Happy Sunday Morning everyone! Once again it is nearly noon for me, but it’s nice to take things a little on the slow side on the weekends. Not many of my big plans for yesterday came to pass, but I do have to get off my duff today and get some stuff accomplished. Have a wonderful day!
National Brandied Fruit Day – Well, I’ve never actually had brandied fruit, but someone somewhere loved it enough to set up a special day celebrating it. Sweet fruit, soaked and marinated in brandy has people ready to indulge, after a year of anticipation since the LAST Brandied Fruit Day. I’ll have to look into this one, since it’s one that you’d have to plan ahead for – sort of like fruit cake. Speaking of which . . . I need to get on that if I’m going to try my hand at any this year.
National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day – Since October is Clergy Appreciation Month, it is also the perfect time to show our appreciation and recognition to Sunday School Teachers. These faithful people go largely unnoticed, yet they play such a vital roles in our children’s spiritual growth. They lovingly, and with dedication, pass up Sunday morning services for the challenge of teaching children God’s word and how to apply it to their lives. These Sunday School teachers deserve our sincere gratitude. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 says: “12 And we urge you, brethren, to recognize these who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.” Giving an appreciation gift to your child’s Sunday School teacher is a very appropriate way to express your respect and caring for them. There are many different gifts, but keeping it simple and reasonably priced is a good idea. It isn’t the cost that is important, but the thought and love behind it. If it is from the church, or even the entire group of parents for an individual class, a plaque would be a nice idea. If the gift is just from an individual parent, then a nice little plant, flowers, something delicious you’ve baked yourself, or even a heart felt card will be appreciated and fill their hearts with the happiness of knowing that their efforts have not gone unnoticed. Another lovely idea would be for the church body to host a special dinner in honor of all of the Sunday School Teachers, to be attended by the parents and children they serve, acknowledging all at the same time, perhaps each presented with a special love offering taken ahead of time. However you choose to honor the Sunday School teachers in your children’s lives, just know that your efforts will be appreciated.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Applejack Month – You might think this day is a celebration of that sugary kids’ cereal, but it’s not. An applejack is an alcoholic drink made from fermented cider. It’s funny though – I looked at these recipes from www.food.com and only a acouple of them even have alcohol in them. Hmmmm . . . they are all apple based though. Cheers!
- Buttered Applejack
- Applejack Donuts
- Chicken With Apple Brandy
- A.J. Shake
- Green Apple Cider Ice
- Apple Martini
- Apple Brandy Pork Chops With Raisins
Well, not many celebrations today, but that is ok! Sunday is a day to celebrate just for what it is anyway. I now have cooked pumpkin to puree, cupcakes to bake and laundry to finish! God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!