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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 28, 2002
There are no hopeless situations - only people who are hopeless about them. - Dinah Shore
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Read the whole recipe before beginning. Try to do it together!
Saturday night before Easter Sunday. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
1 cup whole pecans
1 cup sugar
1 pinch of salt
3 egg whites
1 tsp. vinegar
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, the Roman soldiers beat him. Read John 19:1-3
Let child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30
Add egg whites to the vinegar.
Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11 Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27
So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing.
Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16 Beat with a mixer on high speed for 11-15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed.
Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3
Fold in broken nuts. Drop by tsp onto waxed paper-covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Read Matt. 27:65-66
Put cookie sheet in the oven. Close the door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed.
Read Matt. 27:65-66 Go to Bed! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22
On Resurrection Morning open the oven and give everyone a cookie! Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Resurrection Day, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matt. 28:1-9
HE HAS RISEN! HALLELUJAH!
Submitted by Larry Reed
Subjects: Resurrection, Cooking
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
PARENTING 101 DICTIONARY
Part 2 of 2 [Mar 18, 28]
PREPARED CHILDBIRTH: a contradiction in terms.
PUDDLE: a small body of water that draws other small bodies from blocks away wearing dry shoes into it.
SHOW OFF: a child who is more talented than yours.
STERILIZE: what you do to your first baby's pacifier by boiling it and to your last baby's pacifier by blowing on it.
STOREROOM: the distance required between the supermarket aisles so that children in shopping carts can't quite reach anything.
TEMPER TANTRUMS: what you should keep to a minimum so as to not upset the children.
THUNDERSTORM: a chance to see how many family members can fit into one bed.
TOP BUNK: where you should never put a child wearing Superman jammies.
TWO-MINUTE WARNING: when the baby's face turns red and she begins to make those familiar grunting noises.
VERBAL: able to whine in words.
WHODUNIT: none of the kids that live in your house.
WHOOPS: an exclamation that translates roughly into "get a sponge."
Source: Gentle Humor, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe
Subjects: Definitions, Parenting
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Michigan church bulletin:
HYMN 326 "Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus!"
Source: HUMOR Digest
Subjects: Music, Bulletin Bloopers
In a study at UCLA, 300 mg daily of vitamin C, including 150 mg in supplements, added six years to the lives of middle-aged men.
By Jean Carper, http://jeancarper.com
Source: USA Weekend, February 8-10, 2002, http://usaweekend.com
Subjects: Vitamins, Aging