Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Serenity's Meatloaf Surprise

Serenity LOVES to help me make dinner. She LOVES to help me do anything that makes her feel like a big girl, because she genuinely believes she IS a big girl! So when it comes time to cook she will scoot her little stool over to the counter and "help" me. The trouble is... she thinks she can do it BETTER than Mommy. On occasions she's been known to add extra pepper, salt, sugar, or garlic while I'm not looking. But even after all my experience with her mischief, nothing could have prepared me for what I found last night.

I removed my glass baking dish from the cabinet, rinsed any dust particles off and dried it. Then I set it on the counter next to Serenity. I turned around, grabbed some non-stick aluminum foil and covered the bottom of the dish. With Serenity by my side, I finished mushing the ingredients of my meatloaf together. She helped me put the loaf into the pan on top of the aluminum foil. Finally, we placed the pan in the oven. Once finished, we all ate. It was delicious. After dinner, I went back into the kitchen to start the clean up process. I carefully removed the used foil and to my surprise found...

A melted orange crayon!

Yes folks... I baked an orange crayon at 400 degrees for an hour under the foil that contain the meatloaf my entire family consumed! I'm at a complete loss as to WHEN that special ingredient was added to our meal. Although I'm seemingly certain I can guess the WHO! Now I'm not saying I blame any little ornery toddler in particular. I mean I have no solid proof that any one person is responsible. But... let's just say, I will have extra eyes on one certain little girl the next time she decides to "help" me in the kitchen! :)

All I can say is... It's a good thing crayons aren't toxic! :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Just thinking out loud...

"Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; " Psalm 37:1-7

"Delight yourself also in the Lord" Take pleasure in serving Him! Not because you have to, not because you're told to, not because you want something from Him, but because you truly enjoy serving Him.
Do not wish you were on the other side of the fence. Do not envy the happenings of those who are worldly. Take PLEASURE in serving your King... through mountains and valleys... through rewards and tests. Do good... WANT good. "Commit your way to the Lord" Surrender your will....Commit to HIS way. When you are committed to Him, Your heart is Aligned with the heart of Christ. His desires become your desires.

Trust fully in Him. Recognize that He IS your ONLY source. His faithfulness FEEDS you! So rely fully on Him. Focus your eyes on our Lord. Do not become anxious! Instead...Rest in confidence KNOWING He WILL bring it to pass. Wait patiently, even if it seems long, wait patiently with Faith....
"And He shall give you the desires of your heart."

Just thinking out loud....:)