Thursday, August 2, 2018
For Thursday, August 2, 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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2ND, 2018
51 Days until Fall
Sunrise: 6:24 am
Sunset: 8:44 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
It’s National Ice Cream Sandwich Day which is an opportunity to enjoy these cold, sweet sandwiches that are always delicious whether you are on the beach or in an ice cream shop.
Ice Cream sandwiches come in many varieties. In their traditional form, vanilla ice cream is tucked between two thin layers that resemble chocolate cake. Other versions include, chipwiches, ice cream between two chocolate chip cookies. You can even make your own by putting some ice cream between a couple of wafers or your favorite cookie.
It’s easy enough to celebrate today, just get a big ice cream sandwich and enjoy it.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.
In the summertime, I always have ice cream in the freezer and this week, it is ice cream sandwiches here at my house. It’s a treat that I don’t get all the time, but I was at the grocery store and they were on sale so I picked up a package.
It’s been quiet here and I haven’t had many visitors, but when I went out to get the mail the other day, the two ducks pictured above were right outside my car port. They looked like they were settled in to stay awhile and never moved an inch when I walked by. Nice that they decided to drop by.
The two Rose of Sharon bushes in front of the house are now blooming and one is pictured below. I don’t have many flowers growing here except for those in the flower boxes and a couple of hanging plants so it’s nice that I do have these to enjoy.
I spent the afternoon yesterday cleaning out kitchen drawers and organizing them. Today I hope to get into the cupboards. It’s a job that needs done, and one I’ve put off far too long.
I hope you all have a GREAT day. Happy Thursday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, and perhaps a bit of magic somewhere behind the morning.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
6215. for ice cream, always a treat
6216. for blooming flowers, a welcome sight
6217. for visitors, that brightened my 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
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
George Horace Lorimer
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…