Friday, October 27, 2017
For Friday, October 27th, 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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2017
54 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Frankenstein Friday celebrates he birth of Frankenstein and its creator. Frankenstein is one of the best known horror characters, dating back to the 1800's. We can't imagine the Halloween season without the presence of Frankenstein, lurking somewhere in the darkness.
Frankenstein was born in 1818 when Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley, at the age of 21, wrote the story Frankenstein.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Imagination creates some big monsters.
It’s hard to believe that at the story of Frankenstein is almost 200 years old now. I think most of us saw the movie rather than to have read the book, but it is definitely a classic.
The very first picture is one of my grandsons a few years ago and I usually show it on this date as it’s the only Frankenstein picture I have and besides he is such a cute little monster.
I’ve noticed that these days there are more superhero and princess costumes out there than there are scary monsters for Halloween, that is a good thing I think. Still seems we all enjoy a scary story or two especially on Halloween.
As you can see by the rest of the pictures it is really looking like fall around here and there are a lot of leaves still on the trees. I’ve been very thankful for their shade all summer and now it’s time to let the leaves fall as the trees go dormant for the winter. I’m much like those trees as I tend to hibernate most of the winter too.
I went by a farmers stand the other day to see if perhaps they had any fresh vegetables to sell and although they didn’t have much I did manage to get some acorn squash. They had lots of pumpkins, some potatoes, apples and a few peppers but that was about it. I’ll be missing the fresh fruits and veggies I’ve enjoyed for the past few months. I finally got my flu shot while I was out and about too, so I’m now prepared for the season, more or less. They say those over 65 should have a super dose, so that is what I got.
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Friday!
It’s National Potato Day and I found a new recipe for Potato Soup made in the crock pot to celebrate today.
Busy Day Potato Soup
3 lbs. or about 7 cups potatoes peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces.
1 small onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. crushed thyme
1/2 tsp. ground rosemary
6 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk or half and half
Optional toppings: cheese, crumbled bacon, chives, green onions, parsley
Turn crock pot onto high and place potatoes, onion, garlic, spices and broth in pot. Stir to combine and cover with a lid. Cook 3 to 4 hours.
When potatoes are just barely soft, scoop out about 1/2 cup of broth and set aside. Gently mash the cooked potatoes just enough to thicken up the soup. Whisk 1/4 cup of flour into the reserved broth until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of half and half or milk and whisk again till smooth. Pour this into the crock pot and reduce heat to low. Let cook at least an hour stirring once or twice. Serve with the toppings of your choice.
Yields 4 to 5 servings
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Today you can be
Anything you imagine.
Anything you imagine.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5383. for cute monsters and Halloween fun
5384. for soups to take the chill off
5385. for potatoes and the hundreds of ways to fix them
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 candy a day keeps the monsters away.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…