Sunday, October 8, 2017
For Sunday, October 8th, 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, OCTOBER 8TH, 2017
74 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Clergy Appreciation Day which is always the second Sunday in October and October is celebrated as Clergy Appreciation Month. It is a time to recognize the work of ministers, pastors, and priests in the United States. There is about 44,000 people serve as clergy in the United States.
The celebration was established in 1992 with a mission of uplifting and encouraging pastors, missionaries and religious workers.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Nine tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody's hand and squeeze it... while there is still time.
As usual I’ll be off to church here today and I am very thankful for our Pastor. I’ve been going to the same church for over 50 years now and our church has had several different pastors in that time. It seems their job is never ending. Sunday services are just a small part of what they do. From weddings to funerals, visiting the sick and the elderly, every day is a busy one.
It’s always a great idea to let people in our lives know how much they are appreciated. Saying thank you is such an easy thing to do. Not only clergy, but others we come into contact with that provide services we use daily or even once a week.
Yesterday started off like a normal Saturday for me and then I got a call that my youngest sister was taken to the hospital. So I got ready to go there and thankfully one of my nieces and her husband that were also going, gave me a ride. They are not sure yet what happened, but my sister is in ICU and undergoing tests to see what the problem is. Hopefully they will know more today. Please join me in praying for my sister and the doctors caring for her.
I hope you all have a RELAXING Sunday!
It’s Boy Scout Popcorn time !
WHAT’S NEW IN THE KITCHEN
There is a food holiday to celebrate every day of the year!
It's National Fluffernutter Day! A Fluffernutter is a yummy sandwich made with bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff. It is now a classic American treat enjoyed in school cafeterias, college dorms, and local diners nationwide.
In 1917, Archibald Query of Somerville, Massachusetts created the special formula for the marshmallow fluff we know and love today. The city of Somerville celebrates with the famous What the Fluff festival every year!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Gratitude is the best attitude.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5326. for the pastor of our church
5327. for my faith, which gives me strength
5328. for my sister, she’s in the best of care
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
Appreciation can make a day--even change a life, Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…