Southern Sunday Favorite

Submitted by Christi


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This post is from July 19th of this year. I was reflecting on the past ice storm and the difference of that scene with the lush beauty of the summer and the joys of faith:

Our weather this weekend has been unseasonably nice. We usually are dealing with sweltering heat at this time of year, but, it has been raining off and on and, then, this weekend was sunny and warm (not HOT!).

I have been thinking back, at how things have changed this year. In late January, this was the scene:


Now, it looks like this:

The tree that died is in the background of this picture with the Spode Blue Fitzhugh table.

The ice storm was difficult. Seven days without power. Loss of a so many trees. It was cold. We slept on the floor in front of the fireplace. Now it is green and lush and beautiful.

Life is like that a lot of times. Sometimes it just seem cold and bleak and other times it is warm and lush. I guess that is where faith comes in. When it is cold and things aren’t going well, you have to remember that the sun will shine again and life will be well again at some point. Hope all of you are feeling the sunshine. If not, remember, the sun will shine again in your life! As Scarlett said, “After all, tomorrow is another day!”


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Hope everyone has a wonderful week starting with a fantastic Monday!

Today’s Lagniappe: Honey Bun Coffee Cake

This is a great recipe for breakfast with friends!

Honey Bun Coffee Cake

1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
4 large eggs
2/3 c. oil
8 oz. sour cream
1/4 c. water
1/3 c. sugar

Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour half the batter into a greased 9×13 baking pan.


1 1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. brown sugar

Sprinkle over batter. Pour the other half of the batter over this and swirl with a knife.

Bake at 350ยบ for 35-40 minutes.

While baking, mix together:

2 c. powdered sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
4 T. milk (not skim)

Mix and drizzle all over the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven – sprinkle with chopped pecans, almonds, etc., if you wish. Let cool in the pan.

10 Responses to “Southern Sunday Favorite”

  1. KBeau Says:

    What a great analogy, and so true. Have a blessed Sunday.

  2. KBeau Says:

    Okay. I’m going to try again. I don’t know why my comment doesn’t show.

    What a great analogy, and so true. Have a blessed Sunday.

  3. Clif Says:

    Yes, life is like that. You did a good job of describing how life changes and the faith we need to have in order to deal with it properly. Thanks for posting.

  4. Charlotte Says:

    I like the way you contrasted winter and summer and our lives. And, I love your table setting with the birds. Thank you for sharing with us.

  5. Cass @ That Old House Says:

    7 days without power in winter? that is TOUGH. Yes, the second picture is MUCH nicer! I am in no hurry to see winter again.

  6. Cathy Says:

    So true!!! I love this…and no matter what God is with us providing us with His love and comfort!!!



  7. angie Says:

    what a great recipe thanks for sharing sounds delicious and one my grandmother would have made

  8. Jillian Says:

    So true! I try and keep the faith as I shiver throughout the winter. It is tough…it helps to look at photos. :0)

    There’s the poem that goes like this:

    I believe in the sun …even when it is not shining.

    I believe in love…even when not feeling it.

    I believe in God…even when he is silent.

  9. rcubes Says:

    What a wonderful way to do that during the storms in our lives, we always have the beautiful seasons to cheer us up knowing that God is there with us as we go through all these trials. God bless.

  10. Chari Says:

    Hi Christi…

    So happy to see you today for Sunday Favorites, my friend! Ohhhh nooo…I remember hearing about those terrible ice storms…7 days without power? My goodness…I know that had to be a trial! Your yard and table with those pretty blue dishes is sooooo beautiful! What a metamorphosis, huh…ice ladened trees…cold frigid temps…to the lush green, warm of summer!!! You’re absolutely right about faith and your analogy was splendid!!!

    Have a wonderful week, my friend!

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