For months now, my husband and I have driven past a little building with the sign “Butcher Block Café” above it. Underneath that sign, it says in simple, block letters: “HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS.”
I love cinnamon rolls. We have been meaning to check it out, but never got around to it. But one day in March, my coworkers and I decided to give it a go and see if these rolls were worth the effort. They were. If you’re wondering, they are worth the effort any and every day of the week. We liked them so much that we decided to make The Butcher Block our go-to restaurant on Thursday mornings.
For the last three weeks, we’ve started our day fellowshipping together around a plate of cinnamon rolls (and other tasty foods). And yesterday I was reminded, for the umpteenth time, why my place of work is so invaluable.
My coworker Aneta had the brilliant idea of using part of our meal time to do devotions together. We’ll take turns leading and sharing what’s going on in our hearts and lives. Don took his turn yesterday and shared about God’s peace. He talked about how it’s a free gift every day. But he wisely pointed out that because of our finite minds, this is not a one-time gift; it’s something we need to ask for on a daily basis. What a great way to start your day, being reminded to keep Christ at the center of all we do.
To have a workplace that encourages me daily in my faith is so rare. Days like yesterday remind me to be grateful for the magnificent blessing we all have to work and serve together.