Thursday, September 17, 2015
Breakfast in honor of my mom.......
Isn't it interesting how two things just "go together?" Some people would never think that peanut butter toast would taste good when dunked into a cup of hot cocoa. But let me tell you, it is a real treat. The peanut butter gets warm and gooey and the combo of chocolate with peanut butter is always good (think Reese's Peanut Butter Cups). If you haven't ever tried this, I suggest that you do. It is really good. There are lots of other things that make good "partners". French fries and ketchup, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits and gravy, the list could go on and on. But it is those times that you find two things that should NOT go together.....but they do....that is so interesting. My very favorite of these unlikely pairs is potato chips and ice cream!
I've been thinking about my very special small group. This group of ladies have been so important to me over the last year. And we are really an "unlikely" group. We have been assembled through some very unusual connections. We are different ages, have different backgrounds, different jobs, our children are different ages. Some of our kids are still very young and some of us have grandchildren. Even our church backgrounds are very different. But when this group of women prays, things happen. We have seen answers to prayer, been supported and loved and learned and grown through each other in ways that are just amazing. The presence of Jesus is so strong during our meetings and usually we just follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. I didn't know most of these ladies just a year ago, yet today, I can say they are my closest friends. They know my hopes, my dreams, and my heart. I can count on these gals to pray when I send out a text to the group. It is wonderful how Jesus can mold us and change us to become one cohesive group. A mish-mash of different people that Jesus has assembled together. And it is the BEST!
My wandering thoughts today have brought me to this point. Never dismiss something because it doesn't seem to "go together". Whether it is a food pair or people in a group. Don't be quick to decide that it won't work. I can assure you that peanut butter toast and hot cocoa is great...and a unlikely group of people can turn into a great support system and prayer warrior friends.
Jesus, thank you for knowing exactly what we need and when we need it. Thank you for memories and reminders of loved ones who are now with you. Holy Spirit, help us to stay open when you present us with new and different situations and combinations. Thank you for great food and great friends. And Jesus, thank you for my mom. Amen