Why would I just automatically assume you are in pain? I guess because I am aware that pain is a companion for many people, hopefully you are not one of them.
Many people are also lonely and feel irrelevant. We may all feel this way from time to time, but we can do something about it.
Reaching out to others through a kind word or deed will make you feel better about yourself and others.
This world is such a time of ‘me, me, me’ that a kind act or giving while expecting nothing in return is sometimes looked upon with suspicion, but try it any way. Give, and enjoy the act of giving whether you get a thank you in return.
The blessing comes from the intent, not the response.
God help us to deal with our daily challenges of pain and loneliness, feelings of irrelevancy by reaching out to others. Cover us with your precious love and keep us warm in your presence.
In Jesus’ name, Amen
photo by Bill Stice
I teased him by saying it was just like a guy, to come along, make us fall in love, and then leave. He just grinned that big grin, gave me a bear hug and promised to keep in touch.
May God continue to bless you Rudy!
Let’s take time today to really appreciate
what we have as citizens of this great country.
Let’s also pray : for leaders on every level from
local to around the world – that they will have
wisdom, and the best interest of their people in
mind – that they will seek to hear God’s voice and
His will for this planet we call home.
1. How many men signed the Declaration of Independence?
2. Where and when was the first flag with 50 stars flown?
3. What is the purpose of the fourth of July holiday celebration?
4. Where can you see the actual Declaration of Independence on display?
5. What are the first words of the Declaration of Independence?
6. Which 3 presidents died on July 4th – Independence Day?
2. Philadelphia, 1960
3. To celebrate the American independence from Great Britain
4. It is on display in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
5. “When in the course of human events . . . “
6. Thomas Jefferson 1826, John Adams 1826, James Monroe 1831
On this date in history . . .
senile clock maker starts tocking to himself.
What food is loaded with magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, and phosphorus, all important for strong bones; that may also help hydrate the skin, lower blood pressure and sharpen thinking?
Believe it or not, it is Chocolate! I am so happy it can do something good for you cause I LOVE it!
Just one quarter of an ounce a day of dark chocolate, that is made up of at least 70% cocoa, is very good for you!
Now, I can NOT say this recipe is good for you, but it is good!
Cracker Barrel Cherry Chocolate Cobbler
- 1−1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cups butter
- 1 (6 oz.) pkg. Nestle’s semi−sweet chocolate morsels
- 1/4 cups milk 1 egg
- 1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling
- 1/2 cups nuts, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350F. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter; cut with pastry blender until crumbs are size of large peas.
Melt over hot (not boiling) water, Nestle’s semi−sweet chocolate morsels. Remove from heat and cool slightly at room temperature (about 5 minutes).
Add milk and egg to melted chocolate and mix well. Blend chocolate into flour mixture.
Spread cherry pie filling in bottom of 2 quart casserole. Drop chocolate batter randomly over cherries. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.
Bake at 350 F for 40 − 45 minutes. Serve warm with heavy cream.