Sunday, August 18, 2013
For Sunday, August 18th, 2013
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 2013
35 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:41 am
Sunset: 8:23 pm
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
August 18th is Soft Serve Ice Cream Day. Grab a cone or a cup of your favorite soft serve ice cream. You can choose from chocolate, vanilla or any other variety of this delicious frozen dairy treat.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
The the first picture today is of a cute soft serve ice cream shop we saw when coming home from our day trips recently. The picture directly above is one of my little grandson's after he had enjoyed some of the chocolate variety. And the picture below is his little sister - AB who got to enjoy her very first french fry. And the very last picture is of DS#1's 3 children enjoying summer shortly before school started for all of them last week.
Summertimes always seems to bring with it some trips out for an ice cream treat and I will be the first to say I love it. Even when you have to lick fast to keep up with the drips, it is good! With the very cool days we've had this past week, it's beginning to seem like fall is coming our way quickly. I just hope that isn't an indication of an early winter. Our local TV weather guru says it's too early yet to predict what winter might be like.
Meanwhile, I'm still trying to enjoy what is left of summer. Today is our family 3rd Sunday dinner and I'll have plenty of summers bounty to share with everyone. Everything seems to taste so much better when it's fresh.
I wanted to thank you all for the prayers for DD's niece on her hubby's side of the family, Her baby, a boy, was born yesterday and mom and babe are both doing just fine. He was early but still weighed in at 4 lbs. 5 oz.!
Hope you all have a restful and relaxing Sunday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
It’s when you count blessings — you see Who can be counted on
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.
866. gotta be thankful for soft serve ice-cream
867. for some cooler than usual August weather
868. for family dinners
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 ALL !
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…
You're blessed when you're content with just who you are—no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought
Matthew 5:5 (MSG)