Why Send Jokes?
we wonder why friends/family send jokes to us without writing a
to keep in touch,
nothing to say,
to keep contact,
something to say,
let you know
joke from me.
next time if you get a joke,
that I have sent you just a joke,
that I have
thought of you today!
E V E R Y T H I N
G I N E E D T O
K N O W ...
I L E A R N E D F R O M N O A H
One - Don't miss the
Two - Remember that we
are all in the
Three - Plan ahead. It
when Noah built the Ark.
Four - Stay fit. When
you're 600 years
old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
Five - Don't listen to
get on with the job that needs to be done.
Six - Build your future
on high ground.
Seven - For safety's
sake, travel in
Eight - Speed isn't
always an advantage.
The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
Nine - When you're
stressed, float a
Ten - Remember, the Ark
was built by
amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
Eleven - No matter the
always a rainbow waiting.
In the City of Chicago
Subject: John 3:16
In the city of Chicago, one cold,
dark night, a
blizzard was setting in. A little boy was selling
newspapers on the corner,
the people were in and out of the cold. The little boy was so
he wasn't trying to sell many papers. He walked up to a policeman and
"Mister, you wouldn't happen to know where a poor boy could find
place to sleep tonight would you? You see, I sleep in a box up
the corner there and down the alley and it's awful cold in there at
Sure would be nice to have a warm place to stay." The policeman
down at the little boy and said, "You go down the street to that
house and you knock on the door. When they come out the
door you just
say John 3:16 and they will let you in."
So he did, he walked up the steps
to the door,
and knocked on the door and a lady answered. He looked up
The lady said "Come on in, Son."
She took him in
and she sat him down in a split bottom rocker in front of a great big
fireplace and she went off. He sat there for a while, and thought to
"John 3:16....I don't understand it, but it sure makes a cold boy
Later she came back and asked him "Are you hungry?" He
said, "Well, just
a little. I haven't eaten in a couple of days and I
guess I could stand
a little bit of food." The lady took him in the
kitchen and sat him
down to a table full of wonderful food. He ate and ate until he
eat any more. Then he thought to himself "John 3:16... Boy,
I sure don't
understand it, but it sure makes a hungry boy full."
She took him upstairs to a bathroom
to a huge bathtub
filled with warm water and he sat there and soaked for a while.
soaked, he thought to himself, "John 3:16... I sure don't
it, but it sure makes a dirty boy clean. You know, I've not had a
a real bath, in my whole life. The only bath I ever
had was when I
stood in front of that big old fire hydrant as they flushed
it out. "The
lady came in and got him, and took him to a room and tucked him into a
big old feather bed and pulled the covers up
around his neck and kissed
him goodnight and turned out the lights. As he laid in the
looked out the window at the snow coming down on that cold
night he thought
to himself, "John 3:16... I don't understand it, but it sure
makes a tired
The next morning she came
back up and took him
down again to that same big table full of food After he ate she
back to that same big old split bottom rocker in front of the
and she took a big old Bible and sat down in front of
him and she looked
up at and she asked, "Do you understand John 3:16?" He
said, "No, Ma'am,
I don't. The first time I ever heard it was last
night when the policeman
told me to use it." She opened the Bible to John
3:16, and she began
to explain to him about Jesus. Right there in front
of that big old
fireplace he gave his heart and life to Jesus. He sat there and
"John 3:16. I don't understand it, but it but it sure makes
a lost boy
You know, I have to confess I don't
it either, how God would be willing to send His Son to die for me, and
how Jesus would agree to do such a thing. I don't understand it
but it sure does make life worth living.
For My Grandchildren
Paul Harvey Writes:
We tried so hard to make things
better for our
kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I'd like
[To them I say...]
I'd really like for you to
hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meatloaf
I really would.
I hope you learn humility by
and that you learn honesty by being cheated.
I hope you learn to make your own
bed and mow the
lawn and wash the car.
And I really hope nobody gives you a
car when you are sixteen.
It will be good if at least one
time you can see
puppies born and your old dog put to sleep.
I hope you get a black eye
fighting for something
you believe in.
I hope you have to share a
bedroom with your younger
brother. And it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle
of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you
he's scared, I hope you let him.
When you want to see a movie and
your little brother
wants to tag along, I hope you'll let him.
I hope you have to walk uphill to
school with your
friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.
On rainy days when you have to
catch a ride, I
hope you don't ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't
be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.
If you want a slingshot, I hope
your Dad teaches
you how to make one instead of buying one.
I hope you learn to dig in the
dirt and read books.
When you learn to use computers,
I hope you also
learn to add and subtract in your head.
I hope you get teased by your
friends when you
have your first crush on a girl, and, when you talk back to your mother
that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.
May you skin your knee climbing a
your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.
I don't care if you try a tobacco
once, but I hope
you don't like it.
And if a friend offers you dope or a
hope you realize he is not your friend.
I sure hope you make time to sit
on a porch with
your Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle.
May you feel sorrow at a funeral
and joy during
I hope your mother punishes you
when you throw
a baseball through your neighbor's window and that she hugs you and
you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your
These things I wish for you ~
tough times and disappointment,
hard work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate
Send this to your friends who
mean something to
We secure our friends not by
accepting favors but
by doing them.
Official Statement from the
Colarado State Department
The Colorado State Department of Fish
is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen, and golfers to take extra
and be on the alert for bears while in the Dillon, Breckenridge,
area. They advise people to wear noise-producing devices such as little
bells on their clothing to alert but not startle the bears
They also advise you to carry pepper spray in case of an encounter with
It is also a good idea to watch for
signs of bear
activity. People should be able to recognize the difference between
bear and grizzly bear droppings. Black bear droppings are smaller
contain berries and possibly squirrel fur.
Grizzly bear droppings have bells
in them and smell
like pepper spray.
I thought you might like this
Excerpt from "A Bend in the Road"
by Dr. David
Jeremiah. (who recently went through treatment for cancer)
"I must confess that one particular
me. I consider this creature to be among the oddest God ever created.
called a giraffe. He is a strange and homely creature in appearance;
movements seem awkward and peculiar. And then there's the matter of
child birth. What? You say you haven't read many books on giraffe
Well, I'm here to enlighten you. Gary Richmond wrote an article on
calves that caught my attention, and I hope you'll indulge me as I pass
on some facts from it.
Gary had been invited to a zoo
where a captive
giraffe was about to give birth. He said, "'The moment we had
was not a disappointment. A calf, a plucky male, hurled forth, falling
ten feet and landing on his back. The mother giraffe gives birth to its
young standing up, and the distance from the birth canal to the ground
is about ten feet.' "
Are you still reading? Think of
this-ten feet is
approximately the appropriate height for dunking a basketball, plus
four extra inches. So the calf fell out of its mother ten feet above
ground, and landed on its back. It lay there for a few minutes, and
according to the story, it scrambled over to get its legs underneath it
so that it could take a look around and check out the world it had just
Gary Richmond continued his
account. The mother
lowered her head to see the baby, then she moved until she was towering
directly above the calf. About a minute passed, then came the shocking
surprise. The mother giraffe swung her great, long leg outward and
her baby through the air. The calf sprawled head over heels across the
ground, puzzled and protesting. Gary was astounded to witness that
He turned to the zoologist and said, "What's that all about?" The
replied, "She wants him to get up-and if he doesn't get up, she's going
to do it again." Gary continues, sure enough the process was repeated
and again. And the struggle to rise was momentous, and as the baby grew
tired of trying, the mother would again stimulate its effort with a
Amidst the cheers of the animal
care staff, the
calf stood up finally for the first time. Wobbly, for sure, but there
stood on its little spindle legs. Then we were struck silent when the
kicked it off its feet again. Gary's zoologist friend was the only
present who wasn't astonished by the mother's brutal treatment of her
calf. "She wants it to remember how it got up, " he explained. "That's
why she knocked it down again." To remember how it got up.
Doesn't God nurture us in just the
same rough way
sometimes? And if we're ignorant as to His methods and purposes, the
can seem cold and even cruel. We finally struggle to our feet. We must
not forget how we got to where we are. Have you ever felt that God
you when you were down? Perhaps, you've received one blow after
and you've wondered if you should even try to get up again. One of the
reasons for some of the challenges in our lives is that God is
us up, preparing us for warfare against forces intent on destroying us.
I wouldn't be honest if I didn't admit to feeling kicked and abused at
times, all the while hearing the voice that says, " ' Get up. Get
Get with it! And don't forget how you got up.'"