Thursday, September 24, 2009
For Thursday, September 24th, 2009
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SEPTEMBER 24th, 2009
If there is light in the soul,
JUST FOR TODAY
We all need to look for the silver linings in our day-to-day lives
Just for today: If I find myself in a challenging circumstance, I will remember to check my perception of the situation. I will foster faith by focusing my thoughts on God's powerful protection and limitless love
I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful
IT’S THURSDAY !!
Thankfully it is the last day of the work week for me. I am hoping we’ll be having some good weather as I’ll be at the campsite for 3 days now. I have one more long weekend in October for camping and then after that the next 3 day-er will be at Thanksgiving. I hate to see my vacation days dwindle down but you know I’ll be having lots more of them come next year.
The campsite closes the weekend of the 24th/25th of October.
This year has flown by so far and before we know it those holidays will be here. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas as always because it will mean having most of my family together.
I hope you all have a great weekend filled with lots of that good R&R. I’ll see you with my newsletter again come next Monday – The good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.
Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !
Dear God, help us to believe in your word and put it to work in our life
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
GOD BLESS YOU!
Buy Nothing Day - This day provides a 24-hour moratorium on consumer spending and buyological urges
Miss Piggy Day - On the birthday of Jim Hensen, celebrate all his creations -- Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, and Gonzo. Jim Hensen was born this day in 1936 in Greenville, Mississippi
Today is Moose day, honoring Bullwinkle J. Moose from Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, who debuted on this date in 1959 with his best friend, a the plucky squirrel named Rocky
1956: First transatlantic telephone cable system begins operation
1968: CBS premiered the television news magazine 60 Minutes
On the 6th day, God created men and women.
On the 7th day, he rested.
Not so much to recuperate, but rather to prepare himself for the work he was going to do on the next day. For it was on that day-the 8th day-that God created the FIRST TEACHER.This TEACHER, though taken from among men and women, had several significant modifications. In general, God made the TEACHER more durable than other men and women.
The TEACHER was made to arise at a very early hour and to go to bed no earlier than 11:30 p.m .- with no rest in between.
The TEACHER had to be able to withstand being locked up in an air-tight classroom for six hours with thirty-five "monsters" on a rainy Monday. And the TEACHER had to be fit to correct 103 term papers over Easter vacation.
Yes, God made the TEACHER tough...but gentle too.
The TEACHER was equipped with soft hands to wipe away the tears of the neglected and lonely student...of those of the sixteen year old girl who was not asked to the prom.And into the TEACHER God poured a generous amount of patience. Patience when a student asks to repeat the directions the TEACHER has just repeated for someone else. Patience when the kids forget their lunch money for the fourth day in a row. Patience when one-third of the class fails the test. Patience when the text books haven't arrived yet, and the semester starts tomorrow.And
God gave the TEACHER a heart slightly bigger than the average human heart. For the TEACHER's heart had to be big enough to love the kid who screams, "I hate this class-it's boring!" and to love the kid who runs out of the classroom at the end of the period without so much as a"goodbye", let alone a "thank you".
And lastly, God gave the TEACHER an abundant supply of HOPE. For God knew that the TEACHER would always be hoping. Hoping that the kids would someday learn how to spell... hoping not to have lunchroom duty... hoping that Friday would come... hoping for a free day.... hoping for deliverance.
When God finish ed creating the TEACHER, he stepped back and admired the work of his hands. And God saw that the TEACHER was good. Very Good!And God smiled, for when he looked at the TEACHER, he saw into the future.
He knew that the future is in the hands of the TEACHERS.
And because God loves Teachers so much, on the 9th day God created Snow Days
You have eaten, but have not been satisfied;You have drunk, but have not been exhilarated; have clothed yourselves, but not been warmed; And whoever earned wages earned them for a bag with holes in it
Haggai 1: 1-8
Today’s reading encourage us to reflect on what brings us joy in life. Next time you are feeling down, try this experiment. Think of someone who would benefit from a random act of kindness and do it. It can be the smallest thing. Think of someone you love who needs to hear that and send an email or make a call. Take your kids to the library or a park and let the dishes in the sink wait. Invite your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much for a cup of coffee. The possibilities are endless.
Once you’re focusing on bringing joy to someone else, the sun will come out on your own day.
In giving, we receive and what we receive is the gift of joy.
Colds are only caught from other people; during cold season, don't shake hands or touch surfaces and then bring your fingers to your nose or face
87 DAYS UNTIL WINTER!
Delight yourself in the Lord
and He will give you the desires of your Heart
May there be a miracle in YOUR life today
and may you have the EYES to SEE it!
I Love You All !!!
Be Blessed !!!