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Sweets from my Sweetie

February 28th, 2011 Comments off

The Month of Love: Poet Jimmy L. Simpson

February 28th, 2011 Comments off

The Month of Love

by Jimmy L. Simpson

The love month is a time to share,

Along with other folks who care,

A precious gift of God conveyed,

When lasting bonds are freely made,

Between two souls as one combined,

By willingness of heart and mind,

To reach beyond the fear and doubt,

Of having what we dream about,

Which is the oneness often named;

But sadly sometimes never claimed!

So now as February wanes,

I pray that each of us obtains,

That gift provided from above,

Through God the architect of love!

JLS – 2/25/11

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With Love to the Fullers

February 27th, 2011 Comments off

For twenty five years Perry has served faithfully and effectively as the  Associate Pastor at University Christian Church.  He is a very popular fellow – from the women’s Bible study group that he has has taught for years – to the children he tells original stories to each Sunday morning.

Pastor Scott Julian speaks of Perry in glowing terms as a friend and as a part of the pastoral staff at UCC.

Perry and Sydney have been married for 37 years. Their personalities are quite different, but it works for them, and together they make a strong team.  There will be many challenges to the new ministry they have accepted, as Senior Pastor of Westwood Hills Christian Church, near UCLA, but they are up to the calling.  Their son and daughter and grandbaby will be giving them support, as will all the folks at University Christian Church, who love and admire them.

Best wishes to the Fullers, with prayers and appreciation.

Westwood Hills Christian Church, Los Angeles

February 27th, 2011 Comments off

When Perry Fuller announced that he was taking a position as Senior Pastor at the Westwood Hills Christian Church, many people, including me, were very sad.

Selfishly, we want to keep him with us at UCC.  For many years he has taught the Bible Study group that I attend.  The all female group (of a mature age) is made up of strong personalities and opinions, but Perry calmly allows everyone to comment and ask question, but manages to keep us on topic.

He is knowledgable, prepared, and infinitely patient.  I don’t think I have ever met anyone who exudes calmness to the degree that he does.  Perry is an amazing guy and we are going to miss him terribly.

Westwood Hills Christian Church is very close to UCLA.  It has a long and rich history of serving the community, but in recent years its attendance has dropped.  Perry is accepting a huge responsibility and challenge in bringing this house of worship back to where it once was and hopefully beyond that.  His wife Sydney will be by his side and together, with their devotion to the Lord very apparent, they will go to the task with faith and courage.

Our loss is WHCC’s gain, but since we are all working for the same goal, to bring people to Christ, there is no competition, only the most sincere prayers and wishes for their success.

Prayer Warrior

February 27th, 2011 Comments off

At the end of our weekly Bible Study, Perry listens intently and makes notes as we share our heartfelt prayer requests.

Thank you Perry for the faithful and sincere way you took our burdens to God.  Now, as you go to your new assignment, our prayers will be with you.

A Solemn Vow for Believers: “I’ll Go”

February 27th, 2011 Comments off

Written by Mary Brown in 1899, ‘I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go’ stills rings true in the hearts of those who wish to serve God in whatever capacity He has chosen for them.  It is a solemn pledge and not to be taken lightly, as I am sure Pastor Perry Fuller will attest as he answers the call.  God bless you Perry.

  1. It may not be on the mountain’s height,
    Or over the stormy sea;
    It may not be at the battle’s front,
    My Lord will have need of me;
    But if by a still, small voice He calls,
    To paths that I do not know,
    I’ll answer, dear Lord, with my hand in Thine,
    I’ll go where You want me to go.

    • Refrain:
      I’ll go where You want me to go, dear Lord,
      O’er mountain, or plain, or sea;
      I’ll say what You want me to say, dear Lord,
      I’ll be what You want me to be.
  2. Perhaps today there are loving words
    Which Jesus would have me speak;
    There may be now in the paths of sin,
    Some wand’rer whom I should seek;
    O Savior, if Thou wilt be my guide,
    Though dark and rugged the way,
    My voice shall echo Thy message sweet,
    I’ll say what You want me to say.
  3. There’s surely somewhere a lowly place,
    In earth’s harvest fields so white,
    Where I may labor through life’s short day,
    For Jesus the Crucified;
    So trusting my all to Thy tender care,
    And knowing Thou lovest me,
    I’ll do Thy will with a heart sincere,
    I’ll be what You want me to be.

To the February Birthday Babies

February 26th, 2011 Comments off

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It’s somebody’s birthday

We all wonder who,

So we all sing   Happy Birthday,

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Happy Birthday, My Dear Sister, Martha Nibert

February 26th, 2011 1 comment


This baby girl is the first child in our family.   Her name is Martha Kathryn.

Martha was born to  young parents:  Mama 17, Daddy 21.   As more children were born into the family, Martha took on additional responsibility.  She was, and is,  a dependable, good natured, kind-hearted person.

It would have been understandable if she had resented the five of us who followed her, but I never felt that from her.  My memories of my older sister are warm and affectionate.

Growing up, Martha had a natural beauty about her.  Looking at the pictures of her as a young woman,  she could have been a model,  radiating wholesome good looks.

Today she is still an attractive woman, and a youthful looking great grandmother.  Martha is loved by many people, and I am one of them.

 

I want to celebrate her special day , and to pray God’s continued blessings on her for good health and happiness.

I love you, Martha.  Happy Birthday!

 


The Firstborn

February 26th, 2011 Comments off

Martha and Daddy had a wonderful, close relationship;  as the firstborn of seven children, she helped raise the rest of us.  Mama, (17 when Martha was born)  used to say that the three of them ‘grew up’ together.  What a wonderful daughter and big sister she was, and is.

Quote: Ezra Bowen

February 26th, 2011 Comments off

If thee marries for money, thee surely will earn it.

Ezra Bowen

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