Little Flowers/Blue Knights Clubs
Little Women Hospitality Program
Our Lady's Honor Guard 
Behold Children/
Behold Christ Clubs 

September, 2010
in this issue
:: Message from the Little Flower's Creator
:: NEWS! I Wanted to Share!
:: THE MASTER and learning the virtues
:: FAQ Do you give discounts for large group orders?
Welcome to our September Behold Children, Behold Christ Club Newsletter! This newsletter is for those interested in Little Flowers Girls' Club/Blue Knights Catholic Boys/Little Women Hospitality Program and Our Lady's Honor Guard! We hope to share ideas for running and operating a successful clubs as well as great resources for your programs.
Don't forget to check out our montly discounts and specials at the bottom of the email.
Happy September! 
Happy September!  Happy new school year and happiest of all we have new children, new  meetings and new opportunities to share Christ and the Church.  I love September.  I love new pencils, empty notebooks needed to be filled and the cool air and leaves falling.  I also will admit I love it because it is my birthday month!

In light of our commitment to help you be the best leaders you can be, we've decided to tackle the great outdoors for a few newsletters to help you get out and enjoy God's creation - especially as the weather cools down but doesn't get too cold.

Exploring the great outdoors is something all of us should do regardless of our love for dirt, trees and animals.  This might be a struggle as we might feel more comfortable in our homes.  Let's be honest, we're unlikely to get bitten by a bug, catch a rash from a simple plant or sweat and get dirty inside our clean and bugfree homes.  But let's also be honest while we don't like the bites and the rashes; getting sweaty and dirty, especially with our children, is almost always more fun than sitting inside watching another movie.

We were born in a garden after all.  Not us specifically but our first parents, Adam and Eve, were born in the garden designed by God himself.  The first two chapter of the Bible are all about the great outdoors He was making for us to enjoy: "God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good." (Gen. 1:31).

For us though, we may have discovered is not all good - be it those aforementioned bugs and rashes or allergies and unfamiliarity.  In addition to these issues comes the very real struggle we have in today's culture to balance our enjoyment and celebration of the great outdoors with the increased worship of the environment.  I do not dismiss this concern lightly.  My own husband, whose expertise and work is in environmental policy, faces this balance every day.  Our care for the earth - which God has commanded - is important but we must never value the earth and the environment more than every soul which inhabits it.  

But, let's not get worried about those complicated discussions and just plan on getting our children and ourselves outside a bit more.  From nature we can witness and learn so many of the virtues we hope to teach.  From the patience and diligence of a gardener striving for a good harvest to the joy and eutrapelia of just being outside in the fresh air and sunshine.  With every Little Flower virtue comes a flower and how wonderful if, sometimes, the girls might be able to see some of these flowers growing naturally.   For the other groups, be it Blue Knights, Hospitality, or Honor Badge, being outside is always good for them - body and soul.

Getting outside can be as easy as making use of your back deck for snack or your back yard for games.  It can be done by the teaching of faith in a garden full of sunflowers or learning industry through the clearing of a yard for an elderly neighbor.  It can be the exploration of the outdoors through a more social outing to a local park.
I Wanted to Share!

My name is Kathy Medich and I am the leader of the Little Flowers Girls' Club in Fenton, MI. My daughter, Madeline, is in school at St. John the Evangelist in Fenton and we had a parent meeting last night. I wanted to promote the club so I got a table at school. My daughter was our modest "Model" for the evening even while I went to my kids room for the teacher/parent meetings. I wanted to share the photo's we took and I hope you like them. Peace and Blessings

The Master Gardner
living and learning the virtues 
Looking for ways to reinforce the virtues learned in our Catholic Clubs programs through literature? We have just the resources for you and they are on sale this month! Check out the coupon below for 25% off these great books! NOW ONLY $5.96/each!
Perfect resources for Little Flowers Girls:
Wreath I Virtue Stories
 *Kat Finds a Friend, a St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Story
*The Orphans Find a Home, a St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Story
Perfect resources for Blue Knights Boys:
*Thomas Finds a Treasure, a St. John Neumann Story
*Willy Finds Victory, a Bl. Francis Seelos Story
*Jose Finds the King, a Bl. Miguel Pro Story
Perfect for Little Women Hospitality Girls:
*The Iron Spy
*Search for the Madonna
Frequently Asked Question
We have a lot of families experiencing financial difficulties in our group. Do you discount for large orders or can we just photocopy the books to save money?
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families experiencing financial hardship dudring these difficult times. I don't think there is one segment of society that hasn't been affected by the difficult economic times, including the world of Catholic publishing! 
We do offer a couple of money-saving discounts to groups including free shipping for orders over $250 and bundled items offered at at a discount (see *Package Deals* at the website: 
The books are the heart of the program and the least expensive component. It would really shortchange the children and do a grave injustice to them and to future generations of children if the books were illegally photocopied. The quickest way to ensure the material is no longer available is to photocopy it. 
Fundraising is another option you can consider. Bakesales, recycliing toner cartridges, helping in a parish fundraiser, are all options to help the children earn enough to afford the materials. Many times parishes and Catholic organizations like the Knights of Columbus are willing to sponsor families or purchase some of the materials for the groups.
Know that we at Behold Publications do try our best to keep our prices reasonable and affordable for struggling families. We will continue to pray for all of you and for an improvement in the economy. 
All Great Catholic fiction on sale! Save 25%! Now only $5.96/each!
Go to for more information and even more great Catholic fiction for kids! Click on Glory of America logo to see Catholic Fiction.
Offer good online only until Sept 30, 2010  
Use online discount coupon code:  READ25
 Coupons must be used online by midnight EDT. Coupons must be entered in the coupon code area of the shopping cart. Orders cannot be adjusted after submitting. Discounts cannot be taken after the orders are submitted. Phone orders are not elilgible for online discounts. Titles include: Wreath I Virtue Stories, The Orphans Find a Home, Kat Finds a friend, Thomas Finds a Treasure, Willy Finds Victory, Jose Finds the King, The Iron Spy, and Search for the Madonna.
Thanks for all you do to spread the faith!
God bless!

Joan Stromberg
Behold Publications
Ecce Homo Press