Tuesday, September 26, 2017
For Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2017
86 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Johnny Appleseed Day which honors one of America's great legends. Johnny Appleseed, born on September 26th, 1774, was a real person. John Chapman was among the American settlers who were captivated by the movement west across the continent. As Johnny Appleseed travelled west, he planted apple trees along the way, and sold trees to settlers. With every apple tree that was planted, the legend grew.
He was known and lauded for his kind, generous ways, and the importance he placed on the apples. He travelled throughout Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, and the lands that would become West Virginia planting nurseries and spread kindness everywhere he went.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Everybody's twelve years old in an apple orchard.
We do have lots of apple orchards close by and while its fun to pick your own, I usually just buy the ones they have already bagged. It is apple picking season for sure. I’ve already got some will be going back again before the season is over. The pictures today are from a couple of years ago when DS#6 and his family went apple picking.
They say that eating apples is good for your heart, your brain and your teeth. They are full of good things for our health. Apples are a good source of vitamin C and can supply you with vitamin B6 and potassium. They can help decrease blood pressure and even improve your breathing. Best of all they are delicious!
You can even make a simmering potpourri in your slow cooker by filling it with apple slices covered in water. Top with bay leaves, whole cloves and cinnamon sticks. Leave the slow cooker on low. It makes the house smell wonderful.
I hope you all have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
It’s National Pancake Day
Pancakes can be served at any time and with a variety of toppings or fillings from sweet jams and syrups to savory meats and sauces.
Enjoy these delicious pancakes flavored with applesauce and made with Bisquick baking mix.
2 cups Bisquick
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
In medium bowl, stir all ingredients with a wire whisk or fork until blended.
Brush griddle or skillet with vegetable oil, heat griddle to 375 degrees . For each pancake pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Cook until edges are dry. Turn and cook other side until golden brown.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Autumn.. the year's last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5290. for apples, good and good for you
5291. for pancakes, great any time of day, breakfast or supper
5292. for my slow cooker, which also makes simmering potpourri
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
An Apple a day keeps the doctor away
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…