Daily Bread: Day 6 of 7

By Summer Elizabeth Ball

If you haven’t already read my article, A New Tradition: Daily Bread in the SheBelieves Magazine Volume 1 Issue 2. This blog post continues my and my mama’s journey of growing, keeping, and using a sourdough starter.

Today, on November 17, 2023, our sourdough starter had some liquid settled at the top. We opted to leave that liquid in the jar. You can pour out the separated liquid if you prefer, but keeping it makes the sourdough more sour in a good way. We mixed in the settled liquid with a wooden spoon and then poured the entire mixture into a clean Ball jar.

We added the dry and wet ingredients into the new jar of starter. We added 1 cup of King Arthur, 100% Whole Grain Whole Wheat Flour, and then 1 cup of arrowhead water at room temperature. We thoroughly mixed it up inside the jar with our wooden spoon.

Here is what it looked like after we covered the jar with some cheesecloth.
We put it back on top of the refrigerator to grow some more until tomorrow, heading into our final day, Day 7.

I want to encourage you today with the following passage from Matthew 6:5-15,

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Consider what Jesus is demonstrating for us, and apply it to your life today.

Come back to our blog tomorrow, for day 7, the final day of the Daily Bread series.

All Scripture quotes from King James Version.

Photos taken by Summer Elizabeth Ball.


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