Hungry for god_ a sweet tip for resolving conflict

A Pennsylvania farm wife used a batch of cinnamon rolls to teach me a valuable tip for handling conflict.

Grandma Shick made the best cinnamon rolls ever. Cinnamon bun recipe without yeast Each layer of soft dough contained just the right mix of sugar and cinnamon.


Cinnamon roll cream cheese frosting And the warm, melted icing? Pass the insulin; I’m headed straight for a happy diabetic coma.

One day after eating myself into cinnamon roll heaven, I asked Grandma Shick if she’d share her recipe. Cinnamon roll cream cheese icing She looked at me, puzzled. Best cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese “Well, I don’t really have a recipe,” she said. Cinnamon roll icing without powdered sugar “But the next time I make them, I guess I could try to measure things and write it down.”

True to her word, three months later an envelope arrived in my mailbox with handwritten directions for making her heavenly pastries. Best ever cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing I couldn’t wait to try the recipe*.

Determined that my cinnamon rolls were going to taste as good as Grandma Shick’s, I followed each step exactly. Cinnamon bun cream cheese icing Scald the milk and butter. Quick cinnamon roll recipe bisquick Cool to lukewarm. Quick and easy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast Proof the yeast. Glaze for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese Slowly add flour. How to make icing for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese Stir gently, then knead. Icing for cinnamon buns no cream cheese Before long I had a plump ball of dough that vaguely resembled a baby’s squishy bottom.

Mmmm, I couldn’t wait to taste those delicious cinnamon rolls.

The next step read, Let it rest for 10 minutes before rolling.

The dough was soft, and I was impatient, so I decided to skip that part and go straight to rolling the dough.

I floured the surface and my rolling pin, turned the dough out onto the counter, and started rolling.

But the dough wouldn’t cooperate. Icing for cinnamon rolls cream cheese It had seemed soft and malleable in the bowl, but when I flopped it onto the counter, it was springy and stiff. Frosting for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese Every time I’d roll a corner flat, the dough would spring back into a lump as soon as I lifted the rolling pin.

I rolled; it sprung. Cinnamon roll icing without milk I tugged; it tore. Cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing recipe I flattened; it puffed back up. Cinnamon roll glaze without milk The harder I rolled, the faster it returned to its original shape.

In frustration, I finally flung the rolling pin aside. Homemade cinnamon rolls cream cheese icing “I give up. Cinnamon rolls cream cheese frosting recipe You win.”

Washing my hands of the flour, I left the kitchen in disgust.

Ten minutes later I had talked myself into trying it one more time. Cinnamon roll icing without confectioners sugar After all, I had a lot of ingredients tied up in that lump of dough. Homemade cinnamon roll glaze I pushed my sleeves up past my elbows and picked up the rolling pin. Cinnamon roll recipe no yeast no buttermilk I was prepared to wrestle that dough into submission.

Surprisingly, like a toddler after a much-needed nap, the dough was well behaved and compliant. Quick easy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast With a few gentle strokes of the rolling pin, I had a 12×18 square of smooth yeasty goodness stretched across my counter. Quick homemade cinnamon roll recipe I brushed it with butter, sprinkled it with sugar and cinnamon, and rolled it up, slicing it into pieces and tucking it into a pan to rise once more.

I thought about this experience the other day, especially the instruction I skipped:

This helpful advice doesn’t just apply to the days we wrestle with bread dough, however. Quick cinnamon roll recipe no yeast It’s also helpful when we wrestle with people.

I have a low tolerance for conflict. Easy cinnamon rolls recipe from scratch I hate the strained silences, uncomfortable exchanges, and bad feelings that accompany interpersonal upsets. Easy homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast When I know something’s amiss between me and someone I care about, I want to get the problem out into the open, talk through it, and arrive at a solution. Easy cinnamon rolls from scratch Then we can all be happy again.

This isn’t always the best approach, however. Cinnamon roll recipe without yeast or milk Sometimes my terrier-on-a-pant-leg style hinders rather than helps. Cinnamon rolls recipe without yeast and eggs Sometimes, like with my cinnamon roll dough, I’d be better off letting it rest a bit before I tackle it.

Taking a rest in the midst of a conflict is helpful for several reasons:

1. Easy cinnamon roll recipe bisquick It allows some of the intense emotions to abate, leaving room for more rational thinking.

2. Easy cinnamon roll recipe puff pastry It enables both parties to take a step back for a fresh look at the situation.

3. Homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast or buttermilk It can help one or both of you realize the issue really isn’t worth fighting about.

4. How to make cinnamon roll icing without powdered sugar It can prevent you from saying things in the heat of the moment that you’ll regret later.

5. Cinnamon roll frosting without powdered sugar It gives you time to pray about the matter, asking God to show you if you’re at fault in any way.

Bible teacher Chip Ingram suggests that if you agree to table the discussion, or, as Grandma Shick’s recipe suggests, “let it rest,” that you set a time, preferably within the next 24-48 hours, when you will talk about it. Cinnamon roll icing powdered sugar This prevents couples from sweeping conflict under the rug and never addressing the issues.

All my life I’ve heard people quote Ephesians 4:2, “Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,” as a warning that you’re unwise if you go to sleep before you’ve settled an argument. Make cinnamon roll icing without powdered sugar It’s been my experience, however, that arguments often become bigger and uglier the more tired we become. How to make cinnamon roll icing with powdered sugar To persevere in “settling” a volatile issue when one or both parties are exhausted guarantees no one gets any sleep, and the situation will be even worse in the morning.

My cinnamon rolls turned out beautiful when I finally let them rest. Cinnamon roll recipe pillsbury biscuits I think many of our conflicts can also resolve beautifully if we let them “rest” long enough to take control of our emotions, gain a more rational perspective, and decide if the issue is worth discussing. Healthy cinnamon rolls recipe Best of all, a “rest” allows us prayerfully to seek God about the conflict, ask for his insight, and obey what he tells us to do.

Now it’s your turn. Apple cinnamon rolls recipe no yeast Has there been a time in your life when allowing a matter to rest for a time helped you arrive at a better resolution? What are the dangers of letting a matter rest without agreeing to revisit it at a better time? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts. Healthy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast If you’re reading by email, CLICK HERE to visit Hungry for God online, scroll to the bottom of the post, and leave a comment there.

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* Some have asked me to share Grandma Shick’s cinnamon roll recipe. Quick and easy cinnamon bun recipe no yeast Sadly, I lost it when my recipe book fell into a pot of oil one day when I was cooking :(.

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Hi Lori, this is such a great and timeous post for me. Quick and easy cinnamon roll recipe The terrier on the pants leg thing so resonated with me lol. Quick cinnamon roll icing recipe I need to learn to take that 10 minutes out. Best cinnamon roll recipe ever Really, I do! My approach would definitely soften and God would have time to remind me of His word and His way in these things. Best cinnamon roll recipe no yeast Again, great post

A happy transplant from Bristol, Rhode Island, Lori has called South Carolina home for more than 30 years. Best cinnamon roll recipe cinnabon She is the editor of South Carolina’s Reach Out, Columbia magazine, a veteran homeschooler, dental hygienist, and freelance writer. Best cinnamon roll recipe with yeast She’s the author of two devotional books, Hungry for God … Best cinnamon roll recipe without yeast Starving for Time, 5-Minute Devotions for Busy Women and Joy in the Journey, Encouragement for Homeschooling Moms. Best cinnamon roll recipe alton brown View my complete profile

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