Sunday, March 28, 2010
For Sunday, March 28th, 2010
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MARCH 28TH, 2010
And not only is it Sunday but it is Palm Sunday. Just one week now until Easter. The month of March is flying by for sure.
By all rights the end of March should be bringing my retirement but my boss asked me to stay on till he is back from vacation so I have 2 more weeks of work left. 10 remaining days to help my replacement learn the job.
She’s having quite a time of it as just about the time she becomes familiar with one phase of it something new appears. Fortunately all the things that could occur have been doing so and that is good as I’m there to tell her what to do.
I’m going to try and take the Easter cemetery flowers out for my folks and my DDH after church today. I won’t have much of any other time to do it so although we are to get some rain I’m still going to try and at least get that much done.
The core values of Christianity are faith, hope and love
I can take heart, knowing that even if I don't live my faith perfectly, God still accomplishes His purposes. I can take heart, knowing that what frustrates me deeply can't frustrate God's sovereign plan.
Today: Find something small that annoys you. Embrace it; give it to God.
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
EASY SUNDAY DINNER ROAST CHICKEN
1 Whole Roaster Chicken
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 package frozen Parmesan-herb flavored vegetable mixture (potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots) (about 1 1/4 pounds)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove giblets from chicken and reserve for another use
Rub skin with oil and season inside and out with 1 tablespoon of seasoning packet from vegetables
Place chicken in shallow roasting pan. Roast 2 - 2 1/2 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh registers 180°F. During last 30 minutes of roasting time, arrange vegetables in pan around chicken and sprinkle with remaining seasonings
Serve with vegetables and gravy recipe below, if desired.
- Pour juices remaining in pan into heatproof 2-cup measuring cup. Return 2 tablespoons clear drippings from top to roasting pan. Discard remaining clear drippings, reserving dark juices.
- Stir 2 tablespoons flour into pan. Cook over medium heat 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- To remaining pan juices in cup, add enough chicken broth or water to equal 2 cups total liquid; whisk into roasting pan. Cook until gravy thickens, stirring constantly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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 God bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's!!!
And May the dear Lord bless each and every one of you too!
You can tell the size of your God by looking at the size of your worry list. The longer your list, the smaller your God
Yesterday as I waited for my car to be serviced (3 hours) I had the opportunity to speak with a dear sweet lady that was also waiting for her car.
I mentioned how I’d be retiring in just 2 weeks and she said she had a least 6 and was hoping to last those 6 years to retirement. She was a least a dozen years younger than me and had so many difficulties and concerns.
I thanked the dear Lord that I was not so full of all those worries. I used to be quite a worrier but through time and circumstances I have learned that it does absolutely no good to waste time worrying.
Life is too short and I’m not the one that is in control. Someone with much better authority than me is and I’m grateful for it.
Next weekend is our family Easter celebration. I’ll have the joy of being able to celebrate with 4 of my children and their families this year.
3 of my sons and their families will not be able to be home for this one and I’ll be missing them all something terrible. Family celebrations are certainly not what they used to be at all.
Along with a constantly growing family there comes separations due to time and distance that keep us all apart it seems.
I should be just grateful for the ones that can come together and be thankful for it. Even though I think it just isn’t the same at all.
COUNTING THE DAYS
Let us remember that the grass may seem greener on the other side of the fence, but it also needs cutting. With every blessing, there comes responsibility
From one of my morning meditations
85 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER !
19 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
10 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…