Monday, August 4, 2014
For Monday, August 4th, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MONDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2014
51 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:26 am
Sunset: 8:42 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Coast Guard Day, celebrate on August 4th, honors the courageous work of coast guards. When Hurricane Katrina struck the Atlantic coast of America, the US Coast Guardsmen saved over 33,500 lives, an estimated 24,000 of these were rescued from peril in severely dangerous conditions.
Salute Coast Guard personnel today and every day!
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
In honor of the Coast Guard, today’s pictures are of a trip from last summer to the Marblehead Lighthouse here in Ohio. The shores of Lake Erie are always a beautiful place to visit, especially in the summer. There is no beach to be had there. It’s a rocky part of the shoreline. But I do love the beach even though I don’t get there often at all.
Sailors looked for the lighthouses to warn them of the dangerous areas in extremely stormy weather, or foggy conditions. Lighthouses lead others to the safe harbors. Lighthouses shine their light for all to see.
Just like the coast guard and light houses guide and help others, I think some people are like that too. They let their light shine. A smile is one way we can do that. Just letting someone know we care enough to share a smile or a cheery hello. If you open your eyes and ears, there are countless opportunities to share a little light with others right around of you.
It looks like another quiet week here at my house. I hope you all have a HAPPY Monday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.
I have counted at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for over a year and have now reached 1900 gifts. On my way to 2000. I'm not stopping, but will continue on counting. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
1913. for the coast guard that helps others
1914. for light houses, their light guides us through storms
1915. for smiles that shine!
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 !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine.
Dwight L. Moody
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…