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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Deanna doing her chores









Jordan has a new friend….



















The name he came with is Rhinestone but Jordan may change it.  He bought him at the auction yesterday.    He is a 12 year old quarter horse gelding that has been used lots in the mountains. 



A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan.  She asked the class, "If you saw a person lying on the roadside,
all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?" A thoughtful little girl broke the silence, "I think I'd throw up."

A Sunday school teacher asked, "Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark ?"
"No," replied Johnny.  "How could he, with just two worms?"

A Sunday school teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23.  She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter.
Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm.  After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Ricky was very nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, "The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know."

The preacher's 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon.  One day, she asked him why.
"Well, Honey," he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages.  "I'm asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon."
"How come He doesn't answer it?" she asked.

A Rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, "So your mother says
your prayers for you each night?  That's very commendable. What does she say?"
The little boy replied, "Thank God he's in bed!"

When my daughter, Kelly, said her bedtime prayers, she would bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past).
For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kell
y would say,"And all girls."  This soon became part of her nightly routine, to include
this closing.  My curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, "Kell
y, why do you always add the part about all girls?"  Her response, "Because everybody else always finishes their prayers by saying 'All Men!"

Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his grandmother's house.  Everyone was seated around the table as the food
was being served.  When Little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away.
"Johnny!  Please wait until we say our prayer." said his mother.  "I don't need to," the boy replied.
"Of course, you do" his mother insisted.  "We always say a prayer before eating at our house."
"That's at our house." Johnny explained.  "But this is Grandma's house, and she knows how to cook."

sunday morning coffee time


1.  WHY I TRAVEL INSTEAD OF STUDY – “I felt the pressure already a few months after graduating high school – you know that pressure, the pressure everyone gives you ‘to do something with your life’.” ….


2.  Hmmmm…. what fieldtrips could we take???


3.  what program church can learn from house church -


4.  handy tips for those trying to comfort the grieving --


5.  Seedlife Network  --

What do we do?

There is a lot of flexibility in what we do.  Most of the time we gather there are 3 main components to the gathering.  We eat together, we spend time connecting with God through different expression of worship or meditation.  Most often we study the bible together but we look for truth and meaning in everything from movies, documentaries, sermons, conference video and books.    We highly value participation from everyone.

Each church has a lot of flexiblity in how they do things as long as they remain intentionally simple and faithful to Christ with the scriptures as their guide.”


6.  “Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.” -Gail Lumet Buckley


7.  the beauty of you --


8.  ***I can’t wait to get this book!  It should be in this week.***

May I just say… you are going to love One Thousand Gifts and this study.

This is the first video, where we chat with Ann for just a few minutes about her, her family and how One Thousand Gifts came to be. The weekly chapter discussions will be much longer (10-15 minutes in length).”


9.  8 ways you can eat to fight fatigue -  Tired of being tired? Healthy foods can help. Here's how you can fight fatigue through good nutrition.




11. from an old email…

Wow - I love this site - good questions.

Here are some of the latest questions:

How do you find the strength to do what you know in your heart is right?

What makes you proud?

What is the greatest truth?

Is there ever a time when giving up makes sense?

What makes a person beautiful?


I'm going to print some of these off and have them in a binder for discussion starters for when our Japanese Student is here.  (At the meeting last week, they suggest talking a lot with her.  Not sure if she will enter in, but I think a specific discussion time will be great for all of us).

Use to journal or have a discussion.

Have you had a great discussion lately?


12.    trash, the dollar store and me --




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Deanna loves her new baby cousin


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Well, this should bring back some memories for some of you


(Have a paper and pencil handy to record your answers... Your mind isn't as sharp as it once was!) 

This is NOT a pushover test. It's a Baby Boomer era test!
There are
20 questions. Average score is 12 .
This one will be difficult for the younger set. (DUDE!)
Have fun, but no peeking!

Good luck, youngsters,

1. What builds strong bodies 12 ways?
A. Flintstones vitamins
B. The Buttmaster
C. Spaghetti
D. Wonder Bread
E. Orange Juice
F. Milk
G. Cod Liver Oil

2. Before he was Muhammed Ali, he was...
A. Sugar Ray Robinson.
B. Roy Orbison..
C. Gene Autry.
D. Rudolph Valentino.
E. Fabian.
F. Mickey Mantle.
G. Cassius Clay.

3. Pogo, the comic strip character said, 'We have met the enemy and....
A. It's you.
B. He is us.
C. It's the Grinch.
D. He wasn't home.
E. He's really me and you.
F. We quit.
G. He surrendered.

4. Good night, David.
A.. Good night, Chet
B. Sleep well.
C. Good night, Irene.
D.. Good night, Gracie.
E. See you later, alligator.
F. Until tomorrow.
G. Good night, Steve..

5. You'll wonder where the yellow went...
A. When you use Tide
B. When you lose your crayons.
C. When you clean your tub.
D. If you paint the room blue.
E. If you buy a soft water tank.
F. When you use Lady Clairol.
G. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.

6. Before he was the Skipper's Little Buddy, Bob Denver was Dobie's friend...
A. Stuart Whitman.
B   Randolph Scott.
C. Steve Reeves..
D. Maynard G. Krebs.
E. Corky B. Dork.
F. Dave the Whale.
G. Zippy Zoo.

7. Liar, liar...
A. You're a liar.
B. Your nose is growing.
C. Pants on fire.
D. Join the choir
E. Jump up higher.
F. On the wire.
G. I'm telling Mom.

8. Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, Superman fights a never ending battle for truth, justice and.....
A. Wheaties.
B. Lois Lane .
C. TV ratings.
D. World peace.
E. Red tights.
F. The American way.
G. News headlines.

9. Hey kids!  What time is it?
A. It's time for Yogi Bear.
B It's time to do your homework.
C. It's Howdy Doody Time.
D. It's time for Romper Room.
E. It's bedtime.
F... The Mighty Mouse Hour..
G. Scoopy Doo Time..

10. Lions and tigers and bears....
A. Yikes.
B. Oh, no..
C. Gee whiz.
D. I'm scared...
E. Oh my.
F.. Help! Help!
G. Let's run.

11. Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone....
A. Over 40.
B. Wearing a uniform.
C.. Carrying a briefcase.
D. Over 30.
E. You don't know.
F. Who says, 'Trust me'..
G. Who eats tofu.

12. NFL quarterback who appeared in a television commercial wearing women's stockings...
A. Troy Aikman
B. Kenny Stabler
C. Joe Namath
D. Roger Staubach
E. Joe Montana
F. Steve Young
G. John Elway

13. Brylcream...
A. Smear it on.
B. You'll smell great.
C. Tame that cowlick.
D. Grease ball heaven.
E. It's a dream.
F. We're your team.
G. A littl e dab'll do ya.

14. I found my thrill...
A. In Blueberry muffins.
B. With my man, Bill.
C. Down at the mill.
D. Over the windowsill.
E. With thyme and dill.
F. Too late to enjoy.
G. On Blueberry Hill.

15.. Before Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by...
A. Clark Gable.
B. Mary Martin.
C. Doris Day.
D. Errol Flynn.
E. Sally Fields.
F. Jim Carrey.
G. Jay Leno.

16. Name the Beatles...
A. John, Steve, George, Ringo
B. John, Paul, George, Roscoe
C. John, Paul, Stacey, Ringo
D. Jay, Paul, George, Ringo
E. Lewis, Peter, George, Ringo
F. Jason, Betty, Skipper, Hazel
G. John, Paul, George, Ringo

17. I wonder, wonder, who.
A. Who ate the leftovers?
B. Who did the laundry?
C. Was it you?
D. Who wrote the book of love?
E. Who I am?
F. Passed the test?
G. Knocked on the door?

18. I'm strong to the finish...
A. Cause I eats my broccoli.
B. Cause I eats me spinach.
C. Cause I lift weights.
D. Cause I'm the hero.
E. And don't you for get it.
F. Cause Olive Oyl loves me.
G. To outlast Bruto.

19. When it's least expected, you're elected, you're the star today.
A. Smile, you're on Candid Camera.
B. Smile, you're on Star Search.
C. Smile, you won the lottery.
D. Smile, we're watching you.
E. Smile, the world sees you.
F. Smile, you're a hit.
G. Smile, you're on TV.

20. What do M & M's do?
A. Make your tummy happy.
B. Melt in your mouth, not in your pocket.
C. Make you fat.
D.. Melt your heart.
E... Make you popular.
F. Melt in your mouth, not in your hand.
G. Come in colors.





(answers can be found in the comments)