Monday, December 11, 2017
For Monday, December 11th, 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.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11TH, 2017
10 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is International Mountain Day which was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003, as they encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that day to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development.
Mountain forests play a role within a Green Economy as well as in climate change. Mountains are a source of recreation and resource with snow covered sides providing ski slopes to enthusiasts and minerals in abundance to those brave enough to delve into their stony sides
In certain areas of the world they are also a source of unique agriculture providing coffee, cocoa, herbs and spices. They are also home to many flora and fauna that depend on them.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
This time of year I feel like I’m climbing to a mountain top. After a busy weekend here I’m about to start a very busy week. This is the final week before our family Christmas and everything must be ready for our celebration on Saturday. DS#6 is to be the host for this family gathering so a lot of what needs to be done will be done by him, but I have lots to take along to the party.
I could only hope that the whole family would be there but there are those that can’t come due to time and distance so we’ll just have to make the best of of it with who and what we’ve got.
My lists have been made and I’ve been checking things off as they are completed. I’ve yet to get packages or cards out in the mail, so they’ll be running late this year. The prime time to get them out has passed and they’ll probably arrive late. We’ll see…
We had some snow late Saturday night and into Sunday morning, but not a lot, however tonight and Tuesday they say we’ll get more. It’s been very cold too with temps mostly below the freezing mark. Brrr Chill! I don’t really want to go out at all but will have to. Keep warm everyone ! Colds and flu are making the rounds.
Thanks to DS#3 and #4 I have some new pictures to share today. They decorated their homes for Christmas and both really did a great job!
I hope you all have a GREAT start to this new week. Happy Monday!
Today is Noodle Ring Day which is a treat that makes sure every knows that pasta does have to look boring.
If you have a ring mold, or a bundt pan then you can make this stylish pasta meal. It works best with long, flat egg noodles .
8 oz. pkg. egg noodles
3/4 c. cream
3 eggs, slightly beaten
fine dry breadcrumbs
Cook noodles in 3 qt. salted water about 10 minutes. Drain, add cream and eggs. Butter a ring mold and dust with crumbs. Pour noodle mixture into mold and set in pan of hot water.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Unmold on hot platter and fill center with creamed pas or creamed tuna.
Makes 6 servings.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5518. for mountains majestic
5519. for noodles, so tasty
5520. for family, my motivation to get things done
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
Live your life each day, as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.
Harold B. Melchart
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…