Charles Spurgeon on Pancakes

“There is hardship in everything, except in eating pancakes.”

Charles Spurgeon

I don’t know what else to add to this. 🤷‍♂️

I usually have pancakes after a long run on Saturday morning. Personally, I like the Bisquick gluten-free pancakes, not because I’m gluten-free but I really like that you can’t over mix it. Plus I don’t feel like I have a stomach full of paper ache after eating it. I used to use the Martha Stewart recipe that’s floating around out there but it’s kind of a hassle and way too easy to mess up. Waffles are good too, but they don’t get that crispy buttery edge like you can get with a pancake. 

I don’t know if you came here for breakfast talk but there it is – breakfast talk! 😅 This will be the second sticker in my series of Spurgeon stickers. I’ll make another post when it’s ready to ship!

Note: I’m colorblind so I sampled colors from a picture of pancakes. If it’s totally off just know I did my best!

Charles Spurgeon and the Church

“The church is not perfect, but woe to the man who finds pleasure in pointing out her imperfections. Christ loved his church, and let us do the same.”

Charles Spurgeon

You might think I’m talking about the Mars Hill podcast (and I am!) but hear me out first…

I’m not calling out the podcast directly. If you’re learning from it, if it’s therapeutic, if you you’re getting some kind of benefit from it I totally get that and this post is not about you AT ALL. Carry on!

I’m talking about my own heart here. I’ve listened to a few of these types of podcasts (In God we lust, Gangster Capitalism, and this one, The Rise of Mars Hill) and I found I wasn’t listening to learn but to be entertained. I was enjoying watching the car crash. Each new episode didn’t represent enlightenment and I wasn’t coming to it to see what God had to show me; I was showing up for the spectacle and was being the exact person that Spurgeon was talking about here. 

I believe abuse should be called out in the church. All of it. No institution is too large and too vital that we should feel we have hide the destruction of a persons body or soul to protect it. But tragedy is something to fix and to learn from, I don’t feel like it’s something I should seek to be entertained by. 

P.S. I have no idea how to properly hold a cigar. In my brief “how to hold a cigar” google search I thought this looked the coolest so I went with it. 🚬