Life is not about the destination; it’s about how we live all along the way. It’s easy to become so goal oriented and focused on our dreams and the big life events that we overlook the simple things that we should be enjoying. Don’t make the mistake of just living for the destination to where your life goes by in a blur because life is short; we’re here for a moment then we’re gone. Take time to smell the roses. Appreciate the people in your life. Enjoy your spouse and children. As you make the decision to slow down and enjoy the journey, you will experience the fullness of what God has in store. When you come to the end of your life, you’ll have no regrets. You will have made the most of your life and will finish your course with joy. Start living in the now...
Last year, the Farmer's Almanac predicted a cold, snowy winter and boy,we're they right! They said most of the snow would be late in the season, Feb. and March and that's exactly what happened, with over 24 inches here in the northeast.
Here's their forecast for April through October:
April and May will be much warmer and drier than normal—great weather for outdoor activities, but raising concern about summer drought.
Summer will be cooler than normal, with the hottest periods in mid- and late July and early to mid-August. Rainfall will be below normal, with the greatest threat of drought in the east.
September and October will be slightly cooler than normal. Tropical moisture in the first part of September will bring above-normal rainfall.
Looks like a dry summer and a wet Fall...we shall see.
I received this little rocking chair as a gift almost 40 years ago. A friend worked for the Continental Can Company and his co-worker made these chairs from new empty cans.
Imagine cutting the sides of a can into strips that measure less than 1/4 inch and then curling them to make this design. The bottom of the can forms the seat and then the back and seat were covered in velvet.
It always amazes me to see just how talented some people are! Show me some of your treasures.....and have a blessed day!
In his wildest dreams, Tiger Woods couldn’t have hoped for a better return.
At the end of an eventful day, even Woods was surprised.
But as good as his start to the tournament was, the tone of the Woods comeback wasn’t determined by his three birdies or the two eagles, but by the fans.
He was embraced, encouraged and applauded. We saw Thursday that forgiveness is possible; that people are willing to give Tiger Woods a second chance.
“The people, I haven't heard them cheer this loud in all my years here,” he said. “I said thank you all the way. I was saying thank you all day. The people were just incredible, incredible all day.”
And maybe that was the real lesson of Thursday for Woods:
that redemption isn’t a one-way street. He has his part to do, too.
LONDON - Two women were arrested at a British on suspicion of trying to smuggle a dead relative onto a flight bound for Germany, police said on Tuesday. The 91-year-old deceased man was pushed in a wheelchair through Liverpool's John Lennon airport wearing sunglasses before check-in staff became suspicious on Saturday and he was prevented from boarding the plane. He was believed to have been driven about 35 miles to the airport by taxi from Oldham, Greater Manchester, police added. "Two women aged 41 and 66 were arrested on suspicion of failing to give notification of death."
He proved Himself Lord over all creation -because only the One who made all - could overcome death itself. He is alive, and because He is alive, we can trust Him completely and fully. And all will stand before Him and give an account for what they did with that knowledge!
Some may try to reject it, others may try to explain it away. But Jesus Christ is alive and He will have the final say when all is said and done.
May we believe this day in this simple truth: Jesus Christ, sinless in all ways, died in our place to pay a penalty that we could not, and He rose again 3 days later.
Topped with crunchy onions and layered with cheese, this dish is ready in just 30 minutes.
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 30 min
Makes: 14 servings (1/2 cup each)
2 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup butter
1 box (7.2 oz) Betty Crocker® homestyle creamy butter or roasted garlic mashed potatoes 1 can (15.25 oz) Green Giant® whole kernel corn, drained
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1 can (2.8 oz) French-fried onions
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 3-quart saucepan, heat milk, water and margarine to boiling. Stir in contents of both pouches of potatoes (from potatoes box) just until moistened; let stand 1 minute. Stir with fork until smooth. Stir in corn. 2. Spoon half of potato mixture into dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 each of the cheese and onions. Top with remaining potatoes; sprinkle with remaining cheese and onions. 3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and onions are golden.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 15 to 20 minutes