Tuesday, April 24, 2018
For Tuesday, April 24th, 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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH, 2018
58 Days Until Summer
Sunrise: 6:35 am
Sunset: 8:18 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is National Pigs In A Blanket Day! This delicious finger food is popular with kids and party guests all across the world. In fact there are many different cultures that have their own unique twist on this classic comfort food.
In the UK pigs n a blanket are small sausages wrapped in bacon. People traditionally serve them as a Christmas dinner appetizer. In Israel, they enjoy Moshe Ba’Teiva, Moses in the Ark, which are miniature hot dogs rolled in a ketchup covered puff pastry and baked in the oven. In the US, pigs in the blanket are hot dogs or Vienna sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked until golden brown.
No matter where you are or how you decide to make them, celebrate today and make pigs in a blanket for dinner tonight and serve them with a side of ketchup!
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably.
Comfort foods are wonderful and hit the spot every time. Like those little pigs in a blanket, they are always good and will fit the bill with me no matter the occasion. I love to cook and like what I cook and you can tell it just by looking at me. Ha ! I made the ones below yesterday and they made for a delicious lunch.
Pigs In a Blanket
1 can refrigerated biscuits
8 tsp, ketchup
8 tsp mustard
8 hot dogs
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Press or roll each to form 6 1/2 inch oval.
Spread each biscuit with 1 tsp. of ketchup and 1 tsp. of mustard. Place one hot dog in center of each biscuit. Roll dough around hot dog. Seal edges well. Place seam side down on greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
At this point in my life, I’ve decided to do what makes me comfortable. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Thankfully I have no health issues that keep me from eating what I want to. Not everyone can say that and have restrictions on what they eat in order to be comfortable.
We can only do the best we can with what we’ve got. And sometimes we have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Being comfortable is not all about food, it’s a way of life. For me it is being content with what I have and who I am. I love simple things like spending time with love ones, reading a good book, sipping a good cup of coffee. For me it’s easy to be comfortable and content.
After a beautiful Spring day yesterday we are supposed to see some rain come our way today, but then it’s still Spring so I’m happy. We need those showers in order to have the flowers.
Every day seems to be a little greener and it’s such a delight to see color where every thing seemed dark and gray before. Even the rainy days seem brighter.
I hope you all have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
The richest man, whatever his lot, is he who is content with what he has got.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5915. for a contented, comfortable life
5916. for simple things, they are the best
5917. for Spring, a fresh start
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
Nine Requisites for Contented Living
Health enough to make work a pleasure.
Wealth enough to support your needs.
Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them.
Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.
Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished
Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor.
Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others.
Faith enough to make real the things of God.
Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…