There is nothing more satisfying to me than a well-crafted cookie and a glass of (almond) milk in the kitchen or at a coffee shop with a friend. It's a powerful catalyst for togetherness in our relationally disconnected time. Let's be real, who turns down a cookie? Maybe I don't have the time or energy to bake them, and that's A-okay. Sometime I snag a friend and the mix of Betty Crocker's best from the grocery just to make it easy.
I read a quote recently that said: "Lord, posture our hearts toward heaven and give us opportunities to extend our lives in invitation. Make us a people who invite others into our lives, because you first invited us into yours."
It has inspired me to consider what living a life of invitation would really look like. No fancy dinner-party, picture perfect Pinterest-inspirted, Instagram worthy get together could ever compare to a gathering where biblical hospitality is present.
Hospitality is knowing and being known and living a life full of interruptions, getting out of your comfort zone and walking together through the trials and opening up with one another over a freshly baked cookie.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Post & recipe inspired by Aimee Murphy
What you need:
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups instant oatmeal (flavored makes it more mysterious!)
2 tsp vanilla
12 oz chocolate & butterscotch chips
What to do:
Preheat oven to 350. Cream together butter and sugars. Add the rest of the ingredients. Chocolate chips & butterscotch last. Bake for 11-13 minutes.