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Looking For A Miracle? Try To Create One.

head_of_praying_angel_statue-seth_s_fave-271x194My Hayden is a very special boy…He likes to tell me that he knows this because he gets to go to the “Special Classes” at school. He has a very big heart.  There are times when he gets something stuck in his head and it will worry him to no end.  He has the ability to believe everything you say is the God’s honest truth but if he ever questions you…BEWARE! He will never, ever be wrong.  His stubbornness has no boundaries. Neither does his faith.  My Hayden, along with his two brothers, attend Awana’s,  which seems to me to be a Christian based boy scouts of sorts, on Wednesday evenings when I’m at work. They are “Sparks” and receive badges for preforming tasks found in a workbook. Hayden has taken this on with an intensity that only he can demonstrate.  A few days ago he woke up got up from bed and came to me while I was…,where else, on the computer with a worry. He said that he had to pray for a missionary for a whole week, everyday, without fail and put a check next to the task as he finished it. The problem was..He wasn’t sure what a missionary was, how or what to pray for him and worst of all….He didn’t know a single one!   I told him he was so very lucky because I happened to know a missionary and that he was a good friend of mine. Todd Caplinger, who I went to High School with, along with his family are Missionaries to the Philippines.  I immediately sent Todd a message on Face Book and told him about Hayden’s project and told him to expect a miracle and to let us know when it happens. Hayden also asked Todd to pray for him to and to tell all the people about Jesus. Low and behold Todd was online and a message flew back thanking Hayden for choosing them. Hayden was amazed that the message came from the other side of the world so fast. Todd explained that the Internet makes the world very small. I showed Hayden the pictures Todd has taken in the field and Hayden has started to think of ways to help. Hayden has asked me to ask all of you to help too. The more voices God hears the louder it will be and easier for him to hear. So, now is your chance to help a little boy ask for a miracle for deserving people in the Philippines. Even if its a small one. This is a link to Todd’s site. The photos and stories will move you too.  Let’s create a miracle!http://www.caplingerfamily.org/

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January 24, 2009 Posted by | Religion | , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Wii and Jesus = Mii Jesus

pc110362The family gift this year was a Wii system. The boys had been asking for one for a long time and Wii we as a family decided to forgo a bunch of individual gifts for a Wii for us all. Today, while I was at work, minding my own business, my oldest son decided since we got a Wii on Jesus’ birthday that he should be represented as a Mii character. (I think this is the only explanation he thought he could get away with.)  Mii Jesus does look a lot like the standard Jesus depiction with the addition of some dark shades. Well, it seems all the boys want to be this character now! Gavin says no one else can box with Jesus because he wants to train him to kick some…uh huh…There was a point when Jesus was on the mat on his back and Gavin was trying to “resurrect” him.  When Jesus knocks an opponent to the mat Gavin lifts Jesus’ arms straight into the air in a Raising Lazarus Pose, and says ARISE!  Everyone has chosen to train Jesus in one specific sport…Right now he’s playing baseball on Hayden’s team but keeps striking out, Caleb has made him a pro at bowling and Ian has chosen golf. Should I be concerned? Is this sacrilegious? The little ones comments seem to be positive, like their really helping Jesus out… I don’t think that this will seep into anything to worry about, maybe… Oh good grief.. I just can’t leave them alone! oh boy, I can’t wait for Grandma to take them to church again.

January 16, 2009 Posted by | Religion, Toy's and Games | , , , | 2 Comments

Jesus has got my back so you better watch out!

My kids sometimes attend church with my mom and when they do they usually come home having learned something useful. On one such occasion they came home with the knowledge that Jesus (i.e. God) is everywhere thus with us at all times. He is their guide and protector. The amazing part is that they will at times try to use this information against ME…If there is no story at bedtime or worse yet..If they get grounded or punished in anyway…they will pull out the God card…”I’m gonna tell God on you …then you’ll be sorry!” I’m not kidding… Jesus has now become their personal bodyguard. A threat to be reckoned with. I’ll tell ya… it’s hard to hear this without eyebrows raised.

Gavin and I were talking one evening when we got an impromptu lesson on the Omnipresence of God, Hayden ran in and said…You know…GOD is everywhere…He did a quick double take…pointed at the doorway and said…LOOK!! There he goes now!

November 3, 2008 Posted by | Religion | , , , , | 3 Comments