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Trust in the truth

Genesis 1:27

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

I am part Armenian, Irish, Mexican, German, Swedish, Yugoslavian, and who knows what else. A colorfully array of ethnicities. Like most Americans today.

I grew up in SoCal a melting pot of ethnicities. The first time I saw/experienced hate/racism was when I was in junior high, my step mothers truck tires were slashed and a swastika was spray painted on our garage door. Hate towards Gays.

Later I was treated hatefully by Asians and Whites that thought I was Mexican, by Mexicans because they knew I was Caucasian, and by Blacks that thought I shouldn’t have the right to be friends with with “their” Black men that Id been friends with most of my life because I am White. REALLY!?!?!

What I’m trying to say is racists come in all…

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My Nightmare

Trust in the truth

Psalm 46:1

1 God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.

As a child I had this recurring dream that I was at a mall with my mother when suddenly the ground morphed into a tornado and she was ripped away from me while we still tried reaching for one other.  There was chaos everywhere but somehow I was safe from being sucked down with her. I remember always feeling so frightened and calling out and crying for her as id wake.

Its kind of odd in hindsight how this dream became a Metaphor for my life.

 tornado

A child’s worst nightmare is to lose there parents and as a parent it is your worst nightmare to lose your children.

The older I’ve become the more she has been pulled further and further away from me (by her own choices). She has caused so much chaos and strife, but aside from emotional anguish I have been…

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Life Inside Out

Trust in the truth

Look in the Mirror. What do you see?

Because of social media you probably described what you look like and not who you really are on the inside…

I struggle with this EVERY day! Just this morning I was texting my friend complaining about my appearance,”Man I need to lose weight, I need to do better with what I eat, I wish I had a faster metabolism” etc etc etc…. How sad that this is how so many of us see ourselves..

This train of thought is so toxic! But how do we break what we have been fed our entire lives! How do we guarantee that our children will not grow up looking in the mirror and be blinded by societies view of them instead of who they really are!?

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” (Proverbs 31:30)

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Banana Caramel Waffle Cupcakes

A must bake this coming weekend!!

Baker Yee

A couple of years ago my best friends took me to a cupcake decorating class, where we all learnt how to pipe and decorate cupcakes. After that I started to make cupcakes more often because you can decorate the cupcakes in different ways and get creative!

Recently I made some banana cupcakes, with a caramel centre. I decorated these with vanilla butter cream and a miniature stroopwafel.

Banana cupcakes fresh out the oven

I used the banana cupcake recipe from Hummingbird Bakery – adapted it by filling the centre with caramel and decorating it with a stroopwafel.

Ingredients:

Cup cakes:

  • 225g softened unsalted butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 225g mashed bananas

Buttercream:

  • 500g sifted icing sugar
  • 160g softened unsalted butter
  • 50ml whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tin carnation caramel
  • 6 mini stroopwafels

Method:

  1. Pre heat the oven to 175 degrees/ gas…

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