ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
AUGUST 1ST, 2007
Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
Go out of your way for someone, but do it quietly without the need for recognition.
If we as Christians can purpose in our hearts to be kind and loving in all that we do and put away a condemning spirit, and learn the feat of the Lord, then surely the light of Christ will be able to shine in our disbelieving world, and restoration and revival will take root in the lives we touch on a daily basis.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY !!
OVER THE HUMP DAY!
We had a pretty hot day here yesterday and today is supposed to be hotter yet. The thermometer in the shade said 93 degrees when I got home last evening. We’ll see what it says tonight.
Their isn’t much news to tell about. Things are pretty quiet here and that’s probably a good thing. The highlight of my day was sitting on the patio for a little bit in the evening watching our hummers play and listening to the chorus Mother Nature has provided. I know there were frogs, crickets and probably a cicada or two singing there hearts out for sure.
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.
God, I thank You for today, for the ways You will bless me, and for the ways that I will serve others in Your name
TODAY IS…RASPBERRY PIE DAY
Raspberries were one of the first European plants brought to America. They belong to the rose family and are usually red or purple - although you can also find gold and black. These sweet berries have tiny edible seeds and an intense flavor and aroma. This makes them perfect for flavors and syrups, but their most common use is in preserves and pies. They like to grow in the northern temporate zones - and they like to be eaten everywhere.
RASPBERRY PIE CRISP
1 qt (4 cups) fresh raspberries
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup rolled oats
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. Wash the raspberries and put in the bottom of a 9 inch baking pan. If you don't have a deep dish pie pan, use a casserole dish. Sprinkle sugar over the top of the raspberries. 3. In a medium bowl, mix the margarine, flour, brown sugar and oats with the back of a fork until it looks like coarse meal. Sprinkle over the raspberries and sugar. 4. Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve hot or cold. Top with vanilla ice cream if desired.
August was the 6th month of the Roman year and was called Sextilis. In the year 8 B.C. the Emperor Augustus Caesar persuaded the Senate to change the month's name to Augustus in his honor.
August birthstone: sardonyx or peridot.
August flower: poppy or gladiolus.
August is National Catfish Month,. It’s also Black Business Month, Get Ready for Kindergarten Month, National Back-to-School Month, Family Meal Month, and National Goat Cheese Month
August is Happiness Happens Month,
August is Family Fun Month and National Toddler Month
Today is World Wide Web Day, marking the birth of the Web in August 1990 at the Europe Laboratory for Particle Physics in Switzerland. Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau developed a prototype Web browser and introduced Hypertext Markup Language, HTML.
1790: The first U.S. census was completed, showing a population of just under 4 million people.
1960: Parkway Records released single #811: Chubby Checker’s "The Twist."
1964: Hasbro Toys introduced GI Joe, an 11½-inch "action figure" that sold for $4.00. The doll was inspired by the 1945 Robert Mitchum movie, "The Story of GI Joe."
One night during a blackout a man fetched an old paraffin lamp from the attic. It was in a terrible state. It was black, cracked but still worked even though it shed little light. The wick smoked and gave off a foul smell. It was all too much for the man who said to his wife: “It's useless throw it out.” Three weeks later another blackout occurred. This time it was the woman who provided the light.
She produced a beautiful oil lamp and lit it. Its rosy glow lit up the whole room. “That's a lovely lamp” said the husband, “where did you get it?” “That's the lamp you wanted to throw out”, she replied. “Idon't believe it!” he exclaimed. “I saw the potential” she said. “I could see that underneath the layers of dirt there was a beautiful lamp.
There are many situations and indeed people that we push to one side. We fail to see underneath and the great potential that often lies within.
stasis \STAY-sis; STAS-is\, noun;
plural stases \STAY-seez; STAS-eez\:
1. A state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation. 2. Stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid.
Whether trabeated, arcuated, or suspended, a structure seeks stasis by balancing forces in tension and compression.
James F. O'Gorman, ABC of Architecture
Love is patient and kind, never jealous or envious...
I Corinthians 13:4
We often read the 13th chapter of Corinthians, which so thoroughly defines love. It is one of the favorite scriptures read at a wedding ceremony. Yet many a Christian marriage suffers because a spouse is overly jealous.
Many a friendship is spoiled because of jealousy. Many a crime is committed because of jealousy Not only does jealousy hurt others, but it hurts you. Jealousy is a cancer that can eat away peace and joy. If you allow it to control you, it can even cause you to become ill.
Take your hurts to our heavenly Father and leave them with him. Then you are able to be patient and kind, true signs of love. And you will be gratified by the love that is returned to you. http://www.dailyguideposts.com
TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC
Pick beans when pods just reveal the beans inside
52 DAYS UNTIL AUTUMN!
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart
May there be a miracle in YOUR life today and may you have the EYES to SEE it!
I Love You All !!!
Be Blessed !!!
MA MY HOMEPAGE
I believe we should live ‘ON THE BRIGHT SIDE’
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