Monday, February 5, 2018
For Monday, February 5th, 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.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2018
43 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Weatherman’s Day which honors weathermen and women who work hard to accurately predict the often fickle weather. Knowing the weather is important in so many ways. It affects how we dress, where we go and even if we go.
Weatherman Day commemorates the birth of John Jeffries, one of American’s first weathermen. He as born February 5th, 1744 and kept weather records from 1774 to 1816.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Don’t knock the weather: nine tents of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in awhile.
I know I’m guilty of bringing the weather into most every conversation. It is important to know what the weather will be. But the truth is for most of us, life goes on no matter what. For years I went off to work every day, but I’ve been spoiled since I retired and get to choose, for the most part whether I’ll go out or not.
But for the next 2 weeks, It is not going to be my choice at all. I’ve some obligations that may take me out even when the weather is bad and that is a little unsettling to me. If it snows and the roads are bad, I’ll need to plan accordingly. I may need extra time to clear the snow just so I can get out of the driveway, or I may need to leave earlier in order to arrive on time. Believe me I’ll be keeping a close eye on the weather.
I’ve decorated, and cooked and cleaned trying to get through these winter days with a happy face but still they are not easy ones for me. So far my efforts have only resulted in about 10 more pounds to carry around after all the comfort food I’ve eaten.
The picture above shows my progress on the puzzle I started this past week. It took me quite awhile just to get the border done, now the really hard part starts. I’ll be sure to show you a picture if I ever get it done.
I hope you all have a GREAT start to this new week. Happy Monday!
Its National Chopsticks Day. It’s a day to make a homemade Chinese recipe and have some fun with chopsticks today.
I never mastered the use of chopsticks at all and prefer to use my fork, but I did find a recipe to share.
1 can Cream of Chicken soup
1 soup can of water
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
4 chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 325 degrees . Grease a 9 by 13 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Add soup, water and rice and dry onion soup mix packet to greased pan. Which ingredients together.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Spray pan with non stick cooking spray. Add four chicken breast when pan is hot. Sprinkle with 4 chicken breast with salt and paper. Brown each side until the outside has started to brown slightly. You do not want to fully cook chicken.. This step is optional.
Place chicken breasts on top of rice mixture. Cover with foil and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until rice is tender and chicken is fully cooked.
Makes 4 servings
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5686. for weather, what would I have to talk about without it
5687. for chicken, good and good for you
5688. for being able to stay home, and keep warm today
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
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…