SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

GREETINGS  IN  THE  PRECIOUS  NAME  OF  THE  APOSTLE,  HIGH  PRIEST  OF  OUR  CONFESSION,  JESUS  CHRIST…..I  AM  THANKFUL  THAT  I  DO  INDEED  KNOW  HIM  AS  MY  LORD  AND  SAVIOR……WHEN  AS  A  LITTLE  GIRL  I  ASKED  HIM  TO   COME  INTO  MY  HEART………BE  LORD OF  MY  LIFE…..AND  HE  STILL  IS!…….HE  GAVE  ME  A  GIFT  TO  COMMUNICATE  HIS  LOVE  THROUGH   SPEAKING  AND  SINGING… AND  MY  “ASSIGNMENT”  IS  TO  TELL  EVERYONE  I  MEET  ABOUT  MY  FRIEND  JESUS.   ANOTHER  THING  I  AM  GRATEFUL  FOR  IS  THIS……..I   AM  STILL   GIVING  TO  FOLK  AS  I  AM  IMPRESSED    …..(AND  ALWAYS  TO  THE  PERSON  WHO  SERVES  ME  IN  A  RESTAURANT ) THOSE  LITTLE  BOOKS….ON  “HOW  TO  BE  SAVED”……..”DO  YOU  KNOW  GOD  LOVES  YOU?”…..  “QUESTIONS  AND  ANSWERS  ABOUT  YOUR  FUTURE.”  A  FRIEND  TOLD  ME  ABOUT  THEM  AND  WHAT  A  BLESSING  THEY  ARE!……….I  ALWAYS  ENCLOSE  A  $2  BILL  IN  IT   AND  LEAVE  IT  WITH   MY  TAB…..AND  SAY  A  LITTLE  PRAYER  FOR  THEIR  HEARTS  TO  BE  TOUCHED  AND  CHANGED.  I  WANT  TO  PLANT  SEEDS….BECAUSE  I  KNOW  WHAT  GOD’S  WORD  SAYS……..

ISAIAH  55:11 –  “SO SHALL MY WORD BE THAT GOES FORTH FROM MY MOUTH; IT SHALL NOT RETURN TO ME VOID, BUT IT SHALL ACCOMPLISH THAT WHICH I PLEASE, AND IT SHALL PROSPER WHERETO I SEND IT”

BECAUSE  I  HAVE  BEEN  SO  BUSY  THIS  YEAR…..(ESPECIALLY  AFTER  THOSE  2  CRUISES  ALMOST  BACK  TO  BACK)…..I  FELT  I  NEEDED  TO  REST  A  BIT   (SMILE)…….SO  I  DID  NOT  BOOK  A  LOT   IN  SEPTEMBER…….AND  HAVE  BEEN  DOING  SOME  INTERESTING  THINGS…..SUCH  AS  “CLEARING  OUT  CLUTTER”  (IT  HAS  BECOME  MY  SLOGAN)…..I  DO  IT  EACH  YEAR……IT  BEGAN  WITH  MY  BEDROOM  CLOSET…….WOW!  TRIED  ON  EACH  PAIR  OF  PANTS…..IF  THEY   NO   LONGER  FIT  ME……WHETHER  TOO  LARGE  OR  EVEN  TOO  SMALL….THEY  WERE  PLACED  IN  A  PLASTIC  BAG…..AND  WILL  BE  TAKEN  TO  A   MINISTRY  THAT HAS  A  HOME  FOR   LADIES  WHO  COME  OFF  THE  STREETS    AS  ADDICTS,  ETC,….THEN  I  TRIED  ON  ALL  MY  SHELLS…. ALL  DIFFERENT  COLORS…..AND  PLACED  MANY  OF  THEM  IN  THAT  BAG…..ON  TO  THE  SHOE  AREA…..  I  WEAR  A  WEIRD  SIZE  10 NARROW  ..IT  IS  EXTREMELY  DIFFICULT  FOR  ME  TO  FIND  WHAT I  NEED.(SMILE)…..BUT  ACTUALLY  I  DO  HAVE  ENOUGH  SHOES  NOW  TO  LAST  ME  TIL  JESUS  COMES…….BUT  I  WAS  ABLE  TO  PLACE  SOME  OF  THEM  INTO  THE  BAG  ALSO.  NOW  THIS  WEEK  I  AM  IN  THE  CLOSET  CLEARING  OUT  PANT  OUTFITS  AND  MY  BETTER  DRESSES……SOME  I  WEAR  ONLY  DURING  THE  HOLIDAYS  WHEN  “BLING”  IS  WORN  MORE…..SO  I  PERHAPS  WILL  KEEP  A  FEW….SO  IF  I  HAVE  A  SPECIAL  OCCASION  ….I  HAVE  SOMETHING  TO  WEAR  (SMILE)  …..I  KNOW  IT  CERTAINLY  DOES  MAKE  ME  FEEL  “GOOD”  TO  LET  THOSE  THINGS  GO…….SO  SOMEONE  ELSE  CAN  ENJOY  WEARING  THEM…..MY  RULE  IS  THIS…….IF  I  HAVE  NOT  WORN  IT  IN  2  YEARS……..THAT  MEANS  I  PROBABLY  WILL  NOT  EVER  WEAR  IT AGAIN……..SO  INTO  THE  BAG  IT  GOES……I  AM  CERTAIN  THAT  GOD  IS  ALSO  PLEASED  WHEN  WE  CLEAR  OUT  CLUTTER  FROM  OUR  HEART  AND  LIVES……….AND  I  AM  ALSO  DOING  THAT!….EACH  DAY,  I  PRAY  I  THAT  I  WILL   BE  MORE  LIKE  JESUS…I  ASK  GOD  TO  SEARCH  MY  HEART……. FORGIVE  ME  AND  REMOVE  FROM  MY  LIFE  EVERYTHING  NOT  LIKE  HIM.

COLOSSIANS 3:12  –  “PUT ON THEREFORE, AS THE ELECT OF GOD, HOLY AND BELOVED, BOWELS OF MERCIES, KINDNESS, HUMBLENESS OF MIND, MEEKNESS, LONG-SUFFERING…”

I  MOVED  TO  SOUTHERN  CALIFORNIA  IN  1998…….BUT  HAD  NEVER  GONE  TO  THE  COUNTY  FAIR  TIL  LAST  YEAR  WHEN  A  DEAR  FRIEND  CAME  TO  VISIT  ME  FROM  HAWAII….AND  I  KNEW  THAT  WOULD  BE  A  SPECIAL  THING  FOR  US  TO  DO…WE  GOT  THERE  WHEN  IT  OPENED  AT  11 AM….WE  STAYED  TILL  11 PM…..I  LOVED  IT!  AND  WAS  ABLE  TO  GO  AGAIN  LAST  WEEK…….HAD  THE  SAME  KIND  OF  FUN…..VISITING  THE  AREA  WHERE  THE  CRAFTS  ARE…..QUILTING…..PAINTINGS,  ETC.. ….I  GUESS  THERE  WILL  ALWAYS BE BREADED AND DEEP  FRIED  ARTICHOKES… OREOS… SNICKERS…  ICE  CREAM……BUT  I  THINK  THERE  WERE  MORE  SILLY  THINGS  THIS  YEAR  SUCH  AS  BREADED AND DEEP FRIED  WATERMELON….PINEAPPLE …AND  PICKLES……..I  HAD  NONE  OF  THAT  STUFF…..BUT  I  COULD  NOT  SEEM  TO  RESIST  THOSE  “TEXAS-SIZE”  SMOKED  TURKEY  LEGS……SOOOOOOOO  DELICIOUS  (SMILE).   THE  CONCERT  FOR  THAT  DAY  JUST  “HAPPENED”  TO  BE  THE  JACKSONS…….WHAT  A  SHOW  THEY  PUT  ON…..I  SAT  NOT  EVEN  15  FEET  FROM  THEIR  MOM……I  PRAYED  FOR  HER  AS  I  SAW  HER  COME  IN  AND  WALK  RIGHT  BY  ME….CAUSE  I  KNOW  SHE  HAS  GONE  THROUGH   SOOOO  MUCH…….AND  AS   AN  OLDER  LADY …IT  IS  EVEN  MORE  DIFFICULT.   IT  WAS  QUITE  A  DAY  AT  THE  LA  COUNTY  FAIR.

DROVE  DOWN  TO  HUNTINGTON  BEACH  FOR  THE  SIGNATURE  SOUND  CONCERT…….THOSE  GUYS  ARE  FABULOUS!……IT  WAS  A  CONCERT  THAT  WAS  FILLED  WITH  FUN…BUT  ALSO  MINISTRY.

SOME  EXCITING  THINGS  COMING  UP….I’LL  TELL  YOU  MORE  NEXT  TIME  I  WRITE…..EACH  DAY  I  AM  THANKFUL  FOR  THOSE  OF  YOU  WHO  PRAY  REGULARLY  FOR  ME…..(I  AM  TOLD  THAT  OFTEN)…..AND  ALSO  SPECIAL  THANKS  TO  YOU  WHO  GIVE  TO  THIS  MINISTRY  GOD  HAS  GIVEN  ME…..TO  TRAVEL  WITH  THE  “GOOD  NEWS”  IN  WORD  AND  SONG….FOLK  ALSO  TELL  ME  “I  CANNOT  GO  DO  WHAT  YOU  DO…..BUT  I  CAN  HELP  YOU  GO”……AND  WHAT  A  BLESSING  WHEN  LOVE  GIFTS  COME  IN….THIS  IS  GOOD  GROUND!….THANKS  FOR  YOUR  PARTNERSHIP…….FINANCIAL  AND  PRAYER  SUPPORT……REMEMBER  YOU  WILL  RECEIVE  A  TAX-DEDUCTIBLE  RECEIPT  FOR  YOUR  GIFT….AND  YOU  WILL  REWARDED  IN  HEAVEN…MAY  GOD  RICHLY  BLESS  YOU  AND  KEEP  YOU  IN  HIS  CARE.

IF  YOU  ARE  THE  DIRECTOR  OF  A  SENIOR  MINISTRY  AND  WOULD  LIKE  TO  HAVE  ME  COME  MINISTER  IN  SONG  OR  WORD/SONG….YOU  CAN  CALL  ME  AT  909  948-2448….I  WOULD  LOVE  TO!…..I  ALSO  SPEAK/SING  FOR  WOMEN’S  FUNCTIONS……YOU  WILL  NOT  BE  DISAPPOINTED!  (SMILE)  AND  OF  COURSE,  I  SING  IN  CHURCHES…….AND  YES,  YOU  CAN  AFFORD  ME!    I  AM  THANKFUL  THAT  IT  IS  NOW  35  YEARS  OF FULL-TIME  MINISTRY…….AND  I  WILL  CONTINUE  AS  LONG  AS  I  CAN…….I  DO  FEEL  GREAT……THE  DOCTOR  TOLD  ME  WHEN  I  HAD  MY  LAST  PHYSICAL  THAT  I  WAS  IN  GREAT  CONDITION…HE  WAS  SURPRISED  TO  HEAR  THAT  I  TAKE  NO  MEDICINE…..ONLY  LOTS  OF  VITAMINS…….DRINK  NONI……GO  TO  CURVES  EVERY  OTHER  DAY….  ……GOD  DOES  TAKE  CARE  OF  ME  AS  I  WORK  FOR  HIM.

JOHN  9:4  –  “I MUST WORK THE WORKS OF HIM  WHO SENT ME WHILE IT IS DAY; FOR WHEN THE NIGHT COMES NO MAN CAN WORK”

AS  YOU  WELL  KNOW…..THERE  IS  SOOOO  MUCH  GOING  ON  IN  THE  WORLD….THAT  IF  ONE  DOES  NOT  HAVE    A  PERSONAL  RELATIONSHIP  WITH  JESUS  CHRIST…….YOU  COULD  EASILY  BECOME  OVERWHELMED…  BUT  NOT  ME!….. ……… EVEN  THO  I  DON’T  KNOW  WHAT  THE  FUTURE  HOLDS….  I  CERTAINLY  DO  KNOW  THE  ONE  WHO  HOLDS  THE  FUTURE…..AND  HE  DOES  HAVE  THIS  WHOLE  WORLD  IN  HIS  HANDS…..AND  GOD’S  WORD  SAYS  I  AM  ” ENGRAVED  IN  THE  PALM  OF  HIS  HANDS.”

ISAIAH 49:16 – “BEHOLD, I HAVE ENGRAVED THEE UPON THE PALM OF MY HANDS…”

 LET  JESUS  LEAD  YOU  ALONG  LIFE’S  PATHWAY…..DON’T  WORRY  ABOUT  THE  FUTURE….GOD  IS  ALREADY  THERE!  LET  ME  KNOW  HOW  I  CAN  PRAY  FOR  YOU….YOUR  FAMILY….FRIENDS….WE  DO  SERVE  A  GOD  WHO  IS   WILLING  READY  AND  ABLE  TO  MEET  THE  NEED  IN  YOUR  LIFE.

1 THESS. 4:23  –  “AND THE VERY GOD OF PEACE SANCTIFY YOU WHOLLY; AND I PRAY GOD THAT YOUR WHOLE SPIRIT AND SOUL AND BODY WILL BE PRESERVED BLAMELESS UNTO THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST”

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