Season of Slow

I love the cold weather. It’s oatmeal season for me. I love cooking steel-cut oats with cinnamon, a chunk of frozen banana (to sweeten it!), pecans, and a little salt. When you cook these kinds of oats, you’ll stand around in the kitchen to stir the pot for a good 20-30 minutes. It’s a slow kind of breakfast. When it’s ready, I top the oatmeal with fresh berries and maybe a bit more cinnamon.

Cozy. Warm. Slow. ‘Tis the season!

Armed with my steaming bowl of oatmeal, I’m ready to pray and read the Bible. I’m ready to cast my concerns, to listen, and to thank.

Today I’m thankful for slow things. Jesus was never in a hurry. I like to think about that as I eat my oatmeal as the sun rises on a cold Pennsylvania morning.

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