Baking and Memories

Hi, everybody!! It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving, so today we went and got groceries for our turkey dinner which will be next Saturday. After that I baked some cinnamon rolls and buns…actually I should say I’m still baking. The cinnamon rolls are in the oven now and the buns will go in after that in shifts. The tough part is they will go in the freezer till Saturday…bummer. We may be able to snitch a few out first. It’s been a good weekend. Yesterday I went to watch Tre’s basketball game while Jon was helping on the farm. Today after going to church I got caught up around the house while punching bread dough. I’m working with the girls to figure out Christmas gifts and holiday plans…I LOVE this time of year!!!

Thought for the day

I was thinking about Philippians 3…”forgetting what lies behind, and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Forgetting what lies behind can be easier said than done. We are human beings, and we have memories. When we have a pattern in our life of repeated failure, broken relationships, or refection it is impossible to actually forget. When we are faced with similar circumstances now it’s easy to fall into the thought process that the pattern will repeat itself. To set those memories aside we have to make a deliberate choice to see what God’s truth is. He declares to be new creatures with a new life hidden in Him. Our old life was crucified with Him, buried, and we were raised to a new life in Him. He is the truest thing about us, and our identity finds its reality in His life. Hang onto the good memories. Learn from the not so good. But understand that who you really are is wrapped up in the mystery of Christ in you, the hope of glory.

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