Thank you all so much for your kind words of support and encouragement after my post yesterday. Although writers can turn into hermits while working on a project, no author ever truly writes in a vacuum. I believe it’s the community of family and friends pouring into my life that helps keep my writing real and meaningful. I appreciate each one of you!j
With this added workload, I’ve been working to keep life simple. Have you heard the acronym K.I.S.S., meaning “Keep It Simple Sweetie”? I have a new acronym: S.A.S.S. Simple as Sliced Swiss.
Last week while I was signing up to bring an item for our Bible Study Fellowship leader’s Christmas fellowship, the “desserts” line caught my eye. I love everything about desserts. I love desserts waaay too much. I love to plan to make them, I love to make them, I love to eat them, I love to share them with others. As my pen reached to write my name under desserts, I glanced at the line above. They also needed sliced swiss cheese.
I moved back to desserts. But hard as I tried, I could not write my name on the line for desserts. I instinctively knew that I shouldn’t bring a dessert. It might seem like a small matter, but making a dessert to bring to the fellowship would have taken a couple hours at best – shopping for ingredients, planning, baking, and packing up to bring. Sliced swiss only takes a moment to buy at the store. It felt like such a cop out. But it was no less a need than desserts were.
I sighed and wrote my name down to bring sliced swiss. The time I save not baking a dessert is a “crack of time” that can be spent writing. For this season of life, God has called me to bring sliced swiss, not to bake. There will be a season to bake and sew and make handmade cards again – when there isn’t a deadline hanging over my head.
This week when I glanced at the sign up sheet again – all the lines for desserts were filled, but there were still empty slots for sliced swiss.
I now dub this season of my life to be S.A.S.S.