Monday, January 30, 2012

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

Let the good times roll!
Happy Mardi Gras,
from deep in the southland,
beneath my southern sky.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Run Away to an Island

And, "Lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach-
waiting for a gift from the sea."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"Gift from the Sea"
The perfect book for island time.


Friday, January 27, 2012

Speaking to the Mountain

Do you have a mountain?
Life can give us 'mountains'...
Financial problems...
The list of 'mountains' can be long.
We are instructed to speak to the mountain.
"Whoever says to this mountain,
Be removed and be cast into the sea,
and does not doubt in his heart,
but believes that those things he says will be done,
he will have whatever he says.
Therefore I say to you,
whatever things you ask when you pray,
believe that you receive them,
and you will have them.

Mark 11; 23-24


Thursday, January 26, 2012

January Blessings

An island beyond the lowlands...
Across the causeway, and out into the Gulf...
The rain falls...
The smell of the marsh rides in on the salty mist,
and I feel blessed in the January rain.
And so it is
a little island time
soothes the soul,
even on a rainy January day.
Maybe even more so.

January Blessings

Saturday, January 14, 2012

My Cousin's Country Home

This home has such wonderful memories for me,
as I spent much time here as a 'child of the 60s'...
I sat at this table and enjoyed so many happy times,
and delicious food...
I remember being 16,
and having her spaghetti,
and the delicious homemade sauce...
Lemon Sawdust Pudding...
etched in my mind forever...

38 years ago,
she gave me a wooden box filled with her favorite recipes...
All from scratch.
A collection I have used, and treasured, down through the years,
and will pass on to my daughters, and grand daughters...

On this winter evening,
we sat at the same table,
looked at pictures of long ago,
sharing thoughts of days gone by...
It's supper time, y'all...
Her menu on this cold January night of the new year, 2012...
Crockpot Porkchops
Baked Potatos
Stuffed Deviled Eggs
Crisp Garden Salad
Homemade Biscuits, and Yeast Rolls
Homemade Chocolate Cobbler
A soul soothing country home,
with that special feeling of tranquility,
that can only be found in the countryside.
A happy house filled with family...
Enter the door,
and you find a blend of elegant,
graceful living
mingled with simplicity and country freshness.
Anyone who visits,
always has a desire to return.
When your home has a 'feel' of its own,
that is success!


A New Year...A New Beginning

After the festive holiday season has come and gone,
we are left with the cold days of winter.
The time of year to sit by the fire,
and read, knit, write, bake, think...
As the snow falls.
Pondering thoughts from the country house...
Many of my 'thoughts' that I post here,
come from my journals of long ago.
A place where I collected 'thoughts' that belonged to someone else...
a collection of my own words,
attempting to inspire myself,
becoming a combination of both.
Words....belonging to all...but woven together by seekers...
Seekers of wisdom, inspiration, expression...
As I journey into the new year, a new beginning,
I want to focus upon this thought...
"Nothing would really threaten us if we totally accepted
that we are of GOD.
Each event happens according to what is necessary for the soul."

Winter Blessings

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Winter's Day

You smile and the world changes...