Letter From DadTo my Child
He came to
demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2
Jesus died so that you and I could be
reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the
ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10
up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you
receive me. 1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you
from my love again. Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I'll throw
the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7
always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians
My question is, Will you be my child? John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32
Love, Your Dad.
'Father's Love Letter
used by permission Father Heart Communications Copyright
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The term "Shocking Pictures" used in the series of photos (see
above) lost some of its meaning because all the photos are not
being presented at one time. The commercial press believes in
the phrase "if it bleeds, it leads". Certainly The news from
Iraq is terrible, but there are some good things happening
there and that's what the pictures we've been running are
about-The heart warming, caring stuff.
I do believe this worksBut check it out so it can be
used for Father'S Day Cook Outs
Just received this. Don't
know if it works or not. Sounds easy and cheap. PESKY
MOSQUITOES Pass this on to anyone who likes sitting out in
the evening or when they're having a cook out. So you don't
like those pesky mosquitoes, especially now that they have the
potential to carry the West Nile Virus? Here's a tip that was
given at a recent gardening forum. Put some water in a white
dinner plate and add just a few drops of Lemon Fresh Joy dish
detergent. Set the dish on your porch, patio, or other outdoor
area. Not sure what attracts them, the lemon smell, the white
plate, or what, but mosquitoes flock to it, and drop dead
shortly after drinking the Lemon Fresh Joy/water mixture, and
usually within about 10 feet of the plate. Check this out --
it works just super! May seem trivial, but it may help control
mosquitoes around your home, especially in the South and
elsewhere where the West Nile virus is reaching epidemic
proportions in mosquitoes, birds, and humans.
Which Mosquito Repellents Work Best?Which Mosquito
Repellents Work Best? To find out which mosquito repellents
really keep the skeeters away, the Good Housekeeping Institute
and ABC's Good Morning America asked Jonathan Day of the
University of Florida's Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero
Beach, FL, to conduct a test in June 2002. Five courageous
testers volunteered to put their arms in a cage filled with 80
bloodthirsty mosquitoes and see how well each of the following
four mosquito repellents would keep the insects away.
The products tested were:
Cutter Skinsations with
Deep Woods OFF! with 30% DEET
OFF! Botanicals (a
eucalyptus-based repellent with no DEET)
Control Plus, a wristband that emits sounds designed to ward
Skinsations, Deep Woods OFF! and OFF! Botanicals did an
excellent job. The testers had no bites with any of these
products. The Deep Woods OFF! lasted over two hours, the OFF!
Botanicals repelled the mosquitoes for about two hours and the
Cutter Skinsations worked for roughly one hour. The Mosquito
Contro Plus wristband was the least effective; testers had
between 10 and 20 mosquito landings on their arms per minute
as soon as they put their arms in the cage.
Housekeeping has three tips to avoid mosquito bites:
higher the percentage of DEET, the longer the repellent will
Children should not use repellents with more
than 10% DEET.
When outdoors during mosquito season, try to
cover your skin as much as possible. Also, mosquitoes tend to
be more attracted to dark clothing than to light
What should we believe?
"Any man can be a Father,Dance With My Father
takes a special person
to be called Dad."
Back when I was a child,
removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high and
with my mother and me and then
Spin me around 'til
I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
knew for sure I was loved
If I could get another
another walk, another dance with him
I'd play a
song that would never, ever end
How I'd love, love,
To dance with my father again
When I and my
mother would disagree
To get my way, I would run from her
He'd make me laugh just to comfort me
finally make me do just
what my mama said
night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my
Never dreamed that he would
be gone from me
I could steal one final glance,
One final step,one final
dance with him
I'd play a song that would never, ever
'Cause I'd love, love, love
To dance with my father
Sometimes I'd listen outside her door
hear how my mother cried for him
I pray for her even more
I pray for her even more than me
I know I'm
praying for much too much
But could you send back the
man she loved
I know you don't do it
But dear Lord she's dying
To dance with my
Every night I fall asleep and
this is all I
WATER #1. 75% of Americans are chronically
dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world
#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst
mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.
#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down
one's metabolism as 3%.
#4. One glass of water will shut
down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters
studied in a University of Washington study.
#5. Lack of
water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could
significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of
#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger
fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and
difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed
#8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the
risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of
breast cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop
bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you
should drink every day?
COKE #1. In many states the highway patrol carries
two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the
highway after a car accident.
#2. You can put a T-bone
steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.
#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of
Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit
for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke
removes stains from vitreous china.
#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car
bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds
Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
#5. To clean
corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola
over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the
rusted bolt for several minutes.
#7. To bake a moist ham:
Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in
aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is
finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with
the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
#8. To remove grease
from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy
clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The
Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean
road haze from your windshield.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
#1 the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It
will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also
leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the
rising increase of osteoporosis.
#2. To carry Coca-Cola
syrup (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a
hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive
#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it
to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!
question is, would you like a glass of water? or Coke?
Flag Day Wednesday June 14 The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated
as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day
specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first
originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for
the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District
6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official
adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In
numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses
over the following years, Cigrand continued to
enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag
Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.
On June 14, 1889, George
Balch, a kindergarten teacher in New York City, planned
appropriate ceremonies for the children of his school, and his
idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State
Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy
Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on
June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the
Sons of the Revolution, celebrated Flag Day.
the suggestion of Colonel J Granville Leach (at the time
historian of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the
Revolution), the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of
America on April 25, 1893 adopted a resolution requesting the
mayor of Philadelphia and all others in authority and all
private citizens to display the Flag on June 14th. Leach went
on to recommend that thereafter the day be known as 'Flag
Day', and on that day, school children be assembled for
appropriate exercises, with each child being given a small
Two weeks later on May 8th, the Board of
Managers of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution
unanimously endorsed the action of the Pennsylvania Society of
Colonial Dames. As a result of the resolution, Dr. Edward
Brooks, then Superintendent of Public Schools of Philadelphia,
directed that Flag Day exercises be held on June 14, 1893 in
Independence Square. School children were assembled, each
carrying a small Flag, and patriotic songs were sung and
In 1894, the governor of New York
directed that on June 14 the Flag be displayed on all public
buildings. With BJ Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn as the moving
spirits, the Illinois organization, known as the American Flag
Day Association, was organized for the purpose of promoting
the holding of Flag Day exercises. On June 14th, 1894, under
the auspices of this association, the first general public
school children's celebration of Flag Day in Chicago was held
in Douglas, Garfield, Humboldt, Lincoln, and Washington Parks,
with more than 300,000 children participating.
too, participated in patriotic programs. Franklin K. Lane,
Secretary of the Interior, delivered a 1914 Flag Day address
in which he repeated words he said the flag had spoken to him
that morning: "I am what you make me; nothing more. I swing
before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of
Inspired by these three decades of state
and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag
Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the
Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916.
While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years
after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd,
1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress
designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.
Coming up is Ed Grace's party on July 1st at the Shore Club
Marina and Gayle Shields' "Wear Red White and Blue on the
fourth of July"
Monday Night Dancers Mon June
Singles & Couples. Dance lessons: Beginner 5:30-
6:30 PM, Intermediate 6:30-7:30 PM. Dance party 7:30-10:30 PM.
No dance partner needed. Lessons $5.00, Dance party 6.00.
Snacks included. Big Band's, Latin, Swing, Fox Trot, Waltz,
Polka. 313-295- 1134.
Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C
Hall, 23663 Park St.,Dearborn from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM Price
Century Dancers Tues June 13|
Live Band Ballroom Dancing (This is not the Polish
American Cultural Center which is nearby)
American-Polish Century Club, just north of Fourteen
Mile on the east side of Maple Lane, across from Maple Lane
Golf Course. Maple Lane Road becomes an extension of Hoover at
Fourteen Mile Road. Polish- American Century Club, just north
of Fourteen Mile Starting at 07:00 PM Member price $8.00 Guest
Price $8.00 Reserve by 2006-02-21
Somerset Ski & Golf Club TUES June
General Meeting. Come early for spaghetti dinner.
Dancing to a DJ after the Meeting
Troy Elks Club 1451
East Big Beaver Troy, MI at between Rochester Road and John R.
on the north side of the street. from 7:30 PM to Member price
$4 Guest Price $6
This meeting features a golf item re-sale bring in anything
you would like to sell,clubs, bags, covers, golf clothes,
Sailing Singles Tues June 13|
Come join in the fun and great picnic fare catered by the
duo of Karen and Roy at the Flying Scot/Sailing Singles Summer
Picnic. Tuesday June 13th gather at 4:00-5:00, eat 5:30-7:00,
and watch the starts and finishes of the Tuesday Night sail
boat races off Windmill Pointe Park in Grosse Pointe
We will be serving traditional picnic fare: hot dogs
and hamburgers grilled to perfection with all the fixings,
potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon, desserts, chips, pop and
The cost is $10.00, pay at the welcome
table. Please call in a reservation, since a list of names
will be at the gate, and we would also appreciate a count so
we have enough food.
. Call Karen McCallister: 313-886-5386
by June 10th.
• Directions from the East: Exit I-94 at
Cadieux, turn left, (South) continue on Cadieux until you
reach Jefferson. Turn right (West) on Jefferson, drive about 8
blocks to Bedford, it will be the first light. Turn left on
Bedford and follow it to the right when it becomes Windmill
Pointe Drive. Take Windmill Pointe to the end as it drives
straight into the Park.
• Directions from the West: Exit
I-94 at Outer Drive/Alter Road. Turn right on Alter (South),
continue until you reach Jefferson. Turn Left on Jefferson and
then Right on the first street in Grosse Pointe, Barrington.
Take Barrington to the end, it ends at the Park.
Selective Singles Social Club WED June
LBBT at Agave's Patio Woodward at CAnfield Detroit, MI
Carpooling from Northwood Shopping Center at 13 Mile and
Woodward at 5:15 PM. Enjoy authenic Mexican fare and
Margaritas outside on the patio at Agave's. from 06:00 PM
Contact : Nancy at 248-585-3165 or Lorraine at 248-642-0555
Downriver Swing Club Thur June
Cool West Coast Patterns for social Dancing! Pier 500
507 Biddle Wyandotte, MI from 06:00 PM to Member price $10
Guest Price $10
Kirk Singles Wed June 14|
Join us for the weekly free concerts in beautiful downtown
Birmingham. Program changes from week to week. For a
pre-concert walk, meet at the statue in the center of Shain
Park at 6:00 P.M. Bring a folding chair or blanket. Contact :
Shain Park Downtown Birmingham, MI
07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Single Place Thu. June 15|
Thursday Night Program which will begin with a Social Time
from 7:30 PM to 7:45 PM, then the program from 7:45 PM to 9:00
The meeting will take place at the First
Presbyterian Church 200 East Main Street Northville, MI 48167
The price is $5.00
American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan THU June
Monthly Meeting/Mingler Cocktails and mingling from 6:00 PM
Short meeting at 7:00 PM Mingling continues after meeting.
Maples Country Club 31260 Wakefield Drive Novi, MI
248-669-6551 from 06:00 PM
Ragtime June 16-18, 2006|
The Baldwin Theater 415 S. Lafayette Ave Royal Oak, MI
Ragtime May 26-28, June 1-4, 8-11, 16-18,
2006 Showtimes Thur, Fri and Sat 8:00 PM Sunday 2:00 PM
Ragtime paints a nostalgic portrait of life at the
dawn of 20th century. This new musical intertwines the lives
of three New York families with historical figures including
Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, and Booker T.
Washington in a weaving of fact and fiction. With a score as
diverse as America's melting pot, the show draws upon
traditional Jewish folk sounds, Vaudevillian compositions, and
Joplin and Jazz to capture the soul and sentiment of this
turning point in our history.
Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri June
Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres
(8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes)
Holiday Inn, Livonia Laurel Park Dr. N 6
Mile Road at I-275 734-464-1300
from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am
Hills Ballroom Dance FRI June 16|
Monthly Lesson and dance DJ: Michael Derscha Dance
Instructors: Ron & Linda Hiveley $10 Class including dance
Dance only: $8 Fran Bracciale 248 473-1822 Spacious wood dance
floor Refreshments 50/50 Raffle
Costick Center 28600 Eleven Mile Rd. Farmington Hills, MI
248-473-1830 Between Middlebelt & Inkster, Gate 4, Door B
or C from 07:00
Singles Social Club THU June 15|
Weekly breakfast with good friends and good food. All
welcome. Contact : Rosemary 313-881-3934
Roseville, MI S off 13 Mile on Mack from 09:00 AM
Singles Social Club FRI June 16|
Come and enjoy a morning of fun with a lively group of
friends If you would like more information please call Peggy
at 586-725-3152 or Kathy at 586-716- 1902 Mutt & Jeff's
50870 North Avenue Macomb Township, MI 586-949-3040 Just 1/2
block south of 23 Mile Road on the east side of North Ave.
from 09:00 AM to Member price Menu Guest Price Menu
Clay and Glass show Sat & Sun June 17-18|
Royal Oak Clay and Glass show About 140 exhibitors. Show
Hours: Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 10am- 6pm
Royal Oak , on
Washington St. between Fourth & Lincoln.
Singles SAT June 17|
Drive or Sail to St Clair Harbor, St Clair Mi.
- 3 PM Tie up, Boat hopping, cocktails on your own
- 6-8PM Saturday will be Dinner at Voyageur
- After Dinner Murphy's Inn or St Clair Inn
- Sunday 8:Am Potluck Breakfast
- Call Brenda 248-909-0555
League of Michigan SAT June 17|
Miracle League Game 11:00 AM and 1:00 pm WalMart Field
26000 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI Just south of 11 in the
Southfield Municipal Complex behind the volley Ball courts.
from 11:00 AM to
& Golf Club At-Sun June 17-18|
Golf Weekend-Sat.-Mon.2 nights lodging, 2 full breakfast,
Sat. evening social, 2 full breakfast,Sunday dinner. Sat. is
optional. Sun.18 holes at Gull Lake E.Course,Mon. 18 holes at
Gull Lake W.Course. Contact : Ed Potts 248-879
Lake View Golf Course 12500 M-89 Richland, MI W of Battle
Creek - 89 exit off of 96 at Battle Creek. Call for Bev or Ed
Singles SUN June 18|
Dance lessons 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Dance party 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
$7.00 Both for only $12.00 Contact : Bob 313-521-6564
Renaissance Unity Social Hall 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd. Warren, MI
formerly Church of Today on the 696 service drive between Van
Dyke and Hoover from 05:00 PM to
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The Barque Picton Castle, famous for her year-long
voyages around the world as a sail training vessel, will
visit the Great Lakes this summer as part of the ASTA
2006 Tall Ships Challenge This is an excellent
opportunity for young men and women age 15+ to
experience being a sail trainee on a Class "A" square
rigged ship. We hope this opportunity will excite some
of your young people.
The Poster is here