Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Best (pumpkin) Coffee Cake Ever.....

A friend of mine brought the most amaaaaazing coffee cake to our ladies bible study last week.  It was such DIVINITY that I knew I should share it with my sisters.  


16oz pound cake mix
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
6 Tbls water
2 eggs      
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1tsp baking soda
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
6 tsp butter, melted
In bowl combine 1st six ingredients. Beat on medium speed 3 min.
Pour half of batter in greased 9 inch square pan.
Combine topping ingredients. Sprinkle half over the batter. Carefully spread with remaining batter. Sprinkle with remaining topping. Bake at 350 for 35-40 min.  

.....In our bible study we are learning about being grateful.... I've learned thus far that TRUE gratefulness is so very different than what I thought it was.  Our challenge for this week was to practice gratitude by looking around your home (or office... or wherever you happen to be) and just name the things that you are thankful for-- imagining that anything that you fail to express thankfulness for, will just disappear-- never to return.  This exercise will reveal our hearts, and unfortunately for me... how truly ungrateful I am.  Take the time to be thankful for the pile of laundry--  it is evidence that you have a family.  For the sink full of dirty dishes--  it is evidence that you have food on the table.  For the walls that desperately need to be repainted-- they are evidence that you have a home.  We will soon realize that even on our worst day we have much to be thankful for!   

Let's practice TRUE Christ-centered gratitude-- it can change your life, your home... and most of all it blesses the very heart of God!

"I have learned that in whatsoever state I am in
therewith to be content."
Philippians 4:11

1 comment:

  1. Hi E! I have been in complaining mode lately and do need to be more grateful...thanks for this reminder! The cake sounds yummy too! ☺ Nel


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