The Lesson of the Flummery

I wrote this story about a recent personal experience that gave me something to think about. I hope you find it entertaining…and inspiring!

FlummeryIt was Wednesday March 6, 2013 and Essi (me!) was hosting a tea party for her family. She decided to make a strawberry flummery (Jell-O/jelly). Carefully she followed the directions to the last quarter of an ounce. She put it into a shiny pot her mother owned and put it on the stove on medium. A few minutes later it started to bubble and eventually it started to smoke! A few times the fire alarm went off and she had to run and wave the smoke away with a towel. Opening the windows, the garage and turning on the fan finally shut the alarm off.

Her dad, alarmed from the sound of the commotion, came out of his makeshift office and asked what was going on. “I am making strawberry flummery!” She explained proudly. “It smells burned.” He said eyeing the pot on the stove. “Oh, I followed the directions carefully and I am sure this is what it is supposed to be doing.” She answered confidently. So he walked back to his computer.

After 10 min. it was ready so she emptied it into a glass bowl. But, oh my! The pot! At the bottom it was black and the edges had burnt strawberry flummery stuck to them! She scrubbed and scrubbed the pot, but it would not come off. Sadly, she called her mother and told her this sob sorry. Her mother told her not to worry and that she would see what she could do when she got home. The flummery had to be thrown out and the pot well…

The recipe was a good one, so what went wrong? Of course, I should have been stirring it the whole time. Same picture with God, he makes us like that shiny pot. But because of sin (or strawberry flummery) we often make it black. But God can make us shiny again if we ask him! Lesson learned!


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anna Lynn
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 19:20:38

    crazy! “crazy?”


  2. embodyfitness
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 20:59:38

    Hahahaha! Thanks for commenting!


  3. Elizabeth Byler Younts
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 22:13:47

    A great story, “Essie”…I had to laugh. Nice spiritual lesson, also! Love you!!!


  4. julia
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 14:57:16

    bubble hug YIKE wow um maybe you can take cooking classes.


    • embodyfitness
      Mar 14, 2013 @ 15:21:21

      Maybe I should post a post about one of my most recent cooking experiences that have actually succeeded! I really love to cook! Thank you for visiting my blog!


      • Anonymous
        Jun 15, 2013 @ 23:34:01

        well i cant cook rice but i still try it always taste when you get the first serving after that GOOD LUCK

  5. Amanda
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 21:37:30

    So interesting! 🙂 What a great lesson!


    • embodyfitness
      Mar 14, 2013 @ 15:24:47

      Thank you! I will have to try one of the recipes posted on one of your newsletters sometime! Missed you at the feild trip yesterday. Before the 6-11 grade class at 1:30-3:30 our class went with three moms and hiked 3.6 miles! We had so much fun! Tell Rachel that I am praying for her!


  6. Anonymous
    Mar 13, 2013 @ 17:22:48

    LOL! So cute. Made me giggle. Love your writing. I could totally picture everything happening 🙂 ~ Auntie B


    • embodyfitness
      Mar 14, 2013 @ 15:27:57

      It was quite a dramatic day. The picture of the pot was after Mama got to it. Thank you for commenting! Give Phoebe and Joseph hugs and kissess and tell them I said hi! Love you too!


  7. Aimee
    Mar 29, 2013 @ 17:26:41

    I love your blog!
    This is Aimee from Grace Church. I am so glad you hung out in our Fusion group this past week. Hope to see you again soon!
    Happy Easter!
    Oh, and cooking isn’t my strong suit either! 🙂


    • Girlview
      Jul 15, 2013 @ 01:43:15

      Hey!! Thank you for visiting my blog! I really enjoyed it and I hope I will be able to see you there again! Thanks again! 🙂


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  9. Esther byler
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 14:22:03

    Hehe. Essie. That’s a great experience. Staying in touch with God can easily be neglected, just like a boiling pot. That’s a wonderful example. Reminds me of your Mammie and her jello experience when she was young. Love you very much, and always miss you. Your Mammie.


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