09.16.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays


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Be Fishers of Men…. You catch ’em, He’ll Clean ’em.
A clean conscience makes a soft pillow.
A family altar can alter a family.
A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
Are you wrinkled with burden? Come on into Church for a faith lift!
Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.
Do your best and then sleep in peace. God is Awake.
Don’t put a question mark where God put a period.
Exercise daily. Walk with the Lord!


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sparkleHighway Patrolman Shocked By Hilarious Elderly Driver

A concerned highway patrolman saw a car filled with elderly ladies driving down a busy highway at a mere 22 miles per hour. When the patrolman pulled the car over, he was stunned beyond

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belief to find out why the driver was going so slowly.

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Looking for speeding vehicles is not unusual for highway patrol, but when this officer clocked a car going much slower than the posted speed limit, he became quite worried. Good drivers know that driving too slow can be as dangerous as driving too fast, so the officer was determined to remind the motorist of this.

Seeing that the car was filled with five older ladies and aware of their need for safety, he pulled the driver over for a friendly warning.

He pointed out to the elderly lady that he had clocked her at 22 MPH. He explained that driving too slow could cause a situation that would endanger their safety, along with the safety of other motorists.

He also noticed that the other senior ladies seemed quite upset, even though they didn’t speak a word.

When the driver explained that she was going precisely the exact posted speed limit, her response bewildered the officer. Again, the officer stated that going too slow is very dangerous.

This time, it was the driver who was baffled. She again restated, “I am not going too slow. I was going precisely the speed limit!”

She then pointed to the road sign. Finally, the patrolman realized the problem. “That’s not the speed limit sign!”, he exclaimed. “That is the number of the highway! Route 22!”

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The little elderly woman was embarrassed for her mistake. She thanked the officer graciously for explaining her error.

Just before he let the motorist leave, he thought to ask about the other ladies in the car who still looked quite stricken. He spoke to the driver saying, “Ma’am. Is everyone okay? These ladies look quite upset, and they haven’t said anything. Is there a problem?”

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The sweet old driver responded with a sly smile, “Oh, they will be okay. We just got off of Route 119!”

Fortunately, the patrolman stopped them before they got to I-287.


One New Jersey family was beary surprised to find an impromptu pool party happening in their backyard!

There’s really no better way to beat the August heat than taking a dip in a cool pool.
Everyone knows that — even bears. By Ree Hines
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sparklethe-elephant-ropeAs a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?

Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.


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2d350ec2214cbcf875109bbaa6a9bc6fReach out to someone in need this week!

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09.09.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays







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anim3bar.diamondThis Old Man Finds His Wife’s Secret Money Stash. The Ending Killed Me!

A man and a woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.

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For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife’s bedside. She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000. He asked her about the contents.

“When we were to be married,” she said, “my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just 60680akeep quiet and crochet a doll.”

The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness.”Honey,” he said “that explains the doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?”

“Oh, that?” she said. “That’s the money I made from selling the dolls.”

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rogerreissigIt’s been over a year now since Mom left us to go to her Heavenly home. Dad goes out to the grave to visit her twice a day. He has a routine where he clips some roses from his rose garden at home and delivers them to Mom. Then he hooks up a hose and waters her grass twice daily. With the recent drought, and hers being one of only graves getting watered, you can see that Moms stands out from the rest and is very beautiful.

One day while watering he saw a young lady down from him kneeling at a grave and crying uncontrollably. Dad went down and talked with her and found that her husband had been an SSGT in the US Air Force and lost him in 2010. After they talked and shared stories, she thanked him and left.

Dad decided to Honor this soldier and start watering his grass along with Moms daily. He does it every day. He said it is the least he can do for him after all that he sacrificed for us. You can see his green grass in the pictures down from Moms. Very thankful for this young Man’s service and very proud of my Dad and what he does to Honor him. Love you Dad !


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09.02.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

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God is there for us when we need him the most. Sometimes he makes his presence known in the most unlikely and unexpected ways. Read this hilarious and heartwarming story of God bringing a bit a levity and more to a grief stricken woman.

Consumed by my loss, I didn’t notice the hardness of the pew where I sat. I was at the funeral of my dearest friend — my mother. She finally had lost her long battle with cancer. The hurt was so intense, I found it hard to breathe at times. Always supportive, Mother clapped loudest at my school plays, held a box of tissues while listening to my first heartbreak, comforted me at my father’s death, encouraged me in college, and prayed for me my entire life. When mother’s illness was diagnosed, my sister had a new baby and my brother had recently married his childhood sweetheart, so it fell on me, the 27-year-old middle child without entanglements, to take care of her.

I counted it an honor. “What now, Lord?” I asked sitting in church. My life stretched out before me as an empty abyss. My brother sat stoically with his face toward the cross while clutching his wife’s hand. My sister sat slumped against her husband’s shoulder, his arms around her as she cradled their child. All so deeply grieving, no one noticed I sat alone. My place had been with our mother, preparing her meals, helping her walk, taking her to the doctor, seeing to her medication, reading the Bible together.

Now she was with the Lord. My work was finished, and I was alone. I heard a door open and slam shut at the back of the church. Quick footsteps hurried along the carpeted floor. An exasperated young man looked around briefly and then sat next to me. He folded his hands and placed them on his lap. His eyes were brimming with tears. He began to sniffle. “I’m late,” he explained, though no explanation was necessary.

After several eulogies, he leaned over and commented, “Why do they keep calling Mary by the name of ‘Margaret?’” “Because that was her name, Margaret. Never Mary. No one called her ‘Mary,’” I whispered. I wondered why this person couldn’t have sat on the other side of the church.

He interrupted my grieving with his tears and fidgeting. Who was this stranger anyway? “No, that isn’t correct,” he insisted, as several people glanced over at us whispering, “Her name is Mary, Mary Peters.” “That isn’t who this is.” “Isn’t this the Lutheran church?” “No, the Lutheran church is across the street.” “Oh.” “I believe you’re at the wrong funeral, Sir.”

The solemnness of the occasion mixed with the realization of the man’s mistake bubbled up inside me and came out as laughter. I cupped my hands over my face, hoping it would be interpreted as sobs. The creaking pew gave me away. Sharp looks from other mourners only made the situation seem more hilarious. I peeked at the bewildered, misguided man seated beside me.

He was laughing, too, as he glanced around, deciding it was too late for an uneventful exit. I imagined Mother laughing. At the final “Amen,” we darted out a door and into the parking lot. “I do believe we’ll be the talk of the town,” he smiled. He said his name was Rick and since he had missed his aunt’s funeral, asked me out for a cup of coffee. That afternoon began a lifelong journey for me with this man who attended the wrong funeral, but was in the right place.

A year after our meeting, we were married at a country church where he was the assistant pastor. This time we both arrived at the same church, right on time. In my time of sorrow, God gave me laughter. In place of loneliness, God gave me love. This past June we celebrated our twenty-second wedding anniversary. Whenever anyone asks us how we met, Rick tells them, “Her mother and my Aunt Mary introduced us, and it’s truly a match made in heaven.” – Author Unknown

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The Diphelleia grayi or “Skeleton Flower” is finally a reason to look forward to rainy days. This rare flower transforms into a translucent beauty [its skeletal form] when exposed to water, its white petals becoming completely clear while wet, then transforming back to their original color once dry.Found in only three locations in the world, the flower grows in the colder regions of China and Japan, and within the United States’ Appalachian Mountains. In addition to its transformation capabilities, the flower is also recognized by its large, umbrella-like leaves and bright green and yellow centers.



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Twenty-five Really Weird Things Said to Pastors and Other Church Leaders,
by Thom Rainer, President/CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources

Few people are truly aware of the constant requests, complaints, and criticisms pastors and other church leaders receive. I must admit, however, I was surprised when I asked church leaders on Twitter to share some of the more unusual comments they have received. I was first surprised at how many responded. But I was most surprised at the really strange things people tell pastors and other church leaders.

Many of the comments related to using the Bible too much or to being too evangelistic. I should make those a blog post by themselves.

I narrowed my selection to twenty-five, but it could have been much higher. I left off many great comments to keep this post manageable. I’ve only made minor wording changes to some of these. For the most part, I received these quotes just as you are seeing them. The parenthetical words after each comment represent my off-the-cuff commentary.

  1. “We need a small group for cat lovers.” (I guess they could serve Meow Mix as a snack.)
  2. “You need to change your voice.” (Yes ma’am. I’ll try to have that done by next week.)
  3. “Our expensive coffee is attracting too many hipsters.” (Yep. You don’t want too many of those hipsters in your church.)
  4. “Preachers who don’t wear suits and ties aren’t saved. It’s in the Bible. (I should have known that’s what Jesus and Paul wore.)
  5. “Your socks are distracting.” (I understand. I’ll stop wearing socks.)
  6. “You shouldn’t make people leave the youth group after they graduate.” (It’s going to get really weird by the time they turn 70 years old.)
  7. “I don’t like the color of the towels in the women’s restroom.” (I don’t understand. They match the towels in the men’s restroom.)
  8. “We need to start attracting more normal people at church.” (So, you will be leaving the church, I presume.)
  9. “I developed cancer because you don’t preach from the KJV.” (Major medical announcement! New carcinogen discovered!)
  10. “Your wife never compliments me about my hair or dress.” (There could be a reason for that.)
  11. “Not enough people signed up for the church golf tournament. You have poor leadership skills.” (I’m so sorry. I expected more since most of the deacons play golf on Sunday morning)
  12. “I think you are trying to preach caffeineism.” (Probably Reformed theology with an extra kick.)
  13. “If Jesus sang from the red hymnals, why can’t we?” (I think you are mistaken. He sang from blue hymnals.)
  14. (To a pastor who married interracially). “You are living in sin. You shouldn’t be married to each other.” (That one is not worthy of commentary.)
  15. “I don’t like the brand of donuts in the foyer.” (It’s better than Meow Mix.)
  16. “You didn’t wrap the hot dogs in bacon for the church picnic.” (I understand that one. Bacon rules.)
  17. “You shouldn’t drink water when you preach.” (At least not simultaneously.)
  18. “The toilet paper is on the wrong way in the ladies restroom. It’s rolled under.” (My guess is that it is still functional.)
  19. “Why don’t you ever preach on Tim Tebow?” (Be patient. I will be preaching a six-week expository series on him in the fall.)
  20. “You don’t have ashtrays in the fellowship hall.” (Yes we do. They are right next to the spittoons for your chewing tobacco.)
  21. “Did you see me waving in the back of the worship center? You preached too long. It was time to eat!” (Who needs a clock when I have you?)
  22. “The eggs were not scrambled enough at the senior adult breakfast.” (We thought you could jump up and down after you ate them to finish the job.)
  23. “You don’t look at our side of the worship center enough when you preach.” (That’s because you are on that side.)
  24. “We are leaving the church because you have a red cross on the building. That’s the color of the devil.” (I understand. It’s in the same verse that describes his pitchfork and horns.)
  25. “Your sermon needed more calories.” (Okay. I’ll feed it one of those donuts in the foyer.)

Pastors and other church leaders must have great patience and strength. They are faced with these and many other comments and demands every day. I love these church leaders, and I thank God for them.dividers_71

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08.26.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

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I am a Kept Woman. You see there were times when I thought I would lose my mind, but GOD kept me sane. There were times when I thought I couldn’t go on any longer, but GOD kept me moving. At times I wanted to lash out at those whom I felt had done me wrong, but GOD kept my mouth shut. (Sometimes I didn’t quite let GOD have control over my mouth.) Sometimes I think the money just isn’t enough, but GOD helped me keep the lights on, the water on, rent paid, etc. When I thought I would fall GOD helped me up. When I was week GOD kept me strong. I could go on and on, but I’m sure you hear me! I am blessed to be kept! I am kept by the Love and Grace of GOD!!



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Grandparents are pretty underrated, but every kid knows what’s up when they go over. That’s why when 8 year olds were asked what a grandparent is, hilarity and honesty ensued. This is definitely something kids, parents, and grandparents can all relate to!

-Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of her own. They like other people’s.
-A grandfather is a man and a grandmother is a lady!
-Grandparents don’t have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn’t play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give us money.
-When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.
-They show us and talk to us about the color of the flowers and also why we shouldn’t step on “cracks.”
-They don’t say, “Hurry up.”
-Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.
-They wear glasses and funny underwear.
-They can take their teeth and gums out.
-Grandparents don’t have to be smart.
-They have to answer questions like, “Why isn’t God married?” and “How come dogs chase cats?”
-When they read to us, they don’t skip. They don’t mind if we ask for the same story over again.
-Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don’t have television, because they are the only grown ups who like to spend time with us.
-They know we should have snack-time before bedtime and they say prayers with us every time and kiss us even when we’ve acted bad.
-A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. ”Oh,” he said, ”She lives at the airport and when we want her we just go get her. Then when we’re done having her visit, we take her back to the airport.”
-Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good things but I don’t get to see him enough to get as smart as him!

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A Falcons fan, a Saints fan, and a Cowboys fan are climbing a mountain and arguing about who loves their team the most. The Cowboys fan insists that he is the most loyal. “This is for Texas!!” he yells and jumps off the mountains.

Not to be outdone the Saints fan is next to profess his love for his team. He yells “this is for Louisiana!” and pushes the Falcons fan off the mountain!!!!!

Probably have to be a Saints fan to really get it!







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I am a woman who wants to love God, but so often I am too busy to really love the people He puts plainly in my path. But this love, as today’s key verse declares, is more important than all the sacrifices we could make.

I cannot beat myself up. But I can do something. So can you. We can pause, permitting God to tap us on the heart, gently interrupt us and rearrange our day.

We can go deeper … beyond a hurried “Hi!” to an authentic, “How are you?” When God knocks on our hearts, we can knock on their doors.

Will you do it? Will you try? Then once you’ve reached out, leave the results to God. Our job is obedience. God’s job is results.
Karen Ehman


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08.19.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

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POOR PEOPLE by Dan Asmussen

One day a very wealthy father took his son on a trip to the country for the sole purpose of showing his son how it was to be poor. They spent a few days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

After their return from the trip, the father asked his son how he liked the trip. “It was great, Dad,” the son replied. “Did you see how poor people can be?” the father asked. “Oh Yeah,” said the son.

“So what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father. The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.

We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.” The boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “It showed me just how poor we really are.”

Too many times we forget what we have and concentrate on what we don’t have. What is one person’s worthless object is another’s prize possession. It is all based on one’s perspective.

Sometimes it takes the perspective of a child to remind us what’s important.

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Grandma is eighty-eight years old and still drives her own car. She writes:

Dear Grand-daughter,

The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a ‘Honk if you love Jesus’ bumper sticker…

I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting.

So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper.

Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed.

I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn’t notice that the light had changed.

It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed.

I found that lots of people love Jesus!

While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, ‘For the love of God!’

`Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!’ What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus! Everyone started honking! I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love!

There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach.

I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air.

I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant.

He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.

Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back.

My grandson burst out laughing.

Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me.

I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed.

So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection.

I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared.
So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!

Will write again soon.



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08.12.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

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originalA24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity, suddenly he again exclaimed…“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”The old man smiled and said…“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.

Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

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by Robert Fulghum

Most of what I really need
To know about how to live
And what to do and how to be
I learned in kindergarten.
Wisdom was not at the top
Of the graduate school mountain,
But there in the sandpile at Sunday school.

These are the things I learned:

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life –
Learn some and think some
And draw and paint and sing and dance
And play and work everyday some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world,
Watch out for traffic,
Hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.use for oklahomaTHIS WEEK’S THREE FAVORITE PHOTOS

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08.05.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

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One of the best ways to get rid of discouragement is to remember that Christ is coming again. The most thrilling, glorious truth in all the world is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. When we look around and see pessimism on every side, we should remember the Bible is the only Book in the world that predicts the future. The Bible is more modern than tomorrow morning’s newspaper. The Bible accurately foretells the future, and it says that the consummation of all things shall be the coming again of Jesus Christ to this earth. If your life is dismal, depressed, and gloomy today, Christ can turn those dark clouds inside out. The sunlight of His love can still shine into the darkest part of your life. – Billy Graham



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A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to the elementary school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with thunder and lightning. The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school and she herself feared that the electrical storm might harm her child.

Following the roar of thunder, lightning, like a flaming sword, would cut through the sky. Full of concern, the mother quickly got into her car and drove along the route to her child’s school. As she did so, she saw her little girl walking along, but at each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up and smile. Another and another were to follow quickly and with each the little girl would look at the streak of light and smile.

When the mother’s car drove up beside the child she lowered the window and called to her.

“What are you doing? Why do you keep stopping?”

The child answered, “I am trying to look pretty, God keeps taking my picture.”

May God bless you today as you face the storms that come your way.


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07.29.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

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One of the great bonuses of being a Christian is the great hope that extends beyond the grave into the glory of God’s tomorrow. A little girl was running toward a cemetery as the darkness of evening began to fall. She passed a friend who asked her if she was not afraid to go through the graveyard at night. “Oh, no,” she said, “I’m not afraid. My home is just on the other side!” We Christians are not afraid of the night of death because our heavenly home is “just on the other side.” The resurrection of Christ changed the midnight of bereavement into a sunrise of reunion; it changed the midnight of disappointment into a sunrise of joy; it changed the midnight of fear to a sunrise of peace. Today faith and confidence in the resurrected Christ can change your fear to hope and your disappointment to joy.

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Sea Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, CA, up until 1967, this area was used as a sort of dump for locals. Fires were set to reduce the refuse of trash dumped there, and with the effects of surf and time, the area transformed and became covered in pieces of smooth sea glass, of all colors and sizes. It’s like walking over gemstones. The beach is now protected, and therefore it is prohibited to remove any pieces of glass form there. It is simply for admiration.

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When they checked out four hours later, the desk clerk handed them a bill for $350.00. The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high. He told the clerk although it’s a nice hotel the rooms certainly aren’t worth $350.00 for four hours. Then the clerk tells him that $350.00 is the ‘standard rate’. He insisted on speaking to the Manager.

The Manager appears, listens to him, and then explains that the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were available for us to use.

“But we didn’t use them” the husband said.

“Well, they are here, and you could have,” explained the Manager. The Manager went on to explain that the couple could also have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel is famous. “We have the best entertainers from New York, Hollywood , and Las Vegas perform here,” the Manager says.

“But we didn’t go to any of those shows” the husband said.

“Well, we have them, and you could have.” the Manager replied.

No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, the husband replied, “But we didn’t use it!” The Manager is unmoved, and eventually the husband gave up and agreed to pay.

As he didn’t have the check book, he asked his wife to write the check. She did and gave it to the Manager. The Manager is surprised when he looks at the check. “But ma’am, this is made out for only $50.00.”

“That’s correct. I charged you $300.00 for sleeping with me,” she replied. “But I didn’t ” exclaims the Manager. “Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have.”

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b1All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.  -Winston Churchill
Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso
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07.15.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

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summer_026My wedding day was quickly approaching. I literally couldn’t wait – nothing could spoil it for me, not even my parents difficult divorce.

I knew that my mum had found the PERFECT dress and she would blow away all the guests. I would be so proud to see her there looking beautiful.

Around a week later it came to my attention that my father’s new young wife had planned to wear the SAME dress. I asked her to change it, telling her my mum had the same one. She snarled and, “I am going to look a million dollars in this dress, and I’m wearing it. Now leave me alone”.

When I told my mum she was calm and softly said, “Don’t worry my darling, I will get another dress, I don’t want any trouble on your special day.”

A few days passed and we went to find another dress for my mum. When we stopped to get a bite to eat I asked,”Aren’t you going to take the other dress back to the stop.”

She smiled and said,”Oh no, I am going to be wearing it to the rehearsal dinner on the night before the wedding.” She winked.

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The aurora borealis shares the sky with a bright moon in Iceland. Named for the Roman goddess of dawn, the vivid beams of light result from collisions between charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere and gaseous particles in Earth’s atmosphere. Photograph by Andrew George

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Monastic dormitories crowd a mountain that’s home to the Seda Larung Wuming Tibetan Buddhist Institute in China’s Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The monastery is the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist academy, with tens of thousands of male and female attendees. According to Jing Wei, the impressive site is worth visiting “to experience the peculiar landscapes and local life of the people there.” Photograph by Jing Wei,

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Why I sit in the stands in the cold, in the heat, through victories and defeats.

It’s a chilly Saturday in May. I could be home curled up on the couch with a good mystery. Instead I’m sitting on a cold metal bench in the stands of a baseball park in Kirkland, Wash. An icy wind creeps through my heavy winter jacket. I blow on my hands, wishing I’d brought my woolen mittens.

“Mrs. Bodmer?” It’s the coach my son Matthew admires so much that he gave up soda pop to impress him with his fitness. “I’m starting your son today in right field. He’s worked hard this year and I think he deserves the opportunity.”

I’m proud of my son. I know how badly he wants this. I’m glad his hard work is being rewarded.

Suddenly I’m nervous for him as the team members, in their white pin-striped uniforms, trot onto the field. I search for my son’s number. It isn’t there. Instead, Eddie, the most inexperienced player on the team, takes right field. I look again, unbelieving. How can that be?

I want to run over and ask the coach what’s going on, but I know Matthew wouldn’t like that. I’ve learned the proper etiquette for moms; talking to the coach is not acceptable unless he initiates it.

My son, gripping the chain-link fence in front of the dugout, is yelling encouragement to his teammates. I try to read his expression, but I know he, like most males, has learned to hide his feelings. My heart breaks because he has worked so hard and received so much disappointment. I don’t understand what drives boys to put themselves through this.

“Atta boy, Eddie,” yells his father, proud that his son is starting. I’ve seen this same man walk out of games in disgust when his son dropped a ball or made a bad throw. But, for now, he is proud of his son, who is starting, while my son is on the bench.

By the fourth inning my fingers are stiff from the cold, and my feet are numb, but I don’t care. Matthew has been called into the game. He stands, chooses a batting helmet, picks up a bat and struts out to the plate. I grip the metal seat. He takes a couple of practice swings. The pitcher looks like an adult. I wonder if anyone has checked his birth certificate.

Strike one. “Nice swing!” I yell. The next pitch is a ball. “Good eye! Good eye!” Strike two. I pray. I cross my fingers. The pitcher winds up. I hold my breath. Strike three. My son’s head hangs, and he slowly walks back to the dugout. I wish with all my heart I could help. But I know there’s nothing I can do.

For eight years I’ve been sitting here. I’ve drunk gallons of terrible coffee, eaten tons of green hot dogs and salty popcorn. I’ve endured cold and heat, wind and rain.

Some people may wonder why a sane person would go through this. It’s not because I want to fulfill my dream of excelling in sports through my kids. I also don’t do this for the emotional highs. Oh, yes, I’ve had some. I’ve seen my two sons score winning goals in soccer, hit home runs is baseball, and spark come-from-behind wins in basketball. I’ve seen them make some incredible leaping catches in football. But mostly I’ve seen heartache.

I’ve waited with them for that phone call telling them they’d made the team. The call that never came. I’ve watched coaches yell at them. I’ve watched them sit on the bench game after game. I’ve sat in emergency rooms as broken bones were set and swollen ankles X-rayed. I’ve sat here year after year observing it all and wondering why.

The game ends. I stretch my legs and try to stomp life back in to my frozen feet. The coach meets with the team. They yell some rallying cry and then descend on their parents. I notice Eddie’s dad has a big grin and is slapping his son on the back. Matthew wants to get a hamburger. While I wait for him, the coach approaches me. I can’t bring myself to look at him.

“Mrs. Bodmer, I want you to know that’s a fine young man you have there.” “Why?” I ask, waiting for him to explain why he broke my son’s heart.

“When I told your son he could start, he thanked me and turned me down. He told me to let Eddie start, that it meant more to him.”

I turn to watch my son stuffing his burger into his mouth. I realize then why I sit in the stands. Where else can I watch my son grow into a man?

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