Sunday, March 28, 2010
For Monday, March 29th, 2010
a pictorial journal
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MARCH 29TH, 2010
It is back to work today!
This week they are saying we will see warmer temps and sunshine. Today will still be on the cool side but it’ll warm up and my Saturday we should be in the 70’s. Normal temps for this time of year is in the 50’s so this is unusual for us. It looks like Easter weekend should be great.
I love Holy Week, because it gives me a chance to make that last push before we celebrate the Resurrection really count. Throughout the entire week we are reminded that there is a journey taking place, a progression towards the Easter celebration
During the week our ancient roots in the Jewish faith are entwined with the events of Jesus' life. We are reminded that Our Lord gathered with his Apostles to celebrate the Passover. We recall our ancestry with the Children of Israel and our close relationship with them.
We can look at Holy Week as a means of retreat, restoration and renewal of personal faith. In the garden, Jesus asks his disciples to pray with him. During Holy Week we can spend extra time with Christ in prayer and Scripture reading
Today: Fast from taking the little blessings in life for granted
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
Leftover Chicken from the Sunday Roast
4 qt. casserole
4 lg. potatoes, peeled and sliced
3 med. onions, sliced
1 can peas, drained 1 can mushroom soup, diluted with milk
Leftover chicken (or turkey)
In casserole, place a layer of potatoes and layer of onion slices. Sprinkle some of the peas over the layer. Next, add pieces of chicken. Continue this until casserole is 3/4 full. Pour over the layers the mushroom soup mixed with milk. Place in a preheated oven (350 degrees) until the potatoes are tender. Serves 4 to 6
I give you my hands
- to do your work.
I give you my feet
- to go your way.
I give you my eyes
- to see as you do.
I give you my tongue
- to speak your words.
I give you my mind
- that you may think in me.
I give you my spirit
- that you may pray in me.
Above all, I give you my heart
that you may love, in me,
your Father and all mankind.
I give you my whole self
that you may grow in me,
so that it is you, Lord Jesus,
who live and work and pray in me.
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.
And bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's!!!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Lots and Lots of Jelly Beans
Red is for the blood Christ gave
Green is for the palm's cool shade
Yellow is for God's light so bright
Orange is for prayers at twilight
Black is for sweet rest at night
White is for the Grace of Christ
Purple is for His days of sorrow
Pink is for each new tomorrow
An easy Easter craft
Mini baskets are fun for kids and they add a bright touch to your table.
Fill ice cream cones with jelly beans. With a small knife, carefully cut two holes into the sides of each cone. Tuck either end of an apple licorice stick into the holes to serve as an edible handle.
COUNTING THE DAYS
What the world needs is more love and less paperwork
Today is the Full Crow Moon
84 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER !
18 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
9 WORKING 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…
Pictures today are from May 2008
Pictures mostly taken by ‘ma’ and courtesy of the camera provided by my ‘babes’