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Life in a loaf...

So today I am making fresh, homemade bread.  Making bread has always been interesting to me.  I guess because it took so much for me to master the art. I figured God must have wanted me to know more than just mixing ingredients together, but He wanted me to know that there were so many different techniques, ingredients, and pans you could use.  But He also wanted me to see the similarity of how life is different for each person. 

You see every dish you make tastes different than the way the same recipe made by someone else does.  Each ingredient we have in the cabinet adds a different taste than someone else's. It's so wonderful how God works because everyone's experience they live through is different than someone else's.  

I think that is why the hurt, abandoned, and rejected tend to want to be by themselves.  Because they're bombarded with people trying to help by saying I know someone who went through that or I know exactly how you feel.  When actually it was different. Each situation is different because every moment has a different spice added to the mixture. 

That's why healing truly can't come in and begin because so many people are trying to be apart of the finished bake.  When God tells us that we fight not against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12) why would we think that our healing could come in the flesh as well?  It can't.  Go to God for the healing and answers. Although the answers don't come right away. They're worth the wait!

So when we're making any dish remember every ingredient adds something new to the finished product and remember that when you talk to people...you definitely don't want to leave a bad taste in their mouth! 

If you need a great bread loaf recipe feel free to try mine!  

4 and 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast (or the equivalent of two packets) 3/4 cup warm water 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into pieces 2 and 2/3 cup additional warm water 9-10 cups all-purpose flour 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted, for brushing the tops of the loaves In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water with a teaspoon of the sugar. When the yeast is bubbled and foamy, mix in the rest of the sugar, the salt, the butter, and the warm water. Slowly mix in 5 cups of flour, mixing on low speed until smooth. Gradually add remaining flour, adding just enough to make a smooth and slightly sticky dough. Knead on low speed for 10 minutes. Lightly grease a large bowl with cooking spray. Place dough in the greased bowl and turn to coat with spray. Cover and let rise in a warm place for one hour. Preheat oven to 425. When the dough has risen, punch it down and divide into three equal sized pieces. Roll each piece into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Roll each rectangle up into a cylinder, and place each seam-side down in a lightly-greased bread pan (I used 9 inch bread pans). Cover and let rise in a warm place for one hour. When the loaves have risen, place them in the preheated oven and bake 15 minutes. Cover the tops of the loaves with foil to prevent excessive browning, and bake another fifteen minutes. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter. Let cool before slicing.  

Enjoy! Make sure to let me know how you're bread turns out. 

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