Prayer For Comfort- Remembering Linda Stoltzfoos’s Family And Friends

Lord cover all fear, misunderstandings and discomfort in your wings of light

Let there be hope where none may be seen

Ease our spirit of this horrible sadness of the pain we see admits the missing of Linda Stoltzfoos

I feel for her family and am in deep hopes of her return as I touches me in so many ways for I myself know an Amish family with that name as well and with so many loving children

I understand the loss of a child on so many levels from my own difficult and different situations in my life

I wholeheartedly feel pain may you ease that pain, discomfort, sadness may you bring peace to the deeper intimate feelings lingering there

May you bring close gatherings and support of leaning into each other for help to those hurting doing it safely in amongst the pandemic and riots and social distancing giving peace and comfort to those in need

May you restore any hearts that draw too near in relation to the story and family to pull themselves out of their deep wounds brining them inner peace instead

May you draw close to them and help to lead them to the acceptance of the trials amongst them right now and the acceptance of her disappearance right now to help them try to find comfort and prepare them for the unknown of your work and will whatever that my be

Linda would have wanted nothing more than for her family and friends to triumph in the Lord not in misunderstanding of her loss

Help each of us to draw most of all closer to you and be a voice for someone else’s need in honoring her memories

Ease this sadness pain God pull anyone out of the beginning of depressed states leading into depression let them see that though this is a very sorrowful situation that in you there is still bright light shining through and that it’s not the end as they may be feeling

In Jesus Name

I ask these requests of comfort and peace even within myself as well

~Amen

A Soldier’s Dream

He chose a journey all his own

Journeying our to the deep unknown

A lost soul filled in fear for new comings and new beginnings

Silent and kept to himself

he stay until day break

and dawn rise

Until he learned to open up and trust

He never knew how to pray

He never knew how to trust until sorrows broke his paths and way

His weakness pulling him deep within

Until he began to pray he never knew trust and faith

He never knew his strength remained

Life stricken I prayed to him to see me through

Taking away all my sorrow and shame I prayed for the gift of strength to remain in grace

He knows not of the storm for he is the storm pulling us through what blocks our ways

He became our hiding place

For broken hearts that seek the good

They would not be broken seeking heaven

Had the world held their joy

Once lost souls

Made forever whole

Loosing the weak and gaining strength

Once walking a journey all his own

Dies with honor from nations everywhere unlisted by names

No longer lost

Found by honor

In God whom saves

Honor in services he had to train and learn

Faith he’d never known

Death that may have taken him so suddenly

In Faith he died believing and free

Serving God and country

Now looking down with these words of praise still as he would believe saying…

Do not stand over my grave and weep

I’m forever a part of history

I’m in your memories forever long

Be proud of me and praise Him who trained me in all I knew

Once bonded to fear and suffering soul

I was found and given honor in him above

Given my own freedoms

After I helped gain freedom for you

Don’t be sad for I am free and ecstatic like never before

Send praises of thanks up to him for me

This is beauty you can never imagine on your own

Don’t stand over my grave and weep

Be proud of me and happy for me

I know I am not there

I don’t sleep

I do not fear my restlessness I’ve released

I am the gentle autumn rain

Blowing across your face in the frail wind of the autumn’s breeze

Hush now friend

I may be silent now

But I am with you

morning,day and night

No need for sleep

Faith is what I need now

He who covers me within his wings

keeping me strong and safe

Do not stand over my grave and weep

Fill yourself with praise

I am free

I have been saved

Do not cry for I have not gone away

Do not walk away in sorrow

I have met a better tomorrow

For today is mine

Yesterday was my journey into faith

But now you need to see and believe

Do not stand there and cry

For even though I have left I have not died

I am forever free with He who saved me

Forever in eternity

I chose this journey

It was my story that I made

Go and tell of all my historic memories

Do not be in shame

It’s still me

I still remain the same

In your memories is now my faith journey

Honor me

Just as Christ and you are free

Realize I am now also free

Do not cry over me

I am your memories and your dreams

I have not died and forever live on a new life

This Little Old Lady

So here I am in one of my favorite hair salon.
I meet this little old lady quiet yet kind
Just in to get shaped up and not to fall behind
Sitting here made me relize that may end up being me when I get old.
She was a little old lady who could not drive and here her daughter was picking her up and paying her way
Wow!!
Eye opener!!
I defenately so do not really want to see that be me.
I dont want to burden my kids like that or in any other ways
Lord, please help me find the gold peieces of life
She was nice and she was sweet
That would be alright.
But dont interfere my bad ties into my kids good lives.
It’s burden enough with their mom unable to medically drive.
She definitely was a sweet angel in disguise