Wednesday, December 24, 2008
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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
Posted by Candi The Clown at 9:40 PM
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.
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
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Friday, November 21, 2008
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Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
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!
Posted by Candi The Clown at 4:04 PM
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.
- 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."
Call your plumber."
"Hello. Can we pick your nose?"
We just want your 'tows'."
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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Friday, October 10, 2008
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Thursday, October 9, 2008
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
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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 self.lol
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Saturday, October 4, 2008
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Thursday, October 2, 2008
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.
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Monday, September 29, 2008
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Saturday, September 27, 2008
This is from my sister (Sis. Hill's) blog, had to share it with you!!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
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!"
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Friday, September 26, 2008
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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."
Posted by Candi The Clown at 5:04 AM
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.
Posted by Candi The Clown at 10:59 AM
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."
Posted by Candi The Clown at 10:28 PM
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Several of these hit home lately
with that car that stopped me
that had the pretty lights on top.lol
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
Posted by Candi The Clown at 4:55 PM
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.
Posted by Candi The Clown at 4:46 PM
Saturday, August 30, 2008
With all the dogs around, I couldn't resist! lol
How Many Dogs Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?
Posted by Candi The Clown at 10:59 PM
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Times of testing
Brings a blessing
That might come with a disguise.
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
Cause you’ll see your Savior’s face.
He’ll be smiling
You to lean upon His breast.
Then the testing
And the blessing
Will confirm that God knows best.
Houston , TX
I found this on my in internet
travels and liked it,
Posted by Candi The Clown at 7:08 PM
Friday, August 8, 2008
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
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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.
Posted by Candi The Clown at 7:25 PM
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
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.
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Friday, June 27, 2008
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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.