Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
"Just checking in today"
A minister passing through his church
In the middle of the day,
Decided to pause by the altar
And see who had come to pray.
Just then the back door opened,
A man came down the aisle,
The minister frowned as he saw
The man hadn't shaved in a while.
As I kneel here talking to the Lord,
This is kinda what I say:
'I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD, HOW HAPPY I'VE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN. DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY, BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY. SO, JESUS, THIS IS MIKE CHECKING IN TODAY.'
The minister feeling foolish,
Told Mike, that was fine.
He told the man he was welcome
To come and pray just anytime
Time to go, Mike smiled, said 'Thanks.'
He hurried to the door.
The minister knelt at the altar,
He'd never done it before.
His cold heart melted, warmed with love,
And met with Jesus there.
As the tears flowed, in his heart,
He repeated old Mike's prayer:
'I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD, HOW HAPPY I'VE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN. I DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY, BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY. SO JESUS, THIS IS ME CHECKING IN TODAY.'
Past noon one day, the minister noticed
That old Mike hadn't come.
As more days passed without Mike,
He began to worry some.
At the factory, he asked about him,
Learning he was ill.
The hospital staff was worried,
But he'd given them a thrill.
The week that Mike was with them,
Brought changes in the ward.
His smiles, a joy contagious.
Changed people, were his reward.
The head nurse couldn't understand
Why Mike was so glad,
When no flowers, calls or cards came,
Not a visitor he had.
The minister stayed by his bed,
He voiced the nurse's concern:
No friends came to show they cared.
He had nowhere to turn.
Looking surprised, old Mike spoke
Up and with a winsome smile;
'the nurse is wrong, she couldn't know,
That he's in here all the while
Everyday at noon He's here,
A dear friend of mine, you see,
He sits right down, takes my hand,
Leans over and says to me:
'I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, MIKE, HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND THIS FRIENDSHIP, AND I TOOK AWAY YOUR SIN.ALWAYS LOVE TO HEAR YOU PRAY, I THINK ABOUT YOU EACH DAY, AND SO MIKE, THIS IS JESUS CHECKING IN TODAY.'
May God hold you in the palm of his hand and Angels watch over you.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Lastly, I want to look at sleeping positions during pregnancy:-
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
'MMM TOO BIG!!!!!!!'
This just simply exemplifies a child's innocence and is quite hilarious.
Our son breastfed until he was somewhere between 6 or 8 months. I was really shocked at this because I was told that boys nurse for quite a while. He just stopped quite abruptly and when I made future attempts, he would just look at me and laugh, as if to say, 'who are you giving that thing to.
The thing is though, he, up to this day, still snuggles up against my breasts and caresses them, when he wants some comfort and when he wants to sleep.
We had a couple days of rain recently and so one rainy afternoon, he climbed into bed and snuggled up against his Grandmother and apparently decided to try his luck at her breasts. He took one out and soon remarked, 'mmm, too big!!!!!.' (my breasts are 'A' cups).
My husband and I nearly died laughing.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Men, in all fairness I know this is also a difficult time for you, because it is indeed hard to keep up with the roller coaster of emotions that you wife will subject you to. Let's face it, we are not given a handbook for any struggles that life throws our way, but you still can offer support to your wife without having all the answers. You can simply just be there to wipe her tears and to hold her. My husband did not do much by way of physically supporting and comforting me during my struggles with infertility, and I know now, that this is because he did not know how. The amazing thing however, was that in his silence, he was still there and I felt his presence, enough to assure me that we were indeed, in this thing together and as a result of this, our marriage benefited by becoming richer and stronger and when our prize for enduring this difficult period came (our son), we were able to celebrate, with confidence, that God had truly favoured us.