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, January 2, 2011

God Given Gift of Creativity - Saints and Scriptures Sunday

I believe that true identity is creative activity springing from within. It is found, paradoxically, when one loses oneself. We can best refine our self by losing yourself in some kind of creative activity of our own. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Creative activity might mean bird watching, tennis, quilting, cooking, painting, writing. Creative activity immerses us fully in the here and now, and at the same time frees us. We become one with the activity and are nourished by it. We grow as the activity grows. We learn who we are in the very process of not thinking about who we are.

Spirituality and creativity are akin. There is an exhilaration rooted deep within us that is a lifeline to God. Creative activity releases the exhilaration, and the energy goes through us and out to others. We find ourselves and God through the loss of our self-conscious selves while creating--a photo, a sentence, a special meal.

Creativity is God given. It is another dimension of Him guiding us all. I'll get our of his way today.

I'm linking to The Kennedy Adventures today for Saint and Scriptures Sunday. Please join me.


  1. this is a nice way to start my sunday. i remember reading lindbergh and really liked her. i agree so much with you and thanks for the reminder! have a blessed sunday.

  2. Beverly, you are so right. If more of us simply got out of His way, what a reward would come our way!...:)JP


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