Wednesday, August 3, 2011
For Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
AUGUST 3RD, 2011
If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side
IT'S HAPPY 70TH FOR MARTHA!
The guru of stylish living, Martha Stewart was born Martha Kostyra on this day in 1941 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
In 1982, Martha published the book Entertaining. It was an instant bestseller. She also published two cookbooks as a followup. She began making national television appearances and continued to expand her business. Shortly thereafter, she became the spokesperson for K-Mart. Martha was becoming a household name and business success,
Martha began her own monthly magazine - Martha Stewart Living. Following a number of television appearances and specials, Martha also began her own television show that, like her magazine, was called Martha Stewart Living.
She is celebrating her 70th birthday at her Skylands home in Maine, with hiking and sailing trips.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTHA!
Don't be embarrassed by your achievements. Being an overachiever is nothing despicable. It is only admirable. Never lower your standards.
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
Sweet and tasty, watermelons are one of summer's favorite fruit. It's standard fare at picnics. While watermelon is over 90% water, it sure tastes good. And, what picnic would be complete without a seed spitting contest?
Whether you like 'em seedless or au naturel, the watermelon is a refreshing summertime fruit that can serve a crowd or be purchased in individual serving sizes! They're a good source of beta carotene and vitamin C. Lug one to your next picnic!
WATERMELON, PEACH AND PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE
2cups chopped seedless watermelon
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained well
2 cups peach yogurt
1 dash ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend ingredients together in a blender until smooth and serve immediately.
Makes 2 servings
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
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 EM
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
From organizing tips to recipes I've been a Martha fan for years and years now. She has been an inspiration for many over the years and she's also been a topic of many jokes too. I'm not a Martha Stewart in form of the imagination but do enjoy watching her TV show and viewing her website that full of all kinds of inspiration.
The month of August holds a few birthdays in our family too. I'm not sure right now if I'll be celebrating with any of them but still will be celebrating their special days as they come.
I'm praying that everyone will have a nice relaxed month, that the weather will be nice and that we'll we will have plenty of chances to be out and about during the coming weeks and that we will be blessed with a harvest of memories of these precious summer days.
MEMORY VERSE FOR AUGUST 1ST
Brothers and sisters, if a person is discovered in some sin, you who are spiritual restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness. Pay close attention to yourselves, so that you are not tempted too.
Here’s to a little gentleness in a harsh world. Everyone could use some.
COUNTING THE DAYS
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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…