Victoria Sponge talks to Margaret Kazmierczak
Delighted to meet you Margaret.
Thank you Vicki.
Seems odd, me chatting to my creator.
It's a little strange, but then we like to be different.
My question plain and simple is, how was I cooked?
Well, my cooking skills are notorious for being a bit challenged. Cakes particularly emerge from my oven flat. Now it could be because the cooker is old and has seen better days, or my ingredients. My gut feeling ventures towards the ingredients.
You were a classic recipe, a mix all in one go, and hey presto, pop in oven and out comes a delicious cake. Not so, you came out flat until I realized that I had missed out the most important ingredient.
And what was that?
Yes, without a doubt a key ingredient. You can make characters come alive and tell their story, but you needed to be different. A normal woman, struggling with family, work and life has been written about many times. The difference with you and what makes you unique is your relationship with God. It is not a Sunday ritual. You live out your church each and everyday through your prayers.
So not everyone does that?
So many people have said to me, I don't know how to pray. You were baked in order to show people, how to fit prayer into their daily lives.
I see, how exciting. But wouldn't that be a bit dry for many readers?
It could be, however, you are most certainly not. Into the mixture I put a husband, four children and a cat.
They are the flavouring.
Yes. Lots of scope to bring in funny and tragic stories.
I love the way you have blended God into my life.
Thank you Vicki. I am hoping that a lot of readers will find your story encouraging and helpful. It has certainly helped me to understand Philippians 4:6 - Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. (NLT)
Thank you Margaret for talking to me.
It's a pleasure Vicki.
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