Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SWEET AND NUTTY and that's OK!


This news story broke my heart today.  Apparently, there is a growing trend in which mothers are taking ADHD drugs that were prescribed for their children. So discontent with reality, they are willing to lie and become addicts to "get the job done."

What a mess.

In response, I'd like to share my thoughts in the form of a picture.

This is an ugly picture of a peanut butter and chocolate chip crescent in the making.  It was shaped by the hands of my 2 and 6 yr old children.  We measured all the ingredients the same, counted the chips, and gently folded them alike.

Sometimes, I am this crescent.

Sweet, but mostly a little nutty....baked by hard temps of life 'till I am crusty on the outside and melted, wimpy goo on the inside.

I try to grow and change to make a difference in my life and the lives of others, but when shaped by my own immature hands....I fall so very short.

Thank you God that my acceptance and entrance into your kingdom is not based on my own works, but by Faith.

Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.

Here's the thing about these ugly, but tasty little peanut butter and chocolate rolls.  They might not be perfect in shape, or size.  They might not glow or sparkle.  But, one bite and they all taste the same.

As mommies, we can't compare ourselves to each other and measure ourselves inadequate.  We can't look at a pile of laundry and decree we have failed for the day.  There is a deeper status check we can't ignore.  Are we His?  Are we a child of the Almighty?

Because, if you are, at the end of the day...we will all be measured as a "new creation in Christ."

Therefore if any person is in Christ, he is a new creation...the old has passed away.  Behold, the fresh and new has come!  II Corin 5:17 AMP

That, dear friends, is exceptionally refreshing!

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Crescents
1 can of reduced fat crescents
4 tbsp of reduced fat peanut butter
chocolate chips to taste

bake at 375, for about 10 mins.  Just follow the directions on the can. 
weight watchers (old points) is about 4 pts.