Monday, November 19, 2007

Cool Story....

A man's daughter had asked the local minister To come and pray with her father. When the minister arrived, He found the man lying in bed with his head Propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside his bed. The minister assumed that the old fellow Had been informed of his visit. "I guess you were expecting me, he said.
'No, who are you?" said the father. The minister told him his name and then remarked, "I saw the empty chair and I figured you knew I was going to show up."
"Oh yeah, the chair," said the bedridden man. "Would you mind closing the door?" Puzzled, the minister shut the door. "I have never told anyone this, Not even my daughter," said the man.
"But all of my life I have never Known how to pray. At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it went right over my head."
I abandoned any attempt at prayer," The old man continued, " Until one day four years ago, my best friend said to me, "Johnny, prayer is just a simple matter Of having a conversation with Jesus. Here is what I suggest. "Sit down in a chair; Place an empty chair in front of you, And in faith see Jesus on the chair.
It's not spooky because he promised , 'I will be with you always'. "Then just speak to him in the same way You're doing with me right now."
"So, I tried it and I've liked it so much That I do it a couple of hours every day. I'm careful though . If my daughter saw me talking To an empty chair, she'd either have a nervous breakdown or send me off to the funny farm."
The minister was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old man to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with him, anointed him with oil, And returned to the church.
Two nights later the daughter called To tell the minister that her daddy Had died that afternoon. Did he die in peace?" he asked.
Yes, when I left the house about two o'clock, He called me over to his bedside, Told me he loved me and kissed me on the cheek. When I got back from the store an hour later, I found him .
But there was something strange about his death. Apparently, just before Daddy died, He leaned over and rested his head on the chair Beside the bed. What do you make of that?"
The minister wiped a tear from his eye and said, "I wish we could all go like that."
Prayer is one of the best free gif ts we receive.
I asked God for water, He gave me an ocean.* I asked God for a flower, He gave me a garden.* I asked God for a friend, He gave me all of YOU... If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God Painful moments, trust God.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

My Secret Nightmare

Okay, for those of you who were born in the 1960's/70's you were surely the target audience for the 1980's cartoon Saturday commercials. Ya know those commercials that looked so hightech and cool back then but really look way cheap now. The reason I speak of such things is because of a certain Cheerios commercial that still haunts me today. I'd like to close this sorry little chapter of my life and I think this is how I can do so. It all started back in 1980-something or so while watching Saturday cartoons in New York (it must've been 1981 come to think of it) when this commercial came on....
Well, tonight Tatiana was being schooled on who "Mikey" was and why "he likes it" so we checked out Youtube for the Life commercial then that lead me to this Cheerios commercial.
It's yodel has stuck in my head for years and it drives me crazy so of course I feel that I must share it......hope you don't have nightmares like I did.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Prom 2007

Look at them duds....(no, not milk duds...the clothes! Look at the clothes!) This was Ant and I at the first annual "grown up prom". I decided to create my own version of a tux....we had a blast!...hard to believe, huh?


Here's the kiddo's on Halloween. Tatiana went as the trucker with the mullet and man-boobs while Meika went as a snow fairy and Anthony went as Pete Wentz. Little red is Tatiana's friend Alex.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

our punkins

OOps I did it again!

Oh, come on had to be done!