My name is Kelly and I buy bananas for the mere reason that they ripen and nobody will eat them and I can make delicious bread or muffins. 🙂
Photo courtesy of Lemon Tree Dwelling
No sense in wasting perfectly ripened bananas.
The little one helped stir and sneak bits of crumbly streusel (I might have let her). She’s the best little helper. Just look at her on brownie day:
Then something amazing happened after filling my muffin tin:
A rainbow appeared in my bowl and I like to think I know why.
You know those days when you feel really confident and joyful? Those are great until a dreadful one sneaks in. The ones where your confidence is drained and you beat yourself up? Well, I had one of those days and when I have one of those days, I pray more. I usually pray that God will just draw me closer to Him. I need him to wrap me up tight and whisper words of truth into my ear so I’ll stop beating myself to smithereens.
But there have been many times in my life when I feel like God has drawn me closer to him by leaving little love gifts to remind me that He has never left. Like the day I found a rose growing in my bush. I didn’t have any rose bushes in my yard anywhere and it looked nothing like any rose bush my neighbors had. I’m not sure where it came from, but I couldn’t bring myself to pick it. To me, it was a reminder to shift my focus back on Him instead of my circumstances.
Then there was the time, after a horrible day, that I stepped on a nut only to pick it up and find a heart inside:
And another time, during the worst season of my life, when I spent more time with my head down than with it up. He knew I needed this:
I like to think that He added a little rainbow love to these delicious Banana Blueberry Muffins too. I think it made them extra tasty. (Update: I think the Mr. is going to turn into a muffin. He ate at least five of them as an appetizer) What can you look for today? Has love popped up for you in unexpected places?
Happy Baking! Throw some rainbows in there while you’re at it, yeah?