"Hasten, O God, to save me; O Lord come quickly to save me." Psalm 70:1 This is the Psalm David prayed. Like him, most of us don't prefer to wait either. We wait for a green lights, lines at the bank or traffic jams, but then there are the more difficult times of waiting; a childless couple waiting for a baby; a single person waiting for marriage; an addict waiting for deliverance; a spouse waiting for a kind and gentle word; a worried patient waiting for a diagnosis from a doctor.
What we wait for, however, is far less important that what God is doing while we wait. In such times He works in us to develop those hard-to-achieve spiritual virtues of meekness, kindness and patience with others. But more important, we learn to lean on God alone and to "rejoice and be glad" in Him (Psalm 70:4).
God stretches our patience to enlarge our soul!
This brought me to my 7th day of Thankfulness for November.
I am thankful for the broken roads in relationships, friendships, careers, life plans that didn't work out. I know I am right where I God wants me to be.
NEW ORLEANS PRALINE BROWNIES
1 (1 lb 2.3 oz) Betty Crocker® fudge brownie mix
(Water, vegetable oil and eggs as called for on brownie mix box)
1/2 Cup chopped pecans
1/2 Cup Whipping Cream
6 Tablespoons Butter
1 1/2 Cups Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Cups Chopped Pecans, Toasted
1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spay 13x9" pan with cooking spray.
2. Make brownie mix as directed on the box. Stir in chopped pecans. Bake as directed. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
3. In a medium saucepan, mix cream, butter & brown sugar. Cover over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in pecans, powdered sugar & vanilla. Cool 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
4. Spread topping over brownies. Allow to stand 30-45 minutes, or until frosting is set.
These are best served chilled!
I hope yal enjoy.
I don't have much time this morning to write because PJ & Shea will be staying the night tomorrow & I have to prepare for their arrival! YAY!
I hope you all have a great week & weekend!