THE COOKIE GOSPEL!

March 25, 2017

Okay, it is difficult to find a Bible translation with the above book in it, but stay with me!

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One of my favorite things to do is bake for folks.  My late Mother did also and so it stirs up happy memories, so when I began to have some limiting physical challenges as she had, I could not do exactly what I used to do.  This was the stage at which Mom gave up.  So, my reaction?

  • What?  I cannot bake?
  • It was fun!
  • People were happy!
  • Dang, what good am I?

For a while I wished I could do what I “lost”and pouted!  That blessed nobody!  Eventually, the Lord spoke louder and got my attention.   He gave me a heart and mind and I gave up too soon!  If I was meant to accomplish something, He would provide a way!  So, when He said “make a different cookie!”  I realized if I had quit sulking, I might have gotten a lot  more baking done a lot sooner.

This isn’t really about cookies, though the story is true.

When the road turns in a new direction, the trip isn’t over yet!  His plan is ALWAYS best.  There have been loads of surprise road blocks in my life, but when I FOLLOWED HIM, what He planned was SOOO MUCH BETTER than mine!  Can I get an AMEN?

BAKE COOKIES!

White chocolate chip cookies

1 cake mix (I used butter pecan)

2 eggs

1/3 cup oil

1 tsp vanilla

choc chips of your choice (I did not measure)

Mix well and bake at 375 for about 9 minutes on a parchment lined baking sheet, pay attention as time may vary.  Should be light brown on bottom and will be very soft until cooled!  I made mine just under golf ball sized. Smaller will need less time and ovens vary!

Laugh!  I always have a few cake mixes, when they are on sale, and dislike cake generally.  VERY handy for baking all sorts of non-cake treats in a hurry!  As for cake, I prefer my ice cream solo!

 

 

 

 

 

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TWTTERING TALE – NO NEED FOR LONELINESS!

February 21, 2017

 

Uncle Bob retired to Cape Cod,was widowed, and kept company with others left behind. Wild rabbits popped by to visit regularly. (128 characters)

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WRITE YOUR OWN TALE – JOIN THE FUN!

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About the challenge: Each Tuesday like mercury colliding  will provide a prompt photo, and your mission is to tell a story based on that prompt in 140 characters or less.

If you accept the challenge, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

 

 


Twittering Tale #17 – 14 February 2017

February 18, 2017

My man has a good heart but he’s messy. When he cooks I mop from floor to ceiling! Here’s my Valentine’s surprise! I’m not mopping it!  by Martha L Shaw  (138 characters)

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CHALLENGE!  Above find my Twittering Tale and the image I had to use as my inspiration.  This weekly challenge comes to us from Kat Myrman at like mercury colliding… The goal is to write a twitter-length story, in 140 characters or less. You can see the challenge HERE for all the fun details!  Mine rang it at 138 characters!  Do join the fun!

 

 

 

 


HEART SPEAK

February 18, 2017

 

Love is not a word to translate

But rather the joining of two hearts,

Two souls as one.

It transcends all differences,

For they become blessings.

If we believe in Love,

We change the world

One heart at a time!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

 

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Tiny Effort Greatly Rewarded

January 26, 2017

Plant a mustard seed.

Simple, often overlooked

Yet richly provides.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

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GRACE AND GRATITUDE

January 24, 2017

It need not take devastation to awaken us to the beauty we’re surrounded with, but sadly that is so often the case! – Martha L Shaw

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WHAT? I’M NO TART!

November 15, 2016

Honestly, if life was all sweet, would we appreciate it?

Would we grow?

 I firmly believe we need some tart!

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