MISS SARA LEE

MISS SARA LEE
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Mornings are delicious.

My whole being moves with the energetic zeal of a puppy emerging from a kennel.
Not surprisingly, I've charged into this day and already met my first mishap, which I wish to educate you about in the event you encounter such an issue one day:
While removing baked asparagus from the oven and throwing boiling beans into the strainer I inadvertently bumped a "colorful" loaf of bread onto my cooking surface. Unaware of my "cooking colors," my nose told me, while my back was turned, that something unsavory was cooking on my stove.
Yikes. Blast. Bugger.
Turning my head, I see "Miss Sara Lee" melting her lively colors onto my cooking top.
I never realized how colorful her packaging was until this moment.
A colorful cemented "lava" and a putrid odor met me.
"Have courage little Trojan, the 'force' will help you," my head said.
The "force" was the mighty Google which I employed immediately.
Google offered me three practical suggestions and employed the idea that "I" wasn't the only one in life who had scalded a colorful loaf of bread onto the burning element of my stove.This calmed me considerably and I attacked my dilemma with renewed fervor.
Tips to cleaning scalded plastic on a stovetop:
1) Let the stove and the plastic cool entirely.
2) Apply one of the following to the stove:
-WD 40.
-Olive oil and Baking Soda.
-Nail polish remover.
3) Rub as gently as possible.
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Good news and good tidings:
I employed the tips to "my" stove and it's now good as new.
I chose the nail polish remover since I've seen what it can do to cut through the color on my nails.Taking a soft dishcloth I soaked a finger tip into the nail polish remover and rubbed one little colorful plastic spot at a time and, layer by layer, it took me progressively down to my stove top.
Wonder of wonders and one hour later ... a new education is mine along with a clean stove top.
I will most certainly pass along what I have learned.
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Hmmm ....
Discoveries made through dilemmas are empowering for both ourselves and others.
In offering helpful advice and tips to the problems we have encountered, we freely enlist and identify ourselves in order to provide service, hope, and healing to others.
The goal is to aid in the restorative process.
There are places we get "burned" in life;
Each of us.
Places where the plastic melts and the odor is putrid.
Places where we solicit the help of others who have been "burned" in the same place and choose to utilize their helpful aids as our own, and then enlist ourselves to others as future enablements and enforcements to those wondrous cleansing realities.
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I want to be the kind of person who runs "toward" the person everyone is running away "from." I don't want to pretend to be an individual who doesn't know what a burning "Sara Lee bag" on a cook stove looks like or smells like.
I'd like my life to be about helping others in the restorative process which is an essential part of redemption.
I think this is the best representation of Christ and what He desires His church to be;
 And I think it's what He calls each of us to be.
This is Biblical.
When we "spiritually network" and educate ourselves and others on sinful dilemmas we ourselves have passed through, our identification with others brings hope, health, and healing into the lives of others and we are reconciled to one another.
Speak to "your" Sara Lee and help others.
Tip:
The blood of Christ is stronger than the strongest nail polish remover.
Layer by layer it has the power to eat through sin and saturate, cleanse, and restore broken lives.
I've tried it,
I've applied it,
And it works.
Now I'm sharing it with others.
Praise the Lord.
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"In whom we have redemption through His blood; the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace."
Ephesians 1:7