Dear Faith Friends,

This past week has felt quite indulgent.  I had a chance, during the sabbatical, to think about what I enjoy doing and would like to spend more time at. I came up with baking.

So much of ministry has a non-tangible outcome.  Baking is a chance to be creative, have a product and feed someone!
Problem is…just when I have time to bake, I don’t have a congregation to feed.  So, I got creative about that, too.

I baked for people in the neighborhood (finally paying them back for their “welcome pies”.)  I baked for people moving into a new home.  I baked for my mother’s nursing staff.  Next up, I’m baking for Faith staff.

I’m not a very good baker.  Any success I have in cooking or baking isn’t from skill or technique.  My only talent is that I am good at reading recipes and recommendations.  If you start with the right directions, it’s bound to turn out well.

Thanks be to God, that’s true of our lives as Christians, as well as cooks.

Blessings for the journey,

Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus.  Saving is all God’s idea and Christ’s work….It’s God’s gift from start to finish.  – Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, chapter 2.