Wednesday, January 31, 2018
For Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
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.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31ST, 2018
48 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Inspire Your Heart With Art Day which celebrates art and the effect it can have on your heart. Art is valued and appreciated for all sorts of reasons and has the power to change us, and to inspire our hearts.
There are many different forms of art like paintings, music, theater, sculpture, dance or poetry and all of them can inspire our hearts. Works of art that move us to tears or make us smile can stick with us forever.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Most of us have an artistic side of one kind or another and can appreciate art in lots of different forms. What a dull world it would be without it. When you think about it there are also woodworkers, knitters, quilters and many other forms of art. The list seems endless.
It’s been proven that art can actually have a positive effect on your health too. It relieves stress, encourages creative thinking, boosts self esteem, and provides a sense of accomplishment. I know it does for me.
Today we’re to be a bit warmer with temps in the 40’s melting the snow that has accumulated once again before more comes our way. Winter like weather is still very much with us and will be for quite awhile yet.
We just need to remember that what ever the weather we can make our own sunshine.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Today is National Hot Chocolate Day which celebrates the perfect winter drink. It’s thick, silky, toasty and usually smothered in whipped cream. No other drink brings warmth to our lives and tastebuds quite like hot chocolate.
Rich ’n Creamy Hot Chocolate
Makes 8 servings
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1/8 tsp salt
5 1/2 c. milk
2 c. Half and Half creamer
2 tsp. vanilla
Melt chocolate chips, stirring constantly, in saucepan over low heat. Stir in sugar, water and salt.
Increase heat to medium. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil. Continue cooking 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add milk and half and half. Cook until heated through. Do not boil. Add vanilla.
Remove from heat and beat with a whisk until frothy.
Pour into mugs. Serve with whipped cream.
Please join me in praying for DSIL today as he has surgery on his knee. May he have a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5671. for the many different kinds of art making our world a better place
5672. for a mug of hot chocolate, it takes the chill away
5673. for sunshine, it brightens my days
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,
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
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…