On october 22, 1918, padre pio wrote to his spiritual advisor, padre benedetto, describing how he received the stigmata. "on the morning of the 20th of last month, in the choir, after i had celebrated mass, i yielded to a drowsiness similar to a sweet sleep. all the internal and external senses and even the very faculties of my soul were immersed in indescribable stillness. absolute silence surrounded and invaded me. i was suddenly filled with great peace and abandonment which effaced everything else and caused a lull in the turmoil. all this happened in a flash. "while this was taking place, i saw before me a mysterious person similar to the one i had seen on the evening of 5 august. the only difference was that his hands and feet and side were dripping blood. the sight terrified me and what i felt at that moment is indescribable. i thought i should die and really should have died if the lord had not intervened and strengthened my heart which was about to burst out of my chest. "the vision disappeared and i became aware that my hands, feet and side were dripping blood. imagine the agony i experienced and continue to experience almost every day. the heart wound bleeds continually, especially from thursday evening until saturday. dear father, i am dying of pain because of the wounds and the resulting embarrassment i feel in my soul. i am afraid i shall bleed to death if the lord does not hear my heartfelt supplication to relieve me of this condition. will jesus, who is so good, grant me this grace? will he at least free me from the embarrassment caused by these outward signs? i will raise my voice and will not stop imploring him until in his mercy he takes away, not the wound or the pain, which is impossible since i wish to be inebriated with pain, but these outward signs which cause me such embarrassment and unbearable humiliation" (letters 1, no. 511).
“if any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask god, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. “🌹 james 1:5
~ the lord has shown me many things lately in just a short span of time. i use to believe that you have to keep your friends close but your enemies closer. but since being saved by jesus christ he’s shown me the truth. how he would not allow my enemies to be close & ruin my spirit but to be distant & pray for them. they are lost within the darkness & need the light that god originally had for them, to come back to the surface. this world is ruled by the father of lies & deceit & will use anyone to direct anyone into the opposite path that god has paved for them • “a violent man enticeth his neighbor, and leadeth him into the way that is not good” (proverbs 16:29) ~ i believe it is our duty as people who live & fight for christ, to be love, to be peace & to declare loving kindness each & everyday when we are constantly leaving our houses & being lied to! be love & strong in the spirit. spread love & strengthen your spirit! • “pleasant words are as honeycomb, sweet to the soul and health to the bones” (proverbs 16:24) #iloveyou#amen#belove
“we were hungry, we were thirsty
with nothing left to give
oh the shape that we were in
just when all hope seemed lost
love opened the door for us
he said come to the table
come join the sinners who have been redeemed
take your place beside the savior now
sit down and be set free
come to the table...”
dear kevin & taylor, i love listening to
the fish daily.
it is a source of comfort, love, fulfillment, and uplifting grace.
i am only able to tune into the station @ 8:40 am due to starting to train at a new job, but i have faith that i will hear my name if chosen, if you will allow it!
i also plan, if eligible for the $10,000, to use that money to adopt a baby and invest in a home/building a family.
i know first hand how it feels to be abandoned without a parent.
even, like many orphans, i lost my mother at a young age to mental illness.
but with god’s arms open wide, he placed a desire in my heart to adopt, to be the best mother i can be, & through the strength of my heavenly father as well as my earthly one and through the holy ghost,
god has shown me and given me a family.
i want to give an orphan a spiritual one as well as earthly one too.
i have sisters of honor,
prayer protectors, and brothers & sisters in christ.
i even call my father my blue angel
(he loves airplanes & america,
but we are both very italian).
thank you for your considerations in advance!
this contest is a blessing and creative outlet for many! #showyourfish .
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