Thursday, February 9, 2012

"What I Hunger for..."

"I just love the way fresh dough feels under my fingers," my daughter says as she helps me roll out some pie dough. She loves to help me in the kitchen-when the cat doesn't need some cuddles-and she is able to set down her latest Elsie Dinsmore book. Its in that moment when I can almost taste the flaky crust. I am anxious and excited to fill the pie pan and get it in the oven. (I believe there is a pie gene in my soul, because...well...pies are my favorite!) I don't mind the hard work it takes to make a fresh crust or the time I use peeling two bags of apples-----its worth it!

As the pie cooks (Carmel Flat Apple Pie) I busy myself with a task at hand...making our meal list and thinking about what I would like to purchase from a local Amish market. I prayed for wisdom... I asked the Lord to show me what meals would be healthy and in our budget. I hungered to feed my family healthy meals. I desired to keep within our food budget. To me this was hard work---a task I have been struggling at. It was very relaxing to roll out pie dough and peel apples for a hour...I knew the smell of the pie baking and the taste of the flaky crust and juicy filling will be all worth it. But for this I needed strength, motivation, and confidence.

The Lord soon brought a verse to mind....

"and let us not be weary in well doing

for in due season we shall reap if we faint not."

Galatians 6:9

I meditated on those words for a while...this is well doing...this is what I hungered for. I begin to search my heart for other things I hungered for as a mom.

I hungered to spend more time with my kids playing games...

I hungered for patience at bedtime-when my nightly list is calling. To just sit and be still... listening to the hearts of my children.

I hungered for grace. Grace found in a gentle voice as I train my children. Grace to give when they fall, remembering we are all sinners.

The pie is done, it smells amazing.

The meal list is wrote.

 mind is eternaly focused

...and my heart is ready for the hardwork that lies ahead

 will be all worth it

To all my blog friends remember:

"and let us not be weary in well doing,

for in due season we will reap if we faint not."

Galatians 6:9

Pressing On,


*I am honored to have this post featured today over at my dear friends blog....feel free to take a moment and visit and check her her wonderful yogurt recipe!


  1. Very Beautiful Dawn! You will be so grateful for all the time that you spent, all the love that you gave and all the sweetness you shared! Your Love will bless your children and your Husband! I am so thankful for you as my Friend! Love and prayers for you Dear One!

  2. I love this & that is one of my FAVORITE homeschooling verses! :) Ami

  3. Thank you so much ladies for stopping by and saying hello. The words of a wise friend is more precious than gold....for both of you I am greatful!!! I hope you both find great joy as you train your children and bless your husbands this weekend! :)

  4. Such a great post to read! Thanks for the encouragement!

  5. Your welcome Erika! Thank you for stopping by! Hope you can visit again soon :)! Many Blessings to you!!!