Southern Peace

Sometimes we live in an anxious world. We live in a world with sickness, war, unemployment, bills, well, you get the picture. Sometimes it is just good to stop and see the beautiful world around us and be reminded of God’s blessings. Here are some of theΒ  photos that I’ve taken that remind me that I am blessed.

This guy was eating the leaves of a tree. His horns are growing beautifully.
This guy was eating the leaves of a tree. His horns are growing beautifully.
Taking a snack to go.
Taking a snack to go.
A spider weaving a web.
A spider weaving a web.
Fog over the lake.
Fog over the lake.
Isn't he handsome?
Isn't he handsome?
Children playing.
Children playing.
A nice place to perch.
A nice place to perch.

The evening sky after a rainshower. I thought it looked like it was on fire.
The evening sky after a rainshower. I thought it looked like it was on fire.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understand, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Check out all the outdoor photos over at A Southern Daydreamer


Today’s Lagniappe: Cha Cha Chicken Salad

From an old Southern Living cookbook. I’m not a big fan of curry so I would leave that out, but, that’s just me πŸ™‚

Makes 6 to 8 servings

1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 (8-oz.) can crushed pineapple
2/3 cup orange-flavored sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup chopped roasted, salted almonds
Garnishes: fresh herbs, blackberries, raspberries, sliced peaches
1. Whisk together cream cheese and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in chicken, pineapple, and cranberries just until blended.

2. If desired, spoon mixture into a plastic wrap-lined 8-inch round cake pan; cover and chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours. Invert chicken salad onto a cake stand, and remove plastic wrap. Gently press chopped almonds onto sides of chicken salad. Garnish, if desired.





27 responses to “Southern Peace”

  1. Regina Avatar

    Fantastic. Great shots and post.

    Happy outdoor.
    Blessing to you Christi.

  2. Marsha Avatar

    What beautiful photos to stop and take in the beauty of life around us!

  3. Jane Avatar

    These are beautiful! Philippians 4:6-7 is perfect with them.


  4. Mama Bear Avatar

    Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Joyce Avatar

    If only we would remember each day to look for the positive things in our lives. Nice reminder.
    Joyce M

  6. Mary Avatar

    I loved your tranquil outdoor photos. I especially like the one with the red balloons.Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

  7. Fifi Flowers Avatar

    Nature is DIVINE!!!

  8. LaVoice Avatar

    What a lovely and inspiring post. Thank you for a real lesson in blessings.

  9. Susan Avatar

    Lovely and peaceful outdoor photos! Just the right way to start the day πŸ™‚


  10. Barb Avatar

    Hi Christi, love all your pictures….wonderful and especially the Red Cardinal. Gorgeous! Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


  11. Lady Jane Avatar

    ChaCha chicken sounds wonderful! Great Photos! Happy Wednesday!

  12. Sally Avatar

    You have some delightful pictures of summertime. Thanks for sharing. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

  13. Pat Avatar

    Beautiful photos and words!!

  14. DarcyLee Avatar

    What beautiful pictures! Cardinals are my favorite because of their vibrant color. We have a male and female that visit our yard quite frequently and many times I can hear the male calling for his mate. You are a great photographer.

  15. Becky K. Avatar

    Very lovely!
    So peaceful!

    Have a great day!
    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  16. Rainey Avatar

    Fantastic photos… you are truly blessed!
    Have a great week.
    ~Really Rainey~

  17. Chara @ For the Sake of Time Avatar

    God it good! What lovely pictures and thoughts. Thanks for sharing.


  18. Claudia@DipityRoad Avatar

    Oh my land — these are all beauties!!

    I especially like the fog over the lake– you could print that.

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥

  19. Sheila Avatar

    Oops, it’s late, and my spelling is off… Christi. I spelled your name with a “y”… so sorry! XO

  20. Sheila Avatar

    Christy, this was just lovely. Thanks for that beautiful reminder of all the daily gifts the Lord leaves for us and for your lagniappe.

    Happy Outdoor Wed to you and sweet rest…


    Sheila πŸ™‚

  21. Giovanna Avatar

    I love pictures of spider webs. It always amazes me the beautiful webs they can weave.

  22. Jeanne Selep Avatar

    Bird photos are so hard to get. Nice job! πŸ™‚

  23. Janie G Avatar

    Beautiful nature photos. I love that little red cardinal. I’ve never seen one in person. Beautiful!

  24. The Desperate Cook Avatar

    You are right, that tree does look like it is on fire. I love the bird pictures.

  25. Ann Messick Avatar

    Nice photo’s and post… I’m always anxious to see your next post!

  26. KBeau Avatar

    Beautiful pictures. What a great reminder.

  27. Eileen Avatar

    Beautiful pictures!
    Beautiful quote!

    The recipe sounds fantastic! Such a nice summer treat! I’ll be making it this weekend and sharing it with family and friends!
    Thanks so much!

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