Monday, February 14, 2011

Love...Never Fails

I managed to mess up and, in the busy-ness of the this weekend, didn't get to post. I did have a wonderful time yesterday visiting with my family and getting some sweet baby sugar from the newest member of our clan, baby Jake. He is such a cutie, just like big brother Jordan. As usual, I forgot to take my camera.

You'll never believe what surprise awaited me last night. I was awakened in the night by yet another sick child. I'm seriously considering pulling them out of school, stopping all social activities and becoming hermits who live in a giant plastic bubble!

I took a new recipe to our dinner yesterday and everyone liked it. I promised to share it on the blog today. It's another recipe from that cookbook I picked up at that estate sale. Upside-Down German Chocolate Cake.

Upside-Down German Chocolate Cake

1 1/2 c. flaked coconut

1 1/2 c. chopped pecans

1 bx chocolate cake mix

8 oz. pkg cream cheese, softened

1/2 c. butter, melted

1 lb. (4 c.) confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 pan. Spread coconut evenly on the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with pecans. Prepare cake mix according to directions on package. Pour over coconut. Combine cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl. Beat at low speed until creamy. Add sugar and beat until blended and smooth. Drop by spoonfulls evenly over cake batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Cool completely in pan. To serve, cut individual pieces; turn upside down onto plate. Yields 12-16 servings.

Now for the last of our study on love from I Corinthians 13. First, the two days I missed--the quick version.

Love always trusts (and it's trustworthy).

Love always hopes (looks for the best, looks forward to the future).

Love always perseveres (doesn't give up, understands it's hard work).

And never fails. It may not always be patient. It may not always remember to sprinkle its words with kindness. Catch it on a grumpy day and it'll probably be rude. It may not have a scrapbook, but it probably does have a sticky note of the things you've done wrong (at least the ones for today).

But it doesn't fail to try. And when it messes up, it wishes it hadn't. And it starts all over again trying to get it right.

People momentarily fail at love. But love doesn't fail people. Not even for a moment.

"In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling." Exodus 15:13

Now we're off to the doctor's office. Again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry you are still fighting the flu bug at your house. I do think it is that way in a lot of homes. I was fortunate enough to be in on yesterdays lunch and your cake was great. I think I might could make this one. But I recommend it to everyone.