Friday, May 4, 2018
For Friday, May 4th, 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, MAY 4TH, 2018
48 Days Until Summer
Sunrise: 6:21 am
Sunset: 8:29 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is International Firefighters Day which became a worldwide celebration in 1999. On January 4th of that year a tragic wild fire calmed the lives of five firefighters in Australia. Soon after that tragic event a firefighter named. JJ Edmonson sent an email to his colleagues calling for an international holiday that would honor the sacrifice and triumphs of fire fighters everywhere. On May 4th people all over the world celebrated the first International Firefighters Day.
The symbol for International Firefighters Day is a red and blue ribbon. The color red symbolizes fire and the blue represents water. These colors also signify emergency services around the world.
A big THANK YOU to firefighters everywhere!
Today is also Star Wars Day. May the fourth be with you !
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
Firefighters memorial in Cleveland, Ohio
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Firefighters save hearts and homes.
Firefighters do a whole lot more than put out fires. They also respond to emergencies where life, property or the environment is at risk.
The cute little fireman in the very first picture is of our little X Factor. He loves dressing up in costume, but right now he is more of a Spiderman. Super heroes are very popular with young people and who could be more of a hero than a firefighter.
Today I’m going out and about with two of my good friends. We are to have rain again and what better way to spend a rainy day. We had hoped to have a sunny day and visit one of the lovely parks in our area, thankfully there is one near by that has a visitor center that includes a cafe, a gift shop and a conservatory so we can enjoy nature inside and also have lunch.
We visited there several years ago to see their Butterfly House, but that won’t open until June
The picture below is of one of my granddaughters with a butterfly that had landed on her hand.
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Friday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5945.for firefighters everywhere.
5946. for good friends
5947. for nature, it’s amazing
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
Hug a firefighter and feel warm all over.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…