Monday, January 24, 2011


I found this prayer of healing and am praying it for my brother Will who has mrsa and is in the hospital.

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
We enjoin your divine mercies.
Lord, why do we suffer?
Why do we hurt?
Shall our only answer
Be the eternal abyss of the cosmos?
Shall our only answer be the whirlwind of unknowing
Which engulfed Job?
Why do the wicked flourish,
While the righteous waste away?
I am left speechless, left with the words,
“I will trust in you, my God.”

God, we ask for the sending of your healing Spirit,
Which came to us through Jesus, as he breathed upon his disciples.
This Spirit gathered in your people,
To be warmed by the fire of divine presence.
Around this warmth, may Will
Be healed and taken into your care.

Like the blind man whom Jesus healed,
May Will become a sign
of your glory, calling you the Anointed One,
The one who also anoints us and points us to the Love of God.
Grants us your healing peace, Amen.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Banana Pudding Cupcakes

Yesterday I got this random idea in my head...what if I made cupcakes with a vanilla wafer and slice of banana baked inside?? Today that idea took shape and this of the outcome..

It was very very yummy.

This is what I did:

1.) Made one box of yellow cake mix.

2.)Put one vanilla wafer in the bottom of each cupcake wrapper.

3.) I then cut thick slices of banana to put on top of the vanilla wafer. {I used almost two whole bananas total}

4.) I then filled the cupcake wrapper almost to the top with the yellow cake mix!!

5.) I then backed them for about 20 minutes and let them cool.

6.) After they had cooled I made a banana, cream cheese icing to go on top.
-1 stick of butter (room tempt)
-1 package of cream cheese (room tempt)
-pour in some powered sugar
-a splash of banana flavoring
-splash of milk (I used some heavy whipping cream this time since we had some}
Then just used a hand mixer to beat into icing!!

7.) I then put a nice amount of the banana icing on to of each cupcake.

8.) After I iced them I topped them off with crushed up vanilla wafter on top. Too cute!! :)

9.) Ta Da!! Yummy cupcakes!!

They aren't overly sweet, yet very tasty. Also had some cool textures going on. Even the boy thought they were yummmmmy.