Spirit Follows me to Disney

I am always amazed at the ways God puts me where He wants me to be. I honestly thought I was just going to Disney, but He had plans for me….even there.

We ran all over Disney last week and did our very best to keep up with the grand kids. But, on the third day of Disney Bootcamp, we encountered an attraction that involved the audience sitting on the ground to watch a show. I drew the line at that demand because I knew that I would never be able to get back up if I sat down on the ground for thirty minutes. The kids ran happily to the sitting area and I searched the wall for a place for me to at least lean. Someone else must have had the same problem because, to my great relief, there was a single bench that ran along the wall. Several other people had already filled up the bench but there was one place remaining for me. So, I happily took my place.

I turned to the woman sitting next to me and made some comment about how very nice it was for them to provide the bench. The show had not started yet so we started visiting. I asked her where she lived and she told me she was from South Carolina. I had seen a report earlier in the day about the huge snowstorm there and I mentioned it to her. She began to tell me that all her employees had been desperately calling her and asking if they had to go to work because of the icy driving conditions. So I asked what business she was in and she told me she was part of a team of people who do grief counseling at a hospital.

Then, she continued on to tell me that, after many years of counseling others, she had recently lost her daughter and nobody really knew how to help her. She said that she was used to helping grieving families who had lost babies, but her own situation was just so different.

Words started coming out of my mouth without me thinking them…again…and I knew God was using me there so I just let it flow. I found myself telling her the story about my mother’s passing and how, when she was mostly on the other side, she began to laugh and smile to something somewhere that we could not see. We asked her what she was doing and she laughed and said, “I’m playing with my boys! They are so cute!”

It took us a few seconds before we understood what was happening. My mother only had two children and we were both girls. She had, however, miscarried three boys who had been about six months along when she lost them. So, her sons had come to meet her at the door! And that means that I will get to meet my brothers someday too!

After I told her that story, she got very quiet and I noticed she had tears in her eyes. She wiped her eyes and the show began so we had to stop talking. But, the message had been sent. When I thought about that later, I realized that I had just given her a message that obviously affected her and would probably be related to others who were hurting because of miscarriages. So, God used me to comfort her and also managed to possibly comfort many others in a state where I would never be. Amazing!

God is so amazing!

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Pets in the Afterlife

Last month, I lost my little chihuahua, Peanut. He was very old and had some problems so I did not begrudge him leaving me. At least, he will never have to go through another winter with me demanding that he do his business outside. He used to look at me as if to say “Why did you make it so cold out here?” every time I took him out.

But I have so many questions about what happens to our pets when they pass. Staunch Christians say that they do not have a spirit so they can’t go to Heaven. But what if Heaven would not be Heaven without them? Do we get to have them just so we can be happy?

Personally, I feel he did go to Heaven. As I wept after finding his little body, I felt my mother’s spirit surround me suddenly and she showed me that she had Peanut with her in her lap. I started laughing and crying at the same time, realizing that both of them would be supremely happy with that. Mom always had a little dog in her lap and Peanut loved being on a lap. So, to me, Peanut went to Heaven and he’s waiting for me on my mother’s lap. I will get to see him again!

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An Award from a Sister Medium!

versatile-blogger-awardThank you, Mia, of Lights of Clarity, for this generous award for my blog! I think I know what I am supposed to do here, so here it goes….

7 Things about myself…

1. I am an Army Brat. It helped to shape me into what I am today. I am great at packing and making new friends, but I am terrible at cleaning closets because I never had to.

2. My degree in Microbiology was just enough to keep me very interested so I read journals to keep current. It has helped me in my writing.

3. I love animals and they love me. My family thinks of me as the ‘Ellie Mae’ of the family. I can make even the wildest animals trust me. I really think I can connect with them.

4. I raised a bobcat in my house. She was my best friend and used to ride around my shoulders as I walked through the cold house. She slept on my bed. She lived with me for 2 years before she became hormonal and went out to the ranch to live her life. She did, however, come back to check on me periodically.

5. Tornadoes like me too much. I have lived through one of them, thanks to our babysitter throwing us into a closet and praying, and more than I can count have approached me. I have finally learned how to make them leave. When God says you can speak to a mountain and make it move, He also means you can make tornadoes move.

6. My grandfather (long deceased) once showed up in my living room in solid form to tell me to relax and sit down as a tornado approached my house and there was nowhere for me to go. He sat on the couch across from me until the danger passed. I know he is always watching out for me. He is green in spirit.

7. I ride horses and I am apparently a horse whisperer of sorts. My horse chose me and for years, she would not let anyone else ride her. She finally let me know that she has a very tender mouth and needs a different kind of bridle and bit so now others can ride her. I can just think about her and she comes up to the fence by my house for treats. There are times that we just stand together and hug.

I would like to nominate these blogs for the award….

NetherRealm
http://NetherrealmInvestigations.wordpress.com

ypigroupofindianapolis
http://ypigroupofindianapolis.wordpress.com

Shannon Thompson
http://shannonathompson.wordpress.com

A.D. Duling
http://adduling.wordpress.com

the_tovarysh_connection
http://thetovaryshconnection.wordpress.com

Epiphany Art
http://artepiphany.wordpress.com

Growing Up Weird: Confessions of a Closet Medium New Review

I just received a new review for ‘Growing Up Weird: Confessions of a Closet Medium’.
“I could not put this book down. It was written so well. The author is sincere and genuine throughout the book telling her life story about being psychic. Never once did she charge for help or solicit to do readings, rather it is about HER experiences on a day to day basis with the unknown. She will be a great help to all her gifted grandchildren to guide and advise them as they discover their own gifts. Absolutely. Get this book. “

Thank you so much to this lovely reader who took the time to write this review for me!

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‘Growing Up Weird: Confessions of a Closet Medium’ Audiobook Now Available on Audible.com

ImageThis audiobook is now available on Audible.com! Here is a link.

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Growing Up Weird: Confessions of a Closet Medium Interview

Guess What Everybody! I am going to be interviewed Sunday night at 8 Central time about my book, Growing Up Weird: Confessions of a Closet Medium! I am so excited! I will be sending out a link for you when I get it. I hope you can listen to it!

Investigations of the Unexplained
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