Tuesday, September 19, 2017
For Tuesday, September 19th, 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, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2017
3 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Life is a Special Occasion!
Ahoy, Matey! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. It's a day just for fun, a day to let out the pirate in each of us.
Practice up your pirate speak in anticipation of this day. The conversation will be lively, and you don't want to be left behind. Today, everyone will be talking the talk, if not walking the walk. It is not a requirement to dress like a pirate today. Just talk like one.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Shiver me timbers
Todays pictures are from a Pirate and Princess party that some of my grandchildren went to last year. The boys love being pirates and of course the girls love to be princesses too.
I've always loved Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Sparrow does occasionally make a good point and say some wise, thought provoking things. Here are some of the lessons we can learn from a pirate for our modern day times.
How we respond to a situation says a lot about who we are. We can plan things down to the last detail and be prepared for certain situations, but sometimes things just go wrong. Our reactions to these events reveal where our values lie and what our true nature is. If we allow every bump in the road to upset us and bring us down, we will be miserable and we will only have ourselves to blame.
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem
Remember to give yourself credit where credit is due. It can be so easy to credit others but discredit yourself. Don't do that. You have a lot to offer this world, but if you don't believe in yourself it will be
hard to get other people to believe in you. With that said, it's okay to be confident and to show that confidence to other people. It's also okay to ask someone to give you proper credit for your accomplishments, but please be polite, even if the other person isn’t.
Did everyone see that? Because I will not be doing it again.
Captain Jack Sparrow
Enjoy the little things. Allow yourself to enjoy these little moments and you will find that you have so many reasons to be happy. Also, it's kind of fun to have a reason to celebrate, even if that reason is that you got extra fortune cookies with your Chinese food.
God is always there, and He will take care of you. Okay, so there's no official Jack Sparrow quote to go along with this message, but it sums things up pretty nicely.
Summer continues to delight us and that’s a good thing! I’m enjoying these pleasant days of sunshine and warmth. Like a pirate, winter will steal these golden days away soon enough.
Batten down the hatches!
I hope you all have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
There is a food holiday to celebrate every day of the year!
It's National Butterscotch Pudding Day
Today's butterscotch pudding perfectly captures that brown sugar and butter combo that’s so nostalgic and intensely satisfying. While the recipe makes four you’ll be hard pressed not to eat them all yourself. Furthermore, the recipe is easy, affordable, and utilizes very common ingredients.
Old Fashioned Butterscotch Pudding
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup whole milk
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and set a kettle of water to boil. Set four ramekins or oven safe bowls out and a large baking dish. In a saucepan melt the butter. Once melted add the brown sugar and salt, stir until well combined. Add the cream and milk to the sugar mixture. Heat until steamy and tiny, pinprick-sized bubbles begin to show around the side of the pot and the ingredients are combined. You do not want it to boil or even simmer as this will cause scalding or curdling of the milk. Remove from heat immediately.
Slowly, in a thin stream, pour the heated sugar and dairy mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly so that the egg yolks are tempered by the warm mixture, but not cooked by it. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Ladle the mixture evenly into the ramekins. Place ramekins in a heavy bottomed pan and pour the hot water into the pan until the water rises halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Lightly tent the entire pan with some vented foil. The foil can simply be crimped on two opposite sides, it shouldn't be airtight. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Be sure to rotate the pan half way through cooking. If you shake them they will have a jello like wobble. It should not ripple or move like a liquid when you shake it. Don't worry as they will set up after they cool. Chill in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
I’ve not made this recipe but use instant pudding instead, however, they say when you make your own it is so much better.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Yo Ho Ho !
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5269. for precious moments that make life wonderful
5270. for lessons to learn every day of my life
5271. for my good cup of Green Mountain's Summer Sunrise coffee this morning.
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
Avast ye mates !
(Pirate speak for Pay Attention!)
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…