"As you go forth into the world to begin the prodigious work of life, it is my greatest wish that you find success and happiness in creating your own home.
I have no doubt in your ability to accomplish this. For in all of you, I find that the great lesson I have striven to impart to you, is well learned --
the most exquisite pleasure in life, is giving pleasure to others. As the good Lord taught us, the finest quality of greatness is service."
Timeless Wisdom and Practical Advice by Miriam Lukken (affiliate link)
There is so much going on in the world that can distract us from our home. And when we are distracted from our duties, we are (sadly) helping to contribute to the problems that cause us grief in the first place. For it is my belief that if there were more true homes, there would be less sorrow in the world. It all begins in the home... or lack of a home. But I digress...
Baking is one such way to serve in a simple sense which brings comfort to the home. It feels safe when something good comes from the oven. Home feels cozy and secure when something smells amazing. Our homes are mini-bakeries and who doesn't love to walk into one!
These "Peanut Butter Chocolate S'more" cookies look nothing like Sally's but they are still beautiful to our household. When something isn't perfect, I call them rustic and suddenly they are perfect!
It is also enjoyable to put your own creative spin on recipes. My special versions included using graham cracker crumbs as sprinkles and using white chocolate for half of my cookies. What would you do with yours?
(This very fun recipe can be found here.)
Homemakers are artists. Homemakers are comfort-givers. Homemakers are servers. Homemakers are ultimately... love.
"Beloved, let us love one another,
for love is from God,
and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God."
~ 1 John 4:7
"When something isn't perfect, I call it rustic and suddenly it IS perfect!"ReplyDelete
I have adjusted your saying, and having a shirt made with it this week. Seriously, when I was growing up, what designers today call 'rustic' was simply the result of people making do with what they had at hand to build, sew or cook with. My entire house is 'rustic'.
Exactly! That is the true meaning of rustic! ♥️ Thanks for taking the time to visit here today!Delete
What a blessing it is to bring these touches of delight to our families! They look oh so good. yum.ReplyDelete
Those cookies look absolutely scrumptious...I'd better not make them, because I might eat them all. ;) But seriously, I completely agree with you that in stressful times, it's more important than ever to make our homes a place of comfort and joy. And I, too, really love bringing my family pleasure by baking. Last week I made chocolate cupcakes just because, yesterday I brought a fresh batch of peanut butter cookies to my sister and her children, and today I made my husband an apple pie. People enjoy these little things so much, it is definitely worth the effort it takes for us to make them. :)ReplyDelete
Yes! What a blessing you are!Delete
Oehhhwwww they look so delicious...I'm gonna give that a try ❤ReplyDelete