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About lanadee

How to get through life with a smile on your face and hope in your heart. There is a better way, through a relationship with Jesus Christ. I am a wife, mother, grandmother and a believer in the Lord, Jesus. Do you have a problem or need someone to talk to? Write me at: dearlanadee@gmail.com

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. Do you have a question or problem you would like … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls and Bake Some Cookies!

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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. … Continue reading

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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 Do … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. Today’s short devotional is an excerpt from James Ryle “Rylisms”. To … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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.) … Continue reading

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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 Write me at: dearlanadee@gmail.com

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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 … Continue reading

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Its Time to Open the Attic Door – Part One

  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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Open the Attic Door by lanadee

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 … Continue reading

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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 :). … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Your friend, lanadee

ABOUT THE “YOUR FRIEND LANADEE WEBSITE”: Hello, welcome to my site! 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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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