Musings From A Musical Mind

Buttermilk – Who Knew?

 

Biscuits or dumplings. ONE part vegetable oil ...

Biscuits or dumplings. ONE part vegetable oil TWO parts buttermilk FOUR parts self-rising flour (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I LOVE buttermilk.  Yes I do – I’m one of those weird (I like to think of it as cultured – some would say “special”) people who love to drink it straight.  Others mock and turn up their nose at me – even faking a disgusting face, as if to say, “how could you drink that – it’s revolting! ” But I just ignore them.  I know who I am.

 

But most would agree that when it is mixed in food recipes – something magic happens!  For example, my husband has found and perfected a buttermilk pancake recipe that melts in our mouths.  Without buttermilk the pancakes taste ordinary.  Others have found that buttermilk mixed with soup makes a delicious chicken bake – other use it as a batter for frying chicken – and I know some use it when making bread.  Some make biscuits and dumplings.  I also love it as one of the ingredients for ranch dressing.  That one ingredient makes the salad have just the right zip.

 

So – what is the buttermilk of our lives?  Jesus told us that as believers we are the “salt of the earth” – without salt, things are pretty much useless.  We bring flavor to the dull and flavorless, light to the darkness etc. – you get the idea.  Would buttermilk then become the ingredient that is like “truth” – pretty hard for most to take straight up – but when mixed with the other qualities of humility, peace, mercy and graciousness – it becomes not only better – but actually palatable.

 

How do you like your “truth”?  – straight up, right from the source?

 

Or do you find that “truth” is a blessing when it comes from someone loving, who is kind, gentle and full of humility?

 

One thing is for sure – no matter how it comes – how it is packaged, we all need truth in our lives.    We need the correct blending of Christ-like qualities operating in our lives at all times.  Like a finely tuned recipe for our palette – we need to have an ability to receive everything from God Himself, to enjoy the bountiful feast for our souls, with all things blending beautifully together.  Nothing sticking out, nothing out-of-place, nothing used as a weapon against us to beat us up – or drag us down.  Nothing making us feel defeated or unworthy – just harmony and peace for our souls.

 

I like my buttermilk straight up – but brutal truth?  Not so much.  But I have an appreciation for the kind of Savior that I serve.  He is gracious, gentle and kind.  He is the perfect gentleman.  He silently corrects my bad thoughts and behavior.  He does this in secret.  He never humiliates, never makes me feel like the ultimate loser.  He works with me and my unique personality – He knows how to positively motivate me – because He knows me best.

 

Ever try to correct someone you didn’t know very well?  Ever have someone try to motivate you based on their own fear or private agenda?

 

To all those our there that can relate to this – I say this:

 

Try a little buttermilk straight up – then have some of my husband’s buttermilk pancakes and you will see the light – I guarantee it.

 

 

 

God Bless

 

Advertisements

Comments on: "Buttermilk – Who Knew?" (2)

  1. I agree, buttermilk is magical and welcome in my kitchen. God’s gentle correction is welcome in my heart too. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

diana iannarone

Wake Up. Stand Up. Live Free. A Perceptual Approach to Rapid Growth and Permanent Change

Fallen Pastor

Helping fallen pastors and those affected by a fall from ministry

The Mind of RD REVILO

Conscious Thought: Driven by Intelligent Awareness

The Devotion Cafe'

Love and Empowerment

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band

⃟ What a strange world we live in... ⃟

Poems & People

what if poems could be symphonies, and people their orchestra?

The Fickle Heartbeat

A blog about love or lack thereof

knitting soul

turning the knots into something beautiful

Kristi Ann's Haven

Jesus ( Yeshua) Saves!!

PROJECT: A Journal for Project Management

Project is a journal for project managers to express their ideas and share their work through writing, conversation, design and image

The Light Post

Scott & Christina Graff

Natalie Breuer

Natalie. Writer. Photographer. Etc.

iwedplanner wedding vendors

This WordPress.com site is the bee's knees

Granny Smith: Unleashed

Observations and random thoughts from a "not so teenager."

meganelizabethmorales

MANNERS MAKETH MAN, LOST BOYS FAN & PERPETAUL CREATIVITY.

The Life Project

Finding Clear and Simple Faith

Humanity777's Blog

The Church of Christ

lostcompanion

Alcoholism

Brendan Cole - Writer

Musings On Life and Other Minutiae

Chickens Bring Peace to the Earth

Slow down, pray, make better choices

incomingfeed.wordpress.com/

Feed Only via TSS Team

generaliregi

Romance of Five Clouds and Magical Poetry

FOGwalkerBirdie

Walking in the Favor Of God

PROPEL STEPS

Education is Everything

GIFT FROM THE HEART - Share and Care!

Appreciation, Respect and Gratitude towards all...... that there is!

Upside DIY

Born from the love of, "Do It Yourself" attitude!

Soul Access

LAY DOWN YOUR MASK AND BE KNOWN BELOVED

Traveling with Thomas

Follow me as I study in London and travel Europe

HarsH ReaLiTy

A Good Blog is Hard to Find

Mercy Not Sacrifice

The Blog of Morgan Guyton

Life Confusions

"I Will Find Words, Smith them Down. For Love Is Infinite And So Are They."

ann johnson-murphree

Artist, Writer of Confessional Free Verse Poetry and Fiction

Stealing Kisses & Making Mistakes.

Following God's path while stumbling through this world with a heart of a woman.

Gotta Find a Home

Conversations with Street People

Ed Mooney Photography

The home of Kildare based Photographer, Blogger and self proclaimed Ruinhunter.

MyCreativeHaven

”Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” -- Picasso.

gabrielsfury

poems & stories, thoughts about people and places between moments of clarity, or not.

Grow up proper

A raw view on life

A Blumes With a View

Putting the "blah" in blog!!

Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas

** OFFICIAL Site of Artist Ray Ferrer **

%d bloggers like this: