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Bennett Turk (#46555103)
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Anne Beckman
RE: SHARING GOOD NEWS!
My Dear Friend In Christ, Bennett


Please pray for my mother-in-law, who is in

the hospital. I will keep some details to

myself, for privacy...but I can tell you, she is

having a biopsy Monday.


She is such a good, strong, religious woman,

who took such good care of her husband, when his

morbid obesity caused many health problems,

then his being practically bedridden. Some wives

would've left, but she was there every minute, as

awful as it was...for he had such an addiction

to fattening food (desserts and candy) and she

did all she could to get him to stop. For 3

years, she was at his side, nearly all day.

She always was a source of pride to her parents, a

loving sister to her 3 sisters, had an good

education that made her a medical technician,

working before the children came and after her

husband lost his job. (She and Dad could not see

their baby granddaughter until she was over a

year old, as Mom had to earn the vacation time.

She's a super cook and an immaculate housekeeper.

Very good to her friends. After all the times

she had to spend in hospitals and rehabilitation

centers, due to Dad, she does not need to be

in one herself! We visited her last night...she

was uncomfortable, but as always, so STOIC.

She must be nervous about that biopsy.

My family and the ladies in the group I joined

(Christ Renews His Parish) and other friends,

and my husbands friends have been very supportive.

However, I must reach out to YOU as well, for

you have such a direct line to the Lord!


MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Nov 06, 2016 2:09 AM

Anne Beckman
RE: SHARING GOOD NEWS!
My Dear Friend In Christ, Bennett


Please pray for my mother-in-law, who is in

the hospital. I will keep some details to

myself, for privacy...but I can tell you, she is

having a biopsy Monday.


She is such a good, strong, religious woman,

who took such good care of her husband, when his

morbid obesity caused many health problems,

then his being practically bedridden. Some wives

would've left, but she was there every minute, as

awful as it was...for he had such an addiction

to fattening food (desserts and candy) and she

did all she could to get him to stop. For 3

years, she was at his side, nearly all day.

She always was a source of pride to her parents, a

loving sister to her 3 sisters, had an good

education that made her a medical technician,

working before the children came and after her

husband lost his job. (She and Dad could not see

their baby granddaughter until she was over a

year old, as Mom had to earn the vacation time.

She's a super cook and an immaculate housekeeper.

Very good to her friends. After all the times

she had to spend in hospitals and rehabilitation

centers, due to Dad, she does not need to be

in one herself! We visited her last night...she

was uncomfortable, but as always, so STOIC.

She must be nervous about that biopsy.

My family and the ladies in the group I joined

(Christ Renews His Parish) and other friends,

and my husbands friends have been very supportive.

However, I must reach out to YOU as well, for

you have such a direct line to the Lord!


MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Nov 06, 2016 2:09 AM

Anne Beckman
RE: SHARING GOOD NEWS!
THANK YOU, Bennett, for you wonderful words!

All is very well, with me and my family!

Please forgive me if I am repeating myself; I

have e-mailed or written or phoned a lot of

people lately, it's difficult to remember

exactly what I've told which person. Bill and

I had a lovely Labor Day. We traveled to a

"frontier town" south of us, which is a very

popular vacation spot. We go there for a day

of refreshment, or a few days of vacation.

This place is so important to us, after we

pass away (I feel a bit silly telling you this

on findagrave!) we'll be cremated and our ashes

will be sprinkled on a hill there, where we

gaze into the woods and at the hills. We've had

picnics there. We would've stayed the whole

day, but one of my nieces' had a b-day party

so we HAD to be there, in the evening! There

is nothing as great as FAMILY having fun and

CELEBRATING!


A SAD anniversary, today...15 years ago today

the United States of America was ATTACKED...

and we are STILL fighting the enemy. I am in a

wonderful organization named Soldiers' Angels,

which does many things for them (I am in a group

that writes letters)both the soldiers fighting in

while they are fighting, when they come home

and for all veterans of our past wars, who are

in any kind of need. It is one of the greatest

things I've ever done and I'll be in it for the

rest of my life...or until world peace! It was

originated by the grand niece of PATTON!

There is a CNN special, on 9/11 at 8pm tonight.

Bill and I will be watching, of course. Now, I

have been watching WEST SIDE STORY, on TCM...

another war. THANKS SO VERY MUCH for telling me

I am a true follower of Christ! It is HARD to

do...I have my "Strokes of the Cross" which are

bipolar disorder, cancer and the problems we've

had with money. I am still angry we could not

afford to take a cruise for our silver

anniversary and am praying we can for our 30th,

as Bill says we may be able to. WHAT A GREEDY

things to pray for! Being in CRHP and knowing

how BLESSED I am to have my husband and family

is Jesus telling me, "My Daughter, BE GRATEFUL

for what you have." CONSIDER THE LILLIES OF

THE FILED." I'm going to watch Reverend Billy

Graham's words, during the memorial service,

thanks to You Tube, now. What he said was SO

REASSURING, to all who BELIEVE. Also, I have

kept a clipping from the comics. I cannot

remember which it is: Non Sequitor or Mallard

Fillmore. It is of the towers crashing down...

BUT...GOD'S HANDS ARE EXTENDED TO RECEIVE ALL

WHO ARE IN THOSE TOWERS. His hands did the

same for all at the Pentagon, and Flight 93,

and any on the ground, then or later.

MAY OUR HANDS EXTEND TO ONE ANOTHER...AND TO

HIS, AS HIS OUR ALWAYS EXTENDED TO US.

YUR FRIEND IN CHRIST, ANNE






Added by Anne Beckman on Sep 11, 2016 2:55 PM

Anne Beckman
RE: SHARING GOOD NEWS!
Hi Bennett,


I pray this day finds you well and happy! I have

just left a prayer to Our Lady, for two nuns who

were slain, in a section of Mississippi, where

these angels did a great deal of work for those

who needed medical help, but could not afford it.

One was known for helping to control an outbreak

of tuberculosis in the area. Both were known for

being able to provide so many meals from a small

garden they had. Finally, as those who suffered

from Hurricane Katrina were suffering from losing

everything: these wives of Jesus lent their stove

to many, to cook on. WHY were they slain?

WILL there enormous amount of service be done by

those who struggle to cope with their grief and

are planning their funerals, and are trying to

replace them? I prayed to Our Lady (one of the

many names we Catholics have for the Virgin Mary)

for the work these angels did to be CONTINUED.

PERHAPS: as the entire state of Mississippi learns

of their terrible deaths, a great amount of AID

will come to the clinic they worked in and to

the poor they served. I've SEEN that happen!


ON A BRIGHTER NOTE: I probably told you of my

and my husband's silver wedding anniversary.

I think I told you of the family celebration.

I don't think I told you of the trip we took.

(We always take a trip to celebrate our

anniversary.) We went to Georgia, staying at a

lodge that was part of a resort named Calaway

Gardens, where I'd been with my family, when I

was a little girl. There is a renowned butterfly

museum there, which has a conservatory. WOW,

that place is a corner of HEAVEN! There are MANY

butterflies fluttering about, as well as many

trees and two waterfalls. I could have stayed

there for a solid 3 days! We had wonderful

"Dixie Fixin's at a country store like restaurant.

We celebrated the anniversary in STYLE by dining

one night at the resort's fancy restaurant; the

bride had a glass of champagne! (The groom did

not: he hates champagne, and two sips gives him a

migraine. (He did force himself to have one, as

the toast was made, at the reception. He chased

it with a beer. (A BEER on our ELEGANT cake

table! I HATED THAT!) We toasted to 25 X 25

MORE YEARS! We also went to Atlanta, where this

Coca-Cola fan and her hubby visited The World of

Coca Cola, where we posed with the Coke Polar

Bear, tasted Coke's MANY products worldwide,

and learned so much of its history. Of course I

bought some things at the gift shop: a new big

Coke cup and a toothpick dispenser. If you wish,

a surprise comes with your purchase, depending

upon how much you wish to spend on it. Both of

ours were small: a Coca-Cola bottle opener.

We ended our Atlanta time with a visit to my

Grandmother's grave. Unfortunately, we got to

the general area, but not the grave! I was SO

UPSET! As I learned, Mom did not give us enough

information to get EXACTLY to the grave: she did

not know the last "step" of getting there. We

didn't get there within office hours, in order

to get help. THERE IS HOPE: A family reunion is

in the works for a few years from now: That same

resort may be the place! As we are WISER, we

could go again and get the office's help to

FIND IT! My grandmother was a very Special lady:

she was a nurse for a long time and a very loving

mother and grandmother. She died of the same

cancer I have, so knowing I inherited it from her

and remembering how BRAVELY she went through it

and how, as the treatment that keeps me alive

was not available for her, so she died when only

63, I try to follow her example and give thanks

for being so blessed with LIFE! I am going

through a rough time right now: My treatment,

which is called Zometa, which keeps my bones being

as strong as they can be (the cancer most recently

went into my bones, as it did with Grandma's)

which I get every few months, has worn off.

My bones hurt, but what the REAL BUGABOO IS: I am

in WITHDRAWAL, so my nerves are going wild, which

makes me feel itchy from head to toe. Also, I am

quite IRRITABLE! I get the Zometa on September

9th...I CAN'T WAIT! PLEASE PRAY FOR ME! I

asked my Christ Renews His Parish sisters, who

provide great understanding and support. My family

and Bill are always wonderful. Swimming at our

YMCA helps, also. HOW ARE YOU? I pray for you

to be richly blessed, as you are such a faithful

follower of Our Lord! ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Aug 26, 2016 2:35 PM

Anne Beckman
RE: SHARING GOOD NEWS!
Hello Bennett,


THANK YOU for your wonderful letter!

What a gift that was, for my birthday and our

anniversary! Bill and I had a lovely trip to

the South, to celebrate our 25th. While we had

some difficulty finding the lodge we stayed in, as

it was late at night-DARK- when we got there, we

were guided by god to the right place. We saw so

many gorgeous pine trees and hills! The lodge is

part of a resort we enjoyed, especially a big and

breathtaking butterfly conservatory, which has a

"natural area" full of trees, waterfalls and a

LOT of these lovely creatures fluttering around!

IT IS A CORNER OF HEAVEN!!! I didn't want to

leave; thank goodness we have a fine new camera

to take a lot of photographs with. We also saw

FDR's Southern home, The Little White House, in

which he was posing for a portrait, while he had

the cerebral hemorrhage which took him to Our

Lord. It is well preserved, and has a museum.

We saw and learned so much! We certainly ate a

lot of delicious Southern fixin's, and bought

some lovely silver anniversary gifts for each

other, or for ourselves! Afterwards, we went to

Atlanta, to tour Coke World! (I am CRAZY for

Coca-Cola: drinking Diet Coke, other Coca-Cola

products, and to collect Coca-Cola memorabilia.)

That began when we visited a Coca-Cola display

at EPCOT, during anniversary trip #10. WELL,

I certainly got my fill at this place! I bought

a big sippie cup and a toothpick dispenser, as

well as my husband buying me a bottle cap re-

mover. (The kind you screw into a counter.) As

a surprise gift, that you can decide the size of

what you wish to pay, both Bill and I received a

hand held bottle opener. We posed with the Coca-

Cola Polar bear, (he is automated) and I blew

him a kiss, before and afterwards, which he

returned! No one else had blown him a kiss, I

noticed, so when I did it, and especially when

he RETURNED it, I felt as if he were ALL MINE!

Bill designed a Coke bottle, using a computer,

I wrote "a letter to Coca-Cola" describing my

favorite Coke experience, using a special key-

board (a little messy, I'm sad to say, due to my

rushing it, as there was only one, and it is so

noisy and crowded in there. This is a building,

not a park, so all the noise is enclosed! I

wrote of my most special Coke experience beginning

my memorabilia collecting experience at EPCOT,

which has grown! There is a hallway that shows

the history of this most famous soda, beginning

with a bronze of John S. Pemberton, the Atlanta

pharmacist who invented the formula, at the lovely

marble soda fountain. (Bill and I are going to

the Hook's Drugstore, which is 100 years old, at

least, Sunday! It is now on the Indiana State

Fairgrounds, and only open then. A good thing

for our bodies: the ice cream creations are so

delicious there, we'd weigh 300lbs each if it were

open all year. The rest of the store is so fas-

cinating, with goods and doctors' tools of the

time. Also, Coca-Cola memorabilia! I hope they

wil have a discounted Sundae on Sunday! There is

a film of all the commercials and a huger room

where you can have a taste of EVERY Coca-Cola

owned product ON EARTH!!! My favorite is the

pineapple FANTA from Argentina. (I did not know

how many products (Minute Maid Lemonade, Seagrams

Ginger Ale, FANTA, HI-C {Which Mom and Dad always

had for us when we were little, the orange flavor}

and a certain brand of root beer, I don't remember

the name of, maybe HIRE'S, until I used a Free

Style Coca-Cola machine, a few years ago. Our

area's brand new Meijer's has one: discovering it,

I was in HEAVEN!!! I knew, from the EPCOT display

and the Coke World website, there would be one,

but not that it would be so HUGE! DELICIOUS!!!

BIll, being a German, did a lot of mixing formulas

in a liquid smorgasbord...he is a great cook, and

likes very much to EXPERIMENT! OF course I ADORED

the gift shop. I'd already bought several of the

things there, which helped my pocketbook. Some

things were just not po$$ible for our pockets!

Others, I've learned, have to be bought from

the company, online. RATS, I DO want an ice

crusher, some day! You DO get a FREE little

bottle of either Coke, Diet Coke, or Coke Zero,

(the new bottles you see in the cashier's aisle,

at the drugstore or grocery store, 12 oz) AND

when you are leaving, you get a FREE original

Coca-Cola bottle, the 8oz. it all began with.

DID YOU KNOW: Coca-Cola was once DELIVERED, by

truck, as milk was? We saw a truck!


One thing, sadly, we did not see, was my grand-

mother's grave! She is buried in Atlanta. My

mom gave specific directions, burt left out an

important part! I was so upset, but Mom did

understand.


God led us safely home and there was a LOVELY

surprise waiting for us: a beautiful Happy

Silver card, with a VISA card in it, from a

relative. That made getting back to reality

a lot easier!


I am still praying we can go on a cruise, as we

did on our honeymoon, not just for the fun of it.

All the driving is hurting my husband's knees, and

finding things in the dark is difficult and it

was sometimes a bit dangerous (We got ourselves

into some CRUMMY parts of town. Not Deliverance

territory, but close enough...and it makes us so

irritable, tired and snapping at one another.


Considering our tight circumstances, this trip

WAS A GIFT from the Lord and my family who

certainly provided fund$$$$!!! I believe HE did

reward us for staying together throughout hard

times, for 25 years, depending upon HIM!


Bill just left to do his witness for the men's

group of our parish's Christ Renews His Parish.

PLEASE pray for him: he has the deepest faith,

but he is not at all good at writing or speaking.

I do believe God swill have this child "Shining

Through" as He does for ALL His children who

follow His Word! He's been asking me to pray

a lot for it, so I know he is worried and nervous

about it.


THANK YOU FOR BEING MY WONDERFUL FRIEND IN CHRIST!


MANY BLESSINGS UPON YOU, ANNE







Added by Anne Beckman on Aug 09, 2016 4:51 PM

Anne Beckman
RE: SHARING GOOD NEWS!
THANKS SO MUCH, Bennett!

The Lord has been very good to me! My husband and

I just returned from a party for my mom's

birthday. Nothing is better than a family

celebrating a happy event! I got to play with

my little nephews and nieces to my heart's

content, and be in the loving presence of all

the family, except a few who live in another state.

I went swimming at the YMCA Thursday night, in

the outdoor pool, for the first time in a LONG

time...it was soooo refreshing and (especially)

gets every bit of tension out of me!

My Christ Renews His Parish meeting went very

well, as always. We are discussing fun things

to do, besides our meetings and retreats.

Also...we're deciding upon certain acts of charity

to do...please help me decide what is best for

me to do! Also, please pray for my very dear

friend: he has a PhD in psychology and is a

college counselor. So, he is in Orlando now,

providing much needed counseling.


All is well here, tonight, may all be well with

YOU, and always! My b-day will be soon, my

husband and I celebrated his b-day and our

SILVER anniversary will be late in the summer.

REASONS TO CELEBRATE!!! GOD BLESS YOU, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Jun 26, 2016 7:32 PM

Anne Beckman
RE: SHARING GOOD NEWS!
THANKS SO MUCH, Bennett!

The Lord has been very good to me! My husband and

I just returned from a party for my mom's

birthday. Nothing is better than a family

celebrating a happy event! I got to play with

my little nephews and nieces to my heart's

content, and be in the loving presence of all

the family, except a few who live in another state.

I went swimming at the YMCA Thursday night, in

the outdoor pool, for the first time in a LONG

time...it was soooo refreshing and (especially)

gets every bit of tension out of me!

My Christ Renews His Parish meeting went very

well, as always. We are discussing fun things

to do, besides our meetings and retreats.

Also...we're deciding upon certain acts of charity

to do...please help me decide what is best for

me to do! Also, please pray for my very dear

friend: he has a PhD in psychology and is a

college counselor. So, he is in Orlando now,

providing much needed counseling.


All is well here, tonight, may all be well with

YOU, and always! My b-day will be soon, my

husband and I celebrated his b-day and our

SILVER anniversary will be late in the summer.

REASONS TO CELEBRATE!!! GOD BLESS YOU, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Jun 26, 2016 7:32 PM

Anne Beckman
SHARING GOOD NEWS!
HI BENNETT,


I had to share with you this good news: my

physical had revealed a lower kidney function

than the past two physicals did...so, I had to

have a renal ultrasound. Also, I caught a

terrible cold around the first of the month, that

just would not leave me. HOWEVER: The ultrasound

proved nothing was wrong. Also, the cold finally

left me, about 2 weeks ago. PRAISE GOD!!!

My 52nd birthday is near...WHAT A GIFT!

I pray you are doing well and I thank you for

being such an inspiring believer in JESUS!


GOODNIGHT, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Jun 20, 2016 7:26 PM

Anne Beckman
SHARING GOOD NEWS!
HI BENNETT,


I had to share with you this good news: my

physical had revealed a lower kidney function

than the past two physicals did...so, I had to

have a renal ultrasound. Also, I caught a

terrible cold around the first of the month, that

just would not leave me. HOWEVER: The ultrasound

proved nothing was wrong. Also, the cold finally

left me, about 2 weeks ago. PRAISE GOD!!!

My 52nd birthday is near...WHAT A GIFT!

I pray you are doing well and I thank you for

being such an inspiring believer in JESUS!


GOODNIGHT, ANNE

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Anne Beckman
RE: Happy Blessed Holy week Anne
Hi, Bennett! So wonderful to hear from you, as

always! I wish you a very blessed Holy Week!

In our daily grind and preparation for Easter

brunch gatherings, we MUST focus upon what

Our Lord was enduring, especially the road to

Golgatha, and his crucifixion! My Catholic faith

has a special observance of this: The Stations

of the Cross. My husband and I are doing FINE:

money is still tight, which is a trial, but we

DO HAVE ENOUGH. We will be going to a different

cable TV system, to save money. I feel bad,

as one of my nieces is turning 16 today, and as

there were already 2 b-days in February and 2

b-days in early March, the $16 she'll be

receiving from us will be late. AAGGHH!

I MUST FOCUS UPON THIS: She WILL be receiving

the $$$ from us and I did send her a pretty e-mail

b-day card, today! I have had something SUPER

to focus upon: last Wednesday evening, I gave my

testimony of faith to my Christ Renews His Parish

(remember the retreat I went on, in January),

and all were SO VERY touched by how I've clung to

Christ, in all of my trials and been grateful to

Him for my blessings. Also, they told me how

FUNNY I am! There were many laughs, among the

very serious accounts from me, about how Christ

guided me through my problems. It was a VERY

holy evening for me, that made me feel wrapped in

loving support from my sisters in faith, from my

parish. Also, as the 18th was the first

anniversary of my father-in-law's death, the whole

(my sister-in-law flew in from the East Coast!)

family paid rdespects at his grave, after Mass,

then had brunch at Bob Evans, then spent a long

afternoon hanging out, nwatching NCAA basketball!

Bill and I, thanks to our realtor, who has a

monthly Happy Hour for his clients, (and he is

one of Bill's Boy Scouts, who became an Eagle

Scout, with Bill's help!) had some Irish cheer,

on St. Patrick's Day, in a wonderful IRISH bar!

Finally: One is SO GRATEFUL for being SAFE,

after another terrorist attack. Those poor

people, in Brussles...may they feel their

"neighbors of the world's" SUPPORT. I am SO

looking forward to my wonderful family's

Easter brunch! Always such a feast and such

FUN: the little ones have an Easter egg hunt!

Bill and I make baskets for one another, with

our favorite candy, and he gives me a gorgeous

purple hyacinth. We give our mothers flowers,

also: lilies or tulips. THe weather here varies

between spring and winter...today, there was a

tornado warning, in the morning: early for

Indiana! The daffodils have bloomed: SO LOVELY!

Our tulips are shooting up. I feel SUCH A LIFT

when springtime comes! It's my favorite season!

I am SO GRATEFUL for our friendship, Barrett!

Your supportive words concerning my writing are

such a motivation for me to keep doing so, on

find a grave and in my writing projects, which I

pray will be published and on the best seller

lists, some day! ALso, as with my CRHP sisters,

husband and family: YOU ARE A GREAT FRIEND IN

THE FAITH OF OUR LORD, JESUS! Have a very

spiritually fulfilling Holy Week and Easter!


MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Mar 22, 2016 3:42 PM

Anne Beckman
RE: Happy Valentine's Day!
THANK YOU, Bennett for you message!

Knowing how much you love to read my messages

to Christ, Our Lord, telling me they are

inspirational, gives me great confidence as a

writer, and a Christian!


Yes, 2016 is a BETTER YEAR for me and my

husband, after two difficult ones. I fervently

pray it will STAY THAT WAY, so our savings can

increase and we can remain healthy and do something

nice (A trip would be SUPER!) for our silver

anniversary...at the same time, I am praying to

become happy with less...greed is one of my sins.

Yet, Bill and I DO NEED to refreshment of a trip,

TOGETHER...he has his Boy Scout outings and I'm

going on a trip to Chicago, with my mom and some

friends, this spring (WHAT A GIFT!) but my husband

and I need a TRIP TOGETHER, for a long weekend,

or more, as a "relationship enhancer." We're doing

OK, but stuck in the "everyday muck." as well as

sore from 2015 and 2014. Our retreats, through

the love of Sweet Jesus, who died for our sins,

helped, especially for me. Having friends who

are BELIEVERS IN JESUS AS WELL, is a TREMENDOUS

GIFT, which SUSTAINS...YOU are one of those gifts,

and I thank God for you, every day!!!


HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND! IN CHRIST, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Feb 25, 2016 12:35 PM

Anne Beckman
RE: Happy Valentine's Day!
THANK YOU, Bennett for you message!

Knowing how much you love to read my messages

to Christ, Our Lord, telling me they are

inspirational, gives me great confidence as a

writer, and a Christian!


Yes, 2016 is a BETTER YEAR for me and my

husband, after two difficult ones. I fervently

pray it will STAY THAT WAY, so our savings can

increase and we can remain healthy and do something

nice (A trip would be SUPER!) for our silver

anniversary...at the same time, I am praying to

become happy with less...greed is one of my sins.

Yet, Bill and I DO NEED to refreshment of a trip,

TOGETHER...he has his Boy Scout outings and I'm

going on a trip to Chicago, with my mom and some

friends, this spring (WHAT A GIFT!) but my husband

and I need a TRIP TOGETHER, for a long weekend,

or more, as a "relationship enhancer." We're doing

OK, but stuck in the "everyday muck." as well as

sore from 2015 and 2014. Our retreats, through

the love of Sweet Jesus, who died for our sins,

helped, especially for me. Having friends who

are BELIEVERS IN JESUS AS WELL, is a TREMENDOUS

GIFT, which SUSTAINS...YOU are one of those gifts,

and I thank God for you, every day!!!


HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND! IN CHRIST, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Feb 25, 2016 12:35 PM

Anne Beckman
Happy Valentine's Day!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!


As always, your messages to our Lord are so

beautiful...2015 was a rough year for us, as

my husband's father died, then my husband was

in the hospital, but we are FINE now! Christmas

was great, we have a new nephew (my side) born

last summer and a niece (Hubby's side) got

married, last fall!


I went on a women's retreat, in January, that was

a SUPER experience: I got to get out of the house

for the weekend, made a lot of new friends, and

felt very loved: many letters of support from my

husband, family and friends, as well as those

who'd been on this retreat (it's done by our

parish) before. It got me out of my winter blues

and I felt I was in Christ's arms! We have a

monthly meeting, which keeps us together!


My husband and I had a wonderful Valentine's Day,

with candy, flowers, stuffed animals, dinner out,

and BEST OF ALL: TRUE LOVE!!!


In the name of St. Valentine, who was a martyr

for Christ and Christ who died for our sins,


ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Feb 15, 2016 12:43 AM

Anne Beckman
Happy Valentine's Day!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!


As always, your messages to our Lord are so

beautiful...2015 was a rough year for us, as

my husband's father died, then my husband was

in the hospital, but we are FINE now! Christmas

was great, we have a new nephew (my side) born

last summer and a niece (Hubby's side) got

married, last fall!


I went on a women's retreat, in January, that was

a SUPER experience: I got to get out of the house

for the weekend, made a lot of new friends, and

felt very loved: many letters of support from my

husband, family and friends, as well as those

who'd been on this retreat (it's done by our

parish) before. It got me out of my winter blues

and I felt I was in Christ's arms! We have a

monthly meeting, which keeps us together!


My husband and I had a wonderful Valentine's Day,

with candy, flowers, stuffed animals, dinner out,

and BEST OF ALL: TRUE LOVE!!!


In the name of St. Valentine, who was a martyr

for Christ and Christ who died for our sins,


ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Feb 15, 2016 12:43 AM

Anne Beckman
PRAYERS STILL NEEDED
Hi Bennett,

I am so very glad to tell you my husband is in

good health now! Also, the insurance mess is

cleaned up! HOWEVER: We are in need of MONEY.

As my husband was not working, he missed a

paycheck. He STILL has not gotten it, as the

person who represents the insurance company that

has the form my husband must fill out to get

that money has been gone from work! My car had

to get a new battery, now it needs a new

alternator. That costs MONEY, which we have

LITTLE of. My parents said they could pay for

it, but I hope we can do it ourselves. Also, my

medications, some of them, need refills.

We've had SUCH a difficult month, and NEED

RELIEF! You are SUCH a spiritual man, Bennett,

PLEASE pray for us!


P.S. I love the graphic you have, of Jesus

knocking at a door. I have added it, to my

scrapbook.


GOD BLESS YOU, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Jul 29, 2015 1:23 PM

Anne Beckman
PRAYERS STILL NEEDED
Hi Bennett,

I am so very glad to tell you my husband is in

good health now! Also, the insurance mess is

cleaned up! HOWEVER: We are in need of MONEY.

As my husband was not working, he missed a

paycheck. He STILL has not gotten it, as the

person who represents the insurance company that

has the form my husband must fill out to get

that money has been gone from work! My car had

to get a new battery, now it needs a new

alternator. That costs MONEY, which we have

LITTLE of. My parents said they could pay for

it, but I hope we can do it ourselves. Also, my

medications, some of them, need refills.

We've had SUCH a difficult month, and NEED

RELIEF! You are SUCH a spiritual man, Bennett,

PLEASE pray for us!


P.S. I love the graphic you have, of Jesus

knocking at a door. I have added it, to my

scrapbook.


GOD BLESS YOU, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Jul 29, 2015 1:23 PM

Anne Beckman
A Prayer Needed

Hi Bennett,

PLEASE keep my husband and I in your prayers.

He has been in the hospital, due to a heart

condition. He is OK: he's received his diagnosis

and has his treatment and cardiologist. HOWEVER:

I've been his nurse, in a way, for so long, and

am tired of him being home all the time. I know

that is terribly selfish of me, especially as he

is OK!


ALSO: My health insurance got into a snarl that

is not yet fully cleared up and I'm using

birthday money from my parents to finish sending

care packages to my adopted soldier. (I am in an

organization named Soldiers Angels.) If they knew,

they'd be UPSET. I know: this makes me sound as

a frightened teenager would, and here I am, an

adult! You see, Bill's Partial Time Off Pay is

not as much as his regular pay. ALSO: there is

his medicine and doctor's bills. So, I may have

to STOP being a soldier's angel. I accept that,

but I HAVE to finish!


You are SUCH a spiritual man: I KNOW your prayers

reach GOd's ears. I am asking all of my pals

for prayers.


GOD BLESS YOU, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Jul 13, 2015 9:50 PM

Anne Beckman
HAPPY EASTER!

Hi Bennett,


My father-in-law has passed away. The Good Lord

took him to His Heaven, on March 18th.

Everyone took it well, as he was so needing to

leave this earthly life. The funeral went well.


I am so very glad for my mother-in-law: she had

a great burden of caring for him. Now, she is

FREE!


I am doing well and wish you a most

BLESSED EASTER! IN CHIRST, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Apr 02, 2015 7:35 PM

Anne Beckman
HAPPY EASTER!

Hi Bennett,


My father-in-law has passed away. The Good Lord

took him to His Heaven, on March 18th.

Everyone took it well, as he was so needing to

leave this earthly life. The funeral went well.


I am so very glad for my mother-in-law: she had

a great burden of caring for him. Now, she is

FREE!


I am doing well and wish you a most

BLESSED EASTER! IN CHIRST, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Apr 02, 2015 7:35 PM

Anne Beckman
RE: HI BENNETT, KEEP WARM!
Hi Bennett,

PLEASE keep my Beckman family in your prayers.

My father-in-law, we learned today, will not be

with us for much longer. He has been in

increasingly poor health, for several years,

due to letting himself become morbidly obese.


We are "OK with it" as we always knew this would

happen, and we know the Lord will forgive this

GOOD, religious man and take him to Heaven.

However, the experience of this is never easy.


I hope you had a great weekend! God Bless You,

Your Sister in Faith, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Mar 16, 2015 12:18 AM

Anne Beckman
RE: HI BENNETT, KEEP WARM!
Hi Bennett,

PLEASE keep my Beckman family in your prayers.

My father-in-law, we learned today, will not be

with us for much longer. He has been in

increasingly poor health, for several years,

due to letting himself become morbidly obese.


We are "OK with it" as we always knew this would

happen, and we know the Lord will forgive this

GOOD, religious man and take him to Heaven.

However, the experience of this is never easy.


I hope you had a great weekend! God Bless You,

Your Sister in Faith, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Mar 16, 2015 12:18 AM

Anne Beckman
THANK YOU, BENNETT!
Thank you Bennett, for your sweet message!

God Bless You: on this Sunday, and EVERY day!

You are a man of SUCH INSPIRING FAITH...Please

keep praying for me, that my poem is published,

by the CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL people!


IN CHRIST, ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Mar 08, 2015 11:52 AM

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