Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Something Different Today

Picking your baby's name is easier thanks to BabyCenter. The site has every name-picking resource you could possibly need to help you make your decision.

Popular Baby Names for 2014

Here are the year's most popular baby names for girls and boys. These baby name lists base popularity rankings on a single spelling of a name (Sophia and Sofia, for example, are considered two different names). 


Rank Male Female
1 Liam Olivia
2 Noah Emma
3 Ethan Sophia
4 Mason Ava
5 Logan Isabella
6 Lucas Mia
7 Jacob Charlotte
8 Jackson Emily
9 Aiden Harper
10 Jack Abigail
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

OLDIES BUT GOODIES.

 


*Don't let your worries get the best of you;*
*Remember, Moses started out as a basket case.*

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*Some people are kind, polite and sweet-spirited*
*Until you try to sit in their pews.*


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*Many folks want to serve God,*
*But only as advisers.*

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*It is easier to preach ten sermons*
*Than it is to live one.*

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*The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose,*
*But mosquitoes come close.*

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*When you get to your wit's end,*
*You'll find God lives there.*

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*People are funny; they want the front of the bus,*
*Middle of the road,*
*And back of the church.*

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*Opportunity may knock once,*
*But temptation bangs on the front door forever.*

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*Quit griping about your church;*
*If it was perfect, you couldn't belong.*

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*If a church wants a better pastor,*
*It only needs to pray for the one it has.*

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*We're called to be witnesses, not lawyers or Judges.*

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*God Himself doesn't propose to judge a man until*
*he is dead. So why should you?*

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*Some minds are like concrete*
*Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.*

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*Peace starts with a smile.*


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*I don't know why some people change churches;*
*What difference does it make which one you stay home from?*

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*Be ye fishers of men. You catch'em  - He'll clean'em.*

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*Stop, Drop and Roll won't work in Hell.*

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*Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.*

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*Don't put a question mark where God put a period.*

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*Don't wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.*

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*Forbidden fruits create many jams.*

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*God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.*

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*God grades on the cross, not the curve.*

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*God loves everyone,*
*But probably prefers 'fruits of the spirit' over 'religious nuts!'*

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*God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.*

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*He who angers you, controls you!*

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*If God is your Co-pilot, swap seats!*

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*Prayer:*
*Don't give God instructions, just report for duty!*

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*The task ahead of us is never as*
*great as the Power behind us.*

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*The Will of God never takes you to where the*
*Grace of God will not protect you.*

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*We don't change the message,*
*The message changes us.*

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*You can tell how big a person is*
*By what it takes to discourage him/her.*

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*The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:*
*1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.*

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*If this blessed you in a profound way today,*
*Share it with a few friends to bless them!*

*I bet someone else will LOVE it too.*

*There is no **greater**treasure than a good friend!*


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Trouble with English? Everybody's got it.

We who have taught, 
or love children who have been taught, 
know this is funny! 
 

From the diary of a 
Pre-School Teacher:

My five-year old students are learning to read. 
Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture 
in a zoo book and said, 
"Look at this! It's a frickin’ elephant!"
 
I took a deep breath, then asked...
"What did you call it?"
 
"It's a frickin ' elephant!  
It says so on the picture!" 


And so it does... 

" A  f r i c a n  Elephant  " 

Hooked on phonics!  Ain't it wonderful?
  

Now that's funny, 
I don't care who you are.


Friday, September 19, 2014

The Dutch Bloemencorso Parade

Love the floats at the Rose Parade?  
These make the Rose Bowl Parade float look puny!




Every float is made from dahlias. This twisting house, which is as high 
as other apartments, weaves its way through the narrow streets.






Bloemencorso began in 1936, and since then has  spiraled in popularity, 
as the small populationmakes huge efforts  to outdo one another so they can create sculptures like this huge organ.



Held on the first Sunday of every September, the quaint town becomes packed with visitors
and, on this occasion, a huge rhinoceros made of delicate flowers.



Thousands turn out to Bloemencorso, as hamlets  compete with each other to 
create the most beautiful display - including this sinister-looking fishy creature.



Each of the competing districts of Zundert - which was the home of Vincent Van Gogh - constructs its own entry and competes in the parade, which occurs every first Sunday in September. According to those behind Bloemencorso, the parade is all the work of dedicated volunteers, who do not profit from the colourful display.


A staggering six to eight million dahlia flowers are used to produce the floats.