A Touch of Encouragement

A Touch of Encouragement


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Deborah W

posted December 21, 2007 at 8:13 am

Thank you, Martha, for starting this blog. I so enjoyed Touched by an Angel and was happy to see your name at Beliefnet. Please include interfaith pieces in your encouragement. I teach in a school district that has children from every corner of the world and from every major world religion. We’re by the NASA/Johnson Space Center, and the children of real rocket scientists and NASA engineers go to school here. We have learned to respect each other’s ways of worshipping God. I am specifically prohibited from “witnessing” (to students) with words. So, I have to let my actions “speak” for me. I have found in my dialogs with other teachers, though, that respectful listening is the first step to meaningful discussions about the different ways of our faith in the same loving God.

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Stephanie W

posted December 21, 2007 at 4:43 pm

It was such an encouragement to watch the “Oh Holy Night” segments. My family and I have missed watching “Touched by an Angel,” as that was something we would do together every week when it still aired. I’m looking forward to hearing more from you as the days go by. Thank you for your encouragement, Martha, and your strong Christian stand.

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posted December 21, 2007 at 11:43 pm

Girl, where have you been the past few years? So glad to hear you are still going strong. I was a faithful fan of TBAA and am excited about this new project.
Thank you for all your hard work and tenacity.

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posted December 22, 2007 at 4:30 pm

Dear Mrs. Williamson,
It is great to know that you still have strong faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. I was so sad when TBAA was taken off the air. I loved every bit of it. And I can not wait until TBAA all 9 seasons our out on Dvd.
Touch By An Angel is the only show that had me crying at the end of each show. I wish there were more show on T.V. Like TBAA. May God Bless you and keep you and your Family safe in his loving arms. And have a Merry Christmas Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Leslee L

posted December 23, 2007 at 6:48 pm

Thank you Martha, for Touched by an opened doors of communication for many I know. It sort of inspired me to go do things in my life that would spread His love.
I really love this site!
Merry Christmas!

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Vito A

posted December 30, 2007 at 10:00 pm

Thank you Martha. I can’t tell you how much TBAA meant to me and still means to me. I’ve collected all 4
available seasons of TBAA and I’m searching everywhere I can to try to find out when the next seasons will
be available. Very glad to hear the show is coming back on Hallmark.
I’ve always been religious but your show really helped me focus on how to love God and to give me hope in trying to get my life straight. This year, no New Years Resolution. This year I will just have faith that God will work with me and together we will accomplish our goal. For almost 50 years I’ve failed with my resolutions. But thanks to you , I now have new hope.
Vito A.

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Melody T.

posted December 31, 2007 at 8:04 pm

Hi Martha,
So good to see you on this web site! I am going to forward it to my school e-mail. I do not have enough computer “energy” here at home to view your great video clips. I will look forward to hearing your inspirational tips and will pass them on to my two daughters! We all enjoyed Touched By an Angel!
We graduted together!

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posted January 4, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Thank you – I enjoyed your show very much – it was always a message of hope and love – I also hope you will get to bring another show on air to share God’s love. Thank you – and my spouse just passed away on 12/12/07 after a very long year with pancreatic cancer but I too know he is in a better place and once again he is out of pain and whole with our Lord.

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Jim Loughrie

posted January 6, 2008 at 10:35 am

Hi Marths, Jim from NCF. Still doing my puppet shows would love to hear from you again.
Take care

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posted January 9, 2008 at 1:52 pm

A new outlook on life.This is my life story. I am a single parent raised my 3 sons went through a fire lost everything but the clothes on our back and our lives,almost drowned 2 times and still get in the water, lost the 1 man i thought loved me to another woman and still i have hopes and dreams,watch my sons go through being in gangs,talk of suicide,lose their babies,drugs,and yet I have taught them to believe in themselves and they are not alone now they are better and too have a new outlook,I almost died in 2006 but am still here, went through abuse and yet have a smile on my face and now stronger then ever, I went through being in a wheelchair unable to walk for 4 years or do anything for myself but if you could see me now you would never believe i was sick I can walk again and do everything for myself,had not a penny to my name and still we survived and you know I am greatful for all the lessons sent my way I have learned to believe in myself to be strong,not afraid to open my windows let every one see me heart and soul,I think if people close their windows so they dont see how beautiful life can really be or they just don’t want no one to see they are sad,in pain,lost,lonely,tired wornout, hungry,when really all anybody needs is a hand,a simple hello,a coin, a shoulder,a friend,a hug,a smile,LOVE and to know somebody cares give this and we would see that persons windows open up and let their love shine through. This just goes to show that life is to precious to let it pass us by and we should always know that God is always by our side.And today i look at life as the most Beautiful gift anyone could ask for not looking back at the past for it is gone today is just the beginning and the future is just a step away we just have to be the best we can be and BELIEVE in ourselves I CAN DO IT.

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posted January 10, 2008 at 12:14 am

It’s kind of an Audrey Hepburn style going on there!

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posted January 15, 2008 at 11:00 pm

I too enjoyed “Touched By An Angel”. In fact this was one of my all time favorite shows. This show gave people encouragement, hope, and showed them God’s love. TV should be more about shows that encourage love and peace and maybe there would not be so much violence in the world. Children especially act out what they watch on TV in their daily lives. If we expect the younger generation to take care of us when we grow old, we need to supply them with the right equipment and television is their key trainer!! I know I have my own stories about communications from God and I love listening to others as well. There is one thing we can be sure of and that is if we want to learn about God, we need to start by asking him and he will supply the answers!!

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posted January 17, 2008 at 9:24 am

ithink you have hreat web site i am born again christian i love touch bye angel it was fantastic i am broke know unemployed about too bee homelessstill i love god and there are some good peopleout there i love too hear frommartha williamson about hear web sight i need too love somebody

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Alice J.

posted January 17, 2008 at 8:30 pm

I am looking for anyone that could help me get a book wrote and published about an accident i was in while shopping in a store.i spent a year on a vent six months in icu.i will never walk,wear shoes are eat without problems.if i can get a book done i might can earn the money to buy a van with a wheelchair lift.thank you alice j.

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posted January 18, 2008 at 8:55 am

I am from Bogota-Colombia South America and I use to watch touch by an Angel there, It was always real special to me it really touched my heart. Well I am living in the United States for the past almost 7 years and I still get the same feeling every time when I watch it.
So the reason I am writting to you is to thank you for a great job and to let you know that your love for God is in places that you might not imagine and still touches the hearts of those who share your need from God.
Adriana R.

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Jacqueline Charbonneau

posted January 20, 2008 at 10:56 am

Thank you Martha for all the hope and inspiration you helped to bring to the world and me with your part in Touched by an Angel. It was always one of my most favourite shows and it gave me encouragement and hope that even when we face difficulties in life we can make it through with God’s help. Even when we are not perfect, no one is, or really in a bad time in our lives we can make it through to the other side because He is there for us. I have actually had a few angel experiences when I wasn’t asking for help from the angels. I have felt God and Jesus with me and helping and supporting me many, many times. I have been working on myself more than ever before to become what He meant for me to be and to become a positive thinker. I have struggled with problems for years but I know He has never left me and I feel very strongly that this is the time for me that He wants me to leave the past behind and begin my journey in His way and that past errors, at least big ones, are behind me never to be repeated again. I feel very strongly His support and love and even though no one is perfect that I will finally be the person that He has meant for me to be. Who I already was only shedding alot of negative that was in me and from others that will more and more float away from me and not touch me. I am usually a kind, caring, campassionate, peace-loving( I don’t like conflicts),forgiving, charitable, and loving person. Some of what I needed to shed was people taking advantage of my good-nature, staying away from negative people for the most part and also just being myself and not trying to be everything to everyone. Even though I would look at a situation by the facts, I was inadverdantly judging people. I needed to learn to just accept people for who they are, I did usually but not always, even when I was concerned about them and/or their loved ones. It was fine if they asked me for help but sometimes I would offer help or advise that maybe was good but not asked for. So that is one of my faults I needed to shed. Don’t get me wrong I didn’t do it all the time, at the same time I did it out of caring but still I know I need to wait to be asked for help. I had to learn to do that with my daughter too because the people she used to hang around with didn’t realize that advise, loving and caring were okay, like in my young motherhood years the older women and moms would give the younger women advise even when not asked. They were not trying to control just trying to be caring and helpful and it was up to us whether we took their advise and used it or some of it or not at all. Most young mothers took it as it was meant to be taken just kind, helpful offerings that maybe might help out a young mother. It was given from the heart and that is not control that is love. But some of the young mother’s
balk and fight thinking it’s a form of trying to force them to conform to someone else’s ways, but it most definetly was not in our case. I explained to her countless times the true meaning of advise, and I might add she was asking for advise sometimes and also leaning on me for support. Which I was giving her with all the love and caring for her in my heart. She didn’t always take it the wrong way. But she had some very rebellious friends from when she was a young teen, she was a happy and carefree child when she was young. I did alot with my 2 children and taught them respect for their elders and their peers. To treat others as you would like to be treated. I was a loving and patient mother and they knew they were loved every day, because I always told them and encouraged them. My disipline was firm when needed and I used the losing privileges system and the odd time outs. But it was not often I needed to because they were pretty good kids. I would get compliments from other grown ups in our neighbourhood on how well-mannered my children were, polite and respectful of their elders. They would say that you don’t see that as much anymore and it was nice to see a divorced mom raising her kids alone and still managing to raise them well, even though single parents had to be both mother and father. This was in the 80’s.
Anyway I now tread very carefully about giving advise and try hard to remember to either ask if she wants it or wait for her to ask. Really she is very independent and is an individual in her own right and that is how it should be. I was just stuck partly in the old-fashioned mode. But we are working it out in our own individual ways. I did raise them as well, my son and daughter, to be independent and to be individuals in their own way and I still believe that was a good thing to do in their upbringing. I did have rules but we had a carefree and funloving atmosphere in our home. Then the teen years came, oh my goodness. Well we did make it through my daughter was a rebel at times and would give me a hard time where she didn’t before. She’d even pick on me sometimes, but I never gave up on her and we still had many good times. I knew it was alot to do with her friends attitudes and they were probably encouraging her to rebel against me. But I hung in there even though I had other things I was dealing with a few other people outside of the kids. She was that great girl inside still and it still would show and she didn’t follow her friends into drugs and drinking alot of the time they did but she only had a few short brushes with it. I did talk to them about those sort of things and did my best to streetproof them. But I always told them if they caved to peer pressure or any reason that they could come and talk to me and I wouldn’t be mad at them that I would do my best to help them. My son gave me less of a hard time but he had a friend who was a little troublemaker between us at times and I let his friend know that I had overheard him telling my son he didn’t have to listen to me or do as I asked. So I told his friend and my son if it continued he wouldn’t be allowed to come over anymore. That helped alot and we all even started playing games together and enjoying each others company. Well they are grown now and my son has a good career as a producer at a tv station and my daughter has just finished her nursing course. I have a lovely granddaughter who is 5 1/2, she is my daughter’s child.
I am proud of my children and granddaughter and I love them dearly and would walk through fire for them if I had to. I am very blessed with having them as my children and grandchild. I also count myself fortunate to have many blessings in my life. With God’s love,my families love, universal love and all my blessings I know everything will be fine. Thanks for listening.

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posted January 22, 2008 at 7:21 pm

I was brought up with good morals. I learned right from wrong and new what the consequences would be if I chose the latter. I recently started a position in August and automatically knew something was wrong in my workplace. I brought it to the attention of management and they made the proper corrections. However, the retaliation I received from employees who didn’t even know the whole truth or story was overwhelming for me. I have now resigned from this position but have horrible nightmares and guilt. I am currently not working and am also feeling some type of sadness from not doing something that I really like doing. What can I do to overcome this guilt.

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Nowell Rydalch

posted January 22, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Hi Martha,
I have been living my whole life by faith and helped others in the process. I am married and have two dogs. I work at home for directv and I talk to customers everyday and fix their receivers over the phone.
I am getting ahead of myself. So, I will start from the beginning. At the age of seventeen months I contracted Spinalmeningitis. I am a twin however, my other twin is my sister. She did not have any such problem. She spent time in an incubator till she was strong enough to go home. I on the other hand..was on death’s door. When I contracted Spinalmeningits the doctor came in and told my parents I was going to die and I would not live past the age of ten. Then the doctor gave somewhat of an ultimatium. He said, “If I did live past the age of ten, I would either be Mentally Retarded Crippled or Dead. from this I developed Epilepsy and I have seizures and mini strokes. I have been through several doctors and given medicine of all kinds to control them. There control was to give me more medicine and even that did not work. It backfired on me. I was given too much medicine and both kidney’s shut down. That was ten years ago when my twin sister Nola, gave me one of her kidney’s to survive. I now have a transplanted organ and still have seizures till this day. I take medicine for Seizures and for my kidney as well.
I have been probed and proded by doctors and each of them do exactly the same thing. They don’t listen to their patients. I took it upon myself to teach a high school all about epilepsy so the fear factor would not be there.
My mom needs to be commended for everything she has done to help me stay alive along with faith which kept me grounded.
I have moved on with my life. I live with my wife and two dogs no kids unfortunately.
I would like to help people who have given up on their life. I don’t care about money or riches and if it ever happens to me where I do become rich then I will remember what happened to me and how I fought for my life to survive.

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Melody A

posted January 23, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Blessings to you Martha in your new endeavor with the internet. Touched by an Angel has touched you by your graciouness in sharing the spirit of God.

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Helen B. Thomas

posted January 23, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Loved Topuched By An Angel and still miss it. SO happy to have been found on email. God bless you.

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Sandy Triplett

posted January 23, 2008 at 3:53 pm

What are the responsibilities of an executive producer?

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Shauna Sickinger

posted January 23, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Dear Martha
How wonderful to see you again and your work.
I don’t know if you remember me but we worked together on “The Family Man” and your very funny book, “Raging Hormones”. I was sorry that we lost touch once the show ended.
You look absolutely beautiful and I also look forward to your messages of faith.

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posted January 24, 2008 at 4:53 am

I really enjoyed the “touch by an angel” series and happy to hear again that another one is coming out.
God richly bless you for the good work you are doing by winning souls through the TV.
How and where can I get your cds? I’m in Ghana
Stay always blessed under the protective hands of the Almighty God.
Reply please.
Best regards

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Angela Dowd

posted January 24, 2008 at 6:43 am

Welcom Martha to the internet. I also am new to many areas of this wonderful avenue of learning and sharing. However, the Holy Spirit keeps me returning to this new age way of communication. My dad was an editor of a local newspaper. I grew up in a home where reading the news was part of my life. My church was and still is across the street from the “Latrobe Bulletion”. The Bulletin where I would take dad’s lunch to him each day. Growing up in a small town gave me the ability to really get to know my neighbors. My faith has always been a part of my life. When I first found “Touched by an Angel” on TV, I was hooked. So many messages of hope to help encourage me! I was saddened when it was no longer a weekly show. However, I DID TAPE many of them for future use. At present, I am a mother and grandma. I am 61 years old. I teach 7/8 graders CCD (Catholic Christain Doctrine). I also help facilitate RCIA (Rite of Christian Initation for Adults). I now live in the inner city of Pittsburgh, PA. What a difference for me to go from a small town to a BIG CITY ! Even after 26 years here in the city, I am still adjusting! However, I know God had a plan for me to be here doing what I am doing. It is challenging at times. My faith is my rock. Touched by an Angel gave and is still giving me affirmations with my tapes to continue to help my fellow neighbor to know how much God loves us. I am looking forward to your blog. Thank you for all you already have given to the world, especially me. By the way…being a newspaper man’s daughter, seems to put my fingers to work on a typewriter. I email many …another way to minister to God’s people ! I appreciate you allowing me this LONG LETTER ! with gratitude, Angela Dowd

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posted January 24, 2008 at 5:00 pm

God Bless You , I Loved Touched By an Angel,I wish it was on again. I Love this site and it came when i needed it the most. i”m 54 yrs old and i was married for 28 years . I just went through a divorce and I’m haveing a hard time. I loved my husband ,but i found out he was haveing an affair with my 44 year old “sister” He is 64 this March. To him “Sex” is the most important thing in the world to him and he justify”s eveything he does or did.He wanted to stay married ,but he wasn’t sorry and he did not apologise and said he couldn’t do that .He could-not promise Me or God he would never do that again.This is a long story, but this is the 3rd time this happened in our marriage and i just can’t take anymore. My sister was married 4 times , she works “But” she also has broke up that i know of 5 to 6 marriage’s. She does it for money. Wall from the other times, i seen things and stareted to find out about it. This time it hurt so bad i felt like i was dieing. He presents himslef as not a lieor.He can twist he words around so he says hes not lieing. He expected me to forget it and go in the bedroom and give him the best sex and prove i’m better. Well i couldnot do that. Anyway to make this short, I hurt and i’m praying to God to be with me cause i am so scared. He has money 1/2 million hidden from me and i know he did ,but can’t find it. Oh well can’t take it with you can you? Well i just wanted this off my heart and hopefully all you people will pray for me ,to forgive and take away this heavy heart. Please Pray for me. This Hurts so Bad. I pray and I pray and i know God hears me and I will get through this. Thank-you for lisening.

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posted January 25, 2008 at 12:11 pm

i love the series touched by an angel. i don,t know the channel and time and day it come up except at hallmark channel in eroupe since i came over here i haven,t watched it and i miss it. and i am happy i met the person behind this wonderful series. do you talk to do you know exactly the feelings actions and the actors that seems so real. did God reveal these things to you. i love it soo much

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Cindy Spearman

posted January 26, 2008 at 2:54 pm

I wanted to say that you have helped bring me back to the heart of God.
I was told I had a terminal condition and that I could no longer work or do the things I so injoyed. I could not be out in the sun or in the heat because it make my condition worse and made me very tired and ill. I got angry with God and became homeless for almost 4 years whild waiting for my disibility.During that time I started to live the old native american way and found that they believed in many of the sam things. The only difference was they called their god Mother Earth and we just say God. Now weather
god is male or female is not important to me. What is, is that we still shared the same thoughts and desired to go on living knowing that if we believe we will be saved and we will not go without or suffer. I did suffer some with pain and hunger but there was always things happening to keep me looking up and thanking the heavens for who ever was there looking after me. That seems like a long time ago now but it just ended 6 weeks ago. Now I am in a 2 bedroom apartment and have my disability. I have met a wonderful man in West Africa and he says he loves me more then there is heat from the sun and more the there are drops of water in the ocean. I want to trust him but with so many scams around I am unsure as to how to react to him.
He said one night to just go to bed and ask God to guide me and when I woke up I knew I love him also. Now he is planning a trip here because it is unhealthy gfor me to go there and asked for my help if I can. He doesn’t want me to send him any money but to send what ever I can to the Travel Agent!! I want so mush to believe he is real and honest and I pray every day now to God to show me the way as Before when I was homeless
If you or anyone reads this pray for me and the hopes that he is real and makes it here to love me as he has said he wants too. Having this man in my life if he is real is the only thing left to complete my a new circle of my new way of living. I am much better then I was and I’m begining to learn to live within my limits of my condition. I think you are a wonderful person and I pray that God will watch over you for many years to come for all you are trying to do and if you feel the need to talk to a stranger please contact me and tell me of your worries. I believe so strongly that he works through me that many of my friends now contact me just to talk and later to thank me for my words that God puts in my mouth.
Live each day with the understanding that if anything ever happens and you don’t know where to turn just close your eye and walk…God will always see to it you turn the right way and won’t let you stumble or fall… Now I know that Mother Earth and God are the same and no matter what you call him or her, it same still holds true and that is yo will be loved and protected by God if you so Believe in your heart… Thank You so much for what you are trying to do here. God Bless…Cindy

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John Long

posted January 26, 2008 at 8:24 pm

Dear Martha,
I so miss Touched by an Angel. I almost always felt a feeling in my heart that God had touched me at some point in one of your weekly episodes. It might be a tear, or a lump in my throat but I knew it was God touching me. You have been given a truly great talent to show God to others.
I too was hesitant to say prayers outloud especially in front of others. A young man taught me the following receipe for saying a prayer: Open with My Heavenly Father; follow with what I am thankful for, which should be much more than what I may ask of my Heavenly Father; next ask for that which I or those I am thinking about might need, such as comfort for those less fortunate; and follow by, We ask this in the name of Jesus Chist, Amen.
I am so glad to be back in touch with an Angel.

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martha truax

posted January 27, 2008 at 1:44 am

Its wonderful that you are starting “A TOUCH OF ENCOURAGMENT” I loved Touched by an Angel and missed it very much when it went off the air. I will be looking forward to my emails.
Thank You again
Martha Truax

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Jane Smythe

posted January 27, 2008 at 8:13 am

I have really enjoy watching touch by an angel and hearing the stories told .Thank you for your hard earned work in finding these great stories to help and encourage me .Thank you ,Janie

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Catrina Witherspoon

posted January 29, 2008 at 6:49 pm

I have been liking this person name Michael. He is everything that a man suppose to be. He is very hansome and when hugs me, I feel something. I think he is in church: that what he tells me. I just like him, I really think he is true love.
I just want him to call me on phone or go out with him on a date.
What should I do?

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Gerldine Ritch

posted January 31, 2008 at 1:01 am

I do thank you so much for having touched by an angel on tv we need more of that for our children and grandchildren the world is so harsh and violence on tv way to much i truly enjoy shows like yours and wish something like that would be on again. I hope the stations will realize before to late that we need stability in our lives and God is the one we can always look to. i would applaud them if they would put more hallmark like movies on or series .Gerri

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Ladonna Flaherty

posted February 5, 2008 at 3:43 pm

I was watching the 700 club this morning and saw you talking about your web site. So i thought i would log on and see what your site was about. I am always looking for encourageing words and prayers. I love to share what I learn about our Lord with my family. I am struggling with deppression and illness due to the long term stress in my life. I once was a very active person,I now fear just about everthing . I don’t go or do to much these days. But I do enjoy the 700 club daily and my Bible and books . Now I will enjoy your web site Thankyou for reaching out to everyone!
God Bless

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Mom Diana April

posted February 6, 2008 at 10:13 am

My fifteen year old daughter has gotten herself involved in drugs, alcohol, smoking marijuana. How did this happen to us? Weird we all think; it only happens to others, she entered the 9th grade got envolved with friends who used drugs in no time she had tampered with our security system so she could leave decretely out her window at night to hang with these kids. Started skipping school this was my first sign their was a problem it happen so quick. I was trying to switch her school when I received a call from the school nurse telling me they had her with an ambulance she had taken something and was almost unresponsive.
This all happened in less than 3 mos. I am now homeschool her, she has a craving and worst of all she still wants this life. My faith is running low but I keep trying through counseling and prayer to bring her back to who she was before she entered this word of rebellion and destruction.
A praying Mom

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posted February 7, 2008 at 10:55 pm

Thank You and bless you!

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Carol Anne Thomas

posted February 9, 2008 at 4:12 am

Having a sleepless night with you seems so very special. I want to thank you for this……… has helped my mind go where it should Love you all

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Dalia Villalon

posted February 14, 2008 at 8:41 am

Thank you Martha, for being the angel who touched me today February 14, 2008. I am also a believer who is going through the valley, carried by our Wonderful Maker and the Greatest Lover there is.
Hialeah, FL

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Grandma Barb

posted February 21, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Dear Martha, Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. At age 60 I thought I had been a Christian all my life. But it has only been the past few years that I have learned,” God will take care of me, and my family.” I used to worry so much I had to have 2/3 of my colon removed. I used to collect angels, In 1999 after moving to a different home in the country.( We bought a bigger home as we needed to move my in-laws in and still had two teen-agers at home. A little mixed breed dog we had adopted 7 years before started carrying on about 10:30 p.m. one
night. My husband kept telling me, to get her to quiet down, she would wake his dad. Since we now had deers,racoons, coyotes, and all sorts of animals in our backyard,I assumed her jumping on sofa looking out over the woods and barking was because of animals. I was up and down, tried everything, even walked outdoors on deck. I smelled wood burning but it was July, people had bon fires going all around the lake. AT 3:15 she jumped on me and ripped my nightgown open, she had never showed any signs of being aggressive. My husband and I both jumped up and as I ran down the hallway, saw the entire back of our home engulfed in flames. I screamed at one teenager to get his brother out the basement door. My mother in law had got up to check on her husband who was spending to much time in the bathroom. Often he would come out and wander and try to crawl back in bed with anyone. That put them at the front of the house. My husband got them out, the dogs were right under our feet. I tried to grab pictures,my 15 yr old wrapped his arms around me and pulled me out. We got about 5 feet from the house when it blew. We could not find the dogs, the fireman recovered their bodies. There I sit on the grass out in the yard as my 13 and 15 hold the dogs close to them and sobbed. The fireman offered to bury them, but they insisted they were there dogs and they would bury them. They picked a spot and began to dig with tears falling like rain. The fireman eventually took over as the clay was hard. I wanted to lay there and die, I prayed laying weak on the ground. The fire chief called in two state inspectors. One from Chicago and one from Springfield, why had the fire been so hot it melted a new side by side into a ball the size of a basketball. They determined the previous owner had built a shed under the deck. He had put fiberglass roofing on it under the deck boards. We planned to tear it down, but had to do a lot of work on the house first. The electrical was not in conduit and when ignited fiberglass fires go to 1800 degrees. Toward evening, I still did not want to leave, I sit by the dogs graves and looked at the ruins of everything from 30 years of marriage, pictures, my family heirlooms everything was gone. By evening my son and his wonderful wife took us to her mothers house just a few miles away. They gave me some pills, they had called the doctor. I fell asleep. I woke the next morning to realzie I did not have a toothbrush or a change of clothes. By 7 a.m. I was back where our house had been. We were new here and did not know anyone. Our friends from where we had lived 20 miles away, had been there the day of the fire, bringing food and helping. When I arrived at the house the whole street was full of cars. People I had never seen, with food, clothes, personal items. I had many angels that day. For the next two days I sit in the yard answering questions for the firemarshalls and the insurance adjustor. As I looked up at what had been my living room. I said, I collected angels, I quess they were not working Sat. night. He paused and said something, I will never forget. OH, your angels were working. In 22 years I have never taken anyone out of a fiberglass fire except in a body bag. Your angel was in the form of a little abused dog you adopted. She saved your whole families lives. We have estimated you had 18 seconds to get out of the house once the fiberglass ignited. Had that dog no have got so aggressive and out of character, you might not have run. We would have found you all in the hallway where we found the dogs. Another miracle my kitchen window exploded and flames shot out of it. Nearly 7 months later as they were finishing up building the new house, I was raking glass and debris around the house. On the kitchen window had been stained glass angels, and a stained glass Mary, holding baby Jesus. They were all melted, nothing to be found of any of them. My rake hit something, I got down, and started digging. Totally unharmed except for a brownish tinge was the stained Glass Mary. She still hangs in my window today. Angels come in all forms, never be afraid of showing love to everyone whether human or animal. You never know when you are entertaining an angel, sent by God

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Grandma Barb

posted February 21, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Martha, we loved touched by an angel.There are so few good family shows anymore. We the viewers are tired of reality shows, violence, and sex. Why do the networks not realize the baby boomers are a large part of their audience. We want shows we can watch with our grandchildren. Please bring back another show.If not touched by an angel. Something else. I am sure you could write another one just as good.

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Sharon Rabon

posted February 21, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Dear Ms. Williamson:
I appreciate your television show “Touched By An Angel” so much that I watch it every day that I do not have to work. I have a B.A. and an M.A., both of which are in Sociology. However do not let that scare or frighten you because I am an exception to the rule of agnosticism and/or atheism. I am a member of the Church of Christ.
I have seen the decay of American society, which is manifested in the following behaviors: murder and/or loss of respect for God’s creation, thefts and/or robberies, sexual assaults on people of all ages, the pursuit of monetary gains by abusing other people, the pursuit of “pleasure” by abusing other people, etc.
Your program is very refreshing and I wish that all networks carried such programs as “Touched By An Angel.” I want to express my appreciation to The Hallmark Channel for airing your show and I hope and/or pray that it continues for a long, long time.
Sharon Rabon

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Ruby Bradley

posted March 2, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Dear Martha, TOUCH BY AN ANGEL, was one of my favorite shows… The cast fit!!! I miss it, there are re-run’s… I truly enjoy your “Inspirational Messages.” I look forward to reading them every day!!!! Spiritual Love, Ruby Bradley

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Rev. Dr. Michael Houston DD PhD

posted March 5, 2008 at 11:09 am

I loved your series “Touched by an Angel” and was so sorry to see it end. One thing I really got from that series was that Roma Downey has the voice of an Angel and thet all the characters were so superbly suited to the roles they played. I have listened by the hour to Roma singing in the Gaelic and have been truly touchedby the exquisite beauty and pureness of her voice both in song and speach.
I have just finished listening to your anecdote on Mohammed Ali, I live in Louisville, and was quite taken by the greatests curiosity in parts of the bible, I never met the man but always admired him and his wit, he is and was the greatest. I also listened to your introduction/welcome and was again touched by your candor, I will like being here and look forward to great things from a lady who could produce one of my favorite series.
If I can be of any assistance to you please do not hesitate to ask, like you I am a very newcomer to the cyber world and have difficulty finding my way around at times.
Warmest Regards.

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Patricia Russell

posted March 7, 2008 at 8:05 am

Hello Martha:
Every Sunday I found myself sitting in front of my television watching Touched By An Angel. I memorized the song that Della Reese sang, which started with “When you walk..” and my children would laugh because they thought it was so cute. The favorite pars of the show was always the ending when the Ms. Downey as an angel would say, “God loves you.” I always cried ( I am now) because it was so good to know that when things were at their worst God was there. Thank you for your inspiration. I am glad to have found you and your words again on Beliefnet.
Many blessings!

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posted March 11, 2008 at 9:28 am

Could you please let me know where you put the story about the first message is wheen you tell the story about Della praying for the weather to cool down. You know when all your people where you and your peaople were in the desert in that first episdoe. My Son would love to see that one.
Thank you & God Bless

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posted March 15, 2008 at 2:30 am

Thank you Martha for the belief in touch of faith, and have encouragement everyday from people like and others like you who have a lot faith to spread it around for people like me I just want to say thank you so ever so much. God Bless you

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posted March 15, 2008 at 2:36 am

thanks again for all the love and support that you show for all of us who love watching touch by an angel, i enjoyed watching every week and thought john dye did a great job doing the angel of death scenes and also watched Della Reese doing her job of Tess thanks again doing this web site it is totally awsome.

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posted March 18, 2008 at 6:23 am

I couldn’t beleive when I saw you…and found aou that you’re the director producer of a thouch by an angel…I just love all those movies..and I sorry that stopped showing on TV.
Please, retuned these movies…you have no ideia how they can help us in our daily routine.
God be you you Martha,

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Astrid Beighle

posted March 19, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Hi Martha,
I so welcome this blog! Even thou my email address might suggest otherwise, I am so discouraged sometimes, especially now that I am in between jobs.
In my search of looking for enlightening programs on the tv I came across “Touched by an Angel!” I am so relieved that I can freely cry when miss wings helped someone see the light again, or when Tess reminds us that we can always go to God, our Father, and that even Andrew, the angel of death, is not always there to take us away from our loving ones, and if he is, that he is there to assure us that God is Love and that heaven is something we do not need to fear!
Listening to you this afternoon, made me realize that there always will be struggles in live, but that reaching goals will be the ultimate gift when we trust in Jesus and the mercy the Lord has for us.
I know, He lover us above and beyond and it strenghtens me for today to move on and believe that He is able to move every mountain, as He is the Rock of our Beliefs!
Thanks from the bottum of my heart, Martha!

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posted March 22, 2008 at 2:41 am

I also enjoyed the show while I was able to watch,it was one of my most stablizing and sobering reality shows that I had gained a better understanding of not only myself, butt the world around me,as I went through my strugles with loss and greif. I actually found the strength to return to school. I feel that I have been guided by an angel.

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Deb A

posted March 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm

After years of saying, “Oh, I never get the flu” – I got it too! Luckily for me, I had ordered Touched by an Angel, Seasons 1-4 from my friendly Amazon site. When I ordered these episodes, I wondered when I would actually have the time to watch them…..God DOES work in mysterious ways. I credit five days of being parked on the couch, with endless God loves you’s that got me through. Seriously, those shows were my link to believing that I would actually be healthy once again. My children are out of the house now, working or going to college, and I remember when we used to watch these shows together, every Sunday evening. I didn’t realize though, how long the show was actually on, and missed the first five seasons altogether, so the dvds were a treat for me.
I’m sure these shows have touched more lives than you can realize, Martha – and just wanted to ask if you know when season 5 will be released? You never know when that flu will return!!! : )

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(Betsy) Anna Carson

posted March 29, 2008 at 6:08 am

I enjoyed Touched by a Angel so much I never missed a show I wish that they would show rerun’s of it I could watch them all day long 24-7 they are so insprational.
Thank’s for making it possible for me to have that memory of all the wonders Touched by a Angle has given me.

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posted March 30, 2008 at 3:05 am

I just found this web site. I am feeling very discouraged, latley… Family, health, obligations. I feel overwhelmed and disappointment in myself and my ability to lead. I am not projecting my vsion well enough to my committee or I have not had good insight into selecting the right people. I won’t quit, but I want to be effective. I need hope and encouragement. thanks

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posted April 8, 2008 at 2:19 pm

I just wanted to let you know you are one of the most amazing person I have ever come across, I was brought up a christian my whole life, andI would like to believe we have a strong relationship, but like others I have my bad days when I think there is really nothing to live for or some other very difficult thing will be going on. I watched Touched by a Angel every season it was on and to this day it is still ther best series I have watched, it gave hope and meaning to so many. I joined beliefnet sometime back, and it seems everytime I feel down and out, I get one of your stories and they always hit right on the button of what need to hear to get through that day. You are the angel Martha and you have touched so many different peoples lives, god has truly used you as his tool for many.

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lelia dyer

posted April 29, 2008 at 10:16 am

I want to thank you for your show TOUCHED BY A ANGEL i never missed a show.I am much of a church goer anymore. But i was raised Cathloic.I have always inspired God to be in my life in my own way.Your show was my inspiration and tryed to use your lessons in my own daily life.Thank-you and GOD BLESS YOU Lelia dyer

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posted April 29, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Hello Martha: 4-29-2008
It is nice to see the face of the woman who produced touch by an angel. Touched by an Angel was one of the best shows i have ever watched and i wish there could be more show on Tv like that. I hope someone makes a new show of Angels that will air every week.
I wish you all the best, Sincerely Carol A. Miller

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alice rios

posted May 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm

hello i enjoyed your show touch by an angel it was enjoyable i enjoyed watching your program on tv it was beautiful to see the actors who played on your show it was inspiring to see we love you shalom rudy and alice p/s maybe someday it will be aired on television i hope it would happen somesday

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Bruce Munck

posted May 10, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Hi, Martha…
Like many others I enjoyed “Touched By an Angel” and want to thank you for doing such a positive show. I have bought the first four seasons and will be holding my breath in anticipation of the remaining seasons being released. I wasn’t able to see all the episodes while the show was running weekly, so it’s even more of a treat for me now when a new set of DVD’s arrives since so many of the shows are new to me. You managed to put some really memorable moments into those episodes…nothing could present a more powerful message than Della Reese singing “When The Saints Go Marching In”, with horns blaring, as Hal Linden’s spirit walks out of his Blues Bar after he dies a nice calm death!!! Some have complained that this show was not strictly “Christian”. So what??? It appealed to a wide cross-section of people and that was the whole point. Thank you again and may God bless you immensely for what you have done!

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Nowell Rydalch

posted May 16, 2008 at 12:50 am

Hi Martha:
I really enjoyed Touch by an Angel and even had the pleasure of being a part of the progam as an extra. It is the episode where I played a computer technician. I too have a special story to tell. You see I have been fighting to survive for 48 years now. The doctors told my parents at the age of 17 months that I would not live past the age of ten and if I did I would be either Mentally Retarded, Crippled or Dead. I contracted Spinalmeningits at that time and the doctors did not have a clue of what to do except give up. Since then I have battled Seizures, the different doctors, medications and life which was not a picnic either. I do have a strong faith in God and it has been my faith, and determination to stay alive which is how I got this far. It will be Ten years to the date on Jul 7, 1998 when I had to have a Kidney Transplant due to medical error.
The Doctor I was seeing gave me too much medicine for seizures and caused both kidneys to shut down. It was my twin sister which came to the rescue and donated her kidney which was a perfect match. My faith and determination to stay alive has brought me to my path in life to learn everything I can, and help anyone who needs it. I congradulate you on the website and all the success in the world.

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posted June 1, 2008 at 1:01 am

hi friend martha

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Claude B

posted July 12, 2008 at 9:35 am

Your show has moved me many times.
My grandmother, Catherine Campbell, is 101 years old. She has read the Bible through in a year almost her whole life, until the last several years. She is such an inspiration to me.
I believe that there were times when I have met an angel. Times when I feel compelled to open my heart and soul to a stranger who was there at the right time and there was no reason I should have met them, or circumstances were just so unusual that God must have sent an angel into my life. And at just the right moment, a crossroads.
I just came to a huge crossroads. I quit my job to start a business in Las Vegas called: I’m working with music teachers and students and trying to make a positive impact on our community. Please pray with me that we will do things necessary to help music education and thus the people of our community.
Claude B.

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Sue Taylor

posted July 15, 2008 at 7:33 pm

Hi I just foungd out about Matha’s website. I was glad To read some of these commits. I feel like I am part of a new family. I am a recent widoer of 37 yrs. My spouse was an VietNam veteran. He wa medivact home in 1969. He came home mentally and physcaly ill. He was hard to live with. I prayed every night for his safe journey home like a good wife does. I did not realize he wasn’t going to be the same person when he came home. we watched Touch ByAnAngel And enjoyed the show. Our childrn today all over the world needs a show like that. But would they even pay attention wth so much gagets nd temptation among all of us. I wishe I had all your episodes. They always told aGood spiritial story. Keep upthegood work. SassySue I read the story about the woman who had problems wit her husband. A family member of mine was in a simaler situation but she was handicapped with several children. Every time she was pregnant he would run off with another woman. She had to rely on family members to help her. The family members and Church members shund her because she kept going back to him. Finally at 40 ad her last child she went to college and two jobs make ends meet plus in a wheel chair.,hedid it again moved out and found anothr woman. She worked very hard wit help of her older children babysitting. But she made it through it with help of the Lord watching over her. She went back to him year after the baby was orn and guess what. He became a Chrstian And heped her with raising their family. See God does work in good ways.

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Nick Morrow (friend and fan)

posted July 15, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Nice to see one of the “good-guys” up to something good.
Be Good, Be Safe………..

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posted July 18, 2008 at 2:45 pm

I just discovered this site, today, through a Christian Radio Forum. :)
My wife and I used to watch Touched by an Angel every week. We both absolutely LOVED this program, and we MISS IT, TERRIBLY! Every week, we needed several tissues, each. :’)
There is one episode that stands out in my mind, though… I believe it was titled “Redemption”. In it, there is a scene of a drug-addicted young woman, going through the withdrawal “alone”, with Monica there… and a choir started singing the most BEAUTIFUL, ANOINTED SONG I had ever heard! I have tried to find this song for YEARS, and wondered if you could help? :) It needs to be played on Christian Radio. I believe that it will bless people far and wide!
I also pray that God will open doors for you to bring Touched by an Angel back to the airwaves! (Perhaps with a slightly different cast, but the same premise!)
God bless you, and thank you for being such a powerful and positive influence for Christ!

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posted July 29, 2008 at 11:13 am

Just found your website through Beliefnet. Thanks for providing positive spiritual influence on the internet (and the world). I still watch “Touched by an Angel” and sometimes see one for the “first time”.
Blessings – Jane

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Matt F

posted August 16, 2008 at 9:11 pm

I discovered this site through another spiritual website. For the 1st 16 yrs of my life, I was aetheist, then was nearly killed in a car wreck and became Methodist for 8 years, and after becoming disillusioned by the greed of churches and the leaders of them, I stopped going, but am still spiritual, just in a different way. For the past 2 years, I have held the belief, and still do, that the higher power is female, Goddess. There were goddesses in many religions sexist and domineering men did away with them. I just feel it makes more sense for the higher power to be female since females here on earth give birth to life, it makes more sense to me, and the oldest Homo Sapien bone unearthed was an ulna of a female in Africa.

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posted August 18, 2008 at 8:45 am

God placed your site in my hands with a message tailor made for me. You see I lost my mother (best friend,confident,advisor) four years ago. I am in a very difficult place in my life right now, divorcing after 16 years of marriage, and needed my mother’s wisdom more than ever before. Thank you for sharing your mother’s advice with me today. it was as if I were speaking to my mom and that is exactly what she would have said to me. I really needed this today. God bless you for your obedience.

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Laurete Madsen

posted October 10, 2008 at 9:39 pm

Dear Martha, I am not sure how your web popped up on my e-mail tonight, but I am glad it did. I have been suffering from a sciatica and herniated discs in my cervical and lumbar spine and the pain and suffering has been so debilitating that I told my husband the other day I was going to change my name to Jobette cause that is the way I have been feeling latelhy. But through it all I know that the Lord loves me no matter where or why my daily grind takes me.
Thankyou for your wisdom. and thank you for the Touched by an Angel series. I really enjoyed them and miss them. It is sad that there are not more inspirational TV shows.

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Debra Lindell

posted October 11, 2008 at 6:16 pm

You are so sweet :). What a breath of fresh air. A colleague of mine sent me your website link this week and I just now took the time to take a look. Thank you for your words of faith, wisdom and balance. I look forward to listening to your words of encouragement. Thank you. Debra Lindell

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posted October 24, 2008 at 1:17 pm

I have been enjoying Touched by An Angel again on the Hallmark Channel.
In a world that sees Angels as pretty little things on a Christmas tree or as talismans, I loved it that over and over again, you made the point that Angels are God’s messangers and that God is fulfilling His promise “I will give my angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways.”
As a writer , a former teacher, and a corporate trainer, I would love to see you pull some of the powerful messages and put them together in a Bible study. I think it would be powerful to use with teens and young adults–Shoot, it would work for all of us.

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Keya Edwards

posted November 1, 2008 at 4:19 am

Dear Martha, I watched “Touched By A Angel” for a while and then stopped. They were beautiful, but i really enjoy ur “Touch of Encouragement” You are a very pretty lady. Our wonderful Lord has been good 2 u. GOD Bless you

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Ginger Golden

posted December 12, 2008 at 7:04 am

I enjoy your moments of encouragement. I love your ease of delivery and your messege of hope. As a recent widow of 56 ,I need inspiration from stories like yours to breathe life back inro me as I try to find my new ‘normal’.
In your intro I must tell you I loved when you said you were not the best housekeeper! I struggle with that. As a fomer ‘neatnik’, since I was diagnosed with Lupus/Fibromyalgia and the sudden death of my husband from sucide I certainly do not have a tidy house as I use to. I find my inner critic reminds me of this daily!
Thank you for your warm voice and gentle stories.
Ginger Golden
Dothan, AL.

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Mr. fred

posted January 15, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Hi Martha
You and my mother and my daughter are all Marthas, interesting. Yes am a major believer in angels as mine has been my friend since before i was sent here. My angel has been here since day one of my birth, and has had quite a job to do keeping me out of trouble. He should be rewarded greatly by the father when this is over. Living on the edge is what i did, and continually did things that endangered my life without any thought of consequence.
I did drugs without conscience and was hooked on meth for 22 yrs. I did 3 yrs in prison for attempting to make meth, and though it all he was with me. He has been with me through thick and thin and then some. He was with me in car and motorcycle accidents that most would not have survived or at least been permanently disabled from injury. Most of these i walked away with only minor scratches or bumps. There is so much more than i could ever put on paper that had happened. God gave me the perfect guardian he is wise and understands humans better than any other angel, but more importantly he understands me. He has always been my friend and will always be my friend. I love my angel and always will and enough praise for him for what he has done for me could never be achieved. One day you to will meet him and myself once all of this is over.

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Sandi Albertini

posted January 24, 2009 at 2:55 pm

My all time favorite TV show is Touched by an Angel and I am currently re watching all the epsiodes on DVD. Please continue bringing out the remainder of the series. It is such a great show with great messages. And I would really love to have the rest of the seasons. I pray to God that it is in the plans. God Bless You for bringing this show to us.

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Suzanne Holland-Schmidt

posted February 1, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Dear Martha,
I am glad to be able to listen to your messages. The story of the “green plate” really hit home for me. My husband & I are making a move to California very soon. My husband lost his job after working for the same company for 25 years. Tha company was bought, & the new corporation just didn’t need the employees that went with the comany. They had their own. After two years of trying to get back on our feet, the whole economy has taken a nose dive. My brother has a business in LA & has asked my husband to join him. Keep in mind we are not as young as you were when you first moved there. We are in our early 50’s. Our son is raised & doing well. We are going to take this adventure & with God we know all things are possible. Thank you for your words of hope. I need them now.
Suzanne Holland-Schmidt

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Tom Vella-Zarb

posted February 5, 2009 at 8:21 am

Good morning Martha
I just ran into your site. From what I see I love it. Of course if you produced TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL what can one expect but excellence. I would like to put a link to your site on one of my pages, and I would love to be informed when there is a new message.
Now as far as angels are concerned. I have personally met one. Not the kind with wings and a halo. It happened while I was chaperoning a grup of kids at World Youth Day in Denver in the early nineties. During the final Mass with His Holiness, one of the girls got sick and was taken to the first aid tent. I went with her and was told by the organizer of our group to stay with her to the end. While she was being taken care of, the group hiked out to the buses, way out of town, as the Mass was over. When she was ok, I asked one of the drivers to take both of us to the park where the buses were waiting. She tried but was blocked at every corner it seems. We came to a corner where there was a lady policeman and a group of people under a tree. She dropped us off there and asked the policewoman to take over. She misunderstood and was ready to radio for ambulance .. I told her that we were ok and all we needed is to get to our bus and had no clue what the name of the parking lot was. At that moment an angel appeared in the form of a driver of a station wagon. who told the cop that he was free to do anything needed. So we hopped in – the girl and me – and told him the story of how we were separated from our group and would he please take us to the parking lot. He manage to do so even though there must have been dozens of parking lots. While we were on our way the girl started sobbing and was quite perturbed. The unknown angel driver reassured her that everything was going to be alright. We arrived at the parking lot and the only bus there was ours destined for Canada. The angel disappeared as fast as he had appeared. To this day I remember it as if it happened yesterday.
btw, the organizer of that group is now the Youth Minister of our Cluster Parish

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Jean Bowman

posted February 7, 2009 at 10:13 am

Dear Martha
I love your messages. I am trying in vain to locate your article on the kindness of strangers and cannot seem to retrieve it. If there is any way I can get a copy of same, I would appreciate it and you may use my e-mail address.
Thank you….jean

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posted March 3, 2009 at 2:59 am

I am 48, just this past Feb. 27. I have spoke to many people, sharing my child abuse; mental, physical and several molesters. My dad was killed in a car wreck when I was 4 months old. I was the middle child and the most intuitive and the most abused. By that I also mean in every area of abuse in our vocabulary. I remember vividly clear back to age 3. I saw many things that I am just confronting my sister and my mother about because I have carried the lies and the sins with me and remained the glue to a shattered family. Mom chose men over her children, which is old news. Mom was pregnant and married an alcoholic. The worst thing he did was total our car after getting groceries…drunk as a skunk. The sexual abuse began around this time period. No name, he was a teenager and the lesser of two evils as I had the misfortune to meet….TMI…crazy, kick a baby across the room type of slime…the alcoholics brother. I also saw my mom and him twice together being unfaithful to her husband the drunk with his whack job of a brother. I just shared this bit with her. I told her that I had a photographic memory and she called me a liar. The only people that would know would be me and the two sinners. No, my faith was not strong when I was young, as you might imagine. God wouldnt let us suffer like this for years…logical thinking. I did have a higher power and I did not know him…my DAD. I am unloading her sins for her to answer to, as I find closure with the REST OF THE STORY. He was arrested 2 times,but the second one in 72, mom’s sisters came forward. Mom’s mom set it up so that an Aunt with her baby girl lived with us for a while. I’d like to say that was the end but there is TMI for this post. In case you have concerns…be assured that I have been under mental care continuously since 2002. Another story for another day. I am interested in writing a book and at least publishing enough for family. I was only going to write something for the family tree…but Mom’s amnesia inspired me to offer printing enough for all our families. It is true case history that can be supported by the trial in 72. I am looking into getting my hands on the trial transcripts. Only my older brother and sister talked to the judge. I begged to. The day he got arrested, I was overjoyed and Mom and the 2 older and 2 younger siblings cried. I even asked them “What’s the matter with you, we’re free”?! After 3 foster homes during the trial, we were allowed back home. I went from the middle child to the oldest child………..sorry TMI for this post

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posted March 11, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Hi Martha Greart job. my husband divorced me April2007 he left the state where we lived I stayed. He was gone one year now he is back. It was both our falts that he divorced me, but he tells me it was all my fault. I love this man but I have to get over him. I am 54 years old and disabled. He knew this when he married me. He left me with many bills so I have to try and find a job to pay these bills. Please pray for me. God Bless

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Dianne Phillips

posted March 21, 2009 at 12:28 pm

I really like your coluum. I can use all the prayers i can get. i was married 21 years. and after being divorced of 7 ( we were to gether as friend.} he came to me see year in april and asked me if we could try our relaship again, and if things worked out for us maybe if we agreed we could remarry.. but that didn’t happen. he moved his first wife in with him. needless to say i’ve been strugling since then to figure out how to move on with out him (we were more or less together after our divorce. his idea not mine. so last year he married her forgiving her for all the times she cheated on him. so he forgives her. stupid me i was an still am very mush in love with him i was so faith to him. even now i could move on with my life it’s so hard for me i keep feeling like i’m cheating on him. please help me move on with your words of wisdom. i don’t want to live the rest of my life ( crying over spilt milk) my dad use say that to me. i love help from any one who’s in my situation or who have be and found a way to move on. i’d give anything to get my life back without him so i can be happy a gain and be able to play and laugh with my son like we use to before the bottom feel out of my life. my son is only 7. he deserve better than what i’ve been able to give him right now HELP

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Mae Baker

posted March 23, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Dear Martha,
I am happy to be able to talk to you. I know you must be glad to receive so many complimentary letters on your Touched by an Angel which I enjoyed as well. There were times when you strayed from the Scriptures however. The Bible is clear that humans and angels are different creations. People do not become angels after they die nor do they contact the living. They do minister to Christians. We are not to seek to know them or to give them praise belonging to God. I would not take away from your desire to serve God nor the obvious help you are to searching people. However, I would like to see you pay close attention to be true to God’s ways and His Word. May He continue to bless you
and make you a blessing to others.

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posted March 31, 2009 at 4:33 pm

I’m sorry that I had never heard of you before today, but feel compelled to thank you.
Thank you for Touched By An Angel, thank you for your contributions to Beliefnet, thank you for “standing up for God” in a difficult place like Hollywood. Thank you for all the other great things that I can just tell that you’ve done.
If only there were more people like you, willing to stand up and be a vocal Christian in a public way, and a decent person in this tough day and age of rampant sin and non-believers.
Thank you…just…THANK YOU!!!

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posted April 2, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Thank you Martha for being that Angel in my life today to come along and touch me at just the right time. Thank you for reminding me that it is ok to not be perfect and God loves me inspite of myself. Be blessed.

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Valerie Kelley

posted April 17, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Hello Martha, my name is Valerie Kelley, I live in Redlands, Ca.
I would like to ask you a question? In my daily prayers, I ask God to protect my family members by name and if I am especially concerned about any certain ones, I ask God to send guardian angels to protect them and sometimes I ask for God to send my Mother to protect my great grandson. Do you think I’m asking for two different entities? After thinking about it I know the difference between the spirit of a loved one and a heavenly angel, but I also believe that in certain circumstances the spirit of a loved one who has passed a peaceful death, can come back as a guardian angel, even though they aren’t angels. Am I on the right track?
I have a 22 yr. old granddaughter, who has a 2yr. old baby, at 7 mo., he had spinal menighitis and almost died. He was in Loma Lindas Childrens Hosp. for 10 days. They couldn’t control his convulsions, when they controlled his convulsions and he started getting better, they told my granddaughter and her husband that he would be retarded and wouldn’t walk or talk, boy you should see him now, he’s running and talking like a magpie. Quite a smart little fella, no retardation at all. At that time I got into the habit of requesting that God send Granny to look after and protect little Johnny. Well, last wed. My granddaughter was on her way to my house and she got into a wreck, with little Johnny in the car with her. Both vehicles had to be towed and the other vehicle hit Brooke so hard it broke herdrive shaft, but no one in either vehicle were injuried at all. The other young people involved were Christian men and they helped Brooke and the baby out of her car, asking her if she had of died in that accident would she know her Lord, where would she go? Do you think maybe my prayers are heard and answered? Thank you for the encouraging website.

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posted April 23, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I in need for prayers request for my family and my teenager Veronica Rsmos
She is going throught a lot lately, she move out of her dads house and dont want to live
with me cause she wants to be indenpent and do not want to take our advice as parents.
Trying to the best for her well being she is in high school gradate on June 2009.
Well she is very indenpent and we as parents and very hard for me i suffer for her cause she cant follow my advice I pray for her every day and leave her and gods hands to redirect to the right path.

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Linda in Boonville,Mo.

posted May 1, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Hello to all,praise GOD.I lost my father of 82 years old on Monday the 27 of April,we laid him to rest yesterday the 30 of April.Myself I will be 50 in JULY and still I feel a pain in my heart that I know will take awhile to get past,we lost my fiancees father last JULY and that was so much to bear.We[including my mom] need all thoughts and prayers we can get.I know my dad is at peace and with our LORD and that gives me great comfort.The service and memorial was so touching,I’am sure my dad was smiling from above us.This website is one of my favorite in the whole webworld.Praises to you all.

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Jamie in Columbus, OH

posted May 16, 2009 at 10:35 am

Thank you for your words of welcome. I’ve become disillusioned with people and distrustful. Your statement that “Good people are still out there doing good things” leaped out of my computer and into my heart. God bless you!

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posted June 18, 2009 at 1:44 am

Dear Mrs. Martha,
Thaks a lots for your reply spontanously. I must beg yor pardon — after I red your column About Martha. I dont know before — you are a succesfuly mothers and lady.
Once more forgive me. Also I cant heard what you said — because an error in my head set.
OK. Success and congratulation to you Mrs. Martha always. But, I will to contact you as
my senior advisor — for my own personal and — possible for community — other peoples, etc.

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Joy Schottenloher

posted June 22, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Hello Martha,
I am a lover of Touched by an Angel show. I find lots of the stories
told help me in my everyday trials. I get so involved I just want to shake some of these people who play the part of someone who don’t believe that God loves them. I laugh, I cry but mostly the show makes me take a look at myself and humbles me to ask forgiveness for the foolishness I do.
I love Della Reese…. My desire someday is to meet the woman who shows me that being tough is also being humble. Sometimes God answers prayers in things people say and in an Angel played on television. I see so many of my faults in the actors. Maybe this is God’s way of clearing my head and heart for the better things in life…
So my friend Martha…… God Bless You, love to you my sister,

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posted June 23, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Martha,this is Bel,may I know who is Jim Loughrie who is still having a puppet show? I am
curious if He is the one I met in Glendale. By the way I’m in the Phillipines.Thank u,you’re an Angel.
Posted by;Bel B-June 24,2009

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posted July 20, 2009 at 9:53 am

Well Martha;
I didn’t know it was you that played on “Touched By An Angel”; It’s an encouragement that you are amongs all of us on the internet; still spreading God’s word to all that wants to hear a little encouragement.. I’ve watched you all on “Touched by an Angel”. I just hope & pray to God that U will always continue your works to tell us something that we need to know about God.
I’m just happy to see you again; maybe not on TV; but on the net now.
TY Martha for doing what you are doing for us. I have a social website too; that U should look into; we deal with ppl. that have problems, getting ppl. closer to God, & many other things. If U want the website; U can email me at the above email address that is provided for you; ok?
Thanks Again for the wonderful life that U have touched; & yes; U are an angel yourself for helping me on your previous show; “Touched By An Angel”.
Jeff Gattrell!

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Dennis Cates

posted July 25, 2009 at 7:16 am

Dear Mrs. Williamson, Its 5:30 in the morning and I have been up since about 2:00am watching old episodes of Touched By and Angel. Please consider starting a new television series based on the Touched By and Angel example. TV needs positive family choices for viewing. I have been in the Tire Industry for 28 years and God has recently called me back to the classroom to teach underprivaleged high school kids in a poverty stricken area of Mississippi. With God’s guidance I hope to be a positive role model for these kids. There are so many issues with teenagers today from sexual promiscuity, drugs, peer pressure, gangs, bad parents, neglect, denial of God’s design and the list goes on and on. It would be great to have a show that addressed these issues and others in the way that you produced Touch By an Angel. If you need a writter let me recommend a friend in S Pasadena ( John Wierick ). I believe he has the faith, beliefs, and desire to bring God’s message of love to TV with the abilities that God has given him. Thank you for making yourself available for God’s work.
In HIS Service,
Dennis Cates

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nury alvarez

posted August 20, 2009 at 12:28 pm

I am at work checking my e-mail and somehow I got to read your testimony about how some prayers are answered. Well, I am the divorced mother with 3 sons (25, 23, 18) and going through a very sad situation. We’ve been dealing with this for about 5 years. You see, my oldest son was diagnosed with esquizophrenia(spelling ?) 6 years ago and that is killing me and his brothers. His conditiion is deteriotaring more and more. I’ve been praying on and of for his complete recovery but nothing. I am very discouraged. I’m 54 years old and don’t think will be around to take care of him. He has confessed to me that he would like a girlfriend and eventurally a wife a family. That breaks my heart. He has been in and out of different hospitals. At times I think God wants my son to stay this way but I am having a great deal of difficulty accepting that. Who is going to take care of him when I am gone. I am scared, very angry. I must be doing something wrong because like I said, my son Robert is not getting better. My other sons are confused and probably angry too. I really want to believe that prayers, specially for (sons,daughters) are answered. My second son feels lonely, no guidance of somebody to confide his problems of answer his questions. Their father is in New York, got remarried and does not care .

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posted August 25, 2009 at 5:39 pm

I have enjoyed “Touch By An Angel” when it first came out. Now I am able to watch the re-runs and it still tugs at the heart. I enjoy your videos and now can’t wait to hear the next one that comes. You are an amazing woman of God. Keep up the good work. We all need your advice and encouragement. Thank You,

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posted August 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Hi Martha!
I just finished my prayers in my altar and I prayed for my children…behind me is my computer. I asked God for strength…and hope for them. It was you God has given me today…I thank God for the answered prayer…a mother like you who always prays for her children. Thank you for your “moments of encouragement”..I am healed with your soft eased voice…your voice was a lovely prayer into my ear. Yes,there are moments when my heart really melts with heaviness when it comes about my childrens trials, sufferings and pains…hahhh..!!it really breaks me! And that I also believe in my heart that mothers prayer for children is really very…very.. powerful. Amen!
Thank you for your words of wisdom …your faith…your love…most of all your prayers. God really loves you. God Bless!

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Dyanna Reed

posted September 15, 2009 at 5:04 am

Hello Martha,
Before my husbands death in 1997, we set aside Sunday evening for Touched By An Angel. At the service after he died, I envisioned Andrew leading him to Heaven. That helped me immensely. The show was so uplifting, I wish it was still on. Thank you for all the good you do.

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posted November 21, 2009 at 6:14 am

I am happy to find someone that believe in encouragement and God just as I do. I also love the fact that we still no matter what have faith in mankind, despite all the bad things going on around us? I know things look bad sometimes, but I still see alot good people in strange situations and kindness in odd places. I am enjoying God’s love and the help from angel’s have set me on the right path, from a very young age. I experienced an angel at my bedside when I was very ill, when I was about 8-9 yrs old. I know it was an angel, and I know that we have guardians and I know there is a God, that loves us, thanks for being one of the inspirational and encouraging people in this world. We need more truly we do. Thanks from Debrinconcita in Portland Oregon. GOD BLESS EVERYONE TODAY & ALWAY’S!

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posted April 11, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Martha Hello and how’re you? I was just checking my mail on a second thought i decided to check into your site. I can see your a woman that is sophisticated with blessings fro God to encouge us. I thank God for you. Please help me. As am talking to you i have lost my job, have no house of my own, no money at hand to go about to look for job. I use to run a business assisted living with my partner,we lost very thing. Am believing God to make a way for me and partake and intercede for me and i hope Martha you can help to pray for me and also give me courage to face this problems With faith in God to come to my point of need. Thank you for listen, Please reply. God bless you. Chidi.

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posted April 23, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Dear Martha:
I have not seen touched by an angel for a long time on tv and I miss it terribly. There is so much negativity in our world today, touched by an angel was like a breath of fresh air. Your show brought hope, love and encouragement to so many. I am not sure if you are still writing and airing your show, could you please write back and let me know? Touched by an Angel is my all time favorite television program and it sure would be nice to watch it again. Many Blessings, Kelly from Canada.

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posted June 22, 2010 at 4:29 am

Dear Martha,
I have a crazy question, I was in a relationship for eight years. We had alot of problems for the last few years. We split up about 2 months ago. due to me. The rental home we lived in had septic problems then we had to leave asap. My 2 boys that were living with their dad was sent back to me.Paul ended up in the hospital for a week and my sons got sick. I did what I had to do but was getting sick myself but kept going till it hit me bad. I ended up in a car accident where a 17y/o hit my new car in the rear and total it. She total her car also.I and was not very nice to Paul, and he left. He wanted to come back and I said no. Paul ended up with Probation due to fraud on unemployment money and I couldn’t handle it.h Paul had other things too with money he owes on income tax and child support and I couldn’t handle it aanymore. Paul use to go out and started to go out alot said he was doing band practice with the guys and I became very upset when, he asked me to go, I didn’t show-up because it was on a Sunday night.Sometimes Paul wouldn’t make it to work and would ask me to call for him. Again, I was angry because for band where they were playing for free but for the income he wasn’t going in to work for the income. Paul left with my jeep he had been using and said his sister had to go to work at 5am and he was staying at his parents to take her. After my accident he wanted to speak to his probation officer to see if he could come home. I was mad and spoke to the officer on everything. She said I am going to tell him to stay with his parents and I was glad of that. I had to get back to work so I had a rental car and told Paul I wanted my Jeep back. He said no, its in my name, and I need it! You can throw everything else of mine out. This made me very upset and like a child, I got finally a laptop and start to write things on my facebook about him. People told him. In the meantime, another women came into the picture and started to push herself on Paul. He said he was down and started to get to know her better. She is 37yrs old but really looks alot older. She is very manly looking but in Paul’s eye it was someone to reach out to. About 3 wks ago I told Paul I miss him and would like to work things out. He said we can try, but I don’t want to go back the way it was! I told him the same. I took off the bad things and started putting good things down about us and this manly pushy women read my wall. It came to a fallen 2 wks ago when Paul said he wanted to be with her and was making everyone happy but himself. This women Jodi took his phone away from him and threaten me by saying Moveon he doesn’t want you, he wants me! I know all about the 8yrs together and the jeep and money and jacket. We will give it back to you and he’s going home with me. His friend was there and told him things to say also. I called the police to report things she said and the polce officer said if he calls you don’t answer him. He also said you don’t want this to go into court with an order of protection do you. I spoke to another officer and the other officer knew me and said she was callin her to tell not to call me or get intouch with me. The next night I get an email on my yahoo.that said A message from JODY instead of JODI. When I opened it the email it was stated “I can’t show myself on facebook because I’m nude!!!, but I want you to see my new boob job. After that,I opened it like a jerk! I did review futher and it was called the “F” word book. Usually these things have several different email addresses but this one said only intended for my email address. I couldn’t prove this & I felt it was her so I saved and printed it out & left it alone. The night the officer that knew me, I went home and as I was getting out someone pulled on the side street where my mailbox was but saw me coming and took off. I know many people in this small town so I spoke to a friend that works for CPS and told them about the things that her daughter 16yrs old and this women Jodi had on facebook. These things that were not normal. example the daughter saying” go ma pimping, you know,you know” and this women coming out with things like ” Go hard or go home! Piss me off and I will hit you with a brick! All of his friends are now against me and on this womens side. Other things have happen to Paul and they blame me for all the other things that has happen. I miss him and relize I love him so much. I don’t know what to do. He had his 44th Bday last Sat and I didn’t call but he gave me a pvt email to reach out to him. I did write him but don’t know if he look at it or if she maybe got on his pvt email and took it off. This women is very lonely so when Paul was having problems with me , she made sure she took over. It see even on facebook the men she was with wasn’t a very long relationships. Paul is not one to give up so if there is a problem, he won’t just give up he will keep working on it. I think he is now living with her. I am so hurt and cry just about everyday thinking will he wake-up and see the light? Did he or does he still love me and thinks of me? I wasn’t that bad or why did he stay? We were 8 yrs he can just close the door. I pray and sleep with my cross but there are other things that now happen like, my friend told me to report this women and to also report of the enlegal things he’s doing with OTB at work and to let the probation officer know whats going on. I also about to be put out of my rental home because I can’t pay my rent now since the accident. Just so you know I was the one that made most of the money but he would help out some. I got him so many things over the years. I know this women can’t afford things because where she is renting her appartment it’s really one of the worse and lowest areas in this county. He is about 3 blocks from his work. He works on cars He can get up later and walk to work now. By the way he gave my jeep to his parents and got himself another car. He hasn’t giving me any money on what he owes me. He still has things here and hasn’t been by to ask for them. Some of his bills are still coming here. All my friends say I’m lonely, and can do much better,& I have such a good heart and soul, He was lucky to know you but how did you ever meet up with him? You will meet someone for you and they will take care of you. You don’t need a man and even my children are saying this. All I can say is that the bed wasn’t even dry yet and he found someone that fast in 3 wks and she is so manly,big in size, trashy and pushy. He said its different and he likes her alot but said he still loves me before the big thing happen 2 weeks ago. Even when I got him things before the big thing happen like lunch and gas, he did say don’t push me because you will push me away. I would start crying and he would say please don’t cry. I have spoke to 3 Psychics that said it will be over with this women in 2 months because he will find out just what type of women she is. He likes her alot but he loves me and he will find his way.I cann’t see him giving up because he is not that kind of person. I know I am looking for answers all over but Paul said before the big thing happen that maybe this was on the rebound. He also said before she took the phone away that he was sorry and was upset because of want was said to him from her and that but his friend was in the back round telling him what to say. Paul also said what do you want me to do? He mad other statments like I don’t know why couln’t you have did this 6 mos ago? He said he was confuse and didn’t know. Now I have to go to my parents and now I don’t have anybody. Again, people that know me said he’s a loser and how can he be with her, and leave someone like you. I guess because she is the same sign as I and maybe she is nice but I still can’t see it. I could on and on but if you could email me and tell me what you think, I really would like to know. The other thing if he comes back to me he will have to go and have test to make sure he doesn’t have anything from her. I will change my ways and work with him. I am far from perfect and I am older. Please let me know what you think. Thank you.

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