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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bread and Other Provisions

I've been told to start a blog for some time now.  So here I am.  

I thought the best thing to start with is why

Bread and Other Provisions

Well, one of my favorite hobbies is baking bread.  I love to try to master the next thing, I love to grind wheat and make whole grain breads for my family and friends.  It's a hobby, but it's also much more.

Why bread?  
In a world that tells us that carbs are so bad for us,  why is bread such a big deal to me?  

Well, I had a boy...
His name was Jacob...
he loved to cook, he loved to bake, he loved to stand beside me in my kitchen and "help" as much as a toddler and preschooler can "help".  But, as God would have it, this boy unfortunately developed cancer (Wilm's Tumor) at the age of 4 in 2002.  By April of 2004 this active "helper" was struggling to cling to life. 

I had friends that had introduced me to the art of bread baking.  And as timing would have it I ordered my Bosch Mixer and Nutrimill Grainmill just a few days before Jacob took a turn for the worse.  I made my first loaves of bread the day before Jacob's life on this earth was transformed into a heavenly realm while he was on our couch clinging to life.  He wanted to help, but he just couldn't.  I stood in my kitchen that spring day, wondering "what am I doing?"  and knowing he really wanted to help.  I thought he would love to "play" with me in the kitchen, but he was just to sick that day.  I felt helpless and like I needed to "do" something.  Why bread?  I'll get into that more later...

April 29, 2004, Jacob was released from this life into eternal life with Jesus.  He Won!

I am certain my little "helper" would have been right beside me if he could have been, baking bread, and playing with me.

So, ever since, I bake bread and I think of my boy.  The one who taught me about the word "generosity".  

"Moreover, we will bring to the storerooms of the house of our God, to the priests, the first of our ground meal, of our grain...."  Nehemiah 10:37

So everytime I bake bread I give at least one of the 4 loaves away.  The "first fruits" are given  out of my love for my God and out of my love and memory of my boy.  God has provided, so we give back.  It's what we do.

As I set up this blog today I searched God's word and found this:
"And this is what he sent to his father: ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and other provisions for his journey."     Gen 45:23

So, please join me on this journey as I share about "Bread and Other Provisions" from the Lord.  For I could not be here, I could not take my next breath without the Provision of my Lord Jesus Christ.  It is because of Him that I live and breathe.  

I will share life
I will share my heart
I will share my faith
I will share bread with you

Come ......partake with me.

1 comment:

  1. i heart you.

    you ARE an author.

    you really are.