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John 8:12 "I am the light of the world."

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!

MAY YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING OF THOSE AROUND YOU !
ENJOY THE LAUGHTER AND SIMPLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS THAT COME YOUR WAY !  BE SURE TO SMILE AND THANK OUR LORD FOR THE GIFTS WE RECEIVE !
GOD BLESS YOU DEAR ONE'S  !

The Thanksgiving song

Thank You Jesus , by Hillsong

Kind and Generous , by Natalie Merchant

Silent Night , by Stevie Nicks beautiful

Thankyou Jesus ( lyrics) by Hillsong


The Thanksgiving Song


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Gift of Love (lyrics) by Ashes Remain


The Day That I Found God,

The Day That I found God (song) / link is added at the bottom of my story:
**Lori Foster's Conversion in 1992

**In The Name of Jesus / (This given dream  go to My 3rd dream:  This dream of Satan trying to over power me, took place in that same bathroom of my conversion  three years later) .

A Visit of Comfort and Peace

This vision of a Saint was given to me on April 12, 2012,

At 5:00 a.m. I had a neat and unusual dream and I was sitting beside Mother Teresa of Calcutta, India.  She was sitting beside me and she was holding a six month old baby of dark skin.
I remember her presence was very calm and peaceful.  I was looking in her soft brown eyes and she was beautiful ! Her eyes was so full of compassion and love.  I remember having a conversation with her.  I was crying and I was looking at the baby in her arms.
Mother Teresa spoke to me and she knew my name.  She said " Oh Lori,  Oh Lori, may you have Peace and Trust in Our Lord."  I was still crying in distress and I placed my head onto her chest. Then I woke up from my given dream.
I was amazed that I actually could see Mother Teresa !  She is a woman I hold so dear to my heart and she peacefully spoke to me.  She called me by my name and she knew me !
That was remarkable !  She spoke to me softly in saying "May you have  peace and trust in Our Lord. "
The setting was outdoors and we were sitting on a large rock. Mother Teresa wasn't as wrinkled and worn down as we remember her in her later days. She was most beautiful in my dream.  Her dark brown eyes was so pleasant to look at and so peaceful. She allowed me to cry and lean on her chest. I received comfort of  the words that was spoken to me. I thank you my loving Lord

Dear One's , We are not completely separated from our loved ones and those we care about and admire. We are physically separated but not spiritually from our loved ones. Through God's love and our "Yes" to him we will  in our Lord's time  re-unite again. 
A Saint is someone who has entered into Heaven and is in union of  God's Divinity !
When we are in distress we can call upon a Saint and look at them as if they are our friends only in a special way. They have been here on earth and have carried their CROSS. They are with Christ and in his kingdom . We can call upon them to PRAY FOR US !  The Saints are eager to listen to us and respond in prayer !

NOTE: Remember anyone who has passed away and went into eternal rest in Our Lord is called a Saint. Some saints are canonized by the Church , meaning recognized in being a Saint.  Together we can ALL press forward in becoming saints for Christ , right where we are !  How beautiful is our love for Christ in helping our neighbor. Some of our works and love out  poured  towards others can be seen or hidden. Our Lord knows us and how beautiful is that !!

By Your Side (song)

Mother Teresa Video  8-10-16

The Letter's Video 8-10-16

St. Francis Assisi Prayer in Speech 8-10-16

I Thirst video of Mother Teresa (song) 9-27-16

Shepherd Me O God (song)

THE BOYS ON THE CHURCH STEPS / Assisi Psalm 131 song  (You will find the twenty Mysteries of the Holy Rosary beneath the Assisi song) God Bless Always

MY GIVEN DREAMS , BY LORI FOSTER /9-28-17

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lori Foster's Conversion in 1992

MY CONVERSION OF 1992

Written on May 3, 2014
This is the day my soul changed and my heart changed.
I was twenty-eight years old
My freedom of Christ began in a bathroom with
tears of sorrow and complete Joy !
I turned towards God !
My fourth child Adam  was born April 11, 1992 and my oldest child Jessica was entering into kindergarten. I was so excited to be able to send her to Sunday school!
She would be learning her Christian Catholic faith with other children.
She would be making her First Holy Communion few years after.  I wanted her to have what I had as a small catholic child. the truth of Christ words and His gifts in the Holy Sacraments.

Suddenly Christ showed me the importance of my own catholic role as motherhood , a Christian wife and mom.  I certainly wasn't living completely what God was wanting for me and my children.
I was in need to be a light for them. I began thinking how are they going to believe in the fullness of Our Lord when they aren't witnessing strength and true beauty from their own mother.
My family always went to Mass, and our large crucifix was always placed in our home.  It always gave me strength and hope , however I often unknowingly passed it by .  I never stopped and simply reflected on it the way Jesus was calling me. Look at me ; I could feel him telling me.

My days kept being busy with my four small children. My love was always given to them and my wonderful husband.  God was looking at my task and he blessed me, however he was still calling me Look at me ! Going to Mass was what we as a family did together and I knew it was the anchor of my whole life , however guilt was fogging it up.  I was becoming a person God wasn't pleased about and I knew it .

I was a busy stay at home mom whom I loved and Jesus loved , however the weekends came and I wanted to you might say party ; never the bar scene ; simply drink with friends and have a good time.  Well, to much to drink on the weekends was beginning to smack me in the face.
Guilt kept entering into my soul for I was one of those people who wouldn't stop drinking at a few drinks. I had plenty and God was most saddened.  Here I am excited my children will be entering Sunday School and receive Christ in the Holy Eucharist ; His Body and His Blood and look at me ! I wanted to change for myself ! I wanted Lori back ! I knew I wasn't fooling God and I wanted Jesus back ! 

I began working on myself. I began noticing the crucifix more as I passed by it, and Jesus kept telling me to look at him! Well days went by and weekends passed and my drinking continued on the weekends.  I had a large crucifix my parents had given to us hanging in our dining room. I had a smaller crucifix hanging in our bedroom and you can view it from the connected bathroom.
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THE DAY OF MY CONVERSION:
I dropped Jessica off for afternoon kindergarten and  placed my children comfortably for their naps. I went to our bathroom and shut the doors for it had two doors.  I cried out to God ! I placed my back against the wall and feel to the floor.  I pleaded to Jesus and said "Please God help me ! "
"Take this alcohol away from me ! "  I continued with my plea ,"I hate what it is doing to me and I hate that I want it every weekend ; Please take it away !"  I cried and cried ;
I begged and begged ; I sobbed and sobbed placing my head between my knees. 
I opened up my bathroom door that led to our bedroom and there he was !  Jesus ! My crucifix on the wall !  It was the first time I truly focused on him with my complete self - Me-  Lori !
He showed me his love for me on the Cross and I could feel him telling me
Now do you see Me?  I instantly began working on myself with full force.
I found "My Clear Crystal Rosary" hidden inside my dresser drawer . I grabbed it and began to pray, pray, pray and I was loving it ! 

I began sleeping with my holy rosary and kissing the crucifix was the best thing ever !
Finding my rosary underneath my pillow in the mornings was as if I found the best treasure in the world !  It's mine and I adore it !  I adore Jesus , My God ! 
It's the rosary my parents had given to me and we would pray the rosary together on our knees in our living room.
Days would pass by and the weekends came and my drinking would shrink down to one or two beers and no mix drinks. More months would pass me by and I would limit myself to no more than two beers for the evening weekend gathering, with soda's in between them. I was praying my rosary almost daily and focusing on my crucifix everyday !
I was gaining the strength that God was giving to me for I was loving myself ! I was loving the wife that I was becoming. I was seeing my children more clearly on the weekends . I was enjoying them to the fullest instead of wasting away on alcohol that was ROBBING be of my motherhood .  On the weekends I would have joy with them , my husband and Jesus !  I finally responded back to Jesus ; I do see you and I love you so much ! Thank you for ALLOWING me to SEE YOU ON THE CROSS. 

Dear Reader , This story  of "My Conversion" I truly treasure," I could not have picked up my pen the day God inspired me to write " Army of Prayer and Rosary" that began March 1, 1994.  My writings all stem from my conversion in  finding myself again !  Since my conversion I have kept up writings in my journals and inspiring others to pray and look at Jesus on the Cross . He is  the one who lifts us up to himself and embraces us !
I am now fifty three years old,  and my husband and I have been married for thirty five years.
After our fourth child mentioned in MY Conversion story , we had two more children eight years later, Rachel and Isaac whom are three years apart.   We now have grandchildren whom we simply adore and cherish.
I hope you find my conversion inspiring and please share it with those whom you care about.
God Bless All My Readers Oh 'Lord  please grant them  Peace of Your Love. 
May you have a Blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas !  with my love , Lori 

Luke Ch 15. Verses 1-10 (Jesus speaks to the tax collectors and sinners and tells the story of the lost sheep.  " Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep. I will tell you , there will be more joy in heaven over one repentant sinner than over ninety nine righteous people who have no need to repent." 

***Jesus Mercy is GREATER than our sins ! AMEN 

NOTE: I can have a drink on occasion  even a margarita and I am not consumed in guilt. 
My dear one, we are all so precious to God . We are like crystals in his eyes. In our weakness and struggles Christ is constantly pouring out himself to us every time we call upon him and go to his Cross. Our Lord gives us his blessings of himself. One might say I am a little hard on myself , however the WALL I was building between myself and the Cross was much harder.  On Feb. 16, 1995 Jesus showed me himself dying on The Cross in a dream and he blessed me . ( If I chose to do NOTHING at all ; I still have made a CHOICE

SHIELD ME OH LORD / 9-2017


EVERYTHING (song)

THE WAR IS OVER (song)

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL NAME (song)

ALWAYS (song)

THE DAY THAT I FOUND GOD (song)

BY YOUR SIDE (song)


 A VISIT OF COMFORT AND PEACE (story)

My Given Dreams , by Lori Foster / 9-28-17

Army of Prayer and Rosary  / 9-27-16





The Christmas Post has added Video's of Jesus Birth !!

CHRISTMAS MUSIC  & VIDEO'S OF JESUS BIRTH 11-5-17

Presentation at the temple /And a sword shall pierce your heart ; was announced to Mary by Simeon


Presentation of Jesus in the Temple / Jesus is the light of the World


Prince of Heaven , by Hillsong ( We Love You Dear Jesus )


Monday, November 13, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

In Honor of Veteran's Day !

WE LOVE OUR AMERICAN SOLDIER'S
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL & YOUR FAMILIES !
MAY PEACE OF OUR LORD BE AMONG OUR VETERAN'S
THANKS FOR YOUR "CALL" IN SAYING  "YES"
THANKS FOR YOUR SACRIFICE  !
THANKS FOR GIVING THE GIFT OF LOVE !
May We Turn Our Nightlights On !

Veteran's Day ! Our Freedom , by Rachel Foster / 11-11-2018

Hero
We Love Our American Soldier
Brother's in Arms
Wind of Change / The Freedom Bell for Peace of Mind on a Glory Night +
Thank you for this song our Band from Germany  +
Far Away / by Nickleback

American Soldier , by Toby Keith


Monday, November 6, 2017

PRAYING FOR TEXAS MOURNING OF THE LOSS OF MANY BEAUTIFUL LOVED ONES

Dear One's, Our Texas friends and neighbors,
Our Sorrow is with Your Great Sorrow.
Our Lord is with you and will always
remain at your side. He will give you
His Peace & Comfort of his own.
WE EMBRACE THE CROSS FOR YOU .
WE PRAY FOR YOU ALL. 
Yours in Christ , from all of US !

God Bless You ALL


Sunday, November 5, 2017

CHRISTMAS MUSIC ! / VIDEOS / SCRIPTURE & MESSAGE/ ENJOY !

Hillsong Music is below & Christmas Albums !

Pentatonix Music Below !

Short Christmas Messages & Stories Below+++

MOVIE VIDEOS:

THE BIRTH OF JESUS *****video

MARY DID YOU KNOW / SON OF GOD*****

THE BIRTH OF JESUS  ( Little Town of Bethlehem)*****

THE PRESENTATION OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE*****

PRESENTATION OF JESUS*****

THE ANNUNCIATION OF GABRIEL TO MARY*****

MARY VISITS ELIZABETH*****

BREATH OF HEAVEN *****BEAUTIFUL SONG

WHO ARE YOU ? *****

SON OF GOD , THE CROSS*****

CHRISTMAS SONGS !!

GWEN STEFANI'S !!!!!!!!!!!!!

1) Christmas Eve / beautiful 

2) My Gift is You

3) When I Was a Little Girl

4) Let It Snow

5) Under Christmas Lights

6) Silent Night

7) You Make Me Feel Like Christmas

8) White Christmas

9) There's A New Kid in Town , by Blake Shelton & Kelly Clarkson

10) Silent Night , by Blake Shelton & Sheryl Crow

11) Savior's Shadow , by Blake Shelton
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1) Do You Hear What I Hear

2) We Are The World

3) Where Are You Christmas (children's choir)

4) Mary Did you Know

5) Jewel, Hark the Herald Angels Sing

6) Martina McBride O' Holy Night

7) Wonderful Life,  (George Visits ZuZu)

8) It's A Wonderful Life, ( A Great Gift)

9) It's A Wonderful Life ( Potters Offer)

10) It's A Wonderful Life (Final Scenes)

11) What Child Is This , by Martina McBride

12) Do You hear What I hear , by Celtic Woman

13) Where Are You Christmas

14) Little Drummer boy, by Pentatonix

15) Silent Night , by Hillsong

16) Oh Holy Night , by Josh Groban

17) One Still Night, by Sovereign Grace

18) Prepare Him Room , by Sovereign Grace

19) Prepare The Way by Darrell Evans

20) Prepare The Way

21) Landslide , by Fleetwood Mac

      Silent Night , by Stevie Nicks & Robbie Nevil

22) Christmas Wish , by One Voice Children's Choir

23) Children Will Listen , by One Voice Children's Choir

24) Silent Night , by Susan Boyle

25) Joyful Joyful , by Casting Crowns

26) O' Little town of Bethlehem, by Sarah Mclachian

27) Silent Night , by Sarah Mclachian

28) O Come O Come Emmanuel , by Enya

29) More Precious Than Silver , by Paul McClure

30) More Precious Than Silver

31) O Come Emmanuel, by Lindsey Stirling


32) Hallelujah , by Lindsey Stirling

33) Who Would have Dreamed , by Sovereign Grace

34) Joy To the World , by Ashes Remain

35) Room for the King , by Ashes Remain
      Gift of Love (lyrics) by Ashes Remain

36) Real , by Nichole Nordeman Beautiful !

37) Even in the Winter, by Audrey Assad

38) Holy Holy Holy , by Audrey Assad

39) In Christ Alone , (Irish Hymn

40) Forever Reign , by Kristian Stanfill

41) Jesus Loves Me , by Chris Tomlin

42) You Raise Me Up , by Josh Groban

43) You Raise Me Up, by Chinese Boys

44) The Light of The World, by Lauren Daigle

45) I Believe in Father Christmas , by Susan Boyle

46) I'll Be Home For Christmas , by Susan Boyle

47) So This is Christmas , by Lifehouse

48) Away in a Manger , by Susan Boyle


More Songs Continued ********

I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day, by Mercy Me

I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day , by Casting Crowns

Carol of the Bells

Noel , by Lauren Daigle


PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS SONGS:

49) Let It Go , by Pentatonix

50) White Christmas , by Pentatonix

51) The First Noel , by Pentatonix

52) Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire , by Pentatonix

53) Hallelujah , by Pentatonix

54) Angels We Have Heard on High , by Pentatonix

55) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, by Pentatonix

56) Christmas Songs , by Pentatonix

57) Carol of the Bells , by Pentatonix

58) That's Christmas to Me , by Pentatonix

59) Mary Did You Know , by Pentatonix

Pentatonix Continued:

Little Drummer Boy

White Winter Hymnal

Where Are You Christmas

Dance of Sugar Plum Fairy

O Come All Ye Faithful

Jingle Bells

Winter Wonderland

Joy to The world

Away in a Manger

I'll Be Home for Christmas

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Deck The Halls

Sleigh Ride

Sleigh Ride (live)

Coldest Winter

Coventry Carol (Thou Little Tiny Child)
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60) Gift of Love , by Ashes Remain

61) Oh Holy Night, by Josh Groban

62) We Wish You A Merry Christmas , by Celtic Woman

63) Gift of Love ( lyrics ) by Ashes Remain
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64) God Made Low , by Sovereign Grace

65) It's Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas , by Celtic Woman

66) Joy To The World, by Celtic Woman

67) The First Noel , by Celtic Woman

68) Little Drummer Boy , by Celtic Woman

69) Christmas Secrets , by Enya

70) Three Christmas Songs , by Clay Aiken ( 10 mins.)

71) White is in the Winter Night , by Enya

72) The Spirit of Christmas Past , by Enya (beautiful)

73) Silent Night in Irish , by Enya

74) Silent Night , by Enya

75) O Holy Night , by Sarah Mclachian

76) Thank You Jesus , by Hillsong



86) O Holy Night , by Carrie Underwood / another video

87) The Best Christmas Song I've Ever Heard , 12-24-17

Hillsong Christmas Music:

1) We Have A Saviour (Beautiful)

2) Drummer Boy / O Come all Ye Faithful

3) Silent Night

4) The Reason Why

5) Emmanuel

6) Carol of the Bell

7) O Come let Us Adore Him

8) When I Think Upon Christmas

9) Noel , by Lauren Daigle

10) O Holy Night









CHRISTMAS ALBUMS

Home for Christmas , by Susan Boyle (38 mins.)

Celtic Carols (52 mins.) instrumental only

Celtic Christmas Music (102 mins.) instrumental only

Celtic Christmas Dreams (71 mins.) My favorite / instrumental only /soothing

Libera The Christmas Album (54 mins.)

Hillsong Live (Savior King Album) 84 mins.

SCRIIPTURE & MESSAGE

Embracing a Child / 9-28-17/ find the link with the continued story beneath 

My Gift For Jesus / 12/2017

The Small Wooden Cross / True Story / 12-21-2017

 I Will Carry You / 12/2017


Christ Speaks to Us Alone / 12/2017

A Christmas Message / Dec, 2016

 Prepare the Way for the Lord/ Scripture

 I am the Light of the World / Scripture

 God is More Precious Than Silver & Gold / Scripture



Prepare the Way


Prepare the Way , by Darrell Evans


Jesus Loves Me , by Chris Tomlin


Saturday, November 4, 2017

NOVEMBER 5TH "EMBRACE THE CROSS"

Dear One's ,Today is the 5th of the month   "Embrace the Cross"
May we TOGETHER embrace the cross of Jesus ! Let's pray for
ALL whom are embracing the cross. May you go to:
Days of the Week Music  / God Bless You & Your Family !
May we turn Our Night Lights on (optional)
use web version for mobiles 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Oh World ! We Are Good !!

Oh World ! We Are Good , We are Brave !
We are Loyal , and Christ is the
Light of The World !

* You Are Good

* Brave

* Loyal

* Light of The World

* He Who Is Mighty One of my favorite 

* All I Have Is Christ May peace be given

* All I Have Is Christ / lyrics

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

There is Only One You

Dear Lord, my Jesus ! It is so beautiful here, where am I ?
You are in my kingdom a place called Heaven.
Wow !  This place is so peaceful , with beautiful
people ! The music is most pleasant to listen to !
I see families together , do I have a family ?
Yes, my child you have a family but they
are not here.
Where are they ! Can I see them ?
I want to be with them !
Your family are in a place called
Earth.
Oh ! can I go there ?
No , my child your life was taken 
from you.
What does that mean my Lord?
You wasn't allowed to be born.
Why ! did they not want me?
My Child you are very much wanted 
I made you in my own image.
I knew you before you were formed
in your mothers womb.
because you were unwanted 
I took your soul unto me.
Will there be another me on
Earth again ?
No , my child there is only
one you.
I don't understand my Lord
Why  could I not be born on
Earth?
I really want to see my Mom
and my Dad !
I really want to meet my family!
Who took me from them ?
A person did an operation on
your mom and took you away
from her.
Why?
What is this person called?
This person is called an
abortionist.
Because of a pass law that
allows him or her to do such 
an act against me.
I so want to be with my mom
can I my Lord ?
Maybe one day , but not
right now.
My Lord is there a pass law
that keeps puppies from
being born and taken
away from their mom?
Is there a pass law that keeps
baby kittens from being born
and taken away
from their moms too ?
No , my child only humans.
My Lord, if you say there is
only one me , please tell me
there is only one abortionist !

Psalm 139 :13 "Truly you have formed my inmost being.
You knit me in my mother's womb."

John Ch: 14 " I prepared a place for you."

A Love letter from Jesus / 1-19-17

 A Text Message from God for You  / 1-19-17

 THE HEAVENS ARE WEEPING / 5-17-2017