I have been dealt a few lemons over the years,but I have learned that I can give thanks for the situation and learn from it, or whine and complain and have to learn things the hard way. Paul describes contentment this way in Philippians 4:10-13
10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
courtesy of Biblegateway.com – NIV version
This verse is a good reminder to me to stop and enjoy every moment I have. Smell the roses. Stop blogging and play with the kids, make cookies, and don’t forget to make lemonade!
I am going to share with you a recipe from my friend Nichole, whose husband blogs over at Husband of a Homeschooling Mom. This is possibly one of the easiest recipes I have ever made. I have taught both of my boys to make this and it is our go-to recipe when we have potlucks or family gatherings. Everyone thinks it is fresh squeezed lemonade! I make this a frugal treat by purchasing my lemon juice from the dollar store:)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup lemon juice from concentrate
- 2 quarts water
- Mix sugar and lemon juice in two-quart pitcher until sugar is dissolved.
- Add water to 2-quart line.
- Stir and refrigerate