Celebrate Your Life Every Day…Angel’s Prayer Of The Day


Celebrate Your Life Every Day…

Good morning beautiful people, Wow, doesn’t it seem like some mornings come fast. This morning as I was awake early writing and thinking about celebrating my daughters birthday with her today, this post came back to my mind. I just had to re-post it once again. I love to celebrate life every day.

I had been living in an apartment on the border of our city. On Saturday mornings we held prayer meeting downstairs in an empty law office. Somehow, I always felt this property was a gate keepers property. I would cross the street and walk to the next house to a dear friend. I always joked how I walked from Presque Isle to Easton. People would always respond with a wow, but it was really only next door.

It was Thanksgiving Day and we had just finished eating and most of the cleanup had already taken place when it was time for the girls to go to their next Thanksgiving Dinner. I just sat down for a few minutes to take a break when the phone rang that Alyssa was in an accident. We hurriedly jumped in our car and traveled to the scene. We saw the traffic that was stopped. I couldn’t see her car anywhere. I remember praying on the way, every scripture that I had hidden in my heart about my children and every prophetic word I ever received on behalf of my kids.

I have always tried to take people at their word and that included God Himself. When I dedicated my children to the Lord, I took the promises in the Word of God (Bible) and prayed them over each of them. Although it has been a journey, I kept reminding God that He is not a God that He should lie. What He promised me will come to pass. I wasn’t an expert on raising kids, but one thing I did know, I wanted God Himself to be involved. I knew that if they were anything like their parents, we were going to need some God intervention. Just kidding, maybe.

I first noticed my youngest daughter Brooke’s car parked off to the side of the road and as I glanced in the middle of the field Alyssa’s car was flipped upside down. As I ran toward the car, she opened the door and walked out. She said she felt fine- just shaken. We decided it would be best if she was examined at the local emergency room. The ambulance came and put the neck brace on and secured her on the gurney for the ride. (Which I must add she didn’t like and gave them-let’s just say more than a little trouble.) I remember setting in the passenger seat in the ambulance and asking the driver a million and one questions. I thought ambulance drivers knew everything. I’m sure he was glad to drop us both off.

I remember Pastor Andy DeRier coming to pray and check on the situation. Her cousin Ashley had come and she was trying on the neck brace. They were laughing and texting and posting on social media. Ashley thought they should save the neck brace for Halloween. Kaci her sister had already posted a picture. Alyssa wanted her discharge papers as she was ready to leave. She was worried about missing her other Thanksgiving dinner. I remember being a bit embarrassed and thinking we would get in trouble for them being so loud. Then I thought, oh well, at least were dealing with laughter. Her car was a total loss, but her life was intact.

I remember in church that Sunday, Pastor Andy DeRier announced about the accident. He thanked the Lord for protecting our daughter. He since has moved on to teach at Faith Bible College International, preparing students to bring the gospel around the globe. Ironically enough, we taped a broadcast for television while at that gate keepers property. Hmmm… With a globe of the world and the prayer of Jabez sitting behind us, we brought the Word of the Lord alive as we shared life’s experiences.

I can still hear him say I believe the Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible. With his deep voice he would pray for every preacher and every place where the gospel is preached, that they would receive a harvest. That’s a harvest of souls.

Today, I don’t know what is upside down in your life. I do know who could straighten it all out though. Jesus Christ, the man that paid the price. He can put your life back on the ground. He is only one prayer away.

Did I tell you Alyssa worked in the Emergency Department for two years after this? Did I mention she is now married to an EMT?  Did I happen to tell you about the insurance company she works for now? Life is such a journey. Celebrate your life every day.

Life… handle it with care. Be thankful. We all have so much to be thankful for. Count your blessings every day. Celebrate life every day. Today I’ll have the privilege to meet up with and celebrate with a daughter and friend. Celebrate with us, celebrate your life today.

Happy Birthday Alyssa. You are loved!

I love the whole book of John. Let’s read a few chapters once again today. God Himself is interested in you, Yes You! Journey life with Him. Celebrate your life today!


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