Monday, March 26, 2007

Ashleigh in my prayers!

What an incredible Easter gift for Any child you know! This is my friend's neice who I have been praying for since the day we learned of her illness. She is with Jesus now and I continue to pray for her. Please go to the website and order this amazing book!


Ashleigh Marie Kieliszewski is the 4 year old who inspired the founding of Ashleigh Marie Books, LLC. One month before her third birthday, Ashleigh was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer. During her 21 month courageous battle, Ashleigh inspired countless people and taught us the importance of loving and living.

We are pleased to offer the first book in a series, ASHLEIGH’S FAIRIES. This book demonstrates a child’s special openness to love that can come from things adults cannot readily explain. During the months prior to her passing in March 2006, Ashleigh spoke often about her fairy friends, inspiring this warm and touching story.

Ashleigh showed us that the most true and pure gift is love. And it’s story.

"A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation."

It ain't easy being Green!

Happy Springtime! Yay! I'm sure you all have some old perscription glasses that you'll never wear again, but feel guilty throwing them away...And what about old cell phones that are hanging around, since you've updated ?! Well, good news...there are charity organizations around the country that collect these items and recycle them!
There are lots of websites, if you search these topics on google, but a few good ones I'm going to contribute my donations to are:
You can type in your zip code and find all of the nearest donation drop-off centers.
I saw an ad in RealSimple Magazine this month for this organization. They also accept donations of hearing aids, sunglasses, jewelry, watches, & silverware. The shipping instructions are on their website.
And if you'd rather just give these items to me, I'll recycle them along with my donations!
Thanks...hope you decide to contribute now or in the future! Spread the word to friends & coworkes & encourage them to join you in recycling & helping the community!

Easter Cookies

A fellow Mops Mom passed this on to me and I thought it was a great way to explain the Easter story to our little ones...

Easter Story Cookies

To be made the evening before Easter.

1 c. whole pecans
pinch of salt
wooden spoon
1 tsp. Vinegar
1 c. sugar
3 eggs whites
zipper baggie

Preheat oven to 300°.

Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with wooden
spoon to break into small pieces.

Explain that after Jesus was arrested, the Roman soldiers beat Him.
Read John 19:1-3.

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. Vinegar into mixing

Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross He was given Vinegar
to drink.

Read John 19:28-30.

Add egg whites to vinegar.

Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us
life. Read John 10:10-11.

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and
brush the rest into the bowl.

Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus'
followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27. So far
the ingredients are not very appetizing.

Add 1-c. sugar.

Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died
because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read
Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16.

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 minutes until stiff peaks
are formed.

Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of
those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isaiah 1:18 and
John 3:1-3.

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie

Explain that each mound represents the rocky tombstone where Jesus'
body was laid.

Read Matthew 27:57-60.

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven

Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door.

Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 27:65-66.

GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the
oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was
sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.

On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice
the cracked surface and Take a bite. The cookies are hollow!

On the first Easter Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb
open and empty.

Read Matthew 28:1-9.

If woman controlled the world..

If Women Controlled The World





This woman is walking the World for Breast Cancer. Please pass her on so that she can reach her destination. Say a prayer for all those who are affected by this terrible disease. She's walking around the world -- via e-mail!!

Pass it on so she can get there!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Kiss Me

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Do you Believe?

Death is certain - but the Bible speaks about untimely death! Make a personal reflection about this.

It is written in the Bible (Galatians 6:7): "Be not deceived; God
is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

Here are some men and women who mocked God:

Some years before, during his interview with an American Magazine,
he said: "Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not have to argue
aboutthat. I am certain. Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple,
today we are more famous than Him" (1966). Lennon, after saying that the
Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times.

TANCREDO NEVES (President of Brazil):
During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes
from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency. Sure he got
the votes, but he got sick a day before being made President, then he died.

CAZUZA (Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet):
During a show in ( Rio de Janeiro ), whilst smoking his
cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said: "God,
that's for you." He died at the age of 32 of AIDS in a horrible manner.

After the construction of the Titanic, a reporter asked him how
safe the Titanic would be. With an ironic tone he said: "Not even God can
sink it" The result: I think you all know what happened to the Titanic.

She was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a show.
He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her. After hearing what the
Preacher had to say, she said: "I don't need your Jesus". A week
later, she was found dead in her apartment.

The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. On one of his 1979 songs he sang:
"Don't stop me, I'm going down all the way, down the highway to hell". On the
19th of February 1980, Bon Scott was found dead, he had been choked by his own

In Campinas, Brazil a group of friends, drunk, went to pick up a
friend. The mother accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the
drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter - holding her hand,
who was already seated in the car: "MY DAUGHTER, GO WITH GOD AND MAY HE
HERE IT'S ALREADY FULL". Hours later, news came by that they had been involved in a fatal
accident, everyone had died, the car could not be recognized what type of
car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was intact. The police said there
was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside
the trunk was a crate of eggs, none were broken.

Christine Hewitt:
A Jamaican Journalist and entertainer, said the Bible (Word of God)
was the worst book ever written, in June 2006 she was found burnt beyond
recognition in her motor vehicle.

Many more important people have forgotten that there is no other
name that was given so much authority as the name of Jesus. Many have died,
but only Jesus died and rose again, and he is still alive.


I have done my part, Jesus said

"If you are embarrassed about me, I will also be embarrassed about you before my

"What benefit does it have, if a man gains the whole world but loses
his soul? What can man give in exchange of his soul?" (Matthew 16:26)