Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Taste of Eternity

On Main Street in Everett, Pennsylvania you can listen for the still, small voice of God and experience a delicious taste of heaven.  Eternity Tea Room offers a tranquil oasis to nourish your soul as well as tantalize your taste buds.

Four of us, writers from two counties, met at Eternity Tea Room the last Saturday of May to get to know each other better. We couldn’t have chosen a place any more conducive to developing friendships.

The beautiful blue and white Victorian décor warmly invited us to pause and refresh our spirits, cherish new found relationships, glean encouragement and generate inspiration for our craft.

As we looked around the lovely room, everything that met our view exuded serenity. Stylish antique hats, English teapots, delicate linens and fine china adorned the tastefully appointed dining area. Soft instrumental background music added to the peaceful ambiance.

With her warm, welcoming smile, Debbie Blankley, owner of the tea room, helped us chose our pots of tea to share. She encouraged us to linger, not rush, over our light afternoon refreshments.

Audible oohs and ahhs escaped our lips when Debbie brought in the three tiers of beautiful savories and sweets. Delicate tea sandwiches, hearty scones, and delicious mini desserts temptingly awaited us.

We paused to take hands and pray before eating. Prayer is at home in Eternity Tea Room. It was obvious why when Debbie shared, “I don’t see this as a business but as a ministry God has blessed me with.”

Eternity Tea Room certainly ministered to each one of my friends and me. God drew us together via our common passion for writing and used our time at the tea room to bond our kindred spirits together. After two hours we reluctantly parted company with promises of “till next time.”

©2011 Pamela D. Williams

1 comment:

  1. I just loved going to the tea. Even the drive to Everett seemed to take no time at all. When friends get together (and talk writing)...

    Thank you, Pam for the "tea"!