Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Memorial Day is our chance to remember and reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and to honor their families. Those families pay the price of patriotism every day when a husband, wife, brother, sister, son or daughter is no longer there to share in the joys of our lives.

As important as it is for us, as adults, to understand what Memorial Day is really all about, it’s even more important to make sure the children in our lives understand it as well.

There’s no shortage of places where you can take a youngster and let them see what love of country means. There are memorials for almost every war and every branch of service you can think of and everyone of them conveys what it means to pursue the highest calling.

Summertime is when Hollywood likes to trot out it’s blockbuster action hero movies. This year you have the “A-Team” and “Iron Man.”

That’s make believe. Don’t let your children grow up without teaching them who the real-life heroes are.

*Taken from an article called "A time for our heroes"
By Rick Pfeiffer
Niagara Gazette


Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!


Magnets & Mothers

A teacher gave her class of second-graders a lesson about the magnet and what it does.

The next day, in a written test, she included this question: "My name has six letters. The first one is m. I pick up things. What am I?"

When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost 50% of the students answered the question with the word mother. Yes, mothers do pick up things. But they are much more than "magnets," gathering up clothes and picking up toys around the house.

As willing as many mothers are to do such chores, they have a higher calling thanthat. A good mother loves her family unconditionally and provides an atmosphere where each member can find acceptance, security, and understanding. She is there when the children need a listening ear, a comforting word, a warm hug, or a loving touch on a fevered brow.

And for the Christian mother, her greatest joy is in teaching her children to trust and to love Jesus as their LORD and Savior. That kind of mother deserves to be honored-not just on one special day a year but every day.

And that recognition should involve more than words; it ought to be shown in respect, thoughtfulness, and loving deeds all year through.

God Bless All of the Moms out there on this years "Mother's Day!" May you never cease to see all of the blessings God has given you within each of your children.


And for all the Mom's out there who have furry-four legged children....God Bless you too this "Mother's Day!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

New May Wallpaper!

Hello there,
I have been sooooooo very busy lately but through it all have managed to make a "May" Wallpaper for you to use. Hope you like it! And as always my freebies are "For Personlal Use Only!"