Been A While…

I apologize to anyone who happens along and reads this. I haven’t posted for quite a long time. The reason is because of my health. My Crohns’ has been flaring more and more often and my fistulas are getting worse. I’m trying to get paperwork together so I can apply for Medicaid or some other financial support so that I can have surgery to get the fistulas,etc. taken care of.

I need your thoughts and prayers regarding this matter. I also ask that you pray for my Aunt Randine Johnson and her family. Randine is basically “on her death bed”. She has cancer. Her husband Herbert suffers from Alzheimer’s also. When she passes, the family will have to make some VERY hard decisions!

Well it’ll probably be a while before I post to this blog again unless I have something important to watch myself type. I only know of one or two people who have actually read any of these posts. I think it’s more self-help therapy than anything else. Kind of like talking to yourself only it doesn’t feel quite as weird this way for some reason.

Anyway, check out my other blog

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Spoiled Rotten! (

How To Raise A Brat!

By Pastor Art Kohl
Art Kohl is pastor of Faith Bible Baptist Church of Eden, NY USA

So many today have been successful at raising brats. Here’s some of the finest advice you’ll ever receive on how to raise a brat:

1. WHEN A BABY, DON’T LET HIM CRY IN BED Do not allow YOUR baby to suffer any hardships, especially in infancy. Run to his aid as soon as he cries. He’ll soon know how to control you, rather than you controlling him. This way, they’ll expect to be pampered all of their lives.

2. LET HIM SAY “NO” It’s so cute. Let that be his favorite word. Sure, it’s rebellion verbalized, but he should be allowed to have a mind of his own.

3. DO NOT GIVE ANY DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES Do it all for them. Then they’ll think this world owes them a living. They’ll quickly join the crowd of grown up babies shouting, “I’ve got my rights,” rather than those who are men and women enough to fulfill their responsibilities.

4. NEVER SPANK THEM When the senior citizens today speak of spanking as being “the way we used to do it,” remember, grandma and grandpa were “child abusers.” Don’t ever discipline your child. Wait till they’re in trouble, and let the penal system (prisons and jails) discipline them. Listen to Dr. Spock (who never raised a child in his life) and the other child psychologists, not the old timers who raised 5 or 10 children successfully!
Throw out the Bible and its admonitions like: “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes (early in life)” Proverbs 13:24. “The rod AND reproof (teaching that exposes wrong) give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame,” Proverbs 29:15. You can only develop a true brat if you won’t properly discipline them.

5. DEFEND THEM IN SCHOOL Always take the child’s side. Teachers and principals have got it “in” for the little angel. Understand that your child can do no wrong. Expect teachers and principals to know that too!

6. CRITICIZE LEADERS AND PREACHERS You can’t trust them. Tear down authority in front of them. Make sure they hear you. They’ll live in insecurity not knowing who to trust. They will be totally prepared for a life of rebellion. They will not learn to properly fear anyone and will probably lose their jobs when the boss asks them to do something. Don’t tell them that 99% of those in leadership positions are good people who are sincere and have never been indicted for anything. Leave them with the impression that they are all bad.

7. DON’T EVER SAY “I LOVE YOU” They can figure that out! After all, you’ve given them everything they’ve ever wanted. What more can a parent do (of course, don’t give them yourself!)

8. GIVE THEM EVERYTHING THEY WANT Buy something for them every time you go into a store. Never say “no” to them. When properly trained this way, they will be used to having every appetite of theirs fulfilled immediately. When they grow older and develop natural sexual appetites, they will have been trained by you to seek immediate fulfillment. Teen pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases shouldn’t really surprise the parent then. Sooo… give them everything they ask for while they are kids.

9. NEVER TEACH THEM THE BIBLE Teach them math, science, history, art, music, reading, physical education, sex education, etc. but don’t teach them the Bible. Let them decide for themselves. Make them go to school 5 days a week for all day, but don’t take them to church for 1 hour on Sunday.

10. ALWAYS TRUST YOUR CHILD He’s a little angel. He wouldn’t dare do anything behind your back. Did you ever ask a young person whom you catch smoking, “Do you smoke at home?” Usually the answer is, “You’ve got to be kidding my parents would kill me.” Remember, that’s the other kids in town, yours would never do that.

11. SCREAM AT YOUR CHILDREN This is the only type of communication necessary to raise a brat. Time spent answering their questions and instructing them is wasted time. The only training really required of parents is potty-training. After that, it is the obligation of day cares preschools and schools. Scream constantly, and the fond memories your children have of home life will assure you as a parent that your kids will never take care of you when you’re old.

12. LET YOUR CHILD COME AND GO AS THEY WILL Don’t set any boundaries. This will lead to a life of insecurity. Brats don’t need guidelines.

13. MAKE SURE THEY ARE POPULAR They must be in with the crowd, their peers! Don’t let them be an oddball. If they follow the crowd, the crowd will become the greatest influence in their lives. Nothing to fear there, right?

14. LET THEM WATCH TV CONSTANTLY Keep them away from reality. Let them live in fantasy all of their lives. Brats need entertainment! A life of comfort and ease produces high-class brats. They won’t know how to deal with reality or real people, but maybe they’ll just go into seclusion rather than becoming contentious or hostile. It’s usually one or the other.
CONCLUSION Brats are produced, not born. It takes effort to obey the above principles. Parents should prepare themselves for a life of heartbreak for it is sure to come.

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Very good Christian website!!!

13 Bible reading plans:
Whole Bible in a year
Old Testament in a year
New Testament in a year
Old Testament in two years
Words of Jesus 4 times in a year
Whole Bible chronologically in a year
Whole Bible chronologically in a year #2
New Testament Letters 3 times in a year
New Testament & Proverbs twice, Psalms once in a year
New Testament & Psalms twice, rest of Bible once in a year
Proverbs in a month
Gospels in a month
Psalms in a month

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I Asked God

I asked God to take my pain away.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away,
but for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
Her spirit was whole,
her body was only temporary.
I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a by-product of tribulations,
it isn’t granted, it is earned.
I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings,
Happiness is up to you.
I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares
and brings you closer to me.
I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own,
but I will prune you to make you fruitful.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life
so that you may enjoy all things.
I ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as he loves me.
God said… Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.


The Crosswalk

Every once in a while, a seemingly-simple email comes around that ends up being quite profound. This is one of them.


Awesome!! We complain about the cross we bear but don’t realize it is preparing us for the dip in the road that God can see and we cannot.
Whatever your cross,
whatever your pain,
there will always be sunshine, after the rain….
Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall;
But God’s always ready, to answer your call….
He knows every heartache, sees every tear,
a word from His lips, can calm every fear…
Your sorrows may linger, throughout the night,
But suddenly vanish, by dawn’s early light…
The Savior is waiting, somewhere above,
to give you His grace, and send you His love.
May God fill your day with blessings!!

¸.•*♥*•.¸¸.•*♥*•.¸¸.•*♥*•.¸¸.• *♥*•.¸¸.•*♥*•. ¸

.—————–. SUNNY DHANOE .—————-. 

¸.•*♥*•.¸¸.•*♥*•.¸¸.•*♥*•.¸¸.• *♥*•.¸¸.•*♥*•. ¸


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Just some random quotes found during my recent internet excursions.

“It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me, and that He will look on me in love and compassion.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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“We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.”

Dwight L. Moody

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“I believe in the sun even if it isn’t shining. I believe in love even when I am alone. I believe in God even when He is silent.”

Source Unknown

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“If you are not as close to God as you used to be, who moved?”

Source Unknown

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“Some people talk about finding God – as if He could get lost.”

Source Unknown

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“If a man cannot be a Christian in the place he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.”

Henry Ward Beecher

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“How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?”

Oscar Wilde

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“It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”

Patrick Henry

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“We’re all in the same garden. I hope you’re not eating from the wrong tree.”

Justin Holland

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“A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian… and most of all, his family ought to know.”

Dwight L. Moody

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“The light in the eyes of him whose heart is joyful, rejoices the heart of others. – Proverbs 15:30”


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“The light in the eyes of him whose heart is joyful, rejoices the heart of others. – Proverbs 15:30”


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Father God, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, so that I can have eternal, abundant life in You. Thank You for choosing to make Your home in me and empowering me by Your Spirit. Father, give me Your wisdom and revelation so I can rise higher and embrace everything You have in store for me. In Jesus’ Name.                                                       Amen.


Have a Blessed day Smile

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The Light

April 6, 2011

This is my little blog about My Savior!

Hello everyone. My name is Vince Johnson. Just your average, ordinary person, with one extraordinary exception…My soul has been saved by the glorious grace of Jesus Christ!

I’m new to this whole blogging concept. I know you’re probably thinking, have you been living under a rock? Sounds that way,huh?!?

Let me introduce myself properly…

I’m 47 years young, soon to be 48. I’m a Christian! I’m disabled, meaning I CAN’T work due to a medical condition known as Crohn’s Disease. I had to have my entire colon removed in 2001. The surgery didn’t go well. The surgeon’s assistant failed to complete her task which was to sew me back up. She either didn’t close the incision properly or severed an artery/vein. I was hemorrhaging acutely inside my abdominal cavity. My spouse, during that time (I’ll explain this later), told me that I was technically declared dead 3 times! The doctors obviously needed divine intervention, so  my Lord and Savior took over and guided their instruments. I was in the C.C.U. (critical care unit) for 5 days.

This is the GOOD part… On the 3rd day of my C.C.U. stay I woke up to find there was what appeared to be a woman in colonial attire sitting in a chair next to my bed. I couldn’t see her face. I could barely see her but I KNOW she was there! She stayed by my side until the 5th day, when I was released to a regular room. On that 5th day I woke up and looked to see if she was still there. She was! She looked at me and smiled then she was gone. My only explanation for the “woman by my side” was that God sent one of his angels to watch over me. How AWESOME is that? I still get chills thinking about it.

Now to continue with my introduction… I’ve been married twice. Both marriages failed because I was still a “sinner”. Hold on a sec. Let me clarify something. I’m still a “sinner”, only now I’ve accepted Jesus as my Savior. The Son of God, who was sent here to live as a man but he was/is no ordinary man! He wasn’t just sent here to live as a man. He was sent here to die on the cross (in our place) for our sins!!!

I have 3 children. The oldest 2 (18 & 20, daughter-son) from my 1st marriage. The youngest (9 son) from the 2nd marriage. I love them ALL with all my heart! I am blessed to still have a good relationship with both my ex-wives. I believe that is very important!

Well it’s getting late so that’s it for now. Angel

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