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Newsletter Issue #06  --  February 28, 2017 


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In today's newsletter:

1) A Mile of Pennies Fundraiser
2) Ash Wednesday

1) A Mile of Pennies Fundraiser

When I was eleven years old my dad died of cancer; that was over a half century ago. At the time, they were just beginning to look into finding ways to treat this dreaded disease. During his fight with cancer, my Dad gave me a challenge, he said, If you ever find a penny on the ground, pick it up; it will have a message from heaven for you from me. He handed me a penny so I would know what to look for and what his message to me would be. I discovered that each penny says, IN GOD WE TRUST. 

Over the past 58 years, I've been amazed at how many times my Dad has sent me a message from heaven! It has always been just the right message at just the right time; it always makes me smile! Isnt it just like a good Daddy to continually remind his child to TRUST GOD?

I wish now that he would have told me to keep every penny until I was a certain "milestone age," such as 25, 35, or 40 years old. Then I would have seen another gift in that message, I would have seen how often I was reminded to TRUST GOD. It is with this in mind that inspired me to create, A Mile of Pennies, whereby I collect pennies I find, save them, and then give them to a charity or event to honor my Dad. It is now my hope that young people would also begin collecting pennies they find and save them for a life project to be given to a charity or special event when they reach a significant birthday milestone.

Lets get started collecting A MILE OF PENNIES!

Each participant will have their own . . . continue reading about the Mile of Pennies Fundraiser.



2) Ash Wednesday

Every year, when Ash Wednesday rolls around, I have been amazed that no matter what subject I may be teaching during that semester, whether it be The Parables of Jesus, the Sermon on the Mount, the Names of God, or the Lord's Prayer, the subject at hand always converges in a way to incorporate Ash Wednesday into the lesson plan. And this year is no different! I have been teaching the Ten Commandments, "God's Top Ten." This week's lesson is on the 6th commandment, "Don't murder." In this commandment, we learn of Gods love, because he created us in his image. And because God gives us life, he is the only one who has the right to take it away. (The commandment, Do not murder, has in mind the purposeful taking of innocent human life.) This lesson also speaks of how Jesus was murdered on a cross--yet he willing gave up his life for ours. We are then called to repent, confess our sins, and turn to God. (Isn't it remarkable how the lesson converged with Ash Wednesday, again, this year?)

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