Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kitchen Tips & Tricks #3: A GOOD soaking


my new best friend!

Well... maybe that isn't really an accurate description of dish detergent... but when I tried the "free sample" attached to my regular dish soap, I was impressed!  "Overnight Soaking in 5 Minutes", the label says.  It truly has made my dish washing adventures much easier!  I don't know about the 5 minutes, but if its really bad and you soak it overnight, there is no scrubbing!  NONE!  I love it.  

And now for my other new "friend"

This is my silverware crock.

We were really tired of the dishwasher not getting our silverware clean.  Between the dried-on food and having too many utensils crammed into the dishwasher rack, we sometimes had to re-wash almost half of the silverware!  So I thought I would soak it.  First I used regular dish soap and an ice cream bucket and it helped some.  Then I started using this new Dawn product and Da-Da-Daaaa!! there is no more dirty silverware!

Next I had to find something that looked better than an ice cream bucket to keep on my counter on a regular basis!  So I sent Corah and Peter on a black bucket hunt at Wal-Mart.  I told her basically what I was looking for and she came back with this elegant looking crock and it was only about $5.  I was thrilled!  Now it is a permanent fixture beside my kitchen sink.

On a different note...

I have been really needing a good "spiritual soaking".  I just haven't felt like I am walking as closely to the Lord as I once was.  What I need is a "spiritual soaking" in the Word of God.  I have been reading in Psalms and so greatly blessed with reminders of who God is and who I am to Him.

Growing up {a generation behind my brothers and sisters} I always felt I was born at the wrong time.  My parents had four grand children when I was born!  They were 45 & 51!  I always felt I had missed out on all the fun of growing up in a large family.  {Couldn't Mom at least have had twins when she had me?  Or even adopt a sister for me to play with?} 

Knowing now what I didn't know then... a child being born to a 45-year-old woman has about a 5% chance of  living to full term and being normal!  To top that off, I was born with the cord around my neck.  So when I found this verse in Psalm 71:
By You I have been upheld from birth;
You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb.
My praise shall be continually of You.
I have become as a wonder to many,
But You are my strong refuge.
Let my mouth be filled with Your praise
And with Your glory all the day.

I think I am finally getting a grasp on how special I have been to my parents and how God placed me at this time and this place for His purpose.

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  1. what a beautiful correlation between our dishes needing a soak and us needing the occasional spiritual soak :)
    visiting via the hearts4home linkup.

  2. We all need a good spiritual soaking, thanks for the reminder. I thought about buying some of that Dawn power clean. I just may have to do it! luv ya!

  3. Wow, I really can't take any credit for the "spiritual soaking". I hadn't planned on writing it at all! The Holy Spirit just sort-of "took over" and there it is. I am glad it was a blessing.