Sunday, March 28, 2010

"The Best Cook in the Whole World"

We had the sweetest little family over for lunch after church today.

Georgia, Manfred and their five little children. Their son Sean announced as they were packing up to go home that I am ..... see above.
What culinary feat could have possibly earned this title?
I'm embarrassed to say it was a three ingredient wonder that my friend over at

WWW.Urbanlittle House.blogspot

gave me over dinner last week.
SoMores on a stick.
Stick a lollypop stick in a marshmallow -- roll in melted milk chocolate (I use the Toll house chips because they are easier than melting Hershey bars) and roll in crushed graham cracker crumbs. Place them on a cookie sheet sprayed w/Pam and that's it!
Georgia's father and mother were the founders of Habitat for Humanity. The last time I saw Georgia and Manfred was at Millard's funeral in an open field next to Clarence Jordan’s grave.
Millard Fuller was, an entrepreneur, lawyer and charismatic, passionate young businessman.
From an early age, Millard Fuller used his instincts to become a self-made millionaire in his 20s. At the same time he began building his career, his marriage and relationship with his children were crumbling.
His frequent absences left his wife Linda feeling lonely and she finally left him. After Millard and Linda re-evaluated their life’s priorities and tearfully reconciled their marriage, they made the decision to sell their possessions and give the money to the poor, rededicating their lives to serving others. The church they attended the morning after a tearful night of confessions and prayers assured them that surely they hadn't heard God right. He couldn't want them to divest themselves of all of their money.
Fortunately they were desperate enough and sure enough of God's leading that they did it anyway.
And as a result their ministry  -- the largest nonprofit housing ministry in the world -- flourished. Having founded Habitat for Humanity International in 1976, Millard revolutionized philanthropy, challenging people to do more than send money, but to get out of their comfort zone and get their hands dirty with real work. And they did – for almost 30 years.
The personal fruit of a well lived life -- played in our front yard today. Clear eyed happy free little souls who know who they are and Who's they are.

"He (or she) is no fool who loses what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."
Jim Elliott

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