Monday, October 19, 2009

Don't Miss It!

THE MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION by Anne Graham Lotz is a must read. Anne has shared with us her quest to know God fully. She has used Abraham as a model of persistent pursuit of God. Anne's style is to give the insight in scripture, and then include provocative questions for application. The fact that she is coming to Phoenix in January is another reason to make this book your own....before we hear her at Calvary Community Church, January 16 and 17, 2010.

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON? by David Jeremiah has already been 'sequeled' (is that a word?) by LIVING WITH CONFIDENCE IN A CHAOTIC WORLD. The subtitle for the first book reads "Ten Prophetic Clues You Cannot Ignore". The information there encourages the reader = ME - to Stay Alert, for the coming of the Lord. I was energized!

This last month, Billy Graham Evang. Org. offered Tim LaHaye's book THE MERCIFUL GOD OF PROPHECY, His Loving Plan for You in the End Times. Though it was written in 2002, it is relevant for 2009. It is scriptural and gives a perspective on the end times not alwaysheard: that the coming events, i.e. the tribulation, are God's wake up call of mercy. The subtitle enforces that idea - God's love and direction for living in these days, are His merciful provision.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


It is difficult to believe that I have allowed this much time to go by without posting any new contact! Two powerful wind driven microbursts on our house necessitated a new roof in June. Just last week, we had a new air conditional installed. Some speaking - some challenging physical stuff - making it through another Phoenix summer - we are now basking in the cool October breezes

A September highlight was a trip east to speak for The Salvation Army National Headquarters officers at a retreat in Lancaster Pennsylvania. David made his first solo flight and spent the days I was east, with Lois and Bryan and family in Liberty, Missouri. I joined them on Thursday flying from Philadelphia to KC - it was an exciting, exhilirating 9 day trip.
I have tried to lean to visit with friends and family on FACEBOOK, but it isn't very satisfactory for this Senior Saint!

Several WORLD TURNING events are taking place in lives of people we love. We have been led to ISAIAH 54:10, and a friend and I have memorized it and are claiming it day by day:


This friend is facing a recurrence of cancer, others have experienced a murder in their extended family, family members suffering through years of extended illness,
marriage problems, THE STATE OF THE NATION, - even the 20th Anniversary of the San
Francisco earthquake (10-17-89) and we can know HIS LOVE, PEACE, AND PROVISION.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Some good thoughts....

"Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning,
Satan sudders and says...
."Oh no, she's awake!"

'When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would have
not a single bit of talent left and could say,
'I 'I used everything you gave me.'"
- Erma Bombeck

To err is human, to blame it on someone else is more human.'

"We can say without any doubt or fear, 'The Lord is my Helper, and I am
not afraid of anything that mere man can do to me." Hebrews 13:6 tlb

Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes.
That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have
their shoes.

"I looked for sympathy, but there was none,
for comforters, but I found none." Psalm 69:20 NIV

Scientists recently announced that they inserted a jellyfish gene into a
monkey. It is official: scientists now have run out of things to do!
- Jay Leno

Perhaps you have seen this: THE BIBLE IN 50 WORDS....

God made
Adam bit
Noah arked
Abraham split
Jacob fooled
Joseph ruled
Bush talked
Moses balked
Pharaoh plagued
People walked
Sea divided
Tablets guided
Promise landed
Saul freaked
David peeked
Prophets warned
Jesus born
God walked
Love talked
Anger crucified
Hope died
Love rose
Spirit flamed
Word spread
God remained.
- author unknown

Monday, April 20, 2009

We're Having the Time of Our Lives

Calvary Community Church Womens Retreat - March 2009

Lost Canyon in Williams, AZ was the site for an unforgettable weekend with more than 250 women enjoying the time of their lives. Check out some of the photos below!

To realize the value of ONE YEAR,
ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH,
ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the vlaue of ONE WEEK,
ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR,
ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE,
ask the person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND,
ask the person who won a sliver medal in the Olympics.

I only have a minute,
Just sixty seconds in it;
Forced upon me - can't refuse it,
Didn't seek it, didn't choose it,
I must suffer if I lose it,
Give account if I abuse it,
Just a tiny little minute,
But eternity is in it.
- unknown

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dear family and friends,

We greet you HOTLY (not warmly) from Phoenix this Monday afternoon. Soon it will reach 112 degrees. A friend from Mpls. mentioned on the phone that since we don’t have humidity – we are probably able to enjoy being outdoors and do lots of fun things. I told her that No – we rush from house to car to market or to Gym or church – between the sunbeams! Actually we are so very comfortable in our air conditioned double-wide and thank the Lord for all the comforts we enjoy.

We don’t expect to do much traveling this summer. Because of our challenges with ‘aging’ as well as the PROJECT I have been doing for LIFT (Leaders in Fellowship Together). Lots of you know that I have been involved in COACHING Women Leaders in Ministry for a long time. Now we are videotaping these classes and they will be put on DVDs and with a manual, will hopefully encourage and equip women in their ministries. IT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING thing I have done in years….your prayers are deeply appreciated.

July 30 and 31st are the dates for the taping of the 2nd series of six sessions at Calvary Community Church. They are so well equipped in their media ministry. I am in the process of putting together the manual for this second series.

DAVID is so patient - we take time out to go to the gym, out to lunch, to a movie (when there is one we can see!!!), or up to the rec hall for a potluck. We are enjoying the new pastor at Scottsdale Bible Church.

We have made contact with NIVEA LOPEZ, who now lives in Austin with her husband and now grown family. Nivea was the first young woman to come to the Lord 44 years ago in Puerto Rico – at our home. We just found a photo of the outdoor Sunday School in Barrio Monacillo. I am holding up one of the wonderful song charts that Betty made for us, and David has the guitar. Our Lois is the only red haired one in the group – about 4 years old. When we feel our limitations – we remember all the adventures the Lord has led us on and are very grateful! I may try to get the photo scanned for my computer.

Our kids are good - David and Carol and DJ staying close in this summer…Lois and Bryan are ‘at home’ in Liberty – and have had the worst of the Midwest weather go by them. Emily is in Washington at Warm Beach for 7 weeks, working in the Horsemanship Camp. Brianna works at a Vet’s office, but will go to Colorado for RUNNING CAMP late July.
Sam went to SUMMERFEST camp with his sisters (but they didn’t make much contact during the week of hundreds of Jr. and Sr. Hi kids - J)

Thanks for keeping in touch…we send our love

Daisy and David

Enjoy Your Vacation at Home

Go next door or across the street; sit there and wish you were home. Remarkably like being on vacation.

Examine the ruts the delivery truck made in your yard. Use a magnifying glass. Looks exactly like the Grand Canyon.

Fill your suitcases with books or bricks, and run to the car every day. Same thing as touring Europe. (Be sure to have a camera hanging around yur neck, too.)

Fill the bathrub with water, put in some sharp stones and a lot of gravel. Aha! Just like the beach!

Let the faucet run in the kitchen sink or bathrub. Sounds as if you were at Niagara Falls.

Leave the bedroom window open, without screens, so the mosquitoes can come in.
Just like Camping!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Stress relievers

Forget the diet center and send yourself a candy gram.
Make a things to do list of things you have already done.
Retaliate for tax woes by filling out your tax return in
Roman numerals.
Leaf through a National Geographic Magazine and draw
underwear on the natives.
Brush your teeth vigorously with Cheez Whiz.
Pound your head repeatedly on a pile of Wonder Bread.
Stare at people through the tines of a fork and pretend
they are in jail.