In the last couple months, I’ve had the joy of getting to rub up against the edges of a lot of thoughtfully creative new friends and ideas. This has been amazing and hard and, as with a lot of other unfamiliar territory, I’ve gone in to most of it kicking and clinging.
What’s come out of this time has been some oxygenated energy and relationships. And today is feeling like a “share the bounty” kind of day. And yes, we’re going to call a “bounty” three things. Sorry, we already took a vote…
So without further ado, here are some of the byproducts of this time in the fresh air.
Eat (my darling)
I made these last week and foolishly thought the best part of the process was when I successfully rolled the dough into a nice little cylinder. To be clear, this definitely earned me some permanent Pioneer Woman points, however the really ridiculous joy came from sharing them with Zoey, who gave an enthusiastic “mmmMMMMmmm” between each bite. I mean…really. This girl. Hers is an entirely appropriate response, whether you are 18 months or 38 years old. The blog itself is whatever a healthy foodie/Jesus-y mom blog will be. The cinnamon rolls should not be overlooked.
If I haven’t mentioned it before, you should know that I’m on a mission (from God) to bring back the lost art of the bulletin board. We all have a calling, right? Theresa Cho is helping me out and making it look good! The best part of this project was getting to DESTROY THE CRAYONS!!! The worst part was having to peel and cut them up. Hire a teenager to do this part for you. Do not offer co-authorship.
Help us to leave enough space on our schedules, in our minds, at our tables to allow your crazy grace to flow when we pray for you to “fill us”, heed you to “be here”, beg you to “abide with us”, demand you to “get down here”.
Amen (times ten.)