Monday, June 18, 2018
For Monday, June 18th, 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.
MONDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2018
3 Days Until Summer
Sunrise: 5:54 am
Sunset: 9:05 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Happy Birthday to DD and DS#3 today !
Happy Birthday ♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you♥ ♥ ♥
May the dear Lord bless you both today and always!
Happy Birthday to you♥
It is also International Picnic Day which celebrates one of the greatest ways to enjoy the summer season. Its the perfect time of year to go outdoors and have a picnic.
Picnics commonly include a meal, snacks and outdoor games. Picnic foods often include hamburgers, hot dogs, macaroni and potato salads and baked beans.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
These June birthdays are the only ones for our family this month. DD and DS#3 were born just one year apart and it was like raising twins having two that close in age for me. I won’t be able to see either one of them today, but as usual a card went out in the mail with love and best of wishes for a very Happy Birthday.
Our family has always enjoyed picnics and they are a lot of fun ! There are lots of parks in our area and over the years we have visited a lot of them. So for Christmas this past year I painted an antique picnic basket for each family and that is what the pictures are of today with the exception of the one of DD and DS#3 at the top.
I thought that they would appreciate them as we have had so many happy memories of picnics over the years.
Everyone loves macaroni salad and so I’m sharing a recipe for a slightly different kind today. I made this for one of our family get togethers and everyone seemed enjoy it.
I adapted the recipe for a crowd and used more macaroni and mayo. I like to try out something different now and then.
With today being hot and humid here, I think I’ll make a batch for just me today. This kind of salad makes a meal for me.
I hope you all have a GREAT start to this new week. Happy Monday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
6080. for DD and DS#3, it’s their birthday today
6081. for picnics always lots of fun
6082. for macaroni salad, perfect for a hot day
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
Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.
Michael J. Fox
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…