SUNDAY JULY 5, 2015

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JULY  MARKS  THE  DAY  WHEN  IN 1776,  THE  DECLARATION  OF  INDEPENDENCE  WAS  ADOPTED  BY  CONGRESS  AS  THE  DAY  OF  INDEPENDENCE  FROM  BRITAIN.   IT  TOOK  AN  ENTIRE  MONTH  TO  GET  ALL  56  SIGNATURES  ON  THE  DOCUMENT   (REMEMBER  THERE  WERE  NO  E-MAILS,  FAXES,  SCANNERS),   trans-smiley-tiny  THEY  PLAINLY  DECLARED  THEIR  BELIEF  IN  GOD.  THE  DRAFTERS  KNEW  THAT  THOSE  FREEDOMS  WOULD  ONLY  WORK  WHEN  GOD  IS  ACKNOWLEDGED.   FREEDOM  DOES  NOT  GIVE  US  THE  RIGHT  TO  DO  WHAT  WE  WANT,  BUT  TO  DO  WHAT  PLEASES  GOD.

 PSALM  33:12   ~  BLESSED  IS  THE  NATION  WHOSE  GOD  IS  THE  LORD…

I  MUST  ADMIT  I  LOVE  THE  JULY  4TH  CELEBRATION,   THE  “LITTLE  GIRL”  IN  ME   LOVES  FIREWORKS.  trans-smiley-tiny   I   ALWAYS  MAKE  SURE  WHEN  I  AM  TOWN,  THAT  I  GO  PARK  OUTSIDE  THE  STADIUM  FROM  WHERE  THEY  ARE  DISPLAYED…..  AND  ACT  LIKE  A  KID  WHEN  THEY  BECOME  MORE  AND  MORE  AWESOME!

THERE  WAS  A  VANGUARD  UNIVERSITY  60’S  REUNION  LAST  WEEK  (MEANING  EVERYONE  WHO  GRADUATED  FROM  THERE  IN  THE  DECADE  OF  THE  60’S  WAS  INVITED  TO  COME)   AND  I  WAS  ASKED  TO  DO  SOME  OF  THE  MUSIC,   IT  WAS  WONDERFUL  TO  SEE  SO  MANY  FOLK  WHO  HAVE  KNOWN  ME  FOR  SO  MANY  YEARS.  trans-smiley-tiny    I  LOVED  THE  60’S  LOOK,   SO  THERE   I  WAS  IN  BELL BOTTOM  PANTS,  A  HIPPIE  TOP…. HIPPIE  JEWELRY  AND  OF  COURSE,  THE  AFRO.    I  FRANKLY  COULD  NOT  REMEMBER  WHAT  THE  SHOES  LOOKED  LIKE,   SO  I  GOOGLED  60’S  SHOES,  WELL,  PAGES  AND  PAGES  CAME  UP  AND  LO  AND  BEHOLD,  I  HAD  A  PAIR  IN  MY  CLOSET  LIKE  THEM,   SO  I  WAS  ALL  SET.   trans-smiley-tiny   

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I  WANTED  TO  SING  SONGS  THAT  WERE  POPULAR  IN  THE  60’S…. SO,  “AMEN”  ’63…… “LEAVE  IT  THERE”  ’62….. OF  COURSE,  “OH  HAPPY  DAY ” (THE  GROUP,  THE  EDWIN  HAWKINS  SINGERS  I  SANG  WITH)  ’69….  AND  “THE  BLOOD  WILL  NEVER  LOSE  IT’  POWER”  ’64.   WE  BEGAN  WITH  A  SECULAR  PORTION,   SO  I  DID  “ROUTE  66”  WHICH  WAS  OF  COURSE,  MADE  POPULAR  IN  1944  BY  NAT  KING  COLE,   BUT  WAS  REVIVED  BY  CHUCK  BARRY  IN  “62.   I  TOLD  THE  STORY  OF  THE  WRITER  BOBBY  TROUP  BEFORE  I  SANG  IT,   AND  THEN,  WENT  ON  TO  SING  ONE  OF  MY  ABSOLUTELY  FAVORITE  SECULAR  SONGS,   ETTA  JAMES…. “AT  LAAAAAAST,”  IT  WAS   MADE  POPULAR  IN  1963.   BEFORE  I  SANG  IT,   I  MENTIONED  THAT  AS  LONG  AS  THERE  ARE  WEDDINGS   THAT  SONG  WILL  BE  AROUND.   trans-smiley-tiny   WE  THEN  TRANSITIONED  INTO  WONDERFUL  PRAISE  AND  WORSHIP  LED  BY  ONE  OF  THE  ATTENDEES,    A  VERY  TALENTED  MAN,  GUY  HEATH…. WE  GATHERED  AT  THE  ALTER  AND  PRAYED  FOR  ONE  ANOTHER,    GOD  MINISTERED  TO  US  IN  A  SWEET  WAY.  I  FELT  THAT  GOD  WAS  SAYING  THIS  TO  EACH  OF  US  OLDER  SAINTS  AT  THE   ALTAR  THAT  NITE…….

HEBREWS  6:10-11  ~   GOD  IS  NOT  UNJUST;  HE  WILL  NOT  FORGET  YOUR  WORK  AND  THE  LOVE  YOU  HAVE  SHOWN  HIM  AS  YOU  HAVE  HELPED  HIS  PEOPLE…. I  WANT  EACH  OF  YOU  TO  SHOW  THIS  DILIGENCE  TO  THE  VERY  END,  IN  ORDER  TO  MAKE  YOUR  HOPE  SURE.  

WHAT  A  JOY  TO  BE  A  PART  OF  AN  AMERICANA  DAY  CELEBRATING  AN  EARLY JULY  4TH.   SEEMS  LIKE  EVERYONE   PERSON  WORE  PATRIOTIC  WEAR….. HATS  AND  ALL.   IT  WAS  SOOOO  MUCH  FUN!  trans-smiley-tiny

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MOST  OF  YOU  HAVE  PERHAPS  HEARD  OF  LEISURE  WORLD.   WELL,  THERE  IS  ONE  IN  SEAL  BEACH  AND  I  WAS  ABLE  TO   MINISTER  AT  A  HYMN  SING  LAST  SUNDAY  NITE.  SEEMS  THAT  THERE  ARE  MANY  DENOMINATIONS  WORSHIPING  IN  THAT  RETIREMENT  AREA,   OF  COURSE  EACH  CHURCH  MEETS  ON  SUNDAY  MORNING,   BUT  ONLY  ONE  MEETS  SUNDAY  NITES,   AND  THAT  IS  WHERE  I  WAS… trans-smiley-tiny   THERE  WAS  ALMOST  A  FULL  HOUSE.   THE PASTOR  SAYS  HE  CAN  ALWAYS  GET  A  CROWD,   SINCE  HE  IS  THE  ONLY  ONE  WITH  THE  CHURCH  DOORS  OPEN.   trans-smiley-tiny   IT  WAS  SO  SWEET  TO  SEE  ALL  THOSE  DEAR  SAINTS    SINGING  THE  WONDERFUL  OLD  HYMNS  OF  THE  CHURCH…. THEY  LOVE  TO  SING  ALONG… WITH  FAMILIAR  SONGS… AND  SO  DO  I.   trans-smiley-tiny

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I  AM  GETTING  VERY  EXCITED  FOR  MY  UPCOMING  TRIP  TO  SEATTLE,   JULY  14-28.    I  WILL  BE  STAYING  WITH  MY  SISTER  AND  MINISTERING  8  TIMES,   THAT  WILL  BE  A  GOOD  TIME.   THANKS  FOR  YOUR  PRAYERS,   I  WILL  NEED  THEM.   AS  I  AM  NOT  AS  YOUNG  AS  I  ONCE  WAS.   trans-smiley-tiny

  I  AM  STILL  TRAVELING  FULL-TIME  AND  LOVIN’  IT.    I  WILL  BE  HAPPY  TO  COME  MINISTER  TO  YOUR  SENIORS  GROUP,   LADIES  FUNCTION  AND  OF  COURSE  IN  YOUR  CHURCH.   PLEASE  CALL  ME  AT   909-948-2448  AND  WE  CAN  TALK  ABOUT  A  GOOD  TIME  FOR  ME  TO  COME.    YOU  WILL  NOT  BE  DISAPPOINTED  AND  YES,  YOU  CAN  AFFORD  ME.   trans-smiley-tiny

WITH  THINGS  SEEMINGLY  GOING  FROM  BAD  TO  WORSE,   WE  MUST  PRAY  AS  NEVER  BEFORE.    PRAYER  IS  THE  VOICE  OF  FAITH,    BELIEVING  THAT  GOD  WILL  ANSWER  US  WHEN  WE  ARE  WALKING  ACCORDING  TO  HIS  WILL  AND  DOING  WHAT  HE  ASKS  OF  US.

PSALM  66:18   ~  IF  I REGARD  INIQUITY  IN  MY  HEART,  GOD  WILL  NOT  HEAR  ME…….

I  AM  CONTINUALLY  REMINDED  WHEN  I  AM  ATTENDING  A  PRAYER  MEETING  OR  JUST  IN  MY  OWN  HOUSE  PRAYING,   THAT  WE  HAVE  BEEN  GIVEN  THE  ANSWER  (THE  SOLUTION)  TO  ALL  OF  THE  PROBLEMS  OF  THIS  WORLD.    IT  IS  DOING  AS  GOD  TOLD  ISRAEL,  AND  IT  IS  CERTAINLY  FOR  US  TODAY.   (THE  OUTCOME  AND  RESULTS  WILL  BE  THE  SAME)   THE  BIBLE  STATES  IT  CLEARLY….

2  CHRONICLES  7:14  ~  IF  MY  PEOPLE  WHO  ARE  CALLED  BY  MY  NAME  WILL  HUMBLE THEMSELVES,  AND  PRAY  AND  SEEK  MY  FACE,  AND  TURN  FROM  THEIR  WICKED  WAYS,  THEN  I  WILL  HEAR  FROM  HEAVEN,  AND  WILL  FORGIVE  THEIR  SIN  AND  HEAL THEIR  LAND.

I  WANT  TO  THANK  EACH  OF  YOU  WHO  REMEMBER  ME  IN  PRAYER…. THERE  IS  NOTHING  MORE  SIGNIFICANT  THAN  PRAYER.   THANKS!   AND  THOSE  OF  YOU  WHO  HAVE  COME  INTO  PARTNERSHIP  WITH THIS  MINISTRY,   SENDING  FINANCIAL  GIFTS  OF  LOVE….. THANKS  ALSO!   YOU  WILL  BE  REWARDED  FOR  YOUR  GIVING,  A  TAX  DEDUCTIBLE  RECEIPT  DOWN  HERE  AND  A  REWARD  IN  HEAVEN.  trans-smiley-tiny

EPHESIANS  6:24  ~  GRACE  BE  WITH  ALL  THOSE  WHO  LOVE  OUR  LORD  JESUS  CHRIST  IN  SINCERITY.

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