Archive for June 12th, 2013

Cookies!

June 12th, 2013

Oh man, today is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day.  And who can resist that great tasting cookies with the fork prints crisscrossed on top?  (well, that doesn’t count those with peanut allergies!) Did you know that recipe was first published in 1932?  When I hear that I sort of feel like Abraham after he realized he had some mighty visitors to his camp.  He ran to his wife and hollered

Quick! Three seahs of fine flour! Knead it, and make cakes!

I am not sure Amy will appreciate that shout out this morning, but I might give it a go and see if it results in some deliciousness. Anyway, baking also makes me think of measuring and measuring always brings me back to the way God will judge us.

38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.” Luke 6:38 (NASB)

This thought sure makes it easier to be a little more generous with our stuff, our thoughts, our judgements and our exhibitions of mercy.

Use a large measure today and see how things come back to you.