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Eyes & Ears of Moreno Valley

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As I was reading the Holy Bible, from Woman Thou Art Loosed edition, I came upon this: “Look To God.” (Philippians 4:19, 20). Look to God when there are needs in your life. He satisfies. Like calm sheep grazing in the afternoon sun, you will find fulfillment for your soul and contentment with yourself. There is a difference between wants and needs. There are many things that you will want and some that you will intensely desire. That doesn’t necessarily mean you will have them. There will be many desires that are born in your heart through other sources. Some will come from your peers and friends. Some will come from your age and stage in life. There will be times when things as inanimate as a television set will influence what you feel you need. Amidst all these influences, God will not grant you everything you suggest. A good father doesn’t give into every whim. He decides carefully what is best for his daughters. It is going to require faith, but you must with maturity begin to conclude that if God doesn’t grant it, you don’t need it. Don’t lose your soul (mind, memory, and affections) over things. Remember to read your word and pray.

HELLO MORENO VALLEY
“Where Dreams Soar”

Moreno Valley, let us not forget the Veteran’s Day Ceremony 2012 on Sunday, November 11, 2012 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Moreno Valley Civic Center, Frederick Street and Alessandro Blvd. For more information contact (951) 413-3006.

Jermaine L. Anderson said: “Let The Word Speak,” How Do You Live By The Word Of God? How can you live by the word of someone you cannot see? We all know the answer. Faith: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). The trials and tribulations of life will come but our faith is what sustains us, encourages us, and brings us out of whatever oppressive situation we are going through. We serve a good God.

Moreno Valley & San Jacinto, this past Tuesday, we celebrated the home going services of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grand-father, brother, and friend, James Edward Fowlkes. James was a loving man. James’s family and friends spoke and they told great things about their life with “PAPA.” One of his granddaughters spoke of how he got up every morning with her for school and made burnt pancakes and how she put syrup on them and told him how good they were and then he would walk her to school. Let us remember this family in prayer.

As we live this wonderfully blessed life God has given us, let us look at how a child sees it from his or her eyes. What Love means to a 4-8-year-old. Slow down for three minutes to read this: A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year—olds, “What does love mean?” The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.

From an 8-year-old: “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.” From a 4-year-old: “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.” A 5-year-old said, “Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.” A 6-year-old stated, “Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your french fries without making them give you any of theirs.” A 4-year-old, “Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” From a 7-year-old, “Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.” An 8-year-old had this to say, “Love is when you kiss all the time.” And, a 6-year-old stated, “If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who hates you.” (We need a few million more like you on the planet). I will finish this next week but you get the idea that love is unconditional.

Let us remember to VOTE. Do not say oh my vote will not count. How do you know if you don’t VOTE?

BE BLESSED!
J.B.

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