With extra time to write, uninterrupted opportunities to create and free time to rest, I loved my birthday weekend! And as if those little gifts weren't enough, I also enjoyed Brett's homemade pizza for dinner, breakfast out before church on Sunday and a delicious dessert. Imagine with me a generous bowl of coffee ice cream nestled next to a slice of from-scratch (from our garden) carrot cake topped with homemade cream cheese frosting. And not a smidgen of frosting, mind you, but a generous slathering; a thoroughly liberal blanketing; a splendidly lavish layer of creamy sweet goodness!
In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, we read:
7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. (Ephesians 1:7-8a)
I can say, as I lick the sugary sweetness off my fingers, that this snapshot of God's abundant grace is a delicious reminder. Delicious and sweet.
(Now ... who is going to come help us eat this cake? Because I can't be left alone with it's deliciousness ...)
31 Days of Mom in the Midst
Day 1: Mom in the Midst
Day 2: My Button is Lame
Day 3: Splendidly Lavish