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 9, 2011

Saint and Scriptures Sunday - The Lust For Money

As Paul wrote to Timothy in 1 Timothy 6:2-10, from The Message. This was our Bible Study this week, taught as only our wonderful Scott can do.

The Lust for Money

These are the things I want you to teach and preach. If you have leader there who teach otherwise, who refuse the solid words of our Master Jesus and this godly instruction, tag them for what they are: ignorant windbags who infect the air with germs of envy, controversy, bad-mouthing, suspicious rumors. Eventually there's an epidemic of backstabbing, and truth is but a distant memory. They think religion is a way to make a fast buck.

A devout life does bring wealth, but it's the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that's enough.

But if it's only money these leaders are after, they'll self-destruct in no time. Lust for money brings trouble and nothing but trouble. Going down that path, some lose their footing in the faith completely and live to regret it bitterly ever after.

Please visit Dianna at The Kennedy Adventures each Sunday for more Saint and Scriptures Sunday. Have a wonderful week.


  1. thank you for this. interesting how most, if not all, of our "leaders" are wealthy. blessings to you this sunday and throughout the week!

  2. Nice post Beverly. Have a great Sunday.

  3. Amen Beverly!

    ignorant windbags who infect the air with germs of envy, controversy,

    I've never heard put quite like that before but I agree with you 100% :-)

    God Bless You, ~Ron

  4. beverly...that ad hoc cookbook sounds for the yountville that too...a friend of mine and i drove by The French Laundry a few years ago and we saw Thomas Keller in the courtyard in his apron picking herbs...we didn't get to eat there ( taking reservations about 10 years in advance) we were so excited just to see him :-)

    baking something out of Sarabeth today...don't know what yet...joyce from octoberfarm and i are on a sourdough bread baking thing...we email about 10 times a day about much FUN !!!!

    kary and teddy


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