Friday, December 29, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
I woke up this morning to a beautiful blue sky. The snow is beginning to melt. My van is still stuck in the drive way so we won't be going anywhere until Brandon gets home from work. The kids got dressed and ran out to play first thing. They have never seen snow quite like this and are enjoying every minute of it.
"I think that it is a bit sunny out here"
"I am going to dig out the snowmen"
"MMM, this snow tastes good"
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!!
Guest of Honor: Jesus Christ
Date: Every day.
Time: Whenever you're ready.
Place: In your heart....
Tickets: Admission is free.
Refreshments: New wine, bread, and a far-out drink He calls "Living Water,"followed by a supper that promises to be out of this world!
Gift Suggestions: ; Your life.
Entertainment: Joy, Peace, Truth, Light, Life, Love, Real Happiness,Communion with God, Forgiveness, Miracles, Healing, Power,Eternity in Paradise, Contentment, and much more!
Party being given by His Kids (that's us!!)!Hope to see you there! For those of you whom I willsee at the party, share this with someone today!
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Why JESUS is Better Than Santa Claus
Santa lives at the North Pole ...
JESUS is everywhere.
Santa rides in a sleigh ...
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.
Santa comes but once a year ...
JESUS is an ever present help.
Santa fills your stockings with goodies ...
JESUS supplies all your needs.
Santa comes down your chimney uninvited ...
JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters yourheart when invited.
You have to wait in line to see Santa ...
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.
Santa lets you sit on his lap ...
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.
Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi littleboy (or girl,) what's your name?" ... JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know ourname, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.
Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly ...
JESUS has a heart full of love.
All Santa can offer is HO HO HO ...
JESUS offers health, help and hope.
Santa says "You better not cry" ...
JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you."
Santa's little helpers make toys ...
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs brokenhomes and builds mansions.
Santa is a "jolly old elf"...
JESUS is the King of Kings
Santa may make you chuckle but ...
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.
While Santa puts gifts under your tree ...
JESUS became our gift and died on a tree.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
First of all he used a hard candy because Christ is the Rock of all ages.
This hard candy was shaped so that it would resemble either a "J" for Jesus or a shepherd's staff.
He made it white to represent the Purity of Christ.
Finally a red stripe was added to represent the blood of Christ shed for the sins of the world and three thinner stripes for the stripes He received on our behalf when the Roman soldiers whipped Him.
Sometimes a green stripe is added as a reminder that Jesus is a Gift from God. The flavor of the candy is peppermint which is similar to hyssop. Hyssop is in the mint family and was used in the Old Testament for purification and sacrifice. Jesus is the Pure Lamb of God come to be a sacrifice for the sins of the world.
So the next time you see a candy cane, hear the Sermon it preaches: Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, is the Rock of all Ages who suffered and died for our sins.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying Nor taking a stand.
Why the Politically Correct Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a " Holiday".
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Warner, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Allen, on Coleman, on Clinton!
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace.
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate "Winter Break" under your "Dream Tree"
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!
Monday, November 20, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Halloween came and went and you will never meet anyone as happy about that as Zachary. He hates anything that has to do with Halloween. I was lucky to get him in a costume. His sisters on the other hand loved it. We were able to spend some time trick-or-treating with some friends. After we got back home Zach and I handed out candy(Zach from a distance) while Brandon and the girls walked around the neighborhood. All in all it was a good night. Now we need to go to the dentist.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Zach's favorite thing since before he can remember has always been trains. He claims that he is going to be a train driver when he grows up or a pirate but I push the train driver job since being a pirate isn't the most ethical of occupations. Everyday he drags them out, rearranges the track, and plays with them all over again. It never gets old for him. It does, however, get old for me since I seem to pick up more tracks, trains, and other pieces than I want to each day.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
It was a beautiful fall day and we went to have a picnic and hike around Eldorado Canyon. It was amazing. We were able to watch the crazy mountain climbers, play in the river, and just enjoy the beauty of fall. It is a must see for people coming to visit.