Monday, March 19, 2018
For Monday, March 19th, 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.
MONDAY, MARCH 19TH, 2018
1 DAY UNTIL SPRING
Sunrise: 7:33 am
Sunset: 7:40 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today we celebrate the Return of the Swallows to San Juan Capistrano, California. Swallows make the annual trip from their winter home in Argentina. Their flight covers about 7,500 miles each way. It’s said that they carry Spring on their wingtips.
The traditions of celebrating the return of the famous swallows originally started in the 1920’s and has grown into to a community wide season of festivities in San Juan Capistrano. The return of the swallows represents the coming of spring as a time of renewal and birth.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
One swallow does not make a spring: neither does one fine day.
I love the story of the swallows. It’s amazing to think that these little birds can fly such a long distance and do it every year. Nature is full of wonder and beauty
Winter lingers on here but it won’t be long till we see Spring days come our way. The signs are all around us. I didn’t have any pictures of swallows, so the first picture above is of a Robin instead, which is one of our very first harbingers of Spring.
This week will be a busy one for me because this coming weekend is our family Easter celebration. It’s the weekend before Easter but we celebrate when it’s good for all to get together and leave the actual holiday for personal family time.
Getting ready for any celebration always seems to me to be half the fun of any holiday. I love to make others happy and will be making things to do just that.
It’s just the start of what seems to me to be a very busy season. With nicer weather coming, there will be much to do. We’ll be springing into action after a long winter of hibernation.
I hope you all have GREAT start to this new week. Happy Monday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of the trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5809. for signs of Spring which are everywhere
5810. for the beauty of nature
5811. for preparation, it is half the fun
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
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…