Memorial Day Tribute

I saw my grandson today who was discharged from the Army a few months ago and I put my arms around him giving him a big hug. So many grandparents, moms and dads, wives or husbands and children never get that chance, because their soldier did not come home.

I thank God for my grandson’s protection. He enlisted in early 2003 and soon went to Iraq. He had two tours there and one in Afghanistan. He had some very close calls and saw many of his buddies die. God brought him home safely.

As we think about the 3-day weekend holiday, Memorial Day, let us remember what the holiday means. It is a time to remember those who have sacrificed their lives for your freedom and for my freedom. It is for those soldiers who fought to keep America free in both our generation and generations past.

It is a time to pay tribute to them. It is a time to give praise to God for American.

This video shows the powerful emotions of war. Please watch. First turn off my Playlist at bottom of page.

Have a good week-end.

Love and Prayers,

Joy In His Presence!

I come not to ask, to plead, or implore You.
I just come to tell you how much I adore You.

For to kneel in Your presence makes me feel blest,
And I know that You know all my needs best.

And it fills me with joy just to linger with You
As my soul You replenish and my heart You renew.

For prayer is much more than just asking for things.
It’s the peace and contentment that quietness brings.

So thank You again for Your mercy and love,
And for making me heir to Your kingdom above.

by Helen Steiner Rice

I have found that the most important desire in my life is to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit. I stand in His presence and weep, because He is so awesome. They are not tears of sorrow or frustration, but tears of joy and adoration. His presence is so sweet and so close.

“Your presence is fullness of joy.”
Psalm 16:11

I pray, “O Lord never take Your presence from me. I can do without many things in life, but without Your presence I would cease to live.”

"Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms."
Psalm 95:2

"You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of joy in Your presence."
Acts 2:28

He desires that you invite His presence into your heart.

Love and Prayers,