MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016

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THIS  IS  THE  EXTRA  DAY  WE  GET…. EVERY  4  YEARS  IS  “LEAP  YEAR”…. WHEN  I  WAS  YOUNG,  I  KNEW  WHY….. BUT   ACTUALLY,  I  HAVE  FORGOTTEN  NOW… SINCE  IT  HAS  BEEN  60  YEARS  SINCE  I  GRADUATED  FROM  HIGH  SCHOOL….. (BY  THE  WAY, IN  JUNE,   I  PLAN  TO  ATTEND  MY  60TH  GARFIELD  HIGH  SCHOOL CLASS  REUNION   IN  SEATTLE) …. SO  NOW,  WHERE  DO  YOU  GO  FOR  THE  ANSWERS  TO  ANY  QUESTION  SUCH  AS  THE  “LEAP  YEAR”   QUANDARY…… RITE…. JUST  “GOOGLE  IT”…… I  DID  AND  THIS  IS  WHAT  CAME  UP   trans-smiley-tiny

FEBRUARY  29  IS  THE  60TH  DAY  OF  THE  GREGORIAN  CALENDAR… INTRODUCED  IN  1582  BY  POPE  GREGORY  X111…….  LEAP  DAYS  ARE  NEEDED  TO  KEEP  OUR  CALENDAR  IN  ALIGNMENT  WITH  THE  EARTH ‘S  REVOLUTIONS  AROUND  THE  SUN….. WITHOUT  AN  EXTRA  DAY  ON  FEB  29…. (EVERY  4  YEARS)…. WE  WOULD  LOSE  ALMOST  6  HOURS  EACH  YEAR….. SO,  AFTER  100  YEARS,  OUR  CALENDAR  WOULD  BE  OFF  BY  APPROXIMATELY  24  DAYS  IN  RELATION  TO  FIXED  SEASONAL  DAYS  LIKE  THE  VERNAL  EQUINOX  OR  WINTER  SOLSTICE…….. SO  NOW    YOU  KNOW….. AND  ME  TOO….. AGAIN.  trans-smiley-tiny   I  DO  KNOW  WHAT  IT  SAYS  TO  ME….. WHAT  A  MIGHTY  GOD  WE  SERVE!…… WHAT  A  CREATOR!  WE  SEE  HIS  ORDER  AND  DESIGN.

PSALM  19:1  ~  THE  HEAVENS  DECLARE  THE  GLORY  OF  GOD;  AND  THE  FIRMAMENT  SHOWS  HIS  HANDIWORK.

 THE  MONTH OF  FEBRUARY   BEGAN   WITH  ME  DRIVING  TO  ARIZONA….. TO  A  TOWN  WHERE   HUNDREDS  OF  SNOWBIRDS  FLOCK  THERE  trans-smiley-tiny…..  THERE  WERE  2  SERVICES  SUNDAY  MORNING…… AND  I  WAS  EXCITED  ABOUT  MY  FULL-BLOWN  CONCERT  THAT  EVENING….. WELL,  I  HAD  TOTALLY  FORGOTTEN  THAT  IT  WAS  “SUPERBOWL  SUNDAY”….. WHAT  DO  YOU  DO  WITH  THAT ?  trans-smiley-tiny…..  I  LEARNED  MY  LESSON  ABOUT  10  YEARS  AGO  WHEN  I  WAS  IN  CONCERT  AT  A  CHURCH  THAT  SCHEDULED  A  “SUPER BOWL”  PARTY  IN  THE  FELLOWSHIP  HALL  WITH  ALL  THE  “FOOD  AND  FESTIVITIES”  AT  THE  SAME  TIME…… WELL,  I  HAD  ABOUT  200  IN   MY    SERVICE…. BUT  THERE  WERE  600  AT  THE  BOWL  PARTY  trans-smiley-tiny…..  SO  WHAT  I  HAVE  TRIED  TO  REMEMBER….. IS  TO  WRITE  ON  MY  NEW  CALENDAR  EACH  YEAR…. ON  THAT  DATE   “SUPER  BOWL”….. SO  I   DO  NOT  BOOK  IT,   WELL  I   FORGOT  THIS  YEAR  AS  DID  THE  PASTOR  WHEN  HE  BOOKED  ME…. HE  WAS  VERY  DISAPPOINTED  FOR   ME…. BUT  ALL  WHO  CAME  SAID  THEY  ENJOYED  THE  EVENING. trans-smiley-tiny

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PASTOR JEFF AND CAROL AND MS. LILLIE

I  THINK  I  HAVE  MENTIONED  THIS  BEFORE  ABOUT  THE  HYMN  SING  THAT  IS  10  YEARS  OLD…. (I  WAS  AT  THE  1ST  ONE  IN   MY  FRIENDS  HOME)….. WITH  ABOUT  25  OF  US  WHO  WANTED  TO  SING  THE  OLD  HYMNS/CHORUSES.   BECAUSE  IN   MOST  OF  OUR  CHURCHES …. WE  CAN’T  SEEM  TO  HEAR  ANY  THEM  MORE  ….. WELL,   AS  THE  YEARS  HAVE  PASSED…… NOW  THERE  ARE  AS  ANY  AS   250  DURING  THE  WINTER  MONTHS   IN  PALM  DESERT….. I  LOVE  TO  ATTEND…. EACH  MONTH  THERE   IS   A  THEME…. OF  COURSE  IN  FEBRUARY  ….. WE  TALKED  ABOUT  THE  LOVE  OF  GOD….. AND  JESUS  BEING  THE  LOVER  OF  OUR  SOULS.

I  JOHN  4:10  ~  THIS  IS  LOVE;  NOT  THAT  WE  LOVED  GOD,  BUT  THAT  HE  LOVED  US  AND SENT  HIS  SON  AS  AN  ATTONING  SACRIFICE  FOR  OUR  SINS.

LOVE  IS  AN  ACTION  VERB….. SO  WHEN  WE  READ  ROMANS  5:8…. WE  SEE  WHAT  GOD  DID  FOR  US….. WHILE  WE  WERE   YET  SINNERS.   THAT  WAS  GOD’S  LOVE  IN  ACTION…. AND  HE  DOES  SHOW  IT  EVERY  DAY….. HE  BLESSES  US…. PROTECTS  US….  AS  HE  COMES  TO  OUR  RESCUE  AND  SPREADS  HIS  EVERLASTING  ARMS  TO  PROTECT  US  FROM  THE  ATTACKS  OF  satan ….. GOD  DOES  NOT  ALWAYS  KEEP  US  AWAY  FROM  TRIALS   …. BUT  PRAISE  HIS  NAME!   HE  WILL  SEE  US  THRU  THEM.   GOD’S   LOVE  CAN  NEVER   BE  EXPLAINED…. IT  AN  ONLY  BE  EXPERIENCED.

HEBREWS  10:23  ~   LET  US  HOLD  FAST  THE  CONFESSION  OF  OUR  HOPE  WITHOUT  WAVERING,  FOR  HE  WHO  PROMISED  IS  FAITHFUL.

IT  IS  ALWAYS  A  JOY  TO  SPEAK/SING  FOR  LADIES  MEETINGS….. WOMEN  SEEM  TO  BE  HUNGRY   FOR  GOD’S  PRESENCE  AND  THEY  REALLY  KNOW  HOW  TO  WORSHIP…. (WHICH  I  AM  CERTAIN  GOD  ENJOYS  trans-smiley-tiny )…. WHEN  I  WAS  IN  THE  AREA  WHERE  THE  WOMENS  MEETING  WAS  HELD….. I  WAS  ABLE  TO  SING  AT  A  UNITED  METHODIST  CHURCH….. I  MUST  TELL  YOU,  I   REALLY  DO  APPRECIATE  THE  LITURGY…. IT  DID  BLESS  ME.

DURING  THE   WEEK  OF  VALENTINES’  DAY…… I  SPOKE/SANG  FOR  2  CHRISTIAN  WOMEN’S  CONNECTIONS….. MEN  WERE  ALSO  INVITED  TO  COME  (I  HAVE  BEEN  A  SPEAKER  SINCE  2004)….  MY  NEW  TALK  WAS  “TRUE  LOVE  STORIES  HAVE  NO  ENDINGS.”    REGULAR  ATTENDEES  ARE  ASKED  TO  INVITE  A  FRIEND TO  COME  ENJOY  A  FANTASTIC  MEAL…. HEAR  A  SPEAKER….. AND  THERE   IS  LOTS  OF  PRAYER  THAT  GOES  UP  TO  GOD  FOR  HEARTS  AND  LIVES  TO  BE  CHANGED….. AND  THEY  ARE!…. IT  ALL  BEGAN   78  YEARS  AGO…. AS  A  WAY   FOR  WOMEN  TO  COME  TO  A  RESORT/COUNTRY  CLUB  TO  BE  INTRODUCED  TO  JESUS.

PSALMS  32:  8  ~  I  WILL  INSTRUCT  YOU  AND  TEACH  YOU  IN  THE  WAY  YOU  SHOULD  GO;  I  WILL  GUIDE  YOU  WITH  MY  EYE.

THIS  MONTH….. I  WAS  PART  ON  A   WONDERFUL  SERVICE….. 60TH ANNIVERSARY  OF  A  GREAT  CHURCH….. I  LOVED  HEARING  THE  HISTORY  OF  THE  GROWTH  OF  THIS  CHURCH…. GOD  HAD  THE  RITE  FOLK  FROM  THE  BEGINNING  TO  ESTABLISH  IT…. AND  GOD  HAS  BLESSED…… IT  WAS   GREAT  DAY…… A  HUGE  ARRAY  OF  FOOD  WAS  PART  OF  THE  DAY’S  ACTIVITIES   trans-smiley-tiny…..  I  HAVE  NEVER  BEEN  TO  A  POTLUCK   WHERE  THERE  WAS  A  HUGE  PLATTER  OF  DEVILED  EGGS  LEFT  ON  THE  TABLE…. (DON’T  KNOW  HOW  THAT  HAPPENED,  AS  THEY  ALWAYS  SEEM  TO  GO  VERY  QUICKLY) . trans-smiley-tiny

I  HAVE  NOT  SPOKEN  ABOUT  THIS  BEFORE…… BUT  ON  DEC  7  WHEN  I  WAS  IN   FLORIDA….. I  FELL  AND  IN  TRYING  TO  BREAK  MY  FALL…. I  RECEIVED  A  HAIRLINE  FRACTURE  ON  MY  RITE  WRIST….. SO  I  HAVE  BEEN  IN  A  CAST  SINCE  THEN…. WELL,  YESTERDAY,  I  RETURNED  TO  THE  DOCTOR  AND  HE  SAID  I  NO  LONGER  HAVE  TO  WEAR  THE  CAST….. EVEN  THO   IT   STILL  HURTS  A  BIT…. BUT  HE  ASKED  ME  TO  NOT   LIFT   HEAVY  THINGS….. TO  GO  SLOWLY,  ETC…… SO  I  AM  VERY  EXCITED…. EVEN  THO  I  CANNOT  WRITE  EASILY…. IT  DOES  HURT  TO  EVEN  HOLD  A  PENCIL…… BUT  EACH  DAY,  I  HAVE  ANOINTED  MY  HAND  WITH  BLESSED  OIL  AND  ASK  GOD  TO  TOUCH  IT….. SO  I  AM  GRATEFUL  TO  HIM….. AND  THE   MANY  FRIENDS  WHO  PRAYED  FOR  ME.

HOW  ARE  YOU  DOING?…. IS  THERE  SOMETHING  I  CAN  PRAY  WITH  YOU  ABOUT?….. I  WOULD  LOVE  YOU  TO  SIMPLY  CALL  ME   909 948-2448….. I  WANT   TO   DO  THAT….. SO  PLEASE  LET  ME  KNOW….. PERHAPS  YOU  ARE  FEELING  ALONE…. THINKING  NO  ONE  CARES?…. DISCOURAGED?…. FEELING  INSIGNIFICANT?…. WELL,  NONE  OF  THAT   IS  TRUE ! ….. FOR  WE  SERVE  A  GOD  WHO  IS  ALWAYS  THINKING  ABOUT   YOU  (THE  PLAQUE  ON  MY  WALL…. READS  “WHEN  HE  WAS  ON  THE  CROSS…. WE  WERE ON  HIS  MIND”  WOW!

2 CORINTHIANS 4:8-9  ~  WE  ARE  HARD-PRESSED  ON  EVERY  SIDE,  YET  NOT  CRUSHED;  WE  ARE  PERPLEXED,  BUT  NOT  IN  DESPAIR;   PERSECUTED,  BUT  NOT  FORSAKEN;  STRUCK  DOWN,  BUT  NOT  DESTROYED…

AND  SPECIAL  THANKS  TO  YOU  WHO  GIVE  TO  THIS  MINISTRY  GOD  HAS  CALLED  ME  TO…… IT  IS  ALMOST  40  YEARS  THAT  I  HAVE  BEEN  FULL  TIME  TRAVELING  THE  WORLD  WITH  THE  “GOOD  NEWS”….. AND  I   AM    LOVIN’  IT.  trans-smiley-tiny  PLEASE  CONTINUE  TO  PRAY  FOR  ME  …. THAT  I  SHALL  HAVE  THE  STRENGTH  TO  GO  WHERE  HE  OPENS  DOORS  FOR  ME  TO  ENTER……. THAT   I  WILL  BE  AT  THE  RITE  PLACE  AT  THE  RITE  TIME. trans-smiley-tiny

I  WOULD  LOVE  TO  COME  MINISTER  TO  YOUR  SENIOR  GROUP…. LADIES  FUNCTION  AND  EVEN  YOUR  CHURCH.   JUST  LET  ME  KNOW….. YOU  WILL  NOT  BE  DISAPPOINTED…. AND  YES,  YOU  CAN  AFFORD  ME!  trans-smiley-tiny YOU  CAN  REACH  ME  AT  909-948-2448,  OR  E-MAIL SINGER@MISSLILLIE.COM    THANKS!

IF  GOD  TOUCHES  YOUR  HEART  AND  YOU  WOULD  LIKE  TO  GIVE  TO  THIS  MINISTRY…. YOU  WILL  RECEIVE  A  TAX  DEDUCTIBLE  RECEIPT   AND  A  REWARD  IN  HEAVEN  trans-smiley-tiny …. THIS  IS  “GOOD  GROUND”…. AND  I  WANT  TO  THANK  YOU  FOR  YOU  LOVE.

HAVE  A  LAFF  trans-smiley-tiny

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