The First Candy Cane

The First Candy Cane- A Gift Of Love

It had to be special to be a gift for the King of Kings,
Thought the humble candy maker from Indiana.

Not just any piece of candy would do. It had to be hard candy
Because the Church is built on solid rock and God’s
Promises are a firm foundation.

It would be formed in the shape of the good shepherd’s staff.
A “J” that would also stand for the precious name of Jesus.

But it had to say more. White symbolizing the virgin birth, and the
Sinless nature of Christ.

Three small red stripes would represent the scourging Jesus
Suffered on his way to the cross.

One large red stripe would remind those with eyes to see
And ears to hear of the blood Jesus shed as payment for our sins.

It would be a gift of love that would tell his story- The Greatest Story Every Told


God’s Own Son

God’s Own Son

As Mary rocks her baby boy

She’s filled with sadness, filled with joy

She looks upon that tiny face

And sees the hope of every race.


Her heart is filled with a mother’s glow

And she never wants to let him go.

She’ll see him run and laugh and play

And longs to keep him safe each day.


His life won’t be an easy one,

His destiny hard, as God’s own Son.


Mary sees the miralces he’ll perform,

The lepers healed and free from scron.

The lame will walk, the blind will see.

She sees his love will set us free.


And then she sees him on a cross.

She feels his pain and feels our loss.

She knows his life must come to this.

She sheds a tear and gives a kiss.


His life won’t be an easy one,

His destiny hard, as God’s own Son.


So as Christmas time draws near

And we are all so ‘busy’ here,

With shopping, baking, trees of green

Let’s ask, what does this really mean?


Let’s take a moment from the fuss,

And think of all their gifts to us:

A mother’s love, a baby boy,

Peace and comfort, love and joy.


For he was born for everyone,

His destiny, God’s only Son.


-Kathleen Weber



There are many ways to make a marriage better. Today we are only going to explore seven ways.  They are not necessarily in the order of importance.  So sit down, fasten your seat belt and get ready for an adventure that if followed will change the way you look at your marriage, and even make your marriage better. 

!.. Praise is such a great gift, and it’s so easy to give. So look at the things that make your spouse unique and develop the habit of praising your mate for those special things.

2.  When in conflict, and you will have conflict, we all do, it is a very painful time.  How you respond is very important.  Before responding (pause and ask yourself) what am I doing to flame this conflict, and what can I do to put the fire out. See it like an oyster, it endures much irritation but what come out of it if endured brings forth a precious pearl there is a personal benefit in every one.

3. It is important to be flexible.  It’s better to have peace than to have to be right   In a mutually satisfying relationship, both partners are able to express their feelings freely and they have the flexibility to give and take.  So choose with an act of your will to be open to listen to your mates feelings.

4.  Sharing deep feelings with each other is emotional intercourse, and it’s vital to sexual satisfaction.

5.  Validation goes hand in glove with love, chose to validate your mates feelings even if you don’t necessarily have the same opinion.   Feelings are neither right nor wrong they just are, and seem right to the person with the feelings.  So remember listen, hear, and validate.

6.  Anger is our choice. We can choose to see its powerful potential for destruction and take steps to reduce it within ourselves.  If so we are like David who took down the Giant with one tiny smooth stone.

 7.  Finally to make your marriage better be a giver.  Learn ways to give of yourself to your spouse.  The outcome will amaze you.

 Dr. Jack


Remember to do something today to get you closer to your goal.
Dr, Jack

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