You ever have one of those mornings when you just wish the day would be over and done? It’s Friday, and that’s a reason to celebrate on its own, but today is one of those days I just have a heavy heart. We all know people who are going through burdens that we cannot lift for them, and today I am feeling that burden. I pray constantly that the situation on my heart be resolved to the good of everyone involved, that hearts will be healed and that God’s will be done. I ask today that anyone here who prays, please pray with me for this situation. God knows what it is, and if all of our hearts are lifted as one, all of our voices asking for His presence be felt by those who are hurting and confused, there will He be. Thank you in advance for prayers and positive thoughts. Perhaps one day I will be at liberty to share with you wonderful news of a miracle done, but in the meantime, I want you to know how much I appreciate all of you.
What shall we celebrate today, besides Friday?
Naval Academy Day – The United States Naval Academy was established this day in 1845, with 50 midshipmen students and seven professors. The curriculum included mathematics, navigation, gunnery, steam, chemistry, English, natural philosophy and French. This new curriculum required midshipmen to study at the academy for four years, and to train aboard ships each summer. This basic format remains at the academy to this day! Happy Birthday U.S. Naval Academy!
World Porridge Day – Today we celebrate Scotland’s traditional national dish to help feed needy children in some of the poorest countries around the world. The small Scottish Highland village of Carrbridge, which is home of the annual World Porridge Making Championship (I didn’t know there WAS one!) has teamed up with Mary’s Meals, a Scottish based charity. Mary’s Meals, which has its international headquarters out of a tin shed in the Argyll area of the Scottish Highlands, has one simple mission, to provide a daily meal in a place of education so that poor children are attracted to the classroom where they can gain a basic education that can give them a way out of poverty in their futures. Mary’s Meals works in 16 of the poorest countries in the world, providing daily school meals for over 500,000 hungry children. In Malawi a daily mug of maize-based “likuni phala” is an incentive for kids to go to school. This gives them nutrition that they so desperately need, and the chance to get an education. This is a simple and cost effect meal that costs approximately $10 to feed a child in Malawi for an entire year. You can support this worthy cause by getting together with family, friends or co-workers to host your own World Porridge Day fundraising event. Just cook up a big pot of hearty porridge, or maybe oatmeal cookies or pancakes, and ask everyone to make a donation – doesn’t matter whether it is big or small, to help support Mary’s Meals. If you’re interested you can email email@example.com for details.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Angel Food Cake Day – Angel food cake is a sponge cake that you can keep simple or make fancy for a real treat. It’s easy to celebrate this one – just buy or make an angel food cake, top it with fruit or pudding and whipped cream, and enjoy! Angel food cake is typically vanilla-flavored. But why stop there? It’s equally delicious with chocolate, lemon, cranberry and even blackberry flavoring. I considered celebrating this one, but didn’t feel like actually making a cake. I looked at the grocery store and there wasn’t one single angel food cake there! Wrong time of year! Which makes me wonder . . . why is this one celebrated in the fall instead of in the summer when we can cover it with fresh strawberries and whipped cream?
- Angel Food Cake
- Tie-Dyed Angel Food Cake
- Paul Newman’s Chocolate Orange Angel Food Cake
- Lemon Angel Food Cake With Lemon Curd & Raspberries
- Mini Angel Food Cakes
- Chocolate-Filled Angel Food Cake
- Angel Food Cake Trifle
As you begin your weekend, I ask that you hold those you love close, nurture your relationships and lift them up so they not only survive, they flourish. Thank you for your prayers. God bless you and I’ll see you tomorrow.