Today is National Dessert Day. I didn’t realize we had a National Dessert Day, but I’m glad we do. After all, what is life without the occasional dessert? Sad, that’s what it is. Dessert is the exclamation point at the end of the meal.
As we share desserts today and read some fun books, we can’t forget the most important and sweetest book in our lives: The Bible. I love that the scriptures talk about the Word of God and God’s wisdom as sweet. We can help our children realize the sweetness of God’s Word as we share it with them and memorize scripture together. They will understand that we value the Word of God.
The more we love God’s Word, the more our children will love it. The truth is, knowing God’s Word nourishes our souls and fills our lives with hope, joy, and peace. Our attitude about God’s Word should be the excitement of a child getting a giant dessert, and the understanding that it nourishes us more than the most expensive savory meal we can imagine.
So let’s celebrate Dessert Day and the sweetness of God’s Word in our lives today.
Reverence for the Lord is pure,
The laws of the Lord are true;
each one is fair.
They are more desirable than gold,
even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey,
even honey dripping from the comb. (Psalm 19:9-10, NLT)
How sweet your words taste to me;
they are sweeter than honey. (Psalm 119:103, NLT)
My child, eat honey, for it is good,
and the honeycomb is sweet to the taste.
In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul.
If you find it, you will have a bright future,
and your hopes will not be cut short. (Proverbs 24:13-14, NLT)
Dessert Across the Curriculum
Dessert and Friendship – Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
Dessert and Character Lessons – One Smart Cookie: Bite-Sized Lessons for the School Years and Beyond by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Dessert and History – Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution by Mara Rockliff (be sure to read the author notes)
Dessert and Science – Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert
Dessert and Geography – How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Dessert and Problem Solving – A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham
Dessert and Spanish Language – Eight Animals Bake a Cake by Susan Middleton Elya
Dessert and Ministry – Tessa Beth & Co and the Sugarplum Recipes by Wendy Salter
Dessert and Math – Any recipe in any book as you measure and count together