a lesson learned while making Valentine’s Day sugar cookies

Each year the kids and I make heart-shaped sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day and take them as a “surprise” to Daddy at work. It has become a tradition.

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While making the cookies, I learned a valuable lesson from my children. I find that, as a mother, they have become my greatest teachers. God uses them all in a variety of ways.

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I must confess there is a part of me that wants to take over when we make sugar cookies. I want to shape each heart cookie perfectly and keep the flour mess contained to the table.

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But then I am reminded that it is not about perfection.

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It is in the making that lessons are learned.

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God doesn’t require a perfect heart from me.

a lesson learned while making heart-shaped sugar cookies by Kinderfarmhomeschool.com

 a lesson learned while making heart-shaped sugar cookies by Kinderfarmhomeschool.com

He doesn’t take over. He doesn’t take charge.

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He allows me to make my messes and then is there waiting to help me clean it up.

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We add a secret ingredient called “love” to our dough. Okay, maybe that’s just a nice word for slobber and stuff.
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Kids are “cleaning” off the table.

He is there, waiting to mold me, waiting to shape my heart more like His.

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And then He covers me with His love and with His grace.

A friend said to me, “God needs ALOT of frosting to cover all my messes…” Oh, how I can relate.  Sometimes He needs to spread that grace nice and thick all over and add lots and lots of sprinkles to cover mine.

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But that is what is so unbelievably amazing. His grace covers us like frosting, changing our broken and messed-up hearts into a thing of beauty and perfection.

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I think these cookies turned out to be most perfect! Would you like one? 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day to ALL of you,

, heidi

2 thoughts on “a lesson learned while making Valentine’s Day sugar cookies

  1. Wonderful photos, and the best ingredient is LOVE!! Terrific write up!! Thank you for the reminder of God’s grace and love!!

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