Saturday, May 5, 2018
For Saturday, May 5th, 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.
SATURDAY, MAY 5TH, 2018
47 Days Until Summer
Sunrise: 6:20 am
Sunset: 8:30 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Cinco de Mayo Day which is a holiday mainly celebrated by Mexicans, and especially the Hispanic community in the U.S. Its a time of song, dance , partying and in general a time to be proud to be of Hispanic descent.
On May 5, 1862 the Mexican army defeated the French Army at the Battle of Puebla. This single battle was the roots of Cinco de Mayo. l Today it has come to signify Hispanic and Mexican pride and a time to celebrate their rich culture.
In Spanish, it is also known as the Fifth of May.
Today is also Kentucky Derby Day.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
there’s no mañana!
Although I am not of Mexican descent, I do love Mexican food and so I’ll be celebrating today. There will also be a little partying going on.
I’m traveling today as our little Lucky Guy is making his first communion. After the service at their church, we’ll be going back to their house to celebrate this joyous occasion and we’ll having some tacos in honor Cinco de Mayo.
When the babes were home we often had Spanish Rice along with our tacos so I’m sharing that recipe today in the picture above.
DS#5 is giving me a ride over to DS#6’s house today and then I’ll be staying overnight with them and traveling over to DS#3’s church tomorrow for another first communion, this time for our Little Lad. It is such special and important time in both their lives, I’m glad I will be able to be there for both of them.
I don’t drive that far myself anymore, so I’m giving a big THANK YOU to my two sons that are taking me along. I do appreciate the ride!
It’s one of those double celebration weekends for our family. Not everyone will be at both celebrations, but those that can, will be there and it’s always a party when we get together. And of course there will be cake too!
I hope you all have a SUPER Saturday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Every day is a gift. Enjoy the present.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5948. for flavor filled Mexican food
5949. for an important celebration to attend
5950. for family, each special and unique in their own way
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
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
M. Scott Peck
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…