Friday, October 24, 2014

There Are Angels Among Us, Sent Down To Us, From God, Above

Good Morning out there! It is extremely early, 4:15 am to be exact, but I can't sleep!
How are y'all doing? Today is Day 31 of the fall 40 Days for Life Campaign. Only
9 days left! So many blessings! I want to list some of the many blessings that I see
and experience each day. I'm touched by angels everyday, God is so great!

I wish that I had taken the time to list one recap of each day as it happened.
But since I didn't, here are just some of the blessings I've received during this pro-life
prayer campaign.

On weekdays, we have an average of 32 people a day come and pray. On the weekend
the average is about 20 people a day. (Give or take a little).Some of these
people come daily, some come multiple times a week. Some pop in for 20 - 30 minutes.
Others stay for an hour, and then there are those who spend 2 hours or more.

One of my friends, Irma, is at the courtyard at 7:00 a.m. Mon.-Fri. and comes back
again at 3:00 pm. (When the church bells ring at 3, we sing the Divine Mercy Chaplet).
Needless to say, she is an angel, and a dear friend. She has also brought me an apple
and a granola bar because she was worried I wasn't eating! She has also sent me home
and stayed longer! Since she is there at 7, I don't have to be there until 8!

Another one of my friends, Muriel, comes daily, she fills in when I need her. (A lot)
She also comes at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings and stays until right before Mass at
10:00 a.m. She then comes back at 5:45 p.m. and closes up at 7:00 p.m. so that my
husband and I can go to the 6:00 p.m. Mass. Another angel and dear friend.

My friend, Candi, will show up and say, "Go home, Sharla, you need a break! I've got
you covered!" She has done this several times. She also brought me an apple, washed,
cut in half, in a baggie! We pray together, visit, and we always end up in tears! She always
shows up just when I need her most, another angel, another dear friend.

There are many more who send me on my way, so many special people I am blessed
to spend time with almost each and every day. We have this common bond, our love
of God, our faith, our pro-life stance, our commitment to speaking up for the unborn.

Last but definitely not least is my own family, my wonderful husband, my children,
my grandchildren. They are so supportive. They come and pray, they help close up
so that I can go on home. They understand when I'm tired, and for the last 31 days,
they've done everything they can to make my life easier since I spend so much time
at the courtyard. They never complain and love to hear about the many blessings of
prayer and fellowship I've been apart of that day.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, full of blessings and angels! I am going to go and
get ready to start my day at the courtyard! I will need lots of coffee today! Really, I just
need God's grace, His love,  His angels,  I need Him!

Bye for now, Sharla

                                       From his fullness we have all received,
                                         grace upon grace.
                                                         John 1:16

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Courtyard Full of Life

Good Morning out there! How are y'all doing? A quick post before I head to the
courtyard at Sacred Heart. Today is Day 29 of our fall 40 Days for Life Campaign!
Everyday has been a blessing to me, witnessing all the faithful pro-life people who
come and pray. You might think that at this point of the campaign people would
stop coming as much, but that hasn't happened! On Monday, two ladies joined us
in the courtyard, and this was the first time they have ever participated in a 40 days
campaign. I'm going to upload some pictures for y'all to see. The courtyard is full
of life, full of prayers, fellowship, laughter, joy and sometimes tears! The last 28 days
have been amazing, I'm looking forward to today, day 29, and the days to follow!
If you would like information about some of the other campaigns, and daily updates
from the 40 Days for Life headquarters, please visit their website:

I post several things/pictures/albums on my 40 days face book page. If you would
like to see them, my page is: 40 Days for Life - San Angelo, TX

Blessings to you all! Bye for now, Sharla

      Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication,
         with  thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.
                                           Philippians 4:6

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Prayers, Faith and Peace

Hello out there! Is anybody still reading my blog? I'm sorry that I haven't
written very many posts lately. I've been so busy with our 40 Days for Life
Campaign I just haven't had much spare time. When I do have some spare
time I have to do things like; wash clothes, cook, do some paperwork for
our family business, you know, that kind of stuff that is never ending!
Anyway, I just want to share with y'all how amazing the first 15 days of the
40 day campaign have been. So many people have been coming out to the
courtyard and praying. It has been such a blessing for me to see all these
faithful people. Some people pray in groups, some people pray by themselves,
but there is always so much joy. Smiling faces, hugs, faith sharing, laughter,
quiet time, peacefulness, and most of all, the love and presence of Jesus Christ.
People of all ages have come out to pray, mothers with small children who color
on the concrete with side walk chalk. Couples, sisters, rosary groups, families,
friends, the list goes on and on. When a new person shows up they are immediately
welcomed to our growing family of people who pray for the unborn, who pray for
families, who pray for the whole world. We are united in our belief that life begins at
conception, that babies are a gift from God, and our faith in God. Each day I am
blessed with the witness of these faithful people.
Right now something else has been on my heart, and on the hearts of many of those
who come and pray. We are worried about those of you in countries that are at war.
We are praying for you and your families.
I can't imagine what you are dealing with, what you are going through.
I pray that all of you who live in these war torn countries are safe and cared for.
I pray that no harm comes to you or those you love. I pray for peace for your countries.
I pray for guidance and leadership for my country and yours. I listen to the news and I
know that a lot of innocent people are living in fear and worse. It may not seem like much,
but I lit a candle at church today and prayed for all of you. When I wake up during the
night, I pray for you.
Please know that wherever you are, we are praying for you daily during this 40 Days
for Life Campaign, we are lifting you up in our prayers. Peace be with you. God's blessings
to you and yours.

Please God, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Please protect the innocent,
please take care of families, please have mercy on us all. Amen.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Hello out there! I miss posting on my blog! I've been so busy with the
40 Days for Life Campaign I just haven't had any extra time! A really
quick post to say hello and I hope you are all doing well.
Please know that we are praying for families all over the whole world.
We are praying for the unborn, we are praying for mothers and fathers,
and we are praying for those whose lives are torn apart because of the
terrorist attacks and hostile take overs. I pray that God keeps all of you
safe. I pray that God protects your families, I pray for an end to war.
I pray for an end to abortion.
So many people have been coming out to pray, some come everyday.
Some spend hours in prayer, lifting you up. I know that people from other
countries read my blog, I'm praying for you, we are all lifting you up in
prayer during these 40 days.
Blessings to all, I have to get back to the courtyard and pray!
                         Bye for now, Sharla

                            Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.
                                           Jude 2

                            The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves
                         those who are crushed in spirit.
                                              Psalm 34:18

                                   A quote from St. Anselm of Canterbury
                      Enter into the inner chamber of your mind. Shut out all
                   things save God and whatever may aid you in seeking God;
                      and having barred the door of your chamber, seek Him.