Friday, February 21, 2014

A Personal Story About Corrie tenBoom From My Cousin's Husband

Below is an excerpt from a gentleman who worked along side Ms. Ten Boom

"Yes, it was my privilege to be a part of the team that worked with Corrie Ten Boom. It was not a situation where there was a lot of "one with one time", but we all worked together. When she became a part of the World Vision program, it added a lot of life to the same.

Corrie was a very sweet "grandmother type". She was the type of person who reminded everyone of "grandma". She was a very "grandma type" dresser, and was most appreciative of everything that was done on her behalf.

She was a "Jesus person"... always talking about Jesus. She had a great sense of humor. She loved her sister, Betsy, and talked about her a lot.

She had a "cute" accent. In fact, it added much to her persona, and "grandmotherly" image. She was a joy to have around, and never wanted to presume on anyone.

Joy (Linda's cousin) loved hearing her speak, and she was the kind of person that everyone just wanted to walk up and HUG! Our first encounter with her was in Muskegon, Michigan at Maranatha Bible camp. As a matter of fact, this was the same location where Joy was asked to play the piano and I was asked to direct the music for a Billy Graham crusade, when he was first starting out. We had to turn it down because we were just moving to Muskegon a few days before the crusade, and didn't feel we could have time to get prepared for the event. They brought in Cliff Barrows, and I forget who the pianist was.

Many wonderful events were held at Maranatha, and it was a place where we met some wonderful people, through World Vision, from all over the world. It would be fun to do it all over again."


Saturday, May 18, 2013

How Does God Bring A Vision Together?

The Lord is bringing many more team members and connections into place. I am amazed to see how He does it. I want to share a little of how God shows me the pieces of His vision fitting together.

Listen to the way God speaks to you. It could be in dreams and visions or a song that gives you a thought and then to another thought and so on. I call them “Triggers” when God brings something to mind that “Triggers” another idea. God will bring pieces of a vision together just like pieces in a puzzle. If you have ever put a jigsaw puzzle together you can remember how you are led to another area of the puzzle. There is a color hint or a piece of a flower or a house etc. that gives you a hint to where that one pieces fits. Once that piece finds a home the other pieces can begin to fit together. The picture of the finished puzzle (vision) becomes more clear.

Here is another way of looking at a vision and how God brings the pieces together. If you have ever seen a set of dominoes you will recall that you can set each domino into position for a path you design. You arrange them into a pattern for a flow with a precise distance between them. Once each domino is in place and properly spaced it only takes one “Trigger”, a simple tip of the first domino and the chain reaction happens. That is what God does as He brings His visions together.

If you are waiting on your vision from God to become reality watch for His little signals, His pieces to the puzzle or another domino to be set in place. You may be right on the edge of it all fitting together. The moment you see God bring the last piece into place and the hand Of God touches it, just watch and see all of your faith, hope, tears and praise come together in a SHOUT of victory. Don’t give up when God gives you a vision for it will come in His timing and His direction.

Scriptures to Claim
And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day. Habakkuk 2:2-3 Amplified Bible (AMP)

For still a little while (a very little while), and the Coming One will come and He will not delay. Hebrews 10:37 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Pray For Mothers and Grandmothers Who Miss Their Children and Grandchildren

I am praying for all of the Mothers who are not finding this to be a day of celebration. Some of us did not go to church today because it hurts too much to celebrate a day that reminds us of the intense hurt. Every time we hear "Happy Mothers Day" it is a reminder of that hurt. Each time someone talks about going out to eat with the family it hurts even more. This is not a day of bliss for those who have been deeply wounded and have no communication with their children and grandchildren. 

When abuse comes into the picture families are destroyed and only Jesus can heal the wounds~This is a day to spend some "One on one time" with Jesus. 

Pray with me for restoration for all the wounded Moms and Grandmothers today~Bring the children back to their Mothers~Bring the Grandchildren back to their Grandmothers~In Jesus' name, Amen~

Do not be afraid. I am with you.
    I will bring your people back from the east.
    I will gather you from the west.
I will say to the north, ‘Let them go!’
    And I will say to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring my sons from far away.
    Bring my daughters from the farthest places on earth.
Bring back everyone who belongs to me.
    I created them to bring glory to me.
    I formed them and made them.”

Isaiah 43:5-7 NIRV

Saturday, May 11, 2013

How Do The Abused Celebrate Mother’s Day?

This message is one the Lord gave me as I fasted and prayed today. I asked Him what truth He wanted shared today. This message goes out to the women who will not get flowers for Mothers Day. This message goes out to the Mothers who are crying in silence. Jesus is your refuge in such a time when others celebrate and all you can do is cry.

To many of “the abused” Mother’s Day is not a time of celebration. It can be one of the worst days in the year for them. I speak truth here that many will not speak of on a day that so many are celebrating. The Word says “And the truth shall set you free”. If you are one of the children who was severely abused by your mother or maybe she was an absent mother; while others celebrate you suffer the painful memories.

Some also suffer from the memories of a mother who was there in deed but not in love. To these dear hearts I empathize with you. Without the bond of a mother an “Orphan Spirit” is born. Many of these friends had a grandmother or an aunt who would fill in where the mom was not able to bond with the child. I recall a mother who had been abused and in her wounding she found it impossible to bond with her children.

Thank You Jesus that we have a bond with You that can not be broken. We have a “Sonship” that fills every void that a mom could not provide.

Now I speak to the mothers who have lost their children. Not the ones who lost them due to death but due to abuse from the father of these children. Many mothers grieve for their children with whom they are astranged. Jesus is with you too and knows how much it hurts. I speak to the mothers who have lost their children because the fathers have spoken lies about the mothers. I speak to the children who have mothers who love them and lost their relationships with these children because of this terrible disease of abuse.

I pray for the many friends who suffer through this time as others celebrate Mother’s Day. They cry in silence for what they never had. Lord heal the hurts and fill these wounded children with Your love and Your presence.

I pray for each one who is reading this message today that you will be healed of your hurts and that your relationships will find restoration. I pray that you will join me in this prayer. Lord shed light into the darkness of these situations. Bring healing and wholeness to these wounded ones. I ask you Father that the “Orphan Spirit” be broken in Jesus’ name, Amen

Let us pray together friends…

Matthew 18:18-20
“Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.  Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

Psalm 91
 1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High 
   will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a] 
2 I will say[b] of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, 
   my God, in whom I trust.”
 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare 
   and from the deadly pestilence. 
4 He will cover you with his feathers, 
   and under his wings you will find refuge; 
   his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 
5 You will not fear the terror of night, 
   nor the arrow that flies by day, 
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, 
   nor the plague that destroys at midday. 
7 A thousand may fall at your side, 
   ten thousand at your right hand, 
   but it will not come near you. 
8 You will only observe with your eyes 
   and see the punishment of the wicked.
 9 If you make the Most High your dwelling— 
   even the LORD, who is my refuge— 
10 then no harm will befall you, 
   no disaster will come near your tent. 
11 For he will command his angels concerning you 
   to guard you in all your ways; 
12 they will lift you up in their hands, 
   so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; 
   you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
 14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; 
   I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; 
   I will be with him in trouble, 
   I will deliver him and honor him. 
16 With long life will I satisfy him 
   and show him my salvation.”

Blessings, ~Linda~

Thursday, May 9, 2013

"Tears of Restoration" Conf. Needs List

The Lord gave me this "Needs List" on December 21st, 2010 during the lunar eclipse.

1 Advertising: Working with businesses for awareness and support. 

+++ We are working on a "Brand Identity" to share with the country. 

...This could mean sharing advertising between us. 

...Contacting and working with theaters and businesses for mutual benefit. 

...Working to provide some tickets and door prizes for attendees. 

2 Church Awareness: Connecting and getting the word to all church bodies. 

...Nationwide outreach. Every church denomination is invited. 

...Could set up a group at each church to gain support and awareness. 

3 Music Ministry: Connect and direct communications with musicians. 

...This should be someone highly connected with the music business. 

4 Prayer Warriors: Set up a prayer team for intercession as we prepare. 

... Someone who can organize prayer teams and arrange times for a group fast. 

5 Funding: We need a director who can plan and inspire a "grass roots" appeal. 

...The Lord has encouraged me to have a "Grass Roots", $10.00 donation ea. 

...Our first priority is to pay for the venue. 

6 Creative Arts Director: Someone who desires to lead and direct drama themes. 

...Many themes are in place for the right person to work with. 

7 Radio Communications: Coordinate radio station updates and progress. 

...Someone to manage all communications. 

8 Printing Director: Find and work with companies to print our materials for Conference. 

9 Walk-Run Team 

...Select dates and implement awareness and funding for conference 

10 Fishing Tournament 

...Men helping women in a fishing tournament, bringing awareness

11 Golf Tournament 

...Men helping women in a golf tournament, bringing awareness. 

12 Workers Tea, Before Conference 

...Arrange location and seek a crew to help you. 

13 Hotel Arrangements Coordinator 

...Arrange special prices for those attending and for workers. 

...Hotels, motels, Bed and Breakfast, Campground 

14 Central # for Communications: Pre-prep-Help Line 

...After Conference will be a help line for shelters, ministries etc. 

15 Scholarship Committee: Seek funding for those who can not pay to attend. 

16 Shelter Liaison: Someone who will communicate and connect nationwide. 

17 Counseling Coordinator: Communicate with counseling staff for conference. 

...After Conference will act as a center for connecting counselors. 

18 Food Services: Plan pre-prep meals and "Tea" 

December 21st, 2010  lunar eclipse on Youtube

Lord, It Hurts!

This was posted to our Angel Threads Ministry Blog several years ago. It is still relevant today. ~Read and Receive~

Have you been hurt by someone in your life? Did you love someone dearly only to find out the love was not returned? Have people spoken falsely against you? Has your heart been broken and you think you cannot live without that person in your life? Have you lost your children, your grandchildren or the love of your life? There is only one way to heal that hurt and it is through Jesus. Give it to Him and let Him work a healing in you. He is the only one who can heal such a hurt. If you do not give up the hurt in your life, you can become bitter and carry the baggage for years. Jesus does not want you to hurt like that. He offers hope and healing for you. God saves our tears! He cries with us as we go through the trials in our life that bring us to tears. 

Job 16:20 (NIV) My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God;

Psalm 6:6 (NIV) I am worn out from groaning; all night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.

Psalm 56:8 (NIV) Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll; are they not in your record?

Psalm 56:8 (KJV) Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
Jesus wept just as we do. He understands how we feel. 
John 11:35 (NIV) Jesus wept.
Jesus prayed and so it is with us that we too should do as Jesus did.
Mark 1:35 (NIV) Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.

Mark 1:34-36 (NIV) But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

Luke 5:15-17 (NIV) After Jesus said this, He looked toward heaven and prayed.

We weep when we are sad, when we have been hurt. We need to give it to Him and let Him bring about the healing touch that we need in our sorrow. Read these scriptures and give it to Him. Ask Him to heal your broken heart. Do not repay evil with evil. Let God do what needs to be done. Give your hurt to Him.
I Peter 3:8-17 (8) Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. (9) Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. (10) For, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. (11) He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. (12) For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil." (13) Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? (14) But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened." (15)But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, (16) keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. (17) It is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

Deuteronomy 6: 5-9 (5) Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. (6) These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. (7) Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. (8) Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. (9) Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

Say this prayer and accept the healing. Lord heal this hurt that is taking me down. Lift me up and let me see your face. Hold me in your loving arms and give me rest when I know not where to go. I trust that You know what is best for me. I give it to you to bring about the healing in me that only You can do. 


"Mend"- What the Ministry Provides

• Ministering – To the hurting, abused, neglected, and forgotten by ushering them into the Presence of Jesus where His healing touch will turn their scars into stars. 

• Equipping - To teach the hurting to apply God’s Word to their lives and discover His favor through the restoration of His redemptive Salvation, which equips and transforms their mess into a victorious message.

• Nuturing – To provide healthy relationships in the Body of Christ by fervent prayer and cleansing tears, which bring healing to the hurting causing them to be triumphant over trials. 

• Developing – To encourage the hurting to develop into seasoned Christian leaders who reach out to others who are hurting and share the same healing love of Christ that soothed their soul and made them conquer their conflicts.