SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014

YES,   THERE’S   A    WHOLE   LOT  OF   SHAKIN’   GOIN’   ON  HERE   IN  CALIFORNIA  trans-smiley-tiny …. I   MOVED   TO   CALIF.  IN  1963   AND  HAVE   LIVED   OFF  AND  ON   HERE   IN  THE  STATE  FOR   MORE   THAN   50  YEARS  AND   I   HAVE   NEVER   FELT   AS   MANY  EARTHQUAKES  AS  I  HAVE   JUST  RECENTLY…..WOW!   THE  MOST  RECENT  ONE  WAS  2  NIGHTS  AGO…..I  WAS  SEATED  AT  MY  DESK  WORKING  ON  THE  COMPUTER….SEEMS  LIKE  I  HEARD  A  SOUND  LIKE  (THE  WIND  WAS  KICKING  UP)  AND  THEN  THE  SHAKING  BEGAN……I  DID  NOT  EVEN  MOVE  FROM  MY  DESK…….OF  COURSE,  WHEN  YOU  ARE  IN  IT……SEEMS  LIKE  A  LONG  TIME….BUT  WAS  PERHAPS  ONLY  10-15  SECONDS…  BUT  IT  WAS  REALLY  SHAKING……THEN  IT  STOPPED……I  GOT  UP  FROM  MY  DESK  TO  WALK  THROUGH  THE  HOUSE…..AND  NOTICED  THAT  MY  PICTURES  ON  THE  WALLS  WERE  TILTED  AND  THAT  SEEMED  TO  BE  (IT)……..I  BEGAN  TO  THANK  GOD  FOR  BEING  SAFE….AND  AS  WE  ARE  TOLD  ALMOST  DAILY…….THERE  WILL BE  ANOTHER  (BIG)  ONE  COMING…..BUT  WE  CANNOT  LIVE  IN  FEAR……. AND  I  CHOOSE  NOT  TO…….I  WAS  REMINDED  OF  THE  CHORUS  OF THAT  WONDERFUL  OLD  HYMN  I  SING…..THAT  SAYS  “ON  CHRIST,  THE  SOLID  ROCK  I  STAND  ALL  OTHER  GROUND  IS  SINKING  SAND”    ALL  THAT  MATTERS  IS  THAT  WE  ARE  ANCHORED  IN  JESUS  ….HE  IS  THE  SOLID  ROCK……THE  EARTH  MAY  SHAKE  UNDER  AND  AROUND  US….BUT  WHEN  WE  HAVE  FAITH  AND  HOPE  IN  HIM……WE  MUST  NOT  FEAR……FOR  EVEN  THINGS  ARE  SHAKING  UP  OUR  LIVES…..WHEN  THERE  ARE  STORMS  IN  OUR  LIVES…..GOD  IS  OUR  UNSHAKABLE  FOUNDATION.

Hebrews 12:28 ~ …we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken…

MY  LONG  TIME  FRIEND  SAMANTHA  LANDY  HAS  FOR  MANY  YEARS   HOSTED  A   LUNCHEON  IN  THE  DESERT…..THERE  IS  A   ALWAYS  A  “CELEBRITY”  WHO  COMES  TO  SPEAK…ENCOURAGE  AND  MINISTER  TO  US…..LAST  YEAR  I  WAS  ASKED  TO  SING……THE  CELEBRITY  FOR  THAT  LUNCHEON  WAS  GAVIN  MCLEOD….(“THE  LOVE  BOAT  CAPTAIN”)….OF  COURSE  HE  WAS  WONDERFUL…..WELL,  THE  GUEST  FOR  THIS  ONE….WAS  RALPH  CARMICHAEL…..THE  GREAT  “BIG  BAND”  CONDUCTOR,  WRITER,  COMPOSER,  ETC…….IT  WAS  GREAT  TO  HEAR  HIM  TALK  ABOUT  HIS  LIFE…(HE  IS  86   AND  LOOKS  TERRIFIC)…..IS  STILL  CONDUCTING  THOSE  BIG  BAND  CONCERTS  AROUND  THE  COUNTRY…….I  PURCHASED  ONE  OF  HIS  CD’S  AND  LISTENED  AS  I  DROVE  HOME  TO  “BIG  BAND  GOSPEL”…..YOU  NEED  TO  HAVE  IT  ALSO….  trans-smiley-tiny  I  HAVE  HAD  A  DESIRE  FOR  MANY  YEARS  TO  HAVE  HIM  DO  A  CD  FOR  ME   WOW!…..trans-smiley-tiny …..AN  INCREDIBLE  TRUMPETEER  AND  A  LONG  TIME  FRIEND…..DARRYL  GARNDER   HAS  PLAYED  IN  MANY  OF  RALPHS’  BIG  BANDS…..HE  PLAYED  THE  AWESOME…”HOW  GREAT  THOU  ART”….AND  BOY  CAN  HE  MAKE  THOSE  HIGH  NOTES…..WE  WERE  DOUBLY  BLESSED….AS  THE  SINGER  FOR  THE  LUNCHEON  WAS  ANOTHER  GREAT  FRIEND…..WHO  HAS   AN  OPERATIC  VOICE  THAT  COULD  ALMOST  RAISE  YOU  FROM  YOUR  SEAT……….LARRY  WAYNE……HAS  PLAYED  THE  LEAD  IN  “PHANTOM  OF  THE  OPERA”   FOR  15  YEARS…..ONE  OF  HIS  3  SONGS  WAS  “DOWN  FROM,  HIS  GLORY”…….. I  COULD  HARDLY  CONTAIN  MYSELF  OFTEN  I  THINK  THAT  GOD  HAS  AN  OPERATIC  VOICE  trans-smiley-tiny     I  CERTAINLY  BELIEVE  THAT  GOD  DOES  SING!……

Zephaniah 3:17 ~ The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in his love, He will joy over thee with singing.

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Ralph Carmichael and Ms. Lillie

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Larry Wayne, Ms. Lillie, and Darryl Garnder

SPEAKING  OF  SINGING,  I  AM  AVAILABLE  TO  COME  TO  YOUR  SENIOR’S  GROUP, LADIES  LUNCHEON, OR  YOUR  CHURCH.  AS  YOU  LOOK  AT  YOUR  SCHEDULE,  GIVE  ME  A  CALL….909-948-2448.  YOU  WILL NOT  BE  DISAPPOINTED. trans-smiley-tiny

THROUGH  THE  YEARS,  I  HAVE  MENTIONED  TO  YOU  THAT  I  GO  TO  EXERCISE  AT  “CURVES  FOR  WOMEN”…….IT  IS  A  GREAT  PLACE  TO  HELP  YOUR  BODY  KEEP  MOVING…..trans-smiley-tiny AND  NOW  THAT I  AM  ALMOST  76…. (MY  B’DAY  IS  NEXT MONTH)……I  WANT  TO  HELP  MY  BODY….SO  I  GO  ON  A  REGULAR  BASIS….EVEN  WHEN  I  TRAVEL…… THAT  IS  THE  BEST  PART  OF  BEING  A  MEMBER  OF  CURVES,  IS  THAT  YOU  CAN  GO  TO  ONE……..ANYWHERE…… EACH  ONE  IS  CONNECTED…..AND  WHEN  YOU   SWIPE  YOUR  CARD… WHEREVER…..YOU  GET  CREDIT  FOR  THAT  WORKOUT…….WELL,  I  AM  VERY  HAPPY  TO  TELL  YOU  THAT  I  HAVE  BEEN  EXERCISING  AT  CURVES   1500  TIMES…… JUST  GOT  MY  TEE-SHIRT  TO  PROVE  IT…….THEY  ARE  ORDERED  THROUGH  THE  CLUB…. SO   THAT’S  THE  TRUTH…trans-smiley-tiny

Ecclesiastes  5:20 ~ For (Lillie) will not dwell unduly on the days of her life, because God keeps her busy with the Joy of His Heart.
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Ms. Lillie showing off her 1500 Curves Shirt

I  AM  BUSILY  PREPARING  FOR  A   TIME  OF  R/R  IN  HAWAII  FOR  THREE  WEEKS…..GOD  WAS  FAITHFUL  TO  SUPPLY  A  PLACE  FOR  ME   TO  STAY……FRIENDS  OFFERED  ME  THEIR  EXTRA  CAR  TO  USE……AND  I  WAS  ABLE  TO  UPGRADE  TO  FIRST  CLASS  USING  MILES…..I  HAVE  BOOKED  MYSELF  IN  SOME  CHURCHES  AND  AM  EXCITED  TO  RETURN  TO  SEE   MANY  FRIENDS  I  MET  WHEN  I  LIVED  THERE  FOR  10  YEARS…..SO  I  WILL  TAKE  LOTS  OF  PHOTOS  AND  PUT  THEM  ON  THIS  BLOG  WHEN  I  RETURN.   WHEN  ASKED  WHERE  MY  FAVORITE  PLACE  IN  THE  WHOLE  WORLD  IS……I  ALWAYS  SAY  HAWAII…..I  KNOW  I  HAVE  VISITED  57  COUNTRIES  DURING  MY  LIFE  TIME….BUT  I  LOVE  HAWAII……trans-smiley-tiny  ALOHA!

WHEN  I  RETURN  FROM  HAWAII…..I  WILL  HIT  THE  GROUND  “RUNNING”……AS  DOORS  HAVE  OPENED  FOR  ME  TO  MINISTER….AND  I  AM  EXCITED  TO WALK  THROUGH  THEM……ARE  YOU  WALKING  THROUGH  THE  DOORS  GOD  IS  OPENING  FOR  YOU?……DID  YOU  KNOW  THAT  YOU  ARE  AN  INTEGRAL  PART  OF  GOD’S  PLAN……THERE  ARE  THINGS  HE  ASKS  YOU  TO  DO…….AND  AGAIN……..HAVE  NO  FEAR….FOR  HE  WILL  BE  ALONGSIDE  YOU  TO  LEAD  AND  GUIDE  AND  THE  WORK  WILL  GET  DONE.

I Thessalonians 5:24 ~ Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

VERY  SOON, I  AM  PRAYING  THAT  MY  NEW  SONGS  WILL  BE  AVAILABLE  FOR  YOU  TO  ENJOY….I  AM  EXCITED…THANKS  TO  THOSE  OF  YOU  WHO  GAVE  TO  HELP   ME  WITH  IT……THERE  ARE  STILL  THINGS  THAT  MUST  BE  DONE….AND  PAID  FOR  trans-smiley-tiny  SO  IF  YOU  FEEL  THE  LORD  PROMPTING  YOU  TO  GIVE  SOMETHING…..YOU  WILL  RECEIVE  A  TAX  DEDUCTION  FROM  THE  GOVERNMENT ….AND  A  CD  FROM  ME   trans-smiley-tiny   THANKS!

I  DO  BELIEVE  THAT  WE  ARE  GETTING  VERY  CLOSE  TO  THE  RETURN  OF  OUR  LORD  AND  SAVIOR  JESUS  CHRIST…..AND  I,  LIKE  YOU  ARE  WANTING  TO  NOT  BE  ASHAMED….BUT  ABLE  TO  STAND  BEFORE  HIM  KNOWING  THAT  WE  HAVE  COMPLETED  WHAT  HE  HAS  “ASSIGNED  ”  TO  US

John 9:4 ~ I must works the works of Him who sent me, while it is day: for night comes, when no man can work.

I  WILL  HAVE  LOTS  TO  TELL  YOU  WHEN  I  RETURN  FROM  MY  3  WEEKS  IN  HAWAII ….I  AM  SOOO  LOOKING  FORWARD  TO  SEEING    FRIENDS  I  MET..WHEN  I  LiVED  THERE  FOR  10 YEARS    AND  WORKED  WITH  A  MINISTRY.  ….IT  WILL  ALSO,  BE  A  TIME  FOR  ME  TO  RELAX  AND  MAYBE  GET  A  TAN  trans-smiley-tiny 

IF  YOU  ARE  WALKING  THRU  SOMETHING  DIFFICULT….AND  FEEL  ALONE….JESUS,  YOUR  PRINCE! …HE  IS  AVAILABLE  TO  HAVE  YOU  CALL  OUT  TO  HIM  WHENEVER  YOU  NEED  HIM  …..PLEASE  LET  ME  KNOW  HOW  I  CAN  PRAY  FOR  YOU  AS  YOU  PRAY  FOR  ME   THANKS!   

TIL  NEXT  TIME,

sig-mslillie 

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