The honeysuckle is blooming !
The 5 Finger Prayer Guide:
(1) Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember.
(2) The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, nurses, counsellors, church pastors and others in the caring profession. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.
(3) Next is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for our president, leaders in government, business and industry. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.
(4)The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need our prayers day and night.
(5) Lastly is our little finger, the smallest finger of all. Here we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. Your little finger should remind you to pray for yourself. You yourself know best your own needs and concerns.
Honeysuckle stands for the bond of love, devoted love and fidelity
Specially blended for quiet time…
My porch is my place of respite. If I need a break from life I go there. If my soul needs quiet time with God, I go there. If I am in the mood to spy on my neighbors or the people walking by, I go there. It is my favorite room in the house even though it isn't even in the house!
Right now the fragrance on the porch has definitely stepped up a notch as my honeysuckle vines are blooming. I like to think that our prayers too are a sweet fragrance going up to God and filling both earth and Heaven with a delightful odor
A quiet moment in a rocking chair or on the porch swing can just melt the stress away. It is hard to explain, but the power of those quiet places with gentle breezes can do wonders to relax the body and soothe. This special place is where life slows down just a little. Whether for a few minutes or a few hours,
Sometimes we just need to stop and spend a little time thinking about what’s really valuable. I know I’m truly blessed. I also know I don’t think about it enough. It’s easy to get wrapped up in all the things in our lives and ignore all the little blessings that make life truly worth living.
As the lazy days of summer approach, it is time to recognize the sport of rocking. The none too vigorous activity that takes place on the front porches from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Said rocking is carried out in straight-back wooden rockers, deep-seated wicker rockers, and perhaps the occasional swinging glider in a slow and easy motion, with time out for the occasional pause to sip lemonade. There have been days lately that rocking is about the only exercise I get.
Life is what you make it. Take time to enjoy it!