Why Go To Church?
A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and
complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.
“I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have
heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time
and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”
This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” column,
much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:
“I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire
menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this … They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If
my wife had not given me these meals, I wou Continue reading “Why Go to Church”
I receive many gifts from many people from different places. I must say I love them all. I so enjoy them and cherish them.
But there is always something so special about the homemade gifts I receive. Maybe it’s nostalgia, retro or knowing and understanding just how much time and resources have gone into this kind of gift.
Recently, Jersey, one of the partners of вЂњJerseyвЂ“n-NeedlesвЂќ featured on The Daily Lily (see Jersey Bio), gave me a beautiful bronze homemade (knit) scarf. It was so beautiful, fluffy and just the right color and size that I wanted lots more. Maybe a little selfish, yes! Maybe just pure joy and childlike delight, hopefully!
Thanksgiving вЂ?05 I had an opportunity to visit with вЂњJersey-n-NeedlesвЂќ in a hospital where they work and my sister Rachel, a nurse, had worked and Continue reading “Homemade Gifts”
GENERATIONAL POSITIVES (GP) Part I-Be
Luke18: 16-17 вЂњLet the little children come to MeвЂ¦whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.вЂќ
In the above two verses we learn a lot about Jesus. We learn of His love for very young children. The children were coming freely to Jesus to receive from Him. People were bringing their babies just hoping that Jesus would touch them. And, Jesus did!
But Jesus wanted something from and for the parents, teachers and leaders as well. He wanted the adults to be just as interested in being touched by God as the children. Think for a moment with me, Jesus a grown man, here on earth, saying, you bigheads become like the little children. And the big grown children just like you and I were sitting and standing and looking at this man, probably thinking вЂњHe is strange.вЂќ
And, I b Continue reading “Generational Positives (GP) BE… Part I”
Our Ranger wants to say Merry Christmas to all!
My Husband, Chris, and I went shopping tonight at Best Buy for Christmas Gifts. We were happy to see they had so many items that we could use. Chris had chosen a pricy item for a family member and I had chosen some items as well as a gift card with a picture of a Menorah for a Jewish friend. When, I asked for a Christmas Card for a Christian friend that celebrates the Birth of Christ. I was told they do not have those.
So I asked to see the store manager and to my dismay I was informed “no we don’t have Christmas gift cards. We don’t say Merry Christmas. We have a tree but we do not decorate or have a star.”
We left our items there and went out into the freezing cold of 12 degrees and only twelve days before Christmas to find a reputable merchant that would and does support the ones of us that do celebrate the Birth of Ch Continue reading “Boycott Best Buy”
Remember our article on “Celebrate the Birth of Christ with a Boycott“, by Sara, As you can see we can make a difference. Christmas is important to many of us and we want the opportunity to enjoy and leave this legacy to all other generations.
Target Backing Off Ban, May Use Christmas In Ads Later This Year
Your efforts are having a powerful effect! Our boycott of Target is working! According to the New York Times, a spokeswoman for Target said it did not intend to ban Christmas and might use Christmas in advertisements later this year! In addition, Sears is adding “Merry Christmas” signs in their stores.
And here is new evidence of anti-Christian bias: A survey done by AFA shows that 91% of TV ads ban Christmas from their advertising. We want you to help us stop this banning of Christmas. The survey included one n Continue reading “Target Backing Off Ban, May Use Christmas in Ads Later This Year”
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GENERATIONAL NEGATIVES (GN) PART III Trust вЂњWAS BORNвЂќ
I read the headlines in the news early morning and I found myself beginning to sing the Christmas Blues. Why donвЂ™t you just sing a few news bars along with me:
вЂњThe Twelve Days of ChristmasвЂќ
How does one sing this song in вЂ?05
Estimated price of ’12 Days of Christmas’ gift list up sharply due to gas and gold prices and the bird flu.
‘Christmas’ missing from Bushes’ card
Quote from Psalm 28 but not Merry; so not good enough
вЂњ10 Reasons to drink over the HolidaysвЂќ
My in-laws andвЂ¦вЂ¦..
Now, I thought why donвЂ™t I try changing my tune to some things that my Mother (a generational positive) taught me and have kept me focused over many years.
Chant along wit Continue reading “WHO MAKES UP YOUR WORLD -TRUST- “Was Born” Part III GN”
Several years ago a parent in my class made snowmen socks with my class.
Ever since I have made them every year.
Materials needed: White tube sock (Can have the red and white stripes
or the Nike logo – kids love the logo, orange tic tacs, peppercorns,
fabric glue and/or use low temp glue gun, yarn, buttons, felt, rice,
and cotton batting
Fill the sock about 1/3 full of rice – about 2 cups and then fill with
1/3 of cotton batting. Between the bottom and middle third tie a piece
of yarn to divide the snowman into a head and bottom. Tie a piece of
yarn above the top of the snowman’s head so the stuffing and/or rice
does not fall out. Then turn the ribbing of the sock down forming what
looks like a hat.
Next cut out a felt scarf to go around the snowman’s neck. You may
glue the scarf down where it meets, or make it long enough to tie.
Then place Continue reading “Crafts for the classroom”