I like cooking because sometimes you can just wing it and everything turns out OK, BUT if you have a recipe that you love, it never fails.
I really messed up one night for dinner. It was late and I was in a hurry, and while the dinner didn’t really need a recipe, it did need a process. We had started the mashed potatoes way too early, they were done before we even started the pork chops and veggies.
As I hurried to get the iron skillet onto the stove, which had other pans on it already because it was just that kind of day, I dropped the iron skillet on the tile floor. I was sure I must have broken a tile. Nope. What I did break was the iron skillet. WHAT?!? I didn’t even know you could do that. Now I know.
Recipes for Life
Anyway, as you can see, the recipe would not have helped much with such a simple meal per say, but a process that got my dinner going earlier in the day might have. That was when I realized that what I needed were recipes for life.
Then I realized, I already have several recipes for life. And that answered a big question I had on blogging and the purpose of this blog. I will be sharing my Recipes for Life. Yeah, that is kind of generic really, right? So here I will be sharing Recipes for Finding Happy in the Chaos.
First Recipe: Daily Moment with God
Today’s recipe: Daily Moment with God. I have it available in the “shop” as a free download here.
I find that when I take even a few minutes in the morning to spend time with God the rest of the day goes better.
Not only that, I get really good lessons just when I need them. Sometimes because of something I have been pondering. Sometimes, it’s because I will need it later. Really, it makes a huge difference. I get up at 5 am to spend time with God and do some writing. My husband gets up at 6 am, and will sometimes ask me to do somethings for him. The kids get up at 7 am and we get our day going… That time is precious, it is necessary for me. If you can’t see yourself getting up an hour early for “you time”, just try getting up 10 minutes early and spend that extra time in contemplation of God’s word.
BTW we ended up having our mashed potatoes and gravy and leftover pizza… for dinner. God bless my husband because he did give me some ribbing, but he took it in stride.