Monday, February 12, 2018
For Monday, February 12th, 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.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2018
36 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Sunrise: 7:28 am
Sunset: 5:58 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. However we celebrate Lincoln's, and all the U.S Presidents on President’s Day now. President Abraham Lincoln was the 16th Presdent of the United State. He was known as ‘Honest Abe’ and was born in the wilderness country of Hardin County, Kentucky on February 12th, 1809.
In addition to serving as president during the civil war , Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation that ended slavery in the U.S. forever. He also wrote and gave the Gettysburg Address, memorializing the most important battle of the Civil War.
Shortly after the war ended, he became the first U.S. President to be assassinated He was shot and mortally wounded on Good Friday, April 14th, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth in Ford’s Theatre.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Honesty is the the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Abraham Lincoln’s had a reputation for being honest no matter the situation he found himself in. In this day and time it is a wonderful thing to known as an honest person. Honest people do not try to deceive people and are reliable and trustworthy. Honesty is always the best policy.
Coincidentally today is also Lost Penny Day. In 1909 the penny became the first coin to bear a presidents image. It was released on February 12th, 1909 to commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s 100th birthday.
Find a penny, pick it up. All day long, you'll have good luck
I hope you all have a GREAT new week. Happy Monday!
It’s Plum Pudding Day which is dedicated to a mouthwatering treat that, surprisingly enough contains no plums. In the 17th century when it was first created, plums were referred to as raisins or any type of dried fruits. It is traditionally served at Christmas so maybe this day was created for those that didn’t get any then and don’t want to wait a year to get the chance to have some.
I found this easy variation of Plum Pudding that is baked in case you’d like to try some.
BAKED PLUM PUDDING
1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. each raisins, currants and pecans
2 c. bread crumbs
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. allspice
Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat until light. Sprinkle raisins, currants and pecans lightly with flour and add to the butter mixture. Combine bread crumbs, cinnamon, cloves and allspice and add to the butter mixture. Bake in a greased pan or baking dish for 1/2 hour at 375 degrees. Serve with hard sauce, lemon sauce or plum pudding sauce.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5707. for Abraham Lincoln, a great President
5708. for puddings, a good dessert
5709. for pennies, they do add up
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
Always tell the truth. If you can't always tell the truth, don't lie.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…