Personal Journey

Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeff Hale ♥

🎶Sitting by a foggy window
Staring at the pouring rain
Falling down like lonely teardrops
Memories of love in vain
These cloudy days, make you wanna cry
It breaks your heart when someone leaves and you don’t know why🎶

“No More Cloudy Days” isn’t a very popular Eagles song, but it has always touched my heart. I pray for all my Facebook friends, who are hurting, lonely, depressed or in “Unequally Yoked Marriages. When things appear the darkest remember that YeHoVaH/God is still in control and hasn’t forgotten us. Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. It is never to our disadvantage or harm.”
I am always amazed at how YeHoVaH/God takes our lives and makes out of them something that will bring glory to his name. We are far from perfect, far from the godly people we ought to be and yet somehow Our Father always overrules. When things appear the darkest remember that YeHoVaH/God is still in control and hasn’t forgotten us. (Romans 8:28) “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. It is never to our disadvantage or harm.” I am always amazed at how He takes our lives and makes out of them something that will bring glory to his name. We are far from perfect, far from the godly people we ought to be and yet somehow YeHoVaH/God overrules. If you have trusted your soul with Yeshua/Jesus, can you not trust Him with everything else? Can you not trust Him with your sick child, sick relatives or your sick husband, with your wealth, with your business, with your life? “Oh,” says one, “I hardly like to do that! It is almost presumption to take our minor cares to Him. But in so doing you will prove the truthfulness of your faith! My Grandpa told of a man who was walking along the high road with a pack on his back. He was growing weary and was, therefore, glad when a gentleman came along in a car and asked him to take a seat with him. The gentleman noticed that he kept his pack strapped to his shoulders, and so he said, “Why do you not put your pack down?” “Why, sir,” said the traveler, “I did not venture to impose. It was very kind of you to take me up, and I could not expect you to carry my pack as well.” “Why,” said his friend, “do you not see that whether your pack is on your back, or off your back, I have to carry it?”
Facebook friends, there will be “No More Cloudy Days” and it is so with your troubles. Whether you care, or do not care, it is the Yeshua/Jesus who must care for you! “I challenge you over the next few days, to rest in Yeshua/Jesus and fret no longer. Amen? https://youtu.be/baAQj0E4sdE

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About The Author:

Mr. Jeff Hale is an amazing man of God. He loves The Lord with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his mind. Just as Yeshua commanded. Jeff is a man of mercy and compassion. He is creative, driven, and hardworking. This man is so dedicated to his job and all the things he does. I really admire him. Jeff inspires me and so many others.  He is one of the most talented musicians, writers, and artists around. His heart sings for Yeshua.  Jeff is proof enough to me that a man can be kind, and a father could stay.


I Praise The Lord for everything. God is Awesome.

Be of good cheer, dear friends.

Jesus Christ/Yeshua has amazing plans for your life and you do not have to hurt anymore. ♥

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Depression, encouragement, Faith, goals, Inspirational, Life

Why Did This Happen?

May not make sense right now. It happened to me.

I came out on the other side of the tunnel as I was led by the Brightest Light…

God bless 🙂

Angels, God, Hope, Jesus, Life, Personal Journey, self-help, Soul Searching

The Angel at the Grocery Store

About 2 years ago I got up early one spring morning and decided to head out and get some groceries. It was around 9 a.m. when I got there. I grabbed a cart and went about my way, picking up all sorts of items based on what we were out of at home, or things that I thought would be a great selection in general.

Thirty minutes later I headed to the check out and put all of my items up on the little conveyer belt. When it was time for bagging, the cashier told me the total, and as I reached down into my purse to dig out my wallet, I noticed out of the corner of my right eye a blonde haired woman stepping closer to me. Before I knew what was going on, she swiped her card and paid for my groceries!

What a random act of kindness! This was indeed one of the most unexpected moments of my life.

I stood there in awe. I don’t think the cashier even knew what happened. The woman just slipped up so quietly and took care of my bill. I didn’t pay any mind to who was behind me in line that day, and after that event, I could barely look at my grocery angel. I spoke up to thank her and she just simply shook her head as if meaning not to worry or something, for me to go on. Shocked, beside myself, I whispered “Thank you so much, God bless you.” I headed very quickly out to the car and put my things away. I was overcome with anxiety so much that I  think I even forgot my pancake syrup. The bill wasn’t exactly cheap either. This was so strange, such a blessing out of the blue!

It was no coincidence that right at the time this happened, my husband and I were knowingly about to undergo a financial hardship. God knew that long before we did, obviously. Whether she was an angel in human form, or a loving, generous soul, I thanked the Lord for her that day. I will never forget that miracle. In fact, I have the receipt tucked away someplace and on the back of it I wrote From my angel.

I have experienced many blessings and miracles in my young life of different sorts. This is certainly one of the greatest and most obvious. There are good people in the world. There are also angels…we could be entertaining them unaware (Hebrews 13:2).

Love is alive and happening right now.

God, Life, lifestyle, Love, Marriage

Ending on a Positive Note…

Today was another awesome blessing from God for me on earth. My husband fills in all of the gaps of sadness when I miss my family or get homesick. I am blessed to have such a remarkable person to share this road with of life with! My journey became an ‘adventure’ around 5 years ago…and it keeps getting brighter!

I love you Jerry! ❤

 

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Today’s Miracle Before My Very Own Eyes…

This morning before I left out for the grocery, I was thinking about how Father’s Day is this weekend, and I don’t have a father anymore. Then I thought, I do. I have my Heavenly Father, God. He’s taking care of my dad that he gave me on earth in his arms right now. So, I drive on down the road, and when I come to a certain red light for a stop, I see this huge semi with the name or logo “Holland” written across it. It was bigger than it is on this photo. I didn’t know this was a company or anything. God sent me a message, and it drove right before my very own eyes.

My dad’s name was Holland.

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Its Happening. My Dad is in the ICU.

A couple days ago things took a turn for the worse for my dad. I knew he was the worst I’d ever seen him when at the nursing facility on my birthday, May 29th. He didn’t talk or interact with us much.

Monday night around 6 p.m. while cleaning house, I got an unexpected phone call from my mother. She told me that my father had aspirated on a diabetic protein shake at Dialysis and then couldn’t breathe. Paramedics wound up doing CPR, dad was taken to the ER.  Then when he could not breathe anymore, he was moved on up to ICU where he was placed on a Vent to be sedated for a couple of days as his medical team lowered his body temperature, and are raising it soon to wake him and do some tests.

Monday night, my sister and I were able to go back into ICU to see him for a few minutes. He was in the worst shape I’d ever seen him in with cords and lines attached all over him, and then the life support tubes etc.. This is indeed the worst thing I have ever seen in my life, and it hurts more because my dad was in it. I had never been in the ICU anywhere. As we walked past several rooms before coming to dad’s, I looked into a few of them, as they were glass in front. What a saw was an eye opener. These people were fighting for their lives. They were in such a horrible state. This experience changed me somehow.

Before entering dad’s room, my sister and I had to put gloves, a plastic gown, and a mask on because of the MRSA that he has, and has had for years. It was just precautionary so that it didn’t leave the unit. The nursing home didn’t do that. This made the experience even more difficult. Things just felt so less human like. I don’t know what to say or how to describe it. The nurse explained what was going on and then left us alone with him to visit. I don’t know if he could hear me while he was sedated, but I talked to him anyway, telling him I loved him so much and that it was going to be okay. Then I prayed at his bedside. I asked God for a healing, peace, and end of suffering, however His Will would take care of things. I won’t question Him.

I slept 4 hours last night. This is crazy. Even though we were all aware things would worsen, and change this way, it’s still a shock. I don’t know much at all about medicine or how things work in that field. I am not sure what the stats on this situation are-but to me it doesn’t matter because God’s plan is unique from one soul to another.

My dad is indeed a super hero without a cape. His heart is so loving, deeper than any ocean. I am constantly praying for the best. Dad is in the hands of God-and actually, that’s really the best place to be. God is all powerful and God is love. He takes care of things for the best, and I trust Him.

So please, friends, readers of faith, I ask for your prayers. Thank you so very much. God bless every one of you.

Amanda

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Happy Birthday, Little Bit! :)

Happy Birthday, Little Bit! :)

Its after midnight, which makes it the 19th of February, so I suppose I can post this now since its official. Twelve years ago, this day, one of my closest best friends was born. However, I didn’t meet her until she was six months old in August of 2002, I’m pretty sure. This dog was sent by God above to me, personally. This is not the first time I’ve posted about my four-legged best friend on this blog. I have mentioned her several times as well in various posts.

I have never had a pet this long in my life. Little Bit is a family member, a human in the form of a furry, four-legged creature made by God. Like all other animals, she has a soul. I hope to one day see her in Heaven. Spending forever with Little Bit would be very Heavenly! She was there for me from the troubled end of my high school experience, through my college mania, diagnosis of Bipolar disorder in 2004, and the years of depression and continued Bulimia that followed.

I don’t know how much longer Little will be with our family, even one of our human members could go first though as far as that is. No matter what happens, she truly changed my life. Little Bit is proof that our Living God gives us everything we need. I didn’t know then just how amazing she would be for me, and looking back, Little is one of the most major blessings in my 28 years.

The photo I am sharing was taken many years back before her eyebrows and all the brown on her body turned white with age. She is still beautiful, with a soul that radiates her deepest love and kind heart.
In prayer tonight:
Thank you, Heavenly Father for sharing this ever precious, little angel with me. I love you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

*Blessings*

Amanda

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Made to Shine, a poem by…me.

Made to Shine, a poem by...me.

Okay, so this is the first poem I have written in ten years.

MADE TO SHINE

“You are one of a kind and made to shine,

so don’t sit back and press rewind,

on memories past, you’ll be just fine.

For all the pain you’ll leave behind.

Dry your tears, don’t have to hide.

Anymore. So say goodbye.

To anything that makes you cry.

Don’t know when, don’t know why?

The answers lie beyond the sky.

You’ve grown wings, and learned to fly…

Beyond the clouds, way up high.

Chin up, and dreams alive.

Remember, hope never dies.”

-Amanda Mitchem

God bless. xo

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