God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
Thanks for visiting,
After I get all of the mutating missionary blogs from the past re-posted here, I will continue writing fresh ones. Enjoy the review...
Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Monday, June 26, 2006
Schwarzwald Kirsche Torte
Yesterday afternoon and evening, I drove up into the Schwarzwald. (The Black Forest) A woman that I have gotten acquainted with at language school asked me to take her. She had a research assignment due...
The research: Finding the likes and differences in Schwarzwald Kirsche Torte (Black Forest Cherry Cake) – the REAL Black Forest Cake – made fresh daily in the forest!
All have a delicious German chocolate cake
All have cream frosting to die for
All have cherries
All have liquor poured on them somewhere
Layers - 3, 4 (I have seen one 5 layer, but not on this trip)
Fresh Cherries vs. Bottled Cherries (Fresh are best!)
Liquor mixed into the cream to give a nice taste - but some stop you in mid bite and yell - ALCOHOL! – NO it was not an immense amount – just a taste – but all concentrated in one area… Nicht so gut!
However, I would not send any of them back to the kitchen!!!!!!
Now for those of you that might think that was an ill-spent day, please remember – I am in class daily with nothing but German going into my head and out my mouth. I have German seeping in my windows, through my ceiling (from upstairs nachbarin, i.e. neighbor, from the floor [both Chinese and German come from there]).
Enjoying a pleasant conversation with a Kindergarten teacher from DALLAS, (yes, God surprises me all the time with how small the world is) traipsing through the Black Forest discovering Titesee, St. Georgian Clouster, and St. Magreet’s ancient church; it was delightful.
I stopped awhile in the church and enjoyed a moment with my Lover!
Celebrations are going on all over Germany. It is summer (sommer). And the small dorfs in the mountains are not any different. My friend enjoyed wurst und pommes – and I chose chicken und pommes.
An interesting aside. These festivals always have food and drinks. But, when you get the food/drinks – they are served with real silver ware, breakable plates, and wonderful glasses! The consumer is charged One to Two Euros for each item. Upon returning the item, the consumer gets the money back! This is a great way to keep the trash down and to enjoy a nice picnic meal (no wet laps!) – But, I am amazed at the people in the far corner, the people taking care of the dishes that have been returned. What a service. Remember these are community events – so I doubt they are being paid.
Now that I have rambled for a while, you are probably asking – what is the point?
Black Forest Cake
There is a recipe; but with each, a different end product.
Hand made stuff is always best.
I am glad that each and every one of us is different. I am looking forward to the people that God is bringing into my world that look and act differently than me, than my friends, than my family. It will be fun to discover the likes and differences. And what is so comforting: God has a recipe that has required ingredients – they are few, but they are important – to fill that ‘God-shaped void.’ Knowing that recipe brings wholeness. That is actually the only recipe that does.
Your mutating missionary
PS we only tried 3 cakes – and we split every one of them – didn’t eat all of any!
PS 2 I am making a photo site - please stay tuned for location!
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Monday, June 26, 2006
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.