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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

A Sunday Morning Blessing

this song makes me cry each time I hear it.  My prayer for all our children today. They are growing up in a world of wickedness, unlike anything we experienced when we were children. May the Lord remind you that … Continue reading

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WHERE COULD I GO – COVER SONG

  Where Could I Go but to the Lord? Written in 1940 by James Buchanan. The inspiration for the song came when Mr. Buchanan was sitting beside a dying neighbor, an old African-American man, Joe Keyes. Mr. Coats asked Mr. Keyes … Continue reading

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42-45 TIME TO OPEN THE ATTIC DOOR

I JUST HAD TO GET AWAY It was nearing Thanksgiving and I decided to go visit my daughter and her family in Missouri.  I managed to get my sister-in-law, Diane, to stay at the house with my mother. I love … Continue reading

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ON MY KNEES COVER SONG – HEAVENS HYMNS

  If ever this world needed prayer it is now, especially in America. Our country is being torn apart by the left wing radicals, One of the finest Presidents ever to be elected is being attacked and they are attempting … Continue reading

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THE UNSETTLED LIFE

THE UNSETTLED LIFE  One morning during my devotion time with the Lord, I heard him clearly say, “Live unsettled!” He continued, “Live unsettled. Don’t sink too deep into the soil of this earth.  Keep your head up and your feet … Continue reading

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Finding God’s Will in 13 Minutes – Part 1

Are you confused as to what God’s will for your life might be?  Many are and wonder if they have “missed” God.  You can find God’s will in just 13 minutes – Another Short Devotional Part 1 Do you have … Continue reading

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For What Earthly Reason – Heavens Hymn

Dottie Rambo was one of my most favorite song writers.  She wrote many wonderful songs, among them, the song I sang more than any other:  We shall behold Him. I was asked to sing that song at many funerals.    … Continue reading

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37-41 TIME TO OPEN THE ATTIC DOOR

WHEN IS IT MY TURN?  Occasionally, I wanted it to be my turn to do what I wanted.  I had an opportunity to go away to a lake on Mother’s Day and I didn’t want to tell my mother where … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS! GODS GIFT TO YOU – HIS SON JESUS

Merry Christmas! God’s Gift to you – His Son! I know December 25th has past, but the significance of this event has not. God orchestrated it all.  

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WHAT SHOULD YOU GIVE THIS CHRISTMAS? FORGIVENESS

Tis the season…but if you find yourself upset because of what others have said done or continue to do to you, FORGIVE! Only forgiveness can bring you the joy and peace that Jesus will bring to you if you do. … Continue reading

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32-36 IT’S TIME TO OPEN THE ATTIC DOOR

  WHAT HAVE I DONE?   The first thing I had to do was to find a doctor who would be willing to treat my mother and understand my father. I found just the one. I made a consultation appointment … Continue reading

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Repent Thou Glutton – yes YOU lanadee :)

Do we have to repent for eating a candy bar? Sometimes you do 🙂

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MY DREAM – IS YOUR LIFE TATTERED AND TORN? DO YOU NEED TO START OVER?

God is NOT finished with you. He is capable of removing things in our lives that hinder us from being all God wants us to be. Don’t give us on yourself, because God hasn’t!! Keep looking up. Do you have … Continue reading

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27-31 TIME TO OPEN THE ATTIC DOOR

  TIME TO LAUNCH OUT ON OUR OWN    Even though Michael had a B. A. in Bible and Pastoral, he hadn’t thought about getting a Ministry license until it was suggested to him by the Missionaries. Michael did not … Continue reading

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Give Thanks for All He Has Done! Give Thanks Cover Song

As we begin to celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA, I can’t help but think of the ONE who is the reason for all the blessings we have. JESUS! Take a moment and thank Him. He is WORTHY! My cover song … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my Friends!

I am forgoing the audio file (hopefully, just this once) as this video is better seen then heard 🙂  I am curious, do you listen to the audio link or watch the video? Just a few short days and we … Continue reading

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22-26 It’s Time to Open the Attic Door

  OUR BIG WEDDING A friend sewed a simple long white dress for me, as well as the two short green bridesmaid dresses.  I bought a veil, and that completed my ensemble.  I remembered flowers the night before the wedding … Continue reading

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CHILDREN OR CHAMPIONS? – ANOTHER SHORT DEVOTIONAL

Lord, I am not proud and haughty. I don’t think myself better than others. I don’t pretend to know it all. I am quiet now before the Lord, just as a child who is weaned from the breast. Yes, my … Continue reading

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A moment at Woodland Manor – People Need the Lord cover Song

Michael and I go each week to a local Nursing Home to spend time with the precious residents. We sing the Hymns of the faith. I hope you will enjoy a moment with us. Share the Lord with someone today! … Continue reading

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Beneath The Cross of Jesus – The Hymn

Beneath The Cross of Jesus – A Hymn written by Elizabeth Clephane(1830–1869) Upon that cross of Jesus Mine eye at times can see The very dying form of One, Who suffered there for me; And from my smitten heart, with … Continue reading

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Bummer Lamb – Excerpt by Loved Back to Life -Sheila Walsh

  Every once in a while, a ewe will give birth to a lamb and reject it. There are many reasons she may do this. If the lamb is returned to the ewe, the mother may even kick the poor … Continue reading

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19-21 Time to Open the Attic Door

I THINK I’M DREAMING; WE ARE DATING!   Following our phone call, we made plans to meet in the student lounge upstairs from my room.  I can’t say I learned much about Michael, but boy did he learn about me!  … Continue reading

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In the Sweet Bye and Bye – Heaven’s Hymns

A beautiful Hymn written by Fillmore Bennett and music by Joseph P. Webster, who suffered from depression. This collaborative created a song that is still sung today. Many blessings to you as you listen and sing along!     Do … Continue reading

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Offended? Or are YOU Offending Others? Another Short Devotional

Offended? Or are YOU Offending Someone ELSE? God has very real promises for those who offend others, as well as for those who have been offended. Another Short Devotional.   Do you have a problem or have something you want … Continue reading

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Fill My Cup Lord – Cover Song

Are you hungry and thirsty for things this world cannot give you? Let the Lord fill you! Richard Blanchard wrote this song and it was published in 1964, “Fill My Cup, Lord” quickly became a gospel music hit across the … Continue reading

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REJECTION – Another Short Devotional

Do you ever feel rejected or cast aside? Do you still want to be used of God? Today’s SHORT DEVOTIONAL may be just what you need! Do you have a problem or want to talk about something? Write me at … Continue reading

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WERE MARCHING TO ZION – A HYMN

This is a very OLD Hymn, sung many times in churches years ago about marching to the City of God, Zion. I hope you will sing along. Do you have a problem or something you would like to talk about?  … Continue reading

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16-18 Time to Open the Attic Door

SINGLE AND SATISFIED   I have always been an “all or nothing” type of gal. When I finally surrendered to the Lord’s directive that I stay “single” I embraced it wholeheartedly.   I even  bought a book titled “Single and Satisfied”, … Continue reading

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Hard Times -Another Short Devotional and an UPDATE on Michael

Going through Hard times? A James Ryle Devotional and an UPDATE ON MICHAEL. The question we will all have to answer one day – Are things right between us and the Lord? I hope and pray that they are. I … Continue reading

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STALLED – ANOTHER SHORT DEVOTIONAL

We can become stalled in our spiritual life but there is a solution! Join me for another short devotional. Do you have a question or problem you would like to talk about?  Write me at:  dearlanadee@gmail.com  I remain your friend, … Continue reading

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God Will Take Care of You – The Hymn and MY Story

I was minutes from posting this on Thursday, when my Husband Michael, had a heart attack. The Doctors are amazed at how well he has done, having had a major heart attack in 1994 and a double bypass. Then 10 … Continue reading

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Blessed Be the Tie that Binds – Heaven’s Hymns

Blessed Be the Tie that Binds. I was looking at hymns tonight and came across these sisters. They did such a great job singing this song in different “styles” I had to share. This just goes to prove the HYMNS … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics – Another Short Devotional

  That time of year. Back to school, Summer is fading and Fall is on the way. It is also a good time to reassess our walk with God. Time to remember our “First Love” and get back on that … Continue reading

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The Hothead’s Handbook – A Mini Devotional

A really short Mini Devotional – Do you get MAD and then regret it? Many of us do. I think this video might encourage you 🙂. And it helped me procrastinate cleaning my bathroom to produce it. 🙂   Do you have … Continue reading

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STUFF – Another Short Devotional

Does STUFF “have you”? or do you “have STUFF”? Another Short Devotional. A brief excerpt from a testimony Bob Jones gave when he experienced death and went to Heaven. Do you have a problem or something you would like to … Continue reading

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He Hideth My Soul – Heavens Hymns

As a blind person, Fanny Crosby faced daily challenges. She wrote many hymns based on the Psalms. Psalm 32:7, “You are my hiding place”, may have influenced her as she wrote this song. Certainly Exodus 33:22 did. Moses asked the … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit and the Gift of Speaking in Tongues

When Jesus left this earth he promised that the Holy Spirit would come. He did, and when He did, the world was NEVER the same. Please join me in this SHORT DEVOTIONAL as we examine the gift of “Speaking in … Continue reading

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AT THE CROSS – A SONG TO MELT THE HEART

Do you ever listen to a song so many times you lose count? I have with this song. The words are simple. Because of what Jesus did at the cross I can be happy knowing “I am HIS CHILD”. This … Continue reading

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Part 13, 14 and 15 Of “IT’S TIME TO OPEN THE ATTIC DOOR”

   AWAY AT LAST .. TWICE! My mother’s unwillingness or inability to be free from drugs and her dependency on my father devastated me.I thought that she should leave him and that everything would get better! But the psychiatrist told … Continue reading

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Will You Still Love Me? My Poem

This bout of heat is miserable. I go out early if I go out at all. While sweeping dust bunnies out from under my bed this poem went though my mind. For all my older friends, I hope you get a … Continue reading

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Victory In Jesus – The Hymn

  A wonderful Hymn, VICTORY IN JESUS. And an exciting announcement! Do you have a problem or question you would like to talk about?  Write me at dearlanadee@gmail.com   I remain your friend, lanadee

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Part 11 and 12 It’s Time To Open The Attic Door

TIME FOR BATTLE!  The years went by and not much changed in our home.   My father remained angry and paranoid and my mother’s drug dependency continued. And then my worst fears were realized. One night after praying for mother, … Continue reading

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Wait Upon the Lord – A REAL Short Devotional

Do you have 5 minutes? A really short devotional about your “calling”. Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; … Continue reading

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He Was There All The Time – The Song and the Story

A song about forgiveness and redemption. A story about Gary Paxton.   Do you have a question or problem you would like to talk about?  Write me at dearlanadee@gmail.com I remain your friend, lanadee

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Holy Spirit Please Baptize Us – Another Short Devotional

  The Holy Spirit, our gift, sent to us after Jesus went to Heaven. Let’s look at the book of Acts and see who the Baptism is for and why He was sent to us. Another Short Devotional. Do you … Continue reading

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Peace Speaker – Heavens Hymns

  Jesus. No matter what the trial or situation you may find yourself in. He is able to bring the peace you so desperately need. Peace Speaker. Do you have a problem or something you would like to talk about?  … Continue reading

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Part 9 and 10 It’s Time To Open The Attic Door

FORGOTTEN BUT NOT BY GOD Around the age of 14 I had two remarkable experiences.  The first was a dream.  I know now that it was of the Rapture. (The catching away of the Saints of God into the air, … Continue reading

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OH SAY BUT I’M GLAD – HEAVENS HYMN

Oh Say but I’m Glad – A Hymn written in the 1800’s with very little back story. The words speak for themselves! Rejoice..the Lord has come! There is a song in my heart today, Something I never had; Jesus has … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit and Meekness – Another Short Devotional

Does God really consider meekness important to our spiritual life? He does! And He sent the Holy Spirit to help us attain this fruit.   I hope you enjoy this short devotional.  HAVE A WONDERFUL GOD BLESSED DAY!! I remain your … Continue reading

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Part 7 and 8 of It’s Time to Open the Attic Door

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE OUR HOME Life in our home was out of control.  It was hard to get through one day without something upsetting my father and I thought the police had our address on speed dial.  Leaving the … Continue reading

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Sheltered in the Arms of God – Dottie Rambo Cover Song

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” – Psalm 23:6  SHELTERED IN THE ARMS OF GOD Writers: Dottie Rambo, Jimmie Davis Verse 1 … Continue reading

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Through the Darkest of Times the Lord is with You

My heart is heavy over the loss of a dear soul, Clayton.  His wife Stephanie has been left with a small son, Hunter, and another on the way. Life can be difficult without such a loss, but the answer, the … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit and Self Control – Another Short Devotional

Do you lack the ability to CONTROL Yourself? Many do. But help is on the way through the power of the Holy Spirit. Join me today for another short devotional. If you would like to watch the video version:    … Continue reading

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PART 5 & 6 OF IT’S TIME TO OPEN THE ATTIC DOOR

WHEN BULLIES WERE COOL AT SCHOOL Attending school was a nightmare. In grade school there were the battles. My brothers were picked on because they were short and had to wear glasses. Bill and Terry were bullied back in the … Continue reading

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Lamb of God – Cover Song

John 1:29 Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world! I want to thank the Lord Jesus for taking my place, forgiving my sin and allowing me to become a Child of the King! Behold … Continue reading

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BABIES, BABIES, AND MORE BABIES Part 5 of It’s Time to Open the Attic Door

BABIES, BABIES, AND MORE BABIES  Life became a procession of children with a total of 6.  My parents either did not believe in birth control or did not know how to practice it.  The doctor was not happy when my … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit We Need You!

I remember explaining to my friend, how important the Holy Spirit was to my life. How we needed His infilling and guidance. She said she was afraid to open her life to Him. Today’s devotional explains WHO The Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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3 It’s Time to Open the Attic Door

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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