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I Love Your Burned Biscuits

When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work.

On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I’ll never forget what he said: “Honey, I love your burned biscuits.”

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, “Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she’s real tired. And besides – a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!”

Life is full of imperfect things… and imperfect people. I’m not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each others faults – and choosing to celebrate each others differences – is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that’s my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He’s the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn’t a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

“Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket – keep it in your own.”

-Author Unknown

God’s Value of Money

“…Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” – Luke 12:15

In these days of economic slowdowns and job layoffs, it’s good to remember the value God places on “money.”

The poorest person in the world isn’t the one who’s gone bankrupt. They’re the one who is without God, and consequently without hope in the world.

Some years ago, the editors of “The Wall Street Journal,” made a powerful statement. They pointed out:
“Money is the article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere, except heaven, and the universal provider of everything except… happiness.”

And, they’re right!

You see, as Christians our happiness is centered on our personal relationship with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus said it best…
“A person’s life doesn’t consist of the things which he possesses.”

Because, ultimately... The best things in life… AREN’T “things”!

By: Vonette Bright