Friday, July 27, 2012


Many devoted prayers for my son Jason were ushered up and in a crescendo of His glory, my Lord blessed us as He entered the atmosphere of our home and deleted all darkness with His manifest Holiness. WORSHIP prepares me to receive my holy One, my Lord Jesus, in His most precious personal visitation way ~ He arrives with a full download of His glory. I am stilled, I am awed, I am full of His grace, mercy and His love which endures forever. Alone with my lovely Lord, I am entirely ambushed by His delight in me. My heart overflows and tears of joy spill over in a wash of worship. Taking up my pink ribbon, I twirl with the fullness of His magical joy. ~ Last night when I laid down to sleep I was confronted with a sweet inner and outer reality. I was emersed in the Holy Spirit, and aware that Barbara was fully erased, in a stilled suspension of time. Floating without a physical sensation, I was made aware in my spirit of my Heavenly Father's pure delight. I bless His Holy Name Jesus, I give Him honor. Jesus is the light, the truth and the way. Thank You Jesus for Your way of comfort, healing, and transcendant unmatched glory. This morning I am listening to the beautiful instrumental music of "ONE HEART" Tranquel Flute Melodies inspired by Native Cultures of the World. Expressing my thankfulness to my Lord with a glad heart, using the gift He gave me, writing. Halleluiah!

Thursday, July 26, 2012


"Walk this way" and follow Me, into My word and be blessed by what God shall reveal unto you. LOVE is a verb! God is Love and He is active and moving. His love is the seed that He placed in us when we were conceived. His plans for us are predestined. His love for us is evident in all the miraculous beauty that surrounds us. We are His wide varietal bouquet, each person a unique flower, delicate, and beautiful to behold! We shine, we sparkle because of the Light of Jesus within. Jesus gave us the charge to go and LIGHT UP THE WORLD. We are His and He is our unlimited Source of power! Our sparkle is polished to a radiant shine as we gather together regularly to be honest, to be transparent, and love one another as we are loved. As His chosen people, comitt to remaining accountable to the following: SPARKLE AT HOME in His holy Presence. Remain in Him, as He remains in Thee. In complete UNITY embrace these truths:

1) God's Word is active
2) Salavation is by grace
3) The Diety of Jesus
4) Jesus will return
5) His resurrection is real
6) Jesus born of a virgin
7) The Holy Trinity exists

Our Father, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, as One, we call on the Name above all names, we call on Jesus, and we speak His name with reverence, for He is holy, He is God and we worship Him because He alone is worthy. As the church is His, not man's creation, not man's building, not man's monument, as His people we agree to disagree about the non-essential things that may cause His children to divide and therefore fall from His grace.

1) Method of baptism - fully immersed, sprinkled, pool, ocean
2) Kinds of worship music - songs - instruments
3) The role of a woman serving Christ in the church
4) Wearing make-up or believers dancing
5) Whether drinking a glass of wine is a sin
6) What date or time Jesus is coming back
7) What version of the Word of God should be studied

Imagine the people of Stockton, Lodi, Manteca (and beyond) coming together weekly to discuss the Holy Bible while developing new transparent friendships. Imagine people of Ajijic, Chapala and Guadalaraja being changed as a result of regular participation. As we sparkle at home, and invite others to gather in an atmosphere of beauty and worship, to partake in the living and active Word of God, let us delight in our personal Jesus and in the astounding ways He blesses us, cares for us, equips us, restores us, and uses us, individually as we tell others of what He has done in us and through us. AMEN! Let us BE REAL about our faith, our walk, and our growth in Him, by Him and for His glory. Let us come together with the same Holy Bible, in differenct communities, neighborhoods and continents ~ to be connected by the same Saviour, who loves all, redeems all, and provides for all our needs. Let us learn from the experience of other gardeners in the field of Jesus followers. This is an awesome vision! A church of Jesus Christ that outgrew a home, because He attracted so many by our Joy in Him! Our homes overflowed and so a simple midtown structure was built to provide a place for a growing number of people, all who admit a desire to share in the Joy of the Lord that we carry. The first Chapala church will be held in Unit #7 at Villa Santa Paula in 2014. Jesus gave me this vision and I trust that He will prepare me, and the way for this vision to be a reality. If you live in Jalsico, hold this vision in your prayer and know that God will spread His Message of Salvation, Restoration and Revelation in you, and in your home too. No need to wait upon Barbara, just open your doors, invite Jesus and others and He will make it happen. Women in positions of leadership at other churches, or local businesses, please join me in a prayer for preparation and provision. Let us be willing servants for our Lord Jesus longs to bless us in unimaginable ways. "I will not leave you nor forsake you." Joshua 1:5 -- As we go through life, we are encapsulated in God's love, secured by His covenant, and guided by His Word. Thank You Jesus. AMEN

Saturday, July 21, 2012


One Sunday in church all were singing an old gospel song: "What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus." Sitting right next to me was an unkempt, stinking man in tattered clothes. Folks name this pitiful type "skid row winos". He had dirty nails, with a smokers yellowed fingers, glassy eyes, and the wrinkles of aged abuse. He turned to me and spoke these slurring words "I know what you sing is right, nothing but the blood of Jesus can wash away my sins. But I used to be the president of the seminary, I know all about what Jesus can do. But you know, there is a BIG BIG difference between being WASHED WHITE and being whitewashed. ~ The old man with a tear in his eye staggared away while his wisdom soaked through my soul. God will use anyone, even a donkey to teach us profound lessons. This man had been WASHED WHITE, then with unconfessed sin, he told his truth, his choice. Folks that dress in whitewashed clothes, who sing praises, and attend church regularly, slip nothing past a God that knows every heart, and every motive. This man, a sad priest knows the way, but he chooses to live with his unconfessed sin...and he knows, that unconfessed sin remains unforgiven sin. Our human intelligence, wit and denial works over time to cover up sin, but Godly wisdom convicts and uncovers sin. Man whitewashes, and God WASHES our souls WHITE. The blood of Jesus purifies us, and He gives us His JOY in the midst of our sorrow as we admit our sins. Sorrow is one of life's greatest teachers, it leads us into a quiet place, and a deep reflection to face the times we missed the mark, and a Godly sorrow gives us cause to confess our need for a CHANGE, for His NEWNESS to flood our souls and cleanse us, once again. Human sorrow comes when we get caught and we ask a person for their forgiveness. Godly sorrow comes when we realize that our thoughts, actions, or reactions were NOT Christlike. CRACK my HARD stone HEART with the TRUTH of how my ways have offended Thee. Lord break my pride. Holy Spirit convict me and produce a Godly sorrow in me. Alive with Christ in me, Lord make me ANEW, show me what to confess that I may bring You glory not shame. Give me courage to admit my errors, to reveal what idols replace You on the throne of my heart. As my Holy Father hates pride, I confess that my ministry has become a pride filled idol. Holy Spirit I asked You to shine a light on any murmuring, and remind me of the WOE in me for any unkind scarcastic remark against a person or an authority in my life. So You arranged for a man to sit in front of me in church Sunday with this TSHIRT on. This pricked my heart with a reminder of a woman covered in tatoos to which I dismissed without mercy in the previous week. I realize each small sin separates me from a close fellowship with my Lord. I ask in the name of Jesus to be bathed, submerged and cleansed by the blood of Jesus. The word for the day is NEW ~ Make me NEW in YOU Lord, and I thank You that ONLY YOU are my judge, restore me with a FRESH start today.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Let us be GOD's RAIDER NATION! The dramatic SHIFT that is going on in Stockton and in your life and in my life indicates a RAMP UP to a NEW SEASON. By the awareness of an awakened HOST of the Holy Ghost, as we walk in His authority, and speak words of FAITH over our family, city, nations and personal goals, our inheiritance is then activated by our obedience to compelete His assignment. Consider the TRUTH! God gave the FREE GIFT , the anointing to carry out what the world says is impossible. We have been charged and equipped with a protective helmet, the mind of God to be radical in our FAITH!THIS GENERATION is the generation that BURNS with the FIRE of God. This generation, in this season, rises up, wakes up and becomes the nation that disciples to the nations. A person mentors a person, a family nurtures a family, a city changes because of prayer, and a raider nation disciples all other nations. "Jesus sent his twelve harvest hands out with this charge: "Don't begin by traveling to some far-off place to convert unbelievers. And don't try to be dramatic by tackling some public enemy. Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live generously. "
Matthew 10:7 ~ THE MESSAGE

Friday, July 13, 2012


The atmosphere of Stockton is SHIFTING as a result of an army of spiritual warriors taking God's power into the streets! I walked into the office on 7/12/12 and I was greeted by a swat team of police officers who were on my floor to view camera reels of shootings on 7/11/12. JOIN me in this prayer: "Darkness does NOT exist in heaven; darkness does NOT exist in Stockton. This is my town! Darkness is here illegally. In the name of Jesus I forbid darkness and evil to establish roots here! God has declared that wherever the soles of my feet tread, God has given it to me. I bind all darkness in Stockton to the word of God that declares that I have authority over you. Be gone!" ~ To all those whose eyes fall on these words, Lord I pray that because of the Secret Weapon and the Power of God within them, that You Lord will make all who read this dangerous, so dangerous that when they enter a room, all the demons will flee in fright before they even speak BOLDLY and with full assigned authority "it is written"! ~ TRUTH IS dear ones, when you accepted Jesus as Lord, the Holy Spirit entered thee and He is what makes thee an overcomer! When you arrive on the scene, the Spirit of God shall post a Notice to Immediately Vacate! YOU are His assigned secret weapon...and He has plans to use you in a mighty way. Lord Jesus I ask that You take hold of the tongue of each reader and cause words that are NOT theirs to come out and fall on all who are listening. Fully surrendered to Thy will and transforming way, I expect that the Holy Spirit will draw them the listener and the speaker closer to our Almighty Father and King of all kings. We are His redeemed and we GOT THE VICTORY! WE MUST JUDGE NOT, and take no revenge as "Revenge is mine sayeth the Lord" On July 7, 2012 it was too hot to go to Victory park, and as things in the City heated up, I trust that God's anger grew firey HOT! We His weapons cannot assign blame to the gangs as it is the spirit of darkness that has influenced them to evil. This morning on NEWS 10: Upon culmination of a police chase ending at 2 AM in the Lewis Park area of Mt. Diablo, individuals in a van shot at officers, the officers returned fire, killing one and wounding another. IN A BATTLE, in this Spiritual War in Stockton, people will die, and it will not be the innocent! On 7/11/12: People were shot at near Oak Park; at a funeral off Phelps; another off Plymouth Rd; and at Hammer Lane and Kelley Drive. After a chase down Highway 5, the shooter's life ended. PRAISE GOD in all things! "Darkness is completely inferior to light. Most of the church has too big of a devil. You didn't have a good day till you confronted the impossibilities of life and saw them yield and bow to the name of Jesus." Pastor Bill Johnson "The Power of Worship in Spiritual Warfare" Bill Johnson relates a true story about a great leader named Jehoshaphat. He received this intelligence report: "A huge force is on its way from beyond the Dead Sea to fight you." Shaken, he prayed. He went to God for help, he chose to seek the Lord. Then Jehoshaphat took a position before the assembled people, everyone was there —little children, wives, sons—all present and attentive to God. Then the son of Zechariah was moved by the Spirit of God to speak from the midst of the congregation. He said, "Attention everyone—all of you from out of town, all you from Jerusalem, and you King Jehoshaphat—God's word: Don't be afraid; don't pay any mind to this gang of vandals. This is God's war, not yours. Tomorrow you'll go after them; see, they're already on their way running for cover; you'll meet them at the end of the ravine near the wilderness of Jeruel (Lewis Park)You won't have to lift a hand in this battle; just stand firm, .... and watch God's saving work for you take shape. Don't be afraid, don't waver. March out boldly tomorrow—God is with you."

Monday, July 9, 2012


Allegiance = Promised loyalty
To the flag = a symbol for USA
Of America = a UNION of people
To the Republic = sovereign man
For which it stands = government
One Nation = United States
Under God = Led by God
Indivisible = can NOT be separated
With Liberty = Freedom to pursue
And Justice = Entitled to fair laws
For All = Afforded to each person
Regardless of race, religion, color, creed, or any other criteria ~ when Americans pledge their allegiance, their loyalty, their faith in a place, or a person, we relinquish our faith in God as the King of Kings. LET us PLEDGE a holy switch of loyalty from the symbol of the flag, to the symbol of the cross! Citizens of Stockton rise up, wake up and shout that we are united against evil, we are under God's rule and we pledge loyalty to our Lord Jesus Christ. Our holy God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit wait upon our call, our cry for His mercy, His grace, His favor to flood our rivers, fill our minds, and cast out the demons, the fear, the hate. A clear warning in REV 2:10 when John warns the church that any glory given to Babylon is glory that belongs to God. Citizens of Stockton have been under the influence of Babylon, and now we are under the supernatural MIGHTY influence of God's Soverign power, and we are set up to be CHANGED by His living and active WORD! We are a community unified in our HOPE in GOD to deliver us from the darkness. We vow to no longer give glory to a party of people, but we GIVE GOD all the GLORY for what His GOOD plans are for Stockton. John describes a marriage between God and His people and they are to be loyal lovers of Yahweh, for their faith to remain in God alone. His bride, a New Jerusalem, a new metropolis of people who live together with a purpose of glorifying God. Oh Lord, let us be JUBILANT as we honor Your holy living Word:
And to the community of people
For which it still stands
A NEW Metropolis, our Jerusalem
our City of Stockton Under God
INDIVISIBLE - incorruptible
with freedom for all captives
by a drawn circle of the bondage
breaking BLOOD of Lord Jesus Christ!
Revelation 21:3 "and God himself will be be with them; He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away" The former things have passed away, the old way of doing business, the old way of depending on elected officials, and the NEW WAY, God's way ~ is to HONOR Him by placing our HOPE in HIM for our recovery from the sin of self-indulgence and self-sufficiency, and be HEALED by our FOCUS on Jesus. With eyes FIXED on HIS PLAN, HIS WORD, HIS WAY, HIS ECONOMY of everlasting SUPPLY. STAND FIRM and SPEAK the BLOOD of JESUS around your family. "HAVE FAITH IN GOD" Trust that every Word of Scripture is TRUE and PLEDGE your allegiance, your FAITH in Jesus. NEW big employers moving into Stockton creating NEW jobs, NEW fresh gangs of GOOD in hoods full of the JOY of the LORD, NEW safety in schools and parks, NEW events that include Christian artists playing at the Stockton Event Center, NEW resources pouring in to Stockton, NEW LIFE in STOCKTON with NEW statistics about our crime rate dramatically dropping, NEW news columns written about why people are moving into the NEW Stockton! I AM TRUSTING GOD TO DELIVER THIS VISION AND MORE!

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Today the unfailing, unselfish, unconditional, unfathomable, undeserved love of God shall not be diminished or denied because of what someone else thinks or does. "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My JOY may remain in you, and that your JOY may be full." John 15-10-11 - I am FULL OF more JOY today than ever before because my Lord gave me a personal prayer language, and as I prayed in the Spirit today, I felt His pleasure and His presence. He gave me a gleaming helmet of Salvation to guard my mind and there are no words in English that are adequate. Thank You Jesus for refreshing me in the Spirit. For making me ever aware to speak Your word over the City of Stockton, in English and then also pray in the Spirit. Thank You for Your high plan and purpose and for giving me the opportunity to serve You as a civil servant. Today I wear the bullet proof vest, my very own breastplate of Righteousness that my Lord gave me to protect my heart. Words and thoughts fly through me and as I wear the Righteousness of Jesus, I walk confidently and courageously as Your wisdom erases any doubt that I am fully equipped to run the race, down the pathway You lead me with God's holy right ways. Today I am firm footed with feet that move forward through every circumstance with the strength of the Lord, for His joy motivates me to face anything as His trusting and greatful servant. Today I wrap the belt of Truth around me and cinch it tight. With the intention of encountering choices today, the Truth in me, pours through me as I choose speak the truth in love, being salt and light while accepting the favor of God in all things. Today my shield of Faith gives me boldness as I know that any evil act performed, any ill spoken, or any harm intended against me shall meet with defeat. None can stand against me as the Lord is with me. Today the sword of the Spirit, the living Word of God will fill me to overflowing and therefore my mouth will speak the truth. Today no weapon formed against me shall prosper or cause me to doubt the power of God in me. Every tongue that rises against me in judgement shall be shown to be in the wrong. Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, I come to You, before my day begins to ask that the Holy Spirit reveal to me every area of my heart that holds onto any regret, bitterness, or unforgiveness. I choose to forgive myself, my son, my father, my mother, my sister, my brother, and upon those innocent co-workers that I perceived to be offensive, I issue heaps of mercy, grace and forgiveness, just as You faithfully do unto me. Lord I repent and turn to You and ask that You accept my tardy recognition in my errant thinking and ways. Thank You Father for returning Your JOY and favor unto me! AMEN ~ LESSON: OUR OBEDIENCE of His command to love self, as ye are loved by God, and to love others as you are loved by God ~ this heart condition must be met BEFORE the promise of GOD's JOY will flourish in me. HIS PROMISE to CIRCLE and KEEP: "You will show me the way of life. Being with You is to be full of joy. In Your right hand there is happiness forever. " PSALM 16:11 New Life(NLV)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


FREEDOM FITS PERFECTLY! In Him, we live, have breathe and move elegantly, gracefully and freely about, and above any circumstance! Wrap yourself in gentleness, kindness, patience and humility and win the best dressed award in your community! The One who hands out the Oscars for best performance says to “clothe” yourself in virtues that count! Many people clamor to outfit themselves in knowledge, but they don’t have humility. Many women feel the squeeze of a tight garment, but do we speak kindness about our complex cardiac system? Are we gentle to our lungs, or do we consider the clever design of our digestive system? Does AWE of our design strike us more valuable than the wisdom of the Designer? Does that MUST HAVE the latest fashion, phone, car or electronic device ever give us any long term satisfaction? Have we been robbed of what FITS us eternally? Do we wear our stripes with pride? Our knowledge about fashion trends or the human body without God is to have knowledge without wisdom, and that is when we replace His best with a casual choice. We agree that Doctor's possess a lot of knowledge about our gallbladder, esophagus, our ascending aorta, our pulmonary capillaries ~ Have you ever researched the meaning of the red stripes on the USA flag? "By His stripes we are healed...and the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” Does God's wisdom ring true in us? Through a world wide web of information, we can gather all sorts of data and learn about the flag, and that the cost of freedom always includes bloodshed. Have ye studied the Words of our Creator to learn about what blood was shed that we might enjoy ETERNAL LIFE in a perfectly fitted robe of righteousness? It is the FIT that lasts for eternity, it is the FIT that God has designed for us to wear, to bear His name, His stripes, His love. Our Designer is aware that His created beings can be “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” If doctor's or patients lack the wisdom of God, or if the perfect model knows not Who or why He designed us to sport His righteousness, then the soul will feel uncomfortable, and perhaps resist the royal robe that hangs on our acceptance of a perfect fit. Our soul was designed to make judgements. It makes moral decisions—of what is a good fit and what is in bad taste. Our soul engages our will and it chooses or rejects things that are brought before it. Our soul emotes, it feels love, fear, or disgust. Our emotions register a memory within our soul, which has a mental capacity for storing up knowledge of ideas and events. Each body embraces the truth, and the wisdom of God is implanted within our very DNA. Our Designer, our Creator gave us the ability to inhale, exhale and digest foods while extracting vital nutrients that propel all the chambers of the heart, the nervous system, our salivary glands, lungs, eyes, nose, ears to work in harmony and give us LIFE. Our structure has been studied by science, but our brain outwits science every time. Our soul or our spirit is what causes us to live, breath and move. So as we get dressed, our sense of smell delights in perfume, our sense of touch thrills against silk, and our eyes excite with the color red. We have preferences, we make choices, we seek to satisfy our appetite, but our soul, our spirit has appetites too. Down deep in us, our spirit longs for God, and it cannot be satisfied with more shoes, more money, more cars, more trips. We were designed by God to worship, and the world attracts our attention with beauty, with things, and we begin to worship all that man has created; fame, fortunes, music, styles of dress, or fashions of architecture. We are a worshiping fashionista, however, our eternal soul is on a quest and God watches and waits for us to choose Him. Only God can satisfy our soul, our spirits need to connect, belong, and be loved entirely as is. God's love fits us perfectly, wear it with PRIDE. His stripes heal, and the humility, grace and patience you model will cause the eyes of the world to take notice of Who dwells within! God blessed us with His eternal Presence. He travels with us, where ever we are He is!Colossians 3:12
Proverbs 9:10
2 Timothy 3:7

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Rhythms of Grace

GOD's message is that we RELAX into His easy rhythm of grace. "Jesus resumed talking to the people, but now tenderly. "The Father has given me all these things to do and say. This is a unique Father-Son operation, coming out of Father and Son intimacies and knowledge. No one knows the Son the way the Father does, nor the Father the way the Son does. But I'm not keeping it to myself; I'm ready to go over it line by line with anyone willing to listen. "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." The Message ~ Halleluiah, we are to walk with Jesus through Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and work it out in our minds as we adopt His way, which is light and easy! "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Jesus SAID this in Matthew 11:27-30 NKJV

Sunday, July 1, 2012


People who believe in Jesus and PRAY ~ are under His covering. Our hearts are uplifted and illumined by the FAITH He has given to us. For in Him we have our being and His abiding love for us is made known. Often times people will fail us, but our God is faithful and when we cry, when we hurt, He is there! God commands His angels to surround us, and the indwelt Comforter, and the Presence of Jesus is felt as He hugs us. When we face the fires of this life, as we draw near to Him, He draws near to us and the darkness is dispelled by His holy light.
"For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways." Psalm 91:11 ~ The word covering is defined by Webster: Something laid over or wrapped around a thing, especially for concealment, protection, or warmth. We are that “thing”…wrapped in the prayer of others. There is no other explanation for how we step through these difficult days in Stockton. There has not been a single area of life that is not under attack,
and yet,
We breathe.
Our bodies move.
And we have the joy of the Lord as our strength as we focus our thoughts on Jesus. We are enabled supernaturally to face each day knowing that we are NOT alone. God has placed such a tender covering around His beloved and He has used a band of angels to guide us to a special group of women to pray us through. Our Father blesses us with a range of emotions and as tears are released the soul is refreshed. "Be still and know that I am there". Jesus is there as our Avenger, the Keeper of His promise to deliver us from evil and usher us into His peace. There is an ongoing spiritual war for our souls and the deceiver comes to rub us of the Joy of the Lord. In war no one is spared from the fright, but those who pray for the protection of their mate, or their child ~ FEEL His Word at work in the situation and we are assured that God will finish the work He has begun in them, and in ways that are beyond our understanding. "Do not be afraid...I GOT YOU COVERED even when you fail to recognize your need. Serving others can be as simple as sharing a SMILE, or filling an empty glass, or dropping a plan to take care of the needs of a parent. Some days we feel like giving our time, and some days we do not. We can all admit to avoiding those energy draining people who are cranky and disrespectful of all we have already done for them. Many times Ambassadors of Kindness receive pain in payment for good, rejection for acceptance, and anger for our sensitivity. However, those who choose Christ are changed by His presence. Christ in us, His hope for glory ~ replaces our stubborn hearts with better thoughts about the convenience of His ability, His grace in the midst of our bluster about not having the time to be of service. Our choice to show God's love, regardless of the behavior of the recipient is His doing through us. Hallelujah! When God steps into our heart, His love is unconditional ~ and over time, by His grace, we become more like Christ in our caring and sharing of His goodness. Jesus loved me even when I had selfish motives in my giving. As I was giving to another to gain their favor, God steadfast in His love, forgave me even when I did not think to ask to be forgiven for my selfish motive. God gives us favor without expecting a return. ONE LESSON: PURE AWE and RESPECT for HIS WAYS are purrrfect! His love is so BRILLIANT, so consistent, so BLINDING to my FOPAWS ~ that I gotta wear shades! His insistent, persistent LOVE COVERS a multitude of sins, and in His holy Way, with faithful compassion, His love fills in our gaps with generous grace and He gently reshapes us to understand that our Father does not reward us in proportion to our service, but He blesses us, He transfigures us by His overflowing, His unending good abundance! Because our Father loves us, He also warns us in His unchanging faithful Word. "But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." 2 Tim 3:1-7 NKJV ~ Know this: Entirely selfish people will attempt to invade the space of your home. With impure motives they come to change your mind, to possess the thoughts of those who do not have healthy spiritual boundaries. Believers must exercise wise physical, emotional and spiritual boundaries. Those who possess the living Word of God, those who have matured by their pursuit of His discerning wisdom are not likely to become a victim of false doctrine, or to be persuaded that God will love them even more if they..... Mature women of the Word are strong in the Lord and in His mighty power, their shield of faith protects them from a cunning devil dressed in sheeps clothing. "Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed." James1:13-14 NKJV Let us thank God for selecting us to be the witness of Christ to the watching world. We are commissioned by Christ to represent Him, to present Him in Stockton and with those who we are in relationship with. We are called to serve Him by praying, and giving our time outside our immediate sphere of influence, even unto nations outside of our own. My Jerusalem is Stockton; My Judea/Samaria is Lodi/Acampo; My world is the orphanages in Chapala. Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank You for Your indwelling presence and for the blessing of fulfilling Your purpose through Your chosen Ambassadors of Christ.Marge served in the Phillipines for 20 years. Paula serves at Bear Creek Church in Lodi. Michael served for 30 years in USA and the Phillipines. John 15:13-16 NKJV "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. (Bobbi lays aside her family to serve Christ and pray for a gaggle of woman in Stockton) You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you."