SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

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MY  OLD  FASHIONED  SCHOOL  DESK 

SCHOOL  DAYS!  SCHOOL  DAYS!  DEAR  OLE  GOLDEN  RULE  DAYS…. I  ALWAYS  THINK  OF  ME  “GOING  BACK  TO  SCHOOL”  A  COUPLE  OF  DAYS  AFTER  LABOR  DAY…… BUT  MY,  NOW  IT  IS   SEEMS  THE  KIDS   RETURN  AT  MANY  DIFFERENT  TIMES,  AND  OFTEN  I  THANK  GOD  THAT  I  WAS  IN  SCHOOL  WHEN  I  WAS…… trans-smiley-tiny  BECAUSE  OF  THE  TRUMOIL  IN  MOST  SCHOOLS.  I  HAVE  HEARD  FROM  MY  TEACHER  FRIENDS…. THAT  AMONG  THE  MANY  THINGS  THE  KIDS  BRING  INTO  THE  CLASSSROOMS   NOW  IS  THE   I-PHONE…. AND  THE  KIDS  JUST  USE  THEM  WHENEVER  THEY  WANT,  AND  THEY  CAN  EXPECT  NO   DISCIPLINE,  AND  USUALLY  RECEIVE  NONE.    

…. FIRST,  LET  ME  BACK  UP…. MY  MOM  WANTED  US  TO  HAVE  THE  BEST  EDUCATION…. AND  IT  WAS  SAID  TO  BE  AT  THE  CATHOLIC  SCHOOL…. BUT  OF  COURSE,  WE  WERE  PENTECOSTAL  AND  HER  FRIENDS  TOLD  HER  THAT  IF  SHE   SENT  US  THERE,   WE  WOULD  END  UP  TURNING  TO  CATHOLICISM…… HERE  IS  MY  MOM’S   RESPONSE…  “I  DON’T  THINK  SO….. FOR  THEY  HAVE  BEEN   TAUGHT  AND   BROUGHT  UP  AND  KNOW  THE  LORD  AS  THEIR  PERSONAL  SAVIOR…. SO  THAT  WILL  NOT  HAPPEN”  trans-smiley-tiny.   IN  FACT,  I  WANT  TO  TELL  YOU  HOW  MY  MOM  ALWAYS  TOLD  ME,  SHE  KNEW  I  WOULD  BE  IN  SOME  KIND  OF TRAVELING  PREACHING/TEACHING  MINISTRY…. CAUSE  I  WANTED  TO  KNOW  IN  THE  BIBLE  WHERE  THINGS  THAT  I  HEARD  ABOUT  COULD  BE  FOUND. trans-smiley-tiny ….I  REMEMBER  ONE  DAY  A  WEEK,  WE  HAD  THE  FATHER  COME  INTO  THE  SCHOOL  FOR  CATECHISM…… THAT  IS  THE  DAY  I  WOULD  LEAVE  MY  HOUSE  WITH  THE  HUGE  FAMILY  BIBLE  ….ALMOST  THE  SIZE  OF  ME…… trans-smiley-tiny   I  WOULD  TAKE  IT  SO  I  COULD  ASK  THE  FATHER  TO  PLEASE  SHOW  ME  IN  THE  BIBLE  WHERE  PURGATORY  WAS  MENTIONED….. OF  COURSE,  HE  COULD  NOT….. BUT  MY  QUESTIONS  DISRUPTED  THE  CLASS.  SO  ONE  DAY  THE  MOTHER  SUPERIOR  CALLED  MY  MOM  TO  ASK  HER  TO  PLEASE…….. NOT  LET  ME  BRING  THAT  BIBLE  TO  CATECHISM  CLASS  AND  DISRUPT  IT  BY  ASKING  QUESTIONS.  I  TELL  YOU …… I  WAS  SOMETHING!   trans-smiley-tiny

SO  FROM  THE  1ST  GRADE  TO  THE  6TH…. WE  WENT  TO  SAINT  JOHN  THE  BAPTIST  CATHOLIC  SCHOOL…. WE  HAD  TO  WEAR  UNIFORMS,  I  REMEMBER  ONE  YEAR  WE  HAD  A  SMALL  BERET  HAT  TO  WEAR….. I  LOVED  IT  CAUSE  THAT  MEANT  WE  DID  NOT  HAVE  TO  WORRY  ABOUT  WHAT  WE  WOULD  WEAR  EACH  DAY….. I  KNOW  IT  WAS  EASIER  FOR  MY  PARENTS  NOT  TO  HAVE  TO  PURCHASE  CLOTHES  FOR  SCHOOL…… HERE  IS  A  PHOTO  FROM  MY  GRADE  SCHOOL…… AM  I  CUTE  OR  WHAT?     

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THE  ONE  THING  I  CLEARLY  REMEMBER  IS  THE  DISCIPLINE  WE  KNEW  WE  COULD  EXPECT  IF  WE  DISOBEYED…… WE  HAD  TO  HOLD  OUR  HAND  OUT….  PALMS  UP….. AND  WERE  HIT  THERE  WITH  A  STICK… WOW,  DID  IT  HURT!….. AND  YOU  KNOW  WHAT?    I  DO  NOT  REMEMBER  GETTING  VERY  MANY  OF  THOSE  SWATS….  BECAUSE….. IT  HURT  SO  MUCH!    ANOTHER  LINE  IN  THAT  OLD  SONG  IS  “READING  AND  “RITING  AND  “RITHMETIC…. TAUGHT  TO  THE  TUNE  OF  THE  HICK’RY  STICK   trans-smiley-tiny  AND  NOW  I  THINK  THAT  NOT  ONLY  IS  IT  NOT  PERMISSIBLE  TO  USE  A  STICK  IN  THE  CLASSROOM,  IT  IS,  FOR   PARENTS  ALMOST  IMPOSSIBLE  TO  HIT  THEIR  KIDS  IN  YOUR  OWN  HOME.   WE  HAVE  COME  FAR   AWAY  FROM  THE  BIBLE…… THE  BIBLE  TELLS  US  HOW  TO  HANDLE  THAT.   PLEASE  KNOW  AND  BELIEVE  ME….  THAT  I  AM   NOT  TALKING  ABOUT  CHILD  ABUSE…  SUCH  AS  THE  EXTREME  CASES  WE  HEAR  AND  READ  ABOUT  NEARLY  EACH  DAY….. THAT  IS  WRONG  AND  SHOULD  NOT  BE  TOLERATED.

PROVERBS  13:24  ~  HE  WHO  SPARES  THE  ROD  HATES  HIS  SON,  BUT  HE  WHO  LOVES  HIM  DISCIPLINES  HIM  PROMPTLY.

WHAT  A  BLESSING  FOR  ME  TO  ATTEND  THE  “FAREWELL  TOUR”  FOR  WOMEN  OF  FAITH…. IT  WAS  HELD  AT  HONDA  CENTER…. ANAHEIM,  CA.  AND  MY  DEAR  FRIEND   (ONE  OF  THE  SPEAKERS)  GOT  ME  A  SEAT  ON  THE  FRONT  ROW  WOW!  IT  WAS  AN  AWESOME  EVENING  TO  SEE   15,000  HAPPY  LADIES  GATHER  FOR  FRIDAY  NITE  AND  SATURDAY…. I  AM  CERTAIN  MOST  LADIES  MANY  WERE  JUST  GLAD  TO  BE  AWAY  FROM  HOME,  KIDS,  ETC    trans-smiley-tiny …. WE  LAUGHED  AND  CRIED,  ENTERED  INTO  AWESOME  PRAISE  AND WORSHIP….  HEARD  INCREDIBLE   SPEAKERS,  THEY  TUGGED  AT  OUR  HEART  STRINGS…. WHAT  A  NITE!    IF  YOU  HEAR  THEY  ARE  COMING  TO  YOUR  AREA….. PLEASE  GO,  YOU  WILL  BE  BLESSED.

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Ms. Lillie at Women of Faith Conference

BACK  IN  FEBRUARY,  I  WAS  WAITING  AT  A  LITE  FOR  IT  TO  CHANGE…. WHEN  I  GLANCED  IN  THE  REAR-VIEW  MIRROR  AND  SAW  A  CAR  COMING  VERY  FAST…. I  EVEN  THOT  TO  MYSELF…. IS  SHE  PLANNING  TO  STOP? trans-smiley-tiny …… WELL,  SHE  DID  NOT   STOP  SOON  ENUF  AND  RAN  RITE  INTO  ME ….. THANK  GOD  I  WAS  NOT  HURT  AND  ONLY  $900  WORTH  OF  DAMAGE…. I  DECIDED  I  WOULD  WAIT  TILL  I  WOULD  BE  ON  A  LONG  TRIP  FOR  THE  REPAIRS…. AS  IT  IS  SOOOO  VERY  INCONVENIENT  TO  HAVE  TO  LEAVE  MY  CAR…. GET  A  CAR  RENTAL,  ETC… AND  THAT  WOULD  BE  A  GREAT  TIME  TO  HAVE  IT  DONE…… WELL,  A  MONTH  LATER,  I  WAS  AT  COSTCO  PUMPING  GAS…. WHEN  A  U-HAUL  TRUCK  WHO  WAS  BEHIND  ME  IN  THE  LINE…. PULLED  OUT…. BUT  NOT  FAR  ENUF  AND  HIT  MY  CAR…. I  COULD  NOT  BELIEVE  IT!…… SO  THERE  WAS  OVER  $2000  WORTH  OF  DAMAGE…

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OUCH!    Poor CRV  trans-smiley-tiny

WELL,  I  SAID….. MY  CAR  IS  4  YEARS  OLD  WITH  NEARLY  60,000  MILES…… THINK  I’LL  JUST  GET  A  NEW  ONE….  A  DEAR  PASTOR  AND  HIS  WIFE  HELPED  ME  WITH  THE  NEGOTIATIONS….. AND  GOT  ME  A  FANTASTIC  DEAL… SO  HERE  IT  IS….. SEEMS  I  HAVE  ALWAYS  HAD  A  BLACK…. WHITE…. OR  GRAY  CAR… SO  WHY  NOT  A  RED  NOW?….. IT  IS  A  HONDA  HRV… WHICH  IS  11  INCHES  SHORTER,  3  INCHES  LOWER  AND  3  INCHES  SMALLER  THAN  THE  HONDA  CRV  I  HAD…. I  LOVE  IT….. I WAS  ABLE  TO  SELL  MY  CAR  AND  ALL  IS  WELL   trans-smiley-tiny

 

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Ms. Lillie …. happy with her new 2016 Honda HRV

I  AM  GETTING  EXCITED  FOR  MY  UPCOMING  TOUR…. AS  I  WILL  BE  SINGING  AT  THE  NATIONAL  QUARTET  CONVENTION  IN  TENNESSEE  AND  THEN  ON  TO  BRANSON  FOR  R/R   AND  MINISTRY….. PLEASE  PRAY  FOR  ME  THAT  GOD  WILL  BE  GLORIFIED  AND  JESUS  LIFTED  UP.    THANKS!

HAVE  YOU  EVER   SAID  “I  DON’T  SEE  MY  WAY  OUT  OF  THESE  DIFFICULT  CIRCUMSTANCES…. PERHAPS,  IT  IS  A  SPOUSE  LEAVING,  BEING  LET  GO  FROM  A  JOB,   CRAZY  FAMILY  DYNAMICS,  A  BAD  DIAGNOSIS…. PERHAPS  IT’S  NONE  OF  THESE  THINGS….. BUT WHATEVER  IT IS,  I  WOULD  LIKE  TO  ENCOURAGE  YOU  TO  REMEMBER  THAT  WHEN  WE  KNOW  JESUS,  THERE  IS  NO  SUCH  THING  AS  A  HOPELESS  SITUATION…. BECAUSE  THE  GOD  WE  SERVE  IS  FAITHFUL  AND  WILL STAND  BY  HIS  WORD…. ALL  OF  HIS  PROMISES  ARE  TRUE…

PSALM  119-89  ~  FOREVER,  O  LORD,  YOUR  WORD  IS  SETTLED  IN  HEAVEN…..

GOD  WILL  DO  WHAT  HE  SAID  HE  WILL  DO…. GRAB  ONTO  ALL  OF  HIS  PROMISES…… I  REMEMBER  THAT  OLD  SONG  WE  SANG  IN  MY  CHURCH…..

EVERY PROMISE  IN  THE  BOOK  (BIBLE )  IS  MINE

EVERY  CHAPTER,  EVERY  VERSE  EVERY  LINE

I  AM  TRUSTING  IN  HIS  LOVE  DIVINE

EVERY    PROMISE  IN  THE  BOOK  IS  MINE

SOOOO  TRUE,  GOD  HAS  MADE  A  COMMITMENT  TO  US  AND  IT  WILL  NEVER  CHANGE…. JUST  HOLD  ON  TO  HIS  PROMISES!

IF  YOU  WANT  ME  TO  COME  TO MINSTER  TO  YOUR  SENIORS  GROUP,  LADIES  FUNCTION  OR  IN  YOUR  CHURCH…. JUST  LET  ME  KNOW  909  948-2448,   I  PROMISE  YOU…. YOU  WILL  NOT  BE  DISAPPOINTED…. AND  YES,  YOU  CAN  AFFORD  ME… trans-smiley-tiny  GOD  WILL  BE  IN  THE  MIDST  OF  THE  PRESENTATION. 

THANKS  FOR  YOUR   LOVE  AND  SUPPORT  FOR  THE  MINISTRY ….THOSE  OF  YOU  WHO  PRAY  AND  THOSE  WHO  GIVE….. THIS  IS  “GOOD  GROUND”….. PEOPLE  FROM  ALL  OVER  THE  WORLD  WILL  THANK  YOU  IN  HEAVEN  FOR  YOUR  GIFTS  TO  THIS  MINISTRY….. BECAUSE  THEIR  LIVES  WERE  CHANGED  AS  THEY  HEARD  ABOUT  JESUS  THRU  THE   WORDS  AND  MUSIC.    WHAT  AN  “ASSIGNMENT  I  HAVE  BEEN  GIVEN”…. THANK  YOU  SOOO  MUCH  AND  BLESSINGS  TO  YOU  FROM  GOD  AS  YOU  GIVE.

 1  CORINTHIANS  2:5  ~  YOUR  FAITH  SHOULD  NOT  BE  IN  THE  WISDOM  OF  MEN  BUT  IN  THE  POWER  OF  GOD!    AMEN   

UNTIL  NEXT  TIME,

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