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Monday, September 16, 2019

Savvy Traveler

Running through airports and living out of a suitcase is not much fun for even the most savvy traveler. This carryon belongs to a homeless person living without air-conditioning in the hustle and bustle and alleyways surrounding the 120-degree tarmac of Palm Springs International Airport, Palm Springs, CA. Sunday, September 15, 2019.

READY OR NOT!


Jesus told us he will come again - a Second Christmas, one might say. 


MATTHEW 25:1-13

Then he told a story about his second coming. The parable of the 5 wise women and 5 foolish. All ten were waiting for the moment the Bridegroom would arrive after being away on a long journey.  Only 5 were prepared and bought extra oil in the house for their lamps.  The other 5 women figured they did not know the day or the hour of his arrival, so they just went on living unprepared.

 
LEFT OUT OF THE WEDDING?

Too busy to daily fire up your lamp with Jesus?  What if he came today, right now?  Fifty-percent will not be ready to meet Him. Fifty-percent will be invited to the wedding banquet!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Red Hot!

Tricia and her companion Frank just received homemade red rosaries from dear church ladies in Alberta, Canada who make them for our 80,000 + homeless family.  Tricia and Frank have been living under the same tree for many months in the scorching 🥵 heat of the desert behind Palm Springs International Airport.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

THE DATE, TIME AND DAY OF THE CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST!


Through researching the historical record of the four Gospels, along with the writings of Josephus, a Jewish historian of the time and comparing the births and deaths of Harrod and Pontius Pilot, this allows us to narrow down the date, day and time of Jesus' death to a very specific point in history. The Crucifixion of Christ took place at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, A.D. 33.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Pointless to Priceless



WE'RE FRANTIC
Humankind makes frantic the clinging to earthly things completely pointless . . .  "As he came from his mother's womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil. For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. All go to the same place" (Eccl 5: 14; 3: 19, 20).


WE'RE BLIND
A profound blindness takes hold of man if he deludes himself that by striving to accumulate material goods he can avoid death. Not for nothing does the Psalmist speak of an almost animal-like "lack of understanding".


EMBRACE POVERTY
It is better to be poor and to be one with God!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Ricki Gibbs

Prayers for Cody Gibbs as well as for his dad Ricki Gibbs who passed away at 7:15 this morning after a four-year battle with neck and throat cancer at a hospice care facility in Oxnard, CA. 

There will be a memorial service facilitated by the Catholic Church, Servants of the Father of Mercy.  You may wish to attend next week at Reardon, 757 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001. Time and date TBA.

Also, Reardon has requested that the Church provide a donation collection in lieu of customary costs.  Please donate and 100% will go to Ricki's arrangements.

Gift at www.servantsofthefather.org or mail to Servants of the Father of Mercy, 4744 Telephone Road, Suite 3, Box 257, Ventura, CA 93003. 

Thank you and may God bless you for your compassion and concern for our homeless family.