My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Saint and Scriptures Sunday - Obstacles In Our Lives

One of my favorite meditations. I study this one often. I'm a slow learner sometimes.

In the face of an obstacle which it is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid. -Simone de Beauvoir

Sudden obstacles, barriers in the way of our daily progress, doors that unexpectedly close, may confuse, frustrate, even depress us. The knowledge that we seldom understand just what is best for us, comes slowly. And we generally fight it, even after we've begun to understand. Fortunately, the better path will keep drawing us to it.

We may wonder why a door seems to have closed. Our paths are confounded only when our steps have gone astray. Doors do not close unless a new direction is called for. We must learn to trust that no obstacle is without its purpose, nowever baffling it may seem.

We may need to look to God when an obstacle has surfaced, after all He is in control. We may also need to remind ourselves that fighting an obstacle, pushing against a closed door, will only heighten our frustration. Acceptance of what is will open our minds and our hearts to the better road to travel at this time.

The obstacles confronting me invite me to grow, to move beyond my present self. They offer me chances to be the person I always dreamed of being. I will be courageous. I am not alone.

Let's visit Dianna at The Kennedy Adventures today to see what she has for Saint and Scriptures Sunday.


  1. Well said! I'm going to use the obstacles surrounding me right now to "move beyond my present self to be the person I always dreamed of being". I think I'll print this out and tape it to my mirror.

  2. Beautiful! I especially liked this line: "The knowledge that we seldom understand just what is best for us, comes slowly. And we generally fight it..." So true. It's interesting to look back and see this in play, but so hard to recognize it when it's happening.


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