Be a G in the Kitchen

IMG_9744Genevieve is lovely. We first met while working together at an office in Dallas several years ago, and have remained close ever since. She is a loyal friend, and has an amazing ability to read others and understand what they need to feel loved, included, and important. She is brilliant and beautiful and humble, a rare and special combination.

G and I have worked, dreamed, laughed, cried, prayed, and danced together. We have seen one another through heartbreaks and career changes, seasons of doubt and of celebration, and have even stood by the other’s side as bridesmaids in each other’s weddings. More than anything, G has always been a safe place for me to be completely myself. She listens well and gives grace-filled wisdom that gently points me back to Jesus. She is one of my best friends, and the sweetest sage I know.

I had the good pleasure of spending a day with G in my kitchen a couple weeks ago, and I can honestly say that the conversation was as delightful and satisfying as the Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie she baked for us. (Don’t worry, I have included the recipe for you below!)

As I ponder my purpose and continue to seek what the Lord has in store for me next, time with G is a wonderful reminder that He is (and always has been) orchestrating every detail. He is present in every work-place, and is revealing Himself and His love to us through the people in our lives. Maybe even through the person in the cubicle next to yours. Although neither G nor I are working for that company now, we are both thankful for the way God used our jobs to cross our paths. Gosh, Jesus is so sweet to us.

So, my advice to you is this: Be a G in the kitchen. Listen well, love unconditionally. Grab an old friend, or make a new friend out of a stranger, and enjoy this ridiculously delicious treat together as you dream and laugh and encourage one another. May your conversations be as sweet and fruitful as this amazing dessert. Enjoy!

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
– Proverbs 16:24

From one man he made all the nations,
that they should inhabit the whole earth;
and he marked out their appointed times in history
and the boundaries of their lands.
God did this so that they would seek him
and perhaps reach out for him and find him,
though he is not far from any one of us.
– Acts 17:26-27


  • 5 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 cans cinnamon rolls
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Click HERE for the full recipe from BuzzFeed!


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