Monday, July 9, 2018
For Monday, July 9th, 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, JULY 9TH, 2018
75 Days until Fall
Sunrise: 6:03 am
Sunset: 9:03 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is National Sugar Cookie Day which is a good opportunity to satisfy your sweet tooth. They are popular with the young and the old and usually don’t last long around the house.
Traditional sugar cookie recipes call for just six ingredients: sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla and baking powder. You can use cookie cutters to create shaped sugar cookies and top them with frosting or sprinkles or even make cookie sandwiches with two cookies and fillings like marshmallow, melted chocolate or jam in the middle.
It’s pretty easy to see how Sugar cookies came to get their own special day. Sugar cookies are right up there with chocolate chip cookies as America’s favorite cookie.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Cookies are made of butter and love.
Cut out cookies are more popular here during the holidays that most any other time, but I did see some at the store the other day that were in flower shapes and decorated for summer. They called them special occasion cookies and would be a welcome addition at any party.
Our weekend was just beautiful here, but the say that today our sunny weather will include more humidity which always makes it seem hotter than it really is. I’ll probably close up the windows and turn the air conditioning back on.
Today I’m going to start putting away the 4th of July decorations and do a little cleaning at the same time. I have several things I like to get out for summer and one of them is sunflowers. They can stay out through the fall too. Time just keeps moving along.
I hope you all have a GREAT start to this new week. Happy Monday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Think what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
6143. for cookies, always a good snack or dessert
6144. for sunflowers, bright and cheery
6145. for another new week ahead
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
You can’t be a smart cookie if you have a crummy attitude.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…