Archive for July, 2009
It does not matter what month of the year we go to San Francisco, Alcatraz’ waters always look sooooo cold
We left Fresno Monday afternoon and I already had a headache, took a little nap on the way there, but by the time we got to the hotel my headache was bad, it subside by the time we were to eat dinner with the trustees of GuideStone. Fermin had invited a couple of local missionaries to share with the group about their ministry in the Bay Area. Fermin spoke and the two missionaries shared their ministry. It was great! A few of the trustees went home thinking about helping our strategist plant churches in the area. At the end of the banquet, some ladies were talking to me, I must of looked like someone had put something extra in my tea. My head felt like it was going to explode and all I could say was “excuse me, I need to find the ladies bathroom”. I left to go to my room without telling Fermin I was leaving.
I felt better the next day. Before we left San Francisco we went to Pier 39 to have lunch. What a beautiful day! Enjoyed the cool weather and walked around the pier.
We were in San Francisco for about 24 hours and that’s the way some of our trips are.
By the way, one of the missionaries that spoke at the banquet was Linda Bergquist one of my Facebook friends
Last Saturday, my husband and I went to Nelli Anzaldi’s funeral, a pastor’s wife. She left behind a husband, a daughter and a son. I should not be amazed at their faith, but I was. Oh yes, they were sad; they loved her so much and they were going to miss her, but what was most evident was their assurance that she was now whole and not hurting and that some day they will all be together.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
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Mario Soloria (Pastor) Fermin Whittaker and Mike Solorio (Associate Pastor)
On Sunday, Fermin preached at Iglesia Bautista Nueva Esperanza in Madera. What enthusiasm this church has, it was contagious, their singing, the way they greeted their visitors, their response to the message, very loving church. Fermin preached his heart out and the Lord blessed it. At least two came to the saving knowledge of Christ and many more come for prayer.
Never thought this would happen. Remember about a month ago I met my blogging friend Delaine for lunch after corresponding though our blogs for a few months?
In my facebook account, I am becoming a pretty good friend to one of my sister’s high school friends. I wasn’t on her “friend’s list”. We would just make comments on each others comments in relation to my sister. All of that changed, she is also my friend and we will meet, hopefully soon.
My friend Julie sent me this poem. I was humbled and cried.
BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN SISTER
By Maya Angelou
When I say…. ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not shouting ‘I’m clean living,’
I’m whispering ‘I was lost, Now I’m found and forgiven.’
When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.
When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not trying to be strong.
I’m professing that I’m weak and need His strength to carry on.
When I say.. ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not bragging of success.
I’m admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.
When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.
When I say…. ‘I am a Christian’ I still feel the sting of pain…
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.
When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not holier than thou,
I’m just a simple sinner Who received God’s good grace, somehow!
and all because I wanted to save mOney.
Have you ever tried to highlight your own hair? I tried and it did not turn out the way I wanted it. The first highlights, which were on the front of my head, turned out so bright they almost looked like I had a light bulb turned on behind my hair. I couldn’t stop laughing, I was afraid if I stopped I would star crying. I was so glad I still had some dark hair color left and put it on top of the highlights. That made my hair striped but you only notice it if you look real good.
A week later I went to Adela (my hairdresser friend from Southern California) to get just a hair cut, immediately she put me in the area for hair color. I had to tell her “no, I’m here for just a hair cut”. She has never talked bad about any body’s hair before, she is so lady like, but this time I saw a puzzled look on her face.
If yOu see me, please dOn’t stare 8)
Today, July 16, is my daughter in love Heather’s Birthday!!!
Happy Birthday Heather. I thank God for you every chance I get. Our lives are richer because you have touched us. Have a wonderful day with Carlos, the grand children and your friends. We love you and miss you.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10, NLT)