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"To Jesus Through Mary"
A Monthly Newsletter Compiled by Mary's Children, Inc.
February 2007
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Ruth Ann stopped receiving Messages to share from the Blessed Virgin Mary on January 25, 1995. On February 23, 1995, Jesus also stopped giving Messages to share. Since that time both Jesus and Mary have requested that we begin to reread the Messages already given and to reflect on them. But most of all, that we begin to live the Messages that have been given.

Message of September 5, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus

Ruth Ann: Jesus, would You please speak with me?

Jesus: Yes, little one, I am here for you.

Ruth Ann: I just felt this need, Lord.

Jesus: Child, I am pleased. I thought you were tired, and wanted to rest.

Ruth Ann: This is true Lord, but what better way to rest than to listen to You?

Jesus: What would you have Me say?

Ruth Ann: Whatever You wish to say to me, Lord. Speak, and I will listen.

Jesus: Then you shall have your wish, child. I am your Jesus, Son of the Living God, and I am always here for you and all of My children. If only they would take the time to listen. Too many take their quiet time, away from work, or duties of all kinds, and turn to the television and radio to block out the sound of My voice. How can My children hear Me, little one, when they choose to occupy their minds with noise of all kinds? I know you are particularly receptive of this message, because you find many of those around you wanting to watch TV and listen to junk. You have just spoken to your husband of this. Whatever happened to people just wanting to listen to the sounds of nature, the sound of the birds singing, the wind blowing through the trees, a gentle rain? These are My way of speaking to My children who cannot hear My voice. Many shut out the most beautiful parts of life and fill them with junk and distractions of all kinds. It is sad though, man cannot stand the silence. Is it because man does not want to hear from Me? In most cases, this is true, child. Man does not want to hear from Me because he knows he has much he should hear and attend to. It is much easier to search for distractions. Then, there is no need to listen. This is sad, child, but it is true. Many wish they had the gifts that you have, but would not want to pay the price of these gifts.

Man is always wanting something for nothing. I do not ask for much from My children, little one, and I get even less than I ask. My children come to Me and ask for help all the time. When there is a need, they know where to find me. What ungrateful children. I ask so little from My children. I have asked over and over, just take a few minutes a day and speak to Me. Pray from the heart. It need not be in a church. It can be done anywhere. Take just a few minutes to thank Me for all the graces and blessings I have bestowed upon you. It is rare for My children to thank Me for some wonderful favor that I have seen fit to grant them, but it is not rare for My children to blame Me when things in their lives have gone wrong. When they have not listened to My will, and instead have done the will of the one who rules the earth, they give Me the credit. I am given credit for the bad choices they make, and the consequences of their bad choices. This is the way of the world, and this is the way of My children. This would not seem so bad, little one, but they do not give Me credit then, for the good in their lives. They say, "I was really lucky today." No children, it is not luck that gets you through the tough times. It is your Lord and Creator that gets you through these times. I am the One Who saves you from death, a close call, or an accident. I am the One Who stretches your money when you are in financial stress. I am the One Who sends little blessings and 'pick-me-ups' into your lives when you are feeling low. Is it not fair for My children to do the same for Me? I too, wish to have My children give Me little 'pick-me-ups.' These are special blessings to Me. That is what it means to be childlike, to have faith that all is in My hands no matter what, and still trust and have the faith and love to say, "Lord, I don't understand, but I love You and want to do Your will."

Know children, that God has a perfect plan. Know too, that God is your Creator. He creates life and He takes life, when it is time, when it is beneficial to the plan. No one knows better than your Creator what is best for you. Man continues to think in human terms. Man forgets his reason for being put on the earth. That is, to know, love, and serve God, and return to Him in the reward of eternal happiness. It is not to be happy here on the earth. This is only a testing ground, children. Here you are allowed to make choices, good and bad. Here you are allowed the opportunity to earn Heaven or lose it. It is man's choice. I have done, and continue to do, everything I can to make it easy for My children to want to earn Heaven and be happy with Me for all eternity. But man continues to follow darkness, and all that is not of Me. That is man's choice. I continue to send reminders to man that I am in control, not man, but he continues to turn a deaf ear. He really does not wish to listen to what I have to say. I will continue to call to My children in many ways, and so too, will My Mother. Those who choose to listen will receive the graces and blessings they ask for at this time. Those who hear and walk away, that is their choice.

Know child, that many are being called through you and this place of prayer. This will continue to be so. Continue to listen, little one, for all those who do not hear My voice. Pray for the conversions of those who are most in need, those who continually shut Me out to the distractions of the world. I bless you for listening, and I bless you for thanking Me at all times of the day and night, for all I have done for you and your family.
I am especially pleased for all the times you just say, "Jesus, I love You so much." These are the prayers that are so very special to Me. If all My children would only take a few minutes every day to say such as this to Me, how pleased I would be. Being the loving Father that I am, I will continue to minister to My children even without the thanks. How much more pleasant it would be, though, if all My children could be grateful for all I have done for them and their loved ones.

Now child, I know you were wanting to rest. You have had a busy day. Go in My peace. I love you and I wish only your happiness.

Ruth Ann: Thank You Lord, for these words. I love You.

Message of October 9, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus

Ruth Ann: Jesus, so many things are running through my mind. I really need some quiet time with You.

Jesus: I am here, little one.

Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.

Jesus: Child, I am always here to listen. This is not just true for you, but for all My children. It is My children who must make time for Me. I am always ready to listen, as well as answer My children. They need only pray and listen. For some, this is extremely difficult. Most of My children are so caught up in the world around them, they have no quiet time. No quiet time to speak to Me, and no quiet time to listen. The more material things they accumulate in their lives to make living easier in this world, the more time they have to scurry around doing more things. Man in his desire to have life more convenient has nearly blocked out all quiet times he had in his life. Many of the hours he had working the land, or baking his daily bread, is now spent in pushing buttons and running here and there to take care of business. Many of the hours that he had spent in communion with God in nature, is spent on things of less importance. My children have nearly wiped Me from their lives completely. So much so, that many believe I do not exist. They actually feel I am not responsible for what goes on in their daily existence. They forget Who has put them here, and for what purpose.

Ruth Ann: I am guilty of the 'busy' part, Lord. I really thought I'd have all kinds of time to listen, once I was no longer teaching, but it is not so. I have filled my day with other things, and much is filled with telephone calls and people wishing to speak with me. If I stay at home, I have very little quiet time. I am feeling my quiet time becoming infringed upon. If I don't speak with You in the early hours of the day, I find there is no time throughout the day for sharing with You, at least no time to write what You are saying to me.

Jesus: But child, you still speak with Me and listen when you need. That is most important. Some do nothing. Some continue to flounder about their day, filling it with work, play, and other distractions. Many are addicted to noise of any kind, to distract them from thinking about what is going on around them. Many find distractions in order not to speak to each other.

What has happened to My beautiful world, and all that has been created for man to enjoy? What has happened to My children? Their peace has been lost. Much of the disease man now suffers is brought on by losing this peace. In trying to make life easier for man, man has harmed his body, mind, and soul. He has brought stress upon himself. He continually wants and needs to cram more and more into his day, and complains that the days are not long enough. See what he does to himself and to others? God knows that man must work for a living, but man is not to work 24 hours a day. Man must also have time to play. This is needed to stay healthy. He must also have time to rest and pray. There must be a balance in one's life to truly be at peace with himself and with God. Many find time for work, and some find time for work and play, but few find time for all. Those who do, find life less hectic.

Those who keep a healthy balance in their lives, and come to Me with all their wants and needs, have a peace that others do not have. Those who are able to turn their lives over to Me, and do the will of the Father, are at peace with themselves, others, and the world around them. Even the horror of what is going on around them does not shake their faith, because they know that what is of the utmost importance is the peace they have in their hearts. The peace they have with God Himself is their ultimate goal. Once that is achieved, man knows his place in the scheme of things. He knows he, and all he stands for, is but a tiny grain of sand on a giant beach. He realizes he is put here to fill in a piece in a giant puzzle, a puzzle that, when completed, is the will of God. How can My children know what their part of this giant puzzle is, if they continue to flounder about, finding 'things' to fill every corner of their life?

My Mother is calling to all of Her children to pray. Pray from the heart. She tells everyone, "When you love someone, do you find it difficult to talk to that person, and share with them all that is going on? You also find yourself wanting to be in the presence of that person. You want to share time with them, even quiet time. You want to listen to what they have to say. You want to please them." Child, that is all I am asking from My children. All I am asking of them is to show they love the One Who created them and Who is responsible for their very existence on the earth. I want to share with them the love I have for them. I want to hear what they have to say. I want to lift their heavy burdens and share the desires, hopes, and dreams of their hearts. When two people love each other, these things are important. For many, this still is not possible. My Mother will continue to call out to all of Her children, though, until it can be no more. You have a saying in your world, 'stop and smell the roses'. Don't you think that it is most appropriate that My Mother is calling to many of Her children through this beautiful fragrance?

Ruth Ann: I was just thinking of that yesterday Lord, and it was like a great revelation to me.

Jesus: Yes little one, I know. I wonder how many others have made the connection. In stopping to smell the roses, so to speak, you can see all that God is doing in your life. Many must experience a great tragedy before they can be stopped long enough to contemplate the gifts of God...the air man breathes, the ground man walks on, the birds that sing. How many take the time to hear the birds singing? Or is that an irritation rather than a blessing to some? Man has so much to be grateful for. He has a God Who loves him, a God Who has sent His Son to die for him, and a God Who now sends the Mother of His Son among man to awaken him from a world asleep to the goodness of God. "All is not lost," She says, "There is still hope, God loves you. Pray." My Mother is doing all She can to bring God's children back to Him. Man must learn to listen and do his part in prayer. You continue to share what is being said to you, little one. This too, is extremely important. Many are being called to do this. I thank you for taking the time to listen and share.

Ruth Ann: Lord, I'm the one who thanks You for giving me such a beautiful gift. I'm just sorry that it brings with it more than I would want for myself and family. I only wish I could listen and share without being known.

Jesus: You must think of others, little one. Think of all the blessings and graces My children would be missing had you not shared. Think of the conversions that could not have been brought about, and the miracles in others' lives that have happened as a result of your sharing My words and those of My Mother.

Ruth Ann: I know Lord, but did You have to use our farm to bring the graces and miracles? This is where we live.

Jesus: It is only temporary, child. You know you will be moving from here. You have been told this many times before by My Mother, and by Me, and now you are hearing it from the lips of others. Be patient, child. God's plan continues to unfold, and you continue to listen and be obedient. For this, I am grateful.

Ruth Ann: Lord, I love You. I only wish I could be all You want me to be, and You continue to be so patient with me, even though You know I am reluctant in all I say and do.

Jesus: Child, it is because I know your heart.

Ruth Ann: Lord, I do so much want to please You, but I find that things You ask me to do very difficult.

Jesus: When you take up the cross and follow Me, the road is never easy. Just continue to do the will of My Father. He will provide all that is necessary for this journey to be completed.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord. Thank You for being here for me.

Jesus: I am always here for you. Now I know you must go. Know that My love and peace are with you.

Message of November 1, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus

Ruth Ann: Lord, I can hardly believe November is already here. Where has the time gone?

Jesus: So often I hear that from My children. They say, "Where has all the time gone?" Usually it is in retrospect at the end of their earthly lives. So many realize what they have done with their lives was not for the honor and glory of God, but for themselves.

Ruth Ann: Lord, I feel that way on a regular basis. I always feel I am not doing enough for You and I should do more, but so much else gets in the way.

Jesus: That is why it is important to set aside time for prayer. My children will find once they set aside time daily for prayer, then all the other things that need to get done will somehow get done. I am to come first and then all other things will fall into place.

Ruth Ann: I know this to be true Lord, and not only that, but the day goes more smoothly when I have set aside time first thing in the morning for You. How in the world do we get so sidetracked, Lord?

Jesus: Little one, the evil one would have you believe that all else is more important than prayer. He will distract, confuse, and tell you, you do not have enough time to pray. You can do that later. He knows full well if you put off prayer, your life will fill up with other chores and distractions that take your mind and heart totally from God. You must be good to yourself and set aside some time every day to be at peace with Me.

Talk to Me children. Tell Me your sorrows, woes, and concerns. Tell Me how much you love Me. All of these words are sharing of your mind and heart with God. This is prayer. Let Me comfort you. So many wish to suffer in silence and then their anger builds until they cannot deal with it alone. Children, you do not have to deal with any of your hurts on your own. Give them to Me. I have suffered and died for all of your hurts, and all of your sins. I wish to continue to help you in this way. Do not let your burdens consume you or your joy in living. Greet your God and Maker each morning with a joyful heart. If you have something in particular that you are not looking forward to dealing with, ask Me to assist you. I am with and in each one of you. Let Me be of help to you.

I have said before that each one of My children must take up their cross and follow Me. This is true. Some of you have heavier crosses than others, but it does not mean that each person does not have some type of burden at some time in their life that seems unable to be carried alone. At that time, children, it is for you to say to Me, "Lord, I cannot do this alone. I must have Your love and strength to see me through this." And I will do so.

Ruth Ann: Lord, why is it so difficult for me to remember?

Jesus: Little one, it is because man is of the earth. He thinks he is in control, he has charge over his life, and he is the one who must take care of his own problems. This is not so. Give your burdens to Me. Give Me your problems and I will find solutions better, and answers better, than you could possibly find on your own.

Ruth Ann: Lord, I have been struggling for two weeks with some hurts and problems and I have not been able to give them over to You. I hear Your words and write them down, but I'm not really allowing them to sink in, Lord.

Jesus: Little one, more is being learned and absorbed than you can possibly know. Why do you think you continually suffer so? Remember the article you were referring to the other day, when sharing with others who were here to pray with you, about the tallest, strongest tree is the one that attracts the most lightening? It is so, child. Those who stand up in faith and follow My word can expect attacks such as this. The evil one does not bother those who do nothing, or are doing evil. He goes after those who are trying to do the will of God. He wishes life to be as difficult as possible for those who love God.

That is where graces, blessings, faith, and trust in your Creator come in. Sometimes it is not so easy, especially when the attack comes at times when you are most vulnerable. But know, child, as I would say to all My children, I am with you. I hear your cries, your anger, your disappointments, and your joys. I love you and want to lighten each burden, as well as share in your joy. Give all to Me. You are My children, and no one loves you more than I do. No one wants to see you happy and at peace as much as I wish to see this. Has this been of help to you?

Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord. You know it has, and hopefully it will be of help to others.

Jesus: That was the purpose of this lesson today, child. Share it with others.

Ruth Ann: It is done, Lord.

Message of January 6, 1994, from Our Lady

Ruth Ann: Mother, do You have anything You wish to share with me today?

Our Lady: Child, I am your Mother. I have said before, I am here if and when you need Me.

Ruth Ann: It's not that I have a need this morning, but I was awakened early, and felt I should use this time in prayer with You or Your Son. I am at peace, which is a miracle. With two talks coming up in the next two or three weeks, third Sunday, and many things in the offing, I truly am grateful to God for this.

Yesterday was a difficult day for me, but my peace was returned last evening before prayer group. I had about a half hour alone in the chapel, to just be quiet, and it was during that time that my peace was restored.

Our Lady: So many children do not realize the importance of quiet time with God. Most wish to have their day spent with distractions of all kinds.

Ruth Ann: I have never had a difficult time with quiet, Mother. I prefer it. Maybe having come from a large family, and raising a family, and teaching, has made me appreciate quiet time.

Our Lady: Yes child, all of these things have contributed to your need and desire for quiet time. But it is your God that you are drawn to at these times. That is the importance of quiet time. I have been asking My children over and over to pray from the heart, talk to My Son as a friend and confidant. He is truly your best friend. He has only your best interest at heart, and that is your soul. If man could only find five minutes a day to set aside for My Son, he would discover the beauty of this time and the time would continue to grow. Reading God's word in the New Testament is a special gift. It not only provides quiet time, but you'll find that God speaks to you through the scriptures, in a way you had never realized before. God's words will come alive to you if you truly read, and listen to what He is saying.

The messages that I have given to My children are words that come straight from God. I am being given this great gift in order to share it with you. God is allowing Me the privilege to minister to His children. Listen, and hear what God is saying to you My children, through the messages given to you by those being blessed with this gift to share. I continue to repeat over and over those things necessary to get your life in order. Some are listening, and some continue to ignore. It is becoming more and more difficult for My children to listen and follow those rules set down by God necessary for eternal life.

Live the messages. Love of God and neighbor continues to be stressed. Man has too many gods, and totally lacks concern for his neighbor. These are important in order to live the life to which you are called. A life of peace, light, and love is available to all God's children, even in these times of horrendous crimes against body, mind, and especially the soul. Focus on Jesus. The prince of peace can give you all you need to sustain you through these difficult times in a world steeped in darkness. Be not afraid. The evil one is strong, but his strength will be overcome by the graces provided through the sacraments, sacramentals, and prayer.

My Immaculate Heart will triumph, but much grief will be realized before this can be so. Man has brought so much pain upon himself by his greed and selfish ways, how this saddens My heart. How it pains My heart! How it causes My Son to suffer, over and over. If man could only see what he is doing by turning his back on God, he would wake up and get his life in order. The sadness is that man can no longer see. He is blinded by all the things and distractions of the world: greed, envy, selfishness, and anger. All of these things fill his day. Someone or something upsets him at every turn. It is because he has lost his focus, and his peace. He has turned away from God and has focused on what will give him temporary pleasure.

All of My children are guilty of this in one form or another. That is why I continue to call out to them and ask them to pray and make sacrifices. It is for the good of their immortal souls. That is My reason for coming among so many of My children who are listening. Listen to what I am saying and live My messages. Then you will gain the peace, no matter what is going on around you.

Now child, I thank you for spending this time with Me. God loves you and I love you. Continue to be attentive to the words of My Son. Go in His peace.

Ruth Ann: Thank You Mother, for taking this time with me. This was a special blessing today. I had thought I would be speaking with Your Son this morning.

Our Lady: You will be, child. It is just that what He has to say need not be recorded today. It will be of a personal nature.

Ruth Ann: Thank You Mother, for making me aware of this.

Message of January 12, 1994, from Our Lady to Prayer Groups

My Dear Children,

Seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you, ask and you shall receive. How many times have you heard these words. God wants to answer your prayers, dear children. He gives you every opportunity to come to Him for all your needs. He is available to you twenty-four hours a day. It is you who must make time for Him. It is you who must come to Him who loves you, and ask for all He has in abundance to give you. I am here to help you in any way I can, but I am only an instrument of God sent here to draw you back to the light which is My Son. I am here to intercede for you. I am here to dispense graces and blessings during these times of darkness. My messages are the same messages of old. Prepare the way of the Lord. It is time for His Second Coming. Dear children, we know not the day or the hour. Will you be ready? Pray, pray and prepare for the coming of My Son. My mantle continues to surround you and your dear ones. Love He Who is My Son and your Redeemer. Go in His peace.

Message of August 13, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus

Ruth Ann: Lord, I am here to listen if You wish to speak to me.

Jesus: You have a busy day ahead of you.

Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, I do. But I also know that You are to come first, and the rest of my day will be tended to by You.

Jesus: You are right, little one, with all you have going on, are you sure you are ready to focus on Me totally?

Ruth Ann: You know me so well. My mind is going in so many directions; I need to stop and pray and get focused on You. (Ruth Ann did this, stopped and prayed)

Jesus: (after a while) Now, you are ready.

Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, I am.

Jesus: So many of My children never take the time to relax and just think of Me. Just saying My name over and over, can be like a gentle soothing rain to a parched soul. Too many of My children still seek distractions from the quiet. Quiet time with Me has become non-existent in the lives of most of My children. All of My children need some quiet time, even if it is before the dawn of a new day. Each of My children must seek the love and peace of their Jesus. Life on this earth can become so burdensome with too much activity, and too many distractions. Each of My children must realize that in seeking noise and distractions at all times of the day and night, they are shutting Me out.

My Mother tells Her children over and over, "Pray, dear children, pray." Your lives have become so cluttered with the things of the world, you have no time for prayer, but I am telling you to make time for prayer. Begin with just a few moments a day. As you find the peace that is so necessary to exist in your troubled world, you will discover more and more time to spend with Me. In this world of darkness, orchestrated by the greatest distractor of all, the evil one, My children have a difficult time pulling themselves out into the light. Even you, at times, little one, find many distractions that keep you from sitting quietly with Me.

Ruth Ann: Lord, You are right. My world has become very full and very busy with Your work.

Jesus: Yes, this is true, child, and that is even more reason for you to find the time to be with Me. You need this time for renewal of your peace. If you choose to ignore quiet time with Me, then you will lose your peace, which is extremely important in the work you do. Seek peace always, and the rest I will tend to. Seek Me, and all other things you will need will follow. The strength and energy you need to get through each day, no matter how full, will be here for you. I will provide.

You are thinking, 'How can this be? Some days I am so busy I can't find any quiet time'. Walk away from the busyness of your day and find a quiet room, even if it is only for a few moments. You will see a difference. This is not only for you, it is for all My children.

Ruth Ann: My priest was telling me again how important it is to find time away.

Jesus: Yes, he understands that continually being at the beck and call of God's children can take much energy and sacrifice of one's peace. He has informed you, you should find time on a regular basis to renew yourself. That is why My priests go on retreats from time to time. The word 'retreat' gives you some idea as to what is necessary in a world where you are constantly available to others. Retreats are a healthy way of renewing one's body, mind, and soul. All must work together perfectly in order to do God's work well. So, yes, it is important to seek out the time away, so you can return rested of body, mind, and spirit, and be better able to do My work. The busier you become, the more you will need to find time to renew yourself.

Ruth Ann: I'll take it one day at a time, Lord, as You have told me so many times.

Jesus: It is so, little one, it is so. One day at a time. Now, you have much to do today. Be at peace with all you do and say.