Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Christian Life ~ Thankful Thursday ~ June 14, 2007




Dear Friends,

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break though and steal; But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,and where thieves do not break through or steal." Matthew 6 19-20


It is taking a lot for me to write this post... but through tears I have decided to go forth and post. Life is too short to worry about the little things and I am thankful for my family, true friends and Christian family. Soothing words calm and help in times of trial and burdens. I have always loved leading workshops, marriage retreats and teaching Sunday School. I love posting about Jesus and the wonderful blessings I am so thankful for. The past few days have been tough though I have had a stalker to my site for awhile. Faced with this burden and some mean things that never in my life have I experienced, and feelings of hurt .

The joy I have in the Lord, my friendships , families have been the key to dealing with this small but bothersome thing of someone following me around, and many other details I will spare you of.

Thank you to Denise and my special blogging sisters in Christ who have embraced me in friendship and love.

A wealthy Christian lady, who had spent her time and wealth on herself, dreamed one night of being in heaven. Seeing a large lovely home, she was told it was the gardener's. To her surprise her home was only a small cottage. When she questioned this the angel replied," We did the best with the materials you sent up."

Thank you for stopping by. May the Lord Bless you this week and always.

In his endless love,

Angel ():)

31 Gracious friends said:

Betty Jane said...

Hi My Dear Sister, I am so thankful that you have had so many loving people to surround you at a time when you clearly have needed it.

Thanks for stopping by - may you find rest tonight; be blessed and know you have another sister praying for you.

Blessings

Terri @ In His Hands said...

I'm so sorry that you've had to deal with this but I'm thankful that you are posting and praising! Do you have a Sitemeter on your blog?

I'm lifting you up in prayer! Our circle of friends are here for you--always!

Blessings to you~

Alycia said...

I am so sorry this has been happening. I am praying for you and am so thankful that you are giving God the praise for all the good friends he has given you. Blessings this TT!

Denise said...

I am lifting you up in my prayers dear one. God and I love you so very much.

Rosemarie said...

Give GOD all the praise for He is worthy, and makes the crooked places straight. Amen!

We're here for you through prayer and email. Thankful for you!

Heavenly Voice

Crystal said...

I know how hard it is to have someone like this bugging you all the time...Thank you for taking the time to be thankful in the middle of tough times!
Blessings

Deborah said...

I am always blessed and find comfort when I visit your blog. love always me

Akelamalu said...

Please don't let this stalker get to you, they can only hurt you if you let them. Reiki blessings to you and your situation Angel. x

Kim said...

Thank you for sharing. As my 6 year old would say "That is the 'debil' trying to get to you." Don't let that old serpent get you down.

Dana said...

Thank you for sharing so open and honestly. Your blessed to have special people surround you in difficult times.

Traci said...

Oh sweetie... I am so very sorry this is happening. I will be lifting you up in prayer.

Hugs, Traci

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for sharing that story.
Susan

eph2810 said...

Sweet Angel. I am sorry that you have been hurt in Bloggyville. I hope and pray that this will be soon a thing of the past.
I totally agree with your verses. Yesterday on my way home I was wondering if life would end here, what is there really to look forward to?
Thank you for still posting your thankful thought this week, despite the hurt you have experienced.
Blessings to you and your today and always.

Christine said...

I had no idea that you were dealing with this. I am praying for your safety and peace. I love the story you finished with...I want my treasures in Heaven, too!

Viamarie said...

Hope all will be well soon. You have a lot friends praying for you so you need not worry.

God Bless!

Changed by His Love said...

We will certainly be praying for you. Thanks for being open and honest. Love the story at the end - we forget at times where our heart should be.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that you have been hurt. You have many people that love you and are praying for you.

Hugs and prayers,
Kathy

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Dearest Friends,
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers.
Thanks for asking yes Terri have a site meter and do collect IP's I know pretty much who it is and am praying .
My hopes is that one the person will stop and two the other person will get creative on their own. :)
Hugs to all,

Angel ( D.)

Anonymous said...

Praying that this situation comes to and end. I am sorry you are going through this. I just wanted to post so you know you also have my friendship and support.

Love and hugs,
Vivian

Nise' said...

This week with my mom we have been blown away by "finding things" that were lost within an hour of praying. In your situation, I will pray that what needs to get lost will! ;O0

Thank you for your encouragment and prayers over my situation while you are struggling with yours!

Robin said...

I too am so sorry you are experiencing this trauma. You sound like such a sweetheart. As you can see there are many praying for you. Take heart, dear sister, you are not alone!

Lynn said...

Angel,

Things like this make me so mad. I am so sorry you would experience such an evil person.

Lord, protect Angel and bind the enemy by the power and blood of Jesus, Amen

dawnae said...

I just love your site it is peaceful, and beautiful..and too bad that someone is trying to ruin it. I sure hope that they give up soon...what a waste of time and energy to be negative to a good person! chin up....hope it ends soon, for your sake as well as theirs...nothing good ever comes from meaness.

Gledwood said...

Hi I found you via Amazing Gracie's site which I always visit every time I go random blog hopping ... I just wanted to wish you all the very best ...
If you do have any pearls of wisdom, come to my blog and sprinkle some about. I could do with some!!
all the best
from
gleds

Lori Madison said...

I am sorry that someone is bothering you and causing you pain. Please remember that there are many in the Christian blogging community that are grateful for your blog and happy that you are with us. I loved that little story at the end. Awesome!

Sadly Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your struggles this week, Angel Mama. I feel your pain... I just had to close and delete my blog this week, for safety reasons. All those hours of creative effort, wasted! It's very, very disappointing (heavy sigh). I pray your troubles will resolve quickly. I'm very proud of you for continuing to be thankful in spite of it.

(formerly mrs*mom)

* letter between y-z

Denita said...

I'm glad you addressed this on your blog. Whoever this person is (and we do have a few ideas on that, don't we?) really needs to get a life and get off you your blog!
I hope you have a wonderful finish to your week! ~ By the way, your comment on my blog has really got my interest perked!! Don't leave me hanging too long!!
Love you,
Denita

Amy said...

So true! It just goes to show that we can't take our wealth up to heaven with us can we? btw I'm really sorry you've been dealing with a stressful stalker online, I've been there and done that and it's a hard thing to deal with *hugs*

Patty said...

I am sorry you have gone thru this. I pray God's peace over you and protection. May God encourage you this day and I appreciate that you wrote your TT list! Your words are encouraging!

mama k said...

I'm so sorry you are hurting right now. I am sure you shall overcome this!

Karen said...

Loved your thankful list! Thank you so much for dropping by my blog!! Feel free to link to me :-)

I hope you have a blessed Lord's day tomorrow!!

Karen