Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Going to The Zoo

I hope you have several vacation plans this year by now. I made this video several years ago when we went to the Woodland Park Zoo with the grandkids. It is so much fun being a Grandpa. I remember my parents taking me to the Woodland park Zoo back in the 60's as well as the Roosevelt Zoo in Minot North Dakota. And here are some jokes for you regarding the Zoo for  you who cannot view the video on your tablets.
Why did the Irishman buy two tickets to the zoo? One to get in and one to get out.
I was in the zoo last week. Really? Which cage were you in?

I took my son to the zoo yesterday. Really, did they accept him?

Fred was definitely more than a bit dumb; when his pal asked him how he had enjoyed his day at the zoo, he replied, “it was a total con! I saw a sign that said To The Monkeys, so I followed it and saw the monkeys. Then I saw another sign that said To The Bears, so I followed that and saw the bears. But when I followed a sign that said To the Exit, I found myself out on the street.”

Caller: Finally! I got through! I’ve been trying to call the zoo for hours! Zookeeper: Yes, all our lions were busy

What’s the difference between a Northern zoo and a Southern zoo? In a Northern zoo you have the name of the animal and the Latin name underneath. In a Southern zoo you have the name of the animal and a recipe underneath.

You don’t see many reindeer in zoos, do you? No. They can’t afford the admission

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

#1 Key to Great Sex

Mark Gungor is a pastor who does marriage seminars. His video  series called "Laugh Your Way to A Better Marriage" is available online for 44.00 I believe. He was in Washington last year for several seminars for that same price per couple I think. This is part of that video series called #1 key to Great Sex. It is nothing new or shocking- just people sometimes forget to read the Bible or rely on the media for their training. This video from youtube is not the best quality- but the message is.
While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor, "It is essential that husbands and wives know each other's likes and dislikes." He addressed the man, "Can you name your wife's favorite flower?" Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "It's Pillsbury, isn't it?

A man tells his doctor that he’s incapable of doing all the things around the house that he used to do. When the examination is over, he says, “Okay, Doctor. In plain English—what’s wrong with me?”
“Well, in plain English,” says the doctor, “you’re just lazy.”
The man nods. “Now give me the medical term so I can tell my wife.”

There are 2 times when a man doesn't understand a woman - before marriage and after marriage.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Laughing in The Dark

Chonda Rice as been described as the female version of Mark Lowry Comedy and I enjoy her humor. Today she deals with a serious topic that can be real and I appreciate her honesty and dealing with it. Athough she may use humor, It is a serious topic and nothing to be ashamed of when dealing with.  God Gives us many tools to work with and there are many scriptures that deal with depression in the Bible. Seek help if you need to, but please Don't give up! 
Joe has been seeing a psychoanalyst for four years for treatment of the fear that he had monsters under his bed. It had been years since he had gotten a good night's sleep. Furthermore, his progress was very poor, and he knew it. So, one day he stops seeing the psychoanalyst and decides to try something different.
A few weeks later, Joe's former psychoanalyst meets his old client in the supermarket, and is surprised to find him looking well-rested, energetic, and cheerful. "Doc!" Joe says, "It's amazing! I'm cured!"
"That's great news!" the psychoanalyst says. "you seem to be doing much better. How?"
"I went to see another doctor," Joe says enthusiastically, "and he cured me in just ONE session!"
"One?!" the psychoanalyst asks incredulously.
"Yeah," continues Joe, "my new doctor is a behaviorist."
"A behaviorist?" the psychoanalyst asks. "How did he cure you in one session?"
"Oh, easy," says Joe. "He told me to cut the legs off of my bed."

Sunday, January 27, 2013

20 Parrot Tricks

We are down to one pet now since we lost Madison last December. Barnabas, a conure Parrot,  was hatched 6-3-2010 in Hawaii.  We are hoping he will learn some tricks and talk, so maybe this video is for him more than us? (so far we are not advancing very fast?) Someone gave us a conure years ago, but he was killed in a encounter with a dog that was visiting our house. (We used to let him fly free around the house.) Our last bird we had, Tika, died in the house fire 4 1/2 years ago. In case you do not know, Barnabas, means son of Encourager, a nickname someone gave one of my heroes in the Bible.  (can anyone tell me that mans real name?)  Be sure and stop by and welcome our new friend- he likes to sit on your shoulder.
This was Barneys first cage- a dog cage actually-
he now has his own Bird Cage that sits in the corner.
This is me and our parakeet when we lived in North Dakota-
I can't remember his name or what happended to him.
We lost Tica in our house fire almost 5 years ago-
we had a memorial service for him with his own children's pastor.

A man took his parrot to the vet because it had been sick. The vet said, "I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news is, your bird has chirpees. The good news is, it's tweetable."

One day a man went to an auction. There, he found an exotic parrot. He really wanted this bird, so he got caught up in the bidding. He kept bidding, but kept getting outbid, so he went higher and higher and higher.
Finally, after bidding much more than he had intended, he finally won. The bird was his! As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the auctioneer, "I sure hope this parrot isn't defective. I'd hate to pay this much money only to find out that he can't talk!"
"Of course he can talk," said the auctioneer. "Who do you think kept bidding against you?"

Friday, January 25, 2013

Under the Influence

Todays video gives a new meaning to being under the Influence. I am not sure he was drinking, but  a good reminder to be safe and think safety at all times. Safety affects so many around you as well.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I Walk The Line(09)

As many of you know- I work for WSDOT- In winter months I am in maintenance that includes snow removal and in summer months I am in Traffic which includes striping state roads from Canadian Border to south of Othello. I really enjoy both of my jobs and the people I work with. I actually have one of the best jobs and people wonder why I don't apply for promotional opportunities? Yes, I actually do work for the public and its interesting at times trying to please everyone- which we try to do. Here is a brief email my boss received and shared today; How would you answer it? Please leave your comments below;
Thursday, January 24th, 2013 10:37am
Subject; citizen Concern
I received a call from a guy that lives up near Alice Avenue on the four lane concerning the noise the plow makes when it hits the pavement and was wondering if that was normal. I told him the way the hydraulics were in these trucks that there wasn't much room to feather the plows up or down and the bang that results was pretty common. He said at times the bang was so loud he thought it was an accident. I guess I don't know for sure if we can feather these plows down or not but if that was a possibility you might mention it to your crews. I think the guy was satisfied when I told him we don't a choice but if there is something we could do maybe we could change tactics.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I love commericals when they are funny- check out this one called Brownie and jumping to conclusions. I am not sure how this fits in, but a reminder "Don't waste your time with explanations, people hear only what they want to hear."
How to Lose Weight at Work Without Doing Much
Here is the guide to calorie-burning activities and the number of calories per hour they consume.
Beating around the bush. . . . . . . . .75
Jumping to conclusions . . . . . . . . 100
Climbing the walls . . . . . . . . . . 150
Swallowing your pride. . . . . . . . . .50
Passing the buck . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Throwing your weight around (depending on your weight). ..50-300
Dragging your heels. . . . . . . . . . 100
Pushing your luck. . . . . . . . . . . 250
Making mountains out of molehills. . . 500
Hitting the nail on the head . . . . . .50
Wading through paperwork . . . . . . . 300
Bending over backwards . . . . . . . . 75
Jumping on the bandwagon . . . . . . . 200
Balancing the books. . . . . . . . . . .25
Running around in circles. . . . . . . 350
Eating crow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Tooting your own horn. . . . . . . . . .25
Climbing the ladder of success . . . . 750
Pulling out the stops. . . . . . . . . .75
Adding fuel to the fire. . . . . . . . 160
Wrapping it up at the days end. . . . .12
To which you may want to add your own favorite activities, including:
Opening a can of worms . . . . . . . . .50
Putting your foot in your mouth. . . . 300
Starting the ball rolling. . . . . . . .90
Going over the edge. . . . . . . . . . .25
Picking up the pieces after. . . . . . 350
Counting eggs before they hatch. . . . . 6
Calling it quits . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Is There A God

The topic of God and Evolution has been around for years- to me it takes more faith to believe in Evolution and no God than to believe it- it is that simple. Mike Huckabee was asked that question a few years ago, I hope he never changes his position and I appreciate his answer on todays video. I am glad Gods Word does not change and I certainly do not have to defend his word or power.
And God promised Men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the World. And then God made the world round. And laughed, laughed  and laughed.

If there were no God, there would be no atheists.

If you want to make God laugh, tell him your future plans.

If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments — we'd have the Ten Suggestions.

A middle-aged woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table, she had a near death experience.
Seeing God, she asked "Is my time up?"
God said, "No, you have another 43 years, 2 months, and 8 days to live."
Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a facelift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. She even had someone come in and change her hair color. Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well make the most of it.
After her last operation, she was released from the hospital. While crossing the street on her way home, she was killed by an ambulance.
Arriving in front of God, she demanded, "I thought you said I had another 40 years? Why didn't you pull me from out of the path of the ambulance?"
God replied, "I didn't recognize you!"

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Stethescope

Some of you may have seen this video called The Stethescope- it would be nice if God spoke to us that way all the time- but don't hold your breath waiting.  God has a way of speaking to us all in different ways.  It can be through your pastor, a friend, your spouse, a song, the Bible or his still small voice.  No matter how he speaks to you, it should line up with what he says in the Bible. Sometimes we just are not listening or too busy?  Someone said Christians are not perfect, just forgiven. I learned long ago to keep my eyes on Christ as an example and not to watch what others may do as my example. I have always said, if you have found the perfect church, please do not invite me as I would hate to ruin it. God never changes- people Do.
Sometimes God speaks to us and God Said NO! Let me share this with you today- Called God Said No."

I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.

I asked God to help me LOVE others,
as much as He loves me.
God said...Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. ~Eleanor Powell
Maybe the atheist cannot find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a policeman. ~Author Unknown
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.- Mother Teresa

Friday, January 18, 2013

Arobics, Childcare & Lullaby's

Humor comes in all forms and styles. I have several videos by Kerri Pomarolli- I don't think I have this one yet. As you can see by my videos- they can be funny without using 4 letter words. Kerri deals with exercise and her two year old child in this video. For you who cannot enjoy the video, I posted a few jokes below for  you.
A guy is walking down the street with his friend. He says to his friend, "I'm a walking economy." His friend replies, "How's that?" "It's like this: my hair line is in recession, my stomach is a victim of inflation, and the combination of these factors is putting me into a deep depression." **


Two Yuppettes were shopping. When they started to discuss their home lives, one said, "Seems like all Bruno and I do anymore is fight. I've been so upset I've lost 20 pounds in weight."
"Why don't you just leave him then ?" asked her friend.
"Oh ! Not yet." the first replied, "I like to lose at least another ten to fifteen pounds first."**

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

All people smile in the same language.

Start every day with a smile and get it over with.

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

If you haven’t seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven’t seen her smile her prettiest
Smile – it’s the second best thing you can do with your lips.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Secrets of Staying Together

 I am thankful for church's that have marriage classes.  I went online to see what the speaker, John Gottman, was like, and was surprised to hear he is from Seattle and was featured on 20/20 back in 1993. I would like to play that segmant for you today-it is a bit longer than most of my videos, but worth the extra time. We need to always be building our marriages- or they can die.
Dennis Rainey  is one of my hero's in building up marriages with his daily radio program (Family Life Today) and I support his ministry. This is one his devotions for couples;
Why God Comes First
When I pondered to understand this, it was troublesome in my sight until I came into the sanctuary of God.
Psalm 73:16-17
If you were asked to name three things that pose the gravest general threats to the health of today's marriages--and to your marriage in particular--what would be on your list? When Barbara and I were asked the same question recently, here are the three we gravitated toward:
Threat number one is not really knowing who God is. In his book The Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer wrote, "The low view of God entertained almost universally among Christians is the cause of a hundred lesser evils among us." When we fail to attribute to God the majesty of His supreme position over us and all creation, we weaken our need to stay accountable to Him in our behaviors and attitudes toward each other. We also lower the healthy self-esteem that's derived from measuring our value in the light of His love and grace. Tozer summed it up, "The most important thing you think is what you think about God."
Threat number two is selfishness. This shows itself in numerous degrees, from not wanting to help fold socks . . . to not caring what our schedules are doing to our families . . . to outright adultery. But in reality, this second threat breeds on the first one. Lives that are being constantly molded and characterized by a fear of the Lord will move toward humility and self-denial rather than living to satisfy self.
Threat number three is lack of biblical skills in resolving conflict. Conflict happens in marriage. It is simply unavoidable. But many people are not fully aware of the wealth of scriptural truth on this subject. Just following the admonition of a verse like Ephesians 4:32--being "kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ has forgiven you"--will change your life.

A Baptist pastor was presenting a children's sermon. During the sermon, he asked the children if they knew what the resurrection was. Now, asking questions during children's sermons is crucial, but at the same time, asking children questions in front of a congregation can also be very dangerous. Having asked the children if they knew the meaning of the resurrection, a little boy raised his hand. The pastor called on him and the little boy said, "I know that if you have a resurrection that lasts more than four hours you are supposed to call the doctor." It took over ten minutes for the congregation to settle down enough from their laughter for the worship service to be continued.

An elderly couple, Pauline & Frank, were recently attending a church service at their retirement village.
About halfway through the service, Pauline took a pen and paper out of her purse, and wrote a note and handed it to Frank.
The note said:" I just let out a silent fart, what do you think I should do?"
Frank scribbled back: "Put a new battery in your hearing aid."

A man is talking to God.
The man: God, how long is a million years?
God: To me, it’s about a minute.
The man: God, how much is a million dollars?
God: To me it’s a penny.
The man: God, may I have a penny?
God: Wait a minute

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Humor and Stress Managment

Mike Moore has a video called Humor and Stress Management that I want to post under life. (no one seemed to like my previous video?)  I also want to share a email called "Stress Relief for Christians". I did not make any new years resolutions, just several goals. (is there a difference between goals and resolutions?) They just reported on news that 22%f men will keep their resolutions and 14% of women will keep theirs?  We all need a little less stress and to re prioritize some things occassionally. There are some things I have no control over except pray.  I am thankful for and do believe in the power of prayer! I also know the importance of humor.  
"Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice."
1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say "No" to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and un-clutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concern. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, give it to God and forget it!
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13.Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps,etc
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of ad vice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in you everyday.
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you Jesus."
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.
      "If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Understanding the Man Code

Men women are so different- there are many good marriage videos out there. Dr. Kevin Leman explains some of the differences in todays video, Understanding the Man Code. It is from his book, Have a new husband by Friday- I have not read it yet, but I learned a bit about myself from this video. As we begin this new year, I hope you will join me in working on improving our marriage- if its not growing, it is dying.
For you who cannot view the video- I posted several ways for women to understand men below taken from the internet;(I did not write them)
1. A good place to meet a man is at the dry cleaner. These men usually have jobs and bathe.
2. All men hate to hear, "We need to talk about our relationship." These seven words strike fear in the heart of even retired General Schwartzkopf.
3. Men like phones with lots of buttons. It makes them feel important.
4. Men like to barbecue. Men will cook if danger is involved.
5. Most men hate to shop. That's why the men's department is usually on the first floor of a department store, two inches from the door.
6. Men forget everything; women remember everything. Think about it! How many women's sports use something called an "instant replay?"
7. Men are self-confident because they grow up identifying with super-heroes. Women have bad self-images because they grow up identifying with Barbie.
8. No man is charming all of the time. Even Cary Grant is on record saying he wished he could be Cary Grant.
9. Women take clothing much more seriously than men. I've never seen a man walk into a party and say, "Oh no, I'm so embarrassed; I've got to get out of here. There's another man wearing a black tuxedo."
10. Men have higher body temperatures than women. If your heating goes out in winter, I recommend sleeping next to a man. Men are like portable heaters that snore.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Police Stop

Traffic Safety is a big concern of mine since I work along the road. I appreciate those who take time to move over when there is an emergency vehicle along the road, even when it is perhaps only me- especially when you have an extra lane. This video shows what can happen if you are standing along the fog line- always treat traffic as if they do not see you or they are drunk; should you need to stand along the road. Use your ears or have someone watch for you should you need to work near the fog line.  And yes, its the law that you must move over if a emergency vehicle has his lights on along the road- more  importantly, its common sense and proper courtesy.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Childs Prayer

I love when kids pray- they are honest and so sincere. I so enjoy being a Grandpa- this video is called a childs prayer for Grandpa by Ken Davis. Although this is funny, I also know the importance of a childs prayer- I have always said I would prefer a childs prayer over many adults prayers I think. for those who cannot view the video on your internet connection- here are some childs prayers posted below;
Childrens Prayers:
"Lead a snot into temptation." (Praying for her sister to get into trouble)
A four year old girl prayed, "And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets."
A little boy prayed, "God, if you can't make me a better boy, that's OK. I'm having a good time the way I am."
"Give us this day our jelly bread."
"Give us this steak and daily bread, and forgive us our mattresses."
"Hail, Mary, full of grapes."
"Our Father, who art in heaven, how didja know my name?"
"He suffered under a bunch of violets." (Pontius Pilate)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The most pressing Moral Issue?

I admire Mike Huckabee and wish he was president. In 2007, someone asked Mike Huckabee, "what was most pressing moral issue facing America?"  I don't think the person asking the question really wanted an answer, nor has America heeded the answer.  The biggest difference in the two parties today is  "morality."  There never has been a bigger difference in the two parties. The Democrats have taken God out of their platform and it is apparent Christians are not welcome. It is not a candidate telling me what I want to hear, it is what God calls right/wrong and sin does not change no matter what a politican or preacher says.  Its interesting to listen to their solutions to all the killings; but ignoring the more than 544,000 aborted babies since Roe VS Wade. Values are important to me- I wish I had more than just 15 blogs on that subject- but then it is not a popular topic anymore- it certainly shows in the news. But then Values are caught and not taught as some may say.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Police Chase

Its been awhile since I posted a good commercial, here is one of my favorites from Ford. I hope you find the humor in todays commercial.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Staying Married W/0 Killing Anyone..

Mark Gungor is one of my favorite marriage speakers. He is a pastor and does marriage seminars called "Laugh You Way to A better Marriage." Our church will be doing a marriage series from his video- and I think this video is part of that series. I know one of your new years resolutions is to work making your marriage better- and this video will help I am sure.
Stumpy and his wife Martha went to the state fair every year. Every year Stumpy would say, "Martha, I'd like to ride in that there airplane." And every year Martha would say, "I know Stumpy, but that airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars." One year Stumpy and Martha went to the fair and Stumpy said, "Martha, I'm 71 years old. If I don't ride that airplane this year I may never get another chance." Martha replied, "Stumpy, that there airplane ride cos...ts ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars." The pilot overheard them and said, "Folks, I'll make you a deal, I'll take you both up for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say one word, I won't charge you, but if you say one word it's ten dollars." Stumpy and Martha agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of twists and turns, rolls and dives, but not a word was heard. He did all his tricks over again, but still not a word. They landed and the pilot turned to Stumpy, "By golly, I did everything I could think of to get you to yell out, but you didn't." Stumpy replied, "Well, I was gonna say something when Martha fell out, but ten dollars is ten dollars."

7 Things to Remember About Sex

Your spouse approaches intimacy much differently than you. 
By Bob Lepine     
It’s no surprise that many husbands and wives think differently about sex. And these differences can easily become a source of conflict in marriage.
With that in mind, I want to suggest seven things men need to remember about sex and seven things wives need to keep in mind as well:
What husbands should remember about sex
1. Hollywood sex is made up. It’s a fantasy. The people in romantic scenes in movies are actors. Don’t try to measure your marital sex against what you see in a romantic film.
2. Sex is probably (but not necessarily) a lower priority for your wife than it is for you. Are you as committed to meeting her needs and desires as you’d like her to be with your desire for sex? Could you even name her top three relationship needs? Here is one of them ...
3. Your wife needs a safe and secure relationship. In order for her to engage in sex with heart and mind and body, she needs to know that you will be there for her, that you are committed to her, and that she is your one and only.
4. Your wife wants to have sex with a companion, not with someone who simply shares her mailing address. If you’re not spending time having fun together in all kinds of settings, she’s going to be less motivated to be with you sexually.
5. You don’t need to have an affair to be an unfaithful husband. Whether you look at pornography or at other women, the Bible makes it clear that any lust for a woman who is not your wife is adultery.
6. There is no secret formula to arousal. If you think you have found a secret formula, and you attempt to repeat the recipe, your wife will change the secret. Women don’t want to be figured out. They also don’t want to be manipulated.
7. Your wife is insecure about her physical beauty. She sees all the flaws. Watch what you say to her.
What wives should remember about sex
1. Sex is God’s idea. He created it and gave it as a good gift to husbands and wives in marriage. It is a key part of His plan for how we become one in marriage.
2. For most men, sex is a big deal—and it’s not because men are perverted or ungodly. God delights when a husband and wife enjoy marital intimacy.
3. How you respond to your husband when he initiates sex is critical. To be uninterested can communicate a lack of respect and honor for him. I’m not saying you need to say yes every time he initiates. But when you say no, explain why in a way that still affirms your desire for him.
4. Sex is a marital discipline. It’s a part of how we serve each other in marriage. It is wrong for a wife to use sex as a reward or a lack of sex as punishment. The Bible clearly teaches that husbands and wives are not to deprive each other in this area.
5. Men are visually oriented. No matter how you see yourself, he is stimulated by sight. Again, God is the One who made men with a desire to see women naked. And the only legitimate way for your husband to satisfy this God-given desire is for you to let him see you naked.
6. Men in romance novels and soap operas are made up. The strong, sensitive, caring men portrayed in most romance novels are fictional characters. No husband can live up to the near perfection an author presents.
7. Creativity is good. The Bible says that the marriage bed is undefiled. This means that a husband and wife have freedom to explore what brings them pleasure and enjoyment in the sexual arena of marriage. Neither of you should be pressured to do something you're uncomfortable with in the sexual relationship. But passion can be stirred by variety and creativity in the sexual relationship.

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Welcome to Our Church

I remember reading an obituary of a former member of our church who had not missed a day of Sunday School in 56 years. Wow- what a statement and what a goal for a new years resolution. I know there are many good church's out there and of coarse I am proud of our church that we have attended since Christmas 1987. If you are looking for the perfect church- then I can't really help you- but I would like to invite you this Sunday at 10am at 1520 McKittrick Ave in Wenatchee if you do not have a church home. Even if you are visiting our beautiful Valley- make it a point to join us. Happy New Year, and please consider your resolution to be in church faithfully this year.
 If you find the perfect church- better not invite me, as I would hate to ruin it. For those who cannot view the video of the day, I have posted from one of my humor book pages, "Reasons why I Do Not Wash".
10 Reasons Why I Do No Wash
1. I was forced to as a child.
2. People who wash are hypocrites -- they think they are cleaner than everybody else.
3. There are so many different kinds of soap, I can't decide which one is best.
4. I used to wash, but I got bored and stopped.
5. I wash only on special occasions, like Christmas and Easter.
6. None of my friends wash.
7. I'll start washing when I get older and dirtier.
8. I can't spare the time.
9. The bathroom is never warm enough in winter or cool enough in summer.
10. People who make soap are only after your money

Gladys Dunn recently moved into a retirement community in a small town. One beautiful Sunday morning she walked down the street to a church not far from her apartment. Gladys was in awe of the big beautiful church building as she stepped inside to attend the worship service. Gladys however, wasn't too impressed with the sermon. She thought it was kind of boring and, as she looked around the church, she noticed that many of the members were nodding off. When the preacher finished his sermon he encouraged the congregation to greet those sitting close by. Gladys turned toward the man sitting on her left. He, too, had fallen asleep and was yawning and stretching trying to wake up. He smiled at her, and Gladys returned the smile. She politely offered her hand and said, "I'm Gladys Dunn." "You and me both!" the man replied.

6. Never ask an usher to break a $20. 
5. Never do a cannonball in the baptismal tank. 
4. Never hold a church business meeting on Super Bowl Sunday 
3. Never tell the pastor, "We love your church and we might even come back next Easter." 
2. During youth group activities, never bungee jump off the church steeple or play chicken with the church buses. 
1. After a soloist of impressive size sings "Love Lifted Me," don't follow with the hymn "It Took a Miracle."

Thursday, January 3, 2013

One Mom Heart to Another

 We do not honor mothers enough, and so often we are afraid we may offend mothers if we mention the one over another style- that we avoid honoring all moms? I would just like to say thank you to the moms who go the extra mile to raise their children and not expect the goverment or others to do it for them.  I am thankful my mom and Jans mom did not have to work outside the home in raising children. It has become almost a negative thing to stay home with your children today?  I have decided to create a label just for mothers. My goal is not to make any mom feel less worthy- rather just the opposite, to thank them and challenge them as they raise the most important people in the world- their Children. 
Matthew: What did the mother rope say to her child?
Jim: What?
Matthew: “Don’t be knotty.”
Robbie: Larry’s mother had four children. Three were named North, South and West. What was her other child’s name?
Bobbie: East?
Robbie: No. Larry.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Funny Commercial

I had to share this commerical that I thought was pretty funny. We all need a good laugh. I found this on internet- not sure what country it played in  or what the are trying to sell?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What Are You Living For

New Years Day is a good day to ask "What are You Living For;" as in todays video. I have lived through 58 new years now- never know when it will be my last. My goal for this year is to live as if it was my last day. There is nothing negative about saying we do not know what tomorrow holds, or to make sure we are ready for our final day.  I have put my trust in God who holds tomorrow in his hand. I have also accepted Christ as my savior, and know where I am going should I die. Christians never need to say goodbye- just see you on the other side.  I wish you a Happy New Year and all of Gods Blessings.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." ~Jer. 29:11

Your Life.
Is made up of defining moments.
Let God define those moments.