Sourdough Heart

16 Mar

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis


I'm a winner


I recently read an article about a Sourdough starter that had been kept alive since the Gold Rush days in Alaska. The writer had the pleasure of enjoying a stack of pancakes made from the vintage, living starter.

For those not familiar with Sourdough, it is a living dough and must be fed on a regular basis to continue the fermentation process.

Photo credit This Old Gal


The starter will triple in size so be sure to choose a jar with room for growth.


My heart has a lot in common with Sourdough starter. Both must be fed. What I feed my heart will affect who I am, what I think and and how I cope with life’s challenges. I can choose to feed it with Living water or Lifeless water. One produces an open heart, eager to love and forgive, the other results in an anger filled heart that colors the way the world is viewed. Forgiveness does not come easily and harsh thoughts rule the mind.

Jesus said  He will give us Living water and like the Sourdough starter, I believe His love will triple in my heart if I simply open it fully to Him.

John 4:10

Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

The picture of the starter jars is from This Old Gal’s blog. Here is the link for her Sourdough starter recipe. If you enjoy cooking, follow her on Facebook.

2 Responses to “Sourdough Heart”

  1. ludyja March 16, 2018 at 9:27 am #

    I have used sourdough starters in the past for many things, but especially pancakes. They are delicious!!! I wasn’t very successful with making bread, however. I love the “yeasty” taste of the sourdough. Loved this post!


    • Onisha Ellis March 16, 2018 at 10:56 am #

      Sourdough is my favorite bread. I tried making the starter once to make pancakes and man, did I get sick. I must have done something very wrong.


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