PRECIOUS MEMORIES…

By Anita Mondragon
 
Years ago, my daddy and his brothers formed a quartet.  He was a tenor, and had a beautiful voice.  Folks from all over the county came to hear the group…in fact,  that is how he and my mother became acquainted!When I was older, he and I used to sing together at church.  He also played the piano and organ…never had any lessons, he played by ear, and backwards.  Instead of playing the melody with his right hand, he played it with his left, and the bass part, (the cords) he played with his right hand.  In order for it to sound correct, he had to cross his hands over each other.  It was quite a site…and sounded beautiful!

When I was about twenty-five years of age, he and I put together a medley of old hymns and sang them at church one Sunday.  Everyone loved it so much, it became a standing request.  Here are the words to that medley of songs.  Enjoy! -anita

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PEACE…PEACE! WONDERFUL PEACE!

By Anita Mondragon

“The peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  Phil. 4:7

This is the promise I drew for today from my box of Promises.  Sounds pretty easy to grab hold of…right?  But, after looking it up, and doing a bit of research, I found that there is a condition attached to it…something we must do first before just accepting it.  Sometimes we pick one verse, usually the one we want to work for us, and forget to read it in context.  We should always read the surrounding verses…the before, and after verses to get the full meaning.

Read Philippians 4:6.    In verse six, we have a condition to fulfill before the promise can be granted in verse seven.  We all want the promise found in verse seven, but most of us skip through verse six, never realizing that it holds the answer to our questions of:

 “What is the peace that passes all understanding?”  And…”How do I find that peace?”

The way we find this amazing peace: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (verse 6). God promises His peace to all who will follow the instructions laid out in this verse.

God says, “YOU DO YOUR PART…AND I WILL DO MINE!”

Here is the little poem that was also found on the card I drew this morning.

“Not always can I see the course my ship of life must sail;

But since my Father guides the helm, I’ll calmly face the gale.”- Unknown

When we are thankful in ALL things that befall us in life, God grants us peace that even we, at times can’t understand!

Anita



HOLY SPIRIT, LIGHT DIVINE

By Anita Mondragon
This morning, when I awoke, my heart was heavy.  I’m not sure why…after a day of rest yesterday, I should have been refreshed; but not the case.  Read more…


TIME…

By Anita Mondragon
The first twenty years of living this life, seemed like such a drag!


I SAW THAT… -GOD

By Anita Mondragon
 
 
 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.-Proverbs 15:3
 
Awhile back, I saw a little sign at a Christian Book Store.  At first, I decided to buy it for my eleven year old son, hoping that its words would cause him to think about his actions, knowing that God Almighty was watching his every move.  Then, I realized that I needed to think about my own actions as well, so I hung it in the kitchen for both of us to be able to observe it several times a day.


ME AND MY 2 CENTS…

By Anita Mondragon

Have you ever gotten yourself into a controversial discussion and you feel compelled to throw in your 2 cents?

If you’re anything like me- you’ve been there a few times ☺

The problem with me is that I usually throw in a lot more than 2 cents!


OCEAN’S OF LOVE AND FORGIVENESS

By Anita Mondragon
This morning when I awoke, I saw a full moon shining brightly over an ocean of blue sky. 


A LOVE LETTER TO MY SAVIOR…

By Anita Mondragon

The first heart’s just to let You know, You mean the world to me!

Your love has made me who I am-the best that I could be.

The second heart’s to tell You that You’ve made my life worth-while.

You’ve taken all my sadness, and shown me how to smile!

The third heart says, “I’ll never leave You…these ties I’ll never sever,

For You loved me then, You love me now, and I know YOU always will…forever! 

-Anita Mondragon 2020



THAT DAY ON CALVARY

By Anita Mondragon


THE NEW YEAR

By Anita Mondragon
As the New Year drew near, I again found myself looking through some old writings.  I stumbled upon a poem written by an elderly lady that attended my dad’s church. She was a great poet, and a wise woman.  I decided to share the following with you. Enjoy! –anita