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, August 22, 2010

Saints and Scripture Sundays-Not Living In Perpetual Crisis

Hope no one minds that I'm not writing about a certain scripture today. But it is my birthday month so I'm writing about whatever I want. This actually was my favorite meditation for this week. have a crisis and act upon it is one thing. To dwell in perpetual crisis is another. Barbarbara Grizzuti Harrison

Exaggerating the negative element in our lives is familiar behavior for all too many of us. But this obsession is our choice. We can stop at any moment. We can decide to let go of a situation that we can't control, turn it over to God, and be free to look ahead at the possibilities for happiness.

Perhaps we can learn to accept a serious situation in our lives as a special opportunity for growth first of all, but even more an opportunity to let God work in our lives. We learn to trust by giving over our dilemmas to God for solutions. With patience, we will see the right outcomes, and we will more easily turn to God the next time.

Crisis will lessen in number and in gravity in direct proportion to the partnership we develop with God. The stronger our dependence on God, for all answers and all directions, the greater will our comfort be in all situations.

Serenity is the gift promised when we let God handle our lives. No crisis need worry us. The solution is only a prayer away.

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  1. Hmmm, I think I may have been dwelling in perpetual crisis this week. Time to change that!

  2. This is a lesson I learned the hard way and often have to relearn one day at a time.

  3. Oh boy -- you've hit the nail on the head with this one. Learning to let go is something I struggle with weekly, and sometimes even daily.

    Thanks for the gentle reminder of how we need to relax, and listen for God to show us our paths.


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