Saturday, December 27, 2014

Best of 2014

Buddy couldn't pick just one.
It wouldn't be any fun.
So for this special book review.
He picked out the best for you.
Buddy had to choose from forty-two.
And that was not a easy thing to do.
Buddy finally chose ten picture books.
So scroll down and take a look. 

THE DANDELION'S TALE
by Kevin Sheehan

BOA'S BAD BIRTHDAY
by Jeanne Willis

MAPLE
by Lori Nichols

BUDDY'S FUN DAY
by Henry Porada

GUS & ME
by Keith Richards

MUMBET'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
by Gretchen Woelfle

LOUISE LOVES ART
by Kelly Light

FORGET ME NOT
by Nancy Van Laan

MY PET BOOK
by Bob Staake

LOST FOR WORDS
by Natalie Russell


Saturday, December 20, 2014

The First Christmas

The word became flesh, on that very night.
When the shepherds, saw the beautiful sight.
It was our Savior Jesus, who was born.
He came from heaven, in the early morn.
It was that night, when salvation has begun.
When God has sent, his beloved Son.
He came down, to save us from our sin.
We could surely see God's love within.
He died on the cross for our sake.
So that our bondage of sin would break.
So every Christmas, we recall that day.
When we proclaim that it's Jesus Birthday.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

What Do You Need ?

We live in a hectic world.
We struggle to keep up with all the tasks before us.
We find ourselves in a losing battle.
Then one day someone comes along
and ask you, "WHAT DO YOU NEED?"
You quickly respond, "Money!"
But the stranger ask you a second time,
"What Do You Need?"
You realized, he asked you about
something more significant.
You ask yourself, "How do I respond?"
Your mind goes blank. You feel embarrassed.
You don't know how to respond.
You walk away with your head hanging down.
Read the following poem and then 
ask yourself, "What Do You Need?"

TIME, that is what I need is time.
To live this life and leave my past behind.
SMILE, that is what I need and it can be done.
To put on a smile and show it to everyone.
LOVE, that is what I need in my heart.
To embrace this emotion right from the start.
FRIEND, that is what I need is a friend.
Someone who will be there till the end.
PRAY, that is what I need to do is pray.
To seek the Lord and call on him today.
PEACE, that is what I need is peace within.
I can find it by letting GOD come in.
LIFE, that is a gift I know is mine.
All I need to do is let it shine.

  


Sunday, December 7, 2014

What Season Is This ?


Pete was wrapping Christmas presents
 when Buddy walked in.
He leaned over to watch Pete
 sign each card with the words;
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Buddy shook his head in disbelief.
He snagged a chair and
 plunked down beside his friend Pete.
"What season is this?" Buddy asked him.
"It's Christmas season," Pete answered.
Buddy stood up and folded his arms and glared at Pete.
"Then why are you sending cards
 with the words, Happy Holidays?"
"Because everyone does it." Pete replied.
"No, No No!", Buddy cried out.
"IT'S MERRY CHRISTMAS".
But Pete defended his actions.
"Look around," Pete responded.
"It's posted everywhere you go."
Buddy posed two questions to Pete.
"Do you say Happy Holidays on Thanksgiving Day?"
"Do you say Happy Holidays on Easter?"
Pete found himself speechless.
Pete walked back to the table and tore up the cards. 
He pulled out new cards and signed each one;
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Pete taped one card to a Christmas present
and handed it to Buddy.
Buddy's eyes lit up.
He thanked Pete for the gift.
Pete smiled back and said,
"MERRY CHRISTMAS!"  

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Help a Friend

Give a smile, give a hand.
Give some love to a friend.
Give some comfort, give some care.
Give some joy where it's rare.
Give some peace, go say HI.
Share this moment to the shy.
Say a prayer, wipe a tear.
Greet someone with a cheer.
Take this time when you can.
Give some hope till the end.
Give a smile, give a hand.
Give some love to a friend.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

K I D S


They smile and cheer,
they have so much fun.
They run and catch,
they play with everyone.
They wiggle and twist,
they're funny in all they do.
They skip and jump,
they ride their bikes too.
They see and touch,
they always look around.
They yell and scream,
 they make so many sounds.
They giggle and laugh,
with old friends and new.
They fight and fall,
they get dirty too.
They have so much fun,
they are a joy to see.
They are the ones, 
that bring out the kid in me.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Book Award

CONGRATULATIONS!

Henry has received another book award.

KART Kids Book Award.


THE INNER LIGHT
by Henry Porada

Get your copy today.You can purchase his book at:


www.amazon.com


www.henryporada.com




Saturday, November 8, 2014

Meet Henry

It's time to ask Henry some questions.

Q. What is your favorite childhood memory?
A.  Every year I planted a garden for mom and dad.

Q.  What did you want to be when you were a kid?  
A.  A sports announcer.

Q.  What moment would you like to relive?
A. When I was a DJ at a local radio station.

Q.  What is the greatest lesson you learned?
A.  Give your best in everything you do.

Q. What is your favorite accomplishment?
A. When I became a published author.

Q.  What is your favorite food?
A. Pierogi

Q. What are your hobbies?
A.  Reading , write poetry.

Q.  What is your favorite way to relax?
A.  Listen to music.

Q.  What is your number one rule to live by?
A.  Love one another.

Q.  What one thing you would like to learn to do?
A.  Play guitar.

Q.  What message you like to share to others?
A. Pursue your dreams. 
Don't stop till you achieved it.

Q. If you had one wish, what would it be?
A.  Put on a show for the kids. 


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Just Do It

   GOALS  -------Achieve it 

      FAITH-------Act on it  

   LIFE ------Live it

TALENT  ------USE IT

LOVE   --------Give it

SMILE-------        Show it

RESOURCES------         Share it

HOBBY --------           Discover it

RELATIONSHIP------           Develop it

TEMPTATION------          Forsake it      

OBSTACLES ---------               Overcome it    

 FAULTS---------          Admit  it

  VOLUNTEER---------           Provide it

MONEY ------    Donate it

CHURCH  -------        Visit it

LAUGHS---------     Partake in it

CAREER ---------       pursue it

PRAY-----------     Just Do it.

DREAMS---------      Fulfill it

ATTITUDE --------      Improve it

FORGIVENESS  --------     Practice it

TIME ----------      Don't waste it

FREEDOM---------     Enjoy it.

OPPORTUNITY ------   Seize   it

HEALTH------       Work on it.

BIBLE------       Read it.

TEN COMMANDMENTS------       Obey it

GOD'S PROMISE------        Count on it.


Read it, remember it, understand it,teach it, focus on it.GO AHEAD AND USE IT! 


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Visit The Zoo


The alarm goes off and up comes the sun.
It's time to get ready to have some fun.
You get out of bed and what do you do?
You go on a trip to visit the zoo.
You go through the gate and what do you see?
The tiger is on the prowl and a lemur is on a tree.
You look at the elephants and the meerkats too.
You see the black bear and the flamingos in view.
Koalas are pretty cute and the baboon is on the go.
Sea lions are swimming and the turtles are slow.
You spy on the gator and the gorilla on the grass.
You stare at the snake and the fish behind the glass.
Zebra makes you dizzy and the rhino's sitting down.
Monkey is with a baby and lion is wearing a frown.
You spot a wild leopard and the lizard on the ground.
You find a gray goat and the cougar running around.
The cheetah goes fast and the jackals can run.
The puma's on the move and otter's having fun.
You follow the weasel and the big horn sheep.
You come across a fox and the panda's asleep.
Watch the penguins walk and all the birds fly.
Notice the kangaroos and the bats hanging high.
Hippo's in the water and the giraffe is really tall. 
Ostrich is eating and there's a pony in the stall.
You have seen all the animals in your visit at the zoo.
We hope you had fun and learned something new.
It's time to go home, we'd love to see you again.
We hope you come back and bring along a friend.



Saturday, October 18, 2014

Is He Clever ?

Ben owns a grocery store.
He put up a sign on the window.
Tomatoes, 25 cents a piece or
three for a dollar.
The first customer walked in and complained.
"That's not fair," the young lady said.
"I should get four tomatoes for a dollar."
Ben apologized and provided the customer,
four tomatoes for a dollar.
The second customer walked in and
made a big fuss about the sign.
"That sign can't be right," he said.
"It should be four tomatoes instead of three."
Ben agreed with the old man and
sold him four tomatoes for a dollar.
Ben's friend, Charlie stood near by
and watched the whole episode.
Charlie pulled Ben aside.
"Aren't you forgetting something?" Charlie asked.
"You should correct the mistake on the sign."
"What mistake?" Ben bellowed.
"Before the sign was up." Ben said. 
"Customers only bought one tomato."

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ten Children Books

Ten new children books sit on a shelf.
You're invited to come and pick one yourself.
Carol came up first, he stood in line.
She boldly grabbed one, now there's only nine,
Tiffany took her turn, she could hardly wait.
She decided on one, now there's only eight.
Wally loved the library, he called it heaven.
He chose his favorite, now there's only seven.
Peter filled with glee, looked at the mix.
He found one special, now there's only six.
The frenzy continued, when Mandy arrived.
She picked one out, now there's only five.
Miranda walked in next, she wanted to explore.
She grabbed the next one, now there's only four.
Erica got her chance, a moment to see.
She found a big one, now there's only three.
Three children books left, each one brand new.
Until Joshua took one, now there's only two.
Michelle saw the ruckus, she joined the fun.
She chose the latest, now there's only one.
Jody had no choice, only one to choose.
She grabbed the last, a book she can use.
The librarian had noticed the shelf had none.
She placed ten more, you can choose one.



  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Is It Possible ?

Billy was on his way to class when
he accidentally dropped his ten dollar bill.
Mr. Polk, the teacher picked up the ten dollars and
placed it on the desk at the lost and found room.
Joey walked in and spotted the ten dollars.
He grabbed the money and handed the ten dollars 
to Randy in exchange for his comic book.
Randy trekked over to Marty's house and
handed his ten dollars to his friend Marty,
for his latest issue of  Comics digest.
Marty made his way to Jill's house and handed
her the ten dollars to pay off his debt.
Jill headed over to the neighbor's house
and handed the gentleman ten dollars
in exchange for a bucket of apples.
The neighbor took a trip to Joey's house and
handed the young boy ten dollars for 
picking up apples in his orchard.
Joey raced back to the school's lost and found 
room and placed the ten dollars back on the desk.
Billy headed over to the lost and found room
where he discovered his missing ten dollar bill.

IS IT POSSIBLE?
Every transaction was legit?


Saturday, September 27, 2014

What is it ?

Check out this riddle I have for you.
Solve this mystery with this clue.
A seven letter word is the first hint.
You gather information that is found in print.
Inside this place you can always find.
More words than you can fill your mind.
With plenty of books for you to choose.
It's far more than you could ever use.
Your favorite authors are listed from A to Z.
You can check out these books for free.
Discover your category you love to read.
Use a Dewey system when there is a need.
It sure comes in handy when you know.
There is always a place that you can go.
It's a fascinating site you got to admit.
The whole family can come, so what is it?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Make Me Laugh



Pete walked down the school hallway during recess.
He noticed his friend, Jeff with a big frown on his face.
"What's the matter?" Pete asked.
The young boy responded quickly,
"I'm waiting for someone to make me laugh."
Pete's eyes lit up.
He pulled out his little joke book and proceeded
to tell his friend the funniest joke he ever heard.
But Jeff's facial expression never changed.
Buddy came along and told his friend an amusing story.
But once again Jeff had the same frown on his face.
Cathy walked toward Jeff and started to giggle.
"What's so funny?" Jeff asked.
Cathy ignored him and continued to chuckle.
Pete and Buddy began to laugh too.
Jeff asked them again what is so funny?
The rest of the class joined in and laughed.
Jeff was persistent, he asked again what is so funny?
Cathy and the rest of the class paid no attention to him.
They laughed, and laughed and laughed.
Jeff's mood changed immediately.
He joined in with his own comical laugh.
The laughter continued until the school bell rang.
Jeff pulled Cathy aside.
"You never told me what was so funny?"
Cathy grinned back at him and answered,
"I made you laugh, didn't I?"

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kevin's the best!


Kevin pops in the living room 
and tries to get his sister's attention.
"Look at me!" said Kevin. "I am a real pirate."
"I am the best pirate in the world," proclaimed Kevin.
"You are no pirate," said his sister Betty.
"You have no sword and you have no ship."
Kevin lowers his head and walks away.
Kevin runs back in the living room and shouts,
"Look here, I am the best pilot."
"You can't be a pilot," said Betty.
"You have never flown and you are afraid of heights."
Once again, Kevin turns and walks away.
Kevin sprints back in the living room.
"I am the best doctor in the world."
"No way," said Betty. You faint at the sight of blood."
Once more, Kevin walks away disappointed.
Kevin comes back in the living room.
'Look at me now, I am a superhero."
Betty shakes her head and laughs.
"Nice costume but it's not Halloween yet."
"Okay, okay, you are right," Kevin said.
"I am not a pirate, nor a pilot, not a doctor or superhero."
"But," said Kevin. "I'm the best in one thing."
"What is that?" asked Betty.
"I have great imagination,"answered Kevin.
Betty looks at Kevin.
"You are right," Betty agreed.
"You have great imagination."

Monday, September 1, 2014

You can be the one


One seed can sprout a flower
One cloud can bring rain.
One sun can cast a light.
One smile can spread cheer.
One hug can touch a heart.
One greeting card can show you care.
One phone call can restore hope.
One visit can bring comfort.
One hand can wipe a tear.
One deed can ease a burden.
One joke can bring laughter.
One prayer can be the answer.
One person can make a difference.
HOW ABOUT YOU?
YOU CAN BE THE ONE!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Henry's Father


(Henry wrote this poem 32 years ago)

HENRY'S FATHER

I hear all the stories about loving fathers,
I like to tell you about mine.
He is a loving, patient, understanding dad,
and he is also kind.
When I was six years old, my mother became ill,
I still don't know the reason why.
But here was my dad taking care of me,
my sis and my two brothers at the same time.
He worked, he cooked, he cleaned,
he did all the things he could.
He made all of our lives
so happy, loving and good.
I am very grateful for all he had done for me.
I take this moment to say to my dad,
thanks for everything.
I wish him all the peace and love
that will come in time,
And thank my God for blessing me
with a wonderful father like mine.
TILL WE MEET AGAIN,DAD
I LOVE YOU 


Friday, August 1, 2014

Frank Porada

My heart aches every time I see,
The empty chair near the TV.
My dear dad suddenly passed away.
Part of me died and I'm left astray.
I miss my dad, he was my friend,
We had great times till the end.
I know God will call me home too,
Till we meet again, Dad, I love you.