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Cornmeal Molasses Pancakes with Blackberry Vanilla Sauce

18 Feb

“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me..” – John 15:4

Throughout the Bible, the word “fruit” refers to evidence of what is within. As many of you know, the fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Although, I strongly desire to nurture and cultivate these fruits into my daily life, they do not come naturally to me.

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“For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the  things that you please.” – Galatians 5:17

There is something that is continually getting in the way and that is the conflict between the flesh and the Spirit. These fleshly pursuits result in “deeds of the flesh” sins and vices, such as jealousy, strife, and outbursts of anger. It is vital to continually ask God to help you recognize your fleshly tendencies and weaknesses, so that you can submit them to Him, walk by the Spirit and seek to please Him with our thoughts, words, and actions.

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Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

21 Jan

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” – Hebrews 12:28-29

This morning I am thankful for long weekends, still winter mornings, fuzzy slippers and lemon poppy seed pancakes.

These pancakes are moist, thick and delicious.

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Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes 

Yields 12 large pancakes; recipe from pickycook

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