Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry CHRISTmas

Merry CHRISTmas!!!!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Becky Kelley - Where's the Line to See Jesus - OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

Christmas time was approaching; the snow *was* starting to fall,
Shoppers choosing their presents, people filling the mall,
Children waiting for Santa with excitement and glee,
A little boy tugged my sweater, looked up and asked me,


Where's the line to see Jesus?
Is He here at the store?
If Christmas time is His birthday,
Why don't we see Him more?

As I stood in amazement at this message profound,
I looked down to thank him, he was nowhere around.
The little boy at the mall might as well have had wings
As the tears filled my eyes, I thought I heard him say,


Where's the line to see Jesus?
Is He here at the store?

If Christmas time is His birthday,
Why don't we see Him more?
Where's the line to see Jesus?
He was born for me.
Santa Claus brought me presents,
But Christ gave His life for me.

In the blink of an eye, at the sound of His trump,
We'll all stand in line at His throne.
Every knee shall bow down, every tongue will confess,
That Jesus Christ is Lord.


Where's the line to see Jesus?
Is He here at the store?
If Christmas time is His birthday,
Why don't we see Him more?
Where's the line to see Jesus?
He was born for me.
Santa Claus brought me presents,
But Christ gave His life for me.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!! I hope you all have a great day!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I was shocked and confused.

I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp--
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.

Herb, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.

'And why is everyone so quiet,
So somber - give me a clue.'
'Hush, child,' He said, 'they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you...'


Remember... Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.

Every saint has a PAST...
Every sinner has a FUTURE!
Now it's your turn...
Share this poem.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Mother Poem

A Poem For Mom

© Champagne S. Baker

You are the sunlight in my day,
You are the moon I see far away.
You are the tree I lean upon,
You are the one that makes troubles be gone.
You are the one who taught me life,
How not to fight, and what is right.
You are the words inside my song,
You are my love, my life, my mom.
You are the one who cares for me,
You are the eyes that help me see.
You are the one who knows me best,
When it's time to have fun and time to rest.
You are the one who has helped me to dream,
You hear my heart and you hear my screams.
Afraid of life but looking for love,
I'm blessed for God sent you from above.
You are my friend, my heart, and my soul
You are the greatest friend I know.
You are the words inside my song,
You are my love, my life, my Mom.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Traffic camera


I was driving when I saw the flash of a traffic camera. I figured that my picture had been taken for exceeding the limit even though I knew that I was not speeding.

Just to be sure, I went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed.

Now I began to think that this was quite funny, so I drove even slower as I passed the area once more, but the traffic camera again flashed.

I tried a fourth and fifth time with the same results and was now laughing as the camera flashed while I rolled past at a snail's pace.

Two weeks later, I got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt.

You know, you just can't fix stupid.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Cross Amidst the Ruins

On an early September morning;
Hatred reared it's ugly head.
Terrorism struck Manhattan;
It's wake left thousands dead!

It truly was a miracle ...
How many lives were saved.
Over-shadowed by the horror;
Of the war-like rubbled grave!

Time seemed frozen, hope was lost;
For loved ones left behind.
Trying to hold onto their faith,
Praying, "God give us a sign!"

Uncovered from the wreckage;
A sight that seemed unreal.
A cross that stood 'bout twenty feet ...
From twisted beams of steel!

© Marge Batzer

On September 11th we woke to a normal morning and got ready for the day.
We never expected the tragedy that was headed our way.
We got ready for school and work; we didn't want to be late,
Not knowing we'd never forget this horrifying date.

We started our routines, and planned for a busy time,
Until we got the call through the telephone line.
We turned on the TV just as we were told,
And watched as our hands started to grow very cold.

New York was full of smoke like a very foggy morning,
Because a plane had struck a building without a single warning.
We all watched in silence as the second building was hit,
I could not believe it, NO not one bit!

As we watched the first tower collapse and saw the people jumping,
We had to look away for our hearts were surely pumping.
When the second tower collapsed, tears fell from my eyes,
I thought of all those people that lost their lives.

© 2/23/03 -Roman Widdig
7th Grade - 13 yrs old

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mercy Me - Homesick with lyrics

For all my love ones and friends who have gone home :')

Friday, August 26, 2011


(You gotta believe a 6 year old)

Howard County Sheriff Jerry Marr got a disturbing call
one Saturday afternoon a few months ago.
His 6-year-old grandson, Mikey, had been hit by a car
while fishing in Greentown with his dad.

The father and son were near a bridge
by the Kokomo Reservoir when a
woman lost control of her car,
slid off the bridge and hit Mikey
at a rate of about 50 mph.
Sheriff Marr had seen the results of accidents
like this and feared the worst.
When he got to Saint Joseph Hospital ,
he rushed through the emergency
room to find Mikey conscious and in fairly good spirits.

'Mikey, what happened ?' Sheriff Marr asked.
Mikey replied, 'Well, Papaw, I was fishin' with Dad,
and some lady runned me over,I flew into a mud
puddle, and broke my fishin' pole and I didn't get to catch
no fish !'
As it turned out, the impact propelled Mikey about
500 feet, over a few trees and an embankment and in
to the middle of a mud puddle.
His only injuries were to his right femur bone,
which had broken in two places.
Mikey had surgery to place pins in his leg.
Otherwise the boy is fine.
Since all the boy could talk about was
that his fishing pole was broken,
the Sheriff went out to Wal-Mart and bought
him a new one while he was in surgery
so he could have it when he came out.
The next day the Sheriff sat with Mikey
to keep him company in the hospital.
Mikey was enjoying his new fishing pole
and talked about when he could go fishing again
as he cast into the trash can.
When they were alone Mikey, just as matter-of-fact, said,
'Papaw, did you know Jesus is real?'

'Well,' the Sheriff replied, a little startled..
'Yes, Jesus is real to all who believe in him
and love him in their hearts.'

'No,' said Mikey. 'I mean Jesus is REALLY REAL.'

'What do you mean ?' asked the Sheriff.

'I know he's real 'cause I saw him,' said Mikey,
still casting into the trash can.

'You did ?' said the Sheriff.

'Yep,' said Mikey. 'When that lady runned me over
and broke my fishing pole, Jesus caught me in his arms
and laid me down in the mud puddle.'



I asked the Lord to bless you
As I prayed for you today
To guide you and protect you
As you go along your way

His love is always with you
His promises are true
And when we give Him all our cares
You know He will see us through

So when the road you're traveling on
Seems difficult at best
Just remember I'm here praying
And God will do the rest.

Pass this to people you want God to bless and don't forget to send it back to
the one who asked God to bless you first.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Daddy

My Daddy

© Ranja Kujala

I sit and look back to how far I can remember,
And you are always there next to me.
Each and everyday you were helping me grow up,
And making me be the best that I can be.

Your love was forever strong,
Your cuddles forever tight.
Everyday since I was born,
Your love was always in sight.

I will always be your Baby Girl,
And you will always be my Dad.
I know I will always be the luckiest,
To have the best Dad any girl could have had.

My Daddy I love you with all my heart,
Much more than I ever say.
You are my world, my everything,
Each and Every day.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Grandpa!!!!

Today would of been my Grandfather's 86th birthday!!! I love you Grandpa and miss you!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July Everyone!!!!

Thank God we still have our freedom!!!!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Keep your fork

There was a woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things "in order", she contacted her pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in. The woman also requested to be buried with her favorite Bible. Everything was in order and the pastor was preparing to leave when the woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.

"Wait, there's one more thing," she said excitedly. "What's that?" came the pastor's reply. "This is very important," the woman continued. "I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand." The pastor stood looking at the woman, not knowing quite what to say. "That surprises you, doesn't it?", the woman asked. "Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request," said the pastor.

The woman explained. "In all my years of attending church socials and potluck dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main courses were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say,

"Keep your fork"

It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance! So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder "What's with the fork?" Then I want you to tell them:

"Keep your fork.
The best is yet to come."

The pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the woman had a better grasp of heaven than he did. She KNEW that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the woman's casket and they saw the pretty dress she was wearing and her favorite Bible, also the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the pastor heard the question
"What's with the fork?"
And over and over he smiled.
Later during his message, the pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the woman shortly before she died.

He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. The pastor told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.

He was right.

So the next time you reach down for your fork,
let it remind you ever so gently,
Keep The Fork In Memory Of
The BEST is yet to come.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!!!! Thank you to all of the troops and vets!!!!!! And thank you Grandpa wish you were here so I could say thank you to your face! L

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

When Dreames Come True

You will want to read it again and again!!! :)

This daringly real, intensely moving love story gives vision and hope to everyone in search of a love worth waiting for. In their bestseller When God Writes Your Love Story, Eric and Leslie Ludy described the breathtaking perfection of God's plans for each young person and offered fresh guidelines for being Christlike in relationships with the opposite sex. When Dreams Come True shares the Ludys' personal story, illustrating how they lived out the principles of the first book in their own romance and marriage. Includes an all-new chapter from Eric Ludy, "What Happened Next?" Ludy, Leslie Ludy-When Dreams Come True (Revised)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Carrots, Eggs, and Coffee

A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee...You will never
look at a cup of coffee the same way again.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her
life and how things were so hard for her, She did not know how
she was going to make it and wanted to give up, She was tired of
fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots
with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to
boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs,
and in the last she placed ground coffee beans . She let them sit and
boil; without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She
fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled
eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee
and placed it in a bowl.. Turning to her daughter, she asked,
"Tell me what you see."

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the
carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then
asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling
the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee.
The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter
then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced
the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The

carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after
subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The

egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its
interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its
became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique,
however. After they were in the boiling water,
they had changed the water.

"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity
knocks on your door, how do you respond?
Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?"

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems
strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft
lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but
changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a

death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial,
have I
become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on
inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes
the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When

the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If
are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get
and change the situation around you When the hour is the darkest

and trials are their greatest do you elevate yourself to another

level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or
a coffee bean?

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best
of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes
along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a
forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of

your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around
you was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you're the one
is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

May we all be COFFEE!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


F R O G' we all need one.
I do hope this returns to ME the sender! Isn't the little green guy sort of cute?
I was told a story about a lady in the hospital who was near death when an area Chaplain came to visit her.
This Chaplain was a very young female with long blond hair. She listened to the lady who was ill and left her a small gift for comfort.
It was a tiny ceramic frog.
The next day one of the people from the lady's church came to visit.
The lady told her friend about the beautiful young Chaplain who had come to visit her.
The friend was so impressed with the way the lady had improved and felt the need to talk to the young Chaplain.
In her search to find the young gal, she was repeatedly reassured that the chaplains are never very young and that there was never a gal that fit the description given.

Upon returning to the lady in the hospital, a visiting nurse entered the room and noticed the ceramic frog.
The nurse made the comment 'I see you have a guardian angel with you.'
As she held the little frog.
We asked why she made the comment and we were informed that the frog stood for:
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