Our Faith In 'Faith Reaper'

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"Dear Father almighty, give us the wisdom to write a hub that will touch so many souls."-- Joseph De Cross.



This Hub is dedicated to Faith Reaper a Hub friend whom we met 3 months ago. At first we were attracted by her poetry and then captivated by her particular signature, 'In His Love.'

What really got us closer to her?... and why we worried about Faith like a sister in Christ? We think, and we believe, that there are hidden celestial plans deep in our hearts; we are just making a big difference in our writing community by becoming closer and closer to each one. We support our fellow writers on ways that sometimes we don't even mention. We have a great legion of mothers and daughters from every walk of life that sign in every day, just to get in contact with the world... and with his/ her humanity, by sharing knowledge and diversity. 

Does Prayer really work?

We know first hand that it really works. Cerebral studies have concluded that a miracle really happens inside our gray matter. Some specialists concluded that.. anxiety, stress, depression, schizophrenia, and even epilepsy bouts can be diminished by just praying... So if some fellow Hubbers have been praying for us, we were receiving blessing without even asking for them. How valuable is that? Can you imagine Debbie Brooks, next to Gypsy Rose Lee and being joined by beloved Faith reaper and Dave Mathew?

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Mathew 18:20

A view of Paradise on Faith's front Porch
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What has been happening to Faith Reaper lately?

She wrote her last hub on May 27th and we were thinking, that was already a month and counting. She would come back to pay visit and comment on her hubs. What was going on? Let's hear from her... in her own words:

"Hi sweet lord de cross, I have been taking a break from hubbing, obviously. After my surgery, which went well and I was doing great, but then after about the fourth week, one Sunday it was very painful for me to take deep breaths and I had sharp stabbing pains in my left ribs.

I thought I had a pinched nerve, but I went to the ER and they did a CT Scan and found very large blood clots in both my lungs. They were worse in my left lung. So, I had to give myself shots in my stomach of blood thinner and take blood thinner by mouth too. I just started back to work this week.

So (taking a deep breath) , since I am still here, I know the Lord has plans for me and I may not have a tomorrow (just as everyone else), so I need to get back to glorifying Him while I am still here, as I have plenty of "boasting in the Lord" stories to tell yet.

The blood clots should absord into my body in several weeks or a couple of months. They are deadly and could move to my brain and I could have a stroke or worse, but whatever the Lord has planned for me is just fine with me; either way it is a win-win for me. I will try to get back to hubbing. I have missed everyone and love you all!! In His Love, Faith Reaper."

Faith's Grand daughter Lily sitting on top of the table in her pink Bumbo seat
Faith's Grand daughter Lily sitting on top of the table in her pink Bumbo seat | Source

Not that we are preachy enough to kneel down and pray for our lives to the one above, but Faith Reaper is already a cancer survivor and... has shown so much strength against adversity. Let's hear about her Faith and her convictions and priorities in life:

"I have faced many trials and tribulations (kissing her daughter and son) in my lifetime, as we all do, but what I desire to do most is glorify Him and not myself. For the most part, I am a non-fiction writer. Last year, the Lord healed me of breast cancer, plain and simple, no doubt (see "Perfect Love Casts Out Fear"). One problem I have is that... I have to drive an hour to and from work daily, and so I must find the time to write. I am looking forward to much feedback.

(While playing with her 2 grandkids) I love serving and worshiping the Lord. I once witnessed a miracle of the Lord while serving in a women's prison ministry (see "The Least of These"). I also saw the face of Jesus while serving the Lord in a personal ministry to the homeless or downtrodden ...(tears)"

5:36 A.M.
5:36 A.M. | Source

When she woke up every morning at 5:36 for 3 weeks

Trying to challenge our 'Saint Thomas' kind of attitude, Faith wrote a powerful piece. We love numbers and we are very pragmatic. But she told us in her hub (The sweetest five little words in red) about how the Lord woke her up at 5:36 every morning for three weeks....One morning she opened her Bible and it fell open to Mark 5:36 - "Don't be afraid, just believe."

On a trillion times there is no way that Mark 5:36 could be opened at once on that paragraph. Faith, Science(statistics) and love can only lead us to a powerful person... who could've be guiding our writing as well...scary enough..!

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So, how is Faith doing today?

"Have return to work slowly, and I want to thank my followers for their concerns! I am doing well now. The blood clots are still in my lungs, but the blood thinner helps to prevent them from getting worse or more... from forming. It will take several weeks or a couple of months for my body to absorb them. God bless. In His Love Faith Reaper."

If you fellow reader, and Hubber friend believe in prayer, we ask you to pray for Faith right now. Just to let you know... from the beginning of the hub, we asked for guidance from above, and we think we were heard; the final words were a plea: The plea from a soul like yours. If you were touched by Faith's Story, then we need to join forces, altogether with those guardian Angels that are just next to us. We ask you to pray and touch every one of each other through a celestial linking from above. Thanks so much and God Bless!

'And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”--Matthew 21:22



And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”--Mark 9:29



"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."--Mark 11:24


"Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it..!"--John 14:13-14



Update as of July 3rd 2012

Seems that our prayers have been heard! Here is a direct E-mail from Faith Reaper:

"Thank you sweet Joseph (lord de cross). You are precious. I know the blood clots are no longer there, as He has heard all the prayers and answered. I will ask my doctor when I can have another CT Scan to see. I know suffering is the pathway to glory, as you and everyone else here on hubpages have glorified Him by your LOVE, for without love - nothing. I love you all. Life begins today. Amazing Grace how sweet the sound!!!

In His Love, Faith Reaper"


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida

Thank you for bringing this to our attention..I do not know of Faith Reaper, but I applaud her strength dealing with this disease...I am familiar with the Oncology/Chemo that treats this disease...My prayers are with her...may she overcome.....


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Will keep Faith in my prayers. She is a wonderful person with a lot of faith. I am sure that God is with her and will see her through this. Thanks for making us aware of this. God bless.


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Very touching! Glad she is doing better, hope she recovers completely....... We need you back Faith!

Thanks JDC for bringing it to our attention. Voting up, and sharing.....


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anupma 4 years ago from India

May God give her a long and healthy life. It is really very touching, but she is really very brave and I am sure her bravery and faith on God will give her a lot strength to beat all these. We are with her.

May God cure her as soon as possible.

And You are too nice to share her problem with us and try to collect as much blessings for her.

May God bless you too.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

The LORD clearly brought me here for a reason...

Faith, I was meant to read your story, become stengthened by your inner faith and spirit so that I can keep my perspective always. You are a beautiful woman who lives every day in celebration and you have your priorities in clear working order.

LORD, you know of my my sister and her band of 65 beautiful women of the IHM order. I will begin praying immediately, as will Sister Carol and her clan. You are so right about the power of prayer... I know the miracles they can indeed produce.

We are a community filled with support and faith... as such, Faith, we need to keep you around...especially since I want to get to know you better.

May you both have a peaceful day. Hugs, Maria


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Oh my Dear Lord in heaven...i pray with all my heart hear my prayer your servant Faith Reaper is sick and hurting....YOU are our great physican YOU are our amazing LORD GOD!...i ask you in JESUS precious name to heal my sister in Christ...Amen....


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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

I am so glad I came across this, thank you. I know it is not God's will for Faith to not be here as a witness. So on that may we all pray in faith knowing God wants what is good. We will all be waiting on you Faith, with God all things are possible, may your name hold you strong.


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Voronwe 4 years ago

My prayers are with our beloved Faith Reaper as well! Hope she recovers in full and swifty. Lord de cross, this is an amazing hub. Thank you and my best wishes to you both.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

I've missed Faith here on HP, I knew she was in hospital but had returned home, I thought all was well, so sorry to hear she was so very ill, but it's good to know she is now doing well.

Looking forward to seeing her lovely face back here soon.

Lots of love Faith and get well soon.


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Angelme566 4 years ago

I have been looking and missing for Faith , yes , i remember she wrote a hub telling that she will be going for medical procedure ..

My prayers are always for here especially that she'e the very first to comfort me with her words when am down. Faith and Voron are like a sister to me in HP , they always gives me wings to help me fly.

Please get well soon Faith , prayers can move mountains , i know you got an abundant faith to God because your name alone tells it so.

Voron, thank also for updating us about Faith , i can tell you are a friend worth keeping for and i thank God for meeting you here.

Faith , i will wait for your comeback.. God bless you always.

Vorn , this is such a saintely gesture , i admired you somuch having a deep love and concern to a friend !

Voted all except and shared !


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

A lovely tribute to an equally lovely human being. Well done Lord and I'm sending my prayers to Faith.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

KjForce,

Friends are gathering in here to show how much power we have. Our community can make wonders and miracles... the word has been written over that 1 a.m. and we think we were inspired by the big Guy up there. Hope Faith reaper gets healed completely and come back to us... to witness and share her experiences with the Lord. Thanks for commenting!


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

May God be with you Faith Reaper... Sending healing prayers your way... Thanks for writing this Hub Lord.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

You are a dear friend to write this Hub and ask for prayers for Faith Reaper. I just read her profile, and I do admire her for all she has done and continues to do. I will certainly join in with prayers for her. I do believe in the power of prayer.

I'ts no wonder why everyone loves you so. You are so thoughtful and caring. I will share this so my followers will know about her.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I do believe in prayer and my prayers are with Faith, may God show mercy and the blood clots will disintegrate. We are a community of believers. Your hub is beautiful. Thank you for sharing


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Prayers for Faith.


oceansider 4 years ago

It's wonderful that you've written this hub....After I had read Faith Reapers hub on "the sweetest little five words in red", I commented on her hub, and when she replied back to me, I felt sad because she told me about the blood clots in her lungs. So, I've been praying for complete healing! God can do anything! May His perfect will be done!

Helen


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Lathing, We are praying for Faith, and total recovery thanks!

@Anupma, thanks for stopping by. We want to send the message to Faith and Hopefully this will infuse a positive state of mind along with prayer. much appreciated.

@Maria Jordan, those 65 beautiful women of the IHM order are needed. You are such a loyal sister in Christ. Hope things gets better for Faith.

@Debbie Brooks, what a wonderful praying! You are certainly a true child of God. Glad to be your friend! Blessings!

@Polly, We want to thank you for dropping by. Faith will catch up with us, and cannot imagine the joy in her heart after reeading such wonderful comments and solidarity! THANKS!

@Voronwe, You have shown how much you care about our Faith Reaper, hopefully she will be around us soon! Thanks UK!

@ Tobusinness, Thanks for your words toward our faith. We knew she was loved by us and we can feel better after writing this hub in her name Thanks!

@Angelme566, you are a wonderful friend to Faith. She will be back soon. We believe in the power of praying and thanks for beleiving in her. Your words are touching and we thank you for stopping by!

@Billybuc,

We know of your big heart and concern about our community. Thanks for joining us in this wave of totalness and true faith. Have a good one Billy!

@Anamika S, A pleasure! Thanks for your best wishes. Actually this is a global prayer and God will always listen! Thanks!

@ Mary615, We got our call and we accepted the challenge to write this hub. Faith needed us, and we had the mind and the tools to write. God bless you! And thanks for joining that powerful praying request site on FB.

@Always exploring, this hub is a product of our beliefs and knowledge instilled in us by our maker. Glad to see you around! Thanks!

@Moonlike, you said it so right!: prays for Faith. Thanks for joining us!

@OceanSider, we have won the battle already by taking the plunge of Faith. Some might disagree, but is a life that is at stake. The Lord has mercy and he knows what we want deep in our hearts. Thanks for your support along the myriad of souls that connected with us.


oceansider 4 years ago

Thank you for the update on Faith Reaper. I am so happy to hear that the blood clots have been healed...Praise Jesus Christ our Lord!


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Dearest Most Precious One Joseph (lord de cross), this is the most beautiful outpouring of love shown here in this hub from familiar faces to new friends. Words cannot express how much I appreciate the prayers, emails and concern. I love you all so very much. You are all very dear to me. Although I have not had another CT Scan yet to tell whether the blood clots are no longer in both lungs, I just know they are healed, as He has heard all the prayers. I am blessed to know such loving souls via Hub Pages and I pray and thank my God for you all. Keep on shining His light for His glory, as that is what all of you have done here----LOVE

In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Faith Reaper,

There are no words...sometimes we feel short of words to express the feelings that connection between so many that even though haven't met each other, we feel in our heart the same love for our fellow man. We did write this page with the solely purpose to ask our Maker to intercede and stop nature from inflicting its raviging and unpredictable harming effect toward our Faith. This community has shown once more, how wonderful and caring can be when its needed . The rewards are in heaven..and we know that the 'big Boss' loves praying from his Children. Thanks Faith for bringing us together.

LDC


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What a touching hub. 5:36 does indeed have significance on many levels. I wish her so much health and healing and send hugs to you too Lord for the wonderful work on this hub.


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Dear Faith, Thank you for courageously sharing your story. I hope that God will restore you and renews your strength. Christy, thank you for sharing this story as well. I had never interacted with this writer before.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Christy Writes, The power of praying has been put to the latest test and we are seeing results, ther is no other way!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Lovedoctor926,

Thanks for commenting on our tribute to Faith Reaper. Glad to see stopping by. Faiths last hub come with loves of answers and love in the name of our Maker. Much appreciated!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

Hello Faith!!!my prayer goes out for you...keep the Faith burning...

thank you mighty lord for creating this wonderful hub...i for one believe in God's immense power...all Honor is for Him...


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Dearest Christy, lovedoctor and raciniwa - it was our sweet lord de cross who wrote this hub to request prayer for me and the blot clots, which I feel the Lord has already healed. I have to wait until my next CT Scan to be sure they are gone, but I just know they are, as prayers were going up all around, and I am still here, so I know He has a plan for my life and He is not done with me here on the planet. God bless you all. Hub Pages is a community of love. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks Raciniwa and Faith Reaper. Prayer and miracles go hand in hand. We will keep you in our prayers Faith, we believe and we have trust!


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

The videos added are very beautiful and touching.

In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Faith Reaper, the songs were selected accordingly. I can see your health is much better and, well we thank God for your fully recovery. Prayer did play a big role, added to the joy of your grandson's birth. So all was already planned without being warned. Thanks for being with us.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Lord De Cross,

That first video, "God Will Make A Way, " it is so strange that I have been the one at my church to change the church sign out, but I had left the same message on it for weeks and weeks, just did not get to it, but it was good for the sermon series. So, my good friend changed it out just last Sunday, and guess what it says, "God Will Make A Way!" Can you believe it. So, when I saw this new addtion of the first video, I was just stunned of the coincidene of it. He really does work in mysterious ways!

I will know in February as to whether or not the blood clots have absorbed into my body, as that will be the next time I can have a CT Scan.

I am at home today, so able to comment a little during the day.

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

I am sure Faith will be the first to say all our faith should be in Christ Jesus. I was so happy the first I saw Faith here at hubpages and we need many more like her here, although I feel as you apparently do she is a rare jewel twinkling through our hubs.

Sharing.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Faith again, we all hope your system will absorb the blood cloths. Spend the holidays with your beloved ones and have the best fun with your grandkids. We know you will be fine dear friend.

Jackie Lynnley, Hi back again. We agree with you completely, Faith is a vivid example of true Christianity. Even though she went through so many tribulations, she is still among us to praise the Lord and is shown through her wonderful hubs. Thanks for checking on this hub Jackie!


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

I stumbled upon this beautiful hub tonight and am so moved by it's message. I joined hubpages after Faith had been through this struggle so I had no idea until now of her difficulties. She has been a blessing to me, always supporting and encouraging me. Your genuine plea on her behalf has touched me. What a friend you have been to Faith and through your love and prayers, she has obviously been blessed. By God's grace.

Blessings to you for lifting Faith up and for showing the rest of us what it means to be a friend and a Christian.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Linda, glad to see you. The value of the hub is not in the words, but in the uplifting purpose. Thanks for those wonderful thoughts. Faith might busy with her wonderful grand kids, and that's an awesome experience indeed. Much appreciated for your visit!


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Hi Jackie,

Yes, it is our faith in Christ that we put our faith in no doubt. Thank you so much for the lovely words here dear one. I am so glad I met you via HP too. It just would not be the same here without you and your excellent poetry.

Joseph has a big heart no doubt!

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Hi Joseph,

I just went today to have my PT & INR levels checked, and they are perfect at 2.8!!! As I stated before, I believe there are no blood clots now in my lungs, but I will not know for sure until February when I can have another CT Scan. It was good to find out today there is no radiation associated with having a CT Scan done (duh, on my part), they just insert dye into your body, so the clots will show up, if there are any still.

God bless you for your kind heart. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Hi Linda,

You have been a wonderful new friend and encourager to me as well, and I am so glad I met you through Bill.

In may, I was away for six weeks or so after surgery and then the blood clots were found, and I did not even read, comment or write anything during that time, and then the private emails started coming in asking where I was and how I was doing, and then Joseph (Lord De Cross) just happened to pop in on one of my old hubs, "A View From My Front Porch," and inquired as to where I was, so I told him. I had about over several hundred emails from HP from the general emails we receive when hubs are published at that time, and from being out for such a long time, there was no way for me to catch up on reading them, and I knew I missed out on a lot of great writing during that time. I did not know of the "vacation" setting at the time.

I had no clue until after I had gone back to work and started getting back on HP, and somehow, as you did, stumbled upon this lovely hub! It just brought tears to my eyes to see the outpouring of love and prayers during that time I was away, and all the while I was clueless that this hub was even published when it was published. So, of course, once I discovered it, I had to follow up on commenting and published a thank you hub in response.

Hub Pages is no doubt a community of love, caring people and very gifted writers, to say the very least.

Blessings to you always. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Faith, Thanks! and supreme thanks for coming by. Your words say so much, and we hope to see you healed completely. Prayer does miracles. We need to be shock sometimes by unexpected life events. There is a reason for everything; and you being in here make us think again what's the hidden purpose of our existence on earth. Thanks my friend!


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epigramman 4 years ago

....such a nice lady ....such a terrific writer - she definitely (like you Sir Lord) puts my 'faith' back into humanity.

lake erie time 7:15am sunday morning


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Hi Dearest Epi,

What a lovely comment coming from a really terrific writer and person.

8:56 southern USA time.

In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Epi isn't that something? Technology is bringing humanity together, and we take advantage of our writing platform. Faith is close to be an angel of a woman. She cares about people, and her comments are full of love for her fellow man. Thanks for stopping by dear Colin.


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epigramman 4 years ago

.....well then Sir Joseph ...you must be Faith's male counterpart.

Is this big storm/hurricane coming your way? It is scheduled to touch

down here Monday into Tuesday.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Yeah Epi is heading this way. The sky is already dark and gloomy, and people are already doing their last minute shopping. Will write a hub-journal later on. Thanks for asking. Hope you guys don't get too much of a sandy!


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epigramman 4 years ago

...and of course the same to you dear friend and your neighbors as well - will look forward to reading that journal though.

I live literally about 150 feet away from lake erie with a beach and a lakeshore road inbetween my property line but the water level is very low this fall and far back so I don't imagine the water coming up over the road - but from my vantage point Lake Erie looks like an ocean from here and it can be scary at times - especially with the high winds.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Dearest Epi and Joseph and all to be affected by this very dangerous storm,

This is a very serious and dangerous storm, as you all know. The Associated Press just a little while ago states, "If you do not evacuate, you are not only endangering your life, you are also endangering the lives of the first responders who are going in to rescue you." Hurricane Sandy is to meet a winter storm and cold front, and experts say the rare hybrid storm will cause havoc over 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes . . . In a situation like this, you don't want to be overly panicked but you do need to be prudent." I am claiming all of His promises in Psalm 91 and have been praying Psalm 91 for protection over all here and all in this rare storm's path. Mary (tillsontitan) is in NYC and they are shutting down all mass transit systems. I am making a plea to all those who are in the area that are being evacuated to please evacuate dear one. God bless you all. Love you all and He does too. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Stay safe Epi, and thanks for being such a wonderful friend. Your soul and spirit are part of your mum's legacy.

Faith, the worse is yet to come. So far is a rainy morning but we will see. Take care!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I have read this before and I so enjoy reading it again.. Faith is doing great.. and she tells everyone it is because of Our Lord God who she knows personally.. She is an awesome example for Love that loves.. Joseph you as always did a wonderful write here.. fort a great lady of Christ

Debbie


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I hope you are doing well Faith Reaper---Thank you Joseph and Debbie!


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Thank you my Dearest friend Debbie,

You are such a lovely woman of God, and I am so blessed to know you via HP. I am so glad to see you, and we surely miss you here, but we know you will be back soon.

Debbie, please pray for all concerned in this terrible storm and for Joseph, as NJ has no power right now, and they are being pounded this very minute.

God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Thanks Audrey.

I am doing very well. Praise Him! To God be the glory! I will know in February after the CT Scan whether the clots are gone.

In His Love, Faith Reaper


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

What a lovely tribute to a lovely woman! And to think I almost missed this hub completely.

Lord, I came to your corner because I miss you online. I was hoping to find a fresh hub of yours to read. Now I have to leave somewhat disheartened, knowing that you are not online but hopefully up and about in your woods.

Fortunately I can take this beautiful hub with me to cherish in my thoughts about one of my favorite online brothers - you!

Faith Reaper is a woman emitting God's love as far as she goes. She is not a hypocrite, not a judge eager to reject and condemn everybody not believing just the way she does; she is a true and honest representative of God and His Love.

May God bless both of you with his Love.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Hi Dearest Martie,

What lovely words dear one! I am so humbled to say the least.

You are a very special too dear one to all, and have blessed so many here, especially at HP.

HUGS AND LOVE your way to South Africa.

Joseph is a sweetheart no doubt to think of others always. I am concerned, as are his other HP friends that we have not heard from him in about two weeks or so since the storm hit NJ. He did send an email saying he was safe the day after the storm, but then his power went back off again. We will just trust that he is okay and able to respond when he is able.

In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Deborah Brooks, thanks for leaving such a heartfelt response! You always so considerate with your friends!

AudreyHowitt, thanks for stopping by. Faith is a true lady for the Lord. Thanks for your feedback

Faith, we pray for your mom, and hopefully she is doing much better. Shocked to know that your dear mom is sick. God bless her heart!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

MartieCoetser, was away for 10 days and sorry for not coming back soon. Still trying to catch up with comments and responses. You are a unique representative of that side of the world. Women did change the world and are needed for the nig changes coming our way. Thanks for being a friend to me and to Faith!


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

Hi I am just reading this article about Faith. I have corresponded with her often since the time of this occurrence. The most recent thing I have read is that her Mother was not doing well. So I send along prayers and angels to her each day.

I know of the blood clots..and the shots. My daughter takes shots daily (has for 3 years) due to massive clotting in her lungs and legs as a result of cancer. So understand what she went through. As for prayer, I know for certain prayer works: my grandson who has cancer and has relapsed and my daughter both of whom are terminal are here because we pray them here each day.

Faith is a blessing to each of us. My prayers go out to her and to her family and to to you Lord. What a lovely honor to a special person. ps


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Hi my dearest friend pstraubie,

Thank you so much dear one for your words that have touched my heart to its core. You are a very special person to me too. I am blessed to know you via hubpages.

I am so behind on commenting and found that over 700 emails have been going into my "junk" mail, much to my horror while I was unable to make comments for a couple of days, as my sweet and precious mother has been very ill and we were even told Monday night that she was not going to live for more than 48 hours, but with many prayer warriors praying, God is healing her each and every day that passes. I will email you, as I have some amazing things to share with you about His goodness and miracles, actually. When I am able to actually write something again, I may right on what has transpired just since Monday night!

My regular inbox of emails is overflowing into the thousands. I am losing the battle as far as that goes. Oh well. I just hate to miss anyone's great writings. At least emails from individuals are coming into the inbox, but some newly published hubs and hubs I have commented on are going into "junk" and I have reset my email settings and this keeps happening? So, I apologize to all.

I am so sorry for not being able to comment much here lately or read, and I know I have missed out on a lot of wonderful writings. I decided tonight I would take a little time to at least read and comment a little.

Joseph is a sweetheart to have written this. He does care for others and that shows his true heart----for his love and concern for others.

God bless you always. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Joseph,

Thank you so much for praying for my sweet and precious mother. It has been a week to say the least, but God is healing her each day. I did not know you knew about my mother being so terribly sick.

I am trying to do a little commenting tonight to catch up dear one, but I am afraid I am losing the battle.

I was so distraught back when Sandy came through and started commenting here, and did not mention to you about what a lovely comment you made back to sweet Epi about me and me being close to an angel . . . that touched my heart and is so sweet of you to say such lovely words. However, I am just a regular person no doubt just like anyone else. Both you and Epi are such sweethearts to me, and I do not know why. Thank you, again, for the lovely words here and for this lovely hub.

I guess it was good I stopped by here tonight to read, as it made me smile again, after this tough week.

God bless you. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

So glad that Faith got to see the messages. Faith if you read again, know that Angels are coming to you and your family every day. Am glad to see you are on here again. I would have sent an email too but do not know the email addie but since they went to cyberland am glad I left a message here. Take care and I know that you realize you are in God's hands and that He is walking with you and carrying you along the way. When you were told she may not live longer than 48 hours that was man's time. God's time is different as I know you are aware. Your sister in Christ. ps

and Lord, thank you for allowing this message to be on your space for our amazing Faith.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Hi pastraubie,

Thank you again dear one. I know that Angels are all around, and I will have to tell you about that very subject of just this week.

To send an email, just go to one's profile page and click on Fan Mail and you will see in the top right corner, "contact this hubber" or something along those lines, and you will be able to send an email. Thank you for your prayers and lovely words expressed here.

I am so blessed by all here on HP and so thankful too.

In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Pstraubie48 and Faith. We cannot add much to these wonderful exchange of words. There is God and he wants the best for his children. We are blessed by coming together in his name...!

Philippians 4:4 – Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Wooo Hooo - The doctor told me last week, since it has been six months that I have had the large blood clots in both lungs, that I did not have to wait until February to have another CT scan, and I can have it next Tuesday! I just know they are absorbed by now. I will know the results next Thursday. Praise Him!!! I want to thank each person who has prayed for me. God bless you all.

And thank Joseph (Lord) once again for such a beautifully written hub.

In His love, Faith Reaper


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Happy to hear that dear faith! Wonderful to know that praying really works. I'm in tears somehow... take care!


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Thanks Joseph, I will know for sure next week . . . but I already know it will be fine either way. Thank you for caring enough to take the time to write this hub and being a good friend with a big heart.

I have my granddaughters up this weekend, so trying to comment here and there as I am able. Have a lovely weekend dear.

God bless. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

I see grandma is going to be busy this weekend then. Hope to hear a full recovery dear friend. This is more than just a miracle. You are living proof . Enjoy your day dear friend! Thanks again!


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Ha, yes, "Nannie" is having a lot of joy this weekend, which is a nice change. I may be traveling soon back to Georgia, but thankful my mother is gaining her strength back. Her white blood cell count is still very high, but has lowered some, so that is good. They are still trying to pinpoint exactly where the infection is, so they sent her to the Regional hospital for a CT scan and did find fluid around one kidney and that is where they will test to see if that is where the last of the infection is. She was sitting up in a chair the other day, which is amazing just since Thanksgiving, as she was immobile then and suffering so much. They removed the huge oxygen flow, and she was doing well without out it for a little bit, but now, she has to have a small dose. So, as soon as they know what antibiotic to treat whatever infection, she should be on the road to full recovery. Just concentrating on getting her strength back right now, which will be the best Christmas present ever if she is well by Christmas or her birthday on Dec. 16th!!!

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Faith, you're a very strong woman. Your faith has healed you. My prayers are with in difficult times like these. The number of comments and support from the writers in this community show that you're loved by many. Stay strong!


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

are with you.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Thank you so much lovedoctor!!!

How kind of you. I appreciate your sincere and heartfelt comments dear.

I shall keep fighting the good fight of faith no doubt!!!

Have a lovely weekend. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Faith, thanks for sharing your feelings and positive thoughts. No much to add but to pray for you and your mom. This is a rewarding experience, having friends like you at HP.

@Lovedoctor926, glad you stopped by. You have a nice weekend, and thanks!


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Woo hoo- Just had CT scan and they were able to tell me today - all clear - no blod clots. Praise the Lord! Thanks to all who prayed!!!

God bless. Merry Christmas, as I have just received the best gift ever! And when my mother is well by Christmas, that will be all the Christmas presents I need.

In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Wow! Faith! This was an early gift from the big boss. Thanks for letting us know, and we are happy for you dear friend!


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Yes, it is no doubt! God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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