Monday, February 12, 2018

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

Our sweet sister-in-the-Lord and friend, Carol Smoke went to heaven on Sunday, January 7th. She was surrounded by her children and grand-children.  Carol really was looking forward to seeing her Jesus face to face and then greeting her beloved husband and our dear departed Pastor, Jim  Smoke.
Carol's Celebration of Life is now scheduled for Sunday, March 11 at 3 pm in the Worship Center at Desert Springs. All her DSC family and friends are invited.

Laura’s Reflection:  Do Not Withhold Good …
Has someone ever asked you to help them out with something and you really could do it, but just didn’t want to? It wasn’t convenient. I have. There is a difference in your saying “no” to another golf game, movie or even volunteering at a church event. But to say “no” to helping someone in need, when you can help – that is wrong, according to God. 

Proverbs 3:27 “Do not withhold GOOD from those to whom it is DUE, when it is in YOUR power to ACT.”

This means if you can help – do it! Don’t ponder, say you will pray about it or consider it … ACT.  This means saying YES to sharing your money, your time, your heart.
I love what author Liz Higgins said “We study God’s word, not just to understand it, not just to meditate on it.  God wants us to DO it. He calls us to act and He gives us the power to do so.”

Paul wrote “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we WILL reap a harvest if we DO NOT give up.” Galatians 6:9

I must remind myself that everything I have is a gift from God, the blessings given to me are so I can care for others. How about you? Let’s all remember that we are GOD’S HANDS to the world. Doing good means letting go, letting go of our agenda and sharing in God’s.

Doing GOOD for God!

   Laura (2/7/18)


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

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