I love to bake!
This morning, inspired by a crisp autumn day and surrounded by the beauty of nature’s art, I decided to bake ginger spice cookies. First, I gathered all the spices to grind. I don’t take the time to grind whole spices for all of my baking, however, this added step of savoring became this morning’s meditation:
- Crystallized ginger’s sharp earthy scent;
- Cinnamon which makes so many things taste better;
- Cloves flood me with memories surrounding Christmas; and,
- Molasses … a mindful slowness.
I think of how these spices grow and how molasses is harvested. Simple,yet complex. Isn’t that what God is: Simple, yet complex?
The cookies bake and our home is infused with the spicy fragrances creating a warmth and comfort from the cold rainy day. God is here in the blending of scents, traditions, memories, and love. How can I be the fragrance of Christ in the world everyday?
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Wow, I bet your home smells wonderful! What a great way to welcome in the Thanksgiving Season. The fall colors have been beautiful the past few days.
Natures beauty is soothing to my soul.
When you find something that soothes your soul, take it all in!
What a lovely post, Anne! I wish I could be there to smell the spicy goodness and share a cookie with you. 🙂
Thank you! I would love to share a cookie with you. I usually make way more than needed, but somehow they disappear.