Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Merry Christmas Card 2017?

1. Which actually happened?
A. Josh visited Walla Walla University
B. The Fortunes were contestants on Wheel of Fortune
C. The Fortunes went to an Orioles game in Baltimore
D. All of the above

2. What did Mike’s church do?
A. Hosted Mad About Marriage classes for the community
B. Raised money for schools devastated by hurricanes in Puerto Rico and Texas
C. Provided Christian education for 100 children newborn through eighth grade
D. All of the above

3. What did Mike do in 2017?
A. Started Bible studies at home with the teens
B. Helped a bunch of people move
C. Chaplaincy at local hospitals
D. All of the above

4. Jackie loves…
A. Her new out-patient endoscopy position
B. Hanging around the house on weekends
C. Shopping with Lydia
D. All of the above

5. What else did Mike's church do?
A. Continued Six Week Groups
B. Hosted a ten year anniversary party for Pastor Mike disguised as a Christmas in July social
C. Hosted Pinewood Derby
D. All of the above 
6. Josh (senior at Toledo Technology Academy) loves:
A. Driving himself and some friends to school
B. That he is graduating in 2018 (Graduation Party Sunday afternoon May 27 at 4909 W Sylvania Ave Toledo OH 43623)
C. Driving the dump truck at Toledo Memorial Gardens where he worked last summer
D. All of the above
7. Lydia (sophomore at Toledo Christian School)
A. Is now driving with her temporary permit
B. Learned to play dad's guitar
C. Learned she loves roller coasters
D. All of the above

8. Which of the following romantic date nights between Mike and Jackie took place?
A. Set up risers for Ringfest
B. Watched the new documentary Luther: A Life and Legacy with everyone else at church
C. Collected socks for Hannah's Socks during Valentines for Toledo
D. All of the above

9. Mike’s recommended reads this year include:
A. The God-Shaped Heart by Timothy Jennings
B. Open by David Gregory
C. What Is The Bible? by Rob Bell
D. All of the above

10. What else did the Fortune’s do?
A. Relaxed in Ocean City, MD
B. Took the teens to Cedar Point
C. Supported The Daughter Project in bringing "for King and Country" to Stranahan Theatre for a concert to combat human Trafficking
D. All of the above

>7 Fortunate—Go Tell It On The Moutain
>5 Unfortunate—Do You Hear What I Hear?
>3 A misfortune—You're A Mean One, Mr.Grinch

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Merry Christmas Card 2016?

1. Which actually happened?
A. Josh did landscaping
B. The Fortunes moved (see new address below)
C. The Fortunes went to family camp
D. All of the above
2. What did Mike’s church do?
A. Hosted Biblical Astronomy presentations
B. Raised money for Christmas Commodes. DYK that diarrhea is the third-leading of cause of death for children under 5 around the world? And that more toilets in places where they have none could save lives?
C. Started six week groups
D. All of the above


3. What did Mike do in 2016?
A. Pizzapalooza
B. Robotics chaperone
C. Went to jail
D. All of the above

4. Jackie loves…
A. Wreaths
B. Endoscopy
C. Her new kitchen cabinets
D. All of the above

5. Josh and Lydia’s recommended reads include:
A. To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
B. This Side of Home by Renee Watson
C. War of the Invisibles by Sally Pierson Dillon
D. All of the above 

6. Josh (junior at Toledo Technology Academy) loves:
A. 3-D Printing
B. Computer Aided Design (CAD)
C. Music and cars
D. All of the above

7. Lydia (freshman at Toledo Christian) loves:
A. Art class
B. Riding the bus
C. Playing her new ukulele
D. Both A and C


8. Mike & Jackie...
A. Loved the movie War Room
B. Sometimes eat lunch together at the hospital
C. Celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary 12/22
D. All of the above

9. Mike’s recommended reads this year include:
A. Prayer by Timothy Keller
B. Simplify by Bill Hybels
C. Becoming a True Spiritual Community by Larry Crabb
D. All of the above

10. What else did the Fortune’s do?
A. Whitewater rafting in TN
B. Served ice cream at the Toledo Mudhens baseball games with Josh’s robotics team
C. Partnered with and helped raise over $40k for The Daughter Project’s 5th Annual Smile 4 Freedom Comedy Fundraiser Against Human Trafficking (join us next year OCT 28, 2017)
D. All of the above

>7 Fortunate—Joy to the World
>5 Unfortunate—What Child is This?
>3 A misfortune—Silent Night

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Merry Christmas Card 2015?

1. Which actually happened?
A. Josh got contacts
B. The Fortunes sold their pop-up camper a.k.a “The Rainmaker”
C. The Fortunes miss “The Rainmaker”
D. Both A and B

2. What did Mike’s church do?
A. Hosted 200 students for Ringfest
B. Hosted 140 Pathfinders for Pinewood Derby
C. Raised money for baby chicks. DYK that $20 will provide the funds for 1 hen whose protein-rich eggs help nourish hungry families overseas? DYK that $100 per family can provide additional chickens who can protect agricultural crops from insects, provide a natural source of fertilizer and whose manure provides an additional source of income?
D. All of the above

3. What did Mike do in 2015?
A. TJA Week of Prayer
B. Started Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
C. Plugged The Daughter Project on NBC24
D. All of the above

4. Jackie loves…
A. Taking art classes
B. Days off work
C. Naps
D. All of the above

5. Josh and Lydia’s recommended reads include:
A. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
B. The Story by Zondervans
C. The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
D. All of the above


6. Josh [age 16] loves:
A. Driving with his learner’s permit
B. Deer hunting with Grumpy
C. Indian Food like dad
D. All of the above

7. Lydia [age 13½]:
A. Loves bell choir
B. Took a certified baby sitter class
C. Occasionally bakes blueberry muffins just for the fun of it
D. All of the above

8. Mike & Jackie...
A. Hosted Thanksgiving this year
B. Miss their happy place in Ocean City, MD
C. “Adopted” two international students from UT
D. All of the above

9. Mike’s recommended reads this year include:
A. Chosen by Grace by Stuart Tyner
B. Jesus Prom by Jon Weece
C. Leadership and Self-Deception by The Abridger Institute
D. All of the above

10. What else did Mike’s church do?
A. Hosted Pathways of the Pioneers - dramatized stories based on the lives of the faithful men and women who devoted their lives to spreading the gospel and establishing the Seventh-day Adventist Church
B. Raised money for bicycle ambulances - this low-tech simple solution specifically equipped with a stretcher or bed on wheels reduces villagers' travel time to the nearest medical center and can save lives
C. Partnered with and helped raise $20k for The Daughter Project’s 4th Annual Smile 4 Freedom Comedy Fundraiser Against Human Trafficking
D. All of the above

>7 Fortunate—We’re going to adopt you next!
>5 Unfortunate—Hey, at least you tried.
>3 A misfortune—You’re killing me Smalls!

This Christmas Card is also available in color with pictures @ www.mike4tune.blogspot.com

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Smile For Freedom?

Smile for Freedom is a family friendly comedy show raising awareness and money to combat human trafficking in NW Ohio. Because of generous sponsors, like the Toledo First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 100% of ticket sales benefit The Daughter Project - Ohio's only licensed recovery home for adolescant survivors of sex trafficking. I got the chance to plug both yesterday on NBC24. Check it out and spread the word. Imagine the difference we could make if EVERY faith based organization in Toledo came together for ONE night each year and bought a bunch of tickets to give away FREE to friends and neighbors?!!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Rocks Cry Out?

If you keep quiet, even the rocks (star) will cry out. - Luke 19:40