Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Then Sunday morning, Adam Pierce taught the Sunday School lesson and talked about how we have to be truly honest with ourselves so that we can fight the real battles. If we are hiding from what we know is really happening, trying to ignore the truth, and put the blame on someone else, then we can never truly grow. Then Bro. Booker preached a wonderful message in the second session about virtually the same thing and reminded us of the past message I mentioned above. I was overwhelmed with praise and gratitude that Jesus was reaffirming my break through and strengthening my resolve to be an over comer.
Sunday night we were supposed to be blessed with a visiting minister but somehow he never made it to the church. The service had just about exploded during song service and again when one of our quartet's sang "Praising for the Victory." Bro. Booker took the pulpit, turned to his son, said, "Joel, pick a card from those scripture cards on my table." Joel reached down, withdrew a card, and read, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." It was like God smiled down on us and the anointing fell even stronger than before. Bro. Booker took that scripture and preached a POWERFUL message to the saints of ILC!! You can hear it at http://www.inlandlighthouse.com/ online sermons. At the end of his message, Bro. Booker had us pray and ask God for a number of souls we would strive to win to Him this year. After we prayed, he had those who felt impressed with a number to call it out. Bro. Joel and Bro. Mikhail counted and we had a total of over 640 souls that we are going to strive to win this year!!!!! Anything is possible with God on our side!!
At altar call, I sang a chorus that my son wrote. It simply says, "I can do all things, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. And when I think I'll fail, I just call on Jesus' name and I can do all things through Christ." The whole service from the first note of the piano til the last beat of the drum was POWERFUL!!!
Thank You, Lord, for Your Word and Your promises!!!!!! I am striving for 5 souls this year and hope to teach many Bible studies!!! God bless you and help you to reach your goals this year as well!
Monday, January 28, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
This is a picture of the Cajon Pass, Interstate 15, on a past snowy day.
By the way, the rain is even HARDER now!!! Yes!!!!
NOTE: Sadly, it did not snow enough to keep Mark home today. However, as he crested the hill coming into Hesperia this morning before 7 am, it was snowing there and he is worried he may not be able to get back home this evening.
Friday, January 11, 2008
I had a little fun yesterday drawing the following picture in the Paint program on my computer. It is based on a plaque my mother made probably 30 years ago. She took myself and my siblings and fingerprinted us on a piece of paper with a tree drawn on it. Then she made the fingerprints look like owls, burned the edges of the paper, glued it to the plaque, and shellacked it. She still has it and I was thinking about family yesterday when that plaque came to mind.