Tuesday, August 25, 2009

~~~~THE HEART~~~~

"Tomorrow morning," the surgeon began,

"I'll open up your heart...""You'll find Jesus there," the boy interrupted..
the surgeon looked up, annoyed "

I'll cut your heart open," he continued, to see how much damage has been done...."

"but when you open up my heart, you'll find Jesus in there," said the boy.

The surgeon looked to the parents, who Sat quietly.

"When I see how much damage has been done,

I'll sew your heart and chest back up, and I'll plan what to do next."

"But you'll find Jesus in my heart.

The Bible says He lives there.

The hymns all say He lives there. You'll find Him in my heart.

"The surgeon had had enough. "

I'll tell you what I'll find in your heart.

I'll find damaged muscle, low blood supply, and weakened vessels.

And I'll find out if I can make you well."

"You'll find Jesus there too. He lives there."

The surgeon left.

The surgeon sat in his office, recording his notes from the surgery,"

...damaged aorta, damaged pulmonary vein, widespread muscledegeneration.

No hope for transplant, no hope for cure.


painkillers and bed rest.


here he paused,

"death within one year."

He stopped the recorder, but there was more to be said.

"Why?" he asked aloud.

"Why did You do this?

You've put him here; You've put him in this pain;

and You've cursed him to an early death.


"The Lord answered and said,

"The boy, my lamb, was not meant for your flock for long,

for he is a part of My flock, and will forever be.

Here, in My flock,

he will feel no pain, and will be comforted as you

cannot imagine. His parents will one day join him here,

and they will know peace, and My flock will continue to grow..

"The surgeon's tears were hot, but his anger was hotter.

"You created that boy, and You created that heart. He'll be dead in months.


"The Lord answered, "The boy, My lamb, shall return to My flock,

for He has done his duty:

I did not put My lamb with your flock to lose him,

but to retrieve another lost lamb.

"The surgeon wept...

The surgeon sat beside the boy's bed;

the boy's parents sat across from him.

The boy awoke and whispered,

"Did you cut open my heart?"

"Yes," said the surgeon.

"What did you find?" asked the boy.

"I found Jesus there,"

said the surgeon.

Author Unknown

Celebrate Jesus in 2009

Major Giveaway from Mom Central & Staples

School is almost back! A look at the Staples back-to-school "Top Ten" and a back-to-school set giveaway!

The Staples Back-To-School giveaway includes:
1 High Sierra Swerve Backpack
1 Omnitech Laptop Skin
3 Omnitech Calculator Skins
1 One Subject Notebook
1 Access Bag N' Pack Flap Top Insulated Lunch Kit
2 Mini Xeno Retractable Ballpoint Pens
1 Dickies Composition Book
1 Book Jax Book Cover
1 Game Controller Calculator
2 Book Sox Book Covers
Go here to enter!! HURRY it ends Tonight!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Thank You Money Saving Mama in Michigan

The winning number is #29! Cjcmommy your the winner!
I am really beginning to think that 29 is my lucky number!
"Thank You" Money saving Mama in Michigan"
Trust me I will put this $30.00 gift card to
good use!
Thanks again!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Introduce yourself to "Your Frugal Buddy"

~You can win this gift card see details below~
As a part of their introduction week, they would like to offer you a chance to win UP TO a $50 Target Gift Card

The creators of Your Coupon Buddy, decided to expand their website to include other frugal/money saving ideas. Using coupons is great, but there are other ways you can help save your family money. There new website will include frugal recipes, crafts, recycling and gardening tips. We'll also include our own personal list of freebies and samples PLUS a section called Fit and Frugal.Without further ado, they would like to introduce "Your Frugal Buddy".

You can click on either of their buttons on my sidebar.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Raging Rouge Giveaway!

Don't Forget To Enter The Benefit Cosmetics Fall 2009 Color Giveaway!

Retail value of this prize is $36!
Fall Collection Eyeshadows include:
"where there's smoke", a smoky pewter shade"i cannes and i will", a golden mulberry"fawn over me", a cafe au lait
Fall Collection Lipsticks include:
"breakup rumor", a jeweled berry"label lover", a spiced rose"fame game", a dusty pink
Check it out at:

Monday, August 17, 2009

~~~I WON~~~I WON~~~I WON

Thank You Night OWL MAMA

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Elena Adams Design Giveaway

are having this giveaway. I LOVE this bracelet. It is
so ME!!!
This is for their 15th anniversary, you can go to both sites to enter.
They have bunches of giveaways!
But... This one is mine!!! (I so hope)
Both buttons are on my sidebar if you can't get to them by this link.
Good Luck!

Nestlé Back to School Basics $500 Giveaway

Bargain Briana is hosting this giveaway!
Would this not be the bomb?
Check her out at:

Thursday, August 13, 2009


The "Top This" Prize pack includes coupon for (1) Free box of Toaster Strudel, (1) coupon for a Free box of Totino´s Pizza Rolls, a Box Tops For Education certificate worth 10 bonus Box Tops as well as some great school supplies for the kids which I shared with my niece and donated some, too. There were a total 14 Box Tops coupons from the products in the prize pack! WOW!
To enter you will need to go here:

Watch out blondes..

Blonde Locked OutA blonde walks into a gas station and says to the manager, "I locked my keys in my car. Do you have a coat hanger or something I can stick through the window to unlock the door?"The manager gives the blonde a bent coat hanger.A few minutes later, he goes out to check on her. As her approaches the blonde working the hanger in window, he notices another blonde inside the car, coaching "No, no! A little to the left."

"Healthified" Cream Cheese Brownies

These look so good..

50% less fat • 50% less sat fat • 23% fewer calories than the original recipe—see the comparison. Rich and gooey just got a makeover for a treat that tastes as decadent as the original but has a lot less fat. From eatbetteramerica.
Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 55 min
makes:24 brownies

1 package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1/3 cup sugar
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 box (1 lb 2.3 oz) Betty Crocker® fudge brownie mix
1/4 cup canola oil or unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup water
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in remaining filling ingredients until well blended.
In large bowl, stir brownie mix, oil, water, 4 egg whites and 1 teaspoon vanilla with spoon until well blended. Spread in pan.
Spoon filling mixture over brownie batter in pan. Cut through filling mixture and batter with knife several times for marbled design. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in brownie 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean or almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For 24 brownies, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Nutritional Information
1 Brownie: Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 50); Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 125mg; Total Carbohydrate 22g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 17g); Protein 2g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 4% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2 MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils *% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Do you need a new iPod?

I was in the pub yesterday when I suddenly realized I desperately needed to fart. The music was really, really loud, so I timed my farts with the beat.After a couple of songs, I started to feel better. I finished my pint and noticed that everybody was staring at me.
Then I suddenly remembered
I was listening to my iPod.

~~Riding with no hands giveaway~~

Go here to enter:

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Happy Scrappy Quilt Giveaway!

One word!
The Long Ladies from marie-madeline studio are giving away this
I have this thing for Quilts. One can NEVER have too many quilts.
I really hope I win this one. It has me written all over it.
Look on my sidebar and you will see the button that shows the dates
for the give a way and click on it, after that follow the rules.
Good luck to you, but I really hope I win!