The Power of Prayer “Bank Account” –do you know how this works? Let me tell you my story.
In the 1940’s I was placed in an Orphanage, and this was to be for just a short time. My mother was expecting twins – she was only a small-bone woman – and each of the twins when born, weigh in at 8 1/2 pounds. My father was working at the “POST Office” and was receiving a small pension from when he was the the Arny.
After the twins were born, my mother’s teeth took a real hit. When a woman does not get the proper nutrition and correct vitamins, the babies will take from the mother’s system – everything they need. So, the “Catholic Charities” organization that placed us in their “Orphanage” – told my mother that she needed to have her teeth fixed before we were to go home with her.
The next hold-up in our returning home to be with our parents, was that “CC” had time to garnish my dad’s pay for our care in the orphanage. So, he quits a perfectly good government job. That did not stop “CC” – they went after his pension and were able to get paid for our care.
When visiting Sunday came along – the one and only thing on my mind was – when do we get to go home, to be with our parents? The same old answer – that I always got – “we are doing everything that they want us to do – but they always have something else that has to be done!”
So this is where putting “prayers in the Bank” started! I said every prayer that I could find that might be the one special one for us (my brothers and my self to get to go home) but no single prayer did anything? I even started making “novenas” and to each “Saint” that I was told had miraculous powers. I even, would burn candles – as some “Novenas” called for. I never gave up, I did pray and always with the one and only “HOPE” – that soon I would get to go home! I was in the orphanage until the day I graduated from the 8th grade. That was (7) seven long years. At the age I am now – I understand things a lot better. Every body has to go through a period of learning and when would a better time come along – then when you are young and can take the harder knocks that are thrown your way. It ‘s never easy learning – but once you learn to stay on the “right course” in life you can accomplish so much more.
All those “Prayers” went into my “Bank” account in Heaven – and with interest – all the days of my life – I now have to give “Thanks” to my Heavenly Creator – for giving to me – the best family that I now have here on earth, and for ever more!
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What happens when I start feeling good? Really good! I would like a piece of home made cake – from scratch!
The recipes are all so enticing and I can hardly wait to see just which one – will I choose? Every so often – when I think back in time to when I first was going to make a cake – I don’t know – if I should cry or just start laughing so hard that I do cry – over the mess!
When cake mixes first made their entrance to the store’s shelf – they were something to really consider – would they be faster, easier, and taste better or what? In the early 1950’s – I was about ’14’ and the cost of a box of cake mix was only thirty cents.
After school, I went to the “Food Center, on Warne Avenue” and got the different things I thought I would need. When my mother came home from work, told her my idea of making a box cake ? We never made a “Box Cake” – the only way we ever made a cake was from scratch! I think that I read everything on that cake box, and everything that it said that I needed, I got out and put on the kitchen table. (Everything at my finger tips.)
So, with the bowl and large spoon to do the mixing of the ingredients by hand – I was ready. You would have thought – I was getting ready for “Major Surgery” – without a mask! The pans were greased and floured – the oven on – everything in the bowl – mixed and mixed by hand – and into the pans – level the pans – and into the oven! The timer was set and I was sure waiting patiently for cake made a new way.
The time was nearly up – a burning of the over-flowing cake dough all over the inside of the oven – “what’s wrong” – what happened? I could see a “fine mess” that I made needing to be cleaned up and the sooner the better!
Started going over every step of the instructions on the cake box? “Can you guess what happened?” On the table still sitting there – were the “2” eggs called for in the recipe!
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Today – I’ve decided to do my “Catch-UP” work! When – You start something important and you spend a few days in the hospital – you just have to get back into your old routine of living and that includes your daily reading.
In the past I told you that one of the best daily books I order each year is the “Daily Guideposts – 2013” – and I have to order the large print edition – makes it a little easier on the eyes! Each of the “writers’s pictures ” in color is on the back cover, and each has a short bio in the back section of the book. Some of these writers seem to be my personal family – just the way they write and some of the inspirational material they are talking about. Sometimes the daily message is just like the letter from home you are so happy to receive. If you know of a “Shut-in type friend or relative” this would be the perfect gift and I know they would really enjoy and “Thank You ” – for caring enough to send the very best!
So, on the days that I was in the hospital – I did read the daily reading – but each reading starts with a verse from the “Bible” and each reading ends with extra verses from the “Bible” – these are called this year “Digging Deeper” verses! So how can I say that I am reading a book – if I do not follow through with the digging deeper verses – by looking them up in the “Bible?”
Like I said – I get real excitement with my digging deeper into the “Bible” – simply amazed with the wonderful and inspired words written from hundreds of years ago, so very much needed – today!
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Do you keep your ears and eyes open when shopping at “Wal-mart” stores? You should really watch people when you are in a large arena of people – there are lessons to learn.
At this particular time – afternoon – a family, father, mother and three sons ages 15 to 21 – all well dressed. They moved through the store and if they were not so very quiet and well behaved – even I, would not have noticed. But something caught my ear. “Snap Snap” or you might say “Click Click” – when you rub your thumb and middle finger together making a noticeable noise!
Out of the ordinary noises catch my ear and I have to look and listen further for what is going on? Observe and learn for what is to be expected? You might just say that I am nosy!
When the “Father” snapped his fingers, his three sons, immediately – turned toward him watching for his fingers to do the talking! His pointer finger – selected the son’s attention he wanted – he would point to something and then move his wrist toward himself or to the basket to put said item in. Everything so mechanical!
He would talk in a very soft voice to the “Mother” of the family – but when doing so was very close to her ear. So, now – I was finished with my shopping and it seem that they were also looking for a lane to check out in, and so – I follow them in the same lane.
They spoke with the cashier, gave their credit card information, and as the cashier was bagging merchandise – the “Father” with a quick “snap or click” and a point to one son and a quick point to another with wrist pointing to the basket – the sons knew what to do, they finished the bagging and putting the filled bags into the basket, with precise “clockwork” action, just as if they were in the Military?”
You know this training started as soon as these boys began to walk, it was just so natural – I’ll bet these boys were never in the store as small children crying for everything that they wanted – and or were crying louder when they were not getting it. When there is a strong “Father figure” in the family you can move mountains with little or no effort!
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It is Memorial Day and all of us who are alive today – are only alive because someone was there to give his or her life – so we can enjoy “Freedom” today!
To say “Thank You” just isn’t enough! Our Veterans and their families deserve so much more!
We really need to make better arrangements as a whole Nation to change the laws on the books to do what is right. We need to find the
true way – the way that has true justice for what a person gives to his country. A young person giving his life today has never had a chance to realise his goals and dreams. His family no longer has that “someone extra special Person” that was to be with them and carried on the family’s dreams. Too much “Blood” is shed today – and for what “just cause?”
“Pray with me!” Pray as often as you can. We need a way to make the changes in this “Country” to save the lives of our young people! Pray to be inspired to make the right decision for the “Future” we hope to enjoy! Amen!
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“Rate Your Pain” – it is almost unbearable ? Just had another surgery, that’s two within a month’s time, and I really do not know how I feel. At least – to give a number beween 1 and 10 – that would really convey how miserable I really feel. I have pain covering from the hip area to the top of my head and areas that just plain – well just feel dead to the touch.
Always, it must be “Murphy’s Law” – pain attacks me on the weekend and of course this is a “Holiday Weekend” – which means – No Doctors available! Can not just go to the emergency Room – on this type of “Holiday Weekend” – if they don’t see “Blood” – you went to the Hospital – just to waste time!
So, what to do with myself? Suffer – until I just can’t stand it any longer – or take the next pain pill a little sooner? When, I left the hospital, I was told to get plenty of rest. Do not do anything? Do not think you should now start to clean the house? And, don’t spend all your time on the “SOFA!” Well, what do you mean – “Do something or Rest?! ” Which is it? You can’t give orders – where the one order washes out the good sense of the the other order?
So, just so every one that reads this will know that right now I am not working with all my marbles in the right place, In fact, the brain cells have turn to mush and most probably everything that I do for a while will be on the scrambling side of the road for me?
If any of this makes any “sense” and if or not – maybe very soon – all will be well – with “ME?”
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