Tuesday, June 20, 2017

FAMILY LIFE at Desert Springs - a place where we can share the heart of our church family; prayers, praises and important announcements.  Be sure to check-in often to see what is happening. If you have a prayer request or praise, please submit by contacting me, Laura Keener, Frontline Director at Desert Springs....760-568-3646 or lkeener@desertspringsfamily.org.

In Memory Of:

Our dear brother, Carl Brooks, went to heaven last week. It was very unexpected and we will miss his sweet spirit and helping hands at the 8am service each Sunday.  Pray that his precious wife Lucy, who suffers with her own illness can feel the peace of God during this great loss. We will keep you posted if and when a Celebration of Life service is scheduled.


Laura’s Reflection: I am turning into a hoarder. Want to join me?

Definition of a hoarder (noun): a supply or accumulation that is hidden or carefully guarded for preservation, future use, etc.

Now most of you are probably mortified at my admittance of being a hoarder, but let me tell you what and why I am hoarding. Here’s a hint, “I have hidden your word in my heart Lord, that I might not sin against You.”  That’s it – I am hoarding scriptures, passages and complete Psalms. For almost two years I have been memorizing verse after verse and now almost daily repeat over 150 Scriptures. It’s not with pride I am sharing this with you, it’s because it has become such an important part of my life and I want to encourage you to do the same. I’m gaining wisdom and power, seeing things more and more the way God does, drawing ever closer to the Lord and I proved to myself that I am not too old to do this!

The benefits are wonderful as I share verses to encourage others, to teach, comfort and sometimes even admonish in love. Daily, when I recite the attributes of the Fruit of the Spirit living in me … LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS & SELF-CONTROL, I am more mindful of my Christian walk and how I represent Christ.

Also, I believe that God commands us to memorize Scripture:
·         “If you remain in me and my WORDS remain in you…” John 15:7 
·         “Let the WORD of Christ dwell in you richly…” Colossians 3:16
·         “Do not let this BOOK depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night…” Joshua 1:8
·         “Keep my WORDS and store up my commands within you…” Proverbs 7:1

Pastor Chuck Swindoll said this: “I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture. No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. Your mind will become alert and observant. Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. Your faith will be solidified.”

Amen and Amen to that! So, jump on this life changing practice with me…you won’t be sorry.

Together in His Word!

  Laura Keener
Frontline Director at Desert Springs Church


PRAYING FOR OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRIST

Comfort, Health, Wisdom, Strength - "And pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints." Ephesians 6:18


Lucy Brooks * Ron Coffee * Rick Diedrich * Dorothy Ferro* Eddie Hernandez * Jenny Hodges * Mary Ireland * Chevelle Johnson * Fred Keener * Theo Nichols * Neil Riordan * Walter & Joan Rohm * Violet O'Leary * Ruth Sixtone Wells 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

FAMILY LIFE at Desert Springs - a place where we can share the heart of our church family; prayers, praises and important announcements.  Be sure to check-in often to see what is happening. If you have a prayer request or praise, please submit by contacting me, Laura Keener, Frontline Director at Desert Springs....760-568-3646 or lkeener@desertspringsfamily.org.

 Laura's Reflection: Be All You Can Be by Gary Morland

Our family was not destined to a straightline repetition and payment for one person’s sin.

Your family isn’t either.

The consequences of what happened upriver have altered our family, but they have not trapped us into a destiny.

Your parents and family are in the boat with you.

You get into a family that’s already flowing. They had parents and a family too, and on back it goes.

If we can blame our mom or dad or anyone else in our immediate family for how things turned out, they can do the same. If we pass something upriver, they can too. And on back upriver the blame goes.

Much of what our families become is because we’re part of what has gone before. We can’t escape it:

“I may __________, but so did my dad; I learned it from him.” True.

“My parents never taught me __________.” True.

“My mom never showed me __________.” True.

“My dad never __________; he always just __________.” True.

“My uncle __________ me, and so now I’m __________.” True.

These things are all true, and they may have affected us and changed the course of our lives.

But if I blame my family, and push responsibility for who and what I am onto them, the blame can go all the way upriver.

It goes downriver too.

From Brenda and me, through Myquillyn and Chad and Emily and John, through their kids and families, and their kids’ kids and families, the river flows. Each of them could pass the blame back to Brenda and me.

Most of us probably don’t consciously blame previous generations for how we turned out. But it’s a very subtle temptation because it gives us an excuse for our faults and failures.

It takes a lot of courage to face who we are and a great deal of responsibility to deal with it.

Blame lightens the load a little bit, doesn’t it? Saying to yourself “If only this hadn’t happened” sometimes makes life more bearable.

But blame is irrelevant. It only matters if you want an excuse for not taking responsibility for yourself.

It is helpful to understand the things that have contributed to your story, to what happened in your family upriver. These things may help to explain who you are today.

But it is your fault alone if you allow those circumstances to keep you from being all you can be.

You can stop the chain reaction.

Accept your family (or lack of one) as within God’s overall will for you, and accept His ability— and promise—to use it for good. Then let Him.

My dad’s dad (Pop) was an alcoholic. My dad was an alcoholic. I am an alcoholic. My children are not alcoholics.

If God can stop that chain with me, He can stop whatever is plaguing you with you.

All we have is our part of the river, right here, right now.

We put a canoe into this family story when we are born, and our canoe pulls to shore when we die.

But what we do while in the river—our actions, attitudes, words, values, accomplishments—will roll on.

They are our legacy.


PRAYING FOR OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRIST

Comfort, Health, Wisdom, Strength - "And pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints." Ephesians 6:18


Lucy Brooks * Ron Coffee * Rick Diedrich * Dorothy Ferro* Eddie Hernandez * Jenny Hodges * Mary Ireland * Chevelle Johnson * Fred Keener * Theo Nichols * Neil Riordan * Walter & Joan Rohm * Violet O'Leary * Ruth Sixtone Wells 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

FAMILY LIFE at Desert Springs - a place where we can share the heart of our church family; prayers, praises and important announcements.  Be sure to check-in often to see what is happening. If you have a prayer request or praise, please submit by contacting me, Laura Keener, Frontline Director at Desert Springs....760-568-3646 or lkeener@desertspringsfamily.org.


 Laura’s Reflection: SINNING without Knowing?

My daughter wrote me a very thoughtful and loving note for Mother’s Day. She was over the Friday afternoon before, with her 3 little girls (OUR beautiful, perfect granddaughters) to swim and eat grapes and goldfish crackers! See picture of my tribe in the pool.  I was a bit tired I must admit and not filled with energy that I usually have or at least pretend to have. Oh, I was very happy to have them over and I knew it wasn’t lack of sleep or exhaustion, it was mental weariness. Why did I feel like this? AGAIN. In my daughter’s note she said ” Mom…I’m worried about you. I sense some sorrow or heaviness upon you…”and then she went on to say she is here for me and praying for me.

I’m usually good at masking my aching heart so I don’t trouble my husband, kids, friends. Guess what?  I didn’t do a good job of that on Friday.  I felt ashamed that I allowed things I can’t possibly fix to show outwardly and remove JOY from my heart. We even had some encouraging reports and doctor’s visits for Fred last week; yet I want to see results. I carry my family and friend’s problems too close to my heart. I ache for those battling disease or broken relationships. Face it, I like to fix things. But really? Who do I think I am? GOD?

I have since spent more time in prayer, reading God’s word and asking for help (“Cast your burdens on the Lord, for He will sustain you; He will never let His righteous be shaken.” Psalm 55:22) and He spoke to me. A truth I didn’t want to hear.

I lost JOY because I was sinning by losing the right focus. My focus should be on my loving relationship with Christ and HIS love, HIS power, HIS faithfulness, HIS plan, thanking HIM in EVERYTHING & in GLORIFYING HIM.  Listen, I don’t believe I was intentionally SINNING, I didn’t even see that.  But focusing on the things of the world and the problems in life is disobedience that robs your JOY.  Scripture commands us to “think on godly things.”

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9

So how can we have JOY during trials?
·         Focus on your faith and salvation! “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious JOY, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9
·         Focus on eternity; trials are brief in comparison to eternity. “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
·         Focus on God’s sovereignty and purpose in trials.   “Consider it pure joy, when you face various trials; for the testing of your faith produces endurance…” James 1:2-3
·         Focus on our relationship with Christ; trials can bring deep intimacy with Christ. “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trials, because when he has stood the test, he WILL receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.” James 1:12

Another lesson learned and another trespass forgiven.
  
Focusing on Christ & Eternity!
  Laura
Laura Keener
Frontline Director, Desert Springs Church
760-568-3646 

PRAYING FOR OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRIST

Comfort, Health, Wisdom, Strength - "And pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints." Ephesians 6:18


Lucy Brooks * Rick Diedrich *Dorothy Ferro* Mary Ireland * Chevelle Johnson * Fred Keener * Theo Nichols * Neil Riordan * Walter & Joan Rohm * Violet O'Leary 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

FAMILY LIFE at Desert Springs - a place where we can share the heart of our church family; prayers, praises and important announcements.  Be sure to check-in often to see what is happening. If you have a prayer request or praise, please submit by contacting me, Laura Keener, Frontline Director at Desert Springs....760-568-3646 or lkeener@desertspringsfamily.org.


Laura’s Reflection: Missing Mom

It’s only fitting that as we near Mother’s Day we take time to reflect on our mothers. My mom went to heaven just 6 years ago. There’s still a hole in my hearts that aches for her conversation, her wisdom, a warm hug and the taste of her Sunday pot-roast dinner. I walk by a bakery and see lemon meringue pie, mom’s favorite and another memory stirs. It’s these precious memories that we carry for our entire life and I am so thankful for them. I know many of you have been through the sorrow of losing your mom too, so you understand. It never goes away, does it?

Sadly, there are those who never experienced a godly, selfless, mother’s love, care and provision. Perhaps your mom left you for “another” life or battled an evil illness or addiction that stole her from you. If this is the case, I sincerely pray you have forgiven her and found peace in God’s perfect love. For GOD IS LOVE. GOD IS YOUR PROVIDER. GOD IS YOUR COMFORTER. I pray God filled every void you ever felt as you went to Him in prayer and looked to HIS word for direction and wisdom.

When I look back now at my mom, I know that she desired one thing only for me and that was that I walk with the Lord. When I strayed or tested God, and YES I did … I know she was on her knees. And you know the only thing I desire from my children? Is that they walk with the Lord. And if they stray? And they have. I am on my knees. If there is ever a calling for a mother (or father) it’s that … get on your knees and NEVER stop praying for your children (and grandchildren) and hold on to your HOPE. Remember, once they ask for God’s forgiveness, His word comes to pass “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Our children move forward, we move forward. Thank you, mom. Thank you, Lord.

Proverbs 6: 20-23:
My son, keep your father’s command
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
 Bind them always on your heart;
    fasten them around your neck.
When you walk, they will guide you;
    when you sleep, they will watch over you;
    when you awake, they will speak to you.
For this command is a lamp,
    this teaching is a light,
and correction and instruction
    are the way to life…

 Walking in His Love,
   Laura

PRAYING FOR OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRIST

Comfort, Health, Wisdom, Strength - "And pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints." Ephesians 6:18


Lucy Brooks * Rick Diedrich *Dorothy Ferro* Mary Ireland * Chevelle Johnson * Fred Keener * Sharon Nelson * Neil Riordan * Walter & Joan Rohm * Violet O'Leary *Serena Williams son-in-law Steven

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

FAMILY LIFE at Desert Springs - a place where we can share the heart of our church family; prayers, praises and important announcements.  Be sure to check-in often to see what is happening. If you have a prayer request or praise, please submit by contacting me, Laura Keener, Frontline Director at Desert Springs....760-568-3646 or lkeener@desertspringsfamily.org.


Laura’s Reflection: The Stones will Cry Out!

I’m reflecting on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, the beginning of Holy Week. It’s a day that I need to stop, to remember and to celebrate. The day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem a large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment. Then hundreds of people shouted "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!"

His last week on earth, how did he feel? We know Jesus allowed his followers to shout “Hosanna”, we know he wept over Jerusalem. We know he knew that prophecy was being fulfilled, right then, regarding his final week as man on this earth. He knew he would be nailed to the cross, and die for our sins. He knew in three days he would raise from the dead. He knew death had no hold on him! We know he loved us….

I pray the Bible verses listed below about Palm Sunday, both prophecy and actual event, will encourage you and inspire you to continue to live with Jesus as the King of your life and cry out “Hosanna, to the King!” If you don’t …“the stones will cry out.”

2 Kings 9:13

They quickly took their cloaks and spread them under him on the bare steps. Then they blew the trumpet and shouted, “Jehu is king!”

Zechariah 9:9

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Psalm 118:25-26

LORD, save us! LORD, grant us success! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD. From the house of the LORD we bless you.

John 12:12-19

The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! ” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him. Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him. So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!”

Matthew 21:1-11

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ” The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Luke 19:28-44

After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ” Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They replied, “The Lord needs it.” They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”

Hosanna to Our King!


PRAYING FOR OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRIST


Comfort, Health, Wisdom, Strength - 

"And pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints." Ephesians 6:18


Lucy Brooks * Rick Diedrich *Dorothy Ferro* Mary Ireland * Chevelle Johnson * Fred Keener * Jim Marullo * Jordan Muchow * Neil Riordan * Walter & Joan Rohm * Violet O'Leary *Serena Williams son-in-law Steven*

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

FAMILY LIFE at Desert Springs - a place where we can share the heart of our church family; prayers, praises and important announcements.  Be sure to check-in often to see what is happening. If you have a prayer request or praise, please submit by contacting me, Laura Keener, Frontline Director at Desert Springs....760-568-3646 or lkeener@desertspringsfamily.org.



 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.


Backpack. Check. Lunchbox. Check. Hat and gloves. Well, hat — good enough. I pulled out of the driveway in the still cold car and headed towards my son’s school.

We live on the edge of town so we enjoy all sorts of wildlife while still being just a few minutes away from most conveniences. As we wound our way down the hill we came upon a flock of wild turkeys casually crossing the road. There were around 25 of them, all ages and sizes, and I had no other choice but to stop the car to allow them to pass.

My son and I laughed at the sheer mass of them as we observed their awkwardness. Eventually, all of them crossed the road except for one small turkey that finally looked up and realized he wasn’t with his clan. Slowly, he began to meander toward the rest of the group. He did not take the direct route but instead, he went this way and that, pecking at the road, seemingly not in any kind of hurry. It was at that moment I realized that we had better get moving or my son would be late for school.

Without thinking I impatiently called out, “Hey, Turkey, God gave you wings, now use them!”

I paused for a moment as I heard my own words echo in my head. I had rarely seen a turkey fly, except when they were chased by one of my black labs or getting ready to roost in our trees. They can fly, in fact they can soar for short bursts up to 55 mph, but their tendency is to stay on the ground.

God gave them wings; He equipped them with what they need. But they don’t use them unless they have to.

Eventually, the little guy crossed the road but I found myself wondering what has God equipped me with that I am choosing not to use (or only using if I absolutely have to). So often I act just like that turkey: pecking away at one thing, distracted by another, and not feeling any real urgency to move forward.

I take the route that seems safest or most comfortable rather than trusting God to help me soar in the direction that He has prepared for me.

Even though He has already equipped me with gifts and talents (Romans 12:6-8), with His Spirit (2 Corinthians 5:5), and through His Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17), sometimes I still hesitate, afraid to take a risk. Perhaps God used that awkward turkey on a cold Midwest morning to remind me of what I already have.

Maybe you find yourself struggling with purpose or fearful to take a step in the direction that you feel God nudging you towards. Remember that God has already equipped you to serve Him wherever you are right now.

He will give you the strength to use all you have been given, so get ready to fly!

Blog by Elizabeth Curry 

PRAYING FOR OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRIST


Comfort, Health, Wisdom, Strength - 

"And pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints." Ephesians 6:18


Lucy Brooks * Rick Diedrich *Dorothy Ferro* Jay & Vernessa Hartland* Alan Hurst * Mary Ireland * Chevelle Johnson * Fred Keener * Jordan Muchow * Neil Riordan * Walter & Joan Rohm * Violet O'Leary *Serena Williams son-in-law Steven*

Thursday, February 23, 2017

FAMILY LIFE at Desert Springs - a place where we can share the heart of our church family; prayers, praises and important announcements.  Be sure to check-in often to see what is happening. If you have a prayer request or praise, please submit by contacting me, Laura Keener, Frontline Director at Desert Springs....760-568-3646 or lkeener@desertspringsfamily.org.

In Memory of Jim Leonovich, our dear brother, missionary to the Ukraine and man of God. 
A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, February 25 at 1:00 PM. 
Please keep Annie, his beautiful wife and the love of his life, in your prayers. 




Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you. . . We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth.”

Feed the Angels...by Stephanie Bryant

In John’s day, prophets, evangelists, and teachers traveled to spread the Good News. John wrote this letter to Gaius, a man whom John discipled and loved as a spiritual child, to encourage him to continue to invite these Christian servant leaders into his home for a meal or to stay the night. The Greek for “brothers and sisters” in this verse is for believers in Jesus, who are part of God’s family.

These Good News teachers would not accept help from unbelievers, so no one could claim they were teaching about Jesus for personal gain. The church body was fully responsible for taking care of these missionaries’ needs.

John wrote to encourage those who were kind to others. We need to encourage those who take Jesus to parts of the world we aren’t called to serve — pray for them, listen to them, and help in any way we can.

We don’t want any part of Christ’s body to grow weary and stop serving in the calling God has for them.

How can you encourage someone in the body doing the work God has called them to? It could be your pastor, small group leader, or a missionary. Maybe God is nudging you to write a check that will answer the prayers of a much needed ministry. Or if God lays it on your heart to call or write a note, please do it today. He may already have brought someone to mind.

But the encouragement and hospitality may be to help support a different member of Jesus’ body. As believers we all need encouragement, praise, and humble hospitality.

You might need to encourage a stay at home mom struggling with a new baby or taking care of three very active kids. She knows this is what God has called her to and she willingly serves with joy, but, oh, man, a text or a small gift from you would mean the world to her. She needs to know that someone notices.

You might need to invite those college girls over for dinner one night. Spaghetti, real home life, with conversations about living for Jesus around your table, may be just what they are craving. Encourage them that they can keep God’s vision for their life as they select majors and make relationship choices.

Those on the path but still asking hard questions. Those hungry and depressed. Those without a home. Those who needed someone to tell them the truth, again. Those who were beat up by the enemy and questioning what this calling had gotten them into.

Whether a friend or a stranger, all need to know someone cares. All need courage infused into their spirit. All need to feel at home. All need a listening ear. All need not feel alone in their faith journey.

All need Jesus in the flesh to show up — that’s you.

As a follower of Jesus, the Holy Spirit produces the same character and confidence of Jesus in you. You can’t count on yourself or your own abilities to encourage and be hospitable, but you can rely on Jesus to empower you to do the good works He has prepared in advance for you to do.

Don’t be too busy to show hospitality. God tells us your soup could feed an angel or better yet, it’s like doing it unto Jesus.


PRAYING FOR OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRIST


Comfort, Health, Wisdom, Strength - 

"And pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints." Ephesians 6:18


Lucy Brooks * Marie Bryant * Rick & Kathy Diedrich *Dorothy Ferro* Barbara Groneck * Jay & Vernessa Hartland* Alan Hurst * Mary Ireland * Chevelle Johnson * Fred Keener * Mary Ireland *Neil Riordan * Walter & Joan Rohm * Violet O'Leary *Serena Williams son-in-law Steven