FAAD: Fight Against Anxiety and Depression is a support group concentrating on the positives rather than the negatives in our lives. God provides us a choice to be Happy and to live a Joyful life. Our members provides uplifting messages to help you find t... moreFAAD: Fight Against Anxiety and Depression is a support group concentrating on the positives rather than the negatives in our lives. God provides us a choice to be Happy and to live a Joyful life. Our members provides uplifting messages to help you find the happiness and joy Jesus taught us to live, by living a more positive life and seeking God's guidance, Anxiety and Depression can be diminished.
Did you hear about the man who planted tomatoes and 15 minutes later, he had ripe tomatoes on his vine? I didn't either. Don't be discouraged if you don't get a miracle. Actually, most things are not instant, but they'll come if you stay with it. In Mark 4:26, Jesus said that the Kingdom of God operates the same way that seed is put into the ground. God can certainly do miracles, but His nature is one of progression. Don't walk away from your garden. Keep working in it and keep tending to it - often. I'm talking about God's garden here. His Word in your heart will produce results. ~ Tony McCanless
Satan tries to limit your praying because he knows your praying will limit him!!
Hello everyone! I'm sorry it's been so long since I posted; as we all know, life happens and sometimes it's just a flurry of activity, stress, or busy-ness! And here we are - 12 days before Christmas, and I don't even have all the decorations put up. No baking done, and struggling to find a place to make time for it all. Thank you, everyone, for being an active presence, and for all the prayers and love y'all send our way. Much love to you all!
Good Morning, I hope that all is well with everyone, I have a prayer request please pray for my pastor he has the flu and was unable to be in church yeastruday. Thank you very much. I hope that you all have a blessed week.
I've been very lost for the last few months. . .medical problems both physical and mental, spiritual rut because I can't seem to accept that He loves me no matter what, also because my past failures have been brought up by various people and the pain is so strong still.
I am very pleased that Guideposts has joined up with Dion and I think it's a match made in Heaven! I have read Guideposts for most of my life and really enjoy them. Dion's writing and encouragement for believers fits right in!
Today's devotional..Hallalujah. I came from a very abusive home. I was never wanted and always thought of myself as trash. But God sought me out. Praise the Lord. I too, have a heart for the outcast. Even in school, being abused, I stood up for the outcast & ones who were picked on. Why because we know how it feels and we know how it feels when someone picks us up and loves us. Praise the Lord, God has given me a heart of flesh that was loving then and still is despite being raised in a house where hearts were stone.
Love your devotionals. thank you
Hello. I just have to say how 'okay' I feel with myself. I pushed myself to go to church yeasterday. Took some motivation because just getting out of bed is a chore and my anxiety makes me not want to be in crowded places. Well I went against what my body was telling me. While there I had a panic attack. It lasted for the entire service. I wanted to run out so many times. I cried, I trembled, but I stayed. I wouldn't let myself leave. Took forever for my nerves to calm down, but I made it through the whole service. I feel only 'okay' about it because it would have been great to not have a panic attack at all. I tell myself that God made me feel these things for a reason. If course not as a punishment if course. I haven't figured out why yet, but I am hoping it becomes clear one day. My sister (16) said she believes I have anxiety and depression problems because I was given what my children would have so they can be completely happy.
MISS SYLVIA, I'M SORRY I CAN'T BE WITH EVERYONE AT THE SERVICE TOMORROW, THE LITTLE DOG, MY HUSBAND GAVE ME FOR A BIRTHDAY PRESENT, ATE MY HEARING AID. I CAN READ IR SUNDAY NIGHT THOU.
Praising God for the opportunities He places in my life. Robotics team is competing at the FTC West Super Regionals. So many capable young people working together gives me hope for the future. An awesome contrast to daily news. Thank you, Lord! Shine 3805!
God is our light, salvation, trust, strength, and confidence. To overcome fear we must turn on light...the Word. The Word gives light and intelligence to life's situations. We must evict fear. We must know that no weapon formed shall prosper, that we can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us, we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. We HAVE to know that God will supply ALL of our need according to His riches in glory. We've n ... ever seen the righteous forsaken, nor His seed begging bread. It shall be well with us, for we will eat the fruit of our doings. The people that know God shall be STRONG and do exploits. When the enemy comes in like a flood, God shall raise a standard against him. God will block it at the door! God will rise you above your enemies to an elevated place! God stills the hand of the enemy. Offer Him the sacrifice of joy. Believe to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Be of good courage, He will come through. Give Him a praise of praise
I'm thankful for all the praying people here at RHM. The prayers of the righteous availeth much.May God bless all of you.
Praise God! Just like with how cutting edge network's were in the 90's, the Lord has blessed you, and trusted you with a network of His children way ahead of others. What an amazing blessing! Thank you Jesus.
Joy Sue Callahan
I just listened to the End of Times 6 & 7. Pastor Dion, I remember reading a booklet my grandparents had stating that the very things you said of the Catholic Church and the Pope were as you spoke. I was very young and have always read anything I could; and still do. I wish I could remember the author. Nevertheless, that information has stayed with me throughout my life. I know these words are true and I enjoyed this very much!! God bless
Thank you for all you do. Your devotional is such a blessing to me! May God bless you and Sylvia in the coming year Pastor Dion.
So thankful you all are safe and came thru the storm ok. Really really missed your morning Devotionals!
God will keep His word to you
‘I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass.’
Friends may fail to keep their promise to you, but not God! He has put His reputation on the line by promising to perform every word that He’s spoken. ‘You have magnified Your word above all Your name’ (Psalm 138:2 NKJV). If God has spoken it, He will do it! But there’s one qualifier: if He’s decreed a condition, you must fulfil it in order to receive His promise. After Elijah’s confrontation with Baal’s prophets on Mount Carmel, he told King Ahab, ‘Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain’ (1 Kings 18:41 NIV 2011 Edition). Ahab ate and drank, and Elijah, atop Carmel, fell on his face in prayer. It hadn’t rained in three and a half years, but Elijah fulfilled God’s condition and the desperately needed rains came. Often we claim God’s promises without checking the conditions. Yet His conditions are an integral part of many of His promises - and He expects us to fulfil them. God will do what He says if you follow the simple steps Elijah practiced:
1) Believe the promise.
2) Fulfil the condition.
3) Pray persistently, believing God will keep His Word.
4) Be patient. Elijah sent his servant out seven times to look for signs of rain, never once doubting God’s promise. On the seventh time the rains began.
Question: are you being obedient to the conditions that accompany the promise you’re claiming? Do your part and watch God honor His word to you: ‘I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.’
been a long time since I have been on here. Life has been difficult still and I am reaching out to those who I know have my best interest here on this site. I do believe in the power or prayer!! God bless all of you
Good morning all, I feel bad that I am not on here much but my life seems to be so busy or I'm not feeling good & that's what makes my life busy, trying to catch up on things. I find myself when I'm on here I can be on here for hours which isn't bad but my back can't take but a little at a time sitting & I over do it reading on here. Here in Maryland the weather has been so hot & humid that I can not wait for fall but then comes the cold not far behind. My husband has been doing so well without the drinking & I Praise God all the time for that. I feel like now my health is going down hill cause I am finally relieved from all the stress & it has been 29 & 1/2 years worth but with God's help I will get through this. Love & miss all of you & who knows before you know it I might be on here everyday soon. May God give you all a blessed day.
Hi Everyone, looking forward to tonight's Worship Service & pretty excited too!!
Your post this morning is just what i needed to hear, thank you so much for always saying the right things when i need it most.
John 11:25; “…
I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though he may die,
yet shall he live.”
Thank you Lord for the shelter I have...Thank you Lord for sending people to help me.Sometimes I dont have food to eat, you bring them to me and your mercy and graces still showering here on earth...
Love this Message please read:
When Mother Mary and St Joseph searched for a room no one gave shelter to the King of King's who came down for us, the people of Bethlehem didn't take them in..
He had to be born in a stable with the sheep and goats.
Are we also doing the same with Christ our lord? What place are we giving to God, how much place in our homes and lives. Are we really living a Christ centered lives?
If Jesus is not born in your heart's this Christmas, you don't have his spirit.. You are lifeless, just another human..
May be you are just another Christian who cannot comprehend/value the graces which God wants to provide out of his abundant mercy, the spiritual joy, the divine wisdom and may have never experienced Christ as you have shut the doors to Him like the people in Bethlehem.
It is never too late friends.. Make God the center of our lives.. Pray unceasingly ..Keep knocking, and you will find if you really seek
This world can never satisfy you, Only God can, who is bigger than our hearts can..
Never forget why Christ was born as a human, for you, me and everyone else in the world irrespective of caste, race, religion, language, ethnicity, gender or any bias.
St Peter used to wake up in the middle of night at 3am and cry "My Lord had died at this time"
Behold, a young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Imman′u-el (God is with us).
Joy, hope and love of Christmas to all near and dear one's.. Soli Deo Gloria
---Some of this is taken from yesterday's speech given by our Diocesan ArchBishop Thomas Elavanal
"""" dear BROTHERS and SISTERS in "" R-----H------M """, I thank You All very much for the wishes and greetings.. I could not thank You Enough !!!!!!!!! love, hugssss and prayers
Thank you all for the beautiful birthday wishes!! You all have helped me through a very difficult year!! I am grateful to God for this ministry and all the wonderful people I have met and even the ones I haven't!! I love you all!! Thank you
Be a representative of God's child in words, actions, thoughts and deeds.
The Power of the Blood
Second Corinthians 5:19 says, “God restored the world to Himself, no longer counting your sins against you. He has blotted them out.”
Because of Jesus, we have freedom and forgiveness today! Yet many people are living with guilt and condemnation because of past mistakes even after they’ve asked for forgiveness. Do you need to let go of past mistakes and guilt today? Let this message remind you of God’s great grace for your life so that you can rise to a new level!
AMENNNN, I need more of the Lord and I am desperately seeking his face!! Only God knows my pain!! I offer him my broken heart and contrite spirit!!! Heal me Lord all for your glory. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
I want to say Thank You to Dion and Sylvia for this site! It is growing and I see so many people reaching out for love and support...and so many others reaching back to them. It is so wonderful to have a place to share our common love for Jesus and be able to do it with no judgement. We are all so different and are still brought together on this common ground!! You have truly done something miraculous here. God bless you and keep you. Amen in the name of Jesus! :)
Thanks for everyone that is praying for us in Charleston. My former pastor died in the shooting, but I believe he and the others are resting in the Lord!
Very inspiring and encouraging. What we face may seem impossible, but with God "nothing shall be impossible." Only those with no faith would slam the door in our faces. God will never do that to us if we truly seek him out in our hearts.
Thank you Pastor Todd for this word this morning, I feel it is speaking to me. There are some things that I have to let go and as of this moment I am letting go!! In Jesus Name. Amen!
Thanks Joe, with all you guys in my life, God has truly blessed me!
Awesome, awesome worship service today. Teaching was on Treasures of the Heart. I have been guilty more than once of basically treasuring my 'stuff' (as if it were truly mine). Nothing in this world belongs to me --- not even me. Losing my husband 2 years ago was devastating but I have to keep reminding myself that he belonged to GOD and was a gift until God decided He wanted him back. I know we all can say that when we talk about things, we refer to them as 'mine'. They aren't. I have asked God to keep me focused on HIM and not on things. True treasure is not found in the here and now -- it is only found in God's Kingdom so storing up treasure where moth and rust cannot destroy is the only true treasure and God has given us all the ability to have a storage place in Heaven. I pray the desires of my heart will mold with God's desires for me. Jesus became poor so I can become rich. Hallelujah ----- Thank you Jesus and praise your precious and holy name.
I have great news I saw my family doctor last night. I've been seen him once a month since my Pdoc got ill with cancer and I see him once a month too. The biggest thing that happen I went to the doctor who believes in getting to the illnesses and using nature products. My family doctor said that he saw change in me and my skin color look much better. I never put any blush on when I go to see him. I always want him to see my skin color. My BP was not bad but he said it's dropped like when I was young and a runner and always working out. I brought up weaning medication. He said lets wait until your body is healed complete and you won't feel the with draw as bad. He said I am saying no to that for now. So he was very happen and he said I seem like I am coming around. He said that doctor is one of the best in Pittsburgh. We have some of the best doctors in Pittsburgh and I always look for them when in need for something that they need to find. We hit it spot on with this new doctor. We was finished at the doctors and I ask my husband can we shop at Target for some gluten free foods they have gluten free with no corn. I went in he parked and I went by myself I stopped a lady who worked there and even ask for drinking cups that won't spill at night. I got that and a kitchen product that you can get the juice from the lemons. My husband was right beside me by then and we went to the food. He said Di will you be okay while I get some things that I needs I said sure just keep your phone on. It was nice by the time he got back I was at the gluten free crackers. I had a cart full too and he was gone for a some time. I was getting beat he could see that too. He said do you need anything that I can get for you? I said I am b with all that I did I'll be find then I said I forgot lemons and he went and got two. He shops every Saturday with my daughter so he will by more at Costco's. I order my breads online because all the bread in out area have corn in them. Target has the kind I order and I bought two but it's cheaper for me online and I have more choices. I can get bigger slices of bread, raisin bread and hamburger buns. So my order is placed for my bread, We might go look at small freezers this weekend if I feel up to it. I can find may products on a few site and no corn at all on one site. So that's what's going on with me. I am walking in faith and always praying while I press forward known that the Holy Spirit is in me. I have nothing to worry abut only to keep getting stringer. I still have my times of pain or I get week then I move on.
Today was really nice my cousin who a christian too and has been since she was young. She always came to see me once a week but I got so ill I would not get out of bed. Today she took a chance because I sound good on the phone. She drove her husband to work shopped some then they had lunch. She called me after and I picked up the phone. She said your up and how would you like for me to come and visit. I said I have a few things that are not in place right now but my home is fine. I said I'll get the water on for your tea and if you would live some fruit I have a lot of it. She's a diabetic type 1 since we was small children. I had to eat my lunch she ate and she knows I have to. So I ate and then I have to drink lemon water after each meal. We talked about our grandma and her mom who's still living and I was always at their home. So I know I am my aunts favorite niece and she protects me from my sister's. lol Adelaide, my cousin who was here has my grandma and my mothers name. I love to always say the full name not Addie. I always say Adelaide she knows I love hearing the name. Well she ask if she could look at some pictures of my brother they was the same age. She said if you don't mind she said I've not seen him in many years and been wanting to see pictures of him, his daughter and three grandsons. I was happy to show her all that I had and his facebook page. When she saw the picture when he got really ill she could not tell t was him. Then I got to the good ones but you could tell he was very pale. So we did that then she had to pick her husband uo from work. We hug and held each other praying over one another. So it looks like she'll be coming again to see me once a week when she can. I might even take a chance and sleep at her home one night this summer. God, is really holding into me and bringing me through a lot of this. I am to stop worrying about medication. The doctor said you blood is good you BP went down and things are going well. Just an update on what God has been doing for me. Father, I love and thank you for always keeping me in our arms are at arms reach. Thank You!! <3 God, bless y'all and I love each and everyone of you. You all in my prayers daily. Night doctor said I have to be getting to sleep by 12:00 a.m. I have to jet. ***hugs&love***
Today's message was awesome! It got me to sit up, sign up & realize God loves me. Thank you.
I haven't been on in a while. I am struggling with my marriage. Can't leave. I can't afford to live on my own. I love my husband. We have been together for 22 years. He hurt his hand and had surgery and some screws came out and they need to redo it again. He can't work and he always has. It is taking a toll on him physically and mentally. I would like to be there for him. I'm always trying to help him but he tells me not to. He doesn't want me to do anything for him. In the next minute he is going why don't you ever help me you don't do anything for me. He blames me for everything. Everything. I don't even get in his truck anymore because if something happens to it it is somehow my fault. He can have a bad night sleeping, I must have done something. Then he tells me how much he loves me but within two hours, he can't stand me. I pray for Jesus to keep his light in me and fill me with joy but I cry so much. I just want my husband back. The nice guy. He is really good to his friends but he looks at me with such discuss. If I try to talk to him, he starts telling me everything I've done wrong. Like I said, I still love him probably always will but I don't think I can take much more and I'm at a loss as to what to do. Please, please pray for me and for Jesus to give me guidance and to quiet my mind so I can hear and for the strength to get through. Thank you. That k y'all all very much.
I am going to have a Dairy Queen ice cream cake with my kids to celebrate my birthday on Friday. Life is better than it was in the summer for me when my dad passed away. I have good friends here and good work. I started a term teaching job here at the college teaching Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access. I am feeling blessed for this easier work life I have right now. Much to be thankful for this year. Thank you for all the birthday wishes this week from everyone!
Blessed 2016 to all!! Health, Happiness, and Prosperity!!
"Steps of Faith prayer" (before I close as I have a long "offline" to-do list and visit with daughter and grandson since Christmas Eve (prolonged and unanticipated but enjoyed) is drawing near to a close, planned for Sunday: Loving Father in heaven, You are my stronghold--my shelter in the storm. Thank You for standing by my side and leading me through life's difficulties. I confess my propensity toward anxiety and ask You to help me trust You more. In Jesus' name, Amen
Thank you for the message today, it was just what God is helping me with. Getting out of my comfort zone and don't fear. God is always their.
Exactly what I am dealing with, get out of my comfort zone and serve God boldly! Thanks...
Thank you, Pastor Dion, for your daily words of inspiration. They give me a positive platform for me to start my day. You are truly a gifted story teller. Sounds like someone else we know. Thanks so much and blessings.
Thank you Jesus, the lover of my soul, my protector and my Savior forever.
lol Maybe I should read what the blogs link is about, etc. before I ask. I am thinking that I am not supposed to put my long story there?
Praise God! I missed you so much. Thank you for all your messages!
My blood pressure was 200 over 114 today. I took off of work yesterday because my blood pressure was high and I could not concentrate. I went to work anyway and drank water all day and now my blood pressure is 146 over 101. I feel a lot better now. I was so scared because I never seen my blood pressure that high. I am glad that it is going down now.
I want to thank all who helped by praying for me and my family. I'm seeing a doctor and getting the medicine I need and starting to feel a lot better and because of our healing father god and all your prayers. I'm feeling extra specially blessed. Amen
"America needs God more than God needs America. If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under." Ronald Reagan
P. Dion .. I guess you owe us two days of daily devotion !? ;) ;) just kidding !!! ... I'm glad y'all are safe and back on here !
I am really looking forward to this group. It is so refreshing to connect with other believer's in Jesus that are truly committed. God Bless you all and thank you for the welcome.
Been praying and asking "GOD when is Pastor Todd be back with the RHM ministry". And prayers answered
Grief is not an enemy or a sign of weakness. It is a sign of being human. Grief is the cost of loving someone.
May 24, 1994
I remember that day 21 years ago, like it was yesterday. I had been so nervous knowing all day that I was going out with "HIM" , Tall , good-looking , funny smart and yet he asked me out. Work could not get over fast enough, we were going to meet at the Shell House at 6pm, that would give me just enough time to leave work fight traffic ,shower and change, I had wanted to take the day off but could not because the previous week I had both mom and daddy in the hospital, thank God my sister came down from Atlanta to help me. I was so nervous. Just as I was getting ready to leave the house the phone rang it was "HIM" my heart stopped oh no was he canceling, had he changed his mind. My sister handed me the phone, I was so nervous, " Hello I said , he laughed which always calmed my fears, then he said " Treena I am so sorry to call this late but I had to work on Dafuskie , and that crazy Duke got us stuck on a sand bar, would it be okay if we meet at 7 instead, again I am so sorry. I laughed with such a sigh of relief, sure that would be fine, I said. Well the rest of the night as most all my friends and family knows is history, I was so nervous Randy carried the conversation , he could not believe a girl from the south had never had crab legs, so he give me my first lesson in how to open them and eat. I was so nervous he tried to show me how to pinch a shrimp out from its tail that mine flew across the room and hit a lady at the next table. we laughed so hard it was just like a scene out of a funny chick flick. We talked as if we had knew each other our whole life. When we finish our dinner we walk out and sit on the dock and talk until they had to ask us to leave they were closing, funny thing we both had to get up early the next day. As he walked me to my car and we said good night his face was embedded for ever in my brain. When I got home my sister of course was waiting up for me and she asked well how did it go. I walked right past her and said great , and the I said I am going to marry that man one day!!
One of the hardest truths we have to face about death, is how final it is, when someone is sick for a long time , it was 11 months and fourteen days for Randy which I now know is not that long, Every day after June 19,2007 when the doctor told me after his surgery "at best I give him12 month's , at best at best what does that mean... So every day for the next 11 months and fourteen day's you count them silently to your self, you try to live and make the best of every single day trying to stay strong positive, watching, never truly understanding when that night comes and you are laying with the love of your life, when that final breath comes. in that moment the truth is there are no rewinds , The event's you faced together or the season cannot be recreated and the important truth is as painful it is you have to embrace the reality and the acceptance is we can't have it back, no matter how hard you cry , scream their is nothing you can do to get it back, NOTHING no amount of money in this world can fix it or change it. You wake up every day and you do what is expected of you no matter how sad you are or how much it hurts, you have no choice. So I guess I said all this as I share this special day with you my friends and love one's . Do you have that love of your life, then one yes at times you get angry and mad at, that is only normal , but you can not take one single second for granted, because in a blink of an eye it's gone and I am living proof no matter what you do say , nothing and it has been one of the hardest truth I have ever faced in my life is " WE CANT HAVE IT BACK. So be thankful what you have together and do not worry what you don't cause what you have is all you need at this time. Randy use to always say this is not our anniversary because I always liked to celebrate this day! I would say Randy this is the day God brought us together May 24, 1994 was the best day of my life. So happy Anniversary in Heave MY LOVE , I miss you dearly. Love Treena
I need a spiritual advisor. I thank and praise God for the distress that I am in because I offer it for his glory. The distress has been going on for over 40 years now. I need a spiritual advisor. If there is anyone out there who can be my spiritual advisor, please call me in Ontario Canada at 905-827-4179. Jesus I love you and Jesus I trust you.
The last few weeks have been very difficult for me. My un-biological Sister (my best friend) of 31 years, passed away (unexpectedly) May 6th. My heart broke along with her 3 children and parents. I beg of you to please say a prayer for Tina, her family and myself. I know I'm not walking alone on this heartbreak, Jesus has got me!
Pastor Todd, Praise the Lord you are back. I have been posting your devotions since Dec, 2012. I have archived a number of them to cover when things like this happen and you are not able to post. I have received some much positive feedback from them, that I am just so encouraged to keep posting them. I am just the messenger. God Bless both you, and Sylvia. Bob from Mason, MI
I read your message every day, but the one today especially touched my heart. Thank you so much for providing this site, and sharing with us your wisdom and giving us guidance for our daily lives.
James "Buddy" Watts
Thank you pastor Pena and all my brothers and sisters in Christ at Refreshing Hope.
Amen......Help us to stay positive and clean !!!! In Jesus' name Amen!!!!
Goodmorning family,Another day,Another gift of life,thanks Father. Please help me Father,during this day to take nothing forgranted. In the Holy Name Of Jesus The Only Saviour I Pray. Remained Blessed.
It also helps if your church believes that healing is for all believers now! "Thy Will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." Matthew 6:10.
It also helps if the church teaches healing and conducts healing services!
The daily devotion was a real blessing for me, at just the right time, but not surprise there ! God bless you all at R.M.H.
I believe deep in my heart that God has placed us here for a reason, why you may ask the reason is to proclaim the good news, to our brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus don't ever let a day go by to thank Him for the penalty he paid for our sinful nature, can I get an Amen on this?
Waiting on God to place me precisely where he has always wanted me. even if it's jut a pawn to protect the king.. Jesus. Hoping he has more important and greater plans for me than I understand.
Thank you so much everybody for Praying for My Family
Pastor Todd's blog is so on point.
Amen and God bless you
Thank you to all that took time to tell me happy birthday. GOD has bless me to see 45 years and I'm very grateful for it. GOD Bless to all and HIS Grace and MERCY cover us continuously until HE calls us home!!!!!✝️✝️✝️
My GOD has given me CONFIRMATION to SEVERAL Revelations HE had given me. I am so OVERJOYED to hear from GOD, that HE hears my prayers. Pastor DION delivers CONFIRMATION from GOD to MANY MANY of my prayer petitions. Sometimes I am sooooo OVERJOYED THAT after reading Pastor Dion's email...I can;t help from BREAKING INTO TEARS OF JOY. GOD is SO AWESOME; I LOVE HIM.
JESUS CHRIST will ALWAYS BE my LORD and SAVIOR...HALLELUJAH!
Thank you God for our blessings. Please fix my daughter. Amen.
As some of you know: I will be traveling to Kentucky week after next to help at a missions. I talked to one of the ladies yesterday and she asked me to be praying for the bus that we are to be traveling in. It seems satan is trying to stop us from going out to help the people around the area. She asked that I pray for the people that are trying to fix the bus and that it will be good and safe for us. I am asking all of you to pray with me please. I am so excited about this trip. I may be going up there to work permanently if that is where God is leading me. This trip is for me to work and meet everyone so I can have discernment about my future. Thank you for your prayers. (L)
Perhaps I have just not been as aware then as I am now but I have seen more shooting stars in the last month than I have in my 40 years here on Earth. My husband has noticed this also. I'm wondering if any of you folks have witnessed the same? It brings me to: Revelation 6:13
and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.
I need prayer. I think I've been thinking the wrong way. I feel like everything is a mess, my life is a disaster and I'll never get stable again. I've tried everything humanly possible to stay afloat, to keep my lights on and to keep my home, and things have only gotten more hopeless. Maybe I'm NOT supposed to have my kids back. Maybe I SHOULD just abandon everything and go live in a homeless shelter. I have no idea if God really wants me to have them back and have a home. Maybe He doesn't, and I shouldn't fight His wishes for me. Who am I to fight against God's will?
Today's message was what I needed to lift me up. I have been going through a rough patch with trying to break into the teaching field after moving back to my hometown to take care of my mother. I left a tenured teaching position in NC. Just praying for the perfect teaching position to open up. Thank you for much needed encouragement, Pastor Dion!
Hello everyone so much has been happening to me. At one point it seemed like I lost my faith but you know what I woke up this morning feeling like nothing happen to me I was happy and I talk to God that lets me know my faith is here with me and no matter the struggle I can make it. :) Stay Blessed everyone :)
Amen . GOd is good. Thank you for the rain you sent..
O Pastor Todd.So sorry I have not been in touch.I have not been able to get anything on my IPad from you for a few days.Thought I had lost touch with you all together.Praise God for answered prayer,and it is so true.He will make a way.Bless you all for being there.Back on line tomorrow.Thanks.
Its good have God's blessings.. And better is being a blessing to others... Its good have God's blessings.. And better is being a blessing to others... :-)
I was so happy to see RHM in my email this morning! I couldn't help but notice how todays message applied to your situation having to rebuild the site...and, I believe it will be an even greater blessing to so many! AND the how our Lord blessed & refreshed you, even as you worked hard to get it up & running! I believe He had & still has His hand upon this ministry!! God bless!
This is my third attempt to thank Pastor Dion for the Mary/Martha devotional. I have spent most of my spiritual life being a Martha, crossing my "t's", dotting my "i's" and making sure every detail was done, honoring Him. I am a Mary Want-a-Be and fall short in this area, but find that when I sit at His feet, he redirects my busyness and sends me where HE wants me to be. Then He just takes charge over me and life is so much easier. Marthas and Marys are vital to every ministry, but I could not to the Martha ministry without having my alone time at His feet. My this has been a hard lesson to learn!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERY ONE, AND MAY GOD ALMIGHTY THROUGH HIS SON JESUS BLESS, PROTECT, HEAL, FORGIVE, LOVE, AND KEEP ALL OF YOU IN HIS MERCY & GRACE NOW AND ALWAYS! IN JESUS MIGHTY & POWERFUL NAME I PRAY. AMEN!
Thank you all For the birthday wishes. I truly live that you care for me that much! God bless you all.
I've been in a lonely isolated (by presence) lonely place from grief over my decline by health, lifestyle diminishing s but most my youngest Dtr who moved to FL late last year to marry a multiple murderer she became infatuated with. We know love ne'er speak because while I told her I love her no matter what-this does not require me accepting her choice.
She has lately changed to posting satanic & anti -Christian things on her Fakebook page because she is angry that her Christian mom, can't accep her living a multiple murder prisoner (currently sentenced to life) and feels if I was a real Christian I would forgive him. As I told her, that's not up to me, but Jesus. The man has expressed NO remorse for the murders, is pulling her into his dark path and Hayes me for my faith. I know the Lotd claimed her in 2o13 but now she's backsliding over the evil attitudes of this prisoner she's "engagedto@ who is currently facing life. I pray daily the Lord will restore her to his Light, but she will not speak to me. I appreciate your prayers & love. I'm just kind of distraught. Xox
Bless Wednesday ALL, it's been some time since I have visited the website. With computer problems from desktop and laptop, I'm glad to be back. Still have issues going on but God is in control and will all be solved in due season. Missed being here, have been getting the emails but not in the place to get on the site itself. May you all have a Bless and VICTORIOUS day in Jesus Name.
Good morning, RHM family! I pray that everyone of you is having the best and most wonderfully blessed day you've had thus far! I am thrilled to be back with you and look forward to making more friends here. May our Lord continue to bless and keep each one of you lifted and encouraged! In His precious and might name...AMEN! ( Since going back to school, my typing, not to mention, my spelling has really improved! LOL! Thank you, Jesus!)
I don't know what is going on in my life!! I'm trying to stay positive and trust God but it seems financial turmoil is all around me that can have the ability to cause more damage and it's popping up everywhere!! I have other personal health and family issues going on that I haven't even had the chance to focus on due to these financial issues. I'm so hurt right now y'all please pray for me!! Please!!
Something Has been brought to my attention this morning. I was listening to one of my many sermons i love watching. Well this sermon was on Todays culture. He went on about the election and how things are so very dark, and how we are supposed to be the light. I agree with all that. However he got to subject about planned parenthood. Stating how we must continue to pray, diligently . Do you realize now alot of states now don't consider 9 months up to the min of birth , that child has no right to live.This is horrific sisters and brothers. Then he also proceded to point out this one very minute detail. Do you realize all these abortions , do u realized they could end up aborting the one who can come up with the cure for cancer,. As he put it there was only one einstein, there was only one martin luther king. What if they had been aborted. Can you imagine where would the civil rights be now for the African american. That is if i have that right. Martin Luther fought for the civil rights of the african americans. Things are going wrong and down to the gutter real fast.
Just a portion of Martin Luther Kings speech:
But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We
refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of
this nation. And so, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand
the riches of freedom and the security of justice.
We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the
fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take
the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of
democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the
sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of
racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a
reality for all of God's children.
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the
moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until
there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an
end, but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now
be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual.
And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his
citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our
nation until the bright day of justice emerges.
But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the
warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our
rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our
thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must
our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative
protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic
heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community
must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as
evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up
with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound
to our freedom.
We cannot walk alone.
And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march
We cannot turn back.
There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights,
"When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is
the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as
long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of
the highways and the hotels of the cities. * We
cannot be satisfied as long as the negro's basic mobility is from a
smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as
our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their
dignity by signs stating: "For Whites Only." *
We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in
Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote.
No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until "justice rolls down like
waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream." ¹
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great
trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And
some of you
have come from areas where your quest -- quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of
persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of
creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.
Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia,
go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing
that somehow this situation can and will be changed.
Let us not wallow in the valley of
despair, I say to you today, my friends.
And so even though we face the difficulties of
today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out
the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of
former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the
table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state
sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be
transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a
nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day,
d o wn in Alabama, with its
vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of
"interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black
girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every
hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and
the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh
shall see it together." 2
This is our hope, and
this is the faith that I go back to the South
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of
hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation
into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work
together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for
freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
And this will be the day
-- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to
sing with new meaning:
My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.
But not only that:
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens,
and when we allow freedom ring,
when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city,
we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and
white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and
sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! 3
Thank you Tamara. I appreciate that. How does the group work or where do I receive the information? Love and prayers to you as well.
I am a new member to this website, but have been receiving devotionals from Dion for a year or so!! I am anxious to check out this site, so "Hello" everyone and God Bless!!!
Marty Anecita Rowe
1 John 4:19
19 We love because he first loved us.
One of my biggest cheerleaders was my Ma. She encouraged me when I felt challenged by life. She didn't discour age me when I was already discouraged by other's actions and words but rather offered an intent ear with positive feedback. My mother has since passed into God's eternal hands but never the less her lesson as a parent has clung to my memory and has given me silent reenforcement when I have needed it most. I can confidently state that my mother was enabled by her belief in God and his love for her. When I spoke my mom always focused on what I had to say even if she was into something else. God is so like that we may think he is not listening to our thoughts and words but yet everything is according to his plan for our lives. Happy Wednesday..
I thank God I found this ministry! You all are wonderful people and God bless you all!
Calling all parents/grandparents ...What is a favorite family menu for those busy school nights? Share some of your favorites and let's swap ideas so we can make flavorful and tasty dishes even when we don't have a lot of time :)
Come join us in WHAT'S FOR DINNER...We look forward to hearing from you!!
I have a couple questions about the basic fundamentals of Christianity. 1) what is faith and how do people have it especially in something they can't see, hear or interact with?
2)How can we place all of ourselves, our entire beings into the hands of something we know very little to nothing about? How do we trust in the Lord to guide us or even know we're heading in the right direction?
(Because I think it's important to go over these things from time to time. And for new arrivals to RHM and perhaps to those who are struggling with these questions in their lives.)
Thanking God for a very blessed weekend.Celebrated my sons Fabian's 25th Birthday.
It turned out very nice for a small family gathering with a some loving friends.
Very grateful and thankful for all my family and friends that showed my son so much love <3.
I have never fasted before and I would like to ask for some knowledge on it?
This might be a dumb question, but I want to be closer to God and have all the knowledge that I can possibly get.
Good word pastor , as a man thinketh in his heart so is he,what help me was when ever I would have I say Jesus Jesus Jesus over and over again this began a rewinding in mind and spirit in the book of Romans it says be not confirmed by things of this world but be yee transform by the renewing of your mind .he is in us and we are in him our thoughts allow the father to inter in so we must study God's word and concentrate our self in the father.
I have always loved my facebook and have found use for it to keep in touch with people from church and be upbuilt by the reading material, etc, but this RHM profile and friend thing is something I have been looking for and I have been reading Pastor Dion's word each morn for years or before the split, but I wish I signed up sooner and checked out all the benefits from being part of the community. I even got my husband to sign up. Even reading the bible study, keeping me more accountable. Thank you for all the welcoming and warm people who truly love. I am so excited to be here. God is so good even in our storms.
Shelli Parr Nichols
Thank you very much!! I have been reading the daily devos for a year and never realized there was more here. Really looking forward to connecting with my fellow brothers & sisters in Christ. We need eachother
Happy Memorial Day Weekend to Everyone ! <3
Needing lots of prayer..... am fighting depression big time today
Thank you Susan, Lissy, Dion & Silvia. I look forward to the journey in getting to build new relationships. :)
Please Lord Jesus Christ heal my marriage please don't let divorce happen in your eyes, God please I'm begging and struggling to believe. It's such a burden to walk without hating myself and it's such a struggle everyday and I feel so alone in this! Please pray for me I beg you
I've been away for a long time and have really missed this ministry. All messages have been inspirational and have helped. I'll keep you all in my prayers and please do the same for me. It's been a particularly rough year for us this year and I know we all have had our fair share of rough times. May we all find comfort and peace. ~ Terry
Laura B. Martinez
Good morning everyone. I have been away for awhile, but I am back!!!!! I have been reading Pastor Todd's blog postings every morning and it seems like he is talking personally to me. Wishing everyone a great day and May God bless you today and always.
My mom has had a real hard night.. struggling all day and the pain is real... please pray.. pray my father's strength too.. for peace in the home.. in the room and favor in her body... she us struggling right now...
Does anyone know of a place my children and I could send Christmas cards or packages to soldiers? It may be a little late but I would love to send encouragement and a care package when my funds allow. Thank u and God bless
Hi all! I was messaging with Linda a bit yesterday evening and we talked about doing a bit brainstorming on how we can better serve this group. Linda has been so amazing at creating and leading this group, but is only one person and has burdens of her own...
Psalm 34:17-18: When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
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The Chat Room will be available for members to gather to discuss how things are going in their recovery process. Keep going and never give up!
The topic will be Helpless to Helpful. Using scripture Psalm 10:17,18.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
Please join in the weekly FAAD Chat this week to receive a blessing in each of our life's journey.
"Sing to the Lord with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp." Psalm 147: 7
Please join in our weekly chat to receive a blessing in sharing our trials & tribulations as well as our rejoicing in our joyous victories!
"...I pray, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ" Ephesians 3: 17-18
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"For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants. For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atone... more"For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants. For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted." Hebrews 2: 16-18
Matt Redman - Ten Thousand Reasons (10,000 Reasons) (Bless the Lord), New Album - 10,000 reasons, Year: 2011
Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name
The sun comes up...
I use Rescue Remedies they're on www.vitacost.com and I use the Bach Flower Remedies. My doctor really likes them and they can't hurt you at all. I like White Chestnut and Olive in my water and I sip on it. It helps stay calm and also keeps your mind... more I use Rescue Remedies they're on www.vitacost.com and I use the Bach Flower Remedies. My doctor really likes them and they can't hurt you at all. I like White Chestnut and Olive in my water and I sip on it. It helps stay calm and also keeps your mind from racing. Leslie, told me about these years ago I bought and never used. I was having a bad attack and I called my new doctor who does all natural products. He said use your flowers liquid just drop it under your tongue as much as you need. It stopped it in seconds he didn't sell me any when I was there. I told him I didn't get any from you but I have it here from two years ago. I never opened them and he ask did I read on each one I bought did it go with my feelings when I get an attack. I said yes and I have many. He said in water you can mix from 7 to 9 different ones. I only used those two and I have everyday. I notice that I would forget my medication too. I told him he said don't forget you can have a seizure I said I know that. I said I didn't mean to and one of my medication are for anxiety and seizures. He said lets get you well 100% and then we will start the weaning process slowly again. He said your withdraw was so bad because of your health. He didn't even know how I got that far. Then I looked at him and said you know how your a man of God. He said Diane, I am and I was not even thinking I was worried about you and didn't want you to have those bad feelings again. When you start to drop I want you to be okay. He said you'll feel a little maybe but we are going to do like you did before low and slow. I am fine with that. I have my Bach Flower Liquids. lol They really work for any of you that need something to help you. My one doctor who was writing for the scrips never wanted me to use the Flower Remedies. I know why now it works. This doctor told me a baby can use it and it would not hurt the child. I have pellets too and you only use 3 days and you place 3 to 5 under your tongue. I didn't know is what's getting me to go back out and feel okay with it. I love this my new doctor is good. He's a man of God and I felt his workers too are believers. So a little tip Diane, has back up that's helping me threw all this until my illnesses are under control. I even had a pallet that I use the heals old injuries. Some of my products are in scrip the flowers in the bible.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_plants_in_the_Bible I use oils too and I like them but I like what is helping. I had no vitaminsor minerals left in my body at all zip/zero. If I went on like that I would have passed and I was starting to feel something was going to happen. Then God got me looking for help again on the computer with all my symptoms and that's what lead me to my new doctor. Amen and Amen. <3 Here is the site with the Back Flower the first thing you'll see is a book if you do this buy that book. I have a doctor who I call and his worker help me I might buy that book just to have as I age. lol https://www.vitacost.com/productresults.aspx?ta=bach&Ntt=bach+flower+remedies
I love the White Chestnut and Olive. I have the Star of Bethlehem. I never used it but it's good to have. This one is for shock if you lose a loved one are something bad really happens. I bought it to keep they last for ever. Mine I had for years and was still dated 2019. He said they don't go bad and I would keep them anyways. I have 9 all together and I have the different pellets from another company. So this is what has been helping me my second visit when he saw some change he told me what the pellets I used for only three days did. It reset my clock my brain and takes away all the bad thinking. It worked well. Now he told me that I know when I am starting to feel crappy he said use them if you need to. I did right before Easter Sunday. I used on Friday and I made it to my daughters. I thank Father God, and give him all the glory and praise that I am blessed to find this doctor. Amen and Amen. <3 If anyone has a question ask me and I'll tell you what I know.. I Love Y'all. <3 ***hugs*** Remember to always tell your doctor let your doctor know what your doing. If you have to copy and paste pages to show him what it's for and what it does. <3 less
"Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve
aside and said to them, "We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of
Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the
law. They will condemn him to d... more"Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve
aside and said to them, "We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of
Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the
law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the
Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he
will be raised to life!" Matthew 20: 17-19
As today marks the anniversary of the walk Jesus took to save us all.
Let us all be humble and give thanks to our loving Lord and Savior for
the suffering he endured. In his suffering, he gave us Victory for in
three days we will celebrate our risen Lord!
Hello my family! How are y'all doing? I am doing fabulously! Things are developing in my life that are beyond my dreams. My dreams and wishes are being me today by staying clean and sober and with the progress I have made with my mental health issues... moreHello my family! How are y'all doing? I am doing fabulously! Things are developing in my life that are beyond my dreams. My dreams and wishes are being me today by staying clean and sober and with the progress I have made with my mental health issues. I have discovered workable tools here and in other places that have made that possible. I am doing volunteer work at our local hospital, our local jail and my goal to retun to school to gain my Masters degree. School starts 5/8 if all goes well. My anxiety at getting everything done yesterday is rearing it's head and by talking and praying that hasn't run wild......yet! Depression has taken a vacation and hopefully it has found a new home to hang out in. Hopefully that isn't a fairy dream! I have taken action to stave off my anxiety and depression just for today. I can't predict what's gonnna happen tomorrow, it isn't here yet! I am living in the solution and am quite happy, blessed with the results. May y'all be blessed also! Love, hugs and kisses~ less
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When during the times God has you in his waiting place or doing his work, sometimes I know it seems he is silent but he does have a plan. I truly loved this song at this specific time in my own life.. I hope it inspires you as it does me.
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Uuuuugh!!! ANXIETY! Last night I had panic attack after panic attack wave over me & it was relentless!! After about an hour of me trying to control this on my own, I gave up & gave it to God. I cried out to Him like a hungry infant! It was gettin... moreUuuuugh!!! ANXIETY! Last night I had panic attack after panic attack wave over me & it was relentless!! After about an hour of me trying to control this on my own, I gave up & gave it to God. I cried out to Him like a hungry infant! It was getting late in the evening & I decided that I couldn't take anymore of this so, I went to bed & cried. I felt SO alone, until I started really giving it to God. I started practicing the relaxation techniques I learned from 1 of Diane's posts & I combined that with prayer & before I knew it, I was fast asleep & it is so true, "Joy comes in the morning"!!! God bless everyone & thanks for listening (((hugs))) less