We are now 6 months removed from the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Grocery stores had many of their items sold off of the shelves. As we enter into the “normal” cold and flu season in West Michigan, many in the medical field believe that another lockdown could happen. That said, here are a few items to make sure that you have on hand. While we do not live in fear, these are a few items you could grab if you happen to see them at the store
- Canned Goods
- Cleaning Supplies
- Paper products
- Meat and Seafood
- Dairy Items
- Baking Items
- Easy to prepare frozen foods
- Canning Materials
- And it is probably not a bad idea to grab your Turkey for Thanksgiving SOONER than later!
11 Reasons Why Dads Matter to Daughters
1. Girls whose fathers provide warmth and control achieve greater academic success.
2. Girls who are close to their fathers exhibit less anxiety and withdrawal behaviors.
3. Parental connectedness is the number one factor in preventing girls from engaging in premarital sex and indulging in drugs and alcohol.
4. Daughters who believe that their fathers care about them have significantly fewer suicide attempts and fewer instances of body dissatisfaction, depression, low self-esteem, substance abuse, and unhealthy weight.
5. Girls with involved fathers are twice as likely to stay in school.
6. Girls with fathers or father figures feel more protected, are more likely to attempt college, and are less likely to drop out of college.
7. Girls whose parents divorce or separate before they turn twenty-one tend to have shorter life spans by four years.
8. Girls with good fathers are less likely to seek male attention by flaunting themselves.
9. Girls who live with their mothers and fathers (as opposed to mothers only) have significantly fewer growth and developmental delays, and fewer learning disorders, emotional disabilities, and behavioral problems.
10. Girls who live with their mothers only have significantly less ability to control impulses and delay gratification, and have a weaker sense of conscience about right and wrong.
11. Girls do better academically if their fathers establish rules and exhibit affection.
My wife, Patty, and I were incredibly humbled, and grateful, for whomever left us a surprise on our front porch. We don’t know who left it, but THIS is what love is all about. After a long few weeks of my Mom being sick, and in the hospital, this gift blessed us in a big way! Oh, and we still have no clue who this “Angel” was.
Wednesday, Sept 23 is the Annual See You At the Pole Event. A day in which students are encouraged to gather at their flagpole to pray for their county, teachers, and fellow peers. This years’ theme is Return. Restore. Revive.
Last year, we remember hearing of a little girl who went to her flagpole to pray. She was alone. Yet, we know that God heard her!