God loves details. I know this.
And I see His activity in the details of my life daily, weekly, annually.
He is writing my life story … and, at least for me, it is an exciting page turner.
As I watch God write the story of my friendship with Stone into the current chapter of my life
I see Him adding the minute details
that make my heart leap with joy.
Some of the details are more liken to innuendos.
Only I can see them … detect them … decipher them.
They only move me.
But, that is appropriate
because they are gifts meant for me.
This is a crock that sits on my kitchen counter beside my stove. It holds my smaller cooking utensils.
One of my favorite kitchen tools is my flat bottom, wire whisk. When Glory moved out a year ago, I insisted that I find her one the same style and shape to use in her own kitchen. Though, having been in the kitchen for ten years, she already knew the importance of THIS tool.
I have a larger whisk with a full, wide, round bottom. It is great for frothing and beating when using a large bowl, but it cannot do what this small whisk can do.
I reach for this flat bottom whisk over the larger one … nine times out of ten.
When we have guests and I am in the kitchen, I explain WHY this whisk is so good. Let me tell you about it.
It is metal. I can use it in a cooking pan while cooking without fear of damage.
It is not too large or too small, it is almost always the appropriate size for mixing.
It compresses to strengthen it’s power when needed.
It is easy to clean.
And … this whisk’s most important attribute:
It has no round edge that leaves untouched food around the outer edge of a pan.
It fully, cleanly, smoothly mixes all the ingredients in a pan.
I use it to create a roux, beat eggs and
melt sugar, cocoa and a dab of milk
when crafting home-made hot chocolate on cold, winter morns.
Other than a knife or spatula/spoon for stirring,
it is the most often reached for utensil in my kitchen.
Very few kitchens I have visited have a whisk this style …
or at least that seems to be my experience.
Do YOU have one this style? I’d love to know.
A month ago, while visiting Stone,
I opened his drawer to the right of his stove
and found this ….
I stood there with my jaw dropped. I slowly reached into the draw in amazement
and picked up the whisk
a gift …
I spun around the kitchen … Yes! I danced.
It’s silly. It’s a little thing …
but it’s huge to me.
Each time we spend time together, God gives me some little, something to add to our friendship story …
some little something that reinforces that we share commonalities … Stone and I.
We are well matched. We are different enough that our friendship is intricate
but we are so similar that we are comfortably, strongly compatible.
We work together well as a team. It’s a grandiose matching.
In fact, I believe with all my being that it is a Providential matching …
and, again, if I am wrong, I pray He would let me know.
This weekend’s gifting was finding that we care for our money in the same way.
I order money in my wallet in declining value order, larger denominations to the rear.
Bills face the same direction and are all right side up.
At any time, I can pull the farthest bill from me and know that it is the greatest value in my purse.
My money is easy to count.
I don’t have to search through pockets for wadded up bills and dig through the bottom of my purse for coins.
My money is easy to find, count and track.
Stone orders his money the same.
We both keep our checking accounts balanced.
We both have small change jars in our vehicles.
It’s a little thing …
and yet, it speaks volumes to me …
of a God who knows my heart and cares enough for me
to add little details … nuances …. to the carefully craft story of this friendship in my life.
Yes, the memory of a a flat bottom, wire whisk
in the kitchen draw at Stone’s house
Makes Me Happy.
What makes YOU happy this marvelous Monday morn?