Hard to believe, but another Friday has rolled around! It's been hot and sultry for weeks, but the past couple of mornings there's been just a touch of coolness in the air that hints ever so slightly of fall. Here goes with five more blessings from the past week:
1. Much more progress on cleaning out the homestead. More trips to the Restore and thrift store -- so thankful that both are taking donations again! I was especially tickled that we could drop off some books at librarian Susan's porch -- and had a short but sweet visit with her and her hubby also.
|Roses and fields at the home place|
2. Lovely phone chats with my friend Jennifer and my faraway daughter Joanna. It's always wonderful to catch up with these dear women by phone.
|Vintage ad from my collection|
3. A cool day to bake some cakes for an upcoming wedding. I don't need to decorate them; I was just asked to bake some gluten-free chocolate layers for the bride and groom to cut. If you are interested in the recipe I used, it is here: Never-Fail Chocolate Cake. I just substituted the Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour for the flour called for in the recipe. For two 8-inch layers, I doubled the recipe, filled the pans half full and had enough batter left to make a tea-sized loaf cake which Mr. T and I devoured.
|This old photo of Josiah scraping a chocolate bowl seemed just perfect here!|
4. Sunday School starting up again! Finally we get to finish the last chapter in A Woman Who Reflects the Heart of Jesus. This chapter is on Worship, so it seems very appropriate right now. I've linked to the book on Elizabeth George's site, but one can also find like-new copies on Thriftbooks.com for a very good price. A note, too, that I consider the subtitle 30 Days to Christlike Character a misnomer. I think we all know that becoming Christlike is a lifelong process. It has taken me a couple of years to get through this study with the ladies' class, and none of us will say that we've arrived in any of the areas we've studied.