mormon woman reflections

I was in the kitchen baking cupcakes like a madwoman.  Flour in my hair, cake batter dripping on the floor, chocolate sprayed all over my apron.  In fact, I probably looked like a madwoman.

I had planned a service project to bake birthday cupcakes for teens who wouldn’t otherwise receive a birthday cake.  I was so excited about it and was trying to make sure each individual teen had their own unique cupcake to make them feel special.  It wasn’t working.  And I was exasperated.  On the verge of tears, I kept wondering if there was a Greek or Roman God of Cupcakes I could pray to for help.

Standing in my kitchen, I felt completely alone.  I knew I needed help and I knew I had to pray to get it.  Really, I felt a little silly praying about cupcakes, but there was nothing else I could do.  So, I prayed.  I got down on my knees in the middle of the flour-dusted floor and prayed to my Heavenly Father for help.

I ended my prayer, got up, and got to work with the spirit whispering each step to me.  It wasn’t until later that I realized small things do matter to Him.  He knows my every need, and whether big or small, it is important to Him.  I finished my cupcakes and they looked better than I could have hoped.

Sometimes I feel that my day-to-day burdens may be too small for the Lord to care.  But now I know that He is a God of Cupcakes.  He is a God of laundry.  A God of bad days.  He is a God of Everything.  He loves me, and I will cast “all [my] care upon him; for he careth for [me]” (1Peter 5:7).

About Karen
Living out a great season of my life, thanks to Jesus Christ, and two wonderful daughters, a great life's work. Loving this opportunity to share faith online... I'm a single Mom, convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, second-gen Italian, from the East coast originally. Love the fine arts, dance, frozen yogurt, temples, scriptures, writing, jazz, helping others reach their potential, king salmon, ....and not in that order. God is good. I feel it deeply when people have a misconception of Heavenly Father or Jesus Christ, His Son, that lessens or cheapens Them and blinds one's ability to feel His presence or to trust in an ultimately good eternal end to life's circumstances.

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