SUNDAY DECEMBER 15, 2013

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FALL IS OVER …. I NEVER THOUGHT THAT I WOULD SEE SUCH GORGEOUS CHANGING OF THE LEAVES HERE IN CALIFORNIA, BUT YOU CAN SEE FOR YOURSELF. GOD IS A MASTER PAINTER  trans-smiley-tiny   SO  NOW EVERYWHERE  I  GO…..I  AM  REMINDED  THAT  CHRISTMAS  IS  NEAR……HEARING  THOSE  TIMELESS  CAROLS  PLAYED  IN  STORES……..OFTEN  I  AM  REMINDED  IN  A  SAD  WAY…..THAT  MANY  OF  THE  IMAGES  I  SEE  ARE  ONLY ASSOCIATED  WITH  CHRISTMAS  BECAUSE  THERE  ARE  THOSE   WHO  SIMPLY  DO   NOT  CARE  TO  KNOW  THE  REAL  REASON  WE  CELEBRATE  THIS  WONDERFUL ….GLORIOUS  DAY…… CHRIST  IS  IN  CHRISTMAS…..  AND  WE  MUST  LET  EVERY  PART  OF  THE  DECORATIONS…. THE  HOLLY  WREATH….BELLS ….LIGHTS….POINT  TO  THE  ONE  WHOSE  BIRTH  WE  ARE  CELEBRATING…… GOD  SO  LOVED  THE  WORLD….HE  WAS  WILLING  TO  SEND  A  REDEEMER….HIS  ONLY  SON…JESUS.    OUR  FATHER  GOD….THE  CREATOR  OF  THE  UNIVERSE….. WRAPPED  HIMSELF   IN  THAT  TINY   BABY……..HIS  GIFT……….. JESUS  KNEW  WHY  HE  CAME  TO  EARTH…..AND  WAS  WILLING  TO  DIE  FOR  OUR  SINS….. HE  WAS  BURIED  AND  ON  THE  3RD  DAY  MORNING….HE  AROSE  VICTORIOUS…. OVER  DEATH,  HELL  AND  THE  GRAVE….HE  WENT  BACK  TO   HIS  FATHER  IN  HEAVEN  AND  IS  PREPARING  A  PLACE  FOR  EACH  OF  US  WHO  CHOOSE  TO  BE   THERE  WITH  HIM….. WHAT  AN  ULTIMATE  VACATION  PLACE.

JOHN  14: 1 ~  IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS: IF IT WERE NOT SO, I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU. I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU.

 WELL,  SINCE  I  BLOGGED  LAST,  I  HAVE  BEEN  A  VERY  BUSY  SPEAKER/SINGER  AND  LOVING  IT  trans-smiley-tiny …..I  AM  SOOO  GRATEFUL  THAT  GOD  HAS  OPENED  MANY  DOORS  FOR  ME  TO  MINISTER.    MY  WOMEN’S  BRUNCH AT CARLSBAD COMMUNITY CHURCH IN  CARLSBAD  CA. WAS  EXQUISITE……52  TABLES….. WITH  A  HOSTESS  WHO  WAS  WILLING  TO  DECORATE  WITH  THINGS  FROM  HER  OWN  HOUSE……… THE  CENTERPIECES  WERE  LOVELY  AND  EACH  TABLE  WAS  UNIQUELY   DIFFERENT…   THE  DOORS  OPENED  AN  HOUR  EARLY  FOR  THE  LADIES  TO  COME  DO  A  “WALK  THRU”   TO  VIEW  ALL  OF  THOSE  GORGEOUS  TABLES……SO  LOVELY….. I  DID  STOP  AND  THANK  GOD  FOR  ALL  THE  CREATIVITY  HE  GIVES  EACH  OF  US……AMEN?………
 
 
 

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MS. JANE (DIRECTOR OF WOMEN’S MINISTRIES) WITH MS. LILLIE, ANOTHER FRIEND MS CLAIRE IN THE BACKGROUND

SO  LET’S  NOT   ENTERTAIN  THE  THOUGHT  THAT  WE  ARE  INADEQUATE  FOR  A  JOB  OR MINISTRY  SERVICE…. GOD  DOES NOT  THINK  ABOUT  WHETHER  OR  NOT  WE  HAVE  THE  ABILITY ….OR  INABILITY….. HE  ONLY  WANTS  TO  KNOW  ABOUT  OUR  AVAILABILITY…… HE  WILL  USE  US  AS  WE  SURRENDER  TO  HIS  WILL …..HIS  WAY….HIS  PLAN.

JOHN 9:4 ~ I MUST WORK THE WORKS OF HIM THAT SENT ME, WHILE IT IS DAY: THE NIGHT COMETH, WHEN NO MAN CAN WORK.

PHILIPPIANS 4:13 – I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME.

I  LOVE  SPEAKING/SINGING  FOR  THE  CHRISTIAN  WOMEN’S  CLUBS…… ESPECIALLY  AT  CHRISTMAS  TIME……CAUSE  I  AM  ASKED  TO  DO  SOMETHING  CALLED  A  “SPECIAL  FEATURE”…..I  CHOOSE  TO  HAVE  AN  OLD  FASHIONED  CHRISTMAS  CAROL  SING- A -LONG.  I  FOUND  SOMETHING  THAT  YOU  MIGHT  LIKE  ALSO….IT  IS  CALLED  “CHRISTMAS  CAROLOKE”…..VOLUME  1  AND  2….ALL  OF  THE  FAVORITE  CHRISTMAS  CAROLS  AND  CHRISTMAS  SONGS…..GREAT  MUSIC  THAT  YOU  CAN  SING  ALONG  WITH…..THE  LADIES  SEEM  TO  LOVE  THAT  PART  OF  THE  PROGRAM…..IT  IS  SOOOO  MUCH  FUN….. I  ALSO  SUPPLY  A  SONG  SHEET  FOR  EACH…… AS  WELL  AS  BELLS  SO  THEY  CAN  SHAKE  THEM  WHEN  WE  DO  A  SONG  THAT  MENTIONS  “BELLS”  trans-smiley-tiny  I  LOOK  FORWARD  TO  THAT  PART  OF  MY  PROGRAM.   MUSIC  IS  SUCH  A  MEANINGFUL  PART  OF  CHRISTMAS……IF  YOU  WOULD  LIKE  TO  BLESS  SOMEONE  WITH  MY  CHRISTMAS  CD….. THEY  WILL  THANK  YOU  FOR  A  LONG  TIME  trans-smiley-tiny   THERE  ARE  SECULAR  SONGS  AS  WELL  AS  THE  TIMELESS  CAROLS…..YOU  WILL  BE  BLESSED…..FOR  MUSIC  TOUCHES  HEARTS  AND  LIVES  IN  SO  MANY  WAYS.  I  WOULD  NOT  WANT  TO  THINK  OF  WHAT  THE  WORLD  WOULD  BE  LIKE  WITHOUT   MUSIC.    WOW!    I  AM  SO  GLAD  THAT  “GOD  GAVE  THE  SONG”    CLICK  HERE  TO  ORDER

ALONG  WITH  ALL  THE  GOOD  NEWS  AND  FEELINGS  ABOUT  THIS   TIME  OF  THE  YEAR…..WE  ARE  STILL  BOMBARDED  WITH  NEWS….. (THAT  IF  WE  DID  NOT  KNOW  JESUS  AS  LORD  AND  SAVIOR)…..WE  COULD  FEEL  DESPAIR…….. BUT  AS  JESUS  SAID  MANY  TIMES  IN  HIS  WORD……”DO  NOT  FEAR”…… HE  SAYS  “MY  PEACE  I  LEAVE  WITH  YOU”…..JUST  KNOW  THAT  WHERE  HE  ASKS  YOU  TO  GO……HE  IS  ALREADY  THERE.

JOHN  14 :27 ~ PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU, MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU: NOT AS THE WORLD GIVETH, GIVE I UNTO YOU. LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED, NEITHER LET IT BE AFRAID.

WELL,  FOR  MOST  CALIFORNIANS,  WE  HAVE  BEEN  HAVING  SOME  VERY  COLD  WEATHER….IT  ACTUALLY  GOT  DOWN  TO  38  DEGREES  AT  NIGHT..,.NOW  I  KNOW  THAT  IS  NOT  COLD  FOR  MANY …..WHO  LIVE  IN  THOSE  “SNOW  STATES”….BUT  FOR  US  IT  WAS  COLD…. BRRRRRRR…. HOWEVER,  NOW  IT  HAS  BEGUN  TO  WARM  UP  AGAIN….IN  FACT  THEY  PREDICT  THAT  IT  WILL  BE  BACK  IN  THE  80’s  NEXT  WEEK……SO  WE  WILL  JUST  ENJOY  IT  trans-smiley-tiny   …..I  PLAN  TO  BE  IN  THE  DESERT  FOR  A  LADIES  MEETING  THIS  WEEK…..OF  COURSE  THAT  IS  WHERE  THE  “SNOW  BIRDS”  COME  FOR  4-5  MONTHS  EACH  YEAR  TO  GET  AWAY  FROM  THEIR  “COLD  STATES”….. IT  IS  ALWAYS  A  JOY  TO  SEE  SO  MANY  OF  MY  FRIENDS  I  HAVE  KNOWN  FOR  MANY  YEARS…..AS  I  GO  DOWN  TO  THE  “HYMN  SING”  WHICH  IS  HELD  ON  THE  2ND  TUESDAY  OF  EACH  MONTH  IN  PALM  DESERT….. WHAT  A  BLESSING  TO  BE  ABLE  TO  SING  THOSE  WONDERFUL  OLD  HYMNS…  (SONGS  WE  CANNOT  SEEM  TO  HEAR  IN  OUR  CHURCHES  ANYMORE)….I  LOVE  THEM!

COLOSSIANS 3:16 ~ LET THE WORD OF CHRIST DWELL IN YOU RICHLY IN ALL WISDOM; TEACHING AND ADMONISHING ONE ANOTHER IN PSALMS AND HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS, SINGING WITH GRACE IN YOUR HEARTS TO THE LORD.

WHEN  THE  NEW  YEAR  BEGINS  AND  YOU ARE  PLANNING  A  SCHEDULE  FOR  2014  ….  AND  WOULD LIKE  TO HAVE ME  COME  MINISTER IN  YOUR  CHURCH,  YOUR  SENIORS  GROUP  OR  LADIES  FUNCTION ….  JUST  CALL ME   …….  909-948-2448 …… AND YES YOU  CAN AFFORD ME.  trans-smiley-tiny

IF  YOU ARE LIKE  ME,  YOU  HAVE  BEEN  RECEIVING  MANY  REQUESTS  FOR  FUNDS  AS  THIS  YEAR  CLOSES …. I  FAITHFULLY  GIVE  TO  DIFFERENT  MINISTRIES  SO  I  CAN  HELP  PROCLAIM  THE  GOOD  NEWS  ….  I  AM  ASKING  IF  WHEN  YOU  CONSIDER  MINISTRIES  TO  GIVE  TO  AT  THIS  YEAR’S  END  ….  WOULD  YOU  CONSIDER GIVING  TO  THE  MINISTRY  GOD  HAS  CALLED  ME  TO.   THAT  MAKES  YOU  A  PART  OF  ALL  HE  IS  DOING   THOUGH  ME.   AS   ALWAYS,  YOU  WILL  RECEIVE  A  TAX-DEDUCTIBLE  RECEIPT …. PLUS,  I  BELIEVE  A  REWARD IN  HEAVEN.  DOES  IT  GET  MUCH  BETTER  THAN  THAT.  THANK  YOU  VERY  MUCH…..  I  AM  GRATEFUL  FOR  FIRST  OF  ALL  YOUR  PRAYERS …. AND  GIFTS…..  MAY  GOD  BLESS  YOU.

UNTIL  NEXT  TIME,

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