ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Cherish your purpose in life.
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Hamilton Wright Mabie
HAPPY FINALLY FRIDAY!
December is here ! I’ve already received 2 Christmas cards in the mail, so I guess I’d better get busy. I have purchased my cards, just need to write them out and also need to put together my Christmas Newsletter that I send out with it. Some of the people I send cards out to, don’t receive this newsletter, otherwise I wouldn’t need to do one…you all already know all of my news.
The snow is supposed to arrive today along with much colder weather. The temps dropped dramatically yesterday and we had lots of rain. By tonight we’ll be down in the 20’s.
Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !
Please pray for God's protection of our troops and HIS wisdom for their commanders.
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
TODAY IS…APPLE KRINKLE DAY
We have an Apple Krinkle day is because it's my favorite winter dessert. 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 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oatmeal
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.
National Stress-Free Family Holidays Month begins,
Cookie Cutter Week begins
Today is Rosa Parks Day, the 50th anniversary of her arrest in Montgomery, Alabama, when she refused to give up her seat and move to the rear of a city bus. Ms. Park died this year and became the first woman to lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol.
Today is National Pie Day.
Today is Apple Krinkle Day
Today is National Eat a Red Apple Day.
Today is World AIDS Day, a day to focus attention on the fight against HIV/AIDS.
The annual Chia Pet Hunting Season begins today
1862: President Lincoln gives the State of the Union message to the 37th Congress.
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.
1917: Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town near Omaha, Nebraska.
1929: BINGO invented by Edwin S Lowe. Lowe’s Bingo was similar to a popular carnival game called Beano
THE FIRST American Christmas tree can be credited to a Hessian soldier by the name of Henrick Roddmore, who was captured at the Battle of Bennington in 1776. He then went to work on the farm of Samuel Denslow in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, where for the next 14 years he put up and decorated Christmas trees in the Denslow family home.
The first Christmas tree retail lot was established in 1851 by a Pennsylvanian named Mark Carr, who hauled tow ox sleds loaded with Christmas trees from the Catskill Mountains to the sidewalks of New York City.
The first president to set up a Christmas tree in the White House was Franklin Pierce, and the first president to establish the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the White House lawn was Calvin Coolidge.
The first American to print and sell Christmas cards was Louis Prang of Roxbury, Massachusetts, who began publishing cards in 1875.
The first department store Santa was James Edgar, who, during Christmas seasons beginning in 1890, would wander about his store (the Boston Store) in Brockton, Massachusetts, dressed as Santa Claus, talking to the children of customers.
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TODAY’S ‘CHRISTMAS’ SMILE
(All SMILES through out December will have something to do with Christmas)
An ordinary night with ordinary sheep and ordinary shepherds. And were it not for a God who loves to hook an "extra" on the front of the ordinary, the night would have gone unnoticed.
The sheep would have been forgotten, and the shepherds would have slept the night away. But God dances amidst the common. And that night he did a waltz.
The black sky exploded with brightness. ... Sheep that had been silent became a chorus of curiosity. One minute the shepherd was dead asleep, the next he was rubbing his eyes and staring into the face of an alien.
The night was ordinary no more. The angel came in the night because that is when lights are best seen and that is when they are most needed.
God comes into the common for the same reason.
-- Max Lucado in The Applause of Heaven.
(likewise all WORDS will have something to do with Christmas)
Chorus / cho rus / kawrass / noun
1. repeated part of a song
2. group of performers
3. group of actors in a Greek drama
4. verse passage for Greek drama chorus
5. drama role
6. music for group
7. many voices together
8. group speaking or making noise together
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.
In Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Solomon acknowledged the cycles of life. He observed a time to sow and to reap, to weep and to laugh, to mourn and to dance, to gain and to lose, to keep silent and to speak, to love and to hate.
Just as God determines the weather, He also controls the cycles in our lives: Whatever our situation is today, we can be thankful for God’s seasons. Just as the winter turns to spring, Our lives have changing seasons too;
So when a gloomy forecast comes,
God has plans for you. —
Rather than praying for a change in circumstances, pray for a change of heart.
From Our Daily Bread http://www.rbc.org
TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC
By wisdom peace, by peace plenty.
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 !!!
I believe we should live ‘ON THE BRIGHT SIDE’
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