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Saturday, October 6, 2012

BROKEN HEARTS

I'm a Baker but I also love the Lord and how He uses my business at times to minister to people. Had a Bride contact me to say there would be no need for cake because the wedding was off. It was a very sad letter and I could hear her broken heart in the words she wrote. So I sent her a letter to encourage her and that I understood her pain but it wasn't the end of the world.
 
There are times when God has His way of allowing us to go our own way and THEN find out OOPS! WHAT THE BLAZES??!! and then there are times when he helps us to avoid the collision all together and we say: PHEW! GLAD I MISSED THAT NUT BUS!...(been there....done that...and DID NOT want the T-Shirt to take home if you know what I mean).
 
But I told her of the time when I stopped dating and just prayed for two whole years for God to send me the right man because I was tired of the games, and He did! When I met my husband there was NO doubt that He was THE ONE. We met and only 9 months later we married and have been happily married for almost 24 years that seem like just yesterday.
 
So be encouraged....sometimes, a break up....could be the BEST thing that ever happen to you.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Ms Mattie!!!



This cake was made for the best Sunday School Teacher, she keeps your attention during class and one day she even dressed up as....Come to think of it, I'm not really sure, she had a pot on her head and pot holders on each hand, that was an attention grabber. We took a photo, too bad I have no idea where it is :-). The cake is a dark chocolate orange spice cake, decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant.

Well...Ms Mattie just read my post today and sent me the photo I was looking for so, here she is.....

A kitchen Mamma's version of the armor of God! No potholders, but love the "shoes" :-). Oh...and that's a "Mixing Bowl" on her head....not a pot. As you can see I have a foggy memory.



WE ARE NOT HELPLESS


My daughter and I were discussing her quiet time this morning and the lesson was "Prayer in Times of Inadequacy" by Charles Stanley.

It made me think about last year while my Mother was in Michigan suffering with cancer, having treatments and going back and forth to the Doctor. I would call her almost daily as I was living in another state and felt so helpless, the stress was almost unbearable because I wanted so much to be by her side but finances and time wouldn't allow it. To me there is no other feeling so horendous as when you have a family member suffering and you can't do anything to help them, the feeling is indescribable.

But you know, because I have faith in God, I learned to call on Him for help. And through the kindness of my husband one day after I had just flown back home about two month prior, all of a sudden he goes "Let's do a road trip and go see your Mom again before School starts" (you'd have to know my husband, he doesn't just spend money all willy nilly...unlike me :-). So I know it was God that spoke to him. Because of that kind gesture, I had the opportunity to spend precious time with my Mom who unbeknownst to any of us only had two months to live. I'll always be thankful to my husband for taking me to see my Mother that one last time.

So you see, we aren't helpless in any situation we encounter, if you have faith in God and know that He is truly watching over you and has "good" plans for your life...there is absolutely NO situation that God can't handle if you turn it over to Him. He knows what we need when we need it and like my Grandmother would say, "He may not come when you want Him....but He's always on time".

Be encouraged.
 
Due to my husbands kind suggestion, this was our last photo with Mom as we headed out to hit the road back home. Here she is in her favorite chair (she even slept in it even though she had a bed). But breathing had become more and more difficult. Miss you Mom.