Monday, July 13, 2020
For Monday, July 13th, 2020
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FOR MONDAY, JULY 13TH, 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.
72 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:06 am
Sunset: 9:01 pm
Life is a special occasion!!
Today is Fool’s Paradise Day which is day for the mind. If real life is wrecked up and everything might go wrong, the message is to close your eyes and dream yourself into another world. Paradise is a imagined place where no pain, work, sorrow or worries exist. On Fools Paradise Day its a good time to visit this perfect place and forget about the troubles in real life.
Escaping from reality or fading out ones troubles needs a little foolishness, but it’s not foolish to close you eyes and create you own paradise you can visit when ever you need a break.
If you can’t see the bright side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Paradise is here or nowhere; you must take your joy with you or you will never find it.
Orison Swett Marden
Whenever I need a break, I always do an imaginary trip to beach. It’s my favorite place to be and that is what today’s pictures are my latest trip to the beach as Christmas this past yeer. I can close my eyes and think about what a good time we had gathered togather as a family. That’s my happy place and my idea of paradise.
Of course the real paradise is when we all meet up in heaven. There is the guarantee that someday we’ll be together again.
I guess I was living in a fools paradise when I was eating what and when I wanted having no concern about my health. Now it’s time for me to come back to reality and I found a new recipe for a delicious dinner tonight.
Pear and Walnut Salad
Makes 4 servings
1/2 c. walnuts
1 tsp apple pie spice
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp. Olive oil
1/2 tsp salt, optional
1/4 tsp pepper
2 stalks celery
1 Bartlett pear
1 scallion, thinly sliced
2 bunches of arugula, stems discard
On a baking sheet, toss 1/2 c. walnuts with 1 tsp. apple pie spice and roast at 400 degrees until fragrant, about 10 minutes and roughly chop.
In large bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp lemon juice with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
Ad 2 stalks of celery, 1 bartlett pear, and 1 scallion all thinly sliced and toss to combine;
Just before serving , toss 2 small bunches of arugula, stems discarded, with pear mixture and served with spiced nuts.
I didn’t have any arugula so I used spinach which I had on hand and used canned pears instead of fresh. Making do with what I have. Walnuts are very good for you.
I think it would also be a good salad to add some cubed cooked chicken to to make it more meal worthy.
It’s still hot here so I’m still enjoying cool refreshing salads.They are good and good for us too.
I hope you all have a GREAT start to this new week. Happy Monday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Happiness is the beach and a good book.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
8276.for an imaginary trip to the beach
8277;for cool and healthy salads
8278. for using what you have
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
Paradise is a state of mind.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…
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