Yesterday four of us met in my home for Bible study where Zippora [Moses' wife] and Miriam [his sister] were the subjects. Even though Miriam's attitude and actions evoked God's punishment, it was just for a short time and He forgave and restored her, as He always does when we seek forgiveness. I'm grateful the Bible shows us the imperfections in its characters as well as the beauty. If they were all perfect and never sinned, it would be difficult for us to relate to them. The next time we meet we'll be studying Rahab.
After Bible study we had a simple Mexican themed lunch - hearty Tortilla Soup, with Creamed Corn Cornbread and Herbed Butter. Dessert was a Fried Ice Cream Ball in a baked Tortilla Bowl with Hot Fudge Sauce topping. The ice cream really wasn't fried - it's rolled in crushed cornflakes so it tastes crunchy as though it was fried.
One of my faithful blog readers wrote after reading this post asking if I had ever posted the recipe for Tortilla Soup on my blog. I hadn't, but I remembered that my friend, Linda J., at Friendship Tea blog, had a guest post about a Mexican Dinner I hosted back in 2010. It took a bit of searching, but I found it [and enjoyed re-reading several of Linda's past blog posts in the process]. You can find the recipe by clicking here.
After the ladies went home, Jerry and I scooted off to Chelsea to attend granddaughter Isabella's last 6th grade band concert. Seated next to me in the photo below is daughter-in-law Samantha, her mother, Roxanne, and Ellie.
She's not visible in the photo below, but she was the second chair in the clarinet section. She has a countdown going until the end of school - 8 days! ;-)
Izzy's the one standing facing the camera. I typed her name above her head but it's hard to see.
Birthday wishes are in order since today is my daughter-in-law's birthday. Happy Birthday, Sharon! May God grant you many more.