Sunday, February 25, 2018
For Sunday, February 25th, 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 25TH, 2018
23 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Sunrise: 7:09 am
Sunset: 6:14 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
It’s National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day. Nuts have been a staple of the human diet for thousands of years. In the 17th century chocolate became a popular drink throughout Europe and people soon learned that everything takes better when it’s covered in chocolate. By the middle of the 19th century it was common practice to dip items like pretzels, nuts, and fruits into melted chocolate.
There are countless varieties available to buy, but its more fun and cheaper to make your own. All you need to do is melt some chocolate in a pan, add some nuts and stir it all up. Then allow the nuts to cool before eating.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Sundays, quiet islands on the tossing seas of life.
It used to be that getting Chocolate Covered Nuts mean a celebration at our house. We had them for most holidays and family celebrations. But the celebrations I have here at my house are getting few and fewer. If I want some, I just go out and buy some. The babes have taken over the celebrations these days.
Easter is our next big family get together and that will be on March 24th this year in conjunction with one of my grandson’s confirmation. Easter is officially April 1st this year but our family gathering will be a week before. DDIL#1 and family will be our hosts. And that will probably be a good thing as they are usually warmer there than we are here. Just a couple hours to the south makes a big difference.
It’s to be a windy day here and hopefully that will help to dry things out a bit. There was a lot of rain this past week and huge puddles are everywhere around the house. I need to find some muck boots to wear if there is going to be any yard work done here this spring. There are lots of twigs and branches on the ground from the tree trimming that was done here late last fall. I never got them picked up due to the cold and snow.
Strange as it may seem, yard work is something I’m looking forward to. It’s been a long winter and I need to get outdoors. But it won’t be today. It’s another day indoors for me recuperating.
I hope you all have a RELAXING Sunday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5743. for nuts and chocolate, a great combination
5744. for family celebrations, it won’t be long now
5745. for chicken soup, good for what ails you
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!
ADVICE FOR TODAY
A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…