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This week as Doug and I listened to another of our Gaither Music Videos, the words of this old Hymn hit Doug with the mighty TRUTH of them for him PERSONALLY. These words, "My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought! My sin, not in part but the whole, Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more, Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!  " He  had talked with Pastor Ken in reference to his struggle that God had really forgiven him for ALL his sins! After their talk, Doug said he finely could accept and believe that this was TRUE for HIM ♥ Pastor Ken told him to find a big stake and pound it in the ground in the back yard. Then every time satin tried to bring those old doubts back, go out in the yard and "Pound that stake into the ground more!"  That's why the words "is nailed to the cross, and I bear it NO MORE" meant so much to him! Great visual Doug!

When Doug wants it sung, brings up a lot of sad emotions...and rightly so! Yet at the very same time...we are living our lives in the JOY of each other! We BOTH believe in a GOD who HEALS! We trust God for HIS WILL to be done. Back when I started this journal, the Lord had reminded me of His promise to us in: Psalms 139: 16 "All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious tob me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!"   Doug and I believe these words to be true.....we TRUST HIM with Doug's life..... God is his healer...He started that healing when He brought His peace to Doug, of the truth of His forgiveness of Doug's sins. He sees Doug washed clean and pure...a MIGHTY MAN OF GOD, wearing His robes of rightness ♥ WOW! What a powerful truth for ALL who choose to believe.....and then cry out, "Oh God, help thou my unbelief!" Then when God steps in and "helps us with OUR unbelief"...He does a perfect job of it!
 Here are the words of this song...and the link to the music........
  1. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
    When sorrows like sea billows roll;
    Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
    It is well, it is well, with my soul.
    • Refrain:
      It is well, with my soul,
      It is well, it is well, with my soul.
  2. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
    Let this blest assurance control,
    That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
    And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
  3. My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
    My sin, not in part but the whole,
    Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
  4. For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
    If Jordan above me shall roll,
    No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
    Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
  5. But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
    The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
    Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
    Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!
  6. And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
    The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
    The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
    Even so, it is well with my soul.

Each of us have different ways of dealing with the thought of letting our loved one go to be with their Lord.....there isn't a "set way'....each of us will face it the best we can...with Gods help....and respect each others ways..... Doug and I face it differently too. But one thing we have chosen to do each to live it to the fullest God allows...we are sharing our love and respect for each other AND with our friends and family, in the time God gives life in a far deeper way then we ever have before! For that we thank God! Our love grows stronger each and every day for each other......for friends and family,......and  for Him ♥ The times we have spent with friends and family are PRICELESS......the phone conversations that have brought such healing....PRICELESS.....the times of laughter and joy.....PRICELESS......I know I have said it before, but it's a timeless truth......GOD IS GOOD....ALL THE TIME......ALL THE TIME....GOD IS GOOD ♥ ♥

We thank you all for your continued prayer support.......and we pray for you all to. We face a very tough world out there....struggles face all of us every day....and so we bring our hearts and lives to Him in prayer....for "The touch of The Masters Hands".....for those facing surgery....cancer...jobless and financial struggles........broken promises and families....young folks who struggle with the ugly world they live in.....Oh we ever need "That touch of our Masters Hands".....for His will to be done in all our lives! May His Love bath us and transform us....right in the middle of it all.....


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