OK, I need to have a heart to heart talk with the men reading this. Ladies, of course you may read along since this involves you but you might find some of the guy talk a bit rough so be warned.
Men, Sunday is Valentine's day and the special woman in your life wants you to do something special for them. This special thing will make their heart feel warm and fuzzy and gushy (rhymes with "pushy" not "lushy"). This special thing is probably also something that isn't obvious to you because what they really want is for you to think and figure out what would be meaningful to them that you would never in a hundred million years think of unless you try to.
Please get off the ledge; it's not as bad as it sounds. Just avoid things such as appliances that make household work easier, products designed for self-improvement (ie. body shape, breath smell, etc), power tools YOU really want, and any kind of art that involves the hair on your back.
What you have to do is communicate how you value them - honest, my wife just told me so as I read this to her ( including the part I just removed).
I suggest the following for a start. Gather together some pictures of the favorite moments you have shared together and make a beautiful slideshow of them - complete with words describing your feelings about her. Smileboxhas great system that will help you do that and add music as well. Smilebox is easy to use and free. I know that that is counter-intuitive to how lots of us think about gift giving because we think it has to be difficult and expensive.
But in today's economy and world, there is a shortage of money and a shortage of heartfelt sentiment so why not help cure both with a Smileboxvalentine's card today?
Speaking of gift giving and back hair, today's new links on the Cybersalt Site will hopefully give you a laugh about both.
Beware of the Dog House:
Here is today's CleanLaugh - "Sermon Feedback"
They say that a preacher's wife is always his number one assistant.
An example of this comes one Sunday morning after the preacher had just finished his sermon. He went and sat down with his wife and she asked him how he thought the church service went.
The Preacher shrugged and said, "The worship was excellent, and I think the prayer and communion times went quite well, but," he continued, "I just don't think the sermon ever got off the ground."
The wife looked over at him, and before she could stop herself, she said, "Well, it sure did taxi long enough!"
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"Scissors are overpowered. Rock is fine." - Paper
Today's Illustration - "Reputation"
Featured Illustration items are well suited for introducing or illuminating a point in a sermon, speech, or devotional. Funny, moving, or perhaps even graphic, the point of them is the point you make with them.
Lenora, 95-years-old and in excellent health, confided that she was terribly worried:
"Every one of my friends has already died and gone on to heaven. I'm afraid they're all wondering where *I* went!"
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