God Ignores Some Expiration Dates

She turned the soft dough onto the cutting board, added flour and worked it with her hands, the ball of her palms push it away, the tips of her fingers pull it back. She turns it over and starts again until the dough is soft, smooth and pliable in her hands. She stops and knows if she continues, it will become sticky, need more flour and toughen the bread.

She places it in the bowl to rise, covers it with a warm cloth, and as the yeast works its magic as the dough rises, so memories swell up in her. As a child, she watched her mother bake bread almost every day, and as much as she still loves the craft, this day she realizes a little bit more of what her mother never could impart, perhaps because she too did not understand.

Everything, whether it is a craft you learn, a person or people you interact with or God who you serve, requires practice and perseverance until one day you realize, wow, we have a real relationship but the next day it starts all over again.

This is not a poem. It is a six- sentense story. It is my blog.

It will also be a snippet in the story of my journey I am writing. I have no idea when it will be finished. I only just started to write it a week ago. My bread is rising.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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3 Responses to God Ignores Some Expiration Dates

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    Beautiful! Especially that last sentence of the story with the realization, the wow, of the real relationship.

    Liked by 1 person

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