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You, my children, return to the Scripture…

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

 

J.M.J.

February 6, 2018

St. Paul Miki and companions

Dear Family of Mary!

“…My children, do not believe lying voices which speak to you about false things, false glitter. You, my children, return to the Scripture…” (February 2, 2018)

Our Lady warns us about “lying voices.” These voices speak to us about false things and false glitter. When and where do we encounter such lying voices? The answer is “everywhere”!! The news media, movies, music, talk shows, magazines, novels, New Age, consumerism, modernism, egoism, all the isms… Lying voices are bombarding us constantly from outside. But there are also lying voices within. These are the temptations that our enemy plants in our hearts to confuse us and lead us astray. Some of those voices sound very much like our own voice. They seem to arise from our past experiences, unforgiveness, resentment, unholy desires, etc. These voices make us discontent, anxious, bitter, insatiable, depressed, sad, despairing. Such voices offer solutions to our sad state that lead only to a worse state.

So what can be done? How can we battle against lying voices? Our Lady says simply, “You my children, return to the Scripture!”

What is it about the Scripture that can save us from lying voices? There is an excerpt from a work by St. Bonaventure that is read in the Office of Readings for Monday, the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time, (which was yesterday!) that seems to answer this question! St. Bonaventure shows how the Scriptures can give us all we need to leave such voices behind and grow in faith, hope and love. Read it slowly and let the words sink in:

St. Bonaventure writes:
The source of sacred Scripture was not human research but divine revelation. This revelation comes from the Father of Light from whom the whole concept of fatherhood in heaven and on earth derives. From him, through Jesus Christ his Son, the Holy Spirit enters into us. Then, through the Holy Spirit who allots and apportions his gifts to each person as he wishes, we receive the gift of faith, and through faith Christ lives in our hearts.
So we come to know Christ and this knowledge becomes the main source of a firm understanding of the truth of all sacred Scripture. It is impossible, therefore, for anyone to achieve this understanding unless he first receives the gift of faith in Christ. This faith is the foundation of the whole Bible, a lamp and a key to its understanding. As long as our earthly state keeps us from seeing the Lord, this same faith is the firm basis of all supernatural enlightenment, the light guiding us to it, and the doorway through which we enter upon it. What is more, the extent of our faith is the measure of the wisdom which God has given us. Thus, no one should overestimate his wisdom; instead, he should soberly make his assessment according to the extent of the faith which God has given him.

The outcome or the fruit of reading holy Scripture is by no means negligible: it is the fullness of eternal happiness. For these are the books which tell us of eternal life, which were written not only that we might believe but also that we might have everlasting life. When we do live that life we shall understand fully, we shall love completely, and our desires will be totally satisfied.

Then, with all our needs fulfilled, we shall truly know the love that surpasses understanding and so be filled with the fullness of God. The purpose of the Scriptures, which come to us from God, is to lead us to this fullness according to the truths contained in those sayings of the apostles to which I have referred. In order to achieve this, we must study holy Scripture carefully, and teach it and listen to it in the same way.
If we are to attain the ultimate goal of eternal happiness by the path of virtue described in the Scriptures, we have to begin at the very beginning. We must come with a pure faith to the Father of Light and acknowledge him in our hearts. We must ask him to give us, through his Son and in the Holy Spirit, a true knowledge of Jesus Christ, and along with that knowledge a love of him. Knowing and loving him in this way, confirmed in our faith and grounded in our love, we can know the length and breadth and height and depth of his sacred Scripture. Through that knowledge we can come at last to know perfectly and love completely the most blessed Trinity, whom the saints desire to know and love and in whom all that is good and true finds its meaning and fulfillment. (St. Bonaventure (Prologus: Opera Omnia 5, 201-202)

The Sacred Scriptures give us the light of faith, and that faith opens us up to the love of Jesus, which in turn will lead us to all truth and all joy! We will be able to just walk away from lying voices, because we will see that they offer us nothing but dust. True life is with God, and we will recognize it through our knowledge of the Scriptures and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Our Lady is so wise. We can trust her direction. We all need to be reading the Sacred Scriptures with prayerful hearts, open to the Holy Spirit and His light! No false glitter for us!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2018

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I am looking at you with immeasurable love!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

 

J.M.J.

February 5, 2018
St. Agatha

Dear Family of Mary!

I have been praying and reading the February 2, 2018 message all weekend. At this point I can’t start talking about parts of it. It seems to be an inseparable whole! I feel the lightness of it, the joy, the hope and faith, the love so strongly. It makes my heart float with joy!

Traci tells me she is doing football touchdown dances in her kitchen!!

So let’s take one more day to just drink in these works from heaven. Our Lady is looking at us with immeasurable love!!!!

Our Lady’s message to Mirjana Soldo of February 2nd, 2018

Dear children, you whom my Son loves, you whom I love with an immeasurable motherly love, do not permit for selfishness, for self-love, to rule the world. Do not permit for love and goodness to be hidden. You who are loved, who have come to know the love of my Son, remember that to be loved means to love.

My children, have faith. When you have faith you are happy and are spreading peace; your soul trembles with joy. My Son is in such a soul. When you are giving yourself for the faith, when you are giving yourself for love, when you are doing good to your neighbor, my Son smiles in your soul.

Apostles of my love, I am turning to you as a mother. I am gathering you around myself and I desire to lead you on the way of love and faith, on the way which leads to the light of the world.

I am here for the sake of love, for the sake of faith, because with my motherly blessing I desire to give you hope and strength on your way – because the way which leads to my Son is not easy. It is full of renunciation, giving, sacrifice, forgiveness and much, much love. But this way leads to peace and happiness.

My children, do not believe lying voices which speak to you about false things, false glitter. You, my children, return to the Scripture. I am looking at you with immeasurable love, and through God’s grace am making myself evident to you. My children, set out with me. May your soul tremble with joy. Thank you.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2018

PS. You can view the apparition to Mirjana at http://marytv.tv/mirjanas-apparition/

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Our Lady’s February 2, 2018 Message through Mirjana Soldo

Mirjana Soldo greets Our Lady on February 2, 2018

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

 

J.M.J.

February 2, 2018
The Presentation of the Lord

Dear Family of Mary!

Our Lady’s message through Mirjana Soldo of February 2nd, 2018:

Dear children, you whom my Son loves, you whom I love with an immeasurable motherly love, do not permit for selfishness, for self-love, to rule the world. Do not permit for love and goodness to be hidden. You who are loved, who have come to know the love of my Son, remember that to be loved means to love.

My children, have faith. When you have faith you are happy and are spreading peace; your soul trembles with joy. My Son is in such a soul. When you are giving yourself for the faith, when you are giving yourself for love, when you are doing good to your neighbor, my Son smiles in your soul.

Apostles of my love, I am turning to you as a mother. I am gathering you around myself and I desire to lead you on the way of love and faith, on the way which leads to the light of the world.

I am here for the sake of love, for the sake of faith, because with my motherly blessing I desire to give you hope and strength on your way – because the way which leads to my Son is not easy. It is full of renunciation, giving, sacrifice, forgiveness and much, much love. But this way leads to peace and happiness.

My children, do not believe lying voices which speak to you about false things, false glitter. You, my children, return to the Scripture. I am looking at you with immeasurable love, and through God’s grace am making myself evident to you. My children, set out with me. May your soul tremble with joy. Thank you.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

PS. You can view the apparition to Mirjana at http://marytv.tv/mirjanas-apparition/

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Thank you Mother Mary!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

 

J.M.J.

February 2, 2018
The Presentation of the Lord

Dear Family of Mary!

Today is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord! The 4th Joyful Mystery! We will also receive a message through Mirjana. Mary TV will send out that message as soon as we receive it. And we will post the video of Mirjana’s encounter with Our Lady as well.

While we wait, let’s review the January 2, 2018 message given through Mirjana.

Dear children! When love is beginning to disappear on earth, when the way of salvation is not being found, I, the mother, am coming to help you to come to know true faith – living and profound – so as to help you to truly love. As a mother, I am longing for your mutual love, goodness, and purity. My desire is that you be just and that you love each other. My children, be joyful in your soul, be pure, be children.
My Son used to say that He loves to be among pure hearts, because pure hearts are always young and joyful. My Son said to you to forgive and to love each other. I know that this is not always easy. Suffering makes you grow in spirit. For you to spiritually grow all the more, you must sincerely and truly forgive and love. Many of my children on earth do not know my Son, they do not love Him; but you who do love my Son, you who carry Him in your heart, pray, pray and in praying feel my Son beside you. May your soul breath in His spirit.
I am among you and am speaking about little and great things. I will not grow tired speaking to you about my Son – the true love. Therefore, my children, open your hearts to me. Permit me to lead you as a mother. Be apostles of the love of my Son and of me. As a mother I implore you not to forget those whom my Son has called to lead you. Carry them in your heart and pray for them. Thank you. (January 2, 2018)

Thank you, dearest Mother, for this message. We hope to continue to live what you have said. And thank you for the message you will give us today. Your words help us so very much. We are grateful for all the guidance and grace you give us in these days. What would we do without you???? We love you, dear Mother Mary!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2018

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Seek God and the things of God…

 
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

 

J.M.J.

February 1, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

“…Above everything, little children, seek God and the things of God and leave earthly ones to the earth, because Satan is attracting you to the dust and sin…” (January 25, 2018)

In Colossians, St. Paul exhorts us to this very thing, to seek God and the things of God! His words are like sunlight for our souls:

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scyth’ian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Col 3: 1-17)

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018

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Open your hearts and read the Sacred Scripture, that through the testimoies you aslo may be closer to God!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

 

J.M.J.

January 31, 2018
St. John Bosco

Dear Family of Mary!

“…Open your hearts and read the Sacred Scripture, that through the testimonies you also may be closer to God…” (January 25, 2018)

The Sacred Scriptures are indescribable. They are revealed truth! In them we find God’s truth made tangible in teachings and in stories. I think it is the stories that Our Lady is referring to as the “testimonies”. The stories in the Bible are true and also enact the Truth for us. Old and New Testaments contain God’s word for us, God’s way of seeing things, God’s heart of love.

There are many testimonies in the Bible, stories of conversion like Regina Collins’ story that I quoted yesterday. And right away I think of the story of St. Paul’s conversion. It is very much like Regina’s story. St. Paul not only did not believe in Jesus; he was persecuting everyone who did. Regina did not like God at all. She was angry with God and took it out on others. Both of them were hard cases to crack.

But in both cases we see how God, in his tender mercy, found a way to reveal Himself to them. Here is St. Paul’s “testimony” found in Acts 22:3-16:

“I am a Jew, born at Tarsus in Cili’cia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gama’li-el, educated according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God as you all are this day. I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women, as the high priest and the whole council of elders bear me witness. From them I received letters to the brethren, and I journeyed to Damascus to take those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be punished.

 

“As I made my journey and drew near to Damascus, about noon a great light from heaven suddenly shone about me. And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, `Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’ And I answered, `Who are you, Lord?’ And he said to me, `I am Jesus of Nazareth whom you are persecuting.’

“Now those who were with me saw the light but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me. And I said, `What shall I do, Lord?’ And the Lord said to me, `Rise, and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all that is appointed for you to do.’

“And when I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me, and came into Damascus.

“And one Anani’as, a devout man according to the law, well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there, came to me, and standing by me said to me, `Brother Saul, receive your sight.’ And in that very hour I received my sight and saw him. And he said, `The God of our fathers appointed you to know his will, to see the Just One and to hear a voice from his mouth; for you will be a witness for him to all men of what you have seen and heard. And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’

St. Paul had a dramatic meeting with Jesus in the desert. He was knocked down, and blinded by God’s bright light. He was infused with understanding of who Jesus is, and what God was doing. I wonder if the light felt something like what Regina described, a living, flowing energy that enveloped her in the love of God. It would seem so, because immediately Paul believed and loved the Lord and would do anything He asked.

Such testimonies do bring us closer to God. We see God’s tender mercy for His children. And then we can open our hearts to the possibility that He loves each of us in the same way. It is mercy that flows through conversion stories, the mercy of an ever-loving God who won’t give up until we are safe with Him in Heaven.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2018

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The Holy Spirit will descend upon you and give you conversion!

 
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

 

J.M.J.

January 30, 2018

Dear family of Mary!

“Dear children! May this time be for you a time of prayer, so that the Holy Spirit, through prayer, may descend upon you and give you conversion. Open your hearts and read the Sacred Scripture, that through the testimonies you also may be closer to God. Above everything, little children, seek God and the things of God and leave earthly ones to the earth, because Satan is attracting you to the dust and sin. You are called to holiness and created for Heaven; therefore, seek Heaven and the things of Heaven. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

“May this time be for you a time of prayer, so that the Holy Spirit, through prayer, may descend upon you and give you conversion.”

In prayer, the Holy Spirit can descend upon us and give us conversion! Have you ever thought that that is what can go on when you pray? I forget the power of the Holy Spirit. Shame on me! The Holy Spirit is the converter! He does miracles in us, drawing us into the love of God.

Here is an account of just such a miracle of conversion that took place in Medjugorje, for Regina Collins. She did not want to be in Medjugorje. She was not open. She was angry and broken. But she went to one Mass in St. James Church, and that was all it took. The Holy Spirit descended. Here are her words describing that moment:

We were brought to our group Mass, and I was thinking, “Oh, one Mass today and one Mass tomorrow, and then I’m home and dry. But this is what God was preparing me for. Our little group was brought into St. James Church, the large church here, and we had our group Mass there. During the course of Mass people were coming in and out, approaching the statue of Our Lady.

So when it came to the time of consecration, our priest asked us in Irish to get up from our seats and to walk up onto the steps of the altar. I had to go because I couldn’t remain there on my own in the seat. And as I walked towards the altar and went to place my foot on the floor of that altar, I suddenly had the feeling that I was standing on holy ground. It made me gasp. I could breathe it in and out. Then we were told to join hands for the Our Father, which I did. And the tears started to come again. But this time I wasn’t afraid. And this time I didn’t try to fight them.

When we finished saying the Our Father, I looked to my left and to my right and for the first time in my life I felt love in my heart for the people around me. We greeted each other and made peace with each other and embraced each other, and by then the tears were really flowing.

And I don’t really remember what happened after that. All I remember is receiving Holy Communion, and this is the truly difficult part to explain. When I received Holy Communion everything disappeared. The church disappeared, the ground beneath my feet disappeared. I was no longer aware of being in a physical building or in a physical place. All I could see was white light. The whitest, brightest, most beautiful light you could possibly imagine. It was under my feet. It was completely surrounding me. It was above me. The only way I can explain it is if you dive into a pool, you are completely in the water. It was this never ending dazzling light.

And at the same time I felt a powerful energy flowing down into my body on my right side and a powerful energy flowing up through my body and out on my left side. And at the same time I felt so tiny, so insignificant. Somehow I knew that all the pride in my heart was being taken out and I was being filled with love. This love that God has is completely and totally indescribable. There are no words in any language that can describe the love of God the Father. There can be no painting, there can be no music, no song. It is completely indescribable. It is overwhelming. It is a joy that cannot be described.

And I felt so tiny and so insignificant, it was like being cradled in the arms of a father. The only way I can explain it is if you remember when you were a little child and got lost in a shop, and you are very brave, but when your father or mother found you and scooped you up, then the tears would come and you would feel the love of the parent.

I don’t know how long this went on for, except that I felt a tap on my shoulder, and I found myself looking up, and it was my sister. And she said, “Regina, what are you doing on the floor?” And then I looked and I realized that somehow I had dropped to the floor and had my forehead pressed to the floor on the altar of the church. She had to help me up, and no one was left in the Church everybody had left.

And that is when the tears really began to flow, and she left me there for quite some time, and it was waves and waves and waves of tears, but it was joyful. It wasn’t upset tears. I just can’t describe it. (Fruit of Medjugorje, Episode 182, Regina Collins. http://marytv.tv/?page_id=167  )

I highly recommend this conversion story of Regina Collins. It is #182 in the Fruit of Medjugorje Playlist. God comes to us in prayer. He will do whatever is necessary to convert us, in prayer. All we need to do is let Him!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018

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A Time of Prayer!

 
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

 

J.M.J.

January 29, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! May this time be for you a time of prayer, so that the Holy Spirit, through prayer, may descend upon you and give you conversion. Open your hearts and read the Sacred Scripture, that through the testimonies you also may be closer to God. Above everything, little children, seek God and the things of God and leave earthly ones to the earth, because Satan is attracting you to the dust and sin. You are called to holiness and created for Heaven; therefore, seek Heaven and the things of Heaven. Thank you for having responded to my call.”(January 25, 2018)

A time of prayer. “May this be for you a time of prayer.” Our Lady calls us to see these days we are in as a time of prayer, an opportunity to consciously decide for prayer and to live prayer. She has called us to prayer so many times over the past 37 years. But somehow I feel that we must see this time as a special time of prayer. There is an anointing for prayer, a move on God’s part to bless us in prayer. We are called to this time of prayer.

I also feel that this time of prayer will be a huge and wonderful gift for each of us. I believe God wants to heal us and give us His love in a powerful way, through the Holy Spirit. We will receive an anointing, which is what the Holy Spirit does. An anointing for conversion. An anointing for change. An anointing for wholeness and life.

I found several messages in which Our Lady speaks about prayer, and I find them compelling. Maybe we can receive a deeper understanding of prayer from them, and prepare ourselves for this time of prayer. I am really excited about it!!!

July 25, 2011 “Dear children! May this time be for you a time of prayer and silence. Rest your body and spirit, may they be in God’s love. Permit me, little children, to lead you, open your hearts to the Holy Spirit so that all the good that is in you may blossom and bear fruit one hundred fold. Begin and end the day with prayer with the heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

July 25, 2009 “Dear children! May this time be a time of prayer for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

September 25, 2013 “Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. May your relationship with prayer be a daily one. Prayer works miracles in you and through you, therefore, little children, may prayer be a joy for you. Then your relationship with life will be deeper and more open and you will comprehend that life is a gift for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

August 25, 2015 “Dear children! Also today I am calling you to be prayer. May prayer be for you the wings for an encounter with God. The world is in a moment of trial, because it forgot and abandoned God. Therefore, you, little children, be those who seek and love God above all. I am with you and I am leading you to my Son, but you must say your ‘yes’ in the freedom of children of God. I intercede for you and I love you, little children, with an endless love. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

September 25, 2016 “Dear children! Today, I am calling you to prayer. May prayer be life to you. Only in this way will your heart be filled with peace and joy. God will be near you and you will feel Him in your heart as a friend. You will speak with Him as with someone whom you know and, little children, you will have a need to witness, because Jesus will be in your heart and you, united in Him. I am with you and love all of you with my motherly love. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

June 25, 2012 “Dear children! With great hope in the heart, also today I call you to prayer. If you pray, little children, you are with me and you are seeking the will of my Son and are living it. Be open and live prayer and, at every moment, may it be for you the savor and joy of your soul. I am with you and I intercede for all of you before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

May we all decide for prayer in this special time of prayer! Mother, help us to pray!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2018

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Our Lady’s January 25, 2018 Message!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

 

J.M.J.

January 25, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the January 25, 2018 message from Our Lady of Medjugorje:

“Dear children! May this time be for you a time of prayer, so that the Holy Spirit, through prayer, may descend upon you and give you conversion. Open your hearts and read the Sacred Scripture, that through the testimonies you also may be closer to God. Above everything, little children, seek God and the things of God and leave earthly ones to the earth, because Satan is attracting you to the dust and sin. You are called to holiness and created for Heaven; therefore, seek Heaven and the things of Heaven. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

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People of peace and hope!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

 

J.M.J.

January 25, 2018
The Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle

Dear Family of Mary!

Today we receive a new monthly message from Our Lady. In preparation, let’s again ponder Our Lady’s message for December 25, 2017:

“Dear children! Today I am bringing to you my Son Jesus for Him to give you His peace and blessing. I am calling all of you, little children, to live and witness the graces and the gifts which you have received. Do not be afraid! Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you the strength to be joyful witnesses and people of peace and hope. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (December 25, 2017)

May we all be joyful witnesses and people of peace and hope! This is the gift God wants to give the world, our joy, our peace and our hope. We can be signposts of the victory of Jesus and Mary!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018

PS. I will send out the message for today as soon as I can!

PPS. Traci, our shipmate, says “Michael’s Adoration CD is special. The Blessed Mother had him make it for a reason.” I agree. I play it when I feel under attack, tempted or sad, and I immediately feel protected and at peace. Jesus is before the eyes of my heart, and I can just love Him.

https://www.medjmusic.com/

I recommend them both CD’s highly!