They Could Not – Cover song

Holy Week, Monday after Palm Sunday, we remember what Jesus was facing. The Cross, the grave, and then RESURRECTION! Jesus, our Savior, the Son of God, could not be kept in the grave. If we ask for forgiveness of our sins, we can live with Him forever in Heaven. Thank YOU JESUS!  A beautiful pictorial is included with the video of this song.  Be sure to check it out!

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WAR HAS MANY CASUALTIES Part 4 of It’s Time to Open the Attic Door

WAR HAS MANY CASUALTIES

Shortly after they married World War ll broke out and my father was drafted.  My mother was forced to move in the attic of her In-laws because father would no longer stay with the in-laws.  There were too many people who were having entirely too much fun for my father’s taste.  But mother would follow him regardless of the consequences.

Mother was alone, and pregnant. She found work in a candy factory and gave all her money to her mother-in-law for room and board.  Her job at the factory?  putting the “swirl” on top of the chocolate candy.

After an otherwise normal pregnancy for a woman who smoked, drank and ate poorly, my mother delivered a small, frail baby girl she named Judy.  Judy was born with a heart defect that prevented her blood from being fully oxygenated. Children with this condition were called Blue Babies.   My sister Judy lived only a short three months and then died.  My mother went into a deep depression and her family rallied around to try and hold her up, but there was no consoling her. Mother wrote my father right after Judy was born to give him the good news.  But then had to write to tell him of her death.  My father was in a combat zone overseas during this time and the mail was sporadic.  When the mail did catch up with him, he received Judy’s birth and death announcement on the same day.  Father nearly lost his mind.  I was told he became so upset and violent in his attempt to be sent home that he struck his commanding officer.
It wasn’t long after that the war was over, but my father came home a changed
man.  He was now a very sick, angry, terrifying man.

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Holy Spirit – Faith and Healing Another Short Devotional

One of the gifts Holy Spirit gives us is Faith, and we use that faith to receive healing. This is another short Devotional. Please join me in this study of God’s Word!

You can find a  video version of my short Devotionals on youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOTM1lARAatN4RnG7hOV6lw?view_as=subscriber

I thought I would include the pictures of the shark I caught in the Bahamas for those of you who do not wish to watch the video.  YES we let him/her go 🙂

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Holy Spirit Please Give Us Wisdom – Another Short Devotional

Welcome the Holy Spirit into your life. Do you need to know what to do? Do you need WISDOM?

James 1:5 Now if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask for it from God, who gives to all without reservation and not reproaching, and it will be given to him.

So much is going on in this world and in our lives.  Each day we need to make decisions that are difficult to make.   But our loving Father does not want you to do this alone.  Holy Spirit is here and if you allow Him, He will show you what to do.

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You can watch this devotional as a video: Holy Spirit Please give us Wisdom!

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Until Then – Another Favorite Hymn

I’ve been so busy doing..WHAT?   I couldn’t tell you.  But I did find time to record one of my favorite Hymns.  Until Then.  I am so excited about that wonderful day when our Lord Jesus returns to take His children home.

Until then, written by Stuart hamblen wrote  in 1958. The son of a minister, Stuart wrote many songs prior to his conversion during a Billy Graham Crusade. I hope you enjoy this old Hymn published in a number of Hymnals.


My heart can sing when I pause to remember
A heartache here is but a stepping stone
Along a path that’s winding always upward
This troubled world is not my final home

* But until then my heart will go on singing
Until then with joy I’ll carry on
Until the day my eyes behold the city,
Until the day God calls me home

The things of earth will dim and lose their value
If we recall they’re borrowed for a while
And things of earth that cause this heart to tremble
Remember there will only bring a smile

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Holy Spirit – Our Gift Another Short Devotional

Welcome to another short Devotional!
Jesus promised to send us the COMFORTER when He went to Heaven. The Holy Spirit rested on Jesus as He walked this earth. We need to be desirous of a relationship with the Holy Spirit as well.

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If you would like to watch the video of this devotional on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmD2qGTPfpk&t=33s

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His Eye Is On The Sparrow – The Hymn

His Eye is On the Sparrow is a gospel song, written in 1905 by Civilla D Martin and Composer Charles H Gabriel.  

Mat 6:26 Look at the birds! They don’t worry about what to eat—they don’t need to sow or reap or store up food—for your heavenly Father feeds them.  And you are far more valuable to him than they are.

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Until next time, I remain your friend,

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Be Still and Know – Cover Song

Be Still and Know, Written by Steven Curtis Chapman. This song, while not a Hymn, is based on scripture. Most Hymns were.

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

I trust this song will bless you as it has me.
If you need a touch from the Lord, do not hesitate to sit quietly before Him. He loves you. The Lord knows what you need. He is faithful.

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Holy Spirit Sanctify Us – Another Short Devotional

Hello, welcome to another short devotional.  To continue our study on the Holy Spirit, we’re going to look at an important step following Salvation.  We need to live a sanctified life, a life like Jesus lived.  I hope you will listen!

Man’s laws cannot make moral what GOD has declared immoral. Even if a sin is legalized, it is still a sin in the eyes of GOD. Who can help us to live a holy, Sanctified life? The Holy Spirit can!

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BLESSED REDEEMER – THE HYMN COVER SONG

BLESSED REDEEMER -A beautiful old Hymn, written in the 1900’s. Casting Crowns wrote and recorded it with a different melody. No matter which rendition, this is a beautiful song. I hope you will think about the words and think about what they mean. Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice. Thank you for providing eternal life to those who accept you as their personal Savior.

LYRICS  

Up Calvary’s mountain, one dreadful morn,
Walked Christ my Savior, weary and worn;
Facing for sinners death on the cross,
That He might save them from endless loss.

Refrain:
Blessed Redeemer! Precious Redeemer!
Seems now I see Him on Calvary’s tree;
Wounded and bleeding, for sinners pleading,
Blind and unheeding—dying for me!

“Father forgive them!” thus did He pray,
Even while His lifeblood flowed fast away;
Praying for sinners while in such woe—
No one but Jesus ever loved so.

Oh, how I love Him, Savior and Friend,
How can my praises ever find end!
Through years unnumbered on heaven’s shore,
My tongue shall praise Him forevermore.

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I remain your friend,

lanadee

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The Holy Spirit – Our TRUTH Another Short Devotional

With so many voices demanding to be heard, how do we know who is telling the truth? We have one that Jesus told us would come when He proceeded to Heaven. The Holy Spirit. New York has passed a bill to allow full term babies to be aborted. What does God say about THAT?

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The Friend of a Wounded Heart – Cover Song

The Friend of a Wounded Heart. While not a hymn, it certainly is a song that has touched many hearts. Written by Wayne Watson but made popular by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, directed by Carol Cymbala, the wife of Pastor Jim Cymbala. A 250 voice choir made up of mostly untrained voices.

I love this song, it brings back beautiful memories of times traveling to Florida with my good friend Sheryl. She would drive all the way. And I would sing nearly ALL the way… to hopefully keep her awake and alert.

It is a wonder she is still my friend,lol

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How Long Has it Been? A Spiritual Song

How Long Has it Been. A beautiful spiritual song written by Mosie Lister in just 10 minutes. This song has been sung by many over the years and has a powerful message; Wait on the Lord in prayer!
I hope this song blesses you as it has me. Spend time with the Lord. He is worthy!

 

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Holy Spirit – Our Friend another short devotional

The Holy Spirit is our friend. He wants to walk with us and be our guide. Jesus went to Heaven and the Holy Spirit came to be our help, our comfort and to teach us. It is time to get to know Him!

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Amazing Grace, God GIFT to you and I

I can do ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST which strengtheneth me    Philippians 4:13

What a comfort to know that the Lord equips His saints when He assigns them a task.

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I Love to Tell The Story – The Hymn and Story

The first Heaven’s Hymn of 2019, “I Love to Tell the Story”. This is a great song with an even greater message. Michael walked by and joined me tonight. I hope you will sing along as well!
I remain your friend,
lanadee

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It’s Time to Open the Closet Door Part 3

A MARRIAGE MADE IN?

I do not know how my parents met, other than they “met one day”, according to my father’s diary. I do know this: neither family was supportive of their marriage.  They married anyway.  My father was a hardworking, good looking man. He paid for the whole wedding.   Mother had a beautiful dress and a church wedding.  Her Pastor was not happy about this union, but my parents were in love!   This was NOT a marriage made in Heaven.

My mother was not prepared at all for the life that she had chosen.  She told me that her mother, like many mothers of her day, said “You made your bed now you lie in it.”  There would be no going back home.

There was a housing shortage and so they found themselves living with her family.  My father hated it.  Her family was close, enjoyed each other’s company and loved spending time together.  This along with the boarders coming and going all day and night, mad my father a miserable person to live with.  He worked third shift and needed sleep.    They stayed in that room, isolated from everyone.  My mother would stay married to this man for nearly 60 years, despite their crumbling relationship.

WAR HAS MANY CASUALTIES

Shortly after they married World War ll broke out.  My father was drafted.  My mother was forced to move in the attic of her mother-in-law because my father would no longer stay at her mother’s house.  She would follow him regardless of the consequences as she had no money and no job.

 Mother was alone, and pregnant.    She found work in a candy factory and gave all her money to her mother-in-law for room and board.  Her job at the factory?  putting the “swirl” on top of the chocolate candy.

After an otherwise normal pregnancy for a woman who smoked, drank and ate poorly, my mother delivered a small, frail baby girl she named Judy.  Judy was born with a heart defect that prevented her blood from being fully oxygenated. Children with this condition were called Blue Babies.   My sister Judy lived only a short three months and then died.

My mother went into a deep depression and her family rallied around to try and hold her up, but there was no consoling her.    Mother had written my father right after Judy was born to give him the good news and then had to write to tell him of her death.

My father was in a combat zone overseas during this time and the mail was irregular at best.  When the mail did catch up with him, he received Judy’s birth and death announcement the same day.  Father nearly lost his mind.  I was told he became so upset and violent in his attempt to be sent home that he struck his commanding officer.    It wasn’t long after that the war was over but my father came home a changed man.  He was now a very sick, angry, terrifying man.

 

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Happy New Year! The Holy Spirit – Another Short Devotional

There has been a long lapse since my last post. I’ll explain why!

Happy New Year to you all!

When Jesus prepared to leave, He told His disciples about Who was to come in His place, The Holy Spirit. Another Short Devotional.

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Merry Christmas! Welcome to a Live Christmas Tree Program in 30 Minutes

The Live Christmas Tree

This Christmas season is not complete without a Church Christmas Program. I’ve condensed this Live Christmas Tree production to 30 minutes complete with a testimony from Pastor Paul Furrow and an opportunity to accept Christ as your personal Saviour. I hope you enjoy the songs. I hope you enjoy the message. I trust that you know Jesus, the reason for the season. Merry Christmas!

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I remain your friend,

lanadee

 

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In His Presence

   As I woke up in my chair this morning, I realized I was not well. My bronchial tubes were clogged with mucus. I began coughing and each time I coughed, I received a tiny lick on the calf of my leg. Peaches was sleeping next to me. She has been my constant companion and comfort. Peaches insists on sleeping. wedged next to my leg in the recliner. I have been here for 8 days and nights.

My leg was cramping, and as I stood I realized how weak and sick I felt. I began taking inventory. My head and bronchial tubes, still congested, my throat sore, and my stomach complaining like I hadn’t fed it in a week. We all know that isn’t true. The one thing I do know is that I did not want to wake up. I resisted as long as I could. I was having the most glorious dream.

   My dream started out with me sitting with an old friend. There was a comfortability in his presence and I was delighted to see him as we sat to chat. I was sure that we both had ministered together a long time ago.
( I believe the friend was the Lord and we were remembering awesome times in His presence. It was wonderful being together once again )
I was then going over songs with a pianist in preparation for an upcoming service. As I sang, I began to preach about the goodness of the Lord! Words flowed out of me with great anointing.

   The scene changed and the glory of the Lord was so tangible I was able to see it pouring into the room like a waterfall. I stood under the gold speckled water. It was alive and I was rejoicing in his presence! Hallelujah!   Looking heavenward, I lifted my hands, spinning round and around. I knew that His presence was changing me. My sickness was vanishing. I was being filled with joy!

   I then heard the voice of the Lord: “You do not need to go anywhere to find my presence. I am right here!” I laughed, and danced, and spun round and round; I wanted more and more of what I had found. HIM! I was standing in the very presence of the Lord God almighty!

   All I need do to be in His presence; this glorious presence, is to spend time with Him. Thank you Jesus! All YOU need to do to be in His presence is to spend time with Him!

Taste and see that the Lord is good!
In His presence is fullness of joy!

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Deck the Halls and Bake Some Cookies!

It saddens me to say that I have a virus that prevents me from singing the wonderful songs we sing this time of the year. But that will not keep me from posting from the past. I love Christmas. The songs, the giving of gifts, and of course the cookies  When I bake I put all my energy in the finished product. It is apparent to me I need to put a bit more time into the “process” lol. NO one can destroy a kitchen faster than I.

I hope you are enjoying this time with family and friends. Let us not forget the reason for our celebration. The birth of our Lord Jesus!

Special guest singers: Wesley Davis and Michael Law

        

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I remain your friend,

lanadee

 
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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Christmas is the time to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It seems that this time of year people are more apt to put away their differences and remember their love for family friends and all of mankind.

While not a hymn or spiritual song, I feel this song might help you to enter this Christmas season with warm thoughts of yesteryear. A time with family and friends. A time to pray for peace throughout our world. Enjoy this season. It is afterall, the most wonderful time of the year.

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I remain your friend, lanadee

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He Calls Me Friend – Another Short Devotional

What better friend to have then God? And it is God’s desire to be just that to you and I. It’s time we become HIS friend. Another short devotional. Special music by Israel Houghton. Excerpts from James Ryle/ Rylism

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Until next time, I remain your friend,

lanadee

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Give Thanks – Cover Song And a Proclamation from President Lincoln

As I sit in my chair reflecting on my day, I am content.  I am happy that I was able to spend time with people I love.  Happy that I was able to provide a beautiful meal in a warm house and sit in my easy chair to relax afterwards.

God is truly good to me and I want to thank Him for ALL His blessings!

If you celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, have a wonderful time with your family.

I would like to share a word from President Abe Lincoln with you.  If you take the time to read it I believe it will bless you:

Washington,
D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of
fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly
enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have
been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to
penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever
watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled
magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite
and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations,
order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony
has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that
theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the
Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful
industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or
the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as
well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more
abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding
the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and
the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is
permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No
human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great
things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing
with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed
to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully
acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do
therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also
those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart
and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and
Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to
them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular
deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national
perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have
become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in
which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the
Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may
be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony,
tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United
States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the
United States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

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You are loved!

Your friend, lanadee

 

 

 

 

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Come Just As You Are

I woke with the words “Come just as you are” on my mind. This led me to a wonderful devotional written by Rick Warren in 2017. I also found the song by the same name, sung by Crystal Lewis.

We do not have to wait until we have our lives in order; till we think we are good enough, to come to the Lord. We can NEVER be good enough. But we can be forgiven!

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF MY FAMILY Part 2

My Father

My father also lived in Milwaukee, but his upbringing was different.  He was the only son and had one sister.  He once told me that his family was wealthy in comparison to my mother’s family. They lived in a beautiful brick home in a nice quiet neighborhood.

 I know very little about my father’s side of the family except for the few things he shared and a couple of sketchy memories that I have.  We rarely went to see them. I don’t think we were ever invited. When we did go my brothers, sister and I had to sit against the wall in the basement. We stayed where we were put. Back then children were seen and not heard. We were given cake.  I was worried that I might drop a crumb on the floor. You could have eaten off my grandmother’s floor.  Nothing like our home, that’s for sure.

Very little was ever said about my father’s family. Each year on my Grandpa F’s birthday my father would call to wish him a Happy Birthday. No such call ever came to our house for any of our Birthdays.

My father said they did not like my mother and that was the reason they disowned him.  I never felt that was the reason.  What I did know was that my father’s parents wanted nothing to do with any of us.  It was as if we did not exist.

My mother told me that my father was made to leave home and live with his uncle because he fought too much with his sister.  Years later I found a diary that indicated my father lived home up until he married.  He did have a close relationship with his uncle but do not see anything that indicates he was made to leave home. This was one of many “stories” I would find he told that lacked an element of truth.

 Father’s sister was loved and wanted. Later, her daughter was also cherished, and I think my father despised her for it.  Grandpa F died at 102 years of age.

At the age of 14, my father went through Confirmation in the Lutheran Church.  He said they excommunicated him for not paying the money he was required to pay as a member of the church. He wanted nothing more to do with them or any other church or God from that time forward.   All he needed was himself… and my mother.

  

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The Land of Inbetween – Another Short Devotional

Could it be that if you are presently experiencing your own desert experience, then the Lord is getting ready to call you into a more effective ministry than you have known? Today’s short devotional is taken from a James Ryle “Rylism”.

If you would like to view this post as a video, click here: The Land of Inbetween Video

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I remain your friend,

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God’s School for all His Children

We must go to school. As a Christian, our goal should be to mirror the attributes of our Lord, Jesus and that doesn’t include comparing ourselves to each other.

lanadee

Today’s short devotional is an excerpt from James Ryle “Rylisms”.

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Pearl Joy Brown – A Blessing from God

I have been listening and learning tonight. Many of you have heard about the remarkable little girl, Pearl Joy Brown. She was born with next to a zero chance of living. Pearl had a condition known as Alobar Holoprosencephaly. The Doctors strongly urged her mother and father to abort her. They did not, and the Lord saw fit to keep her on this earth for 5 1/2 years. Her father gave a testimony that I believe should be heard by everyone.

This story tells about the dignity and importance of life. ALL LIFE. With the election coming up in a few short days, we need to think. Will our vote support and encourage women to rethink the abortion of their child? Or, by not voting, are we inviting in those who believe in aborting a child nearing full term?

There are many more lessons I received by listening. I wrote down each word of Eric Brown’s Testimony that he gave at an Evangelicals for Life gathering. (www.facebook.com/erlcsbc/videos/1819996501343780/)

His testimony speaks about the dignity of each life, but also the importance of seeing God’s hand in the trials and sufferings we go through.

*What an incredibly sad mistake it would be for us to go through the hard seasons of our lives with our eyes closed and our ears covered, chanting false platitudes to ourselves and waiting for the storms to pass. Surely with that approach we can avoid a world of pain. But in doing so, we’d miss out on everything else in the process. And especially the main thing. As God has promised to be near to the brokenhearted.
It is better to have His presence by way of tremendous heartache then to have frivolity in the midst of spiritual oblivion. We ought to run to where it hurts and to where our heart break and perhaps encourage our children to do the same. God has promised to be in those places and I believe that is often why I am more aware of His presence in the children’s ICU than I am the church carnival.
Surely, He is in both places, but my heart is more acutely tuned to Him during the seasons of suffering and confusion often had with Pearl. In tagging along, saddled on the back of the presence of Christ, is a disproportionate amount of joy. Though not always a celebratory and surface one. it is sober and is a deeply sustaining joy.” Eric Brown

Pearl Joy was indeed a gift from the Father. She was a joy!

Pearl Joy Brown (July 27, 2012-March 29, 2018)

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Wonderful Words of Life – A Great Hymn

Sing them over again to me, Wonderful words of Life;
Let me more of their beauty see, Wonderful words of Life.

Words of Life and beauty, Teach me faith and duty:

Beautiful words, wonderful words, Wonderful words of Life. (Repeat.)

Christ, the blessed One, gives to all, Wonderful words of Life;
Sinner, list to the loving call, Wonderful words of Life.
All so freely given, Wooing us to Heaven:

Beautiful words, wonderful words, Wonderful words of Life. (Repeat.)

Sweetly echo the gospel call, Wonderful words of Life; 
Offer pardon and peace to all, Wonderful words of Life. 
Jesus, only Savior, Sanctify forever.

Beautiful words, wonderful words, Wonderful words of Life. (Repeat.)

PHILIP PAUL BLISS (1838–1876)

This song was performed by Fountain Academy Music

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God Still Speaks to us Today!

No problem is too big or too small for Jesus.  Read the Word. Believe the Word!

 May the Lord bless you today!,

Your friend lanadee

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God’s Grace – Greater Than All Our Sin Rick Joyner

Grace, Grace WONDERFUL Grace, coming down from the Father Above 

So many people feel the mistakes they make in life cannot, or will not be forgiven.  This is NOT what the Word of God says:

Psalm 103:10  He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 
 103:11  For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 
 103:12  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. 

We must ask forgiveness for, and repent of, our sins.  Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice to atone for our sins.  As we surrender our life, He replaces our sins with His Holy Spirit.  The Lord wants to be a part of our lives here on earth, and for all eternity in Heaven.

Won’t you give your life to Him?

Rick Joyner

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Its Time to Open the Attic Door – Part One

My life as a daughter and a caretaker

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MY FAMILY

 

MY
MOTHER

 

 My mother was beautiful.  She was French on her father’s side and “Heinz 57” variety on her mother’s side.  Mother was petite. She had long, dark, curly hair, pretty eyes,
well-proportioned legs, slim ankles and small feet.  I wanted to look just like her when I grew up.  But I didn’t.  I inherited the German ankles, feet and legs from my father’s side of the family. I only inherited my mother’s overbite.

 

Mother was the oldest of five children. The 1920’s and 30’s were tough times because of the depression, so my Grandma Fl did everything she could to keep food on the table including take in boarders. The beds were slept in around the clock because of different shift workers. Grandma was always cooking, and she believed in putting out a big spread.  My mother said she would put out empty dishes on the table to make it look like
they had more food.

 

When I was older I remember that grandma worked outside the house as a “Part Time
Parent”.  She would clean house and care for the children of wealthy people. 

I was able to go with her occasionally to entertain the kids.  I loved my grandma and always secretly thought I was her favorite.  She taught me many things and I knew she was always praying for me.

 

Grandpa Fl worked odd jobs. One job he had was playing guitar at a local tavern with
a group of guys.  Grandpa was tremendously talented.  He built instruments and repaired them.  My mother kept one of his guitars in the attic until it fell completely apart due
to the extreme temperatures.  
Grandpa spoke very little but was fun to be around.  I remember that he would come over to sit at our kitchen table, running his fingers over the cool Formica top.  He would search for any food particle I might have missed after I washed it and point it out to me.  It was a game I enjoyed, and never won.

 

Mother did not enjoy all the responsibility placed upon her as the eldest of five siblings. One day grandmother sent her to buy school shoes and she came home with heels instead.  My grandmother was so mad that she made her walk to school in those shoes.
Mother said she learned her lesson.

 

The Fl family went to church each Sunday.  They were taught about the love of God and His desire to be first place in their lives.  Mother’s heart was stirred and at the age of 16, felt called to be a missionary. I remember reading a letter she wrote to God, expressing her desire to fulfill that calling. That plan was interrupted when she met and married my father and that letter has since disappeared.

 

If you have a question or comment, please write
me at dearlanadee@gmail.com   

You are loved!

Your friend, lanadee

 

 

 

 

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There is Power in the Blood – A Hymn written by Lewis E Jones

A classic Hymn, reminding us that nothing can wash away our sins

except the blood of Jesus.

My former Pastor is 89 years old and retired from the largest A/G church in town.  He is still hosting a Hymn sing once a month  and leads a Bible study each Sunday morning.  Sadly, many of us have a hard time just getting out of bed on Sunday.

This song was on the list from the last Hymn Sing.  I hope you remember it and sing along!  If you would like to see the video version of this song you can either watch it on my youtube page: Heavens Hymns YouTube or my facebook page: Heavens Hymns

Do you have a problem or situation you would like to talk about?

Write me
at dearlanadee@gmail.com  

Until next time, I remain your friend,

lanadee

 

 

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This Little Light of Mine, I’m Gonna let it Shine!

We may think we live our lives in obscurity. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Our faith or lack their of, affects our families, our friends and even strangers.

In today’s devotional let’s look at the Apostle Paul’s trip to Rome. It is a good

thing that he knew the Lord. Things could have turned out quite differently.

Do you have a problem or situation you would like to talk about?

Write me
at dearlanadee@gmail.com  

Until next time, I remain your friend,

lanadee

 

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HE is WORTHY of our Praise

 

He IS Worthy of our Praise!

There are times when we don’t know which way to turn.  By praising the Lord we put thing back in place.  Our burdens lift.  Our heart becomes light once again.

We do not serve an egotistical God.  As C.S. Lewis once said when researching this subject, ” HE is worthy.”  That is why we should praise Him.  So let’s take our eyes off the problem and place them firmly on Him.

Have a fantastic Friday!

your friend,

lanadee

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His Unseen Hand – A Beautiful Old Hymn

Today I came across an old song. A song without any background information I could find at least. The words are beautiful and the melody stirring.

I hope you will listen to this song and remember, no matter what, HE loves you. No matter what you are going through today, HE is there. Sung by Charles Billingsley with the FBC in Jacksonville Fl.

What a fantastic LARGE choir! Makes me wish I lived in Jacksonville, I would want to join them 🙂 Have a fantastic Thursday!

THE UNSEEN HAND

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It’s Time to Open the Attic Door by lanadee

My reoccurring Dream

PROLOGUE

I never liked the attic. It was unfinished, small, dark and dirty.  There were two open areas and one room with a door at the end of the hall. The slanted wooden walls were uninsulated, and the attic was cold. The only heat came from the floor below and what could drift up the stairs when the door was left open. It was as barren a place as any attic could be.  I would venture up the steep narrow steps occasionally to see my brothers who slept there.  A small door in the back wall led to the space my father used for storage.

A short time before I left home for good, I had a dream.  I dreamt that I was in the attic.  I
opened the small door and to my surprise; I entered a completely different house.  It was filled with beautiful things and expensive furniture.  I was so excited! Somehow, I knew that everything I saw belonged to me. I slowly opened a drawer on the dresser but  before
I could see the contents, I woke up.

I had this same dream over and over for years. The location was different, but the theme was the same. The building and everything in it belonged to me but I would awake before I could see the contents.  It drove me crazy! I tried for years to understand the meaning of this dream.

Many years later I dreamed yet another dream. I opened that attic door once again and
finally understood what the Lord was trying to show me.

These are my memories

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A Walk Down Memory Lane – The Very FIRST dearlanadee Podcast Oct. 28 2007 Rev.

I’m getting all the bells and whistles working on my website.  I never thought I would get as excited as I have doing so.  If you like you should be able to comment now. I believe it is working :). Note: You will have to write a couple of words or sentences or the web will think you are a robot.

For all those who have faithfully followed my old website I thought I would post the very first dearlanadee podcast.   I have spared you the pain of all my microphone pops and my nervous repeating of the word well etc.   So this is the revised version.

Back when I originally began podcasting I did so because I thought, in telling my story, I could find peace and purpose for my otherwise, stressful living situation. You see, my mother had moved into my home.  This was my escape, so to speak. But everything had to be perfect before I could record.  And I had to be unavailable for the evening. That was difficult to accomplish.  Thankfully I can now put up a podcast in a few short hours.  What a difference 11 years make.

Until the next time we meet, I remain your friend,

lanadee

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What Is It Worth To You? What Is HE Worth To You?

 

As I do so many times, I listen to the TV as I go to sleep.

I like to listen to “Mountain Men”. (well I do ha)  The beauty of the untamed land is breath taking.

But one episode didn’t help me sleep, it made me laugh. The purchase that Eustace made woke me right up 🙂  There are some things in life that we consider priceless.

While preparing for this Short Devotional I asked myself “What is HE Worth to me?” Is He worthy of our praise?  I think He is.   This, and several other topics are discussed in this Short Devotional.

We need to go to church because we need each other!

Is there anything you are going through right now that you would like to talk about?

Write me at:  dearlanadee@gmail.com
I would be happy to talk with you and

pray for you!

Your friend,

lanadee   P.S. I thought I could upload a video but I can’t afterall…SO please note I mistakenly refer to scripture as coming from the book of EZEKIEL instead of the book of Ecclesiastes.  Sorry ha

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My Story

 

I am in the process of writing a book about my life.  I am doing so because the lessons learned during my lifetime  just might help you in some way.

I hope to begin posting soon.

 

Do you have a problem or situation you would like to talk about?

Write me at:  dearlanadee@gmail.com

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Your friend, lanadee

ABOUT THE “YOUR FRIEND LANADEE WEBSITE”:

Hello, welcome to my site!

lanadee

I am excited to once again have my own website 🙂   I did years ago. 

At that time I focused mainly on telling my life’s story. I can tell you it wasn’t boring.

But now I have so much more I want to share with you as well.

WHO IS LANADEE?

I am a wife, mother and grandmother who has found purpose and meaning
in life through my relationship with the Lord Jesus.

Do you have a problem or just need someone to talk to?

Write me at: dearlanadee@gmail.com

You can also visit my dearlanadee page on Facebook for my past  Short Devotionals.

Or my Heaven’s Hymns Facebook Page, a place where I have posted Hymns and other Christian songs we no longer gt to hear.

your friend,

lanadee

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Welcome Holy Spirit

I thought it only fitting to add the song
“Welcome Holy Spirit” as my first post in Heaven’s Hymns.

I am asking the Holy Spirit to please fill this
website with His presence. 

May His sweet anointing touch each one who visits
and give them hunger to know more

about our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus!

 

If there is a song you would like to hear please
let me know and I will

do my best to try and find it and post it.

 

Do you have a problem or need to talk to someone?

Please write me at:   dearlanadee@gmail.com

If you would like to see the other songs I posted on my  Heavens Hymns Facebook page please do so!

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A “Mini Devotional – My first Post on my new Website :)

Once upon a time, a L O N G time ago my husband Michael and I served as Missionaries to the Navajo and Papago Indians.

We are no longer serving as missionaries. We are no longer pastoring a church. But you cannot take the “call” to minister out of my heart.

Each day as I spend time with God I get excited about the things I learn during my time with Him. So I share with YOU!

Keep your heart with all diligence;; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23

Do you know Jesus as your Personal Savior? If not,  I would be happy to introduce you to Him!

Email me.at: dearlanadee@gmail.com

 

 

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