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Who Is GOD? (from the perspective of an 8-year old)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I received this as one of the many forwards that I receive on a daily basis, and it made me smile, so maybe you will too!

WHO IS GOD?

God sits in heaven and listens to our prayers all day. It keeps him busy because there are some people who pray other times than when they go to bed, like preachers and stuff. It must get really noisy for Him, unless He has figured out a way to turn it all off.

When you believe in God you are a Christian. If you don't believe in God you are an atheist. I don't believe we have any atheists in Cornville (where I live) at least not in the church that I go to.

He also makes people. He makes them in the form of babies because they are much smaller and easier to make than adults. Then he turns them over to Moms and Dads to get their training, that way he doesn't have to do it.

He used to have a son, named Jesus, who came to earth and spent all his time talking to people, trying to make them believe in God. He worked hard at this -- all the time. And because of that it was annoying to some people, so they crucified him and three days later he went to heaven to live with his father. He helps God listen to all the prayers, and he can handle some of the stuff that doesn't require God's attention. He sits at the right hand of his father. Kind of like they each have favorite chairs, like my Dad.

When you pray you should never pray for something that your Mom and Dad have already said you can't have. Because it might make God angry to see you are doing that, and if there is anybody you don't want to make mad, it's God.

I love God because he is always with you, even when you are out camping and it seems like you are all alone. You know you are never really alone, because he is there, even if you can't see Him. That is why it is good to believe in God instead of being an atheist -- because then you would really be all alone.

  
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VITCHY-VICKI 4/16/2012 3:07PM

    That is good what comes out of kids mouths are better then what comes out of a adults sometimes - makes you really think
God's Blessings
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ARTJAC 4/16/2012 1:26AM

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ALICIA214 4/16/2012 1:00AM

 
I love reading about children and their interpretation of whatever subject grabs their attention.I have received a few that really were hilarious, I wish I could remember what I did with them.Thank you for sharing.

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PEPPYPATTI 4/14/2012 10:54PM

    Thank you for sharing this! Beautiful!
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YOYONOMORE1 4/14/2012 7:23PM

    This is why Jesus loves the little children so much. Great blog and thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Shirl

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LUCINDARW 4/14/2012 12:57PM

    To see through the eyes of a child again is great. That's the way it is with my 5 yr old granddaughter. She says it like it is. Great blog thank you. Lucinda

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KCLARK89 4/14/2012 12:39PM

    I love the beautiful simplicity with which children explain concepts that adults can't. No wonder the Bible tells us to be as children :)

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AZMOMXTWO 4/14/2012 12:34PM

  love it thanks for sharing

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Happy Easter with Lots of Blessings!

Saturday, April 07, 2012


  
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SHOES17 4/10/2012 8:33PM

    Hope it was blessed!

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OLDERDANDRT 4/9/2012 1:55PM

    Thank you so much!!! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Easter, too!!! You are such a lovely lady! emoticon emoticon

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PSMITH3841 4/9/2012 9:48AM

    Hope you had more blessings than you could count! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4_MY_LIFE 4/8/2012 2:03PM

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter! emoticon

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    emoticonHave a Blessed Easter emoticon



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ARTJAC 4/8/2012 1:16AM

    HAPPY EASTER LOVELY PHOTO

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CATLADY52 4/7/2012 5:33PM

    Happy Easter to you and your DH and Amber. emoticon

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YOYONOMORE1 4/7/2012 3:25PM

    A very Happy Easter to you and yours!

Hugs,
Shirl

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MEEZERMOM2 4/7/2012 2:52PM

    A Happy & blessed Easter to you & family too!

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LOSE4LIFE47 4/7/2012 2:47PM

    Happy Resurrection Sunday to you also!!!!

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Amber and the Squirrel - a fantasy story

Thursday, April 05, 2012



As I lay on the driveway leading up to the house, I saw this squirrel jump on the porch and then up to the eaves -- from there it made it's way to the window and carefully walked all the way around the window, looking for an opening so it could get inside my house!

There are all kinds of small animals and it's my job to guard the house! I don't know if Mom and Dad realize how hard it is to watch for all the things waiting to get into the house and in the yard. It's why I have to take so many naps every day, it's very tiring!


Well, I'm going to go chat with some of my "catty" friends now -- it's been nice talking to all of you.

Anber (Eve's dog)

  
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SHOES17 4/10/2012 8:41PM

    lol that is so funny .. I have that picture of the cat with the phone on my facebook page! emoticon

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LIS193 4/10/2012 10:23AM

    Cute story
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SHARJOPAUL 4/7/2012 10:01AM

    lol

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BRENDAGAIL9 4/7/2012 9:55AM

    Very cute story, thanks for sharing.

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GWTRIKER 4/6/2012 11:09PM

    That was cute. Thanks for the laugh.

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YOYONOMORE1 4/6/2012 8:26PM

    A pet's job is never done, cute story. I have to agree with you on the Obmacare, we could be in serious trouble as seniors, it's a sad state of affairs. Hope your Good Friday was good. My exercise partner couldn't make it today, so went by myself to the gym, tomorrow my friend, Margaret and I will be doing our morning walk again. I love walking outside. Have a Happy Easter.

Hugs,
Shirl

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CATLADY52 4/6/2012 7:42PM

    At least Amber isn't having squirrels drop nuts on her head. emoticon


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STILLFLYIN 4/6/2012 3:05PM

    The squirrels have certainly been active here! Cute story.

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OLDERDANDRT 4/6/2012 2:47PM

    How cute! Tell Amber that Bruno (beagle mix) has the same problem, but is more concerned with the mail man and the UPS guy, etc. He just kind of ignores the squirrels, but cats.......they are for chasin'!! Bruno is on a chain when out ( or on the leash if we're walking), so he is really no threat to any of them. Being a oldster (12), he's just pretty much laid back.

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PSMITH3841 4/6/2012 11:37AM

    Funny, ZOEY has the same fantasy, although she has a rabbit involved too.... emoticon Happy Easter Amber! Mom & Dad too! emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 4/6/2012 8:25AM

    that was cute
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TRISTAROSE 4/6/2012 6:10AM

    Thanks for making me smile!

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ARTJAC 4/6/2012 12:53AM

    emoticonIS THE CAT YOURS

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PITY PARTIES COME AT A HIGH PRICE!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

How do I know this? I had myself a nice little "pity party" yesterday. I was mad at something my dear husband had said and decided I "didn't care how fat I got" and to prove it, sat down with a container of ice cream -- yes, the carton! Of course I didn't eat it all, but that just shows you my mentality.

I also stuffed my face with peanut squares as I watched a TV show. And did I try to offset this absurd behavior by going to the gym and getting in a good work-out? Of course not! I did take my dog out for a walk because it was a perfect day for it.

I paid the price for this childish behavior when I stepped on the scale this morning! My weight was up 1.4 pounds. The ice cream and the peanut squares were definitely NOT worth that kind of gain! Now it's back to the grind. Easy on -- hard to come off!

  
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SHOES17 4/10/2012 8:44PM

    :) That goes to prove we are in this thing together. I keep trying to say the words... Nothing taste as good as thin feels! emoticon You had a bad day may the ones to come be better!

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JACK714 4/7/2012 7:32AM

    Definately a round with emotional eating. You're right it not only costs on the scale, which is probably temporary gain but shows how vurnerable us dieters are to outside influences.

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OLDERDANDRT 4/5/2012 7:38PM

    You said it!!! Why, oh why does it come on sooooo easy????!!!! No fair, but it is a fact. So, yes, you paid a high price! Back on the wagon, my friend! Take to beating up your pillows when you're miffed about something. No calories and you'll get a bit of an upper body workout!!!! emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 4/5/2012 8:12AM

    WE all have those days now brush it off and get back on track
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YOYONOMORE1 4/4/2012 8:09PM

    Oh, we've all had days like that, tomorrow is a new day with a clean slate, so there's your chance to make it a better day. Have a good evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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STILLFLYIN 4/4/2012 3:37PM

    So what is your plan for next time you are massively stressed or mad or upset? I work much better when I have a plan and making it something that requires the use of my hands usually cuts out the ability to stuff my face. What are you going to substitute for food? And it needs to be something that you would actually want to do.

Tough to figure out. Make a Plan A and Plan B and Plan C... Worth the time to think ahead, maybe even write it down.
HUGS!

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MEEZERMOM2 4/4/2012 12:40PM

    Ahh yes, the old "emotional eating"...when I get that way, it is usually something chocolate! You learn from your mistakes & you nipped it in the bud, so good for you..

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PSMITH3841 4/4/2012 12:21PM

    I had the same type of day myself...I did walk the dog and have a good workout at the gym...but I was just to lazy to prepare my planned dinner, and picked all night long ( not healthy stuff either!) Yep, my transgressions showed up on the scale too! UGH!!!

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TERRIMMIX 4/4/2012 12:05PM

    You're lucky you caught it before it was 2 or 3 days into it. You're back on track. Congratulate yourself for that!

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LIS193 4/4/2012 11:52AM

    Oops, on the emotional binge... at least you still got a walk in. Never mind the gain, over the next week it will go again - don't beat yourself up!
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Giving Advice or Following It

Thursday, March 29, 2012

emoticon I was just now reading a blog about a woman who had handed out a lot of advice to a lot of people. Some of it was things she had read, some was tips she had gotten from other members, maybe some was just plain common sense.

emoticon When it comes to writing blogs I know I'm pretty good at writing motivational blogs -- or at least that's what I've been told. But looking back over some of my best blogs, I suddenly realized that I'm better at "giving" advice than I am at "following" it. If I followed all of my own advice I'd probably already be into the coveted 130's instead of yo-yoing in the low 140's. Hindsight is a great thing, but the scale is not impressed by it. Writing good blogs is a good thing -- but only if that blog is adhered to. Good intentions never lost you a pound. Good old hard work, action (like getting out there and DOING IT) and walk the walk and talk the talk is what really counts. It does no good to suggest a dozen healthy, delicious, low cal snacks and then reach into a bag of candy for yourself. Or describing how a person needs to try a new tactic with exercising, move it up a notch, change things around -- and then for yourself watch a TV show and eating chips as you veg out on the sofa.

It's hard work to get toned up! It's hard work to do it instead of procrastinating! It's hard to pass up the temptations! And it's hard work not to let yourself fall back into your old ways! But if you stop and think about some of the jobs you have held, do you also realize that the jobs where you were promoted and were the most successful with, were the very jobs where you gave 110%, consistently. No one is handed a Vice-Presidency on a platter and it works the same way when it comes to your personal achievements. The less you work, the less you have to show for it. The more you do, the better your success rate.

It's up to you. You can give advice but not follow it, or you can do what needs to be done!

  
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SHOES17 4/10/2012 8:40PM

    That is so funny. I have been thinking about my own blogs. I feel like I always am concentrating on the how to do it. I know things like the bites licks and taste cause problems. Maybe I think it is time to start reading instead of writing. Maybe I think if I write enough I will start living it. emoticon

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PANFRIEDTROUT 4/1/2012 6:30PM

    What a great blog! Great for me because sadly, I see myself reflected in your words. It's something I've done a lot of over the last year or so & finally just caught on to that fact a couple of months ago but had never really verbalized it.

Thanks for posting this ~ it's a very timely reminder as I continue to go forward.


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OLDERDANDRT 4/1/2012 1:59PM

    Now this is a GREAT blog!! I'm right there needing to kick myself into action. I always have a plan.......not so much a plan of ACTION, just a plan that I guess I figured would take care of itself! I should be at least around where you have the scale for as long as I have been here on SPark. Good intentions don't get us anywhere, do they?
Procrastination has , it seems always been my montra. You know........"Why do today, what you can put off til tomorrow"! So, I will do it and knowing that my stamina leaves a lot to be desired, it'll give it my all as long as I can and then start over the very next day ....as long as I can. Thank you for this blog. Yes, I alread knew of what you wrote, but seeing it in someone else's blog seems to help and make it more real and right.
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PSMITH3841 3/30/2012 3:05PM

    Oh Wow! So True...there are times I don't even realize I'm doing it....... emoticon

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JACK714 3/30/2012 9:33AM

    You hit the nail on the head. I wish our advise was more from experience than reading blogs. But I do like your blogs. I'm still a member of the team just not a participating one except for a huddle now and then.

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VITCHY-VICKI 3/30/2012 7:53AM

    so true we can give advice but we don't always follow it so now lets follow the advice and we will see our goal
Keep up the good work
V

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LYNETTEMOM 3/29/2012 11:14PM

    guilty as charged

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ARTJAC 3/29/2012 10:16PM

    good one lets do it

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CARRKM 3/29/2012 2:43PM

  That reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw once... it said "Take my advice - I'm not using it!" LOL!

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