Happy Thanksgiving

(I have been a little quiet lately. I have spoken the last year and a half about what we face. Now the time has come where the focus changes to what we should do…how to live the faith, to proclaim the Good News, to actively be that sign of hope I always speak of to an increasingly battered world.

The devil loves to seduce us into false dualisms: Mercy or justice? Love or prudence? Faith or reason? Whenever we enter the lists as impassioned partisans of any one of these poles, the devil wins regardless of which particular broken standard we champion. In Christianity, we are called to live love AND mercy, to love prudently, and to regard faith and reason as the two oxen yoked together that pull us closer to truth. The system of thought and governance in the west has been broken for so long that many people of good will cannot imagine anything other than a broken, impoverished solution to much of anything. Thus, they are the more easily seduced into becoming passionate partisan of their preferred flavor of brokenness. And the devil wins.

The challenge we face is to fully live our faith, becoming partisans of neither one pole nor the other. We cannot advocate mercy and dismiss calls for justice – or vice versa. I spend less time responding to questions about what will happen. It is happening, so I direct my attention to what to do, how to keep our heads and live the fullness of the faith as confusion and terror rises around us. We are called to proclaim the joy of the Gospel, the life that is in Christ, and the security that is ours through the Father. It will be a fruitful Season of Advent.

God is close to hand to you. He calls you now. I wish you all a glorious Thanksgiving – and ask you to give special thanks that the Lord has chosen you to be alive in these times, has chosen you to participate with His most favored daughter in rescuing His people and bringing His children back to Him. I reprint this piece from earlier in the year, as it foreshadows some of the thmese I will be highlighting. – CJ)

Remembrance of First Things

first thanksgiving

By Charlie Johnston

A few days ago a friend suggested to me that certain important things I take for granted might have been obscured in the day to day discussions on this site. Then yesterday, one of our readers reached a staggeringly insightful understanding of what the world after the Rescue will look like – almost simultaneously with a man who operates another website who wrote one of the most important and profound columns I have ever read just a day earlier.

Now for a few first things…

  • There has been much talk of preparation here. I don’t discourage it and usually encourage it. Many are called to make physical preparation. My son is one of those; I am not. But remember the rules have changed from the way the world usually operates. Four years ago I wrote my priests, in part, “Unlike survivalists, who withdraw from others, thinking to survive by their own strength, we are to respond to terror by reaching out to others, to draw family together and form community, knowing it is in this we find the strength of the living God and co-operate in His work.” Whatever your situation, you must behave like the widow at Zarephath did with Elijah: if anyone asks humbly and honestly for help, you must help them, trusting that God will provide. By the same token, if anyone tries to take by force what you have in your community, even if you have abundance, you must defend you community. Turn away no supplicant and suffer no marauder.
  • Along the way of my pilgrimage, several of the people most taken by my journey, both offering me prayers and asking for mine as I went, were pious Muslims. One Muslim man who worked at a convenience store near a spot I stayed at for two days would not let me buy anything. Whatever I got, he paid for and put in the register. We must not deceive ourselves that radical Islam is anything but what it actually is, a brutal, murderous, tyrannical ideology that we must confront vigorously and defeat. Many, probably most, Muslims are trying to reach out to God in the way they have been taught. In fact, our politically driven “tolerance” of Jihadists has made it harder for those honorable Muslims to live their faith peacefully – for gentle Muslims are considered apostates by Jihadists and are the first target of their murderous rage. Let us boldly attack the murderous ideology of Jihad defeating all who proclaim it, while respecting the person of all who do work to live in peace with real tolerance for one another.
  • Some have speculated wildly about the way I have told you the world will look after the Rescue. Some insist on having a paradise here on earth which I always dismiss by noting we don’t get heaven until we actually get…heaven. Some are disappointed that it will be ordinary, like it is now but transformed by extraordinary love of God and neighbor. They want a fairy tale kingdom – and it isn’t going to happen that way. Others don’t see how we can go from crisis to peace so quickly. Well, if you have got a bunch of wildcats tearing through your house, the first order of business is to get rid of the wildcats. But once they are gone, you still have a house torn up by wildcats to deal with. The Rescue will rid us of the wildcats. The cleanup is our responsibility – and it is a big one. Actually, it is your responsibility. After the wildcats are banished, my public work is done. Clean-up and rebuilding is the work of those who survived – minus me.

I was near tears yesterday when our regular reader, EllenChris wrote a comment that expressed a refined understanding of what the transformed world will look like. It followed the single most insightful and important column I have ever read, written by Glenn Dallaire over at has marvelous website, “Mystics of the Church.” Besides this link, this column is important enough I reprint it in its entirety at bottom. But first, the comment from EllenChris:

“I have also pondered quite a lot concerning Charlie’s vision of the future and have wondered how it all fits together. This is just my “take.”

Luisa was describing a state in which the human will becomes so fused into the Divine Will that there is a restoration of the relationship which Adam and Eve had with God before the Fall. That does *not cancel* our sinful human history, Redemption in Jesus Christ or the continued possibility of choosing to sin. It is heresy to say that Jesus did not possess and use a fully functioning human will, and Luisa does not say that. However, He was so fully and completely submitted to and filled with the Will of the Father that Luisa uses the language of, “Oneness” with the will of God. The full flowering of Redemption in Christ is the ability to live in this same Oneness, this unity with the Will of God as Adam and Eve did before the Fall and as our Lord Jesus and our Lady did. This ability to live IN the Divine Will was inaugurated by God through the “Little Daughter,” Luisa, in order to be made available to all who truly belong to Jesus Christ.

It is my personal belief that one of the main reasons that “The Great Storm” is occurring is in order to bring humanity to the full realization of what it means to have chosen our own wills instead of the Will of God. When we come to the place where it is completely obvious that we are totally unable to save ourselves, then God will show us the full Truth, and we will desire God’s Will and turn to It. Of course, the best course of action is *not* to wait for the full blast of the Storm before doing that. I believe that there are many faithful Christians who have experienced an “illumination of conscience” already in anticipation of the world events in order to begin growing into union with God’s Will. From where I sit, it also appears that people are being allowed to experience desperate “Dark Nights” for the same reason as the purpose of The Storm: to be brought to the point of surrendering deeply, fully, completely to God’s Holy Divine Will which is all goodness, love and joy. Some are just getting a little bit of a head start.

Early on, I foolishly thought that all I had to do was pray some prayers, and God would drop union with His Will into my lap. Oh, no. For the past 20 years or so, He has been allowing me to go through many soul-shredding experiences to get me to the place of being able to surrender more truly. I am a hard head and a very slow learner — I am not there yet, of course. But the process goes on.

So, what might — and I mean *might* because we do not know for sure — the world look like on the other side of The Storm? I offer my guess according to what I know of what Luisa wrote: As we learn the lessons of living in the Holy Divine Will, we will become progressively more able to flow with God’s desires for our world. Nature will be relieved of the great burden of our rampant sin and therefore the planet will begin to be healed by God. A little at a time, we will find ourselves able to live in harmony with God and a restored Nature similarly to the life in the Garden. Somewhere in the Volumes, Luisa hears from our Lord that God’s Will for Humanity cannot ultimately be thwarted — so the restoration of the Garden, and the Kingdom of the Divine Will — — “On Earth AS it is in Heaven.” But this may take some time as we learn the lessons of full surrender. The words of God’s blessing and commissioning of Adam and Eve in Genesis 2:15 are usually translated, “work and keep” [the Garden], but actually the full meaning of those terms carries the sense of “protect and defend it” and “make it fruitful.” So that is God’s mandate to humanity which He will fulfill through the Gift of living in the Divine Will. Luisa herself grew into being able to live fully the Gift of the Divine Will through the difficulties and pain she suffered, and so will we.

Immediately after the Storm, we will be picking up the pieces and trying to settle down again. But this time, the great majority of people will be striving to do this in God’s Holy Will by His Grace and direction. The short term may look a lot like it does now, but with the profound difference of the power and activity of God’s Will in us and among us. As we grow in His Holy Will, we will live His blessing and mandate which He gave to our first parents. We have been taught to pray: “Thy Kingdom. . . Thy Will. . . on earth AS in heaven,” and God will truly and fully answer that prayer however and in whatever time frame He chooses to do that. So all I can say is, “Fiat!!”

And then, the full text of Glenn Dallaire’s incredible column:

The upcoming time of the renewed Man on the renewed Earth—Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done, On Earth As It Is In Heaven!

By: Glenn Dallaire

The sense of the nearness of God was a part of God’s Divine Intimacy with Man that was lost at the Garden of Eden, the Terrestrial Kingdom
Apart from Original sin coming into the world through the sin of Adam and Eve, perhaps one of the greatest additional losses for humanity that stemmed from their disobedience was the loss of the direct communication between God and man, along with the sense of the nearness of the presence of God. In the Garden of Eden, the Father shared a Divine intimacy with Adam and Eve that likely can only be compared to the intimacy between God the Father (in union with the Holy Spirit), and the Blessed Virgin Mary–a most intimate bond between Creator and creature. But we must realize that God’s original intention for mankind was to share in an intimate union with him, literally feeling his divine presence and conversing with Him, as a child with his loving Father.
“Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” (Genesis 3:8-10)

Oh! how close and intimate was the communication between God and Adam and Eve, and how close they felt His Divine Presence! The Garden of Eden was truly a Paradise lost!

Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven
The Lord’s prayer—the only prayer Jesus ever taught us in the Gospel—states in part “Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

But what is this Earthly Kingdom to come that Jesus is referring to in His prayer, wherein God’s Will will be done upon the earth, as it is in heaven? Apart from sin, what is there that differentiates our relationship with God here on earth, in comparison to the beings of heaven with God? While those in heaven enjoy the beatific vision of God, they also enjoy His Divine presence and they participate in open and free communication in Divine intimacy with God in an intense closeness and union. Not only do the beings and creatures in heaven see God, and gaze upon His infinite glory, they literally feel His love and closeness to them at every moment, and they communicate openly with Him.

Now while Adam and Eve did not completely share in the Divine Presence to the extent that the beings in heaven do, they certainly did have an deep sense of the nearness of God, and they communicated with Him openly, as we read in the Book of Genesis. It is because of the sin of Adam and Eve that we–as the sons and daughters of these our first parents—lost a significant part of the Divine intimacy and communication with God that our first parents originally had, along with the sense of the presence and nearness of God. However we must recognize and realize that in the story of the Terrestrial Paradise, this loss of ours was not God’s original intention, for His Will was and is based in an infinitely loving desire for an intimate, unitive, and communicative relationship with humanity, His beloved children. While He has remained ever present with us, through the sin of Adam and Eve we lost the intimate sense of feeling His closeness and nearness to us.

The new Adam and the new Eve
Jesus came as the new Adam, and the Immaculate–Virgin Mary, Mother of God–was sent as the new Eve, to open the gates of heaven which were closed through the sin of Adam and Eve. Through His passion and death on the cross, Jesus took upon Himself the sins of humanity, so that we might be forgiven of our sins and enter heaven. He did not come to restore humanity’s place in the Garden of Eden or what was lost in the fall– he came to cancel Original sin, along with our own personal sins, thereby opening the gates of heaven once again.

God’s original will for humanity will be restored upon the earth
Many theologians and scholars believe that God’s original will for mankind in the Garden of Eden, that is, His desire for his creature to feel His closeness and His Divine presence strongly, will one day be restored upon the earth.  Some even believe that all the individuals of humanity will once again be able to openly communicate with God in a renewed Divine intimacy and conversation.

The Mystics share in a special Divine intimacy with God, and therefore foreshadow the people of the upcoming Kingdom

The Mystics of the Church are a prefigurement to the people of the upcoming Earthly Kingdom
Earlier in this article it is stated: “In the Garden of Eden, God shared a Divine intimacy with Adam and Eve that likely can only be compared to the intimacy between God the Father (in union with the Holy Spirit), and the Blessed Virgin Mary–a most intimate bond between Creator and creature.”

We can also recognize how Mystics of the Church foreshadow the people who will live in upcoming earthly kingdom. In their ecstatic visions, the Mystics see Jesus, and they speak with Him in conversations so very loving and intimate. They almost constantly feel His nearness and closeness to them, and they live with a deep and abiding trust in Him. In this most intimate union, some even share in His wounds, and in their suffering as victim souls, His blood is mixed with theirs for the conversion of sinners.  And so it is that the mystics of the Church foreshadow the people of the upcoming “Kingdom come, on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

Not that the people of the upcoming Kingdom will be “mystics” in a strict sense, but they will be more mystical, because they will have the renewed sense of God’s nearness and closeness to them, but in a very ordinary and natural way. And it may very well be that they will not simply talk TO God, they will talk WITH God, as Adam and Eve did in the Terrestrial Paradise. The people on the renewed Earth will see most everything from a heavenly perspective, unlike the people of this current age in many ways. It is believed that the Kingdom come will be very much like a restoration of the way things were between God and Adam and Eve before the fall—not in all ways of course, but in many ways. And some believe also that in the upcoming earthly Kingdom, God will communicate with the individual, and they with God, much like Adam and Eve in the Garden. In other words, the people of the Kingdom will be much more closely united with God in their overall disposition than we (humanity) are now. They will sense His nearness and closeness to them in a most extraordinary way. Oh, how blessed are those who will live in the renewed Kingdom on earth!

The Kingdom on Earth—“When all will seem lost, in the end My Immaculate Heart will Triumph”
The words of Our Lady of Fatima were a prophesy: “When all will seem lost, in the end My Immaculate Heart will Triumph”. It will be the Immaculate Heart of Mary who will bring forth this Kingdom of a renewed humanity upon a renewed earth, but first will come a period of intense purification for all of humanity.  And many sense that it will likely be very, very soon. We must recognize that for this to happen—“Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”—we (humanity) will all first have to be brought to our knees, in recognition of our sins and of how far we have strayed from God and His commandments, and thus humbled, we will deeply repent of our sins and will thus draw down upon us the infinite mercy of God, and through the Immaculate Heart of Mary we will obtain our miraculous Rescue, and thus it will be the Immaculate who will give birth to the Kingdom on Earth.

Then it will be that God’s original Will and desire in what He intended His relationship and interaction to be between His beloved sons and daughters—much in the way it was between Him and our first parents in the Garden of Eden—will be in many ways renewed once again. Or to put it as a great friend of mine has stated it:
“….The world will remain perfectly ordinary and completely transformed: people will know and love God as Father – and want to be friends with Him.”

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That is it exactly: God does not just want us to act as His children or His supplicants. He wants us to laugh with Him, to play with Him, to live the intimacy of the dear friends He intends us to be.

About charliej373

Charlie Johnston is a former newspaper editor, radio talk show host and political consultant. From Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012, he walked 3,200 miles across the country, sleeping in the woods, meeting people and praying as he went. He has received prophetic visitation all his life, which he has vetted through a trio of priests over the last 20 years, and now speaks publicly about on this site. Yet he emphasizes that we find God most surely through the ordinary, doing the little things we should with faith and fidelity. Hence the name, The Next Right Step. The visitations inform his work, but are not the focus of it. He lives in the Archdiocese of Denver in the United States.
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239 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Beckita says:

    Thank you for re-posting this, Charlie. I loved it the first time I read it and it’s as inspiring now as it was then. I am especially thrilled for my grandchildren, ages 8, 6, 3 and 10 months to have the opportunity, God-willing, to continue growing in a transformed world!!! I also love what the Lord has given us through Luisa and gratefully study and practice. Every day is a day of Thanksgiving at this site. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Charlie, and to all who visit here! FIAT.

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    • naisy says:

      Happy Thanksgiving to all here. I too am reading Luisa’s writings, which so often feel like my own time with the Master! I particularly love it when He (allegedly:) says “trust Me and let Me do”. Amen, Lord, please. I am excited and hopeful for my young, each with their own gifts, sometimes seemingly entirely incompatible:) “Let Me Do”. Amen, Lord, Fiat! I know the storm won’t be easy. I pray for souls, all of them, for His sake, because He loves each one so much. Whenever I worry for my own I try to remember, “trust, let Me do” . I’m thankful for this site, Charlie, and all you here, my brothers and sisters, and visit regularly for courage, nourishment, and armament for the daily battle and the big battle yet to come. PAX

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    • Michael says:

      I, like many have wanted “Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven” to be a reality.
      The reason why I believe that Charlie J. is for real is that I have been thinking the same things for years now. I thought I was the only one that thought these things about what has to happen for all humanity to be one with God again. Me and my Guardian Angel. (I edited out the name he gave his guardian angel here as the Vatican says not to publicly proclaim names of Angels not referenced in Scripture – CJ) Fr. Mitch said I shouldn’t give him a name but its my personal way being connected to him My Guardian dear, Angel of the Lord.
      I say ” Have no fear because Jesus is near” When two or more are gathered He is near. We are never alone becuase we have our Guardian Angel’s near.

      I would like to propose to everyone, we need to be praying and thinking that after the storm, through the Divine Will of God our Father and Our Lady. We want to protect and defend our right to live in the Divine Will and make it fruitful and multiply for more than a 1000 years. God Bless

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  2. Becky-TN says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!!!

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  3. Becky-TN says:

    Will remember all of you at Mass in the morning.

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  4. YongDuk says:

    Nice Convergence, Charlie!

    The past weekend suddenly makes a bit more sense given seeing now, then and potentials. And here out of the blue, I asked about the “Illumination of Consciences”! What I ordinarily have been normally would never say out of prudence, didn’t seem impudence to say despite… a nice convergence, indeed! Thank you for that gift, co- or Christ-incidental as it may have been.

    God is good!

    Pace bene,
    +YD

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  5. Doug says:

    Very nice! Warm. Happy Thanksgiving Charlie!

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  6. gdallaire1 says:

    For those interested, I can share two behind the scenes little tidbits about this article “The upcoming time of the renewed Man on the renewed Earth—Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done, On Earth As It Is In Heaven!”

    1) The young woman praying in the photo is my 2nd oldest daughter Melissa, age 21. Her and her husband Ryan are expecting their 2nd child any day now (actual due date is next Wednesday–a short prayer for a healthy and safe delivery would be very much appreciated!)

    2) The quote right at the end of the article from “..the great friend of mine” which states:
    “….The world will remain perfectly ordinary and completely transformed: people will know and love God as Father – and want to be friends with Him.”

    This is actually a quote from Charlie taken from an email that he had sent to me right at the time I had originally written the article this past March. When I read those lines that he sent to me I immediately knew they should be in the article. And so it is actually Charlie who has had the last word in the article. And in this same email Charlie also wrote:
    “Lord, I hope this is how it shall be, for if people knew God, His kindness, His joy, His sense of humor they would so delight in being His. Yes God is majestic and grand, but He is lovable.”

    -I thought all of Charlie’s friends here would appreciate these little “behind the scenes” tidbits about this article. (And I hope you don’t mind me sharing this Charlie–if so, you can delete it.)

    May everyone here have a blessed Thanksgiving.
    Thanks be to God for His infinite love, mercy, gentleness and compassion.
    -Glenn Dallaire

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    • Beckita says:

      Praying for the safe and healthy delivery for your daughter and new baby, Glenn.

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      • Suzanne Treneff says:

        Hello everyone, I have been a silent reader for a long time now. I love the Lord with everything I am and everything I have and find much comfort here. Please pray for my marriage of 36 years and my children who are 20 and 13. I find myself in a depression that is hard to kick although I still maintain a full time job outside the home. Sometimes I don’t. know if I can hang on until the rescue. I would sincerely appreciate your prayers brothers and sisters. In Christ Jesus your sister Suzanne

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        • charliej373 says:

          Prayers going up for you, Suzanne.

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        • Doug says:

          God bless you Suzanne! Cry out to God with everything you can muster in you. He will not disappoint you! Do you have solid Christian girl friend that you can share with? One that can listen, pray with you and encourage you to keep fighting? Know that God loves you with an unfathomable love and desires you to be in relationship with him! I will light a candle for you.

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        • Beckita says:

          Praying for you through the intercession of St. Dymphna, Suzanne.

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        • prayingflower says:

          Praying for you Suzanne. God bless you.

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        • SteveBC says:

          Suzanne, I’m hesitant to stick some advice in here, but I will do so if you will take it in good spirit. With a marriage of 36 years, I think it safe to assume you are an older woman. Women your age are far more prone than men your age to hypothyroidism. If you go online and search for directions to use a thermometer in the morning to check if your metabolism is running slow, you can get a basic measure. If you can find an alternative doctor familiar with bioidentical hormone therapy, that would include the right kind of testing for hypothyroidism as well. The best source for alternative MDs is the American College for Advancement in Medicine (acam.org).

          Having had depression when I was much younger (which I later found out was due to wisdom tooth removals that became infected), I certainly sympathize with your situation. I’m not a doctor but have been through much, and I believe finding an *alternative* MD is the way to go for this kind of issue. In my experience, most standard MDs really don’t know how to deal with these chronic problems. If you have had recent dental surgery, or a tooth removal or root canal, that can also be suspected, so finding a biological dentist to evaluate your teeth and gums would be useful.

          And of course, I pray that you will find the people and techniques to get you back to happiness and energy. 🙂

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          • Suzanne says:

            God bless you Steve.😉 I was actually diagnosed vwith Hashimotos thyroiditis when I was 31 and had half of my thyroid removed. I struggle with other autoimmune problems as well. I have been searching alternative therapies since I was in my 30s. Actually although I have been married.for a long time. I am young enough to have a 13 year old daughter! God surely has a sense of humor 😉 Thank you for listening, Sometimes a girl just needs to vent. Thank you everyone for taking the next right step and helping a soul in need. You have given me the courage to take my next right step.

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        • audiemarie2014 says:

          Suzanne, I am praying for you! If you want to connect via messaging on the Right Next Step Forum, I’ll listen to you, pray with you, and just be a friend if you like. Seventeen years ago, I despaired. Don’t give up! God bless you and your family.

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        • jlynnbyrd says:

          Suzanne, what a grace that you have reached out to your NRS family in your time of need. I offered my Prayer of Miraculous Trust today for you, your marriage and your children and requested intercession from St. Dymphna on your behalf. Please keep us posted, your sister in Christ, Jen

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        • YongDuk says:

          Suzanne, praying for you and your family; thanks for posting! Entrusting you to St. Benedict Joseph Labre

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        • snowowl says:

          God bless you, Suzanne, I will pray for you!

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        • Mick says:

          Welcome, Suzanne. I will pray for you, for your marriage, and for your family. God bless you all.

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        • zeniazenia says:

          Dearest Suzanne, On November 22 under the Beginning of Wisdom message, we blogged about The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena . It is prayed 15 times every day from the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle (November 30) until Christmas. Jlynnbyrd said she found an audio/video of the novena to pray along with that will help keep us focused and stay on course. St. Andrew Christmas Novena https://youtu.be/6UMZeJWcQRY
          People who have seen the resulting miracles for their loved ones tell amazing tales of blessings.
          I suspect you have prayed the Prayer of Abandonment – Our Lady of Tepeyac.
          Then we have Blessed Teresa of Calcutta’s EXPRESS NOVENA :0) how sweet is she – really?. In urgent cases – Pray nine times the MEMORARE requesting a favor and a tenth time in Thanksgiving for the favor granted.
          REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
          .May you be shown daily the power and strength of our Lord and King! Jesus heals –Love Jane

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        • Lin says:

          Suzanne,
          So glad that you reached out for prayer!
          Praying for you and your family through the intercession of St. Rita.

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        • Diane says:

          Prayers. Try, to leave it all in Jesus’ Merciful Heart, He is waiting for us to cast all our cares! Peace.

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        • Little Bee says:

          Suzanne,
          I, too, have been a silent reader. Much of what you have posted about yourself is nearly identical to what I could say about myself. Your courage in sharing has inspired me to come out of my shell and respond.

          I will offer a rosary intention for you, and would be happy to be a listening heart if you think that would be of help to you. Just say the word.

          A sister in Christ Jesus,
          Little Bee

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        • Sandy says:

          I will also pray for your intentions, Suzanne. They are similar to mine, so I can relate. Will ask St Padre Pio to intercede. God bless you and yours!

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        • Doug says:

          Suzane, I lit a candle for you after Mass today and asked the Blessed Mother to intercede for you. God bless you!

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        • janet333 says:

          I will be praying for you Suzanne. Have you said the ‘surrender’ prayers. They are a great help as many will testify in here, including myself.

          DAY 1

          Why do you confuse yourselves by worrying?
          Leave the care of your affairs to me and everything will be peaceful. I say to you in truth that every act of true, blind, complete surrender to me produces the effect that you desire and
          resolves all difficult situations.

          O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
          (10 times)

          DAY 2

          Surrender to me does not mean to fret, to be upset, or to lose hope, nor does it mean offering to me a worried prayer asking me to follow you and change your worry into prayer. It is against this
          surrender, deeply against it, to worry, to be nervous and to desire to think about the consequences of anything. It is like the confusion that children feel when they ask their mother to see to their needs, and then try to take care of those needs for themselves so that their childlike efforts get in their mother’s way.

          Surrender means to placidly close the eyes of the soul, to turn away from thoughts of tribulation and to put yourself in my care, so that only I act. Saying “You take care of it.”

          O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
          (10 times)

          Day 3

          How many things I do when the soul, in so much spiritual and material need turns to me, looks at me and says to me; “You take care of it,” then close its eyes and rests. In pain you pray for me to act, but that I act in the way you want. You do not turn to me, instead, you want me to adapt to your ideas. You are not sick people who ask the doctor to cure you, but rather sick people who tell the doctor how to. So do not act this way, but pray as I taught you in the Our Father: “Hallowed be thy Name”, that is, be glorified in my need. “Thy kingdom come”, that is, let all that is in us and in the world be in accord with your kingdom. “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven”, that is,in our need, decide as you see fit for our temporal and eternal life. If you say to me truly: “Thy will be done”. Which is the same as saying: “You take care of it”. I will intervene with all my omnipotence, and I will resolve the most difficult situations.

          O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
          (10 times)

          DAY 4

          You see evil growing instead of weakening? Do not worry, Close your eyes and say to me with faith: “Thy will be done, You take care of it.” I say to you that I will take care of it, and that I will
          intervene as does a doctor and I will accomplish miracles when they are needed. Do you see that the sick person is getting worse? Do not be upset, but close your eyes and say “You take care of it.” I say to you that I will take care of it, and that there is no medicine more powerful than my loving intervention. By my love, I promise this to you.

          O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
          (10 times)

          DAY 5

          And when I must lead you on a path different from the one you see, I will prepare you; I will carry you in my arms; I will let you find yourself, like children who have fallen asleep in their
          mother’s arms, on the other bank of the river. What troubles you and hurts you immensely are your reason, your thoughts and worry, and your desire at all costs to deal with what afflicts you.

          O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
          (10 times)

          DAY 6

          You are sleepless; you want to judge everything, direct everything and see to everything and you surrender to human strength, or worse- to men themselves, trusting in their intervention,- this is what hinders my words and my views. Oh how much I wish from you this surrender, to help you and how I suffer when I see you so agitated! Satan tries to do exactly this: to agitate you and to remove you from my protection and to throw you into the jaws of human initiative. So, trust only in me, rest in me, surrender to me in everything.

          O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
          (10 times)

          DAY 7

          I perform miracles in proportion to your full surrender to me and to your not thinking of yourselves. I sow treasure troves of graces when you are in the deepest poverty. No person of reason, no thinker, has ever performed miracles, not even among the saints. He does divine works whosoever surrenders to God. So don’t think about it any more, because you mind is acute and for you it is very hard to see evil and to trust in me and to not think of yourself. Do this for all your needs, do this all of you and you will see great continual silent miracles. I will take care of things, I promise this to you.

          O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
          (10 times)

          Day 8

          Close your eyes and let yourself be carried away on the flowing current of my grace; close your eyes and do not think of the present, turning your thoughts away from the future just as you would from temptation. Repose in me, believing in my goodness, and I promise you by my love that if you say “You take care of it.” I will take care of it all; I will console you, liberate you and guide you.

          O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
          (10 times)

          Day 9

          Pray always in readiness to surrender, and you will receive from it great peace and great rewards, even when I confer on you the grace of immolation, of repentance and of love. Then what
          does suffering matter? It seems impossible to you? Close your eyes and say with all your soul, “Jesus, you take care of it.” Do not be afraid, I will take care of things and you will bless my name by humbling yourself. A thousand prayers cannot equal one single act of surrender, remember this well. There is no novena more effective than this: “O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!”

          O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
          (10 times)

          Mother, I am yours now and forever. Through you and with you I always want to belong completely to Jesus.

          Jesus, I trust in you!

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Sweet, and I will keep your children and your new blessing to be in my prayers. Thank you for sharing the good news. 🙂

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    • Mick says:

      Thanks, Glenn. Praying for your sister and her soon-to-arrive baby.

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    • Mick says:

      Oops! Glenn, sorry… I totally misread your message. For some reason, I thought it said “sister” rather than “daughter.” I even read it three times. (I’m going to blame it on lack of sleep… That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!). Anyways, prayers for your DAUGHTER and soon-to-arrive GRANDBABY. 🙂

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      • YongDuk says:

        No need to stick to story, it’s the squirrel situation, sister fits. Daughter doesn’t.

        Where is MP anyway?

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        • Resting after much busyness.

          Thankfully, I finally put an end to the insanity last night by watching Kung Fu Panda with my daughter. As a result, I now hear Mr. Ping in my head as the voiceover for all your posts. Sorry. It just happened, and now I can’t shake it.

          Followed that up with Eucharistic Adoration today and replenished my bottles of Holy Water for the road ahead. On the way out, I stopped at the statue of St. Francis and snapped a couple of pictures for all the other squirrels here: http://sweetwaterhaven.com/squirrel_rest.html
          [Note: brother squirrel on the left with a nut, and a playful one on the right running down the back rest.]

          Silly, probably, but I couldn’t shake the thought that it had some symmetry with this post and thread. Praying for all here.

          God Bless,

          MP

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          • Beckita says:

            Thanks for your prayers, MP, and the great pics.

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          • Yong Duk says:

            For a moment there, Michael Patrick, I thought that you were calling me a fat, like a panda bear, in addition to an Old Coot… But then I did a google search for Mr. Ping and, honestly, I am not sure what you are calling me this time… Is that a goose, a duck or perhaps a platypus?

            Hmmph… I guess it’s no worse than the glove turned into a squirrel. (Sorry, not a dig, was that Mick or Linda2/prayingflowers, just playfully said! :-P) .

            Beckita, you might need to wait till after the Rescue for a photo and video clips of me flying through bamboo forests… Mr. Ping is a bit way off. I think Jackie Chan before James Hong, in my opinion, but it could be worse and be Jack Black (no offense, Jack, if you are reading this 🙂 )

            Great squirrel photos one and all!

            +Young Duck

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          • prayingflower says:

            Would you be meaning the squirrel turned into a glove? Oooooh.

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          • YD, I absent-mindedly filled in the blank with the voice, but you’ve long since provided the character image of the spry, always smiling (like Jackie Chan), slightly neurotic (yet beloved), sword-wielding brother ninja squirrel with the kung fu hair extensions flying through the tops of the trees. As for that lone Coot… well, it keeps me company out at the river and I expect it will be there at least until early spring. On Saturday, I even spotted a cardinal, which is only the 9th I’ve seen over the decades in my part of the desert. Following that, I wandered into some sensitive bald eagle habitat on the reservation downriver and spotted a majestic pair.

            Lately I’ve been thinking about trapping a live squirrel for my tree, because it’s the only way I can think to top JLB’s awesome glove squirrel ornament with the miraculous medal, not to mention Doug’s cat squirrel.

            The squirrel thread (which I’ve come to think of as the ‘little way of the squirrel’) has been a welcome lead up to this season of Advent for me. I needed to clear my head and enjoy a bit of levity. Some nights I roared in laughter. Good stuff.

            I’d like to report that I’m NRS’n, but at the moment I’m taking stock of the next leg of the trek and it’s looking like a serious challenge. I hate it when I do that.

            I don’t recall asking the rest of the crew for prayers before, but I’m asking now. In hindsight, maybe I shouldn’t have buried this request at the tail end.

            God Bless,

            MP

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          • charliej373 says:

            Prayers going up for you, MP.

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          • jlynnbyrd says:

            MP you and yours are and will remain in my daily prayers.

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          • Kim sevier says:

            Praying for you and all of us MP. We sure all need it!

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          • Doug says:

            MP, my wife is laughing (me too) as I read this. I love it; especially the visual of the ninja squirrel. Prayers your way.

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          • Mick says:

            Prayers on the way, MP! And thanks for your prayers, too.

            Cute squirrels. And I love the flowers and greenery around the St. Francis statue. Here in MI, we are several long, cold months away from seeing anything green. Sigh. At least maybe we’ll get a white Christmas.

            Oh, and my condolences on the Fighting Irish loss to that creepy Tree on Saturday. They’ll still draw a good bowl game, though, yes?

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          • Beckita says:

            Somehow I previously missed your request for prayer, MP. Caught it just now and prayers are rising for you and this current challenge. Sending Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati to be by your side with whatever reserves he deems you need to accompny you with intercessory prayer. Perhaps you know, he, too, loved the outdoors; for him, it was especially the mountains. Seems like a perfect intercessor for the likes of you. May you know peace through the trials.

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    • Robert Cunningham says:

      Glenn

      I like what you wrote very much. In 1997 I read all of the volumes of the Divine Will (at least the ones translated into English to that date). The volumes may even be more efficacious after the Rescue as we will be able to receive and understand them more fully at that time.

      Jesus speaks to Luisa about giving us the gift of the Divine Will at the appropriate time. As others have said, the Lord has been preparing us to receive the gift. For some it has been a long and arduous time of preparation but the anticipation of the gift far outweighs any suffering that we must pass through to get there.

      In IC XC

      Robert

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      • Beckita says:

        Robert, for quite some time now, there have been priests and lay people teaching so others may gain deeper understanding and strive to live in the Divine Will *now.* It’s not meant to be saved for after the miraculous Rescue. Why? The Father is receiving the reparation inherent in this way of living which brings about the Coming of His Kingdom, *even now.* Embraced and lived to the best of our ability it is another dimension of the ongoing Rescue now underway.

        There are study groups and prayer groups all over the country and all over the world engaging in the work of gaining knowledge and understanding while encouraging one another in this spiritual gift for our times. It is not a gift for only an exclusive group; it is for each and every one who would enter into the mystery of this gift which begins, as I have been taught, with the realization: I desire it and Jesus does it.

        Resource suggestions:
        *Please check out our friend, Daniel O’Connor’s generously shared piece: https://danieloconnor.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/the-crown-and-completion-of-all-sanctity.pdf
        *After slogging my way through one translation of the Book of Heaven, I discovered the Marina translation of Luisa’s revelations from Our Lord. They were written by an Italian scholar who grew up speaking the same dialect as Luisa. Ah! (
        *Lastly, praying The Hours of the Passion is most pleasing to Abba for reparation. Here’s but one opportunity to connect to a worldwide effort to prayerfully accompany the Lord in His Passion: http://tonyhickey.org/join-passion-clock-

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        • Robert Cunningham says:

          Hi Beckita

          I did not say that we should not live in the Divine Will now, quite the contrary. Jesus tells Luisa that we should make the rounds etc in the Divine Will now and I have been doing this and reading the volumes for about 20 years now.

          I do think, however , that after the Rescue so many more will be open to the gifts of God

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        • zeniazenia says:

          Thank you Beckita for this piece- The Crown and Completion of All Sanctity by Daniel O’Connor. I am sorry St. Hannibal and Luisa Piccarreta flew under my radar all these years. I will take this new message of Divine Mercy to heart. Jane

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    • Diane says:

      In God’s Providence, I first came upon Glenn’s Mystics of The Church site a few years ago when I needed spiritual growth. So, through Providence, that site let me to this back in January. I feel graced, to follow, pray and discern with everyone. Also, this Providence really blows me away…I hadn’t been on Charlie’s site in several months (I had much going on in my family and health), well at midnight before turning in for some reason I logged on here and lo and behold, Charlie was speaking the next evening 10 minutes from my home! God, stirred in my heart to go, He had all planned. Praise The Lord.

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    • janet333 says:

      Praying for your daughter Glenn that she be brought to a healthy safe delivery

      God Bless You

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    • janet333 says:

      Thank you Glenn and EllenChris. I thought the article was wonderful. 🙂

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  7. Mick says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! 🙂

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  8. SteveBC says:

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. 🙂

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    • Doug says:

      You too Steve an everyone here!

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    • audiemarie2014 says:

      Happy Thanksgiving to you, Steve, and your mother, and also everyone else here!

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    • YongDuk says:

      Steve, pondering the above and your last post the previous screen, I struggle with the amount of (a) self-love and (b) knowledge only for the sake of knowing that has to be replaced in even us Christians (a’) love of God and (b’) wisdom of all things holy / knowledge directed towards building up.

      Charlie has often said that our Lord has said that when He does something it is done. The degree of conversion and habit forming that has to occur in us already practicing Christians is mind blowing to me. Easily cured if you can cure a and b.

      In that, the New Pentecost is essential to burn our minds with Love and Wisdom.

      Perhaps, the so-called Collapse need not be as prolonged as our human calculations would seem to need it to be for such an event event to unfold, etc., but merely enough for us weak and fallen humans to be in such a state to truly and honestly to cry out to God like Peter starting to drown, “Lord, Save me!” And He will.

      In that sense, and I am sure this has been said, our participation in offering our sufferings and sacrifices will hasten others’ openness to getting beyond their self-assuredness, self-etc, self-love and to open their hearts to that event and to calling out honestly “Lord, Save me!”

      That could take just one quick comet or meteor or volcano or sunspot or something longer.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not just about our response to Him and His saying: I just needed your all’s help and that is enough and we are there.

      To be honest, that makes sense to me and gives me peace and even joy. St. Paul suffered for others to open their hearts. And he rejoiced.

      That should be our attitude. That’s February 2nd for those who asked weeks ago and why is the World Day of the Sick. Why JPII promulgated his Apostolic Letter that day. Etc. (It’s probably also why that day is so significant to Charlie…)

      I am sure this had been said. Even maybe above in the second piece I hadn’t finished. Sorry for repeating of I did.

      Happy Thanksgiving,
      +Yong Duk

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      • Doug says:

        YD, I am humbled by your post (seriously). It makes me think. I have much to learn.

        Now, when is the comet coming? I may have to gather my squirrels early.

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        • YongDuk says:

          Doug, I was speaking figuratively about the comet… You’re so literal all the time.

          Can you post a photo of the cat squirrels?

          +Very Person

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          • Doug says:

            Spelling mistake. This post should: Silly YD. I was not literal about the comet. I was playing along

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          • Doug says:

            YD, I am not able to post a picture in the reply. However, I made the squirrel and cat my official Gravitar identity picture now. Please note that other than the glass window, St. Francis is between the squirrel and the cat.

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          • YongDuk says:

            I know you were, Doug… 🙂

            I forgot to use the emojiis…

            Great photo! Thank you.

            Now would you post one of me with my Kung Fu hair extensions for Beckita?

            Hope everyone had a peaceful Thanksgiving!

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          • Doug says:

            You know. You are right. I get too serious some times. Ho hum……. I think I need to dig out my old veggie tale CDs and learn silly songs from Larry. 🙂

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        • YongDuk says:

          Doug, be confident! I am humbled by God’s formation.

          Please don’t think me cavalier.

          God placed me in Third-World countries, one of which is a Dictatorship. I now reflect back on that and see that as having been a huge blessing for this time. Both enduring poverty and dealing with the emotions in navigating eruptions of irrational crowds and violence, of enduring the constant need in my heart to cultivate forgiveness for those who murdered that young innocent and the self-justification of those who could have done something to stand up for Justice in what ensued.

          I can attest it is not easy. I can attest it takes Heb 3:13, reaching out to encourage even if you cannot ameliorate the situation(s).

          Most of all, I can happily and joyfully attest God gives you what peace you need just to walk down one street and to see how a corner looks before taking the next step. And just as Charlie keeps saying: most often in friends and neighbors! You have to cultivate level-headedness and remember Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s cover: Don’t Panic!

          +YD

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          • And remember that the answer to every question is 42.

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          • Doug says:

            I thought squirrels were the secret to the answer to universe?

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          • Doug says:

            Ok. Now I am humbled even more. I exhort you back YD. Sorry for being serious, but you are a great treasure here. I am welling up inside with great consolation and peace. To put it in the vernacular, I am warm and fuzzy inside like a soft squirrel.

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          • YongDuk says:

            That’s is Bishop Gracida’s favourite Psalm, so that makes sense beyond the allusion!

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          • Doug, whenever my brother was asked a question he couldn’t answer (Has the mail come? What should I fix for dinner? Where are my keys? Etc.) He would always point his finger at me with confidence and say “42!”

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          • Doug says:

            SF, sadly, my 23 year old son does this now. Well, you know what they say, “no matter much you raise your kids to do the right thing, they will turn out just like you”.

            Actually, I have a great son. I like to think I had a hand in this. 🙂

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          • Doug says:

            I will watch my bird feeder to see if I can see 42 squirrels. By the way, I red Hitch Hikers Guide to the Universe in the 1970s as a teenager. So symbolic of the times.

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        • Beckita says:

          Amen to what you wrote, YD, particularly: “I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not just about our response to Him…” In my understanding, this is exactly the point of where we are and what is to come. In my experience, the surest way to arrive there and bring others with us is through our consecration to Mary and striving to live in the Divine Will. By this I mean not merely striving to *do* God’s Will but choosing to enter into the gift of *living* in His Divine Will, this gift from God Himself which, by His Own Design, was saved for our times.

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  9. Kim sevier says:

    Ditto SteveBC– Happy Thanksgiving! Please pray for my son in law. He is scheduled to leave for China on Saturday for business. I am battling my fears for his safety ( he and my daughter have a 16 month old and another on the way). I find myself praying that something will happen in the next couple days to cancel his trip. Then I remember to trust that God will have him where he needs to be. Pray for me that I just pray for God’s holy will to be done and that I don’t try to micro manage! Will I ever learn that lesson!? Prayer of miraculous trust!! Thank God for that prayer ’cause I sure do need it. Thank you Charlie for helping us give it up!! I want to be childlike in my trust– just as my little toddler grandchildren trust so completely that we will take care of their every need.

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  10. El ingeniero de Tepeyac says:

    “Clean-up and rebuilding is the work of those who survived ”
    If I survive the storm, then I will be one who helps in the cleanup and rebuilding. It’s why I have been led into my education, training and professional life. Finally my work will have real meaning.

    Remember God is Love 1Jn:4

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  11. kathyk1 says:

    Wow! I know I read this post when it first appeared, but Wow! I fully believe that this is our future…

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  12. JoyInTheLord says:

    This is the first time I read both pieces and the confluence is uncanny. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, and may His Kingdom come!

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  13. barb129 says:

    A Happy, Blessed Thanksgiving to Charlie and all here!! You are all in my prayers….

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  14. moomba1 says:

    Wishes to all for a joyous & blessed Thanksgiving. There is much to give thanks for and this home away from home of Charlie’s, is one blessing to me. Let us all pray for peace.

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  15. Shirley Waselk says:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL AND MANY BLESSINGS! CHARLIE THANKS FOR BEING SO DOWN TO EARTH IN ALL YOU SAY!

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  16. Janet V says:

    In 2013 I under went a tremendous conversion that to this day I can’t explain very well. Everything that I thought and believed that wasn’t in alignment with God changed overnight and suddenly I was very aware of all the things that I had done in my life that were not in alignment with God and all the things that I should have done that I didn’t. It was extremely painful and yet I have never felt so loved and cradled in God’s hand. I felt and still feel Him so close. I have worked hard and prayed hard since (Favorite devotion-Our Lady Undoer of knots) to get back in full communion with the church. I had my marriage convalidated on August 14 and on August 15 I received communion for the first time in 20 years. Praise Jesus and Mary!!

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    • Mick says:

      How wonderful, Janet! Thanks be to God! 🙂

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    • stella17 says:

      That is wonderful Janet V. An amazing grace indeed!
      Talking of conversion experiences, a young secular Jewish boy called Nathan, has given an account of what happened to him when he died for fifteen minutesand his soul left his body, to an audience of Rabbis and faithful Jews.
      He talks about his life review and said he was told about what is going to unfold in the world in the coming months. Nathan also talks about what he was told about the Mashiach or Messiah, it is bang on the money! ; )
      Dr Patricia Green talks about it on her youtube channel and gives a link to the video. Here is the link to her channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shJDjafSCuE
      Charlie I leave it to your discretion on whether it should be shown : )
      Keeping all my fellow next right steppers in daily prayer, especially our dear Sherpa and wishing all of you on the other side of the Atlantic a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

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      • BlessedToLiveNow says:

        I was amazed by his testimony! Thank you for sharing this link, have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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      • Julia says:

        Firstly, A Very Happy Thanksgiving to all you Americans and I suspect Canadians who celebrate Thanksgiving today. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

        I did watch some of the video about the Jewish boy who had this experience with the Heavenly beings. I don’t know if this is just me; but it gave me cause for great concern.

        We have read from the Bible that Jesus said to the Jews; “Another will come in My Name, and him you will accept.” I have always taken this to mean, when the antichrist comes, the Jews will believe he is the Messiah. If this boy has been given correct information, then we as Christians need to be very prayerful. Jesus said He would not reign as an earthly King. He will come on the clouds in great power and glory and accompanied by angels.

        The second striking thing mentioned in the video is; the boy said two people will emerge when the mount of Olives is split in two. Is this not the two prophets who are destined to come while the antichrist is at large. When their work is done they will be killed, and I think this is when Jesus appears on the clouds. Please correct me if I am wrong.

        I will click on both the video links and listen carefully again. God preserve us all.

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        • Mick says:

          Thanks, Julia!

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        • Serena J says:

          Yes, I thought the same thing as you when I watched the video too. I felt it sounded more like the antichrist rather than the messiah. It was very interesting though, and I do think the boy was being genuine in talking about what he experienced. What he witnessed in the spiritual world and translating it into the physical though can be challenging and open to intrepretation, and he is just relaying from his perspective. The Jews are waiting on the Messiah and therefore you can understand why he would think the this person coming could be viewed as a saviour for them.

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      • JeanT says:

        Stella, I watched the video, but I am not sure I agree it is “bang on the money.” There are some similarities to what has been said here, but other things said about “Gog” that don’t seem to fit with what Charlie has told us. Of course, my interpretation could be at fault here too.

        In any case, I am convinced that we need to batten down the Spiritual hatches. I just received my order of 100 prayer cards of the Miraculous Trust. I’m plan to include them in my Christmas cards.

        It was a beautiful Thanksgiving today, and I enjoyed our family gathering. I am keeping my focus on the next right step and keeping my hope in what our world will be after the rescue.

        God is good, all the time!

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      • David says:

        This seems to contradict what Charlie says. Nathan said that Obama will be killed and buried in Israel. Charlie said that Obama will survive the Storm and will eventually be converted.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Thanks, David. I edited that out. I am going to have to vet the links more carefully. Some stuff that is just wishful thinking is getting through. I am happy to have people disagree with me, but it is my responsibility to keep this site from degenerating into fevered conspiracy theories, atavistic hopes or nightmares and such. Obviously, I stand by what I say about Obama.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Charlie, did you mean you were editing out the link to the Nathan interview? If so, it’s still in Stella17’s comment above. The video has material much in disagreement with your message, based on the written summary below it. I realize that doesn’t mean it’s wrong (we will have to wait and see), but it is a bit jarring.

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          • Serena J says:

            I was wondering did you watch the link? Whilst I too don’t agree that Obama is ‘Gog’ I do think there is something about him that I can’t put my finger on. Like you say, things that happen in the spiritual world don’t necessarily translate or play out in the same way in the physical world. So I think that whilst Nathan’s testimony may have a few descrepencanies, overall I thought it was interesting and worthy of viewing.

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        • YongDuk says:

          Just out of curiosity, Charlie and David, who is Nathan and his authority?

          Thanks!

          Forgive me, but this project stated as my protecting my loved ones with their being surrounded by good-willed people who read a lot of different “prophecies”.

          Happy Feast of our Lady of the Miraculous Medal!

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          • charliej373 says:

            I have no clue. I have usually been fairly permissive about links so long as they are related to a commenter’s post. I am going to have to be more careful. I have no clue about this guy. And I know that right now the satan is sending out many of his people to confuse things. Some are confused themselves, some are merely vain wanting to be somebody, and others are given over to the satan. They are multiplying like cockroaches, so I will have to be very careful.

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          • YongDuk says:

            Sigh, Charlie, I know what you mean all too well. I kept telling someone I love to be cautious re: for LttW for months and months and it was like I was fighting sensationalism.

            And here there are occasional gleaning and comparisons and square pegs in round holes and when a prophecy fails or is too specific (e.g. the chip–did that one die off yet?) people get discouraged or miss the lead up to September 1, 1939. (Or one’s favorite spiritual writer becomes the only measuring line for events biblical or current instead of realizing that it may occur that their own self influences what is seen or said as unintentional as it may be). Thus, why I advise people to focus on one devotion or Saint’s writing that speaks to a given person, etc as opposed to curiosity in searching many for “esoteric” knowledge. You said as much as well, if I recall . . .

            Vain curiosity is highly dangerous in spiritual matters!

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          • prayingflower says:

            I have long felt all of this to be true. Thank you for setting it out so succinctly, VP. Nice confirmation for me. (We’re a little short on spiritual direction where I am.)

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          • NancyA says:

            YongDuk, do you have a favorite saint or devotion or charism? I am curious. I love to read bios of saints and their own writings.

            The Miraculous Medal is a special favorite of mine. I have been working too long on an article on St. Catherine and the apparitions. I had planned on having it complete by this date, but have lagged. 😦 Happy Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal to you and all here, also!

            When my parish’s corner stone was opened at the Sesquicentennial celebration, there was a Miraculous Medal enclosed. Very poignant!! So close to the dates of the original strikings.

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          • jlynnbyrd says:

            Nancy, I adore the Miraculous Medal too. My glove squirrel, now pictured in my profile has it’s paws in prayer with a tiny Miraculous Medal. My miracle squirrel, which I named Milagros, has been blessed with holy water and when in our Christmas Tree will be a reminder of all here at NRS and to “just hang in there” as there will be blessings and miracles in the midst of The Storm. With our NRS may we bring such joy and love to others as well!

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          • prayingflower says:

            Love it! He’s soooo cute, and with the Miraculous Medal, no less…he even wears Our Lady’s color.

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          • Doug says:

            Jlynn, I hear you may be interested in starting a storm meeting. You can contact me at stormnewhampshire@gmail.com if you want to correspond about this.

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          • jlynnbyrd says:

            Thank you Doug. I am forming a Chicagoland Strom Dinner group & I’d love to chat. I will see to that later. This afternoon, I will be meeting with a fellow NRS neighbor family and will get down to business. 😉

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          • Yong Duk says:

            Favourite Saint: Mary

            Favourite Devotion: Stations of the Cross

            Favourite Charism? Not sure what you mean…

            Yours?

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          • A Storm dinner group…great idea! Hmmmm…

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          • Doug says:

            Yes. We have been doing it since August. We meet once a month, pray Rosary, have pot luck dinner, pray, discuss some prepping ideas, build each other up and since we are Catholic partake of a little wine. If you feel inclined to start one, feel free to contact me at: stormnewhampshire@gmail.com to share contact info. God bless!

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        • Stella17 says:

          Sorry everyone! I thought maybe Nathan had got some of the interpretation wrong like Charlie has commented on regarding some of his earlier attempts.
          I fully accept Charlie’s opinion, I did say in my comment I would leave it up to the moderators . I wasn’t meaning to contradict, sorry.

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          • charliej373 says:

            Oh, Stella, I don’t worry about contradiction. Some of my favorite commentators here have contradicted me – and often have refined my thinking on things I needed refining on. Nonetheless, this item is a foundational matter. Should it happen the way Nathan said, I have not merely misinterpreted, I would be utterly wrong on that. This is why I warn people about framing either their aspirations or frustrations as coming from God. I know what a powerfully perilous thing that is to do – and every time I attribute something directly to Him or His emissaries, I do it with fear and trembling.

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          • stella17 says:

            Charlie, just to clarify, I didn’t say you had misinterpreted, I said I thought Nathan might have. Peace to all here and a Happy Advent. God Bless.

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      • zeniazenia says:

        There is a world of confusing differences all over the internet and on YouTube around the ‘Destruction of the Temple’, the ‘Chastisement’ and the ‘Tribulation’. Many folks are understandably confused.

        1. Most of what we read in Matthew 24 ‘As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (They were expecting Jesus to take over the political power -political age- in Jerusalem in their lifetime). Jesus’ answer refers to the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD and the end of temple sacrifices. “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,(’spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand meaning the Romans ) then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.” Historians commented that not one Christian was lost because they heeded the words of Jesus and fled into the mountains..

        2. Some folks hearing messages about current imminent worldwide troubles, especially Charlie’s messages, should know the ‘Chastisement’ refers to the words of Our Lady of Fatima – with a prophesy: “When all will seem lost, in the end My Immaculate Heart will Triumph” It will be the Immaculate Heart of Mary who will bring forth this Kingdom of a renewed humanity upon a renewed earth, but first will come a period of intense purification for all of humanity.

        3. Then the time known as the ‘Tribulation’ ushers in Jesus’ Second Coming at the end of the world.and is the time of the antichrist. Charlie himself said he hopes this will not happen for a thousand years after the Rescue because of the extreme horrors. Again in Matthew 24 Jesus changes the subject and also speaks to the Apostles of His Coming after the ‘Tribulation’, “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

        So ‘the Storm and the Rescue’ that we discuss on this blog -, because it has already begun, – corresponds with the Fatima message and the Chastisement..Charlie is carefully guiding us through this event to help us also to heed Jesus’ words and to do God’s Will.:0) –Jane

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    • Doug says:

      Wonderful Janet!

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    • jobrower says:

      Praise be to God, Janet. I can empathize because I did not receive the Eucharist for several years until I received an annulment and was married in the church. I would take my daughters Mass and cry at Communion time. So happy for you and know how grateful you are.

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    • Petra says:

      JanetV: Wow. Your experience is exactly the kind of thing I wish and pray for my relatives who have fallen away or have never been catechized. Someone who loves you very much must have been praying for you. Or maybe you were the recipient of graces begged for by some cloistered religious, or maybe some simple soul who prays, sacrifices and receives Communion on behalf of those who have fallen away or are unbelievers. I imagine when you get to heaven God will reveal this to you, and you and they will rejoice together.
      I often think of my own reversion, and I wonder exactly who begged for mercy on my behalf. I assume it was my mom, but one never really knows. I ask God to bless that person, those persons, who begged Him, and asked His Mother to intercede, to bring me home.
      God bless.

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      • Christine says:

        Petra your post and that of Janet V reassure me. I had been praying for so many family members and friends to return to God and to the Church but sad to say I stopped for a while because not a one has returned. Then I became convicted to pray again which I do . I now KNOW God hears and answers all our prayers….in His perfect timing! Lord help my unbelief!

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    • MT Butterfly says:

      What a beautiful blessing for you, Janet V. Prayers for many more blessings to come your way.

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Janet, thank you for sharing your joy! What a blessing and inspiration you are!

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    • Lambinwaiting says:

      My heart leapt when I read this! Welcome home 🙂

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    • My heart smiled reading this! Welcome home 🙂

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    • Mack says:

      What a beautiful grace you received, Janet. I praise God for it. I’m struck by your statement that everything you believed that was against God changed overnight. I think that will happen to many people during this year of mercy.

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    • My heart smiled when I read this..welcome home

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    • janet333 says:

      Sounds like you had the Warning Experience Janet V. 🙂 Praise the Lord!

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  17. Lauriemarie Scott says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! God is so good. Charlie, do you think God would ever restore those preternatural gifts he gave to Adam and Eve?

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  18. LukeMichael says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here and prayers for everyone! My four children and their little ones will be here so we are very excited. Like Glenn (Glenn, I live near you) we have a new babe due in January for my oldest daughter and like Kim a daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren off to South Africa for 1 year in a few short weeks. Yikes! Let us all continue to pray for each other!

    By the way, I am really enjoying the 33 day consecration!

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  19. Linda says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Charlie.. God bless you and yours and thank you for saying yes to the hard job you have to help all of us.. sincerely.. Mike & linda

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  20. Katherine says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I keep wishing that we were all in one room together discussing these matters. It’d be awesome. But, I guess I’ll settle for reading all of your wonderful comments and occasionally adding my two cents . . . and panicking the whole time after clicking “post comment” that I wrote something ridiculous. 🙂 God Bless all of you and I pray that, God willing, we’ll all make it to see the other side of this upcoming crisis! It sounds amazing.

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    • prayingflower says:

      Katherine, this gives me a bit of a chuckle because I always enjoy your posts. Happy Thanksgiving and God bless you and your family abundantly.

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    • YongDuk says:

      Love it, Katherine!

      I decided to post willy-nilly and let Charlie sort it out.

      Somehow he let the squirrel roadkill through and now several of us are trying it in our turkey stuffing. Sadly, we lost MP from some sort of animal-born illness caused by Yersinia pestis in the whole ill-begotten comment exchange.

      RIP, MP. Semper Fi!
      +

      P.S. Several hours in and no fights except a cat nailed a puppy.

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    • I have often thought the same thing, that it would be interesting to be able to be in the same room and have these conversations. How ’bout we make plans to have Next Right Step convention after the storm. At Mt. Meeker shall we say?

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    • My friend and I would love to sit and talk to like minded community for sure! God Bless

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  21. prayingflower says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Charlie. God bless all of you abundantly.

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  22. Pam F. says:

    A very HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you Charlie and to all here! May God’s blessings be upon you and your families and friends! God’s mercy and peace to all the Next Right Steppers!

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  23. Sandy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to Charlie, his family, and all the NRS family. I will remember to add your special intentions to my rosary today. God bless and keep you all in His tender care.

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  24. bogart says:

    Wow. That is seriously really cool.

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  25. Doug says:

    In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am going to spend copious amounts of time waxing in a very loquacious manner about CCC. I plan to really digest the CCC. It will be such a joy to contemplate CCC such that during my Ignatius study I will have achieved consolation. CCC is delicious and will give great satisfaction. It is possible that if I digest too much CCC that I will become sleepy and take a nice long nap in the afternoon. Oh. I just can’t wait until the Chocolate Chip Cookies are ready!

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  26. CrewDog says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Ya’ll 😉

    President Abe Lincoln Thanksgiving 1864:‘It Has Pleased Almighty God to Prolong Our National Life Another Year’
    President Abraham Lincoln issued the following proclamation on Oct. 20, 1864, setting aside the last Thursday in November as “a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God.”

    By the President of the United States of America
    A Proclamation
    It has pleased Almighty God to prolong our national life another year, defending us with His guardian care against unfriendly designs from abroad and vouchsafing to us in His mercy many and signal victories over the enemy, who is of our own household. It has also pleased our Heavenly Father to favor as well our citizens in their homes as our soldiers in their camps and our sailors on the rivers and seas with unusual health. He has largely augmented our free population by emancipation and by immigration, while He has opened to us new sources of wealth and has crowned the labor of our workingmen in every department of industry with abundant rewards. Moreover, He has been pleased to animate and inspire our minds and hearts with fortitude, courage, and resolution sufficient for the great trial of civil war into which we have been brought by our adherence as a nation to the cause of freedom and humanity, and to afford to us reasonable hopes of an ultimate and happy deliverance from all our dangers and afflictions:
    Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby appoint and set apart the last Thursday in November next as a day which I desire to be observed by all my fellow-citizens, wherever they may then be, as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the Universe. And I do further recommend to my fellow-citizens aforesaid that on that occasion they do reverently humble themselves in the dust and from thence offer up penitent and fervent prayers and supplications to the Great Disposer of Events for a return of the inestimable blessings of peace, union, and harmony throughout the land which it has pleased Him to assign as a dwelling place for ourselves and for our posterity throughout all generations.
    In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
    Done at the city of Washington, this 20th day of October, A.D. 1864, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-ninth.
    ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
    By the President:
    WILLIAM H. SEWARD,
    Secretary of State

    Source URL: http://cnsnews.com/blog/cnsnewscom-staff/abe-lincoln-thanksgiving-1864it-has-pleased-almighty-god-prolong-our-national

    GOD SAVE THE USA AND ALL HERE!!

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  27. JG says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Charlie and all! May we all have a blessed day! Thank you Charlie for keeping us focused on the Rescue and not on the darkness around us.

    May all of you outside the USA have a beautiful and blessed day too! We are thankful you are with us and give us your insightful input. May God bless you.

    May Our Lady of Queen of Heaven and Earth keep us under her mantle!

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  28. Pam says:

    Thank you, Charlie. I just want to tell you that I am thankful to Our Lord that I became acquainted with you and your message to all of us via your website and videos. I have watched all of them and really enjoyed them, and felt like I learned something from them. I thought of Our Lord journeying through Israel to proclaim the coming Kingdom of God. I thought of how difficult this must have been for you to walk across the country and then to travel around giving all of these talks. I admired your patience, fortitude, and prudence. And I want you to know that you became the very sign of hope that you have called all of us to be . . . a wonderful example for all of us. You have touched so many lives. Thank you for what you have done for Our Lord and for us. And God willing, I hope I may have the opportunity to meet you one day, I would be honored (even though you may have been irritated with one of my comments : )) : )) to work in the rebuilding along with you. May God Reward You and Bless You Abundantly! Happy, happy Thanksgiving!

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  29. JoyInTheLord says:

    I thought I should share this with you all.

    I read this in the Great Crusade of Love as dictated by Jesus to Catalina Rivas from Bolivia. What caught my attention is the parallelism among what I have been reading in this blog, admonitions from Charlie, and this following entry, which was written in 1996.

    THERE REMAINS ONLY THE REFUGE OF MY MOTHER’S IMMACULATE HEART AND MINE

    CL-38 10-Jan-96

    Jesus

    1

    (Praying I ask God to help me have the qualities needed to evangelize and to be able to help save souls).

    2

    Do not believe that you would serve Me better.

    Do not think that the great works

    accompanied by noise and extraordinary mortification

    would have greater merit in My eyes

    if you neglected the small things that I ask of you.

    I am more pleased with that discipline of the will

    through which you have come to Me.

    3

    Sanctity can be reached in all states.

    Of some I ask great things, of others, small ones.

    All of them exercising their will to please Me

    have the same merit before My eyes

    because the true value is not in what they do,

    but rather, in the intention with which they do it,

    uniting their will and identifying it with Mine.

    4

    The world must confide in the heart of My Mother,

    for only that Immaculate Heart and Mine

    will be the refuge in the hours of pain and trial

    that are drawing near.

    She must be invoked this way:

    “Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, be our salvation,”

    or “Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,

    save us as we turn to thee.”

    Because from the very beginning she offered her heart to pain

    and it very sadly contemplates the limitless evil that her children seek.

    In that heart all human pain has its echo and its balsam.

    5

    That heart that offered itself for the salvation of humanity

    is also present now to rescue it from ruin.

    They, who calling upon her in their distress,

    come closer to Him and will not perish eternally.

    6

    Just like the angels cast the Name of God

    in His Unity, Trinity and Sanctity to the four winds on earth and sea

    to prepare the way for the great trial,

    thus men, all souls, must praise Him incessantly

    and recognize His might saying:

    “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of all armies,

    full of Your Glory are the heavens and the earth.”

    I want this to be said frequently, followed by a Glory be…

    7

    The recognition of God, one, triune, and omnipotent,

    the compliance to His Supreme Power,

    can mitigate the rigor of His justice.

    Say it like this so that in all the religious houses

    He will be recognized as Lord of Armies.

    All those souls consecrated to My service form part of My army,

    and their prayers are part of the weapons

    with which the enemy will be defeated and crushed.

    8

    The prayers, voluntary sacrifices, atonement and penance

    are so acceptable to the Divinity to placate His just anger.

    Why not call humanity to this Crusade that I ask for?

    Are their eyes so full of dust and mud

    that it impedes them to see how men hate each other to death?

    Do they not hear the noise of the storm that is drawing closer?

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  30. Julee says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to Charlie and to all those who read and/or comment!! I’m thankful for all the insightful and encouraging blog posts and comments. They’ve given me hope! I’m also thankful for all the people who’ve prayed for me in times of need. God bless all!

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    • Petra says:

      Julee: So happy to see a post from you. I was just thinking about you today (said a little prayer for you, your son, and your husband at Mass), and wondering how things are going, and if you’ve been able to work out some emergency backup in case you and your husband have to both be gone for some reason.
      I hope you and yours had a very nice Thanksgiving, and all is going well.
      God bless.

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      • Julee says:

        Thank you for thinking of us, Petra! It truly touches my heart. My siblings and in-laws are willing to learn his basic care as emergency back up and we still intend to get nursing, just haven’t actually done it yet. For some reason, Justin had a flurry of back-to-back seizures this week, but they calmed down for Thanksgiving and he was able to enjoy having the family over, so that made for a happy day.

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  31. ann says:

    Thankful for all here and for this blog. Waiting on the turkey and then a lovely time with family and giving thanks every minute for all the continuous bountiful blessings of my life. Kim S. I am praying for your son in law. I have a son and daughter in law in Korea right now, ready to fly home Sunday. My husband and I are supposed to go to Hawaii right after Christmas to meet our son who lives in Asia. I’ve left it in God’s hands and this week found out that I have a serious medical situation that may require major surgery. Looks like I will be staying here over the next few months. I give thanks for it, scary as it is because it’s something to offer up and it is God’s hand directing my life. Everything is grace in the Divine Will. May you all be greatly blessed in every way God wants to bless you.

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    • Beckita says:

      Praying for your family and intentions, Ann, as well as asking St. Raphael to tend to your surgery and healing.

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    • Mick says:

      Prayers for your health and for your family, Ann.

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      • ann says:

        thank you Mick. We need all the prayers we can get. I pray for all here too. What a wonderful thing–the Mystical Body of Christ, to be connected in prayer this way. As Crew Dog would say, God bless all here! (or is it God Save All Here?) Either way works.

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    • Kim sevier says:

      Ann– God bless you! I am praying for your health and for your scattered children too! I have a son, pregnant daughter in law and grandson who live in Mexico City who will be going back there Sunday after their visit here. If I could keep all my chickens close around me I would be such a happy mom, but I rejoice at the amazing Thanksgiving celebration we had yesterday. 65 family members together from my 89 year old mom down to two of the newest 4 month old babies. I am one of 7 children and our family propogates! We had fantastic warm sunny weather. Unseasonably warm for Memphis. Such sweet joy. God bless all here!

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      • ann says:

        Thank you Kim. I hope your son in law arrived safely in China and that your son, and wife and baby in Mexico City will stay safe. It’s so hard to have loved ones scattered everywhere but I guess it’s an exercise in trust. God is good. that is the bottom line. Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. Ours too was a joy with the grandchildren running around. So grateful for these ordinary blessed moments in life.

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    • Doug says:

      God bless you Ann!

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  32. MT Butterfly says:

    Thank you Charlie for reposting these two articles from Ellen Chris and Glenn. Their vision definately strengthens my hope for our future. I think I will copy them to help people in the future as things unfold even more.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you Charlie, to all NRS readers and to all your families. We have much to be thankful for each day. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph pray for us.

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  33. BlessedToLiveNow says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you here! I am very grateful for Charlie and for Gabriel who is guiding him. I have been pondering so much lately, based in what we know and what we don’t know, it’s so hard to put into words all that flows through my heart and mind. What I am most grateful for is everyone who comments and supports each other! I know that for some reason, God has collected all of us to come together for His plans, so I say “Fiat! Amen!” 👼🏻

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  34. Laurie says:

    I am overjoyed to read your post and am filled with hope and gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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  35. jaykay says:

    Some are disappointed that it will be ordinary, like it is now but transformed by extraordinary love of God and neighbor.”

    “extraordinary love of God and neighbor”. Bring it on! That sounds to me pretty much as close to the Kingdom of Heaven as we’ll ever get this side of the veil. Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis, as the Angels sang.

    Seriously, and I was actually being so, it seems to fulfill what St. Paul said: “And the greatest of these is charity”, that meaning love, literally “dearness”, caritas. Wow, think of it: false suspicion and selfishness, if not totally gone (can’t be, sin will still exist), at least diminished in the true perception of a neighbour’s needs and the desire to set self aside and truly help them, without the fear that is, or has become, our “normal” condition for so long now. We will truly be “homines bonae voluntatis”: oh wow!

    God bless you all in the US on this your Thanksgiving. We have no such feast over here. We should have. Heh! We WILL have! J

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  36. Ann Ammar says:

    Dear Charlie, Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Today and every day I thank the Lord for you and your strong witness to our Catholic Faith and your courage and generous self -giving to share your intimate spiritual life with us and the wisdom and revelations our Lord Jesus gives you for our benefit and preparedness. Thank you for taking the time to read our Blog. We hope that you will like it and be led to put it up as one of your “Spiritual Sites that I Like.” We have about 900 followers at this point and being linked we could make our respective sites available to each of our groups of followers. May the Lord continue to bless the works of our hands which He has established and use our humble labors for His glory and that His Kingdom Come on Earth as it is in Heaven. Maranatha Lord Jesus!
    United in prayer with you Charlie, your sisters in Christ, Ann and Marianne
    http://www.walkingwithourlord.wordpress.com .

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  37. Vijaya says:

    A blessed Thanksgiving to all here. Glenn, praying for your daughter. Thank you for your wonderful website.

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  38. little one in PA says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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    • Carmel says:

      Wishing all in the US a very happy Thanksgiving. With gratitude to Charlie for your work and all commenters for their insightful, humorous, prayerful and otherwise inspiring remarks. Prayers for all readers as well as writers! Carmel

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  39. narnialion54 says:

    Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving now and forevermore.
    This is my home within my heart, all of you and dear Charlie.

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  40. Anne says:

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  41. donna says:

    beautiful reflections on Luisa….I am a newbie to all of this but am soaking it up. Went to two retreats on the Divine Will and Luisa….God is so good to introduce Luisa and her writings to me.

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  42. Must share this with you guys. I was thinking one evening about the Will Of God. It occurred to me that what God really wants is not submission but accord. Not those who force themselves to submit but those who, of their own nature and free will, like what he likes and sorrows over what he sorrows over. I thought of a wife who dislikes football but pretends to like it for her husband’s sake. Or a husband who hates art museums but learns about art to be a good museum companion for his wife. Though these are beautiful acts of love it still saddens the spouse to find out that the interest was feigned and the participation forced. How much closer and richer the relationship when both genuinely share a love of the same things. I thought: I think what God wants is that our hearts are like tuning forks that resonate the same notes as his heart because that’s who we are, not because we force it or fake it. I asked God to make me into a tuning fork tuned to his exact pitch so that I would, of my own free will, love what he loves and sorrow over what he sorrows over. Then I wondered if that was theologically correct. The next day I went to work and found the usual assortment of stuff on my desk: letters to mail, checks to deposit, papers to file. There was also a strange metal object with a note attached: ” Please give this to Mrs. (X).” It was a U-shaped object with a handle. “What the heck is this thing?” I wondered. I shrugged my shoulders and turned to the computer to work…and then stopped. I slowly turned back to my desk, picked up the object and gently tapped it on the edge of the desk. It vibrated and emitted a glorious musical tone. It was a tuning fork. Oh how gracious (and witty) is our dear Lord.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Great insight, Flowers.

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      • I suspect that the dance of our free will with God’s will is a mystery that we misunderstand and don’t appreciate. I hope that we will understand it better after the storm.

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        • Doug says:

          I think it very simple when my little kids (not little any more) come up to me with NO prompting, hug me and say “I love you daddy”. Take our heavenly father like that and multiply it a gazillion times and then some.

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    • Yong Duk says:

      🙂

      So what note was it?

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    • anna819 says:

      Singingflowers —– I love this meditation.

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    • Christine says:

      Love this!

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    • Beckita says:

      AWEsome, singingflowers! SO beautiful and what a confirmation you received!

      When considering that the tuning fork is frequently used as the standard pitch to tune musical instruments, one can imagine the symphony we are becoming through Our Lady for Our Lord. Then taking into consideration the research which has shown when choirs sing in unison, it takes almost no time at all for the singers’ heart rates to become synchronized. OH! A great time is unfolding as we sing in unison in the Divine Will! May no one be left out of the song!!!

      Thanks, SF, for enriching my inner world!

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    • MarieUrsula says:

      I love this reflection, singingflowers. And I love God’s special little ways of confirmation ~ knowing just what we’ll understand, often through humorous little signs. 🙂

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    • JoyInTheLord says:

      Thanks for sharing, Flowers. Beautiful.

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    • Doug says:

      What a beautiful analogy and beautiful answer to prayer! And yes; it is theologically correct.

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    • zeniazenia says:

      Sweet imagery for a meditation…and telepathy is surprising and witty for sure!

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    • SteveBC says:

      This insight is very, very cool. It also provides a great way to distinguish Islam, which is slavery to a remote god, with Christianity, which is to be in accord with an intimate God. The former is demanded, a state that cannot be chosen or refused. The latter is offered, and can be freely chosen or not.

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      • Have you heard Scott Hahn’ s description of his conversation with a Moslem who wanted to debate him publicly about Islam? It is quite enlightening on this topic. I’see if I can find it on the web.

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      • I found it. Go to YouTube and type in the search box “Blasphemy with Breakfast” Dr. Scott Hahn.

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        • Beckita says:

          Oh how wonderful this video is, singingflowers! Especially in light of all the discussion ensuing after Charlie’s major piece: Concerning Islam. Steve, it highlights your thought very well!

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          • Petra says:

            When at the end of the video when Dr. Hahn described the abrupt way the Imam left (was he an Imam? I don’t remember now.) I was struck by the absolute incompatibility of Islam to Christianity. If simply stating our faith claims enrages an adherent of Islam, it’s pretty clear how fundamentally they deny Christianity, and it hardly seems, based on the experience of Dr. Hahn, that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Because of that story, I am all the more convinced the source of that religion is satanic – because of the fury with which the Imam reacted to saying that God is Our Father, and Jesus is His Son. To call Dr. Hahn a blasphemer for saying so is sort of bizarre, given that you’d assume the Imam had at least a passing knowledge of what Christians believe and wouldn’t be surprised at a Christian making such claims. One can see the conflict in the beliefs is at a fundamental level, and is irresolvable. Thanks for sharing the video.
            God bless.

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          • Yes, it explains a lot, doesn’t it?

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        • SteveBC says:

          Thank you, SF. That was entertaining and sobering at the same time. Beckita, I agree, and it’s a quite fundamental difference.

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      • Doug says:

        Yes. Islam does not have love because love involves the free will. If the free will is violated, that is on the same level of rape and slavery. That is why these two things are compatible with Islam. Islam is a religion of dominance and slavery. Please keep in mind, I am talking about the religion/teaching and not the people.

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        • That is what I gather. I wonder, what is the appeal of such an idea about God? Why would someone choose that idea over the idea of a God who loves as a father loves his children? St. Thomas Aquinas says that the Will is that thing in us that always seeks what is good (rightly or wrongly perceived). What is the perceived good in such a concept of God?

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      • jaykay says:

        “so that I would, of my own free will, love what he loves and sorrow over what he sorrows over.”

        If only I could keep that before me, singingflowers! But it really is the same as how He taught us to pray: “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. Yeah, so I say that by rote so often, all the while or perhaps if not all the while yet all too often, secretly wanting MY will to be done, what I want. Yep.

        SteveBC: yes, the more I understand of that religion, the more I find it so alienating. Their concept of “dhimmitude”, to which they would reduce those who don’t bow the knee to their – I’ll say it- perversion of the true God: well, that says it all for me. And even within the religion, the remoteness of how they conceive God is just so… repelling. Almost like the Gnostic concept of the remote God, absent of course the ‘evil God”, if I’ve got it right, of that heresy. But perhaps there was a huge influence of mixed-up heresies into its foundation anyway. Like all man-made things it’ll pass, but unfortunately not without some trials. We were warned. We are warned. May we finally wake up.

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  43. Susan, MI says:

    Good morning, all! Flowers, those little smiles from our Heavenly Father are so wonderfully sweet. Those moments from the Father remind me of when I was about eight years old, and almost too big to fit on my Dad’s lap, we’d sit together in his chair after dinner. Oh, to be close to him.. I knew I was safe and loved.
    Well, a second sink full of dishes is still waiting after a wonderful Thanksgiving with our family. Oh, how grateful I am… Our Lord is never outdone in His generosity!
    And Charlie, how thankful I am to have had the opportunity to journey with you and all the NRS community the last year and a half. Early on, I was astonished that I came across someone that expressed what I had put upon my heart, but could not ever quite grasp or define.
    Please know that all here are in my prayers and that each one of us, with our unique talents, will be essential to, somehow, build up others in the days and years ahead. I long for day when everything is perfectly ordinary!
    May the peace of our Lord Jesus be in your hearts always.

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  44. I’m new to Charlie’s writings, and this community, but finding great comfort in all of it. I’ve always felt that things could not go on the way they were, and I despaired for my grandchildren, but this makes me happy for them. Happy, because all of the things that I’ve been doing over the years with my children, and all of the things I have been teaching them will be able to be used in this time of the storm and the recovery/rebuilding.

    I can see how the Holy Spirit has worked through our entrance into the Catholic Church, to all of the things I’ve been praying for–big and little–but not knowing how it all fits together. The Storm and the Recovery is how it all fits together. The peace this gives me is astounding. I’m so full of gratitude, and awe. I’m anticipating with gratitude how God will be able to use my family to help others. He works all things together for good.

    Happy Thanksgiving, all.

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  45. Anne says:

    Charlie…… Hoping you will come out of another quiet phase!! Waiting……..

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  46. zeniazenia says:

    I agree but some of us are using this time to read what gems we have missed while we slept and worked etc.. :0)

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  47. O Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a Font of Mercy for us, I Trust in You!

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
    Divine Mercy Network and Mercy Radio

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  48. victura98 says:

    Charlie,
    I am a relative newcomer to this site. I have been slowly reading this entire blog since September, when my spiritual director, a priest of Opus Dei, recommended it to me. If you do see this comment, please know my profound gratitude to you for what you have done. The content of this entire site has been a source of tremendous hope and encouragement, a wellspring of wisdom, and an impetus to deepening conversion of my own poor heart. God bless you, tremendously.

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  49. Cindy says:

    With each passing day I become less enamored with what I think i know and more intent or waiting on the Lord. Sure, I like many, went through a phase of searching for the answers as to what-is-to-come but finally arrived back on my doorstep more confused than ever before. Methinks we are to simply be good disciples and as Charlie advocates: acknowledge God, do the next right thing, and be a sign of hope to others. I did enjoy this post by Glenn. It seems balanced and on the mark. Writings that are too strong and volatile now repel me. Maybe the Lord has finally had His Way with my pride and toned me down a note or two.

    I’ve no idea of what the future holds for myself, my family or the community in which I live. Details are not my business as that is God’s purview and I leave it up to Him. What lies before many of us is the great struggle with self. How do we overcome the propensity towards anxiety, grief, and despair? Being joyful in the Lord is a tall order in our times yet is a clear demonstration of putting one’s total welfare into the Hands of God.

    So this is my prayer. That I, you, and all others put our faith in total into the loving Hands of Christ and we remain there today and for eternity.

    Thank you all for being such a loving, amazing collection of God’s Light in the world~~~

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  50. prayingflower says:

    I went shopping yesterday with a friend and I asked her to keep an eye out for a squirrel. Altho I have seen many squirrels in the stores over the past few years at Christmas time, there were none to be found yesterday. I was told, “it is the year of the fox.” Today I found delivered to my doorstep a “very old” squirrel from my friend (who is into antiques). My squirrel is really very fine looking so I thought I might call him “very squirrel.”

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