Saturday, October 29, 2011

Where are the Nine? ~ Pearl Sturgis

by Pearl Sturgis

Ten little lepers standing in a line.
Jesus healed one and then there were 9.
Nine little lepers waiting at the gate,
Jesus heals one and now there are 8.

Eight little lepers on the way to Heaven.
Jesus heals one and now there are 7.
Seven little lepers in an awful fix.
Jesus heals one and now there are 6.

Six little lepers glad to be alive.
Jesus heals one and now there are 5.
Five little, four little...3, 2, 1.
Jesus healed them all and there are none.

10 little lepers happy on their way.
One turned back so glad to say...
"Thank You, Lord, I'm feeling fine."
Then Jesus answered, "Where are the 9?"




Craft For Leper Story



               

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Spiritual Monster Mash ~ Fun

















Resisting Sin

The Spiritual Monster Mash

 Lord, give me feet, gospel feet.
That smash the monsters in life;
A spiritual monster mash;
Mashing envy, mashing strife.

I'll  mash and smash out anger;
I'll defeat the giant foe.
As long as you go with me, Lord;
I'll mash them as I go.

The spiritual monster mash;
With my shield and sword in hand.
And my big, big gospel feet;
O, Lord, Give me grace to stand.

I'll do the mash!
The spiritual monster mash.
I'll do the mash!
I'll have a sin stompin', splash.

I'll have to eat properly;
                    Eat lots of wheaty Holy Meat.   (The Word)
Drink lots of prayer power aid;
While working out my mashing feet.

I'll mash out discontentment;
And mash out the prideful thought.
All you ugly monsters run!
You don't want to get caught.

I will mash and I will smash you;
With my big, big mashing feet.
With Jesus as my muscle;
I've got all you monsters beat!

The spiritual, monster mash;
Stomp, stomp, mash, bash, crash!
I'll put those monsters to an end:
Doing  the spiritual..... monster mash;

I'll do the mash!
The spiritual monster mash.
I'll do the mash!
I'll have a sin stompin', splash.


~ Susan Y Nikitenko  ~   
October  23rd, 2011
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Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.




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Saturday, October 22, 2011

God Is Calling


God Is Calling

God is calling out His warriors,
Calling now, for girls and boys
Who will carry forth the banner
Who can stand the battle noise;
And He wants the noble ~ gentle;
Wants the purest and the brave ~
So set your goals up higher!
You can ride the greatest wave!
Tho you walk thru din and rubbish
You can be above reproach ~
If you keep your council constant
If you listen to your Coach!
He needs those to call “Prince Valiant”
Needs a “Joan of Arc” or two;
Have you thought, my little children
That He might be calling you?
You may see the vulgar gesture, but
You do not do the same;
You may hear the slimy story but
It shall not bear your name;
For you keep your bridle anchored
On your tongue and rule your life!
And you’ll never spit the words out
That can only bring out strife.
God is calling oh, so softly, so
Don’t turn the music loud ~
When He speaks you’ll hear His whisper
Even if you’re in a crowd.
He’s the Master of all Masters ~
Full of mercy, love and grace;
When you’ve waged the war of ages
You shall see Him face to face!

Joan Clifton Costner
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Ephesians 4:15 “...lest I become a castaway...”
“Be ye perfect....for I am...perfect.”


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Plant His Word


            
Plant His Word


To plant His words
Within my heart
Forever there!

To place that Life
Within my own
With loving care...

I’ll say the words
Time and again
Until I know

The promises, the
Words of truth
That bless me so!

.....One day I’ll see
His blessed face
Receive His grace,

Those precious words
Forever true
Still in their place!

Joan Clifton Costner
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Bible Poem ~ Noah



NOAH

How’d you get all those hens,
Birds and cats, and goats back then?
How’d they come to just that place?
Did some of them have to race?

The rain would come,
But not before
Noah got them in and
God shut the door!

Now, tell me true,
Did none of them fight
When they had to stay there,
On the boat, all night?

And I can guess,
When the water went away,
They had an awful crowd
At the door, that day!

They must have stuck around.
For, a rainbow, high,
Was shining, right there,
In the big, blue, sky!

A rainbow is a promise
That God’s word is true,
A promise that He’ll always
Love me and you.
© 2004 by Joan Clifton Costner



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Bible Poem ~ Gideon




GIDEON

He thought he was a farmer.
But, then, the angel came.
He called him "Mighty Warrior".
Why, he knew Gideon’s name!

He took his father’s wagon
And pulled the idol down.
They had an awful ruckus,
In Gideon’s town!

Many men made soldiers.
But, God said, "No!
A bunch of these guys
Will have to go!

I don’t make mistakes,
And I want the world to know
That I won the battle,
Not you men from below!

Take your soldiers for a drink.
Let a few more go.
Those that lap like dogs,
Well, send those fellows home!

Now, sneak into the camp site
Of your enemy.
Get your lanterns ready,
Bugles on key.

Shout, 'I serve the living God!'
Praise Me and, now, sing!
Know you serve a living God
Who can do anything!"

© 2004 by Joan Clifton Costner



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Bible Poem ~ David


DAVID

Little David, shepherd boy,
Sleeping there beneath the stars -
You may not know it, yet, but God
Knows the wonder that you are!

Just because you had to fight
To save your flock from enemies,
You were strengthened, in your soul,
And did for God a mighty thing!

Little David, with his sling -
Goliath (great and mighty, tall,
Armored, and so highly trained)
Fell the hardest of them all!

Little David, now the King,
Still can play the harp and lyre,
Sing the songs of God on high,
With the Spirit’s mighty power!

© 2004 by Joan Clifton Costner




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Friday, October 14, 2011

Making Fall Count

Treasure Box Preschool ~ Fall



          



Making Fall Count



A Song For Preschoolers

By: Susan Y Nikitenko

October 14th 2011

1 - 2 - 3
Rake the leaves;
Into a pile of fun.
4 -5 -6
Do some flips;
Start out with a run.
7 - 8- 9
fall is a time;
To enjoy the leaves.
Then comes 10;
Jump right in;
With your playtime friends.



I'm sure that when God created the fall season 
He had children in mind when He gave us the leaves.


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Thursday, October 13, 2011

What's The Deal with Lightning Bugs?



What's The Deal With Lightning Bugs?


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What is the deal with lightning bugs? I mean, here is this rather ordinary looking flying insect, but wait ... it has a glow-in-the-dark rear end! What was God thinking?
I'm sure science has all kinds of explanations about how this fluorescent fanny is useful for mating and other stuff, but why did God choose to make the lightning bug glow? I wonder if, when God was creating all the animals and everything around us, he came up with the idea of the lightning bug and said, "The kids are gonna love this."
We know that God loves us enough to create all the things we need to survive, but does God love us so much He created some things just to make us smile?
Just seeing lightning bugs takes me back to those warm summer nights of my youth. I'd be running around the back yard with my empty Mason jar, racing toward the flashing lights all around me. I can still feel the joy and hear the laughter echoing through my memories. Lightning bugs were as much a part of summer as fireworks, fresh tomatoes, and big ice-cold slabs of juicy watermelon. (I also have a theory of why God made watermelon seeds the perfect size to spit, but that is another story.)
God created so much diversity in this world, much more than is needed for mere survival. He made all of this for us, and He wants us to enjoy it.
We can get so busy surrounding ourselves with man-made goods that we don't notice the living tapestry God has laid out all around us.
I guess lightning bugs do have a purpose after all. They are a reminder of a creative God who loves us so much, He'd even paint the rear end of a bug ... just to see us smile ...
received from Mikey's Funnies...



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