Rescue You

*I’m sorry, but this post is gonna be long!

For days now, I have listened to this song over and over. Y’all know by now that I’m just a weepy person lol. You have to listen to this song!

I Will Rescue You/ Lauren Daigle

Tuesday was a very strange day indeed. I woke with a heavy depression attacking me. At first I thought it was me, but after praying I realized they weren’t my own feelings, but someone else’s that I felt needed prayer. A heavy burden.

As the day progressed, I discovered a friend, not here on WP, had went AWOL. Several of us had been concerned when she didn’t show up for church Sunday, not letting anyone know ahead of time that she wouldn’t be there. That wasn’t like her, but we discovered she had went to stay with her sister for the weekend.

We did try to contact her, but she never got back with us. That was typical behavior of her. She was famous for not getting back with texts, phone calls or PMs. It was just her…And her friends and family had accepted this. When she finally discovered the messages, sometimes she would contact you, days later or even weeks later.

She was to arrive back home Monday. We assumed she had. By the next day, we had discovered she had not returned home or contacted anyone either. And we also discover she had not shown up at her sister’s house. Now, we were officially worried!

I began praying and interceding for her! I reached out to a dear friend to ask her to pray. As her friends, all we could do was wait for word from the family. Thank God, by 3 p.m., we finally heard from her! She had left her phone home! Not a good thing to do when traveling…

Depression is real folks! There is a spirit of hell behind it, that is out to steal your faith and hope in God. And even your life! I’m praying for us all today. That we can stand strong against that spirit and these heavy trials! In case you didn’t already know, we are in spiritual warfare my friend.

I wish all of us my friends, would never have to worry another day about going without any of our needs. That all our bills were paid, with money in the bank, good health, no family members or children misbehaving and no one was being bullied. I pray God lifts up a standard against our enemy!

I also discovered last night that two blogger friends on here had completely stopped blogging, one for being bullied and the other, more than likely also for being bullied! I knew they had been quiet, but I’ve had these WP glitches and other problems…

Sad to say, because of fighting my own battles, I feel guilty today that I can’t help like I really want to help. All around me, people are suffering in their battles, including myself. HELPLESS, I tell you! When I know that my hands are completely tied in the matter, I know that my God’s isn’t.

HE is our HELP. He will RESCUE us!

I read the goodbye letter from Dragon Warrior to many of us here on WP last night for the first time. I’m gonna be honest…I lost it folks! I cried so hard! There again, I felt helpless. So I did the only thing I know to do—I prayed BIG prayers!

This morning I got up and prayed a simple prayer while I was standing at my kitchen sink. I asked God to show me that Sophie, Dragon Warrior was ok. No one knows for sure why she stopped blogging. It bothers me so much because she reminds me of my own daughter. Her talents are going to take her places, and I know she will be something great one day!

Seconds after I prayed the prayer, I looked out the window and 3 or 4 dragonflies started circling right up close outside the window for several minutes! It’s like they were swarming the window! I had to cry again. I feel she is ok! And I thank God for answering my prayers!

Later on today, I have found out another dear friend is terribly sick and suffering in trials, and then another person messaged me that they are in bed feeling terribly sick also and wondering what to do about mounting bills…then my oldest daughter texts that my grandchild has had a melt-down in kindergarten on his first day of school and her friend’s child did, too. His little brother, my other grandson, had a melt-down at home before they left because he didn’t want his two siblings to go to school without him! Before heading to take care of both these situations, she checked in on her MIL living next door and finds her bleeding everywhere! She is a dialysis patient. So had to stop and call an ambulance!

It feels like we are all in a pickle, but at least we’re in the same jar, right?!! I don’t have any answers or relief for any of us today, but just know that God is in control of all the chaos we are going through! We are going to make it if we faint not.

“In my distress [when I seemed surrounded] I called upon the LORD And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry for help came before Him, into His very ears. Then the earth shook and quaked, The foundations of the mountains trembled; They were shaken because He was indignant and angry.

And He rode upon a cherub (storm) and flew; And He sped on the wings of the wind.

He reached from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. He RESCUED me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.”
‭‭PSALMS‬ ‭18:6-7, 10, 16-17‬ ‭AMP‬‬

You are not DEFENSELESS…God will send out an army of angels to rescue you!

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Sunsets, Dragonflies & Hearts 💘 ☂️

God’s painting was so breathtaking I had to smile!😍
A Dragonfly Visit 💘
It was a striped variety 💜
The purple part almost looks like a heart, but it’s probably just me🤷🏼‍♀️ Can you see the hawk on the power lines up ahead? We saw it as it flew in and landed as we passed by on our way in, and it was still there on the way back! 🙀
At the end of the lake
Its starting to get dark on the journey back home
The sky looks like a sunbeam!
A pic of the moon peeking through the trees in the back yard
The lake looks so serene ✌️
Look what I found when I zoomed, cropped and turned the pic of the moon around! My word!🙀 💜🌷

Random Acts of Kindness Award 2019

Thank you John The Eclectic Contrarian & Stu at Something to Stu Over so much for both nominating me to participate in The Random Acts Of Kindness Award! I feel honored and humbled at the same time! I appreciate you both for being such good friends! You have encouraged me in so many ways on my journey with my blog and with yours.

You both are real and don’t mind speaking the truth in love to every fellow blogger here at WP. Of course I nominate you both, but only if you want to do this again! Again, thanks so much for your support! You both have wonderful, awesome blog posts! Words are just escaping me today! Everyone just go check out their blog and be sure to follow them–you will find out what I mean…

Michelle from Mws R Writings created this award as a means for us to share with each other random acts of kindness that have touched our lives or those around us. Thank you Michelle for doing this

The Random Acts Of Kindness Award rules:

  • Tell who you nominate and why.
  • Copy and share the picture that shows the award, posted above.
  • Share a paragraph of something that impacted your own life in the way of receiving kindness or how you extended kindness to someone else.
  • Nominate anyone or share to your own page. If you so choose to Participate. Tag or pingback to the original person who nominated you, or the original post.

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My daughter and I were on the way to a birthday party an hour away in between church one Sunday. As we neared our destination, I noticed that my car started getting slower and slower, in spite of pressing the gas pedal harder.

When we stopped at a traffic light, the car died! All the lights on the dash, everything! I could not even put the hazard lights on! So, I had to get out and look around my vehicle to alert everyone behind me that we were having car troubles. So they could go around our car.

I was praying fiercely and was scared to death for our safety! This wasn’t a small town like where I’m from. A man and his son gave us a push out of the lane into an empty parking lot.

An older woman and her husband pulled in behind us and rolled the window down. They talked with us and asked where we were headed. This was before my cell phones days, by the way, so I had no way of getting a hold of anyone.

They offered to take us to Chuck E Cheese, which was not too far down the road. We had almost made it there for the party! 🤦‍♀️

She saw how much I hesitated. She said I know you are worried about getting into the car with a complete stranger. I would be, too. We saw you were church goers and we are too. We knew you needed help and needed a safe way to get where you were going because of having your young child with you. We want to help.

I looked her in the eyes, and something in my spirit told me that they were good people, so I took a chance. I felt peace. That was so not like me to take chances! Along the way, this sweet lady told me that normally they don’t go anywhere on a Sunday between church. They stay home and take a nap. But today, they just felt the need to take a ride with no where in particular in mind.

I came out and told her that I felt it was God. She said she thought so, too, so that we could stay safe. I offered to give them money for gas, even though it wasn’t too far away. There were several traffic lights in between where our car broke down to the pizza place.

They even walked us into the pizza place to make sure we had someone to take us home! I fully feel they were an answer to my prayer that day!

I wish I had gotten their names and number to properly thank them later, but sadly I didn’t. I guess I was too stressed to think about it. God Bless those sweet people! Their kindness will never be forgotten!

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Here are my nominees:

You each bring something to the table with your encouragement, kindness, thoughts, prayers, posts, pics and scriptures,…your beauty shines through your words. Your friendship means the world to me! God Bless! I will choose a few and also nominate the rest who want to participate!

The first is to my youngest daughter-I know she won’t know how to do this yet, but wanted to let everyone know to go check out her blog! Love you Chelsea!❤️

Chelsea

Bruce

Debbie

Dawn

Deandra

Purple Rose

Amy

Dollfaced Writer

Wendi

Vanessa

Tina

Yeka

Nina

Steve

Sophie

Matt

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To those I have nominated. Please do not feel obligated to participate. I just want you all to know how much I appreciate you, your blog/ministry

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A Letter To Renee

Wow! My heart is overflowing for this sweet talented girl! I have tried every way I could to reblog this, but haven’t been able to, so I will just have to provide the link.

Sophie’s pic of me 🥰🤗

If you don’t already follow Sophie, please go check her blog out and show her some love by following! I truly believe she will be a great writer and illustrator some day! 🥰 Thanks Sophie for your kindness!

Dragon Warrior Den of Dreams

Sophie has inspired my own daughter to start a blog. I am a happy Mama right now! I am looking forward to the day when she also writes and illustrated her books! I believe in my baby girl! I believe in BOTH these girls! Maybe you could give my daughter a follow, too. She will post her own stuff soon. Have patience till she can learn how to enable the comments and post on her blog. Thanks! 😁

I feel like she and Sophie will be great friends!

Lily Of The Virgo

A Child’s Desire ©Chelsea Greene 2019 All Rights Reserved

After I shared with my daughter what Dragon Warrior had written to me yesterday and the pic she drew for me, it inspired her to draw a few pics herself and write this original poem. She wrote it with me in mind and to my unborn grandbaby, her first soon to-be-born child.😄😭🥰🤗💙 She is due at the end of October!

I am one happy Moma here to see my girl back to writing and drawing. I sure hope she makes a habit of it from now on!🙏 She has given me permission to share with you.

(Sophie, I tried to reblog what you wrote to me, but was unable. Will figure it out soon! Thanks again sweet girl! 💜💕

A Child’s Desire By: Chelsea Greene

“Be patient. You have to stand in line.”

“When can I meet her?”

“Will she be pretty?”

“Yes, one of a kind.”

“Will she make me soup when I won’t feel well?”

“She will, and so much more, only time will tell.”

“I cant wait to meet her, is that her down below?”

“Yes little one, I’m preparing a space for you to grow.”

“Oh she’s so pretty.. but she’s missing something you see.”

“Ah yes, she isn’t ready just yet, just leave that to me.”

“Wow. My very own mother. Does she know me yet?”

“There’s enough love in her heart for you. Love you’ll never forget.”

“But if she doesn’t know I’m coming, won’t she be mad?”

“It’ll surprise her for sure, but it wont be bad.”

“Wheres my daddy? I don’t see him yet!”

“You see, your father is still young.. and he hasn’t found her yet.”

“I’m growing so impatient. I want her warm hugs right away!”

“For now you must look out for her until I send you away.”

“I’ve been waiting here forever. Oh look theres my dad now!”

“Watch the way he treats her. If you want to know how to love, he will show you how.”

“They are dancing in the rain. I long to be there.”

“Ah yes. Their Love is beautiful, you’ll see. They really do show how much they care.”

“Is it my time yet? I think I’m ready!”

“I’ll send you in a minute. Hush now. Keep steady.”

“Gosh my very own mother and father.. I’m lucky to have them even if it isn’t today.”

“Close your eyes my dear.. and start to drift away.”

“I’m starting to feel sleepy. I’m yawning quite a bit.”

“I’m glad that you could wait. Our conversations, I’ll never forget.”

“Goodbye. It’s been a good one, I’m ready to embrace their love.”

“Goodbye child. We will meet again. But until then I’ll be watching you all from above.”

My Mama

An Emotional Wreck? It’s Me Oh Lord…

Hey guys it’s me, the emotional basket case here. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Hope you’ve all had a great weekend. ✌️

I have debated if I should even share this with you, because heaven forbid there will be some who think I’ve finally went over the brink. But here goes…Here’s my heart out on my sleeve. 💜

This has been a very emotional weekend for me, to say the least! It really started the day my brother and I went to my doctors appointment.

We were passing through a parking lot after the appointment, and there was a guy sitting on the curb underneath a shade tree, holding up a sign. Help…I’m hungry.

At first, I realized I didn’t have any cash but $1. Tears came to my eyes. I pulled around to the other side and told my brother I was sorry for the waterworks. I parked and dug around for change. Together, we scratched up around $4 in change, plus the $1 bill. We gave it to him. And moved on.

I’ve felt God just tugging at me ever since. Maybe it’s my own long trials that are getting the best of me…

And then Friday evening happened.

Saturday was my husband’s birthday, and he had taken off Friday, for a doctors visit. As it turns out, the appointment had actually been for the day before and not even in our town office. It had been at the one an hour away. My husband had thought he had an appointment here.

He had expressed his desire for that with the doctor, but the doctor had failed to let the front desk know this. So, we both assumed…🤦🏼‍♀️🤷‍♀️

We were both dressed up, out and about, so I suggested we go for birthday dinner. We decided to go over to the next town over which is also an hour’s drive away. Afterwards, he wanted a milkshake from Dairy Queen.

As we pulled into a parking space, my hubby said, “Get a load of what that girl is wearing!” I looked up to notice a rather questionable character loitering to the right of the entrance.

As we made our way to the front door, it was very obvious the way she was dressed she was either on drugs, a prostitute or both–my guess is both. She watched us as we approached her, looking down as we got closer.

She had some type of a long, lightweight robe on and what looked to be a nude pantyhose body suit underneath. She pulled her robe together as we got close enough to her.

Something got a hold of me! A very strong thought came to me, “Speak to her. Look her straight in her eyes and show her my love.”

So I did–I looked her straight in the eyes and I said, “Hey, how are you?” She looked me straight in the eyes also, and looked back down. “Oh, I can’t complain,” she said back to me. I said, “That’s right!”

We continued to walk on inside and to the front counter to order. All the workers were teenagers who laughed and joked with us. When we ordered, they told us that they were sorry but were fresh out of all the ingredients! We realized they were joking and picked back with them.

They said, ” Did you guys notice our visitor out front?” We said that we had. One of the girls went on to say that a breeze had blown her robe up in the back, and they had seen her behind! I told them it was really sad.

Yes, something had a hold of me…It bothered me to the point, I could not even enjoy my ice cream. 😢

We had sat down, and I was fighting back the tears. It hit me she needed to hear that she was God’s little princess, so I got my phone out and started copying down the words to my poem on a piece of paper from my purse.

My husband asked me what I was doing, and I told him she needed to hear something from the blog. We had seen she had walked away from the entrance. He said, “She’s probably long gone by now, Renee.”

I said, “Well maybe so, but I feel like she needs to hear this.” So I wiped a couple tears away, and in between this, a little girl in the booth next to us who was obviously someone’s little granddaughter– cute as a button–She entertained us while we were there. We finally made our way out the door.

I looked around for this woman as we got into the car, but didn’t see her. I asked my husband, and I don’t usually do this, to drive around the building.

I needed to find her. I know he thought I was crazy. Maybe he was right…

Sad to say, we didn’t find her and we left. I struggled to hold back my emotions. I told him to keep helping me to look for her.

Maybe she had walked somewhere down the road or someone had already picked her up.🤷‍♀️

My husband said, “Renee, that woman was probably 40 years old, she doesn’t need anybody to keep up with her.” At this point I burst out crying! (I told you I was an emotional wreck!) I told him in between the tears, that may be so, but she is still somebody’s baby!

I let it all out! Crazy as it may seem! I wiped my eyes with a kleenex. It has haunted me for two days now. I’ve prayed for this girl.

Who knows she might have been an angel, or it could’ve been God trying to stir something up within me that needs to be stirred.

I don’t have any answers, I just know that I have no stones to throw!

There are so many hurting in this world! Even some of you right now, may be at whit’s end reading this. You have so many problems, you don’t even know where to begin to find the answers or relief.

Only God can take those wounded places in your heart and mend them. Soothe them with His healing Balm of Gilead. Only He can take that brokenness and turn it into something that can be used for Him.

We each have a story to tell, that can reach the world around us.

Today, I’m praying for that Little Princess who has lost her way. I pray she finds healing, compassion and help, wherever she is.

Because she’s somebody’s baby.

I Refuse/Josh Wilson

Help Me/Cortt Chavis

“If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13

Frontier Is Giving a Free Flight to People With the Last Name Green (or Greene) | Travel + Leisure

* This sure would have been nice if it offered free hotel, eats and spending money, as well! 😢 #brokeforreal

Frontier is celebrating its Green Week initiative, which centers around the company’s aim to reduce its carbon footprint. Anyone with the last name
— Read on www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/frontier-airlines-giving-free-flights-to-passengers-with-last-name-green

Split the Sea

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭KJV

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Split the Sea/Hannah Kerr

August/ Back To The Basics Tag

August | Back to the Basics Tag

Thank you so much Dollface for gifting me this tag! It’s been many years since I attended school….but I loved every minute of it back then! Sorry it has taken me so long to get to this! I’m so far behind… 🙂

Without further ado,

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Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who tagged you and link their post to yours.
2. Link this post so we can read them 😀
3. Use the original featured image and include it in your post.
4. Copy and paste the meaning of the tag into your post.
The Meaning of this Tag:
For many people here in the United States, August means the beginning of a new school year, or at the very least time to prepare for school to begin in early September. It can be very stressful and chaotic. “Back to School” is all over advertisements, television, the internet, grocery stores, department stores…pretty much everywhere you look. It’s a combination of excitement, anxiety, and stress that our society dreads yet looks forward to every year.
In this month’s tag, inspired by the nostalgia of “Back to School” season, Purple Rose and I want to go “Back to the Basics” and reflect on our education and early life. Join us in remembering the sweet smell of freshly opened crayons, the sound of pencils sharpening, and the sight of red ink on the most recently graded assignment…
5. Answer the questions.
6. Tag at least one person.
7. Have fun and enjoy the rest of your month! ❤

Here are the questions and my answers:

1. Did you (do you) go to public school or private school? Or, were you (are you) homeschooled? (Please do not share the name of your school XD)

I went to public school.

2. What was (is) your favorite subject in school? I had several favs. English, Literature, Typing, Biology and even American History in high school. Also Medical Terminology and Medical Transciption in my Secretarial course in college.

3. What was your favorite grade in school? 7th grade. My year of moving to Junior High.

4. Do you prefer pens or pencils? Why? Pens. It’s quicker to write.

5. What was (is) your favorite school lunch? I ate in the cafeteria, up until senior year, when I started just bringing my own sandwich. Mexican casserole was my favorite! 😋 Corn dogs. And the pizza was the best homemade I have EVER eaten! And strangely, I loved the pear on lettuce bed with cheese and mayo. My friends thought that was gross, but I didn’t care lol😂.

That same lady who was over the cafeteria attends my church now. We both moved later to the next town over. She is in her early 90’s and gets around better than I do!…a great Prayer Warrior, cook, a widow who raised all her children on her own. Here is a link to two books she has written, if you have time to check them out!

Maude Massey Jesus & Me

6. What is the biggest lesson you have learned in life? To not give into peer pressure. I did good in this area on up until my senior year… 🤦🏼‍♀️

7. What do you wish someone taught you a long time ago? To have self-confidence, how to make friends and how to set boundaries with dominant people. It has taken me a long time to learn this one.

I am tagging…

Debbie

Dragon Warrior

Please do not feel obligated to participate, this is to recognize some bloggers for their unique content. This is a way of saying, “Hey, you write stuff I truly enjoy reading and would be honored if you participated this tag!”