Our middle child loves fruit- so the literal 'fruit cake' was an easy choice. Plus lemon bars (his request). Plus strawberry ice cream....
Speaking of ice cream...you can see I painted Dave's ice cream philosophy so he can always remember how much he loves ice cream :-)He had a mint chocolate ice cream cake (which he has every single year in one form or another)
I am making plans for the Feb birthday cake...I am thinking this (for her love of candy) or this (how prettttttty!!!)
Our Daily Bread had an excellent article the other day about expectations- awesome! Wow, so many of my problems would be solved if I had this focus.....I copied it here:
In our best moments, it’s easy to expect that we will find ourselves in a good place surrounded by good people who like and affirm us. But life has a way of breaking those expectations. What then?
Stuck in jail and beset by fellow believers in Rome who didn’t like him (Phil. 1:15-16), Paul remained surprisingly upbeat. As he saw it, God had given him a new mission field. While under house arrest, he witnessed to the guards about Christ, which sent the gospel into Caesar’s house. And even though those opposing him were preaching the gospel from wrong motives, Christ was being preached, so Paul rejoiced (v.18).
Paul never expected to be in a great place or to be well liked. His only expectation was that “Christ will be magnified” through him (v.20). He wasn’t disappointed.
If our expectation is to make Christ visible to those around us regardless of where we are or who we are with, we will find those expectations met and even exceeded. Christ will be magnified.
I expect and not about glorifying You regardless
of my circumstances. May Your love, mercy,
and justice be magnified through me today.