Hello World….Laughter is Medicine

How do you live with excruciating pain?   How do you live with depression, obsession, possession?   How do you live with someone who will not  leave you alone, who keeps calling and asking for you to do what they want instead of letting you live the life God has called you too?  How do you keep going when your daily bread is stale and your pain is beyond help by human hands?

My Father said;    Trust in Me.  Do as I say each moment and all indeed shall be well.  Follow out My commands, Let Me be in divine control, and give Me unquestioning obedience—- these are the only conditions of supply being ample for your needs and those of others. Whatever I set before you, I will supply strength to go through.  The commands are Mine and the supply is Mine  and I give you strength to endure, the power to over come but your part is to be My disciple and adapt to the call on your life.

My Child, have no fear!  Because you are My Child, you are already the winner so endure and go forth with love, joy and laughter. Radiant joy will bring the changes you desire as you obey and pray.

Lord, give me strength to endure, the power to overcome and the ability to laugh in spite of what is going on around me and in me……

Hello World… Virtuous Woman

My Mama is 83 years young and still going like a 43-year-old.  She has the most beautiful head of white hair that you have ever seen.   She is a virtuous woman and the heart of her husband did safely trust in her, so that he had no need of spoil.  She did him good and not evil all the days of his life.  Daddy passed away some 15 years ago and Mom has stayed faithful to his memory all these years.   When she was in her mid-30, he had a heart attack and she had to go to work to make a living.  She had never worked a day away from home in her life until this happened and had no work skills other than taking care of 4 children and a husband all the days of her life.  She cooked, cleaned and dressed us kids and took care of all the chores around the house.  She had no TV, no car and very little money.  She would rise up early to cook a big breakfast to feed us kids before school and send Dad off to work with his lunch packed sitting right next to ours on the counter.

She never complained, she never smoked or took a drink, and I never heard her speak an unkind word to anybody when I was young and at home.  She made us walk the caulk line and home work was the first thing on her agenda daily.  Report cards had to come home with all A’s and B’s or you didn’t go anywhere till the next report card came home with all A’s and B’s on it. Her home was immaculate. Her clothes washed and ironed. Her bed’s made daily and the hardwood floors were mopped and waxed every Wednesday rain or  shine.

She made our clothes….that is she made my clothes and my 2 sisters clothes.  We didn’t wear store-bought clothes like other kids.  When she had to go to work, my Aunt Eddy got her a job where she worked in a plant.  She worked swing shift thirty years and retired when she was 65 years old worn out and tired.  My father passed away and she never got over it.  A couple of years later, my brother passed away and she never got over that one either.   She has seen all of her brother-n-laws and sister-n-laws die.  She has been through the death of children and grandchildren.  Her mother and dad died.  But Mom is a strong and courageous woman of God and she sees all things as in the ‘hands of the Lord’.  Strength and honor are her clothing and she rejoices in the times to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and in her tongue is the law of kindness.   We, her children, arise and call her blessed.   She is a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

This is my MAMA and I love her.

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