May 21, 2011

Still here/God's Cake

Just a quick note to say sorry that I haven't posted in a bit... thank you for the many emails and encouragement.  Everything here is fine :0) I just can't seem to get those creative juices flowing but hope to have something soon>

I shared this on fb thought all of you may enjoy this as well:
I can't take credit for this.  We found it on the wall of the restroom at our new favorite bakery..... Cupcake Girls
God’s Cake
A daughter is telling her mother how everything is going wrong.
She’s failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her, and her best friend is moving away.
Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack. The daughter looks at her mother and say, “You know it, Mom! I love your cake.”
“Here, have some cooking oil,” her mother offers.
“Yuck,” says her daughter.
“How about a couple of raw eggs?” the mother asks.
“Gross, Mom!”
“Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?”
“Mom, those are all nasty!”
At this point, the mother says to her daughter something that puts things in perspective:
“Yes, all those things seem bad by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake!”
God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through bad or difficult times. God knows that when He puts these things — our life, the universe, or anything at all — in the order He knows is best, things always work for our good! We just have to trust Him, knowing that things will turn out fine.
When we’re going through troubled times, sometimes it seems to be an eternity before things get better, but when we’re in the middle of the fire — when things are at their absolute worst, we must simply know, in our heart, that God is there, totally in control of the situation (if we allow Him), and is working all things out for our good. When we try to keep things in our control, well, that’s when we knock things off-kilter with God’s plans for our lives. At that point, you see, God will have to work His plans for our life in a different way — and when He has to do that, sometimes the consequences of our actions have to play out, as severe as they may be — but in the end, His plan still comes shining through.
God really is focused on us — the creatures He calls people. We are supposedly civilized. If you stop and look around, many of the things we do to each other are anything but civil, but what’s He do for us every day? He sends us flowers every spring, a sunrise every morning, and birds to sing and serenade us each and every day.
Whenever you want to talk, He’s ready to listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, yet He chose your heart.
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My thoughts
As you head out into the world today — no matter if it is morning, noon, or night — reflect of this story and try to understand how life really can be a piece of cake.
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