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I am impatiently waiting for my Amazon box with these two books to arrive. The first is a recommendation from two people I respect, Deborah Gray (my personal hero) and Michael Monroe from Empowered to Connect, Wounded Children Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families. Doesn’t that sound relevant?
The very title grabbed my interest and I hope I love it. I really want to love it.
The second is a book that I’m sure many of you have read, Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches. The book kind of put me off — sorry to admit it, at least until I read the subtitle – which I like. I think it may be the cover photo; it just comes across too sweet for me. I can’t explain it, maybe my heart is just black and ugly inside.
However, I popped over to a blog where the author said that “Russell Moore wrote the best book on adoption outside the Bible.” Now that is a good recommendation and I am compelled to read it — I will most likely be humbled and decide it is my favorite book on adoption.
Have you read either of these books? Thumbs up or thumbs down?
I finally finished The Hole in Our Gospel and liked it a lot! Radical has become my new morning read. I’ll let you know what I think and I promise not to complain about the cover. For $5.50 I’m not going to fuss about much of anything, and the upside down house on the cover is kind of neat.
And now for the exciting news of how we are spending our Friday evening. The big boys are all out – one at the big UI vs. BSU game, one with friends, and one playing basketball. The little guys are in their jammies playing with their big stuffed bunnies — seeing how high they can throw them in the air. Ladybug and Honeybee both have friends here spending the night while Dimples and Sunshine are along for the wild ride.
At the moment Dimples is baking a cake she calls Kaldi’s Cake. My girl loves to cook and bake.
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. oil
1 chocolate cake mix
1 small box instant chocolate pudding
1 cup (or more) chocolate chips
Beat the eggs, sour cream, water, and oil in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed. Add cake mix and pudding. Beat until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into greased bundt pan and bake at 350 for 45 – 55 min.
After cooling for a little bit, top with glaze:
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 c. chocolate chips melted and stirred together.
Does that sound easy and sweet enough for you?
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