What is Your Life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes

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Dear Family of our Lord Jesus Christ,

 

 

Thank you for coming by for a CUP!

 

 

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LBJ, for you young folk, Lyndon Johnson President of the United States said at the height of the bombing in Vietnam, “Sometimes I feel like an old mule stuck under a tree during a hail storm.” 
When we a struck by the “hail storms” of life we seek the Lord,. AMEN!
 

Psalm 34:17-20

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken
Yesterday on my way to Edgewood,NM too see my mentor Pastor Leonard Navarre (I am so thankful to have Pastor Leonard as an adviser to FGGAM!) I got a text message from Sonja Haldeman that our classmate of 1974 Windom,. Minnesota, Lynn Nagorske had passed onto Heaven. I called his wife Pam and had a very blessed conversation with her. I received many comments on the posting I did of Lynn on May 3rd after I talked to him for the first time since 1974. Pam said what I wrote touched Lynn to his soul and that someone brought a print out of the CUP to him and they will read it at the funeral. 
 
 
 
 
I will never forget Lynn’s last words to me, “Keep doing what you are doing.”
 
 
 
 
Lynn is well known in Minnesota as a very successful Banker in the Twin Cities area, more importantly he was a Godly Husband and Father. Pam said he was pretty quiet about his faith but he walked the walk.
 
 
 
 
I have been praying as usual what to write this morning, the Lord has shown me for years that He wants me and you to stand in the gap for the sanctity of life. Lynn lived a Godly life, he served many people, helping the economy of the state of Minnesota. He valued human life. He had a pure heart. He took his one life here on earth that the Lord gave him and served many. 
 
 
 
He had a pure heart. Let’s revisit the Post of May 3rd for a bit………….read on as there is another story of pure hearts and the sanctity of life. 

Matthew 5:8

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
I received a phone call from my High School classmate Sonja Haldeman about our classmate Lynn Nagorske. I remember Lynn as a highly intelligent friendly man! An intelligent level that I have never reached! LOL! I would read in the Windom paper (Our Hometown) of his great work as a banker. Sonja called to tell me Lynn is in his final days of life here on earth because of cancer.
I have not talked to or seen Lynn since 1974.
Only God through His servant, Sonja could this connection happen again!
This was an appointed time by God.
To accomplish what God wants done.
I called Lynn and we had a wonderful Godly conversation, we picked up from our School days! He knows he is going to Heaven. He told me at the end of our conversation, “You keep doing what you are doing!” I will remember that the rest of my life. I prayed over him and his family. I told him what a blessing to be able to talk and pray with him. I asked him later in a text message if our prayer warriors could pray for him and his lovely wife Pam and children. He said Absolutely! What a Blessing!
Lynn is in his final days here on earth in his late 50′s. What a testimony to all of us, he is ready to meet our Lord.
This is not the script Lynn has written for his life, but he has accomplished much while here on earth, he did not waste his life. He served God’s people in his profession with Biblical principles. He has served God well and his family.
He served people……. he did not expect to be served.
May we do the same.
His Testimony is on going.
Lynn
The Lord gave me this scripture……………
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12
Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your Life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:13-14
Those words, You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes………
Let our lives impact the Kingdom of God, let us make the Kingdom visible to the darkness. Read this next story as we come up on Mother’s Day…..The sanctity of life……Let us treasure each other.
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Cameron Bice days before he died. (Photo Provided / South Bend Tribune / April 23, 2013)
By HEIDI PRESCOTTSouth Bend Tribune

6:54 p.m. EDT, May 7, 2013
No one wants to work on their birthday, but Debbie Bice knew she had to.She was looking forward to going out to eat with her fiancé, Kevin, and their 1-year-old Cameron. It was a family birthday tradition.

As on most days, Debbie, 31, could hardly wait to see herrambunctious, blond-haired, blue-eyed boy and hear his near-constant giggle.

It had been only about two months since she returned to work, so it was still hard being away from him.

Kevin was home with Cameron that Thursday in December 2001 because his company was doing inventory. That made it tougher for Debbie to leave.

She sat down beside Cameron on the love seat and told her little boy, “I love you” and “I’ll miss you.”

She tried to get him to say “Happy birthday” or “I love you” inreturn, but he didn’t. And it really didn’t matter. They gave each other a hug and Cameron smiled at her as she closed the door.

It was about 5 o’clock when the phone at Debbie’s desk unexpectedly rang.

Maybe Kevin was calling to finalize plans for her birthday dinner or to find out exactly when she would be coming home that day.

“It’s Kevin,” she recalled him saying in an emotionally distraught voice. She hardly recognized him.

“You need to get home right now,” he pleaded.

Before Debbie could get him to calm down or slow down and tell her what was happening, he gave her the news no parent is ever prepared to hear.

Cameron was dead.

Right then and there she remembers screaming. Her manager took her home, and all she remembers is how the drive from the Elkhart office to her Osceola home felt like it took an eternity.

“By the time we got to my cul-de-sac and I saw the paramedics and firetrucks, my legs felt like they would give out from under me,” she said.

She and Kevin embraced at the front door.

“I literally fell into his arms,” she said.

Debbie went inside and looked into the living room.

“My son was on the couch with a sheet over him,” she remembered. “I went in and held his cold little hand and rubbed his face.

“I just remember how cold he was already.”

Kevin had laid Cameron down for a nap after lunch, around 1. The boy was still sleeping mid-afternoon and moving about in his crib.

It was between 4 and 4:30 when Kevin, who thought Cameron was taking an awfully long nap, went back to the boy’s room. Kevin found him not breathing, called 911 and immediately started CPR.

“I begged for him to please come back to me, that l needed him,” said Debbie, who did not want to leave her son’s side. “I begged God to take me instead. Nothing worked. I had to live with this nightmare.”

She was in the kitchen when the paramedics carried Cameron’s body to the ambulance. She wanted to hold her little boy, but at the same time she did not want to watch people take him away.

She didn’t sleep for days.

Just nine days before Cameron’s death, Debbie had thrown him a Winnie the Pooh-themed first birthday party. He had excitedly dug his fingers into his cake and stubbornly did not want to take a bath afterward.

Those memories were now replaced by images of her son’s lifeless little body.

“I’ve never cried so much,” Debbie said through tears, even now, more than 10 years later. For a long time, there was no “happy” in birthday because it reminded her of Cameron’s unexpected death.

Cameron died of sudden infant death syndrome. SIDS is the sudden death of an infant, who is usually under one year of age, that remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation.

The child usually is put down to sleep and later found dead. Debbie and Kevin will not know for sure why Cameron died, until researchers can identify with certainty what causes SIDS.

“Every person wants an answer about why their child dies. The only thing I know is that I’m never getting him back,” she said.

She and Kevin had to wait a week, until after Christmas, to have Cameron’s funeral.

“I went through the holidays without my son. I was in a daze. All the Christmas presents I had bought him, we opened them and my dad took them all back. Opening them was something I felt I had to do. I felt like I wanted him to have them,” she said.

Debbie wrote a letter to Cameron and courageously read it herself at his funeral.

“It was the last gift I could give to my child,” she said. “Cam was so little, he didn’t have a lot of stories. But I asked people to get up and share the stories they had.”

They played a song Debbie sang to her son every night before he went to sleep.

“You are my sunshine,

my only sunshine.

You make me happy,

when skies are gray.

You’ll never know dear,

how much I love you.

So please don’t take my sunshine away.”

Cameron was buried on Dec. 27, 2001, at St. Joseph Valley Memorial
Park in Granger.

Healing will come

When parents lose a child, their whole world stops, Debbie Bice said, and though it doesn’t come overnight, healing does come eventually.

She wants parents who have lost a child to know that everyone grieves differently; there is no specific amount of time it takes for someone to be OK.

“I remembered how guilty I felt the first time I laughed after he passed. There is a hole in my heart and I will live with it forever,” she said.

Four years after Cameron’s death, Debbie became chapter leader of The Compassionate Friends of St. Joseph County. The group is composed of parents, grandparents and siblings who have experienced the death of a loved one and offer understanding and support through monthly meetings.

“I was blessed to have Cameron for one year and nine days,” Debbie said. “It took time, but I finally realized I didn’t want his death to be in vain. I think God knew that I had a big mouth and I wasn’t going to keep quiet about SIDS.”

The Compassionate Friends holds annual remembrance ceremonies and other events at the Angel of Hope Memorial Garden at Pinhook Park, South Bend.

“We’re not strong; none of us feel like we’re strong,” she said. “We are survivors and we don’t want anyone to have to walk in our shoes.”

Debbie and Kevin Bice are now married and they are raising 8-year-old twin boys, Cayden and Brayden, and they are also parents to Cain, 19, and Shelby, 15.

“I feel like they were a gift from Cameron,” she said.

“He lives on. He’s with me more today than if he was with me on Earth. I try to look at it this way: It was the worst tragedy and I’d give anything to have him back in a heartbeat. But I feel like he’s with me more than if he was here. He’s an angel who is with me all the time.”

Staff writer Heidi Prescott:
hprescott@sbtinfo.com
574-235-6070

Let us keep this family in our prayers, AMEN! We all are given a mission from God here on earth, like Lynn and little Cameron they completed their mission for God. Lynn’s work and Cameron’s message will go on and on. The question I have for you today, is this: Are you doing the work that the Lord Jesus has assigned you? PRAISE GOD if you can answer yes! You only know the answer through a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ where you can hear Him! AMEN!
I pray that you will filly soak in the impact of this CUP into your life
At www.fggam.org we have so many PRAISE REPORTS and INSPIRATIONAL POSTINGS! You have to read this one for sure: https://fggam.org/grace-upon-grace/
Among the news stories at www.fggam.org that you find will be is about Pastor’s of different denimonations in favor of same-sex marriage in New Mexico. Standing in the gap for God on the sanctity of marriage is what we do here at FGGAM! Too many in the church are drifting away from the Full Gospel! As you stand in the gap for God, this picture is for you! 
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Let us pray……………..
Good morning from Legacy Riders!
Please keep the following riders in your prayers as they do a 1,037 mile run in less than 24 hours. They will be leaving Saturday morning at 6:30 am and plan to be back by 1:00 am.Mike Heffron Sr
Tom Merserve
Steve McMurtry
Mike Heffron
John Person

Let’s pray:
Lord God, we come before you right now in the name of Jesus, we pray for traveling mercies to and from their destination as they travel. Be their eyes oh God, give them your wisdom on safety and group accountability every step of the way. We thank you Lord that you will command your angels concerning Mike, Tom, Steve, Mike Sr and John to guard them and protect in all their ways; Your Word says in Isaiah 54:17, No weapon that has been made to be used against them will succeed. They will have an answer for anyone who accuses them. This is the inheritance of the LORD’s servants. and they are your sevants Lord, my God! Their victory comes from from you LORD”. Lord we stand on your promises of protection because your Word stands forever and so shall your Word be that goes forth from your mouth; It shall not return to You void, But it shall accomplish what You please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which You sent it. We thank you Lord and we praise your Holy Name! Amen!
Le’ts us all stand in agreement, because where two or more are gathered in His name, there shall He be in the midst of us! Thank you all for your prayers!
Sincerely,
Valerie Anderson
Legacy Riders Treasurer
We are praying!
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