ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FEBRUARY 1ST, 2008
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
Diminish doubt and increase your faith
Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.
HAPPY TUESDAY !!
I hope those of you that live in Ohio will be careful on the roads today. Overnight snow and then rain and ice this morning are making roads treacherous and I’m wishing I could stay in and not go to work, but I will. I’ll go slow and hopefully will have no problems.
We had plenty of warning for this one so the road crews should be on top of things. I know I’ll be glad to get home tonight and stay in.
Take good care all !
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
I am in the hands of God, and in God’s time all things will be made well.
TODAY IS…HEALTHY HEART DAY
There are many factors that affect the health of our heart - starting with our ancestors. While we can't change who our great-grandparents might have been, we can think "healthy" today. Check out some tips for a healthy heart here http://www.health-heart.org/simple.htm
The word "February" comes from the Latin word februare, meaning "to purify." The ancient Romans had their annual purification ceremony during this time each year
February is National Weddings Month. Most engagements take place between Christmas and Valentine's Day, and most future brides start serious planning in
February for summer weddings
February birthstone: amethyst.
February flower: violet or primrose
February is American Heart Month, National African-American History Month, Bake for Family Fun Month, Bird Feeding Month, Children's Dental Health Month, Grapefruit Month, Humpback Whale Awareness Month, Creative Romance Month, National Laugh Friendly Month, Library Lovers Month, Pet Dental Health Month, Senior Independence Youth Leadership Month, and in Illinois, it’s Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
Today is National Wear Red Day, an a fun way to kick off National Heart Month
Today is Bubble Gum Day. Children at many schools will donate 50 cents or more to a school charity to be allowed to chew bubble gum at school today
1862 - The Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in Atlantic Monthly. The lyric was the work of Julia Ward Howe. The Battle Hymn of the Republic is still being sung and to the tune of a song titled, John Brown’s Body
1920: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Mounties, were created.
1968 - Elvis Presley celebrated the birth of his daughter, Lisa Marie
SUPER BOWL FACTOIDS
In the USA - more toilets flush at half time than any other time of the year.
Super Bowl Sunday is the most popular party day of the year - surpassing New Year's Eve. It is also the slowest weekend for weddings.
Super Bowl Monday sales of antacids increase by more than 20% over other Mondays.
Dominos Pizza sales typically double on Super Bowl Sunday.
Last year Americans ate more than 8.5 million pounds of tortilla chips on this day.
inveterate \in-VET-uhr-it\, adjective:
1. Firmly established by long persistence; deep-rooted; of long standing. 2. Fixed in habit by long persistence; confirmed; habitual
Inveterate is from the past participle of Latin inveterari, "to grow old, to endure," from in- + vetus, veter-, "old." It is related to veteran, "one who is long experienced in some activity or capacity; an old soldier of long service; one who has served in the armed forces."
The noun form is inveteracy or inveterateness.
I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high
This was Jesus' direction to his apostles before he ascended to the Father, and they followed his directions willingly. Let's consider what that meant. They waited one day, two days, three days — but nothing happened. I wonder if I might not have become a little doubtful at that point, for I have become so used to "instant this" and "instant that" in today's world.
But the disciples continued to be patient Luke goes on to tell us that their patience was rewarded, for they finally received what Jesus had promised. "When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. — All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them." (Acts 2:1 & 4).
We can also have God's enabling power, if we only trust God enough to wait. http://www.ourprayer.org
TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC
To cure hiccups eat a spoonful of peanut butter
48 DAYS UNTIL SPRING !
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 !!!
I believe we should live ‘ON THE BRIGHT SIDE’
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