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A blessed and typical Monday morning

Hello everyone,

Although it is Monday, and yes I do know that some people dread this particular day, I do not.  I Thank God that he has given me another day to live and to praise him.  I am thankful that he made the sun to shine and the birds to sing.  I am thankful that He saved my soul, and for the wonderful people he has brought into my life.

Remember how I talked about music as a source of healing, and the music of wind chimes in my previous posts? Well There is another type of God given music I want to tell you about today.  This music is called the music of nature.  By this I simply mean the music of the birds singing on a spring morning.  This also refers to the pattering of rain on our windows, or on the roof, if you are fortunate enough to still have a tin roof on your house.  These simple sounds, that we often times take for granted, are music to God’s ears, and music to My ears as well.  You can learn a lot just by closing your eyes and listening to the sounds around you when you step outside on your front porch early in the morning, or by listening to the sounds that come through your open window as you greet each new day. The natural music that is all around you, is one of God’s simple gifts for His children to enjoy.

I pray for each and all of my readers, and I pray that each and every one of you will be richly blessed each and every day of your lives here on this earth.I strongly suggest that you take the time to enjoy the Simple gifts that God has created, and not take them for granted, as we often do.  Take some time out of your busy lives to connect with God in your own special way. Go with God, and God will certainly go with you.

Love and prayers to all my readers,

Ann

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A touching story about a guide dog who saves her owner’s little boy

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

This story was not one that I wrote, but one that I got from a Christian email list that I am on.  Though I cannot take credit for writing this story, I will give all the glory of this blessing to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for he is the Author of salvation.

Love and prayers,

Ann

Mom’s Guide Dog Saves Her Baby From Being Hit by a Car
by Mary Fischer
Friday at 1:12 PM

Mom Jessica Crowley is thanking her lucky stars after her guide dog saved
her baby’s life by pushing his stroller out of the way of a car that was
heading straight for it.

Jessica is registered blind, and her black lab, Jet, has been by her side
for five years. While getting ready to cross the street pushing her son
Jacob’s stroller, she heard the screech of a car coming in their
direction. And just before it hit, Jet broke loose from Jessica’s grip and knocked
the stroller out of the way. It did fall over and the baby wound up with a
cut on his lip, but if it weren’t for Jet’s quick actions, something much
worse could have happened.

Jessica says that Jet loves little Jacob as if he were her own, which is
evident based on how she reacted when she realized he was in danger. Who
says a dog can’t have mama bear instincts — even if a human baby is the
one she’s trying to protect? It’s amazing how even though she’s trained to
assist Jessica, she immediately switched gears and came to Jacob’s rescue.

I’m sure this mom keeps replaying what happened over and over again in
her mind. I know I would if my son had almost been hit by a car. And I
don’t know how I’d ever be able to give that dog enough love and praise to
thank her for what she did, though something tells me dogs do what they feel
is right without expecting anything much in return.
What a blessing it is that Jessica had Jet with her that day. I’m sure
every time she hears her sweet baby boy’s voice, she’s once again reminded of
what a gem of a dog she has in her life!

Is your dog protective of your baby?

http://thestir.cafemom.com/baby/161452/moms_guide_dog_saves_her

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Writings from my heart

Hello everyone,
Have you ever felt that your heart was heavy because you miss your loved ones, whether they be your children, your parents, siblings, or even a special someone that God has brought into your life?  That’s the way I am feeling now.  I have a little girl who is almost five.  She lives with her dad, and spends part of the time with me.  She started school this year, and when I think about all she is learning in school, It makes my heart melt with joy, yet at the same time, my hart breaks, because she is growing up so incredibly fast.  
Do you feel heavy hearted, because you know that there is someone out there who needs divine healing, and you feel that God is calling you to touch that person’s life, even if you don’t know the person as of yet?  I have felt this way many times, and I have been in a situation where I was at my wits end, after a painful and trying time in my own life.  God helped me climb out of the hole of despair in many ways, some of which I won’t divulge here, because many people don’t understand the divine experiences that God has blessed me with. However I will share with you the following experiences: I have had dreams of climbing, that have seemed strange at times, and there are times when I still do.  I have opened myself to music that God has used to save my life.  I believe that the dreams I had, were God’s way of helping me clime out of the pit of despair and hopelessness.
If you or someone you know has fallen down deep into the pit of despair, or if you are broken and wounded and you need someone to save you, all you have to do is call out to Jesus.  No matter what kind of pain you’ve suffered, whether it be from abuse, the loss of a loved one, or if it be physical pain, God can take all your troubles and heal them.  Jesus keeps no records of your sins if only you will confess your sins and ask him for forgiveness.  no matter what happened in your past, God will allow you to learn from the past, and help you begin life anew.  If you are down and out, and you feel you have no where to turn, I encourage you to call upon the Name of the Lord, and ask him to come into your heart and change your life.  If you  have already been saved, and are a Christian, and you are still broken and wounded, Call on Jesus, and he will move heaven and earth to rescue you.  
You are always in my prayers my dear readers, and I pray, that you find spiritual healing by the Grace of God.  I also pray that my words will touch the hearts of some if not all of my beautiful readers.  If I can touch the life of one lost soul out in cyberspace, or in blog land, then I have done what God has called me to do.  For as Psalm 23 verse 1 says, “The Lord is my shepherd, and I shall not want….”  the lord will provide everything you need in this life, and in the hereafter.  
In the book of Mathew, Jesus says “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.”  Take these words to heart, and Take your worries, troubles, pain, and even your rejoicing to Jesus, and He will surely bless your heart.  I pray that this writing finds you all well, and that you have been richly blessed.  I wish you love and lots of prayers. Go with God, and he will certainly go with you.  I will post a song that will go along with this post
Blessings,
Ann

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dropbox links

Hey folks,

This is going to be a short post, but for some reason when I try to add links, it doesn’t work.  Anyway, here are the dropbox links for the pieces I tried to upload so you can copy them and paste them into your browser to download. 

Enjoy!

Ann

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The music of Windchimes

The sound of windchimes may not be music as we know it, but it is still soothing music to a weary soul.  From the tinkle of the tiniest of chimes, to the resonating chime of the much larger pipe organ windchimes, the wind brings a tinkle to your soul that is heavenly.  If you are sitting out on your porch on a brezy fall day, close your eyes and listen to the sound of the chimes if you have them.  Do you feel the soothing effect of the wind singing in your soul?  However if you don’t have windchimes, search for some videos of soothing windchimes on youtube, you can feel the same effect as you do when you hear them in person.  Try this out and tell me what you think.

Happy listening,

Ann

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How to embrace God’s Healing Power through Music

Hello fello bloggers,

I am here with you once again, but with a different topic in mind. I’m talking about God’s devine healing through something as simple as a piece of music.  God gave us music, and he has planned for us to use it for good, however it can be used for evil if you aren’t careful. Today I am going to show you how to use music for good.  How do do you do that?  Well, in the next paragraphs, and by uploading a few soothing pieces I find a comfort to me, I can show you how not only to listen to music with your ears as a source of entertainment, but alI will show you how to listen to the music with your heart and soul.  By listening to music with your heart, I’m talking about being able to feel the music.

First of all, let me tell you a little about how I found music as a source of healing.  I have been through an emotionally abusive marriage relationship.  Although I have a wonderful daughter, who is a true gift from God, I had to leave that emotionally trying situation.  I will not explain exactly what happened here, because this isn’t about the negatives in my life.  I tell you this tidbit of information about me, to demonstrait my point.  When I came back to live with my parents, I seriously asked God to help me, because I was at my wits end, and through my constant ly listening to music, and devine experiences, that I cannot explain, God has taught me how to feel the music, and dig deeper into it’s meaning. I have begun to teach myself how to play the piano, with God’s devine help, and the help of some music courses from the Nationally Library for the Blind and Phisically handicapped.  Well, to tell you an interesting story, I was standing at a keyboard that my aunt gave me, before she passed away, and I was playing a simple piece that I had learned from the sample piano pieces on this 61 key keyboard.  Here’s the interesting part, I remember playing the beginning, and I remember playing the end, but I don’t remember playing the middle portion of the piece, because I had gotten so lost in the music, I just let it take me wherever it wanted to.  It was by Sheer devine providence that I was able to stand there and keep playing that piece.  This is an example of how powerful music can be; therefore, if you are feeling down and out, or if there are some aspects of your life, that have become heavy burdens in your life, and you are a music lover like myself, By God’s amazing grace, you too can learn how to let music take you on an undescribable journey all it’s own.

Now, here is what I do if I really want to let a piece of music, whether classical or popular music, communicate it’s meaning to me, I just close my eyes, relax my body, and let the music speak to me.  So, what you want to do, is find a time and place where you will not be disturbed for a few moments, put on a piece of your favorite music, sit or lie back in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and let the music flow through your entire being.  Once you have done this, take a moment to ponder what the music is telling you, and/or how it makes you feel.  I will upload a few of the pieces that I find healing and/or comfortinging when I am feeling out of sourts.  Feel free to use these pieces, or others that you enjoy, as these are just examples of music that is soothing and often times healing for me.  Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get the same result tas I explained above, because this process works differently for each individual person.  After trying to feel the music, please feel free to share your thoughts if you wish.

Happy listening,

Ann

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A blessed Saturday Afternoon

Hello everyone,

I am happy to post again on this beautiful and blessed Saturday afternoon.  I love God our Father, My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, my family, especially my daughter Sharen, a very special person who shall remain nameless, and the things I enjoy most are spending time with my loved ones, writing, and music.  From time to time I will post my thoughts about music, and if anyone wants to leave me comments about my posts feel free to do so.  That’s all for today, although I am still learning about wordpress, so I’ll post more in due time.

I want to say to each of you, Have a blessed day in the name of the Lord! Until next time, love and prayers,

Ann