Sunday, August 24, 2014


Irresistibly Irish Chocolate Mousse

8—Egg Whites
14 oz—Semi-Sweet/Dark (whatever you prefer)
1—Quart Heavy Whipping Cream
Bailey’s Irish Cream
½--stick of butter
3—Table Spoons Regular Sugar
4—Chilled Bowls

In separate chilled bowls:

  1. Whip cream until done. Separate out about 1/5 for Topping. 
  2. Add as much Bailey’s as desired in the topping. 
  3. Place bowls in fridge.
  4. Beat egg whites adding sugar gradually until shiny and stiff. Place in fridge
  5. Melt chocolate with ½ stick of cold butter. Remove from heat and let cool a bit—but not stiffen.
  6. In large bowl, fold Egg Whites and Chocolate.
  7. Next, fold in Whipped Cream.
  8. Spoon into serving cups and add the topping. 

Life Together

Psalm 67
 God be merciful to us and bless us,
         And cause His face to shine upon us,  Selah
 That Your way may be known on earth,
         Your salvation among all nations.
 Let the peoples praise You, O God;
         Let all the peoples praise You.
 Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy!
         For You shall judge the people righteously,
         And govern the nations on earth. Selah
 Let the peoples praise You, O God;
         Let all the peoples praise You.
 Then the earth shall yield her increase;
         God, our own God, shall bless us.
 God shall bless us,
         And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.

The sincerity of singing this prayer can be evaluated by asking ourselves the following 3 questions:

First: Do we want Him?

The first line calls for God’s full attention in our lives. We all want that personal attention when illness, tragedy, or disaster affects us; but what about all the time?

Secondly: Do we want Them?

The end result of the Lord’s countenance shining on His people is that others come in; people from outside the church who are troubled, who are sick, who have the baggage of living for years without Christ. (10, out of the 15 lines in this Psalm, are about ‘Them’.)

Thirdly: Do we want Us?

The blessing promised here changes our lives and changes the world but this prayer/song is corporate, communal. If we are not focused on being Kingdom minded and living in community then this text doesn’t belong to us.