Tuesday, May 22, 2018
For Tuesday, May 22nd, 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, MAY 22ND, 2018
30 Days Until Summer
Sunrise: 6:03 am
Sunset: 8:47 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Happy Birthday to DS#4 today !
Happy Birthday ♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you♥ ♥ ♥
May the dear Lord bless you today and always!
Happy Birthday to you♥
Today is also National Maritime Day in the U.S. This day reflects gratitude for the maritime industry and the benefits it brings to the country. It also recognizes ships and seafarers who have held a special place in our nations history.
Water has played a critical role in the United States from its beginnings. Not only did colonists make it over to the continent by water, but the resulting ports also helped to make trade and commerce more efficient and profitable. The economic value of the maritime industry is crucial.
During World War II more than 250,000 members of the American Merchant Marines served their country . Many gave their lives and more than 800 ships were sunk or damaged.
In 2006 the Maritime Administration joined forces with the American Association of Port Authorities, the US Army Corps of Enginers, Waterways Council Inc. the US Coast Guard, Nation Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration and other entities involved in the maritime industry to raise awareness of National Maritime Day and the maritime industry as a whole.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
I am not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
DS#4's birthday is another of my long distance celebrations, but he is very missed and loved and as usual a card was sent out in the mail to wish him the very happiest of birthdays.
I was blessed to have been able to visit him and DS#2 and their families a year ago last Thanksgiving, but that is far too long in my opinion. Thankfully they do keep in contact through the internet and send lots of pictures my way.
Yesterday the maintenance men for our community came to fix a crack in the wall here that had formed in the bitter cold of January. Because my home sits on a concrete pad it tends to shift with the weather. Hopefully the repairs will last through the next winter.
Because I now rent the repairs were free and that’s the reason I choose to rent and not buy a house when I sold my last one. Maintaining and repairing a home is expensive and they do it all.
Today continues to be a busy one for me as I have lots to finish up before the weekend comes. We have a graduation to go to with a party afterward. There is never a dull moment here it seems.
It’s to be another rainy day but most of what I need to do is inside anyway. They say we do have some sunny days coming our way though and hopefully this time all the puddles in the yard will dry up. I’ve had standing water in the yard for over a week now. We’ll see…
Working without a plan is sailing without a compass.
I hope you all have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.
George William Curtis
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.
5999. for DS#4, it’s his birthday today!
6000. for the internet that keeps me in touch with family
6001. for rainy days to get the housework done
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
A ship in port is safe, but that is not ships are for. Sail out to sea and do new things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…