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Archive for April, 2008

Yosemite!  Need I say more?  It doesn’t matter how many times I go to Yosemite the effect is always the same. Breathtaking!  WOW!  And, Yosemite in the Spring when the water falls are so full from the melting snow is absolutely beautiful. I’m so thankful we had this day of relaxing and enjoying God’s beautiful creation. Enjoy!

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Today was a blessed day!  The Sunday School lesson in the Adult Bible Class was taught superbly by Bishop B.J. Hurst.  He did an incredible job in teaching about our love for God, each other and the lost world we live in.  I so enjoyed class today.  Then we started our worship service as always with prayer and asked that God would meet with us today.  And OH how He did!  Our son, Nathaniel preached an incredible message about our passion for God, His Word and Prayer.  The Spirit moved in such an awesome, convicting way that I believe everyone in the congregation was at one time on their knees in prayer and renewed commitment to God.  A great time of consecration was made by many, young and old alike.  I wept along with my husband at the altar and as I turned to look, at one point I saw other husbands and wives and families praying together.  It was such a precious time and then I began to listen to the words that Danelle, Matt and Amanda were singing, “I’m coming back to the heart of worship.  And it’s all about you, it’s all about you Jesus.  I’m sorry Lord for the thing I’ve made it, when it’s all about you.  It’s all about you Jesus”!  How true that song is.   It went right along with what Nathaniel preached and how it is our relationship with God that matters the most. At the close of service, Victoria Sarria was baptized and her Grandpa, Bishop B.J. Hurst did the honors today.  It was so precious.  Then he also baptized a new man, Mike in the precious name of Jesus.  It was the perfect conclusion to a beautiful day in the Lord.  I want to stay close to the altar and keep the word of God ever present in my life.

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Who knew? I knew some of these things but found some others interesting.
#1 Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil in your cat’s ear… massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat’s skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.
#2 Kills fleas instantly…Dawn Dishwashing Liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog’s bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.
#3 Rainy day cure for dog odor: Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately-without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers?


#4 Did you know that Colgate Toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?
#5 Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They’ll clear up your stuffed nose.
#6 Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 tablespoon horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil for instant relief for aching muscles.
#7 #8 with 7 Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
#9 Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-even though the product was never been advertised for this use.
Band Aid Honey remedy for skin blemishes… cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
#10 Listerine therapy for toenail fungus:Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine Mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
#11 Easy eyeglass protection… to prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail Polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
#12 Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer… if menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can’t find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.
#13 Smart splinter remover: Just pour a drop of Elmer’s Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
#14 Hunt’s Tomato Paste boil cure… cover the boil with Hunt’s Tomato Paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.
Balm for broken blisters… to disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine, a powerful antiseptic.
#15 Vinegar to heal bruises… soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
#16 Quaker Oats for fast pain relief… it’s not for breakfast any more! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

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After a very busy week, walking into the sanctuary of The Pentecostal Church was so refreshing. God met with us in a spectacular way in our Sunday Services. The worship service was on top shelf and so refreshing. The chorale was incredible as they sang, “When I Worship” and “I Came”. Then my husband preached yet another fantastic message, “A Sacrifice that Pleases God”. Then to top it all off we baptized one of our little children. It was simply a great day. God always knows exactly what we need and when we need it.

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Today we buried one of our saint’s father. He was a good man and we were honored to part of his home-going service. Cassandra, if you read this, I whispered another prayer for you and the rest of the family tonight. I know you miss your Dad. He was such a neat person. 🙂 We then had to take off to Woodland (close to Sacramento) for a Section 7 Ladies Rally. I was privileged to speak for them tonight. We had a great time. Summer Schexnayder is the director for Section 7 and she is doing a great job serving. If you don’t know Sis. Summer, she is this little tiny person that has an incredible voice. She is playing the organ with her head-piece microphone on and all of a sudden I hear this voice. Oh My! Is that voice coming from that little body? 🙂 Well, yes it is. Great leading of worship from her. Then the sign team from Citrus Heights (Bro. Sullivan pastor) did an incredible job tonight too. There was a sweet move of the Holy Ghost during the altar service and many ladies were touched. Keep on Singing girls! 🙂 After service I enjoyed a few minutes of fellowship with the ladies and some refreshments that the ladies of the church here in Woodland had prepared. I love being around the people of God and my sisters in the Lord. There is no better people in the whole world. 🙂 We will be in service with Bro. and Sis. Schexnayder Saturday night here in Woodland and then head back over the hill to home for our Sunday services. God bless you all and I hope you have a great week-end.

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Family Stuff

Family is a very precious thing to me. I just happen to have the best Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law in the world and the past couple of days I have been over at their house helping out. Dad is in Florida right now for a class reunion. I think it’s like his 56th or 57th. So….Mom and I got a wild hair to do some stuff around the house while he is away. 🙂 When they moved to Hollister a year and a half ago they moved into a much smaller home than what they had in Kennewick and they had way to much stuff. 🙂 Now, Dad had decided to collect old model cars and they were taking over the place (living room, den, kitchen). Mom has not even been able to get her beautiful dolls out of storage. I said, “ENOUGH” and have been rearranging and cleaning and such. Boy is he in for a surprise when he gets home. LOL He will love it though. I made the den the place for his car collection along with some of his eagles. Now the living room is beautiful and elegant with Mom’s doll collection around the room. I will go over tomorrow and put some shelves up in Dad’s room and put even more cars in there. 🙂 Nathan has been a tremendous help in moving heavy furniture and such like. Brandon (my nephew) has come over after school and been a great help too. Thanks Guys! I appreciate it. Randy (brother-in-law) has washed all the windows and is cleaning the carpet in the morning. We have had a great time doing all this for Mom and Dad.

You may all need to whisper a prayer for me on Monday when Dad returns and finds his house (car collection) totally redone. 🙂 So, that’s what I’ve been up to the past two days and will be tomorrow too. We have to get this done before he gets home. 🙂

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This past Friday and Saturday, Nathan and I was privileged to be part of “Valley on Fire” Youth Convention in Goshen, California. “Valley on Fire” is a convention sponsored by some local churches that brings their young people together for great church and fellowship. Bro. Steven Barker (Western District UPCI Youth Secretary) called Nathan on Thursday and asked if he could come over and preach Friday and Saturday. The minister they had scheduled was grounded in Dallas because of the American Airlines grounding. We rearranged some things and headed over there to the valley. I must say that God knows exactly what is needed and when. Nathan preached Friday Night to well over 400 young people on “The Four Faces of Your Pastor”. It was so powerful. The young people prayed and prayed and prayed some more. On Saturday another great service and Nathan preached on “A Root out Of Dry Ground”. God again moved in a supernatural way.

We also enjoyed the fellowship of Bro. and Sis. Barker, Bro. and Sis. Hill, Bro. and Sis. Parkey and several others. Memories flooded my mind because Bro. and Sis. Harvey Cantrell pastor the church in Goshen where we were and I have admired them all of my life. Sis. Cantrell is one of my heroes. I always thought she was so pretty and classy when I was growing up and you will see in the picture below that she is still a very beautiful and Godly lady. It was a pleasure to be with them this weekend. We got home late Saturday Evening and was tired but it was a good tired. I love to see young people touched by the presence of God. I am not worried on iota about the future of the church. God has young people that are sold out completely to Him and I know they will carry this truth on into their generation. Will they do it exactly like generations before me and even like my generation? Of course not! However, the message will remain the same and the power of God will be just as mighty. I am excited about the future.

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Steven Barker (District Youth Secretary)

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Bro. and Sis. Brown’s baby from Fresno (We remember her mother, Tiffany “Hyler” when she was about this age) 🙂


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Nathan preaching the Word

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Cherish Hill (Mom & Dad- Steve and Susan Hill from Kerman)

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Bro. and Sis. Harvey Cantrell

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Sis. Cantrell and Me

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Bro. Pinheiro, Bro. Law, Bro. Cantrell, Bro. Barker, Bro. Hill, Bro. Hurst

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Cherish and Susan Hill and Me

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