I am so excited to begin regular video posting again! I hope you all liked Robert's sermon from The Gathering Community. We have so much ministry going on and The St. Patrick Project is helping many people in amazing ways. Stay tuned for an update on our missions projects coming soon! Keep us in your prayers please. Happy Fall! God is blessing you. Donna
Blessings to all and a special thank you to Donna for this video!ReplyDelete
I loved seeing the fig tree in your garden! Here in my garden in Canada, our leaves are changing colour to HIS wonderful rainbow of hues and shades.
New opportunities are in the seasons of change as you remind us. Yes!
I will re-read Ecclesiastes today. I do try to accept and embrace all change knowing, that as hard as it is often, to see a season or time pass, we can only truly be renewed and have a fresh start by letting go of what may have been wonderful and by embracing all the new wonders entering our life.
HE is blessing all,always
Jan-Michael (Toronto, Canada)
Donna, nice to see and hear you again! - Figs are yummy!! - Prayers are with you that everything will be prosperous and well in the time coming. - My seasons are different too. The spring season was filled with the adventurous trip to the Holy Land. Home again the summer season came with meeting new people at our riverside where I'm picnicing a lot. Weeks passed and I met a nice man. We feel a lot for us and saw us every now and then together with other friends there. We feel a lot for eachother... Fall starts and I'm so unsure how it can continue. He takes not much time that we can date us.. all in the name of love. But it always goes ahead. God has destined for everything a new season. At the end his will, will be done. That means one season is sad and it pass by and a happier is waiting. That's live. Not always easy, but if we tell us everything has an end and something new is coming we can be happier and bing less sad. – God is blessing you and your family, RoseReplyDelete
Hi Rose! It sounds like you have met some interesting company! Enjoy and take one day at a time. Hi J.M. Great to read your steady comments again.ReplyDelete
To both/all of you, if my brief video messages are meaningful for you please share the link to my blog with your friends and family. I meet many who are in need of encouragement but they don't go to church. My blog is a non-threatening way to hopefully learn to connect with God's love.
He is blessing you. Donna
Donna, I wish more of my people with computer would be interested in your blog. I tell them a lot about, because they need to hear your messages. Not easy, they are to far away from Jesus. It's much easier to close the eyes than to open them. Thanks for your encouraging words for me.- Blessings, RoseReplyDelete
It is great that you have the time again to share your positive messages with everyone. The messages always gives one thoughts to ponder and reminds us that YES GOD is blessing us no matter which season our souls find themselves in. We just need to reach out and read HIS Holy word and ask for HIS directions.
Keep up the good work
Thanks for your comments....it is so good to be doing my blog again and I have lots of ideas for the future! God is blessing us all. Donna
So, having re-read Ecclesiastes, as Donna suggested in her video blog, I was struck and thought of this on-line supportive group here as I read in Eccl 4:9-12ReplyDelete
"Two people are better than one, for they can help eachother succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep eachother warm. But how can one be warm alone?
A person standing alone can be attacked and
defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple- braided cord is not easily broken."
Thank you Donna and others who strengthen my Faith though your stories and support!
Love and Blessing
If one stands alone through trouble times you will soon fall and if you have happy times alone. It soon turns to sadness. Even though we always have the Lord . We need others. I know you all have help me as I go through troubled waters. Just knowing that somewhere out there some one really cares how I feel. And our seasons are there for us also. When you are sad and you look around and see what spring has brought and time takes you to summer and all the flowers and trees have growen and are bearing their fruit and the birds are singing. Soon fall comes and it time to prepare for winter and the birds fly south. But the beauty will make you happy as God paints the autum leaves. Soon winter comes and you need warmth and friends to be with as you watch the wonder of winter weather.ReplyDelete
even if the seasons are harsh where you
are it is still something to watch and wonder how powerfull things can be. You know how it is said that you can do all things through God who strenthens you . Well friends will also give you strenth.
God Bless You My Dear Friends
I woke up this morning with one thought, "Lord, has this time in my life come to an end and are you really leading me in the direction in which I think you are leading me? Then I listened to your video. I believe I heard the voice of God in your words.ReplyDelete
Thanks be to God!
Dear Cysradill, John Michael, bro Anthony John,ReplyDelete
Thank you all fir reminding us that we receive our power, strength, and sound mind from God. And likewise we share these things with each other. God's love is what binds everything together. I will be speaking soon on the A.D.I.O. principle, (above, down, inside, out)
God has a plan. He is blessing you.
It is Thanksgiving in Canada to-day so we wish all of You "Happy Thanksgiving" and may you all count your blessing and be thankfull for what we have and for the frienship of this blog.
God Bless Cysradill
Thanks Cysradill and Happy Thanksgiving to you too! And for all in USA I hope you enjoy a Happy Columbus Day holiday .ReplyDelete
He is Blessing all, always
A very Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!ReplyDelete
We all have much to be thankful for.
God is blessing you. Donna
Talk about Seasons coming around again to renew us! I see that GodTube.com which became Tangle.com has returned, to again be GodTube.com! Fresher and cleaner page with seemingly Christ centered appearance and content, hopefully positive music videos and issues.ReplyDelete
I will be checking in occasionally to see what it offers! Of course each new positive inspirational site is good for the on-line community.
He is blessing all, always
(I know that GodTube was the concept of Chris Wyatt, Angie's husband and when he ran it, the name he started was obviously the right one all along!)
What an approriate time to be thankful! My husband was born in Chile (his mother is Chilean and his father is Argentinean). We are all so grateful for the miracle rescue of the 33 miners! What a testament to their faith in God, his faith in them, and the spirit and determination of the Chilean people and their president. Long live Chile!ReplyDelete
Thank you Mary. AMEN!ReplyDelete
Most of the whole world has surely seen this "miracle", praying and rejoicing that ALL the miners came through. HE did not leave anyone behind!
I to watched the miracle onfold right to the end. Each one and their faimlies with such strong beleif in God that all would go as planned. I think there is a message there for all of us. The days of waiting to hear from someone. The days of waiting to hear they had found a way to help them. And the comman bond they form between each to help each one get through all of this. And they knew God was keeping them humble and closley by their side. The whole world watch God at work and I pray they will have learned what happens when you leave it all in God's handsReplyDelete
God Bless All And Praise to the Chilean people.
I too watched with tears in my eyes as the miners were rescued! It is so great when we see would-be tragedies that turn out and can be used as testimonies to the faith that would not fail these Chilean people. God is blessing you. donna
I agree. I too was brought to tears when one of the miners, the one who often led the others in prayer during their captivity, got down on his knees and prayed after he exited the capsule. The floodgates opened then. I felt that was a perfect example of humbling oneself before God and a teachable Christian moment for the rest of the world to see.ReplyDelete
I missed that moment but what an awesome sight that must have been!
BTW...I am sorry that I haven't posted again yet! I have been working non-stop so I haven't had much time as of late. I will get to it soon!
God is blessing you. Donna
Chilenien a real tagedy! But like my mum 84 beginning of a rel depression. Question to you all, where do you have more sorrows and tears? Blessings, RoseReplyDelete
Chile could have been a real tragedy but all has turned out well. The stories of how faith and prayer sustained those miners will continue to be shared.
You are correct, there are many tragedies in life. I remember oh too well what it felt like to find out that my father had been suddenly killed in a car accident. I was only 13 years old. My brother was 10. This was my most sorrowful and tearful time. There have been many other sad and tragic experiences in my life but somehow I still believe that God had/has a plan for everything in life. God is blessing you. Donna
Hi Donna, I see what you mean. - The doctor gave my mum medicine and now everything is improving. Thanks God! - Blessings, RoseReplyDelete
Received by regular post the St Patrick Project latest newsletter, this time under Robert's signature!ReplyDelete
Thanks to Robert (and all the Schuller family) for the St Patrick Project newsletter. Though Robert's photo and signature and words are in the newsletter, clearly it is family all together, helping the world and helping us to help others through St Patrick Project.
Very well explained use of name St Patrick!
Good to have an overview of success over past months and the future sounds well; very bright.
I am more proud than ever to be a supporter!
He is Blessing all, always.
I am so glad to hear that your mother is feeling better. I will pray for you and for her.
Jean-Michael, happy to hear you liked the last news letter. I am planning on doing a short update on my blog too! Ministry is being done and it is very rewarding.
Thank you for your support everyone!
God is blessing you. Donna
Hi: Donna By starting your Blog again you have also made us all very active again with each other. And many thoughts and prayers have been done . And I look forward each day to see what somebody has said and maybe I can help them with a prayer or thought also.ReplyDelete
God Bless Everyone.
It's great to hear from you. I also live in Canada.
My husband and I also enjoy seeing the beautiful coloured leaves this time of year. It's a good time to thank God for our blessings. I lost my mom last November and my cat the month before. Time is a great healer, but I still miss them both.
God bless you family.
I meant to say God bless you and your family at the end of my message today.
Yes, grief is a process. I lost my grandmother three years ago. She was four months shy of 101 years old and although it was definitely her time to go home, I still really miss her. It will take a lot more time to grieve the loss of your mother. And how sad that you lost a friend in your cat around the same time. Life is so full of disappointments and losses. The longer we live, the more we experience both. I will keep you in my prayers.
Speaking of loss...
Today was a sad day for Christianity as it became news that as of yesterday the Crystal Cathedral has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Although my husband and I have not been a part of that church for two years, I still feel a sadness for all the people who have not been paid for their services rendered and for the remaining faithful church members.
We all need to remember that the message of Jesus is not about a building or a person (other than him) and it has survived throughout history. God's love will continue to be spread across the world via various faith communities such as those found on the internet, in small group studies, home groups, "churches" big and small and whatever other ways us humans can come up with to communicate the good news!
God is blessing you. Donna
We will pray for the Crystal Cathedral recovery...ReplyDelete
And we look forward to your inspired blogs. Love the St. Patrick ministry and their missions. To go through the Mountain God has a plan...Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Mathew 19:26
We pray for every-one. Forgiving their debts as God has forgiven us.
Never understood why they could not work it out with their creditors? There are ways to forgive a debt, especially in Church, but yet they could still qualify for the tax deductions.
Is it games people are playing? Don't know...but we pray for all healing at their Crystal Cathedral God Inspired Ministry.
Thank you anonymous....:DReplyDelete
The above comment was from me, not Christina! I had our Holy Land gmail account opened so when I posted it came up with her name instead of mine.ReplyDelete
God is blessing you. Donna
Yeah, yeah (I, taking a deep breath to stay calm) dear Donna, CC is a real mess! - Since Robert had to leave, it seems the devil took over and punish them for their behavier. - We only can pray and hope Jesus’s love is coming back very soon. Blessngs, RoseReplyDelete
Question the real sincerity. Jesus never left!ReplyDelete
It was poorly managed, even way back.
A Chapter 11 is just a financial reorganization and that is man made. Jesus never left! People left Jesus and hung onto hope. Praying real sincerity? In fact, this recent subject has nothing to do with post responses, and yet people can't wait to say something to hurt people or shame them, further. I have seen much worse, in financial woes. Looking at the whole context and it's bigger picture.
Jesus never left, and sometimes people love to hurt people. Even nation leaders sometimes have ended in a chapter 11 to simply come out of the gates even stronger! Maybe, man-made these messes. So, leave God out of this stuff!
This constant war is sickening to listen too...
I tend to agree with above post. It's like people can't end there silly wars...and just love to laugh at CC.
I don't agree with CC, or with their constant financial woes. But, I dont laugh or ridicule them...
Is there any Leadership anywhere? It seems like NOBODY can step up and get the job done.
Wow! I didn't see a "war" here at all. I also don't see anyone laughing. The recent situation is very sad. As the one who started this blog I have often said that mans' problems are just that so leave God out of it. Maybe one of the anonymous should look at the blogs and see that the intention here is to spread the love of Jesus. However people who comment here are welcome to share whatever their opinions are. We just need to keep it peaceful and loving or I will have to start filtering as the intention of this blog spot is to lift people up, not put them down. I hear some pain in these last two posts. The issue must be a personal one. Let me know if I can help.ReplyDelete
God is ever present. Read Isaiah 43:18,19
God is blessing you. Donna
Donna, I totally agree with your last post. I felt the same as I have read this entries. They have sadden me...! - Blessings, Swiss RoseReplyDelete
I am sure that the posts made you sad but keep in mind that each person has the freedom to say what they want and we have the choice of how we will react to what they say.ReplyDelete
God is blessing you Rose. Donna
The news has nothing to do with this post. I do feel sad...
Very sad. And agree that God or his love has or had anything to do with their financial problems or personal conflicts of current, or past.
It was poorly mismanaged for a long time. We pray for peace. And for leadership.
Thank you. DonnaReplyDelete
Thank you Donna for your kind words of comfort to me and for your prayers. It has been difficult to lose my mother and my cat as well. My mother did live to the age of 94 and my cat to the age of 16.ReplyDelete
However, we had the cat for the last ten years of his life. I do understand from reading scripture
that there is a time for everything.
I'm sad to hear about the Crystal Cathedral also.
I don't believe that there is ever a good time to say good-bye. I discovered that my grief for my grandmother was really deep because she had been around for so many years. I believe the illogical part of my brain, the emotional center, somehow believed that since she had been around "forever", she would never go away. I also know how difficult it is to suddenly lose a father in a car accident at a very young age. It's never easy....
God is blessing you. Donna
Donna, it's never easy to lose loved ones. But think, a person like you have a lot of people around, they can lend you a shoulder to grief and cray and comfort you. Can't that be a consolation? - I lost my ount at age 58, twin sister of my mum, now 84. She was killed because she drove with her boy friend from a mountain holiday home to the next town. A rock falling, a big stone rolled down and come throuth the front window and killed her immediately and her boy-friend, diver, remained almost not ingured. Amazing was my mum told me later, she felt something bad is goiung on and called them, but it was to late. The phone remained silent.- Blessings RoseReplyDelete
That is tragic Rose. DonnaReplyDelete
Thanks for your reply, Donna. It's wonderful beingReplyDelete
able to connect with you. I'm sorry to hear about your father. We lost our father from an accident
in 2002. Our faith in God helps us through our
grief. I'm also sorry to hear about your grandmother. She must have been an amazing woman to live that long. I will pray for you.
I feel like I can open up about some of my losses since we're discussing it on this blog. My sister Kathy contracted water on the brain, when she was born. As a result she is mildly retarded (aware enough to know she's different, which is so difficult for her).She was teased constantly for being different. That made me sensitive to others feelings and I think more compassionate. I always wondered how people coule be so cruel to her. She now lives in a group home in Cincinnati. I lost my brother in a motorcycle accident when he was 20 yrs old. We were 1 1/2 yrs. apart. It was sudden and I felt very alone after that. My father died in 1996 of mesiothelioma (horrible way to go). I held his hand until he passed in a Hospice facility. He was so brave throughout it all. I learned wonderful lessons from him during that time, and we grew closer. He had a hard time expressing affectionate feelings. I think his disease made him more vulnerable. One day I just held him as he weeped. I had never seen him cry until then. But you know I've come to see the blessings in each of these situations. My sister has a natural God given talent. She is an incredible artist and part of a wonderful program called visionaries and voices. They help mentally challenged individuals reach their artistic potential. She has been able to display some of her artwork, along with other artists at the Cincinnati Museum of Art, act as a temporary curator etc. Her self esteem has soared as a result. My younger brother was motivated to become a Doctor as a result of my brother John's death. And I got to be close to my Dad, something I craved, and learned how to be strong and brave witnessing his battle with cancer.
Donna, I know how you feel about your grandmother. I lost mine in 1982 (85 yrs.)It was so hard, she was like a second mother to me and a wonderful Christian woman. I had her wedding ring which I would pull out and hold to feel close to her until it was stolen 2 yrs. ago. My Grandpa lived until the ripe old age of 102 yrs. and was so sharp that he would say that he was in this facility with all these old people. He was the oldest one there and the sharpest. I still chuckle at him as I think in his mind he was 70. Life is full of losses and it's hard, but it is true that we always get a gift in return. Much love to you all. Mary
Thank you for sharing your memories from the depth of your heart. You certainly have had more than your share of grief but I do see how you have remained close to God through it all and somehow had managed to make some sense out of your painful experiences. You give us all strength and hope by openly sharing what you have been through. Thank you.
God is blessing you. Donna
Hi Mary: Sometimes it is very hard to share everything . But I found out you feel better afterwards. And then you also know that everyone on this blog is praying for you and understanding because we have all been through grief. Last year my beloved brother died in my arms and I shared it with my friends here and it made me feel closer to them and it was easier to talk to them. And when this blog is not to active I miss it so much. And this blog is the gift I got in return.ReplyDelete
God Bless !
Thank you cysradill. Life is so full of hurts and disappointments but I agree, it somehow makes us feel better when we share with trusted people.ReplyDelete
God is blessing you. Donna