Sunday, November 3, 2019
For Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD,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.
48 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
52 Days Until CHRISTMAS
Sunrise: 7:02 am
Sunset: 5:21 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is when the US, Canada and Mexica’s northern border cities will end Daylight Savings Time at 2 a.m. local time on November 3rd, 2019. The clocks fall back an hour to normal time, meaning brighter mornings but darker evenings for most Americans.
Daylight Saving Time also known to some as summer time, is the practice of advancing clocks so the evenings have more daylight and mornings less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of Spring and are adjusted backward in autumn.
The modern idea of daylight saving was first implemented during the First World War. Many countries have used it at various times since then. It has been both praised and criticized. Adding daylight to evenings benefits retailing, sports and other activations that exploit sunlight after working hours, but can make problems for evening entertainment and other occupations tied to the sun.
Although an early goal of DST was to reduce evening usage of incandescent lighting, formerly a primary use of electricity, modern heating and cooling usage patterns differ greatly and research about how DST currently effects energy us is limited or contradictory.
If you can’t see the bright side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.
I will be celebrating today as I finally get the hour of sleep back that I lost last spring. I don’t care for DST and wish we stayed the same time all year long. It always upsets my apple cart and it takes awhile to adjust to it.
One wouldn’t usually think that one hour could make such a difference, but it does and even getting back to normal will take some getting used to.
This cold spell we’re having is taking some getting used to too. Our temps are ranging from mid 40’s as a high to lower 50’s and night temps are much colder in the 30’s. It’ looking like winter hats are coats will coming out of the closet to stay a while. I’ve got lots of leaves to be cleared the yard but on the bright side , I won’t be breaking a sweat to do it.
Colds and such have been going around here and It’s time to remember to get your flu shot. I got mine a couple of weeks ago, but now that November is here it is also time to get the 2nd part of my Pneumonia shot. I got the first round November 1st. last fall.
It’s also time to check your smoke alarms to make sure the batteries are working. The maintenance men here in my community came in and did that for me this past week. Don’t forget to check, it’s better safe than sorry.
I hope you all have a RELAXING Sunday! Time to snuggle up and read a good book or watch a movie.
Last year this time we had our 1st snow
COUNTING MY GIFTS
The only place Daylight Savings time makes me want to fall back into is bed.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
7564. for that hour of sleep I’ve been missing
7565.for plenty of warm clothing
7566.for lots of books to read
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
Spring forward. Fall back
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…