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Newsletter 5-13-15

by on May 13, 2015, under Children, Family, IYM, Singles

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, Lord;  teach me your decrees.”  Psalms 119:11,12 NIV

Success is knowing and loving God. Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. Its 176 verses are presented in 22 stanzas of 8 verses each, and each stanza corresponds to the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Because it is an acrostic song, Spurgeon said it could be called “the alphabet of love,” for it unfolds God’s loving provision of wisdom for His children

I trust your weekend was pleasurable and you took time to reflect on your Mother.  It was a most memorable time for me.

Now looking on to Father’s Day….

A Bit of Trivia:

Father’s In 1900 Today nearly 100 years have elapsed since the first father’s Day was celebrated. Fathers of 1900 didn’t have it nearly as good as fathers of today; but they did have a few advantages:

In 1900, fathers prayed their children would learn English. Today, fathers pray their children will speak English.

In 1900, a father’s horsepower meant his horses. Today, it’s the size of his minivan..

In 1900, fathers could count on children to join the family business. Today, fathers pray their kids will soon come home from college long enough to teach them how to work the computer and set the VCR. In 1900, fathers shook their children gently and whispered, “Wake up, it’s time for school.” Today, kids shake their fathers violently at 4 a.m., shouting: “Wake up, it’s time for baseball practice.”

In 1900, a father came home from work to find his wife and children at the supper table. Today, a father comes home to a note: “Jimmy’s at baseball, Cindy’s at gymnastics, I’m at adult-Ed, Pizza in fridge.”

In 1900, fathers and sons would have heart-to-heart conversations while fishing in a stream. Today, fathers pluck the headphones off their sons’ ears and shout, “WHEN YOU HAVE A MINUTE.. –

Dear Son, I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh. Love, Dad –

Here are the most important dates to remember: (I know you have seen them for the past few weeks, but I am hoping that you will help with the advertising. Thanks.)

Summer Camp @ Camp Kulaqua.  I am looking forward to meeting your children at camp this summer.  Go to the Website and get the information.  Get the word out!!!!

A Single Parent Retreat, August 7-9 @ Camp Kulaqua (Registration begins May 1 thru Camp Kulaqua’s website)  This is a retreat for any single parent with children.  There will be programing for the parent and the children separately and together.  Camp activities are available for all to take part in.  *Please note that the only cost to the parent is their lodging and food.  A Scholorship fund is available for those needing assistance with the cost. (contact me @ my email or call.  See contact information below.)  My prayer is that the information gets out and that churches will help to send those that would like to come.

A Couples Retreat, September 11-13 @ Camp Kulaqua (Register @ thru the youth/young adult Florida Conference website)  This event is for any couple wanting to enrich their marriage.

Parenting Seminar, May 20  Parent and kids (9+) Seminar by Kirk Martin and son Casey @ Forest Lake SDA Church  7-9-pm

I am leaving for Camp Kulaqua Friday to get ready for the campers who will arrive May 31st.  If you need to contact me please do (contact information is below) I will be working out of the office during this time.

We are asking that you will remember the Camp staff and children who will be attending in your prayers.  Our theme for camp this year is “BE THE LIGHT”….my prayer is that we will “Be the Light” to the campers.

Until next week.  May you have a great rest of the week.

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