Sunday, April 2, 2017
For Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
The moments of our lives may be bright with possibility, dark with fear or sadness, or even plain everyday gray, but God's glory never fades. May God's glory shine into the exciting lights, upsetting darks, and boring grays of your every day.
SUNDAY, APRIL 2ND, 2017
81 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Reconciliation Day which is a special day to patch relationships and to make amends. It's intention is to reestablish relationships between family, friends and couples. Life is too short to hold a grudge between those we love.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Life is too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can. Apologize when you should and let go of what you can. Take chances. Give everything and have no regrets. Life is too short to be unhappy. You have to take the good with the bad. Smile when you're sad. Love what you got and always remember what you had. Always forgive but never forget. Learn from your mistakes but never regret. People change and things go wrong. but always remember, life goes on.
One thing I know for sure…maybe two, is that life is truly too short to hold a grudge and it’s never too soon to tell someone just how much you love them. The days are too short even for love; how can there be enough time for quarreling. Holding a grudge can consume us with hatred, blocking out all enjoyment of life. Life is too short to be anything but happy!
DDIL#1 has kindly given updates on my son’s progress each day since surgery and he has shown continued improvement each day. Thanks to the good Lord for his many blessings.
My Saturday was pretty much a day of rest and today looks to be another one. I guess I’m catching up after a very busy month of non stop chaos. Midway through the day the sun did come out and we have chance that today we’ll see some more. My goodness but we do need it.
I’m waking up slowly, sipping the good coffee and will be off to church a little later on. They say a Sunday well spent will bring a week of content.
I hope you all have a RELAXING Sunday!
Today is Peanut Butter and Jelly Day which celebrates the most popular sandwich in America! It doesn’t matter whether you like grape, strawberry, orange marmalade, blackberry, or any other form of jelly, the best compliment to them is the amazing and delectable peanut butter! Peanut Butter and Jelly has become such a popular taste sensation that it can be found in hundreds of different derivations.
Peanut Butter and Jelly aren’t just found in sandwiches either! There’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice cream for those who prefer a cold mix of this treat,and there are Peanut Butter and Jelly cookies, and cakes too.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Snack Cake
2 Cups flour
3/4cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk
1/2cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup strawberry jelly or 1 cup grape jelly
In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add milk, peanut butter, eggs and butter. Beat at low speed until mixed. Then beat on medium speed for one minute, scraping the sides of the bowl constantly.
Spread about two thirds of the batter into a greased 13 by 9 by 2 inch baking pan. Stir jelly and spoon over batter. Drop remaining batter in small mounds on top of the jelly. Sprinkle with Crumb Topping.
Crumb Topping: In a small mixing bowl stir together 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 1/2 cup flour. Cut in 1/4 cup peanut butter and 3 tablespoons butter until crumbly
Bake at 350 degrees approximately 30 minutes or until done.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
William Arthur Ward
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4783. for forgiveness, a gift we give ourselves
4784. for peanut butter, good and good for you
4785. for rest, it heals the body, spirit and mind
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
Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
H. Jackson Brown
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…