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 18, 2012

Saints and Scriptures Sunday

This is a great mediation for all of us. One of my favorites.

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach; one can collect only a few and they are more beautiful if they are few. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Being selective in choosing activities, in choosing friends, in choosing material possessions fosters unexpected appreciation. Too much of any one thing negates whatever specialness might have been realized. If we surround ourselves with acquaintances, we never fully share in knowing a few people well. If we surround ourselves with "toys", we never learn how we really want to spend our time.

When we don't take life slowly, piece by piece (one shell at a time), we avoid the greatest discovery of all, the person within. When our attention to persons, places, things is deliberate and steady, the beauty within the object of our focus shines fort, and we, too, are made more beautiful in the process.

Today, I will take time to smell the flowers.


  1. That was beautiful & true. I also loved that beautiful book. Thank you.

  2. Oh, this was just a lovely post! Thank you!

  3. Beautiful post. I couldn't agree more. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Bev, since moving here, I find that I am no longer rushing, racing...I am calmer, less anxious and enjoying the time we have so much more!...:)JP


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