Musings of a Mother Author:Doris Coffin Aldrich Preface: Lives there a child in these United States who has never stood in a kitchen pleasantly cluttered with spoons, bowls, and pans, to breathe in the fragrant, spicy aroma coming from the oven! Is there a child anywhere who has never said, "Mommie, I want the bowl; please, may I lick the bowl?" Pity that child! He has missed the exquisite jo... more »y of salvaging within a tiny finger the last bit of appetizing dough. Memories of such a kitchen, and the happy hearts associated with it, make up a rich and precious heritage.
Emotions keep time with motions in a kitchens like that; and thousands of Mommies presiding over Lilliputian empires exhibit a patience and love that are awe-inspiring. If you have known such experiences, your throat tightens with the feeling of homesickness at the thoughts of Mom and the kitchen of your childhood. But thrice happy that soul whose childhood days were made more glorious by spiritual food and comfort blended by Mom at work with her mixing bowl.
Such is the daily life of a family in the Pacific Northwest, whose days are filled with normal activities, mixing-bowl adventures and lasting spiritual joys. Doris C. Aldrich, the author of this material, which is a compilation covering a period of years and taken from the Doorstep Evangel, is the wife of Dr. Willard M Aldrich, president of the Multnomah School of the Bible, Portland, Oregon, and editor of Doorstep Evangel. It is hoped that putting these experiences in book form will give more permanency to the inspiration and blessing they afford, thus encouragin others to emulate perhaps the spiritual wisdom of these parents training their children in the way they should go according to God's own Word. Taste and see for yourself.
Hats off to the Aldrich clan! The spiritual fragrance of the Mixing Bowl has already reached and refreshed hearts all over the world.