Sunday, January 31, 2010
For Sunday, January 31st, 2010
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
JANUARY 31ST, 2010
Today we’ll be a bit warmer they say and the coming week has promise of that too. A low of about 9 degrees last night has left me longing for warmer days for sure.
It will be the usual Sunday around my house, just finishing up a few things for the work week ahead and mostly relaxing after I go to church a bit later on this morning.
I hope that whatever your plans for the day may be that they include some of that good R&R too.
There are just two more Sundays before Lent begins
Lent can be viewed as a spiritual spring cleaning: a time for taking spiritual inventory and then cleaning out those things which hinder our corporate and personal relationships with Jesus Christ and our service to him
We can continue to smile each week and look for the promise of spring in the weeks ahead. It seems that the season of Lent and the celebration of Easter fall at the perfect time of year in the Northern Hemisphere. Easter and spring arrive together. The church asks us to imitate nature and make sure that we are giving birth to new life at Easter. No matter how old we are, there is still new life in all of us.
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
SPRING POTATO SALAD
New red potatoes, green onions, celery, frozen peas, and cheddar cheese in a mayonnaise, white vinegar, salt and pepper dressing. Spring potato salad makes a great side dish to pork and poultry entrees.
2 pounds New Red Potatoes, washed, unpeeled
1/4 cup chopped Green Onions
1 stalk Celery, bias cut
1 1/2 cups Frozen Peas
1/2 cup grated Cheddar Cheese
2/3 cup Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon White Vinegar
Salt and Pepper
1. Cut the potatoes into chunks and add to a large stockpot.
2. Add enough water to cover potatoes.
3. Add a pinch of salt.
4. Cook until potatoes are tender.
5. Remove potatoes from water and allow cooling.
6. Add potatoes to a large serving bowl.
7. Fold in green onions, celery, frozen peas, and cheese.
8. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and vinegar. Mix well.
9. Pour dressing over vegetables.
10. Season potato salad with salt and pepper.
11. Refrigerate potato salad overnight.
All-powerful and ever-living God, direct your love that is, within us, that our efforts in the name of your Son may bring mankind to unity and peace.
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!
I’ve found that for table decorations, simply arrange several different shapes, sizes, and colors of glasses and fill them with new candles
. Votives and tea candles are very inexpensive, so you can create an incredibly simple centerpiece or tablescape for mere pennies.
I’ve been reading more and more about tablescapes. I’d never heard of them before and am enjoying putting a few together here at my house.
Tablescapes are arrangements of items gathered in a grouping on top of a table. They're sometimes called tabletop arrangements. I guess I’ve really been doing that for years, just under a different name.
The tablescape options for spring entertaining are endless. The colors of spring all fall within the pastel family. This is a reflection of what is happening in nature
Use a white or ivory tablecloth
Use light green as the main color in the tablescape, against white and clear dishes to allow the color to pop
Fill glasses with solid green napkins
Choose bright spring colors in your floral centerpiece, such as pink, purple, yellow, and orange. Use a colorful spring pot instead of a vase to hold the bouquet
The Family that Prays Together, Stays Together
If we pray with each other we stay together because there is harmony happening. God is being glorified and recognized. Not only is there a bonding time but a Spiritual wrapper around us as well.
COUNTING THE DAYS
We count our days to make every day count
So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart
Try waking by counting your blessings, beginning with the fact that you find yourself in a new day. Try ending your day the same way. See how many blessings you can number in your day. Be blessed!
47 DAYS UNTIL SPRING !
75 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
60 DAYS UNTIL MA RETIRES
Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near…