Breakfast Pumpkin Cookies

Conversations with God & Breakfast Pumpkin Cookies

Mark 13:1 (nirv)

Jesus was leaving the temple. One of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What huge stones! What wonderful buildings!”


This isn’t really the main point of this passage, but this specific verse made me want to highlight something that stood out to me while reading: the ease in which the disciples conversed with Jesus. When you’re walking down the street with a friend or driving with your spouse, you don’t hesitate to point out a new restaurant you want to try, or a piece of architecture that catches your eye, do you? I know I don’t. Why then, do we tend to clam up and get super serious when it comes to conversations with God?

Obviously there is a time and a place for serious topics and heartfelt, intentional words with the Lord. But this passage shows us that God also wants to simply hear what’s on our hearts and minds, no matter how minute or even fleeting those thoughts and ideas might be.

I personally approach prayer with an agenda most of the time; I become someone I’m not. I put on my “job interview” face and voice, and I lose those little characteristics of myself that make me, me. Today, the disciples show us that conversations with God were designed to be both – light-hearted and easy, as well as serious and intentional.

And I love that out of this quick remark, Jesus expanded their thoughts and taught them something too. He can and will use the things that fill our minds to help us grow and deepen our faith. We don’t need to plan our prayer agenda or change our voices to have meaningful conversations we the Lord, we simply just need to show up.


Do you struggle with bringing your real, whole self into prayer? Do your prayers ever feel forced or recited, maybe like you’re not being yourself? What do you think is causing you to believe that you need to show up a certain way or say certain things?


For an open, vulnerable heart in front of the Lord today.

3 Cookies Per Serving

Breakfast Pumpkin Cookies

5 minPrep Time

13 minCook Time

18 minTotal Time

Serves 16-18 Cookies

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  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except for white chocolate chips
  4. Pulse until mostly smooth, but not completely liquified
  5. Fold in white chocolate chips
  6. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball and flatten into a cookie on parchment paper
  7. Repeat until all dough is used
  8. Bake for 12-13 minutes

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  • Reply Joanna Hayes September 3, 2019 at 1:32 pm Thank you for the reminder!! So often I forget He's Lord of the small stuff too.
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