Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hello ladies and welcome to the "mansion" this evening.
The Teagues will be having Nachos for dinner tonight. Here is the recipe...
Yummy Nachos:
Corn Tostado Chips. (These are round like tortillas)
1 can of refried beans
shredded colby and monterrey jack cheese
Place 6 tostadas on a baking sheet. Spread a thin layer of refried beans on each tostada. Put 1/3 cup of shredded cheese on each tostada. Place the pan under the broiler for enough time to melt the cheese. Keep a close watch on this. Cut each tostada into four quarters. Garnish with sour cream, picante, jalapenos, tomatos, etc. Delicious. You can also add grilled chicken or steak. Yum.
Well. Let me see. Our church is going through some 'turmoil.' Our preacher announced last Sunday that he had been having an affair and that he would be resigning after the service. The Teagues were not in the service to witness this. However, we did hear of it right away. News travels fast. Bad news that is....Why is that? Why do we thrill in hearing of terrible things that are happening to others? Does it somehow make us feel better about ourselves? Does it pump us up? Why? Do we feel that these things will NEVER happen to us?
Matthew 7:3 as stated in the New American Standard Bible..."Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but not notice the log that is in your own eye?" Are we so free of sin, any sin, that we don't have any logs in our eyes? I surely am not. There is a log cabin floating around in there for sure. This is not to say that we should ignore a transgression or a sin. We can certainly acknowledge the presence of sin. The question is....what do we do then? In this case, the sin was stated aloud. Forgivness was sought. Is that where it should end? Should we continue to dredge in the muck of it?
Our sins, when confessed to God are washed away right then. They are cleansed and forgotton. Wouldn't it be nice if we, humans, could display a bit more of this? Just something to think about.
Yummy Chocolate Fondue with strawberries and pound cake.
Have a great Sunday evening.
Much love, Laura

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