Today is a Very Big Anniversary in Our Country – Do You Know What It Is?

The last couple of days we have had such mild, wonderful weather. I don’t mind a few clouds, or a haze, if it means that we aren’t sweltering. A friend sent me a text from Texas yesterday – it was 108 degrees. I was not envious in the least. Since she’s a new arrival in Texas from the PNW, she isn’t used to that level of heat, so I can imagine how uncomfortable things are for her. We are supposed to have our temps go back up to the mid 90’s by the weekend, something that I am dreading. Right now, I am enjoying my cup of coffee with the cool morning breeze coming in through the window. I can honestly say my arms are even a little bit chilly! I’d rather than feel chilly than like I am melting. I can always put on a sweater.

Today would have been my Grandma’s birthday. She is celebrating in heaven with Jesus and the angels.  Knowing my Grandma, they are having a fantastic time.  Happy Birthday Grandma!


Verse of the Day

July 20, 2018

If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
1 John 1:7

Thoughts on the Verse of the Day

As we seek to please God and trust in his grace, more grace is supplied — we are given relationship with each other. And while Jesus’ death was “once for all,” its cleansing power goes on and on as long as our hearts are tuned to his grace and our hearts seek to walk his path.

Food for Thought

I belong to a couple of dining groups on Facebook for local restaurants. In the rules of the groups it is very clearly stated that all opinions are welcome, both positive and negative, since not everyone always has a great experience at all restaurants. I know I’ve had a few bland, or even awful, meals or service myself. Good heavens, by the response to the negative reviews – and mind you, these are generally polite and honest reviews, they just depict their experience as being less than pleasant – you would think the sensitive people are owners. They aren’t. They just happen to like the restaurant in question. The personal attacks on the reviewers never cease to amaze and horrify me. Here’s a thought – no matter what is going on in life, whether it’s a meal, politics, religion or the state of road construction in your area (and that means everywhere around here) someone is going to be upset if you say something you don’t like about it. Seriously – with all the crap going in the world, whether or not someone liked their burger should not put your panties in a twist. Grow up!


Moon Day – I think any of us who were born already, remember this day in history. It’s as clear now as it was then, even though I was only four years old. I remember sitting on the floor in front of the TV, my Mom and Dad with me, staring at the screen, unable to take our eyes off of it for even a moment. We watched while nearly holding our breath as we watched Neil Armstrong place his foot on the moon’s surface for the first time. My Dad had tears in his eyes, and though I didn’t comprehend the enormity of the whole thing, I knew it was huge because my Dad didn’t show much emotion ever, unless he was yelling at a game play he didn’t like. Do you remember this incredible day in our world’s history?


Ugly Truck Day – We’ve all known guys with really banged up trucks, worn by the bumps and bangs they’ve suffered along the way. Rather than be upset by these scars that life put into the dulling pain jobs, they were proud of them. Each one spoke of an adventure that this truck went through with its owner. Brand new, shiny trucks with all of the fancy gadgets and features are wonderful, but from what I’ve read there’s just something about an ugly truck makes a statement of its own about living life without apology and rushing towards adventure with enthusiasm. As I was reading up about this one I found out that the most popular state for pick-up trucks is Texas. I can’t say that I’m shocked or surprised. Happy Ugly Truck Day to everyone with an ugly truck!

This Day in History –

1969 – In “one small step for man, one giant step for mankind”, Astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the moon.


Food Celebration of the Day –

National Ice Cream Soda Day – Have you ever been to an old-fashioned soda fountain? You know, the sort of place that had the stools that you could sit right at the counter. The town I grew up in used to have one. When I was in Junior High and High School my friends and I would walk down the hill from school into town on Fridays and go to the fountain to have a soda and some fries. There was something so special about it. We’d sit on those stools, swinging our legs and gossiping over our sodas like any normal teenager will do. I was quite sad when it closed a few years ago. I wish we had someplace like that again. So, what exactly IS an ice cream soda? It’s a great treat on a hot summer day, and usually consists of ice cream, soda water and some sort of flavored syrup. It’s a like a root beer float, except the flavors are unique to the person ordering them or making them. They are delicious and fun, and if you’re fortunate, they bring back a lot of memories from childhood



National Lollipop Day – Think “lollipop” is just a gibberishy fun term? It may not be. Theories on its origin range from a Romani gypsy phrase to a popular race horse, Lolly Pop. It probably doesn’t matter where the name came from though – just hearing it brings up happy memories of childhood and getting a lollipop from the doctor after an appointment.


There is absolutely no time to spare for finding recipes or anything fun. I have to get ready and go! God bless you and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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