Thursday, January 10, 2019
For Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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, JANUARY 10TH, 2019
70 Days until Spring
Sunrise: 7:54 am
Sunset: 5:18 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Bittersweet Chocolate Day which is a sweetened form of dark chocolate. Unlike milk chocolate , it does not cantain any milk solids. Consuming bittersweet chocolate on a daily basis is actually quite good for you. All variations of dark chocolate contain antioxidants that lower blood pressure and help protect your heart. Other heart healthy foods include green tea and blueberries.
Bittersweet chocolate tends to be harder, richer and a common ingredient in baking including chocolate chip cookies.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Life can be bittersweet, but only you control the sugar.
I love all kinds of chocolate so today is one that I’ll be celebrating. A lot of things that are good for us don’t alway taste good, But chocolate always tastes good to me. It really doesn’t matter what variety.
Most of the time I use powdered cocoa for baking cakes, but today’s recipe is one that uses bittersweet chocolate squares instead.
1/2 c. butter
2 c. sugar
1 c. boiling water
2 squares chocolate
1 c. buttermilk
2 2/3 c. flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream together butter and sugar. Add vanilla, eggs and buttermilk and mix. Melt chocolate squares in the boiling water and add to mixture. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Gradually add to the first bowl, mixing until smooth. Pour in a 9 by 12 inch cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
They say we’ll be having a high of 25 degrees today so it will definitely be a great day to turn the oven on. Earlier this week I got out and did errands and bought a few groceries, so today I’m staying in and keeping warm. It’s to be a cloudy day but we got a little snow, not much, but it covers the ground and makes things appear brighter.
I hope you all have a GREAT day. Happy Thurday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Life at best is bittersweet.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
6688. for chocolate, good and good for you
6689. for a gas oven that works
6690. for a little snow
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 without the bitter would not be nearly so sweet.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…