Monday, September 26, 2016

31 YEARS AGO IN LAKE SUPERIOR AREA!

     Way back in September 26, 1985, when my husband and I had been visiting in northwestern Minnesota for about 5 days at my long-time friend, Susan Jones' home, Dave indicated that he was going to the eastern portion of Minnesota.  I had no idea what it would be like, and I knew that a day or so later we needed to be at his mom's place in the Twin Cities for a special time with piles and piles of the family situation there. Dave had  been born and raised in the Twin Cities area and had been up and around that whole area when he was a kid and in his upper teens.  I hadn't known much of that, though.  Anyhow, I wasn't sure of anything, but just was with him and that's all that counted for me.
     WELL, things changed and were absolutely wonderful!  Since I had been a kid and raised for years in the western portion of Washington and seeing a lot of the Mount Rainier, the Pacific Ocean, the Puget Sound, and the Columbia River, and lots of hills and trees, he was taking me to a portion of Minnesota and Canada to make me smile.  There wasn't a mountain, BUT the hills were so high and so much on them and the rivers and the huge lake it was so much I'd seen when I was a kid in Washington.  Anyhow, he put me in and winked and were in that area on Friday and Saturday, and until late on Saturday we were into the Twin Cities area to his mom's home. Sunday would be a huge gift of people for us.
      Anyhow, I'll just share the pictures.    Lake Superior looked like an ocean much of the time and made me smile.  And in the area of Thunder Bay, Ontario.  So, it grabbed my heart.  Worth a smile!
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Lake Superior


ME

DAVE


Monday, September 19, 2016

31ST ANNIVERSARY!!

     Our wedding was at September 21st on a Saturday afternoon, 1985.  A huge blessing for me!
      Now, our day on this Wednesday it will be September 21st, of course. To share it now is pretty important.  I'm a very happy lady!!!  My husband is a real treat to-and-for me and to-and-for many other people.  In a few years he's working in our church, playing piano or organ at 3 other churches, and teaching piano to some kids or adults, and fixing computers for a lot of people and giving them around and about.  In this 31 years things have changed.  BUT, as usual, he's a special treat.
     A special situation was when we were in
Uganda and a special photo for us during our 10th anniversary time.  And we were there before and after that for a stretch of time.                 
       Amazingly, we were in Paris to see some friends after we had left Uganda when visiting our "son's"wedding in Uganda.
  Then we were in Paris for a couple days and we were on the
anniversary in September.  In Paris, up on that special place that afternoon when we were on the Eiffel Tower and Seine River was our 14th anniversary day.  What a blessing that was!!!
     Anyhow, I'll just show the two of us in July this year, b/c we've not had pictures taken.  I'll try on Wednesday, BUT he works at two churches all day on Wednesday, and might not get home and the weather is indicating it may be thunderstorm during that day.  So, I'll be home and he'll be around.  We'll go for lunch or dinner at some point some day.  He's a wonderful person!!

Monday, September 12, 2016

FIRST RESPONDERS!!

       It's amazing for me, that the Lord dropped it into me July 8, '08.  I had thought of being at the murder sites and helping people and praying for them.  I've known some of them for a long time.  
       Since a lady at the hospital had checked me on December 12, '15, she had indicated I could could not ever drive again.  I'm upset, to say the least.  I couldn't go to the First Responders in December as a driver.  My husband drove me a few times, and in the winter it was filled with snow and ice and lots of coldness.  Dave couldn't always do it, b/c he's working at churches and giving piano students around town.  The blessing is that a lady where her home is about 5 street areas from here, she indicated she wanted to pick me up.  She has done it for about 2 months now.
       Last Tuesday we had 2 situations.  We went to one place first and it was a special place.  A 29 year old guy had been shot twice at a party time and when in the hospital, a couple days later he died.  The family and friends came to us when standing at the home of his mom.  Well, his sister and grandma were within a block of that home.  We did a lot of praying and ministering to the family and friends.  Eventually, all the men were on one side of the street and all of the women were on the sidewalk by the home.  We all were holding and praying to and for them.
       After that, we went to another portion of this side of town about 2 miles from where we were.  No family or friends were there on that alley time, and we did the praying.  But, when a few police were there with us, we prayed for them and thanked them.
       Anyhow, last Friday evening, when my husband was home and free, I told him to drive to that location where the family homes were.  It's about a 1-1/2 miles from our home.  When we went, I saw a wonderful family piece put right by the street near his mom's home.  I'd sure love to meet more of the family!  They were wonderful!!!

          Whenever I can, I'll go!!!  Dealing with the murders is very strongly in my heart!!    SO, here's the picture.  AND another one of me a couple years ago when my husband was with me in summer and it was in a distant portion of our town.  He took a picture.  I'm smiling to share this to you!

 

Monday, September 5, 2016

MY GOD-JOB OF WALKING!

       Well,  He tells me to walk in a few of the local streets.  Since December 12th, '15, it was indicated by a Doctor area that I could not drive my car any more, I've been walking near my house.   Usually every day I walk for 15 minutes or 45 minutes.  Never know what to do and where to go.  The Lord tells me to turn left or right, watch homes, see people driving by that portion or kids playing or people working or sitting in their yard.  I have 2 canes and when walking I sometimes am a little bit stumbling, especially when the streets have part of it going up a bit or down a bit.  Anyhow, this is all I can do.  I worship and pray and deal strongly with the sinful demonic issues here that have been here for nearly 1,000 years.  The Lord uses me in unusual ways, and I do it!  Even when it's too hot or too cold or too rainy or windy and I can't go away strongly, I can be in our yard for a few minutes and worship and pray.
     Most of the homes in our area were built about 80 to 95 years ago.  Our home is 95 years old, for instance. So now I'll shut up, but here's a few pictures of what I see around here.








Monday, August 29, 2016

WORSHIPING!! MOMENTARILY AND FOREVER!

     Well, I'm going to show you a picture that I had put on at another time, maybe about a year ago re: worshiping and glorifying and praising our Heavenly Father.  I have been worshiping and praying often while driving around from our Omaha area and around parts of our nation.  I'm very sad, b/c I can't drive.  At a hospital in December 12, '15, it was officially dropped onto my that I can't drive.  Mostly, b/c of the dementia and/or my body issues.   Well, I'm still very sorrowful, b/c I can't drive.  My husband and a couple friends drive me around, usually on "my" car, to the locational areas here where I can worship and pray and glorify to the Lord.  Anyhow, in our house, many times a day and at night, I do my singing to the Lord.  I'm usually walking for about 1/2 hour and then back home and sitting and resting.  When I'm able to walk here from our home with my 2 canes, I focus on the Lord and worship and pray.
      I often consider how glorifying it will be in Heaven for all of us.  When I'm seeing clouds, I always smile!!! So, that's my main way to focus on the Lord.  Anyhow, here's the photo again, and it's exactly what I can do.  He is all that counts!!!



Monday, August 15, 2016

WORSHIPING THE LORD! ALL I CAN DO!!!!

     All I can do is share a small piece.  The Lord uses me to pray and worship and glorify and praise in our home and around the local area and when on a car to go anywhere.  I am very tired and can't do much, but I can walk and worship.  Anyhow, my dementia has increased and my situations re: my feet and ankles cause me to stumble.  I use my two canes anytime I'm walking out and I'm truly hearing from the Lord exactly where to go on the streets and watching the homes. 
     About 20 years ago, the Lord dropped this onto me.  The reason He has shown me where to go, usually from here to the a variety around our nation, because, spiritually, I have been shown re: the issues here up to thousands of years.  During those times other gods were strong and people and animals, etc., were sacrificed to and for the gods. The Lord has used me... and others... much of the time re: worshiping and glorifying the Lord and praying for the locations.
     I was a driver around our nation for more than 35 years.  NOW, since a hospital on Dec. 12, '15, indicated I can't drive any more... a brain thing ... it's a heart-broken issue for me. In these months, my husband and a couple friends have driven me around and most of those locations even when I had been driving around and used to worship and pray.  I did it nearly ever day then. Well, now I have it a couple times a week, wherever I choose, and, when sitting in the car, I'm still worshiping and praying and glorifying time.  That's all that counts. And the pictures are connected to the walking and the driving.  I'll share the clouds.  I'm a cloud addict!!!


   
















  I can hardly get on the blog stuff any more, but I love and miss so many of you.   

     I'll be going to bed soon, and it's usually 11 to 12 hours in bed.  The normal situation now is that, when I'm in bed, I'm singing and worshiping until I am asleep at night and then begin as soon as I wake up at night a few times and then when waking up in the morning.   All I can do and, again, focusing on the Lord is all that counts.

Monday, July 25, 2016

A LONG-TIME FRIEND!!!

[I'm sorry that I didn't write very well, but I tried.  I'll try another month or two just to share re: how the Lord has been so special to and for me.  That's a miracle!!]  
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    Way back in Redwood City, CA, area, I was down from Tacoma, WA, with my former husband who had been born and raised in that direction, and about 4 months after we were married he suddenly took me down.   I was 23 to 28 years old down there.
      I had a friend, through church in Redwood City, Denise, who, for about several months, was babysitting my daughter and son
Her sons and my kids and their dad and me.
way back then, especially when I was working.  Renae was 4-1/2 years old and Steve was 16 months old when I was sent out of that place.  Suddenly,   through an amazing way, she was given a gift of about $600.  When I came for my kids, Monday, May 19th when I was off work, and she asked where I wanted to go sometime. I told her that I wanted to go to Omaha to see a long-time friend.  My friend, Susan, and I hadn't been together for several years, and had been friends at high school in Klickitat, WA.  I hadn't been told about her $600 gift right then, and, when I indicated where I'd like to go, and it would be nearly $200 on the plane for me and my kids, Denise said she'd give ME $300.  WOW!!   Because of Denise's gift of money, I and my kids were on the airplane to Omaha, May 24, '74. Thought I'd be in Omaha for about a couple months and then back to Redwood City.  Renae was going to be in school for the first time and that's what I anticipated.  Well, he indicated through a letter and a phone only a couple months later, that I could not come back.  He did not want to know or see me any more.  WELL, about 1-1/2 years later, a pastor had called me about his spiritual situation, and that husband talked to me and drove out a few weeks later.  He arrived December 5, '75.  Denise had seen him several times for a couple years before I left and about a year when I had left.

      I've lived in Omaha most of the time for 42 years.  I've been in Oklahoma for a couple years, when my former husband had gone down there in '82 to be a roof fixer and he was wonderful at that. Well, we ended up divorced in Oklahoma in Sept., '84, and I was back up in Omaha with my kids, in early September, able to be with lots of friends in that town, and special schools for my kids that they've loved being there.  Suddenly, and surprisingly, I had been married in September, '85. Now it's been 30 years... in September it will be our 31st anniversary ...  and he's been a wonderful person for me and my kids.  My kids and grandkids LOVE him!!
       OK!  This is the amazing situation.  I've always thought about Denise and wondered how to get together.  I was not back living in those western states.  I've driven out or been flown out to see my sisters and friends for about 38 years.            
Renae and Denise at our house
      THEN, Denise was here July 12th.  My husband and I picked her up at the airport and had wonderful time.  We've never known or seen each other in those 42 years.  The amazing piece that it occurred was through Facebook, b/c she connected somehow with me a couple months ago.  She decided to come to Omaha to be with me and to meet my kids.   She got to see Renae and Steve.  [BTW, my husband was a real blessing to and for her, too.] 
      She was here for a week and went back on Tuesday the 19th.  We put her at the airport and gave her lots of hugs!!
     


      Anyhow, it was a blessing to have her here.  She's about a year younger than me.  I'm 71 and she's 70.  
     Now I just wanted to tell how wonderful it has been.