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, November 21, 2010

Saint and Scriptures Sunday - Joy and Laughter

If people only knew the healing power of laughter and joy, many of our fine doctors would be out of business. Joy is one of nature's greatest medicines. Joy is always healthy. A pleasant state of mind tends to bring abnormal conditions back to normal.

Feeling joy may not come naturally to us most of the time. We may, in fact, have to act "as if" with great effort. A technique for finding it is living fully in the present and with gratitude for all we can see, touch, and feel.

Joy is contagious. Joy is freeing. Joy brings into focus our distorted perceptions. Greeting life with joy alters every experience for us and for those we share it with.

God wants us to be happy, joyous and free. Loving Him and all others.

I will try to bring joy wherever I go today.

Thank you Dianna for letting me write whatever I feel like on your wonderful Saint and Scriptures Sunday.


  1. This is a lovely post, Bev. And I agree whole-heartedly. :) Hope you are having a great Sunday.

  2. So true, that! It is so easy to get caught up in the stress of life that we (I) lose sight of the joy in our (my) life. :)

  3. Amen! Joy and laughter are twins that are inseparable. It sure beats a trip to the doctor :-)


  4. This is so true -- thank your for this beautiful post on a Sunday morning.--Inger

  5. You're the best, Bev!

    I need to be thankful of all of the little joys in my life - I appreciate the reminder, and love to have you stop by every week!


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