Today, the Lord's day, has been the most beautiful day we've had all week. It has rained all week as it often does, so to see the sun come out and really shine is glorious. Today I started out making a recipe for strawberry muffins with strawberry butter. I have not made this recipe before but it is pretty straight forward and I have made a lot of muffins in the past so no problem right? Wrong. Somehow, I forgot to add the salt called for. By the time I discovered this mistake the muffins were already in the pan and I had used muffin papers so scraping it out and adding it was out of the question. Then I got a bright idea. I shook a bit of salt from the shaker on to each cup and stirred it in a bit with the handle of a spoon. That ought to do it right? Not really. Of course this is the first time for this recipe and I baked them as long as it called for but not enough as it turns out. So doughy and flat they were. LOL Good thing there was the pot-luck directly after the Service. One of my baked spaghetti dishes turned out great and one the foil stuck to the cheese. Wish I'd thought to put tooth picks in it so that didn't happen. Oh well, they still tasted good. The pot-luck went off without a hitch this time and we had a good turn out for the service. I love having the opportunity to show hospitality to the others and especially to those who are new on post or the single soldiers who come. For some of them this is the only home cooking they get and a lot of them are still in their teens and missing home/mom. I gave a hug this week to a young soldier who had had a rotten day. Everything had been going wrong for him and he looked at me and said, "I need a hug". I hugged him and told him to tell me all about it. He did and ended up by saying that it seemed to him the more he tries to do what is right and follow Jesus the more trouble comes his way. I empathised with this and encouraged him to keep on keepin' on. I also mentioned that in a way it's a good thing. Because, if we aren't a threat to Satan, he doesn't bother us so much. So, when trials come our way, we as Christians, know that we must be doing something right for the glory of God.
Now, this afternoon, Alan has taken both cars to wash and vacuum etc. I have done 2 loads of laundry, emptied the dishwasher, refilled the dishwasher and run it, cleaned the kitchen, run the recycling out, made the bed, straightened the house and updated my blog. The dryers must be done by now so I will go and fold, iron, and put away and I'll be done! I hope you all have had a wonderful Sunday and are ready and refreshed for the week ahead.