Thursday, December 12, 2019
For Thursday, December 12th, 2019
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12TH,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.
9 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
13 Days Until CHRISTMAS
Sunrise: 7:45 am
Sunset: 4:59 pm
Life is a special occasion!!
Today is National Poinsettia Day which is the perfect day to purchase a poinsettia They are blossoming plants with beautiful red and green foliage, which makes them a very popular doing the holiday season.
Although Poinsettias are native to Mexico, 90 percent are exported from the United States. The Aztecs considered poinsettias a symbol of purity because of their brilliant red color.
Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first US ambassador to Mexico introduced these gorgeous flowers to the United States in the 1820’s. While visiting Mexico, Poinsett found the flowers growing on a hillside and sent some to his home in South Carolina. The flowers grew well in his greenhouse and Poinsett began distributing them. The name poinsettia soon became the accepted name of the flower in English speaking countries.
If you can’t see the bright side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.
Right now the only poinsettias I have are artificial ones. I have several scattered through the house for decoration. I even put some in the flower boxes on the carport since they looked so forlorn sitting there empty..They certainly put a festive look on things with their bright color.
The last of the leaves have finally left the trees here so I’m also sharing a picture of the house showing the bare trees behind it. Leaf work is finally done for the season. Next will come shoveling snow. Nature tends to keep me busy. That is a good thing as I need the exercise. Every season offers some yard work of one kind or another.
Thankfully I have a trip south planned to help keep my spirits up as the days grow colder and colder.
I hope you all have a GREAT day. Happy Thursday!!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Feeling graitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
7678.for beautiful red pointsettias for Christmas decorations
7679. for a planned trip south, that will bring some warmth to these cold winter days
7680. for my children who are providing a family Christmas this year
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
Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.
Ruth Carter Stapleton
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…