Thursday, July 13, 2017
For Thursday, July 13th, 2017
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
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.
THURSDAY, JULY 13TH, 2017
71 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Fool’s Paradise Day which is a day off for the mind. When real life is messed up and every thing might go wrong, the message is to close your eyes and dream yourself into another world. Paradise is an imagined place where there is no pain, work, sorrow, annoyance or worries exist. On Fool’s Paradis day is it a good opportunity to visit this perfect place and forget about the troubles in real life. It’s called Fool’s Paradise Day because escaping from reality needs a little foolishness. Let the world fall apart and create you own paradise when ever you need a break.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Anywhere is paradise; it's up to you.
My fool’s paradise is an imaginary trip to the beach. Whenever things get bad, I close my eyes and take an imaginary trip to beach. It’s my favorite place to be. The beach is a peaceful happy place where the cares of world drift out in the waves along the shore.
We all need a place where we can rest and get away and that is not always possible, but with a little imagination a trip to the beach is possible anytime and doesn’t cost a thing. If you happen to see me smiling when everything seems to be going wrong, you will know I’m on my imaginary trip to the beach.
Another hot and rainy day here today but tomorrow is suppose to be better. Due to the weather, the yard work hasn’t been finished yet, so it’s looking like Friday might finally be the day! We’ll see...
I know I’ve over used these beach pictures, but I don’t have any new ones to show you and they are from the last time I actually had a trip to the beach.
Keep dry and Keep cool all!
I hope you all have a GREAT day. Happy Thursday!
WHAT’S NEW IN THE KITCHEN
There is a food holiday to celebrate every day of the year!
Today is French Fries Day which is a day to celebrate this classic fast food treat. Due to the fact that I used to have a crowd to cook for with my large family I found that oven fried fries were best. They are also a little bit healthier than deep fried ons.
So here is a simple recipe for oven fried fries. It serves one or two but you can increase ingredients for how ever many you are feeding.
Baked French Fries
1 large baking potato
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut potatoes into wedges. Mix olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder and onion powder together. Coat potatoes with oil and spice mixture and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes and serve.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5065. for an imaginary trip to the beach
5066. for potatoes, good when baked
5067. for a nice cold mocha frappuccino, delicious
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
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…