Journal Entry: John Dalaly-11/16/2023

Journal Entry

As my days shorten for my surrender to Hazelton camp to do my 28 months sentencing, I thank God for today. Today was a special day for me. I was at my religious silent retreat for twenty for hours. I have a spiritual guide to discuss faith, commitment and loyalty to God. I enjoyed the one-day visit as it was a beautiful day sunny and bright overlooking the lake. I enjoyed the chapel and sister berneaded kind words. Sarina our oldest granddaughter had a singing performance at church today. Last night she texts me to check up on me as she knows of my surrender day. She’s 13 years of age and a very bright and talented young lady and respectful. I said that I was sorry I will miss the event.

After few hours sitting in my one room cabin in the middle of the woods, I decided to be up early the next day and surprise her of being there. I woke up at 6 am and made the drive back home and was at the church where she performed her song. I arrived early LOL something in my nagger. As I walked into the church, I was the only one there and noticed few children in the front. A minuet latter she saw me and ran to me with a beautiful smile and a long-lasting hug. It was teary eyed moment.

I sat as mass started with my lovely wife Vivian my daughter janan my siter Norah and cliff my son in -law. I saw our other three grandkids walk in and they were happy to see us all there. When mass started and Sarina a solo started singing praise the lord for my sole. that voice rumbled through out the church. WOW. I had tears of joy for her and tears of sadness because I will these events. I promised myself that for every event I miss I will make it up by being active with all my grandkids to as long as I live. We are the roots and our kids and grandkids are the vines. A good tree bears great fruit. Last night after my visit to the chapel at the retreat I said in my one room cabin and was meditating on gods’ words and comfort. I was doing a surge and out of nowhere a video poppet out on the screen saying I handle the impossible god’s blessings message.

I looked at the screen and said to myself how did this pop up on my screen. When I had my consultation with the sister, I told her I’m not feeling the touch of Christ on my heart. She said it will happen when god wants to come in my heart. As I listened to the video it was actually a miracle had taken place because the video and the words for one hour were targeted at me. Every word every incidence I heard was about me with no name mentioned. I paused the video and held my rosery as I continued to listen to the amazing words and comfort. Who said there are no such things as medicals. I think I experienced on at the retreat. I will continue to listen to this video till nov 29th .

God always hears and answers our prayers. In the book of Matthew, Jesus makes this promise: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” (Matthew 7:7). God wants to bless us. He wants to lead us, guide us, and teach us. But He doesn’t often answer questions that we never ask Him. Show your faith in God by communicating with Him through prayer. Ask Him what He wants for you in life. Your answer may not come right away or in the way you expect, but it will come.