Alright, I know it's been a while since you've heard from me. Things have been going like a whirlwind lately. My first cruise came and went with a bang! I was fortunate enough to meet one of the chef's on Princess Cruise's 'Star Princess', and I have an autographed cookbook as well. Let me tell you, there is a recipe for a strawberry soup that looks AMAZING.
After the cruise, God blessed me with a job where the things I do directly benefit people, and it's such a Godly place to work.
Now, the biggest thing that's happened is I was blessed to be asked to lead a workshop for the Live, Love, Laugh ladies retreat this past weekend at Bell Shoals Church. When I was approached (silly me), I figured there would only be about 25-30 ladies in my class. DUH!!! It's a cooking class...who doesn't love food you don't have to cook, dishes you aren't washing, and lots of yummy samples?!?
Turns out, there were around 150 ladies in there. I thought I was going to...well...I had no thought. My mind went completely blank when I walked in and faced all those ladies. Thanks to some wonderful words of wisdom from my sister and another S.I.C. (Sister In Christ), I got through it.
We had samples of Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup and Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies. I also demonstrated Apple Stuffed Pork Chops, Glazed Carrots and an Apple-Pear Tart. I also did a Salmon Packet with Spinach.
I think I have the bug...the workshop bug. Even though I didn't sleep the night before, and drove everyone within earshot of my voice absolutely crazy, I LOVED IT!!! I'm already thinking about next year. So, who can I sign up? (he he)
God did some amazing things that weekend. Can you imagine 500-600 ladies in one place, at one time...and did not hear a single grumble, complaint, or whine?!? Now that's a God thing. :)
Seriously, it made me think about my first night serving at I Am Hope cafe; the little 4-5 year old girl that didn't know what a brownie was. That was me before I knew Jesus. So I'm sending you away with this thought:
Go be some one's brownie!!!