Wednesday, October 30, 2019
For Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH,2019
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.
52 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
56 Days Until CHRISTMAS
Today is National Candy Corn Day which which is a confection in the United States and Canada. Popular primarily around Halloween. Candy corn was created 1880’s by George Renninger of Philadelphia, PA. based Wonder Candy Company.
The three colors of the candy, a broad yellow end a tapered orange center, and a pointed white tip, mimic the appearance of kernals of corn. Each piece is approximately three times the size of a real kernel from a ripe or dried ear of corn. Candy corn is made primarily from sugar, corn syrup, artificial coloring and binders. It is estimated that 20 million pounds of candy corn are sold annually. Grab a handful to celebrate National Candy Corn Day.
This week is International Magic Week
If you can’t see the bright side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
We elves try to stick to the four main food groups, candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.
Buddy the Elf
I love candy corn mixed with peanuts and always have some on hand this time of year. It makes a great snack with the sweet and salty mixture. Candy corn is also used during Thanksgiving when it represents the corn the Pilgrims ate at the first Thanksgiving Day.
There is really nothing healthy about it but it’s good especially mixed with peanuts. Here’s a recipe for what is known as Thanksgiving blessing mix in case you’d like to make some to have on hand for your family and friends. It’s ’ become a tradition at my house.
Thanksgiving Blessing Mix
Bugles . shopped like a cornucopia is Horn of plenty, a symbol of our nation’s abundance
Pretzels. Arms folded in prayer, a freedom sought by those who founded our country
Candy Corn. Sacrifice of the Pilgrims first winter. Settlers served on a few kernels of corn a day.
Nuts or seeds. Promise of a future harvest.reaped only if seeds are tended with diligence.
Dried Fruits. Harvest gives of our bountiful land.
M&M’s Memories of those who came before us to guide us to a blessed future
Hershy Kiss. The love of family and friends that sweetens our lives.
Mix together and share with friends as small Thanksgiving favors. Bagged and decorated with this harvest poem. This mix brings a festive touch to your Thanksgiving table.
But I don’t want to get ahead of myself with the holidays, they come fast enough on their own. So we’ll keep it a treat for October.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
But let the good old corn adorn the hills our fathers trod; Still let us, for his golden corn, Send up our thanks to God
John Greeleaf Wittier
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
7552.for festive candy to help celebrate the holidays
7553. for a holiday tradition
7554. for a little chocolate, M&M's make everything better
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!
ADVICE FOR TODAY
Never take candy from strangers.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…