Friday, December 28, 2012

E is for Exercise



So are you ready to get fit?
Do you have the time to commit?
Exercise is easy, it can be done.
It's a work out and it's really fun.
If you stumble now and then,
Just get back up and start again.
Choose one exercise that suits you,
There is so much that you can do.
Aerobics, ballet and dance too,
Even a treadmill, to name a few.
Go for a jog or get on a bike,
Play some tennis or go on a hike.
You don't have to run a race,
You can go at your own pace.
Stretch a little bit, followed by a swim,
You can use weights to stay trim.
Head to the gym and kick up your feet,
You can do it with rhythm and beat.
They tell you, it's healthy and fun,
Whether you walk or you run.
You can exercise an hour each day,
Bring along a friend and start today.
No more excuses, it's time to commit,
Set yourself a goal and just do it.




Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Lost & Found

Joey was on his way to class when he
accidentally dropped his ten dollar bill.
Mr. Z, the teacher picked up the ten dollars and
 placed it on the desk at the lost and found room.
Billy 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 friend ten dollars for the latest comic book.
Marty made his way to Jill's house and 
handed her the ten dollars to pay off his debt.
Jill headed over to the neighbors house and handed the
gentleman ten dollars in exchange for a bucket of apples.
The neighbor took a trip to Billy's house and handed
the young boy ten dollars for picking the apples.
Billy raced back to the lost and found room
and placed the ten dollars back on the desk.
Joey headed over to the lost and found room, 
where he discovered his missing ten dollar bill.
IS IT POSSIBLE,
 ALL TRANSACTIONS ARE LEGIT?
THINK ABOUT IT. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS


The word came true when the time was right.
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 had begun,
When God had sent his beloved Son.
He came down to save us from our sin,
We could surely see God's love within.
He took our place for our sake,
So that our bondage of sin would break.
So every Christmas, we recall that day,
We proclaim it's Jesus birthday. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

HURRY HURRY !

Henry bolted out the door and sped past Pete on the way out.
"Hurry, Hurry," Henry cried out. "What is the rush?" Pete asked.
"There is a special event," Henry said, "I am eager to see it."
"What is this special event?" Pete asked. "Is it a Christmas sale?"
"No," Henry replied. "It is not a Christmas sale."
"Tell me," Pete pleaded. "What is it?"
"No time to say, no time to delay," Henry said. "Come follow me."
Henry ran across the street with Pete right behind him.
They zipped past Buddy along the way.
"What is the big rush?" Buddy asked.
"Henry is off to see a special event," Pete replied.
"I'm following him to find out what it is."
"Could it be the big Christmas parade tonight?" Buddy asked.
"No, no," Henry said. "it is not a Christmas parade."
"Then, what is it?" Buddy asked again.
"No time to say, no time to delay," Henry said, "Come follow me."
Henry continued to race down the street followed by Pete and Buddy.
They ran past Cathy along the way.
'Where are you going?" Cathy asked.
"Henry is off to see a special event," Buddy replied.
"We're coming along to find out what it is."
"Can it be the Christmas Carol tonight?" Cathy asked.
"No, no, no," Henry cried out. "It's not a Christmas Carol."
"Tell us what it is," Cathy replied.
"No time to say, no time to delay," Henry said. "Come follow me."
Henry continued to scramble down the street
followed by Pete, Buddy and Cathy.
They scurried past Wally along the way.
"What is the hurry?" Wally asked his friends.
'Henry is off to see a special event," Cathy replied.
"We are following him to find out what it is."
"Are you going to the Christmas pageant?" Wally asked.
"No, no, no, no," Henry cried out. 'It's not a Christmas pageant."
"Then, what is it?" Wally pleaded.
"No time to say, no time to delay," Henry said. "Come follow me."
Henry continued to race down the street with 
Pete, Buddy, Cathy and Wally following him.
They zipped past Miranda along the way.
"What is going on?" Miranda asked.
"Henry is off to see a special event," Wally replied.
"We're going to see what it is."
"Can it be tonight's festival of lights?" Miranda asked.
"NO, no, no no, no," Henry cried out.
"It 's not the festival of lights."
"What is it?" Miranda pleaded.
"No time to say, no time to delay," Henry replied. "Come follow me."
Henry continued to dart through the neighborhood 
with Pete, Buddy, Cathy, Wally and Miranda following him.
They ran past Erica along the way.
"What is the rush?" Erica asked.
"Henry is off to see a special event," Miranda replied.
"We're coming along to see what it is."
"Are you going to see Santa at the mall?" Erica asked.
"No, no, no, no, no no," Henry cried out. "It is not Santa."
"Then tell us what it is," Erica replied.
"No time to say, no time to delay," Henry said. "Come follow me."
Pete, Buddy, Cathy, Wally, Miranda and Erica 
followed Henry to a huge display.
They stood in front of a brightly lit Nativity scene.
"This is the reason we celebrate this season," Henry proclaimed.  



Friday, December 7, 2012

Let's write a book !

"It's time!" Buddy announced, 'let's write a book." 
"This is going to be fun," Pete replied.
"First thing," Buddy advised, "we need an idea."
"I have one," Pete answered,"There is a talent show coming up."
"Fantastic," Buddy said.
"Now we're ready to write," Pete exclaimed.
"Wait a minute," Buddy said.
"If we're going to write a book," Buddy pointed out,
 "we need a great beginning."
"We have to attract the readers attention."
"I know," Pete answered,"a huge crowd of boys and girls
 are lined up for a talent show."
"That's great," Buddy said.
"Okay, let's start writing," Pete declared.
"Wait," Buddy interrupted.
"We cannot write a book without a setting."
Pete scratched his head. "What is a setting?"
"A place where the talent contest is held." Buddy replied.
"I know," Pete said, "it's held at a school gym."
"That's good," Buddy agreed. 
"Now, we're ready," Pete proclaimed.
"Wait," Buddy interrupted.
"We cannot write a book without a character."
"We need to create a character that 
readers will love to read about." 
"Okay, how about, Toby," Pete suggested.
"He's an adventurous young lad," Pete added. 
"And he has high expectations."
"Perfect," Buddy said.
"Let's start writing," Pete declared.
"Wait a minute," Buddy interrupted. 
"We cannot write a book without conflict,"
We need a situation that poses a problem
 for Toby to win the contest."
"I got it!" Pete said excitedly.
"Toby is struggling to find his talent."
"That is a brilliant idea," Buddy said.
"Let's start writing," Pete exclaimed.
"Hold it," Buddy interrupted again.
"We cannot write a book without some action."
"Every story requires some action."
"I know," Pete replied. "Toby tried to juggle three eggs
in the air, but all three eggs crashed to the floor."
"That's it," Buddy replied, "You got a great idea."
"We can start now," Pete proclaimed.
"Wait," Buddy said again.
"We cannot write a book without a climax."
"The readers will enjoy your story 
if you have a great ending," 
"I got it!" Pete replied. "Toby rushed to the stage
with a few minutes to spare."
"He performed his magic trick." Pete explained,
"The crowd stood up and gave him a standing ovation.
Toby won the contest," Pete added.
"That is a great ending," Buddy agreed. 
"Finally," Pete proclaimed, "we can start writing."
Buddy stared at his sheet of paper.
"What's wrong now?" Pete asked.
"I have writer's block," Buddy remarked.
"What is a writer's block?" asked Pete.
"My mind has gone blank," Buddy explained.
"What are we going to do now?" Pete asked.
"I got it," Buddy cheerfully said.
"Let's ask Henry for help."



  

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Got A Minute?

There are some words that I live by.
They are listed in my ABC's.
I want to share them with you.
I hope these words can inspire you too.

Always think positive
Believe you can make a difference
Care about animals
Don't give up on yourself, ever
Express gratitude
Forgive one another
Get along with everyone
Hang on to your dreams
Imagine you can succeed
Join a school club
Keep your heart free from anger
Love without conditions
Make someone happy
Never lie, cheat or steal
Obey your parents
Pray to God
Quick to listen, slow to speak
Read a book
Start your day with a smile
Thank God for what you have
Use your time wisely,
Value your family
Winning isn't everything
eXalt GOD
Zest for life
henry_waving02

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Which Book?

Buddy picked up six books from the library.
He placed the books on his desk.
He sat down and pondered which book to read first.
Suddenly the first book popped up and stepped forward.
"Pick me!" cried Book one.
"Look inside, it's full of adventure."
Buddy heard another voice.
He looked up and noticed Book two staring at him.
"Don't listen to him," Book two replied.
"My book is funny, you'll laugh out loud."
The third book stood up and came forward.
"Read me!" book three said. "My book is about dinosaurs."
Book four edged forward.
"My book is better," book four proclaimed.
"You can learn about your favorite animals."
The fifth book came up and hollered, "Wait!"
"Examine mine," book five exclaimed,
"It's about your favorite hero."
The sixth book took his turn.
"Don't forget me," book six replied.
"This book is written by your favorite author."
WHICH BOOK SHALL BUDDY CHOOSE?
Which book would you choose?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Make Me Laugh!

Pete walked down the hallway at his school.
He noticed his friend Jeff leaning at his locker
with a big frown on his face.
"What's the matter?" Pete asked him. 
The young boy responded quickly,
"I am waiting for someone to make me laugh."
Pete's eyes lit up. He pulled out his little joke book.
He delivered his funniest monologue in perfect form.
But Jeff's facial expression never changed.
Buddy came along and heard Jeff's comment. 
So Buddy took his turn and shared to his friend an amusing story.
But Jeff leaned back with the same frown on his face.
Wally was eager to try.
He stood next to Jeff and proudly told him his best joke.
But Jeff continued to display a frown on his face. 
Cathy walked toward him and started to giggle. Jeff became curious.
"What's so funny?," Jeff asked her. 
Cathy ignored him and continued to chuckle.
Wally, Buddy and Pete began to laugh. 
Jeff questioned his friends "What is so hilarious?" 
The rest of the class joined in and started to chuckle too.
Jeff was persistent, he asked his friends again,
"Why are you all laughing?" 
Cathy and the rest of the class paid no attention to him,
they laughed, and laughed and laughed.
Jeff's mood changed immediately. 
He began to feel funny. 
He joined in with his comical laugh.
The laughter continued until the school bell rang. 
They all walked back to their classroom
with a big smile on their faces. Jeff pulled Cathy aside, 
"You never told me," Jeff asked her, "what was so funny. " 
Cathy grinned back at him and answered. "I made you laugh, didn't  I?".       

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Go to the Library!


It's awesome, spectacular, you'll love this place,
It's remarkable, it's astonishing, it's a huge place.
It's magnificent, it's sensational, it's beyond compare,
It's so amazing, I got to tell you where.
It's not a bookstore that you need to go,
But a place you'll find all you need to know.
I can hear you now, what's all this fuss,
But I found a place that's great for all of us.
When you walk in, I know you'll agree,
With so many books, you can quickly see,
No matter what you choose, it's going to be fun,
So go to the library and pick up more than one.
  


Friday, September 7, 2012

I Know An Author


I know an author who swallowed a book,
I don't know why he swallowed a book,
he gave me a funny look.
I know an author who swallowed some art,
He was really smart to swallow some art.
He swallowed the art to go inside the book,
I don't know why he swallowed a book,
he gave me a funny look.
I know an author who swallowed a word,
That's what I heard he swallowed a word.
He swallowed the word to go with the art,
He swallowed the art to go inside the book,
I don't know why he swallowed a book,
he gave me a funny look.
I know an author who swallowed a pen,
He did it again, he swallowed a pen.
He swallowed the pen to add to the word,
He swallowed the word to go with the art,
He swallowed the art to go inside the book.
I don't know why he swallowed the book,
he gave me a funny look.
I know an author who swallowed a Query letter.
He felt much better when he swallowed a letter.
He swallowed the letter to go with the pen,
He swallowed the pen to add to the word,
He swallowed the word to go with the art,
He swallowed the art to go inside the book.
I don't know why he swallowed the book,
he gave me a funny look.
I know an author who swallowed a box,
He looked like an ox when he swallowed a box.
He swallowed the box to go with the letter,
He swallowed the letter to go with the pen,
He swallowed the pen to add to the word,
He swallowed the word to go with the art,
He swallowed the art to go inside the book,
I don't know why he swallowed a book,
he gave me a funny look.
I know an author who swallowed a stamp.
He is a scamp for swallowing the stamp.
He swallowed the stamp to go on the box,
He swallowed the box to go with the letter,
He swallowed the letter to go with the pen,
He swallowed the pen to add to the word,
He swallowed the word to go with the art,
He swallowed the art to go inside the book,
I don't know why he swallowed the book,
he gave me a funny look.
He coughed up a box with his book and Query letter inside.
He mailed the box to a publishing house.
The editor opened the box and found the author's book inside.
Will the editor publish the author's book?
Stay tuned........................................................   

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Danny's Only Wish

Buddy peered through the doorway inside a hospital.
He noticed his friend, Danny weeping beside his bed.
Buddy sat next to him and tried to cheer him up.
"I am afraid," Danny exclaimed, "I have surgery tomorrow."
Buddy grabbed his friend's hand and assured him everything would be fine.
Buddy handed Danny a get well greeting card. 
Danny noticed his whole class signed the card.
Before Danny could react, Buddy handed him a gift.
Two tickets to a basketball game next week.
Danny's face turned sour.
He explained to Buddy his surgery will prevent him
from attending the game.
"No, no," Buddy answered, "you're going to be fine."
Danny reached for a sheet of paper on top of the dresser.
He handed it to Buddy.
"Please show this," Danny pleaded, "to the whole class."
Buddy studied the sheet for a moment and noticed
Danny wrote a little poem.
"I have only one wish," Danny proclaimed, "that you pray for me."
Buddy reached over and gave Danny a big hug.
Buddy assured his friend, the whole class will pray for him.
Danny's little poem.
He prayed in the morning, he prayed in the night,
He wanted his God, to help him win this fight.
The pain was unbearable and the future seemed gone.
But somehow he knew, God would help him along.
             One week later, the school bell rang.
All the kids dispersed into their classrooms.
Room 112 was quiet.
Buddy and the rest of the class sat and waited.
The teacher stood nearby staring at the clock.
Moments later, the classroom door opened and
Danny walked slowly inside.
The whole class stood up and clapped their hands.
A banner hung overhead with the message,
WELCOME BACK, DANNY!
Danny stood in front of the class and tried to hold back the tears.
He scanned the whole room and proudly thanked the class for praying.
  

Friday, June 22, 2012

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 thoughtful deed can ease a burden.
ONE joke can bring laughter.
ONE prayer can be the answer.
ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
TODAY I WILL BE THE ONE!
HOW ABOUT YOU? 




Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day is near,
and I want to get a gift for my dad.
The Good News, I have some money.
The Bad News, I misplaced it.
The Good News, I can borrow money from my friend.
The Bad News, I owe him some money.
The Good News, I found a five dollar bill.
The Bad News, it was squashed and soiled.
The Good News, I cleaned it.
The Bad News, it's all wet.
The Good News, it's finally dry.
The Bad News, it's getting late.
The Good News, I know what to buy.
The Bad News, the store is closed.
The Good News, I spent the whole day
with my Dad and he loved it.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pete's Dream

Sometimes I dream I am a doctor,
 and other times I am a fireman.
Sometimes I pretend I am a detective 
and other times I fantasize I am a pilot.
At times I visualize I am a astronaut 
and other times I am a teacher.
I imagine at times I am a librarian
 and other times I am a veterinarian.
There are times I envision I am a postal clerk
 and other times I am a artist.
There are times I imagine I am a scientist
 and other times I am a archaeologist.
Sometimes I have visions I am a builder 
and other times I am a engineer.
I picture myself as a zookeeper 
and at times I see myself as a  astronomer.
Grandpa once told me "Don't ever bury your dreams."
So I keep on dreaming. What do you dream about?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

ODE TO MOTHERS


She brings you hope, in place of fear,
She brings you light, to make it clear.
With words of love, with praise and cheers,
She lifts your heart and wipes the tears.
She comforts you, when you're feeling sad,
And encourages you, when life looks bad.
With a caring heart and a friendly smile,
She makes you feel, it's all worthwhile.
In times of trouble, she comes to you,
To calm your worries and help you through.
So whatever the need, you will always find,
Your loving mother, who is helpful and kind.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Billy's Adventure.


Billy is visiting his Grandpa at the farm for the first time. He sat on the porch waiting for his Grandpa to come out. When all of the sudden, Billy heard a sound. "Meh, Meh, meh." What did Billy hear? Billy stepped off the porch and followed the sound. He proceeded to walk toward a fence. He peeked through the wooden fence. Billy noticed it was a goat. Billy reached to pet the goat when he heard another sound. "Neigh, neigh, neigh." What did Billy hear? Billy took a stroll around the barn. He stood in front of a horse. Billy approached the horse when he heard another sound. "Moo, moo, moo." What did Billy hear? Billy stepped inside the barn. He spotted a cow. Billy inched closer when he heard another sound. This sound came from outside the barn. "Quack, quack, quack." What did Billy hear? Billy dashed outside the barn. He went across the field and sprinted toward the pond. Billy observed two ducks. Billy's adventure continued when he heard another sound. "Oink, oink, oink." What did Billy hear? He walked past a tractor and skipped over some rocks when he found a pen. Billy took a look at a pig. Billy's eyes lit up when he heard another sound. "Honk, honk, honk." What did Billy hear? He went past an oak tree and under a fence. Billy gazed at a pair of geese. Billy tried to mimic the geese when he heard another sound. "Baa, baa, baa." What did Billy hear? He walked around the fence and stood in front of a gate. Billy stared at a dozen sheep. Billy started walking back to the house when he heard another sound. "Billy, where are you?" What did Billy hear? Billy sprinted toward the porch. He found his Grandpa waiting for him. Billy ran toward Grandpa and jumped into his arms. "Wow!" Billy shouted, "you have so many animals here." Grandpa took Billy's hand and led him toward the barn. "Let's go see these animals." 


Monday, April 9, 2012

A bald man who wanted to fly.




There was a bald man who wanted to fly.
I don't know why he wanted to fly,
He wouldn't tell me why.
There was a bald man who bought a kite.
He ran for miles and hoped he would take flight.
He bought the kite so he can fly.
I don't know why he wanted to fly,
He wouldn't tell me why.
There was a bald man who bought a hot air balloon.
He slipped inside and hoped to reach the moon.
He bought the balloon to replace the kite.
He bought the kite so he can fly.
I don't know why he wanted to fly,
He wouldn't tell me why.
There was a bald man who bought a airplane kit.
He assembled the kit and hope he would fit.
He bought the kit to replace the balloon.
He bought the balloon to replace the kite.
He bought the kite so he can fly.
I don't know why he wanted to fly,
He wouldn't tell me why.
There was a bald man who built a space ship.
He tried to fly it at a airstrip.
He built the spaceship to replace the airplane.
He bought the airplane to replace the balloon.
He bought the balloon to replace the kite.
He bought the kite so he can fly.
I don't know why he wanted to fly,
He wouldn't tell me why.
There was a bald man who promised his bride,
he would give her the moon.
He was better off to play a tune,
so they can go on their honeymoon. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

EASTER?


We're bombarded with commercials, we're flooded with ads, billboards display it, stores promote it, books are even published about EASTER. The world wants you to believe it's about a bunny.
But this Sunday should be celebrated for other reasons. It's not about a religion, not about rituals or traditions. It's about someone who took your place on the cross. This incredible action showed how much God loves you, that he sent his son to die on the cross for your sins. Jesus lives today waiting for you to accept his free gift of salvation. All you have to do is acknowledge Jesus as your savior. Please read the following poem and let's start celebrating Easter for the right reason. 

ABC's on Salvation.

A ll of us have sinned and gone astray.
B ut there is hope for us here today.
C all on our Savior Jesus, when you pray,
D o this now and he will lead the way.
E ver since, the moment Jesus came,
F aith reminds us to believe his name.
G od sent his son to save you and me,
He died and rose again to set us free,
I f there is one message we need to hear,
J esus gave a promise to always be near.
K eep this in mind, whatever you do,
L eave it in his hands and he will help you.
M ore you know him, the message becomes clear,
N o love is greater than what he did here.
O n that wooden cross, he showed his love,
P art of a plan that came from God above.
Q uery minds there can be no doubt,
R epent of your sins, there is no way out.
S alvation is found, so be sorry for your sin,
T his moment now, your new life can begin.
U ntil he returns, let us not forget.
Victory is for those who are already set.
With Jesus help, in the life he gave,
X is marked to say you are saved.
You know this message that you have heard,
Z ealous hearts are needed to spread the word.