Friday, October 25, 2013

Papa's Side Kick

My daughter in law called awhile back and said, “I mailed a package to your house for Taylor.  The two of you have to open it together and Char has to take pictures.”

Taylor is my youngest granddaughter, without knowing what was in the package I agreed.

The package arrived safely and then we had to wait for Taylor as well as an opportunity to facetime Desiree, my daughter in law.  Finally, things came together.  Char connected with Desiree on facetime, I was sitting on the floor with Taylor and a pair of scissors ready to open the package.  The magic moment had arrived.  I cut open the package which revealed two beautiful T-shirts.  One read, “If you think I am cute you should see my Uncle”.  We all laughed.  The other read, “Papa’s Side Kick”.  Taylor always calls me Papa and I loved the T-shirt.
Char put the T-shirt on Taylor and then said, “Taylor, your T-shirt says ‘Papa’s Side Kick’”.  Taylor looked down at her bright yellow shirt, turned around, walked over and kicked me in the ribs as hard as a two year old can.  Okay, I’ll admit it – it kind of hurt.
Words are powerful, especially when you are two years old with a limited vocabulary.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Sunday Truth

A good friend of mine posted this recently.  A lot of truth in a few short paragraphs

Jesus did not walk the earth for fame and glory, he walked the earth for understanding and forgiveness and trials!! He pours out His Love to all. When you sit and think that life is hard, think about what Jesus did for all of us. Read his story in the Bible get to know him with the men that sat before him. They talk about struggles, the suffering, and that the true meaning in life is love, honor and rejoicing with his father. The goals in life is to learn to forgive, try to respect yourself, and to truly love!

Judge not unless to be judge. Do not bare false witness, or false will become apart of you. Do not fall into other idols and place them before our Father, for the evil will take you, and away from the true meaning in life. Pray I say, talk to God be apart of something that is more meaningful . Do you not want to be apart of something that is miraculous?

Do not be apart of something that gives you false hope! I say to you all he wants you more then ever. Take a moment and be thankful for what you have. He placed you here on earth because he has trust in you and believes in you. Amen I say to you all, the time is running near for our Father and his Son will sit at the throne and he will send out his Son. For the truth will be known. Do not be lost, be found in the Glory of God Almighty!! Peace be with you all for God is allowing His shepherds knowledge, and He is now giving out warning across the lands!

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Why Do My Knees Hurt?

Tiffany, Jason, and our granddaughter, Taylor, have been staying with us for a couple of weeks.  This video may explain why my knees might hurt in the morning.  Small price to pay.  After the video stopped she said, "That's how you do it."  Now I know.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Sunday Funnies

After church, Johnny tells his parents he has to go and talk to the minister right away. They agree and the pastor greets the family.

"Pastor," Johnny says, "I heard you say today that our bodies came from the dust."

"That's right, Johnny, I did."

"And I heard you say that when we die, our bodies go back to dust."

"Yes, I'm glad you were listening. Why do you ask?"

"Well you better come over to our house right away and look under my bed 'cause there's someone either coming or going!"

Monday, May 13, 2013

I Have A Cookie

Okay, maybe it just me being the Grandpa (a.k.a Papa) but I think this is a pretty darn funny video.  It should be noted she kept me in the basement for about five minutes before this video was made. Turn your speakers on.  

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sunday Funnies

A thriving baseball club is one of the features of a boy's organization connected with a prominent church. The team was recently challenged by a rival club. 

The pastor gave a special contribution of one hundred dollars to the captain, with the direction that the money should be used to buy bats, balls, gloves, or anything else that might help to win the game.

On the day of the game, the pastor was somewhat surprised to observe nothing new in the club's paraphernalia. He called the captain to him.

"I don't see any new bats, or balls, or gloves," he said.

"We haven't anything like that," the captain admitted.

"But I gave you one hundred dollars to buy them," the pastor exclaimed.

"Well, you see," came the explanation, "you told us to spend it for bats, or balls, or gloves, or anything that we thought might help to win the game, so we gave it to the umpire."

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

It All Started With A Picnic

On Sunday, May 5th, Char and I celebrated the anniversary of our first date 36 years ago.  I wrote about it here. 

Unlike 36 years ago we did not eat fried chicken.  Rather, early in the morning, we stayed in bed, drank milk and watched cartoons with our granddaughter, Taylor.  She had spent the night with us. 

The following two pictures are of Char and I.  The first one was taken shortly after we were married.  The second was taken a year or so ago on a cruise.