Chatting on the Deck

“Chats on the Farmhouse Porch” is a group of friends
gathering to visit,
sip their favorite beverages,
nibble delicious treats
and share their likes and dislikes.

Patrice and Wendell have invited me to join the chatting.
Patrice provides the questions,
we answer.

Today’s questions:

Do you prefer to drive or be driven?

Definitely I drive.

What’s your favorite kind of jam, jelly, or preserve?

My mom won’t believe this but I love Marmalade, that sweet tart flavor. As a kid, it was only strawberry. If I’m having peanut butter and jelly, it is still strawberry.

Do you have any special plans for this spring or summer?

In May I’m hoping to go to Phoenix to visit family and dear friends. This summer, I’m the hostess with the most veggies as I ‘man’ our veggie stand.July,2012july1412veggie stand 002

Lots of folks are becoming aware of issues with food. There are many articles, books, and movies on topics like allergies, GMO, pesticide use, bad or no labeling, over processed foods, foods from other countries that may not have high standards, and many more topics. What concerns you the most? If nothing concerns you, have a cookie and skip to the next question.

I’d rather have a cookie, but the Farmer was diagnosed with a very aggressive prostrate cancer 2 years ago and did the radiation therapy and part of the hormone therapy. He also started a completely plant based diet and began juicing vegetables daily, drinking a quart a day. Because of his research, I read labels religiously. No GMO, canola oil, sugar, no processed foods. His cancer is completely inactive today. We are thankful. 2010 1016 (62)(I haven’t made up my mind to eat plant based, though I’m sure some changes would be beneficial to my health.)

Do you use nail polish often? Finger nails, piggies, or both?
No polish for me.

Meet some new friends on the porch here.

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April 24, Today’s thought – The Pattern

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Good Afternoon

From Joy & Strength , Mary Wilder Tileson

But we all, with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory. 2 Corinthians 3:18

Nothing short of the Life of the Eternal Son of God—the Holiness,
the Purity of God, is the standard at which we are to aim;
that is to be reproduced in our circumstances;
the Divine Perfections are to be translated,
reproduced in our life,
our home,
our trials,
our difficulties,
our age of the world.
Lest us ask ourselves,
What is the special likeness of Christ
that He would reproduce in me?
What are the features of His Life that He calls me to imitate?
What pattern would He set before me in my work,
my circumstances,
my difficulties?
What are the inspirations of grace that He would urge me
to cultivate and cherish?
~~~Arthur C. A. Hall

In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works:
in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Titus 2:7

Follow God’s pattern . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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