And there I was again…lunch time!

The lunchtime crisis. Go home, go out?

Well earlier today I looked over some debit card expenditures and noted quite a few eating out issues. And just yesterday I had lunch out and enjoyed the crispy chicken skinĀ of some really well cooked fried chicken.

So home I went.

The kitchen was stocked with the usual fixins but I wanted something different. The sweet cherries sitting on my counter inspired my next thought. Just last week I made Cherry-limeade with jarred cherries and homemade simple syrup. It was yummy. But what if I used these fresh cherries and lightened it up a bit?

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So I grabbed some cherries, half a lime, a knife, a tool I will call my smasher and a fancy glass!

I removed the pits from the cherries and cut the lime into small wedges.

I removed the pits from the cherries and cut the lime into small wedges.

Smashed (gently for light flavor, harder for intense flavor) the cherries and limes.

Smashed (gently for light flavor, harder for intense flavor) the cherries and limes.

Added crushed ice.

Added crushed ice.

And Waa-laa! Or whatever you want to say! I way done! A cool refreshing lighter version of cherry limeade that made we want to grab lunch on the patio!

And Waa-laa! Or whatever you want to say! I was done! A cool refreshing lighter version of cherry limeade that made we want to grab lunch on the patio!

And since I made the wise choice to go home (the best yes choice) I was able to sit on the patio with my lunch, my bible, my journal and my refreshing beverage. And that’s where I realized I had food for thought! So I poked around the back of my bible and then found a verse in Acts 3.

“Repent therefore…that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” Acts 3:19

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Repent+Forgiving=Refreshing

And as I soaked in the sun and soaked up the love of The Son I whispered, “I am a sinner, saved by grace, refreshed by the forgiveness of my Savior. How refreshing”!

Be refreshed, Jodie