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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Conversations and Cream Cheese

I was privileged to be a part of two different great conversations last night.

The first was with Keelie and 3-yr. old grandson, Jonah. She has been working with him on learning another bible verse. The latest one was “Children, obey your parents.” At one point this evening while he was doing something he might should not have been doing, he asked, “Is this a sin?”

He knows!

The second was at a bible study this evening that a friend is leading. We were discussing Eve in detail. As we talked, the conversation went into lying. So, why should we not lie?

It's cowardly.
It's the easy way out.
It's bearing false witness against God Himself.
It's very costly in terms of self-respect.
It is sin.

We know!

Cream Cheese and Pecan Filled Strawberries

Made these little treats this morning. Fast, easy, and soooooo good.

20 whole large strawberries, hulled
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
2/3 cup chopped pecans
Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each
strawberry so the berries stand upright. Place berries, cut side down, on a serving platter. Carefully cut the berries into 4 wedges, cutting almost to, but not through, the bottoms with a criss-cross cut. Fan wedges just slightly, taking care not to break them. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until combined but still stiff. Using a teaspoon or pastry bag with decorative tip, fill the strawberries with the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of the stuffed strawberries. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

**Recipe from The Food Network

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