About Mattie’s Message of Hope & Peace

Posted on: January 5th, 2013 by jeni No Comments

 

Your Messages…

About Mattie’s Message of Hope & Peace

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July 2016

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I first learned about Mattie many years ago on tv. I loved the Good Morning America surprise — Mattie meeting with jimmy Carter. I love him. And I bought Mattie’s  books for my then young children. I am wondering what Mattie could do today to help the state of the world we are living in now . He was a small wonder , I believe he may have changed the world if he only had more time on this now  confused earth. Everything he said at such a young age could truly be the simply answer for peace today.  – Debra May (Horsham, PA)

Response - Thank you for your note, Debra. I think Mattie would have continued to encourage people to “choose peace” — in attitude and action, both of which will ripple into peaceful realities for ourselves and for our world. I think he would be proud of the work we are doing with his Foundation, to help “teach peace” to people of all ages. — Peace, Jeni.

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May 2014

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I marked this year’s “day of prayer for permanent peace” by going to Mattie’s park and spending some time in prayer on a park bench at 11 AM. May we all rededicate ourselves to prayer and work for peace. – Bill Samuel (via Facebook)

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Shared on Facebook by Tricia Ruth Coe — > 

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September 2013

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Recently, a FB post asked for our three, spiritual mentors. One of my three; was Mattie Stepanek. Had never thought about this before, but there was no doubt. Hope Mattie’s mom is doing well! Think of her, from time to time. – Susan Mann via Facebook

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August 2013

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Thank you, Jeni. I hope I have the opportunity to meet you someday. I saw a rainbow a couple of weeks ago, and it reminded me of your son. That motto “Remember to play after every storm” hit me pretty hard when I saw that rainbow, as I had been in a car accident a week prior to that and was uncertain about what the medical tests were going to show. Seeing that rainbow gave me hope that everything was going to be OK.  I’m sure your son’s making an impact like that for millions of others, but thought I would share that story with you. God bless! — Carrie-Ann Stuart

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July 2013

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My wife and I were just to Mattie’s Park this past Saturday. What a gift of peace to simply be in that wonderful space. We have all of Mattie’s Books as well as Messenger. I often use words from them in my sermons or to share with people who have lost loved ones. Just a couple weeks ago, our grandchildren were with us as their other Grandpa (Pop Pop) was dying of cancer. When my daughter and son-in-law called to let us know he was very near death, we took out Mattie’s poem “Heavenly Greeting” and read it and talked about their Pop Pop being greeted by God. It was a special moment and we are grateful that Mattie’s poem helped us move through that time.

 

Our Church also recently had a Music Camp using Heartsongs: Inspired by the word of Mattie J.T. Stepanek, Music by Joseph M. Martin. How inspiring. In fact, words fail to reflect the depth of this music and it’s power.

 

Mattie has touched our lives for many years. We are so grateful for his work and continue to be touched and inspired by his life. We are also so impressed with Jeni. When God chooses special messengers to come into our midst, God also chooses very special people to be their mother. Jeni is one of those very, very special mothers! Thank you to her for helping Mattie find, celebrate, and share his Heartsong.

 

 — God bless.  Bob and Rose Ann Wallace

 

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April 2013

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Hi Mama Peace, I was looking on the website today and clicked on the video of Mattie reading one of his poems titled “For Our World.” My almost 4 year old, Julianna, is just learning of Mattie and and his legacy of peace. When I put this video on, she ran from across the room and climbed up on my bed (I am completely bedbound from mito). As she started to listen to the words, she wrapped her left arm under my head, cradling my head and placed her right hand on my heart just as I reached over to put my left hand on her heart. As we watched and listened to the rest of the video, we stayed like this—-Still, just still. And connected—heart to heart. Thank you Mattie and Mama Peace for giving us this moment of clarity today and for teaching me and Julianna, in that moment, how inner peace and stillness begin.  With appreciation, Malisa M. (Julianna’s mom)

—–***NOTE: Julianna is now a member of our Peace Club Kids program :)  

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February 2013
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January 2013

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Mattie‘s spirit, and words continue to be a powerful and inspiring force in my life-and so many others. In the coming year I commit to sharing Mattie’s message of peace, and heartsongs with the many I am blessed to connect with on a regular basis through my life and work.  Namaste’ —  Michelle “Shelley” Green (Mattie’s Peace Club Member)

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October 2012

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Mattie’s message of hope and peace is all around me,, I have read his (your) book and passed it on to others.. Thank you and GOD bless you. – Brandy McGraw (via Facebook)

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September 2012

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Mattie just about everyday I text to my children your words of inspiration. I believe they can change how people think and feel. Thank YOU buddy. – Carmen Gigi Wilson (via Facebook)

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July 2012

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‎”Think gently, speak gently, live gently.” —Mattie J.T. Stepanek
This little boy taught us more about how to attain/spread PEACE, than many leaders ever have. Check it out. Be Gentle with yourself. Peace & Harmony to all. — Pa Gib (via Facebook)

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May 2012

Learning about Mattie made me realize I was living without sharing my heartsong! I made the concious effort to try and be bettter each day and have shared his message with many friends. I was fortunate to have visited his Park with my family for the Peace Celebration and was a wonderful experience (rain and all). Have all of his books and the audiobook with his poems in the car, and my kids have memorized some of them. My husband, whose is not an avid reader, read Messenger and Just Peace… I am greatful because such a blessed soul has given us so much hope for a better peaceful world! – Karen Mejia (via Facebook)

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April 2012

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I went out for a date night with the hubby at the book store and came across Messenger. I can not tell you how much you have inspired me with the chapter I have read. While I am saddened that Mattie is no longer with us physically, I feel he is watching over all of us to make sure we are kept safe. Your story is an inspiration and I can not wait to read more. Thank you for publishing such personal memories and stories to get me to think on a new level. – Kati G-C (via Facebook)

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I firmly believe in Mattie’s messages of peace… He reflected back God’s love to everyone he met and all those listening to his messages throughout the world. He had the determination to help the children hear the messages that God so badly wants his children to hear… It is so easy to just give up and go with the flow of things, but Mattie took the road less traveled by, he chose the most difficult path that most human beings wouldn’t have the guts to take… Even though Mattie has moved on to a greater existance, his messages, his love and his contributions to the world will never be forgotten because he will live on through our hearts and will be remembered as “The Messenger” of peace. – Rob Windrem (via email)

 

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