Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Cherish, I hope you had a happy birthday yesterday.
I sure enjoyed the party and Happy Cake! I love you!

We can all use a little helping hand,sometimes,right?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

What Christmas Is All About

Christmas will always be for us
A time to reflect on Christ
The gift God gave to all the world

Was the gift of His life

We know Christmas is not about tinsel
Nor fancy Christmas wreaths
Nor is it about all the decorations
That adorns our Christmas trees
And it’s not about Holly or Mistletoe
Hanging from our doors
Nor is it about the gifts that are left
By the jolly Santa Clause
Christmas is more than all of this
And the only reason why
We celebrate Christ’s birth together

And the wonder of His life
So remember as you celebrate

Just what it’s all about
And invite the Lord to join with you
Instead of leaving Him out For
He will always be the reason

We celebrate this day

No substitute the world may offer
Can take that meaning away
© By M.S.Lowndes ~ 2007

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

No, I'm not eating. I just thought this summed up my feelings this year. Through all we have been through this last year, I have grown so much more thankful of my family as well as my Church family. We take people and things for granted. I would never have asked for the things that we have been through, but I tell you what, we as a Church could never have found the unity and peace that we have, just because. We have grown it it seems by being there for one another, refusing to give up, and KNOWING through it all, God is there. At times I feel like I have seen the Footprints In The Sand poem played out around me. (only one set of prints,being Gods in the sand) Truly, if it wasn't for the Lord,where would we be. I love Him, and Thank Him so much for keeping us through it all.
Thank You Lord for all the new families in our Church, and for the new children in Sunday School may I never get over the excitement of seeing a new child's eyes light up in understanding while I am teaching.
I am overwhelmed with things I am thankful for Lord, for the things that I have, and have not remembered to write, Thank You. May I always be thankful.

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Lord, so often times, as any other day
When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing
Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing

We're slaves to the olfactory overload
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

But Lord, I'd like to take a few minute more
To really give thanks to what I'm thankful for

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed
My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

I'm thankful right now to be surrounded by those
Whose lives touch me more than they'll ever possibly know

Thankful Lord, that You've blessed me beyond measure
Thankful that in my heart lives life's greatest treasure

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place
And I'm ever so grateful for Your unending grace

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You've provided
And bless each and every person invited


--Scott Wesemann
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, I have just come home from one of my favorite services of the year, where we get the chance to not only stand and say what we are thankful for, but we hear from others and find out what God has been up to in their lives too. I love it. I hope we always have that service, it helps us stop and remember how blessed we are, and reminds us to be thankful. It's 11:30, and I am starting to feel the effects of the alarm that went off way to early this morning for work. I wanted to do this before I lost Once again, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fun on Oct. 31st!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Portrait

I got my portrait done today and would like everyone to comment on whether or not I got my moneys worth. It was very expensive and time consuming but I don't think they got my "best side". Let me know what you think.

I had this done today at Sam's Club, it was free and took about five mins. I thought it was so funny I just had to share it. lol I hope I at least made you smile. ta ta for now!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Strange and Funny Signs

  • Pizza Shop Slogan: "7 days without pizza makes one weak."

  • On a Plumbers truck: "Don't sleep with a drip.
    Call your plumber."

  • On a Septic Tank Truck sign: "We're #1 in the #2 business."

  • On a Plumbers truck: "We repair what your husband fixed."

  • At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee: "Invite us to your next blowout."

  • On a Plastic Surgeon's Office door:
    "Hello. Can we pick your nose?"

  • At a Towing company: "We don't charge an arm and a leg.
    We just want your 'tows'."

  • On an Electrician's truck: "Let us remove your shorts."

  • In a Nonsmoking Area: "If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."

  • On a Maternity Room door: "Push. Push. Push."

  • At an Optometrist's office: "If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place."

  • On a Taxidermist's window: "We really know our stuff."

  • In a Podiatrist's office: "Time wounds all heels."

  • On a Fence: "Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive."

  • At a Car Dealership: "The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment."

  • Outside a Muffler Shop: "No appointment necessary. We hear you coming."

  • In a Veterinarian's waiting room: "Be back in 5 minutes.
    Sit! Stay!"

  • At a Radiator Shop: "Best place in town to take a leak."

  • At the Electric Company: "We would be 'delighted' if you send in your payment. However, if you don't, you will be."

  • In a Restaurant window: "Don't stand there and be hungry, come on in and get fed up.

  • At a Propane Filling Station "Tank heaven for little 'grills'."

  • In the front yard of a Funeral Home: "Drive carefully. We'll wait."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ok, this is the funniest clip of the week. (notice my hair on the rough spots)lol My sister had really spent some time on it that morning, it look nice until the tube.LOL

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I love God's sense of humor, too.

Monday, October 6, 2008

They got me on a tube!!!

We went boating,

tubing Saturday, I told them

I wouldn't get on the tube,

but I tried it and enjoyed the

SECOND ride lol. (My sister laughed

at me the WHOLE time).She said riding

with me was better than the ride it's

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Hallelujah!!! Heidi is Home. Thank you Jesus!!! You are so awesome!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ohio Pics!

I'm on vacation!!

Hello everyone!!
I'm at my dad's in Ohio. I haven't been this relaxed in a long time. There is no schedule and I love it! I will be back with more later. Goodbye for now.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Click on picture to enlarge to read, worth it

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Praise The Lord!!

This is from my sister (Sis. Hill's) blog, had to share it with you!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Text about Heidi on Saturday!

We had a pre-scheduled Sunday School Seminar with the McCools today, which by the way was fantastic!! While there, I text messaged Sis. Loretta this,

"Hey, it's Sis. Hill, I'm sitting in a Sunday School Seminar. How is Heidi! Anything new?"

The immediate reply was this,

Loretta Willman says, "Heidi is doing well!! She got her head dresses off today, and I fed her which means I held her!"

My reply was this,

"Yeh, Thank God!"

Friday, September 26, 2008

I took this from Misti's blog just in case someone visits my blog that hasn't seen hers. Heidi, we haven't met, but I love you and I'm praying for you sweetheart! I can't wait to meet you.

I am posting this asking that everyone please pray for Heidi Willman. She is the daughter of a family in our church. She was born last night, and is now in Valley Childrens Hospital ICU! The doctors did an EEG on her, to watch her brain activity and she is showing that she is having SEIZURES continuously. She is now only 24 hours old and has blood on her brain. This blood on the brain could be causing the seizures, but they are not sure what is going on. This poor baby is much to young to be having these problems. Please pray that her seizures will stop and the blood will go away. Thank you all for your continual prayers! I know that God can hear our prayers and heal her.
~** At this point the seizures have stopped, but she is still in ICU and not out of the woods yet. My Sister and Pastor went and saw her today, and she does seem to be doing some better. Please continue to pray!**~

Monday, September 22, 2008

God's Boxes of Love

I have in my hands two boxes
Which God gave me to hold
He said, "Put all your sorrows in the black,
And all your joys in the gold."

I heeded His words, and in the two boxes
Both my joys and sorrows I store
But though the gold became heavier each day
The black was as light as before

With curiosity, I opened the black
I wanted to find out why
And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole
Which my sorrows had fallen out by

I showed the hole to God, and mused aloud,
"I wonder where my sorrows could be."
He smiled a gentle smile at me.
"My child, they're all here with me."

I asked, "God, why give me the boxes,
Why the gold, and the black with the hole?"
"My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings,
the black is for you to let go."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dog and Cat Diary Excerpts

8:00 a.m.Oh, boy! Dog food! My favorite!
9:30 a.m.Oh, boy! A car ride! My favorite!
9:40 a.m.Oh, boy! A walk! My favorite!
10:30 a.m.Oh, boy! Getting rubbed and petted! My favorite!
11:30 a.m.Oh, boy! Dog food! My favorite!
Noon- Oh, boy! The kids! My favorite!
1:00 p.m.Oh, boy! The yard! My favorite!
4:00 p.m.Oh, boy! To the park! My favorite!
5:00 p.m.Oh, boy! Dog food! My favorite!
5:30 p.m.Oh, boy! Pretty Mums! My favorite!
6:00 p.m.Oh, boy! Playing ball! My favorite!
8:30 p.m Oh, boy! Sleeping in master's bed! My favorite!

Day 183 of My Captivity: My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture. Tomorrow I may eat another house plant.

Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded; must try this at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair, must try this on their bed. Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body, in an attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was. Hmmm, not working according to plan.

There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary confinement throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the food. More importantly, I overheard that my confinement was due to my power of "allergies." Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.

I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches. The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit. The bird, on the other hand, has got to be an informant, he speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the high metal room, his safety is assured. But I can wait, it is only a matter of time....
Submitted by:Leslie

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Church Bulletin Bloopers

Ushers will eat latecomers.

For anyone who has children and doesn't know it, there is a day care on the first floor.

The third verse of Blessed Assurance will be sung without musical accomplishment.

During the absence of our pastor, we enjoyed the rare privilege of hearing a good sermon when J.F. Stubbs supplied our pulpit.

Pastor is on vacation. Massages can be given to church secretary.

Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

Today the pastor will preach his farewell message after which the choir will sing, "Break Forth into Joy!"

The choir will meet at the Larsen house for fun and sinning.

Miss Charlene Mason sang, "I Will Not Pass This Way Again," giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It is a good chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.

Don't let worry kill you -- let the church help.

Next Sunday is the family hay ride and bonfire at the Fowlers. Bring your own hot dogs and guns. Friends are welcome! Everyone come for a fun time.

"Wise Up, O Men of God"

Weight Watchers will meet at 7 p.m. Please use the large double door at the side entrance.

The 8th graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the church basement on Friday at 7:00 p.m. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.

The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.

Tonight's sermon -- "What is hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice.

This afternoon there will be a meeting in the North and South ends of the church. Babies will be baptized at both ends.

Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. there will be an ice cream social. All ladies giving milk, please come early.

This being Easter, Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Smith to come forward and lay an egg on the altar.

Next Sunday, a special collection will be taken to defray the cost of a new carpet. All of those wishing to do something on the carpet will come forward and do so.

Thursday night - Potluck supper -- prayer and medication to follow.

Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community.

The Ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They can be seen in the basement on Saturday.

For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

The sermon this morning: Jesus Walks on the Water. The sermon tonight: Searching for Jesus

Next Thursday, there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

The agenda was adopted... the minutes were approved... the financial secretary gave a grief report.

Barbara C. remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Pastor Jack's sermons.

The 'Over 60s Choir' will be disbanded for the summer with the thanks of the entire church.

Missionary from Africa speaking at Calvary Memorial Church in Racine. Name: Bertha Belch. Announcement: "Come tonight and hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa."

Our youth basketball team is back in action Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the rec. hall. Come out and watch us kill Christ the King.

Announcement in a church bulletin for a National Prayer and Fasting Conference: "The cost for attending the Fasting and Prayer conference includes meals."

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bumper Sticker fun

Several of these hit home lately

with that car that stopped me

that had the pretty lights on

Bumper Stickers

If You Can Read This, I Can Slam On My Brakes And Sue You

Forget World Peace -- Visualize Turning Off Your Turn Signal!


Where There's A Will...I Want To Be In It!

Ever Stop To Think, And Forget To Start Again?

*This Would Be Really Funny If It Weren't Happening To Me* (fan mail the cop gave me)lol

If We Quit Voting Will They All Go Away?

*Eat Right, Exercise, Die Anyway* ( This one just relates).lol

Honk If Anything Falls Off

I Haven't Lost My Mind - It's Backed Up On Disk Somewhere

If you don't like the way I'm driving, YOU come get these handcuffs off!

Don't look back, they might be gaining on you.

Drive defensively - buy a tank.

I may be slow but I'm ahead of you! (Me, from now on!) lol

On the back of an old pickup: If this truck was a horse, I'd have to shoot it.

If you can read this, you are in phaser range.

Get in - buckle up - pipe down - and hold on!

*Support your State Troopers-Drive really fast.*(The car with the pretty lights on top) lol

Your Dog is Welcome!

Your Dog is Welcome

A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a Midwest town he planned to visit on his vacation. He wrote:

I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?

An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who said, "I've been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I've never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls. I've never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I've never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you're welcome to stay here, too.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The dog & the light bulb

With all the dogs around, I couldn't resist! lol

How Many Dogs Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?

Golden Retriever: The sun is shining. The day is young. We've got our whole lives ahead of us. And you're inside worrying about a stupid, burned-out light bulb?

Border Collie: Just one. Not only that, but I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

Dachshund: I can't reach the stupid lamp!

Toy Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

Rottweiler: Go Ahead! Make me!

Shi-tzu: Puh-leeze, dah-ling. What are servants for?

Lab: Oh, me, me!!! Pleeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Can I?

Malamute: Let the Border collie do it. You can feed me while he's busy.

Doberman Pinscher: While it's dark, I'm going to sleep on the couch.

Mastiff: Mastiffs are NOT afraid of the dark.


Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.

Pointer: I see it, there it is, right there...

Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

Australian Shepherd: Put all the light bulbs in a little circle...

Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? Light bulb? That thing I just ate was a light bulb?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Times Of Testing

Times of testing
Brings a blessing
That might come with a disguise.
It’s arrival
As a trial
Can’t be viewed with carnal eyes.

Look for meaning
In the weaning
And the pruning that takes place.
There’ll be laughter
Soon thereafter
Cause you’ll see your Savior’s face.

He’ll be smiling
And beguiling
You to lean upon His breast.
Then the testing
And the blessing
Will confirm that God knows best.

Juanita DeHart
Houston , TX

I found this on my in internet
travels and liked it,
so I decided to share it

Friday, August 8, 2008

You know, when God sends me that special someone, I pray that he loves me this much, wow .

How to Dance in the Rain

It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's
appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry.

The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health.

He told me that
she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.

As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.

He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.

I was surprised, and asked him, 'And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?'

He smiled as he patted my hand and said,

'She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is.'

I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought,

'That is the kind of love I want in my life.'

True love is neither physical, nor romantic.

True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

I hope you share this with someone you care about. I just did.

'Life isn't about how to survive the storm,

but how to dance in the rain.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

My Canny!

As most of you know, my sister and Cherish was sick for a week or so, well I tried to help my sister as much as I could and prayed. Cherish kind of worried us and ended up at the Hospital for a little while to get re hydrated. I was working on Tuesday, and I heard canny canny at first I was confused about what I was hearing. I turned, and there was Cherish, all excited to see canny. Susan and Stephen had to go get something else and on the way back Susan said she said my canny, my canny. Here I was worried about her, and here she ( they) came and surprised me at work and made my day. I am so thankful to the Lord, and to everyone who prayed for Susan and Cherish. It was hard on me to see them sick and not be able to make them well.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

You Know, The U.S. has issues, what country doesen't? But something about the grand old flag and remembering the men and women who,not only have fought for our freedom, but have died for it. I have to say, there is no country like the U.S.A. Truely Let Freedom Ring. Thank You, all who have served to make my freedom possible, may we never take it for granted! Happy 4th of July!

The Pledge of Allegiance
I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

This is a story I wrote for Easter, I thought I would
share it with everyone. We used it as a play.

“The Man with a kind face”

Hello, my name is Leara. I would like to tell you my story if you have the time. I remember one day my family and I was walking, and we realized there was a huge crowd of people. There was no way of telling what they were trying to see so we went closer to find out what was going on. We saw a Man sitting on a rock. In getting closer, I instantly I knew He was no ordinary man. He had the kindest face and eyes I had ever seen. Well, I have to say, I wanted to go to Him. I wanted Him to see me. I was kind of scared to go closer because the Man was teaching that big crowd, and me being a little girl, I didn’t want to bother Him. I couldn’t help it. I finally asked my parents if I could go to him and they said it would be ok. Others must have been thinking the same thing because other kids started toward Him at the same time. I became so excited to be getting nearer the man with the kind face. We were near the Man when suddenly His friends told us we couldn’t come any closer to Him “The
Master” they called Him. I could believe that, just from looking into His eyes. Anyway, as soon as The Masters friends shooed us off, The Master Himself told them to let us come. Do you know He picked each one of us up and put us on His lap, one at a time. That made us all feel so special. He changed my life that day. I could see and feel love from The Master that I had never felt before.
I said all that to explain the reason I am crying now. You see, since then I have heard stories about healings and miracles that The Master has done. Every story I heard, His love was mentioned. I even learned His name. Jesus. I never heard anything bad about Him that is why I don’t understand what happened a few days ago.
There was a lot of yelling going on my dad wouldn’t even let me out of the house. Dad told me what happened though. He said the crowd got out of control and Jesus, the Man that changed my life, was beaten, then they hung Him on a cross to let Him die. Dad wouldn’t tell me everything. I guess he thinks I’m too young to know what all they did to Jesus. What I do know is,
He died. Someone put Him in a tomb behind me two days ago. I came here to see for myself that the stories were true. They were true alright, not only was Jesus put in the tomb, but there are guards in front. I am so sad, He did nothing to anyone but love them. Really love them. Now He is dead.
I didn’t realize how long I’ve been sitting here. It must be close to sun rise.
At sunrise Jesus comes from behind, stretches out his hand, pulls her to her feet. She says: Your eyes your face, Jesus, You’re alive. My dad said you were dead.

Jesus turned to her and said,see My hands, My feet,see the nail prints? I was dead, but don’t cry, I am alive. He hugs her,sits down and puts her on his lap.

Friday, June 27, 2008

All my lil rascals! (cute huh)


Cherish colors "fuful" (beautiful)lol

Vacation Bible School!

Our Church decided to have Vacation Bible School the first of June. I was over the 2 to 4 years old . I was so nervous at first, this being our first time since I have been here and all, but I have to say, now that it's over, "Power Lab" was one of the most exhausting, yet rewarding weeks of my life. I still miss the ones in my age bracket who came to our Church for the first time and plan to get in touch with them if possible. I have added a clip pics with some of the songs we learned. Each day the kids would learn a new power verse (Jesus gives us the power to be) and they end it with aha. a few of the days was~ Thankful, Helpful, and Brave. It was fun teaching. I hope you enjoy the clip and pictures to follow.

Why I'm here

Hello world! My sister Susan and niece Misti have been trying to get me to start a blog, I asked them, what am I supposed to write about? I have decided to write where my heart is and that's children. There is nothing like teaching a child about Jesus and seeing the light of understanding come on. I love to work with them, and getting the privilege to pray with one to receive the Holy Ghost is truly out of this world. I will be posting some of my favorite pix and stories of some of the little guys.