Amazing Grace (video)

The best gifts for Christmas are:

  • To your friends — loyalty.
  • To your enemy — Forgiveness.
  • To your boss — Service.
  • To a child — A good example.
  • To your parents — Gratitude and devotion.
  • To your mate — Love and Faithfulness.
  • To all men and women — Charity.
  • To God — Your life.

Have A Wonderful Holiday with your co-workers and your families.


Just Another List

  1. Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.
  2. You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
  3. Love … And you shall be loved.
  4. God always gives His best to those who leave the choice up to Him.
  5. All people smile in the same language.
  6. A hug is a great gift — one size fits all.  It can be given for any occasion and it’s easy to exchange.
  7. Everyone needs to be loved … especially when they do not deserve it.
  8. The real measure of a man’s wealth is what he has invested in eternity.
  9. Laughter is God’s sunshine.
  10. Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.
  11. It’s important for parents to live the same things that they teach.
  12. Thank God for what you have, trust God for everything that you need.
  13. If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you will have no today to be thankful for.
  14. Happy memories never wear out … relive them as often as you want.
  15. Home is the place where we grumble the most, but are often treated the best.
  16. Man looks at outward appearance but the Lord looks within.
  17. The choice you make today will usually affect tomorrow.
  18. Take time to laugh for it is the music of the soul.
  19. If anyone speaks badly of you, live so no one will believe it.
  20. Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
  21. Forgive them who do not return your emails, they are busy.
  22. Love is strengthened by working through conflicts together.
  23. The best thing parents can do for their children is to love each other.
  24. Harsh words break no bones but they do break hearts.
  25. To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it.
  26. We take for granted the things that we should be giving thanks for.
  27. Love is the only thing that can be divided without being diminished.
  28. Happiness is enhanced by others but doesn’t depend on others.
  29. You are richer today if you have laughed, given or forgiven.
  30. For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose 60 seconds of happiness that you can never get back.
  31. Do what you can, for who you can, with what you have, and where you are.


Christmas Tree (Audio)

Shoppin’ Around For A Christmas Tree

(Parody of Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
by Brenda Lee)

Shoppin’ around for a Christmas tree
At the grocery parking lot
Every thing over 4 foot 3
Is ‘bout hundred bucks a pop
Schlepin’ around for a Christmas tree
And I still haven’t found a thing
In a trailer I met some drunken’ guy
And we did some haggling

People get that ornamental feelin’ every year,
Mom’s and Dad’s and kids all happy
Till they get their hands all scratched and sappy

Shoppin’ around for Christmas trees
What a crappy holiday
Today they smell so fresh and green
They’ll be dead on Christmas Day

You will get that ornamental feeling every year
When you find a tree that looks real jolly,
If you turn it round, it’s as brown as Charlie’s

Choppin’ down my Christmas tree
In a true old-fashioned way
Toppin’ it off with a Spotted Owl
And make hasty get away

Electronic Repore

So let me ask you (which is a safe bet on my part, because nine times out of ten, when I write that, no one replies) so let me ask you ……… “Do you send out the Christmas Cards first, or do you wait and see who sends you one, then reply?”

I am of the later.  I get one, I answer one.  What I get this year, doesn’t necessary preclude my list for the following year.

This year there is an added wrinkle to the 2008 Christmas Card issue.  People are asking me “Why don’t you call anymore?” and then mysteriously adding their current area codes, numbers to the card.  I suppose they are assuming I have lost their numbers?

Never did that before.  I have stopped the telephone traffic because I am not all that convinced that cell phones do not give you brain tumors and I do not have a regular land line telephone.  So therefore, I have cut the telephone traffic back to an absolute minimum.  Now here is the rub.  “Telephone lines run BOTH ways don’t they?”

Strange questions in the age of instant communication eh?


Twin Falls Idaho – Rep. Stephen Hartgen wants to clean up bombastic and rude comments on the Internet with a law requiring people to use real names when posting comments on blogs and news websites.  Yeah, good luck on that one.  Hartgen calls his plan “a modest proposal,” but some opponents say it would chill the spontaneous exchange of ideas on the Internet.

I love those spontaneous exchanges such as:  “You Suck.”  “Why don’t you shove this up …..”  “If I lived close to you I would shove your head into a wastebasket and then …….” “So you do know how to use a spelling checker?” and my favorite absolute number one comment … “Mom, always liked you better!”

Oh well, you get the drift.


Christmas Last Year (audio)

02 Days until Christmas!

We are kicking off Christmas Week here at Creative Endeavors, each day a different rendition of your favorite Christmas song …. And as is our practice and when practical, we will include “absolutely free” the lyric’s of each song.  Christmas Week At Creative Endeavors … From now until Christmas Day 2008. Tell all your friends and most importantly …. Enjoy.

Didn’t I Get This Last Year?

(Parody of Do You Hear What I Hear?)

Said my nephew Tim to his Aunt Louise
Didn’t I get this last year?
Didn’t I get this last year?
Same thing every year Aunt Louise
Didn’t I get this last year?
Didn’t I get this last year?
Some socks, some socks and some tiny BVDS
But I can’t get them up past my knees
Could you return them please Aunt Louise?

Open this one first Uncle Bob
Didn’t I get this last year?
Didn’t I get this last year?
Try to act suprised Uncle Bob
But I got this last year?
But he got that last year
A tie, a tie wider than a mile
With a pattern way out of style
With a pattern way out of style

Said my wife to our neighbors ‘cross the street
I think we got this last year
I think we got this last year
What a thoughtful gift Peg and Al
I think we got this last year
I think we got this last year
A plant, a plant in a moldy mayonnaise jar
They must have dug one up from their yard
They must have dug one up from their yard

Said the Dad to his kids on Christmas day
Didn’t I get this last year?
Didn’t I get this last year?
This is just exactly what I want
This is just exactly what I want
Just as much as last year
Just as much as last year

Surprise, surprise a coupon for some fries
That was really very thoughtful you guys

Really very thoughtful you guys

Didn’t I get this last year?
Didn’t I get this last year?
Didn’t I get this last year?
Didn’t I get this last year?
I’m sure I got this last year
Didn’t I get this last year?

You know, thanks that was really very nice
Didn’t I get this last year?
Thanks to KZIK 102.5 FM