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Last updated: September 28, 1998

See Parenting: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Explained, by Debbie Oney
See Christian Devotionals/Encouragement: Be A Witness
See Marriage and Family: What Should You Look for in a Marriage Partner?
See Mental Health: Post Traumatic Stress Follows Terrifying Events
See Seniors Page: Strategies for Grief
See Christian Devotionals/Encouragement: Love Letter from Jesus
See Parenting: Kids and Violence
See Seniors Page: Grandparenting Is Great Fun!

My love for God -- and my gifts to God -- are to be offered to Him on the altar of my neighbor's need. We are encouraged by the growing rise and interest in Christianity. We pray for your health and well-being and continue to offer our prayers up for those of you who have requested us to join you in your prayerful petitions to God. Please continue to send your prayer requests by e-mail to For more Christian devotions, click on the Christian devotionals/encouragement page.

I invite you to visit the site below for Christian screen savers you may wish to download.

A Little Humor Goes A Long Way!

For those of you who like a warm chuckle, and who doesn't, here are a few thoughts to make you smile:

The following are comments actually made by airline flight attendants -- to amuse bored passengers who thought they'd heard it all. It was sent to me by a friend -- thanks, Sue, for sharing with us. :) Pilot: Folks, we have reached our cruising altitude now, so I am going to switch the seat belt sign off. Feel free to move about as you wish, but please stay inside the plane till we land ... it's a bit cold outside, and if you walk on the wings, it affects the flight pattern.

And after landing: Thank you for flying XYZ Business Express. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride.

An actual joke I heard on an airline recently, just after a very hard landing in Salt Lake City -- one of the most bone jarring I've ever experienced. The flight attendant came on the intercom and said, "That was quite a bump and I know what ya'll are thinking. I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight attendant's fault. It was the asphalt!"

Overheard on another airline: After an extremely hard landing, the flight attendant came on the PA and announced, "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Amarillo. Please remain in your seats with your seatbelts fastened while the Captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the gate."

Another flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing: "We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal!"

An airline pilot wrote that on a particular flight he had hammered his ship into the runway pretty hard. The airline had a policy which required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited, give a smile and a "Thanks for flying XX Airlines." He said that in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment. Finally, everyone had gotten off except for one little old lady walking with a cane. She asked, "Sonny, mind if I ask you one question?" "Why, no ma'm," said the pilot. "What is it?" The little old lady asked, "Did we land or were we shot down?"

Jack Benny said, "Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."

Birthdays are good for you, says Dick Hooper. Studies have shown that people who have the most live the longest.

Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.

Temper is what gets most of us into trouble. Pride is what keeps us there.

Parents who are afraid to put foot down, usually have children who step on their toes. -- Chinese proverb

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies. -- Woody Allen

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -- General George S. Patton

This is a calorie burner chart for strenuous and not-so-strenuous mental activities:

Beating around the bush .......................75
Jumping to conclusions........................100
Climbing the walls..................................150
Swallowing your pride............................50
Passing the buck......................................25
Pushing your luck..................................250
Making mountains out of molehills....500
Hitting the nail on the head...................50
Bending over backwards........................75
Running around in circles....................350
Climbing the ladder of success...........750

Fast Food Facts

Here's a great internet site for those of you who want to compare nutrition in various items offered by fast food restaurants. The nutritional information was compiled by the Minnesota Attorney General's Office. The web site is located at:

Follow the instructions when you reach the site.

  • Reinheimer Letter

    Monthly newsletter features topics of interest to counseling clients as well as to subscribers. Discussion topics include child development, spiritual development, monthly devotions, marriage and couple relationship skills, and other topics that may be requested from readers from one issue to another. Subscribers are encouraged to send questions they would like to have answered in future issues. The Reinheimer Letter is published in magazine/booklet format and contains articles which are concise and easy to read. Annual subscription is $14.00. Send to Reinheimer Counseling at P.O. Box 314, Palos Park, IL 60464-0314.

  • Depression in Children and Adolescents
  • Contents: Are Children Really Depressed? Symptoms of Depression in Children and Adolescents, What is an SSRI? Landmark Study Concludes Major Depression in Children is Real, Diagnosable and Treatable, Different Kinds of Depression, Creativity and Depessives, Cost of Depression to Society, Adolescent Suicide, Measuring Self-Esteem.

    We used to think children couldn't be depressed -- that they didn't think or feel deeply enough to experience the same depression that adults suffer. New research is disputing this notion. Read more about depression that does afflict children and teens.

  • Making Your Christian Marriage More Robust

    There's lots of material here to help you build or re-invent your marriage relationship. Discussion centers on Christian focus. I use the material in this booklet when I counsel pre-marital couples for several pastors in my counseling area. Couples have found the articles and information very helpful. Contents: Jesus Christ: Your Invisible Witness and the Silent Partner in Your Christian Marriage, Tasks of Intimacy, Choosing Forgiveness, Newlywed Challenges, Couple Strengths, Communication Skills, Myths About Conflict, Fair Fighting Rules, Peer Marriages, 5 Signals of a Marriage in Trouble.

  • I Have Called You By Name

  • This booklet of Christian devotionals is now available and ready to ship! It is a collection of daily devotions, much like the devotional that is quoted from the April issue of the newsletter. Each devotional is centered around a Bible text with accompanying prayer. If you're in a hurry but know you need to take a few moments to connect with God out the door, you'll want a copy of this collection of devotions.

    Tell Me...Tell Me...Tell Me...

    This is a collection of four Christian essays about Hope, Forgiveness, Prayer and Angels. Lots of correlated Bible verses to deepen your study and contemplation.

  • Martin Asks: Why Do Families Die?

    As a mental health counselor, I am disturbed by the effect divorce has on children. In my work with children, I have asked them what they experienced as a result of their parents' divorce and present their comments in a story about a boy named Martin who likens divorce to losing the dinosaurs. The first part of the booklet is written at fourth grade level and is easy for children to understand. The second part is directed toward parents and includes many things they should think about before running off to see a lawyer for a divorce.

    Please note: If you have questions that you would like to see answered in a future issue, or if you would like to contact me direct, send e-mail message on the link below.

    Thank you for visiting my home page! I hope that you will become a regular visitor to this page and plan to refresh and update excerpts from my newsletter -- probably after I get home from church on Sunday, so there will always be something new on a regular basis.

    Jane Reinheimer, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
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