On cue, most Sunday early evenings, I hear the chime of a text message. My eldest sister.
“The great Canadian Baking Show is ON”
“Tournaments of Champions….Food Channel. Then to biscotti on The Great Canadian Baking Show.”
“In anticipation of the Great Canadian Baking Show I baked a cake. The cake mix and canned icing were only a few months past ‘best by’ date so I decided to live dangerously. Not bad except for the metallic taste.”
My eldest sister lives a 30 hour drive away. Usually my sisters and I see each other a few times a year, but Covid restrictions have us staying in our provinces of Alberta and Ontario. Thus began the Sunday night text chatter that has included a cat, a puzzle, and a (luckily not rancid) cake. I have the pictures to proof it. But don’t tell my sister. I hope to save these conversations for a book called “Sisters of the Pandemic.” I think it will be a best seller or maybe at least be on a Kindle buried in a box in a museum’s archived chamber in the year 2090.
One can dream…
I don’t dream of ever being on the Great Canadian Baking Show, however you wouldn’t know that from my Cake Creation Pinterest board that are full of cakes creations from pastel coloured flowers covering top layers to Baby Yoda. I’ve dreamed of being on Nailed It! where amateur bakers try to make professional themed cakes and, well, Destroy It! My granddaughter said I was too good of a baker (bless her heart) to ever be on that show. But I can dream on by hanging up my Nailed It banner in my kitchen (yes, I have one bought from Etsy), and pretend the hand mixer vibrating in my hands is actually a pretty commercial mixer(and a perfect time to day-dream of being on set with every bakers dream tools just a reach away).
I don’t want to put down our human dreams, yet have to share this quote I came upon:
God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Now I don’t believe God does not want us to dream. He places dreams in our hearts that evolve to create wonders to build His Kingdom like ministries, businesses, art, care-taking of loved ones, making the best ever Avenger cake in your grandson’s eyes…
But no man can create the Rocky Mountains. Or a bird that flies. Or lake waters that glimmer like glass.
With this in mind, may you be reminded of God’s provision and generosity reflected through the beauty of nature.
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders, where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. Psalm 65:8.
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What in nature is reminding you of God’s provision and generosity today?