Monday, September 25, 2006

Check it out. We saw it this weekend and we thought it was a great movie! Not much out there to see now-a-days so it's good when you can recommend a good one! We also went to the Vikes game for our 10 year anniversary which was very fun. I wish they would have won but oh well- 2-1 ain't bad! Thanks for watchin the kids mom!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Kids thoughts on marriage

You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
Both don't want any more kids.
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
When they're rich.
The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?

And the #1 Favorite is........


Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Take comfort

May we know that in private communication, in whatever form we reach out to talk to the Lord, it doesn't have to reach Him in perfect manuscript form. He has read our yellowed penciled pages, as well as our minds and hearts. He reads our written prayers on the back of envelopes, on the margins of our Bibles, on the back of weekly memo calendars or in the unwritten whispers in the middle of the night.
-Edith Scaeffer


When scientists talk of making clones....what "perfect" human being would they want two of?

Making a difference

We do not stand alone touching no one. We cannot slide into the water and cause no ripple. We are human beings, even if we are not being human. Other people have made a difference to us, whether we can point it out or not, and we are making a difference to other people right now. However, the people who have made the most difference to us are the ones without whose existence we would not "be."
-Edith Shaeffer

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Joke time

While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. "Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you." "No problem, just let me in," says the man. "Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity." "Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the senator. "I'm sorry, but we have our rules." And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises... The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him. "Now it's time to visit heaven." So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns. "Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity." The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell." So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above. The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. "I don't understand," stammers the senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?" The devil looks at him, smiles and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning...... Today you voted."

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Quick comeback?

Jace was sitting on the couch the other day when dad walked by him and did something he thought was worth mentioning. "Hey mom, why was dad eating his shoe polish?" Any comebacks? Those of you who understand of course.


"It is absurd to think that anything in us could have the least influence upon our election. Some say that God did forsee that such persons would believe, and therefore chose them; so they would make the business of salvation to depend upon something in us. Whereas God does not choose us FOR faith, but TO faith. " He hath chosen us, that we should be holy." (Eph 1:4), not because we would be holy, but that we might be holy. We are elected to holiness, not for it."
-Thomas Watson

Monday, September 11, 2006

Mercy extended

Hey! I went to talk to a hearing officer today about that ticket I got while parked at the State Fair. I went in with the clear plate that was over my license plate and asked her why these clear plates were illegal. She said, "you cannot have anything covering your plate." I said, "alright." She asked me if I had the other one with me and I said I didn't but it would be taken off. She said, "alright, dismissed." Praise God-mercy was shown! I had a friend who disagreed-they would have liked to seen me stoned right there and said they felt unsafe living where someone would let such a tyrant as me off. Thankfully, I was given a chance to remove the plates and be placed back into society where I will try to do my best to not rebel against the law.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Random notes

Here are some random notes I jotted down at church this morning

-we confuse pleasant circumstances with the peace of God

-it's better to suffer in God's path then to be at ease in satan's way

-watch my tendency to act without praying and/or to plan my own path

-faith may render us independant but doesn't render us indifferent

-when you worship you become a good witness

-where humility exists we can say, "if God saved only one it would still be mercy"

- election is the means by which we are saved-effectual calling is the end

Saturday, September 09, 2006


Set your goals high, and shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars!


"Loving everyone in general may be an excuse for loving no one in particular."
-John Stott

Friday, September 08, 2006

Sibbes quote

"Election is the highest step of the ladder; but we should begin from a work of grace wrought within from God's calling by His Spirit, and answer to His call. God descends unto us from election to calling."
Richard Sibbes

Fun puns!

1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony
wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says,
"I'll serve you, but don't start anything."

3. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.

4. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says:
"A beer please, and one for the road."

6. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this
taste funny to you?"

7. "Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.'" "That
sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome." "Is it common?" "Well, It's Not

8. Two cows are standing next to each other in a field. Daisy says to
Dolly, "I was artificially inseminated this morning." "I don't believe
you," says Dolly. "It's true, no bull!" exclaims Daisy.

9. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to
look at either.

10. DejaMoo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.

11. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't
find any.

12. A man woke up in a hospital after a serious accident. He shouted,
"Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!" The doctor replied, "I know you
can't - I've cut off your arms!"

13. I went to a seafood disco last week...and pulled a mussel.

14. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

15. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and
says "Dam!"

16. Two Eskimos sit ting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the
craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't
have your kayak and heat it too.

17. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing
in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour,
the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse.
"But why?," they asked, as they moved off. "Because," he said,
"I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer."

18. A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to
a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal." The other goes to a family in
Spain; they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his
birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she
wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds,
"They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal."

19. Mahat ma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which
produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very
little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad
breath. This made him. (Oh, man, this is so bad, it's good).....
A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

20. And finally, there was the person who sent twenty different puns to
his/her friends, with the hope that at least ten of the puns would make
them laugh. No pun in ten did.

Sunday, September 03, 2006


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Friday, September 01, 2006

The last time

Today was the last day 2 years ago that I saw my dad alive. It was our last earthly goodbye until heaven. My dad asked me if I thought he was a good dad and if Pete made me happy. He told me to take the kids to this secret waterfall in Hastings where he hung out as a kid-Mill creek or something? I still haven't went there. He cried and it was sad. I knew I couldn't go back the night before I had Liberty. We had a good last visit together and that's what I wanted to remember. There is a song I clung to when my dad was dying and it makes my eyes water when I hear it to this day. You probably know it.

I Still Believe

Scattered words and empty thoughts
seem to pour from my heart
I've never felt so torn before
seems I don't know where to start
but it's now that I feel Your grace falls like rain
from every fingertip, washing away my pain

[Chorus:]I still believe in Your faithfulness
I still believe in Your truth
I still believe in Your holy word
even when I don't see, I still believe

Though the questions still fog up my mind
with promises I still seem to bear
even when answers slowly unwind
it's my heart I see You prepare
but its now that I feel Your grace fall like rain
from every finger tip, washing away my pain

[Chorus]The only place I can go is into your arms
where I throw to you my feeble prayers
in brokeness I can see that this was your will for me
Help me to know You are near

Praise God for His awesome grace, faithfulnesss, truth, and His Word! It's amazing!

Consider this...

Consider Christian, that all your . . . trials and troubles, calamities and miseries, crosses and losses,which you meet with in this world--is all the hell that you shall ever have! Here and now you have your hell. Hereafter you shall have your heaven! This is the worst of your condition; the best is yet to come!

-and we all know that are hell on earth is NOTHING compared to the reality of hell itself!