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, August 12, 2012

Saint and Scripture Sunday

I've had a wonderful week and hope you have also. This is one of those meditations that's so hard for me to remember. Staying in the moment is not easy for me.

Let me tell thee, time is a very precious gift from God; so precious that it's only given to us moment by moment. - Amelia Barr

Where are our minds right now? Are we focused fully on this meditation? Or are our minds wandering off to events scheduled for later today or tomorrow perhaps? The simple truth is that this moment is all God has allowed right now. It's God's design that we will live fully each moment, as it comes. There in lies the richness of our lives. Each moment contributes to the full pattern that's uniquely our own.

We must not miss the potential pleasure of any experience because our thoughts are elsewhere. We never know when a particular moment, a certain situation, may be a door to our future. What we do know is that God often has to work hard getting our attention, perhaps allowing many stumbling blocks in order to get us back on target.

Being in tune with now, this moment, guarantees a direct line of communication to God. It also guarantees a full, yet simple life. Our purpose becomes clear as we trust our steps to God's guidance. How terribly complicated we make life by living in the past, the present, and many future times, all at once!

One step, one moment, and then the next step and its moment. How the simple life brings me freedom!


  1. thatwas a lovely way to start my day, thanks for sharing

  2. Thanks, Beverly, for every Sunday morning I hear what I need to hear when I visit. xo

  3. Lovely words, this visit was a real treat. Thank you!


  4. Staying in the moment is hard for me too but I must try to do so. Thanks for the reminder!!


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