Monday, September 19, 2011

Sweet Aroma

Though I prefer the seasons spring and summer over fall and winter, I do love the warm colors and the smells associated with this cooler weather. Welcoming in the fall weather means breaking out the vanilla, cinnamon, and pumpkin scented candles. I love these smells. It also means apple pies, warm apple cider and peanut butter cookies, treats that are created in the kitchen and yet fill your entire home with a sweet and warm aroma. Cooler weather also means more indoor gatherings with a cup of coffee in each hand. So as you gather together with friends and loved ones this season I would like to encourage YOU to be the sweet aroma of Christ's love. Let your presence fill each room with his grace and knowledge of Him. Take advantage of each gathering, for Heaven is real and I wouldn't want anyone to be missed.

2 Corinthians 14-15
"But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ's triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing."

Don't want to waste your money on those expensive candles? Here's an alternative that I LOVE using: in a coffee mug fill with warm water and mix in 2 tbs of vanilla extract and 2 tbs of allspice. Put the coffee mug on a cookie sheet and place in the oven at 300 degrees F for one hour. This sweet aroma will fill your entire home for a fraction of the cost. 

God Bless!

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