Tuesday, December 23

LAUGHTER,CHEERS,AND FOND MEMORIES

Well I am a Happy Camper tonight(literally)Nug and I are out in the Motor home .Granted it is parked in the driveway.But one can dream of being Camped along a lake.

My niece and her Husband arrived today.Along with their two Kids,Connor age 6 Hunter age 3.They drove from Texas.We have not seen them in three years.My Sister Trisha(the one that had the hurt leg) couldn't wait to meet her Grandson Hunter and get reacquainted with Connor.My niece Misty with whom I nicknamed her" Nelly" (After Nelly Olsen on Little House on the Prairie) was glad to be back home.She grew up in Grandma &Grandpa's house.She looked around at the changes that Dad had done and the new ones I'm making to the house. She said it doesn't seem the same.She turned toward me and I could see tears in her eyes.This is her first time back Since Grandma passed in 03 and Dad June 29Th 08.That kind of saddens me that it doesn't feel like Grandpa&Grandmas house any more and more like "Uncle Johnny's"But I' ve got to keep moving forward that's what they taught me,So good to hear little feet running on Grandpas new wooden floors and the laughter of everyone talking and reminiscing of old times.Several of my nephews and their wives' came by.I have the Master bedroom so I put Misty and her family in there, and Me and Nugg are CAMPING.I haven't been in this Motor home since Dad and I camped a week before he passed.I do miss him.So many memories.In other news.I got a letter today from Wells Fargo,I knelt down and prayed before opening it asking Gods Blessing upon it.I opened it and it was GREAT NEWS.THEY GRANTED me an extension to allow me time to get my loan approved.Thank you bloggers for praying ,its working,I pray I get to keep my HOME. Well tomorrow is Christmas Eve, I cant wait to read your blogs and read your latest adventures.
Signing Off for Now
John

Monday, December 22

Its Merry Christmas,Not Happy Holiday

Hello everyone.O.k I want to start off with a small complaint.Today I was at my local LONGS DRUG STORE (Im there three to four times a week.)I do all my developing there for our Church Pictures.I was at the check out counter,all around me.I read signs that said.Holiday gifts here,Holiday CardsHere,Holiday Trees Here. I cant stand the word HOLIDAY now.I know originally it meant Holy day. But not now.They have replaced Merry Christmas with Holiday.Back to my thought.So im a t the check out paying for my items.The clerk hands me my change.I tell her Merry Christmas.There was dead silence.You could hear a pin drop. And then there it was.She said NOTHING. Not a single word back to me.Not even a whisper of Merry Christmas,C'mon people.whats is this world coming to. Instead of Of being greatful for a Child that was born.We are now greatful for getting a deal on that lastest X Box.Our mentality is I must get it for little Timmy.Dont get me wrong,thats nice.But the true gift is reminding someone that their not alone,They dont have to carry a burden anymore,That God loves them and will never leave them nor forsake them. That Xbox is only good til the next I gotta have it item comes out.Please tell five people MERRY CHRISTMAS and say with a Smile
John

Monday, December 15

Journey To Bethleham

On thursday.I rode with Elias ( My Pastor) We took some of the youth. To Ceres a small town near Modesto. A Church there puts on a re- inactment of Journey to Bethleham.They really do a nice job.We waited out in the cold 2 1/2 hours. There were so many people. Finanlly it was our turn, They use about 100 acres to recreate the Journey that Joseph&Mary took to Behtleham.We went in groups of 32.Two woman dressed as Bible charaters Sarah &Ruth were our guides..Our first stop was a man dressed in Bible Character ,As he walks out of his tent he explains to us to pass the Jordon river, And to beware of the the Roman Soldiers.So we began walking ..And The Roman soilders appeared on horses and on foot.They yelled at us and asking us where we going,Sarah spoke for our group.She said we are trying to get to Bethleham.The Romans made us stand shoulder to shoulder,One of the Soilders stopped at me. And asked where are you coming from?I got nervous and said from over there,My Pastor standing beside me tried not to laugh.The Romans yelled, hes the one take him away. So they took me away.I went into a tent out in a feild.My group waited for me.They were told to keep their eyes down.The purpose of this was us for us to feel what the Jewish people felt. After a short time I walked back to my group.We walked on .We stopped at the three wise man.They were dressed in charater and live animals stood all around them.An Angel appeared in the bushes(Just like the story in the Bible) And told us Of the Mesiah being born this night.It was an awesome expeience.We walked on and ended at the stable where Joseph Mary and baby Jesus were staying the night.It was a great night..And of course Elias was making us ALL laugh.If you have any Christmas stories share them here.
Blogging off for now
John

Tuesday, December 2

Baby Shaylynn need's prayer

Hello everyone,I thought Id write about my great neice.Her name is Shaylynn.Im asking for prayers.She will be going in for surgery.They half to go in and strectch her skull.Her brain doesnt have any room to grow.They call it the soft spot area on the babys head.Im asking for all the prayers We can get.Gods hand be upon the baby.Also this is her BIG sister Lily(named after my Mother) And thats their mom Darlean.Asking for a lil prayer for her to for strength,comfort.Thank you all for stiopping by.Remember liv,luv,lagh
John