Posts tagged ‘children’

August 4, 2015

Caelub

Heather and I had our second child. His name is Caelub, born on July 13th, 2015.  We didn’t know his sex until the doctor told us in the operating room. We both cried when we found out it was a boy.  What a true blessing from God that we had a boy. I am so grateful for this blessing from Him and am very happy that we have a boy and a girl now.

He was a healthy 7.15 oz and 20.5″ long.  In 2 weeks he’s gained almost 2 pounds and 2″ !!!!  So happy he’s healthy and strong.

We are in the ‘sleepless’ mode right now, but all worth it for this little bundle of joy.

Thank you Jesus for this true blessing of Life.

I wanted to add that Caelub’s name comes from scripture. Numbers 13 &14. Also, this too from Deut. 1:36 “except Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and (AP)to him and to his sons I will give the land on which he has set foot, because he has followed the Lord fully.”  I know it’s not the exact spelling, but I liked the spelling I gave him better.

Blessings!

August 11, 2014

The Bible summed up by a child

“Judas Asparagus”:

(This is amazing and should bring tears of laughter to your eyes. I wonder how often we take for granted that children understand what we are teaching?)

A child was asked to write a book report on the entire Bible. Here is what was written: The Children’s Bible in a Nutshell

In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says, ‘The Lord thy God is one,’ but I think He must be a lot older than that.

Anyway, God said, ‘Give me a light!’ and someone did.
> Then God made the world.

He split the Adam and made Eve. Adam and Eve were naked, but they weren’t embarrassed because mirrors hadn’t been invented yet.

Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating one bad apple, so they were driven from the Garden of Eden…..Not sure what they were driven in though, because they didn’t have cars.

Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long as he was Abel.

Pretty soon all of the early people died off, except for Methuselah, who lived to be like a million or something.
> One of the next important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a Ham. Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a rain check.

After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob was more famous than his brother, Esau, because Esau sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast. Jacob had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat.

Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name was Charlton Heston. Moses led the Israel Lights out of Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh’s people. These plagues included frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable.
> God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti. Then he gave them His Top Ten Commandments. These include: don’t lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor’s stuff.
> Oh, yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and thy mother.

One of Moses’ best helpers was Joshua who was the first Bible guy to use spies. Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the fence fell over on the town.

After Joshua came David.. He got to be king by killing a giant with a slingshot. He had a son named Solomon who had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines. My teacher says he was wise, but that doesn’t sound very wise to me.

After Solomon there were a bunch of major league prophets. One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale and then barfed up on the shore.

There were also some minor league prophets, but I guess we don’t have to worry about them.

After the Old Testament came the New Testament. Jesus is the star of The New Testament.. He was born in Bethlehem in a barn. (I wish I had bIeen born in a barn too, because my mom is always saying to me, ‘Close the door! Were you born in a barn?’ It would be nice to say, ‘As a matter of fact, I was.’)

During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners like the Pharisees and the Republicans.

Jesus also had twelve opossums. The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil that they named a terrible vegetable after him.

Jesus was a great man. He healed many leopards and even preached to some Germans on the Mount. But the Republicans and all those guys put Jesus on trial before Pontius the Pilot. Pilot didn’t stick up for Jesus. He just washed his hands instead.

Anyways, Jesus died for our sins, then came back to life again. He went up to Heaven but will be back at the end of the Aluminum. His return is foretold in the book of Revolution.

Blessings!

June 17, 2010

Television

It’s scary what’s on your TV these days, especially for kids.  This article is about Nickelodeon and how you must pay attention to what your children are watching on TV, don’t just assume it’s OK because it’s children oriented programming like Nickelodeon.  Here’s the article I want you to read from a trusted source at Carm.org

Nickelodeon – I couldn’t believe what I was reading at http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=166613.  Here’s the opening quote of the article:  “The children’s network Nickelodeon is now offering a selection of naughty games that allow players to look up teachers’ skirts and perform a variety of sexual acts – prominently linking to the sexy games from its popular websites for young kids.”  The article has more to say about the degradation that is now being promoted by Nickelodeon.  So, I went to nickelodeon.com and checked it out for myself.  Sure enough, a link to addictinggames.com was there.  I clicked on it, went to the site, and did some looking around.  I did a search for the word “naughty” and found “Naughty Summer Camp:  Naughty Counselors!”, Naughty Classroom:  Are you hot for teacher?”, etc.  Other titles with “naughty” attached to them included starlets, elevator, airplane, beach, supermarket, babysitter, etc., with more pages listed.
    I then searched for the word “sexy” and found “Sexy Penguin Strip Tease.”  The word ‘sex’ produced a link to “Sex Tape Transcripts Episode 1”, but the item had been removed – thankfully.  A search for the term ‘suicide’ produced two games:  “Karoshi Suicide 2” and “Karoshi Suicide Salaryman.”  Words I searched that did not produce any results included “homosexual”, “porn”, “pervert”, “breast”, and “lust”.  Searching for “kill” produced “Kill a Kitty 2”, “Kill Kar”, “Graveyard of “Drunken Souls:  Kill anything moving”, and many more.
    Nickelodeon, is supposed to be a children’s oriented network.  Not any more.  Nickelodeon.com is now off limits at our house and I’ll be watching to make sure anything on T.V. from there is scrutinized.  Seriously parents, sit down with your kids and watch some shows with them.  Don’t just assume that their shows are fine.  This is important!
    Years ago my wife and I stopped letting our children watch Sesame Street when we discovered it promoted children throwing temper tantrums.  We couldn’t believe it!  We did not want our kids learning that it was okay to be angry and throw things.
    So, what should we expect from a fallen world?  Exactly what we are seeing.  And, it is going to get worse.

April 7, 2009

dooms day?

I enjoy reading these and sharing them with y’all!

 

It’s The End! Never mind.

Go Back to What You were Doing.


Anxiety added to the chill of the winter of 999 AD as the new millennium drew near. Prophecies and superstition led to the widely held belief that the world was going to end on 1/1/1000.  As doomsday approached, the “end-time epidemic” broke out. That is when the usual course of everyday life detours into primal spiritual instincts.  Christian behavior back then is noteworthy.

Men began confessing their sins and infidelities. Churches were overflowing.
People began forgiving debts they were owed. Many inmates were freed from prison, yet some refused to leave desiring to remain and make amends for their crimes before the end. Enemies were reconciled. Stores gave away food, and many businesses refused to accept payment for their merchandise. (One might believe
that there had been a widespread outbreak of Christianity.)

Finally “the dreaded” night arrived. (Jesus was about to return!?!) On December 31st, 999 AD, a standing-room-only crowd gathered for mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, but no one stood, because everyone was on their knees! When the clock struck midnight, there was silence…………….then………….

……..sounds of men and women weeping and laughing in relief. (“We didn’t die!“) Husbands embraced their wives. Friends gave each other the “kiss of peace”.
The clock kept moving. The world didn’t end.

And then…and then…life soon returned to normal. Stores stopped giving away merchandise. Prisoners that had been set free, were hunted down and thrown back in jail. People remembered their debts and demanded re-payment. Reconciled relationships were reconsidered. And the churches emptied.

This “before and after” behavior says something we already know…
Almost everyone acts righteous, when they think they are about to die“. If so, then the normal state of most people is denial & unrighteousness. They are in denial about the fact that they are only a breath away from facing the Lord, and unrighteous because they aren’t doing “what they know is right” on a regular basis.

But acting like you are in right standing with the Lord, (“righteous”) doesn’t make you righteous. Righteousness comes from faith in the work of the Lord Jesus Christ and is shown by obedience to Him. The Christians of 999 did not obey in faith, but from fear. Why were they afraid? Because on some level, they believed judgment awaited them. Otherwise they would have been facing the possible return of the Lord and the end of the world with a sense of divine peace.

(I John 4:17, 18) By this love is perfected in us that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment and the one who fears is not perfected in love.

The 999 AD story is a perfect example of what these two scriptures mean. When we come to know and believe the love the Father has for us, we will have perfect confidence and peace about Judgment Day. We only fear when we believe there is going to be punishment.

It is not the Lord’s will for us to base our relationship with Him on fear, doing what is right only because we fear we will be punished if we don’t. Rather, He desires that we fellowship with Him based on the knowledge of the great love He has for us, and that we do what is right (His will), because we love Him, and because those are the acts of His children, who we are!

 

 

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January 22, 2009

First Amendment?

This story below really brings up questions on how much we should be concerned about the ‘GREY’ areas that are in the First Amendment, I believe.  Here’s the article:

WASHINGTON —  The government lost its final attempt Wednesday to revive a federal law intended to protect children from sexual material and other objectionable content on the Internet.

The Supreme Court said it won’t consider reviving the Child Online Protection Act, which lower federal courts struck down as unconstitutional.

The law has been embroiled in court challenges since it passed in 1998 and never took effect. It would have barred Web sites from making harmful content available to minors over the Internet.

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled that would violate the First Amendment, because filtering technologiesand other parental control tools are a less restrictive way to protect children from inappropriate content online.

The act was passed the year after the Supreme Court ruled that another law intended to protect children from explicit material online — the Communications Decency Act — was unconstitutional.

The Bush administration had pressed the justices to take the case. They offered no comment on their decision to reject the government’s appeal.

Five justices who ruled against the Internet blocking law in 2004 remain on the court.  The case is Mukasey v. ACLU. 08-565.  http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,481131,00.html

What are your thoughts on this?  Does this not appall you?  It does me.  I know we must and should protect our rights to freedom of speech, but sometimes, like in this case, it really doesn’t help or work for the good of all.  What are we saying to our youth and the next generation of youth growing up?  We must protect those little ears and eyes.  If we don’t…who will?  Where is the state of the USA going to be in 20-30 years from now?  A better place or not?