Thursday, August 18, 2016
For Thursday, August 18th, 2016
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 2016
35 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Mail Order Catalog Day. Although Benjamin Franklin has a good claim to be the world’s first mail order entrepreneur, it is the anniversary of the first Montogomery Ward catalogue of 1872 that has provided the date for Mail Order Catalog Day. Alas, the Montgomery Ward is no longer with us, having faded away in 1985. With the advances in Internet technology, printed mail order catalogs are quickly being replaced by online shopping.
Today we celebrate the old fashioned way of shopping.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
You learn something every day if you pay attention.
I do have fond memories of catalog shopping. Everyone in the family loved to look through the catalogs when they would come in the mail. I did a lot of shopping that way when the babes were small. Like most, I have done some internet shopping, but will never forget the fun of getting a new catalog in the mail.
I’m sure there has been some back to school shopping going on in my family. Some of the grandchildren have already had their first day of school this week and before long they’ll all be back to school. So I thought I share this little prayer for students and teachers that they’ll be blessed with a happy new school year.
Look upon our students Lord. Let them enjoy their learning and take delight in new discoveries. Help them to persevere in their studies and give them the desire to learn all things well. And Look upon our teachers. Let them strive to share their knowledge with gentle patience and endeavor always to bring the truth to eager minds.
We ask this in the powerful name of Christ our Lord! Amen.
I hope you all have a GREAT day. Happy Thursday !
WHAT’S NEW IN THE KITCHEN
There is a food holiday to celebrate every day of the year!
It's Soft Ice Cream Day
I’ve never tried this recipe but they say you can make your own Soft Ice Cream.
SOFT ICE CREAM
1/2 gal. chocolate milk
1 can Eagle Brand condensed milk
1 lg. carton Cool Whip
Mix Eagle Brand milk and Cool Whip, stirring gently. Slowly stir in chocolate milk. Pour in gallon freezer and freeze in normal way. Makes 1 gallon.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Appreciation can make a day--even change a life, Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4144. for catalogs, they do bring back memories
4145. for soft ice cream, best in a waffle cone
4146. for the rainy days we’ve had, we really needed them
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
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect our military
as they discharge their duties
with the shield of your strength,
may the power of your love
enable them to return home in safety
that with all who love them
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT’s
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
The Laws of Clothing Shopping:
If you like it, they don't have it in your size.
If you like it and it fits, you can't afford it.
If you like it, it fits and you can afford it, it falls apart the first time you wear it.
If the shoe fits, its ugly.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…