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Monday, January 28, 2008

prayer update and more

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone whose been praying for me and gettinga job. This past Friday, January 25, 2007 I had an interview. It was with a company called Stelter Partners. They produce desks chiars and stuff for schools and filing systems for doctors offices. It took almost 2 hours for the interview. I had to interview with 4 different people from the company. The way that this came about was they contact my Counselor withthe Michigan Commission for the Blind and stated that they wanted to hire one of her clients. Shen then contacted me. At the moment I am waiting to hear whether or not I have gotten the job. I hope that I do. Because you all know how long I've been searching. One of the interesting events before the interview was I found some cash in my suit jacket pocket. Don't know where it came from but the only thought I had was wondering if it was a sign as to the outcome of the interview. On another note while I am talking about prayer. Ruthann had gotten sore finger. she had apparently pulled a nail off and was bleeding. We got it banded and she was then put to bed for the night. She then as sweet and as confident as ever asked for me to pray to God for her finger. Goes to show you how we impact our children when we pray for others for healing. I told her I would. In fact I w3ent right ofver and prayed for her right then and there. she thanked me and not long after was fast asleep. As to my friend Harvey he is doing about the same as I lasted reported. he is in a wheel chiar and is talking some but has along way to go. anyway hope to post a new posting in a couple days with news of the result of my interview. please continue to pray.

Monday, January 14, 2008

the three trees

I got the following in my email and thought it was worthy of posting here. enjoy.

The Three Trees

Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing
their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, 'Someday I hope to be a
treasure chest. I could be decorated with intricate carvings and everyone would see
the beauty.' 

Then the second tree said, 'Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take
kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world.
Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull.' 

Finally the third tree said, 'I want to grow to be the tallest and
straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill and look up to
my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am
reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of
woodsmen came upon the trees . When one came to the first tree he said, 'This
looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a
carpenter,' and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew
that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest. 

At the second tree the woodsman said, 'This looks like a strong tree, I
should be able to sell it to the shipyard.' The second tree was happy because he
knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship. When the woodsmen came upon
the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him
down, his dreams would not come true. 

One of the woodsmen said, 'I don't need anything special from this tree,
I'll just take this one, and he cut it down. 

When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box
for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was no t
at all what he had prayed for. 

The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of
being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end. 

The third tree was cut into pieces and left alone in the dark. The years
went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams. 

Then one day, a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and placed
the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man
wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would
have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it
had held the greatest treasure of all time. 

Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second
tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water,
a great storm arose and the tree didn't think it was strong enough to keep
the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and He stood and said 'Peace' and
the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King
of Kings in its boat. 

Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the
streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a
stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of
the hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong
enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible,
because Jesus had been crucified on it... 

The moral of this story is that when things don't seem to be going your way,
always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, He
will give you great gifts. Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not
in the way they had imagined. We don't always know what God's plans are for
us. We just know that His ways are not our ways, but His ways are always be st. 

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Where Mom's Brain ????????????????

Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!.Where will this ever stop???????????????????She just realized she has been signed into my blog and has successfully put one more strange message in for everyone to take knowledge.Please forgive her for she does not know what she dooeth,and send in the white coats quickly please.

Oops Closing Out Of The Double JJ 2007

Anyone wanting to view the remaining pictures I have put into the blog will need to peek into Dan's blog.For some reason after he had been into his blog on the main computer,he remained signed in on his blog.With my senior moment I never imagined the situation that would transpire.Go Figure,or not maybe not.I have successfully deleted my title from his post but not the pictures.They have stubborning remained in his blog.I can't seem to edit this post with putting the title back in,or say anything along with the pictures,or delete the pictures because it is no longer in his list of posts.I will now come into the current year with a beginning of new beginnings.Love one and all.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Well, I was sitting here remembering back on some holiday memories. I want to share some. I remember a couple of Christmases that I want to share first and then a new years celebration. First christmas. I remember when I was about 10 may be 11 years old. I received an interesting gift from Uncle bill. It was a wooden tractor. This tractor could be taken apart and put together. He got it for me because I had lost my sight and he wanted me to have something that I could handle and enjoy thoroughly. he sent a letter with this gift. I still have said letter today. the tractor sad to say has long since been disgarded and is no more. but the memory will last for a long time. Next I remember a couple Christmases in Omaha. there was a family that helped me a lot with grocery shopping and taking me to church. they had me over for dinner and got me a case of diet coke. it wasn't much but then again it didn't have to be. they did this both years. then in 99 I came home for christmas. now for New Years. This recent ringing in the of the New year was cool. Ruthann stayed up with us and watched the ball fall. It was her first time and she seemed to enjoy it. today she has kept saying HaPPY! NEW! YEAR!!. she seems to be excited. it is good to see her smile. as many of you know she is getting bigger and such. she is doing well in school and she always makes sure we pray before she goes to school. and I read her a Bible story every night before bed and sometimes one before she goes to school. she loves these stories and it is awesome to be able to read toher. I hope that all who are reading this have a blessed 2008 and that you smile a little and let your smiles be contagious. love you all and sending warm smiles hugs and smiles your way.


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I am a man of God who loves to speak on a variety of issues. I love to speak to motivate, inspire or just inform. As you can see from my photo I am a single father and I do want to remarry one day provided the right lady comes along. If you need a speaker to motivate your employees, gtroup or to speak at an event. I am willing ready and able. Let me know time and place and we can work out the details