The Prophesy of the Book.
My Angel Malachi.
The Lord Who Sees You.
The Cup Of The Water Of Paradise.
The Hidden Presence.
The Lord is Your Guardian.
The Shore of Heaven.
At the Crossroads.
The Lord's' Vagabond.
Your Eye is on the Sparrow.
Words of Wisdom from Heaven.
As it was in the Days of Noah…therefore, Stay Awake.
God the Savior of Those in Distress.
"Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming".
Therefore, If Anyone Is In Christ, He Is A New Creation;
The Old Has Gone, The New Has Come!
Things Never Happen the Same Way Twice.
Jesus, Master, Have Pity On Us!
The Gate of Heaven.
Blessed be God in His Angels and Saints.
Jesus, I trust in You.
You Satisfy the Hungry Heart.
One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic.
The Butterfly Coat.
Saint Patrick’s Breast-Plate.
The Good Shepherd.
His Rod and His Staff They Comfort Me.
The All Knowing and Ever Present God.
The Still Small Voice.
Sing a New Song Unto The Lord.
The Servant of God.
Until Death Do Us Part.
I Will Answer Them.
Lost and Found.
The Household of Faith.
The Beggar of Heaven.
To Let Go and Let God.
Give her the Rosary.
The Road to Emmaus.
Yom Asal; Yom Basal.
Walking by Faith.
The Family of Christ.
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DREAMS & VISIONS
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The Lord Who Sees You.
I am now 50
years old. I have been walking with Jesus
just ten years since we "met" or perhaps, it
is better said, since I "recognized" Him,
as He had been near to me all of my life but I
didn't "see" Him. Yet, He "saw"
me, having me always before His eyes. How can I
possibly begin to tell you of all His intricate
workings, loving touches, sublime revelations,
tender mercies, awesome wonders and infinite
blessings that He has bestowed on me in just
this one decade since knowing Him, let alone all
those graces showered upon me during the other
years of my life when I was not even aware of
His Presence with me?
there are also many other things which Jesus
did, the which, if they should be written every
one, I suppose that even the world itself could
not contain the books that should be written."
You have heard it
said, 'There is no time like the
present." Today I will share with you how
Jesus dramatically revealed His loving-kindness
and powerful Presence on this past Sunday. I
live in Israel now, since our Lord led me here
in His will.
On Sunday, I went together
with a Christian friend to Haifa to participate
in a holy Procession which is held once a year
to commemorate the saving of the statue of Our
Lady of Mount Carmel from
destruction by the Turks in the early 1900's. At
that time the Christians of Haifa in order to
protect their cherished statue from its
destruction hurriedly moved it from the Stella
Maris Basilica on top of Mount
Carmel and hid it inside St. Joseph's Church
which is located at the bottom of the mountain.
Having parked our car atop the mountain near to
the Basilica we walked the long descent down
into the city and joined the thousands of
Christians who gathered near St. Joseph's
Church. Our intent was to follow the Procession
that evening up the steep mountain behind the
many Arab Christian boy scout marching bands,
the crowd of Christians waving flags and banners
and the majestic Float on which pretty little
girls bedecked in white dresses and flower
headdresses surrounded the life-sized statue of
our Lady of Mount Carmel holding the Infant
By late afternoon when we arrived
at the gathering point, we had already had a
very long day as we had driven many hours just
to attend Sunday mass in the morning at a
monastery near Jerusalem. You see I live in an
Israeli town in the hinterland where there are
no churches. So we found ourselves extremely
worn out from driving long distances and making
the long walk down the mountain to where the
Procession would begin. My friend had got such
bad blisters on her feet during the descent
down. We were then told that the Procession to
bring the treasured Statue of Our Lady and the
Infant Jesus back to its permanent home in the
Basilica would take several hours as the ascent
was so long and the crowd was so large. We love
Our Lord and His mother so very much and yet, we
realized how exhausted we already were, and
those feet! What would become of them by the
time we climbed many more hours back to the
summit? We assessed our situation and decided
that we couldn't do it.
For some time we
joined the crowd in spirit and watched the
parade of joyous Christians pass us. Then we
determined to work our way to the end of the
Procession and try to find a taxi to take us to
the top of Mt Carmel by way of the other side of
the mountain as many of the streets had been
closed off to make way for the immense
Procession. Due to the large crowd, congestion
and closed-off streets, finding a taxi seemed
highly unlikely. We faced the difficult thought
of long, arduous and painful climb up to our
Then I said, let us first go and
greet and honor our Mother and our Lord Jesus in
front of the Statue. We stopped before the
Statue and silently lifted our hearts in love to
Our Lord and His blessed Mother. Our Lord Jesus
who told us, "your Father knows what you need
before you ask Him" ( Matt 6:8) surely
"saw us". We stepped away towards the
street through the crowd of strangers and at
that very moment, a car passed by in which
there was someone we recognized, and she
recognized us and she immediately stopped the
car in the middle of the busy traffic circle.
She was heading to the top of Mount Carmel,
precisely where we desired to go! In a just a
few short moments we were already at our car,
the whole time praising and thanking our
marvelous Lord who in His loving kindness and
awesome power had provided for our need even
before the asking.
The Cup Of The Water Of
Since you are following my "walk with
Jesus",you know I now live in Israel. I left
all of my prior life in America and came here in
2008 as the Lord "called" me according to His
…"and everyone who has given up
houses or brothers or sisters or father or
mother or children or lands for the sake of My
name will receive a hundred times more, and
shall inherit eternal life"
I had no idea then that this
Website would result from responding to His
call. But this has come forth in order for you
to hear the voice of the Son of God who is your
Savior and your Good Shepherd who leads you into
"Amen, Amen I say
to you, the hour is coming and is now here when
the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God,
and those who hear will live…Do not be amazed at
this, because the hour is coming in which all
who are in the tombs will hear His voice and
will come out, those who have done good deeds to
the resurrection of life but those who have done
wicked deeds to the resurrection of
( John 5:25, 28).
I asked Our Lord today what should
be the next account that I share with you to
show you how near He is to you! I was seeking
His answer while praying the holy rosary as I
crossed an obscure farm field here in Israel. I
noticed a little way off what appeared to be a
cemetery. I continued forward and discovered
that it was a Jewish cemetery. I climbed a
little embankment and peered over the wall at
the tombs and prayed to our Blessed Mother to
intercede with her Son to bring to Himself all
those who are buried in this place and who
belong to Him, whose souls are still in Purgatory
and who long to hear the voice of the Son of
God, their Messiah calling them to "come up
"Now this is
eternal life, that they should know You, the
only true God, and the One whom you sent, Jesus
( John 17:3).
And I know
He heard my prayer for their souls because just
at that moment Jesus reminded me of another time
where He had delivered the souls in Purgatory
and revealed His glory.
During a brief
vacation in Israel in the summer of 2007 before
moving here, on the Feast
of the Assumption of Mary on August
15th, I left the ruins of Caesarea
jogging past the Crusader walls inland toward
the farm fields. While running I was praying the
Glorious Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary. My
was lifted up very high to the Lord
and I prayed deeply in the Holy Spirit. I
remember praying as I ran past the fortress
ruins for the Lord to have mercy on those
Christians "crusaders" who were not holy and
whose motives for battle were impure and whose
souls may still be suffering in Purgatory. As I
was praying the fourth glorious
mysteries of the Rosary- the
Assumption of Mary - I noticed on my left what
appeared to be a lovely garden and I felt a
sudden desire to enter.
As I entered
jogging, I became aware that it was not a
garden, but rather, a small cemetery. In
reverence, I slowed down and began to walk while
continuing to pray. I looked more and more
attentively at each grave as I walked through
the cemetery. A deep feeling welled up in my
spirit as I pondered that each tomb contained
the remains of an individual person – one unique
soul infinitely loved by the Lord. The Holy
Spirit then filled me with an intense desire to
pray for each one resting there, grave by grave.
I could see from the Hebrew on the tombstones
that those buried there were Jews. I called to
Our Blessed Mother for her to pray to her Son
Jesus to bring any of these souls that might be
in Purgatory to Heaven.
I suddenly had a
strong sense that Jesus had purposely led me
into this cemetery on this specific day, the
Feast of the Assumption of Mary, at the exact
moment while I was praying the glorious mystery
of the Assumption because, on this special day,
Jesus in His merciful love and in honor of His
own Mother's Assumption into Heaven willed to
bring many of these Jewish souls to Himself. The
sublime thought came to me that Our Lord had
purposed from all eternity that one of His
"little ones" arrive exactly at this moment to
assist Him in this great work of mercy - that
our Lord Jesus desired that I, being one of His
little disciples offer prayers of intercession
for His beloved Jewish children to enter with
Him into the Paradise of God.
beautiful thought still was flooding my being, I
heard a voice call me from the back of the
cemetery! I did not understand what the man said
to me as he had called out to me in Hebrew. I
noticed that he was a gardener by the look of
his clothing. I answered by telling
him that I did not understand Hebrew. He then
said to me in English, “May I offer you a cup of
cold water?” Immediately, I recalled Jesus’
“And whoever gives only a cup of
cold water to one of these little ones to drink
because he is a disciple, Amen, I say to you, he
will surely not lose his reward"
My heart was suddenly filled
with joy and I was as instantly filled with a
passionate desire for this man’s salvation.
Fervently, I prayed to Our Lord secretly within
myself that He keep His promise. I said to
Jesus, "Lord, I am one of your little ones, one
of your little disciples, and I love You with
all my heart and You have promised that if
anyone offer even a cup of cold water to one of
Your own he will not lose his reward. I know You
are "Faithful and True" (Rev 3:14) and You will
keep Your promise. This man is offering me a cup
of water and I ask that his reward be entry
into Paradise, to spend all of eternity with You
In looking at the
gardener I did not see a cup in his hand or any
evidence of him having any water. Somewhat
bewildered, I looked around and saw a sink next
to a garden shed so I went over to it and turned
on the tap and began to splash water on my face
and use my hands as a cup to lap up the cold
running water. Then I heard him call out to me,
“No, not that water, this water!” He held up a
cup and began to pour water into it and then
extended his hand out to offer the cup to me. I
approached him to take it from him but he
withheld it for a moment and asked, “Do you know
what kind of water this is?” I responded that I
did not. He then stated, "This
is the water of Paradise!” I
took the cup and drank it to the bottom with a
feeling of utter awe. My inner joy burst out
upon the man with my words, “You don’t know how
beautiful this is!” (Dear St. Peter, how I
understand better the depth of your awe as you
witnessed the glory of the
Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount
Tabor, which caused you exclaim,
“Lord, it is good that we are here!”
The glory of the
Risen Lord was Present with us. The Spirit of
the Lord was there with us!
I then asked
the man, “What is your name?” And he replied,
“My name is Obadiah” and he pounded his chest at
his heart as he pronounced each syllable,
“O-bad–i-ah”. He asked me, “Do you know what
Obadiah means?” I replied that I did not. He
said, It means, "Servant
of God.” Spontaneously, the words
burst out of my mouth, “That is a beautiful
name!” He continued and asked me, “And do you
know what my other name is?” I waited. And he
then pronounced another name in Hebrew and
slapping his hand again over his heart he said
it in English, “One who has God”.
amazingly, the man asked me, “Are you Catholic?”
He pointed to a grave which was right before us
at our feet and asked me about the resurrection
of the dead and eternal life. I shared with him
my faith in the Lord Jesus who said:
am the Resurrection and the Life, whoever
believes in Me, even if he dies, will live, and
everyone who believes in Me will never die. Do
you believe this?"
Then the man asked me, “You believe
this?” I answered “yes!" and he replied, “You
have great faith.” He then said, “I
believe in God”.
I told him I had to
leave, but that I would never forget him and
would always pray for him. And as I began to
depart he cried out after me in loud voice, “May
God bless you, may the Lord bless you, go with
God and in His peace.”
As I ran out of
the cemetery onto the dusty Israeli country
road, I felt as though my feet were barely
touching the ground and my body was as light as
a feather as my heart and spirit soared and I
was lifted up in the joy of the Holy Spirit. I
knew in my spirit and said in my heart, 'yes,
Obadiah you will have your reward! The Lord is
faithful to His promises.' For Jesus said,
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my
words will never pass away.”
We will drink together the
Cup of the Water of Paradise with our Lord Jesus
Christ, Son of the Eternal Father, who is the
Divine Gardener and Caretaker of our souls, who
is …"the LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob and He is not the God of the dead, but of
the living, for to Him all are alive."
The Hidden Presence.
Spring is in
full bloom here in Israel. It is an absolutely
glorious day so I thought to go to walk along
the beach, which is only five minutes from my
home. I have not been to the beach for months,
although the winters here in Israel are mild and
temperate. Today, I wanted to spend some
undisturbed time with Jesus in a place where I
can relax and feel unrushed and simply enjoy the
awesome beauty of God's creation around me. The
Lord has often met me in a very special way on
the beach. As I was walking with him in prayer
along the Mediterranean Sea today he brought to
my mind a beautiful memory.
remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, your
wonders of old I will remember. I will recite
all your works; your exploits I will tell. Your
way, O God is holy; what god is as great as our
years ago, my husband and daughters and I went
with my husband's Arab Muslim relatives, whom we
were visiting that summer, to Dor-Tantura
Beach for a family picnic. After
spending some time with the family, I very much
desired to slip away to be alone with Jesus in
prayer in "nature's
cathedral" I told my husband that I
was going for a walk down the beach. Knowing
that I often "disappeared" for long stretches of
time on these "walks", he said to me, "Keep an
eye on the time!" I began walking and entered
into prayer silently. After moving past earshot,
I started to worship our Lord Jesus with all my
heart and soul out loud, shouting praises of
acclamation and singing hymns of adoration and
spontaneous love songs to him.
be filled with the Spirit…singing and playing to
the Lord in your hearts giving thanks always and
for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ to God the Father."
"Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to
the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless
his name; announce his salvation day after
As I was walking
and pouring my heart out to the Lord, I noticed
a wooden structure that had washed up onto the
beach and had got stuck in the sand. It
resembled an altar table, and my heart was
filled with longing to receive Jesus in Holy
Communion. I longed to be able to eat the Bread
of angels, to consume the Bread of Life, to be
nourished by the Holy
Eucharist - the Real Presence of the
Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus
Christ in the Holy Sacrament of the altar where
he is truly and substantially Present yet hidden
under the forms of bread and wine.
"Amen, amen I say to you, unless you
eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his
blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever
eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal
life, and I will raise him on the last day. For
my flesh is true food, and my blood is true
drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
remains in me and I in him. Just as the living
Father sent me and I have life because of the
Father, so also the one who feeds on me, will
have life because of me. This is the bread that
came down from heaven …. Whoever eats this bread
will live forever."
In America, I
could receive Jesus every day in Holy Communion
at daily mass. In Israel, it was not possible
for me, as my husband's family, with whom we
were staying at that time, live in an Arab town
in the interior of the country where all the
residents are Muslim and there is no church,
only mosques. The bigger cities of Haifa,
Nazareth and Jerusalem where the Holy
Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated
were too far away.
continued walking with Jesus in joyous spiritual
communion. I glanced at my watch and
realized that a half an hour had already passed
since I departed from my family and I remembered
my husband's admonition not to lose track of the
time. I began to turn around to head back
knowing it would take another half an hour to
I also realized that I had, in
expressing my love for Jesus, been doing all the
"talking" during the first half of our walk. So
as I turned, I said to him, "Now I will be
quiet and listen to you. Please help me to sense
your Presence; just give me a sign of your
Presence." With these words, I desired to
open myself to a deeper awareness of the Lord's
Presence in my heart where I would hear him
"speak" to me. I knew by faith he was with me,
even though I could not see him with my eyes or
hear him with my ears.
Just then, a
small bird flew from behind a sand dune where it
had been hidden and it circled some feet above
my head, chirping sweetly. I watched the bird
hovering and listened to its singing with
delight. I hadn't noticed any other wildlife
during my walk on this stretch of beach. There
were no other people either once I left the area
where my family was picnicking. I had no bread
with me to attract any birds. As I was enjoying
this unusual scene, another bird came from
behind the dune and joined the first one and
they chirped back and forth while hovering
overhead. They stayed at a close distance to me
and their strange behavior captivated me.
Enthralled, I watched and listened
"Speak, Lord for
your servant is listening"
Then, to my astonishment, a
third bird flew from behind the sand dune and
joined the other two, and the three hovered
directly over my head chirping and singing to
each other and I watched in wonder. Then, I felt
an awesome sense come over me, as I recalled the
words of prayer I had just spoken to our Lord
As I released my mind's
hesitation and I assented to the mysterious
reality of the presence of the three birds
hovering over my head who were singing between
themselves, my heart was filled with immense joy
and love as I experienced in spirit the hidden
Presence of the Holy
Trinity: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
dwelling in my soul.
to gaze awestruck at the three birds as they
lifted up and flew in triangular formation out
to Sea. After they had flown a good distance out
across the water, I heard a rustle from behind
the dunes and then saw a large flock of the same
type of birds lift up and fly together out
towards to Sea to follow the three birds which
went before them.
As I witnessed this
amazing spectacle, immediately the verse from
Hebrews 12 came to mind:
we are surrounded by so great a cloud of
witnesses (saints), let us rid ourselves of
every burden and sin that clings to us and
persevere in running the race that lies before
us, while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the
leader and perfecter of faith" Hebrews 12:
I walked back to my family down
the beach in speechless adoration of the Triune
God who had just powerfully, wonderfully and
intimately revealed his Presence with me. Only
an hour had passed since I began my "walk". As I
drew near to the picnic spot where my family was
gathered, my husband approached me and gave me a
odd look, seeing by my face, perhaps, that
something unusual had taken place, and making
the sign of the cross in the air before me, he
said, "The Lord bless you." Although the gesture
was done in derision, little
did he understand that the Lord had indeed
blessed me, and blesses us beyond any
"As it is
'What eye has not seen, and ear had
and what has not entered the
God has prepared for those who
This God has revealed to us through
( 1st Corinthians 2: 9-10)
The Lord is Your Guardian.
I went out for a walk. I walked down a truck and
tractor route towards a potato farm which is
located at the edge of our town. As I was
walking I passed a couple who were pushing a
baby stroller with their toddler in tow on the
descent from the neighborhood on this same farm
road. As they were preoccupied with their
children I passed by them silently and continued
on my way. I had gone out on this walk in order
to be alone with the Lord in a quiet place away
from the hubbub going on in my home that
evening. I could not know then what I would
later experience. I walked and breathed in
deeply the evening air. I looked all around me
at the beautiful countryside, noticing the rusty
colored earth of the farm fields and the lovely
light of the twilight sky. I observed all the
wondrous nature around me and by faith I knew
the Lord was near and with me and in me. I felt
myself relaxing and "letting go" of all the days
cares and fully trusting that He was truly with
me, dwelling within me…
know that you yourselves are God's temple and
that God's Spirit lives in you? If anyone
destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for
God's temple is sacred, and you are that
(1st Corinthians 3:16-17)
I just wanted to walk with Jesus and not
talk to Him about anything, just be with Him
quietly in trusting love. So, I said to Him,
Lord, "I will give you the gift of silence." I
often think and talk too much! Thus, I wanted to
give Him something beautiful and precious…
"But the Lord is in His holy
temple, silence before Him all the earth."
I walked on in
silence with Him and descended down a dirt road
past the farm processing plant and an enclosed
pasture with some horses and their foals. I
suddenly felt a strange fear come over me. I
suddenly sensed a feeling of danger. My mind
began to think thoughts such as, "perhaps it is
not safe to be walking here." Or, "there could
be a bad person who might hurt me." And many
other disquieting thoughts came to my mind. Just
then a local town security vehicle drove up from
the road below and passed by me. I felt
reassured of my safety. I stepped to the side of
the dirt road as the car went past driven by a
young security officer who didn't even glace at
me as he was speaking on his cell phone. He
disappeared out of sight.
trust in princes, in mere mortals powerless to
save…. Happy those whose help is Jacob's God,
whose hope is in the Lord their God…"
I decided it was time to
turn around to head back home. I retraced my
steps back up the same path this time stopping
to smell the beautiful vibrant pink flowers that
were growing in great bunches on the wire fence
of the farm. While the flowers had no sweet
smell, I enjoyed the singing of the many little
birds that were fluttering inside the thick
growth of leaves and blossoms. In joy and
confidence I said, "Lord you are here with me."
I walked some paces further and suddenly, I saw
a dog came running towards me from a distance
barking aggressively. I felt uneasy. Then
another dog came and another and anther and
another until I was surrounded by a large number
of dogs, perhaps a total of ten, all of which
were barking loudly and aggressively and
encircling me and their tails were not wagging
and I did not know how they would behave. I felt
strong fear rising within me, and many thoughts
began to fly through my mind… that I could be
attacked and bitten all over and ….Oh My God!
Deep in my heart, I called out to the
Lord who I knew was with me and said softly out
loud, "Jesus, please help me!" With a mysterious
courage that came up from within me I found
myself making the Sign
of the Cross with my right hand in the
air close to the faces of the dogs. I turned in
all directions motioning to each dog, making the
Sign of the Cross while pronouncing the
invocation: "In the Name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." I was aware
that I was afraid and yet, I was not afraid. I
was afraid in some part of my being, – the human
senses - but at the very same time, the
supernatural power of the Presence of the
indwelling Lord which I was experiencing by
faith gave me confidence that He would deliver
me from this present danger.
our refuge and strength, an ever present help in
distress. Thus, we do not fear… Streams of river
gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of
the Most High. God is in its midst: it shall not
by one the dogs began to retreat and I ceased
making the Sign of the Cross and calling on the
Name of the Lord. I slowly walked backwards down
the road with my heart still racing and feeling
a tremendous sense of relief. After a brief
distance I called out to the dogs, "I love you!"
I repeated this several times to them. Then
turning my eyes heavenward I thanked the Lord
for His delivering me from such a terror.
I raise my eyes toward the mountains.
From where will my help come?
My help comes
from the LORD, the maker of heaven and
God will not allow your foot to slip;
your Guardian does not sleep.
Guardian of Israel never slumbers nor
The LORD is your Guardian; the LORD
is your shade at your right hand.
By day the
sun cannot harm you, nor the moon by
The LORD will guard you from all evil,
will always guard your life.
The LORD will
guard your coming and going both now and
up the road near to the neighborhood, I passed
the same family who were headed back into the
town and said to them, "there are some wild dogs
down there!" They told me that that they had
seen them from a distance and therefore had
turned around to go back. They said to me, "It's
amazing you got out!"