Monday, July 29, 2013
For Monday, July 29th, 2013
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MONDAY, JULY 29TH, 2013
57 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:21 am
Sunset: 8:48 pm
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
July 29th is To the Moon Day. This lofty occasion recalls the 1958 founding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States, which has orchestrated the American space program. The National Aeronautics and Space Act was passed on July 29, 1958.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
We are, many of us, a planet orbiting somebody's sun, unconscious of a lonely moon, orbiting our planet.
Truthfully, by the time the stars come out at night I'm usually tucked away safely inside these days. I used to love sitting out by the campfire and looking up at the sky. Being in the country seems to make the stars and the moon much brighter. I'm thankful for the memories of those times. It's no wonder at all to me that men want to explore space and discover it's wonders.
Still what little bit of the sky that I can see from my view is amazing. A few years back I discovered an app for my phone called Skyview that shows you exactly what you are seeing in the sky and names the stars that you see. It's a lot of fun and it's free too.
I hope you all enjoy some lovely summer nights with the moon and the stars in all their glory!
Have an amazing Monday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence.... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
I am trying to count at least 3 things I'm thankful for each day and then in 1 year's time I'll have counted 1000 gifts. I’ll be sharing them and giving thanks to God for these gifts each day.
806. for a bright moon on a dark night
807. for space exploration
808. for stars twinkling in the sky
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
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 EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU !
May you have warm words on a cool evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…