Monday, August 5, 2013

S'more Applications For Life & a Recipe

     S’mores are usually made with a marshmallow pierced with a stick and heated over a campfire.  The toasted marshmallow is then pressed, along with a piece of chocolate, between two squares of graham cracker.   Yum!  Sigh...S’mores, the wonderful, sweet, gooey, goodness of them.

S’more Life Application # 1:
     We are all a little like a s’more.  Go with me here.  Use your sanctified imagination.
     We are like a S'more.  You were born just a plain ol’ graham cracker like everyone else.  Sometimes you felt a bit brittle and crumbly.  Other times, you were more than a little perforated.  Half the time you were kind of square.
     Then one day someone told you about sweet Jesus, and your marshmallow heart softened over the fire of faith.  You felt all warm and toasty inside.  Your warmth overflowed and the chocolatey goodness of God’s love combined to make you into a new creation.  You were no longer a plain Jane cracker.  Our God can transform lives into something special and sweet.

S'more Life Application # 2:
     S’more is a shortened way of saying “Some more.”  Keep your heart soft and squishy like a warm marshmallow, by looking for the s’mores in your life.
     Look for S’more opportunities to share God’s love.
            S’more chances to serve others.
            S’more time to read your Bible.
            S’more time to sing praises to Him.
            Help your friends to find s’mores, too.
     When you look, you’ll find that there are s’mores all over.  The more s’mores you find, the sweeter life will be.
     So which would you rather be?  A plain ol’ cracker or an ooey-gooey, delicious s’more for God?  Don't forget to look for opportunities to share s’more of God as you go about your daily life.
     Because our God is a consuming fire.

Recipe for S'more Dip

All of the goodness of a S'more without the campfire!

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk  (not evaporated milk)
1/2 cup marshmallow creme
1 box of graham crackers or graham cracker sticks for dipping
How to:
1.  In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and condensed milk on high for 1 to 2 minutes.  Stirring every thirty seconds.  Heat until chocolate chips are melted.
2.  Drop spoons of the marshmallow creme on top and microwave again for  another 30 seconds. Swirl a knife through the marshmallow and chocolate.  You want to marble the marshmallow and the chocolate mixture.
3.  Serve warm with graham crackers for dipping.  Enjoy!

Updated:  So happy to have this posted featured at Manic Monday!

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