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Grandma Prayers

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  1. A cheerful heart is good medicine,
    but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
    Proverbs 17:22

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    LORD, thank you for grandmas and their prayers. Grandma prayers are the reason a lot of of us are still here today. And remember grandma, that how others see you is not important, it's how you see yourself that means everything. God bless you grandmas. Thank God for grandmas. Forever and always, Amen!

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    One my earliest childhood memories is standing in the parking lot outside the chain length fence at a little white chapel in the woods, listening to the congregation singing old time gospel hymns. My mother took us there. We stood there, all dressed up, holding hands and listening, perhaps even singing, just a little bit, mumbling the words as if we knew them. When church services let out, we were hastily gathered back into the car and we drove off, back home. It wasn't far away, only a half hour or so, and we stopped for ice cream on the way, so it was well worth getting dressed up in our little suits and ties, and scuffed up shoes. It wasn't until years later as an adult I came to understand what had transpired there in that parking lot, so long ago. It was the little chapel my mother had attended when she was a child. And it was the church that her mother and father belonged too before she was separated from them, given up (or removed) for adoption by her birth parents. She was probably just old enough, when she was adopted, to have firm memories of that first church she attended, and she seemed to be drawn back there on special occasions, from time to time.

    After she was adopted, several years later, she went on to drop out of high school, then run away and get married on a whim. That didn't last too long, she divorced and started a second family, to the exclusion of her first set of children, and first husband, who lived a few states away. This all occurred, not before she had time to introduce her children to Sunday School and Church; and what it meant to love the LORD. She did however, manage to abandon her first family for her second... and there was no father nearby either. It was painful to see your mother go away. It was painful to only hear second hand stories about who was your father and why he never visited or called.

    Not to worry however, because there was grandma (and grandpa) ... Adopted parents to our mother. They stood tall in the LORD. They also stood tall in their responsibility in bringing up children that didn't belong to them. They were loving believers who always provided a warm bed, three hot meals a day, simple clothes to wear for school and special occasions, and most importantly, an education and the sharing with us their love for God, and the power of prayer. That's why I created this blog entry about "Grandma Prayers." Grandmas have made the difference in the lives of countless people. I want to pay a small tribute to mine. I'd like to share more, but I value my personal privacy and that of my other family members to reveal too much information. God bless you all.

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    Pilgrim
    EXPERIENCING THE GOD OF JOY: By centering our lives around Christ, we can experience true joy. "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."Philippians 1:21

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  1. brinny
    By the way, i LOVE this :D

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  2. brinny
    What you did share is a treasure. Thank you for sharing memories of your childhood of your precious grandma and grandpa. It sounds like God placed them strategically to be there for you at a very pivotal time in your life. God bless you too.
  3. Pilgrim
    God bless grandmas. Mine's gone now and I miss her three times a day—every time a hot meal is served.
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