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Me And My Apple Fritter

After a brief stop at my favorite grocery store today I felt compelled -- yes, complelled ... to gaze over at the bakery section.  It seemed that the sweetness of the aroma along with the smell of freshly baked bread was pulling me like a magnet to "come and take a look!!"  As I walked ever so carefully toward the donut section I spotted my all time favorite baked good. The infamous Apple Fritter!!  As I slowly pulled the donut door open and peeked inside I was hit with this overwhelming feeling of --- well, love!   I ever so gently lifted the two largest fritters I could see into a box of their very own.  I thought to myself -- wow, I can't wait to get home and  put on a fresh pot of coffee.  It would be a wonderful afternoon; just me, my coffee pot and one warm apple fritter.

As I sat down to do some blogging I poured my coffee and grabbed a piece of the fritter.  Mind you, just a piece.  I thought to myself, hmm... this smells really sweet and tastes tremendously sweet too!  I did some investigating by slowly pulling the donut apart to find that it was completely saturated in sugar.  Suddenly I thought to myself -- that is exactly how I want to be in Jesus.  Soaked fully in His love that I become a sweet aroma to the Father and to those whom I encounter every day.  No kidding!  I desire to be so saturated in God to the point of not being able to separate myself from His love.  I want to "ooze with Jesus" just like my sweet treat.   

There is nothing like being in God's Presence 24/7 -- I couldn't imagine my life any other way.  From this day forward I'll never look at an apple fritter the same way again. :)

 

GBY!  Barbara :) 


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Comment balloon 12 commentsBARBARA RIES • May 24 2008 01:46PM

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Barbara,

I pray God's blessings on your new group. It's incredibly important to minister to the segment of people you are targeting. Maybe you should call this new group "The Bakery", to follow your analogy there. LOL

God Bless!!

Posted by Andrew Trevino, Wilkes-Barre Homes For Sale (ADT Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Hi Andrew -- thanks for the post and for visiting!

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

I qualify. I will join this one too.

Posted by Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert (RE/MAX Results) about 10 years ago

I couldn't join...send me the link if it is not up yet.

Posted by Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert (RE/MAX Results) about 10 years ago

Okay lol, you're funny Chuck. :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

The Christian Cafe link:

http://activerain.com/groups/christiancafe

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

This post was rightly featured....it is just the type of post
we need here in,"Christianity and Real Estate"....

Putting Gods kingdom first and His righteousness is THEE most
important thing(s) in our lives to do!!

AWESOME!!

\O/

Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) about 10 years ago

Praise God Alexander and thank you for the post. :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

Barbara, you had me at the aroma of the sweet baked goods...  then you sucked me in to the sweetness I would love to have Jesus see in me too!  Wow!  Nice post!  Thank you & God bless you!

Posted by Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm (RE/MAX Advantage Nampa, ID) about 10 years ago

Thanks Don! Now don't go rushing out for a fritter! God bless! :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

Barbara:

Well, now I won't feel so guilty when I'm at the bake shop! Always thought that deep fried goodies like apple fritters must be the devil's work! (Just kidding, they ARE heavenly, but sooooo tempting) Like your thoughts and wish I could join your new group, but, alas, blessed with an awesome spouse! TFTP!

Madsion WI Starbucks

Posted by Pete Rondello Sr (Coldwell Banker Mulleady Inc.) about 10 years ago

Hi Pete and thanks for the post and photo.  Now I'm hungry, thanks! :) You are in a good place with an awesome spouse and I am in a very good place as well having Jesus as my husband!  Blessings. Barbara R.

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

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