ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
DECEMBER 1ST, 2005
We are all faced with magnificent opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations
Charles R. Swindell
Be sensitive to the messages of hope that greet you.
God's whisper can be heard beyond the stars and beneath the seas ~~ but listen....and you will hear His voice echo in your heart
From God's Little Promise Book
Part of our Advent journey is about learning to hope - learning to imagine what we can't see. Let's go through our day today, desiring freedom with a growing confidence in our God who promises to save us.
Come and set us free, Lord, God of power and might.
Let you face shine on us and we shall be saved.
Make a double batch of what ever you are baking or cooking today and share it with a shut in
Write a Christmas letter this year, and include it in your Christmas Card. I always enjoy hearing what has happened in friends lives. The Joy and the Heartache. This will bless and encourage you to see what the Lord has done in your life
TODAYâS LINK FOLLOWING THE STAR â
AN ADVENT DEVOTION
It is getting colder and we have more promises of s n o w by evening. They are calling this weather front a Panhandle Hook.
I am not wearing enough layers, guess itâs time for the winter silks. It seemed as though I couldnât get warm today. I also need to find my wool socks. I put them away for the summer, now I canât find them. They do keep my feet warmer.
This evening I hope to finish up some of the loose ends here and maybe bring down the tree from the attic.
Have a great day ! Another wonderful day on the Way !
TODAY IS...APPLE KRINGLE DAY
Eat this hot out of the oven or cold out of the fridge. Eat it plain or pile on the ice cream. There is nothing you can do to this that makes it anything except yummy good
4 cups apples
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup flour
1/3 brown sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 2. Peal and slice the apples into a baking dish. Sprinkle 1 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of flour over the top of the apples. 3. Put the butter, flour, brown sugar and oatmeal for the topping in a mixing bowl. Blend well with the back of a fork. Spread evenly over the top of the apples. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour - until the apples are bubbly and the top is brown
Holly, narcissus, and poinsettia are special December flowers
The turquoise and the zircon are December birthstones
Today is National Eat a Red Apple Day
1862: President Lincoln gives the State of the Union message to the 37th Congress
1878: The first telephone is installed in the White House
1909: The Pennsylvania Trust Company, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania became the first bank in the nation to offer a Christmas Club account. It encouraged customers to set aside money for holiday
1913: The first drive-in automobile service station opened, in Pittsburgh
1913: Continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford - a new car every 2:38
1917: Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town near Omaha, Nebraska
1929: BINGO invented by Edwin S Lowe
It was October and the Indians on a remote reservation asked their new Chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a Chief in a modern society he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared.
But being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, Is the coming winter going to be cold? It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold,the meteorologist at the weather service responded. So the Chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more firewood in order to be prepared.
A week later he called the National Weather Service again. Does it still look like it is going to be avery cold winter? Yes, the man at National Weather Service again replied, it's going to be a very cold winter.
The Chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.
Two weeks later the Chief called the National Weather Service again. Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold? Absolutely, the man replied. It's looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters ever. How can you be so sure? the Chief asked.
The weatherman replied, The Indians are collecting firewood like crazy
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1. To give advice to; counsel. 2. To interpret; explain. --rede n.
1. Advice or counsel.
We love because he first loved us.
I John 4:19
We don't have to do anything to earn God's love, for he has always loved us. The more we get to know Jesus, the more we know of God's love for us.
To avoid the holiday blues and know the joy of Christmas:
Keep expectations manageable.
Avoid making complicated plans.
Take care of your body.
Get plenty of rest, exercise and eat healthy food.
Spread some holiday cheer. Visit a lonely friend or look for a needy family to help.
Your mind will be off yourself and on someone else. Remember the reason for the season. It's all about God's love for his children. You are special to him, so spend some time each day in prayer, thanking him for his love and sharing your problems with him
TODAY'S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC
To cure insomnia, eat raw onions
20 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart
I Love You All !!!
Be Blessed !!!
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