Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! I hope this holiday and the coming year bring happiness and good health to you and your loved ones. I also hope you’ve enjoyed these “Simple Christmas” stories shared a few years ago by my radio listeners. I saved this last one for Christmas Day because it proves that Christmas is a time for miracles. And not just the miracles that happened 2,000 years ago, but those that God is showing us every day if we just open our eyes and our hearts to see them.

A listener named Sheila from Oklahoma wrote to me: "I was diagnosed with Hodgkins' Disease lymphoma and felt I had been given a death sentence. I believed it was the last time I would celebrate my young son's birthday, my last Thanksgiving and my last Christmas. So everything about Christmas was vital to me. I hand-wrote personal messages to everyone on my card list, carefully selected and wrapped gifts and insisted on decorating my home alone with my son, in spite of chemotherapy.

The tree was a full-day endeavor because I was fatigued, and, of course, I had to cherish the memories of each special ornament. The two of us struggled with the lights but were almost finished with the entire tree. I had sat down to rest (when) my son announced, 'Mom! The lights went out!'...

I know it is trivial, but it just knocked the wind out of me. I bowed my head and cried because changing the lights meant undecorating the whole tree, and I just didn't have the energy.

'Lord,' I prayed. 'I can't do this. I need this Christmas, but I can't do this.'

Then I heard my son gasp, and I looked up to see all the lights were on again. And they stayed lit throughout Advent to Epiphany. For this and many reasons, my first Christmas with cancer was my best ever."

Thank you, Sheila, for that terrific story that contained two miracles. A simple one reminiscent of Hanukkah, in which the lights stayed on as a message that you were not alone.

And the second miracle: that story was about the Christmas of 1995. Sheila wrote to share it with me in 2011 -- 16 years after she thought she'd seen her final Christmas. Sheila, wherever you are now, I hope you are healthy and happy, and still sharing that wonderful story with everyone you meet.

Merry Christmas!

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  • Darrel Lemke

    02/25/2017 02:23 AM

    Glory in the Cross
    “An Open Door”
    If I am not mistaken, then an open door has been set before me.
    February 25th, 2017 – Darrel Lemke

  • Darrel Lemke

    02/24/2017 03:45 PM

    Glory in the Cross
    “Peace on Mount Sion”
    The Peace of Heavenly Jerusalem is received by them that come unto God the Father through his Word, his only begotten Son, The Lord Jesus.
    February 24th, 2017 – Darrel Lemke

  • Darrel Lemke

    01/23/2017 08:04 AM

    “Just What the Doctor Ordered”

    If I am not mistaken, then Ted Nugent’s presentation of “The Great White Buffalo” on “Double Live Gonzo!” is about one Man.

  • Darrel Lemke

    12/28/2016 11:25 AM

    One Nation under God

    “Boomer Nation”

    “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” – Darrel Lemke

    Boomer Nation: The Land of the Pioneer Woman and the Home of Thunder-Boomers.

    The Pioneer Woman is Beulah.

    Thunder-Boomers are of The Father, Our Heavenly Father, Thunder.

  • Darrel Lemke

    12/28/2016 11:04 AM

    We are currently working out the reality of a parable about the Kingdom of Thunder, which my Grandmamma Beulah Lemke “Blue” sent me for my ninth birthday.

  • Darrel Lemke

    12/28/2016 10:29 AM

    The Pioneer Woman

    “Beulah”

    In the King James Version of the Holy Bible:

    Isaiah 62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

  • Darrel Lemke

    12/28/2016 08:19 AM

    Future Possibility

    Amend the Constitution for the United States of America as follows:

    Amendment XXVIII

    Whosoever’s Blessings of Liberty shall be secured and protected from the time whosoever is conceived or has a unique deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), henceforth.

    Amendment XXIX

    Marriage shall only be between one male and one female, each of whom must have attained to the Age of eighteen Years, except in situations whereby the female is pregnant, henceforth.

    Amendment XXX

    The seventeenth article of amendment to the Constitution for the United States is hereby repealed.

    Amendment XXXI

    The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution for the United States is hereby repealed. The only way, which may be implemented, whereby the People of the United States are required to monetarily fund the government of the United States is the people of the several States and/or Territories at each of their discretion, as to how monetary funds are gathered, monetarily fund the government of the United States each Year based on a maximum of nine percent of the gross income of each State and/or Territory, henceforth; the funding requirements shall be determined uniformly as follows: x = (gross income of y) X (z), where 0 ? z ? 0.09, each State and/or Territory is substituted for y, and the funding requirements of y is x.
    Each State and/or Territory may adopt this formula for gathering monetary funds from its Counties.
    Each County may adopt this formula for gathering monetary funds from its Cities, Townships, and etc…
    Each City, Township, and etc… may adopt this formula for gathering monetary funds from its people.
    If the formula in this Amendment is adopted by each State, Territory, County, City, Township, and etc… such that the variable z is uniform, then Justice may be established, whereby each dollar of income is taxed in the same manner as any other dollar of income.

    Amendment XXXII

    The government of the United States shall not spend more than it has, except for when the common defence may necessitate, henceforth.

    Amendment XXXIII

    Any Judge of the supreme or inferior Courts ruling against the free exercise of Faith of whosoever that is a disciple of the Lord Jesus shall be considered in noncompliance with good Behaviour, barred from practicing law in the United States for the remainder of his/her life, and receive no further compensation from the United States, henceforth. No person shall serve as a Judge of the supreme or any level of the inferior Courts more than two terms, with each term not exceeding five Years, henceforth.

    Amendment XXXIV

    No person shall be a Representative at the start of more than three terms, a person may be a Representative beginning in the midst of only one term, if that person has not previously served as a Representative, and no person shall be a Representative at the start of a term if that person has served more than five years as a Representative, henceforth.

    Amendment XXXV

    No person shall be a Senator at the start of more than two terms, a person may be a Senator beginning in the midst of only one term, if that person has not previously served as a Senator, and no person shall be a Senator at the start of a term if that person has served more than nine years as a Senator, henceforth.

    Amendment XXXVI

    Any Legislation shall apply uniformly to whosoever, henceforth.

    Amendment XXXVII

    There shall be no public sector union agreements with the government of the United States, henceforth.

    Amendment XXXVIII

    Proof of legal status, regarding eligibility of Voters, whosoever they may be, shall be required, henceforth.

    Amendment XXXIX

    From the King James Version of God’s Word:

    Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
    Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
    Mat 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

    The flag of the Lord Jesus, whom we seek to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity from, the flag of the United States, and the flag of the State of Oklahoma shall be flown above each other in the given Order, if they are flags flown by the government of the United States, henceforth.
    Any person making a commitment to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution for the United States shall commit to seeking the guidance of Almighty God in Order that he/she might Accomplish his/her commitment, henceforth. The following shall be acknowledged, by a person, prior to his/her Execution of the Office of President of the United States of America: “I shall seek the guidance of Almighty God that I may preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution for the United States.”, henceforth.
    A natural born Citizen has biological parents, which are Citizens only of the United States at the time of his/her first breathe, and who never has been a Citizen of any other Nation than the United States.
    There shall be no more public obelisks on public land, henceforth
    All Treaties, Contracts, or any Agreement, which the United States, individual State(s), and/or individual Territory/Territories has/have entered, or enters into with entities not under the Constitution for the United States of America, shall not supersede the laws of the United States, individual State(s), and/or individual Territory/Territories, henceforth.
    The general Welfare shall not include special, confiscatory, subsidy, or discriminating privilege(s) in favor of certain person(s), henceforth.
    Any Legislation, by Congress, shall include, at the beginning, an appeal to at least one verse of Scripture from the King James Version of God’s Word, which may be related to the Legislation, henceforth.
    Any Judgment, by the supreme and/or inferior Court(s), shall include, at the beginning, an appeal to at least one verse of Scripture from the King James Version of God’s Word, which may be related to the Judgment, henceforth.
    Any Amendment shall include, at the beginning, an appeal to at least one verse of Scripture from the King James Version of God’s Word, which may be related to the Amendment, henceforth.

    Enact the following Legislation:

    The Route 66 Act

    From the King James Version of God’s Word:

    Psalm 138:1 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
    Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
    Psalm 138:3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
    Psalm 138:4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth.
    Psalm 138:5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.
    Psalm 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
    Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
    Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

    Any school, at least partially, funded by the government of the United States shall provide Reading curriculum, whereby whosoever upon graduating High School may have read and/or heard each of the sixty-six books and/or epistles of God’s Word with the King James Version of God’s Word as the foundational text, English Language curriculum using the aforementioned text to teach grammar, History curriculum using the aforementioned text to teach history.
    Following is a list of the sixty-six books and/or epistles of God’s Word to be used:
    Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I Samuel, II Samuel, I Kings, II Kings, I Chronicles, II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, I Corinthians, II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I Thessalonians, II Thessalonians, I Timothy, II Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, I Peter, II Peter, I John, II John, III John, Jude, Revelation.
    The purpose of The Route 66 Act is to provide the opportunity for whosoever to ensure whosoever may hear God’s Word, if for whatever reason(s) whosoever may have does opt to send whosoever to any school, at least partially, funded by the government of the United States.
    There are many religions that include the sixty-six books and/or epistles of God’s Word as part of their religion; The Route 66 Act is not intended to constitute the establishment of any one of these religions, any other religion, or any new religion, as a religion, or prohibit the free exercise thereof.

  • Darrel Lemke

    12/27/2016 02:04 PM

    Dear Mike,

    I appreciate that you posted what I shared on December 25th, 2016.

    I appreciate that you have not posted all that I shared on December 26th, 2016: I hope that I may have shared some light with you, as the Good Shepherd leads us through the valley of the shadow of death.

    Darrel

  • Darrel Lemke

    12/26/2016 04:27 PM

    There are three Presidents under the Constitution for the United States of America defined on a Map of the State of Oklahoma.
    Interstate – 35: John Kennedy
    Interstate – 40: Ronald Reagan
    Interstate – 44: The Crooked One

  • Darrel Lemke

    12/25/2016 12:42 PM

    To whom it may concern,

    If you are receiving this from me, then I hope that you know and understand that it is because I care about your eternal future and hope that you either have received or do receive God’s Gift: His Word: His only begotten Son: The Lord Jesus: The Christ: The Messiah: The Good Shepherd: The Lamb of God: The Lion of the Tribe of Judah: My LORD and My God, who suffered and died upon his cross for our sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead the third day, and is the propitiation for our sins, whosoever we may be.

    Thunder’s Love is the short version of what God has taught me concerning the truth: He does not charge anything for what he gives and teaches; therefore I shall not charge anything for sharing what God has freely given and taught me.

    I hope that you have a Merry Christmas and that you have received or do receive God’s Gift: His Word: His only begotten Son: The Lord Jesus.

    Darrel Lemke

    Thunder’s Love

    “Boomers and Sooners”

    Sooners are born of the flesh and have come short of the glory of our heavenly Father, Thunder, who so loved the world, that while we were yet Sooners, his only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus, the Christ, the Messiah, the Good Shepherd, the Lamb of God, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, our near kinsman redeemer, our Big Brother, suffered and died for our sins upon his cross, he was buried, he rose again from the dead the third day, and he is the propitiation for our sins: We are Boomers, Sooners with a number 4 heart, redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb and born of the Spirit; Therefore we are children of Thunder: A newly born again child of Thunder is a Baby-Boomer, while a mature child of Thunder is a son of Thunder: We are called by Thunder’s name: Thunder-Boomers.

    Thunder’s Love Explained

    A Sooner is one who transgresses the law by bearing false witness; therefore a Sooner is a liar, a sinner: The Apostle Paul informs us, in Romans 3:4, in the King James Version of the Holy Bible, to let God be true, but every man a liar; therefore all men are Sooners, except the Lord Jesus.

    A Boomer is one who keepeth the law; therefore the Lord Jesus is the only Boomer; however by God’s grace a Sooner can be born again through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection, of the Lord Jesus; thus becoming a Boomer.

    In Mark 3:17, in the King James Version of the Holy Bible, the Lord Jesus surnamed James and John the sons of Thunder; thus our heavenly Father is Thunder.

    A number 4 heart is the fourth heart in the parable of the sower found in Matthew 13:3-23, Mark 4:3-20, and Luke 8:5-15, in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.