I am a big fan of Patsy Clairmont!
When she published her book, Tea with Patsy Clairmont, I didn't let too much time go by before I added it to my bookshelf. It's a cute book, full of stories of inspiration centered around a cup of tea. I confess, I am a coffee drinker first but with that said, I also enjoy holding up my pinkie while sipping on a nice cup of tea served in a pretty teacup.
Here is a cute/inspirational story shared by Patsy...
I was told to pay close attention to the location of the spout on a pot to determine its function. The spouts that are positioned low, close to the table, are for serving coffee. Spouts that are located mid-pot is for tea. And a spout that is even with the lid is a chocolate pot. There are always exceptions to the rule, but the spout site is a helpful indicator.
Speaking of spouts, have you ever made what you thought was a good deal only to find out later that you were taken? Of course you have. Me too. Les and I bought what we thought was an antique chocolate set (high spout) only to find out it was brand new. It's still a lovely set, but since it was sold to us in the guise of an antique, our pleasure in it has been tempered.
I wanted to return to the store and "chat" with the owner, but that wasn't possible. For weeks when I would pass the set on my buffet, I would think of what I would have said to the deceptive man given the opportunity. Talk about a spout....I'm afraid I have one. When I'm brewing, watch out!
"The mouth of fools spout folly" Proverbs 15:2b warns us. Scripture also reminds us, "The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life" Proverbs 10:11a.
I'm grateful I couldn't get to that man who misrepresented his product lest with my words I misrepresent my Lord. I want what pours forth from my mouth to be life-giving.
I guess I'll have to have regular site checks on my spout to make sure I'm functioning as originally designed!
We realize we have been jarred by life, causing brokenness. Some of us feel like shards of china instead of the exquisite and intriguing vessels that we want to be. We want to be pots that, when poured, tipped, dropped, or spilled, issue forth streams of life. Please, You who rework clay to repair damage, mend us.
In Jesus 'restorative' name,
Several of you have mentioned Victoria on PBS, I finally watched it Sunday night and now I'm hooked. I also loved Six Wives and Mercy Street and I'm already looking forward to next weeks episodes. I must say, Henry VIII (Six Wives) was a scoundrel.
Until Next Time
Until Next Time
Checking my spout, where the words come out!