Wednesday, September 15, 2010
For Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2010
A special prayer request today
DSIL is in the hospital with an appendicitis attack and will have surgery today, so please keep him in your prayers.
May the dear Lord bless him with a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
An eight-year-old boy named Jeremy was having his annual checkup and the pediatrician began tapping on his chest.
Do you hear that sound? he asked.
That is the sound of your lungs. Do you know what your lungs are filled with?
Air, said the boy.
And do you hear that solid sound? the doctor continued.
That is your heart. What is your heart filled with?
Love, Jeremy said
Love is why we’re here and love should guide us through the day, even as we deal with cantankerous co-workers, or nosy neighbors. God is on our side, so everything will work out fine.
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
A wonderful way to use those leftover mashed potatoes
Mashed Potato Soup
Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 slices bacon, chopped
4 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped
4 tablespoons flour
1 quart chicken stock
2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
8 ounces shredded yellow cheddar cheese
Chopped chives, for garnish
In a medium pot or Dutch oven, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate and reserve.
Drain off excess bacon fat from the pot and add butter. When it is melted, add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle flour into the pot and cook with a wooden spoon for 1 minute. Whisk in the chicken stock and bring to a bubble. Cook until slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes
Whisk in mashed potatoes, then stir in the cheddar cheese with a wooden spoon and cook until the potatoes are hot and the cheese melts
Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with the reserved bacon and chopped chives
Makes 4 servings
Lord, as I offer you all that is ordinary and everyday in my life, I ask you to give me the power of your Spirit that I may do the ordinary things of life in an extraordinary way
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!
I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet,
simple things of life which are the real ones after all
Laura Ingalls Wilder
It looks like my camping plans for the weekend have definitely changed now. With DD's hubby in the hospital and with DS#1 coming in on Saturday, I will just stay home this weekend.
This past weekend I had DSIL check my tire as it was low on air. I've been having to fill it up often lately so I knew I had a problem. Sure enough it was low again.
Tuesday afternoon I stopped at one of the local tire and service centers and had them check it out for me. It turns out that there was a nail in it. It just happened to be in a place where they couldn't repair it so I had to buy a new tire.
I'm glad I stopped so I wouldn't have to worry about it anymore, but ....
There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today I'll be spending a few hours with our Mr. Wonderful again. He is such a tiny bundle of joy. He loves to sleep with his hands up above his head. I was always told that meant they were contented. If so, he certainly is.
COUNTING THE DAYS
If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine
7 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near…
A bit of love from someone near…