"Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained" Melody Johnson

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Christmas, Life Is Fragile and Precious


Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

Life is short, fragile and precious. Yesterday while taking the snow train with my best girlfriend from Seattle to Leavenworth, WA we received the tragic news of the loss of our friend Paulette Olmstead’s husband. It is with sad news I share the loss of our friend Paulette Olmsted’s husband. Select Jerry Olmstead news report.

Please Select GIVE FORWARD for Jerry Olmstead’s Family

Please share and care. If you can donate $5.00 and re-blog share you will be creating a miracle for this family. Paulette and her family is in great need of your love and support. 

GOD bless you and your families two and four-legged!

Melody

Two Mules And A Vet


68-year-old Charlie Peters is taking an eleven hundred mile trip from his home in Owosso, Michigan to Okemah, Oklahoma to pay his first ever visit to his father’s grave. And he’s making the trip in a rather unique way!

Select Two Mules and A Vet to read all about the journey of traveling and a horrific car accident. 

“Please if you are driving put the cell phone down, stop texting and pay attention.  Car accidents can be prevented if we the human would pay a bit more attention to driving.”

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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When Life Is Just Too Hard


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Friends Of The Donkey Whisperer Farm

Seems the most difficult times are amongst all of us living in this fallen world but this I know for sure, When I was in my darkest place, most pain not sure what the future held Jesus was holding my right hand. Jesus was helping me stay strong keep reading Psalms over and over and speaking the word of JESUS CHRIST out loud, Never Give Up as GOD has a plan, GOD’s plan is always better than my plan.”

When I could no longer hold my bible due to weakness and pain (8 broken ribs and more), I would listen to my iPod with Max McLean reading Psalms and John over and over.  This helped me so very much to fill my head with the word of GOD. No room in my head for satins lies.

Several times when the pain was the most unbearable I felt like I was being punished by GOD, that he did not care about me and I just did not understand why I had to endure such horrific amounts of pain for so long.  The  absolute worst part was not being able to sleep more than four to five hours per night.  Prisoners of WAR understand what sleep deprivation can do to the human body, mind and soul.  I lost many long time friends of over thirty years during this most difficult time in our life as trauma burns away all the non-essential things in our life including people. 

April 13, 2013 was the three-year anniversary of the semi-truck accident and I can finally say the pain is manageable.  Select GOD created a miracle for me to read more. I am still in physical therapy two days a week and massage therapy one day a week but slowly and surely I am getting stronger.  The most difficult part of rehabilitation of injuries like mine are the back slides, I work so very hard in physical therapy and then boom can’t do much of anything for a couple of months due to the insane pain and rib, back and hip spasms. Winter is the most difficult as well the arthritis is building fast in my body and the cold is extremely painful I wear snow pants, long johns and layers of clothing from October into April living in the Pacific Northwest. The mind is the battlefield and I think we need to keep listening, reading and speaking the word until things change even if the only thing that changes is how we think our brain is connected to our joy and peace.

Nothing stays the same forever nothing except GOD’s Love!

I pray GOD releases his angels from Jesus Christ to surround you with light, love, healing and hope, I pray GOD binds the two of you if you are married to one another in a way so strong a way that you have never felt before.

I pray these angels from Jesus Christ make you a Warrior For Jesus Christ no matter what the final outcome is with your health, finances, family, job (trauma), I pray you can be a witness to the sweet grace, peace and hope that only GOD in Jesus Christ name can give us in our darkest times.

We believe in miracles because I am a miracle and I know GOD can create a miracle for you too!
Never give up as GOD will never give up on you.  Perhaps tomorrow will be your big day a breaking of sunshine is coming never give up!

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Prayers that have helped me, I pray they help you!

The Lord causes my enemies who rise up against me to be defeated before my face; they shall come out against me one way and flee before me seven ways.
Deuteronomy 28:7

Guide me in your truth and faithfulness and teach me, for you are the GOD

 of my salvation;

for You (You only and altogether) do I wait

(expectantly) all day long. Psalm 25:5

When I am deficient in Wisdom, I ask of the giving GOD who gives to everyone
liberally and ungrudging , without reproaching or fault-finding, and it
will be given to me.  James 1:5

Peace I leave with you ; My own peace I now give and bequeath to you.  Not
as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled,
neither let them be afraid. Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and
disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and
cowardly and  unsettled.  John 14:27

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Remember FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real – Satin whispers fear into
our ears but GOD screams the truth of peace, hope and eternal life.

Do you have a copy of Joyce Meyer The Secret Power of Speaking GOD’s Word?

Would you like someone to pray with you?

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center
1-800-823-6053

I promise the person on the other end of the line will help you as they have helped me in my darkest time of need the call line is open 24 hours a day.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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37,000 Views In 2012 – Happy New Year!


Melody Kissing Rio

Thank you for reading my blog, thank you for caring about our most precious world and all the donkeys, horses and mules needing your attention. Thank you for sharing your blog, website, facebook, twitter, and youtube pages!  Most of all thank you for your continued support, relationship and friendship as so many of you have touched my heart.  Thank you for your prayers and kind words it is an honor to share the word of GOD, please remember to never give up as GOD will never give up!  

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On a personal note:

I have been writing on my blog for three years now in between trying to get my life back one day at a time after surviving a life threatening car accident (semi-truck) while riding as a passenger.

Blogging is a wonderful way to stay connected to our most precious world and share free information to help people and animals.

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With just a couple of clicks of your computer you have helped a donkey, horse or mule have a better life, ahh the power of the internet.  

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Here’s an excerpt:

The Donkey Whisperer Farm Blog had 37,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals!!!!

Click here to see the complete report.

Iron Sharpens Iron


Wow I have heard this statement over and over again; I guess this is what helps people feel better saying such a thing when trauma hits our sweet loved ones.  Another one I hear over and over is “GOD only gives you as much as you can take, you must be really strong.”

GOD loves his children and he authorizes pain and suffering to his children for a short time and then GOD in Jesus Christ name brings justice for his children.  When GOD steps in everything changes and people will have no doubt it was GOD as no man can do what GOD can do.

No human can really understands life as GOD is in control not us. 

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Prayer:

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but I remember the name of the Lord my GOD. Pslam 20:7 (NKJV)

I trust in, rely on, and am confident in You, O Lord, I say, You are my GOD.  My times are in your hands.  Psalm 31:14-15

The fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) of man brings a snare, but whoever leans on, trusts in, and puts his confidence in the Lord is safe and set on high.  Proverbs 29:25

The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my GOD, my keen and firm Strength in Whom I trust and take refuge, my Shield and the Horn of my salvation, my High Tower.  I call upon the Lord, Who is to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.  Psalm 18:2-3

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

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Blog Of The Year Award 2012


I am honored to receive this Award from All Things Boys – Thank you again!  I am a bit overwhelmed as blogging started out after surviving a life threatening motor vehicle accident while riding as a passenger.

How Blogging Has Helped Me

Blogging helped me fill my time, stay connected to the people in our most fragile world

Blogging has given me a sense of purpose

with the extremely long isolated days and nights (pain) turned into

 weeks than months and finally years

Almost three years of physical therapy rehabilitation learning how to walk and adapt to chronic nagging pain caused by the broken ribs that did not heal correctly along with three long surgically installed screws in my pelvis. I suffer from horrific back pain, rib pain, neuropathy in my feet, ankles and deep aching pain in my right hip where the screws were surgically drilled into my pelvis.  Pain is something I write about to help others and share why training equine in a natural way without pain and resistance is the very best way.

Please remember to trust Jesus Christ each and every day and make him your Lord & Savior as he is truly the light of our most fragile world.

Here is instructions for the Blog Of The Year 2012  

As you can see there is one gold star with the possibility of six in total.

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/   and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

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Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

My Nominations 

Elephant Advocacy Blog

Rayya  The Vet

Main Writers

David Kanigan 

Memory Bears By Bonnie 

Morning Bray Farm

News Ferret

Long Life Cats and Dogs

Everyone has a story

Weeping Into Dancing

An alphabet of gratitude 

Blessed With A Star On The Head

AnimalCouriers 

I read so many blogs each month too many to share that are amazing.  I truly pray my pain and suffering has in some way touched you and will help you to be the best you can be, treat humans and animals in our world the way you want to be treated.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://wwwyouversion.com/mobile

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

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Back To Physical Therapy – a gait physical therapist


Howdy,

Update on my  health:

The bible says “The Lord Gives Us Strength For Today”, I try to remember I just need to enjoy the day as best as I can as things could have been way worse than they are, heck I could have died very easily.   I will forever be grateful to Jesus for letting me live and keep my most precious legs and brain, GOD is indeed amazing as my body survived what can only be called a miracle.  I am indeed grateful for the medical team of doctors that worked on my body and continues to support me as I learn to live with the physical disabilities and life long pain the motor vehicle accident created.

The weather is a huge factor for me as the screws in my pelvis do not like cold and damp weather, perhaps one day GOD will provide a place for us to live with less rain and not so darn cold.  The last two months have been record breakers for lack of rain in Western Washington, fall is here as the mornings and nights are getting colder again causing the deep hip pain to return oh how I did not miss this pain.

I continue to endure rib pain, hip pain, neuropathy in my feet, back pain, middle, lower and upper as well my pelvis does not move with the screws in it as it should.   I wear shoes called Joya to help walk on cement but still stairs and cement are my biggest challenge. Walking is indeed one of my most difficult challenges along with sitting I really need the pelvis elevated for the best relief.

Remember to stay grateful for everything in your life as someone in the world has it worse off than us.  Our life is fragile and precious and we should never ever take any of it for granted as we never know when our time is up, our health is the most important thing we can own. If you have your health you are indeed blessed.

I thank you for continuing to pray for me and my family,  I pray my story has helped you stay motivated and inspired to trust GOD in Jesus Christ precious name for all things.  GOD is amazing!

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

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Nothing Is Impossible With GOD – It’s A Matter Of Prayer


Howdy,

After receiving a message from a reader of  the Donkey Whisperer Farm I realized I need to update my health and talk a little more about my relationship with Jesus Christ but most importantly the gift and power of prayer in Jesus Christ name.  After reading his testimony for Jesus Christ I asked for permission to share with all of you. – Enjoy!

I do not talk much about my pain and suffering as well I try not to dwell on the negative and stay focused on the positive in my life, I wish I could say GOD healed me 100% but this has not been the case.   I suffer from chronic pain every minute, hour and day and I have been told when I am older it will be more difficult I will  need to live in a dryer place in my late years.  Dampness and cold is horrific for me and I do not look forward to the fall and winter of the Pacific Northwest, Washington.

Please remember nothing is impossible with GOD, prayer is very important as the bible states the angels wait for us to pray they cannot go to work until we pray in Jesus Christ name.

Update on my health:

Washington State has had no rain for over 40 days now and I  have learned the warm weather with no rain helps me walk better and less deep hip pain.  I was in a wheel chair for one week short of 90 days praise GOD after the three screws were surgically inserted in my broken pelvis from the semi truck accident.   From the wheel chair I went to Physical Therapy for almost two years, sadly I live with chronic pain every minute, hour and day since April 13, 2010.    I suffer from chronic pain every day, neuropathy in my feet ankles and a deep ache in my right hip where the three screws (large) were surgically inserted into my pelvis.  I suffer from insane amounts of knee pain, back pain all connected to the nerves from the pelvis along with the right ribs needing to be popped back in by the chiropractor on a regular basis a horrific amount of pain seems to be one of the side effects.  I cannot stand for long periods of time or walk for long periods of time without serious back pain and neuropathy in my feet and ankles.

I continue to pray GOD will remove all this pain from my body one day and I will be able to walk again without insane amounts of pain in my feet and back.  I am forever grateful to GOD for his miracle of life and healing as I should have died in the car accident, guess what GOD has the last word and GOD said it is not my time to go to heaven.  I am needed here on earth to share the miracle of mercy, life and health GOD can give each one of us if we believe as much as a mustard seed.  Jesus is alive and he loves all his children.

Pain is horrific as it keeps on minute, hour and day after day relentless to not give the body, mind and soul a break. It has been my full-time job to heal and get well since April 13, 2010 after surviving a semi-truck smashing into the passenger door of my GOD mothers little truck after she ran a stop sign. I recently read 90 minutes in heaven a book about a man who survived a semi truck accident and suffers from chronic pain he went to heaven for 90 minutes.  I did not die or experience any form of heaven when I almost died.  What I do remember is feeling like GOD was holding my right hand and GOD was giving me the strength to trust him to take care of me. 

Enclosed E-mail:

Melody, I’m curious.  In one picture you’re seated in a wheel chair.  Are you still?

I’m old enough to have experienced and seen how the Holy Spirit uses the things in our lives to help us grow spiritually.  There are always times of disappointment and wondering but that makes it challenging and interesting.

I would like to share one thing in our lives.  My wife was still working as a public health nurse when she discovered that she had a brain tumor. She had an MRI three years prior but the radiologists failed to mark it down.  With in a week she had an MRI and we sat before a surgeon at the UW medical center.  He said he had surgeries scheduled for the follow 3 weeks.  The day was Friday afternoon.  He called his wife and found out that she and her daughter would be visiting colleges so he said he would come in special the next (Saturday) morning.

My wife was still on the phone working.  I checked her in to the hospital that night and then went home.  She called me about 11:30 and asked if I would cancel our airline tickets to San Diego.  She had made the arrangements so I looked through her notes and discovered she had taken out cancellation insurance.  I called the 800 number for Travelocity.  I talked briefly with the man who told me that I needed to call the insurance company to get a reference number.  Before I hung up he asked why I was canceling.  I told him about my wife.  He told me he would pray for her.  About twenty minutes later I called the 800 number back.  The exact same man at Travelocity answered.  I asked if he was a Christian.  He said yes.  He was located in Bombay, India.  She was in the hospital 22 days.  When we left, we sat before about 8 staff.  The painted a grim picture.  They told me I had a Pollyanna  outlook on life because of Christian faith.  I told them they had no idea who my God is.  Today she is 99% back to normal.  The pieces fit together like a giant puzzle.

I know there may be times of frustration.  Be patient and let your life unfold as he takes charge of the details.

Ken & Maggie – “It’s a Matter of Prayer”

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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GOD Keeps Bringing Me Flowers


Howdy,

Oh how I miss working in my garden it was indeed good for my soul, I’m really surprised after almost three years of neglect GOD keeps bringing me flowers.  I always did say “I am just the caretaker GOD makes the flowers grow” my body can no longer care for my garden so GOD took over for me.  Tears…..   Every time I step into my garden I feel a nudge from GOD like GOD is reminding me I am the apple of GOD’s eye as I am a child of Jesus Christ.  I need NOT worry about a thing all is in GOD’s hands.  As Psalm says GOD takes care of the birds he will take care of his children.

GOD in Jesus Christ name is amazing.  Thank you Jesus!

If you are looking for something to do to help your waist line and help your mind and soul work in a garden. Oh How I Miss Working In My Garden.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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