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Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. (Loretta Laroche)

A cherpumple (cherry pumpkin apple) is a dessert inspired by Turducken(turkey duck chicken) where several different flavor pies are baked inside of several different flavors of cake, and then stacked together. Making a cherpumple can take up to three days, because each layer must cool before they are combined. Using boxed or frozen pies can improve the results as they are more structural

The piecaken on the other hand features a cake layered atop two pies instead of baked around it. The piecaken can include any combination of flavors, and qualifies even if there is only one pie baked into one cake. What does it take to pull off these feats of food gravity?

You will need patience, a good cake (and pie) recipes, and some time in a kitchen. Are you ready to conquer the taste sensation of the piecaken (or the cherpumple)? Here are ten delicious types for you to search out on the Internet:

1. Piecaken: Lemon Meringue, Cherry Pie, Cho…

The Storm

“No matter what storm you face, you need to know that God loves you. He has not abandoned you. “(Franklin Graham))

Today’s society evaluates success on a man-made scale. It weighs unimportant things.God evaluates on a Heavenly scale. It weighs only thing that matte like the heart. The Heavenly Father does not consider our outward appearance, but looks directly at the heart ( I Samuel 16:7). God doesn’t judge our lives based on who we try to be; He judges our lives based on who we truly are. God loves us even despite our tangled ways.
God knows our bad habits, and the things we struggle with. He knows the worst about us, but He chooses to concentrate on the best about us. He gives us grace to cover all our sin. No matter what we’ve done, there is nothing that that can make Him love us less. Ryan Stevenson’s song, “No Matter What,” might express exactly what needs to be spoken in your life right now: Bottom of Form

[Verse 1]
A lot of us grew up believing
At any moment we could lose it all
A…

Our Messes

“Church can’t be a place where we feel like a visitor, or somewhere we’re afraid to allow others to see our messes. It’s got to feel like home.”(Ross Parsley)

Have you been in your church for so long that you’ve forgotten what it’s like to be a visitor to it? Do you want to your congregation through the new eyes of a guest? How do we express genuine interest without missing out on the work our Heavenly Father needs us to do? The average church service has two kinds of guests: the churched and the unchurched.

The churched knows what the gathering will be like. The unchurched has gotten their ideas from rumors, TV shows, and negative word-of-mouth. How we engage guests can determine whether they will return to our house of worship. Will guests judge us as being genuinely interested in them?

Your church would never post a sign telling guests they weren’t welcome. Could your church unknowingly be giving visitors the impression that they aren’t wanted? Here are five things to do if you don…

Dare

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“Dare to trust God. He has never once failed before, and the good news is that He is not about to start now.Dare to trust God. He has never once failed before, and the good news is that He is not about to start now. God has you in the palm of His hand.” (Joel Olsteen)

The 2017 computer-animatedbiblicaladventure film, The Star, is based on the nativity of Jesus. The central character is a young donkey named Bo (voice of Steven Yuen) On their way to Bethlehem to pay taxes,a pregnant Mary (voice of Gina Rodriguez) make’sthis profound comment to her husband, Joseph (voice of Zachary Levi): “Just because God has a plan doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy

Sometimes it seems the Lord leads us in life down a path that can’t possibly be His will. Many times it’s tough to know what to do next. What do you do when the life God has promised you looks nothing like the life God has given you? Avoiding God’s will only finds us running in circles.

In seasons of seemingly inescapable despair, the Lord w…

The Distance

No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.”(Christie Watson)

Mother-daughter relationships can be both the best of times and the worst of times (all together) for the females involved in them. Some mothers and daughters are best friends. Some argue regularly while others avoid conflict completely. There are some mother-daughter relationships that talk through everything. There are two primary complaints that daughters have about their mothers: Mothers try to parent them and are overly critical. From mothers’ perspective, daughters don’t listen to them, make poor choices, and have no time for them.

When we become parents ourselves, most of us feel a deep connection to our own mothers. We feel a tremendous gratitude for all they did for us. We have a new-found appreciation for the patience, effort, and loving care it took to make us who we are today, Whatever the connection with mother and daughter, improvements can always be made to make that unio…

Waiting

“God is just waiting for you to turn your face back toward Him. You've not gone too far.” (Beth Moore)

When it comes to trusting God, we all have a choice. God’s ultimate heart for each person is to embrace His love and forgiveness. That was the entire purpose behind Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection three days later. No matter what we have done or what regrets we carry when we cry out for God’s love and forgiveness, we receive it.

Your Heavenly Father is eager to overwhelm you with His grace and mercy if you’ll acknowledge your need for Him. Nobody is too far from God that they cannot be redeemed. I’ve tried doing life my own way, but now I want to live my life for God. Jordan Feliz’s song "Never Too Far Gone" perfectly expresses what your Heavenly Father desires you to know:

I have loved you from the start
I have seen your hurting heart (your hurting heart)
And you feel so lonely, but you keep on hiding
'Cause you feel so guilty for what you've done, but