" Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of the words, "
|Now that's God|
I received this in my email
It was one of the hottest days of the dry season. We had not seen rain in almost a month. The crops were dying. Cows had stopped giving milk. The creeks and streams were long gone back into the earth. It was a dry season that would bankrupt several farmers before it was through.
Every day, my husband and his brothers would go about the arduous process of trying to get water to the fields. Lately this process had involved taking a truck to the local water rendering plant and filling it up with water. But severe rationing had cut everyone off.
If we Didn’t see some rain soon...we would lose everything. It was on this day that I learned the true lesson of sharing and witnessed the only miracle I have seen with my own eyes. I was in the kitchen making lunch for my husband and his brothers when I saw my Six-year-old son, Billy, walking toward the woods. He wasn't walking with the usual carefree abandon of a youth but with a serious purpose. I could only see his back. He was obviously walking with a great effort ... trying to be as still as possible. Minutes after he disappeared into the woods, he came running out again, toward the house. I went back to making sandwiches; thinking that whatever task he had been doing was completed.
Moments later, however, he was once again walking in that slow purposeful stride toward the woods. This activity went on for an hour: walking carefully to the woods, running back to the house.
Finally I couldn't take it any longer and I crept out of the house and followed him on his journey (being very careful not to be seen...as he was obviously doing important work and didn't need his Mommy checking up on him). He was cupping both hands in front of him as he walked, being very careful not to spill the water he held in them ... maybe two or three tablespoons were held in his tiny hands. I sneaked close as he went into the woods. Branches and thorns slapped his little face, but he did not try to avoid them. He had a much higher purpose. As I leaned in to spy on him, I saw the most amazing site.
Several large deer loomed in front of him. Billy walked right up to them. I almost screamed for him to get away. A huge buck with elaborate antlers was dangerously close. But the buck did not threaten him...he didn't even move as Billy knelt down. And I saw a tiny fawn lying on the ground; obviously suffering from dehydration and heat exhaustion, lift its head with great effort to lap up the water cupped in my beautiful boy's hand. When the water was gone, Billy jumped up to run back to the house and I hid behind a tree. I followed him back to the house to a spigot to which we had shut off the water. Billy opened it all the way up and a small trickle began to creep out. He knelt there, letting the drip, drip slowly fill up his makeshift "cup," as the sun beat down on his little back. And it came clear to me: The trouble he had gotten into for playing with the hose the week before. The lecture he had received about the importance of not wasting water. The reason he didn't ask me to help him. It took almost twenty minutes for the drops to fill his hands. When he stood up and began the trek back, I was there in front of him.
His little eyes just filled with tears. "I'm not wasting," was all he said. As he began his walk, I joined him...with a small pot of water from the kitchen. I let him tend to the fawn. I stayed away. It was his job. I stood on the edge of the woods watching the most beautiful heart I have ever known working so hard to save another life. As the tears that rolled down my face began to hit the ground, other drops...and more drops...and more suddenly joined them. I looked up at the sky. It was as if God, himself, was weeping with pride.
Some will probably say that this was all just a huge coincidence. Those miracles don't really exist. That it was bound to rain sometime. And I can't argue with that... I'm not going to try. All I can say is that the rain that came that day saved our farm...just like the actions of one little boy saved another. I don't know if anyone will read this...but I had to send it out. To honor the memory of my beautiful Billy, who was taken from me much too soon... But not before showing me the true face of God, in a little, sunburned body.
*~THAT'S GOD ~*
Have you ever been just sitting there and all of a sudden you feel like doing something nice for someone you care for?
THAT'S GOD! He speaks to you through the Holy Spirit
Have you ever been down and out and nobody seems to be around for you to Talk to?
THAT'S GOD! He wants you to speak to Him.
Have you ever been thinking about somebody that you haven't seen in a long time and then next thing you know you see them or receive a phone call from them?
THAT'S GOD! There's no such thing as coincidence.
Have you ever received something wonderful that you didn't even ask for, like money in the mail, a debt that had mysteriously been cleared, or a coupon to a department store where you had just seen something you wanted, but couldn't afford.
THAT'S GOD. . He knows the desires of your heart. .
Have you ever been in a situation and you had no clue how it is going to get better, but now you look back on it?
THAT'S GOD! He passes us through tribulation to see a brighter day.
|Huron Pointe Yacht Club Fri Aug 19|
Muscular Dystrophy Association Fund Raiser Annual BarBQ and dance Friday, August 19th 6pm Huron Pointe Yacht Club South River Road, Harrison Twp. $20 per person/tax deductible All you can eat ribs & chicken and beer. Great fun for a great cause!
Attend a Minor League Game.
The parks are smaller so you can get closer to the action. The seats are cheaper so you can buy more hot dogs (just kidding) and every thing is more friendly.
. But don't forget about the Miracle League. I will have some more information for next weeks issue.
Last weekend he was invited to Grand Rapids by The West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball team, a Tiger farm club, to do his "Pavaraotti" Style Hot Dog vending. They even advertised his coming in their Schedule even though they miss-spelled his first name.
Last year he was invited to Toledo and appeared on their local TV and the fact that he was being sent to the minors to sing was a story carried on the Associated Press and 17 papers around the country carried the story. he also was invited to sing for the Lansing Lugnuts last year.
|Sailing Singles TUE August 16|
Dinner of the Month (separate checks)Click here for details Tin Fish 10069 Dixie Highway Fair Haven, MI 586-725-78880 6:00 PM Dinner at 8:00 pm
|Somerset Ski & Golf Club WED August 17|
Meet and Greet Click here for details Beach Grill 24420 E Jefferson St Clair Shores, MI 586-772- 44560 5:30 PM
|Skiwi Ski Club THU August 18|
General Meeting Civic Center Park in Madison Heights and they start at 6pm.06:00 PM to Member price Guest Price Reserve by 2005-08-18
|American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan THU August 18|
Monthly Meeting/Mingler Cocktails/Mingling 6p-7p Meeting 7pm (Mingling afterwards)Click here for details Maples Country Club 31260 Wakefield Dr Novi, Mi 48377 07:00 PM
|No concert at Shain Park Wed Aug 17|
No concert due to Dream Cruise Activities.
|Woodward Dream Cruise Sat August 20|
Woodward Dream Cruise Important phone numbers
Police emergency9-1 - 1
Oakland County Sheriff. 248-858-4950
Btoomfield Hills. 248-644-4200
Bloomfield Township 248-433-7755
Ferndale 248-541 -3650
Huntington Woods 248-541-1180
Pleasant Ridge 248-541 -2900
Royal Oak 248-246-3500
AAA Birmingham 248-433-8200
AAA Royal Oak 248-399-7100
AAA Waterford. 248-618-3440
AAA emergency road service. 800-222-6424
SMART busses 313-962-5515
Dream criuse Website
|Pool Party Sun August 21|
Gayle Shield's pool party at 2129 Tall Oaks in Troy starting at 2:00 pm. Bring a dish to pass and $4.Her number, if lost, is 248-641-0287 for more information call Frank Shier at 248-524-0572 Leave no friend behind
Because of the construction on Coolidge road, the recomended route to Gayle house is to take Beach Rd. North from W. Long Lake Road, which is west of Coolidge. Proceed north on Beach Road to Fox Chase Rd where a right turn will take you into the subdivision. Proceed on Fox Chase Rd. to Oak Ridge Dr. where you will turn right. Proceed on Oak Ridge Dr. to Clearview Dr. where you will turn left. Proceed on Clearview Dr to Tall Oaks Dr where you will turn right . Gayle lives on the Southeast corner of Tall Oaks Drive and Woodland Dr. A link to a mapquest map is here
|Michigan Swing Dance Association SUN August 21|
The MSDA dances are attended by couple and singles alike. For the most part, our members are single and we are always happy to see new members join. The Amber House is located at 7012 E. Nine Mile Road between Mound and Van Dyke in Warren
|Somerset Ski & Golf Club SUN August 21|
Day of golf contact Bev Essary 586-573-7151 or bessary@sbcglobal,net for reservations. call 3 days before by 8pm. Arrive 30 min prior to start time. call to cancel. Golden Hawk 586-727-4681 94 E exit 248 R to county Line turn left
|Somerset Ski & Golf Club SAT August 27|
Mexican Fiesta Arrival at 2:00pm Dinner at 4:30 pm Bring bathing suit, towel, chairs & beverages. Dress in Mexican attire (prizes will be awarded both Male and Female)Gmes, good food and fun Bonfire in evening Contact : Joyce 586-
|Commission to Redesign an Armoire|
This is Peggy Jo's most recent project. A client commissioned her to redsign an armoire. It is a work in progress and is scheduled for delivery soon. In the right hand door you can see the reflection of Lucy who is not part of the sale.
This project is in addition to her photos and water color paintings. Additional photos can be seen at this site