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I was talking to my friend, the Gourmet Chef, today. I call her that because she’s always making something wonderful!   Two weeks ago it was Baklava and last week, chocolate covered cherries. I thought those were only made in factories!  And, today she was making something fancy with molasses. I said, “Oh yeah, I’ve got a tube of that!”

Obviously, my talents lie outside the kitchen. Sometimes I feel inadequate when I struggle in an area where others are gifted.  But I’ve learned to stop beating myself up!  I get advice from those who naturally excel in areas where I don’t.  And, when I discover something I’m good at I can help someone else.  Isn’t that the beauty of friendship?  My friend, the Gourmet, often asks for my help with public speaking. And she’s taught me that Molasses comes in a jar and there are some yummy things that can be made with it.

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  1. ♥ the friends I have at The Pentecostals Of Springfield. when I have tepress problems to them. Theyt jubased on abiliwever, tkehe tiully lin to I havey. My husband, Ron Smit…h is my best friend who is willing to listen to what I’ve got to say, andhe doesn’t judge our friends, whether they are different, with various disabilities-or completely “normal”. “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1-2, NIV)
    What onderful verse! I want to offer myself as a living sacrifice to God. I ♥ God because of thcompassion and caring naure Hehas. I ♥ how God has gotten me thrug so many “impossible” situion thatI’ve gnethroug iy life so ar- that s, in e tme that I have actually given my entire life over toGod…remaining in His prese.
    “Live a life of love.”~Ephesians 5-1 God wants us to live a life, where we share love with those around us. I wouldn’t deny others te love that they deserve. I ♥ how others can be so compassionate whenever I may be facing “impossible” situations.

    I was talking to my friend, the Gourmet Chef, today. I call her that because she’s always making something wonderful! Two weeks ago it was Baklava and last week, chocolate covered cherries. I thought those were only made in factories! And, today she was making something fancy with molasses. I said, “Oh yeah, I’ve got a tube of that!”

    Obviously, my talents lie outside the kitchen. Sometimes I feel inadequate when I struggle in an area where others are gifted. But I’ve learned to stop beating myself up! I get advice from those who naturally excel in areas where I don’t. And, when I discover something I’m good at I can help someone else. Isn’t that the beauty of friendship? My friend, the Gourmet, often asks for my help with public speaking. And she’s taught me that Molasses comes in a jar and there are some yummy things that can be made with it.”~Lysa TerKeurst Ultimately, friendship is a wonderful thing. God has given us friends in our livs who have a cway of encouraging us in our stresful time. You’re not gong to learn how to turn oldthings inttreasuresmply fr books; thus, you need to do some experimenting with materials left over frort ojects from books; however, your friends may know how to put leftover things to good use instead of throwing them away to rot in a dump. Naturally, I ♥ how God has usedme t be a sourceo encourament to those ho are wanting a wonderful friend to care for them in their time of need.See More

  2. Lysa,

    I greatly appreciate this advice because we’ve all struggled with those feelings of wanting someone else’s gifts. And I truly am thankful for your willingness to share your writing/speaking expertise with other women! It is so generous and such a testimony to your obedience to God.

    Learning from you!

    One of Glynnis’s devotional editors

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