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Making Biscuits By Heart

  This morning was a typical morning for us here on Shepherds Hill.  The sun was shining but the frost was still on the ground wherever the sun had not touched.  The woodstove was burning and the birds were hitting the bird feeder like commuters at a McDonalds. As our sleepy world slipped away and the activity in the house increased, I began to make breakfast.  Coffee first  – ALWAYS!!!  Then mix up the biscuits.  It takes them the longest in the oven so they get made first before I even start the bacon or sausage. And then one of those moments occurred.  One of those precious, stop you in your tracks, moments that linger in your mind like the scent of a baby or the laughter of kids climbing a tree. Olivia came in the room, still in her nightgown, hair mussed from sleep, reaching for a hug and said, “Momma, when I grow up I want to make biscuits by heart, like you do.” Wow!  Biscuits by heart – biscuits by . . .heart!  Immediately, the revelation of that struck me.  Of course, she meant that I could mix them without looking at a recipe. But – the meaning was so much more!


She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. 

Proverbs 31:15

 I must admit that there are too many mornings that the sun has risen before me, much to my dissatisfaction.  But how immeasurable the joy is when the first greeting of the day for my family is the smell of breakfast cooking.  Through the years, it has become evident that the later I rise the more it seems I am behind during the day. 

Spending my days in service to Father God, to my husband and to my children, and then to the community that the Lord has placed me in is the proper Godly order.  The day will come for all mothers when we have worked ourselves out of a job.  At that time we will be ministering to our husbands and to our community more, but while our babies are home, whether they be 9 months old of 19 years old – that should be our focus.

How thankful I am that Father God has blessed me and allowed me to spend all of the growing up years with my children.  Except for a short time, I never had send my babies off to day care or school, where some other person was given the privilege of sharing their day and building their character.  In Father God’s decision to give these blessings to us as parents, we have never second-guessed His plan by handing them over to others.

Making biscuits by heart is just one of the ways that I have been able to show my babies that they are cherished and loved and appreciated.  And what more can you give your child than an understanding of the Love that Father God has for them and the realization that NOTHING is more worthy of your time and effort than they are.


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"It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him." Lamentations 3:22-24

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2 Responses to "Making Biscuits By Heart"

  1. donna says:

    That is a most beautiful story. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Cathy says:

    Beautiful! As I sit here this New Years day thinking about how to grow and move through this year, I have been enjoying your stories. This one and the dish washing one are the two that spoke to me the most. I was hoping though that a super biscuit recipe would be hidden in the post! With all of the yummy things I make well, I can NOT make a good biscuit or pie.

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