I love adding seasonal decor to my home. Fourth of July happens to fit in with my decor pretty nicely, so I put little splashes in several areas of the living room/kitchen, and then outside as well. Here’s a peek at the inside…
We just added little flags to the landscape and pots outside…
We’re looking forward to some fun family time today! I hope you have a great holiday! God bless the USA!
If you aren’t much of a baker, or you don’t want to spend lots of time in a hot kitchen, but you want an outstanding dessert for your July 4th gathering, today’s recipe is for you! The whole process is fast and Super simple!! You just need time for the dessert to freeze back up once it’s put together.
Continue reading “Easy Caramel Ice Cream Dessert”
Keeping with the Summertime Theme I started on the previous post, today I’m sharing five recent summertime outfits. I only share these because I like getting ideas from others, and I hope this will give you a little inspiration! Continue reading “What the Preacher’s Wife Wore – Summer Outfits”
Last Wednesday was the first day of summer! In honor of this, my favorite season, I’m going to be posting with “Summertime” themes this week. Today is about a special summer treat!
Continue reading “A Summer Treat – Fried Pies”
“Just because the path you’re on is bumpy
doesn’t mean you’re on the wrong road.”
I read that quote yesterday and thought of a hike my family once took. We headed up a mountain road that started out kind of gravely. As we continued upward the road bumped more and more. We were looking for the fire tower and were unsure of its exact location. At times the road bumped so much I thought our van’s shocks would never be the same. We climbed and climbed and bumped and jostled our way up the mountain.
The question of whether or not we were on the right road was asked more than once. We finally came to a blocked road where we parked the car and got out and walked a mile or more up a rather steep incline. There ahead of us was the fire tower! We climbed up the forsaken steps and when we got to the second and third landings the view was spectacular! It was worth all the bouncing and jolting just to see the sight before us! We indeed had been on the right road. If the bumps had discouraged us and we would’ve turned around, we would have missed this sight!
Life gets bumpy, doesn’t it? We begin to question ourselves. We also question God.
“Is the Christian life supposed to be this way? Shouldn’t things be much smoother than this? Is my marriage supposed to have this jostling? Why are my children creating such havoc after all my godly instruction?”
The temptation is to turn around and go the other way – our own way – a way we feel would be smoother. But the absence of bumps doesn’t mean it’s right.
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. I Peter 5:10
The road will smooth out eventually and you’ll find the view is wonderful – it’s called Christ-likeness. Because He is the God of all grace, you and I have the grace we need to endure the bumps. Don’t doubt you’ve chosen the right road (“why did I trust Christ, anyway? He’s a mean God that’s out to get me.”) Keep traveling on. He’s there with you. He’s not forsaken you. He knows the bumps are there and He’s waiting at the end of the road. Keep on driving. It will be worth the view!
My favorite season is here – summertime! I’m not especially a fan of the heat, but I love the long hours of daylight, being outside when it’s cool and/or shady, eating on our covered patio, working in the yard, growing tomatoes and herbs, and so many other things that include warm, sunny days!
I want to make the most of these summer months and enjoy them to the fullest. I’ll be Continue reading “Time to Slow Down”