God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.
Friday, October 4, 2013
The Pumpkin Cake
He made me a birthday cake a year or so later. German Chocolate...one of my favorites. I thought all the while I was eating it, that he had done something to get back at me, because he was such a kidder. But no, he had just made his mom a good cake. Show off!
When fall comes around the smell of pumpkin and spices fills the air. Our grocery makes the best apple cider donuts. They sell like hot cakes and you have to get there early to get them. I love pumpkin breads and pies etc. I used to bake loaves of pumpkin bread and put them in the freezer for later on. Nothing like a slice of pumpkin bread with a cup of tea or coffee on a cold winter's day.I'm not crazy about pumpkin spiced coffees and teas, however. I pretty much like my drinks plain. I always wonder why we keep this for fall...why not all year round? I guess it wouldn't be such a treat if we had it all the time. So, sometime this weekend, I will be in the kitchen baking something with pumpkin.
Here's a little story our former Priest told the pre schoolers one Sunday morning.....I put it in my blog a couple of years ago...just thought I'd repeat it.
All of us are something like a pumpkin. God picks you from the patch, brings you in and washes off all the dirt you may have gotten on you. The pumpkin is filled with yucky, gooey stuff and when we sin and do wrong, our soul can too look like the inside of a pumpkin. When we open our hearts to God...he opens the top of the pumpkin and scoops out the "yucky stuff." He removes the seeds of unkindness, doubt, hate, greed, and anything that would keep us from loving Him and others. Jesus said, "I am the light of the world." With his light inside of you, and a beautifully carved face, you can let the light of God shine through you for the whole world to see.