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Flames of fire dance joyfully as dreams of fervor conjure up images of red hot passion for the gusto of life.

Sizzle, spark, explode -

Fireballs light up the sky. Wow! a thunder flash with a clap -

The flames are vivid with the awesome glow of orange colors blended with yellow highlights that accent the blaze.

This display is the bomb torched with a rocket plan. Such rapture has lit our fire. We are dynamite on this journey.

Come on fire, fall on us. Pour your liquid potency. Ignite our souls that we may be engulfed with magnified intensity.

Blow up our hearts. Dance with us....


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Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Helen Marie

I looked up the meaning of her names.
Helen means - torch, shining one
Marie means - star of the sea

Sidebar: My father's name was Robert.
Robert means - bright fame

Greetings -


Today is my mother Helen’s birthday – 10/20/30.  She is with the Lord now – Hallelujah!  She graduated from earth when I was a teen-ager.

I am the youngest of four children.  Briefly, I will express some about my mother before Christ in her life.  I am the product of an extramarital affair.  My father, Bob, was married as was my mother.
But I was never illegitimate because before the foundation of the world, the Lord knew me.  When the Lord was ready, He saved my mother and my father.  They both are now with our Lord.

My brother called Mama a show stopper.  He shared with me that, because of her presence and her outward beauty, when she would step in places, the “show” would stop – thus his name for her, “show stopper.”

I never recall any arrogance being demonstrated by my mother. That gives me even more appreciation for her character.

Before Christ, we all did things of which we are not proud.  My mother is no exception.  The focus of this piece is not about before Christ conduct.  This tribute is primarily a celebration about the love from my mother, and for the life that she lived after she gave her heart to Christ.  I stress, though, that even before then, I was absolutely confident about love from my mother.  I am sure that my siblings believe the same.

Several childhood memories about Mama are stand outs in my heart.  She was, in so many ways, love in action.  For years she was a housewife.  It was a solid pleasure to have the presence of Mama  when I returned home from school.  A flood of gratitude comes to mind for her choice to be home for her children.  Words cannot adequately convey how meaningful it was to have her as a steady constant.

I recollect one day of snowfall when I was in class in elementary school.  My mother entered the classroom and told the teacher that she had come to bring me some soup.  I felt such warmth and joy from that loving gesture.  Years later, when I think of that, tears have come to my eyes.

One evening, when I was a teen-ager, I did not return home when I should have.  I was with a teen-aged boyfriend.  The next thing I knew, Mama came down the street, with determined purpose, to get her daughter!  She humiliated me in front of my friends.  The following day, I was teased about Mama coming out to get me. Today, the memory brings forth appreciation for how she loved and disciplined me.  Another teen-age episode involved me getting injured while on a group bus trip in New York City.  The injury was NOT to the extent that I could not have rode back home on the bus. Mama chose to drive to New York from Washington, D.C. to bring me home.  The memory of that is indeed precious!

Once when in elementary school, I mentioned something about the Devil to my teacher.  I cannot recall the context.  What I do recall is that the teacher rebuked me.  I told Mama.  At this juncture in life, she had received Christ as Lord.  Mama came to the school and politely but firmly told my teacher not to discourage me about God issues (that was the gist of what she expressed).

I am thrilled to know that my mother had inner beauty which far outweighs any outward appearances.  She was a woman who freely gave love.  She generously shared JESUS, and sincerely loved the Lord.

I thank Almighty GOD for the mother that He gave me, and for the many other mothers who are precious jewels in the lives of their children.

Wednesday October 20, 2010
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  1. Hi Sandra,

    What a lovely tribute to your mother! I do not believe it is possible to repay the love and life given to a child by their parent (I know I cannot repay my mother), but we can honor their legacy by living our life as a living sacrifice to God. I believe the life I've chosen to live honors my mother. I believe the life you live honors your mother (Helen Marie).

    I lift you up in prayer, thanking God that through you, He is inspiring and encouraging others to see Christ and the joys of salvation. You are a blessing.

    Blessings and peace.


  2. The photos of your mother are so lovely! And the love she held for you is evident in your stories. You have fulfilled a commitment God requested to honor your parents. Like you, mine are with our Lord. Perhaps they are sharing the story of their children meeting! One day we'll share with them, again.

  3. Your mother was beautiful on this earth, Sandra - can you even imagine how glorious she looks now?!!! You have given her a wonderful tribute here, and it's so very special that her legacy of love continues. Love what MTJ said about honoring our mothers by living our lives as a LIVING SACRIFICE to God. (By the way, I wasn't shouting!! LOL)

    Happy Birthday, Helen Marie - your torch shines on!


  4. Your mother was very beautiful and what a lovely tribute to her. My mother's birthday was Monday (18th) she too is now with the Lord. I enjoyed reading your memories of your mother.

  5. Greetings -

    Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful comments.


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