May this new year of the Black Rabbit bring new hope to your life!
As we celebrate this new year let’s take care of our spiritual life-with inspiration and prayers to make a new world of love. Let love for our neighbors and all humankind be our new lifestyle.
Thinking is praying, said one of my pastors. Today I just made a prayer jar, copying my pastor Sebastian, who has a big one in his church. Besides my daily devotion, and prayers regimen, I can pick a card and send loving thoughts, intentions, and sincere devotion for the prayer requested. I also bought some Bible quotes written in 50 colorful cards, one to read every day. Loving words from above. Positive, loving, sharing, caring words erase the darkness, and bring new hope into the world.
When I visited Sebastian and Mereth’s church house, I felt the vibration of true love and care for everyone. It is in giving that we receive.
You can e-mail me your prayer requests. They will go into my prayer jar and be sent to Heaven regularly.
Below you will find the link to watch an introduction to the Rally of Hope. This is an international universal series of events with many high-level influential speakers explaining the deplorable state of our world, and why we should have hope.
When my daughter Diesa was in her early twenties, she planned a trip to Haiti to lead a camp for a young girls’ basketball program called “Raise her” in January 2010.
Arriving in Haiti she met the amazing Dr. Renee who created the Haitian Academy, with whom she would work on her program for the girls. One day, as she was waiting in one of the classrooms for the next group of girls who were late, all of a sudden she had an intuition, a gut feeling, an impulse out of the blue to grab her bag and get out as fast as she could.
At that moment of stepping out, she felt as if a big truck was rolling after her as the buildings started crumbling around her. It was the big Haitian earthquake which hit the island. Because she intuitively recognized God’s premonition she could be safe. Soon after that episode, Dr Renee drove the school bus with Diesa to check on the casualties and bring people to the hospital, as much as they could. It was untold hardship to hear people screaming under buildings. At this point Diesa was drafted to the hospital, where she was attending patients and putting her hand to things she had never done before, like putting a cast on someone, or encouraging people with words when no medicine could be found.
She said it was amazing how people responded to words of care, of love, of reassurance, words of comfort, of hope: “You will be OK, you are tough, you will make it.” Men, women and children were grabbing her arm or hand, or leg, thinking she was the American doctor, who could do everything and anything and with her around they would be OK; they would be safe. In Haiti, their motto is: l’espoir fait vivre – Hope brings life.
As for me at home, seeing and hearing the horrific news on television about the devastating earthquake, and trying to keep my husband away from the news, I did not hear from my daughter. During the longest 48 hours of my life, my dear friend Inge was with me, trying also to make sense of it all, and she kept saying to me, “She is tough, she is strong, she will make it,” doing with me what Diesa was doing at the hospital.
Finally, Diesa could find a computer and email us a message which said:
I am ok!!! Be strong and courageous, and do not be afraid or discouraged, for the lord God, my God is with you (1 Cor 28:20). I am using internet at a missionary s house which only works sometimes. No cell services anywhere. Please tell my mom I am OK. I love you all. Pray for Haiti. We need medical help. Hospitals collapsed.
As I was finishing writing this story this morning, I read in one of my emails a friend of mine quoting John F. Kennedy, one of our past presidents, who closed his inaugural address with these words:
With a good conscience, our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking HIS blessing and HIS help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.
Be safe, be home, be tough. Blessings from your friend, Elisabeth
One night, during a very difficult time in my life, I had a beautiful dream.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going, they say. But at this moment I could not keep going. It was like an invisible enemy was disrupting my life, and attacking me with invisible weapons. Everything seemed at the darkest point; no light or hope in view.
I also knew that when the darkest moment of the night peaks, the dawn is near.
This is when we search for God, for a meaning, for a solution. On our knees, we try to shed tears of repentance not just for ourselves, but for our family, our ancestors, and our country.
In my dream that night, I was at a place called East garden, where there was a gathering of holy people. Saints, you might call them. The holy lady in charge of the gathering saw my tears and she came to me, first looking at all this profuse water coming out of my eyes. And as each drop was falling on my cheeks, one by one she was drinking them, leaving me with a heavenly emotion of wellbeing, hope, joy, peace and love. As God promises us in the book of Revelation that He will dry all our tears.
Today, as America and the world experience a darkest point, we know we cannot do it alone. We need to bring back our Heavenly Parent into our life. He has a plan. We are all his children. Let us pray and take responsibility. Then God will lead America and the world to the kingdom of heaven on earth as it is in heaven.
Good heavenly forces are coming from above. God will dry all our tears. The time is near.
May God bless you and your family. Your friend Elisabeth