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!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

God's Love Sells?

THIS is one of the most powerful and poignant ads I've ever seen. Is it because it reminds us how much the mother's love reminds us of God's? If so, it works. I'm buying.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Hug and a Haircut?

Steve Hartman tells the following story of 82 year old Joe who gives haircuts to the homeless. LOVE

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Yo Joe?

This guy Joe is great. Take a listen to him wax eloquent about prayer. Knowing IS half the battle. Yo Joe!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Heart Transplant?

Max Lucado in his book Grace pp.8-9 shares the following story. "In the spring of 2010 a skiing accident took the life of Tara Storch’s thirteen-year old daughter Taylor. What for Tara and her husband Todd was every parent’s worst nightmare: a funeral, a burial, a flood of questions and tears. They decided to donate their daughter’s organs to needy patients. Few people needed a heart more than Patricia Winters. Her heart had begun to fail five years earlier, leaving her too weak to do much more than sleep. Taylor’s heart gave Patricia a fresh start on life. Tara only had one request: she wanted to hear the heart of her daughter. She and Todd flew from Dallas to Phoenix and went to Patricia’s home to listen to Taylor’s heart. The two mothers embraced for a long time. Then Patricia offered Tara and Todd a stethoscope. When they listened to the healthy rhythm, whose heart did they hear? Did they not hear the still-beating heart of their daughter? It indwells a different body, but the heart is the heart of their child." Click the vid below for more. This story reminded me of these words found in Scripture. "And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you"(Ezekiel 36:26 NLT). Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts"(2 Peter 1:19 NLT). Aren't you glad all all Scripture including prophecy points to Jesus? Aren't you glad Jesus is the one bragging about giving us a new heart?