No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. - Hebrews 12:11
Dayle, from A Collection of This and That, has a wonderful link share every Thursday called, Simple Pleasures, and I'm so happy to be participating this week for my first time.
I chose the Bible verse above, because I have honestly been struggling with disciplining my prayer life for quite awhile now. A lot of struggles have been hitting me one after the other and instead of sinking myself into prayer and trust in the Lord, I've been wallowing in despair and sadness.
When I started thinking about my Simple Pleasure for this week, the first thing that I thought of was pumpkins. I've been making all sorts of yummy goodies since October using this humble squash. And, pumpkins naturally make me think of Autumn and harvest. So I went to my favorite online Bible resource, Bible Gateway, and searched on the word Harvest. This verse from Hebrews really spoke to me, because discipline is exactly what I need and has been the hardest thing for me to do. Reading this verse and it's promise of righteousness and peace for those who practice discipline is exactly what I needed to hear. Isn't that the more important and special Simple Pleasure of all? When the Bible speaks to you about what you really need to hear?
And, since I have been making so many pumpkin desserts lately, here is one that I made yesterday.....and has definitely been a Simple Pleasure for my whole family.....Spiced Pumpkin Fudge. It is simply delicious and smells heavenly!
Spiced Pumpkin Fudge -
(original recipe can be found here at All Recipes)
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you try the Spiced Pumpkin Fudge. It's really yummy! Also, be sure to visit all of the wonderful blogs who are sharing their Simple Pleasures at A Collection of This and That, you will be be happy you did!