Entertaining Angels unawares….

We never know just who is around us who might touch our life in a profound way. When someone does, we might feel this person is an angel. Indeed this story really made me feel that this was an act of God.

‘Rose’, who suffers from anorexia, was on a train going to hospital for treatment. Someone on the train saw her obvious condition, and wrote her a letter which touched her and uplifted her. Here it is for you to read:

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You can read the whole story here: Link

I hope it brings you a moment of joy and hope. Life can be so hard – today I pray that if you need a hand, that God will bring someone alongside you. If you are free, would you let God move you alongside someone who needs you? I pray you will.

God Bless

Lis

Happy New Year!

I am so excited about 2017 – what a year 2016 was, and what God did for me in that time! With that in mind, I feel so buoyed up about 2017! I hope that 2017 is good for you, and that your needs are met, and your relationship with God is closer than ever by the end of it!

I’m just including a few of the best memes I’ve seen and grabbed off Twitter this last few months. I hope they make you think (Selah!) and inspire you.

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Think good thoughts (read the Word!)
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Be ready to act to protect others
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Take responsibility for your health
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Realise that (p)harmacy doesn’t have the answer
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Thank you for those standing up against Islam
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Be in awe
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God’s word is TRUTH!
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God answers prayer!
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You cannot save everyone, but try
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Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS)

Please consider sharing articles from this blog – specifically on South Africa and on organ donation – these two subjects need a wider audience. Please pray for this to happen – you can help save lives!

God Bless you

Lis

The milk of human kindness (or why I still read the Daily Mail)

Sometimes I can find reading online news a tad depressing (well indeed VERY depressing at times). But sometimes it’s worth that trawl to find a gem like this:

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The note reads: “So sorry you are having to look for this card. Have a coffee and bite to eat on me. Pay it forward one day. Much love x”

You can read the article here: Link

What a beautiful gesture! Sometimes I am in awe of the kindness and blessings that humans are able to bring in times of darkness. Thank you to the mystery benefactor, indeed a Good Samaritan, in Chineham – you didn’t just brighten a dark day for Jeannie Healy, through the newspaper, you brightened it for many more.

I hope this inspires you as much as it did me.

God Bless you

Lis

Profoundly moving – human goodness can shine in the darkest places and times

When was the last time I posted something in the category ‘Good News’? Ages ago, and this really isn’t so much ‘good news’, because it begins with pain and loss. So often the greatest stories of human goodness start with loss, pain and suffering. I just wanted to share this moving moment, and let’s all be reminded (particularly us UK based believers) to reach out with the offer of prayer in the dark times in other’s lives. It’s so easy to assume the person in pain is not open to God, or not a believer (here in the UK for sure). Let’s always try to remember to reach out and give a hand of support and offer prayers for those in pain.

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I quote for the article: (Link)

This is the touching moment three staff members at Dutch Bros Coffee prayed with a young wife after discovering her husband had died the previous day.

Barbara Danner, from Vancouver, said she was waiting in her car at a branch of the coffee chain when she noticed three workers leaning out of the service window.

Danner took a picture as the staff joined hands with the woman in front and prayed with her after noticing she was upset and learning that her husband had died.

Posting the incredible images on Facebook, Danner wrote: ‘Turns out the young lady in line ahead of us lost her 37-year-old husband last night. 

‘When the DB guys & gals noticed she was falling apart, they stopped everything and prayed with her for several minutes, invited her to come back for prayer and support, as well as anything else that she might need. 

‘Prayers for the young family, and you know where to stop for coffee!’

Let’s take a moment to join in prayer for that young widow, and offer thanks to God for these young people who displayed the beautiful workings of God’s Kingdom on earth in their moment of reaching out to support her.

God Bless you

Lis

A rather moving good news story for a change!

This story wasn’t what I expected when I opened it on Buzzfeed this morning – the story of a school anatomy skeleton, nicknamed ‘Arthur’, which turned out to be not only old but real. Having been in the school for fifty years, a technician at the school had it tested and it was found that it was a real skeleton, and so the Christian school decided to have a proper funeral for him. I quote:

“The school said the remains probably belonged to man from Asia who died in the 1900s aged between 17 and 30 and had curvature of the spine.
And legally, when you discover a dead body, even a 100-year-old one, you are obligated to give it a proper funeral.

Greenacre Woodland Burials provided the land for the burial for free, Haydock Funeral Services ran the ceremony for no charge, and children from year 9 attended the service as mourners.

Ann Ashburner, the school’s head of art, told the Daily Mail: “He was a human being and it is our duty as a Christian school to do our best for him because all lives are sacred and you have to be respectful when he has served us for so long.” (source)

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I don’t know about you, but I found the story profoundly moving – a sign of human goodness and of Christian values. It’s also a great life-lesson for these children. I applaud the school for taking this action, and I hope that ‘Arthur’ now rests in peace.

God Bless you

Lis

Oh let’s have some good news!

This will warm the cockles of your heart, as we say in the UK. It’s the story of an Air Canada pilot who diverted his plane because of a dog in the cargo hold, when one of the heaters there failed.

“As soon as the crew became aware of the temperature issue, the captain grew rightfully concerned for the dog’s comfort and wellbeing,” Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

“With the altitude it can become very uncomfortable, and possibly the situation could have been life threatening if the flight had continued,” Fitzpatrick said.
With 232 passengers on board, the pilot made the decision to divert the plane to Frankfurt, where little Simba could be offloaded to another flight.”

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Aaawww! Read the whole story here: Link

Wonderful! I hope this made your day.

God Bless you

Lis