An Audience of One ~ & snowflake shortbread

The numbers just don’t add up!

A year of work, sleepless nights planning and pining. Restless wanderings and brain bending visions: a girl can certainly hope can’t she? Hope and pray that it would all be worth it?

Worth the time.

Worth the aggravation.

Worth the late nights.

Worth the money.


But sometimes that place inside takes over and screams foul. Foul I say! Haven’t I been faithful? Didn’t I follow close? Aren’t You at all concerned how this looks?

And I am admonished.

And the sweet voice says,

“Beloved – be at peace. Know that you did exactly as I asked. I am proud to call you daughter.”

…and my soul is at rest.

How often do we concentrate on the opinions of others? Value their thoughts? Their ideas? Their support? Everyone wants to be liked, treasured - respected. Especially when we have a word … a God plan to share. But even when others don’t listen, even when their sight is short and inward, even if their belief is limited – it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you are obedient to the call. That you give without thought of what you will get in return. That you walk so closely that His steps are your steps and separation cannot be found. You and He may be the only ones to see it, but isn’t that the way of a prophet?

The “chosen” people of the old testament never saw it. They rejected and refused and went along their own path believing in their righteousness. But to reject a chosen lamp of God did not go well for them. The blind eyes that searched were always looking in the wrong places. Grace.

And the prophet walks on.

The applause doesn’t matter, neither do the remarks.

The only thing that matters is an audience of ONE.

This is how we move on from the numbers, the likes, and the follows; we work solely for an audience of ONE…and trust.


This simple cookie is light and tender just as its name implies. One of my favorites!!

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And here is the pdf of the recipe: Dec 8


Snowflake Shortbread

1/2 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 cup flour

3/4 cups softened butter

-sift together dry ingredients. blend in butter until mixture forms a ball. roll 1 inch balls from dough and place on cookie sheet.  cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour to firm up the dough. Press flat with the bottom of a glass, a fork, or a cookie press like I did here. Depending on how thin you press your cookies, bake from 8-15 minutes or until they are just turning light brown. I almost burn my first batch every time, so watch closely! Adjust time or thickness accordingly.  Enjoy just as they are!!

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