A Pinch of Desire

Those who know me can tell you that I am not a “cook”.  The kitchen is the last place you can willingly find me, but of course out of obligation < husband and two lady bugs that insist on eating everyday> I do spend a lot of time there.  However, on occasion I have to admit that a good recipe catches my eye, and since it seems that recipes are floating all around social media, I get inspired to make my way into the kitchen and experiment.   Because even us “non-cookers” have our occasional motivation!


So I’d like to share with you today a recipe you might find useful.  I hope it gets you cookin’, though not necessarily in the kitchen.  Please make a note of the following items that you will need for this recipe:


  • A pinch of Desire

  • ½ teaspoon of faith

  • 1 heaping cup of effort

  • 1 ½ cups of persistence


  1. Any good cook can tell you that all good recipes begin as a thought before they ever hit the kitchen table. Have you ever had an idea, thought, concept, or something you’ve wanted to do but has never matured past the state of being just that; an idea?  If you have, you’re in the right company.  It is this idea that will be your “pinch of desire” in this recipe. Because every big plan starts off as a small idea first.  Oh, and don’t let the “pinch” fool you.  Some of the best recipes most important ingredient is the smallest in dose.


  1. And speaking of small doses, we will need to add ½ teaspoon of faith to our pinch of desire.

    Faith, like baking powder, will act as our leavening agent in this recipe.

    Once we put it into the mix, it will grow the dream.  It will make our desire rise and reach its maximum potential.  We don’t need a lot of it to begin with because

    faith is one of those unique ingredients that multiplies itself.


  1. Once those two ingredients are mixed, set them aside and in another bowl add 1 cup of effort. You will need an electric mixer or you can mix it by hand.  Keep beating the effort until all clumps are gone.  You may get tired of mixing but keep going and give it all you’ve got.  You must fully exert yourself and put in all your energy.  Don’t mix it on low, make sure the setting is on high.  (Warning: This is the point you may begin to feel like giving up because it no longer feels like fun but instead feels like work…keep pushing).


  1. While continuing to beat the effort, slowly begin to add 1 ½ cups of persistence. Mix it in at a consistent pace.  Making sure that the persistence is equally measured and you are not putting in more at the beginning than at the end.


  1. Mix all ingredients together and put it in to bake. The temperature will rise and test your dedication, commitment, and patience.  But whatever you do, do not pull it out until it’s done!  Set the timer on, and when it goes off you will have taken a pinch of desire and turned it into an accomplished dream!



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22 thoughts on “A Pinch of Desire

  1. What an encouraging recipe! Honestly, I felt as if I spent all day yesterday standing at the kitchen counter – making food and cleaning up afterward. Struggling with my attitude, I realize now my “ingredients” list was not what it should have been!

  2. Rosie,
    As an amateur chef, this sounds like the most fulfilling recipe ever! I love how faith is our “leavening ” agent and all it takes is a little. Faith is an “action” word which leads to maximum effort with perseverance. I have been pondering a project over the past month. This is some added motivation to keep the faith and listen to God’s direction as I trust Him to finish the recipe He has given me! Thanks for sharing your creative post today. Have a wonderful week and blessings to you and yours!

    • Horace, I always appreciate your comments as they are encouraging to me as I try and write about whats in my heart in hopes of encouraging others. Faith IS an action word. Its not until we exercise it that things begin to happen…even if we begin just a little at a time. I pray today that the pinch of desire you have over your new project would make for the best recipe you have ever put your hands too. I’m believing that God would lead you, show you, grow you and make everything your hand touches prosperous 🙂 Be Blessed!

  3. Rosie – I don’t like to be in the kitchen much either, but I do it…I love your creative way of making a great point that is easy to remember. Thank you – I am a little behind in my comments, but we are linked up and neigbors at several places this week. Blessings to you

    • Hey Debbie. Glad you enjoyed the post. I completely understand about being behind in the comments 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  4. First, let me say I love the color of your blog! We have like minds:) I love to cook, but after work…not so much. This is an easy reminder and encouragement. I’d love for you to share on my new Fresh Market Friday link-up!

    • Hi Crystal! Welcome and thank you 🙂 I appreciate you sharing and I will absolutely visit the Fresh Market Friday link up and post. I appreciate the invite!

  5. I smiled while I read this post. I enjoy baking, not always cooking. God sure takes a lot of raw ingredients and mixes them with his power to come up with some great recipes. 🙂

    • Glad you liked it Pat. Yes, please cook up something wonderful and make sure to share it 🙂

    • Yes, Janet we would benefit greatly if done often. Good news is that everyday brings with it a new opportunity 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I love this! I spend most of my days in the kitchen because I love being in there cooking and baking. This is a great little recipe of encouragement and reminders. Thank you for linking up with Thankful Thursdays.

    • Hi Lori, I appreciate you checking it out and thanks for the comment. 🙂 Have a great week.

  7. What a fun recipe! Cooking isn’t my thing either. I do it, but it’s just not something I enjoy. But this recipe sounds like a keeper. Great motivation too! I’m following you at Holly’s and Crystal’s this week. Praying God blesses you today!

  8. I say what a great recipe for life. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. I have enjoyed reading your blog posts and so grateful for you linking up. I hope you will continue to link up in the next few weeks as I had the reins over to the new Share With Me hostess and continue long after linking up with her too. #sharewithme