Wednesday, December 27, 2006


I've Been Kissed

I have been kissed

SO deep that I am consumed by so many emotions

Ive been kissed

I feel so fulfilled and so secure

Secure in the person that you've created me to be

Ive been kissed

Kissed with a new found understanding of L-I-F-E

Kissed with a passion to strive for more than what this life has to offer me

Ive been kissed

Not by a stranger, but by someone that knows me from the inside out

Knows my inner parts

Each strand that is on my head

Ive been kissed

Made clean

No longer feeling worthless but uplifted, like a Queen

Ive been kissed

Kissed by the only being that can penetrate deep into my mind, body, and soul

My spirit has been kissed by the Lover of my Soul.


3-year-old Reese:

"Our Father, Who does art in heaven,

Harold is His name.


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A little boy was overheard praying:

"Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it.

I'm having a real good time like I am."


After the christening of his baby brother in church,

Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car.

His father asked him three times what was wrong.

Finally, the boy replied,

"That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home,

and I wanted to stay with you guys."


I had been teaching my three-year old daughter, Caitlin,

the Lord's Prayer for several evenings at bedtime.

She would repeat after me the lines from the prayer.

Finally, she decided to go solo.

I listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word,

right up to the end of the prayer:

"Lead us not into temptation," she prayed,

"but deliver us from E-mail.


One particular four-year-old prayed,

"And forgive us our trash baskets

as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets."


A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they

were on the way to church service,

"And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?"

One bright little girl replied,

"Because people are sleeping."


Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old

brother, Joel, were sitting together in church.

Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud.

Finally, his big sister had had enough.

"You're not supposed to talk out loud in church."

"Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked.

Angie pointed to the back of the church and said,

"See those two men standing by the door?

They're hushers."


A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons,Kevin 5, and Ryan 3.

The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.

Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson.

"If Jesus were sitting here, He would say,

'Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.'

Kevin turned to his younger brother and said,

"Ryan, you be Jesus!"


A father was at the beach with his children

when the four-year-old son ran up to him,

grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore

where a seagull lay dead in the sand.

"Daddy, what happened to him?" the son asked.

"He died and went to Heaven," the Dad replied.

The boy thought a moment and then said,

"Did God throw him back down?"


A wife invited some people to dinner.

At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said,

"Would you like to say the blessing?"

"I wouldn't know what to say," the girl replied.

"Just say what you hear Mommy say," the wife answered.

The daughter bowed her head and said,

"Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?"



How To Recognize Your Mate.

Recognize – to perceive what was known before.

1. Your mate must be God approved. Read Genesis 2:18; Genesis 24:1-7

2. Attraction does not equal worthiness of one’s heart.

3. Marriage is a sowing ground. It’s a wide-open field. Sow seeds of
patience, love, beauty, hope, kindness, longsuffering, self-control, etc.

4. Think twice about this person if you have trouble and are ashamed to introduce this person to others.

5. Think twice if this person takes your focus or mind off God.

6. Your mate is not given to you to create joy or to make you feel happy. Your mate is a gift from God.

7. Your mate will protect you and help you to produce focus.

8. Your mate will help to reduce the distractions in life.

9. Think twice if you don’t have a passion to give yourself to your mate.

10. Think twice if the person still has a need to be recognized by the opposite sex. Or if this person flirts with the opposite sex.

11. Think twice if your achievement does not produce excitement in my mate.

12. Think twice if your mate side against you without hearing your part first.

13. Think twice if he/she does not celebrate you.

14. Think twice if they don’t continue to improve.

15. Your mate should be captured by what captures you. They should be excited about the things that excite you – even if they don’t care for it.

16. Think twice if they like rebellion or like getting into mischief.

17. Think twice if you never see repentance (to turn or change from negative behavior)

18. Think twice if they easily give up on you.

19. Think twice if they blow little things out of proportion.

20. Think twice if your mate doesn’t want to impress you anymore.

21. Think twice if they don’t ask quality questions about you or your dreams.

22. Think twice if they constantly ignore good counsel.

Taught by Pastor Bowden
Compiled by Mrs. Cohen

Alphabet Words of Encouragement

A lthough things are not perfect
B ecause of trial or pain
C ontinue in thanksgiving
D o not begin to blame
E ven when the times are hard
F ierce winds are bound to blow
G od is forever able
H old on to what you know
I magine life without His love
J oy would cease to be
K eep thanking Him for all the things
L ove imparts to thee
M ove out of "Camp Complaining"
N o weapon that is known
O n earth can yield the power
P raise can do alone
Quit looking at the future
R edeem the time at hand
S tart every day with worship
T o "thank" is a command
U ntil we see Him coming
V ictorious in the sky
W e'll run the race with gratitude
X alting God most high
Y es, there'll be good times and yes some will be bad, but...
Z ion waits in glory...where none are ever sad!

I'm Back!!!

Wow, I can't believe it!

It's been a long time since I posted a blog.

I am very sorry to those of you who check this regularly and haven't seen anything new.

I do have a very good excuse as to why I have not posted.

I am a teacher -- need I say more. Those of you who are teachers know what I am talking about. It is a 24/7 job and I think it is even more so when you work in a private Christian School. I am teaching 3rd grade and it is a lot of work. All I can say is WOW!!!

I have been very sick also and I think that is from lack of rest and too much stress!

But I thank God that I made it through and He has been real good to me.

Anyway I will try to post more often.

Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!!!