Sharing a quote about the pauses, interruptions, or “rests” we experience in life from time to time. Maybe you can relate to these words–I know I can!
TRUST THE PATH, I heard God say. And I knew He didn’t just mean the “medium” difficulty one at Radnor Lake. He meant the questions in my heart, the things I wonder about, the worries that I am going to miss Him. I don’t have to know where things are going; I don’t have to know the destination; I just have to trust the path. –ANNIE F. DOWNS, Looking for Lovely
Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter is a new book by Annie F. Downs, available for preorder at http://lookingforlovelybook.com.
Linked to Favorite Things Thursday.
When the Year from fruitful labor turns to rest…Founts of warmth and comfort in my being flow….
–C.B. Galbreath, “Autumn Afternoon”
Some of my favorite things about autumn are apples and apple cider–and those freshly-made donuts you can buy at some cider mills! But freshly-picked apples are always a treat, and these lovely rustic organic apples come from my friend Alisa’s farm…from a tree planted long ago by her Grandpa and enjoyed every year when autumn comes around.
Happy Autumn to you!
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.
This week, I’m remembering Selma. And this quote reminds me of her. It ties in with the tagline on her food blog, Selma’s Table: Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful…
If you read her About page, you’ll discover she was from a large extended family. She had fond memories of her growing up years, and also remembered the struggles–but the struggles didn’t seem to cloud her outlook. As Selma grew older, she continued to face changes and challenges, but she also embraced things she loved–including creating wonderful meals and raising her son. In Selma’s words, she had “warm memories woven through with food, lots of laughter and the love and encouragement that I have been surrounded with throughout the trials and tribulations that is this wonderful life…”
I never met Selma in person, but got to know her through the weekly blog link-up, Fiesta Friday. She would leave such warm, encouraging comments. She hadn’t posted any new recipes the last several months on her blog, but many times bloggers get busy and take a blogging break. I had no idea she was taking a break because she was battling cancer.
I heard earlier this week that Selma lost that battle. Sad news for those of us who were touched by her warm words, positive outlook, and inviting recipes.
Thank you, Selma, for showing us what it means to keep your face to the sunshine.
Linked to Fiesta Friday.
God gives us different passions so everything He wants done in the world will get done.
RICK WARREN, pastor and author, from Daily Hope with Rick Warren
Rick Warren also writes, “God is a passionate God….As you grow closer to Him, He’ll give you a passion for something He cares about deeply so you can be a spokesperson for Him in the world. It may be a passion about a problem, a purpose, a principle, or a group of people. Whatever it is, you’ll feel compelled to speak up about it and do what you can to make a difference.”
What has God given you a passion for?
Linked to Inspire Me Monday.