Friday, March 21, 2008

Bed and Breakfast

Serving in ministry often gives us the opportunity to share our homes with fellow Christians, ministers, and missionaries. Sharing our homes is not just a blessing for the traveler but it is a special blessing for those who have opened their home. Not only do we help in furthering the gospel but as hosts we are richly blessed by the experiences of our guest. We are always looking for a way to make them feel comfortable and special as they stay with us. A place to rest and a simple meal is a welcome gesture for our guest. Often we have the opportunity to share the things God has done in our lives as we enjoy a leisure breakfast. But, sometimes it is grab a muffin and run.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Pastries and Desserts

Sometimes I can not believe how good God is to us. His blessings abound even in times of trial. He does not just feed us He even brings dessert. Having a cup of tea (or coffee) and sharing dessert with a friend, old or new, is t me one of the "sweetest treats" God gives to us. What a blessing it is to share our hearts and build relationships with such a simple gesture of dessert. Take some time, bake a pie (or buy one) and invite someone over for dessert and enjoy some of the richest blessings God gives.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Homemade Bread

Bread baking is absolutely one of my favorite things. As the whole house gradually fills with the rich aroma of fresh homemade bread baking in the oven, guest seem to appear from nowhere. They always seem to know when it is bread baking day. I am especially fond of the free form artisan loaves with all their texture, color and variety of shapes. It does not seem to matter in what culture you live, bread is always a staple and often the center of the meal. Often artisan breads require few ingredients and very little equipment to prepare a beautiful and delicious loaf of bread. Presented here are some of the scrumptious breads we prepared. Move you mouse over the photo to view their description.