Everybody needs love and affection!

Each moment is a gift

The picture below is from an article called, "The Rescuing Hug."
The article details the first week of life of a set of fraternal twins.
Apparently, each were in their respective incubators, and one
was not expected to live. A hospital nurse fought against the
hospital rules and placed the babies in one incubator. When
they were placed together, the healthier of the two threw an
arm over his sister in an endearing embrace. The smaller's
heart rate stabilized and her temperature rose to normal.

The Rescuing Hug

Let us not forget to embrace those whom we love.

Family Affairs

"For where two or three are gathered together in My Name,
there am I in the midst of them.
" Matthew 18:20

Excerpts from kids' letters to God

Dear God,
Are you really invisible or is that just a trick?

Dear God,
I want to be just like my daddy when I get big, but not with so much hair all over.

Dear God,
I keep waiting for Spring, but it never come yet. Don’t forget.

Dear God,
Did you mean for giraffes to look like that or was it an accident?

Dear God,
Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the old ones you got now?

Dear God,
You don’t have to worry about me. I always look both ways.

Dear God,
I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that OK?

Dear God,
I think the stapler is one of your greatest inventions.
Ruth M

Dear God,
In Bible times, did they really talk that fancy?

Dear God,
I think about you sometimes even when I’m not praying.

Dear God,
I am Amearican, what are you?

Dear God,
I bet it is very hard for you to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it.

Dear God,
Thank you for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy.

Dear God,
Please put a-nother holiday between Christmas and Easter. There is nothing good in there now.

Dear God,
If you watch in church on Sunday I will show you my new shoes.
Mickey D

Dear God,
If-we-come-back as-something-please-don’t let-me-be Jennifer-Horton because-I-hate her.

I would like to live 900 years like the guy in the Bible.

Dear God,
If you give me a genie lamp like Alladin I will give you anything you want except my money or my chess set.

Dear God,
We read Thos Edison made light. But in Sun. School they said you did it. So I bet he stoled your idea.

Dear God,
Please send Dennis Clark to a different camp this year.

Dear God,
If you let the dinasor not exstinct we would not have a country. You did the right thing.

Dear God,
Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother.

Dear God,
I do not think anybody could be a better God. Well I just want you to know but I am not just saying that because you are God.

The Way Kids See It

Last week, I took my children to a restaurant.

My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!"

Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?"

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job, and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.

He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer."

"Really?" my son asked.

"Cross my heart," the man replied.

Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), "Too bad she never asks God for ice cream ... A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."

Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son stared at his for a moment, and then did something I will remember the rest of my life.

He picked up his sundae, and without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already." -- See To serve is to succeed.