Brownie Surprise

  Ooey Gooey Peanut Buttery Brownies

  Let’s say you came over to my house for coffee and brownies.  Yay! Talk time!

  Let’s say you were just getting ready to sink your teeth into this delicious looking, gooey brownie, when I oh-so casually mention that there is only a teeny tiny itsy-bitsy bit of Poop in them.

What?

It’s just a teeny bit of poop.

You wouldn’t still eat them?  Not even one bite?

Yeah, me neither. 

 Gross.

  How is it then, that we’ll watch a movie with just a “Little bit” of swearing in it, or a “Little bit” of blood shed, or “just a little” casual sex or what have you?

  Satan is on the prowl people, like a lion.  (I Peter 5:8) His attacks are not always LOUD, they can be as quiet as a whispered negative thought in your ear.  He lulls us to sleep with his sweet lies, as he slowly turns up the heat.  He seeks to destroy us, it’s his one mission in life.  He sneakily blurs the lines on our boundaries until we no longer realize when they have been crossed, then suddenly, the pot is boiling and we are getting burned, big time.  At this victory, he throws his head back and screams with laughter.  Success.

Proverbs 16:25 “There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.”

  The door to your home can be opened to the devil by a single magazine, chapter book, commercial or TV show.  A little bit of promiscuity, a little bit of sorcery or witch craft, a little bit of sex before marriage, just a few, blood sucking, back-from-the-dead vampire scenes, just a few times of using the Lord’s name in vain, just a couple homosexual kisses.

All blatantly going against what the infallible word of God teaches.

  So really, is there such a thing as “Just a little bit of poop”?

Nope.

James 1:2 “So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the message God has planted in your hearts, for it is strong enough to save your souls.”

Hebrews 12:1b & 2, “….let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress. And let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us.  We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from start to finish.”

  Run the race,  keep your eyes on Jesus, and keep these kinds of Brownies out of your home, head, heart and mouth, even if they contain “just a little bit of poop”.

Blessings,

~T

P.S.  For the actual recipe for the Brownies picture above, “Surprise” free of course, click here:

Ooey Gooey Peanut Buttery Brownies.

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12 thoughts on “Brownie Surprise

  1. WOW! I LOVE this! Amen to your message and how you presented it! God is using you in the most wonderful way! I must admit, I’m a wee bit envious! ARG! Satan- be gone with you!

  2. Hi! My youngest is turning ten on February 6. A few weeks ago he asked us if he can play violent video games now that he will be “old” enough. My husband, being male (I guess), was seriously considering it! I did not want to undermine his authority as head-of-the-family, but this was really upsetting me. Tonya, you really blessed me with this post! So I made some treats for my husband and two boys. After they started eating them, I asked them your question about the poop. BOY! This lesson went over SO well!! We decided, as a family, that bringing those games into our home was not part of God’s plan for us! Praise God! You are doing His work! From the bottom of my heart,Thank you very much!

    • First up, GOOD FOR YOU! You were still submitting to your husband as God’s authority for your family, but gently brought to light what God has to say about being in the world but not of it. Sounds like your approach was well recieved and praise the Lord your husband saw those games for what they are! 2nd, I always love to hear from readers, notes like this bring me such joy. I sometimes wonder, am I talking to myself? Does anyone even read these? lol 🙂 You showed me today, that what I felt lead to write, was for such a time as this. Thank you! Hugs, T

  3. I read your blog when I get the chance and have really been enjoying it. Now, I am looking forward to doing an adaptation of this lesson with my children’s group at church tomorrow!

  4. While all blogs are an opportunity for people to share in their own space, I have to admit that this post upset me a great deal. “Homosexual kisses” as you put are still a message of love. A heterosexual couple offers no more validity to the meaning of marriage or love than a homosexual couple does. As for your husband being God’s authority for your family, I thought that we were all taught that our relationship with God is our own? I worry that putting such a strong influence on the man as the authority, that you teach your children the wrong message about strong healthy relationships.

    While your cheery disposition and your lovely cooking are an asset to the blogging community, I find your views on family and homosexuality very disappointing and won’t be returning to your blog again.

    • Hi Sarah, I appreciate your comment and communication with me on this matter. Thank you for understanding that this blog is my personal space to express my personal views. Everything I state and believe comes from my understanding of the Word of God, which acts as the ultimate guide and rule book for myself and my family. I do feel like same sex relationships go against God’s design for intimacy and marriage. Does that mean I hate them or God can’t love them, No! Never. It’s just not something I am comfortable with, or something I am willing to expose my family to. “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” (Leviticus 18:22). “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, practicing homosexuals, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God. Some of you once lived this way. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” I Corinthians 6:9 As far as Dale being the head of our home, we look to him to lead us on the path that honors God. Each of us has our own personal relationship with Jesus, and are accountable for our own actions to Him as the ULTIMATE “ultimate authority”. It’s just up to my husband, to continue to guide our family in that direction. Eph. 5:22-24 Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of his wife, as Christ is the head of the church, His Body, and is himself its savior. As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands. Col. 1:18 Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. I am sorry you won’t be back, but I know I can’t force you to stay either. Again I say, thank you for speaking your opinion kindly and in love, I hope you find my response was done in the same manner.God bless, Tonya

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