Did you know there are angels among us?

Have you even noticed that many who write do their best writing when in the middle of struggles?

Lyrics to Angels Among Us

I was walking home from school, on a cold winter day
Took a shortcut through the woods, and I lost my way
It was getting late, and I was scared and alone
But then a kind old man, took my hand, and led me home
Mama couldn’t see him, oh but he was standing there
And I knew in my heart, he was the answer to my prayers

Oh I believe there are, angels among us
Sent down to us, from somewhere up above
They come to you and me, in our darkest hours
To show us how to live, to teach us how to give
To guide us with the light of love

When life held troubled times, and had me down on my knees
There’s always been someone, to come along, and comfort me
A kind word from a stranger, to lend a helping hand
A phone call from a friend, just to say, I understand
But ain’t it kind of funny, at the dark end of the road
That someone lights the way, with just a single ray of hope

Oh I believe there are, angels among us
Sent down to us, from somewhere up above
They come to you and me, in our darkest hours
To show us how to live, to teach us how to give
To guide us with the light of love

They wear so many faces, show up in the strangest places
To grace us with their mercy, in our time of need

Oh I believe there are, angels among us
Sent down to us, from somewhere up above
They come to you and me, in our darkest hours
To show us how to live, to teach us how to give
To guide us with the light of love
To guide us with a light of love

 

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When Restlessness Answers, by Nancy J.

My life began in a small country home, with 3 sisters and 1 brother. We lived on a dirt road outside of a small city. I married at the age of 17, became a mother to a daughter and son, divorced after 15 years and I am still single today. As I write and look back I treasure my memories from my growing up years and becoming a mother. When we treasure our memories the treasures are memories that are beautiful and those that are painful. Yet, for all of us whether good or bad, they are what shape us into the men and women we are today.

In the last few weeks, I began to feel a restlessness that arrived at unexpected times of my day. This morning as I started my day this restless arrived again. I stopped what I was doing and decided to see if today was the day for me to understand the meaning of my restlessness. It is the day.

As I looked at photos, the answer arrived with more clarity. I am experiencing restlessness from people from my past, and my current life who are waiting for me to return to the person I use to be. It continued when a gentleman asked me to sit down with him, and he would share with me what I did wrong in the past. Of course I turned him down, because these kind of issues are best for us to meet with people we trust and approach such topics with a gentle spirit.

I smile as I upload my photos to share with you. I smile as the answer to my restlessness arrives. My travels and circumstances changed my life forever, and there is no turning back. It is a time of letting go and moving on, even when others try to hold on to us tightly. Our life is a journey and we change as we experience new things, whether they are experiences of joy or pain! Change is good!

Is there anything or anyone that you need to let go of today? Are you living in a new season of life and allowing others to keep you from the joy of the new season? Do not allow others to hinder your dreams, your desires, and hold on to you as you move ahead. Travel, write and experience each day to the fullest.

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The home where I grew up, with 3 sisters and 1 brother.

 

 

 

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The dirt road leading to my history and growing up years.

 

UK group (2)
My first International trip to the Ukraine. Teaching teachers to teach.
The second country sharing the Relationship Workshop with people in a far away land. Serving, where our feet are planted.
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The working title for the book.
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The Relationship Workshop, Sharing with others in a far away land.
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The first place the Relationship Workshop was taught. In a far way village in Africa, where people are filled with joy.
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Worship time with friends in the U.S.A.
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The future! A small city near the ocean! More travel, more writing and church planting!

The Reality of The Call, When God Calls A Woman

Relationships With Nancy

Isaiah

Recently, I watched a video of a woman being ordained in a denomination that previously rejected, said harsh words, and broke the hearts of many women. I had no idea that watching this video would be the catalyst to cause me to start writing again. The most difficult part of watching this was that the same people who rejected, spoke harsh words, and said, “Nancy Pastor = man are now licensing women.”

The same men who said, “Nancy no one will hire you, you are a woman. Unfortunately this also brings back the memory of the man chasing me in the University parking lot, trying to talk me into stepping out of the University Pastoral Ministry program. There were women who told me to be quiet because they said, I was causing problems and they did not believe women should be allowed to be Pastors. In fact the one who gave…

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