Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Thanksgiving journey day 11
I am overcome with gratitude for the Lord God my provider. I was just talking Monday about how winter brings the mind set of hunkering down because of the shortage of weddings (catering jobs for me), and Hubby's mowing contracts hibernating for the winter... It is a time of cutbacks-- major cutbacks in our budget. Not 24 hours after I told that person I was not worried that God would provide, God provided. This time in the way of 2 strangers calling me and ordering cakes for next week. I am going to be doing a Thanksgiving chocolate cake with chocolate/strawberry filling for an ER Dr. who tasted one that a lady bought from our bake sale at church which I had donated. The other lady got my name from Ollie’s violin teacher and is wanting 2 stacked cakes (one layer chocolate with strawberry/chocolate filling and the other yellow cake with maybe raspberry filling) for a wedding anniversary (one for each side of the family). I am nearly to the point in taking my friend Kristen's advice in creating a FB page for my bakery and my brother's advice that I should go into business. I am just not business minded at all. I love to make cakes, but I know nothing of the business aspect. If only my uncle were closer-- he would go into business with me. Anyhow, I am thankful to God for blessing my cakes and those who eat them. Every single cake I make is prayed for, over, under and all around. I am no cake decorator... I just dabble and love it. God somehow gives me the ability to make a cake taste good and look pretty good. OR maybe He has blessed me with a good pallet or "sweet tooth" as we say in the south. Maybe one day I will have my own shop. Maybe I will never have my own shop, but it is all in the Lord's hands. He has a plan for me to prosper. His plan also includes my family, so if my time occupied with baking detracts from my job as mother and teacher, then I know He will not bless me in this. Right now, I really feel He is working to provide for us for the winter. Thank you Lord for the jobs! And the overtime Hubby has gotten this week!
Posted by Kristan at Wednesday, November 18, 2009