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, October 17, 2010

Saint and Scriptures Sunday

I know I should get back to the scriptures and quote from Matthew, Mark, Luke or John, or something. But sometimes you come across something that you feel is important enough to share with others.

The following made me think of two women in my life that have had a great influence on who I am today. Both were strong in their Catholic faith.

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. - Jacqueline Bisset

How common it is for us to be overly concerned with our looks. The culture encourages it through our families, our friends, the media.

Perhaps it's time for us to take special note of the women we admire for their achivements. We should emulate them, honor them and celebrate their particular beauty - a beauty generally enhanced by dignity, perserverance, courage.

We can cultivate our special interests. They'll contribute to our achievements which will add depth to our soul - the home of true beauty. Mature persons who achknowledge this true beauty are those we wish to attract into our lives. How fickle is the beautiful face! And even more fickle is the one who can see no deeper.

Youth and its beauty are fleeting. Not so the beauty of the developing character; time strengthens it.

I will remember, it's who I am inside that truly counts in the lives of others.

Please visit Dianna at The Kennedy Adventures for more Saint and Scriptures Sunday.


  1. Well said! This is something everyone in our culture needs to hear more often

  2. I meant to comment on this post, but somehow, being on vacation got in the way.

    I struggle with the balance of being overly concerned about my outward appearance, while neglecting my spiritual beauty INSIDE. Thanks for this reminder.


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