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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

One day your life may cease to exist!

One day your life may cease to exist as we know it.

Your life may change someones life in an instant or "vise versa". Do all your friends and family know you love them? Are you hurt or angry with a family member or friend? I was thinking, I could die today, tomorrow, next week or next year. I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed. Maybe those three "MEANINGFUL" words need to be said. "I FORGIVE YOU" or "I LOVE YOU." Just in case GOD takes you home sooner than later ....... Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised. Do not hold grudges for such is a poison to your soul and spirit..Life may hold challenges beyond your abilities to handle but God is waiting with open arms to carry those burdens for you...just believe.

Many of us have experienced a death in the family or the death of a friend or neighbor. Some deaths come slow, some are unexpected but that is something we may face. Some people need to forgive themselves. I am not without fault or blame, I too have been guilty of causing some pain or hurt.

My life has not been easy and I am learning to forgive more and strive to forget the hurt and pain I have experienced from life or someone.

I did not realize the words I spoke to my brother would be the last. He was killed in a car accident in 1979, I was only 15 years old. I was never going to see or speak to my brother again, everything changed. Was I kind or rude.....Did I tell him I love you? My brother "Freddy" was to die at this time. Nothing I could do or say would change that fact, it was too late.

So remember today is the first day of the rest of your life. Attitude is everything. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Live simple, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly.......Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain. Tomorrow may never come....

I hope that this touches your heart and maybe helps you in some way. Sometimes I have to remind myself how much I have and how thankful I am. Colorado baby cares........God Bless You....

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Jimmys Heart of Gold

She jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: 'How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?' The surgeon said, 'I'm sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn't make it.'

Maria said, 'Why do little children get cancer? Doesn't God care any more? Where were you, God, when my son needed you?' The surgeon asked, 'Would you like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he's transported to the university.' Maria asked the nurse to stay with her while she said goodbye to her son.

The mother said, 'It was Jimmy's idea to donate his body to the University for Study. He said it might help somebody else. 'I said no at first, but Jimmy said, 'Mom, I won't be using it after I die. Maybe it will help some other little boy spend one more day with his Mom.' She went on, 'My Jimmy had a heart of gold. Always thinking of someone else. Always wanting to help others if he could.' Maria walked out of the Children's Hospital for the last time, after spending most of the last six months there.

The drive home was difficult. It was even harder to enter the empty house. She carried Jimmy's belongings to his room. She started placing the model cars and other personal things back in his room exactly where he had always kept them. She lay down across his bed and, hugging his pillow, cried herself to sleep. It was around midnight when Maria awoke. Lying beside her on the bed was a folded letter.

The letter said:
'Dear Mom, I know you're going to miss me; Someday we will see each other again. Until then, if you want to adopt a little boy so you won't be so lonely, that's okay with me. He can have my room and old stuff to play with. But, if you decide to get a girl instead, she probably wouldn't like the same things us boys do. You'll have to buy her dolls and stuff girls like, you know.

Mommy I am in the most wonderful and beautiful place that you could ever imagine, it will take a long time to see everything. Jesus doesn't look like any of his pictures. Yet, when I saw Him, I knew it was Him. I got to sit on God's knee and talk to Him, like I was somebody important. That's when I told Him that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell you everything is okay. God said for me to give you the answer to one of the questions you asked Him where was He when I needed him?'

'God said He was in the same place with me, as when His son Jesus was on the cross. He was right there,as He always is with all His children.

Oh, by the way, Mom, no one else can see what I've written except you. To everyone else this is just a blank piece of paper. Isn't that cool? I have to give God His pen back now He needs it to write some more names in the Book of Life. Tonight I get to sit at the table with Jesus for supper. I'm sure the food will be great. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I don't hurt anymore the cancer is all gone.. I'm completely without pain and I don't need to cry ever again. How about that? I love you mommy....

Love Jimmy....

It is far more important to store up treasures in heaven which is for eternity than to spend our whole lives storing up treasure here on earth that shortly fades away. "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also " (Matthew 6:19-21).

To know Jesus Christ as our personal savior is a wonderful, fulfilling way to live this life. Happiness and joy comes when we look away from ourselves and look first to God and then to others. Our hope and peace is to look forward to spending all eternity with our precious Lord in heaven. "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him (1 Corinthians 2:9).

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US Marine Drill Team

WOW...The Rockettes don't have anything on these guys!! ...

Here's video of the performance of the US Marine Drill Team at a recent Denver Nuggets Basketball game.

It almost makes your hair stand on end.

For those of you who have spent some time in the Military, watch it and weep....this Platoon performance makes you almost want to cry.... knowing the discipline and practice time it takes to execute a military drill with arms routine flawlessly.

C-Baby 2008

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Monday, February 18, 2008

God Has Fun Too

Jesus and Satan have a discussion as to who is the better programmer.

This goes on for a few hours until they come to an agreement to hold a contest, with God as the judge.

They sit themselves at their computers and begin.

They type furiously, lines of code streaming up the screen, for several hours straight.

Seconds before the end of the competition, a bolt of lightning strikes, taking out the electricity.

Moments later, the power is restored, and God announces that the contest is over.

He asks Satan to show what he has come up with.

Satan is visibly upset, and cries, "I have nothing. I lost it all when the power went out."

"Very well, then," says God, "let us see if Jesus fared any better."

Jesus enters a command, and the screen comes to life in vivid display, the voices of an angelic choir pour forth from the speakers.

Satan is astonished.

He stutters, "B-b-but how? I lost everything, yet Jesus' program is intact. How did he do it?"

God smiled all-knowingly, "Jesus saves."

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