Wednesday, October 31, 2007

FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2007

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

NOVEMBER 1ST, 2OO7

TODAY'S THOUGHT

No rain, no rainbows.

Anonymous

TODAY’S ACTION

Have the courage to climb back in and finish what you start.

TODAY’S QUOTE

I no longer worry about being a brilliant conversationalist. I simply try to be a good listener. I notice that people who do that are usually welcome wherever they go.

Frank Bettger

HAPPY THURSDAY !!

Today is the last day of my work week and when I get home this evening,DS#4 and his family will be here. The last time I got to see them was way back in March so I’m glad they got a chance to come home, even if it is a very short visit. They’ll be leaving Monday morning.

We had a quiet night with trick or treat at our house last night. I think we had around 50 children and most of them were little ones. Some of the parents dressed up too and it was good to see the little ones and their cute smiles. It was also nice starting while it was still daylight at 6:00 after this coming weekend it will be very dark out at 6.

2nd WARNING

Don’t forget to set the clock back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night, Daylight Savings Time ends November 4th.

Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !

TODAY’S PRAYERS

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.

25 WORDS

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…NUTTY PECAN DAY

Now, why do people usually only eat pecans during the holidays? They are cholesterol and sodium free - and are also full of vitamines and minerals. Eating a handful every day is good for you, but don't forget to try out special pecan recipes, too!

PECAN PULL APARTS

1 pkg. frozen parker-house rolls (2 dozen)

1 small pkg. butterscotch pudding mix

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup melted margarine

3/4 cup pecans candied cherries to decorate (optional)

1. Grease a bundt pan. Put the pecans and cherries in the bottom of the pan. Place frozen rolls over the pecans (don't defrost!).

2. Sprinkle the pudding mix and the brown sugar over the rolls. Drizzle the melted margarine over the top. Cover with waxed paper and a towel. Let stand overnight, or at least 8 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes and then invert onto a serving platter.

(this really sounds yummy, but I’ve not tried it out yet)

TODAY’S TRIVIA

In Latin novem means nine. In ancient Rome November was the ninth month.

Fifth century Anglo-Saxons called November "Wind Month."

November's birthstone: topaz. Flower: chrysanthemum

November is National American Indian Heritage Money, National AIDS Awareness Month, Aviation History Month, American Diabetes Month, Epilepsy Awareness Month, Family Stories Month, National Adoption Month, National Alzheimer's Disease Month, National COPD and Lung Cancer Awareness Month, National Family Caregivers Month, National Hospice Month, and Peanut Butter Lovers' Month.

November is I Am So Thankful Month, dedicated to counting blessings and giving thanks daily

Today is Men Make Dinner Day …And, guys, Sandwich Day is not until Saturday

Today is All Hallows or All Saints Day

The annual Olive Festival begins today in Israel at Galilee near Nazareth. Highlights through three weekends include open houses, feasts, tours, and concerts.

1913: Notre Dame introduced the forward pass. Quarterback Gus Dorais completed 17 of 21 passes to receiver Knute Rockne to defeat a surprised Army team 35 to 13.

1940: Bud Abbott and Lou Costello first appeared in the movies. The film: "A Night in the Tropics."

1962: Lucille Ball debuted on "The Lucy Show," with her former "I Love Lucy" co-star Vivian Vance. Gale Gordon joined the cast a year later.

1990: McDonalds announced it would replace Stryofoam burger boxes with heavyweight paper containers.

TODAY’S SMILE

Dick Armey is a Texan, an economist and a former college professor who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 18 years, eventually becoming Majority Leader. Over the years he collected folksy observations about life. Along the way, Armey offers a fascinating collection of stories and axioms drawn from his years in Congress as well as his life in Texas. Here are some of his axioms:

Tattoos last forever You can't stand on principle with feet of clay

You can't get ahead while you're getting even

You can't get your finger on the problem if you've got it to the wind

If it's about your power, you lose

If you insist on center stage, you get the tomatoes

No man can ever lose his daddy's spurs

The wise hen doesn't cackle until the egg is laid

You can't hunt with the big dogs dressed like a bone

Don't go back and check on a dead skunk

From: Armey's Axioms: 40 Hard-Earned Truths from Politics, Faith and Life

TODAY’S LINK

You may enjoy this source for beautiful wall paper for your computer

http://www.birdsandblooms.com/wallpaper-photos.aspx

Directions for making the pictures your wallpaper (background) are on the page.

TODAY’S WORD

 benison \BEN-uh-suhn; -zuhn\, noun:

Blessing; benediction.

Benison comes from Old French beneison, from Latin benedictio, from benedicere, "to bless," from bene, "well" + dicere, "to say."

TODAY’S REFLECTION

The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom.

II Timothy 4:18

Are you feeling stressed out and unable to cope with your present situation? Today's scripture verse should bring you comfort, for Paul the apostle, who wrote this, had suffered many hardships since he turned from persecuting Christ's followers to become a follower of Christ himself

No matter what persecution he suffered, Paul never veered from his obedience to Christ, and the Lord never failed him.

http://www.dailyguideposts.com

 TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC On

November 1, if the weather holds clear, an end of wheat-sowing do make for the year.

 51 DAYS UNTIL WINTER !

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart

Psalm 37:4

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’

www.bigmarainey.com

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http://onyama.blogspot.com/

To see archived ‘On the Bright Side’ Newsletters click on the link below:

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST, 2007

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

OCTOBER 31ST. 2OO7

 

TODAY'S THOUGHT

No one has ever become poor by giving.

Anne Frank

TODAY’S ACTION

Grasp every opportunity to offer encouragement to others.

TODAY’S QUOTE

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.

James Allen

HAPPY WEDNESDAY !!

And HAPPY ALL HALLOWS EVE!

I know a lot of us have gone out Trick or Treating or will with some little ones, or like me, will stand at the door and hand out treats tonight. Just be careful and watch out for those little ones on the streets.

Halloween has become so popular in our USA, but in other parts of the world it isn’t at all and in some parts it’s not very nice at all.

 Remember that the real reason we have ‘All Hallows Eve’ is that tomorrow is All Saints Day – they are hallowed ones.

Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !

TODAY’S PRAYERS

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.

25 WORDS

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…HALLOWEEN DAY

Holidays and festivals have been celebrated at the end of October for thousands of years. During the 8th century, the Christian church made November 1st, "All Saints' Day". And the night before was called "All Hallows Eve". Over the years, this name became Halloween. The custom of Halloween was brought to America in the 1800's by European immigrants.

TODAY’S TRIVIA

Today is Halloween, an out-growth of combining an ancient Druid harvest festival and Christian harvest customs. The Halloween theme song: "Monster Mash."

Today is National Knock-Knock Day, a day for kids of all ages to try out their knock-knock jokes

Today is National Caramel Apple Day

Today is Sneak Some of the Candy Yourself Before the Kids Start Knocking Day.

Today is National UNICEF Day, a day for everyone to learn more about the United Nations Children's Fund.

http://www.unicef.org/

834: Established by Pope Gregory the 4th to honor the saints, the first All Hallows Eve was observed by all Christian churches.

1864: Nevada became the 36th U.S. state. The Spanish word means "snowy."

SOME HALLOWEEN TRIVA

The custom of trick-or-treating originated with a ninth-century European custom called souling. On November 2, All Souls Day, people would walk from village to village begging for "soul cakes," made out of square pieces of bread with currants. The more soul cakes the beggars would receive, the more prayers they would promise to say on behalf of the dead relatives of the donors.

The National Confectioners Association estimates that one billion nine hundred fifty-three million dollars is now spent on Halloween candy.

80% of children say their favorite Trick or Treat candy is either chocolate or gum.

TODAY’S SMILE

A Little Diet Fun:

I try to lose weight, but it keeps finding me.

My figure does nothing for me, so why should I do anything for it?

Diet is 'die' with a T.

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and fat are really good friends.

Every time I think about exercise, I lie down until the thought goes away.

Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.

I am not fat! I am big boned.

Mama taught me to clean my plate; she didn't teach me not to pile it high.

I'm thinking of all the starving children in China, like Mama said.

Forget health foods. I need all the preservatives I can get.

Source: Smile a Day Newsletter

TODAY’S LINK

This is a link to a very touching flash presentation that was sent to me by a dear friend.

IF I DIE BEFORE YOU WAKE

http://www.flashdemo.net/gallery/wake/index.htm

TODAY’S WORD

 terminus \TUR-muh-nuhs\, noun:

1. The finishing point; the end.

2. A boundary; a border; a limit.

3. A post or stone marking a boundary.

 4. Either end of a railroad or other transportation line; also, the station house, town, or city at that place.

Rather their train would come up from Southampton to Paddington railway station, the terminus for Queen Victoria's special train whenever she traveled to London from Windsor.

TODAY’S REFLECTION

Have faith in God. Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe that what you say will come to pass, it will be done for you. So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Mark 11:22b—24

I have heard many an individual insinuate, if not out and out articulate, that our prayers need to be censored, as if God might not be able to understand what we are saying or how we are saying it.

If you have ever had this thought, let me reassure you that God can handle whatever emotional weight you need to unload, and can handle it however you may need to say it.

Throughout the pages of scripture we are given stories of people who were sad, upset, and even angry. God was able to handle it all. We come to God in humility recognizing that we are in the presence of the Creator of all.

In the same breath, God did not create us to pretend that we are something that we are not. God created us so that we might have the opportunity to live in relationship Him, and our neighbor.

In the midst of such relationships, there are days that are darker than others and cause us to wonder how we might be able to move forward. It is in that reality that we need to place our trust in God in such a way that we are able to offer up all that we have, all that we are.

http://www.dailyguideposts.com

TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC

Shine laminated countertops with white vinegar and water.

52 DAYS UNTIL WINTER !

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart

Psalm 37:4

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’ www.bigmarainey.com

MY JOURNALS http://journals.aol.com/marainey1/GoodMorningSunshine/

http://onyama.blogspot.com/

To see archived ‘On the Bright Side’ Newsletters click on the link below: http://journals.aol.com/marainey1/ONTHEBRIGHTSIDE/

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Monday, October 29, 2007

FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH, 2007

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

OCTOBER 30TH, 2OO7

TODAY'S THOUGHT

Life isn't about the breaths we take, it's about the moments that take our breath away.

Anonymous

TODAY’S ACTION

Find an opportunity for laughter whenever you can.

TODAY’S QUOTE

When we fail to praise people who deserve praise, two sad things happen; we run a chance of driving them from the right road for want of encouragement, and we deprive ourselves of one of the very happiest of our privileges – the privilege of rewarding labor that deserves a reward.

John Ruskin Bits & Pieces

HAPPY TUESDAY !!

We sure had a chilly start to the day on Monday. 31 degrees! Now that is below freezing for sure and yes, we did have frost on the ground. By the time I headed home from work, though, it had warmed up to 57 degree and it was sunny all day long.

Today after work, I’ll be working on getting my spare bedrooms in order. I talked to DD the other night and she suggested we get pizza for supper Thursday evening. That’s when DS#4 and his family will get in to town.

I’ve been having some difficulty sending out my newsletter recently. All the people that I e-mail on AOL accounts have been blocked . All their e-mail comes back undeliverable. I do keep this newsletter in a journal also. So if you don’t get an e-mail, please make sure to check out the journal page and you can read it there. The link is: http://journals.aol.com/marainey1/ONTHEBRIGHTSIDE/

 I always try to put a copy there so I’ve an archive of all my newsletters. ( THIS IS THE JOURNAL YOU'RE READING NOW)

If I know I’m going to be gone and not sending an e-mail, I’ll let you know ahead oftime for sure.

Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !

1ST WARNING

Sunday, November 4th we set the clocks back one hour

TODAY’S PRAYERS

 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.

And please keep all those employees of one of our Nation’s biggest auto manufacturers in your prayers. The company is in negotiations with theunion right now and I’m praying that all will successfully be worked out and that no one will loose a job because of their decisions.

My DSIL works there and I know how much it means to him.

25 WORDS

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…FRANKENSTEIN DAY

In the summer of 1816, Mary Shelly was 19 years old and visiting a villa in Switzerland. Stormy weather forced the guests to stay indoors, so they spent the time reading ghost stories.

One night, Mary was challenged to write her own ghost story - and this became Frankenstein. The classic monster movie based on her book was made in 1931. It scared the living daylights out of all movie-goers and was the most famous role Boris Karloff every played.

TODAY’S TRIVIA

Today is National Candy Corn Day

Today is National Buy a Doughnut Day

Tonight is Look in the Back of Your Refrigerator Night, also called Haunted Refrigerator Night

Tonight is Practice Winter Snuggling Night. On cold nights this winter, you'll be glad you did.

1964: Singer Roy Orbison received a gold record for "Oh Pretty Woman."

1984: Ghoul Freddy Krueger slashed his way across the movie screen in the first Nightmare on Elm Street.

TODAY’S SMILE

A farmer became tired of his farm; and no wonder, you'll say, for he was born on the place. He had spent all his days on that quarter section. When a boy, he drove the cows to and from the pasture, picked apples in the orchard, swam in the creek just around the bend, trudged across the meadow and through the woods to the little frame schoolhouse down at the crossroads.

When he grew to young manhood, he had plowed every acre of the tillable land in the spring, helped to put up the hay in the summer, threshed in the fall, and hauled fodder for the stock in winter.

To this same old home he brought his bride. His three children had been born under the same roof where he was born. They had now grown up and gone to homes of their own. He was sick and tired of the surroundings.

He wanted a change; and often in his dreams he pictured a quiet spot where conditions were ideal, where he could spend his old age in comfort and be happy. He told the real estate dealer in town how he felt, so the agent drove out and looked the farm over carefully. He felt sure he would have no difficulty in finding a buyer.

When the weekly paper came on Thursday, the old farmer looked over the ads, and found his farm listed. It stated that the Hammond place of one hundred sixty acres was for sale. The land was fertile and productive - a crop failure had never been known. Forty acres were covered with the best of timber; an artesian well furnished water the year round. There was an abundance of pasture land, through which flowed a small creek; and there was an ideal dwelling house of eight rooms. The barn was large and modern; there were machine sheds, and a granary with spacious bins. The place was well stocked with horses, cows, sheep, and chickens. It was close to the city, on the rural free delivery, and had a telephone. There were all kinds of fruit trees, both large and small, with abundance of shade around the house.

The old man read the advertisement the second time, then hitched up the team and drove to town to see the real estate agent. "I have read that advertisement," he said, "and as nearly as I can figure out, that's exactly the kind of place I have been wanting. I think I will keep it myself."

By Charles L. Paddock

TODAY’S LINK

Witches Brew – A card for you http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?cont=1&hdn=0&pv=3111911

 

TODAY’S WORD

 impecunious \im-pih-KYOO-nee-uhs\, adjective:

Not having money; habitually without money; poor.

Impecunious is derived from Latin im-, in-, "not" + pecuniosus, "rich," from pecunia, "property in cattle, hence money," from pecu, "livestock."

TODAY’S REFLECTION

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Matthew 5:48

Jesus was teaching his disciples how important it was to love everyone: friends, enemies, strangers. And he ended with today's scripture. That is a rather tall order, isn't it? We have a loving God who knows that we are not perfect. But God can use imperfect people to do wonderful things.

It is good to know that the great people of the Bible weren't perfect, and yet God loved them, forgave them and allowed them to work in his kingdom.

Tom Skinner, well—known evangelist, said, "If you check out the life of Jesus, you will discover what made him perfect. He did not obtain a state of perfection by carrying around in his pocket a list of rules and regulations, or by seeking to conform to the cultural mores of his time. He was perfect because he never made a move without his Father

Prayerful living will help us to do the same thing.

http://www.dailyguideposts.com

TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC

Neither fearto die nor refuse to live

53 DAYS UNTIL WINTER !

Sunrise 7:13 A.M. Sunset 5:42 P.M.

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart

Psalm 37:4

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’

www.bigmarainey.com

MY JOURNALS

http://journals.aol.com/marainey1/GoodMorningSunshine/

http://onyama.blogspot.com/

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, 2007

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

OCTOBER 29TH, 2OO7

 

TODAY'S THOUGHT

If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.

Bob Hope

 TODAY’S ACTION

Extend your love, share a story, give someone a smile.

 

TODAY’S QUOTE

The brook would lose its song if the rocks were removed.

Author Unknown

 HAPPY MONDAY !!

It was a very fast but good weekend, now it’s back to work. The calendar here looks pretty quiet until until Thursday evening then DS#4 and his family are coming in for DD’s graduation party on Saturday.

DD graduated from her Dental Assistants classes and is now working full time as one. She worked very hard and got all A’s so she really deserves a party for sure.

The ‘Newlyweds’ will also be coming in for the party so it looks like I will have a house full. I do have plenty of beds here, so that’s a good thing. I guess I’ll be spending my evenings this week getting ready for them all.

DS#1 said there was frost on the ground at his house Sunday morning, but we didn’t see any and mowed the grass again. This is the first time I can remember mowing this late in the year. If this weather keeps up we’ll be mowing in November and that’s really unheard of.

It looks like we should be in the upper 50’s and lower 60’s all week long.

Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !

TODAY’S PRAYERS

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.

25 WORDS

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…DRACULA DAY

The 1931 version of Dracula was the first classic horror film made by Universal Pictures. It was based on Bram Stoker's 1897 novel. The popular vampire story had been made as a silent movie in the 1920s and was also a hit Broadway play. Hungarian stage actor Bela Lugosi starred in the smash-hit theater production and was signed to make the movie. He quickly became the definitive screen vampire, and Dracula was his most famous role. Universal's next picture was the successful movie Frankenstein.

TODAY’S TRIVIA

Today is Internet Day, marking the first connection on what would become the Internet between computers at UCLA and Stanford Research Center in California on October 29, 1969.

Today is National Oatmeal Day

1815: Songwriter Daniel Emmett was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio. During the U.S. Civil War, he wrote "Dixie."

1923: The musical 'Runnin` Wild' opened on Broadway. It introduced a new dance called "The Charleston."

1945: The first ballpoint pens went of sale at Gimbels department stores for $12.95.

1997: Comedian Bob Hope, who had entertained American troops overseas for decades, was made an honorary U.S. veteran at age 94. The congressional resolution bestowing the title was the first of its kind.

1998 - The space shuttle Discovery blasted off, returning 77-year-old U.S. Senator John Glenn to space some 36 years after he became the first American in orbit. Glenn was part of a crew of seven astronauts shepherding scientific payloads on the shuttle mission.

TODAY’S SMILE

 It is possible to own too much.

A man with one watch knows what time it is.

A man with two watches is never absolutely sure.

TODAY’S LINK

Delights of Autumn http://wandascountryhome.com/pumpkin/

TODAY’S WORD

bravado \bruh-VAH-doh\, noun;

plural bravados or bravadoes \bruh-VAH-dohz\:

A real or pretended show of courage or boldness

Bravado derives from Spanish bravada and French bravade, "swagger, bravery," and is related to brave, "bold, courageous," bravura, "a brilliant style or performance," and the Italian interjections bravo! and brava! used when expressing approval of male and female performers respectively.

TODAY’S REFLECTION

And our elders and all those living in our country said to us, Take provisions for your journey...

Joshua 9:11

Life is a Journey From birth to death, life is a journey. It is just as important that we "take provisions."

Our parents provide us with lessons to prepare us for turns in the road. Then teachers provide us with a different set of lessons. These provisions make a difference in the way we are able to navigate the rough places in life's journey God leads us step by step, from event to event.

Only afterwards, as we look back over the way we have come and reconsider certain important moments in our lives in the light of all that has followed them, or when we survey the whole progress of our lives, do we experience the feeling of having been led without knowing it, the feeling that God has mysteriously guided us."

 http://www.dailyguideposts.com

TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC

The more red berries seen in the hedgerows, the more frost and snow in the coming winter.

54 DAYS UNTIL WINTER !

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart

Psalm 37:4

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’ www.bigmarainey.com

 MY JOURNALS

http://journals.aol.com/marainey1/GoodMorningSunshine/

http://onyama.blogspot.com/

To see archived ‘On the Bright Side’ Newsletters click on the link below: http://journals.aol.com/marainey1/ONTHEBRIGHTSIDE/

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 2007

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

OCTOBER 28TH, 2OO7

TODAY'S THOUGHT

Looking back, I have this to regret,

that too often when I loved, I did not say so.

David Grayson

TODAY’S ACTION

Tell the people you love how much they mean to you.

TODAY’S QUOTE

Education is knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it's knowing how to use the information you get.

William Feather

HAPPY SUNDAY !!

Good news this Sunday morning, the car is back in my garage here at home and works like a dream. I’ll be going over bumps much smoother now. And since I got that spring fixed in my car my gas mileage has increased too!

Yesterday our ‘NEWLY WEDS ‘ got all moved into their new home. I talked to DS#6 in the evening and he said everything went pretty smoothly. The campers got their campers closed up for the winter and sent pictures of the new campsites. I’ll be putting those in my journal page(Good Morning Sunshine) as one of the sites shown in the pictures is where I hope to camp next year.

I spoke with DS#5 too and he’s doing his caricatures at a benefit for someone today quite a ways away, so we’ll be praying for a safe trip for him.

I’m off to church for my weekly dose of R&R today and then home to get ready for a new work week once more.

Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !

TODAY’S PRAYERS

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.

25 WORDS

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…GHOST BUSTERS DAY

What is the most popular Halloween costume every year? A ghost, of course. And the most famous ghost is Casper. "Casper the Friendly Ghost" was created by Joe Oriolo and Sy Reit in the early 1940s. He went on to star in cartoons, comic books and tv shows. Worldwide, he is the most recognized character after Micky Mouse.

And everyone knows the tune... Casper, the friendly ghost, The friendliest ghost you know!

TODAY’S TRIVIA

Today is Statue of Liberty Day, marking the 1886 dedication of the statue, a gift from France to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

Today is National Chocolate Day.

1965: The Gateway Arch was completed in St. Louis. It’s 630 feet high

1992: Disney released "Beauty and the Beast" on video and sold seven million the first week. By December it was the best selling video of all time.

TODAY’S SMILE

Symptoms of Inner Peace

Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of great people have already been exposed to inner peace, and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.

Some Signs and Symptoms of Inner Peace

A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences

An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment

A loss of interest in judging other people

A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others

A loss of interest in judging self

A loss of interest in conflict

A loss of ability to worry (A very serious symptom!)

Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation

Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature

Frequent attacks of smiling

An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than to make them happen

 An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it

Warning!

If you have some or all of the above symptoms, please be advised that your condition of inner peace may be so far advanced as to not be curable.

If you are exposed to anyone exhibiting any of these symptoms, remain exposed at your own risk!

Author Unknown

TODAY’S WORD

stentorian \sten-TOR-ee-uhn\, adjective:

 Extremely loud.

A stentorian voice blared an all-points bulletin

Stentorian comes from Stentor, a Greek herald in the Trojan War. According to Homer's Iliad, his voice was as loud as that of fifty men combined

TODAY’S REFLECTION

That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, It is the Lord!

John 21:7

A man showed up at church with his ears painfully blistered. After the service, his concerned pastor asked "What in the world happened to you?"

The man replied, "I was lying on the couch yesterday afternoon watching a ball game on TV and my wife was ironing nearby. I was totally engrossed in the game when she left the room, leaving the iron near the phone. The phone rang and keeping my eyes glued to the television, I grabbed the hot iron and put it to my ear."

 "So how did the other ear get burned?" the pastor asked. "Well, I had no more than hung up and the guy called again."

Now there is a man who was focused. He was so caught up in watching the game, he didn't know what he was doing. In our lesson for today the disciples of Jesus have lost their focus.

They are confused and weary. They needed a break. They have been through so much. They had seen their Master crucified on a cruel cross. It was the lowest point in their lives. They had invested everything they had into following him--including three years of their lives.

When they saw him nailed between two thieves, it was as if everything they had worked for was futile and without meaning. No one could know their pain and disillusionment. Then the women had gone to the tomb on the first day of the week and found the stone rolled away and the body gone.

It was then they discovered that their Master was alive. Now each of them had seen him with their own eyes. Still, it was a bit too much for them to deal with mentally and emotionally.

They wanted to believe, but it was like they were in a dream. It was too much, too soon

Will we be focused today, so that we will see the Lord?

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TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC

Patience is a bitter plant, but it has sweet fruit

55 DAYS UNTIL WINTER !

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart

Psalm 37:4

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

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Monday, October 22, 2007

FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD, 2007

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

OCTOBER 23rd. 2OO7

TODAY'S THOUGHT

Give plenty of what is given to you,

And listen to pity's call;

Don't think the little you give is great

And the much you get is small.

Phoebe Cary (1824-1871)

TODAY’S ACTION

If we learn how to forgive ourselves, to forgive others, and to live with Thanksgiving, we need not seek happiness. It will seek us.

TODAY’S QUOTE

The next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.

Frank Clark

HAPPY TUESDAY !!

This evening is the dulcimer get together that was postponed last week. I’m sure it will be fun, it always is

Yesterday was beautiful until it clouded up in the evening. Warm and in the 70’s. Today we’ll have some rain and cool back down to the normal 50’s by tomorrow.

Recently I tried a delicious apple I found out about. They are called Honeycrisp and are about the best eating apple I’ve ever had. “It’s a large, crunchy apple with a sweet zingy flavor,” If you get a chance to get some, try them out for sure. I found this website that tells about them, but the ones I had came from a local orchard . http://www.honeycrisp.com/

I’m not selling them, but if youenjoy apples you’ll probably like these It is really the little things in life that make me happy.

Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !

TODAY’S PRAYERS

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.

25 WORDS

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…CANDY CORN DAY

Candy Corn has been made since the 1880s and is one of the most popular holiday candies in history. Over 20 million pounds of candy corn is sold at Halloween. This is about 5 1/2 billion pieces - enough to circle the moon twice with plenty left over. And each piece only has 3.57 calories.

Here’s a Halloween version of trail mix you might like to try

10 c. popcorn

Peanut butter chips or Reese's Pieces

1 c. candy corn

M&M's, plain & peanut

Mix together. Serve.

TODAY’S TRIVIA

Traditionally, the swallows leave Capistrano today

Today is National Boston Cream Pie Day.

Nicolas Appert was born on this day in 1752 at Chalons-Sur-Marne, France. He was destined to become a great chef andconfectioner -- and chemist and inventor. In 1809 the French government awarded Appert with twelve thousand francs for his contribution to the world. Nicolas Appert had, in his search to preserve food, invented a process of heating foods and sealing them in airtight containers. In 1812 he was bestowed with the title, Benefactor of Humanity. Just think, we still use his methods of food preservation today!

1941: Walt Disney released the movie Dumbo, about a young elephant with huge ears. Dumbo’s mother, Mrs. Jumbo, was a circus performer. His only friend, a mouse, and some crows helped him learn to fly

1958 - Russian poet and novelist Boris Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He, however, was forced to refuse the honor because of negative Soviet reaction. Pasternak won the award for writing Dr. Zhivago.

And here’s some pumpkin trivia

74,354 - The number of acres of pumpkins harvested annually.

25 - The percentage of pumpkins grown in Illinois.

$171,661,000 - The value of all pumpkins harvested annually.

6 - The number of pounds of pumpkin eaten or carved per capita each year.

TODAY’S SMILE

Rich McCarrell explained to his young son how his secretary screened his phone calls at the office... He said, "If your Mom calls me and I'm busy, the secretary will tell her what I'm doing, and then Mom will decide if I should be interrupted or if she should leave a message."

Then he said to his son, "If you call me, you'll be put right through. I want you to know that you can call me anytime, because you're my son."

A few days later, the secretary put a call through to Rich from his son. He said hello and asked what he could do for him. He replied, "Nothing, Dad. I just wanted to make sure I could actually get through to you that easily."

One more…

Overheard this conversation between my 4-year-old niece and a boy from her preschool class, in the back seat of the car, on the way home from school:

Her: Do you know what a date is?

Him (slowly): ...Yeah...

Her: It's when you go somewhere with someone. (long silence)

Her (matter-of-factly): But this isn't a date. This is a carpool.

TODAY’S WORD

oblation \uh-BLAY-shuhn; oh-\, noun:

1. The act of offering something, such as worship or thanks, especially to a deity.

2. (Usually capitalized) The act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist.

3. Something offered in a religious rite or as a charitable gift.

And that day we also celebrate the memory of his goodness in sending a star to guide the three wise men from the east to Bethlehem, that they might there worship, and present him with their oblation of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.-- Izaak Walton

TODAY’S REFLECTION

But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.

Galatians 3:25-26

In Jesus Christ we are all children of God. We are not losers at all. We are not unlovable at all. In fact, because we have met the Master, we are really quite beautiful.

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Like a compass, the Bible always points you in the right direction.

TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC

Apples keep well for about six months at temperatures between 32 and 45 degrees F

60 DAYS UNTIL WINTER !

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart

Psalm 37:4

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

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I believe we should live ‘ON THE BRIGHT SIDE’

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

FOR MONDAY , October 22nd, 2007

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

OCTOBER 22nd, 2OO7

 TODAY'S THOUGHT

 In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.

Charlie Brown

TODAY’S ACTION

Forget a wrong, remember a kindness.

TODAY’S QUOTE

Loving you is wanting the best for you even if it doesn't include me.

M. Scott Peck

HAPPY MONDAY !!

Back to work!

I hope you all had a good weekend. The weather here was just beautiful and today should be nice too! Sunday went by fast like it always does.

I saw DS#6 in church and he’s doing fine and was having a rare weekend at home without a lot of other things going on. The campers got situated on their new camp sites but forgot to take cameras so no pictures yet. And DS#6 called to say they’ve been busy packing. This coming Saturday is their moving day and they are happy about that for sure.

I’m looking forward to a good week and wish the same for all of you !

Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !

TODAY’S PRAYERS

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.

25 WORDS

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…EAT A PRETZEL DAY

The origin of the Pretzel can be traced to about 610 A.D. in one of the monasteries of Southern France or Northern Italy. An imaginative monk wanted to use the dough left over after baking bread, so he made strips and formed them to represent children's arms folded in prayer. He called each one a "Pretiola" - the Latin word for little reward. Today over 300 million pounds of Pretzels and Pretzel Products are produced every year.

TODAY’S TRIVIA

Today is National Pumpkin Slush Day

Today is National Nut Day

1746 - John Hamilton, the Royal Governor of New Jersey officially chartered the College of New Jersey. The school is now known as Princeton University.

1938 1st Xerox copy made

1961: Chubby Checker did "The Twist" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

1979 Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest

TODAY’S SMILE

REMEMBER WHEN…

"Hey Mom," one of my kids asked the other day, "what was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?"

"We didn't have fast food when I was growing up," I informed him. "All the food was slow."

"C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?"

"It was a place called 'at home,'" I explained. "Grandma cooked every day and when Grandpa got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like whatshe put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it."

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

TODAY’S WORD

nonchalant \nahn-shuh-LAHNT adjective :

having an air of easy unconcern or indifference

Colette was amazed that Ryan could remain so nonchalant after being informed that he had won the scholarship.

Since "nonchalant" comes ultimately from Latin words meaning "not" and "be warm," it's no surprise that the word is all about keeping one's cool.

Unconcerned" is one synonym of "nonchalant," along with "casual," "complacent," and "insouciant."

TODAY’S REFLECTION

They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing. Psalm 92:14

If you are still young and energetic, you may find it difficult to sympathize with the feelings that afflict many older people. But those who have passed the midpoint on life’s journey and have begun to descend the westering slope can appreciate what David said: "I have been young, and now am old" (Ps. 37:25).

And because aging often brings with it pain and loss, there may be those who vainly wish that their summertime days would never end.

No matter where we are on the heavenward pilgrimage, if we are walking with Jesus we can rejoice. And since we know that our faithful Father will abide with us till our journey on earth is over, we can actually be thankful for the lengthening shadows and the setting sun.

To live is Christ; to die is gain. —The apostle Paul

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TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC

Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice in your jack-o'-lantern to give it a pleasant, seasonal scent

61 DAYS UNTIL WINTER !

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart

Psalm 37:4

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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Saturday, October 20, 2007

FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2007

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

OCTOBER 21ST, 2OO7

 

TODAY'S THOUGHT

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.

George Sheehan

TODAY’S ACTION

Celebrate the unique gifts that you bring to the world

TODAY’S QUOTE

Our lives improve only when we take chances... and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves."

Walter Anderson

HAPPY SUNDAY !!

After a few cups of that good coffee I’ll be off to church as usual today. The weather man says it will be in the mid to upper 70’s. What a nice blessing for a Sunday! The sun will be shining too !

The rest of the week we’ll slowly be going down hill weather wise, but it is fall and in Northern Ohio that means cold weather is coming.

Our campers moved their campers to a different campground this weekend so I’m glad the weather was favorable for them. The new campground has more family oriented activities and that’s one of the reasons why they decided to move. It’s still in the area where they were. I’m hoping they send pictures out to see.

I will be having a campsite right along side them next Spring too. I’ve no camper yet, but I’ve got the sight reserved! That’s something to look forward too for sure!

My visit to the eye doctor went well and I’ll be getting new glasses later in the week. He did say that in about 10 years give or take, I’ll be a candidate for cataract surgery. Oh dear, another sign that I’m not as young as I used to be.

The report on the car was both bad and good, I need new struts in the rear of my car. The good part is it is not an emergency and the bad is it’s around $400.00

There are a few things on my calendar after work this week:

Tuesday evening we have the postponed dulcimer get together.

Wednesday I go to the dentist to finally get the remake of my partial And

Thursday after work I get a hair cut.

That’s the news from home as I know it.

Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !

TODAY’S PRAYERS

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.

25 WORDS

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…CARAMEL APPLE DAY

And just what can we say about this? One of America's Favorite Treats - and American Dentists, too!

CROCKPOT CARAMEL APPLES

2 pk caramels (14oz each) 1/4 c water

8 medium apples

 8 popcicle sticks

In your crockpot, combine the caramels and water. Cover and cook on high for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring frequently. Wash and dry the apples. Insert a popcicle stick into the stem end of each apple. Turn the heat control to low. Dip apples into the hot caramel and turn to coat entire surface. Holding apple above the pot, scrape off excess caramel from bottom. Place on greased waxed paper to cool.

TODAY’S TRIVIA

Today is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

National Character Counts Week, Chemistry Week, Forest Products Week, Pastoral Care Week,and National School Bus Safety Week begin today.

Today is Take Time to Stop and Watch the Sunset Day

1879: Thomas Edison demonstrated the first practical incandescent electric lamp. It burned out after 14 hours

1964: The film "My Fair Lady," starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, and Stanley Holloway, premiered at the Criterion Theater in New York City

TODAY’S SMILE

Once there was an inquisitive nine-year-old girl intently listening to the Sunday Gospel from Matthew 5:13: "You are the light of the world.…your light must shine before others…"

The passage really caught her attention. The preacher talked in his sermon about the light driving out darkness; about letting our light shine before others so that we, too, can drive out the darkness and gloom around us.

The preacher then proposed this question, "And how will you be a light to the world?" The young girl’s imagination clicked into gear as she thought about being a light. Her thoughts rambled until she looked at the brightly colored patterns of light shining across the pews.

She leaned closer to her father and whispered, "Daddy, I want to be like a stained-glass window and let the light shine through me spreading pretty colors."

Jesus said, "In the same way, your light must shine before others so that they may see goodness in your acts and give praise to your heavenly father" (Mt. 5:16).

Let Light Shine ...

Through Sower’s Seeds That Nurture Family Values, # 42

The picture of health requires

a happy frame of mind

TODAY’S LINK

DO NOT CALL REGISTRY

Some of you may have forgotten that the registration is only good for five years, and if you signed up at the beginning, then the five year mark is heading your way. What does that mean? Theoretically, it means that if your five-year registration expires, marketers can be sure that your number can legally be called again.

What to do: The Federal Trade Commission, which oversees the list, has a simple fix: re-register. But that means millions of people have to remember to do so. It only takes about one minute to register or even re-register so don't forget.

https://www.donotcall.gov/confirm/conf.aspx

TODAY’S WORD

jocund \JOCK-uhnd; JOH-kuhnd\, adjective:

Full of or expressing high-spirited merriment; light-hearted; mirthful.

Many a glad good morrow and jocund laugh from the young folk Made the bright air brighter. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Jocund is from Old French jocond, from Latin jucundus, "pleasant, agreeable, delightful," from juvare, "to please, to delight."

TODAY’S REFLECTION

I pray that the Lord will guide you to be as loving as God and as patient as Christ.

II Thessalonians 3:5

Are you impatient? Perhaps it's time to slow down and look up to God. He can give you the strength and the wisdom you need in your situation.

When you are delayed at a stoplight, instead of being annoyed, take a moment or two to thank God that you have a car.

When the line is long at the supermarket, be thankful that you have food to eat.

When someone is slow in doing a task, think of a way to be helpful instead of critical. You will be more peaceful and life will be better

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Be patient enough to live one day at a time as Jesus taught us, letting yesterday go and leaving tomorrow until it arrives.

TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC

Goods that are much on show lose their color.

62 DAYS UNTIL WINTER !

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart

Psalm 37:4

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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