Thursday, February 1, 2018
For Thursday, February 1st, 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.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2018
47 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Life is a Special Occasion!
Welcome February !
The month of February is American Heart Month, An Affair to Remember Month, Black History Month, Canned Food Month, Creative Romance Month, Great American Pie Month, National Cherry Month, National Children’s Dental Health Month, National Grapefruit Month, and National Weddings Month.
Today is National Freedom Day which was established in 1948 by President Harry Truman to remind us that America stands for, and is a symbol of freedom for all people. The roots of this special day come directly from the end of slavery and the signing of the 13th amendment outlawing slavery by President Lincoln on February 1, 1865.
We can celebrate this day by reflecting on the freedoms that we enjoy by being fortunate enough to be in American. Millions of people in the world are not free.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Why, what's the matter,
That you have such a February face,
So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
I cannot imagine living somewhere that I didn’t have the freedoms I have here in our country. We are very blessed indeed and too often take them for granted.
It is wonderful to welcome a new month which will bring us closer to Spring. I am definitely counting down the days and also trying to make these winter days count for something too.
I put up some Valentine decorations in my house when I put the Christmas things away to try and brighten things up a bit. When you look out side and see nothing but white every where you look, you need something colorful for sure.
They say tomorrow is wear Red Day and red is my favorite color anyway so I’ll be wearing lots of red these cold gloomy days too. They say the color red is associated with the meaning of love, sensitivity, romance, joy strength, courage and determination. I am determined to endure these winter days with as much joy and happiness as I can.
I hope you all have a GREAT day. Happy Thursday!
It’s Baked Alaska Day. Baked Alaska is a dessert made with ice cream, sponge cake and tasted meringue. This dessert originated at New Your City’s Demonico’s restaurant to commentate the purchase of Alaska in 1857.
Today’s recipe is a simplified version of this classic baked ice cream dessert.
Not Baked Alaska
1 pkg. prepared pound cake
2 cups chocolate ice cream, slightly softened
1 tup Cool Whip whipped topping
1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted
Cut cake horizontally into 3 even layer. Place bottom cake layer on serving plate, spread with 1 cup of softened ice cream. Repeat layers of cake and ice cream. Cover the top cake layer.
Frost sides and top of cake with whipped topping, Sprinkle with coconut.
Serve immediately or store in freezer until ready to serve.
Makes 10 servings
COUNTING MY GIFTS
The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.
William C. Bryant
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5674. for freedom, never free
5675. for desserts, a must at my house
5676. for a new month, getting closer to Spring
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
February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March.
Dr. J. R. Stockton
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…