Sunday, January 10, 2010

BURNT BISCUITS..............

There was a kid whose mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. He remembered one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, his mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of his dad. He remembers waiting to see if anyone noticed!

Yet all his dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at his mom and ask him how his day was at school. He doesn't remember what he told them that night, but he does remember watching his dad smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!

When he got up from the table that evening, he remembers hearing his mom apologize to his dad for burning the biscuits. And he'll never forget what his dad said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits."

Later that night, he went to kiss Dad good night and he asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. His dad wrapped him 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!"

Aren't our lives full of imperfect things.....and imperfect people?

Learning to accept each others faults - and choosing to celebrate each others differences - is one of the most important keys to creating healthy, growing, and lasting relationships.

Let's make that our prayer for one another... that we'll remember to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of our lives and lay them at the feet of God. In the end, He's the only One who will be able to give us relationships where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

Please pass me a biscuit, and OK, the burnt one will do just fine !

This was given to me by my mom. I thought that I would pass it on to you in a spirt of gratitude and humor.

Have a blessed day!

Daily Grace


Victor S E Moubarak said...

This is a brilliant post. I'm so grateful that you posted it.

May God bless you an your family always.

Daily Grace said...

Thank you Victor!

God Bless~DG

Julia said...

That is just beautiful...and a wonderful lesson for us all!

Jackie said...

Hi Daily Grace! That we shouldn't complain comes out very clear here. That is some loving advice the dad gave and my boyfriend would do the same if I made burnt biscuits . He loves me :) I burnt the bacon and he said "I love burnt bacon!" lol It was extra crispy .

Daily Grace said...

Julia and Jackie, I am so glad you got a smile from this.

Thanks so much for the comments...they mean a lot!


breadgirl said...

Good Morning Daily Grace
Thank you for TWO WONDERFUL POSTS! This one is lovely and we can all learn a lesson from it. Also, the video of 'Holy Mother' is too lovely for words. Thanks again and God bless you.

Sr. Ann Marie said...

This story made my day because it brought back a wonderful memory--a 20 year old one! Our province was using "Declare A Feast" theme for the year based on the film "Babette's Feast." Each of our convents had watched the film and decided on some way to "declare a feast." We had 7 sisters in our house and we decided to have a special dinner and we each invited several people to join us. We invited coworkers, friends, anyone we felt was in need of a little something special. We all worked together and the only problem was that some of the biscuits were burned on the bottom. We put them on one plate and decided we would make sure that we got the burned ones and the guests would get the good ones. The only problem was that in passing them around someone inadvertantly described the burned ones as the "sisters' buns"! Of course, everyone got a great deal of enjoyment out of it and we retold the story via song at our yearly province gathering. Thanks for the memory!

Kelly said...

My dear , read the blog -Meditation from the Cardinal Nest - by Ruth !
At January 7 post ,you will see one amazing story about one amazing sister .She`s looking for founds to feed some hungryes childrens .
I just thinking how i can realy help !??
I pray that Joy For All will minister to it's visitors
and will encourage and bless everyone in some way.
We can identify with the disciples. At times, we have
a tendency to focus on the things that are going on around us instead of the One that is in control of all things. When that happens, reality may seem overwhelming, and the problems appear unsolvable. However, we must realize to be fearful
is to lack faith in God and in His provision for us. True faith focuses on God, not on the things that are happening.
Psalm 139:11-12
If I say, surely the darkness shall fall on me,
Even the night shall be light about me.
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide
from You, but the night shines as the day,
the darkness and the light are both
a like to You.
in Jesus love >> Kelly

Michael said...

What a beautiful post. It reminds me of a song on the radio ... the name escapes me right now ... anyway, the theme is that all of us are exactly the way God wants us. How comforting is that!!