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CONTENTS

BIBLICAL "B's"

BEE HAPPY

THE "BEE - ATTITUDES"

HONEY BEES

HELPFUL BEES

WORLD'S LARGEST BEE

BEE COMICAL

BUSY BEES

LEARN FROM THE BEES
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Fred Pahl
(aka Grandpa)

Viola Pahl
(aka Granny)

Sue Pahl
Daughter


Gerhart Pahl (son) and his wife Penny with their four children:
Christopher (27), Wesley (26), Lionel (24), and Neil (20)



"HOW TO BE INCOMPATIBLE AND LOVE IT"

is the title of a book being written by Viola Pahl (aka Granny).
At the end of each chapter, Viola has placed a "bee" graphic
with a thought suitable to its theme.
May these "bee" mini-sermons BEE a blessing to you!






                       




CHAPTER ONE: THE MYSTERY OF INCOMPATIBILITY

Work happily together. Try always to be led along together by the Holy Spirit and so be at peace with one another. We are all parts of one body, we have the same Spirit, and we have all been called to the same glorious future. For us there is only one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and we all have the same God and Father who is over us all and in us all, and living through every part of us.
(Excerpts from Romans and Ephesians TLB)




CHAPTER TWO: HOME - A COMBAT OR COMFORT ZONE?

Let everyone of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
(Ephesians 5:33 TLB)




CHAPTER THREE: "GRAND" KIDS AND GRANDKIDS

We will show "the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done."
(Psalm 78:4)
THE BUSY-BEE
FAMILY




CHAPTER FOUR: POLITICIANS, PHYSICIANS, AND PREACHERS

We are so glad that we can say with utter honesty that in all our dealings we have been pure and sincere, quietly depending upon the Lord for his help and not on our own skills. And that is even more true… about the way we have acted toward you.
(2 Corinthians 1:12 TLB)




CHAPTER FIVE: DON'T CROSS A CROSS BOSS

Slaves, obey your masters; be eager to give them your very best. Serve them as you would Christ. Don't work hard only when your master is watching and then shirk when he isn't looking; work hard and with gladness all the time, as though working for Christ, doing the will of God with all your hearts. And you slave owners must treat your slaves right. Don't keep threatening them; remember, you yourselves are slaves to Christ; you have the same Master they do, and he has no favorites.
(Excerpts from Ephesians TLB)




CHAPTER SIX: A THIEF BRINGS GRIEF

Never pay back evil for evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honest clear through. If anyone is stealing, he must stop it and begin using those hands of his for honest work so he can give to others in need.
(Romans 12:17, Ephesians 4:28 TLB)




CHAPTER SEVEN: WHEELCHAIRS - HORRIFIC OR TERRIFIC?

The Lord said: "My grace is sufficIent for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness."
(1 Corinthians 12:9)




CHAPTER EIGHT: FUR, FEATHERS, FISH

Take a lesson from the ants (bees)… Learn from their ways and be wise! For though they have no king to make them work, yet they labor hard all summer gathering food for the winter.
(Proverbs 6:6, 7)




CHAPTER NINE: GRIT AND WIT IN HOLY WRIT

We - every one of us - have strayed away like sheep! We left God's paths to follow our own. Yet God laid on him the guilt and sins of every one of us! He was brought as a lamb to the slaughter. He was wounded and bruised for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace; he was lashed--and we were healed! John said: "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world."
(Excerpts from Isaiah 53 and John 1:29 TLB)




CHAPTER TEN:
HEE-HAWS, HONKS, HALLELUJAHS, AND HUMOUR

God asks Job: "What do you know about the creative wonders of the lion, raven, wild goat, wild ass, wild ox, peacock, ostrich, horse, hawk, eagle? Do you still want to argue with the Almighty? Or will you yield? Do you - God's critic - have the answers?" Then Job replied: "I am nothing - how could I ever find the answers? I lay my hand upon my mouth in silence. I have said too much already."
(Excerpts from Job 38-40)




CHAPTER ELEVEN: CELESTIAL COMPATIBILITY

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
(Revelation 3:20-21)




A SMILE IS INFECTIOUS -
BEE A CARRIER




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THE BEE GRAPHICS BELOW REPRESENT THE "BE" PART OF THE WORD:
(BE)LOVED, (BE)HOLD, ETC., OR SIMPLY THE WORD "BE"


a LOVED,
Now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear
what we shall be - but we know that, when he shall appear,
we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2)


Ye must
a born again. (John 3:7)


But as many as received him, to them gave he power to
a COME the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name. (John 1:12)


a LIEVE
on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. (Romans 16:31)


a HOLD
what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the sons of God. (1 John 3:1)


We love Him,
a CAUSE He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)


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THE "BEE - ATTITUDES"



       a EE        BRAVE - GLOOM AND DOOM OFTEN COME OUR WAY.

       a EE        BUSY - SERVE THE LORD, AND REMEMBER TO PRAY.

       a EE        CARING - TAKE TIME TO HELP THE NEEDY AND SAD.

       a EE        CONTENT - WE HAVE SO MUCH TO MAKE US GLAD.

       a EE        GENEROUS - SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS WITH OTHERS.

       a EE        NICE - EVEN TO YOUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS!

       a EE        COMICAL - LIFE IS AGLOW WHEN YOU ARE FUNNY.

       a EE        DEVOTED - TELL YOUR SPOUSE "I LOVE YOU, HONEY."


(Author Unknown)


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BEE WHAT
GOD WANTS
YOU TO BEE







BEE BUSY doing what you love to do.
BEE TRUE to the dreams God's given you.
BEE SURE to taste the sweetness of each day
BEE SILLY - giggle lots - take off and play.
BEE BOLD enough to trust your wings and fly.
BEE-LIEVE - the power of prayer will get you by.
BEE HAPPY - keep your outlook bright and sunny.
Bee Yourself - Bee-cause
YOU REALLY ARE A HONEY!





I'm A BEE-liever!
I want to BEE like JESUS!
I want to BEEcome honest, kind, and strong.
If I BEEhave and obey my parents I won't BEE doing things all wrong!
If I fail to BEE listening, I will BEE missing something good.
If I BEE-lieve the Bible, I will BEE doing as I should!
So I'll BEE "bizzz-y" everyday.
I'll BEE very kind to others.
I can BEE strong and honest.
And obey my Father and my Mother!






BEE
BEE
BEE
BEE
BEE
BEE
BEE
BEE
BEE
BEE
BEE
BEE
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Kind
Obedient
Content
Thankful
Wise
Trusting
Forgiving
On the lookout!
Truthful
United
Promote Peace
Do Good
Ready for the Lord
Ephesians 4:32
Ephesians 6:1
1 Timothy 6:6
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Proverbs 23:23
Psalm 9:10
Colossians 3:13
Matthew 7:15
Proverbs 12:17
Romans 12:16
Romans 12:18
Romans 12:21
Matthew 24:44



WORLD'S LARGEST BEE

Overall length is 22'8"
Diameter is 7'7"





Known as the "Honey Capital of Canada",
Falher is a "buzzing" community
located in the Smoky River Region of Alberta.

The production of honey is derived from clover seed operations.
More than 48,000 hives in this region
produce a volume of 10 million pounds
(4.5 million kg) of honey a year.

The Peace River region produces 40% of Canadian honey.
Falher is also home to the world's largest beehive!

The bee was built by Richard Ethier in 1990,
the year of Falher's first Honey Festival.










If you want to talk to a bee, give her a buzz.
And if you're wondering why I'll tell you -
It's because
She's so busy visiting flowers,
That she's often away for hours.
So if you want to talk to a bee, give her a buzz.

If you ever sit on a bee, you'll jump in the air,
'Cause a bee will probably sting
your 'you-know-where'.
For a bee is round and fat
and not fond of beeing flat,
So if you ever sit on a bee, you'll jump in the air.

A lady named Vee had a flair
For constantly mussing her hair.
What she didn't see
Was the fat honey bee
Who'd taken up residence there
(Joe Young)

There once was a boy named Shree,
Who always threw rocks at a tree.
One day when it shivered,
Shree shaked and quivered
As out shot hundreds of bees!

There once was a boy from Ahmedabad,
A curious sort sort of lad.
He said, "Let us see
If a sting has a bee."
And he very soon found out it had.







A honeybee beats its wings 11,400 times per minute, creating the buzzing sound.

The buzzing sound of a bee is in the key of C#.

How fast does a honey bee fly? About 15 miles per hour.

To gather 4 pounds of nectar, bees need to visit 2 million blossoms.

In a single collecting trip, a worker will visit between 50 and 100 flowers. She will return to the hive carrying over half her weight in pollen and nectar.

Each year, bees pollinate 95 crops worth an estimated $10 billion in the U.S. alone.

All told, insect pollinators contribute to one-third of the world's diet.

If a bee were to fly around the world, it would take about two tablespoons of honey to fuel its flight!

In the U.S., the per capita consumption of honey is 1.31 pounds.

In the course of her lifetime, a worker bee will produce 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey.

A productive hive can make and store up to two pounds of honey a day.

Thirty-five pounds of honey provides enough energy for a small colony to survive the winter.

Although Utah enjoys the title "The Beehive State," the top honey-producing states include California, Florida, and South Dakota. In 1998, the United States made over 89,000 metric tons of honey.

An estimated 220,000 U.S. beekeepers manage 3.2 million bee hives.

China, the world's top honey-producer, created more than 140,000 metric tons of honey in 1997.

Honey is a non-perishable food. It has been found in Egyptian tombs and still in good taste.

The sugar concentration in honey is so high that no bacteria can live in it. Honey has been used to treat gun shot wounds and has been used in hospitals as a dressing for wounds, burns, and cuts! Honey is believed to help the immune system and fight infection. It is often used as a "home remedy" to treat colds. Honey mixed with lemon can be a soothing cough syrup.

In ancient times, honey was also used to embalm the dead.








The fame of Solomon's wisdom was known all over the world. In a distant land was a queen who decided to test his wisdom. She wanted to prove that he wasn't wise. She thought of a way to demonstrate that her wisdom was superior to his. The story goes that she had skillful artists in her kingdom make many beautiful flowers out of wax. They were so good at their craft that when they finished, it was almost impossible to tell the real flowers from the artificial. When the artists were finished with the wax-like flowers, the queen placed them in vases. The queen came to Solomon with vases of real flowers and those that were artificial. She said to Solomon: "If you are wise as people say you are, you will be able to tell me which of the vases hold the real flowers and which are the artificial wax flowers." The queen presented to Solomon the rules:

Solomon must not touch or handle the flowers.
He must not smell the flowers.
He must stand ten yards away from the flowers.


Solomon agreed to the rules and everything was arranged. What if he failed? If he failed, people would not think very highly of his wisdom. Everything was set. All the vases were arranged. Solomon entered the room with a smile on his face looking very confident. Then he turned to one of his attendants and whispered, "Bring in the bees!" The attendant ran out and came back carrying a hive of honeybees. Then, he opened the hive and let the bees out. He watched as the bees flew toward the flowers. He saw which flowers the bees landed on, and he knew which flowers were real. The bees knew where the nectar was. Our God is incredible! He made the universe in all its vastness, and He made the little bee. The bee is one of the most marvelous and fascinating of all of God's creations. When we learn some things about the ways and habits of the bees, we can also discover some truths that we should live by. Let's learn something about the bees.


THE WORKER BEES
The first thing that we notice about the worker bees is their busy-ness. A single bee visits two or three hundred flowers in one hour to gather enough nectar to make honey. When we look into the hive of the bees, we discover that bees are responsible for many tasks.

There are the "mason bees" who make the wax for the comb
and fasten it to the hive
Then there are the "sculptor" bees who follow the masons
and chisel and mold the wax into the right shape.
The "environmental" bees look after the air in the hive.
In hot weather the hive gets too warm so these bees position themselves near the opening and turn on their fans
by flapping their wings to make a breeze.
There are "attendant" bees whose have the responsibility
to follow the queen around and attend to her needs.
Then there are the "nurse" bees.
They are to look after the young bees and feed them
The "sentinel" bees guard the door of the hive night and day
and guard against enemies and intruders.

Jesus came to show us that those who please God are the worker bees. They care for others. They would rather serve than be served.
They love to help others. When a need arises, they can be counted on.
They want to make others happy.


THEIR CLEANLINESS
The honeybees keep a spotless house. While the masons are making the wax, and the sculptors are molding it, the "cleaning" bees sweep the floor and turn out anything that shouldn't be there, such as sand or bits of dead leaves. Sometimes, in spite of the vigilance of the sentry bees, a snail or an insect will get into the hive. They sting the enemy to death, and if they can't get it out of the hive, they seal it with a substance so that it will not pollute the hive.


THE UNSELFISHNESS OF THE BEE
The bees work for the good of the hive. They are very unselfish. A small amount of honey is enough for their food. The rest goes to feed the queen, the grubs, and the drones, or it is made into honey to be stored up for the next winter. In the summer two-thirds of the old bees leave to make room for the younger generation. They leave behind them a beautiful city of wax filled with treasures of honey and pollen. They go out to face poverty, for they have nothing until they build themselves a new city and fill it with food. The bees will willingly die to save the queen's life. They keep the best food for her, and should food become scarce, they will give up their last drop of honey for her. If there should be an invasion, the queen will be found alive under the bodies of her dead subjects who have protected her with their lives.


THE DRONES
They are lazy, untidy, greedy, and selfish. They do not like to work, and they hinder others who want to work. Do you know any Christians like that? The drone eats more than a worker bee. It takes five or six worker bees to provide him enough food. He looks out for the corners in the hive and eats honey. In the hottest days of the summer, he will go out for a flight. But he doesn't go out to gather pollen or do anything that resembles work. Oh no, he goes out to lay on a flower and sun himself. Then when the day grows cooler, he goes back into the hive for a snooze. The wise little worker bees know that they have no food to spare to keep useless bees alive during the winter. So, one day a signal goes out. The sentry bees and the worker bees decide that they will not tolerate these loafers any longer! They either fall on them and stab them to death, or they turn them out to starve.


DON'T BE A DRONE!
There are Christians who act like drones.
They are lazy, untidy, greedy, and selfish. They want to be seen.
They want the biggest piece of the cake or the biggest slice of the pie.
They want to be recognized. They make other people uncomfortable.
They push and shove others aside to get to the head of the line.


THANKFULNESS
After Jesus had risen from the tomb, He met his disciples on the lake shore and asked them if they had anything to eat. They gave him some cooked fish and a
piece of honeycomb! I believe that Jesus would have said,
"Thank you, Father, for food so sweet!"

(Used by permission. Adapted from a sermon by Dr. Harold L. White
http://www.angelfire.com/fl5/hleewhite)




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