Friday, March 30, 2018
For Friday, March 30th, 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 30TH, 2018
84 Days Until Summer
Sunrise: 7:15 am
Sunset: 7:51 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Good Friday, which is also known as Great Friday, Holy Friday or Sorrowful Friday. It’s a major Christian observance that commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Its’ a time to reflect about His suffering and willing sacrifice to atone for the sins of mankind. Many churches offer special services as well as cover crosses with black cloth as a sign of morning. For some its a day fasting .
Good Friday occurs two days before Easter which celebrates Christ’s resurrection. In some places it’s a official public holiday. In the US a number of states do declare it a state holiday, but not so here in Ohio. Traditional food served on Good Friday includes hot cross buns. These spicy sweet buns, usually contain currants or raisins and are toped with icing in the shape of a cross.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
What is good about Good Friday? Why isn’t it called Bad Friday? Because out of the appalling bad came what was inexpressibly good. And the good trumps the bad, because though the bad was temporary, the good is eternal.
If you want Hot Cross Buns for today, I found a very easy recipe to make them so I’m sharing it today
Easy Hot Cross Buns
1 package, 8 count, refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. brown sugar
1/2 c. raisins, divided
1 egg, lightly beaten
5 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp. water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gently stretch each biscuit into a 4 inch circe. Mix cinnamon and brown sugar in a small bowl. Spring 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon mixture and 1 tablespoon raisins over half of each biscuit. Fold over, pinching edges to seal. Gently shape into a ball. Repeat with remaining biscuits. Place buns on lightly greased 9 inch cake pan evenly spacing them apart. Brush tops with beaten egg.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove buns, Cool completely.
Mix confectioners sugar and water in small bowl. Spoon into a small resealable plastic bag. Cut a piece from one of the bottom corners of bag. Close bag tightly then pipe the shape of a cross on top of each bun.
It poured rain all day yesterday but today is looking some better. There may be a little sunshine, and there is only a chance of rain and that is slim. The yard is full of huge puddles and it will be a while before it dries out here.
It’s no normal Friday…but it’s a good one !
Where ever you are and whatever you are doing, I hope you all have a blessed Good Friday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory, no cross, no crown.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5842. for a good Friday, remember there is good in every day when you look for it
5843. for traditions both religious and those passed on by family
5844. for a dryer day
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
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
Fulton J. Sheen
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…