Friday, August 3, 2018
For Friday, August 3rd, 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, AUGUST 3RD, 2018
50 Days until Fall
Sunrise: 6:25 am
Sunset: 8:43 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is National Watermelon Day, which is a day to celebrate a delicious summer fruit that has become a staple at family picnics and cookouts. Watermelons are 92 percent water, it’s no wonder that they are so refreshing.
There are around 300 different kinds of watermelon. You can find red, pink, and yellow varieties one various shapes and sizes. According to the Guinness Book of World records, the heaviest watermelon weighed 262 pounds.
To celebrate, have some watermelon for dessert tonight. Slice it up and eat it plain, cook it on the grill, or mix it into a salsa.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Happiness is sharing a watermelon…
Watermelon is a favorite to have here at my house, but since they are usually too big for just one person, I usually have it when I have company or mix it in a fruit salad to take to family events. But when I went to the store yesterday they had the small seedless ones on sale for only $2.99 so I couldn’t pass it up and brought one home.
They are very good for you too and provides excellent levels of vitamins A and C and a good level of vitamin B6. Watermelons also deliver nutrients including lycopene and is an excellent source of antioxidants.
I found a great recipe for watermelon salsa that is scumptions and delightful served with a bowl of tortilla chips or served on top of grilled chicken or fish.
makes 12 servings
1/2 whole small seedless watermelon, diced
1/2 whole red onion, diced
1 whole red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 whole green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 whole yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 whole Jalapeños, seeded and diced (for me that is optional)
1 whole bunch of Cilantro, Chopped
Juice of 2 whole Limes
1/2 tsp. salt
Throw all ingredients into a large bowl and toss.
This is one recipe I have not made but hope to very soon. Summertime makes for some really good eating !
We are to be in the mid 80s with sunshine today and for the weekend too. Not too bad for August. It is often our hotest month.
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Friday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
6218. for watermelon, good and good for you too
6219. for summer fruits, I’m enjoying every mouthful
6220. for the wonderful people I have in my life to share with
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
Life is like eating a watermelon, you know you’re going to get some seeds; just spit them out and take another bite.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…