Saturday, November 24, 2012

Beauty


Candy Corn Cake



Ingredients
1 box white cake mix

1 box chocolate cake mix
3 containers white frosting (or three cups)
1 container chocolate frosting (or 1 cup)
Optional: Orange extract

Instructions
1.Bake chocolate cake in 8in round cake pan. One cake will be used, so you can wrap the other 8in round cake and place in freezer.
2.For the white and orange layers, simple prepare white cake batter as you normally would. Divide batter in half and tint one half orange. (Add orange extract if you wish)
3.Bake white cake batter in 8in cake pan and bake orange cake batter in 8in cake pan.
4.For frosting, take one container of white frosting and tint it orange. I used gel food coloring and about 4-6 drops.
5.To assemble cake:
6.Place chocolate cake on cake stand. Place thin layer of chocolate frosting.
7.Place orange layer on top and cover in thin layer of orange frosting.
8.Finally, place white cake on top and cover entire cake in crumb coat.
9.Decorate as you wish.

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Is diamonds a girls best friend?


Quickie in the Bushes.



Quickie  in the Bushes.

There are two statues in a park;
One  of a nude man and one of a nude woman.
They  had been facing each other across a pathway for a hundred
years, when one day an angel
comes down from the sky and, with a single gesture, brings
the two to life.

The angel tells them, 'As a reward for being so
patient through a
hundred blazing summers and
dismal winters, you have been given life for  thirty minutes to
do what you've wished to do 
the most.'

He looks at her, she looks at him, and they go running behind
the shrubbery.
 
The angel waits patiently as the bushes rustleand giggling
ensues. After fifteen minutes, the
two return, out of breath and laughing.

The angel tells them, 'Um,
you have fifteen
minutes left, would you care
to do it again?'
 
He asks her

  'Shall we?'

She  eagerly replies,

  'Oh, yes, let's! But let's
change positions.

  This time, I 'll hold the
pigeon down and

  you poo on its head.'
 

AND  WHAT WERE YOU
  THINKING????
   

  
   

 



GOD'S Rosebud




A new minister
was walking with an older,
more seasoned minister
in the garden one day.
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Feeling a bit insecure
about what God
had for him to do,
he was asking the older preacher
for some advice.
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The older preacher
walked up to a rosebush
and handed the young preacher
a rosebud and told him
to open it
without tearing off any petals.
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The young preacher
looked in disbelief
at the older preacher
and was trying to figure out
what a rosebud
could possibly have to do
with his wanting to know
the will of God
for his life and ministry.
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But because of his great respect
for the older preacher,
he proceeded to try to unfold the rose,
while keeping every petal intact.
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It wasn't long
before he realized
how impossible
this was to do.
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Noticing the younger preacher's inability
to unfold the rosebud
without tearing it,
the older preacher
began to recite
the following poem...

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"It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God's design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine."
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"The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so easily,
But in my hands they die."
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"If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God's design,
Then how can I have the wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?"
"So I'll trust in God for leading
Each moment of my day.
I will look to God for guidance
In each step of the way."
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"The path that lies before me,
Only my Lord knows.
I'll trust God to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose."
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Please share this poem
with a friend
if you enjoyed
being reminded
to let go
and let God
unfold your life.

THE SERENITY PRAYER

GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY
TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE;
COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN;
AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME;
ENJOYING ONE MOMENT AT A TIME;
ACCEPTING HARDSHIPS AS THE PATHWAY TO PEACE;
TAKING, AS HE DID, THIS SINFUL WORLD
AS IT IS, NOT AS I WOULD HAVE IT;
TRUSTING THAT HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT
IF I SURRENDER TO HIS WILL;
THAT I MAY BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE
AND SUPREMELY HAPPY WITH HIM
FOREVER IN THE NEXT.
AMEN.

--REINHOLD NIEBUHR