Sunday, April 30, 2017
For Sunday April 30th, 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 30TH, 2017
52 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER
Life is a Special Occasion!
Happy Birthday to our Sunshine Boy today !
Happy Birthday ♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you♥ ♥ ♥
May the dear Lord bless and keep you today and always !
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
The shortest distance between two people is a smile.
This grandson has the greatest smile and that is why I nicknamed him my Sunshine Boy. He is growing into a wonderful young man and has quite a sunny attitude that he shares with others too. In most of the pictures he is the one with a turquoise or blue colored shirt. I would think that must be his favorite color.
Today is also National Honesty Day which encourages us to be honest today, and everyday. Honesty is a great virtue. If we want people to believe us when its important, then we need to be open and honest all of the time
After a very wet and chilly day yesterday, they are saying our temps could soar up to 85 degrees today. This up and down weather is a roller coaster ride for sure !
I hope you all have a RELAXING Sunday!
It’s National Raisin Day! People have been dehydrating grapes to make raisins for thousands of years. The practice dates back to 2000 B.C. and originated in Persia and Egypt.
Raisins are low in fat and contain important nutrients like iron, copper, calcium, and antioxidants.
Sunshine turns raisins into grapes!
This is a recipe for a chewy bar cookie/blondie. A perfect holiday recipe! Don't overcook, as you want these to be moist.
Oatmeal Raisin Bar Cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2cup butter, melted and cooled
2 cups quick cooking oats, not instant
1 1/2 cups raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 by 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. This is optional, but aids in getting cookies out of pan.
Whisk together flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt
and spices in a large bowl.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and stir in vanilla, egg and melted butter until smooth. Stir in oats and raisins until they are evenly distributed.
Pour dough into prepared pan and spread into a even layer with a spatula or your fingers. Bake for 22 to 26 minutes, or until bars are set and the center no longer looks wet. Edges will be golden brown. Cool pan on a wire rack before slicing. Cut into rectangular bars to serve. Makes 20 bars.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4846. for our Sunshine Boy, it’s his birthday today!
4847. for smiles, they are a gift of love
4848. for raisins, grapes dried by the sun
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
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…