Tuesday, July 15, 2014
For Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
TUESDAY, JULY 15TH, 2014
68 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:08 am
Sunset: 9:00 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
National Gummi Worm Day is celebrated on July 15th. in honor of the colorful candies known as gummi worms.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Life is like a gummy worm. Sometimes it’s sour and sometimes it’s sweet. Sometimes it’s hard to finish but in the end it’s delicious and well worth it.
It seems that everything has some teaching value, including the sweet, sometimes sour, gummy worm.
Knowing the value of sweet versus sour: Life can feel sour when you have no hope, no faith and no one to help you.
God often stretches us, to make us into something awesome, He won’t break us.
Worms wiggle through the dirt, making room for seeds to grow into plants, flowers, trees and food. Without this little guy, it would be hard to have all the things we love. We may feel like this worm at times, small with not much power. But remember to look at yourself like God looks at you. You are an important part of his kingdom.
For many years one of our favorite desserts was dirt pudding with gummy worms on top. But I know I’ve shared that recipe before so today I’m sharing a recipe for gummy worm punch. Something that might be fun to have at a party.
4 cups unsweetened apple juice
4 cups orange juice
2/3 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
2 cups water
20 gummy worms
4 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled
In a punch bowl, combine the apple juice, orange juice and lemonade concentrate. Pour water and 1 cup juice mixture into a 5-cup ring mold; add gummy worms. Freeze until solid. Meanwhile, refrigerate juice mixture until chilled.
Just before serving, add soda to juice mixture. Unmold ice ring by wrapping the bottom of the mold in a damp hot dishcloth; invert onto a baking sheet. Place worm side up in punch bowl. Yield: 3 quarts.
Today’s pictures are of our little Xfactor doing some fishing last week. Not sure if he used any worms for bait or not, but the only thing it seems that he caught was some seagrass.
Hope your Tuesday is a terrific one!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet.
I have counted at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for over a year and have now reached over 1800 gifts. On my way to 2000. I'm not stopping, but will continue on counting. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
1853. for gummi worms, fun to eat and teach us something too.
1854. for fishermen of all sizes
1855. for sweet cherries that I’ve been enjoying this week
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 !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
If you want sweet dreams, you've got to live a sweet life.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…