Monday ~Gratitude

As Christians we all have different callings. I pray that we will all fight the good fight and live our lives as Christ would want us to. Sometimes there are those extraordinary people who give their lives unselfishly to help the poor and sick…people like Father Damien who gave his life serving the lepers on the island of Molokai and died of leprosy himself. We watched Molokai ~ The Story of Father Damien last night. He was an incredible man.

301 Father Damien and men and women like him who give their lives to help others.
… Damien ~ young

and old…

302 Old churches ~ Father Damien’s Church on Molokai. Damien built four churches on Molokai, two of which are still standing today.

“Tradition states that many of the patients would not enter the church during Mass. Instead they preferred to remain outside and watch the services through the windows. Mucus accumulated in their throats and nasal passages, forcing them to spit frequently. They had no control over the saliva running from their mouth. Others were partially paralyzed and did not want to disturb Mass by going outside to spit. So Damien had holes put in the floors for the patients. He gave each an Ape leaf that they rolled into a funnel and placed in the hole. They were able to spit in the leaf. He later went under the church to clean the spittle that clogged the holes.”

303 People that are so thoughtful they will go far beyond the extra mile
304 The beautiful Hawaiian Islands

305 Artists that capture their feel of what they see…Painting by Lydia Matias

306 Hawaiian music…

307 Being blessed to have lived in Hawaii for many years

308 Amy ~ the beautiful Japanese lady who lived next door and gave me Hal Lindsey’s book to read and from there my new life with Christ began. She introduced me to Jesus and I will forever be grateful to her…

309 Church doors ~ I noticed these doors on the church on Molokai…

310 The old First Presbyterian Church in Georgetown, Colorado

…And the doors

311 What an honor it was to play music and sing in this beautiful old church…

312 Archways ~ I love arches~ I will have to save that for another post 🙂

313 Back here in Oklahoma ~ Spring has sprung and the redbuds are out in full force ~gorgeous!

I took a walk with #2 daughter over to the ranch across the street to see what #3 and #4 daughters were doing for work…

314 Being able to walk 🙂

315 Health!!!

316 Horses…

317 Grooming horses…

318 Lots of work cleaning stalls…

319 and a cheerful smile

320 Tractor to help with work…

321 Tractor tires leaving patterns in the sand

322 Hay bales

323 Happy horse in the spring pasture

Happy trails to you…until we meet again…:)

holy experience

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