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Project Good Words: Faith Without Borders

Updated on May 3, 2016
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Theresa loves to share her true life accounts when the Lord shows up mightily in her life. She knows He still performs miracles today.

"Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light." —Helen Keller

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The Power of Sharing Our Faith

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

We have some of those beautiful people right here on HubPages! What makes each one of these beauties so beautiful is their heart, for from out of the heart the mouth speaks.

Jo's Light2Love Project Good Words

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Spreading "Good Words"

What would happen if all of us worked together to express and share our faith and inspirational stories with our friends, community and those within our sphere of influence? The answer, I believe, is that the beauty of faith would spread as far as the East is from the West; it would have no borders. Just imagine, if you can, the far-reaching implications of sharing one's deep faith with a hurting world to bless many and to give hope.

This is exactly what is happening right now here on HubPages. I am so thankful to Jo_Goldsmith11 for her dedication to writing and sharing her Light2Love Project Good Words. A beautiful undertaking by a beautiful soul.

As a small child, I knew of and felt the presence of the Lord in my life. I will share a bit about that later in this hub. Life marched on through the teenage years, family issues, marriage, career, college, family and all the highs and lows that life entails.

I know now that God sees every segment of our lives and will faithfully guide us along the best path if (and that's a big if), we’ll just trust and follow Him with all our heart. That is the key to living a full life of faith, which I failed to recognize for many years of my life. Faith and trust go hand-in-hand. The bottom line was that I did not place my full trust in Him with all of my heart. I truly thought I knew what was best, and I was in charge, or at least I thought I was at the time.

What Faith Can Do

I love the biblical definition of faith from Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

FAITH

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HEALING

What Faith Can Do

• Faith can allow peace to permeate every aspect of our lives no matter what is going on.

• Faith can heal, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

• Faith can allow us to know without a doubt that our prayers are heard and answered.

• Faith can take away all fear of the unknown.

• Faith can allow miracles to be witnessed.

• Faith can bring hope that soars.

• Faith can open our eyes to truth.

• Faith can allow us to know that all things are possible.

That is what faith can do!

I am able to write all of this with great confidence as I have experienced all of the above and so much more. One area I used to struggle with for years is insomnia, but not any longer, for once I pray and truly cast all of my cares to the Lord, then that sweet, sweet peace comes and I am able to sleep like a baby. I have finally come to the realization that I am not in control and when I do pray, I can rest assured knowing He will work all things out for good.

Faith makes all things bearable and the beauty of this life is realized, even through the not so pleasant moments we all experience.

Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow.

— Matthew 21:21

Childlike Faith

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Shyron Challenged Herself to Write Poetic Contributions to Jo's Good Words Project

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Childlike Faith

Soon to follow in step with Jo's Project Good Words is dear Shyron E Shenko with her poetic contributions to Jo's Project Good Words.

As I mentioned earlier, as a small child, I could feel the presence of the Lord right there by my side. It was nothing my parents told me of then, but I just knew. I found much joy in the beauty of nature all around me, which brought me closer to the awareness and presence of God. Maybe that is what is called childlike faith. I will expound on that and share a sweet and simple true story, which may sound silly to many.

Our small wood frame home was surrounded with a floral wonderment during Spring with our entire backyard filled with magnificent Dogwood trees (nature's cross) in bloom, especially just in time for Easter.

I remember standing on the stoop of the cement steps leading to the backdoor to our home with my small hands gripping tightly to the wrought iron railing, while peering out into spectacular Dogwood trees in bloom. I could not have been more than five years old at the time, maybe even younger. Our backyard sloped a bit and so the flowering trees were right in my line of sight. My sweet mother had carefully placed a birdhouse hanging from one of the branches to where I could clearly see inside at the Momma bluebird getting her nest ready. Then much to my joy and wonder later seeing eggs. I watched each day with anticipation knowing that Easter was soon to arrive.

I remember thinking how thrilling it would be if those eggs were to hatch on Easter morning. In my little mind that would have been a miracle. Each day while I was standing out there keeping watch, I could feel the presence of the Lord and I knew He knew the desires of my heart. Oh, joy, Easter morning arrived! I could hardly wait to go outside on that stoop and peer inside the birdhouse to see the hatched eggs. I was expecting that very thing to happen on that very morn. My mother had patiently put on my pretty Easter Sunday dress and I slipped on my black patent leather shoes. Our (I have three siblings now, but at that time, my brother) Easter baskets were filled with a chocolate bunny, peeps and the like.

Seeing those Easter baskets did not slow me down in the least bit, as I headed straight for that backdoor and ran out onto that cement stoop. I reached for the wrought iron railing and gripped it ever so tightly with great anticipation and peered over the railing into the birdhouse. My little heart started racing so fast inside my chest and my eyes grew wide in awe, for at that precise moment, baby birds were hatching from their eggs! Oh my! My little heart's desire was fulfilled! I remember my heart overflowing with such excitement and joy that I did not know what to do next.

I just had to share this miracle with my family, so I quickly ran inside shouting, "It's an Easter miracle!" Much to my surprise and dismay, I was met by my brother's questioning stares. He certainly did not share my enthusiasm about such miracle. My family was getting ready to head off to church and my mother was making last minute preparations for Easter dinner. Apparently, it was not much of a miracle to anyone else, but that did not squelch my joy. I quickly ran back outside to quietly enjoy the miracle before having to leave for church. Right then is when a little thought popped into my head or was spoken to me ..."This is meant for you alone sweet child." I smiled.

Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

— Matthew 18:4

My Current Favorite Worship Song

God is our Composer and Conductor; our faith is the orchestra. As He creates the beautiful tune of His grace in our lives, we must keep our eyes on Him.

— Hebrews 12: 1-2

Maria's Project Good Words Musical Challenge

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Martie Ran With the Love Baton

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Tuning Ourselves to God's Music and Walking in Faith

Just like my dear friend, Maria, who is also known as marcoujor here on HubPages, I, too, grew up loving and listening to all genre of music. I still love them all today. Imagine just how thrilled I was to learn of Maria's Project-Good-Words-Musical-Challenge to follow in step with Jo's Light2Love Project Good Words. I am thrilled and humbled that Maria asked me to reflect on the "Good Word" of faith!

When it comes to my faith and singing praises to my Lord this present day, I love listening mostly to Contemporary Christian music. I do not think of myself as religious per se, but rather having a personal and intimate relationship with the Lord. When I entered into such a relationship is when my faith grew so strong and knew no boundaries ...truly a faith without borders.

I believe that when we begin to walk in faith, we are then able to tune in to God's music. Just what is God's music? Well, to me, just a few examples of God's music is the beauty in a child's laugh, a newborn's cry when entering this world, the song bird's sweet songs, the sound of leaves rustling through the breeze, the sound of a gently babbling brook, the sound of sloppy doggy kisses against our faces, and all the beauty found in nature and His creation. Well, you see where I am going with the sweetness of God's music.

I can sing freely and rejoice in my faith in Him, as I will always remember the marvelous and wondrous things He has done in my life: Healing me of breast cancer, healing my son of a completely shattered spleen, healing one of my granddaughters of nerve damage to one of her arms, witnessing miracles day-after-day, answers to all prayers, sending angels down to protect me during a drive across state lines to see my dying mother, where my car did three 360s in the middle of the Interstate without a scratch on me or my car, and on and on. His mercies and love are truly endless.

Having great faith by no means takes away any hardships in life, but it truly helps one to see through to the other side with great hope for brighter days.

Who Can Satisfy – Dennis Jernigan

Who can satisfy my soul like You?
Who on earth could comfort me
And love me like You do?
Who could ever be more faithful true?
I will trust in You; I will trust in You, my God

There is a fountain, who is a King
Victorious Warrior, and Lord of everything
My Rock, my Shelter, my very own
Blessed Redeemer, who reigns upon the throne.

Who could ever be more faithful true?
I will trust in You; I will trust in You, my God

The closest we get to perfect faith while here on earth is the ability to trust that what we ask in God's will is as good as done.

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Amazing True Story of Faith Behind the Song - Do Something!

A Faith Without Borders

When I first heard this song by Matthew West, "Do Something", I loved it, but then when I heard his inspiration for writing this song and the amazing true story behind the song, I was blown away.

It is the story of a lovely young woman, Andrea, who was from Colorado, but now is from Uganda. She was a student, who just happened to travel to Uganda for class credit in Micro-Financing. What happened next changed her life forever and now her life impacts many other lives for eternity.

I cried when I listened to her story, as she tells it in her own words. Her words keep ringing truth in my ears and heart, "If I don't do something, who will?", and she did! What is so amazing is that she had taken such a huge leap of faith without any planning ahead and without knowing how she would accomplish what she set out to accomplish.

Listen for yourself and be amazed and deeply touched by her conviction that every person is capable of doing something to make the world a better place, no matter who you are or where you are, you can make a difference right where you are in your sphere of influence.

So when He asks you to do something that seems beyond your abilities, decide to trust Him, and say, “Okay, Lord—let’s go!”

Take a Leap of Faith

Take a Leap of Faith  By Antonio Toney
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Shan Ran with the Baton of Faith Beautifully

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So, you see I have truly reaped all the benefits of having great faith, even in the unknown and through dark valleys we must all go through in this life.

Go on and take that leap of faith. It makes all the difference in a life well-lived. Let’s leave a legacy of faithfulness.

What do you say? How about we keep this "Good Word" of faith spreading without any borders! There are so many fellow writers and wonderful friends here on HubPages who have already written hubs on the subject of faith. That being the case, I am going to make a request in my commenting as to whom I would love to pass the baton of faith on to next.

There are no rules, just write from your heart and share your faith in your own time.

I am thrilled to have chosen dear Shanmarie to run with the "Baton of Faith" and boy did she ever run with it! Please enjoy her beautiful reflections and powerful hub on faith.

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      Faith Reaper 22 months ago from southern USA

      Hi RJ,

      So happy to see you again stopping by my side of HP Town. Yes, I believe you are truly on to something there. I wish you much success with your novels. I now have three precious grandchildren who all love reading and being read to, of course. My son started at a young age to be a daddy, so I am blessed beyond measure with all the little darlings.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Blessings

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      Reynold Jay 22 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Hi Faith--I decided several years back that people can be reached with novels, more so that non fiction that may preach etc. The children's series is going to do wonderful things for its young readers. "Christian" is never mentioned, however the values are there. Early readers are picking up on it and reviews indicate that it will influence many. FAV for this wonderful article.

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      Faith Reaper 23 months ago from southern USA

      Hello to you too, Frank ...thank you for stopping by my side of HP Town. That is sweet.

      Yes, I'm afraid nothing new happening here, but thank you for not giving up on me yet. I actually do have a lot in the works, just have to make the final touches.

      Blessings

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      Frank Atanacio 23 months ago from Shelton

      Didn't know when you're going to post again.. so I'll leave a hello here..:)

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      Faith Reaper 23 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Friend, PS,

      Yes, it was indeed a miracle to me just for me from the sweet Lord. Thank you for always leaving such kind words. I'm glad you love this piece.

      Everything is just peachy here : ) ...thank you for asking.

      Thank you for always sending Angels, the more the better these days.

      Hugs, blessings and lots of Angels heading your way.

      I appreciate the share, tweet and G+

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      Patricia Scott 23 months ago from sunny Florida

      Your Easter miracle was a miracle to you...beauty and miraculous things are often the eyes and minds and hearts and souls of the beholder.

      Love this piece, Faith.

      It is a lovely way to begin a new day.

      Hoping really that all is well with you and yours.

      And once again sending Angels and hugs your way ps

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      Faith Reaper 23 months ago from southern USA

      Hi John,

      Thank you for taking the time to reread and comment here, that means a lot to me. That's happened to me before, and sometimes I will read on my phone and wait until I arrive home to share, and then realize later I did not comment as I thought.

      I appreciate your kind comments as always. Yes, God has been so faithful to heal me and blessed me in countless ways throughout my life. I do love to boast in Him and tell of His many miracles and mercies in my life. I almost did not share about my little bird miracle story from my childhood here, but am glad I did because it lends itself to understanding childlike faith and I have never forgotten about it.

      This was a fun project to participate in, and I am so glad the baton was passed to me to get me into gear in publishing. I am mindful that I am going to need to get publishing once again to deserve such an award. There are so many deserving. Thank you for the congrats again.

      I do love your new abstract profile image your talented wife drew!

      Blessings always,

      Theresa

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      John Hansen 23 months ago from Queensland Australia

      This is such a beautiful and uplifting hub Theresa. I cannot believe that I didn't comment on it 12 months ago. I went through every comment, and you are correct there was none by me. Well hopefully I can make up for that now. You have given a wonderful testimony here of many miracles that God has worked in your life. I so loved the story of the Easter Baskets and the newly hatched baby birds..heartwarming. Thank you for writing this hub and honouring some of your fellow hubbers as well. It is easy to see you have a beautiful and caring heart. I'd like to congratulate on your Hubbie Award for 2015 also. Well deserved.

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      Faith Reaper 23 months ago from southern USA

      Oh, God Bless you Dear MsDora, Any you are as well! I am surprised I won this year again in at category, and so I will need to make sure to get publishing again to deserve it. I was thinking of you in regards to this award.

      Congrats on your Hubbie too - you are a great encourager and supporter in the community and we all respect you so much.

      Hugs and much love always

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 23 months ago from The Caribbean

      Congratulations on your Most Religious Hubber Award--again! What a powerful testimony of faith you are!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      That is so beautiful, Mary! Thank you for sharing. Yes, once I fully trusted and believe God and claimed His promises, and prayed, my mind was and is now at peace. What a great place to be ... at rest in His peace.

      Sometimes every now and then I will go back on some of my hubs from back when and just enjoy reading all of the lovely comments. I am always blessed beyond measure in reading all of the lovely comment, such as your comments, Mary.

      Sweet dreams and peace always

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello whonu,

      Aw, you are so kind. I am blessed by your visit this day.

      God bless you

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Like many others, I've been through some low points in my life, but I never once lost my faith that God would take care of my problems. He always has. I sleep soundly at night after I end my prayer with "thy will be done".

      I will return later today to listen to the videos. I got so caught up reading all your lovely comments, time just got away from me.

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Beautiful work and well done my friend. whonu

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Hannah David Cini,

      So nice to meet you! I am so pleased you like a lot of aspects of this hub. Yes, I was thinking about God's music being this hub is in response to a "Project Good Words Musical Challenge" and my word, of course, was Faith, and so I tried to relate that to God's music. You may have been the first one to note that, and I thank you for all of your lovely feedback.

      God bless you.

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      Hannah David Cini 2 years ago from Nottingham

      What a beautiful hub. I love the part about looking for Gods music.

      I think what I liked best however, is this is such a positive take on sharing our joy and faith. A lot of the time it can be seen as a duty of fear but you portray it as a privilege of faith. It's a refreshing attitude. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Amen indeed!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Amen indeed!

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      Lawrence Hebb 2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Amen. Our trust belongs to him and he is worthy

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Lawrence,

      So nice to meet you! Yes, indeed. I love that quote.

      Thank you so much for the awesome. I am so glad you enjoyed this hub.

      I place my complete faith in the Lord God, as I know He works all things out for the good ... even through great trials, He is there. He has never left me nor forsaken me.

      God bless you.

      I will be visiting your side of HP Town shortly!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Kristen,

      Oh, how wonderful about becoming a new member at your church! I do so love worshiping the Lord God. And you can praise Him and worship Him anywhere, not just at church. I sing praises to Him all the time.

      Thank you for reading and I am thrilled you found this hub inspirational. I appreciate you so much for sharing about your new church and all.

      God bless you.

      Thanks for the vote up!

      I am so glad you shared that here about being new to worshipping

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      Lawrence Hebb 2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      'Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we can't (yet) see. That is what the ancients were commended for

      This is an awesome hub. Thank you for sharing

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      What an inspirational hub on faith and letting God guide us. I've became a new member to my church that I've joined last fall after visiting on and off. I'm still a bit new on worshipping God. Thanks for sharing, Faith. Voted up!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dim,

      Thank you for the revisit here. Yes, that quote is a great one there!

      Amen!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain

      Came back for another read........Taking with me..."Faith is one fine pillow"... Amen to that.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Lovely Skye!

      Always such a wonderful blessing when you are able to stop by and leave your most generous comments to lift one up!

      I am delighted that so many liked my baby birds hatching true story from my childhood for I almost did not share it for fear all would think it silly. Yes, I knew in my heart as a small child, that it was a special blessing just for me from the Lord.

      Thank you for sharing that about the clouds. He has done that for me too. So sweet.

      So true, dear sister, we are seeing such things unfold before our very eyes, and even more so as the year goes on no doubt.

      Yes, we must always stand firm. If God is for us, who can be against us!

      Thank you for being you, a beautiful daughter of the King.

      I appreciate the share and vote.

      In His Love Always

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      skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Faith Reaper. Precious woman greetings and blessings. I read your hub last night and was delighted with the words you write in truth and honor to our Holy God. As you so dearly shared God is so amazing. He does love to surprise His children. I love the easter story and that the robins did give birth on easter. God is like that so awesome! He is so personal and cares about every part of our lives. I love to cloud watch and I know every once in a while He will put a special cloud just for me. He makes me to smile just thinking of His creativity. I love how you write about faith and how it moves from here to there. The Holy Spirit of God is like that and goes before us to prepare hearts and souls. He goes behind us to keep us in safekeeping. Praise God sister. As this year comes into fruitation we will see many changes as the word so tells us. Keep going precious sista. You will I am sure. Phil 4 13. Stand firm child of God. My love to you in Christ Jesus. Skye. You are a gem to behold faith reaper.

      shared voted!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Michael-Milec,

      Oh, such a lovely visit from you this evening! I appreciate your most insightful comment here to His glory.

      You have quoted a most appropriate scripture for this hub.

      HalleluYAH indeed!

      Thank you so much for the vote up and more.

      May the Lord bless you and keep you too.

      In His Love Always

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      Michael-Milec 2 years ago

      Hello Faith Reaper.

      Powerful presentation the genuine Faith- alive and active faith in your experience and manifested in your life. We are told " For just as the body without spirit is dead, so faith without actions is also dead. " We do live by faith since it is the only way to please God the Heavenly Father as well the testimony to the whole world proclaimed by the deeds (not verbally only ) that our God reigns. HalleluYAH.

      Voted up,useful and beautiful.

      May the Lord bless and protect you.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi MarleneB,

      I saw that you had commented, but now it had gone away? When I went to approve it, my computer said error and I had to shutdown, and now I no longer see your comment. Just wanted you to know that I did not delete it, and I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment here.

      Blessings

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi DDE, so great to see you stopping by my side of HP Town. You are so kind to leave a lovely comment! One can't go wrong when writing from the heart. Blessings and peace

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Faith you write from the heart and that is why I enjoy reading your hubs.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi kidscrafts!

      Oh, I have missed your presence here on HubPages! So nice for you to stop by and visit and leave a lovely comment as you always have done. I have not been publishing much this past year, but am planning on publishing soon.

      We all need to take some down time and take care of ourselves. I pray you are well and gaining strength, sweetie. You are missed here on HubPages, please know.

      Take your time and we will look forward to when you are able to return at your own pace.

      Happy New Year to you and yours too. Blessings for good health and joy in this new year and always.

      (((Hugs)))

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      kidscrafts 2 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      What a beautiful hub, Faith! I missed reading your writing and kindness. When I come to your hubs I feel like I enter in a peaceful garden.

      I had to take time off to pick up some strength; I hope that slowly I can come back but it will still take some more time!

      Happy New Year to you and your love ones! I wish you great health, happiness and love for 2015!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Joseph (Lord de Cross), Yes, when we place our complete faith in Him, we can face any trial in this life and we are able to believe His promise and claim it for ourselves that He works all things out for the good of those who love Him. To God be the glory! Nice profile picture; very handsome with the lovely tie there and coat. Happy New Year and I pray it is the best one yet!

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      Joseph De Cross 2 years ago

      Interesting opinions Faith Reaper. I have so many reasons to believe in a plan from God. All we need is complete faith to keep us going forward!

      Happy new year as well my friend!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Beautiful Twinkle from the Sky,

      Thank you for brightening up my hub space with your lovely presence once again! I love that quote by Plato you have shared here. Perfect!

      Happy New Year, much love, and many blessings always

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      As Plato said: "We are twice armed if we fight with faith." ~

      It's all worth coming back here to re-read this delightful hub.

      Happy New Year Faith!

      Love and Twinkle from the sky~

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Suzzette,

      Always wonderful when you stop by to visit or revisit! Merry Christmas, peace and many blessings to you and yours.

      (((Hugs)))

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      I stopped by to read this again as it is do inspirational. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Faith.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Dear Doris,

      So lovely to see you stopping by here this day and leaving such kind comments! Oh, yes, Our Sweet Lord is always there, for I know when I cry out to Him in my distress, He hears me, and relieves me of such distress. That is the key to believe Him and His promises, not meaning believe in Him, as we do certainly, but to believe Him and His Word, that is from where our strength comes.

      I will always remembers His mighty deeds and miracles and share such with all whom I come into contact for His glory.

      I am blessed to have met you here in HP Town and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

      God bless you. In His Love, Theresa aka Faith Reaper

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      Doris H. Dancy 2 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

      The words that you have penned here are so powerful and such a much needed testament to what Our Lord will do if we only believe and trust Him. Thank you for sharing your beautiful stories, witnessing to God's goodness, and allowing us to view through your lens the miracles of FAITH. Theresa, you are a beautiful person that God continues to use in His mighty and powerful ways.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi ChitrangadaSharan,

      Thank you so much for reading and leaving such generous comments. I understand completely about going through the trials, and only having the strength to persevere through them due to my faith in God. I appreciate you sharing that about your faith.

      There are so many wonderful writers/hubbers here that have blessed me beyond measure with their friendship and amazing testimonies shared through their writing.

      Thank you for the vote up.

      God bless you.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Wonderful hub written with heart and therefore it is bound to touch hearts!

      You defined 'Faith' beautifully and I am sure everyone will agree about the power of 'faith without borders'.

      If I started counting how many times, only because of my faith in 'God', I have had the strength to face the trials and challenges of the journey called life, I would loose my count.

      Such a nice gesture to pay tribute to other hubbers and their hubs.

      Thanks for sharing this wonderful motivational and inspiring hub! Voted up!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello big1960, Thank yo so much! So glad it kept you reading. You are so kind.

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      John Marshall 2 years ago from glasgow

      Beautiful hub,couldn't stop reading it.can't wait to read more.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello there, SAQIB,

      Thank you for sharing here and reading. I see that you and SANJAY up there are sharing that same first line as relates to Faith.

      God bless you and may you know the peace of the Lord.

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      SAQIB 2 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      If I put in one line "Faith is the force of Life".

      Faith is the driving force that pushes oneself ahead for Goodness, without even being appreciated. Faith is the distinguishing characteristic between the blessed and the "others" I would say. Faith has its legacy, Need of the day is to believe in GOD and have Faith in Him and your abilities for all goodness.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Eddy,

      So wonderful to see you here. I am glad you are back and I appreciate your most generous comment and the vote up and share.

      Hugs

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Audrey (brakel),

      Your lovely comments have blessed me this night beyond measure! Thank you so much for reading and sharing your tender times with God. I can feel His arms around me too. There is nothing more comforting.

      I appreciate the share and vote up and more.

      Blessings and Hugs to you sweet lady

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      A brilliants hub Faith. Voted up and shared.

      Eddy.

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      Audrey Selig 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Faith - You have faith, dear friend and love in your heart for everyone and belief in the Lord. This hub rendered such sincere tributes and selections from other hubbers and your own gracious contributions and videos. Music is so relaxing. Sometimes, when I am a little down, I ask God to put his arms around me, and what a feeling it is. He puts his arms around his flock. Sharing this hub and voting it up up up. Blessings, Audrey

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Nadine,

      What a lovely comment you have left this day. Thank you so much! I am so glad you thought this to be very well done, as that means a lot to me. Yes, so many lovely hubbers here who are spreading "Good Words" all around HP Town and beyond.

      Blessings

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      You do have a way with making your hub posts a united sharing tribute to the many fellow writers on hubpages. Very well done. Your loving kindness shines through in every way.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello KristianKikaso,

      So nice to meet you and welcome to HubPages. I see you are a poet. I look forward to reading your poetry.

      Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment and taking time to read.

      Blessings

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      Kristian Režić 2 years ago from Split

      This is a very beautiful hub, Faith. I have no words to tell you how beautiful this is. :***

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello techygran,

      Thank you so much for stopping by my side of HP Town and reading. You are so kind and most generous in your commenting. Oh, yes, HP is certainly blessed beyond measure with such lovely persons whose hearts are full of love.

      Bless you dear lady!

      I do hope you are having a lovely Sunday afternoon there in Canada. Vancouver Island is such a lovely place to live from what I have read.

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      Cynthia 2 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      lovely hub-- you DO set the standard for lovely, my dear! I loved your illustration of child-like faith and the blessings that you received when the baby birdies came out right at the time you went to see! Thank you for all the good stuff in this hub. I love your 'highlighting' the work of the other Godly hubbers, too... beautiful!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Kim,

      Your lovely comments here have blessed and humbled me. Yes, Hubville is such a lovely community in which to belong with all of the beautiful, caring, gifted and loving people to uplift us all with their wonderful writing and sharing in their commenting, and you are right there at the top, precious heart.

      I pray your fireflies return to shine a little light in your life and a warm glow in your heart.

      (((Hugs))) and much love to you and yours.

      Peace

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Dear Faith,

      I do not know that I have words that have not already been said.

      This hub is beyond beautiful. There is a spiritual light that glows.

      How fortunate am I and all of us in Hubville to have such a beacon of light as you. Thank You for Being You.

      Much Love,

      Kim

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi WriterJanis,

      Thank you so much for reading. I appreciate the lovely comments you have left.

      Blessings

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      Janis 2 years ago from California

      It's obvious your faith is very important to you and I see how it has helped you so much. This was beautifully written.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Perspycacious,

      So nice to see you stopping by my side of HP Town to read. You are so kind. Thank you so much for the lovely comment here. I am humbled.

      Blessings always.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Well cpnceived, well written, and well illustrated, with charitable praise for others. Nothing less than what I have grown to expect of you.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dim,

      I appreciate your most generous comments here! What wonderful comments you have shared. I am so glad you found my little Easter miracle tale beautiful, which means a lot to me. We all need to be mindful to look at the world as a child does and find the wonder in it all.

      (((Hugs)))

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      Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain

      Tremendous hub!!!!! If l only remember one thing from this.......That faith and trust go hand in hand....... then l am already a better person for realising that. Thank you so much.

      Your tale of eggs hatching on Easter morn was so, so beautiful.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Writer Fox,

      How interesting, and thank you for sharing and reading here!

      Blessings always

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      Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      In Hebrew, the word for 'faith' is the same word for 'faithful' and 'faithfulness.' The word is אמונה (emunah).

      "But the righteous will live by his faith."

      Habakkuk 2:4

      The passage means to live now and to live in the world to come.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello SANJAY LAKHANPAL,

      Yes, thank you for sharing your insight as to Faith, and it is that indeed!

      I appreciate your visit always.

      Blessings

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      Sanjay Sharma 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      Faith is the driving force in life. It uplifts our pensive and dejected spirits. Thanks for sharing the beautiful thoughts.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello travel man, I am so overjoyed that you have shared here of what faith is all about!!! God bless you. (((HUGS)))

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      Ireno Alcala 2 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I believe with all my heart and soul in the existence of the Creator. That's what faith is all about.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Good evening my dear friend, PS,

      I am just arriving home after a long day, and I am sorry I did not get to comment in the morning before leaving for work.

      It is always such a blessing when you grace my hub space with your presence. Thank you so much and it is so amazing to me that my dear fellow friends and hubbers voted for me again this year. I am so humbled for there are so many wonderful writers here on HP. It is an extra special award being fellow writers voted!

      I know you know all about God's power in our lives and His giving us the strength to go on. Yes, we are so very blessed. It is awe-inspiring to witness such miracles, precious heart, and I know you have indeed with your lovely grandson and daughter's lives. I do love it when the doctors are baffled. They certainly were baffled when He healed me of breast cancer and were shaking their heads as well.

      God is good, Amen on that one!!

      I am blessed by your visit as always.

      Blessings, love, hugs and Angels heading your way. Thank you for sending the Angels ahead and I knew they were present.

      Love you dear friend

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Good morning Faith

      First congrats on your hubbie award ...that is awesome...keep on keeping on, my dear friend.

      Faith...I can only say we would be lost without God's power in our lives...He carries us when we need it and walks with us each step of the way...how very blessed we are.

      I cannot imagine making this walk with the love that He wraps my life in ...and I am so deeply awed by the miracles He has performed in my grandson's and daughter's lives...even the doctors shake their heads at the wonder of it all.

      God is good!!

      Blessings and love and hugs

      Angels are there for you...I sent them ahead of the comment :D Love ps

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      I truly believe that each and every one of us has something to offer to others in the area of our gifts that we have been given, and we need to share such gifts with others to bless them.

      HP is a lovely community in which to belong.

      Bless you

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Thank you. I will try to contribute what I can and hope to bring experience to the site.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Stella (ladyguitarpicker),

      Thank you so much for your kind words here. You have a lot of interesting hubs to share your musical knowledge and much more for all to learn.

      Blessings

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Best wishes, you seem like a wonderful person and writer. Glad to have found your Hubs. Stella

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Genna,

      Oh, thank you so much. You are always so kind. I am blessed beyond measure in knowing that my fellow dear friends and writers here voted for me again this year!

      What a lovely comment you have left here this day and such a wonderful thing to read after arriving home from a long day.

      You're the best! It's lovely people like you who make this community such a special place in which to belong.

      Hugs and much love

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello favored,

      Thank you so much for reading and welcome to HubPages! Oh, yes, this is such a wonderful community I have found out and such welcoming and loving people, who are great writers too.

      Yes, I am always so blessed that anyone reads what I write, much less all of these brilliant writers.

      God bless you.

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Dearest Faith....

      Congratulations on winning the Hubbie Award! You are a light here, in Hub-ville, and beyond. You brighten our days with your kindness and warmth, and generosity and grace of spirit...a true inspiration. :-)

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      I love to be able to write where people are not ashamed to show their faith. What a blessing to read through the comments and seeing God moving here.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Sunshine,

      Thank you so much. I am so blessed by this wonderful community!

      Congrats is in order for you too dear Sunshine!!!

      Hugs and blessings to you and yours

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi "My Sweetest Friend" Maria,

      I am so blessed by your friendship, love and support. Talk about an inspiration ... YOU, sweetie are most certainly a great inspiration to many.

      Love you too

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Congratulations, Faith Reaper! :)

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      Maria Jordan 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      I wanted to say HI and wish my 'sweet T' a big CONGRATULATIONS for the 2014 Hubbie for Most Religious Hubber...you inspire me and so many others through your example and writings. Love you, Maria

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello ladyguitarpicker,

      So nice to meet you! Thank you so much for reading and I am so glad you truly enjoyed reading it and found it wonderful.

      God bless you too.

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi Faith Reaper, I found your Hub to be wonderful and truly enjoyed reading this article. God Bless.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, Dear Shyron,

      You are so precious to return here. Thank you so much for your kind and most generous comments. You are without a shadow of a doubt a true blessing beyond measure here on HP and, I am sure, to all with whom you come into contact.

      Bless you for voting up and more and sharing again!

      Blessings and (((HUGS))) to you too, precious heart

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Dear Faith, I had to come back to hear the song again. This is one I had not heard before your "Faith Without Borders". You are a Blessing to all our fellow hubbers.

      Voted up, UABI and shared again.

      Blessings and (((((Hugs))))) to you

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Marlene,

      Love your new profile photo there! Beautiful as always.

      It is so nice to see you stopping by to read here. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading this hub. Yes, when I look back at all the answers to my prayers and what I had dreamed up in my mind as to what a great answer would be, I can always see just how His plans are always best.

      God bless you.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Good Evening Dear Romeos,

      We had a lovely long weekend with all three grands, so I am sorry for the late comment back to your lovely and most generous comments here.

      You are always so kind and it is a blessing when you arrive here on my hub space. Aw, thank you about the bird story. I thought I would just throw that in to be mindful to all that we are to all have that childlike faith, to have that expectant heart as to those things yet to be seen.

      I love ... "Surely Faith in Paternity is the Freight of Eternity." Beautiful.

      I hope your weekend and Monday have been wonderful.

      Blessings to you and yours always

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      What a beautiful testament to faith. Asking and letting go is such an important part of the faith journey. When I hold on to issues, hoping for a particular outcome, I'm usually not satisfied going that route. When I let go and let God handle things for me, anything I'm going through is stress free. I really enjoyed reading your hub today.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Good Evening Faith;

      I read and pinned this one the other night and read it a few times since but couldn't leave a comment.

      Such a magnificent Hub here you've produced; it's like entering a large vault and switching on a powerful light to see all of these sparkling and glittering trinkets - really sweet and lovely.

      Your childhood bird story is very heart-warming and surely no other heart could have shared the joy of that singular moment in the same way that you did.

      Surely Faith in Paternity is the Freight of Eternity.

      I hope you and your family have a happy and peaceful weekend dear heart.

      With Warmest Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi DDE,

      I am so happy to see you here this day stopping by to visit and read! Yes, what a blessing of all sharing in their faith here. I am glad you found this beautiful

      Blessings to you always

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Lyric,

      You have blessed me with your visit here this day. Now you have me in tears too, thinking of just how great, how great is His faithfulness indeed!

      Yes, I know He hears and He answers our prayers and the beauty is that He may not answer them as we think at the time of our prayer of just how they should be answered, but He goes beyond that what we can even imagine and may allow us to go through things we may not want to go through, but when we look back, the way He answered our prayers is always best for us.

      Miss you and love you always too. I am going to write more here, and pray that when I do it provides some kind of inspiration to His glory.

      I pray all is well with you and yours.

      God bless you. (((Hugs)))

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Incredible responses here. Always a beautiful word from you.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 2 years ago from West Virginia

      Took a while to get all the way down here. Whoa! lol. Faith, I voted up and all the way across. Funny? It makes me laugh cause I know the power of Faith from personal experience. Your words bring me to tears, that is how great God is. I can sit here and honestly say that every prayer that I meant with my heart has been answered. My wife is two. I've read your work many times, you are three. God Bless those that would believe without seeing, that would believe with their heart for that is the definition of Faith to me. I know when God is there, I hear with my heart. Yet even when I lose Faith, he doesn't judge. I always find my way back home. He is real, he is the ONE and ONLY, he loves you and only wants you to believe. Yes, some prayers took years but they have always come true. Your an inspiration Faith, an Angel and the voice of God. Your changing lives. Miss you, love you always. Thanks for always bringing me back home. From the heart me dear. Sure do miss reading your work.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Deb,

      Yes, we all have our calling in this life no doubt. You certainly are the Keeper of the Animals. Thank you for stopping by this day.

      I hope you have another lovely weekend on Boomer Lake.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      We all have our specific calling in our travels. Your path is different than mine, as I am the Keeper of the Animals. Your missive is well done, and we will all meet elsewhere when it is all said and done.