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Michael Strickland (#47524219)
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Bio Photo Have worked with a local geneology group in Walton County for a short while, photographing graves in area cemeteries. Enjoy very much finding another cemetery that is not well-known and making available the information found there.
I have become persuaded of one thing while working area cemeteries. When I meet these people in Heaven, whose headstones I've photographed and whose obituaries I've helped post, it will be apparent to me when I see them as to who they are. I'll be able to say, "You are so-and-so, who was buried at such-and-such a cemetery. I took a photo of your headstone, and there were two (or three or however many) children's graves beside you." If it is not public knowledge right away as to why his children died so young, I can ask him there, and find out what happened. I may be giving license to an over-active imagination, but the Scripture does say that we have no idea what is in store for us over there, and these fanciful ideas that pop up about these things may come no where close to what all will actually be the case when we find ourselves in Heaven.
Well, how do we get there? We should do good deeds, you might say; and that's good, but it will never pay our way into Heaven. It's like a street urchin thinking that by giving two pennies he has found on the street to a millionaire that he happens to meet, that somehow the wealthy person will be enriched by his gift. The gift is good, but it doesn't make a dent in the financial situation of the other.
No, we must be covered by something much more valuable than good deeds, or acquired finances, in order to find ourselves in Heaven. We must be covered with that which cannot be bought--the Blood of Jesus Christ, who allowed His Blood to be let out so that all our sins and our sinfulness could be atoned and done away with. He also did more than that, for He rose again from the dead after three days, showing that He has power not only over death, but over sin, over the grave, and over all that can stand between us and Him in Heaven.
So, there are many people I plan to meet in Heaven, who have also believed in the finished work of Jesus, who have believed that what He did for them is enough to take care of all that can come between them and a loving heavenly Father, a Father who wants them to be with Him, and Who sent His Son to make that way possible. I invite you to ask Jesus to forgive your sins and sinfulness as well, so you can also meet many people in Heaven, the ancestors you research, the many geneological links that you work to establish, and the people living that you enjoy being with here on earth. The way to Heaven that Jesus has provided in His finished work is the only sound way to arrange for a definitely promising future in eternity. I invite you to ask Jesus to forgive you sins and come into your life be your Lord and Savior.
The other option, Hell, is one of separation, anguish, and never-ending disappointment and screaming terrors. I encourage you to make arrangements to miss that place--with all possible speed!
You have a loving Heavenly Father Who desires to meet you, and a lot of friends and family to meet and talk with and get to know--don't miss out on any of it!
"To the pagan, life was the road to death; man was characteristically a dying man; but Jesus came with the good news that we are on the way to life and not to death." -William Barclay
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Mary Enzor Smith
William T. Brannon
Thanks for the additional data for William Brannon. It has been added to his memorial. By the way, I really like your information you have posted on your profile.
Mary
Added by Mary Enzor Smith on Dec 07, 2016 5:53 PM
Richard craig booth
Trying to find Clara Yates bailey
Hello my name is Richard Craig booth and Samuel Perkins booth daughter Eva booth Yates had Clara is she still living if so we are distad cousins iam tying to find Clara to contact her can you help thank you Richard Craig booth
Added by Richard craig booth on Dec 05, 2016 4:35 AM
Ralph Hammond-Green
Lewis Hoyt Downs
Thank you for the information which I have posted. If you are even distantly related, feel free to request a transfer as I am not related.
Ralph
Added by Ralph Hammond-Green on Dec 04, 2016 3:45 PM
Jones
Evan Jones
I have processed your edit for Evan Jones. Do you have documentation for the Col. title??
Added by Jones on Dec 02, 2016 10:42 AM
More Roots Than Branches
Arminte Flowers 73260865 picture
Hi Michael,
Thank you so much for all the entries in Alaqua Methodist Church Cemetery. I appreciate all you've done! Provided I credit you, may I please use the photograph you placed for Arminte Flowers #73260865 onto a private Ancestry.com tree as well as within my own records?
-Mariah
Added by More Roots Than Branches on Nov 12, 2016 7:59 PM
june adkinson
Irene Merchant
Rest haven cemetery Pensacola
duplicate entry can you delete one .getting requested photo today.
Added by june adkinson on Oct 17, 2016 8:55 AM
Wendy Mapes O
Jesse Burgess
Can you add your picture for Raymond McLeod in the Magnolia cemetery for the findagrave photo request for Jessie Burgess in Magnolia Cemetery Defuniak Springs, FL. She had a number of husbands including Raymond McLeod and is listed on his gravestone as Jessie McLeod. Thanks
Added by Wendy Mapes O on Sep 28, 2016 5:28 PM
Patricia Elizabeth Hill Dominy
RE: Doris Annette Strickland Hill
You're most welcome, I am happy to do it...
Added by Patricia Elizabeth Hill D... on Sep 28, 2016 1:21 PM
Nicole birdwell
My daddy
Hi my name is Nicole birdwell I would love to get in touch with you about my father's grave you have record.
Added by Nicole birdwell on Sep 27, 2016 1:26 AM
jerrie jackson
Johnny M. Jackson
Yes Johnny is a relative. He is my husband's brother. Thanks, Jerrie Jackson
Added by jerrie jackson on Aug 29, 2016 6:46 PM
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