Learning To Soar Above Like An Eagle



Learning to “Soar” Above Like an Eagle

We are living in some interesting times during this 21st century! Have you listened to the news? It is mind boggling some of the things that have happened. There is some of everything going on!


The majority of the news is not good. To mention a few; there have been multiple shootings on our school campuses. A guy even went berserk shooting the masses at a movie theater in Colorado. He killed (12) twelve and wounded (70) seventy people! Let us not forget the senseless inhumane bombings at the Boston Marathon where (3) three people were killed and (264) two hundred & sixty four injured and many were maimed. Not to forget to mention the (50) fifty killed and (53) fifty-three seriously wounded at the LGBT pulse nightclub. The ongoing plethora of senseless terrorists mass murders and be-headings... Nor the unexplainable frequency of incidences where unarmed men of color have been shot by the police? The racial tension has been elevated.


The Supreme Court has even voted against the WORD of GOD in favor of "same sex unions." Let us not forget the extreme climatic weather conditions that are taking place across the globe. But that is not all; who ever would have thought that a confused young white male would attend a Bible Study at an African Methodist Church in South Carolina, sit down and visit for an hour and then get up and proceed to shoot and kill (9) nine innocent God fearing people who was there, just because they were black? Allegedly he was attempting to incite a race war? Let us not forget the continued horrendous insane mind boggling crimes of the satanic terrorist that continue to wreak havoc everywhere all over the world... I won't even mention their name. LORD HELP US! The lid to Pandora's box has definitely been lost and everything is gong awry...


We must PRAY! Is there anything or place that is sacred anymore? Lord help us to soar above the noise and despairs of this world and focus upon You! We must "overcome evil with GOOD!"

I have some "GOOD NEWS!!!" JESUS LIVES!!! Having JESUS CHRIST in your daily life makes ALL the difference in the world!


The Scriptures quite often gives poignant parallels to the lifestyle of a Christian with that of an Eagle. How should we relate when situations, issues and crisis arise in life? God Our Father, LOVES US, He is the ultimate Father! GOD IS LOVE! Like an eagle with the help of the Lord we can “Soar” above our challenges, issues and many obstacles that are so often intentionally placed in our path! God created us for His GLORY! As His people we know that; "In the beginning GOD created the Heavens and the earth!"



Today many psychologists even know that in order to feel safe a secure base is necessary. Jesus Christ is a sure solid “ROCK” foundation! In Him you can find a safe resting place. “Be my rock and my refuge where I can always go...” Psalm 71. God is Omnipresent, He is everywhere we are! As we grow spiritually we need to become more and more conscious of His constant presence. Then whatever happens ultimately we are in His hands.. “It is in HIM we live and move and have our being…” As a Christian, our only sure, safe unfailing, true security and significance must rest in God. God has provided us with His Precious Holy Spirit as a permanent Comforter! This is why we can Praise Him through the storms of life!



Here are some interesting facts I would like to share about the amazing Eagle God has created:

The Bald & Golden Eagle are both frequently found in the North American Hemisphere. Classified as Raptors, they live in mountainous areas. Their preferred habitat tends to be to live amidst rugged terrain where there is a greater chance for abundant updrafts. This exotic bird carefully builds their nest which is often known as an aerie; approximate (2) two feet deep and (5) feet across. They add patiently to it year by year, sometimes their nests can weigh as much as (2) two tons.



Eagles themselves in general have a wingspan of about (7) seven feet. They are such fascinating creatures. Both Male and female eagles have razor sharp talons They ball up their talons into fists to prevent harming their eaglets whenever they land in their nest. Eagles have keen eyesight and can spot their prey as far as (1) one mile away. They have what is called excellent foveae vision. Meaning they have (2) two centers of vision. They see to the side and forward at the same time! Their vision is (4) four times sharper than our human 20/20 vision and they see in color! Adult male eagles weigh in usually around (9) nine pounds. The females weigh in slightly more between (12) twelve & (13) thirteen pounds. The Golden eagle is usually slightly bigger weighing up to (15) fifteen pounds.



The Eagle does not live in isolation. Interesting thing about the Eagle is they mate for life! Eagles spend most of their time in family groups! The eggs of an eagle takes approximately 35 days to hatch. It is said that some time as many as 40% die on their first attempt to fly. The ones that live leave the nest for good after only 20 weeks or so. Eagles invest a lot of time preparing the next generation. In the wild they live around (35) years and in captivity up to (50) years. The Golden Eagle has a shorter lifespan of around (15 - 20) fifteen – twenty years. This strikingly graceful bird flies about 30 m.p.h. and can dive as fast as 100 m.p.h. The Bald Eagle is considered an endangered species. Another interesting fact is. *Golden eagles are protected in the United States through the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Possession of a feather or other body part is a felony with a fine of up to $10,000 and/or 10 years in prison, although federally recognized Native Americans are able to possess these emblems which are traditional in their culture.



It is a beautiful sight to see an eagle glide through the air with seemingly effortless, precise, skill and graceful movement. Eagles live in a constant mode of renewing. Their feathers molt a little at a time for up to six months and are replaced. Interesting how you hardly ever see an Eagle walking…



However, Eagles do occasionally drown. They can see several hundred feet and into the water as well. If an Eagle is not careful when it goes after its quarry it will pick up a fish that is too heavy to lift! Unable to carry it to the shore, the fish will drag him down into the water. Instead of letting the fish go it will drown him. We as Christians must know our limitations we can only go so far. We must learn how when someone, an issue or a situation is too heavy when to give it to the LORD! Before it drags you down! God can teach you how to balance your load! "Take my yoke upon you and learn of ME, for I AM gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For MY yoke is easy and MY burden light." Matthew 11. Sometimes we must just step back and continue to pray, and turn it over to the Lord! It really is important to know when to truly Let go and let GOD!”




Native American Indians know the value and power lessons gleaned from observing the Eagle. Having more than (7,000) seven thousand feathers they are yet lightweight, extremely strong ultra flexible! As a Christian the spiritual warfare is ALWAYS about us, most just don’t realize it! No, this does not mean that you must live in fear or become paranoid. But it does mean that you must stay connected to the Lord. Through constant unspoken and spoken prayer one must continually stay in communication. As the Word says; “PRAY without CEASING!” We need to stay connected to the True Vine for continued ongoing spiritual development and nourishment. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble.” John 16. It is only through Him we can safely navigate through the rugged path. “As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I will fear no evil.” Psalm 23.



More "GOOD NEWS!!!"

The Word of God is so very powerful. He never meant for it to be just mere words on paper. This is why, Jesus Christ came! He was the Word wrapped in sinless flesh! He overcame sin in the flesh to be our example! So He could come ALIVE in our hearts! Through Him we can always have HOPE! When you accept Him as Lord of your life! Your body becomes a temple, where the Lord’s Precious Holy Spirit resides! Look around you with your spiritual eyes. The Word of God is fulfilling itself listen closely:




“Jesus said watch out that NO ONE deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming , “I AM the CHRIST, and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must take happen, before the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these things are the beginning of pains. Then you will be handed over to be persecuted, and put to death. And you will be hated by all nations because of Me. At that time many will turn away from the FAITH and will betray hate each other, and many FALSE prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness….” Matthew 24



In order to keep safe in the midst of all the violence and turbulence in this world that is moving away from the principles of God; at times we have to “hide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Sometimes we have to simply move to “Higher Ground.” It is also through the Lord as His child, we are able like an Eagle at times; we can “Soar” above it! We don’t ever give up, we just surrender who, or whatever it is to Him! He truly is able! God has promised as His child! “He will fight our battles!” He is Omniscient and knows everything! He knows our hearts and hears our sincere prayers! He is Omnipotent and is ALL POWER! He alone is able! When we Trust Him; “Those who HOPE in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40. Praise GOD!!!




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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

Well Done Amen!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Hmrjmr1,

Thank You!

That was exceptionally quick you must have soared right over the second this went up! Thank you for visiting.

Blessings!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

And I'm the second to soar on over. Nice writing DeBorrah. I enjoy reading your hubs.


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Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

Awesome writing DeBorrah.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Welcome & Thank You Dottie 1! Thank you for visiting as well and please come again.

Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Vladimir Uhri,

Thank You & Blessings!


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RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

It is unbelievable and a tad uncanny. I am working on hub entitled, "Eagle Christians." I enjoyed reading your reflection. It is filled with provocative information as well as truths to assist us on our Christian journey. There is so much in creation through which God speaks to His people. We can learn from the eagle for in God's power we can indeed rise above every conflict and soar above every difficulty. May the strength of the Lord remain with you and Thank you for this wonderful blessing!


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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you for a well written and very enlighten and uplifting hub, thank you for sharing it. may God continue to bless you and your. creativeone59


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Rev Lady,

I Believe it!!! I think it is not uncanny at all. I think it is GREAT! On a spiritual level I think perhaps it is because the Lord has us on the same page. I never underestimate the Power of His Holy Spirit! I see this as confirmation. This is why it is so important to know that God really can put us ALL on the same page when we/our sincere desire is to “Seek ye first His Kingdom, and His RIGHTEOUSNESS…”

God is so awesome! I always say I believe in "Keeping Him in the conversation” I love so being a part of His Church! It is amazing to see, although God has made us all uniquely different and with varying temperaments; if we are listening we should be and can be on the same page. Praise God! Each adding what He places on their hearts will fit together like a puzzle. We must take "ministry beyond the walls." I could go on sharing… I am eternally grateful for ALL the Lord has done in my life and has brought me through and over as well. So we can “SOAR” the sky is the limit and there is plenty of room… May He strengthen you as well I look forward to your “Eagle Christian” hub! I am sure that it will only reinforce and bring out additional wonderful principles. I know it too will be a wonderful Blessing!


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jesusmyjoy 7 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

wonderful writing thank you so much


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Creativeone,

Thank you for your kind words. I am glad that you were uplifted. You are quite welcome and Thank you for visiting.

Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

JesusmyJoy,

Thank you! You are so welcome and Thank you for visiting!

Blessings


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DancingRedFeather 7 years ago

Being a native we value the eagle highly and treat it and all animals with respect. We never kill for sport and then ride around with the head on our cars or trucks.

I don't have anything more to add of what you have written. It is very beautifully written and I am sure not many people think on how each animal God made, was THOUGHT OUT and each animal has its place and something to do.

Some are for eating and others are for cleaning the Earth which is God's domain and like our own homes, He keeps it clean so that the Earth can give forth good ground for planting and animals clean the forest so that all is kept nice and tidy.

Animals follow the law of nature that God instilled in us and animals do not kill.

Humans are worse than animals and don't obey the laws of nature or any of God's laws for that matter. There are very little people who are following the true Christ and obey the 10 commandments.

As you said..have you listened to the news? It's just full of murders of families, kids, and violence has filled the earth, all that Jesus said that would happen in the End Times is NOw happening. The Pope I heard was in Germany trying to bring back..the Roman Empire. Soon a treaty will be signed by all the rulers of nations to become ONE.

We are having all the worse weather we ever had..every day! Not just once in a while but every day there is a flood, a tsuami, a hurrican, tornado, mudslide, avalanche, etc.

An yet is worse to come! Famine is on the rise and I feel it myself..last month I was so downhearted in a sense, because I have just a pension which I could live well on..but no more..I will have to go back to work..well or not. I can't make ends meet anymore.

I was just thinking this morning of the millions of dollars the wealthy and stars spend and show off their wealth and all live banded together so that they don't live next door to a poor person because it would put down their value of their home!

Eagles mate for life! Humans mate wherever and whenever they want to..leaving children without a parent. No wonder our kids are having sex as young as 11 yrs old!

Eagles tend to their nest for life..humans don't..I've seen some homes such in a shamble and a eye sore and some have to be torn down because the nest wasn't cared for.

I have 7 cats and its so beautiful to see them care for one another even if they are not related and I got an abandoned cat which makes the 7th one and they accepted her..after only 3 days and now they play and care for her.

We better wake up and keep our eyes sharp as an eagle's otherwise we will be in a big mess. The world isn't going to get better as Satan is hurrying up to get all the souls he can as he has little time left and he knows it.

It isn't easy as there is this spiritual war between God and Satan and we are caught smack in the middle...

So on which side will you be? The Eagle or the Scavanger?


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Gicky Soriano 7 years ago from California

Interesting how the Christian life ought to parallel the traits of an eagle. Lots of lessons to draw form this great bird of prey. Thanks for the insight!


Tina Irene 7 years ago

Another wonderful hub, DeBorrah! Great analogy! Thanks for writing it.

Tina


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

DancingRedFeather,

Thank you! I sense the fire in you, you are right about the war. The beautiful encouraging thought to keep in mind is in the end; We Win! God really does have it ALL under HIS control! My thoughts and prayers are with you... It is important to know HIS promises are ALL TRUE!

This is also why we need Him to "SOAR" above like the Eagle! In God we can find comfort! "Praise the LORD, O my soul; All my inmost being, Praise His Holy Name..." (Psalm 103)

Thank you for sharing. Your visits are always welcome!

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Gicky Soriano,

God is so very AWESOME and has given us such marvelous examples. Yes, we all can learn a lot from the Eagle! You are quite welcome. Thank you for visiting and please come again.

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Tina,

Great & Thank you! You are welcome and thank you again

so much for visiting!

Blessings!


 7 years ago

What an inspiring hub! Truly we can learn much from the eagle!

Thank you for sharing. God bless!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

Hi DeBorrah,

That's weird, I wrote that comment above but my name did not come out.

Anyway, thanks for this beautiful hub!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Hi! Jill,

Thank you twice, for taking the time to share again!

Blessings!


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TimeHealsAll 7 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Rest in the lord, for He is our shelter in the storm, our light in darkness, our strength when we are weak. Blessed be his Holy Name!! I really enjoyed this hub! Thank you for sharing this!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

TimeHealsAll,

Yes, we can rest in the Lord! I am so glad that you enjoyed this. You are welcome, and Thank you so much for visiting!

Blessings


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

Thanks for the encouragement. I read references about Eagles in the word but this is the first time I'm reading facts about the graceful bird itself. Thanks for that.

Well, I guess we need to pray for Grace, cos it takes Faith to soar. Faith to move on believing God has our matters in mind and will come through for us. Faith to know that the promises we stand on will surely become a reality in our lives.

Best Wishes and Regards. :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Lady E,

You are quite welcome! I am so glad that you are encouraged. The Eagle is quite fascinating!

Remember; "Faith is being sure of what we HOPE for and certain of what we do not see..." If you can see your way Faith is not required. While we are waiting we learn to TRUST HIM, this builds our FAITH! God really does know what is best. If it is truly in His WILL for us it shall be done... Yes you can STAND on HIS promises they are ALL TRUE!

It is always a pleasure!

Blessings!


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Godslittlechild 7 years ago

Very encouraging hub! The eagle is just one example of God's majesty in motion. Bless you!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Godslittlechild,

Thank you! Very insighful comment!

Blessings!


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steffsings 7 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

Overcoming and soaring above, Yet knowing how to balance our load by giving it over to the Lord to carry. Thank you for this. I love stopping by to read what the Lord has given you to share.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Steffsings, There is a certain security that comes as we learn to entrust our load to the Lord. Thank you your comments are always welcome. Again Thank you for stopping by, please come again, Blessings!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

Fascinating information about eagles. "Pray without ceasing." Well, there is some advice for us, eh? "Our bodies are the temples where the Holy Spirit lives." I surely wish more people realized this fact.

You are blessed with the gift of teaching. Thank you for being the conduit by which these truths may reach our ears.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

James A. Watkins, The Lord has given us so many wonderful living illustrations all about us, that are reminders of His Omnipotence! The sky for me is a beautiful canopy and reminder of HIS constant presence wherever I go! The eagle is such a strong, loyal, forceful, yet gracious creature. I found it fascinating that the eagle is used so often in the Scriptures. I believe that the Lord is always taking us to higher heights. There is something about soaring that is so heavenly!

Yes, It is wonderful to know your body is a Temple and the Lord resides within us. It brings such a Freedom and security as well as responsibility. Thank you for your gracious compliment as well and Again thank you for stopping by It is always a pleasure, Blessings!


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Precious Pearl 7 years ago

DeBorrah, if only Christians would take the way of the eagle and soar! I love the fact that they mate for life. As a woman standing for her marriage ... it touches me that they hold to a principle that man can't seem to fathom. Blessings to you.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Precious Pearl, You are so right! Keep standing, marriage is honorable in the eyes of the Lord!" With God All things are possible..." All too often now the ways of the world are becoming more important to so many. God is able! Thank you for stopping by and please do come again! Blessings!


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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India

those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Thanks for the good work


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Williamjordan 7 years ago from Houston TX

Awesome Hub keep sharing.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Jacobkuttyta, Yes!!! Thank You for stopping by, Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Williamjordan, Thank you and Blessings!


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Kenny MG 7 years ago from A Child of the Universe

This is very powerful stuff, overwhelmingly positive and uplifting and beautifully presented, a bit for everyone thanks


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Kenny MG, Thank you! I am humbled by your response. I am glad that you grasp my intentions here. Thank you for stopping by, and please do come again. Blessings!


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stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

A very nice article miss Ogans. Your lovely words remind us how we should honor God, and they show us the goodness that will prevail. Your photographs of the eagles are as lovely as your words. God Bless you Dear Heart.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Stars439, Thank you for your kind words. Yes I agree we should honor God in all that we do. I am glad you enjoyed the photographs. Thank you for stopping by. Blessings!


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BL Tween 7 years ago

He IS the Father who keeps His promises!

Many Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

BL Tween, Amen! Yes He does... Blessings!


ralwus 6 years ago

I have learned to soar as the eagle thanks to god, but when a downpour comes I must take refuge in his arms. Some for my hubs you must stay from, but you may be interested in my Plight of the Eagle, a dream. Peace and love. CC


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Raiwus, Soaring helps us to rise above rather than to be pulled down to the degee a crisis or situation makes you feel a sense of hopelessness... It is wonderful to take refuge in God. His arms are always open to us!

I will visit your hubs, Thank you for sharing, Blessings!


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donnaisabella 6 years ago from Fort Myers

Very encouraging hub DeBorrah. I love the story and analogy of the eagle to our lives as God's children, I always feel encouraged.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Donnaisabella, I am glad that you have been encouraged! Thank you for taking the time to visit and please do come again, Blessings!


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D.A.L. 6 years ago from Lancashire north west England

encouraging and well written. Thank you for sharing it with us.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

D.A.L. Thank you for sharing your encouraging comments and visiting as well. Please do come again, Blessings!


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aoiffe379 6 years ago

A well-written and encouraging hub,it exudes power which comes from being in the 'secret place'. Thanks.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Aoiffe379, Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and share your words of encouragement! You are quite welcome, Blessings!


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Artin2010 6 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

A little slow in arriving here to read your hub, but trully glad I made it! Super uplifting read you've written. It is sooo very true that we should trust in God all our worries and the most difficult times so that we can "SOAR" above it all to higher ground, closer to heaven! Many blessings to you this new year and also to those whom you bless with these beautifully written hubs you write. God Bless


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Artin2010, Well I am glad that you have arrived! I am happy to hear that you are encouraged! Thank you for your kind comments.

Yes, we really can TRUST GOD! ALL HIS promises are TRUE! In His time He will work it ALL out for our GOOD! (even the not so good things) ALL means ALL! We just have to KEEP looking up to Him to help us "SOAR" above it all to Higher Ground! He really does have EVERYTHING under HIS control! Again Thank You for visiting and sharing, please do come again! Blessings to you as well!!!


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jparedes 6 years ago from Makakilo, Hawaii

That was truly informative! I love the fact that the eagle spends most of it's time in family groups! I'll leave with a little quote from Helen Keller. "One will never consent to creep when one has the desire to soar." Walk in the Light of our Lord sister!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Jparedes, Thank you! The eagle has some fascinating qualities. Wonderful quote, Helen Keller was definitely one that "soared above"! Thank you for visiting and sharing your wise and insightful comments. Please do come again, Blessings!


"Quill" 6 years ago

Hi DeBorrah

I love the way you have captured the Eagle in the eyes of all the comments. They are majestic and worthy of admiration.

Living in the north brought me in close contact with a pair I shared a lake with, they became friends whom I shared many a fish with. The male woiuld dive bomb me almost as soon as I left the peace offering for passage to venture out in their territory, missing me by inches each time. Incredible to watch.

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Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Quill, Thank you! How wonderful to have had such an encounter with this amazing creature! Thank you for visiting and sharing your story, as you say they are quite "majestic and worthy of admiration" Peace & Blessings!


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MACACH 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

I found it interesting about eagles drowning by not letting go of the fish. I was reminded that we can drown by not letting go of cares or unforgiveness. Isn't it wonderful how the Lord will meet us right where we are if we "Let go and let God?" We don't have to drown because we can always cast our cares upon Him because He care for us.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Macach, The eagle truly is a most interesting creature from whom we can learn many wise lessons! You are quite right, "we can always cast our cares" on the Lord! It really is comforting to know that He is always just a prayer away... Thank you for visiting and sharing your insightful comments! Please do come again, Blessings!


scheng1 6 years ago

Eagle drown?? That's simply unbelievable! I guess those eagles must have extremely big egos to think they can eat up all the fishes in the water


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Scheng1, It is quite rare....Thank you for visiting & sharing! Please do come again! Blessings!


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susansisk 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

Amen. Very interesting and true. God's creation's are all around us, if we would only take time to look.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Susansisk, Yes, I quite agree! Thank you for visiting and sharing, Peace & Blessings!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Great analogy, Deb! I like it!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Habee, Thanks for stopping by! Peace & Blessing!


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Chris Eddy111 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Sis, Thank you. You are the light in the darkness.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Chris Eddy, Thank you for stopping by to share! You are so welcome. I am humbled by your kind words! To God Be the GLORY! In His love, Peace & Blessings!


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ezzy1512 6 years ago

DeBorrah, GOD bless You more and more.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Ezzy1512, God Bless you as well!


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liswilliams 6 years ago from South Africa

awesome hub, love the scriptures you have included in your hub :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

liswilliams, Thank you for visiting and sharing your encouraging words! Please do come again! In His Love, Peace & Blessings!


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Timothy Donnelly 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

DeBorrah K. Ogans, I liked the way you integrated a spiritual lesson with the example of an Eagle drowning because it would simply not let go of its prey. This lesson of “let go and let God” in relation to huge problems must be qualified a little more, I think. Please let me relate to you what President Obama said regarding the Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe. He astutely reminded us that God never promised to remove every obstacle before us, but rather that He would “always be with us”, even as we struggle with and work through the trials and challenges which we face. I would like to add that SOME individual (or group) challenges of extraordinary magnitude may require professional help outside of our normal “trusted” circles. I mean this in a Spiritual as well as a pragmatic sense, for some challenges (and choices) may be private/personal and others may be community/social, while still others may be technological or economic. Two examples could be:

1. The necessity of appropriate human management/intervention for wildlife [which are in distress, or under threat/endangerment]. This is done under the dominion & authority of government & citizen by way of Godly decree, as well as by National accord and treaty. Remember wildlife normally tends to avoid human “obtrusive assistance”, especially that which may seem to cause an increase their daunting peril, whether natural circumstance or not. It may even require measures to be taken in the management of other species, such as in the utilization of natural predators for population control or the increased ensurement of a good crop at harvest.

2. The recognition that some religious faithful [not under the dominion/authority of government by way of a citizen’s legal protection under constitutional/human rights and freedoms warrantee] refuse expert medical treatment when obviously necessary.

I believe that we must firstly and firmly trust God, of course, but that we must also secondly learn to trust our fellow man. For as we look inward for the strength of the God-given Holy Spirit portioned to us, we inevitably find that this inner strength is insufficient, even with all the altruistic work we do and the seemed large sacrifices we occasionally have to make (like letting go of our prize catch) – EXACTLY so that we may look UP (figuratively, because I bow my head in reverence and humility) and humbly petition Heavenly Father for His countenance and yet more of His help. We may then learn that we MUST also Reach-out, or graciously accept the Hand of Outreach – for it is THUS that we learn to love our fellow man and not deny them the blessings of unselfishness and love which our Lord wants us all to share and experience. This way for a surety, we will “Know that our Redeemer Lives”, live with a gracious heart, and better “Praise Him through the storms of life!” Thank you for allowing me to contribute to your wonderful message.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Timothy Donnelly, The quote you used from President Obama is true! God has promised to “always be with us!” I pray that President Obama seeks the Lord. There is much spiritual warfare about him to pull him down and misconstrue his intentions… The Word tells us to pray for those who are in authority!

All of God’s promises are true! We must “seek ye first the kingdom of God and HIS righteousness…” as we do this sincerely He will add in His time, whatever is necessary! God is everywhere we are as we grow spiritually and learn to submit to His will and His way we access His plan for our lives.

Soaring like an eagle means rather than live in denial of any given situation you look to the Lord knowing “He will never leave nor forsake us.” We can rise above it rather than constantly struggle with the things we cannot change. "We must learn how when someone, an issue or a situation is too heavy when to give it to the LORD! Before it drags you down! God can teach you how to balance your load." In seeking Him first and trusting Him He will direct us through, over or around it. Thank you for visiting and sharing your comments! In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!


sandra rinck 6 years ago

You are truly something. Thank you. You brought light on my endless search for meaning to the Eagle. This september will be three years since I got a sign that manifest as an Eagle.

Interesting enough is that you said they were classified as raptors and I often couldn't understand why this incredible eagle, a great sign from God gave me the impression of also being reptile like.

It is fascinating and I am not surprised that the Eagle plays an important role. Thank you so much.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Sandra Rinck, You are so welcome! I am humbled and appreciative of your encouraging words... God truly is good!

We are to be watchful and prayerful! Yes there are times when we must “soar above” like the eagle from whatever, or whomever is trying to pull us down or away from what is right… The eagle is a wonderful example! So glad this was helpful! Hmmm three years; One for the Father, One for the Son and One for HIS HOLY SPIRIT! Praise GOD!

The Lord’s Holy Spirit is every present to comfort and guide us. “The JOY of the LORD is our strength.” Thank you again for visiting and sharing, please do come again! In HIS Love, Peace, Joy & Blessings!


Brenda Durham 6 years ago

Wow. Facts about eagles I didn't know, and I love how you related it to the life of a Believer. And I needed this today! Thank you DeBorrah!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Brenda Durham, The eagle is indeed a fascinating creature! So glad this was helpful! You are so welcome!

Be enouraged! Keep looking up! As a matter of fact "SOAR"!!! Thank you for stopping by to share! In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!


EIRENEJOY MCAPREKO 6 years ago

DEBBIE AM SO BLESSED READING THIS JUST GOING THROUGH A PERSONAL CHALLENGE JUST WANT TO SINK N BE COOL BUT REALISED THAT IS NOT PART OF ME AS AN EAGLE WILL NEED TO BE VERY CAREFUL BECOS MY PREY CAN MAKE ME SINK AND ALSO WHAT HAS REALLY TOUCHED ME TODAY IS THE THE THINGS THAT THE ENEMY INTERTIONALLY PLACES ON OUR WAY AM TOUCHED THA T WORD INTERNATINALLY WHY INTERTIONALLY BECOS OF WHAT U GOT N WHAT THE LORD WILL LIKE TO USE FOR SOMETHING IS PLACED IN UR PATH TO MAKE U FALL THIS GREAT AM BLESSED LIKE I ALWAYS SAY U ARE A GREAT BLESSING TO MANY JUST BELIEVE THAT N WHEN U ALSO DOWN PLEASE REM THIS THAT JUST POSTING US SOMETHING U HAVE DONE SOME TIME BACK WILL STILL BE A GREAT BLESSING I LOVE DEBBIE AND MAY GOD BLESS U AMEN PLEASE PRAY DEEPLY FOR ME SO I COME OUT THIS TRAIL WHOLE N NOT BROKEN AMEN


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Eirenejoy, My thoughts and prayers are with you! Be encouraged and keep looking up! God truly is FAITHFUL! This too shall pass!

GOD in HIS time will work it out for your good! He is always a prayer away! In HIM you WILL have THE VICTORY!

In HIS Love, Peace Joy & BLessings!


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee

voted up & beautiful! truly a hub well written, through and concise. Will follow you for more of this...


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Samsons1, Thank You! for taking time to stop by and share! Please do come again! In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!


Mario William Vitale 6 years ago

Thank you very kindly for your comment !

Mario


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Mario, You are most welcome! In His Love, Joy & Peace,

God Bless You!


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JeanieR 6 years ago from Sequoia National Forest, CA

I have loved and studied the eagle imagery in scripture. But, you have brought out some points I have never come across like the fact that an eagle can drown. Wow! Know when to let go of the prey. You do a super job in applying all of the eagle info to the victorious Christian life. Thank you!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

JeanieR, I find the eagle quite fascinating… So glad this is helpful! Since we are often given examples of the eagle in the Scriptures I was delighted to share this information. Having additional insight to the way the eagle lives deepens our spiritual perspective. We too as the Word says can learn to soar above the issues, circumstances and landmines that are often placed in our path to derail us when we “Focus on the Lord!” Our “VICTORY” is in the Lord!

It is important to know “when to let go.” This doesn’t mean you do not care but you are able to entrust the person or situation to the Lord…! The Word of God is so profound no wonder why Jesus often used parables! I am all for sharing an illustration that works “In All thy getting get an understanding...”

Thank you for stopping by to share, In His Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

PS I think you will enjoy the wonderful link by RevLady as well!


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bodylevive 6 years ago from Loachapoka, Alabama

To soar like the eagle requires christian discipline and knowing when to let go. God blesses us with the gift of understanding and to accept the things we can not change. I wish the world would stop long enough to read the writings of yours and RevLady. Truly a blessing and thank you.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Bodylevive, Having God in your life truly does make all the difference in the world! With Him we can soar...

You are so welcome! Thank you for stopping by to share such gracious comments! Please do come again!

God truly is worthy of all the Praise! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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wba108@yahoo.com 5 years ago from upstate, NY

Great spiritual insight here! Nature often teaches us about God as it says in the bible. Learning to trust and stay connected to God is a full time job for most of us. Another analogy about the eagle that you may be familiar with is the molting process. This process involves an eagle losing its feathers and its beek and claws becoming altered. The eagle temporarily can't hunt, fly,is weakened and its vision becomes impaired. At this stage it will need to depend on other eagles to feed it or it will die. This happens to many eagles at about 30 years of age and if they survive they become even stronger than they were previously. I'm sure you can see the spiritual parallels here.


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wba108@yahoo.com, Thank you! It is important that we center our lifestyles around the Lord! Yes I agree it is full time...

Thank you for sharing your knowledge about the molting process... The beak as well as claws wear down yet they grow back continuously. They do not actually lose all their feathers at one time; starting from the head and neck first then further down they shed not all feathers are replaced each time. It is said that the molting process takes place over a period of about 6 months. They actually live in a state of "renewal" I definitely see many spiritual parallels... The eagle is indeed an extraordinary fascinating bird. They soar reaching amazing heights...

Thank you for stopping by to share, and please do come again, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


ADEYEYE EZEKIEL M. 5 years ago

I CAUGHT LIGHT WHEN I READ ABOUT THE EAGLE NOT LETTING IT GO.I CAME TO A REALIZATION THAT, 'WHAT WAS RECEIVED WAS GIVEN'.ANYTHING THAT IS TOO HARD ,"MENTION IT" WE SHOULD LET GO AND LET GOD.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Adeyeye Ezekiel M., There are some things that we must just "let go" and give to the Lord or they will just weigh us down... God truly is Able to lift any burden! I pray that you were encouraged by this! Thank you for stopping by to share. In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

DeBorrah K. Ogans

Beautiful writing and spiritual eyes! Thanks for sharing!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Einron, With the LORD we CAN SOAR! Thank You for stopping by to share! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!


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almasi 5 years ago

Thanks for an insightful hub.

I love your version of Isaiah 40:“Those who HOPE in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

This HOPE in the Lord makes the Waiting on the Lord easier and seem less like life is just passing by as we wait. This HOPE in the Lord also strengthens us and enables us to keep walking through trials and tribulations without fainting in despair.

Thanks once again.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Almasi, Be encouraged! So glad you enjoyed this! We have a lot to be Thankful for in the LORD! "Troubles and trials" will come our way but the Lord will never leave nor forsake us! We can always have "HOPE in the LORD!" Romans 8 teaches us that In HIS time He will work everything out for the GOOD...! Thank You for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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ChristineVianello 5 years ago from Philadelphia

Beautiful piece you wrote. Your writing in lovely!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

ChristineVianello, THANK YOU so much for stopping by to share! Please do come again! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California

Very inspiring Deborrah.Thanks for putting a wonderful hub together


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Alladream, How wonderful you have been inspired! You are so welcome! Thank you for stopping by to share! Please do comes again! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

DeBorrah K Organs your writings is as beautiful as you! May God forever Bless you!!!!!!!! Voted Awesome!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

DR Pastor Carlotta, Thank YOU! May you continue to "Soar!" with our Heavenly Father at your side! May HE take you to Higher Heights & Deeper Depths! The LORD is TRULY ABLE! GOD BLESS YOU!

In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

Deborah ~

You are a wonderful writer ~ I remember way back on another site I believe it was shoutlife you shared with me about Hub pages. I just wanted to send you a personal thank you as I enjoy Hub pages so much. I really enjoyed your hub as well ~ God Bless you :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Stages Of ME, I am touched and humbled by your kind words... THANK YOU! So nice of you to stop by! Please do come again! Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!


Ruhweza andrew Cohen 4 years ago

so great,mighty and powerful, am so much blessed, my spiritual and physical life is now lifted up, off from the ground, now the sky is the limit.God bless you so mightly.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Ruhweza Andrew Cohen, AMEN! We have so much to be thankful for with the LORD in our lives! With the LORD we can soar... I am so glad that you have been inspired! PRAISE GOD!

Thank you for stopping by to share & Please do come again! Peace & Blessings!


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi DeBorrah... my how you have grown as a writer of the Scriptures and the parallels of life. This article has really touched me as I have experienced the Eagle many times over the years. Its majesty is amazing to watch in its natural environment and to watch while in flight high above. It's screech as it flies has always reminded me of joy.

Hugs and Many Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Rolly A Chabot, Thank You! I am humbled by your generous compliment! I Pray that I continue to grow gracefully… I am touched that you are touched! I appreciate your candor because I know that you are a man of God who loves and appreciates the beauty within His marvelous natural creation & creatures. The eagle is quite fascinating! GOD ALONE TRULY IS AWESOME! May HE take you to higher heights and deeper depths as you soar high above with the Lord! Thank You as always for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Mercy, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!


Gregory Taylor 3 years ago

THANK YOU MY SISTER DEBORRAH, FOR ALL WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE, TO GOD BE THE GLORY, GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

Gregory Taylor, You are so welcome my Brother. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share! Be ENCOURAGED! Yes indeed! 'TO GOD BE THE GLORY!"

In HIS Love, Grace, Mercy, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!

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