Tuesday, June 20, 2017
For Tuesday, June 20th, 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.
TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH, 2017
1 DAY UNTIL SUMMER
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is American Eagle Day which celebrates the Bald Eagle that has long stood as a symbol of freedom and liberty. It was chosen for the strength and beauty of its form and longevity in the wild. American Eagle Day recognizes our national symbol and raises awareness about this special species that was almost lost to extinction only a few decades ago. While the Bald Eagle was officially removed from the threatened and endangered species list in 2007, much still needs to be done to extend the habitat of this majestic bird.
A resolution proclaiming this holiday was passed by the U.S. Congress in 2007-2010 and by many state Governors.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The majestic eagle can teach us much about rising above the storms of life and learning to soar. When
the storms of life come upon us, like the eagle, we can rise above them. Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we respond to what happens. Not by what life brings to us, but how we use it and by the attitude we bring to life. Our attitude determines our altitude. The right attitude can help us soar to greater heights than ever before.
It’s is going to the be another partly cloudy here and I hope to I get out and do my yard work. Thanks to the large oak trees growing here, I have hundreds of little trees sprouting up everywhere. It would be impossible to pull them all out, so I’m mowing them down instead. I’m not sure what else to do with them all.
Thankfully the temps this week will be mostly in the upper 70’s and low 80’s. The 90 degree days we had were way too hot. So it’s a good time to get a lot done. We’ll see…
I don’t have any Eagle pictures but do have plenty of clouds and that’s what is in the pictures for today.
I hope you all have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
It’s National Ice Cream Soda Day! Take the time to enjoy this frothy drink, comprised of a few scoops of ice cream in any carbonated beverage. It’s the perfect thing to cool you off on this June day.
There are many delicious variations of the original ice cream soda, including root beer floats, Boston coolers, and purple cows. While I do enjoy root beer floats, my favorite in the summer is a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream in a glass of 7 UP.
Heres a recipe incase you might want to make your own Ice Cream Soda today.
Ice Cream Soda Recipe
1 carton of premium vanilla ice cream
Soda of your choice
1 large glass
Straws and spoons
Place your large glass in the freezer for an hour or so before you make your ice cream sodas. Chilled glasses will help keep your ice cream from melting too quickly.
Place two scoops of vanilla ice cream in the bottom of your chilled glass. Slowly pour soda into the glass, over the scoops of ice cream. Pour the soda a little at a time to allow for the foam to settle.
Serve with spoons to scoop up the ice cream and straws to savor every last drop of the creamy soda.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life changing.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4999. for the American Eagle, a symbol of freedom and liberty
5000. for a dry day to get the yard work done
5001. for ice cream, good when mixed with 7UP
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
All birds find shelter during a rain. But the eagle avoids rain by flying above the clouds. Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference!
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…