Friday, March 16, 2018
For Friday, March 16th, 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.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2018
4 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Sunrise: 7:38 am
Sunset: 7:36 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is World Sleep Day which is intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It’s is organized by th e World Association of Sleep Medicine and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through the better prevention and management of sleep disorders.
We all need a good night’s sleep.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Count your blessings instead of sheep
And you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings...
Sleep is as necessary as water and food. Thankfully I have no sleep problems and usually get about 8 hours of sleep every night. I found out a long time ago, that if I do not get those 8 hours, I’m not much good for anything. When I worked, I’d go to bed early so that I could get up early and after so many years of doing that, I still go to bed early and get up early. It became a habit for me. I wake up every morning with no need for an alarm clock. However, I did sleep in this morning, I must have needed it.
I do like being up early in the morning and watching the sun come up which reminds me to be thankful for another day. I also like seeing the sunset too. It’s a reminder for me to count the blessings of the day and to be thankful for them.
I have stopped driving anywhere that will take me over an hour though as I tend to get sleepy. Especially when driving on a monotonous interstate highway or the turnpike. After a couple scares, I decided it wasn’t worth it.
It’s the end of the week and I imagine there are lots of you that are looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow after working all week. Many need and extra hour just to catch up from the hour we lost last weekend with the time change.
Today’s pictures are of this winter and the snow…it’s when the world lays sleeping as it prepares for Spring.
I hope you all have FANTASTIC Friday!
DDIL#5 asked for prayers for their sweet dog. She has been diagnosed with a rare aggressive form of cancer. They will be providing her with comfort care over the next few weeks with lots of cuddles and treats, but would appreciate a prayer for her comfort.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Sleep is an essential part of life— but more important, sleep is a gift.
William C. Dement
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5800. for a good nights sleep
5801.for the weekend, tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day
5802. for an afternoon nap, sometimes they are needed
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
The two best physicians of them all — Dr. Laughter and Dr. Sleep.
Gregory Dean Jr.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…