Sunday, December 5, 2010

Advent Day 5

How could one be in this world without feeling dismayed by it? Even if one paints flowers and gingerbread. ~Gerhard Richter, German Artist


Reading: Gingerbread houses and gingerbread men have been associated with Christmas for hundreds of years. In the middle ages, ladies gave gingerbread cakes to their favorite knights. A gingerbread cake in the shape of a heart would keep a knight safe from evil.

Here are some more tasty tidbits on gingerbread here.

Two years ago my husband bought a gingerbread house kit and it became a father-daughter project as Mama was quite done with baking and decorating at that point. I do want to make a gingerbread house one day, but I just have to do it from scratch, without a kit...basically the hard way. If you know me, you know that I just like everything to be challenging and really complicated and even overwhelming. Why? I guess it is like this, some get their "spice" from climbing mountains but I think I must get mine from making the ordinary everyday things extremely difficult.

~ My Lord, thank you for the spice and the sweet of life. ~


  1. You know I have been thinking over the past week, especially given how conflicted I feel about the entire Christmas do, that the Lord has actually addressed the question of my heart [if only I had eyes to see & ears to hear! lol] & that I am freed from the consumeristic rush & madness so that Star may bless other's Christmas. I just need to readdress my thinking.

    BTW I adore gingerbread & have the absolute bestest recipe for a rich, moist, gingery gingerbread cake.

  2. I love Gingerbread, though I've never cared for the gingerbread that comes in the's a little to mild for my tastes. We made Gingerbread cookies last year, I might have to do that again this year.

    That picture of the Princess is so sweet! I just love it.


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