by Christina Hubbard
Can I give what I’ve got if it’s not perfect? A few Christmases ago I baked a beautiful gingerbread bundt cake with a candied glaze. It was a sight to behold, and…slightly overdone. (A black pan adds about five minutes of bake time, FYI). I didn’t know whether to trash it or slice and share and hope no one noticed.
It’s easy to confuse what we do or make with who we are. Fear, imperfection, inner standards, etc. can keep us from sharing what we make with the world. But we must.
We must serve up slices of extra crispy gingerbread cake to those who have come to our feast. They want to know their humanness is welcome. When they taste goodness and love with a sweet rum glaze, they will savor the cake’s delicate edge, not even seeing or tasting char, only their own imperfection being saved.
Love from a Fellow Creative
Friend, let’s throw out all the scales, the numbers we use to measure and determine the significance and beauty of ourselves and our work. When we walk as a daughter, every moment is steeped in divine purpose.
Awake each day with a childlike expectation, ready to listen for His holy whispers. Respond with a pure, childlike expectation. Move in step with Him, inviting the Holy Spirit into every detail of your day. As we journey into wild, untamed intimacy with Him we discover who we are and what we were made to do. Life becomes a sacred adventure. ”
-Charissa Steyn, writer & artist. Art of Adventure.
Make sure you don’t take things for granted and go slack in working for the common good; share what you have with others. God takes particular pleasure in acts of worship—a different kind of “sacrifice”—that take place in kitchen and workplace and on the streets. Hebrews 13:16 MSG