Thursday, February 6, 2020
For Thursday, February 6th, 2020
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2020
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.
42 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Sunrise: 7:36 am
Sunset: 5:49 pm
Life is a special occasion!!
Today is Lame Duck Day which honors an elected official who is approaching the end of his or her tenure, especially one whose successor has already been elected. It recognizes the ratification of the 20th Amendment. The phrase lame duck was coined in the 18th century at the London Stock Exchange, to refer to a stockbroker who defaulted on his debts.
Lame Duck officials tend to have less political power, as the elected officials are less inclined to cooperate with them. However, lame ducks are also in the peculiar position of not facing the consequences of their actions in a subsequent election, giving them greater freedom to issue unpopular decisions or appointments.
If you can’t see the bright side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning
I’m not very political and really don’t have much to say about lame ducks but I do have a few pictures of ducks to share. Today is more about going to school for me. I was invited by our X factor's school to attend Grandfriends day. So I’ll be out and about early today which is something rare for me. I’m up early every morning but am not dressed and ready to be out till almost noon most days.
They make it a fun morning with activities and a visit to the classroom for the students and grandparents.I went last year and had a lot of fun. The news says there are some slippery spots on some roads and walkways this morning so I’m going to leave a bit early so I’m not late for school. It’s been raining and temps are right around freezing which can make for some icy conditions.
Today’s pictures are from last year and include DSIL’s mom who also came to share the day with us.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day
Henry David Thoreau
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
7841.For a special day with one of my grandsons.
7842. for a car that is back in running condition
7843.for road crews that will salt the icy roads
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
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.
James Russell Lowell
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…
You're blessed when you're content with just who you are—no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought
Matthew 5:5 (MSG)