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A Blessing Cake & Remember Me Monday Link-UP — 17 Comments

  1. I surely understand what you mean about feeling things more keenly at this time of year. It is the most blessed time of the year, and yet the emotions can be so overwhelming. I have had to lay so much at Jesus’ feet tonight. Hoping I have the strength to leave it there.

    • Praying for you Cheryl. I so often give my challenges to Jesus only to pick them back up – some times as many as 100 times a day. Yet, I keep trying, I keep leaving, and I think each time I leave it a little longer. Christmas Blessings, Cheryl! ~ Maryleigh

  2. “In the lack, in the overwhelming abundance, He reminds me to follow Him, to keep my eyes on Him, to not stray from His side …” Amen! Maryleigh, we so need to remember every season our Lord so faithfully carried us through. Those early days of marriage were amazing and are days I cherish and have often said, “I would do them all over again.” The lessons learned and the tenderness and beauty of Jesus remain precious. Blessings, friend!

    • There’s so many kinds of lack – like the financial lack of those early years, but as we’ve grown older, other kinds of lack have revealed themselves more clearly. There’s the physical part of the lack – financially, food, housing – but then there is lack from broken relationships, faltering health, teen challenges – there is the lack of resolution, restoration, redemption – that can be so very hard at this time of year. I believe that even those financially secure suffer lack in some way – a way not be revealed to us, they, too, carry challenges we know nothing about. Praying for those hurting during the season due to that lack, also. Shalom, my friend. Praying we are a comfort to those in all types of lack.

    • Having a slice of goodness and a cup of tea with you would be a joyful gift! Merry Christmas, Linda. ~ Maryleigh

    • Sandra – there was none left over except for one slice. Baking/Cooking is always worthwhile when it makes people happy! Merry Christmas!

  3. You are a beautiful storyteller. God is our abundance and celebrating Christmas is our reminder of that. I loved the verses you chose and the translation. I have not heard of the Praise translation before.

    • Through a community bible study, I found out about The Praise Translation – I like how differing translations highlight something I had not noticed before, or gave me a deeper meaning. Thank you for your kind words – they are a sweet gift. Merry Christmas, my friend!

    • There’s the physical part of the lack – financially, food, housing – but then there is lack from broken relationships, faltering health, teen challenges – there is the lack of resolution, restoration, redemption – that can be so very hard at this time of year. I believe that even those financially secure suffer lack in some way – a way we may not be revealed to us, carrying challenges we know nothing about. Praying for those hurting during the season due to that lack. Shalom, my friend. Praying we are a comfort to those in all types of lack.

  4. I’ve been feeling a “lack” of sorts. Christmas is looking very different this year do to illness. Our family gatherings will be lacking many members but I’m also thankful for God’s protection and healing. Thankfully, we all live close to each other so we see one another often throughout the year. And that cake looks amazing!

    • Praying for healing – and for fulfilling gatherings in the new year! Merry Christmas! ~ Maryleigh

    • Yes! Whole flour! I am so glad our Father knows how to fill us! Blessings and Shalom, ~ Maryleigh

  5. Maryleigh, oh boy does this ever sound fantastic! What a lovely story to accompany this blessing cake. You know, speaking about God’s abundance, I see now as I age that even through life’s messiness and hardships I’ve been blessed abundantly.
    Thank you for hosting and sharing this wonderful message with Sweet Tea & Friends this month.

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