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I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence come my help.
My help come from the LORD which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer your foot to be moved: he that keeps you will not slumber,
Behold, he that keeps Israel, shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is your keeper: the LORD is your shade upon your right hand.
The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve you from all evil: he shall preserve your soul.
The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this
Time forth, and even for evermore.
Source: Psalm 121 written by King David
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Woman wakes from 16-year catatonic state on Christmas Eve Day
For 16 years, a 42-year-old female was said to have been unresponsive to the world -unable to Speak, swallow or move much. On Christmas Eve, she suddenly snapped back to consciousness.
“Don’t do that,” she blurted out when nurses were trying to fix her nursing home bed on Dec. 24, 2000.
Doctors cannot explain why this lady awakened from the catatonic state she slipped into while delivering her fourth child. According to this newspaper report, doctors said her condition was caused by a blood clot that lodged in her lung and caused her to stop breathing during a Caesarean section.
A Caesarean section is the removal of a fetus by means of an incision into the uterus; that is usually done through the abdominal wall.
Regarding her medical condition, her speech is said to be clear, but still limited. Her hands which had been clenched tightly for 16 years have loosened. She is said to be speaking her children names, catching up on family developments and spending a lot of time watching her children.
At this time, report is that she is being driven up into the mountains to breathe the fresh air. She has been wheeled around a shopping mall. On Monday, she was said to have pointed to her new running shoes and said: “I’m going to run.”
“I just went up to her and gave her a hug, and she gave me a hug back,” the oldest child was quoted saying to the newspaper.
Her mother reportedly said, “It was a Christmas miracle from God.”
It took 16 years for this miracle to occur. That gives us the knowledge to know that God does not operate on our time schedule. He can perform miracles at any given time, and in any place, based on his judgment.
If you are waiting for your miracle, do not give up. It could happen today.
God’s Angels are near; wherever you are.
__ Ellen J. Barrier
There is a better future, with a greater purpose. We can find it, only when we search for it.
To avoid living in the past, you must find a way to leave the past behind, and imagine a greater future of success and prosperity. If you feel guilty about something that you did in the past, or something you should have done, forgive yourself. Accept God’s forgiveness for your wrongdoings. And strive for a better future, to become a better person. Otherwise, you will become a prisoner locked behind the corridors of your past. There is a better future, with a greater purpose. One can find it, only if he or she searches for it.
__ Ellen J. Barrier
You Must Release the Past from Your Mind
“But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Apostle Paul
Philippians 3:13-14 (K.J.V)
3 pound bag of frozen or fresh peaches
2 and one-half cups of sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup of sweet milk
2 table spoons of flour
1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 stick of butter
Mix egg yolks, flour and sweet milk together, making a thickening agent.
* Combine peaches, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and butter.
* Arrange peaches in the bottom of pan on top of crust.
Pour all of the mixed ingredients over the peaches.
Place strips of dough on top of the ingredients.
Pour melted butter over the strips of dough that is a top crust.
Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
3 cups of flour
½ cups of butter Crisco
½ teaspoon of baking powder
1 pinch of salt
Add flour and butter Crisco. Mix well
Add baking powder, and salt. Knead dough into balls. Roll out and cut strips of dough.
Place dough on the bottom of pan and make the top crust.
Occasionally, everyone will have a sleepless night; that is logical.
It is when sleepless nights become frequently, that they should be of concern for the individual’s health.
The person who has frequent nights of not being able to sleep will eventually, experience loss of appetite, restlessness, tiredness and unable to concentrate, and discomfort within his or her body, such as headaches and abdominal pain and indigestion and other symptoms.
Stress can be a factor in causing one to not be able to sleep.
Here are some helpful tips on removing the underlying cause of sleepless nights:
- Control as much stress in your life as possible.
- Schedule work ahead; plan as much of your work to lighten your workload.
- Eat small meals that are nutritious if you are not hungry but have not eaten.
- Drink nutritious beverages and water to maintain fluid intake.
- Try to prevent stressful situations when it is possible.
- It is unhealthy to withhold things within your mind if you are unhappy with someone.
- It is OK to have a personal conversation with respect to the other person who is making you unhappy.
- Try to find things to relax your mind.
Make sure you are not the problem in your relationship.
In a relationship, the other person should always be the center of your attention.
1. Listen 2 . Comfort 3. Encourage 4. Speak kind words
The other person should feel that when they are with you, the two of you become one force that nothing can resist. There is nothing the two of you cannot conquer. You need to feel the same about the person you are in a relationship with.
This is the making of a strong relationship that is established on Respect and Trust.
__ Ellen J. Barrier
There have been times in my life when I have fallen down on my knees and prayed for financial intervention or to get a job. There are more people needing financial security nowadays than ever. However, there have always been the needs for Supernatural intervention, even in the days of
St. Peter who was in desperate need of having to pay a debt immediately and had no money.
__ Ellen J. Barrier
Story as told:
And when they (Jesus & Peter) were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said,
“Doth not your master pay tribute?” He said, “Yes.”
Peter did the same thing as I have done and so many others
And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, “What thinkest thou, Simon?
Of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? Of their own children, or of strangers?”
Peter said unto him, “Of strangers.”
Something Required to Do
Jesus said unto him, “Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them,
Go thou to the sea, and cast a hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast
opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.”
Obedience and Work are Required Before Receiving a Request From God
We know that Jesus could have given Peter the money miraculously. However, had he done so, it wouldn’t have taught Peter obedient and trust in times of more challenges that would test his faith in God.
There are times when answers don’t come easy. We have to remain steadfast and focused on our goal. Sometimes the road to success is paved with many obstacles.
And it seems that the harder you work the more challenges you will face. But, from my own personal experience I can say, God has never failed me.
I am stronger and wiser because of the challenges I have overcome with my trust in God and his interventions in my life, I have been successful in accomplishing the goals I set before me. Presently, I am looking forward to completing several new goals.
What this Lesson Teaches
From this lesson we learned; God understand the need for us to have financial means to get the things we need and pay for the services we use. God is our provider of the things we need for security. We also, understand that we have to work. We each have been given special talents and skills. Its up to us to have the desire to use them. In order for us to succeed in society, we must be willing to work hard and follow instructions. Peter was given specific instructions to follow in order to get the money he needed, by using his skill.
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Copyright © 2005 My performing arts career began in churches in my preteen years. At about the age of 3, I used any object I could find to make music. My parents bought my first piano at the age 14 and provided me with music lessons. I grew up singing and performing in activities in churches and school. My company sponsors musical and talent shows frequently. I am also, a spiritual counselor. My teachings are based on life issues. My preference for music: inspiration, romance, classic, jazz and Latin. __ Ellen J. Barrier