Monday, November 30, 2009

Getting Ready in December!

Christmas tree is here
Wrapping lots of gifts
Counting 25 days

Saturday night: We got our Christmas tree up!

Sunday and Monday: I just finished sending out the Christmas cards.

Monday: I wrote this short poem!

Tuesday: I'm thinking about going out shopping. It's not really my pleasure since I worry about how much I spend. I'm not rich but try to find reasonable prices.

Wednesday: I'll make Christmas cookies and cupcakes!

Thursday: Hannah is going to be in the Christmas Choir in the downtown.

Friday: I'm not sure what we will do. I think I'll wrap the gifts.

Saturday: We'll go to Deaf Christmas Party at the church in Boulder.

Sunday: We'll go to the deaf church in Denver and stay for a potluck and fellowship.

I guess that's enough for now.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Be Offended!

Wake up and open your eyes!
See that being a Christian does not mean going to church.
Going to happy-go-lucky concerts.
Going to motivational weekend get-a-ways.
Potlucks on the first Sunday of the month.
Being holier-than-thou.
Refusing to understand because it’s "bad."
Being a Christian . . . being CHRIST like . . .
a CHRIST follower . . . being a little CHRIST
means being knowing that God is the ONLY judge.
Being there for someone when they need you.
Shining so brightly that people want to know
why you are different.
Hanging out with the sinners.
I am so tired, WORN DOWN, and SICK of "Christians."
How fake you are.
How utterly disgusting you are.
You are so caught up in throwing your Religion in people’s faces
and judging them for their sins that you FORGET to follow God.
You forgot that God and Christ love everyone.
It is not for you to judge.
JESUS CHRIST was offensive.
He hung out with the dirty whores, liars, and thieves.
JESUS CHRIST made the Pharisees angry.
JESUS CHRIST offended the religious people.
I see people every single day
who think they are better than the bum on the street.
I see people every single day
who think they are better than the man
who cheated on his wife.
I see people every single day
who think they are better than the person
who stole a car.
When do I see people who realize that
their sins are NO LESS and NO GREATER
than any other sin?
Hardly. Ever.
I hate that people justify their actions
by hiding behind their religion.
May I remind you that you are acting out of a sinful nature
by being a judge instead of a follower?
Now, I ain’t perfect.
I just said ain’t.
But at least I know that I have no religion.

I have a faith . . . I have a passion . . . and I have love.
That is all I need.
Because when you are sitting in your Bible study
with your religious friends . . .
I am out there . . .
Showing the people who really need God
what He is all about.
Love. Forgiveness. Acceptance.
Not judgement. Haughtiness. Rejection.
Be offended.

It's written by my oldest daughter, Tami. I'm darn proud of her!
She spoke out for the Truth. Bold Tami.

Be CHRIST like Jesus.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Legend of the Five Kernels

Legend of the Five Kernels:

The first winter the pilgrims spent in their
new home was very cold. Food was in short
supply. Some days they had only enough food
for each person to have five kernels of corn for
the day. Spring came. They planted food. It grew.
All of the pilgrims did not die. From then on when
it was time of Thanksgiving, the pilgrims put five
kernels of corn on each plate and used them to
remind them of their blessings: The first kernel
reminds us of the autumn's beauty around us.
The second kernel reminds us of our love for
each other. The third kernel reminds us of
God's love and His care for us. The fourth
kernel reminds us of our friends-especially
our Indian brothers. The fifth kernel reminds
us we are a free people.

My youngest son, Brandon got this from his
preschool yesterday.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wise Sayings For Good Use

Photos are by flickr.

I'd like to share the verses with you. It's a good tool for you (and me) to receive wisdom and understanding whatever happening in our life through holy spirit.
I'm not perfect but will always need to know wisdom and teaching whatever happening in my daily life. Let Him work in our live and His word through us.

Proverbs 1:2-6

They show you how to know wisdom and teaching, to find the words of understanding. They help you learn about the ways of wisdom and what is right and fair. They give wisdom to the child-like, and much learning and wisdom to those who are young. A wise man will hear and grow in learning. A man of understanding will become able to understand a saying and a picture- story, the words of the wise and what they mean.

Proverbs 2:6-11

For the Lord gives wisdom. Much learning and understanding come from His (Jesus) mouth. He stores up perfect wisdom for those who are right with Him. He is a safe covering to those who are right in their walk. He watches over the right way. And He keeps safe the way of those who belong to Him. Then you will understand what is right and good, and right from wrong . . .