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, September 23, 2012

Saint and Scripture Sunday

Every time I read this meditation I think of my niece Angie. She has had so many changes in her life over the past few years. Dealing with constant pain, two surgeries, loss of job, children in college, a new teenager, constant battles with the insurance companies. Her ability to deal with all this simply shows me her strong faith.

The universal human yearning (is) for something permanent, enduring, without shadow of change. - Willa Cather

The spector of change builds dread in most of us. We fear the effects on our personal lives. We lack faith that the impending change will benefit us. Only time can assure us of that. And it will, just as every change we've survived up to now has done.

Changes are gifts, really. They come as hallmarks to our present attainments. They signify successful growth. And they announce our readiness for more growth. How we struggle to understand this, and how quickly we forget it once we have adapted to the change. The struggle is then repeated the next time change visits us.

We long for permanence, believing it guarantees security, not realizing the only real security available to us comes with our trust in God, from whom all change comes as a blessing on the growth we've attained. If we were to experience total lack of change, we'd find death. Life is challenge, continued change, always endurable and growth-enhancing. We can reflect on what's gone before, and trust that which faces us now.

Change means I am progressing, on course.


  1. Beautiful post, Beverly. I don't like change usually, but as I am older and wiser realize to go with the flow, as not all change is bad. Nothing lasts forever, good or bad. xo

  2. Yes, Bev and when the Pres says to me now..."I'm getting used to it here...I like it here" I see that change can do wonders for all of us!...:)JP

  3. You hit the nail on the head - I'm SO not into change. But you're right, change is growth-enhancing, and I'm trying to embrace it :)

  4. Change is good! Wonderful way to share your thoughts. I am your newest follower. Happy Fall....Linda


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