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Love for Baby Jesus

When my oldest Granddaughter 487075_280642388714422_2000357850_n..

was about two years old…

Christmas had come and I put out the Nativity with Baby Jesus… Mary/Joseph… 3 Wise Men… Angel… Sheep… Cow… Donkey… Camel… Shepherds…

The figures were placed inside the Manger my friend’s Mom had given me…

My Granddaughter would walk up and look and look at it… and I would tell her all of the figures names…

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and I would find Baby Jesus everywhere

In other rooms… on the couch… on the coffee table… in her toys…

As you can see by this grin… she was so sweet… and still is!

When I would ask her, “Where is Baby Jesus Taylor?”…

she always seemed to know…

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We still have this set of figures…

They have been handled a lot… and are 44 years old this Christmas…

bought when my husband returned from Viet Nam and we had our first real Christmas together…

Today our little new one… “Kitty” decided our other Nativity was very pretty… or maybe she liked Baby Jesus k3123947like Taylor…

I found her laying right beside it… Staying there for quite awhile just looking at the Holy Family

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I loved how she had laid her paws on it…

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as if needing to be close…

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So Sweet !

Me and My God Talking…

My quiet time is in the morning…

God and I have many conversations at this time…

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Is it prayer?

I actually just call it talking… k4923057

You won’t hear my voice… but, God does

It’s a time I bring up all of those who are in need… Sometimes me

and if you were able to hear

You would hear this soft voice telling me in a quiet way

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Things I need to do…

People I need to give special care to…

Cards I need to write…k7124984

People I need to call…k12000398

Kind words that need to be spoken…

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I try and listen

and take heed to these loving words coming to me…

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Someone was laid on my heart today…

and so… I will have to do it…

what God has whispered in my ear to do…

It’s usually just a kind actti087a0203

I’m not HimI am just his messenger…

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but, He has given me this wonderful task of helping others in small ways…

What an honor!

Memorial Day: “Heart Feelings”

k10848218  “Heart Feelings”  by: Marilyn Griffin

I always begin with…

“I come to You in prayer, Dear Lord“…

My Heart Feelings to You poured.

 

I stand , sit or kneel…

I raise them up, Dear Lord…

My Heart Feelings poured.

 

Men, women and children…

I feel their loss, Dear Lord…

My Heart Feelings poured.

 

Daddys, Mommas, Brothers , Sisters  gone…

Lost in foreign lands, Dear Lord…

My Heart Feelings poured.

 

Memorials for this day…

Flowers, prayers, memories… Dear Lord…

My Heart Feelings poured.

 

Keep Our Country in your care…

Our Forces safe from harm, Dear Lord…

My Heart Feelings poured.

 

Feelings of sadness… loss and hurt…

Keep us staying strong, Dear Lord…

My Heart feelings poured.

 

Let us rejoice in Freedom that we have…

Keep us grateful, Dear Lord…

My Heart Feelings to You poured!

 

  

“In God We Still Trust!”

After our country k0169345seeing, hearing and living through some horrific events lately… this song gives me courage to uplift my source of faith… belief… and pride..

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So thankful for my provider… and hope… that there will be better days ahead…

I know we haven’t seen the likes of so many people in other countries… but, just a taste is enough for me to want it to end NOW!…

God Bless America..

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In God I Trust!…

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You place your hand on His Bible, when you swear to tell the Truth
His name is on our greatest Monuments, and all our money too,
And when we Pledge allegiance, there’s no doubt where we stand,
There is no separation, we’re one Nation under Him.

Chorus:
In God We Still Trust
Here in America
He’s the one we turn to every time
The goin’ gets rough
He is the source of all our Strength
The One who watches over us
Here in America
In God We Still Trust

Now there are those among us, who want to push Him out,
And erase His name from everything, this country’s all about,
From the Schoolhouse to the Courthouse, they’re Silencing His Word,
Now it’s time for all Believers, to make our Voices heard.

In God We Still Trust,
Here in America
He’s the one we turn to every time
The goin’ gets rough
He is the source of all our Strength
The One who watches over us
Here in America
In God We Still Trust

Here in America
Here in America
Here in America,

In God We Still Trust
Here in America,

In God We Still Trust
Here in America

Heart of Tears…

I sit here with tears rolling down my cheeks…cfr0017

I have already talked to my sister… and laughed…

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I have already talked to my son… and felt love…k10285225

I have already texted a daughter-in-law and was told… “I love you”… PAA140000084

I have already fixed coffee and said, “good morning”… to my husband… and he is now doing dishes as I blog my heart away…k9425024

I have read some posts from my blogging friends and received such kind wordsk2224797

I go over in my mind a conversation with a cousin last night… and I smile… dougla0138s

My heart is full it seems…k5310651

Is that why I cry???cfr0017

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Surreal

I would have to say my mostsurreal moment was when I went to church one Sunday…

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I was sitting in the pew k3691160 … listening to the sermon… What it was about… I have no idea

We… being my husband and two little boys had been going to this church for a few months… u14290574

My cousin, her husband and little boy had been going too…

I had never actually belonged to a church before…

I had went off and on with friends and such…

As I was sitting there… a feeling of such calmnesscame over me…k12547323

I will never forget that!…

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I heard a voice… Not a voice of someone around me…

I say to this day… “It was the Lord talking”…

Surreal???… Oh, yes it was!

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I found myself listening to this voice as it said, “Give her time”…

I knew the voice was speaking of me…

I sat there and then… what seemed like someone literally lifting me up… almost trance-like… I was getting up and walking… I felt like I was floating

Down the middle of the church aisle that led to the front of the church… k4532912

All I knew… was that I wanted to profess my belief in Jesus

He had entered my heart… I must have finally let the barriers down… letting Him see me and me…  Him

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It was such a transformation!…

Yes, “surreal” is such a good word for this experience

I felt like I was in a dream-like state as I mentioned… and this feeling of pure joy abounded for weeks…

I was in a place of such peacefulnessI knew it was real!…

I had so many ups/downs in the years to come…

A son who was diagnosed with Bi-polar Disorder

A husband home from Viet-Nam with past memories flaring up…

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My job in the public school system with Special Needs children…

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Parents growing older… A dad dying…

A Mother (90) years old)… moving in with us…

A Mother passing away

A Brother passing away…

A Sister passing away…

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My husband’s family leaving us… one by one…

But, ever since that “surreal” happening… I have not been alone

My Lord has been there …

and now I picture my hand in His

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... if ever I need comfort… if ever I need strength… if ever I need love

and it’s so “surreal” …

In God’s Hands…

Passing on an email you have probably read many times… but, at this time in our country’s trials… we may need to look toward whose Hands our world is really in…
Hands!
A basketball in my hands is
worth about $19.
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A basketball in Michael Jordan‘s hands is worth
about $33 million.
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It depends whose hands it’s in.
A baseball in my hands is
worth about $6.
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A baseball in Roger Clemens‘ hands is
worth $475 million.
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It depends on whose hands it’s in.
A tennis racket is useless
in my hands.
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A tennis racket in Andre Agassi‘s
hands is worth millions.
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It depends whose hands it’s in.
A rod in my hands will keep away
an angry dog.
A rod in Moses‘ hands will part the
mighty sea.
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It depends whose hands it’s in.

A slingshot in my hands

is a kid’s toy.
A slingshot in David‘s hand is a
mighty weapon.
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It depends whose hands it’s in.
Two fish and 5 loaves of bread
in my hands is a couple of fish sandwiches.
Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in Jesus’
hands will feed thousands.
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It depends whose hands it’s in.
Nails in my hands might
produce a birdhouse.
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Nails in Jesus Christ’s hands will Produce salvation for the entire world.
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It depends whose hands it’s in.

As you see now, it depends whose

hands it’s in.
So put your concerns, your worries,
your fears, your hopes, your dreams,
your families and your relationships
and the leadership of your country
in God‘s hands because…
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It depends whose hands it’s in.

“Are You Ready?”

k7942552Am I ready?… I think so…

People ask , “Are you ready for Christmas?” … My immediate thought is …

Yes, I’ve bought presents sma0109for who was on my list… and they are wrapped… and under the tree…

Yes, I have most of the food k11492778I’m going to prepare…

Yes, the house is cleanpix0587… and extra dusting and sweeping has been done…

Yes, my personal hand-made gifts k5000305 have been mailed or given…

Yes, the decorations k11501125got up early…

Yes, phone calls k2392326and connecting to those out-of-town have been made…

and YES, I do remember WHY we are celebrating…

It’s my Jesus’ Birthday!..k2856122

Isn’t it wonderful that our Lord has shared his Birthday bwo0065with us!…

His birthday has brought Santa Claus u14039971for the young children… like the JOY in our hearts when He enters…

The gift givingk9904381 like Him… that is our gift from GodOur Heavenly Father!…

The beautiful Lights! x13376197… like Him… that has brought Light to a sinful world for whoever wants to Believe!…

The LOVE k11475327 that is bestowed on family members and friends… like His Love that was given through His sacrifice…

Special Hand-made foods and presents k6849846… that we cook and make with thoughts of the people who will receive them… like Him… who listens to our Prayers that we lift up to Him… with a yearning heart…

Our Homes k7896151that are so festive… Waiting for friends and family to enter… like Heaven‘s Gates standing wide open for all who want Everlasting Life

Our calls we make… our cards k7254442we send… our hugs and kisses we love to give and receive… like the open line of communication that is there with our Lord… if we just take the time to bend our heads and knees in prayer

The wonderful dinnersk2945120 that are prepared for the festivities we partake in… like the Dinner and Place that has been prepared for us in Heaven

Yes… I think “I’m Ready!”… Are you?

“Over the Door”

Gift…

I was lucky in my finds today… Two new items in their packaging… found at my Unique Thrift Store … I don’t actually go looking for anything in particular… but, always have a mental list of things I need… or could use… and sometimes… just plain “want!”…

My first find was a window mini blind for my back door… Jill… my cat, if you didn’t already know… likes looking out the back door… even to the point of asking us to open it… but, at times… she takes it on herself to open it the best way she can by herself… So, at the bottom of the blind… a few blind strips had been broken… or were a little crunched… Head poking through does that it seems…

It’s not that the blind is expensive…but, just taking the time to shop, and replace…Actually sometimes…it’s just the remembering to buy it!

So, when I saw this one… right size… right color… new… It was mine!

My next item I literally grabbed… Like anyone else wanted it!… was a brand new cover/pad for my Over the Door Ironing Board… I had not been able to find one anywhere and figured I would have to go on-line to order…

You just have to pull it down …

I just love my little ironing board… Actually it is a great length… 3-1/2 feet long X 14 inches across… and is so handy in that it folds up on my bathroom door in my bedroom and when I need it… All I have to do is pull it down… One of my favorite things that has been invented!…

I have had to buy regular size ironing board covers and make them work… This one went on in a breeze… It was made by TIDE… and I will be looking on the internet and seeing if they have them for sale...

And would you believe it matched my bedroom… light blue design… Can’t beat that!…

I say these are little blessings that come my way… so I have to say, “Thank you Jesus!”…

You made my day!

Storm…”Sandy!”…

    I come in prayer Dear Lord…

   Thinking of the storm…

   Please keep these in your care…

   Can come in any form…

 

Some need shelter…

Some need food…

Warm coats or sweater…

A smile to lift a mood…

Their homes are gone…

Their life seems lost…

It seems so wrong…

Thoughts of the cost…

 

The mayor, the governor…

The president too…

They seem to hover…

Doing what they do…

 

They organize help…

And are making plans…

The pain is felt…

Of the water crossed land…

 

The winds did blow…

Turning things over…

The lights did glow…

As neighbors took cover…

 

I wasn’t there…

Watching from afar…

It’s hard to bear…

But, not as others are!

 

The rains kept coming…

Running into street and home…

The waves were looming…

Seeming to roam…

 

Where is a loved one? …

Were in their thoughts…

Could they be gone? …

Their hearts so wrought…

 

Daylight has come…

Prayers lifted high…

Time to get strong…

As time will fly…

 

Time to get tough…

Join with one another…

Yes, it will be rough…

But, we’ll come together…

 

Thank you Dear Lord…

For hearing our pleas…

And to your accord…

You’ll meet our needs…

By: mkg 10~ 30~ 12