Happy Thanksgiving
 
A National Day of Thanksgiving was proclaimed in 1863
by President Abraham Lincoln to give, “Thanksgiving and Praise
to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”
            
                                                                                             
Grateful I Can Reflect God's Light

In this season of Thankfulness I adapted the song lyrics of "Stained Glass" about a gift God gave us. With Jesus in our hearts, we are no longer drab and grey. We are filled with His Holy Light. And like stained glass, we have a multitude of beautiful colors.

Most of all, we are not only truly alive ourselves, but we can each REFLECT God's Life and Light to others!

I am grateful for being like Stained Glass!
Blessings,

 
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Stained Glass
 
We are like Windows
Stained with Colors
Of the Rainbow

No longer sitting in a darkened room
Because the Bridegroom
Has come to Shine through YOU!

We are His Daughters and Sons
We are the Colorful Ones
We are the Kids of the King
Thankful in everything
 
My Colors grow so Dim
When I start to Fall
Away from Him

But up comes the Strongest Wind
He sends to Blow Me
Back into His Arms again

Now All His Colors
Fall around our feet
Touching all we meet
Changing all the Gray that We See

Rainbow colors of the Risen Son
We Reflect the One
The One Who Came
To set us All Free

We are His Daughters and Sons
We are the Colorful Ones
We are the Kids of the King
Grateful in everything
 
We are Like Windows
Stained with Colors of the Rainbow
No longer sitting in a darkened room
The Bridegroom wants to Shine thru YOU
 
No longer sitting in a darkened room
The Bridegroom wants to Shine thru YOU

 


Stained Glass lyrics by Melody Green, music by Keith and Melody Green
 


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Talking to Strangers
 
     Many have asked me how I’m able to talk to strangers and get them into conversations so easily — long or short. For me it was a deliberately acquired skill. I’ve done my best to cultivate a friendly and purposeful way of living so I can connect with strangers I meet.
  
     I always remember that everyone is on a journey. So when I’m out and about, I keep my eyes open and watch for a chance to plant some seeds or do a little watering. Sometimes I even get to reap. Below is a very simple “watering” story.


 
“Becoming Human”

Last week I was becoming human — as I call it — getting my scraggly hair and bushy eyebrows tamed. I’ve gone to the same place for years, but they had a new brow girl. As she trimmed, I noticed a thin line of writing tattooed on her forearm. “What does your tattoo say?” I asked. 
 
“Always be true to your heart,” then she quickly added, “but I don’t really believe that anymore.” 
 
“I know someone that has one very similar," I told her. "It took her forever to find the right script and size, even what to say. It’s very feminine like yours.”

 
“What does hers say?” she asked.
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“It says, 'Great is Thy Faithfulness.'”
 
After a few minutes of chitchat, I gently asked, “A moment ago you mentioned you don’t believe what your tattoo says anymore… so what do you believe?” 
  
She answered a bit hesitantly. “Well, I have faith now. I still think it’s good to be true to my heart…but now I rely more on faith.”  

I said I had faith too, that it’s gotten me through a lot. “So do you go to church anywhere?"

She went to a church I’d visited once. We talked about that. Then she offered, “I put my two kids in their school. I want them to learn good values. My boyfriend goes there, so I started going along with him. I really like it.”
 
“So you’re a single mom?” She nodded. I said, “I was a single mom, too. It’s so hard. When you’re at work you feel you should be with your kids. And when you’re with your kids you feel you should be getting work done. I always felt so torn.”
 
“I do too,” she agreed.
 
“I’m a Christian too,” I said. “God is so faithful. He brought people into my children’s lives with different gifts than me, to fill in some of the gaps. Their dad would’ve been stricter — and also would’ve taught them things I didn’t have to give.”
 
big dryersA little encouragement can go a long way, so I continued. “My kids turned out great — both happily married to awesome guys, and they’re super moms. God has been faithful to them…and to me, too.”
 
I didn’t know where she was at in her journey, but she’s headed in the right direction. At the end I told her a bit about the plane crash, and Keith’s music. "I wrote a book about it. I’d love to send you one if you have an address you feel comfortable giving me. I think you’d enjoy it.”
 
She handed me her business card and smiled. I left a good tip (always essential) and said I’d see her next time.
 
The Lord led me to do just a little watering with acceptance and encouragement in our brief 20 minutes together. I’ll see her again.


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We are asking for your help … yet already thankful for your sensitivity to our need.
 
We at LDM would like to continue, but we’ve been falling short of our $8,000 monthly budget.

With about two months of reserves left, we are at serious risk.
 
We’ve tightened our belt, with four part-time staff and one full-time (me) working at home on our laptops. But still we’re falling short by $3,000 each month.
 
Could you send your best possible gift soon?

We really do need extra help to continue.
       
We’re grateful in advance for your kindness and generosity – and hopeful for the future.

Love,
Melody
 

(Perhaps also pray about being a monthly partner, so we can count on the extra needed each month.)



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Pouring Rain.  Prayer.  Forgiveness.
 

Two different trips.  Two amazing experiences!

Last month I couldn't have told you when I got to Philadelphia to speak — that something miraculous would happen!

I had no idea I'd be part of a three hour outpouring of the Holy Spirit right on a sidewalk with about a dozen college students — in the pouring rain!
 
And when I got to Tulsa, how could I know I’d be part of prayer to close a 35-year-old wound — from Keith’s
1979 legendary three nights at the ORU Mabee Center.
 
I will tell you the stories starting with PA. I think you’ll be as blessed as I am at the goodness of Jesus.
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On the Sidewalks of Lancaster, PA

I was in Pennsylvania to speak at the Cavod Dance Academy Gala Banquet Fundraiser — and got all dressed up and had just a great time! Cavod means "God's presesence" in Hebrew. 

But it was a day before that energized me for at least the next 10 years!

I had met the two sons of Cavod's director, Connie Dienner.
We went to her sons' film offices, and had to Melody and friendspass through a very hip coffee shop, Prince Street Cafe, to get to the elevator.
There were dozens of young people inside — and also outside at tiny tables lining the street.  I thought, what a mission field!

On our way out, back on the sidewalk, we asked one guy to snap a group shot of me wth the Dienner Family — in front of the vintage Fulton Theater.  Then I started talking with him... "What do you do? You in college? Your major?" etc.  Soon more of his friends engaged.
 
After about 30 minutes, few feet away, Connie asked if they'd ever heard of Keith Green — that I'd been married to him.  I didn't hear her, but knew something happened as I heard,

 
"No way." "He's my favorite!"
"You’re kidding!"

 
Street prayerSuddenly about 7 guys stood up to tell me their stories — how our music touched them. How Keith had changed their lives.
 

They asked what I thought was on God's heart which led to about an hour of me preaching to them, as more friends they'd texted started showing up.

I was telling them about winning hearts for Jesus. After about an hour the photo-taker asked me to pray for him. "For what Keith had. I want his anointing."


"I can't give you that," I said, "but what specifically do you want?"

"Boldness! I want to be bold like Keith was!

I said, "Keith was bold for souls.  Is that what you want?"

"Yes. For souls!!!"
 
So right on the sidewalk in front of the hippest coffee shop around, Prince Street Cafe, the guys lined up and I prayed for each of them. There were about a dozen now.

 Prayer during rainAnd from inside the coffee shop many
just stared out the big glass windows at us — probably thinking what the heck is going on?

Then everyone wanted to pray for me!  And formed a circle around me. What a blessing!!!

At that very moment
there was a huge thunder clap in the blue skies.  We all startled... and then rain started pouring out of nowhere.

This very top photo captured the beginning of it. Then the skies opened and we got soaking wet. But nobody cared. Everyone took a turn praying for me. It was awesome!!
 
God's Blessings Rained Down

Doorway prayer
When we were done we huddled inside The Prince for shelter — the Prince Street Cafe doorway, that is. And just praised Jesus for
such goodness!

Exhilarated!
Soaking wet!
And rejoicing in Jesus!!!
 
 
Father-Son Connection
 
One awesome part was I met a young guy, Noah, whose family moved on from LDM ministry years before.MATT SCHOENFELDER His dad Matt Schoenfelder had graduated from our first school and become a key leader.

Matt fell in love with Liz, a darling girl who lived with me and Keith to help with our kids. Their romance was legendary — platinum haired blue eyed Matt and slim pretty Liz with the beautiful smile were a sight to
behold.    
 
As it happened, Matt tragically passed away several years ago at just 44, leaving his youngest son Noah with a lot of honest questions.
 
Noah Shoenfelder Noah lived a few blocks away and was texted to come down. He looked so much like his dad! And got there just in time to get soaked in our prayer circle.

Noah also had a special prayer for me and he took me aside to share.

 
Overall we were there for about 3 hours. Some have stayed in touch and even sent some photos from that God-orchestrated afternoon.

I call them the Prince Street Warriors — they got so fired up for Jesus and reaching their friends!

I Live for Moments Like These!
 
There are Divine Appointments you couldn't put together if you tried — when circumstances, people, and the Holy Spirit collide!
  Then a situation that would not have happened, had any one of the elements been missing.
 
God is willing. And looks for people who are willing. Are YOU willing to step out for Jesus?
 
Ask Jesus for more promptings and divine appointments! And keep a wiling heart!
 
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"A weekend with Melody Green"
at "Drink From the River" TULSA

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At the end of April I spoke for a weekend  in Tulsa, OK, put together by two ministries. This blessed me so much!

I know Jesus loves unity, rather than competition in His cities. So it was great before it began!
 
I met some precious people I hope to see again.

There were many moments that gripped my heart in those two days, besides the conference itself.
But I will share the two most powerful for me.
 
Moment One
 
One highlight was meeting a 13-year-old girl, Deborah.
People were crowding around me to say hi, as she quietly passed me a gift bag and turned as if waking away, without saying anything.

 
My spirit jolted as the top of something inside poked out. She seemed to be leaving, and my spirit jolted. I turned and said, "Did you make me a gift?"

Melody with Deborah
Deborah said, "I painted a fox, my favorite animal — And I named him Keith Green — for my most favorite singer!" 

 
I was so blessed this 13-year-old girl was being inspired by
Keith's music and life — and carrying that passion in her ministry in Bulgaria with her family.

We have kept in touch via email, and will later by Skype. Deborah has a big call on her life!

Moment Two
 
Tulsa Remembers 1979
When Keith was at ORU
 
As you know, if you read my book, there’s over a chapter dedicated to our time at the ORU Mabee Center. Perhaps you were there yourself.

Keith believed a huge revival would break out, and ORU could take it to the ends of the earth, being the biggest media ministry at that time.

Well, the people who brought me to Tulsa last month to speak, and many others, believed the Lord wanted to do something huge and lasting in Tulsa in 1979, but was turned away.

They told me after I arrived, with me being there then, they believed the breach could be repaired.

 
The Short Version of 1979 in Tulsa
 
Keith played for three night in a row at the ORU Mabee Center. And it grew each night. By night three genuine revival was breaking out among the students and city of Tulsa.

God's presence was so powerful and real that last night we all felt it. Like Holy Ground.
 
Keith had to just stop playing and crawl under the piano to weep and pray — as people under conviction began coming forward.

Several hundred came onto the stage and also laid in the aisles praying. Keith just wanted to get out of the way and let God do His work.
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Then students lined up at the abandoned mic and started openly confessing their sins.

Even student leaders. Many sins that you would be expelled for.

It got so intense that one of the faculty for some reason came to the mic and said some sins were not meant to be shared publically, but in private.

 
The Shut Down

As soon as his words hit the air it was like a switch was thrown. Suddenly, and astonishingly, God’s presence disappeared. Not in a slowly dissipating way. But all at once. It was so jolting nobody moved, or said anything.
 
It was silently stunning. Nobody knew what to do; Keith was still crying under the piano. And slowly the crowd got to their feet and slowly moved out.
 

It was over.
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A lady who was at those ORU meetings drove 13 hours to get to Tulsa to tell her experience. She said it was exactly as I described it in my book.

That the power of God permeated the room and people spontaneously headed to the mic on stage and openly repented.  Then a faculty member shared briefly and everything came to a screeching halt.


And indeed, it was over.
 
Identificational Repentance
 
But then the lady reached out to me and said, “Melody, you and Keith initiated this, but we rejected it. On behalf of all of Tulsa, I apologize. Would you please forgive us?"

 

Melody speaking in tulsaI was stunned, and had no idea it was coming. But immediately responded, “Yes. I forgive you.”

Then we all gathered as the pastor prayed for God to open the doors of heaven again over all of Tulsa. That God would send a revival.
 
When these things happen, genuine repentace and genuine forgiveness, between parties standing in proxy and representing something much bigger than themselves – God hears.  He takes notice.
 
It was so powerful! The leaders there have contacted me and said, "Something in the atmosphere has shifted."

So in a small corner of Tulsa, in a small place, people with right hearts did a heavenly transaction with the Lord.

Time will tell... but why not Tulsa?  Why not now?  Lord, let it be so!


 

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In This Issue 2
 
 
* Outpouring in Streets  
   of Lancaster, PA

 
* Tulsa Blessings and
   Forgiveness
 
 HUGE SALE
* Classic CD Collection
* No Compromise Book
* Poster of Classic Keith
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TX Come Hear
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Hope to See You There!

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Responses:
from Melody's June 26th Event

Thank you Melody for sharing your heart last night! I will ask the Lord to open my eyes for opportunities to share God's love, one  seed at a time.
Pray I will not listen to satan's lies that I'm not good enough to speak of Jesus.  Praise Him for washing me clean! May God fill us with His spirit and make us bold for Jesus!
Deborah      Riverside, CA




My friend went to hear Melody Green at the UPPER ROOM and loved her!
Beatrice    Southern CA  



Thank you Melody for sharing this Saturday. I was convicted and challenged!
I want to let God use me to touch lives, whether it be by meeting a physical need (blankets for homeless) or spiritual need (prayer).
You have encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone again.  Thanks!
Tamara    Los Angeles, CA



 
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Heart Connection
Keith Green's music spoke to my heart early
in my walk with Christ.
Today, I still love to listen to the conviction and passion so few artists carry in their music.

Keith inspired me then and continues to inspire me today. When people ask who my favorite artist is, hands down
it is Keith Green.
Jackie   USA

 
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Inspiring!!
I was listening to his music today...and it made me cry. His music and message touches our hearts like no other!
Melody you are an inspiration in all you do for the Lord.
Paul   Cardiff, Wales
 

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Touching Generations
Melody- I wanted you to know I just finished watching the DVD of Keith’s Story, “Your Love Broke Through.” I grew up listening to his music, as my mom cleaned the house... it was always on.

It’s just amazing that 32 years later, my 2 little boys (5 and 7) both love singing to "The Easter Song" and "I Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven."
Tara    Florida



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Serve with Intensity
I have been hearing Keith's music and watching "The Keith Green Story DVD."
His short life makes sense to me: I have not many years ahead to be useful to the Lord, if he gives me life. But I want these few years to be as intense as Keith Green's years with the Lord.
Via LDM email

 
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Holy Communication
Keith's music changed my heart. There is no other artist I have found that touches my spirit and allows holy communication with my Lord. Thank you for keeping this beautifully worshipful music available.
Rob  USA


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Fired Up!
 I first heard about Keith Green in the biography of Leonard Ravenhill. Later I read No Compromise and bought the LIVE CD.
My life is fired up to live more for God, and also my wife who sings and plays guitar and piano is more fired up, to be bold for God!
Thank you for this book to share it with us!!
Gerlof   Netherlands

 

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Energizing!!
I'm reading "No Compromise"! Thank you for writing this; it has energized me and set a fire in my belly to continue to share Jesus with the lost! I greatly appreciate your ministry. God bless you!
Timothy  USA


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Enjoy great summer reading with the galvanizing story of Keith and Melody finding Jesus, and the whirlwind life of growing and ministering God gave to them. 

A great read.
A powerful example!



 



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A NOTE TO OUR READERS

We've had many readers and facebook friends ask about Keith's teachings.
The Last Days Ministries website is a treasure trove!

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A Mother’s Secret

by Melody Green
 
I will let you in on a Mother’s Secret
No matter how hard we tried to be good mothers
We all know we’ve failed our children in some ways
 
Many of you have wonderful memories
And you look back at your childhood fondly
We like to hear all those stories anytime of the year
 
But especially on Mother’s Day
 
We need to hear you say how much you love us
And that you’re grateful God gave you to us
Because most of us moms carry some weight of guilt
 
We know we are imperfect and flawed…
Some of us were too selfish to meet all your needs
Many of us just didn’t know how
 
Often there were bad circumstances beyond our control
There are some things we will never tell you or burden you with
But if you want to know something just ask
Now that you are older “we just might” tell you more
 
Some of us were totally unprepared for being a mom
Or didn’t have the kind of support we needed
Or worked very long hours and took our problems out on you
Sometimes in unjust ways
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We have no excuse for so many things…
But we are extremely sorry for times we hurt you
And for any way we neglected or harmed you
And ask for, and deeply desire, your forgiveness
 
We would still lay down our life for you
You are the joy and light of our lives
If we knew before what we know now
We’d do a lot of things differently
 
Time can’t be unraveled
God is good. He restores.
But one thing is for certain…
We would’ve played with you lots
Lots more.


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