Thursday, August 29, 2013
For Thursday, August 29th, 2013
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29th, 2013
24 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:52 am
Sunset: 8:06 pm
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DS#1 TODAY!
May the dear Lord bless you today and always!
Enjoy your special day!
May God grant you friendship and warm love within your home. May He surround you in the quiet peace that's found in Him alone. May His hand lead you to laughter, and His love dry every tear. As you sense his presence in your life more deeply every year.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.
Kate Douglas Wiggin
DS#1's name means a gift from God and truly he is. Every child is a gift, for that matter, no matter what their names are. I'm hoping that, weather permitting, this coming weekend I'll be seeing him and doing some celebrating in person.
We are planning to go to the Great Trail Festival. It's a lot of fun and we haven't been there for quite a few years, but used to go often. The Great Trail Festival is an unique experience which only a festival of the early American French and Indian era can endear. They have crafts and a wide variety of delicious kettle cooked foods along with a lot of living history there.
With Labor Day weekend ahead most will have an extra day off from their labors and get to relax and rest up a bit. I know I used to take Friday's off so I'd have a long 4 day weekend to enjoy.
I hope you all have a great Thursday!
Heavenly Father, Please bless DS#1, for today is his birthday. Dear Lord, please protect and guide him as he continues along the path you’ve chosen for him. Give DS#! the courage to follow in your light, and feel your love wherever he goes.
Make him strong and give him the strength to make good decisions in the coming year. Keep him free from illness and sadness, for he is a truly good person who deserves happiness and success in all aspects of life.
We know that life is like a book. With each new chapter, we learn and grow towards what you would have us be. Bless DS#1 now on this day, and in the future.
In your name we pray,
COUNTING MY GIFTS
You don’t even miss a beat when gratitude to God is the beat of your heart.
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. As you can see I've only 100 more things to put on my list and I'll have reached my goal of 1000. What will I do then…I'll start on the 2nd. 1000 gifts. It's wonderful to see how many gifts I've received in my life and I'm thankful for them all!
899. for DS#1
900. for special days and festivals to celebrate
901. for good food
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!
There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents... and only one for birthday presents, you know.
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…