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, March 4, 2012

Saints and Scriptures Sunday

Friday was World Prayer Day, I hope everyone remembered to pick a region and take a few minutes to pray for them. Today I would like to ask for prayers for the many people in the path of the deathly tornadoes that ripped through the Ohio Valley region on Saturday. This is the area where I live and the destruction was very close to me but I was blessed with no damage. Every day we have miracles.

I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches. Alice Roosevelt Longworth

All too often, we complicate our lives. We can wonder and worry our way into confusion; obsession or preoccupation it's often called "What if?" "Will he?" "Should I?" "What do you think?". We seldom stop trying to figure out what to do, where to do it, now to meet a challenge, until someone reminds us to "keep it simple".

What we each discover, again and a again, it that the solution to any problem becomes apparent when we stop searching for it. The guidance we need for handling any difficult, great or small, can only come into focus when we remove the barriers to it, and the greatest barrier is our frantic effort to personally solve the problem. We clutter our minds; we pray for an answer and yet don't become quiet enough, for long enough, to become aware of the direction to go, or the steps to take. And they are always there.

Inherent in every problem or challenge is its solution. Our greatest lesson in life my be to keep it simple, to know that no problem stands in our way because no solution eludes a quiet, expectant mind.

I have opportunity every day to still my mind. And the messages I need will come quietly. My answers are within me, now.


  1. I like to present the problem, issue or question then let it go. I always get the answer. Never fails.

  2. Love this post, Bev. I used to live in Lebanon, MO, and they had quite a bit of devastation with two tornadoes. You are so right that we sometimes pray for an answer then we don't get out of our own way. Sitting in the silence and centering with God is a necessity if we want to know our answers. Thanks for this post.

  3. great post and that the last phrase is just beautiful,


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