Burned Biscuits

Photo Credit: spike55151 via CC, Flickr

Photo Credit: spike55151 via CC, Flickr

Here’s a nice story that I would like to share….

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

All my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that ugly burned biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing…never made a face nor uttered a word about it!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I’ll never forget what he said, “Honey, I love burned biscuits every now and then.”

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, “Your Mom put in a hard day at work today and she’s real tired. And besides–a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!”

As I’ve grown older, I’ve thought about that many times. Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people.

I’m not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each other’s faults and choosing to celebrate each others differences is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that’s my prayer for you today…that you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He’s the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn’t a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

“Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket–keep it in your own.”

So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine.

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

“Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil–it has no point”

  10 comments for “Burned Biscuits

  1. August 6, 2013 at 10:54 pm



  2. August 6, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    What a great message in this story!


  3. August 6, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Nice! God bless you! Someday, I will come back and tell you a biscuit story of another kind 😀


  4. August 7, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Love this!


  5. August 7, 2013 at 3:51 am

    “Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil–it has no point”

    I love this! So right on!!


  6. August 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    What a blessing your dad gave to his family that day. Wow.

    Mine would have said, “No thanks, I’m black toast intolerant!”



  7. August 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    That was deeply beautiful. I feel like my soul just expanded another size and it’s leaking from my eyes. I love this story, and I love your embracing people’s imperfections. We all have them, and we all need someone to love us anyway. Blessings to you and yours. Warmly, Brenda


    • August 7, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words my friend. I really like to find stories that encourage and inspire other people…they also keep me aware of treating people / thinking that right way towards people.Have a great day and thanks again!


      • August 8, 2013 at 12:46 am

        My pleasure!


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