The Light At the End

The Light At the End

I had just walked in the glass door of my workplace & was heading down the hall.  I had dreaded coming in that day.  I just didn’t feel like being there!!  Halfway down this long hall, I encountered an elderly lady hunched over a walker with wheels on it.  She greeted me with a smile, huffing & puffing as she walked toward the door.

I jokingly said, “It’s a long hallway, isn’t it?”  And she replied cheerfully, “It is, but I see the light at the end.  I’m almost there.” 

Her smile and positive attitude affected me that day.  Here I was, walking upright with no shortness of breath dreading the day ahead, an this dear lady looked on her circumstances with a smile.  There was light at the end of her tunnel.

I was instantly reminded how Jesus is our Light.  There will be no need for sun, moon, or stars in heaven because the glory of our Savior & Lord will be so bright that there will be no more night, no more stress, no more sickness, no more death. 

Philippians 4:8 is wonderful instruction on how to think.  This a great way to begin this new year.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.

 When we think positively, it shows in our attitudes, even when things are difficult!!

Today, I’m sharing a positively delicious recipe for Strawberry Salad.  It is a good recipe for any season because it uses frozen strawberries, canned crushed pineapple, & fresh bananas. 

Confectionately Yours,



Strawberry Salad

 1 (6-oz.) pkg. strawberry gelatin
1 (20-oz.) can crushed pineapple
1 c. boiling wate
2 c. sour cream
3 med. bananas, chopped
2 (10-oz.) pkgs. frozen sliced strawberries, in syrup

In a medium bowl, combine gelatin and boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved.

Add un-drained pineapple, strawberries, and chopped bananas stirring to combine.

Divide the mixture in half. Pour half of the gelatin mixture into a 9 x 13 dish. Leave the rest of the gelatin at room temp. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. 

Spread sour cream over the set gelatin and spoon the rest of the gelatin over the sour cream. Cover and return to refrigerator until set, about 90 minutes. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Note: Sugar free gelatin (6 serving size) and plain frozen strawberries with the
addition of sugar free sweetener may be substituted to lower sugar for those who need to watch their intake for health reasons. I like to make this in individual footed dishes and garnish with whipped cream, mint leaves and fresh strawberries. 

Do not use fresh pineapple as the gelatin will not set.  Fresh strawberries may be used, but add some sugar to the sliced strawberries prior to pull out the juices.  Sugar the berries & let sit for an hour in the fridge.