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In Memory of Charlie……

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My dear friend closed his eyes as his head was in my hand. The Doctors said he was in pain and it was hard for him to stand or to understand.

The thoughts that scurried through my head, as I cradled him in my arms, were of his younger, puppy years, and OH…his many charms.

Today, there was no gentle nudge,with an intense “I love you gaze”, only tears and wishing he had not gone and could have stayed and enjoyed more fun filled days.

But then my heart seemed to say. Look up, be strong and cry no more,
God also loves our canine friends, and He’s installed a “doggy-door”!

That door is in our Heart and when our pets are there they never depart, our memories keep them strong and with us they will always belong.

Author Unknown

The grief associated with the loss of a pet regardless of whether the loss was expected or sudden is often not always understood, and we sometimes find it very hard to deal with the pain of losing a pet that has become a cherished friend who has shared our lives, who has talked and walked with us, and who we have eaten with and played with.

Sometimes it is us who needs to help our animal friends not to have needless suffering for unlike us they are unable to understand why or what the reason is for it. Yet their instincts may tell them they are dying and they respond in the only way they know how by wanting to be close to those who Love and care for them, although because they sense our anguish they may also try to distance themselves from us not understanding our responses.

Letting go of our pets is very hard just as any other loss is but we never have to say goodbye if we hold the memories in our heart of the times we shared in happiness, and we remember that every pet has a love of their own to give so we open our heart and let others come in offering them care and love and receiving their love and loyalty in return.

Our Heart felt compassion is with you Barb in your loss, Charlie will always be in your heart so you will never really be apart and the joy that he gave you will remain with you for Eternity.

Christian Love from Ron and Anne.


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Don’t ever give up…..

 

One day I decided to quit…

I quit my job, my relationship,
my spirituality…

I wanted to quit my life, to give it all up and
just be a hermit, I don’t need anybody.
I went to the woods to have one
last talk with God.

“God”, I asked,
“Can you give me one good reason
not to quit?”
His answer surprised me…

“Look around”, He said…
“Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”
“Yes”, I replied.

“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds,
I took very good care of them.
I gave them light, I gave them water.

The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed.

But I did not quit on the bamboo.

In the second year the fern grew more
vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the
bamboo seed.

But I did not quit on the bamboo.”
He said.

“In year three there was still nothing from
the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit.

In year four, again, there was nothing
from the bamboo seed.
I would not quit.” He said.

“Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout
emerged from the earth.
Compared to the fern it was seemingly
small and insignificant…

But just 6 months later the bamboo
rose to over 100 feet tall.

It had spent the five years growing roots.
Those roots made it strong and gave
it what it needed to survive.

I would not give any of my creations
a challenge it could not handle.”

He asked me …

“Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling,

you have actually been growing roots.

I would not quit on the bamboo.
I will never quit on you.”

“Don’t compare yourself to others.” He said.
“The bamboo had a different Purpose
than the fern.

Yet they both make the forest beautiful.”

“Your time will come”, God said to me.
“You will rise high.”

“How high will I rise?” I asked.
“How high will the bamboo rise?”
He asked in return.
“As high as it can?” I questioned.

“Yes.” He said…..
“I will raise you up as you give Me the Glory,
for in doing so My Radiance is
reflected in you.”

And you will know my Love Hope, Peace, Joy, and Eternal rest, because my Melody in you will glow like
The Colours of The Rainbow.

I left the forest and brought back this story.
I know these words can help us see that…

God will never give up on us.
Never, Never, Never
Give up.

Adapted  – Author Unknown

We don’t need to tell the Lord how big the problem is…
We need to remember how…

Big the Lord is!

“The Key question in life is not how strong
are we, but how strong is God.”

For the Christian Prayer is not an option,
but an opportunity to share
in the Heart of God.

Paper Wedding Gowns…..

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Paper Wedding Gowns…
Yes! – Imagine the poor Bride
if it rained

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This Idea should make everyone happy
 Recycling and saving money!
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Perhaps …..
But what really would make everyone happy is that  if Marriages today were able to be Recycled with the Creativity and Care that went into making these gowns. How wonderful instead of discarding the Marriage to give it new life.
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Yes and money would be saved but what’s more important so would the bond of Love that was Woven together between two people who declared their Oneness and Faithfulness to each other not just while everything was going well but through all the Storms that life can bring, all the mistakes, regrets, sickness, suffering, misunderstandings arguments, hardship and disappointments.
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God’s Love- Forgiveness- Honesty- Trust – Understanding and Kindness brings Love and Unity…
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We never fail if you keep Trying and with God’s empowering, Love can be renewed and the Marriage Bond restored.
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The Garden Sanctuary …..

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Jesus is our Sanctuary, our refuge, our Eternal Hope and Rest, He is The Living Word, our Solid Rock and He is our Light in The Darkness, being filled with Him means we never thirst and  His food satisfies our Souls and than with being filled our Joy overflows even in times of sadness because we know we are not alone.
 
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”
 
This Post is for us to share openly with each other, to ask for prayer, express our needs or our doubts or how we have been blessed and also to share  what Jesus has been Teaching us by the empowering of The Holy Spirit,  remembering we are  His Body and we are to be of one mind and not be  in division but in Loving Unity, so if needed let’s resolve our differences together as we seek Him for guidance.
 
1 Corinthians 1: 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
 
Below is  some of the Scriptures that have great meaning for me , if you would like me to add one for you that has also touched your heart please include the reference for it in your comment and if wanted share why it has special meaning for you. I have also included a Power Point below with  wonderful Scripture that describes  how Awesome, Jesus our King is.
 
John 13:34   A new Commandment I give unto you, That ye Love one another; as I have Loved you, that ye also Love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my Disciples, if ye have Love one to another.
 
Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfil the law of Christ.
 
Romans 12:14-15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another.
 
Hebrews 19:24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up Love and good works.
 
Luke 17: 3-4 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
 
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
 
Philippians 2:4-6 Look not every man/woman on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
 
Galatians 24 -26 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts, if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
 
Philippians 2:1-3 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of Love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same Love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves.
 
1 Peter 3:7-9 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, Love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
 
Romans 8:28.And we know that in all things and always God works for the good of those who Love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
 Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a Hope.
 
Psalm 37:4-5  Delight thyself also in the LORD and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD Trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.
 
Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the Children of men.
 
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Christian Love  in our Unity in Christ Jesus, our Lord and King and God bless you greatly Now and Always- Anne.

 

Light in the Darkness

 

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We sometimes find in life  that the one person who we thought would never let us down does, but we can know without a doubt  Jesus won’t …

He will never let us down.

 We may have our heart broken, probably even more than once, and it’s hard each time. 
 
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 So we need to ask Jesus to heal our broken heart…He is the only one who can.
 
Other hearts may break too, so we remember how it felt when ours was broken, and offer the help we received…
 
  Jesus won’t let them down either. 
 
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
 
We may fight with our best friend or blame a new love for things an old one did. 
                   
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We say  sorry  and forgive or ask for forgiveness when needed and show kindness instead of holding onto anger and bitterness  when someone hurts us…
 
They may be hurting too. 
 
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Why worry because we are growing older…  Age is in the heart, not the body.  We Take time to enjoy each day and those we Love. Looking  forward to the future with Hope, which we will always find in Jesus Christ. 
 
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We may cry because time is passing too fast, and there will come a time when we’ll eventually loose someone we Love and we need to accept physical death as part of our earthly life, to remember the special times we shared with them and look forward to the ones we will share. 
 
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So we take our pictures but keep special memories in our heart too, and keep our focus on Jesus…  A picture of Him doesn’t have a negative. 
 
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We laugh with others, cry with them compassionately and we enjoy their company, Love them and encourage them and we are  a ray of sunshine and light in the darkness to them, and that brings us Joy too. 
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 Every sixty seconds we spend worrying or angry is a minute wasted, but every sixty seconds we show Love and kindness is Joy that we will never lose. 
 
As God’s Redeemed Children we don’t need to  be afraid that our life will end. It started before we were born, and with Jesus there is no end… 
 
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Blogging for Jesus

 
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Are you  Blogging for Jesus Christ our King of Kings and Lord of Lords, if so you are not alone, we are all part of The Body of Christ and God’s Family, as we share the wonderful Hope we have in The Lord,  we are joined not just by the  Internet but by The Holy Spirit.
 
Have you ever wondered what they did without Computers T.V and Newspapers in Ancient times, how they stayed  in touch with the latest events. They used the City gates, it was a place for all kinds of important activity in the life of the City and those who lived there. 
 
 
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People would discuss the issues of the day and the issues of life, the respected Elders offered their knowledge, wisdom and insight to settle commercial disputes and other matters effecting the life of the people of the City, a place of trial and adjudication, municipal law courts. Kings would use the City gates to pass down judgement and to discern what was the focus of the people.The City gate also became a place for public declaration by Prophets and others, it was indeed the Media centre for ancient Cities.
 
Today we have our own City gates and you are sitting at one of them and as Christians the message we share is life changing, giving Love, Hope, Joy, Peace and eternal Rest in Jesus Christ. You are not just an ordinary  Blogger, you are very important in God’s outreach to His Children, we are Jesus’ Hands, Arms, Feet and Voice we are His Body, we are One.
 
Were  you surprised to find yourself Blogging, I was, it was not something I had planned or did Ron and even our Blog name Freedomborn was given to me by God after praying when others were not accepted, but it has been a great Joy regardless of the problems, that I thank God for often. Perhaps it was the same for you but whatever the reason you started Blogging you are having an impact, your planting good seeds…. You’re a V.N.P which means you are a very needed person, so rejoice and give thanks, we are Family 
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And as God’s family we Blog together, so how does He tell us to treat each other in His family, with much Love and respect, but as you can see in the Scripture below and you may know of others, there is so much more we can do for each other, we are indeed very blessed, and  even if we are criticised or persecuted by others for doing good, that is what is in their heart not ours, in God’s eyes we Shine. So let’s take some time out and pray for all our  Brothers and Sisters in The Lord and that our Blogging will be very fruitful for The Kingdom of God, both in us and the eternal Kingdom of God.
 
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John 13:34   A new commandment I give unto you, That ye Love one another; as I have Loved you, that ye also Love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my Disciples, if ye have Love one to another.
 
Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfil the law of Christ.
 
Romans 12:14-15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another.
 
Hebrews 19:24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up Love and good works
 
Luke 17: 3-4 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
 
Ephesians 5:18-20 Be not drunk with wine wherefore is excess, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,  giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
 
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
 
Philippians 2:4-6 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
 
Galatians 24 -26 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts, if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
 
Philippians 2:1-3 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of Love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same Love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves.
 
1 Peter 3:7-9 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, Love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
 
God Bless you all greatly now and always.
 
Christian Love from both of us – Your Sister Anne.
 
 

God Multiplied – Updated

Update below +++hands giving

Thank you to those who felt moved by The Holy Spirit to help Alissa continue her Sausage Orphanage ( Sunshine Home)  for the very poor  Children of Nepal, of course much more will be needed  as there are many other Children desperately in need of help to survive and to have the Faith and  Hope we have.

All these Children have grown up in a culture  where Pagan gods have been and are being worshiped and so they do not  have the blessings we have of Physical and Spiritual nourishment from our Loving God but He Loves them and provides through us for their needs.
 
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Lets give thanks to our Awesome God for multiplying Alissa’s donations, and her Children, she now has 20 and very soon more will be under her care. Alissa  received a gift recently of a $1,000 dollars and within a very short time after this she received another $1,000 dollars and just a few days ago another $100 and now God  has Multiplied this +++ Alissa received another $100 and still another a few weeks later, this is  enough for a few months  Medical care and food. 
 
 5 loaves and 2 fishesGod is multiplying our gifts, the same as Jesus did with the loaf and the fishes using  the lunch of a young boy who wanted to help.
 
 How Loving is our God who provides all our needs and extra so we can help others,  Love always balances the budget ….
 
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 We  are indeed very rich compared to these Children and Mothers who suffer  and will continue to suffer because of having no faith in our God who Loves and cares for all Mankind and yet even though they ignore Him, He still sends help … Us…. how blessed we are to be His willing vessels, to help our Children regardless of where they live in the world or who their birth father or mother were. 
 
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I will continue another day when Allisa comes home  to share more of her  plans to help these Children long-term, if you would like  to help lighten her load and offer care and support to our Children,  the link to her Website is below…
 
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Thanking you in advance for your prayers and support.
 
Christian Love – Anne.