Friday, May 8, 2015

Mother's this is for YOU! God Miracles are Endless!

This post was originally published on May 19, 2009. I am re-publishing again for all mothers - whom may have given up hope; who are on the edge of despair; know that the Lord is with you! Call upon him with all your strength and grit; and He will answer! Believe me!



I am very inspired to share one of many of God's Special Miracles with you, which happened a few years ago. This proves how Awesome God is. I certainly know and understand the challenges mothers face raising children on their own, especially boys as I was divorced when my children were still quite young; So I bore all the responsibility of raising them. I had to be mother and father, I was never overwhelmed though, as I always placed my trust and faith in God and instilled this in my children, but on this particular day I felt despair.

We always spent quality time together, and after work each day I made it a priority to share special time outside of homework for us to share the days activities and have our discussions which we truly enjoyed and looked forward to.

We were facing some challenges at the time and my older son was very frustrated, I could not arrive at a solution to what was bothering him, however, I had faith in God to help me through this. So I said, "Pray son, just pray, we will pray together-have faith." He lashed out at me saying, "Mommy, I pray, I pray always, but it does not work, God does not answer me. Prayer does not work!" I was appalled, Oh! No, I thought, what do I do? I tried to calm him down, but he was so upset. I went into my bedroom and slumped unto the bed, thinking no! I'm not giving up, I can't give up. I must be able to teach my children to have faith, there has to be a way! Suddenly the words came out of my mouth to God, I called out to Him, saying, "God! You have got to help me here, I can't do this on my own, I need You. Please hear me, please, please teach me how to teach my children to have faith in You. Please, show me."

I wasn't sure that God heard me, I felt so alone. But, He did, because as I sat there on my bed, I felt inclined to call them both into my bedroom to read a Psalm to them. My son was angry, but he was obedient. As we all sat on the bed together, I read Psalm 31. I read this Psalm from my heart, whatever difficulty I faced, this Psalm always guided me through. I was deeply moved, and feeling I had to hold on, I had to believe God would help me. They were, I noticed unusually quiet while I read, of course again I thought Oh No! They must be bored! So I tried to read more passionately. But that was not it, God was working!

Almost at the end of reading I became aware that it was raining, however, I continued until I reached the last word. I then looked at them and they were staring at me in awe! I wasn't sure, so I said, "I know it is not so easy to understand, to have faith, but believe me sons, God is with us." It was now my turn to look at them in awe! As they both answered, "I know mom." What a change! Now there were tears in my eyes as they said, "Mom as you began to read the Psalm the rain started and continued until you read the last word, it stopped as you read the last word mommy!" Then I noticed they were huddled together.

My older son was no longer angry, I saw the awe in their eyes. I could not help asking, "Are you sure?" They both nodded simultaneously, "Yes mommy, the rain stopped on the last word you read!" Then I thought where did the rain come from? There was no hint of rain earlier, no forecast of any showers. Of course not!! The answer in that was my children felt the answer, they knew God had spoken, and I knew God had heard me! He did show me! God answered me! He spoke to their hearts! I was so grateful to God.

From that day on, they understood the Power of God, what it meant to have faith, to persevere. They still remember this today.

There are tears of gratitude as I write this, it is true! I was just an ordinary mom, faced with challenges I didn't understand. What I did understand was to trust God. To Him be all the Glory. Thank you God.

The lesson is we must NEVER GIVE UP! God's mercy is endless!

With God's Love,
Natalie

Friday, April 24, 2015

Laughter!

“There are a few moments when, without being aware, you are in a let-go. For example, when you are really laughing - a belly laughter, not just from the head, but from your belly - you are relaxed without your knowing, you are in a let-go. That’s why laughter is so health-giving. There is no other medicine that can help you more in attaining well being. Next time you laugh, be alert about how relaxed you are.”
 ~OSHO~
Peace and Love

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Listen


In every moment, in every event of your life the Beloved is whispering to you exactly what you need to hear and know. Who can ever explain this miracle? It simply is.



Listen,and you will discover it in every passing moment.

Listen, and your whole life will become a conversation in thought and act between you and HIM, directly, wordlessly; now and Always.

~Rumi~

Peace and Love

Monday, April 20, 2015

Greetings Massive!

Brilliant and Eloquent speaker!


Video source: YouTube

"That's what 'My Brother's Keeper' is all about. Helping more of our young people stay on track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future. Building on what works - when it works, in those critical life-changing moments."
-President Barack Obama, February 27, 2014


I am so thankful for Jamaica's rich heritage and our vibrant people! Let us be our Brother's Keeper, pledging allegiance to our Land and making Jamaica a better place for future generations.

One Love,
Natalie

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, ON, MP

                                Photo source: US Embassy Jamaica

My beloved Prime Minister made me feel so proud of her welcome speech extended to President Barack Obama on his visit to Jamaica House on the morning of April 9, 2015.

Mrs. Portia Simpson-Miller looked flawless in a chic yellow skirt suit. Never underestimate the power of the colour yellow! Great choice; as yellow is a bright, happy color and also the color that will bring a strong, vibrant energy to any office or occasion.

I was deeply moved by her comments to President Barack Obama; where she told him how much he is loved by the Jamaican people. Mrs. Simpson Miller has a great gift which is speaking from her heart; it is real, it is sincere and it is felt. Great job Madam Prime Minister, and thank you for being the woman that you are. Again, you made me feel great pride in my Jamaica and for that I am deeply grateful.

Peace, Love, and God's Richest Blessings!
Natalie

President Obama Meets with Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller



Video source: YouTube


I Prophesied to President Barack Obama via Email to The White House; That He Was Going to Do Very Well In His Presidency (2010)



President Barack Obama speaks, as a tear streams down his face, at his final campaign stop on the evening before the 2012 presidential election, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa. Source: National Journal(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

I wrote the following via email to the White House on January 18,2010; five years ago. The email speaks for itself. In this correspondence as you will see; I predicted that President Barack Obama would do very well despite the challenges he may have ahead of him (my great gift from God; the gift of prophecy) - he went on to win a second term! And has become an exceptional leader! I remember this moment very well. 

I felt inspired to share this as President Obama visited Jamaica recently and brought a fresh, wonderful energy and perspective to our Jamaican people. He possesses what I call all the beatitudes of a great leader. 

His visit to our beautiful island is and will always be an unforgettable dream!







Dear Mr. President,

It is with heartfelt love that I write this note today. I am writing with regard to the crisis in Haiti and your wonderfully prompt response. Please allow me to introduce myself; my name is Natalie Ann Thompson, by profession I am an administrative and customer service professional. Currently, I am a writer, also a blogger and my website is becomingonewithgod.blogspt.com.

The tragedy in Haiti is heart wrenching, as I recently wrote on the Right Honourable MichaĆ«lle Jean of Canada's website www.citizensvoices.gg.ca on which my comments are posted, how heartbreaking this has been for me. It is so close to home. You have truly touched my heart Mr. President so many times over that I am deeply moved while writing this. It is so good to know someone truly, sincerely cares, and as a great leader you have expressed this so many times, that it is amazing. I had the desire to write to you when I saw your prompt response the afternoon of the earthquake, even though you were in a meeting. You took the time to express your condolences, you are never too busy to show your concern which is highly admirable. I was prodded to respond to this desire when it was announced on CNN news last Friday that a Memorandum of Understanding had been signed between the United States and Haiti. I suddenly burst into tears, I was overcome by my reaction, but it proved just how deeply moved I am by your decision making. Then further, your formation of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund! I keep thanking God that our world is blessed with having you as President of the United States of America. President Barack Obama thank you!

Your mother did a wonderful job, she has given the world a great leader. Your mother and grandparents are shining their light down from heaven on you. You are going to do very well Mr. President despite the great challenges you may have ahead.

It is my hope and dream (perhaps it will remain just that, a dream, smile) that I may be privileged to meet you one day. You feel like my older brother, a kindred spirit I must say. I too was born of a white mother and black father here in Jamaica.

All the very best to yourself and your family, and God's Richest Blessings and Love. May the Lord guide you and lead you, and continue to bless you with fortitude. You are forever in my prayers.

Very warm regards and love,
Natalie Ann Thompson
Kingston, Jamaica

Thank You!

Thank you for contacting the White House.
President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history. That begins with taking comments and questions from you, the public, through our website.
Our office receives tens of thousands of messages from Americans each day. We do our best to reply to as many as we can, but please be aware that you may find more information and answers to your questions online.
We encourage you to visit WhiteHouse.gov regularly to follow news and updates, and to learn more about President Obama's agenda for change.
For an easy-to-navigate source of information on Federal government services, please visit: www.USA.gov
Thank you again for your message.
The Office of Presidential Correspondence

I received an official response from his office on January 21, 2010 as posted below:

The White House - Presidential Correspondence

Dear Friend:

      Thank you for writing.  The reports and images
from Haiti of collapsed hospitals, crumbled homes, and
men and women carrying their injured neighbors through
the streets are truly heart-wrenching.  As we learn more
about the extent of the devastation, our thoughts and
prayers are with the people of Haiti and Haitian Americans
who do not yet know the fate of their families and loved
ones.

      I have directed my Administration to respond with a
swift, coordinated, and aggressive effort to save lives. The
people of Haiti will have the full support of the United
States Government in the urgent effort to rescue those
trapped beneath the rubble and to deliver the humanitarian
relief--the food, water, and medicine--that Haitians will
need in the coming days.

      This is also a time when we are reminded of the
common humanity we all share, and Americans have
always responded to these situations with generosity of
spirit.  If you would like to support the urgent humanitarian
effort in Haiti, I encourage you to visit our website where
you can learn more about how to contribute:

http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/HaitiEarthquake

      Americans trying to locate family members in Haiti
are encouraged to contact the State Department at (888)
407-4747.

      We will continue to stand with the people of Haiti
and keep them in our thoughts and prayers.


Sincerely,

Barack Obama


To be a part of our agenda for change, join us at www.WhiteHouse.gov
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I published the following http://becomingonewithgod.blogspot.com/2010/01/haiti.html on January 13, 2010 at 7:54 pm; the day following the earthquake in Haiti. This post correlates with the above email to the White House.

HAITI




My thoughts, love and prayers go out to my friends and the people of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Also the humanitarian aid agencies, media personnel, medical personnel, military, search and rescue teams, the amazing rescue dogs and other volunteers who are doing a tremendous job in assisting with the relief efforts.

I have been viewing the shocking images of the massive devastation, the traumatized, grief-stricken,  injured children, the elderly, men and women, crumbled homes; all of which were heart-wrenching to view. Seeing people hurting, seeing as they frantically dug at the crumbled concrete desperately trying to rescue their loved ones was overwhelming.

Thanks to President Barack Obama, and former President Bill Clinton who is also the UN Special  Envoy for Haiti, for their great assistance and support with this catastrophe.

May God's Love and Blessings be with the people of Haiti. 

Love from Jamaica,
Natalie

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Chikungunya and Me

The Chikungunya virus or Chik V for short is a debilitating virus. It is a viral disease transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitos and it is more dangerous to the very young, the elderly and persons with existing medical conditions. It has afflicted many Jamaicans recently, especially in Kingston. There seems to be no escape in getting it, it’s just a matter of when you will get it. I’m just recovering from it. Two weeks into the virus and I am still having swollen lymph nodes in the back of my neck and right shoulder (extremely painful) and pain in my ankles, hands and fingers.

The virus started with my index finger joint being painful and swollen, and then the onset of painful knees, ankles and feet, my wrists and elbows followed shortly thereafter and of course the fever. This lasted for three days, with the fourth day feeling much better, but, alas, day five wasn’t good with me experiencing a sub-acute attack - fever, severe nausea and a rash, with terrible itching.

I had absolutely no appetite, and as I smelled food I wanted to vomit. I sipped on turmeric tea throughout, and drank a lot of coconut water, and light broth. I also had malaria at the age of twelve. This was an awful experience as malaria leaves you weak, with severe chills, profuse sweating, vomiting and diarrhea. I was told by my doctor that I had an imported case of malaria, as this disease had been eradicated from the Caribbean region at that time. I soon regained some strength, but I certainly had lost a lot of weight and weighed a mere 72 pounds at twelve years of age. Six weeks later my hair fell out in large batches. I was terrified, but my doctor had told me that would have happened so at least I knew what to expect.

So I have had more than my fair share of mosquito borne diseases, these vectors are extremely dangerous! So it’s very important to be very informed about it. I have attached a link below on the Chikungunya virus, which I hope you will find helpful.

http://www.wikihow.com/Recover-from-Chikungunya

Peace and Love,
Natalie