Sunday, February 11, 2018
For Sunday, February 11th, 2018
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.
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day which recognizes that everyones spills a little milk now and then. It’s a day to optimistic, think positive, look on the bright side, and find something good in everything that happens.
We all know that bad stuff happens and when it does, don’t worry or fret or cry over it. Rather take a positive attitude and fix it or get past it.
Don’t worry about the little things that are in the past, instead focus on the wonderful things that are headed your way.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
I don’t like looking back. I’m always constantly looking forward. I’m not one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I’m too busy looking for the next cow.
Looking on the bright side of life is something I have made a way of life. Every day may not be a good one, but there is something good in every day when we take the time to look for it. Life is just too short to be anything but happy.
Although it is looking like we may a slippery slope to travel today, hopefully I’ll get out to church this morning and then home again for my Sunday rest.
The week ahead looks to be another busy one here at my house, so I'm taking the time to rest up. Believe me I have plenty of comfort food on hand too. It will be a cozy and comfortable day for me.
Sometimes I feel a little guilty that I do rest more than I work, but then it wasn’t always like this so I feel like this time of my life is my just rewards. I’m just so thankful I can enjoy it all.
They say that everyday is a celebration!
I hope you all have a RELAXING Sunday!
It’s Peppermint Patty Day. Peppermint patties are a tasty confection made wit a rich, creamy peppermint filling covered in semisweet chocolate.
Peppermint patties gained notoriety ofter the debut of Peanuts, Charles M. Schultz’s famous comic strip in 1955. One of the main characters was Patricia ‘Peppermint Patty’ Reichardt. She is up to any challenge but this tough girl has a soft side too. For Peppermint Patty, sports are easy; it’s life that’s hard.
Peppermint Patty Brownines
15 small Peppermint patties
3/4 c. Cocoa
1/2 tsp.baking soda
2/3 c. butter, melted and decided
1/2 c. boiling water
2 c. sugar
1 1/3 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt.
Additional small Peppermint Patties, optional
Heat ove to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 by 9 by 2 inch baking pan. Unwrap and coarsely chop peppermint patties. Set aside
Stir together cocoa and baking sold in large bowl; stir in 1/3 c. butter. Add boiling water. Stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar eggs and remains 1/3 c. butter. Stir until smooth. Add flour, vanilla and salt. Blend completely. Stir in peppermint patty pieces. Spread in prepared pan.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until brownie begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into bars. Garish with peppermint patty pieces if desired. Makes about 24 brownies.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Take no sorrow of the thing lost which may not be recovered
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5704. for the bright side, it is there when we take the time to look
5705. for chocolate, always good, even if it’s peppermint
5706. for a time to rest
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
It is no use now a-cryin’ over spilt milk;
What can’t be cured, must be endured.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…