Monday, May 16, 2011



Dear God:

Why didn't you save the school children at:

Bath , Michigan1927
Houston, TX 1959
MosesLake , Washington 2/2/96
Bethel , Alaska 2/19/97
Pearl , Mississippi 10/1/97
West Paducah , Kentucky 12/1/97
Stamp, Arkansas 12/15/97
Jonesboro , Arkansas 3/24/98
Edinboro , Pennsylvania 4/24/98
Fayetteville , Tennessee 5/19/98
Springfield , Oregon 5/21/98
Richmond , Virginia 6/15/98
Littleton , Colorado 4/20/99
Taber , Alberta , Canada 5/28/99
Conyers , Georgia 5/20/99
Deming , New Mexico 11/19/99
Fort Gibson , Oklahoma 12/6/99
Santee , California 3/ 5/01
El Cajon , California 3/22/01?


Blacksburg, Virginia 4/16/07?


Concerned Student



Dear Concerned Student:

I am not allowed in schools.




How did this get started?...


Let's see,
I think it started when Madeline Murray O'Hare complained
she didn't want any prayer in our schools.

And we said, OK..


someone said you better not read the Bible in school,
the Bible that says
"thou shalt not kill,
thou shalt not steal,
and love your neighbors as yourself,"

And we said, OK...


Dr. Benjamin Spock said
we shouldn't spank our children
when they misbehaved
because their little personalities
would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem.

And we said,
an expert should know what he's talking about
so we won't spank them anymore..


Then someone said
teachers and principals better not
discipline our children when they misbehave.
And the school administrators said
no faculty member in this school
better touch a student when they misbehave
because we don't want any bad publicity,
and we surely don't want to be sued.

And we accepted their reasoning...


Then someone said,
let's let our daughters have abortions if they want,
and they won't even have to tell their parents.

And we said, that's a grand idea...


Then some wise school board member said,
since boys will be boys
and they're going to do it anyway,
let's give our sons all the condoms they want,
so they can have all the fun they desire,
and we won't have to tell their parents they got them at school.

And we said, that's another great idea...


Then some of our top elected officials said
it doesn't matter what we do in private as long as we do our jobs.

And we said,
it doesn't matter what anybody,
including the President,
does in private as long as we have jobs and the economy is good....


And someone else took that appreciation a step further
and published pictures of nude children
and then stepped further still by
making them available on the Internet.

And we said, everyone's entitled to free speech....


And the entertainment industry said,
let's make TV shows and movies that promote
profanity, violence and illicit sex...
And let's record music that encourages
rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes...

And we said,
it's just entertainment
and it has no adverse effect
and nobody takes it seriously anyway,
so go right ahead.


Now we're asking ourselves
why our children have no conscience,
why they don't know right from wrong,
and why it doesn't bother them to
kill strangers, classmates or even themselves.


if we thought about it long and hard enough,
we could figure it out.
I'm sure it has a great deal to do with...


Unknown Author

Saturday, May 7, 2011


I'm always remembering my mom - how she worked so hard to keep the house looking nice - how she instilled in us kids the importance of honesty and respect for others. The greatest gift my mother gave to me was living the Christian life that she so wanted all her children to live. Mama lived to see all her children living for the Lord, except for my brother, who gave his heart to the Lord a year afte she passed away. God heard her daily prayers for our souls.

Martha O. Clayton
June 18, 1912 to December 31, 1992

I often think about the mother I have been to my two sons. If I think too long on the mistakes I made, I get depressed. I still think I feel inadequate as a mother, but the way my boys turned out as adult men, I have to say they are mighty resilient or I at least did a few things right. We are still very close and they continue to call me "Mama."

Jeremy Clay Woolsey
February 6, 1972

Ryan Thomas Woolsey
April 13, 1977

Then I think about the kind of parents these sons would be. Jeremy and his wife, Deena, have made the decision to remain childless. They do parent a wonderful 4-legged doggie, Lou. I believe they would both make good parents, but I respect their decision and love them so much.

Ryan has a 10 month old son, Evan. He shares parenting with his wife, Jenn, as they both have careers. Ryan is a more wonderful father than I could have ever imagined. Between Ryan and Jenn, little Evan is going to know he is loved and know how to love. It brings me joy to watch this new family as they experience the wonders of raising a child.

Ryan Thomas Woolsey &
Evan Thomas Woolsey

Mother's Day is quite important to me as I recall and experience the joys of motherhood. I miss my Mama, but she is waiting at the feet of Jesus. I vow to be the best mom I can be to my children and grandchildren. And I pray that my children will be awesome parents. Thank you Lord for your many blessings to me.

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