Monday, July 17, 2017

A pause in scripture is a sweet treat any time. 

Summer time brings sweltering days.  Nevertheless, there are two things that refreshes the soul. 

⏩ The first is a personal pause in scripture. 

          Even in the summer a cup of French Vanilla is for me while steeping in scripture.

⏩ The second is pouring over scripture with a friend.

         Sharing an icy cold pitch of peach tea is extra refreshing while discussing what we've read. 

Proverbs 11:25 has a promise for those who are willing to refresh others. 
             
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. 

As the hot days carry on, may you take time when the heat of the day tries to drag you down and drink in the Word of God. It'll be a sweet experience.

Uplifting blessings,
Carolyn



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sharing More than Peaches

With an arm load of fresh peaches a neighbor shared  her treasures with me.

The unexpected delight inspired me to make my simply easy peach cobbler. Little did I know the peach cobble was going to be shared beyond my family.

A sorrowful friend stopped by as the bubbling cobbler was pulled from the oven. She was having a real pity party and wanted me to join her. However, with a bowl of peach cobbler and over a teacup, we blow out her pity party candle with prayers and scriptures. She went home full of renewed strength,  peach cobbler, and a doused candle.

We never know what God has planned when one friend shares what they have and we make something from their gift to share with another in need. That's TeaCup living in action.

Remember the meaning of TeaCup:
T = giving time to others
e = encouragement to others
a = acceptance of others
in
C = Christ's
u = uplifting
p = presence.

Simple Peach Cobbler


Simple Peach Cobbler

1/2 cup butter, sliced
4 cups peaches, peeled & sliced
2 cups sugar, divided

2 teaspoon almond extract, divided
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking power
1 cup heavy cream

Place butter slices on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. 

Toss together peaches 1 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon almond extract
in large bowl. Spread mixture evenly over butter slices in baking pan. 

In a medium size bowl combine flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon almond extract, 
heavy cream. Mix until smooth. Pour batter over peaches and drag a spoon 

through batter and peaches to marble. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes or until golden brown. 

Serve warm or cold. 

Uplifting blessings, 
Carolyn