Pentecost Sunday Roasted Marshmallows

I am always looking for fun activities or recipes that bring Church teaching to life for my kids.  Anything goes, but the projects must be easy (I’m no Martha Stewart!) and gluten-free dairy-free substitutions must be possible.

For example, this Easter dessert celebrating Jesus’ Resurrection (found at Campfires and Cleats) can be easily baked using gluten and dairy-free ingredients.   The perfect combo of easy, yummy, and GFCF!

After Pinteresting like crazy, all I found for Pentecost were recipes that were too complicated—I’m not good at making iced sugar cookies or intricate icing decorations.  As we were grilling hamburgers one evening, a light bulb went off.  Why not use the fire to roast Pentecost Marshmallows?  It would be easy, yummy, and GFCF!

Yes, you read that right.  We shoved marshmallows on a stick and called it a day.

 

First, my husband lit the grill.

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While we waited for the charcoal to get white hot, we watched the flames shoot high in the air.  We read scripture from the Acts of the Apostles:

 

Right on cue, a gust of wind flipped my Bible page as I was reading about the “strong driving wind” that brought the fire of the Holy Spirit.  We got a good giggle out of that!

The kids and I talked about how the Holy Spirit burns inside all of us.  We may be afraid to speak up about our faith to the world, but the Holy Spirit gives us courage.  Others can tell we are Christians by our actions because we have the Holy Spirit burning inside of us.

Next, we put marshmallows on our skewers….

And carefully roasted them over the grill.

We poured “Holy Spirit” sprinkles on our marshmallows!

 

I would love to show you the picture of a beautiful finished product, but that’s not what happened.  We were a gooey, sticky, yummy mess!  Full of marshmallows AND the Holy Spirit!

 

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

 Breathe into me, Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.

Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.

Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy.

Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy.

Protect me, Holy Spirit that I may always be holy.

—St. Augustine

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