Friday, February 27, 2015

THIS DAY

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This Day's Thought from The Ranch
Silence is not much preached today, so it is for prayer to preach it.  If we do not listen we do not come to the truth.  If we do not pray we do not even get as far as listening.  The four things go together: silence, listening, prayer, truth.
Hubert van Zeller

This Day's Verse
Be of the same mind toward one another.  Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble.  Do not be wise in your own opinion.
Romans 12:16
The New King James Version

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WHERE IS ABBEY?


Dear Btothers and sisters in Christ,

Abbey will be away until Fenruary 19, 2015.  Please come back to see me on or shortly after this date. The same applies to Twitter.

I hope to return feeling rested, and with The Holy Spirit, ready to go to work bringing souls to JESUS CHRIST

Lovingly in CHRIST,
Abbey ❤️

Sunday, February 08, 2015

SPIRITUAL GEMS

​​The Imitation of Christ is Our Calling...Our Mission

Take upon yourself the Cross that I also embraced and thus offer yourself as victims as I have done....I will pour out upon all of you My extraordinary graces.  Take advantage of this moment in which I distribute such richness...Those who are close to you will feel the Divine Sun shining upon them through you.  This will make the fruit of My work of salvation more abundant in souls.

Our Lord to Elizabeth Kindelmann

Saturday, February 07, 2015

FIND YOUR HAPPINESS


Our little time of suffering is not worthy of our first night’s welcome home to Heaven.”


Samuel Rutherford

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Oh we have it so bad here on earth.  Or do we have it so good that we crave more and complain more?I had it bad as a child before my Mom and Dad adopted me at age 3.  Then I thought I had it bad when Daddy did not spare the rod!  Mom says she never knew what filth could come out or a child's mouth. I was the product of my former environment.

As a girl going through puberty, I just didn't think Mom and dad "got it"!  I was ten years old when the Beatles arrived stateside and I was simply mad about them. Dad fussed and degraded them for their long hair.  I had it bad then, too.  But surprise! They bought me and my sister the first two Beatles albums put out in the USA for Christmas and a phonograph to play them on. I was tricked into thinking that I had it so bad over The Beatles, of all things!

Then came the boys. Or neighborhood was full of pubescent young men and they were always on the prowl.  I had it bad every time a young man would act like he liked me, but really wanted something else (you know!) only to have him dump me when he was sufficiently convinced it was never going to happen.  I had it so bad that I cried my eyes out like a little fool on my bed, in my room.  My sister and mother tried to console me, but I was deeply hurt every time and I was going to cry, so might as well just stay out of the rest of the house and cry it out.

I had it bad when I went to school feeling so dejected by the breakups and I dreaded seeing the young man again and knowing the entire school of about 1,500 already heard the news through the grapevine. I had it bad because the story was embellished so as to ruin my reputation, and I constantly had to defend myself.


I had it bad when I fell "in love" with a guy from California whose hair was a little too long for my dad's standards, so he cut it so he could see me. And I finally gave in because "we were in love." That was very stupid!  What was the result? A baby on the way and thus I had to get married. I had it bad every time he landed a blow to me. And as an abused woman, I can vouch for all the poor women in the world who put up with the abuse and tried to keep it quiet because (1) they felt they deserved it (brainwashed) and (2) they had nowhere to go or means of supporting a child.  Have pity on the abused women, comfort and console them and let them know that they are worth something called happiness.  Their fear of the unknown once they leave will hold them back.  Help them to have courage so that they, too, will enjoy a happy life and blossom into one of God's prettiest of flowers in His Garden.

I could go on and on and on, but the message it this: When you enter the gates of heaven, all these worldly things will be forgotten for all eternity. God has planned heaven so well that we forget everything about our prior lives on earth.  This is kind, but mostly loving and merciful, which God has in infinite quantity!


There is absolutely NOTHING on God's earth that you cannot overcome.  You will have to make hard choices, but God truly does not give you anything more than you can handle. And because he is watching you, watching over you, he is interested in seeing your choices and how you came about your decisions.  But He is mostly protective.  And if He believes in you, then you must also believe in yourself. Let nothing in this world get you down so far that you forget about those who are with you all of the time: God, Jesus Christ, Our Holy Mother, and all the angels and saints in Heaven.  You have been given your guardian angels and they will walk with you.  If you cannot or do not think to call upon The Holy Spirit to guide you, your protectors will hail Him when he is most needed.

No, life was meant to be happy for EVERYONE, so why are you not happy?  There are many times i life that you must call up your own happiness.  God cannot make you happy, but you, by loving Him and the Son and The Holy Spirit can positively make a choice to be happy!

Your life was given to you. He knew  you by name before you were born of this world. He knows everything about you right down to the number of hairs on your head. So since God is watching, and you have it so bad, He awaits your call and your talk with Him about whatever is needed, or just to empty out those bad thoughts and He will take them from you and you will feel happy again.


If you have it so bad, take a drive around the "bad" part of town and see how the other half lives. Go to the housing projects and see how they live.  Do not envy those who have a bigger home, a newer car, children who are the most popular in school - none of this will get you to heaven.  In life, take only what you need or have and be happy because you will see that things are not all that bad - in fact, you should be so humbled that there is nothing for you to do is drop to your knees and give thanks to God.

Go in peace, love God and Jesus Christ with all your heart, be humble in spirit and thankful for all that you have.  For God has all the insight you can imagine and more, and He and Jesus await you. They love hearing from you and taking your troubles from you and even get excited when you are so happy that you express you deepest love for them.  

NO, you don't have it that bad at all.

Lovingly in Christ,
Abbey

Thursday, February 05, 2015

PRAYER FOR NON-BELIEVERS - MESSAGES FROM MAMA



 
 
The following is Our Lady of Medjugorje's February 2, 2015 monthly message on the day for nonbelievers through Mirjana:
“Dear children! I am here, I am among you. I am looking at you, am smiling at you and I love you in the way that only a mother can. Through the Holy Spirit who comes through my purity, I see your hearts and I offer them to my Son. Already for a long time I have been asking of you to be my apostles, to pray for those who have not come to know God’s love. I am asking for prayer said out of love, prayer which carries out works and sacrifices. Do not waste time thinking about whether you are worthy to be my apostles. The Heavenly Father will judge everyone; and you, love Him and listen to Him. I know that all of this confuses you, even my very stay among you, but accept it with joy and pray that you may comprehend that you are worthy to work for Heaven. My love is upon you. Pray that my love may win in all hearts, because that is the love which forgives, gives and never stops. Thank you.”
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Following is Our Lady’s message of February 2, 2015, given on the day of prayer for non-believers through Marija:
“Dear children! I am here, I am among you. I am looking at you, am smiling at you and I love you in the way that only a mother can. Through the Holy Spirit who comes through my purity, I see your hearts and I offer them to my Son. Already for a long time I have been asking of you to be my apostles, to pray for those who have not come to know God’s love. I am asking for prayer said out of love, prayer which carries out works and sacrifices. Do not waste time thinking about whether you are worthy to be my apostles. The Heavenly Father will judge everyone; and you, love Him and listen to Him. I know that all of this confuses you, even my very stay among you, but accept it with joy and pray that you may comprehend that you are worthy to work for Heaven. My love is upon you. Pray that my love may win in all hearts, because that is the love which forgives, gives and never stops. Thank you.”
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Mama's messages to the world are so simple that they are compliicated.  They are a wonderful privilege that we, Catholics, look forward to receive twice each month.  I was called by one of the wonderful and powerful message from Blessed Mary approximately two years ago. It was in her message that she called on all of us to become disciples, or Apostles, for her cause.  Her cause is to bring as many believers as possible to be her Apostles who bring souls to heaven or to her Son, Jesus Christ. I began as a pitiful novice, but I think after all this time, I am beginning to hit my stride. I love Jesus Christ and I love spreading the good news along my spiritual journey.  I know not if I have saved any souls, but I pray that I have succeeded. I will continue this ministry until the day that I leave this world.  As mama says, "My love is upon you. Pray that my love may win in all hearts, because that is the love which forgives, gives and never stops. Thank you.”
 
Someone even left me a comment tearing my precious blog to pieces; "you will never be a good writer; your blog is pitiful and will never receive any recognition because your writing is terrible!"  I cannot and will not deterred by satan or his wicked army.  I know when he is around because he causes nothing but havoc on my life and it is because I am so deeply in love with The Church, God, Jesus Christ, Mother Mary, and all the angels and Saints.
 
So remember when things seem to have gone wrong and you are facing hard battles, that this is the evil ones who come to take you away from God!  Satan is angry and miserable because God cast him out of Heaven, and he is vying for God's people.  Whenever this happens, I have a ritual in my home when nobody but me is there.  I say:  "In the name of Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, I have no use for you Satan, return to the fires of hell as I have no need of you!" as I walk through my house and give a bit of Holy Water to the room and the crucifix's I have around.

God love and keep you and bless you with his many Graces.
Lovingly in Christ
Abbey


Monday, February 02, 2015

A PASSION FOR PRAYER

Ohhhhh, what a world, what a world! Do I have your attention?  In the last week, God has revealed things in life that firstly, nobody should have to experience, and then second, answered the prayers to make some serious changes.  I feel as though I am on a roller coaster. I've always loved me a good, giant sized roller coaster ride.  However, we all have our limits, right?

This is the perfect time for a good prayer session. If you don't sit in silence and meditate to clear your mind so it is completely empty and awaiting God, you don't know what your missing.  A quote:

His prayer was nothing else but a sense of the presence of God.
Brother Lawrence



I don't think I quite understand the quote. But I will give it a whirl.  Prayer being nothing else but the sense of the presence of God is very powerful prayer. The individual has managed to achieve a state of Grace that many will never achieve. One prayer, One body?  I have experienced this type prayer and I know not how long it lasted; I only know that I was giddy when it was over. Had there been people present, they would  have thought I was a fool who'd lost her mind.  Trust me, you want this kind of prayer!  Brothers and Sisters, simply do the simple that I have told you.  I sit and I close my eyes with my head tilted toward the heavens.  I repeat "Holy Spirit, come" til I feel it. It sends a shiver from head to toe and then other times, I put my hand on my heart and I can feel him as soon as he is present.  Yes, there is much to be said about clearing your mind and doing nothing but meditate until you know you are in the presence of God.  I smile the biggest smile the whole time because I, one of so many billions on earth, have been chosen to feel the Holy Spirit and sit in the presence of God. I never recall what it was I was praying for, I just know that God is at the wheel.

Praise the LORD!  Oh give thanks to the LORD, 
for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
Psalm 106:1


You know, it doesn't matter what I don't know or what I cannot recall; I just know that God has it, and if I let him have all of it, and truly give it ALL up, then I am just one happy camper! I have been freed of the chains that bring me down.  If you cannot or do not give it all to God, you will come away from your prayers feeling the same way - down and out, depressed, angry, lonely ..... God will eventually convince you while you are in prayer and you will immediately feel as though you've had a huge boulder on your shoulders, and now, life is light and easy, and you standing straight up.  There is a lot to be said about body language. I am pretty good at discerning how a person is feeling or if they have something on their mind.  Their body will tell you. It's your duty to pray for them, even a perfect stranger.

God has a bigger plan for me, than I have for myself.
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I have been through many walks around the block, and I've tried to force things like a square peg in a round hole. But, it is never going to work. If I don't rely on God and the Holy Spirit for guidance, I can make a real muck of things.  God has a plan, one for every person on His earth, and since He is the bigger of the two of us, I KNOW IN MY HEART that His plan is so much bigger and better.  I'm so impatient and I try to sweet talk Him to hurry it up. But I haven't a clue what or how God thinks, he's already many moons ahead of me.

You now have read Prayer according to Abbey. You may disagree and that's okay. There are no two people in the world who think just alike. 

May your days and nights bring you peace, love and joy.