Wednesday, May 20, 2020
For Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 20TH, 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.
32 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER
Sunrise: 6:04 am
Sunset: 8:46 pm
Life is a special occasion!!
Today is Be a Millionaire Day which is the perfect opportunity to dream big and imagine what life would be like as a millionaire. While a million dollars isn’t what it used to be, seeing a seven figure number in your bank account is considered a financial milestone.
The first millionaire in the United States was John Jacob Aster, 1763-1848 Aster made his fortune in trade and later established the first trust in American history. His great grandson John Jacob Astor IV was the wealthiest person aboard the Titanic.
There are many ways to celebrate today. Challenge your family to name as many millionaires as you can or bake a delicious Millionaires Shortbread for a special treat.
If you can’t see the bright side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Money has never made man happy, nor will it; there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
Your will never fully understand what true wealth is until you have something in your life that money cannot buy.
I don’t have a million dollars but do consider my self wealthy. I have riches that don’t involve money. The truest wealth is not counted in money but in the things that bring us happiness. Money cannot buy love. Money can’t buy the truth, it cannot buy time, No amount of money can turn the clocks back. we must simply take life moment by moment while experiencing it to the fullest.
Money cannot buy peace of mind or your health. I can do what I love and love what I do.
There are lots of recipes that have to world millionaire in them, but I’d never heard of the millionaire shortbread mentioned above, so I looked a recipe to share for it today.
Millionaire Shortbread Bars
1 c.butter softened
1/2 c. sugar
2 c flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 can evaporated condensed milk
1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. whipping cream
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 tsp sea salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees . Line a 13 by 9 inch baking pan with foil, extending for over edges. Set aside.
Combine 1 c. butter and sugar in a large bowl an beat at medium speed until creamy . Add flour and 1/2 tsp salt; mix to combine Mixture will be crumbly. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from oven. Let cool while making caramel.
Stir all Caramel ingredients together except vanilla in sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, 20 to 25 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 236 to 239 degrees. Pour caramel over baked crust and spread evenly . Let cool 1 1/2 hours.
Microwave chocolate in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Spread over caramel and sprinkle with sea salt. Refrigerate 20 minutes or until chocolate is set. Let bars sit a room temperature 20 minutes before cutting.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
It’s not how much we have but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
8123.for all the things I have that don’t cost any money
8124. for enough money to make do
8125. for my health and that of my family
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
Don’t get so busy on your career that you forget to have a life. You can do both. You can make lots of money and become a millionaire and enjoy time with family, friends and be a great model as a parent.
Neil B. Wood
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…
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