Sunday Sermon and Some Special Friends Sampling Cookies

8 Dec

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”
quoting Robert Fulghum
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This morning, Father told us that just as we prepare our home for the holidays, we must also prepare our souls. When we invite friends over, we clean the house, decorate, and prepare delicious meals. As we prepare for Christmas, we should cleanse our souls by going to reconciliation, (confession), forgiving our enemies and reconciling conflicts. That is the best way to prepare our home for Christmas.

There was also a baptism celebration during Mass. I love the way the entire congregation welcomes the newly baptized baby with prayers and a loud round of applause.

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This afternoon, I was invited to Blynda Christian’s annual family cookie tasting completion. She invites dozens of friends, family and neighbors to a holiday party that features a special cookie recipe baked by a family member. Then, there is blind taste test and voting by all guests. It was difficult to decide, so of course, I had to sample several times. The winner was her granddaughter, with her s’mores cookies. Very yummy!

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Blynda is such a gracious hostess, the food was divine and the beverages were abundant, but the best part of the evening was spending time with old friends that I don’t get to see very often, and meeting new people that I hope to see again.

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Special cookies, special friends.

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“Me like cookies!”

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One Response to “Sunday Sermon and Some Special Friends Sampling Cookies”

  1. Brenda Davis Harsham December 8, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    Yum, smore cookies. 🙂 S’more please!

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