04 September 2014

Whipped Cream & Clean Starts

Founders Note: Today on the blog we have are monthly contributor Kiki! She is sharing her heart on this month's theme Repentance. You can learn more about Kiki and her blog on are about page.

I was making whipped cream the other night and somehow it just didn't turn out right. I likely over-whipped it (kitchen fail!), but in the heat of the moment, I so badly wanted to blame it on a bad carton of whipping cream.

That feeling of failure quickly went from feeling sad to feeling annoyed and then mad. And mad at an empty carton and soupy whipped cream in a bowl, to be exact. I was mad that I didn't get things right and that I couldn't make it like everyone else (aka the internet). And it made me mad that I wasted that entire carton, too. I looked at that soupy whipping cream and well, wanted to whip it until it made butter.

But in that moment of madness, I realized that I could either let it dwell and fester in me (and likely hurt something/someone else unintentionally in the process) or I could give it up.

I could let it go and just try again tomorrow.

I could give it to God, admit that I let the feeling of failure turn into anger, and realize that sometimes things don't turn out the way I want to.

But just because that happens, it doesn't mean that I have to let it get the best of me.

The best of me being what's inside my heart. Not the blood that keeps me alive, but the blood of Jesus Christ that washes me white as snow.

Repenting means getting down on our knees and letting God in every aspect of our lives; the good, the bad, and the ugly kitchen fails, too.

And letting Him take away that anger and fill me with peace (plus a dollop of canned whipped cream!) was the best dessert I've had in a long time.


  1. Kiki, this is so beautifully written! I wouldn't have ever thought to compare those two things, but I'm so glad you did. I needed that reminder that God is faithful in every aspect of our lives! Thank you for sharing this :)

  2. Such truth in this post my friend! I love it!
    I also love how you compared these two things, and what you said towards the end: "Repenting means getting down on our knees and letting God in every aspect of our lives; the good, the bad, and the ugly kitchen fails, too"- this so true, thanks for the reminder girl! :)

  3. Thanks, Madison! God is most definitely faithful in every aspect of our lives. One of the things that I love (and am blown away by!) is the fact that He teaches us and shows us His faithfulness in some of the smallest of things. :)

  4. Thanks, friend! When I first heard of this month's theme, I was realllly unsure about what I'd write on. But once that whipped cream fiasco happened, I knew I could either hang onto the frustration or I could let it all go. Repenting is tough, but it's definitely what's best. :)

  5. Girl, I need to be reminded of this every. single. day. :)


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