Act 7: Joyful Joyful

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7(NIV)

I love cooking but particularly baking. I would bake everyday if I could. I love experimenting and trying out new recipes and ideas. I love my friends and neighbours in the UK who ate my bakes (whether they wanted to or not)!

Today’s act was to give joyfully. This was the challenge.

Joy is the gigantic secret of the generous. But it’s hidden in plain sight, and easy to reach. How? Simply, find those generous acts that you know bring you and other people joy, and then do them more. Is it cooking meals for friends? Is it picking out the perfect gift for an acquaintance who’d never see it coming? Find the joy that sustains your sacrificial kindness. (Christina Johnston)

The joy of giving

I immediately thought of baking. It brings me joy and it brings joy (I hope) to those who eat my bakes. Cupcakes are coming!

So I made salted caramel cupcakes (pictured) and then some whole meal scones.

One fell apart as it came out of the tray. My husband taste tested that to ensure quality. He wasn’t quite sure so had another just to check.

Once cooled they were packaged up and delivered to a friend from church who lives about 2km away. (It was a good walk and got my exercise in for the day but the 30C made it a hot walk!).

Mission accomplished. Joy complete. Feeling inspired I made some homemade beef burgers for dinner tonight. Did I mention I love baking and cooking?

Bring on Act 8 tomorrow.