Tuesday, February 19, 2008

To my sweet children
If I pass on before you do,
I leave this Bible here for you;
An anchor for your soul twill be;
a light in you Gethsemane.
And while I've gone, do not despair;
Hold on to Jesus and meet me there.
Be true and faithful to the end;
With Jesus as your closest friend.
The angels and I will look for you;
Please, my dear children,
be good! Stay true!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Play Dough

Even though the sun is out, it is still very chilly. A favorite past time when my children were little was to whip up a batch of home made playdough. Its quick, fun, interactive time together and unlike the store bought play dough, it warms little fingers and smells so good. Be sure to wait for it to cool some before having the little ones help you knead.

In a medium size sauce pan whisk together:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar

Then Add:
2 Tbs. cooking oil
1 cup water
food coloring (your choice)

Cook and stir over medium heat just until it globs together. This will happen pretty fast.
Then dump onto a flat surface and knead till smooth. Store in air tight container.
Bring out the rolling pin and cookie cutters! Have Fun!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sometimes hearts break.
Mother's heart, Father's heart
Children's heart,
Jesus' heart
But God is the healer of all pain
Who binds the broken heart again
He picks you up,
when you cannot stand
And cheers you on to a better land
where nothing can ever break you again
God is the healer of all pain
Though life is a storm of battle cries
And tears so often dim the eyes
and the more you try, the less you gain
God is the healer of all pain
With unknown up ahead, no gain in your sack
its up then its down, go forward, turn back
And all that you try, seems all in vain
Still, God is the healer of all pain
And voices all shouting, don't do what you do
Surely your doomed, you'll never stay true
And arrows assail you, all you feel is disdain
Yet God is the healer of all pain
With your foot on the rock, your eyes on the goal
Christ in your heart, courage in your soul
hearts will break, and clouds will rain
But God is the healer of all pain!

"A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you." (John 16: 21-22)