A Personal Note

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Yesterday, August 6th, was the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1944. God forgive us. It was also the celebration of 52 years of marriage to Dorothy who God gave to me saying, “Don’t let this one get away. You will never find another one like her… SHE will go the distance.”

Funny how a young Catholic sailor could hear His voice when He wanted me to, even as a heathen. He was right. She has stuck with me through all my sins, wanderings and thrashings-about until God could get a hand on me. She then has continued to be by my side through many years of wilderness and isolation (even when I was surrounded by Christians).

She has given us four fine children who have kids of their own. We are also blessed with ten grand-kids and one great grandchild. Besides being the keeper of our home and all the work that goes with that, she also is part of this ministry as she proof-reads all that we write and does the layout work on our books, prints them and does the mailings as well. “There is one who sticks closer than a brother.” I married her.

Thank you, Father, for sending your Son to not only take away our sins, but to be our saving Life within. Amen

 

27 comments on “A Personal Note

  1. Mary Ann says:

    Congratulations.. Dorothy is beautiful, more precious than rubies 🙂

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  2. Happy Anniversary belatedly, dear Michael and Dorothy! 🎊🎁🎈🎀🎉
    May God keep blessing your marriage. 💗🕊💗

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    • Michael says:

      Thank you so much, dear Susanne. Yes, he has been blessing our marriage and those of our children as well. Praise His name forever!

      Sorry it has taken me four days to get back to answering these comments. God has had me reading a couple books by T. Austin-Sparks that have really been speaking to me, “The On High Calling” volumes 1 and 2. One chapter was so much so that it was speaking to the details of what He has been doing to and with me over the last 38 years. 🙂

      May Daddy keep drawing you, Paul and Sarah ever closer together in His Son. Amen ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. Laurie Harris says:

    Congratulation Mike and Dorothy! You are a beautiful example of a Loving Marriage following God’s plan!

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    • Michael says:

      Thanks, Laurie. He has had to do deep heart surgery on us both, but it has been worth it. It is his life working in us that makes the difference. Romans 5:10 has been taking on scope in my heart lately 🤗

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  4. Kenneth E Dawson says:

    Yes God is good and you are living proof

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    • Michael says:

      Kenneth, He sure is! I have finally come to believe that “All things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” Nobody knows how adverse things have been in our lives, starting with us being separated by the Vietnam War. But He has turned all our adversities into a heavenly blessing.

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  5. Happy Anniversary you two beautiful people! ‘‘Tis a privilege to know you all!

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    • Michael says:

      Becky, my high flying sister, Good to hear from you. It is a blessing to know you as well.
      We have another grand-kid getting married in November in Houston. Thank God that it is not in July or August this time. Yes!

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  6. Happy Anniversary to you both! ❤

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  7. Dan says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary.

    Today ( August 9th ) is our wedding anniversary.
    – Married in 1980.
    —-
    As you wrote, “It is His life working in us..”

    Blessings,

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  8. Patricia W. Orr (Pat) says:

    Brother Michael, thank you for sharing A Personal Note. I am blessed just to read it. Congratulations to you and Dorothy; as well as, all your family.

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  9. Wanda Collins says:

    Hi Michael,

    Truly inspirational! Not only have you been married for 52 years, but the marriage is certainly blessed by God.

    Congratulations,

    wanda

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    • Michael says:

      Thank you, Wanda. The words to a wonderful hymn come to mind regarding our marriage,

      “Through many dangers, toils and snares
      I (we) have already come,
      ‘Tis grace has brought me (us) safe thus far
      And grace will lead me (us) home.”

      Blessings, dear sister.

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  10. Congrats my bruthaaah! 🙂 I’m going on 9 years with my beautiful bride. God is good. Take care my friend.

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  11. Te felicito Michael, aunque un poco tarde, he estado escuchando la voz de Dios para este nuevo libro que estoy escribiendo y a veces el tiempo no me alcanza, porque tengo que estar en citas médicas con mi madre y al pendiente de todo en mi casa, pero aunque estoy atrasada de tus artículos, el Señor me dará el tiempo para leerlos y bendecirme a través de ellos.

    Me alegra mucho que tu amada esposa haya sido tu compañera idónea todos estos años. Mi esposo me hace mucha falta, duele mucho su ausencia en el diario vivir, pero me alegro por mis hermanos que tienen esa bendición y no caminan solos, sino con su otra mitad.

    Un abrazo para los dos y le doy gracias al Señor por sus vidas, porque han bendecido la mía.

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    • Michael says:

      Patricia, es bueno saber de ti otra vez. No te preocupes por encontrar tiempo para leer todos los artículos de mi blog. Dios te dirigirá como solo Él sabe mejor.

      También he pasado por tiempos de profunda soledad, incluso estando casado. Anhelar la unidad espiritual con otro como Dios nos lleva a una mayor muerte y profundidad espiritual es muy real. Perder a un cónyuge como usted lo haría aún peor.

      Que Jesús te mantenga cerca de su corazón, querida hermana, y te dé una gran percepción espiritual mientras permaneces en él.
      Miguel

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      • Patricia wrote,
        Thank you my Brother, dear to your words, when everything has been lost, we understand that the only thing that remains is our beloved Christ. A hug. Patricia

        Gracias mi Hermano querido por tus palabras, cuando todo se ha perdido, entendemos que lo único que permanece es nuestro amado Cristo. Un abrazo. Patricia.

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      • Michael says:

        Yes, Patricia, we know that everything that can be shaken, all that is of this temporal life on this earth will be shaken until only those who are IN Christ shall remain.

        “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:” (Eph 1:3, KJ2000)

        I pray all is well with you down there in Columbia,
        Michael

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      • Michael says:

        It is good to hear from you again, Patricia. We know that as far as our lives on this earth are concerned that everything that can be shaken will be shaken until only our unshakable Christ remains as we abide IN Him.

        Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: (Eph 1:3, KJ2000)

        Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matt 6:19-21, KJ2000)

        Praying for you,
        Michael

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  12. Allan Halton says:

    I don’t know how I missed this one, Michael. Kinda too late to say congratulations. But… congratulations!

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