Cooking is a passion of mine. Since I am not all that good with pencils and paints, I find putting together some sweet or savory concoction fulfills my need to be creative. I laugh as I look back on how this all began. As a teenager, I was sometimes left to fend for myself for meals and I always seized on the opportunity to make up something with whatever was in the pantry and the fridge. At times it was even edible! As I’ve matured, fortunately so have my culinary abilities. I find I am happiest when I am in the kitchen putting together something special for a visit from friends and/or family. It gives me great joy to have people I love sit at the table with me and enjoy what I’ve made for them. It makes me think how much God must enjoy seeing his children enjoying what He has “put together” for us in this life!

by JAM