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

➘ Answers: They're all D!!

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

Monday, November 10, 2014

2014 Fortune Christmas Card Quiz?

1. Which actually happened?
A. The Fortunes visited the Creation Museum in Kentucky for Josh’s 8th grade class trip
B. The Fortunes swung by
Niagra Falls on the way home from a wedding
C. The Fortunes joined 47k teens in
Osh Kosh, WI for an international camporee and while camping in The Rainmaker, it never rained
D. Both A and B

2. What did Mike’s church do?
A. Leaked like a sieve after Toledo shattered its previous snowfall record last winter
B. Hosted What The Bible Says About evangelistic meetings
C. Raised money for
bees and their hives since ten hives’ honey provides enough sustainable income for one family to put food on the table, send the kids to school, and pay for adequate medical care in developing nations
D. All of the above

3. What did Mike do in 2014?
A. Got grayer
B. Survived shingles
C. Made P.F. Chang jealous with his newest healthy lunch fave he calls “Lentil Lettuce Wraps”
D. All of the above


4. Jackie...
A. Loved vacationing in Ocean City, MD for the first time in ten years
B. Will go shoe shopping any time any weather
C. Loves going home to St.Charles, MI
D. All of the above

5. What were Josh and Lydia’s favorite movies?
A. The Lego Movie
B. Guardians of the Galaxy
C. How to Train Your Dragon 2
D. All of the above

6. Josh [age 15] loves:
A. Robotics and alternative energy classes at his new high school Toledo Technology Academy
B. Growing as tall as dad
C. Shooting his
bow and arrow in the back yard
D. All of the above

7. Lydia [age 12½] loves:
A. Taking voice lessons
B. Her new phone
C. Hummus and pesto sandwiches
D. All of the above

8. Mike & Jackie...
A. Have been happily married 18 years
B. Loathe exercising but do it anyway
C. Only ride the family waterslide at Kalahari
D. All of the above


9. Mike’s recommended reads this year include:
A. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership by Henri Nouwen
B. Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry by Paul David Tripp
C. The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life by Armand Nicholi
D. All of the above

10. What else did Mike’s church do?
A. Hosted 200 teenagers streaming Ringfest 2014 to 377 screens worldwide
B. Read and discussed how Jesus is the victorious Lamb in Elizabeth Viera Talbot's new book entitled Revelation: The Fifth Gospel
C. Partnered with and helped raise $20k for The Daughter Project’s 3rd Annual Free to Laugh Comedy Fundraiser Against Human Trafficking
D. All of the above

>7 Fortunate—You read our minds!
>5 Unfortunate—Next time, ask Siri
>3 A misfortune—Inconceivable!

➘ Answers: They're all D!! Love ye! 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Baba Yetu?

A teen in my Sabbath School class showed me this video. Apparently, it's from a video game called Civilazation 4 by Christopher Tim. It's the first video game to win a grammy for a song. Click play to see why. Enjoy!