Sunday, August 13, 2017
For Sunday, August 13th, 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, AUGUST 13TH, 2017
40 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Life is a Special Occasion!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO DS#6 AND HIS WIFE TODAY!
An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.
May the dear Lord bless you both today and always !
Today is also Left Handers’ Day! Every year on August 13th, we celebrate the 10% of the population that is left handed. This day is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the needs of left handed children.
If you are left handed, you know that living in a world designed for right handed people can be quite difficult. Opening doors, writing in spiral notebooks, and using a computer mouse can be awkward and frustrating. Studies have shown that left handedness is often associated with intellectual creativity. Famous left handers include Michelangelo, Mozart, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Henson, and 8 of our 44 presidents!
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
This anniversary celebration is another of my long distance celebrations, but a card went out in the mail as usual to wish them much happiness and love! Thanks to DDIL#6, I do have a lot of pictures to share of the two of them and their lovely family.
My own DDH was left handed but he did do many things with his right hand. He had lovely handwriting and wrote like a right hander with his left hand. I still have many of his letters which were sent when he was in the military before we were married.
My own children are right handed and none inherited his left handedness. As far as I know, it’s not been passed on to the grand babes either.
It’s hard to believe it is Sunday already. It was a busy but fun week here. Many will be starting back to school next week so for them summer vacation will be over. Here we don’t go back till after Labor Day weekend which I consider the unofficial end to summer. Meanwhile I’ll be enjoying this lovely weather we’ve been having until it’s over.
I hope you all have a RELAXING Sunday!
It’s Filet Minion Day which celebrates the history of this steak and the delicious role it has played in exquisite meals.
This delicious cut is served in 4 to 8 ounce portions and comes prepared in one of three varieties, seared in a pan, grilled over coals or the most famous, wrapped in bacon. The bacon is typically added to enrich the piece with fat, as Filet Mignon tends to leanness.
As a steak lover, I can’t think of a better meal to enjoy for an anniversary. Since it can be pricey, its usually only make it on special occasions and an anniversary is the perfect occasion! The recipe I’m sharing today is for a romantic dinner for two.
This starts on the stove and finishes in the oven, so you’ll need a heavy oven safe non stick skillet, or cast iron skillet to make this. One thing you should keep in mind is you’ll want to bring the meat up to room temperature, so let it sit on the counter at least 30 minutes before you’re ready to cook.
PERFECT FILET MIGNON FOR TWO
2 beef tenderloin filet mignon steaks
olive oil cooking spray
kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray the steak lightly all over with olive oil, then season both side generously with kosher salt and black pepper.
When the oven is ready, heat the skillet over high heat until the pan is very hot. When hot, add the steaks and cook, without moving for 2 1/2 minutes. Turn over and cook an additional 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Sear the sides of the steaks for about 1 minute so it's browned all over.
Place the steaks in the oven for about 4 to 5 minutes, then check them with the meat thermometer inserted into the side of the steak. Remove when the steaks read 125 degrees for Medium Rare, or 130 degrees for medium. Let them rest 5 to 10 minutes before serving
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5158. for DS#6 and his wife, it’s their anniversary
5159. for love, it makes the world go round
5160. for steaks, great for special occasions
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
To keep the fire burning brightly there's one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart — about a finger's breadth — for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.
Marnie Reed Crowell
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…