Sunday, March 25, 2018
For Sunday, March 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, MARCH 25TH, 2018
89 Days Until Summer
Sunrise: 7:23 am
Sunset: 7:48 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Palm Sunday which begins the Holy Week leading to Easter and the resurrection. It commemorates Jesus’ triumph entry into Jerusalem where people put palm branches down in front of his path.
In our church Palms are distributed and blessed. People take them home and they remain there for a year until next Palm Sunday when they are replaced. The picture above shows where my palms are from last year. The ashes we received in church on Ash Wednesday were from the prior years palms.
Some gardeners bury their old palms in their gardens believing it will bless the coming years crops.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!
I’ll be off to church today to receive my palms. We’ll be singing Hosanna in the Highest, Hossana to the King! After church I have another celebration to attend. One of my Aunts has turned 90 years young and her family is having a party in her honor. It’s supposed to be a surprise! She doesn’t read this, so the secret is safe with me. I hope she will be surprised. We’ll see ….
I had my Easter celebration with my family yesterday, but I’m going to wait and share pictures next Sunday when Easter officially arrives. I took lots of pictures so it may take more than one day to show them all.
DDIL#1 and her family really did an outstanding job of hosting this year’s family gathering. So I’m sending a big THANK YOU their way today for making it a party to remember !
We’re to have another mostly sunny but chilly day here in northern Ohio. Keep warm !
I hope you all have a RELAXING Sunday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5827. for palms, a reminder that Easter is almost here
5828. for DDIL#1 and family, our hosts for our family celebration
5829. for my Aunt and another party to attend
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
Celebrate what you want to see more of.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…