Thursday, December 30, 2010

2 days until 2011 / Words of wisdome for the new year

Only two days until 2011.

Blessings for the New Year
Some things do matter.
Every year gives birth to blessings, little acts of thoughtfulness,
devotion, courage and self-sacrifice.
Smiles unexpected and unasked for.
Silent, hard-won victories over evil.
Such blessings change lives, and one generation passes them along to the next.
On this final day of the year, why not leave some small blessing
for those who will follow after you?

Celebrate to the fullest this whistle-blowing, toast-raising moment,
for it is the threshold between the old and the new

Words of Wisdom for the New Year

The most destructive habit........Worry
The greatest joy.......Giving
The greatest loss.......Loss of self-respect

The most satisfying work.......Helping others
The ugliest personality trait.....Selfishness
The most endangered species.....Dedicated leaders

Our greatest natural resource.....Our youth
The greatest "shot in the arm"......Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome......Fear

The most effective sleeping pill......Peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease......Excuses
The most powerful force in life......Love

The most dangerous pariah......A gossiper
The world's most incredible computer......The brain
The worst thing to be without......Hope

The deadliest weapon.....The tongue
The two most power-filled words......"I Can"
The greatest asset.....Faith

The most worthless emotion......Self-pity
The most beautiful attire.....SMILE!
The most prized possession.....Integrity

The most powerful channel of communication.......Prayer
The most contagious spirit......Enthusiasm

Remind Me, God

Remind Me, God

When I am feeling lonely and
Perhaps I feel despair,
Let not my ailing heart forget
That You hear every prayer. . .

Remind me that no matter what
I do or fail to do,
There still is hope for as long
As I have Faith in You. . .

Let not my eyes be blinded
By some folly I commit;
But help me to regret my wrong
And make amends for it.

Inspire me to put my fears
Upon a hidden shelf,
And in the future
Try not to feel sorry for myself.

Give me the restful sleep I need
Before another dawn,
And bless me in the morning with
"The Courage To Go On."

Written by:
BJ Morbitzer

Thursday, December 23, 2010

'Twas The Night Before Christmas... for moms

This one really touched my heart and is how I feel I love time to myself but my kids are the joy in my life and thought I would share it with you all.


'Twas The Night Before Christmas...
For Moms

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the abode
Only one creature was stirring, and she was cleaning the commode.
The children were finally sleeping all snug in their beds, while
Visions of Nintendo and Barbie flipped through their heads.

The dad was snoring in front of the TV,
With a half-constructed bicycle propped on his knee.
So only Mom heard the reindeer hooves clatter,
Which made her sigh, "Now what is the matter?"

With the toilet bowl brush still clutched in her hand,
She descended the stairs and saw the old man.
He was covered with ashes and soot, which fell with a shrug,
"Oh, great," muttered Mom, "now I have to clean the rug."

"Ho Ho Ho!" cried Santa, "I'm glad you're awake,
your gift was especially difficult to make."
"Thanks, Santa, but all I want is time alone."
"Exactly!" he chuckled, "So, I've made you a clone."

"A clone?" she muttered, "What good is that?"
"Run along, Santa, I've no time for chit chat."
Then out walked the clone - The Mother's twin;
Same hair, same eyes, same double chin.

"She'll cook, she'll dust, she'll mop every mess.
You'll relax, take it easy, watch The Young and The Restless."
"Fantastic!" the Mom cheered. "My dream has come true!"
"I'll shop, I'll read, I'll sleep a night through!"

From the room above, the youngest did fret.
"Mommy? Come quickly, I'm scared and I'm wet."
The clone replied, "I'm coming, sweetheart."
"Hey," the Mom smiled, "she sure knows her part."

The clone changed the small one and hummed her a tune,
as she bundled the child in a blanket cocoon.
"You're the best mommy ever. I really love you."
The clone smiled and sighed, "And I love you, too."

The Mom frowned and said, "Sorry, Santa, no deal.
That's my child's love she is trying to steal."
Smiling wisely, Santa said, "To me it is clear,
Only one loving Mother is needed here."

The Mom kissed her child and tucked her in bed.
"Thank you, Santa, for clearing my head.
I sometimes forget, it won't be very long,
when they'll be too old for my cradle and song."

The clock on the mantle began to chime.
Santa whispered to the clone, "It works every time."
With the clone by his side, Santa said, "Good night.
Merry Christmas, dear Mom, you will be all right."

Written By:
Karen Spiegler
(Originally published in December 1993 issue of Manic Moms)

One of the greatest gifts God can give is our children -
just as God's greatest Gift came as a child.

During these crazy weeks before Christmas,
as you shop and bake and clean and decorate and mail cards. . .
think of this as a reminder to take a moment for extra hugs and kisses
and make sure your children know how much you love them.
That's what it's all about anyway, right?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Poem "The Week Before Christmas"

The Week Before Christmas Poem

'Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the town,
Not a sign of Baby Jesus, was anywhere to be found.
The people were all busy with Christmas time chores,
Like decorating, and baking, and shopping in stores.

No one sang, "Away in a manger, no crib for a bed."
Instead, they sang of Santa, dressed up in bright red.
Mama watched Martha Stewart, Papa drank from a tap.
As hour upon hour the presents they'd wrap.

Then what from the TV did they suddenly hear?
An ad, which told of a big sale down at Sears.
So away to the mall they all flew like a flash,
Buying some things on credit, and others with cash!

And, as they made their way home from their trip to the mall,
Did they think about Jesus? Oh, no, not at all.

Their lives were so busy with their Christmas time things,
They had no time to remember Christ Jesus, the King.
There were presents to wrap and cookies to bake.
How could they stop and remember the One who died for their sake?

To pray to the Savior, they had no time to stop.
Because they needed more time to "Shop till they drop!"
On Wal-mart! On K-mart! On Target! On Penney's!
On Hallmark! On Zales! A quick lunch at Denny's!
From the big stores downtown to the stores at the mall,
They would dash away, dash away, and visit them all!

And up on the roof, there arose such a clatter,
As grandpa hung icicle lights, using his brand new step ladder.
He hung lights that would flash. He hung lights that would twirl.
Yet, he never once prayed, to Jesus, the Light of the World.

Christ's eyes--how they twinkle!
Christ's Spirit--how merry!
Christ's love--how enormous!
All of our burdens--He'll carry!

So instead of being busy, overworked, and uptight.
Let's put Christ back in Christmas, and enjoy a good night.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

THAT SPECIAL KIND Merry Christmas poem for our troops


Since the Birth of our Nation
We have sent our Young to War
To do Battle for our Freedoms
For Truth, and Right, and More.

We take them from their Families
And send them all around the World
To show all the other Peoples How,
Freedom’s flag’s unfurled.

They’re sent with a wealth of knowledge
That they carry and spread well
Our Ambassadors to others
With a story only, they can tell.

So, as we bask in our lifestyles
And gather ‘round the Christmas Tree
Let’s say a Prayer and Give Thanks
To those who make us Free.

Let's bring them all Home for a moment
And hold them in our Heart and Mind
For each and every one’s a Hero.
And each, one of a very Special kind.

Del "Abe" Jones
White Bluff, TN

A Message to our troops:

You are always in our hearts as we
wait for your safe return.

Thank you for your service.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Letter From Jesus About Christmas

A Letter From Jesus About Christmas

My Dearest Loved Ones,

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season.
How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you

who have been blessed with children of your own.

I don't care what you call the day.

If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER!

Now, having said that let Me go on ...

If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth,

then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn.

If all My followers did that, there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square

because there would be many of them all around town.

Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree.

It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree.

Decorate a grape vine if you wish ...

I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were.

If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list.

Choose something from it ...

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated,

write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home.

They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year.

I know, they tell Me all the time.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally.

They just need to know that someone cares about them.

3. Instead of writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year,

why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year.

Then follow up ...

it will be nice hearing from you again.

4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need - spend time with them.

Tell them the story of My birth and why I came to live with you down here.

Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.

5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her

6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season

because they feel so alone and hopeless?

Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile ...

it could make the difference.

7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday,

be patient with the people who work there.

Give them a warm smile and a kind word.

Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas" that doesn't keep you from wishing them one.

Then stop shopping there on Sunday.

If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close

and let their employees spend the day at home with their families.

8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary ...

especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.

9. Here's a good one ...

There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no "Christmas" tree,

but neither will they have any presents to give or receive.

If you don't know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army

or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.

10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me,

then behave like a Christian.

Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence.

Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.

Don't forget - I am God and can take care of Myself.

Just love Me and do what I have told you to do.

I'll take care of all the rest.

Check out the list above and get to work; time is short.

I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court.

And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember ...

I Love You,


When I forget how much my Jesus loves me,
I remember His walk.
When I wonder if I can be forgiven,
I remember His walk.
And to show Him how much I love Him
I wake up each morning ...
Turn my eyes to Jesus
And I walk.

Nativity Scene

A Nativity Scene was erected in a church yard.
During the night the folks came across this scene.

An abandoned dog was looking for a comfortable, protected place to sleep.
He chose baby Jesus as his comfort.

No one had the heart to send him away so he was there all night.

We should all have the good sense of this dog and curl up in
Jesus' lap from time to time.

This is too sweet not to share.
No one mentioned that the dog breed is a "shepherd!"

Thursday, December 9, 2010

God works in Mysterious ways "POEM"

Isn't it amazing how God works in our lives! On a Saturday night several weeks ago, this pastor was working late, and decided to call his wife before he left for home. It was about 10:00 PM, but his wife didn't answer the phone.

The pastor let the phone ring many times. He thought it was odd that she didn't answer, but decided to wrap up a few things and try again in a few minutes. When he tried again she answered right away. He asked her why she hadn't answered before, and she said that it hadn't rung at their house. They brushed it off as a fluke and went on their merry ways.

The following Monday, the pastor received a call at the
church office, which was the phone that he'd used that Saturday night. The man that he spoke with wanted to know why he'd called on Saturday night.

The pastor couldn't figure out what the man was talking about. Then the man said, "It rang and rang, but I didn't answer." The pastor remembered the mishap and apologized for disturbing him, explaining that he'd intended to call his wife.

The man said, "That's, OK. Let me tell you my story.

You see, I was planning to commit suicide on Saturday
night, but before I did, I prayed, 'God if you're there, and you don't want me to do this, give me a sign now.' At that point my phone started to ring. I looked at the caller ID, and it said, 'Almighty God'. I was afraid to answer!"

The reason why it showed on the man's caller ID that the call came from "Almighty God" is because the church that the pastor attends is called Almighty God Tabernacle!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Where's the Line for Jesus

I was looking on a site I get on and found this you tube video.

It meant so much to me to hear this and wanted to share it with you all.

This is the true meaning of CHRISTmas I just wish others would understand it.

I hope you all enjoy it.