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?