On Huron Wave's May Newsletter 2012
Editor: Margaret Krause
This is informative!
We all think eating fruit means just buying fruit, cutting it up and popping it into our mouths. It's not that easy. It's important to know how and when to eat fruit.
What's the correct way to eat fruit?
FRUIT SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH OR BEFORE YOUR MEAL!
Eating fruit like that plays a major role in detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.
When you need to drink fruit juice drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT the concentrated juice from the cans. Don't drink juice that has been heated. Don't eat cooked fruit; you don't get the nutrients at all. You get only the taste. Cooking destroys all of the vitamins.
Eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit-fast to cleanse your body. Eat fruit and drink fruit juice for just 3 days, and you will be surprised when your friends say how radiant you look!
FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD. KIWI:Tiny but mighty, and a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange!
AN APPLEa day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants and flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C, thereby helping to lower the risk of colon cancer, heart attack and stroke.
STRAWBERRY:Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits and protect the body from cancer causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.
EATING 2 - 4 ORANGESa day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent and dissolve kidney stones, reduce the risk of colon cancer, protects your heart, straightens respiration.
WATERMELON:Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. Also a key source of lycopene, the cancer-fighting oxidant. Also found in watermelon: Vitamin C and Potassium.
GUAVA & PAPAYA:Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene, good for your eyes.
GRAPES:Saves eyesight, helps to get rid of kidney stones, combats cancer, enhances blood flow and protects the heart.
LEMONS AND LIMES:Combats cancer, protects the heart, controls blood pressure, smoothes skin and stops scurvy.
MANGOES:Combats cancer, boosts memory, regulates thyroid, aids digestion, shields against Alzheimers.
CHERRIES:Reduces pain of gout and arthritis, benefits the heart, reduces pain in muscles and joints after exercise---cherries are considered the red hot fruit for health.
CRANBERRIES:A good source for antioxidant benefits, antimicrobial benefits that are evident in the oral cavity, gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract. Cardiovascular benefit and anti-cancer properties.
BANANA:Bananas are rich in potassium (helps deliver oxygen to the brain, helps maintain regular heartbeat and a proper balance of water in the body). Potassium also reduces the risk of stroke and helps regulate blood pressure. They have 5 times as much Vitamin A and iron than an apple
TOMATOES;Yes, it is a fruit! Good source of lycopene which aids bone health, benefits heart health, a good source for antioxidant protection, reduces the risk of neurological diseases (Alzheimers) and risk of obesity.
Received info in an e-mail
Editor’s note: Some advice from my mother----try a bowl of cream of tomato soup (made with milk) when your tummy is not feeling too good. It works for me!
For the sixth year in a row, the cost of making a penny exceeds its actual value. The high price of copper and zinc, combined with steeper manufacturing and distribution costs, means that the U.S. Mint now spends $2.41 for each coin.
MAY 23 is Lucky Penny Day, so remember to carry one with you and appreciate the good fortune it brings.
Then save it forJune 1 , which is Flip A Coin Day.
ON THE LIGHT SIDE
GOD HAS SUCH A SENSE OF HUMOR
A woman was at work when she received a phone call that her small daughter was very sick with a fever.
She left work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication.
She got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys in the car. She didn't know what to do. She called home and told the baby sitter what had happened. The baby sitter told her that the fever was getting worse. She said: "You might find a coat hanger and use that to open the door."
The woman looked around and found an old rusty coat hanger that had been left on the ground, possibly by someone else who at some time had locked their keys in their car.
She looked at the hanger and said: "I don't know how to use this."
She bowed her head and asked God to send her HELP.
Within five minutes a beat up old motorcycle pulled up.
A bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag on his head.
The woman thought: "This is what you sent to help me?"
However, she was desperate.
She was also very thankful!
The man got off of his cycle and asked if he could help.
She said: "Yes, my daughter is very sick. I stopped to get her some medication
and I’ve locked my keys in my car. I must get home to her. Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?"
He said: "Sure." He walked over to the car, and in less than a minute the car was opened.
She hugged the man and through her tears she said: "Thank You SO Much! You are a very nice man."
The man replied: "Lady, I am NOT a nice man. I just got out of prison yesterday, I was in prison for car theft."
The woman hugged the man again and with sobbing tears criedout loud: "Oh, thank you God! You even sent me a Professional!!"
THERE WILL BE AN ELECTION ON TUESDAY,
BE SURE TO VOTE
KEEP THE GRAY MATTER ACTIVE1. Johnny's mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child's name?
2. There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is five feet ten inches tall and he wears size 13 sneakers. What does he weigh?
3.. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
4. How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?
5. What word in the English Language is always spelled incorrectly?
6. Billy was born on December 28th, yet his birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?
7. In California , you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?
8. If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?
9.. Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg are white" or "The yolk of the egg is white"?
10. If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in another field?
Here are the Answers
1.Answer: Johnny of course
2. Answer: Meat.
3. Answer: Mt. Everest ; it just wasn't discovered yet. [You're not very good at this are you?]
4. Answer: There is no dirt in a hole.
5. Answer: Incorrectly
6. Answer: Billy lives in the Southern Hemisphere
7. Answer: You can't take pictures with a wooden leg. You need a camera to take pictures.
8. Answer: You would be in 2nd.. Well, you passed the person in second place, not first.
9. Answer: Neither, the yolk of the egg is yellow [Duh]
10. Answer: One. If he combines all of his haystacks, they all become one big stack.
Marked with the cross of Christ forever, we are claimed,
gathered and sent for the sake of the world.
May 2012 Congregational Newsletter
~ Countdown to May 17 — Could we raise $200,000? ~
An outpouring of gifts from every baptized worshipping member in our synod: $10 each for the ELCA Malaria Campaign and $10 for construction of Advent, Lake Ann’s first building would result in an estimated $200,000, $100,000 for each of these ministries.
I know this is an ambitious goal but certainly not beyond our reach. Mindful of the great grace we have received, mindful of the great power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ flowing through us, mindful of the great courage given to every leader in this church to be bold to ask for such generosity, we could do this!
Approximately 800,000 people die every year from malaria. This does not need to happen. Together with people of good will from around the world we are now poised to help eradicate this preventable and treatable disease. Over the next three years Lutheran congregations and dioceses throughout sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease-carrying mosquito is most prevalent, are ready to provide the means for prevention and treatment.
Entrust one of your voting members to the Synod Assembly to bring a check expressing great generosity made out to the North/West Lower Michigan Synod with the memo line, "ELCA Malaria Campaign."
Know that every $10 gift may literally save a life.
Our second Assembly offering will contribute to a significant symbol of grace and hope to people living in or near a little village at the eastern edge of Benzie County Michigan. It was seven years ago that a group of Traverse Conference Lutherans met at a picnic shelter near Lake Ann to meet a newly ordained pastor, Justin, his wife, Anna, and their little son, Logan. As a synod we had been dreaming for about six years of establishing a new mission post in this little community, knowing that growing numbers of people with modest incomes were being drawn to live and raise their families here.
That dream is being fulfilled. Scores of children and their parents have crowded into a converted fire hall week after week to experience the Gospel. But now it is time to build a place to enable this ministry to touch more lives with "great grace." Your other $10 brought for the second Assembly offering will be a significant psychological and material boost to a ministry whose very name expresses grace and hope: Jesus has come, Jesus is coming even now, Jesus will come again.
$200,000. For the children and their parents in Africa and Lake Ann we can do this! We can do this.
~ Bishop John
On May 5th a Convocation Assembly will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Saginaw from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. All delegates (and interested members) are encouraged to attend.
Margaret Krause, Editor
Ignore the typos and the grammar, I did!
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May 28, 2012
A little history on
Memorial Day in the United States of
America, A Day of Remembrance
Held on the last Monday in May each year since the mid 1800’s, Memorial Day is one of the most special days for those who had family members in the various wars, battles and conflicts over the decades.
The holiday started in the aftermath of the American Civil War when veterans from the Northern Army started a day called "Decoration Day". This day was originally designed to honor those who died in the Civil War between the North and the South. However, it became a fully celebrated day in the North only two decades later. A couple decades after this, the rest of the expanding country of the United States of America adopted it as well.
We’ve Got Mail
We have letters and notes. Was it mentioned that we love hearing from all of you---we do!
Thank you for taking the time to let us know what is going on in your lives!
Lovely news from Bev Saner, our world traveler. She is having a grand time with her family.
Sharon Ann Wheeler wrote that she tried our 3 in 1 cake and loved it. (So does Norma Lee.)
Sharon Ann hopes to visit with us this summer, yea!!!
Always fun to hear from Penny. Hopefully her eye will be "all better" when she gets here. A few of our hugs might help!
Lucienne Schulz needs our hugs too! Keep that wonderful outlook on life, Lucienne!
Sending a "HI!" to Barbara Bergstrom and Maris Deacon, and our best wishes!
All our "snowbirds" should be heading back to Oscoda soon. We miss you and look forward to welcoming you "home"!
Something you might want to clip out and save! It was taken from an article in theAlpena News written by the
Rev. Bruce Michaud, pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church.
The following verse is attributed to John Newton, who wrote the lyrics we know as "Amazing Grace".
"I am not what I ought to be.
I am not what I want to be.
I am not what I hope to be.
But still, I am not what I used to be.
And by the grace of God, I am what I am."
Rev. Michaud states that the verse "just seems to restate the notion of God’s rendering us".
Please be patient---- God is not finished with us yet!
FROM THE KITCHEN
A visiting clergy’s wife, Mrs. Havel, shared this recipe with us
Pineapple Angel Food Cake
1 20 oz. crushed pineapple (juice too)
1 Angel Food Cake mix
Mix and bake according to directions on cake mix box in a 9x13 pan.
2 small boxes of Instant Vanilla Pudding
1 20 oz.. can crushed pineapple (undrained)
Mix together until thickened
Fold in one 12 oz. Cool Whip
Spread over cooled cake and refrigerate until serving time.
Hope this will be helpful to our "Snowbirds".
This map shows the detour through Oscoda.
Sorry you may have to use a magnifying glass to read the names of streets.