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                                     I am Thankful!
Good morning,
I wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to each of you, but living  in a rural area and having 18-20 inches of snow which began the week before Thanksgiving.  Well it began snowing again the night before Thanksgiving on top of the 18inches left behind, and all was not well!  I lost electricity, heat, internet and water.  Our well water is pumped into our home by electricity. All was restored two days later.  Even in the mist of the outage I still found so much to be thankful for. With having a house, I had shelter from the cold and snow, a bed with lots of warm blankets and quilts to keep warm, food to eat even though it was not the traditional Thanksgiving meal. It gave me a lot of time to reflect and to pray for each of you. Especially for those whose husbands (officers’) had to work that day, unable to share a meal with their family. Why? They have taken an oath to protect us, even on the holidays. I prayed for the homeless, widows, and orphans. I gave praise and thanks to God for all who chose to feed the homeless with a hot meal, who invited someone who had no family or was less fortunate to share a meal with their family. Those who  gave a Thanksgiving basket to someone that was struggle financially and would not have had a holiday meal. It may not sound like it but it was one of the best Thanksgivings I have had in years! Again, I want to say how thankful I am to have our officers continue to do their jobs no matter the weather or holiday!  Happy Thanksgiving!
                                       A Heavy Heart                                December 21, 2014 I am sitting here with a heavy heart, calling out to God with tears streaming down my face. Why, I have just learned on the heels of the two NYPD officers who lost their lives yesterday, we have lost another. Officer Charles Kondek of the Tarpon Springs,Florida Police Department was gunned down and run over while on duty early this morning around 2 a.m. EST. The Lord has placed upon my heart to be in continuous prayer for our police officers/ first responders and our country until Christmas morning and I hope many of you will choose to join me.

If ever we need to PRAY WITHOUT CEASING now is the time!. We need to pray, show our support and our appreciation for each and every officer as they chose to continue putting on the uniform each day, choosing to uphold the oath they took to serve and protect each and every one of us. As you pray daily, please remember to pray for their spouses, their children, parents and siblings. Please join Arresting Love Ministries in sharing our sincere condolences to the Ramos, Liu and Kondek families in their time of sorrow.