June 19

Dinner and a new recipe…..

After much work I finally managed to get a time when all five students could come to dinner.  I wanted to catch up with them and see how their first year at college away from Cordova turned out.

They all got along pretty well and felt that they were well prepared for their experience.  The only problem they ran into was with science and this was from their high school experience.  For college they had taken Marine Biology which did not prepare them for Chemistry, but they were aware of that.  They did think their high school chemistry class should have prepared them more fully, but they ran into problems.  Fortunately with the help of a tutor they were successful.

I spoke to one girl who shared with me that she found a great church and weekly Bible studies and got her first real understanding of living for Jesus and looking for ways to use her gifts and her purpose in life.

I remember having this experience in college myself and shared it with her.  I was great to see her so excited and joy filled and I  praised God for this change in her life.  In high school she was a great student and very helpful, but  this aspect of her life was not fulfilled.  I am so thankful she found God and made him the center of her life.  What a blessing.

The recipe I want to share is Mexican Chocolate Cake

1 pkg. Devils foodo cake mix

1 3oz. pkg instant chocolate p udding

1 C sour cream

1/2  C veg oil

1/4 C very hot water

zest of 2 oranges

1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

4 eggs

12 oz. chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate)

Put all ingredients except choc. chips in a bowl.  Mix 3 minutes.  Scrap down bowl.  Ten add chips.

Pour into greased and floured tube pan.  Bake for 555-60 minutes  Cool 1 hour in pan.

Invert onto plate.

Bring 3/4 C heavy cream to a boil. Remove from heat.  Add 1 C chocolate chips.  Stir until chips are melted.  Add 2 tablespoons corn syrup.  Let cool.  When cool,, pour over cake and allow to drip over sides.

Father, thank you for the faith you have given my friend.  Help it to grow and blossom as she serves you.  Amen.

Matthew 16:19



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