Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkin Roll Recipe

How to Make a Pumpkin Roll
1/4 cup powdered sugar 
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup Libby's 100% pure pumpkin
1 cup walnut, chopped (optional)

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
6 tbsp butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar (optional) 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Grease 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan; line with wax paper.
Grease and flour paper.

Sprinkle towel with powdered sugar.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt into a small bowl.
Beat eggs and sugar in large mixer bowl until thick.  
Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture.
Spread evenly into prepared pan. (Sprinkle nuts if desired).

Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. 
IMMEDIATELY loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel 
(Don't forget to sprinkle powdered sugar onto towel before placing cake on it!)
Carefully peel off paper.

Roll up cake and towel together, starting with the narrow end.
Cool on wire rack.

Beat cream cheese (Don't forget to soften it first!) Sifted powdered sugar, softened butter and vanilla extract in small mixing bowl until smooth.
Carefully unroll cake; remove towel.

Spread cream cheese mixture over cake.
(it will spread to one end when you re-roll it, so careful how much you put on)

Re-roll cake, and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least one hour.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

* Make sure to add enough sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake, so it will not stick!
** Make several and freeze for another day:)


Monday, October 11, 2010

Foreign Language.......????

So there has been something that I have been thinking about ALOT. I want you to think about what I'm about to say.
The area we live in has ALOT of Asians (as well as other races). Everywhere I go I see at least a few of them. I work with a AWESOME Christian Korean women at my work and I have a beautiful Korean baby in my class. So when the mom comes to pick up her baby she will sometimes speak Korean to my co-worker about the babies day.
Its quite interesting sitting there not knowing A THING that's being said and trying to come up with my own interpretation... lol
So how many times are we like this to non-Christians around us? We (Christians) sit around and talk to our "brothers and sisters" about what God is doing in our lives, at church etc... BUT are we speaking in our own "christian language"? Do non-Christians know what were talking about? Or do they feel like me at work?

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 says "19Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God's law but am under Christ's law), so as to win those not having the law. 22To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. 23I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings."

A few years ago when I was a youth pastor we had a Masters Commission group come to our youth group to speak and do dramas. The youth group we had at the time was 95% "non-church" kids. When the speaker got up to speak he started talking about the Holy Ghost and getting saved and all these (yes wonderful things) but I don't think they realized that alot of my kids had NO clue what they were saying! It was like they were speaking some different language.
We need to start thinking about the people around us. How can we reach the people at our work who have NEVER stepped foot into church. Or the cashier at the gas station with purple hair, tattoos and piercings??? 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Twelve Audacious Faith Confessions

This morning I went to church in my p.j.s.
My son was sick with the flu yesterday and my hubby and brother were going to a Indianapolis Colts game today. So my hubby and I plugged the computer into the t.v and logged onto
Pastor Steven Furtick was talking about the book
 "Sun Stand Still" that he wrote.
It was just recently released to the public. 
They showed some video clips that go along with the book. In one of the videos he talked about praying scripture over yourself every morning. He encouraged us to post faith confessions on our bathroom mirrors, at our office, in our cars, where ever we would see them in the morning. Then to pray/confess these over our lives every day!
I personally am very excited about this challenge. 
Here they are for you to see. Print them out, post them, pray them over you and watch what God does in your life!
(Oh, and go get the book "Sun Stand Still")!


Twelve Audacious Faith Confessions 
1. I am fully forgiven and free from all shame 
and condemnation. 
Romans 8:1–2; Ephesians 1:7–8; 1 John 1:9 
2. I act in audacious faith to change the world 
in my generation. 
Joshua 10:12–14; John 14:12 
3. I have no fear or anxiety; I trust in the Lord 
with all my heart. 
Proverbs 3:5–6; Philippians 4:6–7; 1 Peter 5:7 
4. I am able to fulfill the calling God has placed 
on my life. 
Exodus 3:9–12; Psalm 57:2; Colossians 1:24–29 
5. I am fully resourced to do everything God has 
called me to do. 
Deuteronomy 8:18; Luke 6:38; Philippians 4:13 
6. I have no insecurity, because I see myself the 
way God sees me. 
Genesis 1:26–27; Psalm 139:13–16; Ephesians 5:25–27 
7. I am a faithful spouse (if you’re single, you 
can slip futurein there) and a godly parent— 
our family is blessed. 
Deuteronomy 6:6–9; Ephesians 5:22–25; Colossians 3:18–19;   
1 Peter 3:1–7 
8. I am completely whole—physically, mentally, 
and emotionally. 
Psalm 103:1–5; Matthew 8:16–17; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 
1 Peter 2:24 
9. I am increasing in influence and favor for the 
kingdom of God. 
Genesis 45:4–8; 1 Samuel 2:26; Acts 2:37–47 
10. I am enabled to walk in the sacrificial love 
of Christ. 
2 Thessalonians 2:16–17; 1 John 3:16; 4:9–12 
11. I have the wisdom of the Lord concerning 
every decision I make. 
2 Chronicles 1:7–12; Proverbs 2:6; Ecclesiastes 2:26; James 1:5 
12. I am protected from all harm and evil in 
Jesus’ name. 
Genesis 50:20; Psalm 3:1–3; 2 Thessalonians 3:2–3 
Hear. Speak. Do.