Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's All Because of Him That I Serve him

I could feel the cool air coming through the small crack I left in the window last night. With one eye opened, I glanced at the clock. According to the clock and my schedule, I still had two hours of sleep allotted to me. As I lay there pondering if I was going to get up and close the window or go back to sleep, a thought came to my mind.

"What am I going to do today to bless Don?"

To some, it may appear as though my days serving here at home are a complete waste of time and talent. A part me, though, can't help but to think about Jesus who served without hesitation. If I proclaim to the world that I am a believer in Christ and wear the label "Christian", my life should reflect Christ-like behavior.

A wise woman told me years ago that if it doesn't line up with the Word of God, then it should have no place in my life. With that said, what does the Bible say about serving?

"...but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave--just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give His life a ransom for many."
Matthew 20:26b-28

I want to be like the Son of Man. I want to serve like Him. Serving like Him may consist of sacrificing a little sleep in order to make my husband an omelet at 6 am or 12 midnight due to his work schedule. I learned the hard way that being a true servant means I can't complain when being called upon to serve.

Photo Credit: Captured By Kim
So what did I do for my husband today? He loves baked goods. So I made him some Soft Oatmeal Molasses Cookies.

"She does him good and not evil all the days of her life." ~Proverbs 31:12

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Weekend Breakfast

Today is the first day of Fall. Slowly, I've been cranking the oven and enjoying the aroma of baked goods. With the arrival of fresh crisp air, the scent of apple-cinnamon and pumpkin spice candles; it's a season of slowing down and enjoying the beautiful, vibrant colors of the leaves.

One thing we really enjoy around here is a hearty breakfast. In order to save time on the weekends, I prepare a big breakfast on Saturday so that there are leftovers on Sunday morning. That gives me a little extra time to get ready for church.

I found this Breakfast Casserole over at Mennonite Girls Can Cook. I must say, every recipe that I have tried on this website has been a success.

Right before it goes into the oven.

I did change a few things from what the recipe called for. I only added half the amount of sour cream.

It takes about an hour to bake depending on your oven.

The finished result from this recipe looks amazing and smells delicious.

The finished result was worth all the butter and sour cream.