Good Morning! It’s the last day of my few days off – and though I didn’t accomplish as much as I wanted, I do feel pretty good about the time I had at home. Sometimes a mental break is important when there has been a lot of work stress going on. I am getting ready to take a few paper bags into the office and start tossing things into them that either go to recycling, the garbage or Good Will. Have to start somewhere, right?
Verse of the Day
The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Thoughts on the Verse of the Day
Wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t have to have laws to keep people in line! That’s the point behind Paul’s message here. Treat our neighbors like we would like to be treated. Love them as we like to be loved. If we do that, then we’re not going to do anything that would hurt them, much less violate a command of law!
Food for Thought
A truly great man went Home to be with the Lord – RIP Billy Graham. He lived his life for God, spreading His word and living life as God intended – walking the walk. With so many people spewing empty words Billy was a blessing, a light of the Lord in this world. Heaven rejoices today as a truly child of God comes home.
Card Reading Day – How often have you gone to the store to look for a card and read them one after another, giggling through some, shaking your head at others. Today is a fun day because it’s set aside to read cards . . . no more and no less. Why? I have no idea, but I am betting this was set up by some sort of card company, wouldn’t you think? Maybe while you’re at it you can pick up a few for upcoming birthdays and holidays. Good luck finding any good ones though – have you seen some of the silliness that is supposed to pass for humorous cards? And at such a high price? There is a little shop near me that has consistently funny cards and has become my go-to place for all cards. I hope you have someplace like that near you too. Have fun reading!
International Mother Language Day – It is estimated that there are 6,500 languages spoken in the world today. Sadly, around 2,000 of those have fewer than 1,000 people who speak them. Out of those 6,500 languages, half of the world’s population speaks the 13 of them, including Mandarin, English and Hindi. I know that many of the languages that are on the edge of extinction are in other countries and that is sad, but we cannot overlook the languages without our own borders that are going to be extinct soon. I am talking about the languages of the Native American tribes, the languages cultures that are disappearing. This makes me so sad, because their history is so rich and filled with amazing stories and life lessons we could all learn from. Much of this history is not recorded in any written form, being traditionally passed down through verbal means for many generations. Many of today’s youth don’t care to learn, and as the elders pass away, opportunities are being lost. So incredibly sad, and such a waste.
This Day in History –
1972 – Richard Nixon becomes the first U.S. President to visit China.
Food Celebration of the Day-
National Sticky Bun Day – Buttery and streaked with cinnamon, homemade sticky buns are in a class all their own. No need to hit the mall to enjoy their gooey goodness — make some at home. There are a few really delicious looking sticky bun recipes that are low-carb. I am thinking about combining a couple of them to make a simple, delicious treat that can be good for breakfast OR for dessert! Here’s one of them. Enjoy!
- Schnecker (German Cinnamon Buns)
- Coconutty Orange-Apricot Sticky Buns
- Super-Easy Sticky Buns
- Cranberry Sticky Buns
- Overnight Praline Sticky Buns
- Sticky Bun Cookies
- Rum Buns
OK, I’m off to start working on my office, maybe make some sticky buns for later and enjoy my last day off work for the rest of the week (not that two days will kill me!). God bless you and I’ll see you tomorrow.