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, July 22, 2012

Saint and Scriptures Sunday

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in the horrible shootings in Aurora, Colorado. I had thought of having my entire post about this, then decided it would only be my opinion and not necessarily that of everyone. Maybe a mediation about living in the present is better.

One of the conclusions I have come to in my old age is the importance of living in the ever-present now. In the past, too often I indulged in the belief that somehow or other tomorrow would be brighter or happier or richer. - Ruth Casey

How easily our minds jump from the present to the foibles of the past or our fears about the future. How seldom are our minds on this moment, and only this moment. We need to practice, with diligence, returning our minds to whatever the experience at hand. A truly creative response to any situation can be made when we are giving it our undivided attention. And each creative response initiates an even more exciting follow-up experience.

All we have of life, all that it can offer us is here, now. If we close our mind to the present, this present, we'll only continue to do so when the tomorrow we dream of now becomes the present. There are no tomorrows.

I will let go of the past and the future. My only reality is here, now. God's gifts are here, today, right now.


  1. Bev, I LOVE this and you couldn't have said it more perfectly. HIS presence= our presents!...:)JP

  2. very wise words, thank you for this, and you are very welcome ,about the recipes, I'm so glad they pleased, my email is messing up so I thought I would respond here, I can always count on you being here sunday, have the best day!

  3. Wonderful words on this Sunday.

  4. My favorite part of Sundays is visiting here and reading your post. Always inspiring, enlightening, full of insight. The quote is wonderful and so true (for me). Staying in the present is what I strive to do and I am really making an effort. It is not as easy as it sounds. xo


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