Saturday, December 2, 2017
For Saturday, December 2nd, 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.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND, 2017
19 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Special Education Day which marks the anniversary of our nation’s first federal special education law which was signed by President Gerald Ford on December 2nd, 1975. This law is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It made education available to all American children and this day honors the progress that has been made in education.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
It is more important to focus on what people with disabilities can do, rather than what they can’t.
While I think that each and every one of us is SPECIAL, not all of us are disabled. It’s hard to believe that there actually was a time when not all people with disabilities were able to have an education. It’s estimated that 15% of children in the U.S. have a disability and every child deserves a chance.
We certainly have had some mild weather lately but the long range forecast is predicting much colder weather with high temps in the 30’s in the week ahead. Winter may not officially come for a few weeks yet, but some winter weather is coming our way.
The trees are almost bare now with very few leaves remaining so I’m thinking that today may be the last time I’ll be mulching leaves for this year anyway. It’ll soon be time to keep cozy indoors.
I hope you all have a SUPER Saturday!
It’s National Fritters Day
Fritters are delicious fried cake filled with fruit or mean. They can be served as a snack, side dish, or even the main course. There is actually not much difference between pancake and fritter batter. They are both made with the same ingredients. It’s only once the fruit or meat is dipped into the raw batter and then friend that it becomes a fritter.
When I think about fritters, my mind goes back to the days of my childhood and the delicious fritters one of my friend’s mom made. The were corn fritters that she served for breakfast for her family and absolutely delicious. They were the first fritters that I ever had and unforgettable. These days I often have apple fritters. They are a favorite of mine and I shared the recipe for them a while back.
Today I’m going to share a recipe for those corn fritters.
1/4 c milk
1 c. Bisquick baking mix
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
Blend together egg, milk, and Bisquick. Stir in corn. Add pepper to taste. In a wok or frying pan, heat 2 inches of vegetable oil. Using 2 teaspoons, gently drop a mound round of fritter batter into hot oil. Fry 6 to 8 fritters at a time, turning until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with maple syrup.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5491. for education for everyone, no child left behind
5492. for good teachers, they make a difference every day
5493. for bare trees, I can take a rest from leaf duty
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
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…