

Right now I'm writing two novels, which can be hard, but I'm finding it rather simple right now. First my second novel is about a young boy who l…

Vocation and Spiritual Gifts

Over the last week I have been having vision about what my vocation and my gift of writing. It all started with Sunday service at mass. First I was in intense pain, and I was finding it hard concentrating on the homily. Suddenly i was whisked away into a cloud and I was no longer in church. I was on a cloud and an angel was telling about my gift from God. I thought I was hearing and seeing things.

The Angel called me by my birth name, not many here knew my birth name other than my partner and a few friends. I shook my head in disbelief and thought it was just my mind playing tricks on me.

After I wasn't believing this was an angel. They took me to my birth. It was hard to realize that this was in fact an angel of God.  I saw my birth, I saw my dad, my grandmother sitting by my mom. My grandmother was holding me in her arms and cuddling tight. I knew myself this was just something to confuse me.

I saw me sitting in a bookstore and signing books that were being bought my some young …

St. James the Greater (First century)

The Patron Saint of Arthritis and Rheumatism

One of the first apostles to join Jesus, St. James was also the first such follower to be martyred. Of the twelve apostles, St. James, his brother St. John the Evangelist, and St. Peter formed a privileged inner circle. Christ allowed them to witness miracles the other apostles only heard about later: the raising from the dead of Jairus's young daughter, the healing of St. Peter's mother-in-law, and Christ's display of his heavenly glory at the Transfiguration. While the other apostles carried the gospel to far-off lands, James stuck close to home, preaching in Judea and Samaria. Consequently, when King Herod Agrippa began to round up Christians, James was easy to find. He was arrested, given a quick trial, and beheaded.


Legend tells us that as the king's men led James outside Jerusalem for execution, he passed a man crippled by arthritis or rheumatism who was sitting by the side of the road. The man begged James to cure him…

Daily Scripture - James 1:17

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven: it comes down from God, the Creator of the heavenly lights, who does not change or cause darkness by turning.

This scripture tell me that God is there and he is always going to be there. He made us in his image. His promises never fail or not happen. God is the creator of all things. He created us, he created the earth, plus all the other planets and galaxies in the universe. He is there showing us with his love, his unconditional love. If we ask in prayer, he will give to us. If we thank him, he is blessing us with beautiful things.

Believe, trust and he will show you his mighty universe of love and guidance…

Poem - The Soul

The soul can taste and feel and see And do all kinds of things It grows and lives and loves to be The song the Spirit sings
The soul is where one’s essence sleeps To dream of better visions A place where evil lurks and creeps Affecting our decisions
The soul can be a conduit Through which the Spirit heals Accepting burdens onto it To learn how Jesus feels
The soul is more than just a name Or conscience-bearing entity It has the right to burn its flame And be who it was meant to be
The soul is power when it loves The way that God has taught us Or when it calls the Devil’s bluffs Just when he thinks he’s caught us
The soul creates reality When thoughts are God-inspired And individuality When needs are Spirit-fired
The soul can walk right through a wall And take its body with it Or never eat or drink at all And still think thoug…

Daily Scripture - 2 John:9

2 John: 9
If anybody does not keep within the teaching of Christ but goes beyond it, he cannot have God within him:only those who keep to what is taught can have the Father and the Son within them

The Wisdom of Perfect

Matthew + 5:48 "You must therefore be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Jesus Christ)
When Jesus gave this commandment, surely those who heard it for the first time must have been taken aback by its overwhelming implications. 'Only God is perfect all the time,' they must have thought, and 'There is only one God.'
Of course, at the time, the followers of Jesus had no idea of what was to come for mankind through Him. Their faith had barely scratched the surface of Christ's mission on earth. As for the Jews, their knowledge of perfection had been limited to the writings of Old Testament prophets, holy men and women, and the scriptural interpretations of the Jewish hierarchy.
Yet here was Jesus- giving them a glimpse into their futures by way of a prophetic commandment that challenged them to be as God is- perfect.
John + 10:34 "Is it not written in your Law: 'I said, you are gods?' So the Law uses the word gods of those to whom the …

Two Greatest Commandments

The Two Great Commandments

that contain the whole law of God are:

You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and with your whole soul, and with your whole mind, and with your whole strength; you shall love your neighbor as yourself.


To love God, our neighbor, and ourselves, we must keep the commandments of God and of the Church, and perform the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.

After doing some good soul searching and studying Greatest Commandments to be more important than any other. We need to think about these two commandments. What do they tell us about God, Christ and the Holy Spirit. I know that I must follow these and the rest of God's commandments at all times. This means to follow in Jesus footsteps. I know it will take a lot out of us to do so, but it's what God wants us to do. God made us, he created us. This means we have to follow him, till we can once again be with him.