Superheroes to be theme for Woodside`s FLIP Camp

VOL 11 ISSUE III
APRIL 2015
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NYT Bestselling
author to host
speaking event
for Dutton Farm
BY RYAN DANDIN
WOODSIDE NEWS WRITER
A
nn Voskamp, New York
Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts,
will be speaking at Woodside Bible Church in Troy to
help raise funding for Dutton Farm, a non-profit organization in Oakland County
that serves individuals with
mental, physical and emotional impairment.
Dutton Farm provides
the disabled with an array
of activities through vocational skills, independent
living skills and healthy living programs that help to
foster self-confidence. In ad-
From left, Gregg Sadowski, Emma Salem, Marie Sadowski and Sydney Yates stir up Super Hero excitement for FLIP Camp.
PHOTO BY JENNY BROWN
Superheroes to be theme for
Woodside’s FLIP Camp
dition to this, they come to
the farm to care for a variety
of animals and learn how to
garden from seed to harvest.
Along with teaching them
valuable life skills, Dutton
Farm has a micro-business
program where products are
made at Dutton Farm and
sold in their on-site thrift
DUTTON FARM
PRE-SORT STANDARD
U.S. Postage PAID
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Permit No. 62
continued on page 4
BY SUSAN FULCHER
WOODSIDE NEWS WRITER
S
uperheroes will be the theme for
Woodside’s second annual FLIP
Camp. This year’s plans are in high
gear as last year’s inaugural FLIP Camp
highlighted the summer for campers
with memories of the week lingering
through the fall and winter bringing
anticipation for the countdown to this
year’s event.
FLIP is a high impact, exciting four
half days filled with parking lot art as
campers await each morning’s bell,
high-tech worship, exciting Bible lessons and unique indoor and outdoor
special daily events including a water
day and a super obstacle course this
year.
“With this year’s theme we want kids
Small group gatherings an important part of FLIP Camp.
FLIP CAMP continued on page 4
come
Woodside Bible Church
6600 Rochester
Troy Mi 48085
PHOTO COURTESY OF WOODSIDE KIDS MINISTRY
Dutton Farm leader, Jenny Brown
(left), introduces a program participant at a recent event.
worship
with
us
at
woodside
TROY
6600 Rochester Road
Troy, MI 48085
248-879-8533
SATURDAY 5 p.m.
SUNDAY 8:30 a.m.,
10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
WARREN
27300 Hoover Road
Warren, MI 48093
586-758-4750
SUNDAY
9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.
WHITE LAKE
9000 Highland Road
White Lake, MI 48386
248-698-1300
SUNDAY
9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.
ROYAL OAK
2915 Normandy Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
248-687-7136
SUNDAY
10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
LAKE ORION
2509 Waldon Road
Lake Orion, MI 48363
248-481-8069
SUNDAY
9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.
DETROIT
Detroit School of the Arts
Ford Theater
123 Selden Street
Detroit, MI 48201
313-494-6000
SUNDAY 10 a.m.
ROMEO
7800 W. 32 Mile Road
Washington, MI 48095
586-752-3905
SUNDAY
10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
INTERNET CAMPUS
http://woodside.tv
SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
TUESDAY 7 p.m.
THURSDAY 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
PONTIAC CAMPUS
830 Auburn Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48342
248-499-6416
SUNDAY 11:30 a.m.
PLYMOUTH CAMPUS
42021 E. Ann Arbor Trail
Plymouth, MI 48170
248-879-8533 x187
SUNDAY 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.
FARMINGTON HILLS
28301 Middlebelt Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
248-851-0310
SUNDAY
9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.
one church. eleven locations.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR MOST SERVICES, PLEASE TURN TO SECTION B FOR CAMPUS DETAILS. INTERPRETING FOR THE DEAF AT TROY CAMPUS. ALL SERVICES ARE CONTEMPORARY UNLESS NOTED.
Section A
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the
gospel
truth
New Beginning,
New Hope
Y
If you want to learn more
about connecting with
God, the friendly people
at Woodside Bible Church
will gladly welcome
you and share their life
in God with you. For
more information call
248-879-8533, or go
to woodsidebible.org,
or e-mail [email protected]
woodsidenews.org.
THE PASTOR’S PEN
BY DOUG SCHMIDT [WOODSIDE BIBLE CHURCH SENIOR PASTOR]
M
arch Madness has alwin their conference, to make it
lowed us many opporto the tournament or to become
tunities to watch college basnational champs.
ketball teams compete for the
The Woodside team has a
title of National Champ. Each
lofty and long-term goal that
game draws out the best from
is not easily accomplished. Our
each team as they realize that if
goal is to help people Belong
they win, they move on and if
to Christ, Grow in Christ and
they lose, they go home. Teams
Reach the world for Christ. The
DOUG SCHMIDT
will win or lose as a team. The
goal cannot be accomplished
championship is not always
without God working in us and
won by the best athletes, but rather by
through us.
the best team.
The benefits of teamwork in athletics
The church of the New Testament
and business are obvious – and they are
was referred to as an army, a body, a famat church work as well. We go farther,
ily and even a building, but it was never
faster and better as a team. Combined
referred to as a team. And yet the church
and coordinated efforts can bring about
has the same goals as a team in that it
exponential results. In a good team there
has a mission that demands everyone’s
can be no private agendas and no egos.
undivided attention, focus and effort.
Commitment levels must be high.
Everyone has a role to play and it
As I reflect on the Woodside team,
takes everyone to accomplish the goal.
I am so thankful to be a part of it. I am
Every team sets its goals before the seathankful for the diversity of races, ages,
son. It may be to win half their games, to
personalities and gifts/skills on our team.
Team members give of their time, talents and treasure to accomplish the goal.
At Woodside we do not have superstars who steal the show. We support and
encourage each other to be the best that
we can be for The Lord. We applaud
victories and learn from losses as a team.
Because there is so much at stake, we
take risks as a team to accomplish our
goal. No sacrifice is too much as we discipline ourselves to work in harmony to
reach people. There is no question we
are better together.
Our motivation is always to bring
honor to the One who called us. We
compete for the prize, a prize that will
endure forever. As some tire in the game,
others are there to lift them up and cheer
them on.
To our staff, our elders and our entire
Woodside team, thanks for the privilege
that you have allowed me to lead and
serve our team. I can only do it through
His energy and your constant support.
FROM THE EDITOR BY MIKE WENDLAND [WOODSIDE NEWS EXECUTIVE EDITOR]
I
t was nine years ago that a six
The orphans are coming to
of us from Woodside stood in
visit us!
a field just outside Chaing Rai,
The Woodside family will
Thailand, shared with a couple
be visited by all 36 orphans who
of grazing water buffaloes and
are coming to America to help
what our guide said was some
us celebrate the Life Impact
sort of cobra that had just slithConference and Woodside’s
ered off into the bush.
commitment to missions.
A young pastor from the
The main events will be the
MIKE WENDLAND
Akah hill tribes who we all
weekend of April 17-19, but the
dubbed “Akha John” pointed
kids are staying here for two weeks.
across the field.
I think I’m as excited by their upcom“I think this is the best place,” he said.
ing visit as we all were when we found
The six of us – Dave and Mary Anthat land nine years ago.
dersen, Sam and Carlene Brenize and
The kids will all be on the platform
my wife, Jennifer, and me - looked out
at the Troy campus from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
over the land. We looked at Akha John.
Saturday, April 18. The entire church
We looked at each other.
family is invited. The kids will share
And we nodded.
their stories and sing and perform a naAnd then we imagined. We imagined
tive Akha dance.
some buildings, dormitories and classFollowing their performance there
rooms. And kids. Orphaned kids who
will be a dessert reception in the lobby
find Jesus on this field. We could almost
where everyone can love on these insee them, hear them.
credible children.
We had found the perfect land to
You’ll hear lots more about the Life
build the orphanage.
Impact Weekend as the date draws
A lot of prayers were answered and in
closer. Other missionary partners will be
the intervening nine years, literally hunhere as well, including Kim Smith from
dreds of other Woodsiders have made the
Liberia whpo will share the great things
long trip to Thailand. The orphanage has
God has been doing in Africa as he and
been a reality now for many years.
his team have ministered in the face of
But here’s some really exciting news:
the Ebola epidemic.
After the Life Impact Weekend,
the Thailand orphans have a very busy
scheduled. They’ll visit the Kalahari
Water Park in Sandusky Ohio.
There’s also a visit on tap for the Sea
Life Aquarium at Great Lakes CrossPHOTO BY MIKE WENDLAND
ou are alive today
because Almighty
God, the Maker of
heaven and earth, created you for a special
purpose. The all-wise
Ruler of the universe
holds every person accountable, and each of
us has broken His law.
We deserve God’s wrath
and endless punishment
in hell.
The Great News of
the Bible is that God
loves us so much that
He sent His Son Jesus
Christ to pay the penalty for our sin by dying
on the cross. Three days
later God raised Him
from the dead: demonstrating that Jesus was,
as He claimed, God and
Savior. Anyone who
believes in Jesus has
eternal life instead of
eternal punishment.
God commands all
men to turn away from
sin and to give allegiance to Jesus Christ
as Master. God hears
the prayer of all who
call out to Him. A new
life of forgiveness from
sin and peace with God
comes through commitment to Jesus Christ.
Jesus promises a fulfilling life to all who follow
Him, a life of meaning
and purpose.
Prayer:
Almighty
God, I am a sinner. I
turn away from my sin
and ask forgiveness. I
believe that Jesus died for
my sins and rose from the
dead. I commit to follow
Jesus as my Lord.
This commitment
to follow Christ establishes a new relationship
with God. It is best developed in a community of believers who are
committed to worship,
prayer, Bible study, fellowship, and outreach.
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Akah John in 2006 showing our fact-finding
team the land where Woodside eventually built
the orphanage.
ing and a big farewell banquet planned
for all orphanage spomsors on Monday
April 27.
Interested in helping out? Chaperones are needed. Just call the Life Impact office at the Troy campus.
Mike Wendland is Executive Editor of
The Woodside News. He can be contacted
at [email protected]
LEADERSHIP BY LARRY HARRISON [WOODSIDE NEWS EDITORIAL ADVISOR]
The cross as more
than a symbol
became the central symbol of
Christianity.
It wasn’t always so. Stott
his month’s edition of The
states that the early church had
Woodside News comes out
other symbols to represent their
during Holy Week, the most
allegiance to Jesus – most notaimportant week on the Chrisbly the fish. The word “fish” in
tian calendar.
Greek was used as an acronym
With Maundy Thursday,
for “Jesus Christ, Son of God,
Good Friday and Easter Sunday, LARRY HARRISON Savior.”
it’s the week Christians recognize and
But over the years, it is the cross that
honor the death, burial and resurrection
came to symbolize Christianity. The
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
reason, according to Stott, is because the
Central to much of our meditations
cross was what Jesus was all about.
will be the way Jesus died – on a cruel cross
“The fact that a cross became the
reserved for the worst criminals of his time.
Christian symbol, and that Christians
John R.W. Stott writes in his book
stubbornly refused, in spite of the ridiThe Cross of Christ that it’s the cross that
cule, to discard it in favor of something
T
less offensive, can have only one explanation. It means that the centrality of
the cross originated in the mind of Jesus
himself,” Stott writes.
He looks to key passages in the Gospels where Jesus foretold the death he
would die – not the least of which was
Mark 10:45, where Jesus said he came
“…to give his life a ransom for many.”
“Despite the great importance of his
teaching, his example, and his works of
compassion and power, none of these
was central to his mission,” Stott writes.
“What dominated his mind was not the
living but the giving of his life.”
Now, I’ll be the first to admit – we
have dozens of crosses around our house
LEADERSHIP continued on page 5
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HIS STORY
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CONTENTS
SECTION A
BY SUSAN FULCHER [WOODSIDE NEWS WRITER]
Woodside member
serves God and
community with
humble spirit
W
“Wade lives life
at full throttle
in serving God
and others. A
man of deep
conviction, Wade
has selflessly
poured his life
into others
challenging the
rest of us.”
PASTOR’S PEN.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2A
Woodside’s Troy campus in its ongoing mission to reach the community has provided a room where the
organization can store collected food
before being loaded in backpacks to
send home on Fridays.
Wade and Paula’s footprints extend beyond business and politics. For
the past 15 years, Wade has served on
the Board of Promise Village, a nondenominational faith-based organization, which provides a home and
mentoring to homeless boys.
As members of Troy’s Woodside
campus, both Wade and Paula have
answered God’s calls to serve in ministry. Wade has been elected to the
Elder Board on several occasions,
while Paula has served as a Deacon-
FROM THE EDITOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2A
LEADERSHIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2A
HIS STORY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3A
MOVIE REVIEWS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5A
BOOKS OF THE MONTH. . . . . . . . . . . 5A
CROSSCURRENTS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6A
F.R.O.G.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6A
FIT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10A
WOODSIDE WORLDWIDE. . . . . . . . . 11A
RAYS FROM THE HOUSE OF LIGHT.. 11A
WHAT’S COOKIN’.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12A
ADVICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12A
CHRISTIAN CROSSWORD.. . . . . . . . 13A
FAMILY FUN GUIDE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14A
DID YOU KNOW?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14A
PHOTO BY NANCY RUDNIK
wanted to serve everyone not
just certain political parties.
Lots of prayer for godly
guidance and wisdom were
involved,” says Fleming. “I
knew I couldn’t and never
can compromise my core valhen you first meet
ues. I asked God for the right
Wade Fleming, you
immediately realize you are SUSAN FULCHER attitude and words to come
across as sincere and thoughtin the presence of a humble
ful. God is always my ‘go to’
Southern gentleman who
for wisdom and direction.”
loves the Lord.
God doesn’t place Fleming anyRaised in a Southern Baptist backwhere without an agenda for him.
ground in Mississippi, Wade came to
In January of this year, Fleming was
know the Lord at an early age with a
chosen to be on the Oakland County
destiny that would see him successful
Board of Commissioners representin the business world and local poliing District 16, stepping down from
tics all the while serving faithfully in
his City Council seat.
his home church, Woodside Bible.
Fleming was the first member
in his family lineage to finish high
school, although his antics in junior
high left his teachers questioning that
accomplishment. He worked his way
through college graduating in 1974
with a BBA/Accounting degree. That
same year he married his wife, Paula, who has walked by his side as his
great encourager through the years.
The couple has a son, Mark;
daughter-in-law, Micki, and a grandson, Cyrus.
With his business and accounting
degree in his portfolio, it was a natural step for him to enter the business
world. He interned at ITT United
Plastics Company in Mississippi
where God used his success to move
him up into management positions.
In 1982, Fleming was moved to
division headquarters in Madison
Heights and placed in charge of purchasing and material control.
“I left ITT, a multi-business venture, to move to a small automotive
Wade and Paula Fleming
company in 1985,” says Fleming.
“That was a God thing as I was going to be without a job. God opened
a door to a growing business where I
began as comptroller and eventually
became president and part owner of
the business.”
With divisions in France, Japan
and Brazil, he spent years traveling
Europe. At 52, he sold the company
and retired – that is, he retired from
business, but God had other ventures
planned for Fleming.
Although city politics wasn’t on
his bucket list, Woodside’s Senior
Pastor Doug Schmidt dropped Fleming’s name as someone who would be
an excellent asset to assist Woodside’s
Christina Broomfield in her run for
Troy City Council in 2001. Paula,
whom Wade calls ‘his rock,’ encouraged him to take on this assignment.
“You can help this city and community,” Paula said.
A few short years later, Fleming
found himself successful in his own
run for the city council.
“I had the time and wanted to help
the City of Troy. I didn’t know what
– SENIOR WOODSIDE PASTOR
that would be all about, but I hoped
DOUG SCHMIDT
my business and accounting history
would equip me to tackle the tasks at
hand,” says Fleming.
Wade and Paula continue their
In 2010, Troy, like many area citcommunity service by serving on the
ies, was facing serious financial probBlessings Troy board, which assists
lems. Once again God was at Flemlower income families and children
ing’s side as he helped guide the city
with weekend food. These families
back to stability by reducing the budreceive free lunches, but generally
get while providing a surplus to be
spend weekends at their homes with
used for road repair.
very little, if any, food.
“There were many problems, but I
HUMOR.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15A
SECTION B
HAPPENINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2B
BELONG WOODSIDE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2B
BOB BRYANT/ANDY MCKEEVER. . . . 3B
VINCE MESSINA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5B
DAN STEWART. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6B
WOODSIDE OF WARREN.. . . . . . . . . . 6B
BRAD HULCY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7B
WOODSIDE OF WHITE LAKE.. . . . . . . 7B
MILESTONES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8B
RICK SEIDEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9B
STEVE BAKER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10B
WOODSIDE OF FARMINGTON HILLS. 10B
ANDY BALIGIAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11B
WOODSIDE OF PONTIAC.. . . . . . . . . 12B
STEVE ZARRILLI.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13B
TIM HOLDRIDGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14B
JEREMY WRITEBOL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14B
CLASSIFIEDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15B
TELEVISION SCHEDULE. . . . . . . . . . 15B
ess. The couple can be found once a
month loving and caring for children
in the nursery.
Presently, they teach a weekly
Young Marrieds without Children
class.
When an announcement of a
need for leaders for the class was
mentioned in a recent service, Paula
elbowed Wade. Wade leaned over
and responded, “We’re going to do it,
aren’t we?”
“We definitely ‘stepped out of the
box’ to lead this class,” says Wade.
“Both Paula and I love Woodside, and
we feel blessed to be co-teaching this
class. We don’t have the gift of teaching, but God is leading us.”
At the February City Council
meeting, Fleming was honored with a
service commendation from the Troy
City Council with a State Representative and Senator in attendance.
The commendation expressed appreciation and recognition for his distinguished service and many contributions to the City of Troy, his church
and a variety of non-profit organizations.
“Wade lives life at full throttle in
serving God and others. A man of
deep conviction, Wade has selflessly
poured his life into others challenging the rest of us. I am blessed to call
him a friend,” says Senior Woodside
Pastor Schmidt.
Susan Fulcher can be contacted at
[email protected]
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FLIP CAMP continued from page 1
to understand Jesus is our Super Hero, and he can
help each of us to be super heroes for God,” explains
Troy’s FLIP Camp Director Brittany Compton.
Troy, Lake Orion, White Lake and Warren
campus camp dates will be June 22-25. Farmington Hills, Romeo and Royal Oak Campus dates
are scheduled for July 20-23. Each camp concludes
with an all-Family Fun Fest the Thursday or Sunday of camp week where the entire family can enjoy
games, inflatable bounce houses, face painting, special treats, and where campers have the opportunity
to introduce their parents to their leaders and enjoy
time with friends made throughout the week.
FLIP is open to three years olds (being potty
trained is a requirement) through fifth graders.
“We are hoping to reach 2,500-3,000 kids across
our campuses,” Compton said. “We are looking to further reach kids in each campus community who have
never been in church.”
This daunting task will require more than 1,000
volunteers for leadership during camp week, plus
additional help will be needed before and during
the Family Fun event.
“With this year’s
theme we want kids to
understand Jesus is our
Super Hero, and He can
help each of us to be
super heroes for God.”
– BRITTANY COMPTON
Cost for camp week is $40 per child. Brochures
detailing camp information are available at each
campus. Parents can register their children online at
the campus website: woodsidebible,org/kids/FLIP.
Volunteers may use the same address to register for
their campus event.
Susan Fulcher can be contacted at
[email protected]
Dutton Farm team members take time to celebrate during the fall harvest.
DUTTON FARM continued from page 1
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store and different venues, including online.
The products that they sell are all-natural, organic products, including soaps, lotions, tote bags
and bath salts.
Dutton Farm was founded by a mother and a
daughter in honor of their family member with
Down syndrome. “My sister was born with Down
syndrome,” said Jenny Brown, the Chief Operating
Officer of Dutton Farm.
“After high school, my parents could not find a
program they were comfortable in putting her in –
the programs were more like glorified babysitting
services with staff whose hearts weren’t really in it.”
With that idea in mind, Dutton Farm was
founded and formalized in 2010 with four farmers.
Now, Dutton Farm has over 150 farmers
and serves individuals with impairments in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties.
In addition to all of this, Dutton Farm is working
with the Dream Center to build a residential facility
for the disabled. Matty Moroun, owner of the Ambassador Bridge, leased them a 90-acre area near Woodside’s Pontiac campus, signing the lease for a period
of 100 years for one dollar. Woodside will be assisting
with the construction of the residential facility.
“People with disabilities have a housing crisis because of affordability and they’re subject to whatever
the government gives them … there’s also housing
discrimination – nobody wants to rent or sign a lease
with a disabled group of people,” said Jenny.
“Woodside has really stepped up to the plate
and we’re really grateful that they are building us a
residential facility and a packaging and distributing
facility for our online sales.”
Dutton Farm has seen some tremendous growth
since its start five years ago and this event with Ann
Voskamp is just another testament to that. Ann will
be speaking at Woodside’s Troy campus on June 20,
from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
If you’re interested in purchasing tickets for the
“After high school, my
parents could not find
a program they were
comfortable in putting
her in – the programs
were more like glorified
babysitting services.”
– JENNY BROWN
Ann Voskamp speaking event and to learn more
about Dutton Farm, visit DuttonFarm.org.
For more information about Dutton Farm, contact Jenny Brown at 248-818-0270 or feel free to
add Dutton Farm on Facebook.
Ryan Dandin can be contacted at
[email protected]
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BOOK
OF THE
MONTH
BY LINDA FISHEL
WOODSIDE NEWS WRITER
Oh (Jim Parsons) and Tip (Rihanna) figure out what it means to be Home.
MOVIES BY SHAWN CONLEY [WOODSIDE NEWS WRITER]
HOME tells the story
– the tendency to disof Oh ( Jim Parsons),
play irrational hope in
an alien from a race of
the face of long odds
small, cowardly beings
– makes Home a feelthat are trying to take
good experience even
over Earth. However,
as aliens are taking over
one human – a young
the planet,” Common
girl named Tip (RiSense Media says.
hanna) – has managed
Directed by Tim
SHAWN CONLEY
to evade them. When
Johnson. Rated PG for
Oh and Tip cross paths,
mild action and some
these two misfits realize they
rude humor. 94 minutes.
might need each other to save
CINDERELLA, in case you
their friends and families.
have no idea what the story is
This story is fairly predictabout, centers around the title
able and the character of Oh
character (Lily James) and the
seems to jump between endearhumiliation she must endure
ing and annoying. There’s also
at the hands of her stepmother
a decent amount of low-brow
(Kate Blanchett) and her mean
“A feel-good experience even
as aliens are taking over the
planet.” – COMMON SENSE MEDIA ON HOME
make the story feel new again,
and for the most part they succeeded,” says Christianity Today.
“But oddly, the movie’s best moments are the ones that didn’t
change at all.”
Directed
by
Kenneth
Branagh. Rated PG for mild
thematic elements. 104 minutes.
NOW ON DVD/BLU-RAY:
THE BABADOOK:
A
mother and her young son battle a sinister force that lives in
a children’s book. Critically acclaimed and scary, this one is for
older teens and adults. Rated
PG-13. Coming 4/14.
THE IMITATION GAME:
Tells the true story of Alan Turing, a British mathematician
who helped crack the Nazi code
during World War 2. Very well
done, but the adult themes justify the rating. Rated PG-13.
INTERSTELLAR: Set in
the future after Earth becomes
a dustbowl, a team of astronauts tries to save it. Long and
extremely heady, but worth
watching if you can stay completely focused on it. Best suited
for teens and adults, and parents
should expect lengthy conversations. Rated PG-13.
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR: The loveable birds
from the Madagascar franchise
must stop an evil Octopus bent
on (what else) world domination. Thoroughly enjoyable
and great for the whole family.
Rated G.
Non-fiction
Storm: Hearing Jesus
For The Times We Live
In by Jim Cymbala
Jim Cymbala never fails
to tell it like it is. He believes that the church in
America is in the midst
of a powerful storm,
which will only grow
more intense. If you
are concerned and even
disgusted by a culture
that’s become increasingly hostile to biblical
Christianity, Storm will
help to give you encouragement and hope.
Storm talks about the tendency of both liberals
and conservatives to merge the Kingdom of God
with a particular political party. He states: “Many
conservative Christians have made the mistake of substituting America for the Israel of the Old Testament,
failing to realize the danger of adopting Old Testament
principles that were never affirmed in the New Testament. Their message has sometimes been harsh and legalistic, making it difficult for them to proclaim a gospel
of grace. Even though there is a great deal of emphasis
on the Bible in such churches, it can often be the wrong
emphasis.”
Using powerful stories of people who have been
transformed by Christ, Cymbala reminds the reader, “A life surrendered to Christ in the midst of a church
transformed by His presence cannot be defeated.” No
amount of spiritual darkness or cultural pressure can
drown out the life-giving power of the gospel.
humor, though nothing too terrible. All that said, this movie
focuses a lot of energy on emphasizing the importance of
family and friends and never
giving up on either, and it might
end up being slightly more enjoyable than parents may expect.
“In the midst of fast-paced
antics and pratfalls,” says Plugged
In Online, “tykes will find some
solid encouragement to look beneath the surface and seek out
the heart and unique qualities of
the ‘misfits’ around them.”
“The decision to emphasize
humanity’s best characteristics
stepsisters Drisella (Sophie McShera) and Anastasia (Holliday
Grainger). All this, of course,
prior to meeting a fairy godmother and a certain prince
(Richard Madden).
This tale has been told by
Disney (obviously) before as
well as several other studios.
But Disney takes the reins again
in this live-action version and
does a really nice job, managing
to breathe new life into a timeless story without many major
alterations.
“Director Kenneth Branagh
and the filmmakers tried to
LEADERSHIP continued from page 2
Over the years,
it is the cross
that came
to symbolize
Christianity.
“If anyone would come after
me, let him deny himself and take
up his cross and follow me,” Jesus
told his disciples (Mark 8:34).
I can’t say that I always do.
With that in mind, it is my
hope and prayer that we followers of Jesus will look to the cross
often – and remember what it
really means – long after Holy
Week is over.
Fiction
Finding Mercy by
Michael Landon, Jr.
and Cindy Kelley
Finding Mercy is the
second in the new Medallion Trilogy Series by
Michael Landon Jr. and
Cindy Kelley, published
just last year; Traces of
Mercy was the first. It is
filled with just enough
history, suspense and
betrayal to make you eager for the third installment. While each book
is a stand-alone novel, you will want to read them in
the order they were written in order to get the full
effect of our heroine’s predicaments.
“Mercy” is a young woman found wounded under very mysterious circumstances during the Civil
War. Due to amnesia, she doesn’t know who she is
or why she was dressed as a man. Recuperating with
Union supporters in Missouri, she tries to recreate
her life without knowing who she is.
Then enters Union Captain Elijah Hale, who
seems to have met her, but instead of giving her
back her identify, he threatens her future. Not only
is Mercy not from the North as her new friends believe, she had been fighting for the Confederacy as
a soldier!
Headstrong and gutsy, I cheered every time she
had a victory but cringed when she landed herself in
one peril after another. The writers have captured
strong personalities from both camps and will keep
you guessing throughout the book.
what Jesus had to say about the
cross as it relates to his followers?
Larry Harrison can be contacted at
[email protected]
Linda Fishel can be contacted at
[email protected]
– the “symbol” kind. Some hang
on the wall; others are attached to
our jewelry; still others are printed on the covers of our Bibles or
the books we read. I’m sure there
isn’t a day goes by when I don’t
look at a cross in some way, shape
or form.
Yet, do I really think about
what that symbol means? Do I
remember what the cross is really all about? Do I acknowledge
Shawn Conley can be contacted at
[email protected]
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CROSSCURRENTS BY CAROLYN MACK [WOODSIDE NEWS WRITER]
Doors
the only life-saving door today is God himself. The door
to the glory he offers is His
n Easter weekend, the
Son. Through this only door,
doors that once lead to
a true seeker finds the way to
the “Always Christmas” store
the Father and to salvation.
at Canterbury Village will
This is the door that leads to
open once again, this time
new life, mercy, forgiveness,
for an open house for any
and all who wish to see the CAROLYN MACK and the kingdom of heaven.
This, Jesus, is the true grannewly transformed interior.
deur of Christmas that waits
While we fully expect
behind the door.
that many who pass through our
While many different doors will
doors will be Woodside members
beckon from day to day or over a
coming to church, we also expect
lifetime, the ones we enter as well
there will be those who might at first
as the ones we pass by will create a
be disappointed that a church has
destiny and tell a story to the world.
taken the place of a beloved retail esSome doors that appeared inviting
tablishment.
O
and full of opportunity, doors we entered with great expectation, will be
revealed to have been fakes, thieves
that stole our time and attention, to
our own shame and disappointment.
Other doors that initially appeared
plain and lacking in appeal, doors
that we passed by without a thought,
may later be revealed to have been
the real doors of opportunity.
At Easter, Jesus invites the skeptic once again, this time to the door
of the empty tomb. Inside this door
is the evidence of a living Savior who
conquered death. Like the door of
long ago, this is the only door that
leads from sin and death to life everlasting.
“I tell you the truth, whoever
hears my word and believes him who
sent me has eternal life and will not
be condemned; he has crossed over
from death to life. I tell you the truth,
a time is coming and has now come
when the dead will hear the voice of
the Son of God and those who hear
will live.” ( John 5:24-25)
As an FYI, the first services in
the new Lake Orion Woodside Bible
Church will be Sunday, May 3 at 9:30
and 11 a.m. at Canterbury Village’s
former Always Christmas Store, 2369
Joslyn Court, Lake Orion.
Carolyn Mack can be contacted at
[email protected]
When Jesus said, “I am the door,” (John 10:7 and 9) he may very well have
been appealing to the Jewish crowd’s own recorded history about the
life-saving Ark with only one door.
However, the doors that once lead
to 90,000 square feet of sparkling
Christmas displays and thousands of
ornaments and decorations will now
be host to something even grander.
It is our hope that those who come
looking for Christmas and all that it
means will find it here.
The truth is, when a “seeker”
comes through the church doors, we
don’t know the circumstances that
have brought them there. We don’t
know what they are hoping to find
or what they expect to see exactly.
Change and the uncertainty it brings,
marriage, birth, death, sickness, a relocation or job change, can send anyone down a new path or knocking on
a new door.
If you are one of the “seekers”
who finds yourself entering the doors
of our church, we welcome you and
want you to know that there have
been people and circumstances sent
and used by God to lead you to these
doors. For whatever reason you have
come and whatever you expect to see,
it is no small coincidence that you are
here and we are glad that you have
come. We also want you to know that
passing through these doors won’t
save you; only one Door can do that.
Ancient history tells of a particular door that was literally life-saving.
This door saved everyone and everything that passed through it. It was
most likely very plain and deceptively ordinary, with nothing attractive about it. It was purely functional,
coated with black pitch or tar.
The builder of this door put it in
the side of an Ark; remarkably, it was
the one and only door in a structure
the length of a football field plus 30
yards. According to the Lord’s specific instructions, the door of the Ark
remained open for a set number of
days before it was permanently shut
by God’s own hand, saving only those
who were safely inside. Failure to
walk through this door meant certain
death for the cynics and doubters who
refused to simply enter and be saved.
When Jesus said, “I am the door,
“ (John 10:7 and 9) he may very well
have been appealing to the Jewish
crowd’s own recorded history about
the life-saving Ark with only one
door. The architect and creator of
At Easter, Jesus invites the skeptic once again, this time to the door of the empty tomb.
F.R.O.G.
The empty book
(FATHERS RELYING ON GOD)
BY DAN MULVENNA [WOODSIDE NEWS WRITER]
thought. It was empty.
I feel like I knew my dad
t’s been some years since I
pretty well, especially in his
sent him the book. It was
later years. This was not a
actually a journal.
guy that left things unsaid.
The idea was to have him
He clearly loved his entire
write down some thoughts,
family, so no sob stories of
childhood memories, family
having a dad that never said
history, maybe even letters to
he loved me. He did.
DAN MULVENNA
his children or grandchildren.
At the same time however,
Things that I knew some day
having something from him
would be valued and passed along.
in writing now would mean so much
I had forgotten about it for the
to all of us. I so wish he’d have just
most part, but always hoped some
taken a few minutes to fill in some of
day to have his words down on pathose pages, and I’ll bet if he had it to
per. Then, last August, without warndo over again, he’d feel the same.
ing, he was gone. While cleaning out
It becomes apparent that tellhis belongings from his house I came
ing the story of this man now falls
across the journal placed carefully in
squarely on his remaining siblings,
the back of his closet. It looked brand
sons, daughters and grandchildren
new, and I could tell it had gone unthat hold his memories dear.
touched. Opening it confirmed what I
May we all leave our lives here
I
on earth with our feelings clearly expressed to our loved ones in word, and
in deed, and also as much as possible,
in writing. So that those that come
behind us may read of our memories,
our ups and downs, joys and sorrows,
God left us a love
letter. Isn’t that the
least we can do?
and lessons learned to help them gain
from our wisdom and know us better.
God left us a love letter. Isn’t that
the least we can do?
Dan Mulvenna can be contacted at
[email protected]
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PHOTOS BY NANCY RUDNIK
Lake Orion campus construction on
pace for May 3 opening service
1. New south entry
way to be cut through
existing lower wall
level.
2. From left, Doug
Johnson (Architect),
Tom Lancaster
(Woodside Facilities
Pastor), Keith
McKenzie (TH Marsh
Construction), and
Clif Seiber (Owners
Representative) review
architectural plans for
interior renovation.
3. Painting of 650seat sanctuary well
underway.
4. Main staircase
leading up from south
entrance to sanctuary,
or down to children’s
area on right.
5. North entry area
ceiling now reinforced
with new beams.
6. Lower level children’s
area blends new and
old for efficient use.
PHOTO BY RICK SEIDEL
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7. Nativity character
showing approval of his
soon to be new home.
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4
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5
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9
Woodside launches Plymouth campus;
names campus pastor
PHOTOS BY TERRY SYKES
BY LARRY HARRISON
WOODSIDE NEWS EDITORIAL ADVISER
I
t was literally standing-room-only as Woodside
Bible Church launched its Plymouth campus on
Sunday, March 15.
The campus became a reality after Plymouth
Baptist Church and Woodside Bible Church
merged in January. It is Woodside’s 10th physical
campus in the Detroit metro area.
More than 300 people attended the service that
included a video greeting from Woodside Senior
Pastor Doug Schmidt, praise and worship and a
message by Pastor Jeremy Writebol, who was named
the campus pastor the week before.
The service was followed by a ribbon cutting
ceremony conducted by the Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce and a luncheon in the
church’s community room.
Writebol was installed as the Plymouth campus
pastor in a ceremony held March 8. He and his wife,
Stephanie, and their children Allison (age 7) and
Ethan (age 4) moved to the Plymouth area earlier
this year.
“We love it here,” Writebol said. “This is just the
type of community we want to live in. You have all
Plymouth Campus Pastor Jeremy Writebol and wife
Stephanie, with children Allison and Ethan reflecting
excitement of dedication day.
types of people – from young families to older people.
Yet there is a strong sense of community here. We are
very excited to become a part of the life of this city.”
As he was growing up, Writebol lived in several states across the country – Colorado, Missouri,
Minnesota, North Carolina.
As a young man, he attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, where he graduated with a degree
in pastoral studies in 2001. From there, he went to
Akron, Ohio, where he was a youth pastor for more
than two years.
He then worked for a church in California in various youth and college ministries for several years before becoming a pastor of a church in Wichita, Kansas, working in leadership development ministries.
Writebol learned of the Woodside’s Plymouth
campus opportunity from Andy Baligian, campus
pastor at Woodside’s Royal Oak campus.
“I went to school (Moody) with Andy. We lived
across the hall from each other and became good
friends,” Writebol said. “When the Plymouth opportunity came up, he called me and said I should
check it out.”
In addition to being a pastor, Jeremy Writebol
is an author and penned a book with Jonathan K.
Dodson, called everPresent: How the Gospel Relocates
Us in the Present, in 2014.
Along with the Plymouth campus, Woodside Bible Church has an Internet campus and campuses in
Troy, Warren, White Lake, Royal Oak, Lake Orion,
Farmington Hills, Detroit, Romeo and Pontiac.
Larry Harrison can be contacted at
[email protected]
Clockwise from top: Plymouth campus family celebrates as Pastor Writebol cuts the official red ribbon. 2. A delicious lunch was provided for all at the dedication service. 3. Plymouth
campus members and quest filled the sanctuary for the first official Woodside worship service.
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Section A
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FIT AND HEALTHY BY CHRIS OLIVERO [WOODSIDE NEWS WRITER]
Spring Cleaning- the
Nontoxic Way!
them and they enter through
our skin. Of particular concern are known or suspected
t is time for spring cleancarcinogens. We are seeing
ing!
increased and unexplained
Spring is around the corcancers; infertility or difficulner and as the weather warms
ty in reproduction; disrupit’s time for the old ritual of
tion of the endocrine system;
spring cleaning. Unfortuexploding neurological disCHRIS OLIVERO
nately, home is where we oforders; ADHD; and autism
ten unwittingly expose ourin our children.
selves and families unnecessarily to
These conditions are thought by
dangerous toxins.
many to be linked to environmental
The very things used to clean our
causes, including the toxic ingredients
homes are actually among the priin cleaning products. These are serious
mary sources of dangerous indoor air
concerns, especially if you are pregnant
pollution. In many localities there are
or have young children at home.
three to four times the dangerous polAmmonia is a familiar offender
lutants and small particles in the air
because it’s extremely irritating to
indoors versus outdoors.
skin, eyes, and lungs, and can be leSo begin cleaning by opening your
thal combined with products containwindows frequently for fresh air; if
ing chlorine bleach. Chlorine bleach
you live in an urban area this is best
itself releases unhealthy toxic gas
during low traffic times.
but becomes extremely hazardous if
The typical American home stocks
mixed with any acid, even vinegar.
three to 10 gallons of toxic materials
But some toxins do not sound
in the form of household cleaning
alarms. Other harmful chemicals
I
Vinegar & Baking Soda –
The Age Old Cleaners
1. Use baking soda for a safe “no
scratch scrub” on metals and porcelain sinks and tubs.
2. For an A+ job on windows and
mirrors mix equal parts of vinegar and
water in a spray bottle.
3. Clean your oven by sprinkling a
cup or more of baking soda over oven
floor. Add water to make a paste.
Spread and set overnight. Wipe out
the bulk of the soda and grime then
dab liquid detergent on a sponge and
wash out the remaining residue.
4. To unclog a drain pour 1/2 to
one cup of baking soda down the
drain, then slowly add 1/2 to one cup
of vinegar. Cover the drain and let it
sit for 15 minutes. If it bubbles like
a volcano, it means it’s working. To
finish, flush with a gallon of boiling
water.
5. Deodorize dry carpets by sprinkling liberally with baking soda. Wait
at least 15 minutes then vacuum.
6. For laundry use white vinegar to
leather, and metals. It’s particularly
useful for cleaning, sanitizing, and
conditioning wood items, such as
cutting boards and furniture. Following are several practical uses for this
fantastic oil:
1. Use as a metal polish, make sure
to test a small area first.
2. Moisturize and condition leather goods.
3. Lubricate squeaky hinges and
sticky mechanisms with coconut oil
instead of WD-40.
4. Clean your hands and paint
brushes with coconut oil after using
oil based paints, in the place of mineral spirits.
5. Clean and condition your car
interior by adding a small amount to
a soft lint free cloth. Rub in and wipe
off excess.
6. Cleanse and add a glossy finish
to indoor plants by wiping the leaves
with a small amount of coconut oil on
a lint-free cloth.
7. Remove chewing gum from virtually any area, including carpets and hair.
The typical American home stocks about three to 10
gallons of toxic materials in the form of household cleaning
products and these should be first on our list to purge.
products and these should be first on
our list to purge. Removing these materials from storage cabinets has an
additional benefit of eliminating the
toxins in your home.
Even “green” alternatives can contain harmful ingredients. It’s unfortunate, but “green” and “natural” have
become marketing language that does
not necessarily equate with “safe,” as
implied.
Many toxic ingredients don’t have
to be listed on the label, which makes
it difficult to know what we’re being
exposed to. Because these products
are not meant to be consumed, manufactures have lobbied for exemption
from certain labeling requirements to
protect their brand’s “secret formula.”
Even so, toxins in these products
do end up in our bodies, we breathe
found in common household products are; glycol ethers, phosphates,
VOC, phthalates, NPEs, petroleum
solvents, perfumes, formaldehyde,
butyl cellosolve, chlorine, ethanolamines, and sodium lauryl sulfate. Do
we really want to serve up a chemical
soup when it’s unnecessary?
Fortunately, there’s no shortage of
safe alternatives and these basic ingredients typically end up costing a few
pennies on the dollar compared to
marketed cleaners. Common household items such as vinegar and baking soda can usually cut through dirt
and sanitize just as well as any toxic
counterpart. You may need to use a
bit more elbow grease, but all things
considered your health is worth it and
these simple ingredients often do an
even better job.
replace fabric softener, it softens, deodorizes, and cuts static.
7. Remove tarnish from silverware
by boiling two to three inches of water in a shallow pan with one tsp of
salt, one teaspoon of baking soda, and
a sheet of aluminum foil. Totally submerge silver and boil for two to three
minutes more. Remove silver and
wipe away the tarnish with a clean
cotton cloth.
Spruce Up Your Home with
Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is another extremely useful household staple that can replace
countless products as it has natural
antibacterial and antiviral activity in
addition to providing exceptional hydration and conditioning to a wide
variety of materials, including wood,
And don’t forget the toxic dump
in your garage. Your walls haven’t
been avocado for years. So why
keep the half empty paint can? It
and other chemicals lingering on
those shelves often contain toluene,
a potent reproductive toxin. These
products shouldn’t go in the trash
so seek a safe disposal site near you.
And when entering your home, lose
the shoes. Don’t track in toxins
such as lawn care pesticides which
contaminate floors, carpets, and
children.
Video tips on Spring Cleaninghttps://shine.yahoo.com/video/springcleaning-shortcuts-150407409.html
Chris Olivero, Certified Personal
Trainer can be contacted at [email protected]
gmail.com and at chrisfit.info.
Section A
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WOODSIDE WORLDWIDE BY NANCY TENNISWOOD [WOODSIDE NEWS WRITER]
S E O F LI G H T O R P
H AN
AG
E
PHOTO BY AMOS MIGUEL
PHOTO BY STAFF
PHOTO BY HILDE REIMER
Clockwise from top: Small group breaking bread in Rome; Dan Snow working on the airplane; Guatemala Graduation Day.
H OU
Nancy Tenniswood can be contacted at
[email protected]
OC
O
OF
In spite of
possible
adversities, many
missionaries
dedicate their
lives to taking the
Gospel message
to a needy world.
PHOT
SY
o one ever said it would be easy.
Many knew it would be difficult.
No one ever said there would be no
problems. Most prepared for the worst.
In spite of possible adversities,
many missionaries dedicate their lives
to taking the Gospel message to a
needy world. Woodside Bible Church
helps support many of these people
by praying, by financial giving, by
providing materials and encouraging
short-term mission helpers.
At the beginning of each month,
the mission workers are encouraged to
send their praises and prayer requests
to the church. This keeps everyone informed, and helps the prayer team to
know how and what to pray for.
Missionary Dan Snow is an aircraft maintenance technician. His
current praise is that the approval of
their aviation operations by the local authorities is nearly complete.
mala. It was graduation day for many
students. Along with this praise, Martinez was grateful for the beautiful auditorium that short-term mission groups
that helped build the auditorium. This
auditorium is used for many activities.
Ashley Miguel, along with her
husband Amos, serves the Lord in
Rome, Italy. Recently, many of the
people from that area have been asking questions about who Jesus is.
Ashley expresses her feelings in her
own words, “How exciting it is to see
God open up a door to share his gospel with this group of natives? How
amazing it is to be able to read the Bible with them in their own language?”
Another family serving in Bosnia is praising God for the excellent
training they received at an educational conference. They really enjoyed
the seminars, consultations, and advice they received from specialists.
TE
N
Snow is grateful to God for his direction and provision for his needs. His
prayer is that God will provide more
people to join the aviation team.
Edwin Martinez was happy to be
the keynote speaker for the Berea Bible
Institute in Huehuetenango, Guate-
UR
Missionaries are thankful for
answered prayer and praise
11
14-year-old Boobeau
BY GRETA VALLESKEY
WOODSIDE NEWS WRITER
Editor’s Note: Woodside Bible Church
sponsors an orphanage in Thailand
called the Akha House of Light, ministering to the children of the Akha hill
tribe. Each month, in this space, we introduce you to one of the children available for sponsorship.
Thai children are waiting for
your loving support
M
eet Boobeau.
Her mother and father divorced when she was 10 years old and
their separation was extremely hard on
Boobeau and her three siblings. Boobeau’s father abandoned them shortly
after, so her mother and grandmother
took care of them. Things were really hard and they didn’t have a lot of
money. She had to drop out of school
as they couldn’t pay for it any longer.
She thought she would never get the
chance to go to school again until the
House of Light took Boobeau and
her little sister, Unnicar, in, and now
is grateful to go to school again.
Boobeau is 14 years old and is in
the 7th grade. She loves to smile and
enjoys doing the traditional tribal
Akha dance. She has accepted Christ
as her Savior and is trying to learn
more about him.
To sponsor Boobeau, her sister
Unnicar or another child from the
Akha House of Light, please go to
www.woodsidebible.org, then to connect, click on Life Impact and see the
banner Sponsor an orphan.
Greta Valleskey can be contacted at
[email protected]
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WHAT’S COOKIN’ [RECIPE OF THE MONTH] COLLECTED BY BECKY JOHNSON
T
his chili is perfect for this
time of year when the
weather is still on the cool side.
This Coconut Crème Cake is
so worth the steps it takes to
produce this amazing and very
moist cake. It makes a great Easter dessert. Enjoy!
branes. Dice peppers, and
add to slow cooker.
Stir in broth and next
8 ingredients. Cover and
cook on LOW 6 to 7
hours or until chili thickens. Serve with Cilantro
Sauce.
BECKY JOHNSON
Turkey Chili with Quinoa
2 pounds lean ground turkey breast
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2 tablespoons olive oil
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2-4 jalapeño peppers
2 large poblano peppers
1 (48-oz.) container reduced-sodium
chicken broth
2 (15.5-oz.) cans great northern
beans, drained and rinsed
2 (15.5-oz.) cans navy beans, drained
and rinsed
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1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 medium-size yellow onions, diced
5 garlic cloves, minced
3 teaspoons kosher salt
3 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
Cook turkey in hot oil in a large
skillet over high heat, stirring often,
10 minutes or until meat crumbles.
Transfer turkey to a 6-qt. slow cooker.
Using tongs, char each jalapeño
and poblano pepper over gas flame,
turning occasionally, about 5 minutes or until skins are totally blackened. (If you don’t have a gas cooktop, preheat broiler with oven rack
6 inches from heat. Broil peppers 5
minutes or until blackened, turning
occasionally.)
Place charred peppers in a bowl,
and cover tightly with plastic wrap.
Let stand 5 minutes to loosen skins.
Peel peppers under running water.
Remove and discard seeds and mem-
Cilantro Sauce
1 bunch fresh cilantro (leaves and
stems)
3 tablespoons olive oil
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2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and
chopped
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup water
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Kosher salt
Process cilantro, olive oil, lime juice,
jalapeño pepper, garlic clove, and water in a blender until smooth, adding
more water, if needed, to reach desired consistency. Add kosher salt to
taste. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 week.
Swirl the vibrant, tangy topping into
the chili before serving. If you don’t like
cilantro, use parsley instead. The sauce
can also be used as a sandwich spread or
stirred, like pesto, into hot pasta.
Note: This recipe makes a mild
chili. For a spicier chili, add pepper
seeds to slow cooker.
Coconut Cream Cake
Filling:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon table salt
4 large egg yolks
1 cup half-and-half
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
Cake Layers:
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
3 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
Shortening
Additional Ingredients:
1 cup heavy cream
Prepare Filling: Whisk together first
3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan.
Whisk egg yolks and next 2 ingredients in a glass bowl. Gradually
whisk egg mixture into sugar mixture.
Cook over medium heat, whisking
constantly, 6 to 7 minutes or until
mixture just starts to bubble. Cook,
whisking constantly, 1 more minute;
remove from heat.
Whisk flaked coconut and next 3
ingredients into sugar-egg mixture;
transfer to a medium bowl. Place
plastic wrap directly on warm filling
to prevent film from forming. Let
stand 30 minutes; chill 4 to 24 hours.
Meanwhile, prepare cake layers:
Preheat oven to 350°. Beat 1 cup butter at medium speed with a heavyduty electric stand mixer until creamy.
Gradually add 2 cups sugar, beating
until light and fluffy. Add 4 eggs, 1 at
a time, beating just until blended after
each addition.
Stir together cake flour and next
2 ingredients in a bowl. Stir together
milk and 1/2 cup coconut milk in a
measuring cup. Add flour mixture to
butter mixture alternately with milk
mixture, beginning and ending with
flour mixture. Beat at low speed just
until blended after each addition. Stir
in 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/2 tsp. coconut
extract. Spoon batter into 2 greased
(with shortening) and floured 9-inch
cake pans.
Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes
or until a wooden pick inserted in
center comes out clean. Cool in pans
on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove
from pans to wire racks, and cool
completely (about 1 hour).
Beat 1 cup heavy cream at high
speed with an electric mixer until
stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipped
cream into chilled Filling.
Assemble cake: Split each layer
in half horizontally with a serrated
knife to make 4 layers. Place 1 layer, cut side up, on a serving platter;
spread with 1 1/3 cups filling. Repeat
with remaining cake layers and filling, ending with a cake layer, cut side
down. Spread top and sides of cake
with Fluffy Coconut Frosting.
Fluffy Coconut Frosting
3 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1/3 cup sugar
Beat cream, vanilla, and coconut extract at medium-high speed with an
electric mixer 1 to 2 minutes or until
foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating 2
minutes or until stiff peaks form. (Do
not overbeat.)
Garnish
Toasted coconut shavings can be
sprinkled on top of the cake.
Becky Johnson can be contacted at
[email protected]
ADVICE BY O. KAYE [WOODSIDE ADVICE WRITER]
arguing about their version.
Q: One of our children has been
Attention getting lies are also
having trouble with lying. It
common at this age.
started out with “little white
Early Adolescents: White
lies” that we thought were
lies in this age category usujust a phase. We talked about
ally are done for understandhonesty and the importance of
able and forgivable reasons
telling the truth. Now it has
like avoiding punishment,
turned into lying at least once
fear of disappointing somea day. There have been times
O. KAYE
one, or being afraid of apwhen we have actually shown
pearing stupid. Basically they
her proof and she insisted that
tell simple lies to gain something for
the lie she told was true. How should we
themselves. Avoiding hurting somehandle this?
one’s feelings begins at this age. Try
to find out what caused the child to
A: Don’t panic! It’s normal and usual
lie and take her reasons into considfor kids to have reasons to stretch the
eration. Don’t engage in an argument
truth. The parents’ job is to stay calm
about the lie.
and reason through what might be
Tweens: By this age a kid usutheir motivation. You didn’t mention
ally can tell the difference between
how old your child is so I will give a
a truth and a lie. But they may still
few reasons per age group.
resort to lying to avoid doing someToddlers: Two-year-olds don’t
thing they dislike or that interferes
understand the concept of truth tellwith their fun. If you sense that they
ing. A simple statement pointing out
are chronically lying it may be time to
the obvious is best for this age group.
seek counseling, either for the child
Preschoolers: They like to tell
or parents and child. They may have
fairy tales or wishful thinking stories.
immature problem solving skills and
While containing truth, the wild storesort to avoidance and lying to deal
ries can be humorous and obviously
with stressors or anxiety-producing
made up. Think of them as creative
situations in their lives. Or they
play and tell your own version of the
could be really smart and good at
story without spending a lot of time
manipulating as a convenient tactic
to get their way.
Teens: Privacy becomes important
in the teen years. They may not tell
you everything about their lives. This
is OK and is a sign that they are growing up. Other reasons older kids lie are
to deal with peer pressure and to es-
Listen carefully
to your kids and
involve them in
a conversation
about the
behavior.
tablish an identity to impress. To them
the lies don’t seem important. They lie
to get around rules they consider to be
in the way of them being accepted.
If you are aware that they are lying and it is dangerous or affects their
health, there needs to be good boundary and consequence setting.
Focus on what you caught them
doing and not on the lie when you
give consequences. Listen carefully
to your kids and involve them in a
conversation about the behavior. Take
you own time-out and plan ahead
with your spouse to approach them
with concern, not condemnation.
Don’t lecture; they will tune you out.
Keep the conversation emotion
neutral and decide ahead of time a
consequence for the behavior they lied
about that is measureable and achievable. Be specific and state the obvious.
Ask what made them feel the need to
lie. Don’t accept an excuse. Offer to
keep the door open to the problem
when they are ready to share. State
that you want to help them find solutions so they don’t have to lie. Remind
them of the definition of truth.
Jesus states in John 14:6, “I am
the way, the truth and the life.” Study
with your family what that means and
practice it as parents.
Keep it simple,
O. Kaye
O. Kaye is a licensed mental health
provider and a member of Woodside.
Questions or comments on this column can
be directed to [email protected]
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1. for your little ____, and for your wives
(Gen 45:19)
5. these things write I unto you, ____ ye
sin not. (1 John 2:1) KJV
9. Can papyrus grow tall where there is
no ___? (Job 8:11)
14. Delilah took the seven braids of his
head, ___ them into the fabric (Judg
6:13)
15. People who want to get ___ fall into
temptation (1 Tim 6:9)
16. in the third row a jacinth, an ___ and
an amethyst (Ex 28:19)
17. the families of the Gershonites was
Eliasaph son of ___ (Num 3:24)
18. asked such a thing of any magician
or enchanter or ___ (Dan 2:10)
20. be as ___ as snakes and as innocent as doves (Matt 10:16)
22. Then Annas ___ him, still bound, to
Caiaphas (John 18:24)
23. the poor man had nothing except
one little ___ lamb (2 Sam 12:3)
24. ox knoweth his owner, and the ass
his master’s ____ (Isaiah 1:3)
25. have in the skin of his flesh a rising,
a ____, or bright spot (Lev 13:2)
27. and put them in the loops to ___ the
tent together (Ex 26:11)
30. ___ thought, If I just touch his
clothes, I will be healed (Mark 5:28)
31. ___ and Dumah, and Eshean
(Joshua 15:52)
35. Lord, how ___ shall my brother sin
against me, and I forgive him (Matt
18:21) (KJV)
36. the love of God (Gr.)
38. When ___ comes, then comes disgrace (Prov 11:2)
39. The lazy man does not ___ his game
(Prov 12:27)
41. and drew the ____ to land full of
great fishes (John 21:11)
42. there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at ____ (1 Sam 28:7) KJV
43. strove against Moses and against
Aaron in the company of ____ (Num
26:9)
44. grandfather of Abraham (Gen
11:24)
46. But as the serpent beguiled ____
through his subtilty (2 Cor 11:3)
47. And there shall come forth a rod out
of the ____ of Jesse (Isaiah 11:1)
48. a tenth of a bath from each ___
(Ezek 45:14)
49. the pot is to be scoured and ___
with water (Lev 6:28)
51. the boys grew: and ___ was a cunning hunter (Gen 25:27)
53. Bring me any ___ too hard for you
(Deut 1:17)
54. they gave the soldiers a large ___
of money (Matt 28:12)
57. Sir, your ___ has earned ten more
(Luke 19:16)
59. but he who ___ fantasies lacks
judgment (Prov 12:11)
63. magistrates and all the other ___
officials (Dan 3:2)
66. O my people, put on sackcloth and
___ in ashes (Jer 6:26)
67. Bring me a heifer, ___ ___ and a
ram (1,4) (Gen 15:9)
68. they shall fall by the ____ of the
sword (Luke 21:24)
69. be in rest and at ____, and none
shall make him afraid (Jer 46:27)
70. You give a ___ of your spices, mint,
dill and cummin. But you (Matt 23:23)
71. Go, post a lookout and have him
report what he ___ (Isa 21:6)
72. reached for his sword, ___ it out
and struck the servant (Matt 26:51)
DOWN
1. ___ shall dwell there, and satyrs
shall dance there (Isa 13:21) (KJV)
2. First zookeeper
3. to whom be glory for ____. Amen.
(Romans 11:36)
4. I will ___ some of them also to be
priests (Isa 66:21)
5. The king had a fleet of ___ ships at
sea (1 Kings 10:22)
6. Joshua rent ____ clothes, and fell to
the earth (Joshua 7:6)
7. Fifth book of the New Testament
8. should plow in hope; and that he
that ___ in hope (1 Cor 9:10) KJV
9. we found out that the island was
called ___ (Acts 28:1)
10. Four days ____ I was fasting until
this hour (Acts 10:30)
11. Then Nebuchadnezzar in his ____
and fury commanded (Daniel 3:13)
12. let me have some of that red ___
I’m famished (Gen 25:30)
13. Now therefore are we all ____ present before God
(Acts 10:33)
19. The death he died, he died to sin
___ for all (Rom 6:10)
21. a beautiful ___ for the remnant of
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his people (Isa 28:5)
26. gathering his wheat into the ___
(Matt 3:12)
27. a third of a shekel for sharpening ___
and axes (1 Sam 13:21)
28. like a broken tooth, and ___ ___ out
of joint (1,4) (Prov 25:19)
29. I may tell all my bones: they look and
____ upon me (Ps 22:17)
30. Saul hurled his ___ at him to kill him
(1 Sam 20:33)
32. the LORD ___ on a swift cloud (Isa
19:1)
33. he sent out ___ ___ to see if the
water had receded (1,4) (Gen 8:8)
34. though they ___ ___ like crimson,
they shall be as wool (2,3) (Isa 1:18) KJV
37. His thunder ___ the coming storm
(Job 36:33)
38. But unless you repent, you too will all
___ (Luke 13:3)
40. In the ___ way, count yourselves
dead to sin but alive to God (Rom 6:11)
45. If any man speak, let him speak as
the ____ of God (1 Pet 4:11)
48. Adams first son (Gen 4:1)
50. he ___ Damascus on his journey
(Acts 9:3)
52. The ____ with the tongs both worketh
in the coals,(Isaiah 44:12)
54. He ___ on the ground, and made clay
of the spittle (John 9:6) KJV
55. I ___ you to bear with my word of
exhortation (Heb 13:22)
56. the whole ___ turned blood red (Rev
6:12)
58. Joshua son of Nun, who had been
Moses’ ___ (Num 11:28)
60. ___ like the eagle and make your
nest among the stars (Obad 1:4)
61. have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone ___ (Rom 2:1)
62. Saul ____ his thousands, and David
his ten thousands (1 Sam 29:5)
64. a large open container for holding
liquids (Hag.2:16)
65. They shall still bring forth fruit in old
____ (Ps 92:14)
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FOR THE FUN OF IT BY JIM AVERY [WOODSIDE NEWS MANAGING EDITOR]
Family activities
abound in April
Disney’s Beauty and The
Beast Jr. will come alive at
the Macomb Center for the
ith Easter being celPerforming Arts on Saturday,
ebrated early in April,
April 18. Join All The World’s
the remainder of the month
A Stage at 1 p.m. or 4 p.m.
offers plenty of activities for
and watch as Belle yearns to
all to enjoy.
escape her provincial life and
If you love art, a wonderGaston. However, Belle gets
JIM AVERY
ful place to enjoy a few hours
more adventure than barof quiet can be found at the
gained when she becomes
Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), locaptive in the Beast’s castle. Dancing
cated at 5200 Woodward Avenue,
flatware, menacing wolves, and singnear Woodside’s Detroit campus.
ing furniture fill the stage with thrills
With the financial support millage
in this beloved fairy tale about very
approved by Wayne, Oakland and
different people finding strength in
Macomb counties a few years ago, all
one another and learning how to love.
W
$12 tickets can be purchased in
advance at www.MacombCenter.
com, or by calling 586-286-2222.
A Day Out With Thomas™
makes its annual visit to Greenfield
Village on the weekends of April 2526, May 2-3 and May 9-10. Thomas
the Tank Engine™ is the pride of Sir
Topham Hatt’s fleet of really useful engines. During Thomas’ annual
visit to Greenfield Village, he is the
centerpiece of six days of family fun
and entertainment.
You can ride Thomas around
the village, of course, and meet Sir
Topham Hatt™ face to face.
Advance tickets are highly recom-
mended, as some time slots sell out
very quickly. Members of The Henry
Ford receive free Greenfield Village
admission and an exclusive opportunity to purchase Thomas ride tickets
in advance. Greenfield Village admission is required for nonmembers to
ride Thomas.
The full schedule of activities and
ticket information is available online
at www.thehenryford.org, or by calling 313-982-6001.
Get out and enjoy life with your
family!
Jim Avery can be contacted at
[email protected]
Clockwise from left: Enjoy a respite with Rembrandt at Detroit Institute of Arts. Marvels of science discovered at Michigan Science
Center. Beauty and the Beast comes alive at the Macomb Center. Thomas and friends return to Greenfield Village.
residents continue to enjoy free general admission to the DIA.
The museum covers 658,000
square feet that includes more than
100 galleries, a 1,150-seat auditorium,
a 380-seat lecture/recital hall, an art
reference library, and a state-of-the-art
conservation services laboratory.
The DIA’s collection is among the
top six in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational
survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century. I
particularly enjoy the Rembrandt exhibit that includes portraits of Christ
with children and driving the moneychangers from the temple.
Saturday and Sunday hours run
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full details are
available online at www.dia.org.
From stage shows to classroom
experiments, the Michigan Science
Center has fun down to a science.
The Michigan Science Center is
yours to discover … from their five
theaters – Michigan’s only Chrysler
IMAX® Dome Theatre, Dassault
Systèmes Planetarium, Toyota Engineering Theater, Chrysler Science
Stage and DTE Energy Sparks Theater – to hands-on exhibit galleries
focusing on life, space, engineering
physical science and more.
Located at 5020 John R. Street
in Detroit, the Science Center is the
ideal place to experience on a Saturday. For more details and discount information, go online to www.mi-sci.
org, or call 313-577-8400.
DID YOU KNOW? BY JIM AVERY [WOODSIDE NEWS MANAGING EDITOR]
Oh my, what’s that
smell outside?
W
ith spring comes mating season
in the animal kingdom. Living
on a few acres backed by woods, we
see it all at this time of the year.
The young bucks become dreamyeyed while surveying the available
selection of does. Chubby red squirrels that would rather fill their cheeks
with seeds from the bird feeder are
now seen flicking their tails with excitement over playful female rodents.
The colorful red cardinal is the ultimate romantic as he plucks seeds
from the feeder for his demure female
friend.
All are entertaining and busy doing their thing to sustain the breed
each spring.
There are other courtships taking
place under the cover of night, namely the nocturnal animals that venture
out after darkness. On a regular basis, possum, porcupine, raccoon and
skunk wander our property seeking
food and friendship.
A troublesome bunch, both the
possum and porcupine are cranky,
raccoons forever mischievous, and
skunks downright stinkers. Like humans, all were created with their own
unique gifts and talents for self-preservation.
With their claws, jaws and quills
Seganku, the small black animal with the
white strip from nose to tail.
the possum and porcupine are tenacious fighters by nature, while the
raccoons are manipulative and crafty
for their own purposes.
However, it is the skunk (of the
Mephitis family) that causes me to
scratch my head and wonder what the
Lord was thinking when He created
this critter. Unless challenged by a
predator, or Dexter our Dutch Sheppard, they would rather retreat into
the darkness.
Yet, skunks are legendary for their
powerful predator-deterrent – a hardto-remove, horrible-smelling spray.
A skunk’s spray is an oily liquid produced by glands under its large tail.
To employ this scent bomb, a skunk
turns around and blasts its foe with
a foul mist that can travel as far as 10
feet.
The early colonist quickly learned
about the small black animal with the
large white strip from nose to tail.
They soon adopted the Algonquian
Indian name “Seganku,” meaning
“one who squirts,” which eventually
became the English word “skunk.”
Skunk spray causes no real damage to its victims, but it sure makes
them uncomfortable. It can linger for
days and defy attempts to remove it.
Because skunks have a limited supply
of ammunition, they don’t waste their
defensive spray. A striped skunk can
fire five to eight times before it has to
reload, which takes about a week.
One commonly held belief is that
a pet that has been sprayed should
be bathed in tomato juice in order to
neutralize the smell. This, however,
can require large amounts of tomato
juice and is only marginally effective.
The Humane Society of the United
States recommends using a mixture of
hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and
dishwashing liquid.
As distasteful as their spray is,
God blessed this animal with an effective tool for dealing with burdens.
While Christians are taught to
“pray and have faith” when the problems of life arrive, Seganku merely
has to “spray and create space” for
themselves.
How neat is that?
Jim Avery can be contacted at
[email protected]
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HUMOR BY TIM FAUSCH [WOODSIDE NEWS WRITER]
When cuteness attacks
derment.
Sure, we occasionally instructed the kids to pick up
here is no defense when
toys, but not at the expense of
cuteness attacks.
inspired playtime. Had we atLast Monday, I awoke,
tempted to reduce the chaos,
walked downstairs and realwe would have missed out on
ized we had been vandalized.
countless imaginative stories,
The destruction was everyartistic creations and incredwhere. A gang had obviously
TIM FAUSCH
ible musical performances.
broken in, tossed objects
You might say our grandkid maneverywhere, and left crude drawings
agement style reeks of indulgence and
throughout the house.
a lack of discipline.
Just as I was about to call 911, I reOK, so what’s your point?
alized I knew the gang responsible for
I would never trade a free concert
this invasion … Lorelei and Jagger …
(oops, slightly past bedtime) with
the two cutest kids in the history of
the kids standing on chairs (oh, the
grandchildren.
shame), and ending with our thunAs I surveyed the “damages,” I
derous applause and Jagger shouting
couldn’t help but smile. Remnants
“encore.”
from a busy weekend were in every
I suppose postponing afternoon
room.
“quiet time” sounds irresponsible. But
Our under-used dining room had
not when you are treated to Lorebecome craft central. The normally
lei performing The Nutcracker in her
neatly decorated table was now a sea
ballet costume. There’s nothing that
of papers, markers, crayons, coloring
compares with a four-year-old twirlbooks, mangled pipe cleaners, and
ing with joyful delight in a tutu.
spent tape dispensers.
And I am definitely guilty of cavHand-made signs announcing
ing in every time little Jagger wants
various proclamations, accomplishme to pick him up. But in my defense,
ments and make-believe events were
who can resist the phrase, “Poppy
taped and hung prominently. The
uppy”? I just hope he stops asking begood news was I was among those infore he weighs more than I can lift.
vited to these special events.
He’s definitely getting cut off by age
I had finally achieved VIP status.
10, or maybe 12.
The crafts did create one sticky
Some memories are simply too
problem. Deb had somehow scored a
valuable to trade for discipline. Betreasure trove of thousands of sticksides, isn’t that what parents are for?
ers, everything from letters to numbers to animals to shapes. Little finTim Fausch can be contacted at
gers had placed these stickers, many
[email protected]
of them quite tiny, in secret locations
throughout our home.
At one point I looked down and
found four stickers on my socks. I
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to come.
Our hallways were strewn with
pint-sized clothing … coats, shoes,
socks, pajamas, outfits and – hopefully the child protection people don’t
learn this – even one of yesterday’s
diapers that didn’t quite make it into
the garbage.
Our family room also was “ransacked.” Legos, wooden blocks,
kitchen implements, books, and plastic toys littered the room. However,
any thoughts about organization, order and neatness were quickly tossed
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