Daily Archives: November 3, 2013
Please prayerfully reflect on the words of Here I am, Lord. It is part of this important blog message that I hope and pray you will want to take an active role in.
The Lord moved in my heart as I was giving the day to Him with my wife, Karen, to introduce you to a character God had me develop for children’s ministry. Originally, Dr. Teddy was a hand puppet I used to teach object lessons. Some time if it is the Lord’s will Dr. Teddy will appear again at a church, hospital,social institution or anywhere needed to answer His Lord’s call to service.
For some time now the Lord has put it on my heart that I would in collaboration with others write a book of children’s object lessons that can be used in youth ministry. My Lord says it is now time to unveil another side of Dr. Teddy.
Dr. Theodore Teddy has just received his doctoral degree in child psychology from the well-known graduate school among teddy bears called the Teddiology Institute of Psychology. He studied really hard first getting his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Teddorian College, and a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from Roosevelt University.
His parents, Theodore and and Eleanor Teddy, are so proud of their teddy bear son. Theodore worked his way through school to pay for his studies. He waited tables at the Honeybee restaurant. Through this experience he learned a lot about people.
Professor Augustus Malhaven, who is the Dean of Psychology at Roosevelt University, sees the potential in Theodore. He becomes Professor Malhaven’s graduate teaching assistant. After two years as Professor Malhaven’s teaching assistant he recommends Dr. Teddy to be an associate professor of counseling and child psychology.
As part of his post doctoral work at Roosevelt University Dr. Teddy had to pass his science course, but he’s a terrible scientist! Why just last semester he blew up the science lab when he mixed the chemicals of tedorihydrochloride and beromium sulphate together. Dr. Teddy lit them with the bunsen burner. All that could be heard was a loud “Kaboom!”. It took a million tedorian dollars to rebuild the lab after Dr. Teddy destroyed it.
Dr. Teddy thought to himself, “What is Professor Malhaven thinking? If I go and do that lab experiment again, I could get killed. I um uh really don’t think it’s worth it.”
For his post doctoral work he has no choice. He tried to get out of it, but Professor Malhaven said to graduate from the post doctoral fellowship program and become a tenured professor,he had to pass his science class. He got honours marks in all of his other courses, but he is barely passing in science.
One day while he is working on a lab experiment to come up with a formula to improve the memory of teddy bears there is an explosion. Dr. Teddy is all alone in the lab at the time.
Dr. Teddy survives the explosion. He thinks life will go on normally, but he is so wrong. Suddenly, he is able to hear the thoughts of other people and teddy bears. The noise of their minds has him covering his ears.
“I’m sure I failed that psychology exam. I really enjoy Professor Malhaven’s class. I need to lose weight. God mustn’t love me because my parents are getting a divorce. Now that my boss fired me, how am I going to provide for my family? Why can’t my wife understand my needs? Why can’t my husband understand my needs? I’m late for work again! Lord, why does my husband beat me up so much? I only have three months to live. Lord, I don’t have any life insurance. How will I know my family will be financially okay? What is sin? What is salvation? How big is Heaven? What is cyber bullying? Why did my best friend commit suicide? What is love? Why do I hate myself so much? Why are mom and dad angry at me all the time? How can I steal some cookies from the cookie jar without Mom knowing? Why can’t I have everything I want for Christmas? Why are there so many poor people in the world? Why can’t people love one another like God says we should? Why are there so many people who hate and kill each other?…”
Dr. Teddy can’t stand the noise of people’s and teddy bears’ thoughts any longer. Why is he even having people’s thoughts giving him such a huge headache? He is a teddy bear, not a human-being, although he does have human thought, reason and emotion. He even walks like a human-being and has his own family of a teddy bear wife named, Tedora. He also has two children, a seven year old daughter named, Bearita, and a five year-old son named, Tedia.
Dr. Teddy has two cats. One is William and the other is Catherine. Their nick names are Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot a.k.a. Sir William at Large, because William keeps getting up on the roof of the family home in the city of Tedunsky in the state of Honnuticutt. The other cat’s nick names are Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Catherine the Frowner a.k.a. Her Royal Highness of Tedunsky.
Dr. Teddy is a Christian. He even took studies in pastoral counseling and theology as part of his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He attends the Tedstone Community Church in Tedunsky, in the state of Honnuticutt.
Theodore cries out to God. “Lord, I live in a different universe. Why am I able to hear the thoughts of people on earth? Please get these thoughts out of my head! They’re driving me crazy!”
God answers. “Theodore, I have watched you closely during all those times you asked Me what My plan was for you. I saw you working so hard waiting tables at the Honeybee restaurant to help pay for your studies.
I am very pleased with you. You have stayed close to My heart. The explosion in the lab was for My kingdom reasons. I changed the formula you made to improve the memory of teddy bears into one that gives you the ability to read not only the minds of children, but adults and other teddy bears as well.
You will be leaving your universe of Ted and going to earth. You are part of a growing race of both teddy bears with human characteristics living among humans.
By day you will be a mild-mannered child pscychology professor at Harvard University. Any time I need you, you will become Super Teddy.
Theodore, here is a cape I made for you. The yellow colour is to remind people of the power of My Holy Spirit. The red S is to represent the authority of my Son. So, know you will be doing My work in My strength, not yours. Me, My Son and the Holy Spirit will be there to help you and your team whenever we are needed.
You will be able to read the thoughts of all human-beings and all earth and Ted universe teddy bears.
I will give you the ability to fly, so anywhere in the world or the universe of Ted you are needed, you will be able to help children, parents and other teddy bears with their problems. But always remember, I am your Commander-in-Chief.
Theodore, please tell the many hurting children, parents and other teddy bears you will meet that I love them. Tell them I want them to stop hating each other so much.
I will also call you to speak to the United Nations assembly. People in the world need to live in peace with each other. You will use the thoughts of Professor Augustus Malhaven, your other professors and people from earth’s history you studied, to call the world to peace, brotherhood and equality.
In your speech I will call you to give before the United Nations, you will give them My message. They only have a small window of time left to start stopping the damage they have done to the world I created.
You will speak to the World Council of Churches. Tell them to stop division among all faith groups.
Tell the pastors and the World Council of Churches I call them to love, not hate one another. I want them to live in harmony with all faiths.
I am angry about all these sermons I’m hearing that contain a surface analysis of Scripture. Tell the pastors to stand firm and preach the gospel as it should be preached. People are getting too many sermons that tell them waht their itching ears want to hear. How can people grow in My churches unless they are challenged by My Word?
My Son endured rejection and ridicule for calling the world to be a people of love, not hate, kindness, not intolerance, harmony, not disharmony.
My Son died on the Cross at Calvary for the sins of the world in which He came into, a world of intolerance and hatred.
I allowed my Son’s death to give mankind a chance to turn from their wicked ways. And over 2,000 years later the world has become more intolerant, unloving and unkind.
Remember in your studies of U.S. history that it says in the United States Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
You and your team will challenge the people of the world to work together for a more just society where we live in equality and brotherhood with one another..
You and your team will tell the world they need to come up with solutions to poverty before millions more succumb to the death of hope it causes.
I want people to use the blessing of their wealth to help others in need. So many people see a homeless person and offer them not even one hot meal.
Theodore, there wouldn’t be any poverty in the world if the people I created would learn to share the blessings I gave them. Why do they spend so much time making sure they have the latest smart phone, Wii game, Ipad or ipod when many of the poor children, men and women in their own community are suffering from malnutrition?
Canadians spent $1,397 in 2011 during the holiday season. Luxembourg because of their low taxes had the highest amount of spending. The United States rates as having the second highest amount doled out for Christmas. Two years ago they spent over $700 on Christmas gifts and seasonal items.
Christmas is about giving to others of our time and our heart. It’s not about the presents. It never was. The god of commercialism reigns. People are forgetting the message that Christmas is about my Son and what He represents of the spirit of giving and love for all that should be happening not just at Christmas, but all throughout the year.
I gave mankind a beautiful world. Instead of caring for it they have polluted thousands of rivers and the many lakes, seas and oceans I created. Many of the animals like the birds I made are dying because of pollution from oil spills getting on their wings.
Millions suffer from asthma and multiple chemical sensitivity because their bodies can’t stand one chemical assault after another.
Many people wear scented products like cologne and perfume without thinking of how it’s giving them cancer, destroying earth and making people who are sensitive to these things very ill, and eventially killing many of those people.
You will call the world to put down the weapons of their tongue that speaks words of destruction into the lives of others. Only when the people of the world start loving each other and caring for the world I gave them, will there be any hope for its survival.
I am concerned about My pastors. Theodore, they are so exhausted. They are handling far too many responsibilities. They need more people in their congregations to help them. I am losing too many of them to burnout.
I want you to tell all pastors who live the truth they preach that I love them. Make sure you tell them I want them to rest more and spend more time with their families. Too many of them are leaving the ministry. It will be yours and your team’s job to offer helpful advice to all pastors and churches.
Where necessary you will step in and help pastors and their congregations to resolve their problems. Some pastors are so worn out that you and your team will need to go to many churches, preach, lead worship and spend time in private counseling pastors, church leaders and congregations.
I need My churches to be far healthier than they are now. Some have the right idea. They do the best they can. They’re not perfect, but at least they do their best to resolve problems.
They work together to build people up, not tear them down. The pastors of these churches recognize the gifts of their congregation members. They with the help of church leaders help develop the gifts of congregants. Church leaders in these healthier churches spend time praying and listening to the problems of their pastor, minister, priest or rabbi.
Theodore, in your speech before the U.N. when talking about the absolute necessity for world peace, use this quote from Martin Luther King Jr.
“Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”
Theodore, you have your mission. I know I’m asking a lot of you, but I put a lot of mentoring into you. I brought and will continue to bring many mentors into your life to guide you in the calling I have given you.
I have over 50 years invested in you. Now, I ask you to do My will.
Are you ready for your adventure?”
Theodore is hesitant. “Lord, you’re asking an awful lot of me. I’m not sure I’m up for such a difficult task.”
God answers saying, “Theodore, be encouraged I told you I will bring many people to help you. I will also give you the help of other teddy bears. I am a God of My word. I will tell you and your team what they should say.”
Dr.Teddy breathes a deep sigh of relief. Then, he says with a deep peace and joy in his heart, “Here I am, my Lord. Send me. I surrender all to obey Your call. Here am I my Lord, send me.”
Note: This is your opportunity to contribute to what I hope will be a future book called Global Heart Talks with Dr. Teddy. What problems would you like Dr. Teddy to help the world with? What situations in churches can Dr. Teddy and his team help with? What individual and family problems can Dr. Teddy and his helpers deal with?
Send me your stories in a minimum of 500 words. Ideas should be expressed in a minimum of 250 words. if I use your story, I will credit you as author and in the acknowledgement section. I will adapt your story where needed to fit within my plotline and character development. If I use your idea in my book, I will give you credit for it in the acknowledgement section.
I would really enjoy receiving stories and ideas from children and teenagers. For stories just as with the adults your name will be published for the story and in the acknowledgement section of the book. If children or teenagers contribute ideas for the book their names will be published in the acknowledgement section. Kids, this is your chance to become a published author or story idea contributor.
10% of all proceeds will be donated to poverty alleviation. 10% of profits will go to the great work the Canadian Cancer Society is doing. That will make a total of 20% I am committing to charitable donations.
I have a special place in my heart for those who suffer from cancer and those who have beaten it. I lost a stepfather to lung cancer. I have a sister, who is a breast cancer survivor.
Having been on welfare for two years before being transferred to Ontario Disability, my Lord has helped me see the struggles of those who live in poverty. God loves the poor and the rich. He wants us all to help one another to live in a world where we are kinder and more loving to one another.
I leave you for now with this quote from Mother Teresa to ponder.
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
God’s richest blessings be with you all!
Please send your stories and ideas to Kevin Osborne at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org