It’s Christmas! And all the stockings are hung on the chimney with care in hopes that Santa Claus soon will be here! I love hearing that story – I grew up every Christmas Eve, my uncle would read Twas ‘The Night Before Christmas‘ with all of us gathered around, waiting for Santa to hurry up and come, then we got to open presents from him to get Christmas started! You might laugh, but my brother and I will sing along to Hilary Duff and Lil’ Romeo’s (rap) song to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_GPF3elJHY) – I love it and it makes me so proud that he knows that song and sings it with me:) I’m sorry but, he just is a great brother and I love him, am so thankful for him and just wish he was here with me and others who love him so much and think so much of him, this Christmas. He just needs to believe in himself and so do you and so do I:) So come on over and lets dance and sing and get some Christmas Cookies ready, because you know what Santa loves….?
‘Just Do the Next Right Thing, One Thing at a Time…..Give me today my daily bread. I don’t know what will happen tomorrow, but today, give me enough energy and wisdom and strength and peace to handle what comes. Help me ignore the big decisions, which will make themselves, and just help me focus on the small ones.’ (Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior: A Memoir, pg. 144)
Do you ever just feel rejected from everything? It might be from people around you, whether that be family, friends or someone you just met….maybe you feel rejected by your body and all the regimens and ‘right things’ you keep trying to do to feel better and heal! It’s like whatever you say, think, feel, do, dream, try doesn’t feel good enough! Let me tell you right here and now, “God is always at work. He is a present, loving Father, aware of our deepest hurts and our even deeper needs”*. I’m telling myself this, too, trust me, because I’m struggling with ALL of the above right now! Instead of wallowing in stinky thoughts of rejection call a friend and call Summie’s Yummies Sweet Deliveries to bake and deliver you something special such as warm, comforting and gooey Chocolately Chocolate Brownies, yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies, Moist Punkin Bread or another sweet delight that are always gluten free, organic and yummy! Bringing you sweetness to the soul and healing to the bones.
Christmas? Check. Cookies? Check. Chocolate Chips? Check Check. What more could you ask for for Christmas than cookies? Christmas time is so exciting, not only because of the celebration of the birth of Jesus, but also because it gives me the greatest excuse ever to bake up a storm and share these yummy treats from the oven with friends, like these Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies.
In my opinion any time is a great time for cookies, but Christmas time is what cookies are made for! I had to buy myself an early Christmas present, because, well honestly I’m addicted to recipes and cookbooks with pictures. Since I’m always trying to make our favorites healthier I had to get this book, I’d been eyeing it for like a year now. So, Merry Christmas to me and you! Hehe!:) Continue reading →
‘Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. (Philippians 4:5)
I thought I’d take a little break from all the coffee cakes, muffins, cookies and chocolates I’ve been perfecting for the opening of the store…which is just around the corner and make some Buttery Paleo Shortbread cookies!
I’ve been busy working on making the stores yummies perfect, I’m getting there, still think a lot could be perfected (but that’s me), but I’m getting there. The opening is so soon and I am super excited, but nervous, too. I want to do well. I want the owners, my bosses, who I really like, to feel good about what I am producing, which they do but then I have that fear of not doing good enough or being enough. It’s definitely a joy to get in the kitchen and bake and I am so blessed to have a job that allows me to do that. Come on over and let’s take a break together with some Buttery Paleo Shortbread. 🙂 Continue reading →